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Blues concert, musical, conservation talks, more


Upcoming week: July 17-23, 2022


Sunday assembly: 11 a.m. today, Liberty Center, 3131 NW 13th St. Free. (sagainesville.weebly.com, [email protected]) In person and via Zoom. Music by SA musicians. Guest speaker Tom Kay, lawyer and president of Gulf Coast Land Conservation Trusts. The title of his lecture will be “Nature for all: the case for land conservation and uncertain times”.

The blues meets the girl: 6:30-8:30 p.m. today, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $15 general admission, $8 North Central Florida Blues Society members. (258-8557) Opening the show is The Blues Art Form, a Gainesville/Micanopy act. Presented by the North Central Florida Blues Society.

Smooth Flava Line Dance Class: 5:45-6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Bo Diddley Plaza, downtown Gainesville. Free. Everyone is welcome to come dance and have fun. Bring your launch chairs and join the fun.

“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” live: 9 p.m. Tuesday and Friday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 the day of the show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)

Comedian Michael Palascak: 7 p.m. Wednesday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)

Phillips Center 2022-23 season preview: 7 p.m. Wednesday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Free. (392-2787) In person and online. Get the scoop on upcoming performances.

“Spamalot” by Monty Python: 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday-August 7, Gainesville Community Playhouse Vam York Theater, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) Musical comedy that elevates silliness to an art form and features beautiful show girls, a killer cow and bunnies. Ripped off from the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”.

Wired – Metallica and the Pantera Experience: 9 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 the day of the show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)

The Ruckus: 7-9 p.m. Friday, Bo Diddley Plaza, downtown Gainesville. Free. Folk music. Part of the Free Fridays concert series.

The Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally: 4 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Free admission. ([email protected], 872-5949)


Gainesville Bromeliad Encounter: 2:00 p.m. July 24, Entomology Building, 1881 Natural Area Drive, University of Florida Campus. Free. Ray Lemieux of Sarasota will discuss ground care and maintenance of bromeliads. There will be plants for sale and free plants also available.


Inner Beauty Exhibition: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. FREE ENTRANCE. Colorful, high-resolution images showcase the artistic marvels of modern preservation science while real specimens from the museum’s collections show their true size.

Natural Beauty Salon: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Aug. 5, Santa Fe College Art Gallery, Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd St. Featuring painting, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and sculpture by local artists including John Moran, Wendy Free, Deb Lindberg, Vicki Santello , Veronica Villasenor and others. The exhibit is a partnership between SF Art Gallery and SF Teaching Zoo.

“Speechless: Text and Image in Global Culture”: To discover until December 30, Harn Museum of Art, Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. A fascinating look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia.

“Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades”: Current exhibition, James G. and Caroline Julier Richardson Gallery, Harn Museum of Art, Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. Masks from the mid-twentieth century to the beginning of the twenty-first century show the continuity of masking but also present new directions in masquerades. Although much of the exhibit focuses on the spiritual and religious underpinnings of masking, it also explores the aesthetics of masking by looking at the dazzling costumes, music, and dance.

“On the first draft”: Noon-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, Cade Museum, 811 S. Main St. (cademuseum.org) The permanent exhibit explores the history of the invention of toilets and how they made modern cities possible. He questions the science of soap and introduces visitors to NASA’s Zero-G toilets, which help astronauts boldly go where no human has gone before.

“Science up close: fantastic fossils”: Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road. Admission: $7 adults; $6.50 Florida residents, seniors, and non-University of Florida students; $4.50 from 3 to 17 years old; free for museum members, children 2 and under, and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit/plan, floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits/fantastic-fossils, 846-2000) The exhibit is a collaborative venture linking museum exhibits and collections staff, giving people a peek on never before- seen specimens and real fossils. Researchers from the Vertebrate Paleontology, Invertebrate Paleontology and Paleobotany collections will be present in the exhibition as part of its working laboratory, offering insight into the daily lives of curators, collection managers, students and volunteers.

“She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China”: On view through March 24, 2024, David A. Cofrin Asian Wing. (harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current) The exhibition uncovers the intersecting roles played by women as subjects, artists, and art consumers in traditional, modern, and contemporary China. Features a wide range of works – paintings, calligraphy, textiles, ceramics, bronzes, photographs, lacquerware and silverware, some of which have never been exhibited before. Organized around four themes – “Representing Femininity”, “Anonymous Beauty”, “Female Artists” and “Beyond the Boudoir” – this exhibition not only achieves a full spectrum, but also offers a more nuanced view of the dynamic engagements of women with and contributions to the arts of China throughout history.