This Week’s Calendar

December 17-23, 2018: Our suggestions for entertainment, nightlife and other events this week in and around downtown Gainesville. (We will continue to update these listings throughout the week, so please check back daily! Also, let us know if we missed anything by sending an email to gainesvilledowntown@yahoo.com)


Onstage

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place

(Hippodrome photo by Rachel Jones)

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!): Instead of performing Charles Dickens’ beloved holiday classic for the umpteenth time, three actors decide to perform every Christmas story ever told — plus Christmas traditions from around the world, seasonal icons from ancient times to topical pop-culture, and every carol ever sung. It’s a madcap romp through the holiday season intended for children and adults. Written by Michael Carleton, James FitzGerald and John K. Alvarez. Directed by Stephanie Lynge and starring Mark Chambers, Logan Wolfe and Ali Foley. Performances Tuesday 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 5 p.m. (closing performance). Tickets $32-$37 (discounted for students and seniors). For a preview of the show, including interviews with the director and cast, read our article: Hipp Adds Ha-Ha-Ha to Holiday Ho-Ho-Ho.

A Christmas Carol: For the 41st consecutive year, the Hippodrome stages an adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic about Ebenezer Scrooge and the power of redemption. Directed by Niall McGinty and starring Gregg Jones as Ebenezer Scrooge. Performances Friday 2 p.m., Saturday 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. (closing performance). Tickets $35 (discounted for students and seniors).

For the complete 2018-19 Hippodrome mainstage schedule, click on Upcoming Events.

The Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.

The Actors’ Warehouse will soon begin rehearsals for its next production, The Colored Door at the Train Depot, opening Feb. 1. For the complete 2018-19 AW calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre will soon begin rehearsals for its next production, In Splendid Error, opening Feb. 1. For the complete 2018-19 ART calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.


Music/Entertainment Venues

> THE ATLANTIC (15 N. Main St.)

Thursday: Stella Splendens, Snacks and Katy Deitz, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Friday: Sinister Solstice presented by Plate XII Records and featuring Pyre, Bound for the Ground, Vitreous, Rot in Coffins and Thunderclap, 9 p.m. $7 cover a the door only (no pre-sale).
Saturday: An Evening in the Grotto — ’70s Disco, Funk & Soul dance party with DJ Jimbo, 10 p.m. No cover.

> THE BACKYARD AT BOCA FIESTA & PALOMINO (232 SE 1st. St.)

Monday: Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Tuesday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Backyard Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Tight AF Thursday, 10 p.m. No cover.
Friday: Malibu Nights Dance Party with DJ Viking Prince, 9 p.m. No cover.

> THE BANK BAR AND DUTTON’S VAULT (22 W. University Ave.)

No special events announced this week.

> BIG TOP BREWING CO. (201 SE 2nd Ave., Suite 101)

No special events announced this week.

> BO DIDDLEY PLAZA (111 E. University Ave.)

Monday: Free Yoga with Kate Motto, 6-7 p.m. Free.
Tuesday: 
Free Yoga with Andrea, 6-7 p.m. Free.
Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. with live music on the Bo Diddley Stage with Norway’s Botik Quest playing at 4 p.m. and The INspiration at 6.
Thursday: Free Capoeira Class with Instructor Samurai, 11:30 a.m.
Thursday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6-7 p.m. Free.

> BOXCAR WINE & BEER GARDEN in Depot Park

No special events announced this week.

> THE BULL (18 SW 1st Ave.)

Monday: Kyle Keller’s Open Mic, 8 p.m.
Tuesday:
Jazzology, 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Early show, 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday: Joe Harley, 9:30 p.m.
Friday: Marjohn Alchemy, 10 p.m.

> CIVIC MEDIA CENTER (433 S. Main St.)

Monday: Movie Monday: Monty Python’s Life of Brian, a political and religious satire that tells the story of Brian Cohen, a young Jewish man in Roman-occupied Judea who just happens to be born in a barn next door to the one in which Jesus of Nazareth is born. For the rest of his life, Brian is mistaken for the Messiah, with absurd and sometimes surreal comic results. The film makes sometimes-controversial fun of religion, left-wing politics and the history of the Middle East. Screening begins at 7 p.m. Free (donations appreciated).
Tuesday: Queer Movie Night and Vegan Potluck: Daisies. a Czech New Wave film that was funded by — and subsequently banned by — the Czechoslovakian state. It follows two teenage girls who, seeking to spoil themselves in a world they see as spoiled, channel intense Gemini energy to get rich men to buy them bougie meals. The film portrays an anarchic, high-femme refusal of masculinist control through the characters’ rejection and redirection of male power. It also touches on the contempt and violence directed against those non-men who are seen as disrupting male and state power. Screening begins at 7. Bring a vegan dish at 6 to share with others during the potluck. $1-$5 suggested donation.
Wednesday:
 Communication Skills Workshop, 6-8 p.m.
Thursday: Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
Friday: Open Jam Art Show, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Community Meditation, 9-10 a.m.
Saturday: Self-Care Saturdays Yoga, 10 a.m.

> CYPRESS & GROVE BREWING CO. (1001 NW 4th St.)

Wednesday: Trivia, 7 p.m.
Friday: Live music with the Jazz Bandits, 7-9 p.m.
Saturday: Yoga in the Brickroom, noon.

> DEPOT PARK (200 SE Depot Ave. at South Main Street)

Saturday: Depot Park parkrun, 7:30 a.m.
Sunday: Kids Yoga with Jillian Goldstein, 9:30 a.m. Free.

> DOWNTOWN WINE & CHEESE (113 N. Main St.)

Thursday: Last-Minute Gift Ideas (and Craft Night) Wine Tasting, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Tickets $15 (at the shop or by calling 352.222.1348).
Saturday: Jazz Night, 7 p.m.

> DURTY NELLY’S IRISH PUB (208 W. University Ave.)

Tuesday: Trivia, 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Hump Day Karaoke, 10 p.m.

> EIGHT SECONDS SALOON (201 W. University Ave.)

No special events announced this week.

> EMILIANO’S CAFE (7 SE 1st Ave.)

Monday: Jazz and Tapas, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Brenda Bayne Trio (classic jazz), 7-10 p.m.

> FIRST MAGNITUDE BREWING CO. (1220 SE Veitch St.)

Tuesday: Brainaholics Trivia, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Movie Night: Christmas Vacation, 7:30 p.m. Free.
Sunday: Brewery Yoga with Jenna, 1 p.m.
Sunday: Movie Night: Gremlins, 6:30 p.m. Free.

> HARDBACK UNDERGROUND (920 NW 2nd St.)

Wednesday: Tabernacle of Hedonism with Tom Miller and Open Mic, 9 p.m.
Friday: Hellhound, Magnolia Haven and Indivision heavy metal sound-test party, 9 p.m. $5 cover.

> HEARTWOOD SOUNDSTAGE(619 S. Main St., in the Baird Complex)

Friday: Brewster Baker and Matthew Fowler. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $12 in advance (heartwoodsoundstage.com), $15 day of show.
Saturday: Kaleigh Baker’s Someday Honey. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $15 in advance (heartwoodsoundstage.com), $20 day of show.

HIGH DIVE (210 SW 2nd Ave.)

Thursday: Ladies and Gentlemen Comedy Tour featuring Bailey Erickson along with Sean Beagan, Lunchbox, Breanda Davis, Spencer Acree, Jacob Wall and host Barry Yuile. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $6 in advance (highdivegainesville.com), $8 day of show.
Friday: Mike Llerena & The Nerve (full band), Causa, Kasson and Tasha Zoe. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $6 in advance (highdivegainesville.com), $8 day of show.
Saturday: Sally B’s Dashing Holiday Revue: Live Music Burlesque with Swing Theory and vocalist Becky Sinn, featuring performances by Jenny Castle, Roula Roulette, Lola LeSoleil, Corey Cheval and Geraecka Lyonns with host Sally B. Dash. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $15 in advance (ticketfly.com, Hear Again Records and High Dive box office), $20 day of show. (Fancy attire encouraged.)

> LEONARDO’S 706 (706 W. University Ave.)

Monday: Hot Club de Ville featuring Marty Liquori and Erik Abernathy on guitar and Gary Christiansen on upright bass, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: Marty Liquori Jazztet with Russ Robinson, 7-10 p.m. SOLD OUT!

> LOOSEY’S (120 SW 1st Ave.)

Monday: Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Wolftron, 9 p.m.

> MAUDE’S SIDE CAR BAR (101 SE 2nd Place, Suite 101)

No special events announced this week.

> MAI KAI KAVA BAR (17 W. University Ave.)

Monday: Open Mic Night, 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Free Flow Art with Zach, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Tea with a Twist! painting night, 8 p.m. Free.

> THE MIDNIGHT (223 S. Main St.)

Monday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Tuesday Stand-Up Comedy Show — Festivus Comedy Roast, 8:30 p.m.

> THIRD HOUSE BOOKS AND COFFEE (113 N. Main St.)

No special events announced this week.

> THOMAS CENTER (302 NE 6th Ave.)

Wednesday: The Currys Holiday Show. Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7. Tickets $20 in advance (mynewsletterbuilder.com), $25 day of show; $30 limited VIP seating in advance (mynewsletterbuilder.com), $35 day of show.

> ROCKEYS DUELING PIANO BAR (112 S. Main St.)

Thursday-Saturday: Dueling pianos featuring Brad Heron and special guests, 8 p.m.

> VINE SOURDOUGH BAKERY (627 N. Main St.)

Friday: Happy Hour featuring The Prairie Chickens (Eli Tragash and Virginia Carr), 6-8 p.m.

> THE WOOLY (20 N. Main St.)

No special events announced this week.


Cinema

> HIPPODROME THEATRE (25 SE 2nd Place)

Silent Night, Deadly Night: In this holiday/slasher mash-up, a teenager dressed as Santa Claus goes on a murderous rampage after suffering a tormented childhood. Showtimes Thursday 8:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m., Saturday 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets $9.


Museums/Galleries

> CADE MUSEUM FOR CREATIVITY & INVENTION (811 S. Main St.)

The museum’s exhibits, educational programs and Creativity Labs encourage learners of all ages to think like an inventor, meet an inventor, and be an inventor. Exhibits include the Robot Zoo and the Sweat Solution as well as the Creativity and Fab Labs and the Idea Atelier. On most Saturdays, the Cade offers a Meet the Inventor program in the Rotunda, featuring researchers and scientists and their creations. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Tickets $12.50; $10 for students and seniors; $7.50 for children ages 5-17.

> MATHESON HISTORY MUSEUM (513 E. University Ave.)
The Matheson History Museum’s main exhibition gallery and Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall are housed in the former American Legion Hall, which was repurposed as a museum in 1994. The complex also includes the Matheson Library & Archives, the 1867 Matheson House, Tison Tool Barn and Sweetwater Park. The main exhibit hall currently contains “Gators and Beyond: A Sports History of Alachua County,” examining lesser-known sports teams such as the Gainesville G-Men minor-league baseball team and the Fighting Terriers of Lincoln High School alongside stories like the first female cheerleader at UF. The Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall contains “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters,” based on Rick Kilby’s award-winning book. Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.

> THOMAS CENTER GALLERIES (302 NE 6th Ave.)

Current exhibit, “RockPaperScissors: Playing with Material Change,” explores what happens when artists are inspired by the very materials they hold, stitch, carve, fold, print, cut, weave or shape. The works of more than 20 artists are on display in the first-floor Thomas Gallery and mezzanine-level Doris Bardon Gallery. Exhibit continues through Jan. 4. Museum hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Free.

> SWEETWATER PRINT COOPERATIVE (117 S. Main St.)

Presenting the annual members’ holiday show, “Off the Wall: Sweetwater Fairy Tales.” Gallery open Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment (call Stewart Thomas at 352. 514.3838).

> HIPPODROME GALLERY (201 SE 2nd Place)

Presenting the annual Hipp Staff Holiday Art Show with work from more than a dozen actors and staff members. Gallery open during business hours and during evening and weekend events.

> ARTISANS GUILD GALLERY (201 SE 2nd Place)

Featuring hundreds of quality, handcrafted fine art and fine crafts and unique holiday-themed ornaments and other pieces by local and regional artists. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

> GFAA GALLERY (1314 S. Main St.)

Presenting the Gainesville Fine Arts Association’s “Winter Showcase” exhibit. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

> SOMEWHERE ALONG THE WAY (201 SE 2nd Place, Suite 110)

Featuring quality artwork in all mediums from dozens of local, regional and national artists in a cozy coffeehouse and wine-bar setting.

> THE SL8 (10 E. University Ave.)

A new art space from Gerard Benson featuring the works of Grace Lamerson, Danielle Heslep, Howard Wapner, Virginia Zuelsdorf, Michael Levy, Amye Francis, Lucas Thon, Charley McWhorter, Natacha Monalisa, Jade DiMarco, Pateh, Jiri Lonsky, Lennie Kesl, John Korb, Cory Collins and Josiah Lloyd. Reception during Friday night’s Artwalk from 7-10 p.m.


Library

> ALACHUA COUNTY DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS (401 E. University Ave.)

Monday: Job Club Mondays, 11:30 a.m.; Third Monday Knit & Crochet, 1 p.m.; Movies and Crafts: Teen Movie Mondays, 4 p.m.; Teen Book Club, 4:30 p.m.

Tuesday: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.; ESOL Open Enrollment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Winter Festival/Read with a Horse, noon; Teen Crafts: Sew Simple for Teens, 4 p.m.; Advanced English Conversation Class, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: UF Mobile Outreach Clinic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sh’amal Ellenberg: Social Worker, 2 p.m.; Holiday Card Crafts with the Reading Dogs, 3 p.m.; Kid Gaming, 4 p.m.

Thursday: Babytime, 10:30 a.m.; Retro Video Gaming with R U Game?, 5 p.m.; Amrit Yoga with Veda, 5:30 p.m.; Basic ESOL, 5:30 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6 p.m.

Friday: Elsa’s Arts & Crafts for Adults: Making Art Pieces Using Oil Pastels, 10 a.m.; Lunch Break Yoga with Kate Motto, noon; Sing-Along Movie Series, 1 p.m.; LEGOspace, 4 p.m.

Saturday: Movie for Kids, 2 p.m.

Sunday: Family Yoga, 2 p.m.