Here are some ongoing and scheduled events to look forward to in downtown Gainesville in the coming weeks and months. (We update this calendar on a regular basis, with your input!)
Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place
Through Dec. 23: Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)
Through Dec. 23: Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol
Jan. 11-Feb. 3, 2019: A Doll’s House, Part 2
March 1-24, 2019: Miracle on South Division Street
April 19-May 12, 2019: Disgraced
June-July 2019: Summer musical tba
(For further info, visit the Hippodrome website)
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.
Dec. 5-9: Sixth annual Gainesville Homegrown Local Playwrights’ Showcase
Feb. 1-17, 2019: In Splendid Error
March 15-31, 2019: Bloody Poetry
April 26-May 12, 2019: The Nether
June 7-23, 2019: You Have The Right to Remain Dead
July 19-Aug. 11, 2019: Summer Shakespeare: The Beggar’s Opera
(For further info, visit the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre website)
Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.
Through Dec. 16: Tales of Good Fortune From Around the World
Feb. 1-17, 2019: The Colored Door at the Train Depot
March 15-31, 2019: Pipeline
May 10-26, 2019: Beauty of the Father
June 21-July 7, 2019: Satchmo at the Waldorf
July 26-Aug. 11, 2019: Fuddy Meers
(For further info, visit the Actors’ Warehouse website)
Jewel Box Concerts
The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Melrose-based Shake Rag Culture Center, presents a concert series that takes place on selected evenings throughout the year in the Spanish Court at the Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.
Dec 19: The Currys Holiday Show
Note: Shows begin at 7 p.m. Tickets $20 (available through evansmediasource.com).
New Year’s Eve
Dec. 31: Festivities begins at 5 p.m. with “Sparks in the Park” at Depot Park featuring DJ music on the hill and a 6:30 fireworks display over the lake. The celebration moves to Bo Diddley Plaza at 9 p.m. for live music by The Shakedown (contemporary blues) and The Impostors (Beatles tribute band). At midnight, revelers will ring in 2019 with the sounds of noisemakers provided free to the audience.
Jan. 25: Numerous downtown venues, including galleries and art-minded businesses, open their doors for the self-guided tour, normally scheduled on the final Friday of each month. Hours are 7-10 p.m. (earlier at some venues). Pick up a brochure at participating venues.
Feb. 7-8, 2019: Gainesville’s Music and Arts Festival for Social Change will include two days of festivities, including a free concert by Locos Por Juana and Big Freedia at Bo Diddley Plaza.
If you would like us to add an event to this list, please send an email with all pertinent info to email@example.com. (The event must be open to the general public.)