6:00: Dark Fortune, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. Late at night, the psychologist Eliane Hess is called to the hospital to take care of Yves, an eight-year-old boy. Eliane is both shocked and curiously drawn to the traumatized boy. As time goes by, she loses the professional distance to the patient, when Yves' relatives begin a dispute about the boy's future.
7:00: Nightwing, Creative B Movie Series, Florida Museum, 3215 Hull Road. Released in 1979 and rated PG visitors will have the chance to discuss the film with a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts. The museum and Creative B will screen the movie and explore the balance between science and art with an expert panel. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Gypsy, OPENING NIGHT, Gainesville Community playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. The ultimate tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success while secretly yearning for her own. Loosely based on the memoir of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, Gypsy is set all across America in the 1920s
8:00: Robbie Litt and the Litt Family Band, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Album release show featuring Canadian Robbie Litt who found his musical inspiration both close to home (fellow Canadian Neil Young) and as far away as England (Pink Floyd). But he has a special affinity for the American South, resonating with the likes of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Earl, and Tom Petty.
8:00: Pine, Free Fridays Concert series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. Liberty Phoenix and Dan Stepp come together to create a folky sound with intimate harmonies that are supported with a beautifully talented string band. all of Pine's songs are written by the band members. Pine was featured at the Gamble Rogers Music Festival and at the Florida Folk Festival. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY:
Summer 72 Music Festival, Rum 38, High Springs, 2870 SW CR 138 Ft. White. Two-day and two-night camping music festival that will take place the weekend of July 20th 2018. Great music, shuttle service to the river and springs all weekend, camping around the stages, the area's most unique vendors and artists, silent disco running throughout both nights. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
9:00: Family Friendly Bike Ride, Deport Park. Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for a monthly Family Friendly Ride from Depot Park down the Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to the Lake Alachua Overlook for a 9 mile round trip. A shorter option is to ride to the Sweetwater Overlook, which is a 6 mile round trip. Parents and helmets required. Tag-alongs and bike trailers welcome, but no training wheels. We will meet at the far end of the Depot Park parking lot.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
The Royal Opera House Swan Lake: The Royal Ballet creates a new production with additional choreography by Artist in Residence Liam Scarlett. While remaining faithful to the Petipa-Ivanov text, Scarlett will bring fresh eyes to the staging of this classic ballet, in collaboration with his long-term designer John Macfarlane. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
APPROXIMATE RUNNING TIME: 3 HOURS, INCLUDING TWO INTERVALS