8:00: Sex with Strangers, OPENING NIGHT, Various days – times, Hippodrome, Downtown. A smart, sexy, and funny exploration of the conflict between the life we live in the real world and the life we live online. 40-something Olivia and 20-something Ethan succumb to raw attraction while isolated in a remote getaway. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00: Sorry to Bother You, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. In an alternate present-day version of Oakland, black telemarketer Cassius Green discovers a magical key to professional success – which propels him into a macabre universe.
8:00: Tom Bresh, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 South Main St., Downtown. Thom Bresh, the 2001 inductee into the Thumbpickers Hall of Fame and his six string friends have been entertaining people for a lifetime. As Chet Atkins put it, "Tom Bresh is a "World Class" guitarist that deserves to be heard." FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
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Easter Egg Hunts and Events: Special thanks to Fun4GatorKids for this most excellent directory pf Gainesville Easter Egg Hunts and other holiday events. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more Easter fun and events.
Information available on various topics such as: Pollinators, why we need them, Invasive Exotic Plants, Building a Bee House, Zero Waste Gainesville, Love Our Springs, Growing a longleaf pine. Also GRU will have information on electric cars and Sweetwater Wetlands Park and more.
The annual Heritage Nursery Plants Sale features heritage plants which have been grown for decades in the Dudley flower gardens, and many species of native plants. Over 250 longleaf pine seedlings to give away (one per family) til they are gone. Please be ready to plant your seedling.
12:00: Harnessing Solar Power, ACLIB Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room B, 401 E. Univ. Ave., Downtown. Representatives from Solar Impact of Gainesville will discuss how you can make the switch to clean, affordable solar power. You can also use our catalog for more materials on how you can use solar power for your energy needs.
2:00: UF's Portable Planetarium, ACLIB Headquarters Branch, 401 E. Univ. Ave., Downtown. UF's Department of Astronomy presents a program in the tower at the Alachua County Headquarters Library Branch with a giant, inflatable dome that children and adults can climb into to watch a projection of the universe, learn about the formation of the solar system, the location of the constellations, and all about the stars.
8:00: SLICE, ONE NIGHT ONLY, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. This goofy multi-genre (comedy/horror/fantasy/scifi) film stars Chance the Rapper in his acting debut. The story takes place in a small town where there have been a slew of murders targeting pizza delivery drivers. The survivors of these killings take it upon themselves to find out who (or what) is behind these grizzly crimes.
2:00: Celebration of Women, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. On January 21, 2018, thousands of women, femmes and allies will come together in Las Vegas, Nevada, to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the Women's March and to launch our collective 2018 Women's March agenda. We will conclude the celebration by marching down University to 13th and back. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
3:00: HUMAN, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. A collection of stories about images of our world, offering what it means to be human. From stories of everyday experiences to accounts of the most unbelievable lives, these poignant encounters share a rare sincerity and underline who we are – our darker side, but also what is most noble in us, and what is universal.