FRIDAY – SATURDAY - SUNDAY
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN, Hippodrome Theatre, OPENING NIGHT - Various Days - Times, Downtown. Oskar, a lonely boy living with his mother on the edge of town, is bullied at school and longing for friendship. Eli, the young girl who moves in next door, never goes to school and rarely leaves home. These two youngsters, sensing in each other kindred spirits, become devoted friends. But when a spate of sinister killings rock the neighborhood, a shocking truth tests their young friendship.
4:00: Beers for Bees, UF IFAS Honey Bee Research, First Magnitude, 1220 SW Vetch St. Come out to First Magnitude to help raise money to plant the UF Honey Bee Lab's Pollinator Gardens When you arrive, you can donate to the lab which will get you a wristband good for discounts on First Magnitude beers. Beers For Bees 2018 donations will go to the Bee Lab to help fund the public demonstration gardens.
5:00: Oktoberfest, Haile Village Center, SW 91st Terrace. Enjoy a free night of great food, drinks, and entertainment. Fun for all ages. Food Vendors to include Limerock Road, Fresco, Volcanic Sushi, The Haile Village Bistro, Fehrenbacher's Artisan Sausage, Cilantro Taco, Big Island Bowls, Old San Juan Gastronomia, Tropical Sno Cones, LEJ Pretzel, Soup to Nuts, Potato Hub, Vale Food Co., Maple Street Biscuits, Dave's NY Deli, and much more. We'll also have 5 bands, 3 bounce houses for the kids and face painting spread throughout the Village Center.
5:00: Vintage Pop-Up Market, Curia Complex, 2029 NW 6th St. An Evening of vintage and handmade curios offering a boutique market experience with a Happy Hour flair. Co-Sponsored with our partner, La Chua Vintage.
5:00: Returning Citizen, Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. From freshly returning individuals struggling to rebuild their lives, to community leaders working to end the on-going cycle of crime and violence, the stories unveiled in Returning Citizens offer proof that change is possible when the right opportunities are presented. Stay after the documentary for a community conversation on how we can build opportunities here for our returning citizens.
6:00: Chomp The Block, Celebration Pointe, Northwest Corner of I-75 And Archer Rd. Celebration Pointe is hosting the ideal kickoff to football weekends for every home game this year. Chomp The Block features FAST LANE, Tone Def, and the Florida Gators Cheerleaders. Food trucks, Face Painting, Tattoos and Balloon Twisting from Fabulous Faces Entertainment and much more. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00: Cup: The Intimate Object XIV, Charlie Cummings Gallery, OPENING NIGHT, 2040 NW Sixth St. This Charlie Cummings Gallery exhibit is hosting Cup: The Intimate Object XIV, the fourteenth installment of our iconic annual cup show. This year the exhibition will once again be an invitational and juried exhibition showing five individual cups from each participant and will be online only. Charlie Cummings Gallery features contemporary functional and sculptural ceramic work by emerging and nationally-recognized artists. Since 2001, Charlie Cummings Gallery has premiered more than 100 exhibits and represents ceramic artists on this online exhibition and sales venue and in the physical gallery space. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00: Gospel Meets Jazz, The Thomas Center, 302 NE Sixth Ave., Downtown. Gospel Meets Jazz performances are musical celebrations featuring some of Gainesville's finest musicians (David Richardson II, Jeff Durant, & CJ Washington) performing a unique blend of gospel, jazz and rhythm & blues... and every show is different - from the songs being performed to the special guest artists performing them.
7:00: First Friday High Springs, Downtown High Springs. Downtown High Springs Merchants invite you to come browse our great selection of diverse shops. Enjoy sales, refreshments, entertainment and multiple Give-Away baskets.
8:00: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. Cathy DeWitt and Friends perform Both Sides Now: A Tribute to the Music of Joni Mitchell with the songs: the show includes a mixture of her most iconic and somewhat lesser-known songs, including Both Sides Now, Chelsea Morning, Twisted and You Turn Me On, I'm a Radio.
8:00: Ricky Kendall, Andy Zipf and Lauris Vidal, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Three diverse singer songwriters will be performing in the round of the heartwood Soundstage. Ricky Kendall has been a working Gainesville-based musician for over a decade capture peace, joy and hope in the midst of sorrow by writing songs. Ricky sings and plays an array of soothing songs at bedsides of patients as well as anywhere else songs are needed at Shands.
9:30: Quilt Day & Plant Sale, Dudley Farms Historic State Park, 18730 W. Newberry Rd. A Drunkard's Path demonstration is scheduled at 10 am, Scrap Quilt presentation at 11 am and a Bed-turning presented by the Quilter's of Alachua County Day Guild at 1 pm. Quilt Day features traditional, appliquéd, and vintage quilts. Our quilters would love you to share your favorite old family heritage quilts or one you just finished, and hear its story. Please feel free to bring your quilts. Also including the Levy County Quilt Museum, quilt groups and quilts for sale. Heritage Plant Sale by the Friends of Dudley Farm featuring Dudley Heritage plants, gingers, camellias, crape myrtles and native plants for your garden. Plus, collectors will be displaying their unique collections of the era. $5 per vehicle.
8:00: Trinity River Band. Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Downtown. Originally known as the Harris Family, Trinity River Band is made up of Dad Michael (Guitar, Vocals), Mom Lisa (Bass, Vocals), Daughter Sarah (Mandolin, Lead Vocals), Son Joshua (Banjo, Dobro, Vocals), and Daughter Brianna (Fiddle, Vocals). They trace their beginning to their first public performance together in their home church in May 2007, in the pine forests of northeast Florida.
7:30: Daniel Boling and Larry Magnum, Sandhill Stage, Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Rd 234. 2014 Winner of the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk songwriter contest, Daniel Boling shares experiences from a life well-lived in. Daniel is a balladeer/songwriter and delights audiences with his well-crafted story songs coast-to-coast in over one hundred shows a year in house concerts, listening rooms, theaters and festivals. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.