FRIDAY & SATURDAY:
Heartwood Music Fest, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Downtown. A music festival featuring some of the very best musicians in the southeast! A two-day event celebrating our anniversary with music, food, beer, local art, activities for kids and so much more.
2019-2020 School of Art + Art History Student Juried Exhibition, University Gallery, University of Florida - This exhibition, sponsored in part by The Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies Research, and hosted in the University Gallery, includes graduate and undergraduate student works selected by visiting juror Lorenzo Triburgo. The exhibition functions as an experiential learning opportunity for the students of the College of the Arts, encouraging students to develop a professional practice and allowing the larger community to enjoy the students’ hard work.
5:30: All You Can Eat Southern Buffet, Celebrating Black History Month, 219 10th Ave ( Working Food). In honor of Black History Month, Chef Empowerment’s Underground Kitchen will partner with Working Food & several locally black-owned businesses to host an all you can eat southern buffet!!! Hors D’Oeuvres served at 5:30pm, Dinner at 6:00pm. Come hungry and leave your belt at home because there will be Blackened Florida Catfish with Creole Aioli, Baked Mac & Cheese, Garlic Green Beans with Locally Grown Roasted Baby Carrots, Coconut Cake, and more recipes that will satisfy and delight. We’re definitely going to put the soul back into food! BRING A FRIEND!
7:00: Double Exposure Winners’ Reception, Rosa B. Williams Center, 524 NW 1st Street. Reception to announce the Double Exposure art competition’s 10 finalists and winners in each category. Winners’ and finalists’ work will be displayed at the Rosa B. Williams Center. Light refreshments will be served.
7:00: Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown Gainesville. Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venues hours may vary) with many local galleries, eateries and businesses participating, Artwalk is an exciting, fun way to experience the amazing wealth of creativity the Gainesville community has to offer.
8:00: Marie and Rosetta, Hippodrome Theater, Main Stage, various day and nights, Downtown, Marie and Rosetta is the story of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, known to many as the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll". This story of letting loose, finding your voice and freeing your soul is a soaring musical experience.
Saturday & Sunday:
7:30: 26 Pebbles, Hipp Unplugged, Directed by Greg Jones, Downtown. The Hippodrome Theatre is excited to announce the sixth production in our Hipp Unplugged reading series: 26 Pebbles written by Eric Ulloa and directed by Hippodrome Company Member, Gregg Jones. About 26 Pebbles: On December 14, 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed twenty-six innocent souls before taking his own life. These twenty-six innocent deaths, like pebbles thrown into a pond, created ripples and vibrations that were felt far beyond the initial rings. This is a story of the tragedy that was Sandy Hook, and the community that endured it through their unity and solidarity to send a message to the world.
10:00: Dudley Farm Historic Park Tour, 18730 W. Newberry Road, Newberry. Discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.
7:00: Cocktails & Classics: ROSHOMON, Hipp Cinema, one night only, Downtown. Four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the Western world. (88 minutes).
9:30: Intercollegiate Equestrian Association Show, Alachua County Agriculture and Equestrian Center, 23100 W Newberry Rd. Newberry. The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) promotes the common interest of riding instruction, competition and education in matters related to the horse industry. This is an IEA regional finals for middle school and high school teams and individual riders. All winners are eligible for Zone 4 Finals to be held on March 14, 2020 in Rainsville, Alabama. Winners from there will held to National Finals.
8:00 through March 31: 2020 Quilt Trail, Alachua County Library District, Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild. View dozens of quilts and learn the art of this craft as the Alachua County Library District hosts the 2020 Quilt Trail in partnership with the Quilters of Alachua County Day Guild in March. Quilt Trail displays featuring antique quilts, smaller quilted works, and quilting materials can be viewed at Alachua, Cone Park, Hawthorne, Headquarters, High Springs, Library Partnership, Micanopy, Millhopper, Newberry, Tower Road, and Waldo branches through March 31.
5:00: The Shambles, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St.. This is a free event! Gainesville’s favorite jam band! Bringing you sounds from Grateful Dead, The Band, Steely Dan, Chicago and more! The City of Gainesville says “The Shambles are a rock ‘n’ roll dance band that play an eclectic mix of classic rock, contemporary blues, cosmic country music and Shambles dance party music that features a large repertoire of more than 100 songs.” If you don’t know who Fodder Wing is you probably know the players. The band includes Mike Boulware, Ned Stewart, Jana Horton, Carolina Boulware and Danny Roberts and they will have some beautiful harmonies for you.