7:30: Reharsal For Murder, High Springs Playhouse, Various days, times. Written by by Richard Levinson and William Link, Directed by Suzi and Matt Walters. The playwright turns on the stage lights and prepares for the first reading of his new play. As the cast and crew assemble, an undercurrent of suspense is evident. Exactly a year ago on opening night in this theatre, the leading lady (the playwrights fiance) was murdered. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:30; Friday DJ, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. DJ Dad hosts a family friendly dance party with everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends, grab a bite to eat and hang out. Something for everyone to do and dance to.
8:00: Forever Plaid, Opening Night, Hippodrome Theatre, various days, times. Four young men who are killed in an automobile accident, and through a chain of events, get one last opportunity to entertain. The Plaids sing nostalgic hits "Rags To Riches", "Love is a Many Splendored Thing", "Catch A Falling Star", "Three Coins In A Fountain" and many more – all in glorious harmony with patter that will keep any audience rolling in the aisles. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Lil Jake & the Soul Searchers, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Featuring old school blues, rhythm and blues artist Jake Mitchell. Mitchell is a veteran musician who includes B.B. King as one of his mentors, and travelled with James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and the Bobbie Blue Band. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
FRIDAY – SATURDAY:
Room To Dance, Dance, Theater of Santa Fe, Fine Arts Hall , Santa Fe College, 3000 NW 83 Street. The annual student-choreographed and student-produced summer program Free to the public. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00 am: Wellborn Blueberry Festival, Wellborn, CR 137, Wellborn. 24th Annual Wellborn Blueberry Festival Located in Beautiful Suwannee County Florida. Blueberry pancake breakfast, arts & crafts, live music, local food, the country store, a car show, kids' amusements and more.
7:00: Wax Wings, Depot Park Saturday Concert, 200 Depot Ave. Live Onstage at Depot Park presents free Wax Wings concert. Weaving various threads of influence including folk-punk, jazz, honky-tonk and classical rock. This band will knock your socks off. Girl's Rock Camp musicians open the show.
SATURDAY – SUNDAY:
9 – 6:00 – FREE North Florida Pet Adoption Days, This Saturday and Sunday all animals from the Alachua County Humane Society, Alachua County Animal Services, Gainesville Pet Rescue, Haile's Angels Pet Rescue, Helping Hands Pet Rescue, and Puppy Hill Farm Animal Rescue will be FREE to loving homes at these locations: Alachua County Humane Society - 4205 NW 6th Street, Alachua County Animal Services – 3400 NE 53rd Avenue, Gainesville Pet Rescue – 5403 SW Archer Road, Petsmart Butler Plaza – 3736 SW Archer Road. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:30: Nathan Hill, ACLIB Author series, ACLIB Headquarters Library Meeting Rm A. Nathan Hill wrote The Nix over the course of ten years. The Nix is a satire with plot lines that look at politics, family relationships, and writing. The novel is a New York Times Bestseller, and has been named the #1 Book of the Year by audible and Entertainment Weekly. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.