This Saturday and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. each day, The Wooly will host its second Maker Faire. This fair will transform the venue into a market of local vendors selling handmade, vintage and general niche items. The event will also feature local artists showcasing their work, with admission free and open to the public.
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UF’s School of Theatre and Dance will host its annual Fall BFA Dance Showcase, opening Wednesday at 7 p.m. under the theme “Mind Your Step.”
The Hippodrome State Theatre will host two weeks of international performances throughout the end of October and early November starting today. The performances will include world-traveling actors from the Workcenter of Jerzy Growtowski and Thomas Richards. But here’s the kicker: The actors will not have microphones, lights or even a set to perform with. They will showcase the revolutionary method of Jerzy Growtowski, a 20th-century Polish dramatic theorist. Growtowski’s method breaks boundaries between actor and audiences, creating an atmosphere that transforms audience from watchers into doers.
Carina Dybevick is a senior in high school, but instead of having a part-time job at the mall like many other 17-year-old students, she manages her own business, making handmade polymer clay charms.
This gameday will offer a little artistic twist with the Gainesville Arts Market in downtown Gainesville at First Magnitude Brewing Company this Saturday. The event will start at 2 p.m., giving tailgaters time to visit before heading to the game.
Some may remember Brooks Wheelan as the comedian who performed belligerently drunk at Gator Growl in 2014. With Homecoming approaching, some of us may find ourselves looking back to that fateful night two years ago, when Ludacris and Foster the People were met with a warm reception, and Wheelan was booed off the stage.
This weekend, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens will host Paint Out, an annual event in which about 20 local landscape artists join together to create a live painting experience inspired by the gardens around them.
This Saturday, the Hippodrome State Theatre is holding a test screening of an independent documentary from local film production company Inner Voice Productions. And what better place to showcase a local independent film than a theater at the cultural heart of Gainesville recognized for its art house releases?
“Stage Kiss,” a new romantic comedy by Sarah Ruhl, will make its debut Friday night at the Hippodrome State Theatre. The show is one in a series of collaborations between the UF School of Theatre + Dance and the Hippodrome.
UF’s University Galleries is launching its Fall season with two solo exhibits from Miami-based artists.
Last month, a shooter murdered 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub. Kelly O’Brien said she showed support for her friends in Orlando the only way she knows how.
Dream Quilt Production Company will be hosting the Zombieville Variety Show and Film Fest at the Atlantic this Saturday. The show will feature many different performers, films and even a training session for those who want to prepare for the zombie apocalypse.