11:30 am: Operation Respect Yourself Pool Party, H. Spurgeon Cherry Westside Pool, Ages 11-16. Celebrating good character, citizenship and responsibility while having a good time, swim, dance, listen to music and enjoy a little food, hot off the grill. Operation Respect Yourself is a partnership between the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, and the Gainesville Police Department.
6 pm: Florida Fling, Museum Nights, Samuel P. Harn Museum. Inspired by NEXUS: Experimental Photography in Florida. Featuring art, tours, and activities focusing on Florida; a curator talk about Hammering Man, and a sale of catalogs and books. Made possible by the generous support of the University of Florida Office of the Provost and Student Government, Museum Nights often stem from collaborations between campus and community groups.
6:30 pm: Cop Car, Opening Night, Hipp Cinema, various days, times. Kevin Bacon stars in this delightful throwback thriller directed by Jon Watts. When two good-natured but rebellious young boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) stumble across an abandoned cop car hidden in a secluded glade, they decide to take it for a quick joyride.
8 pm: The Hard Luck Society, GramFest, Free Fridays Concerts, Parking lot 10, SW 2nd St. and SW 2nd Ave. The four-piece band includes favorite features Dan Stepp, Matt Shaffer, David Cook, and Andrew Cook and has just released its first album, Please Break My Heart One More Time. Musicians also gather to celebrate the music of singer/songwriter Gram Parsons.
8 pm: The Incredibles, Movie Night, Town of Tioga. Free movie the Tioga Town Center Square. In this Pixar animated film, married superheroes Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) are forced to assume mundane lives as Bob and Helen Parr after all super-powered activities have been banned by the government.
10-11:30 am: Battle of Gainesville Reenactment, Matheson Museum, 513 E University Avenue. Free public reenactment of a Civil War battle that took place in what is now Sweetwater Park behind the Matheson History Museum. Come early to ensure a good viewing spot. John McLean leads a group of over 75 dedicated Civil War reenactors who camp out in Sweetwater Park the night before their solemn recreation of the Battle. The Battle of Gainesville erupted in the heart of downtown Gainesville on August 17, 1864. The band Seven Lbs. of Bacon will play authentic Civil War music.
2-4 pm: Florid Football FaN Day, Stephen C. O’Connell Center. Gator fans can meet and get autographs from their favorite Gator players and coaches, as well as the cheerleaders, Dazzlers, mascots and Gatorettes. The University Athletic Association will supply the 2015 Gator team posters for player autographs. Due to NCAA compliance rules, student-athletes will not be permitted to sign autographs on outside items. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
1 & 2 pm: Yogalates, Barre Forte, 4994 NW 39th Avenue, Suite D. Try this combination of yoga and pilates with Brinn Strange from Gainesville's only Barre Studio. BYOM (mat), flexibility not required. Come for the stretch, stay for a pint! Voluntary donations will be accepted for the class: $5, $10, whatever you can/will pay will go to the Springs Eternal Project.
2 pm: Al Poindexter, High Springs Music In the Park Series, James Paul Park, behind City Hall, 110 NW 1st Ave. Free concert featuring The Music of Old Florida on a slide steel guitar and banjo. Bring your own (BYO) blankets, lawn chairs, refreshments!