Weekend Planner

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GAINESVILLE,Fla. (WCJB) -- Happy Friday everyone!

The Gainesville Community Playhouse is premiering it's latest show this weekend. "Mamma Mia," tells the story of a young woman's search for her birth father on the eve of her wedding. The popular musical, featuring the music of ABBA, was on Broadway for 14 years. Shows are Thursday through Saturday at 8 pm, with matinees Saturday and Sunday at 2 pm. It runs through August 4th. Meanwhile, the Reilly Arts Center in Ocala is featuring a musical of its own. John and Jen is the story of a brother and sister growing up in a changing America...a story about connections, commitments, and healing. Shows are tonight at 7:30 and Saturday at 3 pm.

Outdoors, the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo is host to Zookeeper Day Saturday. The zoo is celebrating what is National Zookeeper Week by showcasing the amazing work of its own zookeepers. It's a great event if you're interested in animals and have thought about making caring for them a career. At the event, you can learn about Santa Fe's program, talk the zoo's animal ambassadors and meet people from a number of organizations, like the Tampa and Jacksonville Zoos. There'll be fun activities, crafts and face painting, too. It's Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm at Santa Fe's NW Gainesville campus.

The Creative B Movie Series continues at the Florida Museum of Natural History tonight. The series, which includes a panel of scientists, artists, and special effects experts, looks at the balance between science and art in film. Tonight's featured movie is Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines. It's from 7 to 10 pm tonight.

If you'd like to kick back and enjoy some music for your Friday night, we have a couple of suggestions for you. Bo Diddley Plaza is host to a tribute to the music and events of 1969. If you dig Bad Moon Rising, Hooked on a Feeling and Age of Aquarius, check it out. It's from 8 to 10 tonight. Meanwhile, Webb Field at the Martin Luther King, Junior Recreation Complex in Ocala hosts trailblazing bluesman Mr. Sipp, amongst other musicians. The music goes from 6 to 9 pm.

Enjoy your weekend!