Playlist at the Pointe, ‘Cactus Flower,’ more
“Free Fridays” Concert: 7-9 p.m. today, Bo Diddley Plaza amphitheater, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bodiddleyplaza.com/upcoming-events) Stereo Vudu will perform.
Playlist at the Pointe: 7-9 p.m. today, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) Prime Time will perform. Food available from area restaurants.
Train: 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $29.50-$89.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000) The band will perform with Jewel and Blues Traveler as part of their “AM Gold” tour.
Brantley Gilbert and Jelly Roll: 7 p.m. Thursday, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $29.50-$89.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000) The singers will perform as part of their “Son of The Dirty South” tour.
“Cactus Flower”: 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, High Springs Playhouse, 23416 W. U.S. 27, High Springs. Tickets: $10-$15. (highspringsplayhouse.com) A philandering dentist keeps his many affairs at bay by claiming to be married with children. When the ruse threatens to catch up with him, he drafts his prickly nurse to pose as his wife. She blossoms and he finds himself falling in love with the lovely “cactus flower” right under his very nose.
“Honky Tonk Laundry”: 7 p.m. Wednesdays-Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays and 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays through July 10, The Hipp, 25 SE Second Place. Tickets: $23 general admission, $18 students and children. (thehipp.org/honky-tonk-laundry) Wash your cares away with this jukebox musical full of country favorites from Dolly Parton, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire, Gretchen Wilson, Patsy Cline and many more. Suitable for ages 13 and older.
Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: 7 p.m. Sunday, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.75-$59.75. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) The comedian will perform as part of her “Who Do I Think I Am?” tour.
“Bright Lights & Big City Dreams”: 5 p.m. Saturday, Phillips Center, 3201 Hull Road. Tickets: $25. (performingarts.ufl.edu) Presented by Dance!nk by Davis.
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.
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, [email protected]) 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.
Historic Haile Homestead Tour: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturdays, noon-4 p.m. Sundays, 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.” Closed July 2-3.
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.
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.
PinkFest: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Celebration Pointe, Interstate 75 and Archer Road at Celebration Pointe Avenue. Free entry. (celebrationpointe.com) Event to bring awareness to all cancers while educating and uplifting the community with vendors providing educational tools and products formulated especially for someone during their cancer diagnosis, treatments and after their treatments have been completed.
Family Invention Lab: 2 p.m. Sunday, Meeting Room A, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. Free; register online. (aclib.us/invention) Learn basic coding and engineering lessons for the whole family. These programs are curated by the MakerSpace team to encourage discovery, experimentation and hands-on learning with beginner-friendly technology. Inventors from ages 5 to adults can learn how to write code and engineer contraptions with pocket-sized computers, STEM kits, building straws and more. Future events will be held July 10, July 24, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.
Gainesville Bromeliad Society: 2 p.m. Sunday, Entomology Building, 1881 Natural Area Drive, University of Florida campus. Free. (gainesvillebromeliad.org) Jason Mellica from Sarasota who will speak on The Rise of Tiger Neos. Plants will be available for purchase.
Ocean Tales: 2 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July, live on Zoom and Facebook. Free. (aclib.us/summer) Meet marine animal friends, including manatees, sea turtles and dolphins from Florida zoos, museums and aquariums.
Juneteenth Read-In: 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Hawthorne Branch Library, 6640 SE 221st St. Free. (aclib.us/juneteenth) Come for a program rich in African American history and culture, and celebrate works by African American authors and artists.
Battle of the Books: Online through July 23, aclib.us/summer. Free. (aclib.us/summer) Teens can register and receive three free books for this annual trivia competition. Patrons ages 11 to 17 can sign up now and select which library branch team they’d like to compete with during the Battle of the Books at 2 p.m. July 23 on Zoom.
Art Studios of Grace: 6-8 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring Gia Gelpi from La Selva Art Studios, who will feature her after-school Maker’s Class end-of-the-year art show. This art crew is excited to debut their epic play titled “Boba Tea, Queen Sushi, and The Sus Catsel.” 3146 NW 13th St.
Artisans’ Guild Gallery: 6-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring the Moonlit Market with artistic gifts for grads, newlyweds and dads plus refreshments, music, and conversation with area artists and makers. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 224 NW Second Ave. (378-1383, artisansguildgallery.com)
The AUK Market: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring Moisturizer Gallery, an independent gallery showing relevant, contemporary art. It is an artist-run, nonprofit community center showcasing art, music, benefits, UF Exhibitions and events. Moisturizer represents burgeoning artists from local, national and international communities, exhibiting well-shown artists in tandem with relatively unknown, unshown artists. Moisturizer curates to ensure that they include 50% or higher of LGBTQ+, BIPOC, Asian, Jewish and female artists. 2031 SW Sixth St.
Bingo Deli & Pub: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring work by Samm Wehman, a passionate, animal-loving artist specializing in vibrant and whimsical custom pet portraits and animal artwork. She paints on a variety of surfaces, including canvas, reclaimed wood, repurposed materials, ornaments, mugs, wine glasses, wall murals and more. 619 S. Main St., Unit 1A. (451-4470)
Black C Art Gallery: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring “The Weight Of It All” with art by Iris Coe-Gross, a Gainesville native and guest artist for June. She began creating during an illness and has continued to find healing in art since. She works in various mediums, but is most passionate about using her favorite technique of freehand contour drawing. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 111 SE Second Place. (blackcproduction.com)
The Bull: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring “Particular Personhood” by Josh Wilson. This artist contends that each one of the paintings in this collection of portraits and abstracts is a self-representation. Live music, outdoor seating and more. 18 SW First Ave.
Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “Wandering the Milky Way,” a tour of the solar system, on display through Jan. 1, 2023; “Voyages,” a trip through space and time, on display through Jan. 1, 2023; “Animationland” on display through Jan. 3, 2023. Tickets: $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org)
Cedar Key Arts Center: 10 a.m. today open studio for Plein Air/Sketch Fri am; Noon-5 p.m. today-Sunday Play with Clay; 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)
Civic Media Center: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring work from local artist and experience designer Kristin Powers, “Emotional Exchange.” This collaborative community event invites participants to share emotions, stories and art inspired by the last two years. Participants will have an opportunity to find a piece that resonates with them and take it home. A “creative release” station will be set up for participants to make and leave a piece for someone else. Share a poem, story, joke, sketch or masterpiece. “Emotional Exchange” is about the give and take of vulnerability, the willingness to share and the deep connections that can be formed through creative expression; Exhibit of zines from the Civic Media Center’s collection on display through June. 433 S. Main St. (373-0100, civicmediacenter.org)
Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center: “Unapologetic!” on display through August. The exhibit features works by local Gainesville artist Yvonne Ferguson with images of cultural and human rights icons as well as notable and groundbreaking musicians. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday plus by appointment for schools and other groups. 837 SE Seventh Ave. (226-8321, [email protected])
Cypress and Grove Brewing Company: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring “When Paint Dries,” a photography and painting by Lara Diblasio and Shade Sachs. Working separately, Diblasio and Sachs have created images of scenes as quiet as they are colorful. Diblasio’s “manic still life” photographs are placed in conversation with Sach’s painted portals to scrape away at the surfaces of mental illness and love. Just as Diblasio brings conversations on bipolar and sexuality to the forefront of her work, Sachs offers up an ambiguous eclipse of addiction. 1001 NW Fourth St.
First Magnitude Brewing Co.: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring local brews, outdoor and indoor displays of art, live music and food trucks. 1220 SE Veitch St.
Florida Museum of Natural History: 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 “2022 Summer Showcase,” a showcase of the area’s latest work, on display from through July 23. Awards will be presented during the reception at 7 p.m. Smaller artwork is available for sale in the gift shop. 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 protected])
Gainesville Opportunity Center: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring artist of the month Arleen Wolf, who did paint by numbers where the center used a personal photo that was uploaded to a website PBNify.com. World also will be promoting her book. 1210 NW 14th Ave.
Good News Arts Inc.: “Farewell to Adulthood,” featuring works by Paul Shortt, on display through July 2. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 18555 Main St., High Springs. (goodnewsarts.com)
Harn Museum of Art: “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Sept. 25; “COPIA II,” celebrates new photographs that have entered the Harn Museum of Art’s collection in the last six years, with a few other photographs rarely or never shown before, on display through Oct. 30; “Speechless: Text & Image in Global Culture,” a fascinating look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia, on display through Dec. 30; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Oct. 1, 2023; “She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China,” which unravels the intersecting roles women played as subjects, artists and consumers of art in traditional, modern and contemporary China, on display through March 24, 2024. 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. (392-9826)
Matheson History Museum: “We’re Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida,” which follows one slice of African American history in Gainesville, currently on display online and in person; “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. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)
Melrose Bay Art Gallery: Work from Cheryl Slechta on display through Thursday; work from Jordan Shapot on display July 1-31; work from Cleetus Antony on display Aug. 5-28; work from Candace McCaffery on display Sept. 2-25; work from Nancy Betty on display Sept. 30-Oct. 3; work by Gwen Chraznowski on display Nov. 4-20; Gallery Special Pre-Holiday Gifts Show to be held Nov. 26-Dec. 31; 2022 Holiday Invitational Reception to be held Dec. 2 during the First Friday Art Walk. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Road 26, Melrose. (475-3866, melrosebayartgallery.com)
Santa Fe College’s Blount Hall: A large art collection from local collector Hector Puigon display. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Corner of West University Avenue and North Sixth Street.
Swamp City Brewery: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring the Artisan Market with Rogue Aesthetic Woodwork, Alix Knowles, King Bada, Casey Schmelz and other local artists who specialize in a variety of art mediums. Singer-songwriter Brian Bielanski also will take the stage for a free acoustic rock concert. 224 NW Second Ave.
Sweetwater Print Cooperative: 7-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring reception for “Waxing Poetic” by Leslie Peebles, an exhibit of relief prints combined with encaustic wax medium that play with atmosphere, depth and surface, and the heart of the natural world. Show closes Wednesday and may be seen after Artwalk by appointment. 117 S. Main Street. (514-3838)
Tioga Concert Night: 7-10 p.m. July 1, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) The Project will perform. Future performances include Elio Piedra on July 22, Scott Wilson and the Global Jazz Ensemble on Aug. 5 and one more performance TBA on Aug. 26.
Matchbox Twenty: 7 p.m. July 6, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $50.25-$145.75. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000) The post-grunge rockers will perform.
Goo Goo Dolls: 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$269.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The ’90s band will perform as part of their “Summer Tour 2020” tour with special guest Blue October.
Rod Stewart: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Daily’s Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $63-$458.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The flamboyant, gravelly-voiced rock/pop singer will perform.
Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Day: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. July 3, River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212th Ave., High Springs. Admission: $16 ages 4 and older, free ages 3 and younger. (kulaqua.com) In an effort to support the community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific days during the summer at a discounted rate with no reservations required. The venue requests that modest swimsuits be worn. Food and coolers allowed, but no glass containers or alcoholic beverages. Future community days include July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7.
Tioga Outdoor Movie Night Series: 7 p.m. July 8, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Tioga movie night featuring “Sing 2.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the movie under the stars. The last movie will be “Clifford the Big Red Dog” on Aug. 12.
Family Invention Lab: 2 p.m. July 10, Meeting Room A, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. Free; register online. (aclib.us/invention) Learn basic coding and engineering lessons for the whole family. These programs are curated by the MakerSpace team to encourage discovery, experimentation and hands-on learning with beginner-friendly technology. Inventors from ages 5 to adults can learn how to write code and engineer contraptions with pocket-sized computers, STEM kits, building straws and more. Future events will be held July 24, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.
Pool Party: 1-5 p.m. July 24, Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool, 1717 SE 15th St. Free. (cityofgainesville.org) Swimming, dancing, music and food hot off the grill courtesy of the Gainesville Police Department.
High Springs Art Walk: Noon-5 p.m. Oct. 15, downtown High Springs. Free entry. (facebook.com/HighSpringsDowntownMerchants) Seasonal monthly event featuring local artists gracing sidewalks and storefronts with some locations featuring live painting and demonstrations. Future dates are Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.