Upcoming Events

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

2018-19 Season
April 19-May 12: Sex with Strangers
May 31-July: Million Dollar Quartet

(For further info, visit the Hippodrome website)


Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.

2018-19 Season
April 26-May 12: The Nether
June 7-23: You Have The Right to Remain Dead
July 19-Aug. 11: Summer Shakespeare: The Beggar’s Opera

(For further info, visit the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre website)


Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.

2018-19 Season
Through April 21: Under a Liar’s Moon
May 10-26: Beauty of the Father
June 21-July 7: Satchmo at the Waldorf
July 26-Aug. 11: Fuddy Meers

(For further info, visit the Actors’ Warehouse website)


Jewel Box Concerts

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department, in cooperation with the Melrose-based Shake Rag Culture Center, presents a concert series that takes place on selected evenings throughout the year in the Spanish Court at the Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.


Artwalk Gainesville

April 26: 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.


Friends of the Library Spring Book Sale

April 27-May 1: More than 500,000 books, records, games, CDs, DVDs, audio, video, paintings, posters, prints, puzzles and magazines have been donated for the semi-annual sale, which is the largest of its kind in Florida. There’s also a Collector’s Corner of rare books and Florida-themed books. Held at the FOL Bookhouse, 430-B N. Main St. (across from the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections offices).


Free Fridays Concert Series

The series begins May 3 and continues into October at Bo Diddley Plaza. All events takes place from 8-10 p.m. Here is the lineup for the first month:

May 3: Heroes and Harmonies: A Tribute to the Everly Brothers and Other Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneers, with Mike Boulware & All My Friends

May 10: A Tribute to Stevie Ray Vaughn & Female Power Singers, with Crooked Counsel

May 17: Hot Club de Ville (Gypsy Jazz)

May 24: Bridget Kelly (Blues)

May 31: A Tribute to Stephen Stills, with Mick Marino, Mark Miale, Tony McMahon & Friends


If you would like us to add an event to this list, please send an email with all pertinent info to gainesvilledowntown@yahoo.com. (The event must be open to the general public.)