7:30: Bette Babs and Beyond, Gainesville Orchestra, UF Cultural Plaza, Curtis M Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Rd. The Gainesville Orchestra welcomes four performers from Broadway as we celebrate the best of Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Aretha Franklin, and other beloved divas. Scott Coulter, John Boswell, Natalie Douglas, and Alex Getlin will be sharing their talents with us and backed up by our full 60-piece orchestra.
5:00: The River and the Wall, Hipp Cinema, various days – times, Downtown. The River and the Wall follows five friends on an immersive adventure through the unknown wilds of the Texas borderlands as they travel 1200 miles from El Paso to the Gulf of Mexico on horses, mountain bikes, and canoes.
8:00: Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn & Female Power Singers, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. For their "Free Fridays" concert, Crooked Counsel is excited to showcase artists including Stevie Ray Vaughn and female rock singers Janis Joplin, Grace Slick, Aretha Franklin, Pat Benatar, Heart, Annie Lennox, Pink, Adele, Sheryl Crowe, Stevie Nicks and Melissa Etheridge. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, Tioga Town Center Movie Night, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way. Teen Miles Morales becomes Spider-Man of his reality, crossing his path with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.
8:15: Hippvana, Hippodrome, Downtown. Hippvana Nights is back tonight at the Hipp Lower Level. A hot night of salsa dancing in the Hipp Lower Level begins at 8:15 p.m. for ONLY $5 at the door. A salsa dancing class will be taught by Gainesville's premier Latin dance studio, Baila Caliente.
40 Authors at ACLIB, Alachua County Library District,. - times Authors from diverse genres will meet fans at the I Heart Books event noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 11 at Headquarters Branch, 401 E. University Ave. This multi-genre event presented by the Alachua County Library District and the Florida Writers Association is free. More than 40 Florida authors will participate in panels and get to know local readers. Attendees can purchase books, have them signed, and chat with the authors. Readers can also participate in author bingo for a chance to win a Reader Appreciation Basket.
9:00: Windsor Zucchini Fest, Windsor Fire Station #61, 1401 SE County Road 234, Windsor. Over 100 arts, crafts, and plant vendors from around the state will be showing off their wares. Submit YOUR best recipe in the Cook-A-Zuke contest, have fun carving up the zukes in the zucchini carving contest, and be sure to enter the big raffle with awesome prizes including a kayak. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
10:00: Kids Day - Dirt and Plants, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd. Plant seeds and rain lilies to take home. Make a flower fan or a tissue flower. Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month. Children and adults alike, ages 5 and up can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history, and a farming way of life.
2:00: Journey Down Four Florida Roads, Book discussion, Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Avenue. Author James Williams will join us on May 11th to discuss his latest book "Four Florida Roads, a narrative of these iconic roads: Bellamy Road, The Tamiami Trail, U.S. 301 and Interstate 95. The history of these four roads form " an eccentric but revealing history of the state."
6:00: Mother's Day Yoga on the Prairie, Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd, Micanopy. This Mother's Day give the gift of love and connection by practicing calming yoga together. This practice is designed to release stress and tension and will include breathing exercises, gentle stretching and a guided relaxation in a beautiful natural setting. Free with park admission of $6 per vehicle (up to 8 people).
8:00: Bill Irwin & Friends, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Bill Irwin moved to Gainesville 9 years ago. He has been a part of the band Impulse Ride from Augusta, GA for 30 years. Tonight Bill will focus on these Gainesville friendships and music. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
9:00: Mother's Day at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr. Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00 am. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge. FREE admission today to Kanapaha Botanical Gardens for mothers of all ages.