8:00 am: Poinsettia Show and Sale, UF Environmental Horticulture Club, Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Road. The largest university poinsettia sale in the United States at the University of Florida by students. Over 155 varieties are available for sale to the public, many of which are not yet available for retail. Free parking is provided and is designated by parking signs. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
5:30: Finders Keepers, Opening Night, Hipp Cinema, various days, times. Shannon Whisnant purchased a grill at an auction. Inside the grill was an amputated leg. What follows is a story centered on the enterprising Whisnant and John Wood, the man whose leg wound up in the grill due to an odd chain of events. Nominated for "Grand Jury Prize Documentary" at Sundance Film Festival
6:00: Holiday Night, The Square at Tioga Town Center. Food and beverage vendors, craft vendors, performances by local bands and Christmas music brought to you by a live DJ. With fun for the whole family. Santa will be available in his house from 6pm – 8pm, for guests to take pictures.
6:00: Haile Homestead Candlelight Visit, Historic Haile Homestead at Kanapaha Plantation. see the old Homestead, decked out for the holidays and aglow with candlelight and soft lights. Docents in costume top off the stunning beauty of the 1856 plantation home and its Talking Walls! Live music and refreshments. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00: Gram Fest 2015, Gram Parsons Tribute, at Akira Wood in Historic Baird Hardware Center, 619 S Main St. Free show featuring David Cook, Shambles, Hard Luck Society, Mick Marino Band, Wild Blue Yonder and the Humble Pie food truck.
8:00: The Odd Couple, Actor's warehouse, Various days, times, 608 N.Main St. This classic comedy opens as a group of the guys assembled for cards in the apartment of divorced Oscar Madison. And if the mess is any indication, it's no wonder that his wife left him. Late to arrive is Felix Unger who has just been separated from his wife. Fastidious, depressed and none too tense, Felix seems suicidal, but as the action unfolds Oscar becomes the one with murder on his mind
FRIDAY 7:30 & SUNDAY 7:00
10:00: Dudley Kids Day – Festive Holiday Ornaments, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd. What type of ornaments were used in the Victorian era? Join us on the farm. Children and adults alike can join in the fun! There are hands-on demonstrations, crafts, old-fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history and a farming way of life.
3:00: Holiday Flute Concert, The Gainesville Flute Ensemble, Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1001 NW 98th St. The Florida Flute Club of Gainesville shares the joy of the holiday season with this free concert. The Flute Club has developed a tradition of offering several public concerts including this Christmas season. In 2003, the performing group of the Florida Flute Club at Gainesville adopted the name Gainesville Flute Ensemble and continued the tradition of offering fine flute choir music to our community.
4:00: Holiday Traditions: A Musical Celebration, Stop Children's Cancer, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Road. Featuring area youth choral and orchestra groups under the direction of Professor Gary Langford, Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of Florida and Conductor of the Alachua County Youth Orchestra. Performing groups will be P.K. Yonge Vocal Ensemble, Eastside High School Chamber Singers, Alachua County Youth Orchestra, The Gainesville Youth Chorus and Concertina Choir, and Buchholz High School Advanced Choral Ensemble. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:30: ACYO Winter Concert, Alachua County Youth Orchestra, Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Road. Free Concert by the Alachua County Youth Orchestra. For the past 40 years providing free concerts for the residents of Alachua and the surrounding Counties. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.