Gainesville area events

9/8, 8pm: Poetry Jam, Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St;

9/8-9/18: Gainesville Latino Film Festival – see pg 24

9/9, 7–9pm: Free Fridays shows every Fri – Bo Diddley Downtown Plaza (111 E. University Ave) – see pg 9,

9/9, 9pm: Music Show, CMC (433 S. Main St;

9/10, 9:30-10:30am: Plan C Self-Managed Abortion (SMA) 101 Workshop – contact for info

9/10, 7pm: Gator home football game – either go or stay well clear

9/11, 4pm: “Art Speaks” poetry/spoken word event at Thomas Center (306 NE 6th Ave)

9/12, 7–9pm: Pride Community Center Drop-In every Monday (3131 NW 13th St)

9/12, 7pm: Let It Fall: Los Angeles 1982–1992 documentary screening at Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St); donation requested

9/12, 11:30am: Florida Free Speech Forum, Aloft Hotel (3743 Hull Rd) – Stacy Scott, Public Defender for FL 8th Circuit; register for meal, etc at

9/14, “Return to Forever: Gainesville’s Great Southern Music Hall” opens at Matheson Museum (513 E University Ave;; see pg 7

9/15, Time TBA: UF Black Box Theater opens Rhinoceros, runs through 25th – see pg 9

9/15, 5–7pm: Free HIV Testing, 3rd Thursdays,  Pride Community Center (3131 NW 13th St)

9/16, 6–8:30pm: Paint Party Fundraiser for Bailey Learning and Arts Collective at Flaco’s Cuban Bakery (200 W. University Ave),$25 includes food & 1 drink

9/16, 7pm: Improv Show at Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St)

9/17, 1–2:20pm: Rainbow Resilience Queer & Trans Mental Health Discussion Group, 3rd Saturdays,  Pride Community Center (3131 NW 13th St)

9/17, 6pm: Pride Student Meet Up – Pride Center (3131 NW 13th St) launches Middle/High School LGBTQ+ Group

9/17, 6pm: Poetry Book Release with Mike Ostrov, Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St)

9/17, 7:30pm: Gator home football game – see 9/10

9/18, 7:45 AM: “Run for Your Life 5K” at Depot Park (874 SE 4th St) – free breakfast, local orgs, raffles

9/18, 11am: Sunday Assembly at Pride Center (3131 NW 13th St): Dr. Lynn Leverty on “The Importance of Public Education: The Position of the League of Women Voters”

9/18, 11am-6pm: International Festival/Longest Table at MLK Ctr (1028 NE 14th St) – see pg 18

9/18, 2pm: Final performance of Fahrenheit 451 at Hippodrome Theater (25 SE 2nd Pl; – see pg 6 and pg13

9/19, 7pm: Lesbian Avengers documentary screening at Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St); donation requested

9/20, 7pm: PFLAG Gainesville meets 3rd Tuesdays, Pride Community Center (3131 NW 13th St)

9/21, 1–3pm: Alachua County Affordable Housing Advisory Committee requests input for Incentives & Recommendation Report, presents Housing Summit Report – County Admin Bldg (12 SE 1st St), Grace Knight Conference Room.

9/21, 7pm: Fla Native Plant Society meets, 3rd Thursdays, Unitarian Fellowship (4225 NW 34th St) – see pg 6

9/22, 11am–3pm: Alachua County Agritourism Conference, UF/IFAS Extension Office (22712 W. Newberry Rd, Newberry), free (RSVP to

9/24, 11am–3pm: Young Leaders 4 Wild Florida Fall Fest – Games, live animals, community groups, garage sale, more, Prairie Creek Lodge (7204 SE County Rd 234)

9/25, 11am-1pm: “Reproductive Justice is Climate Justice” Fair – Curia on the Drag (2029 NW 6th St) – Planned Parenthood, Nat’l Women’s Liberation, & other groups present speakers, tie-dye & terrarium workshops, more

9/25, 4pm: 4th Sunday Old Time, Bluegrass and Traditional Acoustic Jam at Civic Media Center (433 S. Main St)

9/30, 7pm: Artwalk in various venues downtown – see pg 15,

10/1, noon: Gator home football game – see 9/10

10/2, 5:30pm: “Abortion Without Apology” benefit at The Backyard (232.5 SE 1st St), with local bands, $10–20 – see pg 6


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