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Scene Calendar: Free Fridays concert, Blue Crab Fest, Battle of the Books, Artwalk

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Sweetwater Print Cooperative presents "Still Wet - Do Not Touch!" with recent oil paintings by Reid Fogler. Opening reception is 7-9 p.m. May 27. Show continues through June 22 and may be seen after Artwalk by appointment. © Courtesy photo/Sweetwater Print Cooperative/Reid Fogler Sweetwater Print Cooperative presents "Still Wet - Do Not Touch!" with recent oil paintings by Reid Fogler. Opening reception is 7-9 p.m. May 27. Show continues through June 22 and may be seen after Artwalk by appointment.

MUSIC

“Free Fridays” Concert: 7-9 p.m. today, Bo Diddley Plaza amphitheater, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bodiddleyplaza.com/upcoming-events) The Lee Boys will perform.

Playlist at the Pointe: 7-9 p.m. today, Celebration Pointe, Celebration Pointe Avenue. Free. (celebrationpointe.com) Reel Dealz will perform. Food available from area restaurants.

Tioga Concert Night: 7-10 p.m. today, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Jamie Davis will perform. Future performances include Ed Roth on June 10, The Project on July 1, Elio Piedra on July 22, Scott Wilson and the Global Jazz Ensemble on Aug. 5 and one more performance TBA on Aug. 26. 

Wallows: 8 p.m. today, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $29-$125. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) The band will perform as part of its "Tell Me That It's Over" tour.

Bright Eyes: 7 p.m. Saturday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $41-$61. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) The band will perform with special guest Hurray for the Riff Raff. 

Robert Earl Keen: 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Ponte Vedra Concert Hall, 1050 A1A N., Ponte Vedra Beach. Tickets: $66-$96. (pvconcerthall.com) The road goes on forever … until it doesn’t. Legendary Texas songwriter and entertainer Robert Earl Keen will wrap up 41 years on the road with his 2022 final tour, “I’m Comin’ Home: 41 Years On The Road.”

Bikini Kill: 8 p.m. Tuesday, Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $40. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band from the ’90s. The band is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early ’90s via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live show.

Rebelution: 5:30 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday, St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $17.93-$45. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Founded in Isla Vista, California, Rebelution has followed their instincts since the release of their breakout 2007 debut, “Courage To Grow.”

Brit Floyd: 8 p.m. Wednesday Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $45-$75. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “The Wall” and the iconic song “Echoes” performed note-for-note and in its entirety by Brit Floyd. Faithfully recreating the scale and pomp of the final 1994 Pink Floyd tour, complete with a multi-million-dollar light show, iconic circle screen, lasers, inflatables and theatrics. 

“Happy Together” Tour: 8 p.m. Thursday Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $35-$75. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Performing their biggest hits of the 1960s and 1970s, The Turtles, Chuck Negron (formerly of Three Dog Night), The Association, Mark Lindsay, The Vogues and The Cowsills return for the 2022 “Happy Together” tour.

THEATER

“Blippi the Musical”: 6 p.m. today, Florida Theatre, 128 E. Forsyth St., Jacksonville. Tickets: $29.75-$64.50. (floridatheatre.com, 904-355-5661) Stevin John is the creator of Blippi and acts as the writer and creative force behind the Blippi character. Now that Blippi has evolved as a character, he is excited that a dynamic stage performer has been cast as Blippi to entertain and thrill audiences across all of the tour markets.

“Pieces of Their Hearts”: 7:30 p.m. today-Saturday, Santa Fe College, Jackson N. Sasser Fine Arts Hall at the Northwest Campus, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $15 adults; $9 seniors, students, military service members, and ages 11 and younger; free for SF students, faculty and staff with college ID cards. (395-4181, showpass.com/pieces-of-their-hearts) Santa Fe College Theatre Professor Terry Klenk’s “Pieces of Their Hearts: A Devised Musical Revue About Relationships and Love!” will explore the evolution of a romantic relationship through comedy and Broadway show tunes when Theatre Santa Fe students take the stage.

"August: Osage County": 8 p.m. today-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S. Main St. Tickets: $20 general admission; $15 seniors, military and students. (acrosstown.org) A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets

“American Idiot”: 8 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays through June 12, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 NW 16th Blvd. Tickets: $23 general admission, $19 seniors, $12 students. (gcplayhouse.org) Green Day’s powerhouse album is brought to life in this electric-rock musical of youthful disillusion.

ET CETERA

Blue Crab Festival: All day today-Sunday, Downtown Palatka. Free entry. (bit.ly/bluecrab22) Annual event featuring kids’ rides, live music and food trucks. 

Florida Folk Festival: All day today-Sunday, Stephen Foster Folk Culture Center, 11016 Lillian Saunders Drive, White Springs. Tickets: $60 adult weekend ticket, $30 adult one-day ticket, $5 children. (bit.ly/folkfest22) A three-day celebration of the music, dance, stories, crafts and food that make Florida unique. 

Mickle Pool Family Fun Night: 5-7 p.m. today and Thursday, Andrew R. Mickle Sr. Pool, 1717 SE 15th St. Free. (cityofgainesville.org) The city of Gainesville encourages families to come out and enjoy time together at the pool.

“Florida Skies (Spring)”: 7-8 p.m. today, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 for adults; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (showpass.com/o/santa-fe-college-planetarium) Join James Albury, host of "The Sky Above Us" and former co-host of the PBS TV Show "Star Gazers," as he takes attendees on a personally guided tour of our night sky, using the planetarium’s GOTO Chronos Space Simulator. 

Spring Festival: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Sunshine Zoological Preserve, 17248 Crawford Lake Road, McAlpin. Tickets: $10, free ages 2 and younger. (bit.ly/szsf22a) Explore more than 90 acres at the Sunshine Cattle Ranch featuring kids’ crafts, play area, swings, Tonka digging area, sensory path, roping area, agricultural demonstrations, petting zoo, food vendors and arts/crafts vendors.

Devil's Millhopper Geological State Park Sinkhole Guided Walk: 10-11 a.m. Saturday, Devil’s Millhopper Geological State Park, 4732 Millhopper Road. Cost: $4 per vehicle, $2 pedestrian or bicyclist. (bit.ly/devilsmill) Ask questions and learn about the area and its history while exploring the park with a ranger.

Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation Tour: 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation, 8528 E. County Road 225. Tickets: $25 adults, $10 ages 2-11, free ages 1 and younger; $45 motorized-vehicle tours. (carsonspringswildlife.org, 468-2827, contact@cswildlife.org) Take a tour — on foot or in a tour vehicle — of Carson Springs Wildlife Conservation Foundation with big-cat feeding demonstrations and up-close encounters with the animals.

Rooterville Animal Sanctuary Self-Guided Tours: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Rooterville Animal Sanctuary, 5579 Darwood St., Melrose. Cost: Suggested $10 donation per person or $30 for a family of four. (rooterville.org) Take a map of the sanctuary at the gate to see highlights of Rooterville to help you find your way. Guided tours at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Peach Fest: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Red White & Blues Farm, 3250 NE 140th Ave., Williston. Cost: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. (redwhiteandbluesfarm.com) Family friendly event featuring peaches to pick, peach-themed activities and treats, arts and crafts vendors, live music, slide hill, bouncy jump pillows and more.

Horse Feeding: 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Mill Creek Farm Retirement Home for Horses, 20307 NW CR 235A, Alachua. Entrance: Bag of carrots. (millcreekfarm.org) The Retirement Home for Horses provides lifetime care to elderly horses seized by law enforcement agencies, rescued by the SPCA or humane societies, as well as horses retired from government service such as police patrol or state and federal parks.

Oceans Down Under: 3 p.m. Saturday, live on Zoom and Facebook. Free. (aclib.us/summer) This live-streamed event for all ages will take us on a journey to the Great Barrier Reef to meet Australian sea creatures and dance to the rhythms of the didgeridoo.

SpacePark360: Geodesium Edition: 3 p.m. Saturday, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 general admission; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (showpass.com/space-park-360-geodesium-edition) An immersive entertainment show for fulldome theaters — an amusement park with its rides placed throughout the solar system. 

Music 360: 5-6 p.m. Saturday, Kika Silva Pla Planetarium, 3000 NW 83rd St. Tickets: $7.19 general admission; $6.17 ages 4-12, ages 60 and older, UF affiliates, military and first responders. (showpass.com/music360-holst-theplanets) An immersive journey of sight and sound as you experience the majesty of Gustav Holst’s orchestral suite “The Planets” while visiting the planets of our Solar System. 

Memorial Mile: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday, corner of Northwest Eighth Avenue and Northwest 31st Street. Free. (vfpgainesville.org) Gainesville Vets for Peace invites the community to visit the Memorial Mile to remember service members and civilian casualties who lost their lives in the U.S. never-ending wars.

Kulaqua River Ranch Water Park Community Day: 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday, River Ranch Water Park, 23400 NW 212th Ave., High Springs. Admission: $16 ages 4 and older, free ages 3 and younger. (kulaqua.com) In an effort to support the community, Camp Kulaqua opens the River Ranch during specific days during the summer at a discounted rate with no reservations required. The venue requests that modest swimsuits be worn. Food and coolers allowed, but no glass containers or alcoholic beverages. Future community days include July 3, July 10, July 24 and Aug. 7. 

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Battle of the Books: Online through July 23, aclib.us/summer. Free. (aclib.us/summer) Teens can register and receive three free books for this annual trivia competition. Patrons ages 11 to 17 can sign up now and select which library branch team they’d like to compete with during the Battle of the Books at 2 p.m. July 23 on Zoom.

ART

Artisans' Guild Gallery: 6-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring the Moonlight Market on the porch with Debra Lindberg's encaustic mixed media artwork. Encaustic means "to burn in" in an ancient art form that uses a mix of beeswax and damar tree resin that dates back to the late 1st century B.C. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 224 NW Second Ave. (378-1383, artisansguildgallery.com)

Black C Art Gallery: 7-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring “Light Dreams” and special featured artist Celino Dimitroff. A collaborative installation featuring works of paper in-process, live and pre-recorded ambient music by artist Tom Miller, and luminescent sculptures. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 111 SE Second Place. (blackcproduction.com)

Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: “Fabric Frontiers — Textiles and Technology” on display through Sunday; “Tech Tapestry — Threads of Invention” on display through Sunday; “Animationland” on display through Jan. 3, 2023. Tickets: $12.50, $10 seniors and college students, $7.50 ages 5-17, free ages 4 and younger. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 811 N. Main St. (371-8001, cademuseum.org) 

Cedar Key Arts Center: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today through Monday CKAC Member’s Art Sale; 10 a.m.5 p.m. today-Sunday open studio for Plein Air/Sketch and Play with Clay. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. 457 Second St., Cedar Key. (543-5801, cedarkeyartscenter.org)

Cotton Club Museum and Cultural Center: “Unapologetic!” on display through August. The exhibit features works by local Gainesville artist Yvonne Ferguson with images of cultural and human rights icons as well as notable and groundbreaking musicians. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Thursday and Saturday plus by appointment for schools and other groups. 837 SE Seventh Ave. (226-8321, info@cottonclubmuseum.com)

Florida Museum of Natural History: Standing exhibits include the “Our Changing Climate: Past and Present,” “Butterfly Rainforest,” “Florida Fossils: Evolution of Life & Land,” “Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife,” “South Florida People & Environments,” “Exploring Our World,” “Fossil Plant Garden” and “Florida Wildflower & Butterfly Garden.” All standing exhibits are free, but regular admission fees apply to enter the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit: $14 for adults ($12 for Florida residents and seniors) and $7 for ages 3-17. Admission is free for museum members and UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. (floridamuseum.ufl.edu, 846-2000)

Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: 6-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring “Absence and Presence,” an exhibition of black-and-white abstract art. On display through June 16. Awards will be presented during the reception at 7 p.m. Smaller artwork is available for sale in the gift shop; “The Future: Conserving Our Earth” on display through Tuesday. Gallery hours are 1 to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. 1314 S. Main St. (gainesvillefinearts.org, info@gainsevillefinearts.org)

Galleries at the Historic Thomas Center: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring the newly acquired visionary and memory paintings of “Between Heaven & Earth — The Paintings of Alyne Harris.” On display through June 4. The exhibition features 200 paintings by Gainesville native Harris, who paints to express both her lived experiences and her profound spiritual life; 5-8 p.m. June 3 and 1-4 p.m. June 4 reception and art sale. Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday. 302 NE Sixth Ave. (393-8532, gvlculturalaffairs.org)

Good News Arts Inc.: Works by Paul Shortt on display through July 2. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. 18555 Main St., High Springs. (goodnewsarts.com)

Harn Museum of Art: “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Sept. 25; “COPIA II,” celebrates new photographs that have entered the Harn Museum of Art’s collection in the last six years, with a few other photographs rarely or never shown before, on display through Oct. 30; “Global Perspectives: Highlights from the Contemporary Collection,” a celebration of global interconnectedness, on display through Oct. 1, 2023; “She/Her/Hers: Women in the Arts of China,” which unravels the intersecting roles women played as subjects, artists and consumers of art in traditional, modern and contemporary China, on display through March 24, 2024; “Speechless: Text and Image in Global Culture,” a fascinating look at how words, aesthetics and materials have supported religious, political and socio-cultural agendas for millennia, on display May 31–Dec. 30. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3259 Hull Road. (392-9826)

Hippodrome Gallery: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring an exhibit by painter Michael Ferret. Gallery hours are noon-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Hippodrome Theatre, 25 SE Second Place. (thehipp.org)

Matheson History Museum: “We're Tired of Asking: Black Thursday and Civil Rights at the University of Florida,” which follows one slice of African American history in Gainesville, currently on display online and in person; “When Johnny Came Marching Home: Some Gave All – All Gave Some,” remembering those who came home from war with both physical and mental wounds, on display outside; “Trailblazers: 150 Years of Alachua County Women,” celebrating the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote in the United States, on display. Gallery hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 513 E. University Ave. (378-2280, mathesonmuseum.org)

Melrose Bay Art Gallery: May’s featured artist is Nancy Hyer. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday or by appointment. 103 State Road 26, Melrose (475-3866, melrosebayartgallery.com)

Sweetwater Print Cooperative: 7-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring opening reception for "Still Wet — Do Not Touch!" with recent oil paintings by Reid Fogler — many so new they are still wet! On display through June 22. Gallery hours: By appointment. 117 S. Main St. (514-3838)

University Galleries: “Please Do Not Touch: Prelude to an Art History Survey,” where viewers are given the opportunity to touch the objects on display, on view through June 15. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 400 SW 13th St. (arts.ufl.edu/university-galleries)

ALTERNATIVE ART SPACES

Art Studios of Grace: 6-8 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring Gia Gelpi from La Selva Art Studios and her after-school Maker’s Class end-of-the-year art show. This art crew is excited to debut their epic play titled “Boba Tea, Queen Sushi, and The Sus Catsel.” The Studios of Grace invites the Gainesville community to take a stroll around the courtyard with artists Jay Winter Collins (paintings), Linda Zidonik (mosaics), Christine Brundige (watercolors) and Gia Gelpi (community arts). Guest artists Candace McCaffrey (textile mixed-media) and Kathy Wobie (paintings) also will display their work. 3146 NW 13th St.

Bingo Deli & Pub: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring Laura Predny, a local artist who works in a variety of mediums, including oil painting, nature photography and woodworking. She will have some oil paintings on display as well as nature photos taken in Micanopy with frames that she crafted using locally sourced heritage wood scraps. 619 S. Main St., Unit 1A. (451-4470)

The Bull: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring Cinbad Carver, an abstract artist who first started painting animal art forms. Her creativity grew with an interest in spray paint and hard lines. Her take on traditional paintings captures the essence of beauty in destruction. 18 SW First Ave.

Civic Media Center: 6-9 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring GNV Zine Fest. Zines are little booklets that anyone can make. A “do it yourself” art form, zines can be written, drawn, collaged or all of the above. The only limit is the artists’ own creativity. Celebrate do-it-yourself art and purchase work from local creators, including The Ashtray, Marginal Man Works, Cross Pollinator, members of the Sequential Artists’ Workshop and more. The CMC will have comics and poetry chapbooks available for purchase, and an exhibit of zines from the Civic Media Center’s collection will be on display in the space through June. 433 S. Main St. (373-0100, civicmediacenter.org)

Cypress and Grove Brewing Company: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring local artist Milan Hopper's work. He uses repurposed materials like found wood as well as recycled house paints that are found at local hazardous waste-collection sites. Venue also will be featuring live music. 1001 NW Fourth St.

First Magnitude Brewing Co.: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring a varied array of artists and fun with indoor and outdoor displays of artwork and music. Food trucks and beverages to meet a variety of tastes. 1220 SE Veitch St.

Gainesville Opportunity Center: 7-10 p.m. Friday Artwalk event featuring Ellie Smith, a young digital artist. Recently she has been commissioned for character designs and game illustrations for an up-and-coming video game, “Nocturnal Souls.” She also has worked for painting with a twist helping people learn how to paint. Smith’s work has been placed in Tresses salon in Melrose, Watson’s Realty Co., and the Santa Fe Art Gallery. She received her AA from Santa Fe College and worked with art gallery director Kyle Novak on how to install artwork and set up a gallery. 1210 NW 14th Ave.

UPCOMING CONCERTS

Barenaked Ladies: 6 p.m. June 3 Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $44-$129. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Following their critically acclaimed 2019 "Last Summer on Earth Tour," Barenaked Ladies is ready to hit the road again and bring out all the fan favorites that have built them a long-lasting career and worldwide fan base.

The Doobie Brothers: 7 p.m. June 5, Daily's Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $59.50-$149.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000) The iconic group will perform as part of their “50th Anniversary” tour.

Live and Local Spring Concert Series: 6:30-8:30 p.m. June 16, Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. Free. (bit.ly/livelocalapril, bit.ly/livelocalmay, bit.ly/livelocaljune) All-ages concert series featuring Gainesville's best and brightest emerging talent. The line ups will include emerging bands, singer/songwriters and independent artists, and offer a diverse mix of musicians that are local or connected to Gainesville's music community. June 16 goes full on rock ’n’ roll with the Lo-Minds and Shine from Shine and The Shakers.

Tedeschi Trucks Band: 7 p.m. June 24, Daily's Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: TBD. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The band will perform as part of their “Wheels of Soul” tour.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band: 7:30 p.m. June 24, Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre, 1340C A1A South, St. Augustine. Tickets: $54-$154. (904-209-0367, theamp.com) Ringo Starr has announced details for a North American Tour with his current All Starr Band featuring Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Gregg Rolie, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette and Hamish Stuart. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre stop also will feature former All Starr Edgar Winter. 

Matchbox Twenty: 7 p.m. July 6, Daily's Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $50.25-$145.75. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The post-grunge rockers will perform.

Goo Goo Dolls: 7 p.m. Aug. 24, Daily's Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $39.50-$269.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The ’90s band will perform as part of their “Summer Tour 2020” tour with special guest Blue October.

Rod Stewart: 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2, Daily's Place Amphitheatre, 1 Daily’s Place, Jacksonville. Tickets: $63-$458.50. (dailysplace.com/events, 904-633-2000). The flamboyant, gravelly-voiced rock/pop singer will perform.

UPCOMING EVENTS

"The Line": 8 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 2 p.m. Saturdays-Sundays June 3-12, Actors’ Warehouse, 2512 NE First Blvd. Tickets: $25 general admission, $20 students and ages 65 and older. (actorswarehouse.org) Crafted from firsthand interviews with New York City medical first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic, “The Line” cuts through the media and political noise to reveal the lived experiences of frontline medical workers in New York and their battle to save lives in a system built to serve the bottom line.

Reader Palooza: 10 a.m.-noon June 4, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Free. (aclib.us/summer) After you sign up for Summer at the Library and receive your tote bag, play games with community partners including Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo, Fun 4 Gator Kids, the Harn Museum of Art, Giggle Magazine and more.

Ocean Tales: 2 p.m. Tuesdays in June and July, live on Zoom and Facebook. Free. (aclib.us/summer) Meet marine animal friends, including manatees, sea turtles and dolphins from Florida zoos, museums and aquariums.

Family Invention Lab: 2 p.m. June 12, Meeting Room A, Headquarters Library, 401 E. University Ave. Free; register online. (aclib.us/invention) Learn basic coding and engineering lessons for the whole family. These programs are curated by the MakerSpace team to encourage discovery, experimentation and hands-on learning with beginner-friendly technology. Inventors from ages 5 to adults can learn how to write code and engineer contraptions with pocket-sized computers, STEM kits, building straws and more. Future events will be held June 26, July 10, July 24, Aug. 14 and Aug. 28.

Tioga Outdoor Movie Night Series: 7 p.m. June 17, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way, Newberry. Free. (tiogatowncenter.com) Tioga movie night featuring “Soul.” Bring your lawn chairs and blankets, and enjoy the movie under the stars. Upcoming movies include “Sing 2” on July 8 and “Clifford the Big Red Dog” on Aug. 12.

High Springs Art Walk: Noon-5 p.m. June 18, downtown High Springs. Free entry. (facebook.com/HighSpringsDowntownMerchants) Seasonal monthly event featuring local artists gracing sidewalks and storefronts with some locations featuring live painting and demonstrations. Future dates are Oct. 15, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17.

Authors discussion: 4 p.m. June 18, Matheson History Museum, 513 E. University Ave. Online option available. Free; registration required. (bit.ly/authorsjune22, bit.ly/authorsjune22zoom)  Five authors, conservationists, environmentalists and artists will read from their essays in “The Wilder Heart of Florida: More Writers Inspired by Florida Nature” about their beloved places in the state.

This article originally appeared on The Gainesville Sun: Scene Calendar: Free Fridays concert, Blue Crab Fest, Battle of the Books, Artwalk

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