This Week’s Calendar

Dec. 2-8, 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

Holiday Artwalk

Friday: The free, monthly self-guided tour of numerous downtown galleries and art-minded businesses has a holiday theme this month. Hours are 7-10 p.m. at most venues. Some get started at 6 p.m. Most venues provide light refreshments; some offer live entertainment. Pick up a brochure at participating venues. For further info, visit the Artwalk Gainesville website.

> For a complete list of participating venues for December, scroll to the bottom of This Week’s Calendar.

City of Gainesville Holiday Tree Lighting

The Christmas tree towers above the crowd at the Thomas Center.

Saturday: Join Gainesville mayor Lauren Poe and Santa Claus himself for the annual tree-lighting ceremony inside the Spanish Court at the Historic Thomas Center hosted by the City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department. Festivities take place from 6-8 p.m. Entertainment will be provided by Joyce and Jim Lillquist of the Gypsy Guerrilla Band, Singers of the Reformation and the Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus. Children of all ages will enjoy the snow falling at the Thomas Center entrance throughout the event. The heart of the celebration is the holiday decorations on the giant tree and around the building, including luminaries, which are annually provided by the Thomas Center Associates. Meanwhile, Santa visits with all the children and listens to their Christmas wishes. Horse and wagon rides through the Duckpond neighborhood are available for a small fee. Light refreshments will be served.

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place
David Patrick Ford, left, and Matthew McGee in Scrooge in Rouge. (Photograph by Gainesville Downtown)

Scrooge in Rouge: As the Royal Music Hall Variety Players come to perform A Christmas Carol, a case of food poisoning leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance originally intended for a cast of 20. The outcome is predictably hilarious. This quick-witted, cross-dressing, music-filled version of the Charles Dickens classic abounds in bad puns, bawdy humor and witty songs. Book and lyrics by Ricky Graham and original music by Jefferson Turner. Directed by Clint Thornton and starring David Patrick Ford, Kelly Atkins, Matthew McGee and Bryan Mercer. Performances Tuesday 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m.. Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. (through Dec. 22). Tickets $37-$47 (discounted for students and seniors). Tuesday is $10 Tuesday (all tickets for the performance are $10).

> For a preview of the production, including interviews with cast and crew — and lots of photographs — read our article: For Holiday Political Incorrectness, “Scrooge in Rouge” is a Must-See.

Young cast members perform in A Christmas Carol. (Photograph courtesy of the Hippodrome Theatre)

A Christmas Carol: For the 42nd year in a row, the Hippodrome presents Charles Dickens’ cherished holiday tale. However, this is a brand new adaptation from the Hipp’s own Niall McGinty that includes a more modern telling of the story with an ensemble cast of adults and children. There’s also a new set and the singing of a dozen or so traditional Christmas carols. The production is directed by John Gray. Gregg Jones returns in the role of Ebenezer Scrooge. Public performances Saturday 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and Sunday at 6 p.m. (through Dec. 22). Tickets $37-$47 (discounted for students and seniors).

> For a preview of the production, including interviews with the director and cast members, read our article: “A Christmas Carol” Gets Full Makeover as Hipp Continues 42-Year Tradition.

Monday: Hippodrome Jazz Series: Dan Stepp (in the lower level), 7:30 p.m. Tickets $5 (

Tuesday: Jami Attenberg: New York Times bestselling author of five novels, including “The Middlesteins” and “Saint Mazie” (in the lower level), 7 p.m. Tickets $25 (

Saturday: Winter Wonderland Family Fair (for children ages 4-12) featuring special holiday crafts, music and a chance to get a picture with Santa, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. (in the lower level). Tickets $15 ( Note: Parents admitted free with purchase of a child’s ticket.

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

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.
Jolly old Saint Nick has fun in the Florida sun in Exit Santa. (Photograph courtesy of Acrosstown Repertory Theatre)

Exit Santa: It’s Christmas Eve and Santa has abandoned Mrs. Claus and the North Pole for a Florida condo and his mistress. But all is not as it appears in this madcap adult comedy that lampoons familiar stories even as it affirms the holiday spirit in us all. Written by Robert Hugh Brown and directed by Laura Jackson and Anne Rupp Polo. Performances Thursday 8 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 8 p.m. and Sunday 2 p.m. (through Dec. 15). Tickets $20 (discounted for seniors, military and students with ID). Look for a preview of the production later this week at

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

Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.

Actors’ Warehouse is preparing for its next production, Skeleton Crew, opening Jan. 31, 2020.

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

Music/Entertainment Venues

The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St.

Thursday: Swamp Records Fall Fest featuring The Forum, Driveaway and Vena Kava along with DJ Noom. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $8 in advance (Venmo), $10 at the door.
Block Party (along with The Alley and Arcade Bar) featuring DJ Robzilla (hip-hop), PNCE (house/techno) and DJ Young Turk (open format), 10 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: GAUL, Gillian Carter (Orlando), I’m An Intestine (Tampa) and Hot Graves. Doors open at 8 p.m. $6 cover at the door.
Sunday: Agnostic Front (New York City/Celebrating 35 years of “Victim in Pain” album), Slapshot and Assholeparade. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets $18 in advance ( and Hear Again Records), $20 day of show.

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

Monday: Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Tuesday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Catholics (Charleston, S.C.), Just Neighbors, Cuzco (Charlotte, N.C.) and Off Day, 10 p.m. $7 cover.

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

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

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

Thursday: Club Social hosted by Fightin’ Gator Touchdown Club, 6:30 p.m.
Ugly Sweater Party, 7 p.m.

Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.

Monday: Free Yoga with Sophia, 6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6:30 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 beginning at 4 p.m.
Thursday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6:30 p.m.
Saturday: Allied Capoeira Gainesville Batizado featuring workshops and vendors, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden (at Depot Park)

Friday: Celebrate D Holidays Depot Park lighting hosted by City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 5-9 p.m.

The Bull, 18 SW 1st. Ave.

Monday: Kyle Keller’s open mic, 8 p.m.
Jazzology, 9:45 p.m.
Wednesday: Joe Breidenstine jazz quartet, 9:30 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk featuring Sherrie Pettigrew, 7-10 p.m.

Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St.

Tuesday: Free Grocery Store and HIV Testing, 3-4:30 p.m.
Thursday: Volunteer Meeting, 5:30 p.m.
Thursday: Weekly Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday: Free Meditation for Self-Care Saturday, 9-10 a.m.
Saturday: Yoga as Self-Care Saturday, 10-11 a.m.
Sunday: Community Gardening, 8-11 a.m.
Sunday: CMC Zine Meeting, noon.
Sunday: Pronouns 101: Introductory Workshop hosted by Planned Parenthood of South, East and North Florida, 3-5 p.m.
Sunday: Apes of the State (Pennsylvania), The Sadjoys (solo) and Faith & Majesty, 8 p.m. $5-$10 sliding-scale donation.

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

Monday: YogaLoka, 5:45-6:45 p.m.
Wednesday: Trivia, 7 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk featuring artists Josiah Lloyd, Charles Hedrick, Benjamin Ingle, Steven Speir and Benjamin Ingle. Curated by Divya Curtis, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday: Yoga in the Brickroom, noon.

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

Friday: Celebrate D Holidays park lighting and family-friendly activities hosted by City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs, 5-9 p.m.
Saturday: Depot Park parkrun, 7:30 a.m.

DownTown Fats, 112 S. Main St.

No special events announced this week.

Downtown Wine & Cheese, 113 N. Main St.

Thursday: Fourth annual Biggest Wine Tasting, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance (, $25 at the door.
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.
Thursday: Bingo, 10 p.m.
Friday: Ether Coven, Umanita Nova, Machinist! and Thunderclap, 10 p.m. $6 cover.

Eight Seconds Saloon, 201 W. University Ave.

Sunday: FEST Wrestling: Pickle in the Tree 4 — Darius Lockhart Online, 5 p.m.

Emiliano’s Cafe, 7 SE 1st Ave.

Monday: Jazz & Tapas, 7-10 p.m.
Brenda Bayne Trio (smooth jazz), 7-9 p.m.

First Magnitude Brewing Co., 1220 SE Veitch St.

Tuesday: Brainaholics Trivia, 6:30 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk featuring a variety of artists and live music, 6-9 p.m.
Sunday: Brewery Yoga, 1-2 p.m.
Sunday: GLAM Craft Show Winter 2019, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Hardback Cafe, 920 NW 2nd St.

Monday: Sailor Poon (Austin), Shark Anatomy and Cheap Plastic, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Wednesday: Tabernacle of Hedonism with the Reverend Angeldust and hosted by Tom Miller, 9:30 p.m.
Thursday: Thrusters, Starhouse, Funeral Clown and Baby Killers, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Friday: Eugene Chadbourne with Bill Perry Orchestra along with Big Boat, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Saturday: Asteria, Piss Test, Rick Ryan and Sick Ride, 9 p.m. $5 cover.

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

Friday: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters (Asheville, N.C.) with Freddy & Francine. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $20 in advance (, $25 at the door.
Saturday: Hiroya Tsukamoto (guitarist and songwriter). Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $15 in advance (, $20 at the door.

High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave.

Tuesday: A Drunken Christmas Carol with the Plastered Players (Charles Dickens classic with actors who are less than sober). Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $8 in advance (, $10 day of show.
Wednesday: Kamasutra, Broskis, HINTRLND and Nour Khodr. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $6 in advance (, $8 day of show.
Thursday: We The Kings (Bradenton), Northbound, The Real You and Arrows in Action. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30. Tickets $23 in advance (, $25 day of show.
Friday: Revelation Rhoads (Randy Rhoads tribute band), Medal Militia (Metallica tribute band) and Chemical Warfare (Slayer tribute band). Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $8 in advance (, $10 day of show.
Saturday: Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally benefiting the Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Family Support Fund. Food truck rally begins in the parking lot at 5 p.m., live music inside at 6 p.m. featuring The Driptones, Candlelight Cassia, Christina Carter and others tba. Free.
Saturday: Mischievous Madams Burlesque Troupe: Garters & Garlands. Doors open at 10:30 p.m., show starts at 11. Tickets $12 in advance (, $18 day of show.
Sunday: Toronzo Cannon (Chicago), Albert Castiglia (Fort Lauderdale), Bridget Kelly Band and Patti Parks (Buffalo) hosted by the North Central Florida Blues Society. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., show starts at 6. Tickets $20 (, $5 for students and military veterans with ID.

Leonardo’s 706, 706 W. University Ave.

Monday: Hot Club de Ville gypsy jazz, 6:30-9:15 p.m.
Thursday: Marty Liquori Trio (whisper jazz), 6:30 p.m.

Lillian’s Music Store, 112 SE 1st St.

No special events announced this week.

Loosey’s, 120 SW 1st Ave.

Monday: Team trivia, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Bingo, 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: Karaoke, 9 p.m.

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

No special events announced this week.

Mai Kai Kava Bar, 17 W. University Ave.

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

The Midnight, 223 S. Main St.

Monday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
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.

No special events announced this week.

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

No special events announced this week.

Swamp City Gallery Lounge, 404 SE 2nd St.

Wednesday: Drum Classes with Amo Damas, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: College Night and Game Night, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: N64 Tournament hosted by Black Galaxy Entertainment, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Arthur Buezo, 8 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk featuring “Lost Angels of America” by Karl Labi, 7-10 p.m.
Friday: AV_Club: an immersive audio-video experience with King Bada, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Masala Mix Up with Ka$hMiracle, 8 p.m.
Sunday: Sunday Sesh with DJ Hilt, 4 p.m.

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

Saturday: Meet the Author: Scott Camil (“Winter Warrior”), 6-9 p.m.

The Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.

Friday: Jingle Bell Ball hosted by Thomas Center Associates. Cocktails at 6:30 p.m., dinner at 7:30, dancing at 8:30. Tickets $85.
Saturday: City of Gainesville Holiday Tree Lighting, 6-8 p.m. Free. (See beginning of This Week’s Calendar for details).

University Club, 18 E. University Ave.

No special events announced this week.

Vine Sourdough Bakery, 627 N. Main St.

Friday: Artwalk featuring collaborative work between local artists Michelle Nagri and Peter Senesac, 7-10 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.


Hippodrome Cinema, 25 SE 2nd Place

The Body Remembers When the World Broke Open:
The newest film from Kathleen Hepburn (Never Steady, Never Still) and Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers is a slow burn that packs a powerful emotional punch. Áila (Tailfeathers) comes across Rosie (Violet Nelson) on the street one day. Seeing that Rosie is literally barefoot and pregnant in the rain, and hearing the screams of Rosie’s boyfriend echoing down the street, Áila quickly realizes that she has walked into a domestic abuse situation. Taking Rosie to her home, Áila races to find a woman’s shelter that might be able to provide assistance. Screenings Thursday 6 p.m., Friday 6 p.m., Saturday 8:30 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6 p.m.

The Cave: Oscar nominee Feras Fayyad (Last Men in Aleppo) delivers an unflinching story of the Syrian war in this powerful documentary. For besieged civilians, hope and safety lie underground inside the subterranean hospital known as the Cave, where pediatrician and managing physician Dr. Amani Ballour and her colleagues have claimed their right to work as equals alongside their male counterparts, doing their jobs in a way that would be unthinkable in the oppressively patriarchal culture that exists above. Following the women as they contend with daily bombardments, chronic supply shortages and the ever-present threat of chemical attacks, The Cave paints a stirring portrait of courage, resilience and female solidarity. Screening Thursday 8 p.m. (one night only). Admission is free. Reserve a seat at

Outlier: Living with Autism in Africa: Captured immediately by sounds and images, the film opens with scenes of Africa, spaces where seemingly ordinary children gather and play. The opening song selection of this film hints at a subtle command, coining the term “baafira” to mean “Don’t mind them; no matter how different or odd or terrible they may say you are.” We, the onlookers, are enticed with these pivotal scenes, shown the beauty of the land, foretold the beauty of the mind. In gradually captivating interviews, troubled parents describe the daily balance of the reality of raising a child with autism. Screening Friday 8 p.m. (one night only). Note: The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the director and the CEO of the Global Autism Project. Admission is free. Reserve a seat at


Cade Museum for Creativity & Invention
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 “Food Revolution,” “Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor” and “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 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.

Tuesday: Teen Maker Night (ages 13-19), 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave.

The 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 displays “Tom Petty’s Gainesville: Where Dreams Began.” Museum hours Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. (except holidays). Admission is free.

Tuesday: Volunteer Day, 1-4 p.m.

Thursday: Florida Modern: Architecture of the Sunshine State at Mid-20th Century with Morris Hylton III, 6-8 p.m. Free. A reception, sponsored by Gainesville Modern, will follow the presentation.

Thomas Center Galleries, 302 NE 6th Ave.

Featuring “SYNCHRONICA :: Framing Time,” an exhibition of 150 photo/portraits by area youths, in the Main Gallery, and “A Walk in the Park,” an exhibit of nine local artists inspired by the City of Gainesville’s parks and public spaces, 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.

For a closer look at “SYNCHRONICA,” read our article: “Synchronica” Offers Snapshot of 2019 Through the Eyes of Local Teenagers.

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

Presenting the annual holiday show: OFF THE WALL! Reception on Friday during Artwalk, 7-10 p.m. Gallery is open Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment (call Stewart Thomas at 352. 514.3838).

Hippodrome Gallery, 25 SE 2nd Place

Featuring the annual Hippodrome Staff Art Show (through Jan. 2). Gallery open during business hours and during evening and weekend events.

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

Presenting “Form & Fantasy in Search of Name” interactive exhibit by Ani Collier.

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

Featuring holiday gifts in every size, price range and media. There’s also a large selection of one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments. Gallery features artwork and crafts of dozens of local and regional artists. Regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

GFAA Gallery, 1314 S. Main St.

GFAA Members’ Winter Showcase (through Jan. 4), featuring works by Gainesville Fine Arts Association artists. Opening reception on Friday during Artwalk, 6-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

The SL8, 10 E. University Ave.

Featuring works by local and distant artists. Gallery hours vary.


Alachua County District Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave.

Monday: Bullet Journaling, noon-1 p.m.; Movie Matinee, 1:30-4 p.m.; Teen Movie Monday, 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday: Toddler Time, 10:30-11 a.m.; ESOL Open Enrollment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Read with a Dog, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Sex X-tra: Cross-Stitch Club, 4-6 p.m.; Advanced English Conversation Class, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: Music and Movement, 10:30-11 a.m.; Wallaby Wednesdays: Afternoon Fun for Kids, 3-3:30 p.m.; Kid Gaming, 4-5 p.m.; KPOP Mania, 4:30-5:30 p.m.; Girls Who Code, 5:30-7 p.m.

Thursday: Babytime, 10:30-11 a.m.; Tabletop Gaming for Teens, 4:30-6 p.m.; Amrit Yoga with Veda, 6-7 p.m.; Aromatherapy, 6-7 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6-6:45 p.m.

Friday: Fairytale Friday, 11-11:30 a.m.; Lunch Break Yoga with Kate Motto, noon-12:45 p.m.; Cardboard Castle Construction: Gingerbread House Edition, 2-5 p.m.; Teen Book Club, 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Saturday: Family Funtime, 11-11:30 a.m.; Kids’ Movie, 2-4 p.m.

Sunday: TEDWomen 2019, 12:30-4:30 p.m.; Stitch and Chat: It’s Sew Fun, 1-4 p.m.


Friday: Following is a list of participating venues for December and what to expect at each one:

GFAA Gallery (1314 S. Main St.): Presenting Members’ Winter Showcase, featuring works by GFAA artists. Opening reception and awards presented during Artwalk. Exhibit continues through Jan. 4. Meanwhile, the Front Gallery features self-curated collections of artwork. The GFAA Gallery also includes a boutique with affordable artisan objects and artworks. 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

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.): Always a haven for creative thoughts and offering alternative images and ideas about the politics and norms of our world. (

Swamp City Gallery Lounge (404 SE 2nd St.): Presenting “Lost Angels of America” by Karl Labi, an art show of his original Tarot deck creations. Taking you on an international, multicultural journey from ancient times to the present moment of digital revolution and postmodern man in America. A unique combination of art about sex, secret societies, magic, world control, ancient religions and the ultimate spiritual revelations.

4MOST Gallery + Studio (534 SW 4th Ave.): Presenting the opening reception of the DIGITAL ART MEDIA NETWORK 2nd annual open call exhibition, 2g00dh0td@mn.v2,” featuring sculpture, digital media, interactive art, and other varying media, the exhibition investigates, analyzes, and perceives The Future. Each participating artist brings their own interpretation of what the future holds. The exhibition continues through Dec. 20. Artwalk hours 7-9 p.m. Gallery hours weekdays noon-5 p.m.

Hippodrome Gallery (25 SE 2nd Place): Presenting the annual Hippodrome Staff Art Show. Purchase gifts for the holidays while supporting local artists. Exhibit ends Jan. 2. (

Swamp City Gallery and Lounge (404 SE 2nd St.): “Lost Angels of America” by Karl Labi is an art show of his original Tarot deck creations. Taking you on an international, multicultural journey from ancient times to the present moment of digital revolution and postmodern man in America. A unique combination of art about sex, secret societies, magic, world control, ancient religions, and the ultimate spiritual revelations.

Maude’s Classic Café (101 SE 2nd Place): “Charly is a smallish Jewish person who illustrates little pictures that she thinks are definitely okay. Recently published in WW3 Illustrated: Shameless Feminist. Other than applying for residencies and book deals every three months, she spends her time working at Maude’s Café and looking up a lot as she rides her bike.”

Artisans’ Guild Gallery (201 SE 2nd Place): Featuring holiday gifts in every size, price range and media. There’s also have a large selection of one-of-a-kind handmade ornaments. Live music by Joey’s Wings and light refreshments. Regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m (

Sweetwater Print Cooperative (117 S. Main St.): Presenting the annual holiday show: OFF THE WALL! An exhibit and sale of art by co-op members in various mediums for holiday giving. Show continues through Jan. 29. After Artwalk, the gallery is open Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings, or by appointment by calling Stewart Thomas at 352.514.3838.

The Bull (18 SW 1st St.): Presenting Sherrie Pettigrew. “I am visually charged by my environment, thoughts, and a family of friends. These images make perfect sense to me. My hope is that they will speak to you.” For more info, contact Pettigrew at

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.): Presenting a significant body of work by Gainesville veteran Modernist artist Karl Schwartz. Hailing from New York City and influenced by Picasso and Calder, Schwartz studied art at Pratt Institute and the Cooper Union. He has worked with top interior designers and decorators. His sculptural paintings have sold internationally and have included commissions for Tiffany & Lamp Co., Saks Fifth Avenue and Van Cleef Arpels. His drawings are included in the Museum of Modern Art.

The Vine (627 N. Main St.): Debuting the first public exhibition of collaborative work between local artists Michelle Nagri and Peter Senesac. Their first piece together was a diptych abstract panel in 2017, which was donated to the GFAA. Peter brings his expertise in jewelry and painting, and Michelle brings her expertise in digital photography and collage. Individual works in their respective mediums will also be on display. Many small works and cards suitable for gift giving are available.

Cypress & Grove Brewing Co. (1001 NW 4th St.): Featuring artists Josiah Lloyd, Charles Hedrick, Benjamin Ingle, Steven Speir and Benjamin Ingle. Curated by Divya Curtis.

The AUK Market at Curia (2031 NW 6th St.): Hosting EB “The Heart Cave” “Homecoming Spirit is a mural and illustration company based in Gainesville and wherever my heart or work cause me to roam. Art, work and life with my friends and family are all completely intertwined for me, and that can be complicated. This show is a combination of many things, an open heart communication of what it means to and feels like for me to move home, and shape a business based on my personal and creative life.”

Hotel Indigo at Celebration Pointe (5020 SW 30th Lane): Featuring artist Judi Cain and her show ”Metamorphosis — Life is Art with Judi Cain.” Everyone at this unique event receives a gift. Celebrating her current works, she includes Creative Energy Paintings and portraits of people, wildlife, and nature. Music by Dreamerjazz — David Rodriquez.

For further info, visit the Artwalk Gainesville website.