7:00: Transnatural, 4Most Gallery & Studio, 534 SW 4th Ave. An exhibition featuring the work of Palmer Crippen, Jennifer McCloskey, Yasmeen Shaban, Shannon Sutherland, and John 'Feeshy' Walker. Transnatural showcases a collection of work that strives to capture and rethink the future of the IRL in a digital based environment. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
5:00: First Friday: Downtown High Springs Block Party, High Springs. Monthly merchants event featuring food vendors, live art demonstrations, craft beer sampling and a Florida Quilt Trail exhibit. Restaurants and merchant will provide demonstrations, specials and discounts.
8:00: A Doll's House Part 2, Hippodrome Theatre, various days and times, Downtown. A Doll’s House, Part ” is a visceral and quick-witted look at what happens when you have to cross a bridge you’ve burned, and is directed by Charlie Mitchell, playwright, University of Florida School of Theatre & Dance professor and director. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:30: HUMAN Vol. 1 'HUMAN', Hipp Cinema, Downtown. A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. HUMAN is segmented into a three part series, we will be previewing the first volume, and playing all three volumes in full at a later date.
8:00: Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards CD Release Show, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Blending distinctive voices and a wide range of accompaniment (guitar, harmonica, ukulele, clarinet, penny whistle, electric bass), their songs have been well-received by audiences around the eastern United States and Canada since 2010. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
9:00: Depot Park Walk With a Doc, Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St., Downtown. a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. Tou don't need any special gear and there are no special rules. Join us the second Saturday of each month for a scenic walk around Depot Park and chat with a doc while you walk.
10:00: Collector's Day, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Rd. This free, popular event has attracted collectors from across the region for 40 years. Visitors can chat with collectors of all ages to learn the history of their treasures — from cowboy and Pokémon memorabilia to classic cars and stereoviews.
12:00: Kids Day - Nature & The Farm, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd., Newberry. Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for our Dudley Kids Day. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in on the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old-fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history and the farming way of life. $5 per vehicle.
1:00: Florida Vintage Market, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave. #TFVM is a unique shopping experience in the heart of Downtown Gainesville located at the High Dive Venue, where you will enjoy a variety of vendors curating some of the best in vintage garments, jewelry, handmade goods, and more. Food and drinks will be available for purchase!
2:00: Folk Art Printmaking, Hawthorne Library, 6640 S.E. 221 St, Hawthorne. Crafters and creative thinkers of all walks will benefit from this design-centered exploration of pattern. Join Wayfaring Painter at the Hawthorne Library as Kristyn leads participants through the process of creating a repeating design inspired by a variety of folk art expressions including mehndi, rosemaling, and textile traditions such as mudcloth and wagara.
4:00: Ten Foods that Define Florida, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave. What are the most iconic foods that define the Sunshine State? Caldo gallego, gazpacho, or black bean soup? Key Lime or sweet potato pie? Was the Cuban sandwich invented in Tampa but perfected in Miami? Gary Mormino teaches a class in food history at the University of South Florida and is writing a book on Florida food ways.
11:30: Free Capoeira Class, Capoeira Academy of Gainesville, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. Every Saturday in January, join us at BDP for a free Capoeira class! Capoeira is a type of Brazilian Martial Arts that is combination dance and acrobatics. These classes will be fun and educational. Kids, teens and adults love it
8:00: Jack Williams, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Downtown. Jack Williams, a South Carolina-born artist, is celebrated by the contemporary U.S. folk community as a singer/songwriter of national stature and an uncommonly unique guitarist whom Sing Out! Magazine describes as "one of the strongest guitarists in contemporary folk". FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
SATURDAY – SUNDAY:
Camellia Show: 1-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. Two day event featuring prize-winning camellias of all sizes, shapes and colors along with judged exhibits of japonicas, reticulatas, hybrids and species. Plants will be for sale. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
9:30: Sunday Kids Yoga, Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St, Downtown. Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30 am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga. Ideal for children ages 3-8, but caregivers know best. Caregivers must remain with the children and are encouraged to participat