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Weekend Events, March 23. 2019


032219MODERN6:00: 6th Annual Gainesville Modern Weekend 2019 DRINKS AND DWELLINGS, presents VIP cocktail party with live music, art and hors d'oeuvres Mid-century modern home designed by Architect David Reaves. Tickets $75, advance sales online only Address to be provided upon purchase of ticket. Online Tickets: 

MID-CENTURY MODERN HOME TOUR, Tour 5+ area homes throughout Gainesville, Tickets $20, students $10, cash at door of any of the 7 homes or online Saturday March 23rd, 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.



7:00: UF MFA Thesis Candidates Exhibition, University Gallery, Fine Arts Building B, 400 SW 13th Street. University Galleries at the University of Florida presents the MFA Thesis Candidates Exhibition I Reception in the University Gallery on March 22 from 7 to 9 p.m. Thesis Candidates, Artists include Tori Beth Bell, Cameron Doby, Gia Del Pino, Peter Palfi, Minah Shim and Erxuan Xu This event is free and open to the public.




7:00: Retratos Cubanos – Vanessa Vallejo, Grinter Gallery, 1523 Union Road. Vanessa Vallejo is in association with Bulla Cubana 2019. Bulla Cubana is a celebration of arts and culture, promoting the exchange of ideas and inspiration between Cuba and the North Central Florida region. A reception follows tonight's reception for Retratos Cubanos – Vanessa Vallejo performance.




7:30: Mercy Killers. Squitieri Studio Theatre, 3201 Hull Road, UF Cultural Plaza. What measures would you take to care for someone you love? That is the question at the heart of Mercy Killers. This one-man show centers around Joe (played by Michael Milligan, who also wrote the piece), an auto mechanic in middle America whose life is turned upside down when his wife is diagnosed with a terminal illness and he cannot afford to pay for her care. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information and trailer.



8:30: Trading Paint Hipp Cinema, Downtown. When their winning streak begins to fail, legendary father and son racing duo Sam (John Travolta) and Cam (Toby Sebastian) have a falling out. A rival racing giant takes advantage of this rift and offers Cam a lucrative opportunity racing for the adversary. Cam accepts and the gap between father and son grows even bigger.



5:00: Mi Apa Domino Tournament and Elio Piedra Conga Drum EnsembleMi Apa Latin Café, 114 SW 34th St. Mi Apa Domino Tournament and Elio Piedra Conga Drum Ensemble, Stop by Mi Apa Latin Cafe for a classic game of dominos, a Cuban favorite. Enjoy Cuban food, Cuban games and the sounds of Elio Piedo congo drum ensemble.



8:00 a,m: - 2019 Gator Fly-In and Armed Services Appreciation Day, Gainesville Regional Airport. Free viewing of Military and Civilian aircraft on display, airplane and helicopter rides, music, food trucks, kids corner, classic cars. Great family day. Located at the University Air Center at the Gainesville Regional Airport.



9:00: Kanapaha Spring Garden Festival, Kanapaha Gardens, 4700 SW 58th. 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 live entertainment and live auctions. The children's area is included with the admission price and includes potting up a plant to take home, a photo opportunity, a bean bag toss, and many arts and crafts. Parking is free and off-site parking areas are serviced by shuttle buses. Admission is $10 for Adults and $5 for children three to thirteen. Cash only (no credit cards) at these events. A $2 discount is given for members of Kanapaha. No pets allowed during the festival please.




1:00: Florida Vintage Market, High Dive, 10 SW 2nd Ave. #TFVM is a unique shopping experience in the heart of Downtown Gainesville located at the Legendary High Dive Venue, where you will enjoy a variety of vendors curating some of the best in vintage pieces, handmade goods and more.



2:30: Peter Fletcher, Classical Guitarist, ACLIB Headquarters Branch. Downtown It's Peter Fletcher, who is a regular at Carnegie Hall.  Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will perform Vivaldi, Bach, Paganini and other guitar pieces in concert

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