BULLA CUBANA FESTIVAL: The three-week-long celebration of Bulla Cubana continues with a free Artist Talk by Eduardo Sarmiento, whose works are showcased in the ongoing exhibit “Intimate States,” at 7:30 p.m. today at the Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE Sixth Ave. The event continues with live music and Cuban dancing featuring Cuban musician Elio Piedro and his band from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. at the Thomas Center. Light snacks and cocktails will be available for purchase. Visit bullacubana.org to find more information about other events associated with Bulla Cubana.
SPRING FAIR PLANT AND SEED SALE: Tour the nursery and gardens of Grow Hub, located at 2900 NE Eighth Ave., while you meet some of the nursery’s crew, enjoy live music from the Honey Moonshine Band, and grab some food from Mayflower Cellars and The Kickin' Chicken. The event will offer kids’ activities as well as the chance to buy plants, seeds and merchandise. Arts and crafts made with UF Arts in Medicine and Loften High School students also will be for sale. This free event runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Grow Hub. For more information, call 262-8484.
GAINESVILLE FOOD TRUCK RALLY: Bring your appetite to High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave., from 5 to 10 p.m. this Saturday as 10-plus local and regional mobile food vendors sell their delicacies. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. A free concert also will be performed inside the venue, featuring Dr. John and the Medicine Show, The Stiff Joints, Vena Kava and Cory Bowlin. The free-to-attend rally will benefit Hearoes for Hearing, a local charity that benefits the Cochlear Implant Department at the UF Health Shands Speech and Hearing Center. Patrons can vote for their favorite food truck by donating money with all proceeds going to the charity. The beer, wine and liquor bar outside High Dive also will be open. Dogs are permitted. For more information, visit facebook.com/gvillefoodtruckrally.
PARTY LIKE IT'S A MUSIC VIDEO: From our childhood living room televisions blasting static-infused MTV to our slim laptops casting the HD glow of YouTube, we've all been impacted by our favorite artists' music videos in some way or another. If you've ever wanted to be a backup dancer for Beyonce or a snake wrapped around Britney Spears, for one night only, The Fine Print presents: Party Like It's a Music Video. There will be live music and beverages provided with the entry fee, and proceeds help support The Fine Print so they can keep publishing and distributing for free. Join in the fun 9 p.m. Saturday at the Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. The entry fee runs $6-$10. For more information, call 373-0010.
JEWISH CULTURAL FESTIVAL: Congregation B’nai Israel will host a Jewish Cultural Festival celebrating authentic Jewish deli food, as well as the spirit and festivities of Purim. The festival takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday. It will feature a la carte deli sandwiches (beef pastrami, turkey pastrami and corned beef), falafel, hummus and pita, knishes, Israeli salad, Chavaya-made pickles and sauerkraut, Sisterhood-made potato salad and coleslaw, black-and-white cookies, rugelach and hamantaschen. The festival will celebrate Jewish life and community. For $15, children 12 and younger can partake in a hot dog, chips and a drink, as well as all kids’ activities, which will include laser tag, face painting, a bounce house, the Sun Country Gym Bus, a clown, a costume contest and Purim carnival games. Adults pay as they go and can enjoy live music, a market of local vendors, a raffle contest, wine and beer. Congregation B'nai Israel is located at 3830 NW 16th Blvd. For more information, visit bnaigainesville.com or call 376-1508, ext. 108.