This Week’s Calendar

Jan. 14-20, 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 please check back daily! Also, let us know if we missed anything by sending an email to


Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place
(Hippodrome photo by Rachel Jones)

A Doll’s House, Part 2: In the final scene of Henrik Ibsen’s groundbreaking 1879 masterwork, A Doll’s House, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and three children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event — when Nora slams the door on everything in her life — instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind? Written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Charlie Mitchell. Starring Sara Morsey, Tess Hogan, V Craig Heidenreich and MaRah Williams. Performances Tuesday 7 p.m., Wednesday 7 p.m., Thursday 7 p.m., Friday 8 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m., and Sunday 2 p.m. (through Feb. 3). Tickets $32-$37 (discounted for students and seniors). Note: Tuesday is $10 Tuesday. (All tickets to the show are $10.)

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

The Actors’ Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St.

The Actors’ Warehouse is currently in rehearsals for its next production, The Colored Door at the Train Depot, opening Feb. 1. For the complete 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, In Splendid Error, opening Feb. 1. For the complete 2018-19 ART calendar of shows and dates, click on Upcoming Events.

Music/Entertainment Venues

The Atlantic, 15 N. Main St.

Thursday: Permanent Makeup (St. Petersburg), Clang! (Tampa), Parallel and Stella Splendens. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. $5 cover.
Friday: The Slims, North by North (Chicago) and Average Friend. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Saturday: Dark Thoughts (Philadelphia), The Smarthearts (Philadelphia), Snacks and Laugh. Doors open at 9 p.m. $6 cover.
Sunday: Matinee Show — BodyHeat, Whiskey & Co. and Palimony. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 7:45. $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.
Thursday: Trivia, 8 p.m.
Thursday: Saved by the Babes featuring drag performances by Sali Summers, Rose Chamellion, Alexia Fantasia, Elena La Fuega, Alison James, Icarus & guest judge J’adore LaGore, 10:30 p.m. $3 cover.
Friday: Malibu Nights Dance Party with DJ Viking Prince, 9 p.m. No cover.
Saturday: Gutless, Cursed Birth and Poblano, 10 p.m. $5 cover.

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

Thursday: Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday: Dance Party with DJ Mellow Blendz, 9 p.m.

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

No special events announced this week.

Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave.

Monday: Free Yoga with Kate, 6-7 p.m.
Tuesday: Free Yoga with Jackie, 6-7 p.m.
Wednesday: Indie Pop Pilates, 11 a.m.
Wednesday: Union Street Farmers Market, featuring more than 50 local and regional vendors and live music by Chuck Rogan at 5 p.m. and The INspiration at 6 on the Bo Diddley Stage, 4-7 p.m.
Thursday: Free Capoeira Class with Instructor Samurai, 11:30 a.m.

Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden (at Depot Park)

Saturday: Lauren Poe Campaign Kickoff, 3-5 p.m.

The Bull, 18 SW 1st. Ave.

Monday: Open Mic Night with Kyle Keller, 8 p.m.
Wednesday: Don’t Quit You’re Day Job early show, 6-9 p.m.

Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St.

Monday: Gainesville’s “Ready for 100” initiative movie night and discussion, 7 p.m.
Attending to Needs With Care vs. Meeting Needs discussion, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday: Connect the Dots Live Show featuring Rent Strike (Michigan), She/her/hers (Michigan) and Sometimes I’m Very Loud, And Sometimes I’m Very Quiet. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. $5 suggested donation.
Thursday: Weekly Poetry Jam, 8 p.m.
Friday: Open Jam Art Show, 8 p.m.
Saturday: Community Meditation, 9-10 a.m.
Saturday: Free store, 2-5 p.m.

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

Monday: YogaLoka Yoga Mondays, 5:45 p.m. $5-$15 sliding scale.
Wednesday: Trivia, 7 p.m.
Saturday: Yoga in the Brickroom, noon.
Saturday: Live music with Ethan Thompson, 6 p.m.

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

Saturday: Depot Park parkrun, 7:30 a.m.
Saturday: Family Friendly Bike Ride, 9 a.m.
Sunday: Kids Yoga with Jillian Goldstein, 9:30 a.m. Free.
Sunday: Sunday Morning Cartoons, 11 a.m. Free.

Downtown Wine & Cheese, 113 N. Main St.

Thursday: Winter Wonderland 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.
Hump Day Karaoke, 10 p.m.
Thursday: Deathcrown (Virginia), Appalling (Virginia), Crypteria (Jacksonville) and Pyre, 10 p.m. $6 cover.

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.
Plant Nite: Featured Project — Amethyst Succulent Pick Your Planter, 7 p.m. $56 (save 40 percent by using promo code: PlantFL40 at
Saturday: Veg Fest fundraiser, 3-6 p.m.
Sunday: Brewery Yoga with AOXO Fitness, 1 p.m.

Hardback Undertown, 920 NW 2nd St.

Wednesday: Tabernacle of Hedonism with Tom Miller and Open Mic, 9 p.m.
Friday: Heart Prevails, Boston Marriage, Goodfires and GUTS. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. $5 cover.
Saturday: Soul Survival, Elusion and Unidentified, 9 p.m. $5 cover.

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

Friday: Brazilfest 2019 featuring music by Cissa Paz, Rafael Pondé, Maca Reggae Samba and special guest Larry Crook, 7 p.m. Tickets $12 in advance (, $15 day of show.
Saturday: Mdou Moctar (Tuareg guitarist). Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $18 in advance (, $20 day of show, $10 students.

High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave.

Tuesday: Randy from Trailer Park Boys Presents: A Cheeseburger Picnic with local guest Spencer Acree. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9. Tickets $20 in advance (, $25 day of show.
Thursday: Jay Rogue & The Stoges, Sooza, Rx Fire and Phthalo. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 8:30. Tickets $6 in advance (, $8 day of show.
Friday: Helixglow, The Hypnotics (Savannah) and Morgan Tooke. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 9:30. Tickets $6 in advance ( and day of show.
Saturday-Sunday: Martin Wheeler Systema Seminar (knife-defense skills), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $150 each day.
Saturday: The Other Favorites (Carson McKee and Josh Turner). Doors open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 (over by 8:30). Tickets $15 in advance (, $18 day of show.
Saturday: The Shimmy Shake Revue: Marvel vs. DC featuring performances by Candy Muldune, Jenny Castle, Phoenix Midnight, Mekaella DeMure, Envy Inferno and Morgan La Rue with Emcee Alastair Graves. Doors open at 9 p.m., show starts at 10. Tickets $12 in advance (, $15 day of show.
Sunday: Southern Culture on the Skids (Chapel Hill, NC) and The Tremolords. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8. Tickets $15 in advance (, $17 day of show.

Leonardo’s 706, 706 W. University Ave.

Monday: Hot Club de Ville, 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.
Wednesday: Matt Woods and Adam Lee along with Kyle Keller. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9.
Saturday: Karaoke Dance Party with DJ Wolftron, 9 p.m.

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

Friday: Downtown Drag: The Drag Roast featuring performances by Tiana Black, Mx Bubbles, Rachel Boheme and host Nicki Mirage along with burlesque by Litty LaTush. $5 cover goes to performers.

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.
Thursday: Tea with a Twist! 8 p.m.

The Midnight, 223 S. Main St.

Monday: Adult Cartoon Trivia Night, 8 p.m.
Tuesday Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, 9:15 p.m. (Workshop at 7:45 p.m.; sign-ups begin at 8:30.)
Wednesday: Planned Parenthood Sex Trivia, 8 p.m. (Free wine tasting 6-8 p.m.)
Saturday: Free Show Saturday: Artemis, 9 p.m.

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

No special events announced this week.

Thomas Center, 302 NE 6th Ave.

No special events announced this week.

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

Wednesday: Comedy and Talent Showcase featuring dance performances, comedians, poetry/rap and DJ. Performers check-in at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 8, show starts at 8:30. Tickets $5 in advance, $7 day of show.
Thursday-Saturday: Dueling pianos featuring Brad Heron and special guests, 8 p.m.

Vine Sourdough Bakery, 627 N. Main St.

Friday: Happy Hour featuring Other Voices, 6-9 p.m. Free.

The Wooly, 20 N. Main St.

Friday: Lemon City Trio (Miami) and Locochino. Doors open at 9 p.m. Tickets $10.
Saturday: Pop Punk & Emo Night of Gainesville with live-band cover set. Doors open at 9 p.m. $8 cover.


Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Place

Human Vol. 1: A collection of stories about and images of our world, offering an immersion to the core of what it means to be human. Through these stories full of love and happiness, as well as hatred and violence, Human brings us face to face with the Other, making us reflect on our lives. Showtimes Thursday 6 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m. Tickets $9.

Border: Tina is a border guard with the ability to smell human emotions and catch smugglers. When she comes across a mysterious man with a smell that confounds her detection, she is forced to confront hugely disturbing insights about herself and humankind. This Swedish language film is an adaptation of a short story written by John Lindqvist, author of the highly acclaimed Let the Right One In. Showtimes Thursday 6 p.m., Friday 8:30 p.m., Saturday 3 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tickets $7 before 6 p.m., $9 after 6 p.m.

Facing the Dragon: UF graduate and Afghan-American filmmaker Sedika Mojadidi joins two awe-inspiring women on the front lines: Nilofar, a successful doctor-turned-member of parliament, driven in her mission to secure peace and well-being for women; and Shakila, a top investigative journalist committed to exposing the truth about what is happening in her troubled country. Under increasing threats of violence, these two women are soon forced to choose between their sense of duty and love for Afghanistan, and the safety of their families. Showtimes Saturday 8:30 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m. Tickets $9. Note: Both screenings to be followed by a discussion with the director.


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 the 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.

Saturday: Kids Create: Acids and Bases (for ages 6-9), 8:30-10:30 a.m. $25 registration.

Saturday-Sunday: Collective Paper Aesthetics

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.

Thomas Center Galleries, 302 NE 6th Ave.

Current exhibit, “RockPaperScissors: Playing with Material Change,” explores what happens when artists are inspired by the very materials they hold, stitch, carve, fold, print, cut, weave or shape. The works of more than 20 artists are on display in the first-floor Thomas Gallery and mezzanine-level Doris Bardon Gallery. Exhibit extended through March. 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)

Gallery open Thursday afternoons, Friday mornings and by appointment (call Stewart Thomas at 352. 514.3838).

Hippodrome Gallery, 25 SE 2nd Place

Current exhibit: “From the Inside: Art by Incarcerated Women.” Gallery open during business hours and during evening and weekend events.

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

Featuring hundreds of quality, handcrafted fine art and fine crafts by local and regional artists. Gallery hours Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

GFAA Gallery, 1314 S. Main St.

Presenting the Gainesville Fine Arts Association’s “Winter Showcase” exhibit. 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.

A new art space from Gerard Benson featuring the works of Grace Lamerson, Danielle Heslep, Howard Wapner, Virginia Zuelsdorf, Michael Levy, Amye Francis, Lucas Thon, Charley McWhorter, Natacha Monalisa, Jade DiMarco, Pateh, Jiri Lonsky, Lennie Kesl, John Korb, Cory Collins and Josiah Lloyd.


Alachua County District Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave.

Monday: Job Club Mondays. 11:30 a.m.

Tuesday: Toddler Time, 10:30 p.m.; ESOL Open Enrollment, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.; Fundamentals of Design Certificate Program, 2-3 p.m.; Teen Crafts: Sew Simple for Teens, 4-6 p.m.; Advanced English Conversation Class, 6-7:30 p.m.

Wednesday: UF Mobile Outreach Clinic, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Kid Gaming, 4 p.m.; Girls Who Code, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Babytime, 10:30 a.m.; Music and Movement, 11 a.m.; Retro Video Gaming with R U Game, 5 p.m.; Basic ESOL, Class, 5:30 p.m.; abletop Gaming for Teens, 4 p.m.; Girls Who Code, 5:30 p.m.; Outsmart the Scammers — How to Avoid Financial Fraud, 6 p.m.; Coloring for Families, 6 p.m.; Amrit Yoga with Veda, 6 p.m.

Friday: Elsa’s Arts and Crafts for Adults — making art pieces using oil pastels, 10 a.m.; Lunch Break Yoga with Kate Motto, noon; Stone Soup Storytime and Craft, 2 p.m.; SEWINGspace: Stitch and Chat, 3-5 p.m.; LEGOspace, 4 p.m.

Saturday: Sensory Storytime, 11 a.m.; Mandalas for All, 2 p.m.; Local Author Series: Jay Hamilton (“How to Buy a Car Without Losing Your Shirt”), 2:30 p.m.