7:00: SFC Juried Art Show, Santa Fe Gallery, Santa Fe College, NW 83rd St. Juried Art Show kicks off this evening and the The award ceremony will be at 7:30 pm. Free food and live music Friday night. The Santa Fe Gallery is free and open to the public.
7:30: Stratagem OPENING NIGHT, UF School of Theater and Dance,UF's Constans Theater, Reitz Union, various days – times. A battle between the sexes and wicked witticisms abound in Thornton Wilder's Tony Award-nominated play. Mr. Aimwell and Mr. Archer, the Beaux, have partied their fortunes away and now plan to marry for money in order to restore their former fortunes. Will their "Stratagem" succeed, or will it fall hilariously to pieces in their attempt?
7:30: FADE, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Hippodrome, downtown, various days – times. A woman's life falls apart in the blink of an eye when two neo-Nazis kill her husband and 6-year-old son in a bomb attack. When the two suspects stand trial for murder, her quest for revenge pushes her to the edge.
7:00: Edie Carey, with Amanda Garrigues, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Dinner is being served by Radha's Kitchen at 6:00 p.m, Show time is 7:00. Chicago-based singer-songwriter Edie Carey is known for her unmistakable, soulful voice, intelligent, heart-grabbing songs. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:30: Spring Native Plant Sale, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Vendors are members of the Florida Native Plant Society, and certify that plants are nursery propagated and grown. Celebrate Earth Day early by taking advantage of a wide offering of native north Florida plants during the 2018 Spring Native Plant Sale FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information
10:00: Celebrate the child, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ace. Free, family-friendly celebration to make children safe. This year's event will have free food, fun, games, activities, and prizes. The Task Force will be raffling off two weeks of free swim lessons, courtesy of the City of Gainesville.
2:00: The Bacopa Readings, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave. The editors of Bacopa Literary Review will host an afternoon of readings by local authors whose work has been published in the journal.
2:30: Jamie Ford, ACLIB Author Series, Headquarters Branch. 401 E. University Ave. Jamie Ford's debut novel, Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, became a best seller and favorite of book clubs, named the #1 Book Club Pick in 2009 by the American Booksellers Association. Ford is an award-winning short-story writer, an alumnus of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers, and a survivor of Orson Scott Card's Literary Boot Camp. Having grown up near Seattle's Chinatown, he now lives in Montana with his wife and children.
6:00: Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band, book signing, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Author John Capouya draws on extensive interviews with surviving musicians to re-create the excitement and honor the achievements of soul's golden age, establishing Florida as one of the great soul music capitals of the United States in this free discussion..
8:00: Threetles, Hippodrome, Hippodrome basement, Downtown. Beatles cover band Threetles plays the Hipp Lower Level. It's the closest band to the Beatles, in the location closest to the Cavern Club in Gainesville. This is a donation-based event, all proceeds donate d to the non-profit host, the Hippodrome Theatre
6:00: Gainesville Street Rods, Springhill Publix parking lot, 9200 NW 39th Ave. Monthly cruise in event pen to all makes of autos with a $100 raffle.
1:00: Jest Fest: Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave. "The Greatest Show in Gainesville" features the World Famous Flying Wallendas and other circus and comedy stars performing live on 5 stages at the historic Thomas Center. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:00: Listening In The Park, Music in the park, High Springs Museum, 23760 NW 187th Ave. performances by Passerine, Smithson & French and Madison Carr. Monthly concert held on the third Sunday of the month from 2pm -4pm / Jan - Sept: featuring: All original Artists local, regional and national touring artists.
8:00: AMO: A Musical Offering, Holy Faith Catholic Church, 747 NW 43rd Street. Guest performers include the Post-Haste Reed Duo (Sean Fredenburg on saxophone & Javier Rodriguez on bassoon) and the Tosca Duo (Lynne Musco & Shawn Copeland on clarinets). Local flutist Christine Alicot and cellist Steven Thomas will also be performing; as well as Jubilus co-artistic director Stephen Coxe, singers Sofia Couret, Katherine Graham, and Jose Gabriel Sanchez; clarinetist Rebecca True; mariba player Myles McLean; and the Voice Choral Ensemble. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.