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
Jan. 24-Feb. 16: Lone Star Spirits
Feb. 28-March 22: Marie and Rosetta
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.
Through Feb. 2: I Love You Because
Feb. 28-March 15: Two Trains Running
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.
Jan. 31-Feb. 16: Skeleton Crew
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)
Matheson Antique, Vintage Floridiana, and Rare Book Sale
Jan. 25: Visitors will be able to view and purchase a unique selection of Floridiana, historic postcards, rare books, antiques and other memorabilia during the one-day event at the Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave. The show opens at 9:30 a.m. for museum members and 10:30 a.m. for the general public. The sale ends at 5 p.m. Admission is free.
Jan. 31: 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.
Changeville Music & Arts Festival
Feb. 6-7: A festival celebrating those who use music, art and comedy to achieve positive social change. This year’s event takes place at Heartwood Soundstage and Music Park, 619 S. Main St. Tickets $15 (heartwoodsoundstage.com), $12 for students. Separate but related (and ticketed) events will take place at High Dive, Loosey’s, the Wooly, the Atlantic, The Midnight, Hippodrome Theatre and Big Top Brewing Company. For further info, visit the Changeville Facebook page.
Cinema Verde International Environmental Film Festival
Feb. 13-16: Four days of the best in environmental feature films and documentaries, film and environmental workshops, guest speakers, nature walks and eco-art. This year’s event takes place at Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. For further info, including a list of films to be screened, go to cinemaverde.org.
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.
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.
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