5:30: HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES, Hipp Cinema, Various days – times, Downtown. Fantasy laureate Neil Gaiman (American Gods, CORALINE) and glam-rock multi-hyphenate John Cameron Mitchell (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SHORTBUS) team up for this pop-extravaganza film.. Enn (Alex Sharp) is a shy suburban London teenager in 1977, sneaking out with his best friends to after-hours punk parties. One night they stumble upon a bizarre gathering of sexy teenagers who seem like they are from another planet. In fact, they are from another planet. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Bikinis, OPENING NIGHT, Hippodrome Theater, Various days - times, Downtown. The BIKINIS brings you back to the songs of the 60's and 70's, with an array of familiar music of a generation. Jersey Girls Jodi, Annie, Karla and Barbara – they've got big hearts, big hair, and even bigger voices as they bring the sun, fun and all the great songs from the boardwalk of the Jersey Shore to raise money for the good folks at Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: This Is War, OPENING NIGHT, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, various Days - Times, Only two weeks Thursday Performance added, 619 S. Main St. Downtown. Four soldiers in a Canadian infantry platoon fight the Taliban, only to return to an interrogation about a possible atrocity in the Panjwaii desert. Produced in collaboration with UF Arts in Medicine, This is War is the winner of the 2014 Trillium Book Award, and the 2013 Toronto Theatre Critics' Award for Best Canadian Play.
8:00: Rumors, OPENING NIGHT, High Springs Playhouse, various days – times, 23416 W. US Hwy. 27 High Springs. The Deputy Mayor of New York has just shot himself. Though only a flesh wound, four couples are about to experience a severe attack of Farce. Gathering for their tenth wedding anniversary, the host lies bleeding in the other room and his wife is nowhere in sight.
8:00: Little Jake & the Soul Searchers, Free Fridays Concert Series. Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Downtown. Old school rhythm and blues headlining blues artist Jake Mitchell. Mitchell is a veteran musician who includes B.B. King as one of his mentors, and who went on the road with James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Sam Cooke, Marvin Gaye and the Bobbie Blue Band. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
10:00: Indiana Bones and the Raiders of the Lost Bark, Paws on Parole, One Love Café, Hosted by Paws on Patrol and Earth Pets, One Love Cafe, 4989 NW 40th Pl. Academy 57 of Paws on Patrol, multiple vendors, community partners, and fantastic dogs to meet.
5:00: Farm to Table Dinner, Swallowtail Farm, 17603 NW 276 Lane, Alachua. The farm is yours for the night. Featuring Patrick Jones from Emiliano's Café. Enjoy the freshest meal you've ever tasted, served by the farmers who've grown and raised it. An ode to true food. Dinner Tickets include all non-alcoholic beverages, alcoholic beverages, a farm tour, dinner, and all gratuities. They make a perfect anniversary gift, birthday present, romantic date, family or group occasion or destination dinner. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
12:00: Sock It Up to Cancer with a Sock Hop! Cancer Center in North Florida Regional Medical Center. All Cancer survivors are invited to attend a National Cancer Survivor Day Celebration. for Bingo, Prizes, Music, Complimentary food, and more.
4:00: Frozen, Pofahl Studios, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, UF's Cultural Plaza. Frozen includes two works from Dance Alive ballerina Julia Ponomareva. Pofahl's male students are featured in a boys' hip-hop class, in a more advanced ballet partnering piece and throughout a range of general tap, jazz and ballet pieces.
2:00: ACLIB Summer Reader Palooza at Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Alachua County Library District's annual event to kick off summer reading. Come sign up your family and receive a goodie bag with an ACLD coloring book and more! When you sign up for summer reading, you'll access our software Summer at the Library, where you can get book recommendations, write reviews, and participate in fun Alachua County-specific programs. Crafts such as decorating an ACLD tote, playing PAC-MAN live, and making slime are planned. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
3:00: Bluegrass with Boilin' Oil, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. North Central Florida's high-energy all-acoustic bluegrass band. Chris Demers (guitar) and Max Williams (mandolin) are the core members of the group. The band's music is grounded in the traditional repertoire as played and recorded by the "first-generation" bluegrass bands such as Bill Monroe's Blue Grass Boys, Flatt & Scruggs, and the Stanley Brothers anjd many later. The band plays jam-session favorites as well as tunes —from swing to blues to children's songs—that are off the beaten Boilin' Oil sprinkles in a few originals within each show.
3:00: Looking At Photographs, Harn Museum Curator Talk, Harn Muxuem of Art. UF Cultural Plaza. Carol McCusker, Curator of Photography, invites you to draw on personal experience, love of literature and film, the artists' own words and more as she leads you on a tour of the exhibition Faces/Places. French semiotician Roland Barthes, American poet Mary Oliver and others will serve as her guides.