8:00 - 2:00: Pictures Of Resistance, Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery, 1314 S Main St. The UF Center for European Studies and the Gainesville Fine Arts Association present a travelling exhibition of the photos of Faye Shulman, the only known Jewish partisan to document the WWII experience on film. Reception: February 15, 2020 from 6-8 pm with an introduction by Norman JW Goda, Braman Professor of Holocaust Studies, Director, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Florida.
Side By Side : A Weaver and an Architect Working in Harmony, Artisans' Guild Gallery, 201 Southeast 2nd Place, Suite 113. Janet and Ron Haase took the occasion of their retirement from separate jobs at the University of Florida and turned it into a great opportunity to work together. Leaving the laboratory and the classroom behind, they now explore their talents in the art world that had always been a part of their individual lives. They travel in this country and in Europe, searching for new scenes and compositions that might just be their next project and another opportunity to work â€śside by sideâ€ť as artists.
9:00 - 3:00 - Art at the Archer Depot FestivalArt at the Archer Depot Festival, Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum, Downtown Archer, 16994 SW 134th Ave., Archer. There will be vendors of all kinds. Artist, artisans, crafts, plants, and information booths. Musicians on and off stage. The Masonic Lodge will host free, a childrenâ€™s magic show and child I.D. Parade starts at 9:15 a.m. Visit our museum, take a self guided walking tour of some of our earlier homes. Tour Information can be found at Archer Historical Society information booth. There will be food vendors available.
10:00: STORY:GNV Conference 2020, The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main Street, Gainesville. STORY:GNV is Gainesvilleâ€™s first conference designed to build our community through capitalizing on the power of stories to improve the way we grow ourselves, connect with others and conduct business. This year, our speaker tracks will feature innovations in how storytelling can be used as a tool for Personal Growth, Organizational Growth, and Community Growth. A number of incredible speakers on all of these subjects has been curated. Come join the conversation. Storytelling is a powerful tool for growth and its potential for great impact is resonant within the Gainesville community. 2020 marks the first time the STORY:GNV Conference has been held in the Spring, but also the first time the event is convened at the Cade Museum. Registration is free.
10:00: Kid's Day - Old fashioned picnic, Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd., Newberry. We will be having a picnic with old fashioned children's games. Join us at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for our Dudley Kids Day. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, 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.
8:00: Erik Hempel featuring The Modern World, Hippodrome, Downtown Gainesville. At an Erik Hempel show, audiences can expect a thumping bass, a monstrous drum-set, a raging guitarist, a mind-blowing keyboard, an unstoppable horn section, and bluesy vocals which resonate in one's soul. Influenced by a wide variety of musical styles (the blues, rock, jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, you name it), Hempel is an incredibly versatile artist who is pioneering his own bold style of music.
8:00: Zach Deputy (Outdoor Show), Heartwood soundstage, 619 South Main St., Downtown, Gainesville. 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 â€śisland-infused drum nâ€™ bass gospel ninja soul.â€ť
SATURDAY - SUNDAY:
4:30 The Great Gold Head Expedition, Mike Roess Gold Head Branch State Park, 6239 State Road 21, Keystone Heights. $15 cash per hiker for a donation to the park's citizen support organization. Call the ranger station to register at 352-473-4701. Discover Gold Head state park in a brand-new light. Join a ranger-led hike through four different ecosystems and learn about how all of these natural processes come into play. This hike will put minimal backpackers to the test whether they are just getting started and squaring away their gear, or they are experts just looking for a new trail. Hikers will travel along the Florida Trail and discover sinkhole lakes, flora and fauna along the way. Camp out under the stars and, weather permitting, learn about celestial bodies in the night sky. Then set out on a morning hike off-trail with a ranger. Call the ranger station for more information about the hike.
10:00, or 1:30: Downtown Gainesville Mid-Century Walking Tour, Downtown Gainesville, 111 E University Ave. A walking tour of 10 prominent public MCM buildings throughout downtown Gainesville. Guests will be guided by local contractor, Richard Wagner, and academic, Tom Bullard, who will speak on the history and architectural significance of each building on the tour. Pair it with our MCM brunch for the perfect day.
12:00: TEDxUF 2020: Paradox, TEDX-UF, Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, UF 3201 Hull Rd. We live in a world of opposites, contradictions and absurdities. Yet, in the space between, we find something beautiful: paradox. Gainesville and the University of Florida lie at the center of crossroads of art, science, politics, education and faith. People from all points on the spectrum contribute to the community we claim as ours. How can we create real conversations in a city with 100,000 inhabitants from all walks of life? How can we make a room meant for nearly 2,000 feel like an intimate conversation? TEDxUF 2020: Paradox will help answer those questions. At this FREE TEDx Conference, youâ€™ll make genuine connections with other UF and Gainesville community members, enjoy TEDx talks given by accomplished local speakers, and become inspired to make a change in this paradoxical world.
12:00: Florida Vintage Market, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 111 E University Ave, Downtown. Free All Ages Event. #TFVM 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.
2:00: Americana, High Springs Music in the Park, James Paul Park, High Springs. Riley O'Conner and Molly B. Moon and the Flying Turtles String Band will play a free concert Sunday in High Springs. The Flying Turtles String Band to open. The High Springs Museum, a few shops and restaurants will also be open. Just another great reason to visit Downtown High Springs, hosted by HIGH SPRINGS MUSIC IN THE PARK & CONCERT SERIES INC.
7:00: Willy Porter, with Cat Braaten, Heartwood soundstage, 619 South Main St., Downtown, Gainesville. Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. 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 Equally accomplished as a guitarist, singer, and songwriter, his songs weave a universal perspective about the questions, struggles, and triumphs of human existence. His live shows are guitar-driven events equal parts grit, soul, and muscle that are electrifying, dynamic, and wholly original in the way that Willyâ€™s voice blends and fuses with his virtuoso fret work.