What’s Good in Gainesville and Alachua County, November 3-9, 2022

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the bash

Get Ready for The BASH – Three Days, Thirty Artists and Three Stages Rockin’ Blues, Americana, Soul and Heritage Music at Depot Park
Friday, November 4, 5:30 p.m. – 9:45 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 12:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 12:20 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. | The Wooly (Friday) and 3 Stages at Depot Park | 874 SE 4th St, Gainesville, FL 32601

The BASH Music Festival features an impressive lineup of national, regional and local Blues, Americana, Soul and Heritage acts rocking Depot Park and music fans from around the state and country – and celebrates Gainesville’s musical roots with a wide array of music, along with tributes to local legends like Bo Diddley, Charles Bradley and Tom Petty. Headliners include Mavis Staples, Drive-By Truckers, Larkin Poe, Tyler Bryant and the Shakedown and many more. The BASH is free to attend. Click here to find out how you can upgrade to a VIP experience.


Uncover the Struggles and Successes of Soul Music Legend and Civil Rights Icon Mavis Staples at a Special Screening of Mavis!
Saturday, November 5, 12 p.m. | Hippodrome Cinema
25 SE 2nd Pl., Gainesville, FL 32601

Mavis! is the first feature documentary on gospel/soul music legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples and her family group, The Staple Singers. From the freedom songs of the ’60s and hits like “I’ll Take You There” in the ’70s, to funked-up collaborations with Prince and her recent albums with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Mavis has stayed true to her roots, kept her family close, and inspired millions along the way. 

Featuring powerful live performances, rare archival footage, and conversations with friends and contemporaries including Bob Dylan, Prince, Bonnie Raitt, Levon Helm, Jeff Tweedy, Chuck D, and more, Mavis! reveals the struggles, successes, and intimate stories of her journey. At 75, she’s making the most vital music of her career, winning Grammy awards, and reaching a new generation of fans. Her message of love and equality is needed now more than ever.

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Experience Innovative Theatre and Participate in the Creative Proces at the Hippodrome Theatre New Works Festival
Friday, November 4 – Saturday, November 5, 8 p.m. | Hippodrome Theatre
25 SE 2nd Pl., Gainesville, FL 32601

Explore innovative, experimental or thought-provoking material, through entertaining staged readings that reveal the kaleidoscope of the American experience through the lens of diverse theatre artists in Florida. Three finalists were chosen from 45 playwright submissions. Experience the finalists’ groundbreaking new works while participating in the creative process by sharing your reactions directly with the playwright and the production team at a post-show talkback.

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Browse Vintage and Handmade Goods at the Two-Day Sycamore Lane Fall Vintage Market
Friday, November 4, 9 a.m. – 9 p.m., Saturday, November 5, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Sycamore Lane Vintage Market
3824 SW 170th St., Archer, FL 32618

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Grab a friend and head on over to the Sycamore Lane Fall Vintage Market. Enjoy a welcoming community atmosphere while browsing over 40 vendors offering a great selection of locally made goods, plus unique, affordable vintage goods from furniture and decor to arts and clothing. The market also features food trucks, beer and wine to sip and shop, and live music on Friday night.

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Stroll Through the Historic City of Newberry for Family Friendly Fun at First Fridays
Friday, November 4, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Newberry Area Chamber of Commerce
25435 W Newberry Rd., Newberry, FL 32669

Relax on the City Hall Lawn with a family-friendly movie and fun activities for kids, plus contests, prizes and more. Check out fun Mini Coopers on display while watching The Minions. Newberry Nutrition will provide free popcorn and drinks for children.. Round out your evening with a stroll through downtown Newberry exploring the local shops and restaurants.

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Savor Menus from Around the World at the Two-Day International Food Truck Rally
Saturday, November 5, 2 p.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday, November 6, 12 p.m. – 8 p.m. | First Magnitude Brewing
1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL 32601

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First Magnitude Brewery and MA Latin Entertainment are partnering up to bring you a weekend-long Food Truck Rally with multiple food vendors, live music, great beer and plenty of seating. Participating food trucks include This Fruta Grill & Healthy, Curry Coma, Lulus Gelato, Eddy’s Patty, Latin Food Blessing, Fat Tiki, Crawdaddy’s, El Rincon del Coqui and The One Jerk Spot. Featuring live music from Lionel Jr., Michael Coast, Breakfast for Dinner, DJ Wax Atom and more.

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Go Birding at the Brewery with Alachua Audubon Society at Birds and Brews Guided Bird Walk
Sunday, November 6, 4:15 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.| First Magnitude Brewing
1220 SE Veitch St., Gainesville, FL 32601

Learn about area birds on a guided walk led by volunteers from the Alachua Audubon Society. This event meets the first Sunday of each month in front of the Maggie Banner by the entrance to The First Magnitude Warehouse. Be sure to check the start time each month as it will vary through the year.

The group will start walking over to Depot Park at 4:30 p.m. Once at Depot Park, there will be an hour-long guided tour identifying the many fine feathered friends throughout the park. The tour returns to the brewery around 5:30 p.m.


See Fall Garden Highlights on a Guided Walk at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
Saturday, November 6, 10 a.m. | Kanapaha Botanical Gardens
4700 SW 58th Dr., Gainesville, FL 32608 

Find out what’s in bloom on a guided garden walk. Spanning 68 acres, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens features paved walkways, the largest public display of bamboo in Florida and the largest herb garden in the southeast. 

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Spot Wildlife on a Ranger-Led Tour at Sweetwater Wetlands Park
Saturday, November 6, 10:30 a.m. | Sweetwater Wetlands Park

325 SW Williston Rd., Gainesville, FL 32640

Sweetwater Wetlands Park consists of more than 125 acres of wetlands and ponds and improves the water quality of Paynes Prairie and the Floridan Aquifer. It’s also a top birding site with recent sightings including Vermillion Flycatcher, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Harrier, Palm Warbler and Nashville Warbler.


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

Share Over 15 Activities with the Family at the Coon Hollow Fall Festival
Now through Sunday, November 6  

Load up the Car for Family Fun at the Crossroads Farm and Apiary Fall Festival (Formerly Roger’s Farm)
October 8 – November 6 

Alachua Main Street Harvest Festival
Sunday, November 13

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

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Arts & Theatre

Behold Controlled Madness as Five Actors from the London Stage Perform MacBeth at UF Phillips Center Squitieri Studio Theatre
Thursday, November 3 – Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.

Learn About an Immigrant Experience at “Complex Journey” Interactive Experience at Bo Diddley Plaza
Saturday, November 5, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Doxa Dance Studio Sleeping Beauty at UF Phillips Center
Saturday, November 5, 4 p.m.

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

Events & Festivals

Wilmot Botanical Gardens Plant Sale
Friday, November 4 – Saturday, November 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

2022 Girls in Aviation Day at University Air Center
Saturday, November 5, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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Learn to Homebrew Day at 4th Ave Food Park
Saturday, November 5, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

48th Annual Gainesville Rose Society Show at First Christian Church
Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Artifacts and Pictures of Historic Pleasant Street at The Historic Thomas Center
Sunday, November 6, 3 p.m.

Music & Performance

Motown and Soul with The Browns at Lightnin’ Salvage
Friday, November 4, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Americana with Kyle Keller at Bingo Deli and Pub
Friday, November 4, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Capella Nova Inc Community Chorus Presents Deep Waters and Mystical Songs at The Historic Thomas Center
Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m.

“A Scary Rock Show” and Costume Contest Party at High Dive
Saturday, November 5, 3:30 p.m.

Piano Benefit for Ukrainian Musicians and Their Families with Anastaslya Naplekova at Holy Faith Catholic Church
Saturday, November 5, 7:30 p.m.

Master Guitarist Joe Crookston at Heartwood Soundstage
Saturday, November 5, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

UF World Music Ensembles: Celebrating Diversity, Community and Inclusion at Bo Diddley Plaza
Saturday, November 5, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Singer-Songwriter Paul Elliot at Lightnin’ Salvage
Sunday, November 6, 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tropical Pop with Cannibal Kids at High Dive
Sunday, November 6, 7 p.m.

British Rockers EXTC Tribute to XTC at High Dive
Monday, November 7, 7 p.m.

Country and Hip Hop Roughneck Revival Tour with Seth Anthony and Hard Target at High Dive
Wednesday, November 9, 9 p.m.

jazz wednesdays

Jazz Wednesdays with The Oak Trio at Covey Kitchen and Cocktails
Wednesday, November 9, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Craft Breweries

Egyptian Belly Dance Class at Blackadder Brewing Company
Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.

UF vs Texas A&M Watch Party at First Magnitude Brewing Company
Saturday, November 5, 11:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Loggerhead Lager Release at Sea Turtle Day at Swamp Head Brewery
Sunday, November 6, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.

ugly muggery

“Ugly Mug” Clay Sculpting Class at Cypress and Grove Brewing Company
Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.

U-Picks & Farmers Markets

(sold out) UF/IFAS Extension Alachua County Farm Tour
Friday, November 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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.

newberry farmers market

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.

Bites & Brunch

gcm food festival

Sample 42 Restaurants at the GCM Food Fest at Celebration Pointe
Thursday, November 3, 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Wine Tasting at Superette Wine and Provisions
Thursday, November 3, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Wine Tasting at The Dunbar Hotel and Wine Bar
Thursday, November 3, 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

BBQ Pop-Up with Daydream BBQ at Halo Potato Donuts S Main St.,
Saturday, November 5, 12 p.m. – sellout

Wine Tasting at Uppercrust
Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.


Funtastic Fridays Archery at Easton Newberry Archery Center
Friday, November 4, 5:30 p.m.

XGLOsive Pickleball & Tennis Event at Tom Petty Park
Friday, November 4, 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Gators Men’s Tennis Gator Fall Invite
Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6

Gators Volleyball vs. Missouri at Exactech Arena
Friday, November 4, 7 p.m.

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9-Ball Tournament at Silver Q Billiards
Friday, November 4, 8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Gators Swimming and Diving vs. Tennessee at the O’Connell Center
Saturday, November 5, 8:30 a.m.

Gators Baseball Fall Exhibition vs. Stetson at Condron Family Ballpark
Sunday, November 6, 1 p.m.

Gators Softball Fall Exhibition vs. UNF at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium
Sunday, November 6, 2 p.m.

Gators Women’s Basketball vs. Florida A&M at Exactech Arena
Monday, November 7, 5:30 p.m.

Gators Men’s Basketball vs. Stony Brook at Exactech Arena
Monday, November 7, 8 p.m.

Parks & Trails

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

Memories of Muir: A Perspective on Famed Naturalist John Muir’s Travels Through Gainesville at Hogtown Creek Headwaters Nature Center
Sunday, November 6, 12 p.m. – 1 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.

Guided Lower Santa Fe River Paddle with Lars Andersen
Sunday, November 6, 9 a.m. – 1 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

Discover Artistic Achievements of Women in China at Museum Days: HERstory at the Harn Museum of Art
Saturday, November 5, 1 p.m. – 4 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

Farm Dinner Experience at Swallowtail Farm, November 12

Gators Football vs. South Carolina, November 12

Downtown Festival and Art Show, November 19-20

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