8:00 pm: Grateful Dead Tribute, Free Fridays Concert, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Local musician Mick Marino is the organizer of the "Free Fridays" Grateful Dead tribute. Ranked the 57th greatest musical artists of all time by Rolling Stone magazine, the Grateful Dead was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. They have sold more than 35 million albums worldwide.
8:00: Last Men In Aleppo – Opening Night, Hipp Cinema, various days, times. Danish co-director Johannessen's searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets, an organization comprised of ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards explosions in the hope of saving lives. Winner of the Grand Jury Documentary prize at the Sundance Film Festival
FRIDAY & SATURDAY
10am-6pm: The Repurpose Project, Non-profit community-based effort to divert resources from landfills through creativity:
> ReUse Store – A warehouse full of materials for art, construction, school projects, furniture -- Come and explore!
> Repurposed Art Gallery – A gallery of art made from creatively reused materials. Are you interested in selling your artwork in our gallery? Stop in with some samples of your work or email photos: firstname.lastname@example.org. At least 75% of the artwork must created from salvaged/reclaimed materials.
10-10:45 am: Ranger Led Walk, Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park. Dare to take the wooden stairs down 120 feet to a miniature rain forest with its own climate. Small streams, trickling down the steep slopes of the limestone sinkhole, disappear through crevices in the ground. Lush vegetation thrives in the shade of the walls even in dry summers. This National Natural Landmark has been visited by the curious since the early 1880s. It is a good idea to bring some drinking water and wear closed-toed shoes, the tour last about an hour.
8 – 12:00: 2017 Ag Fest & Master Gardener Plant Sale, Alachua County extension Office, 2800 NE 39th Ave. Master Gardener Plant Sale will have a variety of herbs, annuals, perennials, natives, trees and more will be available. Master Gardener volunteers will be on site for advice on selection and care of your plants. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
1:00: It's a Celebration! Dance Sun Country, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Featuring a diverse program of dances, and includes performances by the many students that participated in the 2016-2017 season.
7:00: Jazz bandits, Depot Park. 200 SE Depot Ave. Free and open to the public the Jazz Bandits have been playing together for over 5 years. They play jazz standards of all eras, from Take the A Train to Blue Monk.
3 pm: Voices for Vets Musical & Variety Show, Grace Presbyterian Church, 3146 NW 13th St. Proceeds will benefit the Harmony Scholarship Fund for veterans attending Santa Fe College. Featuring the four-part barbershop harmony of the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus and Barbergators Chorus. PLUS special musical guests, the Boulware Family Band and Gainesville Youth Chorus.
9:00 Led Zeppelin, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. Even after 35 years of laser shows, this remains one of the most popular music shows performed in planetariums! This show delves into a surrealistic environment and transports the audience into dozens of mood-provoking settings calculated to heighten a transportive feeling and to draw audiences into scenes of Kashmir, Black Dog, Over the Hills and Far Away, Stairway to Heaven, Rock and Roll. Admission is $10 for everyone, regardless of age or Santa Fe College affiliation.
1 pm: 2nd Tarot Creation Workshop – Every Picture Tells A Story, hosted by Moonpluto Astrology and Sequential Artists Workshop, 710 SE 2nd Street. So you want to create a Tarot deck? Don't know where to start? Or maybe you have some ideas already? A professional tarot reader, astrologer, and writer can help you in this second Tarot Workshop that will focus on the STRUCTURE of the deck and all the different pieces that make up a card, from symbols to numbers to colors to people to the letters of the Hebrew alphabet. And more.
2 pm: Author Series – Bronwen Dickey, Alachua County Library District Headquarters Branch. This 2009 winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, also writes for Oxford American and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Slate, The Best American Travel Writing 2009, Newsweek, and Outside. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.