7:00: GROUNDED, Star Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Broadway performance of George Brant's award winning drama, GROUNDED. Rhonda Wilson brings her NYC United Solo Festival performance to her hometown of Gainesville. In the 75 minute tour-de-force drama we live through the pilot's journey. The Pilot has been grounded from flying F-16's in combat to flying drones from a trailer in the desert. "No one ever comes back from the chair force" says the pilot.
7:00: BRAZILFEST, Heartwood Soundstage, 619. S. Main St. Celebrate the music and culture of Brazil with three artists: Cissa Paz, Rafael Pondé and Maca Reggae Samba. These musicians combine to showcase a variety of Brazilian music including influences from jazz, forro, bossa nova, samba and reggae. Brazilian food, vendors and art make this an immersive experience showcasing the talents of the Brazilian community in our area.
7:30: The Kennedys and Ordinary Elephant, Sandhill Stage, Prairie Creek Lodge, Alachua Conservation Trust, 7204 Co Rd 234. PETE AND MAURA KENNEDY both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith's Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades. The Kennedys have worked in the studio with many celebrated artists including Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle, Roger McGuinn, Nils Lofgrin, Eric Ambel, Kelly Willis, and the Dixie Hummingbirds.
9:00: Family Friendly Bike Ride, Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St. Join the Gainesville Cycling Club for our 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. Don't forget your water bottles.
7:30: Special EFX, SFC Master Master Artist Series, SF Fine Arts Hall. Grammy-nominated jazz-fusion group Special EFX, featuring Emmy award-winning guitarist Chieli Minucci, will appear in concert. The newly formed SF Guitar Ensemble, directed by Guitar professor Richy Stano, will open the performance. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Mdou Moctar (Tuareg Guitarist), Heartwood Soundstage, 619. S. Main St. Mdou Moctar hails from a small village in the Azawagh desert of Niger, a remote region steeped in religious tradition. In 2008 he traveled to Nigeria to record his first album Anar. A psychedelic reworking of the Tuareg sound, the electronic tracks featured innovative pitch bending synths, drum machines, and autotune. In 2015, he co-wrote and starred in the first ever Tuareg language film, Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red In It, a Saharan remake of Prince's Purple Rain.
10:00: Sunday Morning Cartoons, Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St. Cartoon classics from the 1960s through 1980s will now be at The Depot Event Space for YOUR KIDS (and you) to enjoy. Popeye, Betty Boop, Scooby-Doo and Ultraman, to name a few, will be showing for one hour as you unwind from your busy weekend,
1:30: Living In The Flow, Applied Ayurveda with ChayaVeda, 117 NW 16th Ave. Learn about our elemental Ayurvedic constitution and tendencies, and how the effects of our inner and outer world, including our environment, circadian rhythms, yoga practice, diet and lifestyle choices impact our daily lives. In this wellness workshops Chaya will lead us through an interactive talk with short experiential components that include contemplative centering, group activities and yogic applications.
7:00: Southern Culture On The Skids, High Dive, 201 SW 2nd Ave. Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information