FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY:
8:00: 8 TRACK, Produced by the Star Theater, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Directed by Christian St. John, and conceived by Rick Seeber. Put on your leisure suits, halter tops, and platform shoes and get ready to boogie down through 10-years of ground-breaking music! With its propulsive rhythms and dazzling harmonies, 8-Track is a fast-paced musical romp through one of the most impassioned decades of the 20th century. This Baby Boomers’ dream come true features the music of The Emotions, The Carpenters, Labelle, Barry Manilow, Marvin Gaye, The Doobie Brothers, The Bee Gees, Helen Reddy, KC and the Sunshine Band, and more! Rediscover the heart and soul of the forgotten decade with this joyously rousing, moving, and often downright hilarious musical in concert. “An electric, energetic, and powerful good time!” –Los Angeles Times. Before Fridays Performance there is a free reception.
5:00: Butterfly Beer Launch aiding butterfly concervation, First Magnitude Brewery, 1220 SE Veitch St. The Florida Museum of Natural History and First Magnitude Brewing Co. will host a fundraiser to help support butterfly conservation this Friday, Nov. 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. First Magnitude will release a new Belgian witbier style brew called Florida White, highlighting the Florida white butterfly. All proceeds will directly support imperiled butterfly recovery efforts in Florida.
6:30: Local waters - WILD PLACES Film Screening, Prarie Creek Preserve Lodge, 7204 SE CR 23. Sammy Tedder's latest nature movie explores north Florida's ecology and its wild inhabitants through film and music. He is joined by his wife Sandy who paddles the local waters with him and helps film and record nature sounds for this production. From beneath the surface of the clear waters of the Wacissa River westward to the pitcher plant bogs of Liberty County Sammy films the flora and fauna of these amazingly diverse Wild Places in north Florida accompanied by his original musical soundtrack.
7:00: Liz Mandeville, the Blue Points, Blues Concert, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown. Blues singer/songwriter and Chicago Blues Hall of Fame Inductee Liz Mandeville will play Gainesville for the first time with her band The Blue Points tonight courtesy of the North Central Florida Blues Society. Once voted as the best Blues singer in Chicago, Liz has honed her craft in the Blues bars of Chicago over the last 3 decades, with house residencies at prestigious clubs such as the Kingston Mines, Blue Chicago, Bill's Blues, BLUES on Halsted, and Rosa's Lounge. See why Blues Blast Magazine says "Her one-of-a-kind vocal prowess captures attention and turns heads."
8:00: Threetles Benefit Concert. Hippodrome Theater, Downtown. Get ready to twist and shout, and come on down to the Hipp to rock out to your favorite Beatles tribute band, THE THREETLES, keeping the beat alive. All proceeds benefit the Hippodrome Theatre
4:30 - Next Generation Fall Showcase, Dance Alive National Ballet and Pofahl Studios, Mary Ann Cofrin Theatre at Oak Hall School. The Next Generation is a group of 32 student dancers who present numerous programs and activities for community service projects in support of Dance Alive National Ballet’s mission and programming. Since September 2018 the group has participated in 32 DANB performances at home and on the road and presented and performed in 17 community service activities. The group’s FALL CONCERT always features choreography by its members as well as DANB staff and guest choreographers and is eagerly looked forward to by dancers and audience! This year presents a performance that is a special challenge to this talented group of dancers.
6:00, & 9:00: MISCAST CABARET, Faux Tales, Shows at 6:00 and 9:00. ONE NIGHT only November 16th. Join a night of switching and swapping musical madness where a cast of local musical theatre artists perform their favorite gender-bent numbers. Park next door at Winn-Dixie shopping center and cross over wood bridge, 1314S. Main St. Faux Tales is dedicated to bringing high-end contemporary theatre events to the greater Gainesville area. - Founded May 2018.
8:00: The Lighthouse, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. From Robert Eggers, the visionary filmmaker behind modern horror masterpiece The Witch, comes this hypnotic and hallucinatory tale of two lighthouse keepers on a remote and mysterious New England island in the 1890s. (110 minutes). Tickets can be purchased below or by calling the Box Office at 352-375-4477.
!2:00 - 5:00: Newnans Lake Tour, Gainesville 150, and the Cultural Arts Commission touring Newnans and the surroundings. Historical boat tours led by naturalist and tour guide Lars Andersen, conservationist Karen Chadwick and Alachua County Commissioner Robert Hutchinson. Live music includes performances by Jazz Bandits, Weeds of Eden and Passion. Exhibits detail the history of the lake and the people who lived here. A paint out features artists painting around the lake. This is a family-friendly event, free and open to the public.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
Gainesville Downtown Festival & Art Show. The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying original oils and acrylics, vibrant watercolors, unique sculptures, dazzling jewelry, decorative ceramics and vivid photography. Children can create their own art at the Imagination Station. Music lovers can enjoy continuous live entertainment on four stages by local bands, solo musicians, and dance companies.
The Murdurerous Connection, Hippodrome, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. Criminal investigator Anders Olsen begins to solve a case in which a bank robber shoots two bank clerks and runs into the streets of Copenhagen with the money. When arrested, he claims to have committed the crime alone. Olsen finds out that the accused has been in prison with the charismatic Björn Schow Nielsen and begins to suspect that Nielsen had hypnotized his fellow inmate to commit the crime for him. (101 minutes). Tickets can be purchased below or by calling the Box Office at 352-375-4477.