7:00: Time after Time, Creative B Summer Movies, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. View and discuss the film (1979, PG). The Museum's permanent exhibits will be open to the public for extended hours until 10 p.m. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:30: 10 out of 12, UF Constans Theatre. The theatre itself becomes the setting for this highly imaginative glimpse at how theatre makes its magic. This new comedy by the author of The Electric Mr. Burns immerses the audience in the middle of 10 out of 12-hour technical rehearsals for a new play, including backstage conversations over headsets as the actors and production team try to manage their personal and professional lives. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:45: Spinal Tap – Opening Night, , various days, time. Rob Reiner's cult satire about a fictional heavy metal group named spoofs nearly every facet of rock-'n'-roll excess. There are two stories told in the film: one about what the rock band thinks, hopes, believes, or fears is happening and one about what is actually happening. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Wax Wings, Free Fridays Concert, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Music by an original confessional alt-country sextet from Gainesville, Florida. Creative Loafing Tampa describes Wax Wings as "a finely textured yet upbeat and bouncing mix of chamber folk, gypsy-swing, ragtime jazz and kicking punk-country marked by the confessional lyrics and strong sonorous lead vocals of Chelsea Carnes." FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
9:00: Zookeepers Day, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, 3000 NW 83rd St. Celebrating National Zookeeper Week by showcasing the college's incredible zookeepers and the amazing work they do every day. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
7:00: A Tea with Zora and Marjorie – A Play by Barbara Speisman, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Historic State Park, A Classic Theatre presentation sponsored by The Friends of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings Farm and the Matheson History Museum After the publication of Cross Creek in 1942, Rawlings and fellow Florida author Zora Neale Hurston strike up a friendship based on writing and their love of Florida. The play captures the two women sharing "tea" (fine Kentucky bourbon) and conversation in two vignettes, first at Marjorie's apartment at the Castle Warden in St. Augustine, and then at her beloved Cross Creek farmhouse.
FRIDAY – SUNDAY
GUTFEST: GUTfest (Gainesville Underground Theatre): City on the Cusp of Cultural Change – A community panel discussion and free theater featuring Sally B. Dash and 25 other artists at venues across downtown for Gainesville's first underground theatre festival. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
5 pm: Glory Days Presents – G'ville Food Truck and Free Concert, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave. Unique opportunity to try a variety of delicious, high-end foods at affordable prices. Food trucks from across the area and beyond will be serving up gourmet fare at this one-of-a-kind local event. Vegan and vegetarian options available and a completely FREE concert. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
6:00 So Not Wasted – Repurpose Project fund raisert, First Magnitude Brewery. The fundraiser is for additional fire safety requirements. Join the Repurpose mission of diverting waste from landfills and creating treasure from junk. A fun-filled evening of live music, trash games, and waste stream education. Entertainment includes The Repurpose Project's FastTalkin' Auctioneer Extraordinaire (George O'Brien), The Trash Princess(Gainesville's Eco Warrior), carnival trash games, and photo ops. Live music by Uncle Mosie (strange folk pop, touched by gospel) & Unofficial: TIME. Food by Humble Pie & LEJ Pretzels.
7:00: Live Onstage w/Gypsy Star, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Colorful melodic tapestry is woven by enchanting, uplifting tunes brought to life with vocal harmonies and acoustic instrumentation such as classical guitar, violin, bass, drums and array of hand percussion. Free and open to the public.
4:00: Fest Wrestling – Xmas in July, 08 Seconds, 201 W. University Ave. Showcasing independent wrestlers from all over the world and solid professional wrestling. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information
7:00: Norman Jackson Band, North Central Florida Blues Society, High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave. 3rd Place finisher at the 2016 International Blues Challenge is giving their first Gainesville performance. Norman has sung with the Chilites, George Clinton, and many famous blues, gospel, and soul acts. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.