5:00: Pop-Up Market, La Chua Vintage, Curia On The Drag, 2029 NW 6th St. Offering a boutique Market experience with a Happy Hour flair, Market will be held from 5:00 - 9pm on Friday, June 8 at La Chua Vintage.
6:00: The Leisure Seeker, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, various days - times, Downtown Starring Academy AwardÂ®-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winnerÂ® Donald Sutherland as a runaway couple going on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker, travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West. They recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.
7:30: I'll Get You my Pretty, UF School of Theatre and Dance, Constans Theater, Reitz Union, various days - times. School of Theatre and Dance continues its summer theatre partnership with New York production company Tilted Windmills Theatricals. Abigail is lost, confused, and twenty-two. When Kati, the most popular and idolized girl from high school, reaches out about joining her BikiniReadyâ„˘ workout team, Abigail knows she has the chance to radically change her life. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: St, Este Loves And Band Special Dance Night, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main. St. Este Loves is a well known from Clearwater/Tampa and this is her a Gainesville debut. Este plays music that makes a nod to the spontaneity of jam bands but still adheres to a tight song structure. It's all about the groove and this is a dance night at Heartwood. Think Woodstock with your dancing shoes on.
8:00: 21 Blue with Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate, Free Fridays concert series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. As part of its celebration of June as African-American Music Appreciation Month. The public is invited to bring their blankets and lawn chairs to our beautiful downtown amphitheater, and enjoy this free world-class blues concert that will take you from Louis Armstrong to Howlin' Wolf to Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond.
8:00: Paddington, Movie Night, Tioga Town Center, 105 SW 128th Street. Paddington, now happily settled with the Brown family and a popular member of the local community, picks up a series of odd jobs to buy the perfect present for his Aunt Lucy's 100th birthday, only for the gift to be stolen.
8:30: Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun?, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, various days - times, Downtown. "In 1946, my great-grandfather murdered a black man named Bill Spann and got away with it.â€ť So begins Travis Wilkersonâ€™s critically acclaimed documentary. Acting as narrator and guide, Wilkerson spins a strange, frightening tale, incorporating scenes from To Kill a Mockingbird, the music of Janelle MonĂˇe and Phil Ochs, and the story of Rosa Parksâ€™ investigation into the Recy Taylor case, as well as his own family history, for a gripping investigation into our collective past and its echoes into the present day.
8:45: Hippvana, Hipp Lower Level, Hippodrome Theatre, Downtown. Salsa dancing in the Hipp Lower Level begins with a salsa dancing class taught by Baila Caliente Gainesville at 8:45 p.m. for just $5 at the door on Friday, June 8. At 9:45 p.m., DJ Elio Piedra brings the party when floor opens up for a night of salsa dancing FREE and open to the public.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY:
Cameron Dancenter 35th Annual Production, UF Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, UF Cultural Plaza, 3201 Hull Rd. Four separate distinct performances Friday 6:30, and Saturday 10:00, 2:00, and 6:30. The Dancenter has been serving Gainesville, and surrounding communities since 1983 providing dance instruction in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Modern, Hip Hop, Contemporary, and Boys classes.
1:00: Family Day, Harn Museum of Art, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Road. Enjoy a family-friendly tour of the exhibition. Then, learn the tools of printmaking and make a print with bold colors that tells a story. This program is ideal for families with children ages 5 - 11, but all ages are welcome.
6:00: Original G'ville Food Truck Rally & Free Concert, High Dive, 270 SW 2nd Ave. The Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally is celebrating over 5 YEARS as the FIRST food truck rally to ever happen in Gville . Food trucks from across the area and beyond will be serving up unique, gourmet style fare to Gainesville's hungry masses at this one-of-a-kind local event! Vegan and vegetarian options available. The Festival raised money for Faithful Friends Animal Rescue.
7:00: Story Summit, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Story Summit is Gainesville's best night of storytelling â€“ Come be part of Gainesville's growing storytelling community at Story Summit. You'll hear some of the best storytellers from Self Narrate, Guts & Glory GNV, and The Conch at the intimate Heartwood Soundstage.
7:00: The Sauce Boss, North Florida Blues Society, High Dive. The legendary performer (as chronicled in Jimmy Buffett's 1999 hit "I Will Play for Gumbo") Bill "Sauce Boss" Wharton brings his Florida slide guitar Blues, his gumbo, and his own hot sauce to every multi-sensory performance. His show includes a culinary demonstration with audience stirring and sampling the gumbo. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.