6:00 - 9:00: Tom Petty Exhibit Reception, Thomas Center, Matheson Museum, 513 East University Avenue, Downtown Gainesville. The Matheson History Museum is excited to host this exhibition focusing on the early days of Tom Petty's 40-year history in rock and roll, that all started right here in Gainesville, Florida. The show will include never-before exhibited Petty memorabilia, such as handwritten lyrics to his hit song Don't Come Around Here No More, instruments and equipment used by Tom's first band, Mudcrutch, as well as personal items his local childhood friends and family have generously shared with us.
5:30 - FALL SOCIAL, Small Business Social, Aloft Hotel, 3743 Hull Rd. - Join us for the FALL Social for small businesses gathering at the Aloft Hotel lounge this evening and meet your Gainesville Small Business partners for drinks and conversation. Live music starts at 7 p.m. so feel free to stick around.
6:00: Starry Night, UF Museum of Natural History, UF Cultural Plaza. Observe the night sky and explore the world beyond! Gaze at the stars through high-performance telescopes and see a portable planetarium show. Join the Museum for this FREE, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions. Doors open and stargazing begins at 6 p.m. A full list of activities are available below along with more information on the speakers. Let‚Äôs reach for the stars.
8:00: Krickets, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. The Krickets are a female Americana group from the gulf coast who‚Äôs music is what Paste Magazine describes as ‚Äúa truly stunning, one-of-a-kind sound.‚ÄĚ Fresh out of the studio, the band just finished a sophomore album entitled ‚ÄėRedbird.‚Äô The title track, Redbird was recently named the 2019 Alt Country Song of the Year at the Independent Music Awards.
8:00: The Murdureous Trance, Hippodrome Cinema, Downtown. Criminal investigator Anders Olsen begins to solve a case in which a bank robber shoots two bank clerks and runs into the streets of Copenhagen with the money. When arrested, he claims to have committed the crime alone. Some eyewitnesses say the robber seemed to have been in a trance, which makes the case even more complicated and peculiar. Olsen finds out that the accused has been in prison with the charismatic Bj√∂rn Schow Nielsen and begins to suspect that Nielsen had hypnotized his fellow inmate to commit the crime for him.
9:00: Morning Yoga, Tuscawilla Preserve Park, Micanopy. Join ACT and Victoria Thompson from YogaLoka for yoga on the prairie! Please bring your own mat and water, and plan to arrive a few minutes early to set up.
2:00: Meditative Art Workshop, Mind Space Collective, 834 E University Ave. Meditative Art is the practice of using meditation and reflection to channel and awaken one's creativity. In this class, attendees will be guided through a simple group meditation before turning to the canvas to express and explore their experience through shapes, color, texture. The class facilitator, Lisa Klug, has hosted multiple classes of this kind and comments that she is "always surprised at the outpouring of creativity with this exercise, even from people who have not painted in this way since childhood.
10:00: Kids Day ‚Äď Sugar Cane & Corn, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W. Newberry Rd., Newberry. It is a good day for sweet and sticky cane syrup on a some hot cornbread. Learn all about corn, and make a corn husk doll. Where does cane syrup come from? Find out at Dudley Farm Historic State Park ‚Äď where the cane grows. Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month. Children and adults alike, ages 5 and up can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history, and a farming way of life. Admission: $5 per vehicle.
7:00: Jazz on the Green, Celebration Pointe, Archer Rd. Relax with live jazz while enjoying food, drinks, lawn games and more. In addition to Celebration Pointe's restaurants, MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, Kilwins Gainesville, Decadent A Dessert And Coffee Bar ‚Äď Gainesville, Florida and Miller's Ale House ‚Äď Gainesville, food options also include the Ahar ‚Äď Homemade Indian Food, Cilantro Tacos, and Rollin Smoke BBQ food trucks.
7:00: Terry Robb, Austin Hunter Band, Noah Allen, High Dive, Downtown. Perfecting his craft in Rocky Mountain ski lodges and Nashville‚Äôs Honky Tonks, Teddy Robb has a laid-back voice that grabs you like the Colorado winter air and wraps you up in a blanket with someone you love next to a warm fire.
8:00: Sean Rowe with Matthew Fowler, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Since 2003, Rowe played locally in his hometown at open mics, bars and cafes. He began playing with percussionist Marco Haber, who played on a few tracks on his first album "27". Shortly thereafter they began playing under the name Mudfunk and recorded a live album, Live at the Grind, as well as a single of "Wrong Side of the Bed" at Studio Zoot in Albany.