Aubrey Dolbeck uncovered her first gems in the mountains of Tennessee in February 2020. To most people, Dolbek’s initial finds were blobs of dirt. But after tediously cutting and polishing, Dolbeck birthed a captivatingly-cut Amethyst.
During the Artisan's Guild first eco-extravaganza event, attendees participated at artist’s station, where they workshopped a variety of eco-art activities like flower hammering, eco-printing, sewing with recycled textiles and tea tasting.
“The Devil Wears Prada” meets “Joker” is the best way to describe Disney’s latest live-action film “Cruella.” The movie was released Memorial Day weekend and was the first major studio in-theater premiere since COVID-19.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, at least according to Chase Morris. She repurposes old furniture that would otherwise end up in the dumpster, giving these old fixtures new lives. The local artist promotes sustainability, inspiring people to “Get Crafty Bestie” and repurpose old furniture instead of throwing it away.
The first “Helping Hands” benefit concert took place at Swamp City Gallery Lounge and was organized by the local band, RA’SBRY. The concert featured a number of musicians and vendors from the Gainesville area, and the proceeds were donated to the Repurpose Project.
If you “Just Can’t Get Enough” of synthwave, the arcade and all things ‘80s, Gainesville’s newest bar may have you drinking your way back in time. The new bar opened its doors May 28.
With mask mandates falling by the wayside as vaccine distribution increases, attendees’ noses were able to appreciate the enticing aromas of barbecue, Asian and vegan cuisine on Saturday. The Original Food Truck Rally, hosted by the High Dive, invited eight restaurants to showcase different cuisines to Gainesville locals.
From popcorn machines to winter coats, the Humane Society of North Central Florida’s new south campus Thrift Boutique received a wide variety of donations to help support animals in need.
“Crop Top Tuesdays,” a weekly tradition at The Knot climbing gym, gathers students and locals wearing homemade crop tops to rock climb.
With light, airy vocals and a pastel pink visual aesthetic, Bambii might seem sweet at first glance. But Grace Lamerson, the 19-year-old singer-songwriter performing under the name Bambii, pens lyrics that bite, almost snarl.
Cars for Cancer raises funds and awareness for children’s cancer research, and part of the proceeds go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Movie theaters are making a comeback, and several theaters are re-opening since COVID-19 pandemic-induced closures. “A Quiet Place Part II” was a box office success, racking up a total of $57 million in Memorial Day weekend alone according to Variety.
Before live shows were put on pause, concert-goers frequently used the expression “post-concert depression” (PCD) to describe the melancholy experienced after the thrill of a concert. While it’s no question that the days following a great live show can feel mundane, one researcher started to wonder if the words “post-concert depression” were giving the social-syndrome undue psychological influence.
Figure On Diversity, a figure drawing workshop series devoted to breaking down the boundaries of body exclusivity in the arts, will have its first Gainesville event on Sunday.
Welcome to the early 2000s. A futuristic, metallic vision defines the era: accessories are pink, iPods are likely bedazzled, low-rise jeans and velour tracksuits are in style, and Bratz dolls make their way to the shelves. These trends have made a comeback, and many are nostalgic to students at UF. They indulge in Y2K trends, reminisce on their childhood with the Bratz and look forward to the re-releasing of the original dolls in honor of their 20th anniversary.
At the corner of Flaco’s and Vecino’s, a Block Party Weekend transformed 2nd Street into an ambient gathering space for two nights of live music, Cuban food, craft cocktails and more. As Flaco’s expands and live shows make their return, the block party was just one event among the many Flaco’s plans to host in the future.
T-Yummi Cafe and Vietnamese Pho Bowl joined Butler Plaza’s growing list of restaurants set to open in August. The Vietnamese shop plans to reinvent the tradition of healthy, fresh and great-tasting food.
A collaboration with a cause: The Hachetbury partners with Azazus to fundraise for Ronald Mcdonald House CharitiesBy Brenna Sheets | June 1
Alachua County’s first ax-throwing venue teamed up with local musician Azazus to create a song titled “Best Damn Moment.” Azazus will perform the single live at The Hatchetbury’s fundraising event on June 16. All proceeds will go toward supporting the families at Ronald McDonald House Charities of North Central Florida, a nonprofit charity organization that helps house the families of critically ill children at Shands Hospital.