Upcoming week: May 8-14, 2022
IT HAPPENS NOW
Next Generation Mother’s Day Concert: 4 p.m. today, Eastside High School Theatre, 1201 SE 43rd St. Tickets: $15 adults, $10 ages 6 and up. (371-2986, pofahldancestudio.com/works) Works include neo-classical ballet, traditional ballet, jazz, contemporary works, tap and musical theater pieces with music from Strauss to RedOne – “Dream Girls” to “Hair Spray!”
“The revolutionaries”: 8:00 p.m. today-Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Hippodrome Theater, 25 SE Second Ave. (373-5968) Hilarious, witty, woman-led play that follows four women during the French Revolution’s Reign of Terror.
Doja dance: 8 p.m. Wednesday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show. (872-5949)
Overtime done by yourself: 7 p.m. Thursday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $20 in advance, $30 the day of the show. ([email protected], 872-5949)
“The Little Mermaid Junior”: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $17 general admission, $12 1-3 years old, free for babies. (392-2787) Presented by the Star Center and Caring and Sharing Learning School.
Driptones, Clay Dixon and the Piccadillies and Northy: 9 p.m. Friday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
Pop Punk Emo party with DJ Roxx Xxavage: 9 p.m. Saturday, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show. (872-5949)
Headliners for the Frontliners: 7:15 p.m., Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20 to $53. (392-2787) Professionally presented at USA Inc. in cooperation with Golden Martin Productions, featuring Martin Nievera, Ai-Ai Delas-Alas, Robin Nievera, Golden Canedo, Betong Sumaya and Carol Banawa.
KHALIKO Wednesday Night Titans: 8 p.m. May 15, High Dive, 210 SW Second Ave. Tickets: $12 in advance, $14 the day of the show. (highdivegville.veeps.com)
“American Idiot”: 8:00 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, 2:00 p.m. Sunday, May 20-June 2, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 811 S. Main St. (gcplayhouse.org) The show is based on the Grammy Award-winning album of the same name, of the rock group Jour vert.
Dance Sun Country 15th Anniversary Recital: Rock This scene: 1 p.m. May 21, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $20 general admission, $17 ages 3-11, free ages 2 and under. (392-2787) Dance Sun Country 15th Anniversary Recital featuring approximately 40 dances, including performances from all students and classes, from Dance Tots to advanced level dancers.
Cade’s fourth birthday: 1:30 p.m. May 21, Cade Museum, 811 S. Main St. Cupcakes will be served while supplies last. There will be a Codebotics competition where kids working in teams will solve puzzles and navigate robotics through obstacles.
Alonzo Felder, Reverend ASJ Allen Gainesville’s book launch: 7 p.m. May 23, location to be determined. ([email protected]) The Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will co-sponsor the book launch with the A. Quinn Jones Museum and the City of Gainesville. The event supports Alonzo Felder’s new book, “Discovering ASJ Allen: A Story of Skinfolk, Kinfolk, and Village Folk,” published by the Florida Historical Society Press.
Hawthorne Annual Homecoming: 11:30 a.m. June, July 1 and July 2, Shell Elementary Cafeteria, Hawthorne. President Lenton “PoP” Herring will speak. Free barbecue dinner after the program.
“Science up close: fantastic fossils”: Open now, 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 life 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.