This Week’s Calendar

Nov. 12-18, 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

> ACROSSTOWN REPERTORY THEATRE (619 S. Main St.)

Into the Woods: Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical about a witch who tasks a childless baker and his wife with procuring magical items from classic fairy tales — Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel — to reverse an infertility curse put on their family tree. Directed by Kaitlyn Graves and starring Devin Hutchingson, Michael Presley Bobbitt, Laura Beth Jackson, Emma Grimm, Justin Clement, Ashlyn Brooke, Jackie Collins, Lola Bond, Norma Berger, Jennifer Hutton, Elizabeth Rossen, Badger Moring Jr., Saie Danam, Anna Marie Kirkpatrick and Jesse Vale. Performances Thursday 8 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. (closing performance). Tickets $20; $15 for students, educators, seniors (55-plus), veterans and active military. For a preview of the show, including interviews with the director and cast members, read our article: Acrosstown Takes Stroll “Into the Woods.”

For the complete 2018-19 ART calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.

> HIPPODROME THEATRE (25 SE 2nd Place)

The Hippodrome Theatre is in rehearsals for its two holiday-themed shows, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!) and Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, opening Nov. 23 and 24, respectively. For the complete 2018-19 Hippodrome mainstage schedule, click on Upcoming Events or visit thehipp.org.

Thursday: Hippodrome Jazz Series: Howard Wapner Quartet in the lower level, 7:30 p.m. $5.

Friday: Karaoke Night in the lower level, 9 p.m. Free.

> THE ACTORS’ WAREHOUSE (619 NE 1st St.)

The Actors’ Warehouse is currently in rehearsals for its holiday-themed show, Langston Hughes’ Black Nativity, opening Dec. 7.

For the complete 2018-19 AW calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.


Music/Entertainment Venues

> THE ATLANTIC (15 N. Main St.)

Thursday: Bit Brigade performs “The Legend of Zelda” with special guests Velocirapture and The Mermers. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets $10 (showclix.com).
Friday: Jamal Steele (Panama City), Deathwish Klikk, Unearthly Child (Jacksonville) and Cyclopean Blood Temple. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. $6 cover.
Saturday: ’80s vs. ’90s Dance Party with DJ Cam, 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.
Tuesday: Tight AF Tuesdays with DJ Hilt, 10 p.m.
Thursday: Backyard Trivia, 8 p.m.
Friday: Malibu Nights Dance Party with DJ Viking Prince, 9 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: Punk Rock Karaoke, 9 p.m. $5-$10 sliding scale.
Sunday: The Reinhards Reunion Show along with Articles and band tba, 4-7 p.m. No cover.

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

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 entertainment on the Bo Diddley Stage by Keith Peters at 4 p.m., Chuck Rogan at 5 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: Don’t Quit Your Day Job early show, 6-9 p.m.
Thursday: MFA Readings, 8-9 p.m.
Friday: Marjohn Alchemy, 10 p.m.
Saturday: Shawn Manley, 9:30 p.m.

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

Monday: Movie Monday: Rhymes for Young Ghouls. The 2013 Canadian drama is set in 1976 on the fictional Red Crow Mi’kmaq reservation. By government decree, every Indian child under 16 must attend residential school. In the kingdom of the Crow, that means imprisonment at St. Dymphna’s. The film contains strong themes and language Rated R. Screening begins at 7 p.m. with discussion to follow. Free (donations appreciated).
Tuesday: IWOC General Meeting, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday: Urban Paradise pre-screening. The documentary has been directed and shot by UF graduates Jimmy Evans and Jack Edmondson. This pre-screening is critical to their documentary because they need funding to continue this project that addresses issues of climate change, particularly in Florida. Presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. Terry Harpold of UF’s Imagining Climate Change and includes a Q&A with Sam Van Leer, founder of Urban Paradise Guild and the film’s main character. The screening will be followed by a DJ set by Eagle Syndrome where attendees can mingle and meet the filmmakers and others working toward climate justice.
Thursday: Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
Friday: Open Jam Art Show, 8 p.m.
Saturday:
Weekly Community Meditation, 9-10 a.m.
Saturday: Self-Care Yoga, 10 a.m.
Saturday: Free Store, 2-5 p.m.

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

Monday: Open Song Circle, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Birds are Badass storytelling night hosted by Guts & Glory GNV, 7-9 p.m. Tickets $15 (brownpapertickets.com), $10 students.
Saturday: Yoga in the Brickroom, noon.
Saturday: Florida vs. Idaho football on the big screens, 1 p.m.

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

Saturday: Depot Park parkrun, 7:30 a.m.
Saturday: Family-friendly bike ride, 9-10 a.m.
Saturday: Family Movie Night: Fantastic Mr. Fox, 5:30 p.m. Free.
Sunday: The Cupcake Race 5k/10k/13.1-mile runs, 8 a.m.
Sunday: Kids Yoga with Jillian Goldstein, 9:30 a.m. Free.
Sunday: Free Sunday Morning Cartoons, 9:30 a.m. (in the Depot Event Space).

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

Thursday: Wine Tasting, 6:15 p.m. $15 per person.
Saturday: Jazz Night, 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday: Trivia Night, 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.
Friday: Trail Diver free show, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday: Florida vs. Idaho on the big screen, 1 p.m.
Sunday: Brewery Yoga/Yogalates, 1 p.m. $5 fee.

> HARDBACK CAFE (211 W. University Ave.)

Current location has closed. Reopening on Dec. 5 at 920 NW 2nd St.

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

Saturday: Morningbell. 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: United Nations Comedy Tour featuring Nadeem Awad, Ciro Dobric, Randy Vega, Brian Coronado, Phil Isme and Chris Shepard along with local guests LUNCHBOX, Breanda Davis, Spencer Acree and Aimee Sinclair. Hosted by Barry Yuille, Jr. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $7-$9 (ticketfly.com).
Friday: “All of Us are Now: Snapshots from a Rock Club” book release and Subrosa band reunion along with Swayze, Perfect Strangers and Jack Mason. Doors open at 8 p.m. with book signing by Bill Bryson; music starts at 9. Tickets $10 (ticketfly.com).
Saturday: The Main Squeeze, Kaleigh Baker and Whale Feral. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 9:30. Tickets $9.75 (buy 3, get 1 free) or $13 (ticketfly.com).

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

Monday: Hot Club de Ville, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: Marty Liquori Jazztet, 7-10 p.m. No cover.

> LOOSEY’S (120 SW 1st Ave.)

Monday: Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: National Lawyers Guild (NLG) Student Chapter Benefit Variety Show featuring Sally B. Dash as The Cowardly Lion, Jenny Castle as Morgan & Morgan & Morgan & Morgan, and the bands Causa, Artemis and Parallel. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets $5.
Friday: The Get Loosey: Holiday Party featuring ’70s/’80s/’90s funk, soul, disco and dance music. Doors open at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Saturday: Florida vs. Idaho football on the big screens, 1 p.m.
Saturday: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Wolftron, 9 p.m.
Sunday: Stunner, Pyre, Twin Strike (Brooklyn) and Let it Rot (Brooklyn). Doors open at 7 p.m. $5 cover.

> 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.

> THE MIDNIGHT (223 S. Main St.)

Monday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Tuesday Stand-Up Comedy Show, 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Disney Sing Along, 8 p.m.

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

Thursday: Gainesville Playreaders, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Jason Lutes (“Berlin” graphic novel book signing) along with Tom Hart from Sequential Artists Workshop, 6-8 p.m.
Saturday: Meet the Author: Gary Gordon (“Chief Mican’s Revenge”), 7 p.m.

> THOMAS CENTER (302 NE 6th Ave.)

No special events announced this week.

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

Wednesday: Comedy Boom! with stand-up comic Chris Cope. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Thursday-Saturday: Dueling pianos featuring Brad Heron and special guests, 8 p.m.

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

Friday: Live music with Talking Stick, 6-8 p.m.

> THE WOOLY (20 N. Main St.)

No special events announced this week.


Cinema

> HIPPODROME THEATRE (25 SE 2nd Place)

Gainesville Jewish Film Festival Sneak Preview: A look at some of the films to be featured during the 2019 Gainesville Jewish Film Festival and a special screening of COJOT, the story of a World War II survivor. Michel Cojot, who sets out to kill his father’s Nazi executioner and ends up playing a pivotal role in one of history’s most daring rescue operations. Audiences will have a rare opportunity to screen and provide input on a work-in progress. Dr. Gayle Zachmann will introduce and discuss a rough-cut of the documentary in progress. Showtime Thursday 7 p.m. (one night only) Tickets $10.

In This Corner of the World: This animated film tells the story of the adolescent Suzu, who in 1944 moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima to live with her husband’s family. Suzu’s life is thrown into chaos when her town is bombed during World War II. Her perseverance and courage, however, underpin this heartwarming and inspirational tale of the everyday challenges faced by the Japanese in the midst of a violent, war-torn country. Showtimes Friday 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., Saturday 5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6 p.m.


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 are Tuesday through 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, 2019. Museum hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Free.

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

Current exhibit, “Small Works: Experiments in Art” by Joanna Clark, includes altered book pages, pentimenti, ink blots, reliquaries and mixed media drawings and paintings. Gallery open Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment (call Stewart Thomas at 352. 514.3838). Through Dec. 5.

> HIPPODROME GALLERY (201 SE 2nd Place)

The annual Hipp Staff Holiday Art Show opens Friday. Reception during Artwalk on Dec. 7.

> ARTISANS GUILD GALLERY (201 SE 2nd Place)

Featuring hundreds of quality handcrafted fine art and fine crafts by regional artists. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

> GFAA GALLERY (1314 S. Main St.)

The Gainesville Fine Arts Association’s “Winter Showcase” exhibit opens Nov. 20. Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

> 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.


Library

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

Monday: Library closed in observance of Veterans Day.

Tuesday: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.; Holiday Pine Cone Craft, 11 a.m.; ESOL Open Enrollment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Bullet Journaling, noon; Teen Time at the Teen Space, 3:30 p.m.; Cosplay Club, 6 p.m.; Advanced English Conversation Class, 6 p.m.

Wednesday: UF Mobile Outreach Clinic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Tonewood Family Music, 1:30 p.m.; Teen Time at the Teen Space, 3:30 p.m.; Kid Gaming, 4 p.m.; Wayfaring Painter Presents: Flowers with Frida Kahlo, 6:30 p.m.

Thursday: Babytime, 10:30 a.m.; Tossed and Found Art at the Library, 3 p.m.; Teen Time at the Teen Space, 3:30 p.m.; Retro Video Gaming, 5 p.m.; Hearthstone Fireside Gathering, 5 p.m.; Amrit Yoga with Veda, 5:30 p.m.; Basic ESOL, 5:30 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6 p.m.

Friday: Community Coalition for Older Adults, 9 a.m.; Elsa’s Arts and Crafts for Adults: Making Art Pieces Using Oil Pastels, 10 a.m.; Lunch-Break Yoga with Kate Motto, noon; SEWINGspace: Stitch and Chat, 3 p.m.; Teen Time at the Teen Space, 3:30 p.m.; LEGOspace, 4 p.m.

Saturday: Sensory Storytime, 11 a.m.; Downtown Gainesville Poet’s Club, noon; Sing-Along Movie Series, 1 p.m.; Mandalas for All, 2 p.m.; Mike Gengler Presents his new book “We Can Do It: A Community Takes on the Challenge of School Desegregation,” 2 p.m.

Sunday: Sing-Along Movie Series, 1 p.m.; Board Games at the Library, 1 p.m.; Local Author Series: Frank Fiordalisi (“Ichabod Wolfe”), 2:30 p.m.