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Weekend Events, November 18, 2018


CHORUS LINE, Star Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Chorus Line is the sixth longest-running Broadway musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre. Memorable musical numbers include What I Did for Love, One, I Can Do That, At the Ballet, The Music and the Mirror, and I Hope I Get It.




6:00: Starry Night, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road. Observe the night sky and explore the world beyond. Gaze at the stars through high-performance telescopes and see a portable planetarium show. Join the Museum for this free, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions. Food vendors available. Doors open and stargazing begins at 6 p.m. Let's reach for the stars!



7:00: Guitar Art | Reception, University Galleries, Fine Arts Building B , 400 SW 13th St. Join the University Galleries for the opening reception of Guitar Art: Historic Innovation of an American Icon through Industrial Design, Art & Music | Guitars from the Henry Lowenstein. The UF Guitar Ensemble and the Alachua Guitar Quartet will be performing from 7 to 8 p.m. during the reception.



7:00: Elio Piedra,Tioga Town Center Concert, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way. Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert by Elio Piedra. Elio Piedra was born in Cuba and began his musical career at the age of ten at the Arts Conservatory Raul Sanchez. At fifteen, he gained entry into the National Conservatory of Music Carlos Hidalgo where he continued to hone his craft. Elio immigrated to at the age of twenty and began playing with many notable musicians in Miami. Highly in demand, Elio splits his time between live shows, drum instruction, and touring with his group, Elio's Quartet.



7:30: DUETS, Cathy DeWitt's disk release, Thomas Center, 302 NE Sixth Ave., Downtown. Local jazz vocalist, musician Cathy DeWitt performs songs of her third album DUETS. The concert features local artists Dawn Royston and Don.  The ensemble also features pianists Thomas Royal and Ed Legare, who are known for their appearances at local jazz venues, as well as saxophonist Ben Grier, drummer Jon Jackson and bassist David Ottenberg. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



9:00: Karaoke Night at the Hipp, Hippodrome Theatre, Basement, 25 SE 2nd Pl., Downtown.  Belt out your favorite tunes at Karaoke Night at the Hippodrome Lower Level, Gainesville City Entertainment has got every tune you can imagine to rock out the night in the Hipp Lower Level! BONUS: If you sing, you get afree shot of Long Island Ice tea.




5:30: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Movies @ Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St. Free outdoor movies will take place on The Hill at sunset. Family & friends; low back chairs & blankets, and picnic baskets. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:00: Morningbell, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown.. Gainesville Florida's own melodic, multi-layered, psychedelic rock quartet. The band has rooted themselves as a well established tradition in the Florida Music Scene and beyond, touring the Eastern United States. Critically acclaimed and featured in Bonnaroo, MTV's The Real World Sydney, Blender Magazine,, The Washington Post, and Americana UK.




9:30: Sunday morning cartoons, Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St. Sunday morning at The Depot Event Space for the first ever Sunday Morning Cartoons. cartoon classics from the 1960s through 1980s will now be at The Depot Event Space. Popeye, Betty Boop, Scooby-Doo and Ultraman, to name a few, will be showing for one hour as you unwind from your busy weekend with a cereal bar where you can mix-n-match cereals. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.


9:30: Kids Yoga at Depot Park, Depot Park main parking lot, 874 SE 4th St., Downtown. Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga.




12:00: J'Accuse, Harn Museum, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Road. Free screening of J'Accuse by Abel Gance is a politically and stylistically daring anti-war film produced while the trench warfare of World War I raged on. (1919, silent, 166 minutes). This film is presented in partnership with the UF Center for European Studies and in connection with the exhibition The Great Catastrophe.


2:30: Frank Fiordalisi, ACLIB Local Author Series, Alachua County library Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room A. Frank Fiordalisi will present his book, Ichabod Wolfe. This is the story of a thirteen year old orphaned boy during the prelude to the Civil War. The boy struggles as he matures, and he escapes the men who vow to kill him.



4:00: November Food Festival & Carnival, Magnolia Park, 4989 NW 40th Pl. UF Diabetes Institute, One Love Cafe, & Taste present delicious food, fun rides, and games while spreading awareness for diabetes. This food festival will help expand knowledge of November's Diabetes Awareness Month. We're prepared to bring you more food trucks, food vendors, craft beers, wines, and fun.  FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

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