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
Through Dec. 22: Scrooge in Rouge
Through Dec. 22: A Christmas Carol
Jan. 24-Feb. 16, 2020: Lone Star Spirits
Feb. 28-March 22, 2020: Marie and Rosetta
April 24-May 17, 2020: Native Gardens
Opening June 5, 2020: Rock of Ages
(For further info, visit the Hippodrome website)
Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.
Dec. 5-15: Exit Santa
Jan. 3-5, 2020: A Film by Craven Frankel
Jan. 17-Feb. 2, 2020: I Love You Because
Feb. 28-March 15, 2020: Two Trains Running
April 3-19, 2020: The Importance of Being Earnest
May 6-10, 2020: Gainesville Homegrown Playwrights’ Showcase
May 29-June 14, 2020: Proof
July 9-Aug. 2, 2020: Summer Shakes: A Midsummer Night’s Dream
(For further info, visit the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre website)
Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.
Jan. 31-Feb. 16, 2020: Skeleton Crew
March 13-29, 2020: Ann
April 17-May 3, 2020: The Revolutionists
May 29-June 14, 2020: Actually
July 10-26, 2020: Antony & Cleopatra (Abridged)
(For further info, visit the Actors’ Warehouse website)
Dec. 6: Numerous downtown venues, including galleries and art-minded businesses, open their doors for the self-guided tour. Hours are 7-10 p.m. (earlier at some venues). Pick up a brochure at participating venues.
Holiday Tree Lighting
Dec. 7: The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department hosts its annual tree lighting celebration in the Spanish Court at the Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave. Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe will welcome citizens and call for the giant tree to be lit. The free program runs from 6-8 p.m., and light refreshments will be served.
Downtown Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration
Dec. 31: Events take place at Depot Park early in the evening with fireworks and at Bo Diddley Plaza with live music by Heavy Petty, a Gainesville-based Tom Petty tribute band, as midnight approaches. Free.
If you would like us to add an event to this list, please send an email with all pertinent info to email@example.com. (The event must be open to the general public.)