Hundreds of people gathered together to watch the celebration of a new year. The Chinese Student Association hosted the Chinese Spring Festival Gala on Sunday in the Phillips Center for Performing Center. Between 700 and 800 tickets were handed out prior to the event.People from all backgrounds were invited to attend the free show. Hosts spoke in both English and Chinese, although the performances were primarily in Chinese. Audience members went on stage to participate in interactive games and raffles.– Jessica Curbelo, Contributing Writer
The High Dive in downtown Gainesville hosted the Micro Championship Wrestling event, where about 150 people cheered on some of the smallest athletes with boisterous personalities. Cowboy Kidd Quick emerged as the micro champion, besting his fellow "pint-sized performers," like the "Tiny Terror" and Huggy Cub. The night culminated with a "six-midget royal rumble," and the traveling show's tagline "half the size, twice the violence" was apparent.
Photos from the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The faire will reopen on Feb. 2.
About 40 people, dressed in their best impression of pirates, stood outside the offices of Crime Prevention Security Systems, located at 4701 SW 34th St., holding signs and singing songs Friday. The Alachua County Labor Coalition said Rep. Ted Yoho is prioritizing his donors over his constituents.
Revival IV Lounge, a business that specializes in providing customers with vitamin-infused IV solutions, opened at 10 a.m. Thursday at 3300 SW Archer Road, Suite 110. Nichole Pogue, the founder and owner, said injections range in price from $85 to $175, depending on the ingredients and are not covered by medical insurance.
About 90 students gathered at the Reitz Union amphitheater Thursday evening for the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs’ annual Martin Luther King Jr. March. Diana Moreno, an assistant director of MCDA, said the group hopes to revive the celebration of King’s legacy. The Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Association and the Black Graduate Student Association also contributed to the planning of the event.
The first Holiday Party and Potluck for Progress was hosted by a coalition of social and political organizations at Heartwood Soundstage, located at 619 S. Main St. Attendees had the opportunity to meet local candidates running for government positions and live entertainment was provided by Mama Trish.
On Saturday and Sunday in Depot Park, located at 200 SE Depot Ave., hundreds of people visited GreenMan Fest, a craft fair that promotes locally made arts and crafts. All sorts of artists from Alachua County came to showcase their art and sell their creations. The event also hosted an expo featuring electric and hybrid vehicles.