Whether it’s your first weekend in college (welcome freshmen!) or not, Summer B is a great time to be out and about in GainesVegas, and Fourth of July weekend makes a good time even better. If you’re looking to stay in town, and pass on the chaos that will be Ginnie Springs or Bob’s River Place, below are some things that you should check out.
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In light of the recent tragedies in Orlando, I think all of us are looking for ways to give back to our community during this difficult time. Below are some things to do this weekend where your time and money will be going to those in need:
It’s summer, which probably means you have lots of free time on your hands. It’s also Florida, which means it’s raining every afternoon and you have to spend a good amount of that free time inside. What better way to pass the rainy day away than catching some of summer’s hottest movies? Here’s the best ones of summer (some coming soon) with a little something for everyone.
We all know how it goes: Our favorite show is released on Netflix, and for about 13 hours (maybe more with a quick food run or bathroom break), we retreat to our beds until we’ve finished it all.
Danny Pynes, born and raised in Gainesville, has been a fixture on the local hip-hop scene for many years. After years of working and cultivating his sound, Pynes hit it big, touring around the country and gaining fans around the world. I sat down with him to talk about his Gainesville roots and making it to the big stage.
Gainesville’s famous 34th Street Wall is getting some national recognition thanks to creative advertising by Sony’s college marketing representatives.
Boyfriend Material, a Gainesville band signed to Community Records, just released its first self-titled extended play and has become quite popular on the local music scene. Frontwoman Shauna Marie Healey, who sings, plays guitar and ukulele, was a solo artist for several years before recently adding Chris Chaires, Rob Paradise and Robert Carter to the group. I sat down with her to talk about the band’s start and expansion into their EP.
Over the last decade, Duppies has become a staple band on the Gainesville music scene. The band has long played at venues all over town and has even taken their show on the road up and down the East Coast. I sat down with lead vocalist and percussionist Brian Hiebel to talk the band’s start and success.
Lovers of Gainesville’s music scene will have one last chance this weekend to enjoy a beloved local venue before it closes its doors.
Former Planets, a Gainesville-based rock band made up of Jason Small (lead vocals), Evan Johnson (guitar and vocals), Korkut Genc (bass) and Brook Stermer (drums), have been making music around town for the last two years. I sat down with Small before the band’s Friday night show at the Hardback Cafe, located at 211 W. University Ave.
An original play written by one of Gainesville’s own will debut at the Gainesville Community Playhouse this weekend.
Looking for something fun to do this Memorial Day weekend? The Avenue has got you covered. Here are some of the Gainesville highlights for art, food and entertainment:
Crystal Balls, a Gainesville band made up of Kendrick Lemke, Nick Herrera and Erick Ubiles, is hitting the scene with their self-described “blackened swamp sci-fi doom metal.” I sat down with the band to talk sound and the music scene before Crystal Balls’ Saturday show at the Hardback Cafe.
Gainesville will welcome a New York Times bestselling author to town Sunday when Amy Stewart speaks at the Alachua County Library District.
Three bands are converging at Gainesville’s Hardback Cafe on Saturday. Eve of November, CHEW and Analogue Ghost will be play- ing sets at the venue, located at 211 W. University Ave., starting at 10 p.m., with doors opening at 9 p.m.
“Go Gators!” is scribbled in Sharpie on individually wrapped sugar, peanut butter, M&M and chocolate chip cookies.
Alternative band Bully is bringing their grunge-punk sound to Gainesville this weekend.
On Friday, Gainesville will show off two things it is best known for: its local art scene and its nature.