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Wednesday, May 22, 2024
Capoeira
Capoeira

UF’s Summer A may never kick the stigma that, at this time, the greater Gainesville area is a desolate and dull college town controlled by a tediously slow clock, one that will restore sunshine and social lives to the city only when Summer B arrives.

Little do the town’s residents know that, thanks in part to UF, Gainesville is a hub for culture and entertainment. The following are five events happening this week guaranteed to provide maximum distraction from the not-so-monotonous countdown to Summer B.

“Rehearsal for Murder”

On Friday, High Springs Playhouse will take audience members on a suspenseful journey via its own rendition of murder-mystery theatre. At 8 p.m., audience members will be held captive by the tragic tale of a playwright widower, left hungry for clues that lead to the culprit of the unsolved murder.

Capoeira at Depot Park

Every Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Depot Park’s Promenade, the Allied Capoeira League’s professor Mestrando Mico will teach locals the art of Brazilian Martial Arts for $5 a person. This centuries-old practice combines elements of acrobatics, dance and music. On July 15, professor Mico will teach a summer leisure course workshop in capoeira at the Reitz Union from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Photo Curator Talk: Carol McCusker

The Harn Museum of Art’s Curator of Photography Carol McCusker will introduce photography enthusiasts to the museum’s newest exhibit, “The Same But Different,” which features more than 80 photographs from the Harn’s collection. The event will take place at the Harn on Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

“The Magnificent Revengers In … A Choose Your Own Tragedy – A Comedy!”

From June 7 until June 11, UF’s School of Theatre and Dance will continue its partnership with New York City production company Tilted Windmills Theatricals. The play, which begins at 7:30 p.m., takes place in the Wild West, and the audience will have the power to dictate how the show will unfold by selecting character traits and deciding the direction of the show’s twists and turns.

Rockey’s Comedy Boom

For those looking for guaranteed laughter, every Wednesday Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar hosts live stand-up comedy, featuring local comedians who open the show for a different nationally touring headliner each week. Doors open at 8:45 p.m., the show begins at 9 p.m., and drink specials are offered all evening.

Although Gainesville may seem like a ghost town during Summer A, all of these events and more are certain to get you through to Summer B just fine.

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