Week Ahead: 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', Punk Rock, Food Truck Rally

WEEK AHEAD: JUNE 5-11, 2022


"Sleeping Beauty": 6 p.m. today, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $15 general admission, free ages 2 and younger. (392-2787) Presented by Pofahl Studios.

Benefit for Michelle Rodriguez-Martinez: 7 p.m. today, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 day of show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)

TWRP and Rich Aucoin: 8 p.m. Tuesday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $25 in advance, $28 day of show. (vip@realgoodtouring.com)

Drunken Shakespeare: "A Midsummer’s Night Dream": 8 p.m. Wednesday, 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 40 vendors, fresh produce, live music and craft beer.

Level 6, New Funk Advocates, Vikram and Alyssa Thomas: 8 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show. (Highdivegville.veeps.com)

Cameron Dancenter Annual Production: 6:30 p.m. Friday plus 10 a.m., 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $6. (392-2787)

Charles Bradley: Soul of America documentary/music: 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday, A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center, 1013 NW Seventh Ave. Bradley died of cancer at age 68. His debut album rose to The Rolling Stone magazine's Top 50 albums in 2011.

Bitch Comedy Presents: A Standup Comedy Showcase: 8 p.m. Friday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $8 in advance, $10 day of show. (Highdivegville.veeps.com)

The Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally: 4 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Benefitting Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, serving Gainesville for 50 years. Food trucks from area and beyond offering unique gourmet-style food and vegetarian. Free concert with local musicians.

Pop Punk Emo Night with DJ RoXXavage: 9 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 day of show. (highdivegville@gmail.com)


Joslyn and the Sweet Compression: 7-10 p.m. June 15, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $15. Soulful music.

Momentum Dance Arts Presents Annual Recital Movie Madness: 3 and 6 p.m. June 18, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20. (392-2787)


"Painting St. Augustine": On display through May 2023, Harn Museum of Art, Southwest 34th Street and Hull Road. Selections from the Samuel H. and Roberta T. Vickers Collection featuring works by more than 20 artists who captured vibrant landscapes and city views of St. Augustine. The 36 paintings on display date from the late 19th to the mid-20th centuries and cover a broad range of themes from views of coastlines and waterways to depictions of historic landmarks, picturesque streets and courtyards. Collectively, these paintings comprise a visual record of Florida’s oldest city.

"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: Food Truck Rally benefit for mental Meridian mental health program.