6 pm: A Man Called Ove--Opening Night, Hipp Cinema, various days, times. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife’s grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.
7 pm: TROPIX, Tioga Town Center Concert Series, Tioga Town Center. Gainesville-based band performs a variety of Latin music from Merengue, Salsa, Cumbia, Bachata, Bolero, Cha-cha, and some American classics. Bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy this free concert.
7:30 pm: Beethoven’s Symphony, Gainesville Orchestra, SFC Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. Featuring vocal virtuosity and delicious tunes from the German maestro of the Symphony and the Italian king of musical comedy: The Barber of Seville, William Tell Overture, Cenerentola, The Thieving Magpie. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8 pm: Telling Gainesville, Actor’s Warehouse, 608 N. Main St, various days times. Written by (as told to) Max Rayneard and directed by Jeffery Pufahl, 4 veterans and a military wife come together to tell their stories and openly discuss what it means to have served their country and to now live as veterans in the USA. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
11: Dulcimer Retreat, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center State Park. A weekend of fun and fellowship along with workshops, jam sessions and evening concerts. Hosted by dulcimer master David Beede, the retreat will offer in-depth instruction and techniques on the mountain dulcimer and hammered dulcimer instruments. Traditional music is celebrated with workshops for beginning, intermediate, and advanced students and taught by nationally recognized instructors including Neal Hellman, Jody Marshall, Guy George, Gary Sager, Aaron O'Rourke, Jessica Comeau, Laurie Alsobrook and David Beede. Concerts featuring the masterful instructors scheduled for Friday and Saturday evenings in the park auditorium at 7:00 pm
9:30: Guided Butterfly Garden Walk, Rainbow Springs State Park. Stroll among the flowers in our peaceful wildlife habitat butterfly garden. Learn from a garden Volunteer about the importance of the variety of host and nectar plants and discover the caterpillars, chrysalises, birds, butterflies and pollinators living among the blooms.
10: Dudley Kids Day - Oh, Those Pumpkins, Dudley Farm Historic State Park. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in the fun! Hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history, and a farming way of life.
Noon: Fall Festival, Swallowtail Farms, 17603 NW 276th Lane, Alachua. Annual celebration of fall harvest, of the farm, and the rock stars of our community - agricultural, culinary, musical, and otherwise. Workshops, demonstrations, live music. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
4:30 pm: Four Little Girls, Star Center Children’s Theater, Spring Hill Baptist Church. This special event will include dinner and a special guest, Sarah Collins Rudolph, the surviving sister of Addie Mae Collins. This show gives insight into the hopes and dreams of the four young ladies killed in the Birmingham bombing in 1963. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
5 pm: Gainesville Fall Festival, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Plaza. Over 50 vendors, food trucks, and food vendors. There will be live music, performances, dance demonstrations, and Zumba lessons.
5 pm: Hogtown Homegrown – Tenth Anniversary Party, Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Avenue. Starting off with a mini-citrus tasting, home-cooked potluck, recipes auctioned off, and keynote speaker Anna Prizzia of Forage Farm. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
UPCOMING EVENT – November 14 and 15
7 pm: Crazy Escapes. The Magic of Eugene Mullins. Following in the footsteps of his childhood hero, Harry Houdini, Eugene Mullins is one of the top escape artists in the country. He captivates audiences with his mind-blowing escapes and breath-taking magic. No lock can hold, no handcuffs can keep, no audience can resist Eugene Mullins as he leaves you breathless with his death defying escapes and mind-blowing magic. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information