Here are some ongoing and scheduled events to look forward to in downtown Gainesville in the coming weeks and months. (We update this calendar on a regular basis, with your input!)
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place
Feb. 28-March 22: Marie and Rosetta
March 28-29 and April 3-4: The Golem of Prague
April 24-May 17: Native Gardens
Opening June 5: Rock of Ages
(For further info, visit the Hippodrome website)
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.
Feb. 28-March 8: Seven Sides of Shakespeare
April 3-19: The Importance of Being Earnest
May 6-10: Gainesville Homegrown Playwrights’ Showcase
May 29-June 14: Proof
July 9-Aug. 2: Summer Shakes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(For further info, visit the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre website)
Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.
March 13-29: Ann
April 17-May 3: The Revolutionists
May 29-June 14: Actually
July 10-26: Antony & Cleopatra (Abridged)
(For further info, visit the Actors’ Warehouse website)
Feb. 28: Numerous downtown venues, including galleries and art-minded businesses, open their doors for the free, self-guided tour. Hours are 7-10 p.m. (earlier at some venues). Pick up a brochure at participating venues.
Santa Fe College Spring Arts Festival
March 28-29: More than 220 regional and national artists will display their works along tree-shaded Northeast 1st Street between Northeast 2nd and 8th avenues. There will also be live entertainment both days on an indoor stage at Actors’ Warehouse and next to City Hall.
April 5: An afternoon of free, family-friendly entertainment, featuring the World Famous Flying Wallendas and other comedy, variety and circus stars performing live on six stages in and around the Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.
Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale
April 25-29: More than 500,000 books, posters, magazines, puzzles, games, artwork and more will be available during the five-day sale that takes place at the FOL Bookhouse, 430-B N. Main St. A Collectors’ Corner of rare books, first editions and Florida books takes place the first four days of the sale. Most items are priced between 25 cents and $4. On Tuesday, everything is half off. On Wednesday, all remaining items are 10 cents. For further info, visit the Friends of the Library Facebook page.
If you would like us to add an event to this list, please send an email with all pertinent info to firstname.lastname@example.org. (The event must be open to the general public.)