7:00: Fantastic Voyage. Creative B Movie Series, Florida Museum, UF Cultural Plaza. Go behind the scenes and learn more about your favorite movies with a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts as we view and discuss Fantastic Voyage (1966) PG. This year's films incorporate a Leonardo Da Vinci theme in honor of the 500th anniversary of his death and include a discussion with our expert panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts. Parental discretion is advised.
6:00: Apollo !1, Cade Museum Movie Screening, Cade Museum, The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main St. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of un-catalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the heart of NASA's most celebrated mission—the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin household names. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00: Story Summit, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main Street, Downtown. Story Summit is Gainesville's best night of storytelling. You'll hear some of the best storytellers from Self Narrate, Guts & Glory GNV, and The Conch here in our intimate listening room. This is the fourth Story Summit event at Heartwood Soundstage. You can see examples from previous Story Summits on YouTube.
8:00: California Dreaming, Other Voices & Friends, Free Friday's Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. A tribute to the early Laurel County music scene from the late '60s, some of the best musicians of their. This concert plays tribute to artists covering The Mamas and the Papas, The Byrds, The Monkees, Linda Ronstadt, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
10:00: Summer Splash Family Fun Day, Gainesville Elks Lodge, 2424 NW 23rd Blvd. From 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This will be a fundraiser to benefit the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities. Summer splash will consist of a huge and small water slide for kids and adults, kiddy splash pools, dunking booth, games and entertainment and free food and drinks, ice cream and popcorn. Open to the public/ free of charge. Donations gladly accepted to benefit CARD. Bring towels, sunscreen, chairs/blankets. Children must be supervised at all times.
2:30: Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration, Micanopy Branch Library. The whole family is welcome to visit for our Moon Landing 50th Anniversary Celebration. We'll make some tasty Oreo moon phases and straw paper rockets. Test your skills with the "Space Race" asteroid toss game. Or relax and enjoy coloring a space-themed oversized poster that we'll display at the branch. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Mariee Sioux with Special Guests, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main Street, Downtown. Mariee Sioux will be traveling to Gainesville from Nevada City California to play songs off her recent release "Grief in Exile" with traveling songstress Angelica Rockne. Angelica Rockne will be kicking off the night with some luscious lilting acoustic songs that take you back to dreaming in the 70's
6:00: Amazing Grace, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. This emotionally riveting documentary presents the live recording of Aretha Franklin's album Amazing Grace at The New Temple Missionary Baptist Church in Watts, Los Angeles in January 1972. (120 minutes)
8:30: Metropolis, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. With its dizzying depiction of a futuristic cityscape and alluring female robot, Metropolis is among the most famous of all German films and the mother of sci-fi cinema. Drawing on — and defining — classic sci-fi themes. Metropolis depicts a dystopian future in which society is thoroughly divided in two: while anonymous workers conduct their endless drudgery below ground their rulers enjoy a decadent life of leisure and luxury. The version is a 2010 restoration, with the complete score composed between 2014 – 2018 and performed by David DiDonato. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
10:00: Kulaqua's River Ranch Water Park Community Day, 23400 NW 212 Ave., High Springs. Kulaqua's River Ranch is open to the public on select days over the summer. Admission is $12.50 per person. Children ages 3 and under are FREE. Park opens at 10 am and closes at 6 pm. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:00: Christopher Mrofchek, Art of Classical Guitar, High Springs Community Center & Museum, 23760 NW 187th Ave. Christopher Mrofchak: 3rd place winner of the Indiana International Guitar Festival and Competition – Christopher will bring the art of classical guitar to the forefront for a quiet afternoon in the Santa Fe room at the High Springs Community Center & Museum. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more informatio