This Week’s Calendar

Feb. 18-24, 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 gainesvilledowntown@yahoo.com)


Artwalk Gainesville

Friday: More than 20 galleries and art-minded businesses in and around downtown Gainesville are participating in the February Artwalk, The self-guided tour takes place from 7-10 p.m. (earlier at some venues). For further info, visit the Artwalk Gainesville website. For a complete list of venues for February’s Artwalk, scroll to the bottom of This Week’s Calendar.


Chimera Fest 2019

Saturday-Sunday: Described as “a weekend of fantastical magnitude,” Chimera Fest is a two-day celebration of creativity, innovation, art, making and culture. There are four events that make up Chimera Fest in the SoMa Arts District:

> Menagerie In Motion Kinetic Derby — Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at Depot Park and featuring a parade of human-powered “sculptures,” machines and vehicles. Free.
> Gainesville Mini Maker Faire — Saturday from noon-6 p.m. at the Catalyst Building606 SE Depot Ave., and featuring local, do-it-yourself science, art, cosplay, robots, crafts, comics, technology, music and hands-on-activities. Admission $5.
> Heartwood Music Festival — Saturday from 1 p.m.-midnight at Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., and featuring 30 musical acts on three stages as well as live art, food trucks and other vendors. Tickets $15 (heartwoodsoundstage.com), $3o for a VIP pass.
> Active Streets + 352Creates — Sunday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Depot Park and featuring local businesses, organizations and individuals leading free, creative, participatory activities and/or any group activity that will engage attendees in a healthy, active lifestyle. Free.

For further info, visit Chimera Fest on Facebook.


Onstage

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place

The Hippodrome Theatre is currently in rehearsals for its next mainstage production, Miracle on South Division Street, opening March 1.

For the remaining 2018-19 Hippodrome mainstage schedule, click on Upcoming Events.

Monday: Hippodrome Jazz Series: Richy Stano (in the lower level). Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:30. Tickets $5 (thehipp.org).

Friday: The Threetles Benefit Concert, 8 p.m. Tickets $10 (thehipp.org).

Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St.

The Acrosstown Repertory Theatre is currently in rehearsals for its next production, Bloody Poetry, opening March 15.

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

The Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.

The Actors’ Warehouse is currently in rehearsals for its next production, Pipeline, opening March 15.

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


Music/Entertainment Venues

The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St.

Monday: Arrows in Action, Teen Divorce (Jacksonville), Runners High (Jacksonville) and Heart Prevails. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. $8 cover.
Thursday: Work It | Best of the 2000’s Dance Party with DJ Drew Love, 10 p.m. No cover.
Friday: Motown Showdown with DJ Wax Atom, 10 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: BiteMarks, Warm Red (Atlanta) and Curleys with DJ Blonde Ambition. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. $5 cover.
Sunday: Karaoke, 10 p.m.

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

Monday: Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Tuesday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Stella Splendens, Heavy on the Ish and rickoLus (Jacksonville Beach), 10 p.m. Free.
Thursday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Tight AF Thursday, 10 p.m.
Friday: Malibu Nights Dance Party with DJ Viking Prince, 9 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: You Vandal, Seagulls (Atlanta) and Articles, 10 p.m. $5 cover.

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

Friday: All-Request ’80s with DJ Donna, 10 p.m.

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

Wednesday: Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Tristan Harvey, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Big Owl and Tony, 7 p.m.

Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.

Tuesday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday: Indie Pop Pilates, 11 a.m.
Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market, 4-7 p.m. The weekly market features more than 50 local and regional vendors and live music on the Bo Diddley Stage with Ed Emerson at 4 p.m., Purple Jazz/Howard at 5 and The INspiration at 6:15.
Thursday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6-7 p.m.
Saturday: Free Capoeira Class with Instructor Samurai, 11:30 a.m.

Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden (at Depot Park)

Wednesday: Time Lapse Show #3 featuring Reaches (Brooklyn), TIME and Euglossine, 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Saturday: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby, 10 a.m.
Sunday: Active Streets Gainesville + 352 Creates, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The Bull, 18 SW 1st. Ave.

Monday: Kyle Keller’s Open Mic Night, 8 p.m.
Tuesday: Jazzology, 10 p.m.
Wednesday: Early show, 6-9 p.m.
Wednesday: Shawn Manley, 9 p.m.
Thursday: MFA Readings, 8-9 p.m.
Friday: Front Porch Backsteppers (bluegrass), 9 p.m.

Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St.

Tuesday: Children’s West African Dance Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Tuesday: Adults West African Dance Class, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday:
Communication Skills Workshop, 6-8 p.m.
Thursday: Children’s West African Dance Class, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Thursday: Weekly Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk: Connect the Dots Live Show featuring Brook Pridemore, Yankee Roses, C00per and Katy Deitz starting at 10 p.m. (free, but donations appreciated).
Saturday: Community Meditation, 9-10 a.m.
Sunday: CMC Zine Meeting, noon.

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

Monday: YogaLoka, 5:45 p.m. $5-$15 sliding scale.
Wednesday: Trivia, 7 p.m.
Friday: Artwalk: Eccentric Pottery created by Sam Mendez, 7-10 p.m.
Saturday: Yoga in the Brickroom, noon.
Saturday: 36th annual Beast Feast hosted by the UF Student Chapter of the Wildlife Society, 5-9 p.m. Music by Shaky Earle and The Walkers. Tickets $25 (guestlist.co/events), $15 children ages 4-12.

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

Saturday: Depot Park parkrun, 7:30 a.m.
Saturday: Go Red Go Run Tutu 5k, 8:30 a.m.
Saturday: Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby, 10 a.m.
Sunday: 
Active Streets Gainesville + 352 Creates, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Sunday: Kids Yoga with Jillian Goldstein, 9:30 a.m. Free.

Downtown Wine & Cheese, 113 N. Main St.

Wednesday: Wine Class:Spain, Italy, Australia, 6:30 p.m. Class is $25 and includes cheeses for pairing and informational packet.
Thursday: Italy Wine Tasting, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Tickets $15 (at the shop or by calling 352.222.1348).
Saturday: Jazz Night, 7 p.m.

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

Tuesday: Trivia, 9 p.m.
Wednesday: Hump-Day Karaoke, 10 p.m.

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.
Wednesday:
 Brenda Bayne Trio (classic jazz), 7-10 p.m.

First Magnitude Brewing Co., 1220 SE Veitch St.

Tuesday: Brainaholics Trivia, 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Mob Movie Night: Goodfellas, 7 p.m. Free.
Friday: Artwalk: Artists and music by Mike Freund, 6-9 p.m. Free.
Sunday: Brewery Yoga with AUXO Fitness, 1 p.m.
Sunday: Stereo RV Concert for Puerto Rico Work Tour hosted by United Church of Gainesville, 2-6:30 p.m. (Music starts at 4 p.m.) $10-$20 wristbands for beer discounts.

Hardback Undertown, 920 NW 2nd St.

Wednesday: Tabernacle of Hedonism with Tom Miller and Open Mic, 9 p.m.
Friday: Orbiter, Electro Maggot and Anchor Fast. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. $5 cover.

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

Saturday: Heartwood Music Festival featuring 30 bands on three stages, live art, food trucks and vendors, 1 p.m.-midnight. Tickets $15 (heartwoodsoundstage.com), $3o VIP pass.

High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave.

Tuesday: The Werks (Ohio) and Whale Feral. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 9:30. Tickets $12 in advance (ticketfly.com), $15 day of show.
Thursday: 
JD McPherson and JP Harris. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $17 in advance (ticketfly.com), $20 day of show.
Friday: Justin Lee Partin, Aaron Mansfield and Chris McNeil. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $10 in advance (ticketfly.com), $12 day of show.
Saturday: The Florida Vintage Market, 1-5:30 p.m.
Saturday: GRIND (Alice in Chains tribute) and CORE (Stone Temple Pilots tribute) with Not Your Hero. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $8 in advance (ticketfly.com), $10 day of show.

Leonardo’s 706, 706 W. University Ave.

Monday: Hot Club de Ville, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Thursday:
 Marty Liquori Jazztet, 6:30 p.m.

Loosey’s, 120 SW 1st Ave.

Monday: Team Trivia, 7:30 p.m.
Friday: Mindwalk, Syzygy and The Outliers. Doors open at 9 p.m. $5 cover.
Saturday: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Wolftron, 9 p.m

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

No special events announced this week.

Mai Kai Kava Bar, 17 W. University Ave.

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

The Midnight, 223 S. Main St.

Monday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Tuesday:
Tuesday Stand-Up Comedy Show and Open Mic. 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: Dr. Tonight Talk Show with special guest Alan Newcombe, 8 p.m. $3-$5 general admission.
Thursday-Saturday: Dueling pianos featuring Brad Heron and special guests, 8 p.m.

Swamp City Gallery Lounge, 404 SE 2nd St.

No special events announced this week.

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

No special events announced this week.

Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.

Sunday: ARTSPEAKS Courageous Young Voices featuring Marley The Messenger and DJ Robzilla, 4-7 p.m. Free.

University Club, 18 E. University Ave.

No special events announced this week.

Vine Sourdough Bakery, 627 N. Main St.

Friday: Artwalk with John Snyder, 5-9 p.m.

The Wooly, 20 N. Main St.

Saturday: Pop Punk & Emo Night of Gainesville with live band cover set with Arrows in Action with Arrows plus DJs Vi and Jimbo. Doors open at 9 p.m. $5 cover.


Cinema

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place

Come Back, Africa: This month’s installment of the Black Films Matter series follows a story line originated from — and acted by — average black South Africans during the apartheid era. It uses actual anecdotes to demonstrate the conditions of South Africa for the black population and one man’s journey from the rural countryside to Johannesburg to try to make a living. Screening Thursday 7:30 p.m. (one night only). Tickets $9.

Woodpeckers: Julián begins a jail sentence for petty theft inside the notorious Najayo prison just outside Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. While navigating the indignities, corruption and everyday violence from both guards and fellow inmates, he becomes immersed in the system of “Woodpecking,” the unique sign language male prisoners use to communicate with women in the adjacent penitentiary just over 400 feet away. Screenings Saturday 3 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. Tickets $7.

Monsters and Men: When young father Manny witnesses the police shooting of an unarmed black man, the tight-knit Brooklyn community of Bed-Stuy is pushed to the brink in Reinaldo Marcus Green’s Sundance Award-winning portrait of race, family and consequence. Screenings Saturday 6 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6 p.m.

New Jack City: The Cocktails & Classics movie this month stars Wesley Snipes as Nino Brown, the leader of the Cash Money Brothers narcotic trade empire in New York City. Two police officers (Ice-T and Judd Nelson) decide to go undercover to infiltrate his enterprise and take it down from the inside. Screening Saturday 8:30 p.m. (reception begins at 7:30). Tickets $20 (includes special cocktail and popcorn).


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 the Polycade Project, 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.

Thursday: The Great Experiment: Tony Barr Speaker Series featuring Os Guinness, a European admirer of this country who argues that if freedom is to flourish and last, we need to understand how the founders designed their “great experiment” and why. Doors open at 6 p.m. with light appetizers and drinks followed by the lecture and audience questions beginning at 6:30. Tickets $10 ($5 for students).

Friday: Family Night Out including a scavenger hunt and science demonstrations, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets $9 ($7.50 for ages 3-17).

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 currently contains “Gators and Beyond: A Sports History of Alachua County,” examining lesser-known sports teams such as the Gainesville G-Men minor-league baseball team and the Fighting Terriers of Lincoln High School alongside stories such as the first female cheerleader at UF. 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.

Saturday: Author and journalist Craig Pittman will share from his wealth of Oh, Florida! stories. A book signing will follow his presentation. 4 p.m. Free. Pittman’s Oh, Florida! is the first book to explore the reasons why Florida is so wild and weird — and why that’s okay.

Thomas Center Galleries, 302 NE 6th Ave.

The current exhibit is “iNTIMATE STATES | Works on Paper” by Eduardo Sarmiento. The second-floor Doris Bardon Gallery features the works of Alachua County public school students K-12. 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)

Presenting Christina Bartonicek’s “Saturate,” with a reception during Friday’s Artwalk, 7-10 p.m. Gallery open Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment (call Stewart Thomas at 352. 514.3838).

Hippodrome Gallery, 25 SE 2nd Place

Presenting the exhibit “Just a Peek, Please” by Ameena Khan, with an opening during Friday’s Artwalk, 7-10 p.m. Gallery also open during business hours and during evening and weekend events.

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

Presenting “Local Color,” featuring the natural beauty of North Central Florida captured in landscapes, photographs, fabric art and more. Open during Friday’s Artwalk, 7-10 p.m. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

GFAA Gallery, 1314 S. Main St.

Presenting the “Large Works” exhibit, where Gainesville Fine Arts Association members display their large-scale artwork. Opening reception and awards presented during Friday’s Artwalk, 6-9 p.m. 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 Gainesville artists Nava Ottenberg and Nathan Grimes, as well as select works by local and distant artists. Open during Friday’s Artwalk, 7-10 p.m.


Library

Alachua County District Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave.

Monday: Closed in observance of the Presidents Day holiday.

Tuesday: AARP Tax Aide, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Toddler Time, 10:30 a.m.; ESOL Open Enrollment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Teen Crafts: Sew Simple for Teens, 4-6 p.m.; Between the Covers Romance Book Club: “The Kiss Quotient,” 6-7 p.m.; Advanced English Conversation Class, 6-7:30 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.

Thursday: Babytime, 10:30-11 a.m.; Music and Movement, 11-11:30 a.m.; Puppet-Making Workshop, 3-4:30 p.m.; Retro Video Gaming with R U Game? 5-6:45 p.m.; Basic ESOL Class, 5:30-7 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6 p.m.; Amrit Yoga with Veda, 6 p.m.; Intro to a Career in Healthcare Certificate Program, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Friday: Lunch Break Yoga with Kate Motto, noon; SEWINGspace: Stitch and Chat, 3-5 p.m.; LEGOspace, 4-5 p.m.

Saturday: Mighty Girls Club: UF Hispanic-Latino Affairs, 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Be Heart Healthy: Heart Habits for Life, 1-2 p.m.; Princess Storytime, 1-2 p.m.; Movie for Kids, 2-4 p.m.; Local Author Series: Kassandra Lamb, 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Sunday: Multicultural Folk Tales Book Club, 2-4 p.m.; Author Series: Lisa Wingate (“Before We Were Yours”), 2:30-4 p.m.


Artwalk

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

GFAA Gallery (1314 S. Main St.): Presenting the “Large Works” exhibit, where Gainesville Fine Arts Association members display their large-scale artwork, Opening reception and awards presented during Artwalk. Exhibit continues through March 23. 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.-6 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.): Hosting a variety of artists, including Jenna Horner, as well as food trucks, craft beers and live music by Mike Freund Band (starting at 6:30). Note: Artwalk hours 6-9 p.m.

435 (435 S. Main St.): Hosting Mike Chappell, who makes porcelain and stoneware, soda-fired functional pottery. Soda firing is an atmospheric process that leaves marks of the flame on the work. Also, photographer Eddie Fogel’s introspective works: “What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” (Next door to the Civic Media Center.)

Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St.): Connect the Dots is a music series that a young CMC volunteer started as a means to bridge activism with the arts. Presenting Brook Pridemore, Yankee Roses, C00per and Katy Deitz starting at 10 p.m. (Donations appreciated.)

Hippodrome Gallery (25 SE 2nd Place): Presenting the exhibit “Just a Peek, Please” by Ameena Khan. It’s a series of paintings that expands the narrative of a collection of American Muslim women who have agreed to share their experiences anonymously. Stories range in sentiment and complexity from faithful to faithless, fearful to fearless, embraced to isolated. Certain pieces are concealed using a scarf previously worn by the muse. In an act that is typically unacceptable or taboo, the viewer is required to lift the woman’s article of clothing to see the art underneath. This voyeuristic act creates the sense of a fleeting, intimate conversation between the viewer, muse and artist. Exhibit continues through March 6 during Hippodrome business hours and during weekend and evening events.

Santa Fe College Adult Education Artist Entrepreneurs (on Southeast 2nd Place the Hippodrome and Maude’s Café): “Uniquely Gifted” is a diverse collective of SF artist entrepreneurs creating in a variety of mediums. Every artist in the collective is enrolled in SF College’s Adult Education department, taking contextualized classes related to his/her interests in art, and participating in exhibits and sales events.

Maude’s Classic Café (101 SE 2nd Place): Welcoming two artists: Alma Elaine Shoaf a figurative artist who graduated from The Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in illustration, and Aleksandra Tomic, a self-taught artist from Serbia who was inspired by the clash between East and West, as well as female bodies as vessels of life, sources of pleasure and objects of controversy.

Black C Gallery (201 SE 2nd Place): A performance space featuring the work of dancer, photographer and visual artist Ani Collier. “In Motion!” explores dance movement through digital collages and photography. Many of the images were recently on display during the Havana International Ballet Festival. Note: Artwalk hours 7-9 p.m. Regular gallery hours Monday-Thursday noon–5 p.m. and by appointment. (blackcproduction.com)

Somewhere Along the Way (201 SE 2nd Ave, Suite 110): Featuring work by dozens of local and regional artists in the atmosphere of a coffee and wine bar.

Artisans’ Guild Gallery (201 SE 2nd Place): “Local Color,” featuring the natural beauty of North Central Florida captured in landscapes, photographs, fabric art and more. Live music by The Johnsons, music from Hawaiian to Swing. Regular gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m. (www.artisansguildgallery.com)

Sweetwater Print Cooperative (117 S. Main St.): Presenting Christina Bartonicek’s “Saturate,” an exploration of the wild Florida landscape in her Bohemian folk-art style. (opendoorprints.com) The exhibition continues through March 27. After Artwalk, the gallery is open on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings, or by appointment by calling Stewart Thomas at 352.514.3838.

Eleanor Blair Studio (113 S. Main St.): Featuring new oil paintings by Eleanor Blair and live music by the Weeds of Eden. (eleanorblairstudio.com)

Lennie Kesl Studios at the Tench (115 S. Main St.): Presenting “Figures, Rooms and Faces,” contemporary realism paintings. Featured artists include Charles Hedrick, Elaine Shoaf and Nika Zakharov. (One night only.)

The Bull (18 SW 1st St.): Presenting “About Face too,” drawn portraits by Josh Wilson. These portraits explore the beauty and expressed emotion of the human face, defined by the line. Wilson has been offering his unique take on Gainesville and its people for more than a decade.

One End Studio (14 E. University Ave.): Exhibit: “What is a gender and do I need one to get in here?” A selection of local artists present work on alienation from gender and celebrating the spaces we create for ourselves. Artwork covers a variety of mediums, including watercolor, digital illustration, comics, poetry and sculpture. Some originals and prints will be for sale. Note: Look for the studio’s sign on University Avenue and head upstairs.

The SL8 (10 E. University Ave.): Continuing to show the work of local Gainesville artists Nava Ottenberg and Nathan Grimes, as well as select works by local and distant artists, including Scott Wood (Clermont), Virginia Zuelsdorf (Orlando), Jiri Lonsky (Czech Republic.), Jade DiMarco (New York City), Grace Lamerson, John Korb, Lennie Kesl, Lucas Thon, Cory Collins, Josiah Lloyd, Pateh, Michael Levy, Charlie McWhorter (all from Gainesville), and Salvador Dali (Spain).

Florida Community Design Center (101 N. Main St.): Hosting “Art of The Resolution 2019!” The free art group AnARTists invites you to create your own art to empower your New Year’s goals and/or apology Valentine card(s). Note: Artwalk hours 5-9 p.m.

The Vine Sourdough Bakery (627 N. Main St.): John Snyder has been throwing pots for almost 20 years, including 2014-15 in Gainesville. The Vine has been serving coffee in John’s mugs since 2013. He currently lives in the Washington, D.C., metro area where he has a home studio. He’s also heavily involved with the District Clay Center, were he glaze fires his work. (johnsnyderpottery.com)

Cypress and Grove Brewing Co. (1001 NW 4th St.): Eccentric Pottery is a series of tableware created by Sam Mendez. The objective is to make functional and fun pottery that is more interactive though textures and colorful surfaces. Eccentric Pottery is microwavable, dishwasher-safe and food-safe. Mendez received her BFA in Ceramics from UF and teaches local pottery classes.

Hardback Cafe (920 NW 2nd St.): Featuring Atlanta’s Brian Wilson, an abstract/energy artist who mainly works with acrylic paints/inks and charged crystal/gemstone powders for the protective and healing properties they offer. By examining the ambiguity and origination via retakes and variations, Wilson aims to create personal moments created by means of rules and omissions, light and energy, luring the viewer round and around in reflection. (Around the corner from Cypress & Grove Brewery.)

The Collaborative Shoppe (532 N. Main St.): Design by Jessanne, Beachy Beads, Cette Vie Photography, finn+piper, Designs by Fur, Simone’s Natural Notions, Bookish Apothecary, Ted Zysk, Rootzy Fair Trade, authorized maker for MyIntent. There will be a create-and-take station for anyone who stops by the Shoppe to get a sample of what its DIY Workshops offer. There’s a wide selection of art, gifts, lifestyle products and clothing from local artisans, handmade businesses & Fair Trade. DIY classroom has workshops by locals for all ages, entertainment venue for artisan markets and events.

The Atomic Ark Gallery (1801 NE 23rd Ave., Suites C1-C2): Featuring Art Deco, Atomic and Mid Century Modern & Space Age furniture and decor. Striving to showcase and preserve iconic American designs, some of which are featured at the MoMA. Note: Artwalk hours 5-10 p.m. (Located across from Satchel’s Pizza.)

The AUK Market (2031 NW 6th St.): Colin Curry is an oil painter concerned with the role of memory on contemporary culture and vice-versa. “Our past changes as we recall it and re-envision it, accidentally or intentionally, to fit our contemporary narrative. Experiences become obscure and opaque memories, with a weight and meaning of their own.” By the end of the process of painting these works, he is no longer referencing any original photograph but only his own recollections of it, flawed as they are. Dad’s Bar is located in the back of the market and there is also a vegan food truck onsite. (Located in the Curia on the Drag complex.)

For further info, visit the Artwalk Gainesville website.