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Week Ahead: June 26-July 2, 2022
Gainesville Bromeliad Society: 2 p.m. today, Entomology Building, 1881 Natural Area Drive, UF campus. Free. (373-1618) Jason Mellica of Sarasota will speak on "The Rise of Tiger Neos." There will be plants available for purchase.
Drunken Shakespeare: "A Midsummer’s Night Dream": 8 p.m. today, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $12 in advance, $15 day of show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
GNV Market: 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. (gnvmarket.com) Featuring more than 40 vendors, fresh produce, live music and craft beer.
Taj Farrant and Heavy Pedal: 8 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets, $15 in advance, $18 day of show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
Clay Dixon and the Piccadillies, Red Letter Day and Neverless: 8 p.m. Friday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
Issue of Destiny, Stray Dog and Saturn Lights: 8 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
INDEPENDENCE DAY EVENTS
Melrose Art Walk and Patriotic Frolic: 6-9 p.m. Friday, Mossman Hall, 301 SR 26, Melrose.
Our Country Day: 8 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, Keystone Heights Beach Park, 550 S. Lawrence Blvd., Keystone Heights.
UF Fanfares and Fireworks: 6-10 p.m. July 3, Flavet Field, 605 Woodland Drive. Free. (wuft.org) Live music and fireworks.
Bouncers July 4th Bike Parade: 9 a.m.-noon July 4, 3401 NW 34th St. Free parade; $7 per child admission to play.
Lake Santa Fe Boat Parade: 11 a.m. July 4, Lake Santa Fe, Northeast State Road 26, Melrose.
Red White & Boom Independence Day Celebration: 2-8:30 p.m. July 4, Archer. Watermelon and apple pie eating contest, kids zone, arts and crafts, live music and fireworks at sunset.
Fourth of July Celebration: 4-10 p.m. July 4, Legacy Park Multipurpose Center, 15400 Peggy Road, Alachua.
Cedar Key Independence Day Fireworks: 9:15 p.m. July 4, 434 Second St., Cedar Key. Free. (543-5600)
"Natural Beauty" Exhibition: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday- Aug. 5, Santa Fe College Art Gallery, Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd St. Features painting, printmaking, photography, ceramic and sculptural works by local artists including John Moran, Wendy Free, Deb Lindberg, Vicki Santello, Veronica Villasénor and others. The exhibition is a partnership between SF Art Gallery and SF teaching Zoo.
FEST Wrestling Presents: Crazy From the Heat: 5:30 p.m. July 3, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 day of show. (firstname.lastname@example.org, 872-5949)
"The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Live: 8 p.m. July 6, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $13 in advance, $15 day of show. (email@example.com, 872-5949)
GNV Market: 4-7 p.m. July 7, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. (gnvmarket.com) Featuring more than 40 vendors, fresh produce, live music and craft beer.
Gainesville Hip Hop Night: 8 p.m. July 7, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show. (highdivegville.veeps.com) Featuring Big Win.
Fast Lane: 7-9 p.m. July 8, Bo Diddley Plaza, downtown Gainesville. Playing funk and R&B.
Pop Punk Emo Night with DJRoXX XXavage: 9 p.m. July 8, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of show. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gainesville Big Band: 7-9 p.m. July 15, Bo Diddley Plaza, downtown Gainesville. Playing jazz and swing.
"Speechless: Text & Image in Global Culture": On display through Dec. 30, Harn Museum of Art, Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. A look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia.
"Elusive Spirits: African Masquerades": Ongoing, James G. and Caroline Julier Richardson Gallery, Harn Museum of Art, Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. Masks from the mid-20th Century to the early 21st Century show the continuity of masking but also feature new directions in masquerades. Although much of the exhibition focuses on the spiritual and religious foundations of masking, it also explores masking aesthetics looking at dazzling costumes, music and dance.
"At First Flush": 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. It ponders the science of soap and introduces visitors to NASA’s Zero-G toilets, which help astronauts go boldly 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 college students; $4.50 ages 3-17; free to museum members, children ages 2 and younger and UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu/visit/plan, floridamuseum.ufl.edu/exhibits/fantastic-fossils, 846-2000) The exhibition is a collaborative endeavor linking the museum’s exhibits and collections staff, giving people a look at never-before-seen specimens and real fossils. Researchers from the vertebrate paleontology, invertebrate paleontology and paleobotany collections will be in the exhibit as part of its working lab, providing a glimpse into the daily life of curators, collection managers, students and volunteers.
"She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China": On display through March 24, 2024, David A. Cofrin Asian Wing. (harn.ufl.edu/exhibitions/current) Exhibition unravels the intersecting roles women played as subjects, artists and consumers of art in traditional, modern and contemporary China. Features a wide range of works -- paintings, calligraphy, textiles, ceramics, bronzes, photographs, and lacquer and silver wares, some of which have never been on view before. Organized around four themes -- "Representing Femininity," "Anonymous Beauty," "Female Artists" and "Beyond the Boudoir" -- this exhibition not only realizes a full spectrum but also provides a more nuanced view of women’s dynamic engagements with and contributions to the arts of China throughout history.
This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Week Ahead: Rocky Picture Horror Show to Hip-Hop Night and Shakespeare