Bears and Lions: 4:30-5 p.m. Saturday, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/bearslions21) Family friendly concert is a holiday kick-off prior to the tree lighting event at the Thomas Center that takes place at 6 p.m.
Gainesville Youth Chorus: 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE First St. Free. (bit.ly/youthchorus21) Gainesville Youth Chorus holiday concert.
The Temptations and The Four Tops: 8 p.m. Saturday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $47.50-$87.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) The Temptations’ 44 Billboard hits include “My Girl,” “Ain’t Too Proud To Beg,” “I Can’t Get Next To You” and “Just My Imagination.” The band includes original member Otis Williams. The Four Tops topped the charts with hits like “Baby I Need Your Loving,” “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” and “It’s the Same Old Song.” The band includes original member Abdul “Duke” Fakir.
UF Carillon Studio Concert Series: 1:55 p.m. Sunday, Century Tower Carillon, 375 Newell Drive. Free. (arts.ufl.edu/sites/carillon-studio/welcome) Fifty-five-minute Carillon studio recital.
UF School of Music: 7 p.m. Sunday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Free. (performingarts.ufl.edu, 392-2787) 300 UF School of Music performers will present the 73rd “Sounds of the Season” concert. The performance is a collage of seasonal celebratory and contemplative music for chorus and orchestra, representing the multifaceted creative contributions of many cultures.
“A Peter White Christmas”: 8 p.m. Wednesday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $59.50-$110. (pvconcerthall.com) Peter White brings his annual Christmas show back to the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall for a truly intimate set. White, Mindi Abair and Vincent Ingala will play some of your Christmas favorites as well as their own personal hits.
Live and Local Fall Concert Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/livelocaloct, bit.ly/livelocalnov, bit.ly/livelocaldec) All-ages concert series featuring Gainesville's best and brightest emerging talent. The line ups will include emerging bands, singer/songwriters, independent artists, and offer a diverse mix of musicians that are local or connected to Gainesville's music community. Thursday will feature the Sooza Brass Band and jazz vocalist Kristen Warren.
Valley Maker: 8 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $10. (highdivegainesville.com) Valley Maker released his new album, “When The Day Leaves,” earlier this year and will be making a stop at High Dive for his North American tour.
“The Wizard of Oz Young Performers Edition”: 7:30 p.m. today, Phillips Center, 315 Hull Road. Tickets: $17 general admission, $12 ages 12 and younger. (bit.ly/wizardyouth) Arts Partnership in Education performance of L. Frank Baum’s classic novel “The Wizard of Oz.” Young Dorothy Gale is swept away by a tornado from her Kansas farm to the magical land of Oz. There, she encounters a host of whimsical characters. To find her way home, she must journey along the Yellow Brick Road to see the mysterious and all-powerful Wizard in Emerald City.
“Whose Live Anyway?”: 8 p.m. today, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $35-$55. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated CW Network TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” use some of the improv games made famous on the long-running show as well as some exciting new skits to create a hilarious 90-minute improvised live comedy show full of audience participation.
“Oliver!”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 19, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) Based on the novel “Oliver Twist” by Charles Dickens, the show, set in Victorian London, follows the trials and tribulations of young orphan Oliver as he seeks safety and to be loved. Masks required.
“Gruesome Playground Injuries”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 19, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 seniors, military and students. (bit.ly/playgroundinj21) Doug and Kayleen meet at the nurse’s office in their elementary school. Over the next 30 years, these scar-crossed lovers meet again and again, brought together by injury, heartbreak and their own self-destructive tendencies.
“The Eight: Reindeer Monologues”: 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays plus 3 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 19, Actors' Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 seniors, $15 students. (actorswarehouse.org/coming-soon) Eight reindeer dishing about the real Santa. All those rumors you've heard about him and the elves? About Rudolph's little secret? About Vixen's story that was leaked to the press? All true. Not recommended for younger audiences under the age of 15.
“A Christmas Carol”: Noon and 3 p.m. Saturdays plus 7 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23; extra showings 2 and 5 p.m. Dec. 20, 2 p.m. Dec. 21, 7 p.m. Dec. 22 and 2 p.m. Dec. 23. Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $15-$42. (thehipp.org) Hippodrome’s very own adaptation of the holiday classic returns. Unite with family and friends in a Gainesville holiday tradition of singing and storytelling for all ages.
“Miracle on 34th Street”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays through Dec. 23; extra showings 7 p.m. Dec. 21, 2 p.m. Dec. 22 and 7 p.m. Dec. 23, Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $10-$47. (thehipp.org) A last-minute replacement Santa for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade claims to be the real Kris Kringle, and the belief of a little girl brings love, happiness and the heart of the holiday spirit to all.
“Journal Entry”: 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Black C Art Gallery, 201 Southeast Second Ave., Suite 111. Tickets: $15. (bit.ly/journaltickets) "Journal entry” incorporates text, poetry, music and movement. The story revolves around a mystery text found inside a journal. What lies inside? What lies on the other side?
“A Holiday Fantasy”: 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, Oak Hall School, 1700 SW 75th St. Tickets: $15. (bit.ly/holidayfant21) Momentum Dance Arts event is the school’s first annual holiday show.
Holiday Craft Sale: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. today, High Springs Brewing Company, 18562 NW 237th St., High Springs. Free entry. (highspringsbrewing.com) Proceeds to benefit Unity Foster Ministries of High Springs. Hand-made Christmas cards and decorations. Two opportunity drawings will be held at 3 p.m. for two Christmas trees, each decorated with more than $800 worth of gift certificates and coupons from area businesses.
Special Olympics Florida’s Race for Inclusion 5K Run/Walk: 8-11 a.m. Saturday, University of Florida campus. Registration: $100. (bit.ly/inclusion21) Special Olympics Florida’s Race for Inclusion is a nine-month campaign to inspire people across the state to create communities where everyone is respected and valued. It is a campaign to fight the stigma, isolation, injustices and health challenges faced by people with intellectual disabilities. Funds raised support SOFL’s programs in Gainesville.
Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally: 5 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Free; food for sale. (bit.ly/rallyfood2021) Outdoor event featuring food trucks and live music benefitting Girls Place. Vegan options available.
Christkindlmarkt: 4-8 p.m. today and noon-8 p.m. Saturday, Blackadder Brewing, 618-A NW 60th St. Free entrance. (bit.ly/christkindlmarkt21) Fifth annual outdoor holiday market with craft and food vendors, music and holiday fun.
Light the Village: 5-9 p.m. today, Haile Village Center, 5346 SW 91st Terrace. Free. (bit.ly/villagelight) Night of lights, holiday spirit, entertainment and fun with holiday music, train rides, face painting and Santa. Snack on hot cocoa and cookies or food from Village restaurants and local food trucks.
Pond Lighting: Online 6-7 p.m. today, facebook.com/NorthFloridaRegional. Free. (bit.ly/pond21a) The 32nd anniversary of North Florida Regional Medical Center’s Pond Lighting celebration streaming performances and official Pond Lighting via Facebook Live. Storm Roberts will host with holiday performances from IndepenDANCE Dance Studio, the Eastside High School Choir, Richy and Chelsea, and Santa Claus. Although this event is online only, guests are encouraged to walk around the pond to see the festive light displays throughout the month of December. Social distancing and masks required at all times.
Christmas Tree Lighting: 6-8 p.m. today, Main Street, Alachua. Free. (386-418-0449) Alachua holiday tradition featuring pictures with Santa and ra free gift along with cookies baked by Mrs. Claus.
Christmas Tree Lighting: 6-8 p.m. today, Newberry City Hall, 25440 W. Newberry Road, Newberry. Free. (bit.ly/newberrylight) Visit and pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus. Plus hot cocoa, kids’ station, crafts and write letters to Santa. Take a stroll over to the Christmas Vintage Market for vendors selling gifts. Donations accepted for Toys for Tots.
Christmas Express: 6-10 p.m. today-Saturday, Dec. 10-12, Dec. 17-23 and Dec. 26, Kirby Family Farm, 19630 NE 30th St., Williston. Tickets: $15.99 ages 10 and older in advance, $20 ages 10 and older at the gate, $10.99 ages 3-9 in advance, $15 ages 3-9 in advance, free ages 2 and younger. (kirbyfarm.com/the-christmas-express) Annual Christmas train plus rides, a petting zoo, Santa and vendors. The highlight of the evening is a featured train ride through thousands and thousands of Christmas lights pulled by an old-fashioned locomotive.
Suwannee Lights: 6-10 p.m. daily through Jan. 2, 2022, Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, 3076 95th Drive, Live Oak. Tickets: $12 adults on Saturdays, $10 adults on Fridays, $8 adults Sundays-Thursdays, $2 children. (suwanneelights.com/tickets) Drive or walk through more than 10 million beautiful, colorful lights along with moving displays, Craft Village, Santa’s workshop and more.
Frogs and Friends Friday: 2-3 p.m. today, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/frogfriday21) Family friendly event held every first Friday of the month at the picnic pavilion. Kids, accompanied by an adult, can join Morningside’s animal caretaker and learn about the canter’s amphibian and reptile friends.
Sweetwater Wetlands Tour: 8:30-10 a.m. Saturday, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 Williston Road. Tickets: Free with park admission of $5 per car or $2 per person for bicyclists, pedestrians and buses. (sweetwaterwetlands.org, 393-8437) Get out into nature during a ranger-led tour. Online pre-registration through Eventbrite is required. Only 10 spaces per tour are available.
Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Road. Cost: $4 per vehicle, $2 pedestrian or bicyclist. (bit.ly/devilsmill) Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.
Guided Hike on Rim Ramble: 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park North Entrance, 4801 Camp Ranch Road. Admission: $4 per vehicle. (bit.ly/rrhike21) This 1.5 mile trail meanders through a dense upland forest and sinkhole-rich topography. The terrain varies from level ground to gently rolling hills. This hike takes participants into areas of the park that are not open to the public. The walk originates at the La Chua Trail Horse Barn. Sign-up at the Interpretive Trailer located by the Horse Barn.
Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. County Road 225. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 ages 2-11, free ages 1 and younger; $45 motorized-vehicle tours. (carsonspringswildlife.org, 468-2827, firstname.lastname@example.org) Take a tour — on foot or in a tour vehicle — of Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation with big-cat feeding demonstrations and up-close encounters with the animals.
Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, 5579 Darwood St., Melrose. Cost: Suggested $10 donation per person or $30 for a family of four. (rooterville.org) Take a map of the sanctuary at the gate to see highlights of Rooterville to help you find your way. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Guided Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Drive. Tickets: $10 adults, $5 ages 5-13, free for ages 4 and younger; free for members; group rates available. (kanapaha.org) Guided tour of the gardens. Wear a mask when walking around as a group.
Operation Santa Delivery: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Santa Fe College North Fields, Intersection of Northwest 39th Avenue and Northwest 91st Street. Free. (lifesouth.org) Annual event featuring Santa in a helicopter with more than two dozen organizations providing children's activities, food trucks, bounce houses and photos with Santa.
Historic Haile Homestead Tour Holiday Decorations: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays and noon-4 p.m. Sundays through Jan. 2, Historic Haile Homestead, 8500 Archer Road. Entrance: $5 ages 13 and older, free ages 12 and younger. (hailehomestead.org) The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the nation for its "Talking Walls.'' The Homestead will be decorated with greenery and Christmas trees. This year's theme is "Let It Snow!"
Horse Feeding: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses, 20307 NW CR 235A, Alachua. Entrance: Bag of carrots. (millcreekfarm.org) The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime care to elderly horses seized by law enforcement agencies, rescued by the SPCA or humane societies, as well as horses retired from government service such as police patrol or state and federal parks.
Two Hawk Hammock Happy Hour: 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Two Hawk Hammock, 17950 NE 53rd Lane, Williston. Tickets: $5 ages 13 and older, free for ages 12 and younger. (bit.ly/hammock2021) Live music, food and drinks, barn animals and trapeze flights with Gainesville Circus Center.
Winter Festival: 5-10 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Dec. 10-12, Dec. 16-19 and Dec. 21-23, Mayhem Ranch, 17830 SE 40th St., Morriston. Cost: $15 general admission, free ages 1 and younger. (mayhemranchfl.com) Santa and live reindeer, Christmas trees, lighted hayride, Santa's workshops, reindeer train, live nativity scene, petting farm and more.
Holiday Lights: 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Historic Thomas Center, 302 NE Sixth Ave. Free entry; $5 per person for carriage rides. (bit.ly/thomaslights) Annual tradition featuring an enchanted wonderland of illuminations in the famous Thomas Center Gardens. Stroll through the paths lit by thousands of colored lights, enjoy free cookies and cider and a variety of musical entertainment.
Williston Winter Wonderland: 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Heritage Park, 100 block of North Main Street, Williston. Free. (bit.ly/willistonlights) “A Superhero Christmas.” Get your creative juices flowing and enter the Williston Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade followed by fun at Heritage Park. Pictures with Santa, music, toys and trinkets candy, hot chocolate, coffee/cider, cookie baking contest, bounce house, face painting, stuffed animals, photo booth and snow.
Briefcase Push Race: 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Gainesville Hawthorne State Trail, Southeast 15th Street. Free. (bit.ly/briefcase21) Sixth annual event. Anyone can compete as long as they have a helmet and are registered to ride. Spectators are welcome as well. The event will consist of 2-mile race on mainly flat land, 10K race that includes small hills and turns, flatground freestyle/dance competition, miscellaneous mini-contests for prizes and raffles for an assortment of sponsor products.
Critter Creek Farmers Moo-ket: Noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary, 12626 NW County Road 231. Free. (bit.ly/critters213) Family event featuring plant-based food, vendors and the chance to interact with the farm’s rescued critter residents. All items sold are 100% vegan.
Felasco Family Winter Fest: 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 13900 Tech City Circle, Alachua. Free. (bit.ly/felasco21) Fun activities for kids, food trucks, fire trucks, bounce houses, face painting, Santa and more.
Sweetwater Wetlands Park Wednesday Bird Walks: 8:30-10 a.m. Wednesdays through May 25, 2022, Sweetwater Wetlands Park, 325 SW Williston Road. Admission: $5 per vehicle; $2 for pedestrians, vans and bikes. (alachuaaudubon.org) Discover the rich diversity of birds at one of north central Florida's premier birding hotspots during a two- to three-hour guided walking tour. Birders of all levels welcome. Walks are led by volunteers from Alachua Audubon Society with assistance from Sweetwater Wetlands Park rangers.
Barnyard Buddies: 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, Morningside Nature Center, 3540 E. University Ave. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/barnbuddies2021) Weekly program where youngsters, with an adult, can meet and greet farm animals by helping staff with afternoon feeding. Number of participants will be limited. All attendees must register for each session. Tickets will be made available the Thursday before the next program. Facial coverings are required for all participants over the age of 6 unless exempt. Animals love donations of carrots, squash, apples, sweet potatoes and melons.
Poinsettia Appointment Greenhouse Shopping: Various times Thursday, UF Greenhouses, 2475 Memorial Road. Free entrance. (gatorpoinsettia.com) Part of the UF Environmental Horticulture Club’s 25th annual poinsettia sale featuring more than 4,000 plants with more than 40 varieties. By-appointment poinsettia shopping. Must register for a time slot. Limit of five people per group.
Candyland Christmas: 6-9 p.m. Thursday, High Springs Lions Club, 26900 W. U.S. 27, High Springs. Free. (bit.ly/lionscandy) Kids ride on Santa's Express through the Candyland Christmas Lights. Visit with Santa and his sleigh and then enjoy cocoa and treats
Cynthia Barnett: 4 p.m. Sunday, Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave., and online, bit.ly/barnettzoom21. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/barnett21, bit.ly/barnettzoom21) Journalist and author Cynthia Barnett will discuss her newest book, “The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans.” A book signing will follow her presentation. Proceeds from the sale of books and seashell cards will benefit Gainesville’s Environmental Ambassadors program.
“The Importance of Being Earnest”: 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. This is the second round of auditions to replace those people cast in February 2020 who are no longer able to commit to new show dates. (acrosstown.org/category/auditions) Performance dates: 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays plus 2 p.m. Sundays, Jan. 28-Feb. 20, 2021. No prepared monologues required – expect cold readings from a provided script. British dialects are welcome but not required. Available roles: John Worthing (male, also called Jack. Masquerading as Ernest); Understudies for various roles (you will play the role on certain nights); and backstage personnel. Masks are required while not on stage. Ages and genders are flexible at the discretion of the director. All races, colors, sizes, genders, gender-identities and experience levels welcome.
Artisans' Guild Gallery: 6-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring Moonlit Market. Jeanne Bunting will be on the front porch displaying her Rudy’s Rescue for Homeless Animals all dressed up for the holidays. Lots of ornaments and art for gift giving. Listen to the smooth sounds of Full Swing and refreshments. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 224 NW Second Ave. (378-1383, artisansguildgallery.com)
Black C Art Gallery: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 111 SE Second Place. (blackcproduction.com)
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: The Cade’s latest museum-wide theme, “Toys and Games,” and exhibit, “The Great Indoors,” welcomes explorers young and old to build their own fortress and accept their very own quest into some of their favorite video game worlds; “Measurement Rules,” an interactive exhibit, on display through Jan. 2, 2022. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, closed Monday and Tuesday. $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org)
Cedar Key Arts Center: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday Holiday Mini Project Workshop; 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday Adult Sewing Class with Bunny Hand; 9 a.m. Wednesday Boat Builders; 2:30-5 p.m. Wednesday Shark Sewing Club. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org)
Florida Museum of Natural History: “Tiny Titans: Dinosaur Eggs and Babies” on display through Jan. 9, 2022. The exhibit is $8 for adults; $7 for Florida residents, seniors and non-University of Florida college students; $5.50 for ages 3 to 17; and free to museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card. “Tiny Titans” uses authentic specimens, lifelike models and realistic artwork to transform the area into a “Jurassic Park” day care and showcase the rarely seen world of dinosaur parenting. Standing exhibits include the “Our Changing Climate: Past and Present,” “Butterfly Rainforest,” “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land,” “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife,” “South Florida People & Environments,” “Exploring Our World,” “Fossil Plant Garden” and “Florida Wildflower & Butterfly Garden.” All standing exhibits are free, but regular admission fees apply to enter the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit: $14 for adults ($12 for Florida residents and seniors) and $7 for ages 3-17. Admission is free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000)
Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: 6-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring “Winter Showcase,” on display through Jan. 2, 2022. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (gainesvillefinearts.org, email@example.com)
Harn Museum of Art: “Tempus Fugit: Time Flies,” a reflection on time and its many meanings, on display through Jan. 23, 2022; “Plant Life: Exploring Vegetal Worlds in the Harn Museum Collection,” featuring 12 works that were chosen because something in them provokes critical reflection on the strange entanglements of humans and plants, on display through Feb. 20, 2022; “Shadow to Substance,” which creates a chronological arc from the past to the present into the future using historical photographs from the Harn and Smathers Library collections and through the lens of black photographers working today, on display through Feb. 27, 2022; “Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection,” drawn exclusively from the collection of the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, a nonprofit organization founded in 2002 by Ella Fontanals-Cisneros to foster cultural exchange and enrichment of the arts, on display through April 24, 2022; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Sept. 25, 2022; “Florida Impressions: Gift of Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers” includes celebrates the transformative gift to the Harn Museum of Art from Samuel and Roberta Vickers who formed one of the world’s most extensive collections of Florida-themed art; “Everyday to the Extraordinary: Highlights from the Korean Collection” includes objects from everyday life alongside exemplars of artistic production. Ceramics in the exhibition span nearly 2,500 years of history, from the Three Kingdoms Period (57 BCE–668 CE) to the present, while paintings date from the Joseon Dynasty (1392–1910) and into the 20th century. On display indefinitely; Ongoing exhibitions include “ClayCurvyCool,” “Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades,” “Highlights from the Asian Collection” and “Highlights from the Modern Collection.” Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, 3259 Hull Road. Free. (392-9826)
Hippodrome Gallery: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring a celebration of the creativity of the Hipp’s staff and volunteers. Work will be displayed through Jan. 4. Gallery hours are noon-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. (thehipp.org)
Matheson History Museum: “When Johnny Came Marching Home: Some Gave All – All Gave Some,” remembering those who came home from war with both physical and mental wounds, on display outside; “Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States, on display online; “Lights of Conversation” on display outside; “COVID-19 Community Archives” on display online; “McCarthy Moment: The Johns Committee in Florida” on display online. Hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: 7-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring their annual holiday show and sale: "Elemental," the only exhibit where visitors may buy art right off the walls. There also will be bins of art and artist-made holiday cards for sale. Mask and maintain appropriate distance in the gallery and studio. After Artwalk, call to see the work. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)
University Galleries: “O-B-S-O-L-E-S-C-E-N-C-E,” featuring the creative output of 24 individuals invited to participate in an interdisciplinary workshop hosted by artist Amalia Pica, on display through today; “Plural Domains: Selected Works from the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation Collection” on display through today. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 400 SW 13th St. (arts.ufl.edu/university-galleries)
This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Gainesville Entertainment Calendar: Fun things to do Dec. 3-9, 2021