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The Science & Inventions of Football

Football illustration, The Science & Inventions of Football
September 4 @ 10:00 am - November 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free – $12.50

The Science and Inventions of Football theme kicks-off on September 4th. See how inventions have transformed every aspect of the… Continue Reading The Science & Inventions of Football

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Journey Into Our National Parks Art Exhibit

Isle Royale National Park
October 1 @ 6:00 am - November 30 @ 11:00 pm
Coffee Culture, 2020 NW 13th St
Gainesville, FL 32609 United States
Free

Journey Into Our National Parks Art Exhibit October 1, 2019 - November 30, 2019 Coffee Culture 2020 NW 13th Street… Continue Reading Journey Into Our National Parks Art Exhibit

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10:00 am

Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor

Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor
October 17 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until December 29, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday, repeating until December 29, 2019

The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention, 811 South Main Street
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free – $12.50

Through videos, photographs, and objects collected for the Cade throughout Cuba, Cuban Ingenuity highlights the ingenious vision behind dozens of… Continue Reading Cuban Ingenuity: The Artistry of the Everyday Inventor

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11:00 am

Tom Petty Symposium

GHS Yearbook photo from 1967 of The Epics band members including Tom Petty.
October 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Matheson History Museum, 513 E University Ave
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

It’s impossible to discuss the history of the Gainesville music scene without talking about Tom Petty. The Matheson will help… Continue Reading Tom Petty Symposium

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5:00 pm

Tom Petty Weekend at Heartwood Soundstage

October 17 @ 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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One event on October 18, 2019 at 5:00pm

One event on October 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

Heartwood Soundstage, 619 Main St.
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
$35 – $125

Three days of music, stories, and good times return to Heartwood Soundstage. FEATURING: The Bayjacks with Tom Leadon of Mudcrutch,… Continue Reading Tom Petty Weekend at Heartwood Soundstage

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6:00 pm

SMART Couples: Elevate

Free, Fun, Couples Workshop Elevate
October 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00pm on Thursday, repeating until October 31, 2019

McCarty Hall B, 1676 McCarty Dr
Gainesville, FL 32611 United States
Free

Come join our FREE, FUN Couples Workshop, called ELEVATE, where we will share relationship-strengthening skills that can take your relationship… Continue Reading SMART Couples: Elevate

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6:30 pm

Learn about sharks during ‘Science on Tap’ at Cypress & Grove

mammoth skeleton at museum
October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cypress & Grove Brewing Company, 1001 NW 4th St
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States
Free

The Florida Museum of Natural History and the University of Florida’s Thompson Earth Systems Institute will host “Science on Tap:… Continue Reading Learn about sharks during ‘Science on Tap’ at Cypress & Grove

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7:00 pm

International Folk Dancing

International Folk Dancing
October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 6, 2020

Rosa B. Williams Center, 524 NW 1st Street
Gainesville, FL United States
$6

Learn dances from around the world in a relaxed friendly setting. Exercise while having fun. Join Us Every Week for… Continue Reading International Folk Dancing

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The Blameless

The Blameless. Dinner plate with bullet casings on it.
October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m., Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., Thursdays at 7:00 p.m., Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE 2nd Pl
Gainesville, FL 32601 United States

The Garcia family has always tackled their days with warmth and humor but they are put to the test on… Continue Reading The Blameless

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Tales from the Road: 61 National Parks in 7 Months

Badlands National Park
October 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gainesville, FL United States
Free

Friends of Paynes Prairie has invited Gainesville residents Lauren and Steven Keys to share how they visited and photographed all… Continue Reading Tales from the Road: 61 National Parks in 7 Months

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9:00 pm

Keg of Laughs Comedy Showcase

Keg with Keg of Laughs text
October 17 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00pm on Thursday, repeating until May 27, 2020

World of Beer – Tioga Town Center, 140 SW 128th St Ste B
Newberry, FL 32669 United States
Free

Join us every Thursday night as "The Gainesville Comedy Writers" presents the finest and brightest comedians at World of Beer… Continue Reading Keg of Laughs Comedy Showcase

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