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Weekend Events, March 23, 2018

032318Luna480FRIDAY:

8:00: Luna, UF School of Theatre and Dance, Black Box Theater, Maquire Center. Pulitzer Prize-finalist Rebecca Gilman, tells the story of Caroline, a social worker, who happens upon a case that is far from typical. After meeting two teenage drug addicts, Karlie and Peter, Caroline must decide the fate of their infant daughter, Luna Gale.

032318McPeek

8:00: Bob McPeek, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. A special evening of humor and the appreciation of life's ironies, gifts, and challenges in the first all original concert presentation of Bob's music since 1976. Bob will be joined by many long-standing musical friends, including his band mates in the Erasables. FOLLOW THIS LINK as more information.

 

FRIDAY & SATURDAY:

032318SFdance

Elements of Style, Dance Theatre of Santa FeDance Theatre of Santa Fe, Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. Guest artists from the New York Dance Project will perform and collaborate with members of the Dance Theatre of Santa to create the finale for the two evening performances of this annual program featuring classical, contemporary and hip-hop dances. Performances are Friday and Saturday, at 7:30 p.m. Members of Dance Theatre of Santa Fe alone will perform a third program at noon Friday, March 23. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

FRIDAY-SATURDAY-SUNDAY

032318EmersonsA

Lady Day at the Emerson's Bar and Grill, Star Center Theater, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Rhonda Wilson stars as the legendary Lady Day and the time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. The audience is about to witness one of Billie Holiday's last performances, given four months before her death. More than a dozen musical numbers are interlaced with salty, often humorous, reminiscences to project a riveting portrait of the lady and her music. Show times are 8:00 Friday, and Saturday, and 6:30 on Sunday.

 

SATURDAY:

032318TiogaEGGHUNT

10:00: Watson Realty 3rd Annual Eater Egg Hunt, Tioga Town Center Playground & Field. 5-minutes west of I-75 on Newberry Rd (SR 26). Four separate Easter Egg Hunts will be staggered by age groups, also a special guest appearance from the Easter Bunny!

 

032318FARMBOT

10:30: Farmbot, Tower Road Branch Library, 3020 SW 75th St. University of Florida's American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineering students will mentor local middle and high school students with an interest in robotics in assembling Alachua County Library District's first Farmbot. Farmbot is a programmable farming robot that can plant, water and weed a garden. Crops produced in Tower Road Branch's Farmbot garden will be used in FOODIEspace cooking programs at the branch. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

032318BLUEheartwood

8:00: 21 Blue with Middleground, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Blues and Jazz featuring trumpeter Longineu Parsons II and guitarist Ted Shumate, resulting in authentic Blues expressing the heart and soul of American music. Takng you from Louis Armstrong to Howlin' Wolf , Miles Davis to Jimi Hendrix and beyond making you love the fact that you are there to dance to it. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

032318HolyAir

8:30: Holy Air, Eighth Annual Gainesville Jewish Film Festival, Hipp Cinema. Director Shady Srour's comedy about Adam, a Christian Arab living in Nazareth, is a member of a vanishing minority within a minority in the Holy Land and the Middle East. His wife Lamia is a strong, beautiful and progressive Arab woman, who runs a foundation for women's rights. When Adam hears that Lamia is pregnant and his father falls very ill, he evaluates his life and realizes that he has not achieved much. Despite all his business ideas failing so far, he gives one last try to make it big.

 

SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

032318KANAPAHA480

Kanapaha Spring & Garden Festival, Kanapaha Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr. Gainesville's premier horticultural event. The Spring Garden Festival features about 150 booths offering plants, landscape displays, garden accessories, arts and crafts, educational exhibits and, of course, foods. Also featured are a children's activities area, live entertainment and live auctions. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

032318Spiritual

11:00: Vernal Equinox Psychic Faire, Seraphim Center, 1409 NW 6th St. Free psychic readers and spiritual healers will be on hand throughout the event that features vendors and general information.

SUNDAY

032318GNVband

3:00: Gainesville Community Band, Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. With a current a roster of about 80 members, the Band presents its Spring Concert made up of teachers, professors, scientists, business professionals, students, physicians, contractors, realtors, trades-persons, and retirees.

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