FRIDAY - SUNDAY:
Cinema Verde International Film and Art Festival - This three day event is premised on Cinema Verde’s mission is to provide environmental education to the public through film, arts, workshops, events, tours and any other forum or media; to increase public awareness of environmental practices that enhance public health and improve quality of life in urban, suburban and rural settings. We bring community organizations, businesses and citizens together to help forge sustainable solutions for our future.
GEE'S Bend produced by the Star Theater, 11 NE 23rd Avenue. See the story of the GEE'S BEND women come to life on stage at STAR CENTER THEATRE. Directed by T'Keyah Crystal Keymah. Starring Kareena Wallace , Amanda Edwards, Star Porter, Gloria Pringle Ashley, Rod McNealy, plus a talented ensemble that lend their voices to honor this hidden piece of history.
7:00: Oaks Mall Carnival, Parking lot behing Macey's, Oaks Mall. Experience the sights, sounds and aromas of the electrifying midway with rides for all ages from whimsical kiddie rides to state-of-the-art thrill rides, carnival games and favorite fair food. Carnival parking and admission are free. Unlimited ride wristbands (for riders 36 inches and taller) are $30 on site, or online in advance for $20 each, 2 for $35 or a Family 4 Pack (2 adults/2 children) for $60. After 5 pm Thurs., Feb. 6, online wristbands are $25 each or a Family 4 Pack for $85. Ride tickets are also available at the carnival for $1.50 each, $30 for 20 tickets, or $60 for 50 tickets plus 1 free ride. (Rides take 2 or more tickets each.)
3:00: Valentines Day Dance Party, Newberry Library Branch, 110 Seaboard Drive, Newberry. All ages welcome. Bring a friend or meet new friends at our all-ages, all-abilities dance party. We’ll move through famous dances throughout the decades. Wear your best pink, white and red. A fun, all-ages, all-abilities Valentines Dance of famous dances through the decades. Dress up in your pink, red, and white - no partners needed.
4:00: Date Nite: A Vertical Tasting: It’s Date Night and the Black Adder Brewing Co. is supplying the date – our Belgian Quad, Date Night, that is! We have a special vertical tasting for you. FOUR years (2017-2020) of Date Night, a Belgian Quad made with raw date sugar. Eim Thai will be here so dinner plans are covered! Treat your bestie or just your sweet self this ♥ Valentine’s Day ♥
5:00: Beer and Mini Donut Pairing, Swamphead Brewery, 3650 SW 42nd Ave. We’re bringing in some adorable mini donuts from Mini Donut Plains for a night of donut and beer pairing in our tasting room. Our brewers are working hard on some brand new beers to pair perfectly with a specially chosen set of mini donuts. BEER + MINI DONUTS = the best Valentine’s Day date you’ve been on in a long long time. Bring your Valentine and get ready for the sweet culinary sensation that is Beer + donuts. Flight sets including three 5-oz beers with three coordinating mini donuts will be available for $14.
6:00: La Brasserie: Dance Alive Pre Show Dinner, Dance Alive National Ballet, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, UF's Culutral Plaza. Pre-Show Dinner at the Phillips Center Fackler Foyer. Join us in a delicious pre-show dinner, then enjoy LOVELAND Onstage. Catered by Sweetwater Catering. Décor by Unforgettable Events. Ticket Prices $50 per person or $85 for Dinner and Show sold through UFPA Box Office.
7:30: LOVELAND, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, UF's Culutral Plaza. Take a trip to Loveland! How do I love Thee, a sweet and vibrant work with choreography by our resident choreographer Judy Skinner and colleague Ani Collier, is inspired by the beautiful Sonnets from the Portuguese by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. Moonlight Sway is a creation by newly appointed resident choreographer Brian Carey Chung: “I use the two most influential pieces of music on the subject of the moon, Clair de Lune and Moonlight Sonata. It is about the pull of the moon, and therefore, a love story, in the form of a double duet.” Our finale, Someone to Love, a new ballet by Artistic Director Kim Tuttle, says it all. Love and friendship, romance and passion – from Cinderella to rock and roll, the Dance Alive dancers embrace the world with their gifts of expression and talent. Family friendly.
8:00: Lovestruck: Live stories about when Cupid’s arrow strikes…and when it doesn’t, The Wooly, Downtown. Guts and Glory GNV is a live storytelling organization that brings you Gainesvillian’s true live stories on stage! The February show is for lovers and haters and everyone in between! These stories will be about being love struck: stories about affection, failed attempts at love, and all the mess in between. Whether you’re a Valentine’s Day fan or foe, come and celebrate this funny day.
8:00: Sally B.’s Dashing Revue with live music from Swing Theory, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A. Jazz up your Valentine’s Day with the class and sass of Sally B.’s Dashing Revue! Fancy Dress Encouraged! This one of a kind show features dazzling burlesque performances by local and touring artists with live music by local jazz sensation Swing Theory! You’ll laugh, you’ll gasp, you’ll scream wildly… guaranteed! Host Alistair Graves nad featuring Vocalist Becky Sinn and Live Music by Swing Theory!
10:00: VEGFEST, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown. Gainesville VegFest is presented by North Florida Veg Events, Inc. and is a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate way of life. VegFest is dedicated to informing and inspiring our community to make healthy food choices that are more sustainable and compassionate. Visit www.gainesvillevegfest.org for Sponsorship and Vendor opportunities.
10:00: Science Day Fair – U.N. International Day for Women and Girls in Science, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. The U.N. International Day for Women and Girls in Science is an opportunity for all to take a stand for girls and women in science. Girls and women must be empowered at every level, in learning and research, from administration to teaching, across all scientific fields. To help achieve this goal, student science clubs will be hosting a day of demos and kid-friendly activities to allow girls and young women to explore the different fields of science and encourage them to pursue science-oriented careers. The event will be open to the public.
!:00: Family Day at the Harn Museum, Harn Museum, UF's Culutral Plaza. Uncover the power of the sun! Take a tour of the museum and learn about the impact of light in photography. Draw inspiration from unique perspectives then join us in the classrooms to capture a camera-less image. Design your own cyanotype image then experience the science behind a sun print. This program is ideal for families with children ages 5 – 11, but all ages are welcome. Free admission.
2:00: The Social Life of Genomes: Lessons from Our Primate Cousins, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF's Cultural Plaza. In celebration of U.N. International Women and Girls in Science Day, Dr. Jenny Tung, Geneticist and MacArthur Fellow at Duke University will give a public talk at the Florida Museum of Natural History on February 15th from 2-3pm. The event is free, all are welcome, and refreshments will follow the talk. Dr. Tung uses genetic and genomic tools to shed light on behavioral and evolutionary questions. Learn more about her work here: http://www.tung-lab.org/index.html
2:00: Jane Austen Meeting, Millhopper Library Branch. 3145 NW 43rd St. Watch and discuss two Austen lectures from YouTube. Watch ahead at: TED talk, Jane Austen-an 18th century woman for the 21st century; by JoAnne Podis (12:28) Jane Austen, Persuasion: Irony and the Mysterious Vagaries of Narrative; by Belinda Jack (51:45) Discuss what you learned from the lectures and what effect they will have on the next reading of the novels. The lectures assume some familiarity with Austen’s novels. Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA).
2:00: Florida Community Chorus Invitational Choral Festival, University Auditorium, 333 Newell Driv. Please join four outstanding community choruses from around the state to for an afternoon of music in what may be the first community choral festival held in Florida. In addition to the Gainesville Master Chorale, guest choruses include: Voices Rising Community Chorus (Gainesville), St. Augustine Community Chorus, Carrollwood Community Chorus and the Fort Walton Beach Community Chorus
2:30: Local Author Series Welcomes Ann-Marie Magne, Alachus County Library Headquarter Branch, Meeting Rood A, Downtown. Ann-Marie Magné is past vice-president of the Writers Alliance of Gainesville and a current critique-pod leader. Almost Ticked Off is her first memoir. Almost Ticked Off, a love story, a memoir. Retired police lieutenant Lee Schwartz teeters on the edge of death as his brain and body are ravaged by an insidious bacterial infection. Afraid to leave his hospital bedside, Lee’s wife Ann~Marie keeps a journal of every horrible moment. Finally, one doctor had a theory: a tick bite, and began treatment immediately. Was he right? Would it be soon enough to save Lee’s life?
3:00: Parasite, Hipp Cinema, Downtown, shown runs various days and times and is sold out on Friday. The winner of the Academy Award for Best Picture and the Palme d'Or 2019. Greed and class discrimination threaten the newly formed symbiotic relationship between the wealthy Park family and the destitute Kim clan.