Butterflies and back-to-school jitters are standard for any student starting a new semester. But this upcoming Fall term is unlike any other. For many UF students, it is the first time they’ll return to in-person classes in over a year.
Described as “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” meets “The Catcher in the Rye” on Amazon, Dan Ymas’ debut novel is UF’s newest coming of age story.
Kai Telhiard was assigned a semester-long project in their graphic design class at UF in August 2020. The prompt was general: create a toolkit for a contemporary problem in the world.
Dance Alive, a professional ballet company based in Gainesville, started a new visual podcast titled “On Stage With Dance Alive.” The podcast premiered live July 12 on Dance Alive’s Facebook page and will be recurring every Monday at 4:30 p.m.
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson’s film directorial debut “Summer of Soul (...Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” unearths astonishingly beautiful footage from a criminally overlooked festival with an undeniable historical impact.
Papo’s Pop Shop will hold its second vendor market on July 10 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at 808 NW 13th St. In addition to Papo’s exotic snacks, the Snack Attack event will feature a variety of items from 12 local vendors, such as throwback clothing from Beasy Vintage, handmade jewelry from Whole Heart Goods and art from Fillup G.
Curvy Confidence is a social group that organizes dinners, pool parties and beach get-togethers to promote the acceptance of all body shapes and sizes. Currently, the group’s meetups are held in Gainesville, Jacksonville and Orlando.
All profits made from Smooth Flava's line dancing lessons go towards helping K-12 students pay tuition at this summer’s I AM STEM camp, which provides children with early exposure to STEM resources, skills and careers.
Rate and review: ‘The Sparks Brothers’ tells the enigmatic tale of the world’s most influential yet overlooked bandBy Brenna Sheets | June 28
If you don’t know who Sparks are, musical luminaries like Duran Duran, “Weird Al” Yankovic and Sonic Youth are here to tell you.With a seemingly never-ending list of special guest stars, “The Sparks Brothers” gathers the most unlikely celebrities to showcase Ron and Russell Mael’s otherworldly 50-year career as the band Sparks.
After over a year of mainly online events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the horror theater company will premier its last solely virtual show, “Mirror Images." The show will feature psychological-based themes with glow in the dark costumes, contortionists and burlesque performances.