Our suggestions for entertainment, nightlife and other events this week (Aug. 21-27) in and around downtown Gainesville. (We will continue to update these listings throughout the week, so check daily!)
HIPPODROME THEATRE (25 SE 2nd Place)
The Hippodrome is in rehearsal for its next mainstage production, George Orwell’s 1984, which opens Sept. 1. There will be discounted preview performances on Aug. 30-31.
On Thursday, the Hippodrome hosts “One City, One Story,” a community-wide reading initiative that kicks off with an event called Drinks + Dystopia starting at 6:30 p.m.
ACTORS’ WAREHOUSE (619 NE 1st St.)
The Actors’ Warehouse is performing Tshepang at the Mondial du Théâtre (International Amateur Theatre Festival) in Monaco through Aug. 30. The theater’s next in-house production, Se Llama Cristina, opens Sept. 22.
ACROSSTOWN REPERTORY THEATRE (619 S. Main St., in the Baird Complex)
Saturday: The Season Gala (The Traila’ Gala) is a sneak preview of the ART’s 2017-18 season. Cocktail hour begins at 6 p.m., show at 7. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 night of the show. The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is in rehearsals for its season-opening production, Michael Presley Bobbitt’s Trailer Park Elegy, opening Sept 1.
THE ATLANTIC (15 N. Main St.)
Thursday: Fever Pitch Thursday (along with Arcade Bar), 10 p.m.
Friday: The Golden Pelicans (Orlando), UVTV, Curleys and The Mold (Jacksonville). Doors open at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Saturday: Other Body (Miami), Imperial Motherfucker, Heavy on the Ish and DJ tba. Doors open at 9 p.m. No cover.
THE BACKYARD AT BOCA FIESTA & PALOMINO (232 SE 1st. St.)
Monday: Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Friday: Malibu Nights Dance Party, 9:30 p.m. $5 cover.
Saturday: Eight Track Automatic (reunion show), Boysin (Jacksonville), Rosemary Kennedy and Flowan. Doors open at 10 p.m. $5 cover.
BO DIDDLEY PLAZA (111 E. University Ave.)
Monday: Yoga with Kate Motto, 6-7 p.m. Free.
Tuesday: Lunchtime Jazz Mix, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. Live music by Aine Webber at 4:15 p.m., Brad Heron at 5 and The Inspiration at 6:15.
Thursday: Lunchtime Jazz Mix, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Thursday: Yoga with Jackie, 6-7 p.m. Free.
Friday: Free Fridays Concert Series — De Lions of Jah (reggae), 8-10 p.m.
Saturday: Free Capoeira (Brazilian martial art) class with instructor Samurai, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
BOXCAR WINE & BEER GARDEN (201 SE Depot Ave.)
Friday: In Bed by Ten, 6-10 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: DJs Captain Bli and Unkle B, 4-10 p.m. No cover.
Sunday: Jason Hedges and Sarah Darden with Jimmy Kinzer, 2-6 p.m. No cover.
THE BULL (18 SW 1st Ave.)
Monday: Mandisa Monday Open Mic, 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Jazzology, 10 p.m. No cover.
Wednesday: Michael Claytor’s Don’t Quit Your Day Job, 6-9 p.m. No cover.
Thursday: Jeno, 10 p.m. No cover.
Friday: Artwalk, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday: Shawn Manley, 9 p.m. No cover.
CIVIC MEDIA CENTER (433 S. Main St.)
Thursday: Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
DEPOT PARK (200 SE Depot Ave.)
Thursday: Hatha Yoga with Sanity Gurus, 6:30 p.m.
Friday: Friday Family Dance Party with DJ Billy Beats, 7:30-9 p.m.
Saturday: Urban Nature Tour with Pete Monte, 9-10 a.m. Free
Saturday: Gainesville Grinds: Total Boot Camp Class, 10 a.m. $5 fee.
DOWNTOWN WINE & CHEESE (113 N. Main St.)
Thursday: Wine Tasting, 6:15-7:30 p.m. $15 (includes light refreshments). No RSVP required.
DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB (208 W. University Ave.)
Monday: Frankie Banjo (old-time roots music), 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Karaoke, 10 p.m.
EMILIANO’S CAFE (7 SE 1st Ave.)
Monday: Jazz and Tapas with Nick DeCarlis (cornet) and Ali Che’ree (guitar), 7-10 p.m.
Wednesday: Brenda Bayne Trio, 7-10 p.m.
FIRST MAGNITUDE BREWING CO. (1220 SE Veitch St.)
Tuesday: Brainaholics Trivia, 6:30 p.m. Free.
Wednesday: Running Tabs Wednesday Run, 6-9 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk activities, 7-10 p.m. Free.
Saturday: Brewery Tour, 4-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: Super Soul Saturday with Little Jake & the Soul Searchers and 21 Blue, 5 p.m.-midnight. Free.
Sunday: Brewery Yoga with Barre Forte, 1 p.m. $5 suggested donation.
Sunday: Sunday Jams with Whale Feral, 5:30 p.m. Free.
HARDBACK CAFE (211 W. University Ave.)
Wednesday: Tom Miller’s Whoopee-Do Open Mic. Sign-ups at 9. No cover.
Friday: Vacancy (Tampa), Pyre, Thunderclap and Stunner. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. $6 cover.
Saturday: Woolbright (Davie), winded (Tallahassee), DONKNG and Bird Eat Bird. Doors open at 8 p.m. $3-$5 donation.
HEARTWOOD SOUNDSTAGE (619 S. Main St., in the Baird Complex)
Friday: Hundred Waters. Shows at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Tickets $18 (eventbrite.com).
Saturday: The Delta Troubadors (farewell-to-Gainesville show) and King Complex. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $10 (eventbrite.com).
HIGH DIVE (210 SW 2nd Ave.)
Thursday: Flipturn, Retrolux and The Forum. Doors open at 9, show starts at 9:30. Tickets $6 in advance/$8 at the door.
Friday: The Prestage Brothers, Company Man, Mike Llerena and The Nerve. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 9:30. Tickets $10 in advance/$12 at the door.
Sunday: Trueville 2017 music, art, food, skate and culture festival. Doors open at 2 p.m., show starts at 3. Music by Twelve’len, The Hails, DAMES, Phinex, Ricky B, No1ne, Rucku$, Victoria Vicary, Jay, Dunce Party, AMH Experience and Whale Feral. Tickets $10 in advance (ticketfly.com)/$12 at the door.
Sunday: Game of Thrones viewing party. Doors open at 8:30 p.m., screening starts at 9. Free admission and popcorn.
LEONARDO’S 706 (706 W. University Ave.)
Monday: Hot Club de Ville performs the music of Django Reinhardt known as gypsy jazz. Marty Liquori’s guests this week are Patti Markoch (vocals), Erik Alvar (guitar and bass) and Jacob Lawson (violin). 7-10 p.m. No cover.
Thursday: Marty Liquori’s Jazztet, 7-10 p.m. No cover.
LOOSEY’S (120 SW 1st Ave.)
Monday: Team Trivia, 7 p.m.
Friday: Jamie Davis (full band) with Clay Brooker. Doors open at 9 p.m. $8 cover.
Saturday: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Wolftron. Sign-ups start at 9 p.m.
MAUDE’S SIDE CAR BAR (101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 101)
Monday: Tom Miller’s Tabernacle of Hedonism, 10 p.m. Free.
THE MIDNIGHT (223 S. Main St.)
Monday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, 9 p.m. (Comedy workshop begins at 8.) Free.
ROCKEY’S DUELING PIANO BAR (112 S. Main St.)
Tuesday: Live Band Karaoke. Doors open at 7 p.m. $5 cover.
Wednesday: Comedy Boom with stand-up comedian Eric DaSilva. Also, comedy championship showdown with Dustin Tyson and Bailey Ericsson. Doors open at 7 p.m., show at 9 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: Dueling pianos featuring Brad Heron, drummer Dee Collins and guests. Doors open at 6 p.m.
The Little Hours: Medieval nuns Alessandra (Alison Brie), Fernanda (Aubrey Plaza), and Ginevra (Kate Micucci) lead a simple life in their convent. Their days are spent chafing at monastic routine, spying on one another, and berating the estate’s day laborer. After a particularly vicious insult session drives the peasant away, Father Tommasso (John C. Reilly) brings on new hired hand Massetto (Dave Franco), a virile young servant forced into hiding by his angry lord. Introduced to the sisters as a deaf-mute to discourage temptation, Massetto struggles to maintain his cover as the repressed nunnery erupts in a whirlwind of pansexual horniness, substance abuse and wicked revelry. Rated R. Showtimes Tuesday 8:30 p.m., Thursday 8:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets $5.50 cash ($6.50 credit or debit card).
A Hard Day’s Night: The Beatles in their feature film debut, one of the greatest rock-and-roll comedy adventures ever. The film has a fully restored negative and digitally restored soundtrack. The film takes on the just-left-of-reality style of mock-documentary, following “a day in the life” of John, Paul, George, and Ringo as fame takes them by storm. Showtimes Wednesday 7:30 p.m., Thursday 5:30 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6.
THX 1138: In the future, mankind lives in vast underground cities and free will is outlawed by means of mandatory medication that controls human emotion. But when THX 1138 (Robert Duvall) and LUH 3417 (Maggie McOmie) stop taking their meds, they wake up to the bleak reality of their own existence and fall in love with each other in the process. But love is also illegal in this Orwellian dystopia, and the act of making love has made both of them outlaws on the run from an army of robotic police. Released in 1971, it is the first film directed by Star Wars visionary George Lucas. Rated R. Opening Friday. Showtimes Wednesday 5:30 p.m., Thursday 8 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6.
Paprika: Dr. Atsuko Chiba works as a scientist by day and, under the code name “Paprika,” is a dream detective at night. Atsuko and her colleagues are working on a device called the DC Mini, which is intended to help psychiatric patients, but in the wrong hands it could destroy people’s minds. When a prototype is stolen, Atsuko/Paprika springs into action to recover it before damage is done. Rated R. Showtimes Friday 5:30 p.m., Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6.
MATHESON HISTORY MUSEUM (513 E. University Ave.)
The museum preserves and interprets the history of Alachua County and its environs. The museum complex includes the museum in the former American Legion Hall, the 1867 Matheson House, the Tison Tool Barn, Sweetwater Park and the Matheson Library & Archives (in the former Melting Pot building). Hours Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Free admission.
Saturday: Women Politicking Politely: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s with author Kimberly Wilmot Voss. 2p.m. Free.
THOMAS CENTER GALLERIES (302 NE 6th Ave.)
Uncontainable | Urban Art from Vandalism to Movement: The works of 26 urban artists from around the U.S. and the world. Mezzanine and Main Gallery open weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Free. For an insider’s look at the exhibit, please read our article: Thomas Center Showcases Work of Street Artists.
GFAA GALLERY (1314 S. Main St.)
Members’ Showcase opens this week with a reception during Friday’s Artwalk from 6-9 p.m. Gallery hours Tuesdays and Wednesdays 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. (Closed Sundays and Mondays). Note: Exhibit closes on Saturday.
BLACK C ART GALLERY (201 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 111)
“Converging Perspectives: NYC:” Featuring new works by Ani Collier that present the Manhattan skyline in new and interesting ways by playing with lines and perspective. Opening reception during Artwalk on Friday, 6-9 p.m.
HIPPODROME GALLERY (25 SE 2nd Place)
“Resist and Rise: The Art of Protest:” Centered on contemporary issues relating to health care, the environment, privacy, education, poverty, racism and peace, in conjunction with the Hipp’s mainstage production of George Orwell’s 1984, which opens Sept. 1. Exhibit open during regular business hours and during evening events.
ARTISANS’ GUILD GALLERY (201 SE 2nd Place, Suite 113)
Annual Red Dot Sale: The newest works for sale by local artists. Gallery hours Mondays through Saturdays 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sundays noon-5 p.m.
At the Library
Monday: Lunch-Break Yoga, noon-1 p.m.; Third Monday Knit and Crochet, 1 p.m.; Movie for Kids, 4-6 p.m. (for ages 5-11), MAKERspace Robotics, 4:30 p.m. (all ages)
Tuesday: Toddler Storytime, 10:30-11 a.m. (for ages 1-3); Kids’ Book Club, 3:30 p.m. (for ages 5-11); Teen Gaming: Monopoly, 4:30-6 p.m. (for ages 12-18).
Wednesday: UF Mobile Outreach Clinic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Wii Gaming for Kids, 4-5 p.m. (for ages 5-11).\; Basic Chinese for Adults, 6 p.m.
Thursday: Baby Laptime, 10:30-11 a.m. (for ages 1-and-under); Teen Gaming: Magic the Gathering, 4:30-6:30 p.m. (all ages); Basic Spanish for Adults, 6 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6 p.m.
Friday: LEGOspace, 4-5 p.m. (for ages 5-11); Movie for Teens, 4-6 p.m. (for ages 12-18).
Saturday: Musikgarten, 11 a.m.-noon (ages 5-and-under); CREATEspace, 1-2:30 p.m. (for ages 12-and-up); Chess Club, 2-3 p.m. (for ages 12-18).
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