This Week’s Calendar

Feb. 24-March 1, 2020

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 gainesvilledowntown@yahoo.com)

Artwalk Gainesville

Friday: A free, self-guided tour of downtown galleries and other art-minded businesses in and around the downtown area. Artwalk hours are 7-10 p.m. (Some venues start at 6 p.m. and close earlier.) Some of the venues feature live music or performance art. Most offer refreshments. For further info, visit the Artwalk Gainesville website.

> For a complete listing of this month’s participating venues and what to expect at each one, please scroll to the bottom of This Week’s Calendar.


Theater

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place
Illeana Kirven, left, as Sister Rosetta Tharpe and Hillary Scales-Lewis as Marie Knight in Marie and Rosetta. (Photograph by Thee Photo Ninja)

Marie and Rosetta: Bringing fierce guitar playing and swing to gospel music, Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her time and a huge influence on Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Jimi Hendrix. Marie and Rosetta chronicles Tharpe’s first rehearsal with a young protégée, Marie Knight, as they prepare to embark on a tour that would establish them as one of the great duos in music history. Written by George Brant, directed by Lydia Fort and starring Illeana Kirven and Hillary Scales-Lewis. Performances Friday 8 p.m. (Opening Night), Saturday 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. followed by seven performances a week through March 22. Tickets $42-$47 (thehipp.org). Note: There are pay-what-you-can ($5 minimum) preview performances on Wednesday and Thursday at 7 p.m. Look for a preview of the production later this week at gainesvilledowntown.com.

> For the remaining 2019-20 Hippodrome calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.

Also happening at the Hipp this week:

Monday: Hippodrome Jazz Series presents jazz guitarist Larry Newcomb (in the lower level). Doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (thehipp.org).

Wednesday: Improv Comedy Night (in the lower level). Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show begins at 8. Tickets $5 (thehipp.org).

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.

Seven Sides of Shakespeare: Personal reflections and insights into seven Shakespeare plays and roles in a one-man show by Shamrock McShane, one of Gainesville’s premier actors. Seven Sides of Shakespeare tells the story of a kid out of college in the cornfields of Dekalb, Illinois, who met with William Shakespeare in the Golden Age of Chicago theater in the 1970s, journeyed to our southernmost point, squandered seven years of his life, and then walked through a magic door in Hogtown that led back into Shakespeare’s globe, a land of dreams, where he ruled, lost everything, and finally found forgiveness. Written by and starring Shamrock McShane. Directed by Tom Miller and produced by Michael Presley Bobbitt. Performances Friday 8 p.m. (Opening Night), Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. followed by three performances March 6-8. Tickets $20 with a $5 discount for seniors (55-plus), students, veterans and active military. Look for a preview of the production later this week at gainesvilledowntown.com.

> For the remaining 2019-20 ART calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.

Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.

Actors’ Warehouse is currently in rehearsals for its next production, Holland Taylor’s Ann, opening March 13.

> For the remaining 2019-20 AW calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.


Music/Entertainment Venues

Arcade Bar (and The Alley), 6 E. University Ave.

Friday: Tah/Koh & DJ Young Turk, 10 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: Joey Funk & DJ Young Turk, 10 p.m. No cover.

The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St.

Thursday: Into The Groove: ’80s Nite with DJ Drew Love, 10 p.m. No cover.
Friday: No-Heads (Richmond, Va.), Gimme and Curleys plus DJs Tony & City Baby. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. $6 cover.
Saturday: Dance Party with Dunce Party, 10 p.m. No cover.
Sunday: Bit Brigade performs Mega Man III, 6-9 p.m. Tickets $12 (paypal.com).
Sunday: Karaoke, 10 p.m.

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

Monday: Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Thursday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Friday: Malibu Nights dance party, 10 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: Sci-Fi Country (Flagstaff, Arizona), Lover’s Booth and others tba, 10 p.m. $6 cover.

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

Wednesday: Indoor Farmers Market hosted by Tranquility Market, 4-8 p.m.

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

Tuesday: Beer Bingo, 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Harry Potter Trivia Night, 7-9 p.m.

Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.

Monday: Free Yoga with Sophia, 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6 p.m.
Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. The weekly market features more than 50 local and regional vendors and live entertainment on the Bo Diddley Stage with Danny Sohn at 4 p.m., Don Austin at 5 and The INspiration at 6.
Thursday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6 p.m.
Saturday: Free Capoeira Class with Instructor Samurai, 11:30 a.m.

Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden (at Depot Park)

No special events announced this week.

The Bull, 18 SW 1st. Ave.

Monday: Kyle Keller’s open mic, 8 p.m.
Tuesday:
Jazzology, 9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: Joe Breidenstine Quartet, 9:30 p.m.

Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St.

Tuesday: Free Grocery Store and HIV Testing, 3-4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: IWOC Letter Writing Night, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday: RiZe Up with Roy Zimmerman: original songs, a funny and forceful affirmation of peace and social justice, 8 p.m. Admission $15 at the door.
Thursday: Volunteer Meeting, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Weekly Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk: Artist and musician Victoria de Benedicty, artist D. Sinn and work by artist Sue Coe, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday: Free Meditation for Self-Care Saturday, 9-10 a.m.

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

Monday: YogaLoka, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk: “Spring Forward: Introductory Works” from the GROW HUB Artist Collective and UF Health Arts in Medicine, 3-10 p.m.
Friday: Free Show: Stephen Pigman, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: Yoga in the Brickroom, noon.
Sunday: Improv Jam, 1-2 p.m.

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

Saturday: Depot Park parkrun, 7:30 a.m.

Downtown Wine & Cheese, 113 N. Main St.

Thursday: A Night in Italy Wine Tasting, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 (dwacgainesvilleshop.com).
Saturday: Jazz Night, 7-10:30 p.m.

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

Tuesday: Trivia, 9 p.m.
Wednesday:
Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Saturday: Stunner, Supertwin and Swamp Druid, 9 p.m. $5 cover.

First Magnitude Brewing Co., 1220 SE Veitch St.

Tuesday: Brainaholics Trivia 5-Year Anniversary, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Crayola Calligraphy Workshop, 6-8 p.m. Tickets $35 (eventbrite.com).
Friday: Artwalk featuring a variety of artists and live music, 6-9 p.m.
Sunday: Brewery Yoga, 1-2 p.m.

Hardback Cafe, 920 NW 2nd St.

Tuesday: Forges (Baltimore), Cheap Plastic, Shark Anatomy and Starhouse. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. $5 cover.
Wednesday: Tabernacle of Hedonism featuring the Reverend Angeldust and hosted by Tom Miller, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: Action Research 213: Solo Termite, Hank Jackson, James K, c-c and No Coding, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Friday: Recreational States and Loose Bearings, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Saturday: TRIPLwide, Leaning Trees, Grab Bag and Big Boat. Doors open at 9 p.m. $5 cover.

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

Wednesday: Lost Springs documentary film screening, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free.
Thursday: Creators Night: a gathering of local artists, musicians, filmmakers, craftspeople and lovers of the arts, 7 p.m.
Sunday: The Shambles and Friends, featuring Fodder Wing. Doors open at 4 p.m., Fodder Wing plays at 5 and The Shambles at 6:30. Free.

High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave.

Wednesday: Michigan Rattlers, Brent Cowles, Driptones and Candlelight Cassia. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $8 in advance (eventbrite.com), $10 day of show.
Thursday: No Quarter: Ultimate Tribute to Led Zeppelin along with The Rick Ryan Band. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:45. Tickets $13 in advance (eventbrite.com), $15 day of show.
Friday: Vulgar Display of Ryals (Pantera tribute), Purely Red, Apex and Prophets of Demise. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $6 in advance (eventbrite.com), $8 day of show.
Saturday: Gainesville Hip Hop Night with Marley the Messenger and Dorion James. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $6 in advance (eventbrite.com), $8 day of show.

Knockin’ Boots Saloon (formerly 8 Seconds), 201 W. University Ave.

No special events announced this week.

Leonardo’s 706, 706 W. University Ave.

Monday: Hot Club de Ville gypsy jazz, 6:30 p.m.
Thursday:
Marty Liquori Jazztet, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Jazz, 6:30 p.m.

Loosey’s, 120 SW 1st Ave.

Monday: Team trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday: Karaoke dance party, 9 p.m.

Maude’s Classic Cafe and Side Car Bar, 101 SE 2nd Place

Friday: Artwalk featuring artist Rachel Gerlach, 7-10 p.m.

Mai Kai Kava Bar, 17 W. University Ave.

Monday: Open Mic. Sign-ups begin at 8 p.m., show starts at 9.
Tuesday: Free Flo Art with Spark Art, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Art After Dark with Spark Art, 8 p.m.

The Midnight, 223 S. Main St.

Monday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Tuesday:
Tuesday Stand-Up Comedy & Open Mic. Sign up to perform 8-8:30 p.m. (spots limited). Show starts at 9:15.

Signal, 7 SW 1st St.

Wednesday: Sip & Paint with Simie Alex Art, 7-9 p.m. Tickets $40 (simiealexart.com).
Wednesday: Sooza Brass Band, 9-11 p.m.
Friday: Just Neighbors (Mexico tour kickoff) along with Velocirapture, Flowan and MHOSS. Doors open at 8 p.m. $8 cover.
Saturday: Visionary FAM presents Satalite 008 (funk, disco and hip-hop), 9 p.m. $5 cover.

Silver Q Billiards & Sports Bar, 225 W. University Ave.

Tuesday: Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday Party, 8 p.m. No cover.

Swamp City Gallery Lounge, 404 SE 2nd St.

Wednesday: Game Night, 6 p.m.
Friday: Swamp Sessions Acoustic Showcase, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Ambient Evening with Hatchery featuring Batry Powr, Iguana Costume and Kane Pour, 8 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday Sesh with DJ Hilt, 4 p.m.

Third House Books, 400 NW 10th Ave.

Friday: Diverse Converse (book club): “The Water Dancer” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, 7-8:30 p.m.

The Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.

Friday: Artwalk: “RBL GRL | Revolution Doesn’t Ask Permission,” 7-9 p.m. A panel session, “Women in Urban Art: From Studio to Street,” starts at 8 p.m. and  features Carrie Martinez, Julia Morrisroe and Pam Valcante.

University Club, 18 E. University Ave.

No special events announced this week.

Vine Sourdough Bakery, 627 N. Main St.

Friday: Artwalk celebrating the life of local activist Arupa Freeman through her art and her poetry and music by The Hogtown Chamber Players, 7-9 p.m.

Visionary Athletics, 716 N. Main St.

No special events announced this week.

The Wooly, 20 N. Main St.

No special events announced this week.


Film

Hippodrome Cinema, 25 SE 2nd Place

Color Out of Space: After a meteorite lands in the front yard of their farm, Nathan Gardner (Nicolas Cage) and his family find themselves battling a mutant extraterrestrial organism as it infects their minds and bodies, transforming their quiet rural life into a living nightmare. Based on the classic H.P. Lovecraft short story. Screenings Thursday 6 p.m.; Friday 6 p.m.; Saturday 5:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6 p.m.

The Cordillera of Dreams: Master filmmaker Patricio Guzmán completes his trilogy (with Nostalgia for the Light and The Pearl Button) investigating the relationship between historical memory, political trauma, and geography in his native Chile. Winner of the Best Documentary award at the Cannes Film Festival. Screening Thursday 8:30 p.m. Tickets $9.

Rashomon: In this month’s Cocktails & Classics presentation, four people give different accounts of a man’s murder and the rape of his wife, which Japanese director Akira Kurosawa presents with striking imagery and an ingenious use of flashbacks. This eloquent masterwork and international sensation revolutionized film language and introduced Japanese cinema to the Western world. Screening Saturday 8 p.m. (one night only). Tickets $20 include a 7 p.m. catered reception and beverage of choice.


Museums/Galleries

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” and “Sweat Solution,” as well as the Creativity and Fab Labs and the Idea Atelier. The Cade Museum’s current theme is “DNA: Code of Life” (through May 3). On most Saturdays, the Cade offers a Meet the Inventor program in the Rotunda, featuring researchers and scientists and their creations. Museum hours 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.

Saturday: Meet at the Cade Inventor Series featuring Duncan Kabinu, founder, Gainesville Dev Academy, 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave.

The Main Exhibit Hall currently features the exhibit “Gainesville’s Modern Landmarks: Celebrating our Mid-Century Architectural Past (1945-1975).” The Mary Ann Cofrin Exhibit Hall features “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida,” examining the persecution of the LGBTQ+ community both at UF and throughout the state 60 years ago. The museum’s main gallery space is housed in the former American Legion Hall, which was re-purposed as a museum in 1994. The complex also includes the Matheson Library & Archives, the 1867 Matheson House, Tison Tool Barn and Sweetwater Park. Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Admission is free.

> Read about the Matheson History Museum’s provocative exhibit in our article: Matheson Exhibit Revisits Ugly Period When Homophobia Reigned at UF.

Thomas Center Galleries, 302 NE 6th Ave.

Presenting the exhibition “RBL GRL | Revolution Doesn’t Ask Permission” — featuring the works of 19 artists who challenge limitations, assumptions and the status quo — in the first-floor Thomas Gallery. and 2020 Showcasing Student Art – K-12 Exhibition in the second-floor Doris Bardon Gallery. The galleries are open weekdays 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays 1-4 p.m. Admission is free. Note: The galleries will be open for Artwalk on Friday from 7-9 p.m. The evening will include a panel session starting at 8 p.m.

> For an overview of the Thomas Center’s current exhibit, read our article: ‘RBL GRL’ Exhibit Honors Women Who Fought for 19th Amendment.

Sweetwater Print Co-operative, 117 S. Main St (in the Tench Building)

Presenting “Thomas & Thomas,” a double-faceted exhibition (through Tuesday). Ellen Knudson’s “Revelation of Craft: Crooked Letter Press Prints and Artist’s Books,” debuts during Artwalk on Friday from 7-10 p.m. Gallery also open Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment (call Stewart Thomas at 352. 514.3838).

Hippodrome Gallery, 25 SE 2nd Place

Presenting “In Search of Style,” a series of paintings and drawings by artist and architect Ron Haase. There will be an opening reception during Artwalk on Friday from 7-10 p.m. Gallery open during business hours and during evening and weekend events.

Black C Art Gallery, 201 SE 2nd Place, Suite 111

Currently featuring “Viewpoint: Point of View,” black-and-white digital collage exhibit by Ani Collier that architecturally plays with the gallery visitor’s viewpoint. Bulgarian dancer and multimedia artist Zornitsa Stoyanova joins Ani Collier and Warhol Caldwell to create “Mylar Voyage.” The gallery will be open during Artwalk on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Regular hours vary.

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

Featuring “SIDE BY SIDE: A Weaver and an Architect Working in Harmony,” by married couple Janet and Ron Haase. Opening reception during Artwalk on Friday from 7-10 p.m. Gallery also features artwork and crafts created by dozens of local and regional artists. Hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

GFAA Gallery, 1314 S. Main St.

Presenting “SHE,” an exhibit honoring women (through March 21). There will be an opening reception and awards presentation during Artwalk on Friday from 6-9 p.m. Meanwhile, The Front Gallery features “Pictures of Resistance,” the black-and-white photographs of Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish Partisan to document the World War II experience on film (through March 15). Gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The SL8, 10 E. University Ave.

Presenting the works of Gainesville artist Judy Funk. Reception during Artwalk on Friday from 7-10 p.m. Funk’s work ranges from concrete to pastel, with specialties in paper making. Gallery hours vary.


Library

Alachua County District Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave.

Monday: AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Job Club Mondays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; Movies and Crafts: Teen Movie Mondays, 4-6 p.m.; Law in the Library: Debt Solutions with attorney Han Bendik, 6-7 p.m.

Tuesday: AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m.; ESOL Open Enrollment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; The Great British Book Club (first meeting), 4-5 p.m.; CRAFTspace: Perler Beads, 4:30-6 p.m.; Advanced English Conversation Class, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Music and Movement, 10:30-11 a.m.; Elementary Art at the Library, 2-3 p.m.; Fairy Tales and More, 2-3:30 p.m.; Alzheimer’s Association, 1-2 p.m.; Kid Gaming, 4-5 p.m.; Girls Who Code, 5:30-7 p.m.; SEWINGspace: Reusable Produce Bags, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Thursday: Babytime, 10:30-11 a.m.; SWITCH Gaming, 5-7 p.m.; Basic ESOL Class, 5:30-7 p.m.; Amrit Yoga with Veda, 6-7 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6-6:45 p.m.

Friday: Lunch Break Yoga with Kate Motto, noon-12:45 p.m.; LEGOspace, 4-5 p.m.; Teen Book Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday: Movie for Kids, 2-4 p.m.; Reflections Art Program, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday: Reflections Art Program, 2-4 p.m.


Artwalk

Friday: Following is a list of participating venues for February and what to expect:

GFAA Gallery (1314 S. Main St.): Presenting the opening reception for “SHE,” an exhibit honoring women. Exhibit runs through March 21. The Front Gallery features “Pictures of Resistance,” the black-and-white photographs of Faye Schulman, the only known Jewish Partisan to document the World War II experience on film. The exhibit, presented by the UF Center for European Studies, continues through March 15. Smaller original artworks are presented in the Boutique. Note: Artwalk hours 6-9 p.m. GFAA Gallery open Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Sunday and Monday. (For further info, visit the gallery’s website at gainesvillefinearts.org.)

First Magnitude Brewing Company (1220 SE Veitch St.): The brewery presents a variety of artists and live music, as well as food trucks and craft beer. Note: Artwalk hours 6-9 p.m.

Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St.): Welcoming artist and musician Victoria de Benedicty, a native Floridian. “To be ruthlessly forsaken and to survive is to win the battle to see all the colors of the rainbow after your vision has been unjustly dulled.” Her powerful works range from bright colors to charcoal. Also featured, the artist D. Sinn, whose name is David Erickson, known to most people as Badger. Working with copper wire and found objects, Badger’s art ranges from key chains to large habitats built along streams and rivers as he travels around the country on foot or by bicycle. A large (40×60) painting titled “Boycott,” by noted artist Sue Coe, will also be on display. (civicmediacenter.org)

4MOST Gallery + Studio (534 SW 4th Ave.): Featuring the opening of “Riddled with Holes,” a solo exhibition by Arab multidisciplinary creative Dina Benbrahim. Her feminist work investigates civic action and social justice for marginalized voices to reinvent what is possible. Benbrahim seeks to engage with the Gainesville community through the inclusion of real stories written by you, the gallery visitor, to create both a visual and written history on the gallery walls. The exhibit officially opens March 13.

Hippodrome Gallery (25 SE 2nd Place): Presenting “In Search of Style,” a series of paintings and drawings by artist and architect Ron Haase. His work reflects on Mid-Century Modern and Cracker styles and the vast possibilities of architecture as a subject as well as an artistic medium. The exhibit is a collaboration between the Hippodrome Gallery and Gainesville Modern. (thehipp.org)

Santa Fe College Adult Education Artist Entrepreneurs (along Southeast 2nd Street): Presenting “Uniquely Gifted,” a pop-up sidewalk show by a diverse, rotating group of multi-talented adult student artists in a variety of media. Many of the students are “unique learners.” The current student group includes several folk artists (drawing/painting, canvases/framed art/postcards/
greeting cards), a vivid nature photographer and a tie-dye artist (T-shirts/bags/pouches).

Maude’s Classic Café (101 SE 2nd Place): Introducing Rachel Gerlach: “Based out of Gainesville, working primarily in mixed media, I use vintage National Geographic images, found pieces of paper, dried flowers and leaves, as well as acrylic paint to create my pieces. The inspiration for my work is primarily based in the interest of memory, experience and nostalgia.”

Black C Art Gallery (111 SE 2nd Place): Is it a studio space, black box theater or a gallery? Ani Collier and Warhol Caldwell continue to explore mixing all media. This month, Bulgarian dancer and multimedia artist Zornitsa Stoyanova joins this twosome to create “Mylar Voyage.” Zornitsa recently completed an original work at Philadelphia Museum of Art. The current exhibit at the Black C Gallery is Ani Collier’s “Viewpoint/Point of View.” (BlackCProduction.com)

Artisans’ Guild Gallery (201 SE 2nd Place): Featuring “SIDE BY SIDE: A Weaver and an Architect Working in Harmony.” Janet and Ron Haase took the occasion of their retirements from UF as a great opportunity to work together. Leaving the laboratory and the classroom behind, they now explore their talents in the art world that had always been a part of their individual lives. Inspired by their travels in the U.S. and Europe, Janet continues her love of tapestry weaving. Meanwhile, Ron explores pastel and mixed media painting. Live music with Joey’s Wings String Quartet and light refreshments. Regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sundays noon-5 p.m (artisansguildgallery.com)

Sweetwater Print Cooperative (117 S. Main St.): Presenting “Revelation of Craft: Crooked Letter Press Prints and Artist’s Books,” work by book artist and letterpress printer Ellen Knudson featuring typographic letterpress printed ephemera and artist’s books. After Artwalk, the gallery is open Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings, or by appointment by calling Stewart Thomas at 352.514.3838.

Gainesville House of Beer (19 W. University Ave.): The House of Beer has collaborated with artist Daniel Vélez-Climent of Estudio Lero Lero to compose a mural that pays homage to Gainesville and its inhabitants. The mural, titled “Medicandi Diversitas,” draws parallels between the wide variety of beer styles and the equally enormous variety of those who consume them.

Flaco’s Cuban Bakery (200 W. University Ave.): Presenting Milan Hooper and his ongoing display of uniquely styled, self-taught artwork. He uses mostly re-purposed materials in creating colorful, raw and playful works.

The SL8 (10 E. University Ave.): Showing the works of Gainesville artist Judy Funk, who is here to remind us of our ability to create as she takes us through the path of her art works and techniques as a maker. Funk’s work ranges from concrete to pastel, with specialties in paper making, “Art is Science is Exploration is Religion is a Bee’s Dance!”

The Vine (627 N. Main St.): Dedicating this Artwalk to celebrating the life of local activist Arupa Freeman through her art and her poetry. Freeman, who died on Dec. 22 after several months of illness, was best known for her tireless work with the homeless and marginally homed folk in downtown Gainesville. In 2002, she and her husband, Bob, along with other community activists started the Home Van, a mobile outreach program that brought food, candles, clothing and other necessities of life to Gainesville’s downtown homeless. Artwalk will also feature live chamber music by The Hogtown Chamber Players from 7-9 p.m.

Rosa B. Williams Center/352artspace (524 NW 1st St.): Presenting “Double Exposure: Celebrating Gainesville’s Past and Envisioning Its Future!” The juried exhibition of African American visual artists and poets is presented by The Bailey Learning and Arts Collective (BLAAC) and Gainesville 150! (Celebrating the incorporation of the city). Note: Artwalk hours 7-9 p.m.

Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center (302 NE 6th Ave.): “RBL GRL | Revolution Doesn’t Ask Permission:” A groundbreaking exhibition curated by Anne Gilroy, featuring the work of 19 artists who
challenge limitations, assumptions and the status quo. Panel session at 8 p.m.: “Women in Urban Art: From Studio to Street,” featuring Carrie Martinez, Julia Morrisroe and Pam Valcante. Note: Artwalk hours 7-9 p.m.

Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. (1001 NW 4th St.): Presenting “Spring Forward: Introductory
Works” from the GROW HUB Artist Collective and UF Health Arts in Medicine. In their first formal exhibition, 15 emerging artists explore their supportive community and unique work environment. This whimsical collection illustrates all things GROW HUB, from plants and tractors to farm animals and pollinators. In visioning elements from their everyday lives — real and imagined — the artists are exploring, developing and expanding their own artistic identities. Note: Artwalk hours 3-10 p.m. Exhibit continues through March 12.

For further info, visit the Artwalk Gainesville website.