BRAZILFEST 2019, Saturday, 6:00, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Celebrate Brazilian Independence Day with Sander Pinheiro, Maca Reggae Samba, and Allied Capoeira. With special guests: Kenneth Metzker, Hermogenes Araujo, Edwin Carvalho, and more. These musicians will combine to showcase a variety of Brazilian music including influences from jazz, forro, bossa nova, samba and reggae. Brazilian food, vendors and art make this an immersive experience showcasing the talents of the Brazilian community in our area.
6:00: Detours, Tioga Free Concert, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way. Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert on the Tioga Town Center stage and enjoy the sounds of The Detours. The Detours are a local trio that focus on modern, adult pop music.
6:00: Echo in the Canyon, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. Featuring Jakob Dylan, the film explores the beginnings of the Laurel Canyon music scene celebrating 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.
7:00: Chomp The Block, Celebration Point, NW Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd. Celebration Pointe is hosting the ideal kickoff to football weekends before select home games this year. Enjoy live music by FAST LANE, delicious food, lawn games and kids' activities in the Promenade at Celebration Pointe. Kids are welcome to attend the early hours of Chomp the Block. Fun 4 Gator Kids will be hosting exclusive family activities from 7:00-9:00pm. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: The Nancy Luca Band and Anna Marie, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. In from California Nancy Luca returns to the Bo Diddley Plaza stage with Anna Marie and the Nancy Luca Band. Luca currently plays in the bands git'ERdone, Whole Lotta Rosies, Ashleigh Flynn and the Riveters, Madame Ozzy and Mistress of Reality.
8:00: Sally B.'s Dashing Revue, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A, Downtown. This live burlesque review one of a kind show features burlesque performances by local and touring artists with live music by local jazz sensation Swing Theory. And Performances by, Lucky Von Lu, Lilabelle Quaintrelle, Della-Kate Flower, Lola Price, and Sally B. Dash. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Nightcrawler, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. A 9-piece afro-funk ensemble based out of Jacksonville. Formed in 2018, the group originally started as a means of performing the music of Mulatu Astatke, Fela Kuti and other such luminaries, the band quickly became a workshop for original material. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: The Mountain, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. Set against the 1950's "golden age" of American male supremacy, an introverted young photographer (Tye Sheridan) joins a renowned lobotomist (Jeff Goldblum) on a tour to promote the doctor's recently-debunked procedure.
10:00: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Walk, Kanapha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr. Kanapaha Gardens offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.
7:00: NILE SHOWCASE: Flamenco, Belly Dance, and Flamenco Arabe with Vanessa Cerallo, Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60th St Ste A. Another Night on the Nile Showcase featuring Flamenco, Belly Dance, and Flamenco/Belly Dance Fusion–also known as Flamenco Arabe. featured performer, Vanessa Cerallo is originally from Caracas, Venezuela where she started dancing Flamenco at a very young age at the El Rocio Flamenco School with the famous dancer—Diana Patricia "La Macarena". FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
11:00: Hurricane Dorian Benefit, All Four Rivers BBQ restaurants. Breaking from their "Closed on Sunday" policy, all 4 Rivers Smokehouses in Florida (except downtown Orlando) will be open this Sunday, Sept. 8, to benefit relief efforts in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the island nation. Contributions from Sunday will be donated to World Central Kitchen, a not-for-profit organization devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:00: A Place Remembered Book Launch, Alachua Library, 14913 NW 140 Street. This book launch includes a panel discussion on Florida's history featuring Pulitzer Prize-winning author and University of Florida professor Jack E. Davis, fifth-generation Bellamy Road resident Jeff Means, Cauthen and Gibbs. Florida's Bellamy Road: A Place Remembered chronicles the people and places of the region and features the photography of Barbara B Gibbs. The book is a companion piece to Cauthen's Southern Comforts: Rooted in a Florida Place, which won a Florida Book Award for nonfiction.
8:00: Midnight Hour, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Inspired by the sonic aesthetic of Luke Cage their creative dynamic was crystalized in a brand new project The Midnight Hour, which was released to rapturous acclaim in 2018. The Midnight Hour album is not just Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Adrian Younge, it's two of hip-hop's greatest producers with a tight rhythm section and a full orchestra as well as contemporary hip-hop, R&B, soul & jazz artists CeeLo Green, Raphael Saadiq, Marsha Ambrosius, Bilal, Eryn Allen Kane, and Karolina.