6:15: Personal Shopper - Opening Night, Hipp Cinema, 25 SE 2nd Place, various days, times. A young American in Paris works as a personal shopper for a celebrity. She seems to have the ability to communicate with spirits, like her recently deceased twin brother. FOLLOW THIS LINK for mo information..
8:00: Saving Species through Photography, National Geographic Photo Ark Presentation, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. As part of the 100-year celebration of the Florida Museum, National Geographic Photographer, Joel Sartore, takes the audience on a free behind-the-scenes look at his travels around the globe to capture the most toxic, outrageous, colorful and simply beautiful creatures, including images taken at the Florida Museum and other locations across the state. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
8:00: Hot Club deVille, Free Fridays Concert, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Geoff Perry on Violin, Marty Liquori and Thompson Fletcher on guitar, and Dave Forbes on bass play the hottest gypsy jazz and standards with their own special flair.
8:00: Lend Me a Tenor, High Springs Playhouse, Fri.-Sun. Set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli, Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello.
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide / When The Rainbow Is Enuf, By The Ear Musician Studio, 7230 W University Ave, off Tower Rd behind Home Depot, various times. Ntozake Shange's first work consisting of poetic monologues, dance movements and music, a form Shange coined as the choreopoem. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
SATURDAY & SUNDAY
Earth Day 2017 at Florida State Parks
SAT, 9 am-Noon: San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park, meet at 12720 NW 109th Lane, Alachua. Hand-pulling of small tung oil trees. Wear long pants, closed-toed shoes, work gloves, and a long-sleeved shirt. We will provide water, trash bags, bug spray, and shovels. Space is Limited (Maximum of 20 people). RSVP so we can plan accordingly, and so that we can get in touch with you with any additional information.
SAT, 9am – 3 pm: Fanning Springs State Park, an hour east of Gainesville. Enjoy this majestic springs for a fun-filled, Earth Day celebration with no fee to enter the park. Enjoy fresh cooked kettle corn while listening to some bluegrass underneath the oak hammock. Kids can learn abut becoming a Jr. Ranger. Pictures with Smokey the Bear! Explore the park while in a photo scavenger hunt with the chance to win prizes! Wonder about geocaching? We will have a booth dedicated to all about geocaching in Florida State Parks.
SUN, 9am-Noon: Trash Clean-Up Adventure at Paynes Prairie Sweetwater Branch. Meet at Gainesville-Hawthorne State Trail parking lot located at Boulware Springs, 3300 SE 15th St. We will be working at a location approximately a half mile from the parking lot. We will help provide transportation to the work site, thus participation is limited to 20 people. All ages welcome. Reserve your spot on the Friends of Paynes Prairie website. *There is no restroom at the work site.
Wear long pants, work gloves, hat, closed-toe shoes, and bring water. We provide: bug spray, trash bags, and trash pickers. Space is Limited. Please RSVP so we can plan accordingly, and so that we can get in touch with you with any additional information.
SATURDAY – WEDNESDAY
Spring Friends of the Library Book Sale, 430-B N. Main St, various times. Shop from thousands of books and collectibles, all priced to sell. Find great bargains on thousands of items in 64 categories: books, DVDs, CDs, art, records, comic books, vinyl records. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.
2:30: Author Series – Ted Geltner, Alachua County Library Headquarters Branch. Award-winning writer, editor, and journalism educator, Geltner specializes in biography, sports writing, and the history of sports journalism. His second book is Blood, Bone & Marrow: A Biography of Harry Crews, and it is the first full-length biography of the legendary novelist and journalist Crews. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information