In March, Gainesville-based punk trio UV-TV released their debut full length album, “Glass.” Having spent the last couple of years making their rounds through Gainesville clubs and going on brief tours of the East Coast, UV-TV made a name for themselves in Florida. However, 2017 finds these three Gainesville punks thinking bigger. They signed to Canadian-based label Deranged Records, which released “Glass,” and they are currently on a tour of the U.S. lasting about a month, which will be their longest to date.
This weekend, the Hippodrome State Theatre will celebrate the 15th anniversary of Hayao Miyazaki’s hit 2001 animated film “Spirited Away.” The Hippodrome’s re-release screening of this classic anime will be shown Friday at 8:30 p.m., Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. and Sunday at 7 p.m.
My dad bought me a set of tickets for my last birthday that he hyped up for weeks leading up to their reveal. He’d ask me what I wanted for my birthday, to which I’d reply with the names of expensive music gear I knew he wouldn’t recognize. Then he’d say something like, “Well I got you something even better. A set of tickets that are going to blow your mind.”
This weekend, the Hippodrome State Theatre will host a Cuban film festival downtown. The festival, which runs from Friday at 6 p.m. until Sunday at 7 p.m., will feature three Cuban films: “Before Night Falls,” “Cicho and Rita” and “Playing Lecuona;” a biopic, animated film and music documentary, respectively.
Tonight, Gainesville-based storytelling group Self Narrate will be hosting one of its monthly meetups at Third House Books & Coffee from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event will feature stories told live by Gainesville residents on the topic of leaving home. Each story will be approximately five minutes long.
This weekend, the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival will take place at Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida. The event will be the festival’s second annual iteration, with performances starting today at 4 p.m. and running until 6 a.m. Monday.
This Friday, the High Dive will be hosting a free Art Attack event as part of Gainesville’s monthly artwalk. The event will run from 6 p.m. until 10 p.m. and is open to the public. Twenty Gainesville artists will be showing and selling their work at this month’s Art Attack, and they will be accompanied by four local musicians performing laid-back, acoustic sets.
Tonight, Brooklyn-based indie punk band Parquet Courts will be playing at the Wooly downtown. The show in Gainesville is part of the band’s month-long tour of the Eastern U.S., on which harpist/ambient musician Mary Lattimore is joining them.