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Weekend Events


10th Annual Cinema Verde Film & Arts Festival, Hippodrome Theatre and multiple venues. Downtown. For the 10th year Cinema Verde is raising awareness about climate change, Florida springs, sustainability, the food on your plate, and so much more in, the festival's 10th anniversary at the the Hippodrome Theater in downtown Gainesville. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:00: Ghost-Note & Electric Kif, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main St. Downtown. Ghost-Note Headed by Snarky Puppy's multi-Grammy–winning percussion duo of Robert "Sput" Searight and Nate Werth. This band pushes funk music into the future, building on the uplifting, pioneering foundations laid out by the likes of James Brown and Sly & The Family Stone and infusing their fresh take with tastes of afrobeat, hip-hop, psychedelia, world folklore. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




9:00: Family Friendly Bike Ride, Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St., Downtown. Gainesville Cycling Club's monthly ride from Depot Park's Gainesville Hawthorne Trail to the Lake Alachua Overlook for a 9 mile round trip. A shorter ride to the Sweetwater Overlook, a 6 mile round trip is available. 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.


10:00: 3rd Annual Gainesville Veg Fest, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave., Downtown. Gainesville VegFest is presented by North Florida Veg Events, Inc. Celebrating a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life. VegFest is dedicated to informing and inspiring our community to make healthy food choices that are more sustainable and compassionate. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



2:00: UF Medicine Global Health Trips Talent Show and Silent Auction, University Auditorium, 333 Newell Dr. Talent show and silent auction fundraiser benefiting the UF College of Medicine Global Health Trips to Yucatán, Ecuador, Haiti, and the Dominican Republic. White Coat Company will be performing their new play Once Upon A Bedtime, a medley of fairy tales (with several comic twists) that friends and family of all ages can enjoy. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:00: Hiroya Tsukamoto, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main St. Downtown. International acclaimed guitarist and songwriter Hiroya Tsukamoto presents an innovative, impressionistic journey filled with earthy, organic soundscapes that impart a mood of peace and tranquility. In 2018, he won 2nd place in International Finger Style Guitar Championship at Walnut Valley Music Festival in Winfield, KS. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




11:00: Downtown GNV Flea market/Junk Swap, Palomino Pool Hall, 19 SE 2nd Pl, Downtown. Downtown Gainesville Flea Market/junk swap/community yard sale. New and used goods, junk, stuff, and all kind of things available. Also enjoy brunch at Boca Fiesta and happy hour in all three bars!



3:00: Black History Through Arts, Archer Community Center, 16671 SW 137th Avenue, Archer. Archer County Library Program features several music and dance performances in honor of Black History month, as well as a poetry reading and artifacts display. Keynote speaker is Mr. John Gay, who is the Past President of the General Daniel "Chappie" James Chapter of the Tuskegee Airmen. Original artifacts will be displayed by local residents Frank and Roberta Lopez. Refreshments will be available, provided by Maddox Foundry and the Archer Community Center Advisory Board.


3:00: Interior Landscapes: Art and Poetry Inspired by the Natural World Gallery Talk, Harn Museum, 3259 Hull Road. The Inside Outside exhibition highlights how East Asian landscape traditions remain vibrant in our contemporary world. Allysa B. Peyton, Assistant Curator of Asian Art, discusses how artists are inspired by and incorporate literary traditions into their work. Harn Writers -in-Residence Debora Greger and Danny Duffy will read new work inspired by the objects on view that continues this conversation.



7:30: Benefit Concert: Acoustic Eidolon, Sandhill Stage, Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. What started as a musical/business partnership and friendship blossomed into their marriage on October 14, 2001. Hannah and Joe (and sons Zach and Alex) became a family

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