This Week’s Calendar

April 15-21, 2019

Our suggestions for entertainment, nightlife and other events this week in and around downtown Gainesville. (We will continue to update these listings throughout the week, so check back daily! Also, let us know if we missed anything by sending an email to


Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place
Olivia (Nichole Hamilton) and Ethan (Marquis D. Gibson) in Sex with Strangers. (Photo by Lena Crane/Reflections of Light Photography)

Sex with Strangers: How far would you go to get what you want? And would you be the same person if you did? When 25-year-old Ethan, a star sex blogger and memoirist, tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure 40-something novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses. As attraction turns to intimacy and they inch closer to getting what they want, both must confront the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Written by Laura Eason, directed by Stephanie Lynge and starring Nichole Hamilton and Marquis D. Gibson. Performances Friday (Opening Night) 8 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. followed by seven performances a week through May 12. Note: There are pay-what-you-can preview performances (minimum $5) on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Tickets $32-$37 (discounted for students and seniors).

For the remaining 2018-19 Hippodrome mainstage schedule, click on Upcoming Events. For a look ahead at the Hippodrome’s 2019-20 mainstage season, read our article: Hippodrome’s 2019-20 Season Will Get Off to “Curious” Start in the Fall.

Monday: Hippodrome Jazz Series: UF Student Jazz Combo (in the lower level). Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5.

Saturday: Yoga for Kids (in the lower level), 11 a.m. Free.

Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.
Dr. Malcolm Sanford as Gramps. (Photo by Gainesville Downtown)

Under A Liar’s Moon: A blizzard is blowing and charming Willy has cabin fever. Pregnant wife Lily, their young daughter Mimi who’s interested only in makeup, their Grandpa who thinks he’s an alien, and marooned neighbor Rhetta become victims of Willy’s boredom. Willy reveals to everyone that he plans to abandon his family as soon as the blizzard passes — and because he finally tells the truth, he believes his actions are justified. Then he learns the truth. Written by Jane Arrowsmith Edwards and directed by Kathy Byrne. Starring Austin Light, Channing O’Halloran, Lola Bond, Rachel Cockrell and Malcolm Sanford. Performances Thursday 8 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 3 p.m. (closing performance). Tickets $20 adults, $15 for students and seniors. For a preview of the production, including an interview with the playwright and director, read our article: New AW Play “Under A Liar’s Moon” Might Leave Audiences Howling.

For the remaining 2018-19 AW calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is currently in rehearsals for its next production, The Nether, opening April 26.

For the remaining 2018-19 ART calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.

Music/Entertainment Venues

The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St.

Thursday: Guerilla Toss (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Pearl & The Oysters, Ben Katzman’s Degreaser and EW. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. Tickets $5 in advance (, $7 day of show.
Friday: 352 Fest Friday featuring Party Time, Horsewhip, Disevered, Wørsen, Flying Limbs, Found Dead, Pyre, Damage Done, Thunderclap and Orbiter. Doors open at 6 p.m., music starts at 6:45. Tickets $50 for four-day pass ( at four downtown venues.
Saturday: Work It! Best of the 2000s dance party with DJ Drew Love, 10 p.m. No cover.
Sunday: Karaoke, 10 p.m. No cover.

The Backyard at Boca Fiesta & Palomino, 232 SE 1st St.

Monday: Karaoke, 9 p.m.
Tuesday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Hurricane Party, 9th Ring and Sully Geez, 10 p.m. $5 cover.
Friday: Malibu Nights dance party with DJ Viking Prince, 9 p.m. No cover.
Sunday: Flea Market and Community Garage Sale, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Bank Bar and Dutton’s Vault, 22 W. University Ave.

No special events announced this week.

Big Top Brewing Co., 201 SE 2nd Ave. (Suite 101)

Thursday: Cards Against Humanity Tournament, 8 p.m.

Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.

Monday: Free Yoga with Tan, 6-7 p.m.
Free Yoga with Jackie, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. The weekly market features more than 60 local and regional vendors and live entertainment on the Bo Diddley Stage starting at 4 p.m.
Thursday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6-7 p.m.
Friday: Heal Our Land: Citywide Worship, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Rich in Color 5k Run, 8 a.m.
Saturday: Free Capoeira Class with Instructor Samurai, 11:30 a.m.

Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden (at Depot Park)

Sunday: Sunday Morning Cartoons (in the Event Space), 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

The Bull, 18 SW 1st. Ave.

Monday: Feminist Science Reading Group, 6 p.m.
Kyle Keller’s Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Jazzology, 9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: Max Helgemo early show, 6:30-9 p.m.
Wednesday: Michael Francis McCarthy, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: Self Narrate, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Trevor Walters, 9:30 p.m.
Friday: Marjohn Alchemy, 10 p.m.
Saturday: Baer and the Lady, 9:30 p.m.

Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St.

Monday: Movie Monday: Lindy Lou, Juror Number 2: Do we ever think about the impact on the jurors in death penalty cases? This documentary from the PBS series POV is an illuminating look at the American criminal justice system from the perspective of a juror on a trial that resulted in a death penalty sentence. Lindy, the juror, begins a journey in rural Mississippi looking for the 11 other jurors she sat beside 20 years ago on the trial of Bobby Wilcher. The feelings of guilt she has lived with since his death inspire her to seek answers from her fellow jurors. Screening starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a discussion. Free (donations appreciated). Hosted by Gainesville Citizens Against the Death Penalty Death Penalty.
Tuesday: West African Dance Class for Children, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: West African Dance Class for Adults, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: NonViolent Communication: Beyond Basics Workshop, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday: What’s Behind the Wall Art Protest Speakout, 7 p.m.
West African Dance Class for Children, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Weekly Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
Friday: Open Jam and Art Show, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Community Meditation, 9 a.m.
Saturday: Yoga for Self-Care Saturdays, 10 a.m.
Saturday: Pop Up Free Store, 2-5 p.m.
Saturday: Mellow Soul featuring The Cypher Elite Tour. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $10 (
Sunday: CMC Zine Meeting, 3 p.m.

Cypress & Grove Brewing Co., 1001 NW 4th St.

Wednesday: Trivia, 7 p.m.
Saturday: A Mami’s Message Event fundraiser for pancreatic cancer, 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: Yoga in the Brickroom, noon.
Sunday: Edible Book Festival: Gainesville First Edition, 3-5 p.m. Note: Register by Saturday at 5 p.m. to participate with your edible book

Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. at South Main Street

Saturday: Celebrate the Child hosted by Alachua County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force and featuring free food, games, activities and prizes, 10 a.m.-noon
Sunday: Kids Yoga with Jillian Goldstein, 9:30 a.m. Free.
Sunday: We Are Neutral’s Earth Day Celebration (in Depot Park) featuring yoga, booths, food vendors and live music by Bears and Lions, Kyle Keller, Jordan Burchel, Wax Wings and The Currys, noon-7 p.m. Free.

Downtown Wine & Cheese, 113 N. Main St.

Thursday: Cookie Decorating Wine Tasting, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 (at the shop or by calling 352.222.1348).
Saturday: Live Jazz Night, 7-10:30 p.m.

Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub, 208 W. University Ave.

Wednesday: Hump-Day Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Sunday: 352 Fest Flea Market (in rear parking lot), noon-4 p.m.
Sunday: 352 Fest Sunday featuring Shitstorm, Antifaces, Hot Graves, Devalued, Gorilla Pussy, Kaya, Choke, Ancient Torture Techniques, Reapermanser, I’m An Intestine, Burn to Learn, Rot in Coffins and Machnist. Doors open at 4 p.m., music starts at 4:30. Tickets $50 for four-day pass ( at four downtown venues starting Thursday.

Eight Seconds Saloon, 201 W. University Ave.

No special events announced this week.

Emiliano’s Cafe, 7 SE 1st Ave.

Monday: Jazz & Tapas, 7-10 p.m.
 Brenda Bayne Trio (classic jazz), 7-10 p.m.

First Magnitude Brewing Co., 1220 SE Veitch St.

Tuesday: Brainaholics Trivia, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Celebrate Earth, 2-11 p.m. (live music by Brett Bass and the Melted Plectrum, 4-7 p.m.).
Sunday: Brewery Yoga with Kate, 1-2 p.m.

Hardback Undertown, 920 NW 2nd St.D

Monday: Cooper, Austin Miller and Mystery Expert, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Wednesday: Just Neighbors, The Most and Mystery Expert, 8 p.m. $5 cover.
Friday: Phantom Phunk (Tampa), Rezza, Rob and the Infinite and NostroDonny. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. $5 cover.

Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. (in the Baird Complex)

Friday: Thom Bresh (guitar virtuoso and singer). Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $15 in advance (, $20 day of show.
Saturday: ENDO SESH 2019 (annual Cannabis learning and entertainment experience), 3-7 p.m.

High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave.

Wednesday: The Bright Light Social Hour (Austin), FayRoy (St. Petersburg) and Tamayo. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $10 in advance (, $12 day of show.
Thursday: Propaganjah, Humans in Disguise, and LouieDager & the Broskis. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $8 in advance (, $10 day of show.
Friday: The Hails, Tony Flow and Friends (Miami) and State Roads (debut show). Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 9:40. Tickets $10 in advance (, $12 day of show.
Saturday: The Florida Vintage Market, 1-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: Mischievous Madams Burlesque Troupe 6th Anniversary Show featuring Sally Sucre, Formaldehyde Flower, Kitty LaTush, Stella O’Hare, Phoenix Midnight and Sally B. Dash with host Travis Martin. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. Tickets $10 in advance (, $15 day of show.

Leonardo’s 706, 706 W. University Ave.

Monday: Hot Club de Ville featuring Marty Liquori, Gary Christensen and guitar phenom Conrad Oberg, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
 Marty Liquori Jazztet, 6:30 p.m.

Loosey’s, 120 SW 1st Ave.

Monday: Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: 352 Fest: Pre-52 Fest Thursday featuring Cyclopean Blood Temple, Coffin Fit, Dozier, Stunner, Cursed Birth, Electro Maggot and Heat Rash. Doors open at 7 p.m., music starts at 8. Tickets $50 for four-day pass ( at four downtown venues.
Saturday: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Wolftron, 9 p.m.

Maude’s Side Car Bar, 101 SE 2nd Place (Suite 101)

Friday: Downtown Drag: Already Blazin’ April 19 featuring Nicki Mirage, J’adore LaGore and Tiana Black with burlesque by Edith Meowt, and hosted by Rachel Boheme, 11 p.m. $5 cover.

Mai Kai Kava Bar, 17 W. University Ave.

Monday: Open Mic. Sign-ups start at 8:08 p.m., show at 9.
Tuesday: Free Flow Art with Zach, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Tea with a Twist, 8 p.m.

The Midnight, 223 S. Main St.

Monday: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia Trivia Night, 8 p.m.
Tuesday Stand-Up Comedy Show and Open Mic: Farewell Roast Roberto. Workshop begins at 8 p.m., sign-ups 8-8:30, show at 9:15.

Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar, 112 S. Main St.

Wednesday: Comedy Wednesday Local Showcase & New Talent Night. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. $3 cover.
Thursday-Saturday: Dueling pianos featuring Brad Heron and special guests, 8 p.m.

Swamp City Gallery Lounge, 404 SE 2nd St.

Wednesday: Drum Class with Amo Damas, 7:30 p.m.
Thursday: Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.
LoFi Chill HipHop & Beats To Relax & Study To > Bicycle Day 2019, 8-11 p.m.
Saturday: The Easy Crew 420 Invazion, 4:20 p.m.

Third House Books and Coffee, 113 N. Main St.

Thursday: Gainesville Playreaders, 7:30 p.m. Free (register in advance through

Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.

No special events announced this week

University Club, 18 E. University Ave.

Monday: UCDR Season 5, Episode 6: Vouge The Haus Down Ball. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9.

Vine Sourdough Bakery, 627 N. Main St.

No special events announced this week.

The Wooly, 20 N. Main St.

Friday: The Shoddy Beatles. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. Tickets $15 in advance and at the door ($10 students).
Saturday: 352 Fest Saturday featuring Mouth of the Architect, Holly Hunt, ORYX, Christworm, CRUD, Meatwound, Ether, Bleeth, Unearthly Child and Gaul. Doors open at 3 p.m., music starts at 4. Tickets $50 for four-day pass ( at four downtown venues.


Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place

Sorry to Bother You: In an alternate reality of present-day Oakland, California, telemarketer Cassius Green finds himself in a macabre universe after he discovers a magical key that leads to material glory. As Green’s career begins to take off, his friends and co-workers organize a protest against corporate oppression. Cassius soon falls under the spell of Steve Lift, a cocaine-snorting CEO who offers him a salary beyond his wildest dreams. Directed by Boots Riley. (Rated R.) Screenings Thursday 6 p.m., Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 4 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6 p.m.

Monty Python’s Life of Brian: Brian Cohen (Graham Chapman) is an average young Jewish man, but through a series of ridiculous events, he gains a reputation as the Messiah. When he’s not dodging his followers or being scolded by his shrill mother (Terry Jones), the hapless Brian has to contend with the pompous Pontius Pilate (Michael Palin) and acronym-obsessed members of a separatist movement. Rife with Monty Python’s signature absurdity, the tale finds Brian’s life paralleling Biblical lore, albeit with many more laughs. Screening Thursday 8:30 p.m. (one night only). Tickets $9.

Slice: In a spooky small town, when a slew of pizza delivery boys are slain on the job, two daring survivors set out to catch the culprits behind the cryptic crime spree. Screening Saturday 8 p.m. Tickets $9.

Human, Vol. 2: The second installment from director Yann Arthus-Bertrand takes on the topics of war, forgiving, homosexuality, family and life after death. Screening Sunday 3 p.m. Tickets $7.


Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention, 811 S. Main St.

The museum’s exhibits, educational programs and Creativity Labs encourage learners of all ages to think like an inventor, meet an inventor, and be an inventor. Exhibits include “Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor,” “Sweat Solution” as well as the Creativity and Fab Labs and the Idea Atelier. On most Saturdays, the Cade offers a Meet the Inventor program in the Rotunda, featuring researchers and scientists and their creations. Museum hours are Wednesday through Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday 1-5 p.m. Tickets $12.50; $10 for students and ; seniors; $7.50 for children ages 5-17.

Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave.

The Matheson History Museum’s main exhibition gallery and Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall are housed in the former American Legion Hall, which was repurposed as a museum in 1994. The complex also includes the Matheson Library & Archives, the 1867 Matheson House, Tison Tool Barn and Sweetwater Park. The main exhibit hall displays “Gainesville’s Modern Landmarks: Celebrating our Mid-Century Architectural Past [1945-1975].” The Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall contains “Finding the Fountain of Youth: Exploring the Myth of Florida’s Magical Waters,” based on Rick Kilby’s award-winning book. Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (except holidays). Admission is free.

Thomas Center Galleries, 302 NE 6th Ave.

The current exhibit, “iNTIMATE STATES | Works on Paper,” by Cuba-born Eduardo Sarmiento continues through May 4 in the first-floor Main Gallery. The second-floor Doris Bardon Gallery contains works by Alachua County Public School students. Museum hours Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. (except holidays) and Saturday 1-4 p.m. Free.

Sweetwater Print Cooperative, 117 S. Main St (in the Tench Building)

Current exhibit: Molly Kempson’s “No New South,” linocut and letterpress prints. Gallery open Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment (call Stewart Thomas at 352. 514.3838).

Hippodrome Gallery, 25 SE 2nd Place

Presenting “GIRLS (look at me),” a series of 35mm photographs by local artist Marina Sachs dealing with the everyday confrontation of com-modified female bodies through advertisements and social media, capturing the female gaze (from a female perspective) without objectification or commodification. Gallery open during business hours and during evening and weekend events.

Artisans Guild Gallery, 201 SE 2nd Place (in Union Street Station)

Featuring “Local Color,” the natural beauty of North Central Florida captured in landscapes, photographs, fabric art and more. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

GFAA Gallery, 1314 S. Main St.

Presenting the members’ themed show “Fins, Feathers and Fur.” Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Somewhere Along the Way, 201 SE 2nd Place (in Union Street Station)

Featuring quality artwork in all mediums from dozens of local, regional and national artists in a cozy coffeehouse and wine-bar setting.

The SL8, 10 E. University Ave.

Featuring the works of local and distant artists. Presenting “A Salute to Women’s History Month.” Hours vary.


Alachua County District Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave.

Monday: AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Third Monday Crafting Club, 1 p.m.; Movies and Crafts: Teen Movie Monday, 4-6 p.m.; Make a Reuseable Vegetable Bag: Be Earth Friendly, 4-5 p.m.; Money Smart: Five Money Questions for Women, 5-6 p.m.; Alachua County Genealogical Society Meeting, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.; ESOL Open Enrollment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Read With a Dog, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Teen Crafts: Sew Simple for Teens, 4-6 p.m.; Between the Covers Romance Club, 6-7 p.m.;

Wednesday: UF Mobile Outreach Clinic, 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kid Gaming, 4-5 p.m.; Creative Writing Workshop, 4-5:30 p.m.; Girls Who Code, 5:30-7 p.m.; TED Talks: Earth Day, 6-7 p.m.

Thursday: National Poem in Your Pocket Day, all day; Conversational English: Ray Jones, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Babytime, 10:30-11 a.m.; Music and Movement, 11-11:30 a.m.; Retro Video Gaming, 5-7 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6-6:45 p.m.; Amrit Yoga with Veda, 6-7 p.m.

Friday: Elsa’s Arts and Crafts for Adults, 10-11 a.m.; Lunch-Break Yoga with Kate Motto, noon-12:45 p.m.; LEGOspace, 4-5 p.m.

Saturday: Sensory Storytime, 11-11:30 a.m.; Learn About Solar Energy, noon-1 p.m.; Mandalas, 2-4 p.m.; Movie for Kids, 2-4 p.m.; Portable Planetarium, 2-3 p.m.