From 3 p.m. on April 15 to 2 a.m. the following morning, around 600 people gathered at the Celebrations Catering Warehouse, located at 317 NE 35 Ave., for Gainesville’s first hip-hop music festival. The lineup featured Localhotboy, Madwoman, Ladyboy, Raphdidit, Chuck Strangers, Kaelin Ellis and Zack Fox.
Lauren Whiddon is a UF journalism senior and the multimedia editor. When she's not writing she is updating her Letterboxd account or reading classic literature.
Flocked is a collective in Gainesville for artists and bands to work together for promotion, booking and performances. Founded around last November, the organization has helped artists book statewide tours, held a benefit show and started “Live from the Tavern,” a video series of intimate house shows.
Gainesville proclaimed March 16 Bailey Learning and Arts Collective Day last week. The Bailey Learning and Arts Collective, Inc. was created by Bailey, 56, and focuses on grassroots organizing and community building through art and education.
Jessica Vosk came to the Phillips Center Thursday night to perform Broadway hits, medleys and songs from movies such as “The Wizard of Oz.” It was the ninth stop on her tour which runs from Jan. 25 to March 26. In addition to the performance on stage, she also walked around the audience and spoke to them about her life, making the experience even more interactive.
Around 200 people packed into First Magnitude Brewing Company Wednesday to watch “Path of the Panther,” a film directed by Emmy-winning director Eric Bendick and produced by National Geographic photographer Carlton Ward Jr.
Arrighi opened the Thornebrook Gallery in 1991, three weeks after he graduated from UF with a degree in printmaking. He considers himself lucky because he’s been able to do what he loves every day for the past 40 years.
From Feb. 9-14, Cinema Verde is hosting the 14th annual Environmental Film and Arts Festival. This is the third year the festival is being held virtually. The festival features 70 films, Q&A sessions with filmmakers and live-streamed discussions with directors.
Friday, the Bailey Learning and Arts Collective hosted the Black History Month Celebration of Black Love, Art and Poetry at the Historic Thomas Center, located at 302 NE 6th Ave. It was a night of poetry, open mics, visual art and music provided by DJ Double A.
Dylan O’Bryan, who since 2020 has performed as The Housing Crisis, released his first album, “Astral Apartments.” Monday. The album sonically and thematically blends the euphoria and anxiety that O’Bryan feels when he plays.
“The Elaborate Entry of Chad Deity" is a dramatic comedy that follows a group of professional wrestlers and their experiences with capitalism, masculinity and how racial stereotypes are exploited in America. The play will run at the Hippodrome from Jan. 25 to Feb. 12.