6:30: International Day of Yoga, Yoga and Ayurveda Immersion, ChayaVeda Healing Arts. On The International Day Of Yoga, we are getting treating students to a free introductory essence and core of yoga practice must register in advance. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00: The Flying Ace Exhibition, Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, 811 South Main St.. The Cade Museum takes visitors back to the early 1900s, when Jacksonville was known as "The Winter Film Capital of the World." And, more specifically, when Norman Studios was producing "race films" that used all-black actors cast in non-stereotypical roles during the Jim Crow era. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00: UP IN SMOKE, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. The Hippodrome is partnering with GreenWise TV to bring you a 40th Anniversary screening of Cheech & Chong's movie, Up In Smoke. The movie follows the comedic duo as they are deported to Mexico, and make their way back to the States in a van made entirely of marijuana — complete with many goofy misadventures along the way. (86 minutes)
8:00: The Shakedown, Free Friday Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. This five-piece, Gainesville-based band specializes in contemporary blues with a rock and classic soul edge. The Shakedown features veteran Gainesville musicians Keith Whitesel (percussion), Frank Bougher (lead guitar), Carlo Schuster (bass guitar) and Randy Hensley (keys/rhythm guitar). Featured vocalist, Michelle "Velvet" Banfield, is "a vocal powerhouse who can rip the paint off the walls with her blistering full bodied delivery.
8:00: The Imposters, Play list @ the Pointe, Celebration Pointe, Archer Rd. Get set for live music event at Celebration Pointe. Enjoy the sounds of The Impostors under the stars. Gainesville Florida's longest-lived band that makes a living by playing other bands' songs. But really great bands, like the Beatles, Byrds, Hendrix, and other tops of the pops from the golden age of rock. Food from Ahar - Homemade Indian Food, Taste Foodtruck, Rollin Smoke BBQ & Papa Pineapples will be available for purchase during the event.
8:00: A Few Miles South, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. "Few Miles South is bringing back that classic, country sound and honky-tonk atmosphere," says Skope Magazine. There will be room for dancing, so put on your best boots and come on out for a night on the town.
2:30: Jo Ann Lordahl, ACLIB Local Author Series, Foundation Room, Headquarters Branch, 401 E. Univ. Ave., Downtown. Jo Ann Lordahl will present her book, Princess Ruth: Love & Tragedy in Hawai'I tomorrow. Lordahl says, "Princess Ruth had my heart as soon as I saw her on the cover of The High Chieftess: Ruth Keelikolani. This is the story of Princess Ruth, a little-known Princess, but the richest woman in Hawai'i. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00: Souvenir, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. A shy but ambitious film student (Honor Swinton Byrne) begins to find her voice as an artist while navigating a turbulent courtship with a charismatic but untrustworthy man (Tom Burke).
8:00: Boulware and Friends, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Rain canceled this May 3 Bo Diddley show and the band is now presenting it at Heartwood Saturday night. . Fodder Wing will perform "Heroes and Harmonies," with Jana Horton Kowitz, Mike Boulware, Carolina Juliet Bohn, Daniel Roberts, Ned Stewart, James Tuck Tucker, James Millsaps, Brad Bangstad, and Jon Alexander.
8:00: Satchmo at the Waldorf, OPENING NIGHT, Actor's Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St., Downtown. A one-man, three-character play in which the same actor portrays Louis Armstrong, the greatest of all jazz trumpeters. The story takes place in 1971 in a dressing room backstage at the Empire Room of New York's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, where Armstrong performed in public for the last time four months before his death.
8:00: Philadelphia Story, Cocktails & Classics, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. The Philadelphia Story also stars Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, and John Howard. It follows Tracy Lord who is preparing to wed her new lover, George Kittredge, but her perspective changes as a tabloid writer and her ex-husband show up. The price of a ticket will cover entry to the film, a specialty cocktail from our bar, and hors d'oeuvres before the show.
10:00: Never Ending Solstice Dance Party, The Wooly, 20 N. Main St., Downtown. As the Sun reaches its highest point, the Gods are in full power and the Goddesses of Earth bring the greatest abundance of the year. Specialty concoctions will be served under the moonlit night, as we prepare for the Sun's decline. Entranced by DJ Muñeca Bruja's new wave/post-punk spell, we dance all night to lift our spirits.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY:
2:00: Gainesville Amateur Radio Society Field Day, Gainesville Amateur Radio Society, Gethsemane Lutheran Church, Corner of NW 34th St. and NW 39th Ave. Visit to see and learn about emergency radio operation. Special opportunity for the public to get on the air and contact others around the country from 2 PM to 6 PM on Saturday. Stay for dinner at 6 PM.
2:00: Kitten Yoga! Humane Society Benefit, Flow Space, 117 NW 16th Ave. Maggie Rucker will be leading through a sequence that allows you to paws and relax while the little fur-balls, brought by the Alachua County Humane Society, climb all over you.
7:00: The Divebombers, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. The Divebombers play the music of George Jones, Johnny Cash, Jerry Reed, Merle Travis, Chet Atkins, and Non-Fat Elvis, with instrumental virtuosity and an irresistible sense of fun.
7:30: Mac Arnold & Plate Full O' Blues/Sheba the Mississippi Queen & the Bluesmen, North Central Florida Blues Society presents, High Dive...Mac Arnold, who has performed and recorded with Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, and worked with other huge musical giants such as James Brown and Quincy Jones, is back in Gainesville with his band Plate Full O' Blues.