7:00: Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown Gainesville. Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Florida. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) with many local galleries, eateries and businesses participating,
4:00: River Rhythms, 5656 E Silver Springs Blvd., Ocala, Free with park admission, Join us the 4th Friday of every month, for an evening full of music and entertainment featuring a live drum circle. From 4:00 p.m. to sundown, come and enjoy this musical experience. We ask that you please bring your own percussion instruments. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00: Couch Messiahs, Tioga Concert series, Town of Tioga, 33 SW 130th Way. Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert on the Tioga Town Center stage. Come with music classified as Americana Roots Music, 60s, 70s, 90s, R&B, and Country Alternative, The Couch Messiahs play tunes that everyone is sure to love.
7:00: Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Creative B Movie Series, Florida Museum, UF Cultural Plaza, 315 Hull Rd. The Florida Museum is hosting a screening of Mr. Peabody & Sherman, released in 2014 and rated PG, at the museum on Friday, July 26, at 7 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to discuss the film with a panel of scientists, artists and special effects experts prior to the movie and explore the balance between science and art. The museum's permanent exhibits, except the "Butterfly Rainforest" and Discovery Zone.
8:00: MIDSOMMAR, Hipp Cinema, OPENING NIGHT, Various days – times, Downtown. Dani and Christian are a young American couple with a relationship on the brink of falling apart. But after a family tragedy keeps them together, a grieving Dani invites herself to join Christian and his friends on a trip to a once-in-a-lifetime midsummer festival in a remote Swedish village. What begins as a carefree summer holiday in a land of eternal sunlight takes a sinister turn when the insular villagers invite their guests to partake in festivities that render the pastoral paradise increasingly unnerving and viscerally disturbing.
8:00: Captive Eddies, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Downtown. Captive Eddies pulls from a reservoir of more than 100 original songs, and has performed at festivals and venues from Florida to New York to California, as well as many places in between. Captive Eddies' influences span from classic rock, reggae, blues, folk, funk, classical bluegrass and jazz.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY:
7:30: Swamp Dance Fest, G-6 Studio, McGuire Pavillion, 1800 McCarty Drive. UF Campus. UF School of Theatre and Dance transformative three-week dance intensive combines a rigorous schedule of classes with rehearsals, works-in-progress showings, artists' talks, and special projects, culminating in a performance of works created during the festival.
All Day: THE ELECTRIC SLIDE+ OTHER SACRED GEOMETRIES, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. The UF Center for Arts in Medicine and The City of Gainesville invites you to THE ELECTRIC SLIDE+ OTHER SACRED GEOMETRIES, a National Dance Day celebration on Saturday, This day-long event is part of an ongoing project inspired by the diverse threads of American social dance. The Electric Slide, the Cupid Shuffle, the Wobble, the Tootsie Roll, the Hustle, the Git Up and other classic line dances are a call to action.
8:00: Lemon City Trio, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Based in Miami, Lemon City Trio is a band formed out of the love for the tradition of organ trio music, perhaps best exemplified by the great New Orleans band the Meters, or reaching back further in time, Booker T and the MGs.
6:30: Shane Dwight, The Rick Randlett Band, North Central Florida Blues Society, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave. Shane Dwight is a young American Roots Music artist for the 21st century – a killer blues player who can rock the house all night long with the best of them, and an introspective singer-songwriter whose voice rings true at alt-country, Americana, R&B, and flat-out Rock N Roll. Rick Randlett has been playing the blues since the early '70's. He has toured the East Coast extensively from Quebec, Canada to Florida, sharing the stage with many well known musicians, including Joe Perry of Aerosmith. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:00: Harn Museum Guided Tour, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Rd. Enjoy friendly, docent-led discussions on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 - 3 pm. No registration required – tours start in the museum's lobby. Docents share highlights from across the museum, spotlight a special exhibition or explore a specific them