10-2:00: UF Pop-Up Culture Event, UF Plaza of Americas, UF Campus. UF's Pop-Up Culture is part of UF's celebration of National Arts & Humanities Month and takes place at the UF Plaza of the Americas today between 10am and 2pm. Join us for an array of activities that will celebrate the arts and humanities at UF. From musical performances to poetry readings and from dancing to opportunities to paint,
4:00: Bees & Brews, First Magnitude Brewery Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. The Gainesville Area Beekeepers, Florida State Beekeepers, and UF Honey Bee Lab are coming together for a fundraiser and fun at First Magnitude Brewing Company. Live honey bee demonstration colony will be on site, along with face painting, honey tasting, and more! Proceeds go to support the construction of the new UF Honey Bee Lab.
8:00: The Legend of Georgia McBride, OPENING NIGHT, Hippodrome Theatre, various days, times, Downtown. How does a down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator with an empty bank account and a pregnant wife become the most popular drag queen in the Florida Panhandle? The Legend of Georgia McBride is about discovering your true voice with music and glitter galore.
8:00: GRAMFEST, Free Friday Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. GramFest, the annual concert tribute to the life and music of country rocker Gram Parsons. Parsons was an American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist, and is considered to be the father of the country-rock music genre. GramFest features a diverse selection of musicians performing in four bands. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:30: Hotel Transylvania 2, Tioga Movie Night, Town of Tioga. 105 SW 128th St. Now that Dracula (Adam Sandler) has opened the Hotel Transylvania's doors to humans, things are changing for the better; however, Drac is secretly worried that his half-human grandson, Dennis, isn't showing his vampire side.
8:30: NAMI Walk 2017, National Alliance on Mental Illness. Depot Park. "On the Move for Mental Health" is a charity walk for the Gainesville affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. For the first time, it will be in Depot Park, and will include music, art, and information. You can participate in this fun event as an individual or a team, or be a sponsor or exhibitor. Call/text Meg at 352-317-2567 for more info.
10:00: Junior Ranger Program, Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park. Learn how to become a Junior Ranger and join us for lots of cool nature activities! We will also be doing critter coloring pages and an Enviroscape water cycle demonstration throughout the day. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
11:00: Matheson Museum Grand Opening. Matheson Museum, 513 East University Avenue.The Matheson welcomes the community to the grand opening of the Matheson Library & Archives and the Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall. The entire museum complex will be open free to the public! Bobby Parker, the museum's librarian & archivist, will lead guided tours of the library. Museum director Peggy Macdonald will give tours of the historic 1867 Matheson House. The Tison Tool Barn will also be open. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information
11:00: ACLIB Fall Teen Art Show, Library Headquarters, Branch, 401 E. Univ. Ave. The ACLIB Teen Art Show for 12-15-year-olds will take place this Saturday Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place with four Honorable Mentions, Best in Show, Best Logo, Best Photography, Best Digital Image, Best Sculpture or 3D art, Best Video, and Crowd Favorite. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information
6:00: ART ATTACK! Local Arts & Crafts Show, High Dive, 219 SW 2nd Ave. Free collection of local artists and craft vendors, on display, for sale, and live composition. Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm (event ends at 10:00 pm.)