At their last food truck rally of the year Dec. 4, High Dive hosted 10 food trucks for a night of food trucks and local musicians for patrons. The event raised $600 for Girl's Place, a local nonprofit.
Lebowski’s Pet Pub, an outdoor bar and subscription-only dog park hybrid, opened its gates Dec. 3 with a launch party. The bar is ready to be a hangout space for dogs and humans alike.
UF's Shakespeare in the Park Fall Selected Scenes showcase was a celebration of Shakespeare in popular culture. The performance on Dec. 4 and 5 featured notable scenes from adaptations of Shakespeare works alongside corresponding scenes from the original plays.
While many may expect older people to be affected, data shows those aged 18 to 25 have the highest rate of alcohol use disorder.
Gainesville music lovers saw local artists Driveaway and Shane Malone at the latest installment of the Live and Local music series Nov. 18. The family-friendly concert ran from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in Bo Diddley Plaza.
Local progressive rock band Red Letter Day released their debut single, “Dying to Stay,” Oct. 5.
Sitting Swan hosted the "Better than Black Friday" market at 4th Ave Food Park Friday. More than 15 local vendors gathered in the outdoor area, selling art and thrifted clothing alongside the park’s existing food vendors.
Following last month’s Bubblegum Bass Dance Party honoring the late hyperpop pioneer SOPHIE, the Wooly will be hosting a hyperpop-themed night Nov. 20.
The Gainesville Community Playhouse opened its curtains to its first large-scale musical since the onset of the pandemic. After two years of delays, “Oliver!” is set to open Nov. 19.
Kava Gator, Gainesville's newest kava bar, serves kava, kratom, blue lotus and other botanical substances with sedative effects in their teas and coffees.
The Worthwich School of Wizardry made its way into Bivens Arm Nature Park Nov. 14 for a wand-making workshop, where participants were taken through a crash course on wands before being instructed on how to make one.
Gainesville High School Drama and Tech Club were ‘all in this together’ for their production of “High School Musical in the school's auditorium. The performance was directed and sponsored by theater and drama teacher, Frank Considine.
"Red (Taylor's Version)," the latest in Taylor Swift's re-release series, dropped Nov. 12. To celebrate, the Avenue staff chronicled our top three Taylor Swift albums of all time.
Local arts project Figure on Diversity launched Figure Drawing in the Parks. The series started outside Bo Diddley Plaza at the Downtown Festival & Art Show Nov. 7 with a two-hour figure drawing session featuring two models.
The Wooly, held a 2000s-inspired Von Dutch & Velour dance party Nov. 5, where locals danced to their favorite early 21st century icons like Usher, Britney Spears and Kesha.
While FEST took over downtown Gainesville music venues over the past Halloween weekend, bringing hundreds of pop-punk bands from all across the country, the Hardback Cafe held its own “Not FEST.”
A new champion was crowned to top off the FEST: We Are Family 4 wrestling event on Oct. 30. The spectacle took place at Knockin’ Boots Saloon in downtown Gainesville for four hours of high flying and pile drivers.