What’s Good in Gainesville and Alachua County, November 10-16, 2022

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Cheer on the Orange and Blue at Senior Day as Gators Football Hosts South Carolina
Saturday, November 12, 4 p.m. | Ben Hill Griffin Stadium
121 Gale Lemerand Dr., Gainesville, FL 32611

The last home game of the season recognizes Gators Seniors and honors members of the armed forces, veterans and first responders. View parking details, mobile ticketing, clear bag policy and more at the Gators Football Gameday Guide.

Celebrate Game Day Weekend at the Official Block Party of the Florida Gators at Chomp the Block
Friday, November 11, 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Celebration Pointe
4949 Celebration Pointe Ave, Gainesville, FL 32608

Friday nights before home football games, Celebration Pointe hosts a pre-game event featuring fun, food, drinks, live music by Gainesville Retro Society, UF celebrity appearances and good times. Kids activities include bounce houses, balloon animals and face painting and more. 

Be Uplifted by Dvorak’s 8th Symphony with the Gainesville Orchestra
Friday, November 11, 7:30 p.m. | Santa Fe College Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall
3000 NW 83rd St. E-127, Gainesville, FL 32606 

The Gainesville Orchestra celebrates 40 years. The sunny and enthralling 8th Symphony is paired with Virgil Thomson’s Americana-themed Cello Concerto by principal cellist Lyle Lamboley.

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Savor a Farm-to-Table Experience with Swallowtail Farm
Saturday, November 12, 3 p.m. | Swallowtail Farm

7301 SE 92nd Terr., Gainesville, FL 32641

Swallowtail Farm hosts November’s farm dinner experience with Chef Philip Bailey-Anderson. Menus at farm dinners feature the freshest seasonal ingredients prepared with care by guest chefs. Enjoy live music, a farm tour and local craft beer, organic/biodynamic wines or non-alcoholic beverages.

Feel the Rhythm of African Drumming and Dance with Mohamed DaCosta and Friends at Music on the Patio
Sunday, November 13, 6 p.m. | A. Quinn Jones Museum and Cultural Center
1013 NW 7th Ave., Gainesville, FL

Mohamed and Friends bring you the sounds of Ghana and West African traditions. Mohamed DaCosta was trained by elder Musa Silla Kanuteh for dance and Ali Kalissa for djembe and djun-djun of the Gambia West Africa.

Enjoy Live Music from the Porches of Historic Homes at Duckpond Porch Fest
Saturday, November 12, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | The Historic Thomas Center and Duckpond Neighborhood
302 NE 6th Ave., Gainesville, FL 32601

The Florida Music Heritage Foundation hosts a day of live music featuring local musicians in the historic Duckpond neighborhood.

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Stroll Down Main Street Alachua for the 35th Fall Harvest Festival
Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Main Street Alachua

Enjoy 2 stages of entertainment and browse 200 craft and gift vendors along the winding Main Street Alachua. Kids activities and food vendors provide a fun-filled day.

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Hear 61 Bells Ring Out from Guest Artist Simone Browne and the UF Carillon Studio
Sunday, November 13, 1:55 p.m. | UF Century Tower
375 Newell Dr., Gainesville, FL 32611

Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Century Tower is a 157-foot carillon tower in the center of the University of Florida campus featuring 61 bells. The Tower was built in 1953 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the university and was dedicated to UF students killed in World Wars I and II. For an optimal listening experience, find a location at least 100 feet from the tower.

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Fish for an Epic Catch at the Veterans Day Family Fishing Day Saturday, November 12, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. | UF IFAS Fishing Ponds
7922 NW 71st St., Gainesville, FL 32653

Family Fishing Day are held once each month at the UF/IFAS fishing ponds. All family members, including those with disabilities, are encouraged to participate. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome with loaner poles and bait available. Fish for bream (bluegill, red-ear sunfish, warmouth), largemouth bass, and channel catfish up to 10 lbs. Admission is free.

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Catch Jazzy Tunes on the Promenade with Jazz on the Green and the Marty Liquori Jazztet
Saturday, November 12, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Celebration Pointe
4949 Celebration Pointe Ave., Gainesville, FL 32608

Grab food and drinks from nearby Celebration Pointe restaurants and spread a blanket or pull up a chair to enjoy a live jazz concert from the outdoor stage. Marty Liquori is known for his straight-ahead jazz guitar and gypsy jazz guitar stylings, as he has become a mainstay of the Gainesville and North Central Florida Jazz scene.


Fall for the Season’s Family-Friendly Pumpkin Patches, Corn Mazes and Annual Festivals 

Downtown Festival and Art Show
Saturday, November 19 – Sunday, November 20

Cane Boil and Fiddlefest 2022
Saturday, November 26

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Pop-Up Markets and Retail Shopping

Fall Pop-Up Shop at GROW HUB
Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

3rd Annual Kidpreneur Pop-Up Shop at Trinity Day Spa
Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Shop local boutiques and national brands at Butler Enterprises, Celebration Pointe, The Oaks Mall and Shoppes at Thornebrook.

Arts & Theatre

House That Will Not Stand at Star Center Theatre
Friday, November 11 – Sunday, November 20

12th Annual Jewish Film Festival at The Hippodrome Cinema
Now through December 8

Events & Festivals

Block Party with Vendors, Live Music and More at the How Bazar
Friday, November 11, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m.

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Gainesville Cars and Coffee at Butler Town Center
Sunday, November 13, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Bikers on Parade 2022 at Santa Fe College
Sunday, November 13, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

November Farmers “Moo-Ket” at Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary
Sunday, November 13, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Black Films Matter Presents Wakanda in the Park and Screening of Wakanda Forever at Celebration Pointe
Sunday, November 13, 1:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.

How Bazar 1-Year Anniversary Party at the How Bazar
Sunday, November 13, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Music & Performance

High Energy Bluegrass with Boilin’ Oil at Lightnin’ Salvage
Friday, November 11, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Grateful Gainesville Fall Boogie at Heartwood Soundstage
Friday, November 11, 6 p.m. – Saturday, November 12, 11 p.m.

MusicGNV Presents the Live and Local GNV Concert Series with Jordan Burchel at Bo Diddley Plaza
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Singer-Songwriter Tret Fure at Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville
Saturday, November 12, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Electro-soul Dance Music with Marvel Years at High Dive
Saturday, November 12, 9 p.m.

Veterans Day Concert with Gainesville Community Band at First Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 13, 4 p.m.

“Reflections” a Solo Recital with Assistant Professor of Piano Dr. Evan Mitchell UF School of Music
Sunday, November 13, 4:05 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Shabbatones Chorus with Maestro Will Kesling at Highlands Presbyterian Church
Sunday, November 13, 5 p.m.

Swamp Blues and Rock and Roll with The Legendary Shack Shakers at Loosey’s
Sunday, November 13, 7 p.m.

Comedy with Ben Brainard at High Dive
Sunday, November 13, 7 p.m.

Piano Studio Recital at UF School of Music
Tuesday, November 15, 5:10 p.m. – 6:10 p.m.

Saxophone Orchestra Concert at UF School of Music
Tuesday, November 15, 7:20 p.m. – 9 p.m.

jazz wednesdays

Jazz Wednesdays with The Oak Trio at Covey Kitchen and Cocktails
Wednesday, November 16, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Craft Breweries

Americana with Tom Smith Band and DJs Cast Iron Burgers Food Truck at Cypress and Grove Brewing Company
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Zane Lamprey Comedy Tour at Blackadder Brewing Company
Sunday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.

U-Picks & Farmers Markets

Grove Street Farmers Market with Live Music
Mondays, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Archer Farmers Market at Archer Historical Society Railroad Museum
Tuesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

GNV Market at South Main Station Featuring Live Music
Thursdays, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

High Springs Farmers Market
Fridays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Alachua County Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Newberry Farmers Market
Saturdays, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Haile Village Farmers Market
Saturdays, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Waldo Farmers Market
Saturdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Gators Men’s Basketball vs. Kennesaw State at Exactech Arena
Friday, November 11, 7 p.m.

Gators Baseball Fall Exhibition Orange and Blue World Series at Condron Family Ballpark
Saturday, November 12, 9 a.m.

Gators Women’s Basketball vs. UNC Asheville at Exactech Arena
Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m.

Gators Softball Fall Exhibition vs. College of Central Florida at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium
Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m.

Gators Men’s Basketball vs. Florida Atlantic at Exactech Arena
Monday, November 14, 7 p.m.

Parks & Trails

parkrun Free Timed 5K at Depot Park
Saturday, November 12, 7:30 a.m.

Paynes Prairie: History and Lore Hike with Adventure Outpost
Friday, November 11, 10 a.m.

Rim Ramble Ranger-Led Hike at La Chua Trail
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.

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Native Wildlife of the Devils Millhopper at Devils Millhopper Geological State Park
Saturday, November 12, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Paynes Prairie Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 16, 7 p.m.

River & Springs

Paddle 8 Springs in 8 Miles or Slowly Float Down the Santa Fe River at Poe Springs Park with Anderson’s Outdoor Adventures
Friday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Float or Splash Into Freshwater Springs
North Florida is home to the largest collection of first-magnitude springs in the United States.

Museums & Galleries

Free Admission for Veterans at the Florida Museum of Natural History
Friday, November 11, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Native American Heritage Month: Indigenous Florida with Nicole Nesberg (Migizi Miigwan) at the Matheson History Museum
Sunday, November 13, 2 p.m.

A Celebration of Indian Folk Music (Kesariya Balam) at the Harn Museum of Art
Sunday, November 13, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Holiday Season Art Market at Artisans’ Guild Gallery
Sunday, November 13, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

View a Spread of Culinary-Themed Art at “Indulge: The Art of Food and The Food of Art” at GFAA Gallery
Now through November 19

Annual Faculty Exhibit Opening at Santa Fe College Gallery
The Santa Fe Gallery is open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

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View Memories of Legendary Bands at a Legendary Music Venue at the Matheson History Museum’s Newest Exhibit “Return to Forever: Gainesville’s Great Southern Music Hall”
Museum Hours: Wednesday – Saturday, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
The Matheson History Museum looks back at the state-of-the-art concert venue in Gainesville between 1974 and 1978. The Great Southern Music Hall hosted performers including Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles, Muddy Waters, Bob Seger and Steve Martin to name a few. The exhibit features a collection of live performance photos from the house photographer John Moran, Bo Diddley’s signature square guitar and other artifacts. Admission is free.

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Into the Woods and Out of the Woods Exhibits at The Historic Thomas Center
Gallery Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Pictured above, “Log (2)” by Benjamin Ingle

Explore the Solar System with the Cade Museum’s Scavenger Hunt
Now through January 2023
Engage with the Gainesville-wide “Wandering the Milky Way Planetary Partnership Scavenger Hunt” and visualize the scale of the galaxy. Get a map at the Cade Museum and make stops at locations throughout Gainesville including The Historic Thomas Center, Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens and more. The scavenger hunt is an extension of the museum’s current theme, “Wandering the Milky Way.”

Speechless, Text and Image in Global Culture at the Harn Museum of Art
Now through December 30, 2022
Tuesday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.

Discover a Unique African American Culture at Gullah Geechee – African Connections and Cultural Traditions in America at the Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center
Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Explore the Cosmos at the Cade Museum’s New Exhibit: Voyages – A Trip Through Space and Time
Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
This featured exhibit is part of the museum-wide theme “Wandering the Milky Way – A Tour of the Solar System.” Discover how spacecraft from the 1970s still teach us about the galaxy and learn how scientists are designing a mission that spans generations.

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Dig Into the Past at the Florida Museum’s Science Up Close: Fantastic Fossils
Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday, 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Take a unique look behind the scenes, interact with scientists while they work and explore some of the museum’s coolest specimens. Get face-to-face with giant dinosaur skeletons, beautiful botanical fossils and ancient microscopic life. Plan your visit online. Photo by Florida Museum/Jeff Gage

Save The Date

High Springs Artwalk, November 19

Food and Ag Festival at the Cade Museum, November 19

Downtown Festival and Art Show, November 19-20

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