6:00: A Taxi Driver, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Downtown, various days, times. A Taxi Driver is the fifth highest-grossing film in South Korean history! Get ready for an entertaining journey into a tragic and violent chapter of Korean modern history. Revisiting the 1980 Gwangju Massacre, a landmark historical event in South Korea's march towards democracy, director Jang Hoon brings a sappy, feel-good touch to a tragic subject
7:30: Evans Hale & Friends, Gainesville Orchestra, SF Fine Arts Hall, Santa Fe College, 300 NW 83rd St. Premiered in Vienna in 1824, Beethoven's final symphony is one of the most beloved and awe-inspiring pieces of music ever written. A part of such diverse human experiences as the fall of the Berlin wall and movie soundtracks,
7:30: 100 Years of the Florida Museum. Florida's Museum, 3215 Hull Rd., This reception and exhibit opening – Rare, Beautiful & Fascinating: 100 Years @FloridaMuseum showcases the Museum's 17 collections and research initiatives that address topics from extinction to biodiversity. Visitors may interact with scientists working in the lab from a different collection each week. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:30: The Seagull, UF School of Theatre and Dance, various days, times. USCT&D brings Anton Chekov's play to life exploring the timeless subjects of lovers, art, and artists in love. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:30: Depot Family Dance Party, Depot Park, 300 SE depot Ave. Join Depot Park's free family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There's something for everyone to dance to.
8:00: Wild Blue Yonder, Free Fridays Concert Series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown. Formed in 2015 by Allan Lowe and Jeff Sims. Later additions include Jim Millsaps (drums) and Frank Velosi (bass). Lowe, Sims and Millsaps are all formerly of the popular band Dixie Desperados. WBY has been a co-headliners for The Allman Brothers, Axe, Molly Hatchet, The Charlie Daniels Band, Henry Paul Band, Johnny Winter, Three Dog Night, Grinderswitch, Louisiana LeRoux, Doc Holliday, Winters Brothers, Johnny Van Zant Band, Pat Travers . FOLLOW THIS LINK fo rmore information.
8:00: Se Llama Christina, OPENING NIGHT, Actor's Warehouse,Various Days, times,619 NE 1st St. A man and woman wake up in a California apartment with no memory of who they are or how they got there. All doors are locked and all that is there is a crib with a fried chicken leg in it. Slowly their memories start to reform and the characters gain back their identities. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:30: MOANA, Tioga Movie Night, Tioga Town Center, 105 SW 128th Street. An adventurous teenager sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, Moana meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest to become a master way-finder. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
FRIDAY 4:00 & SATURDAY 12:00:Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St, Downtown. An all ages, two day Music and Art Fair in the heart of Gainesville. Amazing Regional Bands - Craft Vendors - Art Installations - Food Trucks - & Interactive Wonders - Kids under 12 are Free.
9:00: Nature tours with Miles. Depot Park, 300 SE Depot Ave. Miles the Depot Park's nature guru and prized Depot Park Ambassador, is looking forward to hosting tours focusing on the conservation area at Depot Park. Join him for a nice Saturday morning walk through the park. Meet at the East Overlook next to the main parking lot at
10:00 am: Antique, Vintage Floridiana & Rare Book Sale, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Avenue. Free and open to the public featuring vendors from all over Florida, including the Matheson. Visitors will be able to view and purchase a unique selection of Floridiana, historic postcards, rare books, antiques and other memorabilia. Refreshments will be available for purchase; proceeds from refreshment sales will benefit the Matheson.
6:30: Star Theatre 2018 Gala, The Next Chapter in Our Story, Star Center Theatre, 11NE 23rd Ave, Benefit support the Star Theatre featuring scenes and music from the 2017 Season performance schedule. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.