8:00: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time, OPENING NIGHT, various days - times, Hippodrome Theatre, Downtown. The Hippodrome Theatre, in partnership with the UF school of Theatre and Dance, brings the Tony Award-winning play The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time to the stage. 15 year-old Christopher has an extraordinary mind but is out of sync with the world. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor's dog, he sets out on a life-changing journey to find the true culprit and uncovers family secrets that turn his world upside down. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information
6:00: Black Films Matter: Supa Modo, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. Jo, a witty 9-year old terminally ill girl is taken back to her rural village to live out the rest of her short life. Her only comfort during these dull times are her dreams of being a Superhero, which prove to be something her rebellious teenage sister Mwix, overprotective mother Kathryn and the entire village of Maweni think they can fulfill.
7:00: Afro-Feminisms in Cuba: Perspectives from Havana, Santa fe College CIED, 530 W. Univ. Ave. Dr. Tanya L. Saunders, a professor of Latin American studies at the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, realized that she had an archive of audio-visual materials, some almost twenty years old, from her research on Cuban artivism. Together these materials highlighted a debate, a conversation, among Black women of various positions in the Cuban society, about femininity, sexuality, and negritude in Cuba. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00: Friday Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown. 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,.
8:00: 70s Progressive Rock Experience, Free Friday Concert Series, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown. The Progressive Rock Experience pays tribute to '70s progressive rock with a band. The band, put together by Brad Bangstad (keyboards), Rob Rothschild (drums), David Ottenberg (bass), Linda Griffith (lead vocals), Shuri Pass (lead vocals), Don David (lead vocals/guitar), Fagan Arouh (guitar) and Aaron Culverson (violin). Bangstad says, "Not all of these songs are progressive rock, but still great rock anthems mostly from the 1970s. A lot of these songs are technically challenging, and really stretches our musical abilities."
9:00: UF Viola Day, Music Building Room 101 (MUB 101) 435 Newell Dr. This all-day regional viola event is for ages 12 and up* and includes All-State Preparation Workshops (grades 7-12), masterclasses, viola ensemble and a guest artist recital. FOLLOW THIS LINK for times schedules and programs.
3:00 & 6:00: Echo in the Canyon, various days & times, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. Echo In The Canyon celebrates the explosion of popular music that came out of LA's Laurel Canyon in the mid-60s as folk went electric and The Byrds, The Beach Boys, Buffalo Springfield and The Mamas and the Papas gave birth to the California Sound. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene.
6:00: Back to School Fest, Heartwood Soundstage, 69 S. Main St., Downtown. End the summer with the event of the season at Heartwood, Saturday, August 31st! The show of the semester with some of the top bands in Florida: King Complex, The Forum, Glass House Point, Driveaway, the Hails, and flipturn. End the summer with the event of the season at Heartwood, Saturday, August 31st. Food from Radha's Kitchen, Dank Cakes, Charcoal Grill, and brio.!
10:00: Saved by the Bell: End of Summer Dance party, w/ DJ Drew Love, The Wooly, 20 N. Main St. Yeah so summer's ending, and that's like a MAJOR drag. But, we're like WHATEVER because we've got MEGA plans to celebrate the last few days of this sweet summer vacay by dancing the night away. Brace yourself M'KAY because this party is going to be like THE BOMB, so get ready to get CRUNK dudes.
9:00: Morning Movement, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. Come out and start your day off right with a unique and diverse movement practice that will help you release tension, clear your mind, loosen your body, and experience a boost of energy for your day. This FREE session will feature a variety of dynamic movements, stretches, and flows that are inspired by yoga and Qigong. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
1:00: Ichetucknee Springs, Ichetucknee Springs State Park, 12087 SW US Highway 27, Fort White. Enjoy a day of fun in the cool spring waters? Still want more to do at Ichetucknee Springs State Park? Join our volunteers at the Education Center for fun learning activities 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information