“The Elaborate Entry of Chad Deity" is a dramatic comedy that follows a group of professional wrestlers and their experiences with capitalism, masculinity and how racial stereotypes are exploited in America. The play will run at the Hippodrome from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.
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About 30 students, city officials and residents gathered at City Hall Thursday in anticipation of the mural’s unveiling. Members also called for a change in the city’s refusal to recycle bottle caps, despite a recent zero waste ordinance.
Dance Alive National Ballet is ready to welcome the Halloween season with its adaptive performance of Bram Stoker’s novel “Dracula.” Dracula will hit the stage Saturday at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
The production will run through the end of the month, from Oct. 14 to Oct. 30, at The Hippodrome Theatre. The play makes light of American political polarization.
Audiences can expect a live 90-minute performance featuring trained rescues, as well as a musical finale by all-cat band The Rock Cats. The feline group will play five shows at The Hippodrome Theatre between Oct. 7-9, with shows at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are between $48 and $60 and can be purchased online.
Every staff member who was forced to work part-time during the pandemic has resumed their full-time positions, the theater's artistic director Stephanie Lynge said. In addition, across all theater programming areas — mainstage, education, cinema and events — there has been a steady increase in ticket sales.
This isn’t the first time the theater, which was founded in 1980, has faced relocation. Prior to the Baird Center, the ART hosted community theater shows at the Star Garage in downtown Gainesville until the city sold the building in 1985, bringing the theater to its most recent location. Now, the theater is once again in need of a new home.
Featuring a nine-person cast, the show will run from Sept. 2 to Sept. 18. A book club, panel discussion and afterparty will accompany the play, alongside an art exhibit located inside the theater.
Al Black finished his new 8-by-34 foot mural, located on the corner of Northeast Sixth Avenue and North Main Street, Wednesday afternoon --- a full day before he was expected to wrap up the project. Throughout the day, a handful of people shuffled through to watch Black's painting unfold.
In protest of the June 24 Roe v. Wade overturn, pro-choice UF student artists are creating reproductive rights art with the hope of effecting change in their community.
“Jack and Jill Go Downtown” addresses the complicated parking, QR code menus and other issues in downtown Gainesville.
The Gainesville Community Playhouse will debut its rendition of Green Day’s “American Idiot” May 20.
The art collective Artithesis’ second exhibition, “The Inner Child,” will premiere in August.
Taking inspiration from "Humans of New Yoek," “Hipp Humans: a Collection of Stories from the Humans of Gainesville” presents a snapshot of the Gainesville community, focusing on forces large and small.
Bo Diddley Plaza teemed with festival-goers of all ages, from the elderly lounging in lawn chairs to children dancing in hula hoops in front of the stage. Above, colorful lights casted patterns of violet, red, blue and green onto a brick backdrop and performers below. A musician stepped up to the microphone. His strong voice boomed out a call-and-response scat melody, beckoning to the audience. More than 100 people eagerly participated in the dancing crowd, echoing back the improvised syllables.