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Thursday, July 07, 2022

Options exist for a Homecoming-free weekend

While Gainesville residents may be decked out in orange and blue on Homecoming weekend, not every event in town will be about football.

The Alligator has created a list of events for those who want to stay away from the twirling batons, huge floats and flying pigskin.

Gators Soccer vs. South Carolina

Go cheer on the Gators on Friday night when they battle the University of South Carolina Gamecocks.

Where: James G. Pressly Stadium

When: Friday, 7 p.m.

Oliver, A Musical

The Gainesville Community Playhouse presents a musical based on Charles Dickens' novel "Oliver Twist."

Where: Vam York Theater

When: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.

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Night of the Living Dead

Seven strangers take refuge in an abandoned farmhouse as they try to escape the undead. Based on the horror film by George A. Romero.

Where: The Hippodrome State Theatre

When: Friday, 8 p.m.

Saturday 5 p.m., 8:30 p.m.

Tickets: ,30 regular admission, ,20 seniors, ,10 students

American Gangster

A drug kingpin (Denzel Washington) from Harlem smuggles heroin into the country by hiding it in the caskets of dead soldiers who come back from Vietnam. A cop (Russell Crowe) starts an investigation.

Where: Regal Cinemas Royal Park Stadium 16 (Newberry Road)

When: Showings on Friday and Saturday, noon through 11:30 p.m.

Ceramics, Photography and World Art Collections

View Harn's current art exhibitions. The best part - the admission is free.

Where: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art

When: Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,

Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Living History Days

Morningside staff interprets day-to-day life on a rural Florida farm in the 1870s.

Where: The Morningside Nature Center

When: Saturday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free admission.

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