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
Nov. 22-Dec. 22: Scrooge in Rouge
Nov. 30-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.
Nov. 15-24: The Ghosts on the Wall
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)
38th annual Downtown Festival & Art Show
Nov. 16-17: The streets of historic downtown Gainesville, from city hall to the Hippodrome Theatre, will be transformed into a celebration of art and creativity complete with live music, performing arts and and food. More than 80,000 art lovers will fill the streets to enjoy and purchase one-of-a-kind artwork. The festival features 240 local and national artists displaying oils and acrylics, watercolors, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics and photography. Children can create their own art at the Imagination Station. There will also be live entertainment on four stages by local bands, solo musicians and dance companies. For further info, visit the Downtown Festival & Art Show 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 as midnight (and 2020) approaches.
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.)