September 14 – 30
Gainesville Latino Film Festival, - Two weeks of world-class cinema, innovative shorts, international award winners, and foster diverse experiences that link people through the art of cinema. This year's amazing line-up includes films from Brazil, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Mexico, US, and Guatemala. FOLLOW THIS LINK for an event calendar andmore information.
5:00: Migration Marzen Launch, First Magnitude Brewing Company, 1220 SE Veitch St. Florida Museum and First Magnitude Brewing fundraiser supporting butterfly conservation. First Magnitude will release a specialty German-style lager called Migration Märzen. All proceeds will directly support imperiled Monarch butterfly recovery efforts in Florida.
7:30: Friday Family Dance Party, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Free and open to the pubic this family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. He gets everybody moving to the beat. Bring your friends and make new ones too
7:30: Napping Princess, Hipp Cinema, Downtown, various days, times. From director Kenji Kamiyama comes a sci-fi fantasy that effortlessly weaves together evolving technology and imagination. The year is 2020, three days before the opening of the Tokyo Olympics. Kokone Morikawa is often dozing, stuck between reality and a dream-world full of fantastic motorized contraptions.
8:00: The Imposters, Free Friday's concert series, Bo Diddley Community Plaza, Downtown, Beatles tribute concert featuring The Impostors include local musicians Michael Derry (guitar/vocals), Mike Boulware (guitar/vocals), Don David (guitar/vocals), Ron Thomas (bass/vocals), Brad Bangstad (keyboards) and Rob Rothschild (drums).
8:00: Sam Pacetti, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 south Main St. A fingerstyle guitarist, songwriter with a depth and wry humor in the space of one song. Martin Simpson, Richard Thompson, Joni Mitchell and Merle Travis are touchstones to Pacetti. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:30 am: Sunrise Paddle, Ichetucknee Springs State Park. The tour starts at the North Entrance, off Elim Church Road (County Road 238). Launch time will be as close to sunrise as possible. The tour ends at the last take-out at the south end of the park, and transportation will be provided back to the North Entrance. Underwater GoPro-style cameras captured amazing footage on previous tours! Please call the park concessionaire Paddling Adventures (386) 497-1113 reserve your spot. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
10:00: Viva Museum, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. musical groups Danzas PeruJax and 5 Notas as they perform traditional Latino music and dance from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru and Venezuela. This program displays seldom-seen Andean artifacts from the Museum's South American ethnographic collection. A bilingual, family event. Este es un evento biligüe y familiar. In coordination with the Gainesville Latino Film Festival, celebrate South American culture.
2:30: Mallory M. O'Connor, Library Headquarters Meeting Room A, Alachua County Library District Local Author series. . Mallory M. O'Connor. She will discuss American River: Tributaries, which follows the entwined lives of three immigrant families as they settle along the river in Northern California during the turbulent 1960s. Mallory is also the author of two non-fiction books, and she has degrees in art, art history, and American history and has taught art history at the University of Florida and at Santa Fe College.
3:00: Folk in the Springs, High Springs Branch Library. Musician Austin Miller will be at the High Springs Branch Library from as part of High Springs Folk in the Springs Produced by the High Springs Music in the Park Series, FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
5:30 & 9:30: Jason Ricci & the Bad Kind/Bridget Kelly Band/Sheba the Mississippi Queen, North Central Florida Blues Society, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave. based in New Orleans and that gumbo of genres has influenced Ricci's Blues. Jason was a featured performer on Johnny Winter's Grammy award winning C Step Back (2014), and when the late Paul Butterfield and the Paul Butterfield Blues Band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Jason is who they wisely chose to play with Zac Brown & Tom Morello.
6:30: Swamp City Sirens vs. Sugar Sands Roller Derby, Gainesville Roller Derby, MLK Center, Waldo Rd. NE Gainesville. Gainesville Roller Rebels (GRR) is Alachua County and Gainesville's first and only competitive women's flat track roller derby league.