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The Great Catastrophe: Remembering WWI, 1914 – 1918

July 3, 2018 - February 3, 2019
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
Free

The Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida is observing the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice that ended […]

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Harn Museum of Art: The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene

September 18, 2018 - March 3, 2019
Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art, 3259 Hull Rd
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
Free

The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene chronicles an era of rapid, radical and irrevocable ecological change through works of art by more than 45 contemporary international artists.

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Permian Monsters: Life Before the Dinosaurs

September 29, 2018 - May 5, 2019
Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
$8

Step back in time 290 million years when distinctive creatures dominated life on land and sea, and learn about the greatest extinction the world has ever seen.

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Ongoing

RockPaperScissors | Playing with Material Change

September 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 4, 2019 @ 9:00 pm
The Thomas Center, 306 NE 6th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

RockPaperScissors | Playing with Material Change is what happens when artists are inspired by the very materials they hold, stitch, […]

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7:00 am

2018 6th Annual 4-H 5K Little Run on the Prairie

December 1 @ 7:00 am - 1:00 pm
Payne’s Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 Savannah Blvd,
Micanopy, FL 32667 United States
$20 – $35

Join us for the 6th Annual 4-H 5K Little Run on the Prairie at Payne's Prairie Preserve State Park, 100 […]

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9:00 am

Fall Farm and Cane Festival

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32669 United States
$8

Dudley Farm Historic State Park. See an original Florida working farm from the post Civil War to the 1940s as […]

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10:00 am

Guided Walk of Kanapaha Botanical Gardens

Flowers at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day 1 of the month, repeating until December 31, 2018

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr
Gainesville, FL 32608 United States

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00am.

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Poster design for 37th downtown festival and art show December 1 and 2 2018

37th Downtown Festival & Art Show

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until December 2, 2018

Downtown Gainesville 111 E University Ave
Gainesville, 32601 United States
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Free

Come celebrate the arts with a creative blend of art, music and culture at the 37th Annual Downtown Festival & Art Show on Saturday Dec. 1 and Sun. Dec. 2, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Gainesville.

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UF employees receive free ‘Butterfly Rainforest’ admission

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States

The Florida Museum of Natural History is hosting its UF faculty and staff appreciation day on Dec. 1 from 10 […]

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37th Annual Downtown Festival and Art Show

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 2, 2018 at 10:00am

Downtown Gainesville 111 E University Ave
Gainesville, 32601 United States
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Free

North Florida’s art scene swings into high gear on Saturday , December 1, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and […]

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Matteo’s School of Mimicry

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until December 8, 2018

Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

Starting Nov. 10, the Hippodrome presents its newest addition to the education program–Matteo’s School of Mimicry! In this class, students […]

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Guided Walk

December 1 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4700 SW 58th Dr
Gainesville, FL 32608 United States
$8

Kanapaha offers a guided tour of the Gardens the first Saturday of every month, starting at 10:00 am. Regular admission […]

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5:00 pm

Gainesville Youth Chorus Annual Holiday Concert

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 NE 1st St
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

Celebrate the holidays with the Gainesville Youth Chorus at their Annual Holiday Concert. It is an evening filled with beautiful music by an amazing group of children.

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29th Annual Pond Lighting at North Florida Regional

December 1 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
North Florida Regional Medical Center, 6500 W Newberry Rd
Gainesville, FL 32605 United States
Free

It's that time of year again! Time to light up the duck pond at North Florida Regional Medical Center's main […]

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6:00 pm

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration

December 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Thomas Center, 306 NE 6th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

The City of Gainesville Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Department is hosting its annual Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the […]

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8:00 pm

Sorry! Wrong Chimney!

December 1 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 16, 2018

An event every week that begins at 2:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 16, 2018

High Springs Playhouse, 130 NE 1st Ave,
High Springs, FL 32643 United States
$11 – $16

by Jack Sharkey, Leo W. Sears Directed by Julie Tucker David Tuttle is moonlighting as a department store Santa so […]

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8:30 pm

Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)

December 1 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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6 performances a week: Tuesdays at 7 p.m. | Wednesdays at 7 p.m. |Thursdays at 7 p.m. | Fridays at 8 p.m. | Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. | Sundays at 2 p.m.
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

The Hippodrome Theatre presents EVERY CHRISTMAS STORY EVER TOLD (And Then Some!), onstage starting Friday, Nov. 23! Directed by Stephanie […]

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