2:30: ACLIB Spring Music Series - Jose Valentino Ruiz, Latin Jazz. Headquarters Library Branch, Downtown. Emmy Award winner and Latin Grammy award nominee, and now Latin Grammy Award winner and UF music professor, José Valentino Ruiz plays Latin Jazz. Dr. José Valentino Ruiz, is an internationally-acclaimed recording and performing artist,, a multi-instrumentalist, composer, missionary, and educator known for his passionate performances, versatility, and fluid expression on the flute, saxophone, bass, and Latin percussion.
7:30: Paul Taylor Dance Co., Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd., Gainesville. Paul Taylor changed the world of dance when he first presented his choreography in Manhattan on May 30, 1954. That performance launched 60 years of unrivaled creativity that forged his status as a cultural icon and one of history’s most celebrated artists, hailed as part of the pantheon that created American modern dance. Mr. Taylor’s legacy lives on with this world-renowned dance company, which features some of today’s finest dancers performing his brilliant works.
12:00: Midnight Horror Movie: The Dare, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. The Hipp Cinema is trying out a 12:00 Midnight Horror Film this Friday night. When a childhood prank goes wrong, four strangers are forced to relive a cruel game at the hands of a masked psychopath. (97 minutes).
9:00: Morning Yoga on Tuscawilla Prairie, Tuscawilla Cabin, Alachia Conservation Trust, 211 SE Tuscawilla Rd., Gainesville. Join Alachua Conservation Trust and Victoria Thompson from YogaLoka for yoga on the prairie! Come enjoy the beauty of the spring blooms and take in the breezes! Please bring your own mat and water, and plan to arrive a few minutes early to set up. Donations are appreciated. Questions? Contact Alachua Conservation Trust by phone: (352) 373-1078 or firstname.lastname@example.org
9:30: India Fest 2020, India Cultural and Educational Center, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown. India Fest is a taste of the food, culture, music, dance, and tradition that is India. Good for all ages. ENTRY FREE FOR ALL.
10:00: Spring Planting, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd., Newberry. See how fields were plowed for the spring plantings. See different types of field plows and antique tractors. These antique tractors are a display of farming equipment and a way of life circa 1930's and 1940's, a reflection of rural American history. Observe, as the participants work the land plowing and disking. Volunteers in period clothing will be at the farmstead demonstrating period crafts and interpreting the farms history. The Southern Syrupmakers Assoc. will be joining us for a Tasting Contest which anyone can join. Let's see who has the best syrup. Food truck Eddie Q will be here with his "classic" barbeque.
10:00: Guided Walk at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville. Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am. Regular admission price for non-members.
10:00: Saturday Tour at Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. COUNTY ROAD 225, Gainesville. Two hour educational walking tour of over 100 rare and endangered species. Big cat feeding demo and rhino feeding!! Reservations are not required for the 10 a.m. Saturday tour. To visit other times, you must be on a pre-booked tour. To book a tour in advance, email email@example.com $25 for adults. $10 children under 12.
8:00: Zach Deputy (Outdoor Show), Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown. In making his fourth album Wash It in the Water, Zach Deputy dreamed up a sunny and soulful new sound that fuses hip-hop, funk, and folky pop with the spirited rhythms of soca and calypso. With that sound embodied by the album’s brightly melodic and richly textured title track, Wash It in the Water finds the Georgia-based singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist mining his Puerto Rican and Cruzan heritage for inspiration. Zach Deputy is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter based in Savannah, GA and best known for his live looping shows. He describes his style as “island-infused drum n’ bass gospel ninja soul.”
FRIDAY - SUNDAY:
Color Out of Space, Hipp Cinema, Various day and times, Downtown. After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story. (110 minutes)
12:00: The Florida Vintage Market, Gazzelli Sport Vintage, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown. The Florida Vina=tage Market is a unique shopping experience in the heart of Gainesville where you will enjoy a variety of vendors curating some of the best in vintage garments, jewelry, handmade goods, art, food, and more.
7:00: Willy Porter, with support from Cat Braaten, Heartwood soundstage, downtown. Willy blurs the line between indie folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades. Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence