A comprehensive list of Gainesville-area entertainment events.
Woodstock Revisited: 7-11 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday, High Springs Lions Club, 26900 U.S. 27, High Springs. Tickets: $50 three-day pass, $30 single-day pass, free for ages 15 and younger if accompanied by a paying adult. (woodstockrevisitedhslc.eventbrite.com, 386-454-4521, email@example.com) Part of a nationwide effort to remember the 50th anniversary of the original 1969 Woodstock music festival. The event features regional touring and local favorite artists, a Woodstock memorabilia exhibit and food, drink and other vendors. Event will be held rain or shine. No coolers or pets allowed.
“Free Fridays” Concert: 8-10 p.m. today, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (gnvculturalseries.org/free-fridays-concert-series) A tribute to the 50th anniversary of Woodstock by The Relics.
Music at Holy Trinity concert: 4 p.m. Sunday, Holy Trinity Church, 100 NE First St. Free. (373-7018) The 2019-20 season begins with organist John Lowe in concert. Hear Holy Trinity's director of music at the Visser-Rowland organ, presenting works of Louis Vierne, Gabriel Rheinberger, Georg Bohm and more. A reception with wine and hors d'oeuvres will follow, and donations will be accepted for the Holy Trinity Music Fund.
“School Girls; Or The African Mean Girls Play”: 7:30 p.m. today Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday, Star Center Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 students. (starcenter.ticketleap.com/school-girls-or-the-african-mean-girls-play) The Off-Broadway hit explores the universal similarities — and glaring differences — facing teenage girls across the globe.
First Magnitude Five Year Anniversary Party: noon-1 p.m. VIP; 1 p.m.-midnight party Saturday, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. Tickets: $55 VIP admission for early access and other perks; free general admission. (bit.ly/BrewFive) Brews, music and food trucks to celebrate the company's fifth anniversary. Food trucks will include Humble Wood Fire, Cilantro Tacos, Mayflower Cellars, Dank Cakes, Jersey's Creamery and Uppercrust. Live music will be performed by Jimmy Young and the Passion, Tamayo, Funky Miracle, Whale Feral, Heavy Petty, Dillon Rose, Open House, and Maha and the Lions. VIP tickets also include access to every timed tapping all at once, four tickets to redeem for 6 oz, pours of any beer on tap, first rights to any special-package releases (volume limits apply), and the chance to win one bottle of their first exclusive release (one winner).
Debbie Lewis: 11 a.m. Sunday, CIED Building, Santa Fe College downtown campus, 530 W. University Ave. Free. (sagainesville.weebly.com) Sunday Assembly will host guest speaker Debbie Lewis, who worked at the Alachua County Library as a librarian and a librarian supervisor. The title of her talk will be “Library Resources: So Much More Than Books.” Music will be provided by Sunday Assembly musicians. There will be discussion, fellowship and a potluck lunch.
Gainesville Poets & Writers: Group meetings held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Lucky’s Market Community Room, 1459 NW 23rd Ave.
Tempting Reads Book Club: 6-7 p.m. every fourth Wednesday, Newberry Branch Alachua County Library, 110 S. Seaboard Drive, Newberry. Free. Discusses popular and recently published books including books recommended by participants. (472-1135)
Weekly Poetry Jam: 8 p.m. Thursdays, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. Free; donations appreciated. The longest-running poetry jam in Gainesville is open to readers of all styles of poetry. (373-0010, CivicMediaCenter.org)
Word Weavers Writing Group: 6 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month, Crone’s Cradle Conserve, 6411 NE 217th Place, Citra. Writing group for women. Each meeting begins with a potluck dinner followed by writing, reading, discussion and sharing.
Writers Alliance of Gainesville: 2:30-4 p.m. Sept. 8 author presentation, Millhopper Branch Library, 3145 NW 43rd St. Free and open to the public. (writersalliance.org) Dillon K. Kalkhurst, author and entrepreneur with 20 years in the corporate world, will pass along writing tips and his experiences at the group’s monthly meeting. His talk, “Getting off the Corporate Ladder and Digging in the Trenches,” will include why he wrote his book “Generation Everyone! A Guide to Generational Harmony;” reasons behind his choice for self-publishing; what the span of time was from idea to publication; his marketing strategies; and what steps he suggests writers should take if they are interested in becoming a motivational speaker. Group usually meets the second Sunday of every month at 2:30 p.m.
Gainesville Youth Chorus: 4-6 p.m. Thursday and Aug. 29 auditions, Glen Springs Elementary School, 2826 NW 31st Ave. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 256-7283) Call or email for an audition appointment. Gainesville Youth Chorus is a not-for-profit, international children’s touring choir based in Gainesville. Auditions are open to singers ages 8-18.
Dance Alive National Ballet: 12:30-3 p.m. Saturday auditions, Pofahl Studios, 1325 NW Second St. $20 audition fee. (dancealive.org) Executive Artistic Director Kim Tuttle will be casting for selected roles in Dance Alive National Ballet’s 2019-20 productions as well as “The Nutcracker.” Directors of the student group Next Generation will select members for the 2019-20 company. Those auditioning should arrive 30 minutes before the audition in order to complete paperwork and receive their number.
2020 Hoggetowne Medieval Faire Chessboard: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday and Aug. 24-25 auditions, Rosa B. Williams Center, 524 NW First St. (bit.ly/ChessAudition) The 2020 show is titled "Vikings Ruin Everything!" A diverse cast is needed for 50-plus characters, including both fighting and non-fighting roles, street entertainment, leading roles and more. All ages welcome.
“Beauty and the Beast”: 7 p.m. Sept. 13-14 auditions, Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. (gcplayhouse.org, 376-4949) A Gainesville Community Playhouse production of the Disney musical. Show dates will be Nov. 8 through Dec. 8.
“9 to 5”: 9 a.m.-noon Sept. 14 and 6-9 p.m. Sept. 15 auditions, Chief Theatre, 25 E. Park Ave., Chiefland. (304-480-1157, 745-9640) Prepare 16 bars of a song and provide your own music. There will be a piano available if you have a pianist, and there will be a CD player, or you can use music from your phone. Have your song memorized. There will be cold readings from the script as well. Show dates will be Dec. 6-8 and Dec.13-15.
Vintage Market Sale: Vendors needed for sale event planned for 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Oct. 19 on the grounds of Archer Community Center, 16671 SW 137th Ave., Archer. (archerhistoricalsociety.org, email@example.com, call Linda at 374-8240) The city of Archer and the Archer Historical Society will host the event with all proceeds going to the preservation of the Historic Archer Depot.
Artisans' Guild Gallery: Michelle Nagri’s latest series, “For The Love of Water,” brings a greater awareness to our most precious resource — water. On display through Thursday. Annual Red Dot Sale ends Aug. 31. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday-Saturday. Union Street Station, 201 SE Second Place, Suite 113. (378-1383, artisansguildgallery.com)
Black C Art Gallery: Gallery and performance space featuring the work of dancer, photographer and visual artist Ani Collier. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 201 SE Second Place. (blackcgallery.com)
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “Cuban Ingenuity — The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor,” showcasing the creativity, inventiveness and resourcefulness of the Cuban people, continues through December; “The Sweat Solution," permanent interactive exhibit detailing the invention and impact of Gatorade. Museum is located next to Depot Park featuring interactive science and technology exhibits in addition to various educational programs and events. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001)
Fabulous Art Gallery: 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, meet-the-artist event featuring Vivian Antonini. She will share her exuberant artistic expression through her prolific work and the exhibit “Awakening.” Paintings, sculptures, installations, live music and liquid refreshments. 302 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy. (fabulousartgallery.com, 804-3662)
Florida Museum of Natural History: “Gorillas in the Mist: Dian Fossey’s Legacy” exhibition features 27 historic high-resolution images by renowned nature photographer Bob Campbell. Campbell captured the first images of peaceful human-gorilla contact with conservationist Fossey in 1970 and 1971, which sparked public interest in their preservation. “Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World” exhibit educates guests about crocodilian diversity and features live animals. This exhibit also has model dioramas of four different crocodilian species including a life-size model of the saltwater crocodile Gomek, the largest crocodile ever exhibited in North America. Tickets: $8 adults, $7 Florida residents, seniors and college students, $5.50 ages 3-17 and free to museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Continues through Jan. 5, 2020; “Beverly and Jon Thompson Discovery Zone”; “Exploring Our World” spotlights ongoing UF and museum research and initiatives in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math, and offers videos, photographs and discovery drawers to allow visitors to view specimens and learn about the museum’s 100-year history; “Florida Fossils” highlights the museum’s internationally acclaimed fossil collections encapsulating the last 65 million years of Earth’s history including the jaw of the extinct Megalodon, the largest shark that ever lived; “Our Energy Future” offers hands-on activities about energy consumption and conservation, and how individual behaviors can make a significant difference; “Mapping the Museum’s Collections” showcases how scientists use the museum’s diverse collections to tackle world issues. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (846-2000)
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: “Red,” featuring self-curated collections of art, on display in the front gallery, and smaller original artworks will be presented in the boutique through Aug. 24. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center: “Synchronica :: Framing Time,” an exhibition of 150 photo portraits made of and by young adults between the ages of 14 and 21, on display through Jan. 4, 2020. Taken together, they capture a moment in time and place — Gainesville in 2019. The 150 images paint a picture of the community of young people as they stand at the verge of becoming the teachers, leaders, parents and change-makers of the city and world. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 302 NE Sixth Ave. (393-8532, gvlculturalaffairs.org)
Gallery 26: Visual arts and fine crafts made by local artists. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday. 303 State Road 26, Melrose. (475-2924)
Gallery Under the Oaks: Original works by local artists, potters and craft persons. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 207 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy. (466-9229)
The Great Frame Up: Florida photography by Mac Stone. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, 4144 NW 16th Blvd. (373-5400)
Harn Museum of Art: "ClayCurvyCool" ongoing exhibit featuring contemporary Japanese ceramic artists; "Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades" ongoing exhibit featuring masks from the mid-20th century to the early 21st century show the continuity of masking but also feature new directions in masquerades, such as the fancy dress masks of Ghana. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 3259 Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)
Hawthorne Historical Museum and Cultural Center: Paintings by Francis Moore and a historic memory map of "old" Hawthorne; other exhibits spotlight the turpentine industry along with artifacts of Magnesia Springs. Hours are 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, 7225 SE 221, Hawthorne. (481-4491)
Hill Top Gallery: Gallery featuring art, antiques, gifts and collectibles. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday. 821 NW 13th. St., Suite B. (226-0991)
Matheson History Museum: Permanent and temporary exhibits tell the story of Alachua County, including a look at area history from the Timucuan Indians and the Spanish occupation of the area to William Bartram's travels and more. Free. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Malgorzata’s Gallery: "Cloud Burst," featuring hand-painted silk scarves by Malgorzata, on display through August. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday-Friday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 2441 NW 43rd St., No. 9, Thornebrook Village. (215-8689, malgorzatas.com)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery: “The Opposite View,” which features ceramic wall art and paintings by Marie Brown, on display through Aug. 25. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Road 26, Melrose (475-3866, melrosebayartgallery.com)
Shady Oak Gallery: Features fine semi-precious and sterling silver jewelry, local artisans, assorted gifts, stained glass lamps and custom art glasswork. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. 201 NE Cholokka Blvd., Micanopy. (466-3476, shadyoak.com)
Shake Rag Art and Culture Center: Coffee Talk event featuring various speakers held Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, noon to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 882 N. State Road 21, Melrose. (475-5111)
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: Pat Wolfe’s "Earth and Sky," an exhibit of mixed-media artworks about looking up and digging down, on display through Aug. 28. Gallery hours: Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)
Windmill Gallery: Florida landscape and nature photography by Sean M. Dowie and expressionist Florida landscape paintings by Gary Borse. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 19865 N. U.S. 441, McIntosh. (219-3021)
ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES
Civic Media Center: 6 p.m. bluegrass and old-time jam potluck every third Friday. 433 S. Main St. (373-0100, civicmediacenter.org)
The Collaborative Shoppe: Retail boutique that provides DIY workshops and hosts local artisans and businesses. 532 N. Main St. (219-5718, thecollaborativeshoppe.com)
Oak Hammock Art Gallery: "Oak Hammock Resident and Staff" on display through Oct. 4. Gallery hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 5100 SW 24th Blvd. (548-1000, galleryexhibit.org)
Rum 138: Permanent exhibit features photography by John Moran. 2070 SW County Road 138, Fort White. (386-454-4247)