Gator Homecoming Weekend

Love and support our Gators in an action packed weekend of activities.

Friday, November 8 – Gator Gallop: 2 mile fun run begins at Percy Beard Track and ends at SW 2nd Ave and SW 13th Street    Time: 11:30 a.m.

Friday, November 8 – Homecoming Parade Celebrates 90 yearsThe biggest and best student run parade in the country with over 100 floats, UF and local bands, dance teams and celebrities proudly show their Gator spirit.  Time: Noon     Where: from UF East on University Avenue to downtown

Friday, November 8 – Gator Growl: This homecoming tradition, the country’s biggest college pep rally, headlines The Fray and Sister Hazel.     Time:  8 p.m.    Where: Ben Hill Griffin Stadium

Saturday: November 9 – Homecoming game with Vanderbilt

TimeNoon           WhereBen Hill Griffin stadium

A Tuna Christmas

The Hippodrome Theatre stage transports the audience to the middle of the annual flashiest, trashiest yard decoration contest in Tuna, Texas, a delightfully, eccentric small town. Back by popular demand, this enjoyable two-hour escape, A Tuna Christmas’ two-man cast creates the voices of 22 eclectic and eccentric townspeople characters of both genders and various ages, gives an affectionate commentary on small-town Southern life and attitudes. Described as a “Stocking full of laughs and a comic masterpiece;” this knee slapping holiday extravaganzas leaves you laughing out loud. For performance schedule and times visit – http://www.thehipp.org/  – 25 SE 2nd Place, Gainesville, FL 32601.      352-375-4477

Saturday, November 24 – December 23rd, 2012     

Theatre Offerings

November 27 -28, 2012                                                       

West Side Story – a modern day Romeo and Juliet brings the battle of gangs the Sharks and the Jets for control and respect of a New York City neighborhood to the stage of the Curtis M. Phillips Center for two performances.  Love, heartbreak, tragic events, memorable songs by Stephen Sondheim, set to the music of Leonard Bernstein, and great dance routines choreographed by Jerome Robbins are what makes this 1957 Broadway musical hit an enduring favorite. Performance at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, November 27 and Wednesday, November 28 at the Phillips Center, 3295 Hull Road at SW 34thm Street, Gainesville, FL 32611 – 352 392-2787   –  for ticket information visit – http://performingarts.ufl.edu/tickets/

 

November 23 – December 23, 2012                      

Vam York Theatre has a White Christmas – No snow in Gainesville but there will be a White Christmas on stage as a retired commanding general struggling to save his winter resort with the help of two ex-GI buddies, mounts a family musical in which Irving Berlin songs are the stars: Sisters, Snow, Count your Blessings Instead of Sheep, I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Ward, I Love a Piano, Let Yourself Go and the all time favorite White Christmas.  Saw the movie? This stage presentation brings back memories and will have you humming along. The story, the music is a holiday “must see treat.”  For times visit  http://www.gcplayhouse.org/ – 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32605 – (353) 376-4949

Happenings this weekend.

Friday, November 16, 2012                                                                        

UF – the College of Art and Art History showcases the range of the school’s disciplines at the annual public open house. The community is invited to attend this free open house and to talk with students about their studio works in various mediums. Friday, November 16, 2012 – 6 p.m. – at the UF Fine Arts Courtyard, 400 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32611

Saturday, November 17, 2012 – Every Saturday                                      

Morningside Nature Center: Living History Days – Get a snap-shot of the past in the piney woods of east Gainesville at the Morningside Nature Center, when history comes to life as park staff demonstrates day-to-day life as lived on a rural Florida farm in the 1870s. Living History Days are every Saturday and guests are offered cane syrup topped biscuits or cornbread baked in a wood stove. 9 a.m. – Morningside Nature Center, 3540 East University Avenue, Gainesville, FL 32641 (352) 334-3326

Sunday, November 18, 2012                                                                

Harn Museum of Art – Visiting the gem of a gift shop within the Harn Museum is a serendipitous experience. A special highlight for the holiday season is meeting local artists and fine craftsmen as they are set up in the lobby for this one-day annual trunk show to offer their latest works of paintings, jewelry, pottery and so much more. This is just the place to get that unusual gift for the special person on your gift list.  1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, November 18th at the Harn Museum of Art, Hull Road and SW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32611 – (352) 392-9826