Expect the usual Saturday excitement in and around the Swamp next weekend for the Florida v.s. Tennessee game at 3:30p.m. Not going? You can watch the game on CBS. But don’t despair it won’t be a quiet weekend in Gainesville.
Be sure to download our tailgate essentials checklist & here are some other events on our radar.
WHAT: 9th Annual Gainesville Latino Film Festival
WHERE: Harn Museum Chandler Auditorium and other venues
On September 12 make plans to attend the kickoff gala featuring live flamenco dancing and food from Emiliano’s Cafe, Mi Apá Latin Café and La Tienda restaurants. It begins at 6 p.m. at the Harn Museum and stay on for a screening of the documentary “Madres 0.15 el Minuto” from Argentinian actress and director Marina Seresesky.
See all the films scheduled and coloca esta fiesta en tu calendario (pencil this in); the ‘A Night in El Barrio’ party on September 27 – a free salsa concert with el Maestro de la salsa Gilberto de Paz and TROPIX at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza in downtown Gainesville.
WHAT: Paint Out: Thursday September 13 (10a.m. – 5p.m.) 14 & 15 (10a.m. – 7p.m.)
WHERE: Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
22 local landscape artists will be painting live at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens. The 3 day event is in conjunction with 11th Worldwide Artist Paint Out. You can attend the opening reception on Thursday (13th) evening; then have a chance to purchase their work at a reception planned for the following Thursday Sept. 19 in the Summer House Gallery. Regular admission price for non-members and members are admitted free of charge.
WHAT: Florida Museum of Natural History’s Surfing Celebration
WHERE: Florida Museum of Natural History on Hull Road
Surf’s up at The Florida Museum! Hang ten on the Robo-surfer surfing simulator on Saturday (14th) from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and celebrate Florida’s famed coastal waters with the exhibit Surfing Florida. Robo-surfer is free but admission to the “Surfing Florida” and “Surf Science” exhibits are: $4 for adults, $3.50 for Florida residents and seniors, $3 for ages 3-17 and free to UF students with a Gator 1 card.
The exhibit features photographs and interpretive graphics on the state’s surfing history, famous film clips and oral histories from well-known Florida surfers, along with surf memorabilia and specimens to explore the question “What’s under the surf?”.
WHAT: School of Art + Art History 48th Annual Studio Faculty Exhibition
WHERE: University Gallery – located at the intersection of SW 13th Street and SW 4th Avenue
The exhibition includes art from UF faculty members who work in an impressive range of media, including drawing, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, electronic media, installation and video. You can attend Tue, Wed & Fri during 10-5; Thu 10-7 & Sat 12-4