8:00: Under a Liar's Moon, OPENING NIGHT, Actor's Warehouse, 819 NE 1st. St., Downtown. A blizzard is blowing Under a Liar's Moon, and charming Willy has cabin fever. His pregnant wife, their daughter who's interested only in make-up, their Grandpa who thinks he's an alien, and their marooned neighbor become victims of Willy's boredom. As soon as the blizzard passes, Willy plans to abandon his family, and because he finally tells the truth he believes his actions are justified. Then he learns the truth.
6:00: Warburg and World Ornament: An Ethnography of Spaces, Harn Museum Keynote Lecture, Harn Museum, UF Cultural PlazaUF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Rd., UF Campus. Spyros Papapetros, Associate Professor, History and Theory of Architecture, will give the lecture Warburg and World Ornament: An Ethnography of Spaces in connection to the Harn Eminent Scholar Chair in Art History Symposium Image, Ornament, Matter: A Symposium on their Limits and Intersections in the History of Art.
8:00: BLACKKKLANSMAN, Opening Night, Hipp Cinema, various days – times, Downtown. The early 1970s, a time of great social upheaval as the struggle for civil rights rages on. Ron Stallworth (John David Washington) becomes the first African-American detective on the Colorado Springs Police Department, but his arrival is greeted with skepticism and open hostility by the department's rank and file. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Nels Cline- Gerald Cleaver-Larry Ochs, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S, Main St. Downtown. A night of improvised music from the trio of living legends that is Nels Cline, Gerald Cleaver, and Larry Ochs.
- NELS CLINE is best known as the lead guitarist in the band Wilco. His recording and performing career – spanning jazz, rock, punk and experimental – is well into its fourth decade, with over 200 recordings, including at least 30 for which he is leader.
- GERALD CLEAVER (drums) is a product of Detroit's rich music tradition. Inspired by his father, drummer John Cleaver, he began playing the drums as a teenager, gained invaluable experience playing with Detroit jazz masters. He has performed or recorded with Roscoe Mitchell, Matt Shipp, William Parker, Craig Taborn, Charles Gayle, Jeremy Pelt, Tomasz Stanko, Charles Lloyd and Miroslav Vitous, among others. Cleaver has released four recordings and leads the bands Black Host and Uncle June.
- LARRY OCHS (saxophones) is best known as a founder of the Rova Sax Quartet, a San Francisco institution that focused on the application of improvisational strategies within the context of contemporary compositions.
8:00: INCREDIBLES 2, Tioga Movie Night, Town of Tioga, Newberry Rd. Get on your pajamas, grab your lawn chairs and blankets, and head over to Tioga Town Center to enjoy the family fun movie- Incredibles 2. The Incredibles hero family takes on a new mission, which involves a change in family roles: Bob Parr (Mr Incredible) must manage the house while his wife Helen (Elastigirl) goes out to save the world.
9:00: Party for the Planet, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, SFC College, 3000 NW 83rd St. This event is family Friendly welcoming you and your kids to explore the zoo and participate in fun activities such as crafts, face painting, training demonstrations, keeper talks, animal encounters, and more FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
9:00: The 3rd Annual Great Gainesville Car Show, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown. Enjoy the sights of vintage and modern cars with music, trophies and prizes. The event is free for spectators. To register your car there is a $20 fee and a $10 fee for motorcycles to be paid at the eveny. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
10:00: 2019 UF College of Veterinarian Open House, UF Vet School, 2015 SW 16th Ave. Everyone is welcome to learn about the exciting world of veterinary medicine. A wide range of activities are planned, from fun games for little kids to hands-on demos for pre-vet college students. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
12:00: Bat Appreciation Day, Black Adder Brewing Co., 618 NW 60th St Ste A. Lubee Bat Conservancy at Blackadder Brewing Company in celebration of all things Bats. Visit with several of our wonderful #SkyPuppies and find out just how wonderful and cute bats are. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
1:00: 45th Annual Rose Show, Gainesville Rose Society, Villages at Gainesville, 8000 NW 27th Blvd. The show features roses exhibited by rose growers from the Deep South District of the American Rose Society. The displays include single stem entries as well as arrangements and rose photographs. Entries are judges by accredited American Rose Society judges. The public is welcome.
2:30: Elizabeth Berg, ACLIB Author Series, Library Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave., Downtown. This Saturday in Library Headquarters Branch Meeting Room A Ms. Berg will discuss her new book Night of Miracles. Berg has written more than twenty novels, three short story collections, and two nonfiction books. Three of her novels were made into television movies. Berg has also been honored with the NEBA for her body of work
6:00: Gainesville150! Music Legends Concert, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. Univ. Plaza. Downtown. The concert features four bands paying tribute to the music of Gainesville's nine Rock & Roll Hall of Fame musicians; Bo Diddley, Stephen Stills, the Eagles and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. food trucks, craft vendors, contests, roving street performers and a unique new Story Cycle, a mobile recording booth on a bicycle that peddles through the downtown area and allows citizens to record their Gainesville stories for posterity. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00: Roller Derby: Swamp City Sirens vs J-Villians, MLK Center, 1028 NE 14th St. The Swamp City Sirens are back for their first home bout of the 2019 season! Don't miss this action-packed game, in which the Gainesville Roller Rebels' Sirens take on Jacksonville Roller Derby's J-Villians. Doors open at the MLK Center at 6pm and the action starts at 6:30pm. Tickets are $8 in advance or $10 at the door. As always, kids 12 and under get in FREE. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:30: Pazeni Sauti Africa Choir Concert, UF School of Theatre & Dance, University Auditorium, 333 Newell Dr., UF Campus. Zimbe! is a sequence of choral arrangements of traditional songs from all over Africa in a jazz style. This is a work which forges links between various folk music traditions of Africa. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
12:00: We Are Neutral's Earth Day Celebration. Depot Park, 874 S.E. 4th St., Downtown. Join We Are Neutral and Fracture to celebrate Earth Day and learn how you can take action to reduce your environmental impact. Food vendors include Alemendra's Bakery, Ahar - Homemade Indian Food, Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden, Brio Cold Brew Coffee, Cilantro Tacos, Chope's Venezuelan and Latin Street Food, Curia On The Drag, Dank Cakes, Humble Wood Fire, Lovemonade, Opus Coffee, Pop-a-Top General Store, Radha's Kitchen, and Suki's Catering, FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
9:00: Florida photography workshop, Florida Museum of Natural History's Butterfly Garden, UF Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Rd. UF Campus. Snap the picture of a lifetime in the Florida Museum's Butterfly Rainforest, featuring more than 50 different species at any given time. During this special event, use your tripod and other photographic equipment not usually permitted inside the exhibit. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:30: Mr. Aullie - Blues and Such, Spring Music Series, Library Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave., Downtown. Mr. Aullie has performed at the Florida Folk Festival, Gamble Rogers Festival and many other Florida music and culture venues. He is a regular at Satchel's Pizza and other Gainesville venues. Donald Blitch aka Mr. Aullie was born and raised in Gainesville. Since the mid-seventies Mr. Aullie has been writing songs about growing up in Florida. "Blues music has always connected and influenced the heart of my musical palate, and is now a part of me."
3:00: Collection Focus: American Art Glass, Harn Museum Curator Talk, Harn Museum, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Rd. UF Campus. The Harn Museum's growing collection of American art glass and the history and artistry behind these exquisite pieces will be discussed and on display in the Highlights from the Modern Collection exhibition.