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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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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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10:00 am

Matteo’s School of Mimicry

December 8 @ 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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Operation Santa Delivery

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Santa Fe College 3000 NW 83rd St
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States
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Free

A Gainesville holiday tradition continues Dec. 8 with the annual Operation Santa Delivery at Santa Fe College. The event, that’s […]

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Kids Day – Postcards

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd
Newberry, FL 32669 United States

What is a postcard? Who sends postcards? It's in the mail…Make an old-timey postcard. Dudley Farm had the original Post […]

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Meet @ the Cade: Dr. Mallinger

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Cade Musuem for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

"Buzz" by the Cade Museum Saturday, December 8th from 10 am - 5 pm to meet Dr. Rachel Mallinger and […]

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Hot Tub & Swim Spa Blowout Tent Sale

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December 8 @ 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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One event on December 8, 2018 at 10:00am

One event on December 9, 2018 at 10:00am

Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3100 NE 39th Ave
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
Free

Browse hot tubs and spas on display and save big on a huge selection from major brands!  Financing is available. […]

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The Gathering of the Artists at the Thelma Boltin Center December 8-9 2018

The Gathering of the Artists

December 8 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thelma Boltin Center 516 NE 2 Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
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Free

The Gathering of the Artists has become one of the most prestigious holiday art shows in North Central Florida.

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11:00 am

Native Wildlife of North Florida at Devils Millhopper State Park

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Rd
Gainesville, FL 32653 United States
free with park admission

Join Sunrise Wildlife Rehabilitation and the wildlife ambassadors at 11:00 AM Saturday December 8th. Both native Owls and Mammals will […]

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Kid’s Karaoke at the Hipp Lower Level

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$15

Are your kids getting restless with holiday cheer? The Hipp's Kids Karaoke is the perfect place to celebrate the most […]

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12:00 pm

Blackadder’s Christkindlmarkt

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - December 9 @ 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 12:00pm, repeating until December 8, 2018

Blackadder Brewing Company, 618 NW 60th St Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32607 United States

Join us for our 2nd Annual Christkindlmarkt: An outdoor holiday market with craft, food vendors, music & holiday fun! Do […]

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Gainesville Harley-Davidson’s 17th Annual Chili Cook-off

December 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gainesville Harley Davidson, 4125 NW 97th Blvd
Gainesville, FL 32606 United States
Free

It's time for a mouthwatering good time! Join Gainesville Harley-Davidson for its 17th Annual Chili Cook-off, raising funds and awareness […]

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3:00 pm

Sound Bath and Mandala Journey

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
MindSpace Collective, 834 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

Immerse yourself in the healing sound of live acoustic music with crystal bowls among many other instruments. Bring your body […]

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8:00 pm

Sorry! Wrong Chimney!

December 8 @ 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 8 @ 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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10:30 pm

The Mischievous Madams Burlesque Troupe presents ‘Unwrapped’

December 8 @ 10:30 pm - 1:00 am
High Dive, 210 SW 2nd Ave, Ste A
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$10 – $13

This holiday season, Mischievous Madams present Unwrapped: the gift that keeps on stripping! Whether you were naughty or nice this […]

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