8:00: Jesus Caught the A-Train, OPENING NIGHT, Actors Warehouse, various days - times, 619 NE 1st St., Downtown. Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis, Directed by Kevin O. Mack, Angel Cruz is a thirty-year-old bike messenger from NYC who has lost his best friend to a religious cult. Angel is in the second night of incarceration for shooting the leader of that cult in the "ass." Angel's persuasive arguments moves public defender is Mary Jane Hanrahan to champion his cause.
7:00: Dracula, UF Creative B movie series, Florida Museum, 3215 Hull Rd. Free Screening of 1931′s "Dracula" as part of the museum's summer film-screening series, in which a panel of artists, scientists and special effects experts discuss the science and art shown in the shown film. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00: Dark Fortune, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, various days – times, Downtown. Late at night, the psychologist Eliane Hess is called to the hospital to take care of Yves, an eight-year-old boy, who just has lost his parents and siblings in a car accident. As time goes by, she loses the professional distance to the patient, Elaine becomes embroiled in an argument with the parents and makes an unorthodox decision.
8:00: Wax Wings, Free Friday's Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. A 'confessional folk quintet' featuring Brian Turk on upright bass, Andrew Cook on fiddle, John David Eriksen on cello, Mike Dorsey on drums and multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Chelsea Carnes. Wax Wings plays folk-punk, jazz, country with distinctively forceful vocals and lyricism, FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:30: The Seagull, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. At a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. He Seagull explores, with comedy and melancholy, the obsessive nature of love, the tangled relationships between parents and children, and the transcendent value and psychic toll of art.
FRIDAY & SATURDAY:
6:00: Game On at Depot Park, Depot Center Park, 200 SE Depot Ave., Downtown. Chess, Checkers, Jenga, Scrabble, Connect 4, and maybe even more. If you have a board game, please bring it to play with your friends, or come out and make some new ones.
10:00: Gainesville Grinds: Total Boot Camp Class, Depot Center Park, 200 SE Depot Ave, Downtown. Join Gertner Grind on The Hill at Depot Park for this total body boot camp class using body strength exercises, kettle bells, jump ropes, agility ladders, resistance bands and more. It's helpful if you bring a yoga mat.
5:30: Gainesville Street Rods Cruise-In, Springhill Publix, 9200 NW 39th Ave. Monthly cruise-in event open to all makes of vehicles with a $100 jackpot drawing for registered vehicles and a special trophy for the Young Cruisers of the Month. Event also features music provided by a DJ and a raffle to benefit Stop Children's Cancer. Free for spectators; any legal street vehicle may be registered for a $5 donation. (219-6653).