53rd SA+AH Studio Faculty Art Exhibition, Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd, UF Cultural Plaza. The Harn Museum of Art will feature more than thirty, recently created, works of art by University of Florida School of Art + Art History (SA+AH) faculty in this dynamic exhibition. The works, some on view for the very first time, will offer visitors a glimpse into the creative and professional work of these outstanding artists and influential educators. The exhibition includes a varied body of work from sculptures, paintings, drawings and photographs, to ceramics, fiber arts, mixed-media works and video installations. Admission is free.
8:00: Time Warp: Apocalypse Now: Final Cut, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. It is the height of the war in Vietnam, and U.S. Army Captain Willard is sent by Colonel Lucas and a General to carry out a mission that, officially, 'does not exist – nor will it ever exist'
8;00: Philip 'JazzDad' & Forever Miles Jazz Band, Free Friday Concerts Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. Phillip Thomas is a professional vocalist based out of Gainesville. He has traveled across the country and abroad, performing at various venues and jazz festivals, while accompanying Grammy Award winning jazz artists on stage. With the Forever Miles Band you can expect to hear many genres of music with covers of The Temptations, James Taylor, Steve Miller Band, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and more, all infused with a smooth jazz twist.
8:00: 21 Blue featuring Longineu Parsons and Ted Shumate, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Presented by Heartwood & The North Central Florida Blues Society Present: 21 Blue the quintessential intersection of Blues and Jazz features the world-renowned musicians trumpeter Longineu Parsons II and guitarist Ted Shumate, resulting in authentic Blues played at an impeccable level of musicianship – world-class musicians who express the heart and soul of American music.
1:00: Saturday Springs Showcase,Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 SW US Highway #27. Fort White. Waiting in line for the tram to go tubing? Just finished a fun float down the river? Then stop by our Springs Showcase table at the Ichetucknee Springs State Park South Entrance! We'll have lots of engaging games and activities that are both fun and informative, as you learn about the springs in the park and how we can all pitch in to protect them! We'll also have Junior Ranger activity packets and prizes available for kids. We hope to see you there!
6:00: Roller Derby: Swamp City Sirens vs. Beachside Brawlers, MLK Center, 1028 NE 14TH St. Don't miss this action-packed bout, in which Gainesville's Swamp City Sirens take on Beachside Brawlers Roller Derby! Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Kids 12 & under get in FREE! Pick up tickets from Volta Coffee, Tea & Chocolate and Sweet Dreams of Gainesville FL., or online https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4307279
1:30: North Central Florida Blues Society Regional Blues Challenge, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A. The North Central Florida Blues Society is an affiliate of the Blues Foundation, which holds the International Blues Challenge every year in Memphis. As an affiliate, the North Central Florida Blues Society holds a regional competition, which allows for a winning band, solo/duo, and self-produced CD to compete as a representative of the North Central Florida region in the IBC in Downtown Memphis, Tennessee in the Beale Street Historic District. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
5:30: One City One Story: Alachua County Book Club, Hippodrome, Downtown. The Alachua County Library hosts a book club discussion in the Hipp Lower Level to discuss the novel, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon. Themes of individuality & identity, freedom & confinement, and love & emotion will all be discussed. A specialist on Autism Spectrum Disorder from UF's Center for Autism and Related Disabilities will also be in attendance. Cash bar will be available, with refreshments and snacks provided by Emiliano's Cafe. This event is FREE and open to the public.