The Week Ahead for Aug. 9-15

Hide caption William Howell and his daughter Emma, 7, look at one of the exhibits in the fossil area of the Florida Museum of Natural History on the first day the museum reopened during the COVID-19 pandemic in Gainesville in July. To ensure a safe environment, visitors and staff must wear face coverings, foot traffic follows a one-way path to, and guests are encouraged to sanitize their hands frequently at hand sanitizer stations. Workspaces, exhibits, common areas and galleries are regularly sanitized, and some interative elements are not unavailable. [Brad McClenny/Staff photographer/File] Brad McClenny Makes sure to check the website of call the venue for COVID-19 updates before attending events. EVENTS Sunday Assembly: 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, via Zoom. Free. ( , Join the Zoom meeting list via email. Guest speaker Angie Brown, who is the assistant director for communication services and work life in the Office of Human Services at the UF, will speak on mindfulness. Music will be provided by Sunday Assembly musicians. Alachua County Library District new Grab & Go services: 9:30-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday at all 12 library branches. (334-3909 or Patrons can call any branch and share what type of books, movies, or music they like, such as true crime, historical fiction, manga, action-adventure, jazz, etc. Library staff will pull 3-5 items and have them ready in an hour, and patrons can pick up their Grab & Go bags. For more information, visit Sweetwater Print Cooperative: now through August 27 (, Leslie Peebles and Terence Stevens: “Myth, Dream, Fantasy and Identity.” Trailblazers, 150 years of Alachua County Women: online exhibition highlights the lives and accomplishments of eleven women from Alachua County. ( They are: Sarah Hamilton Matheson, Dr. Sarah Lucretia Robb, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Marjorie Harris Carr, Vivian Washington Filer, Daphne Duval Williams, Judith Brown, Margaret Tebeau, Clara Floyd Gehan, Mary Etta Cubberly, and Emmaline Buchholz. The Harn Museum of Art: Thursday through Sunday new summer hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday at 3259 Hull Road , UF campus. Free admission. The Museum Store and Camellia Court Café remain closed during the first phase of reopening. . Two new exhibitions: “Dreaming Alice: Maggie Taylor Through the Looking-Glass” and “Peace, Power and Prestige: Metal Arts in Africa” and a host of new programs, such as our Thursday Museum Nights, will be offered virtually. Earth’s Forecast: Hurricanes and Climate Change: Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. Free new exhibition highlights the effect of climate change on these natural disasters and presents information on their formation, naming, categories and hurricane seasons around the world. Charts and graphics illustrate the facts about climate change-related hurricane trends, while historic and satellite images showcase six historic Florida hurricanes. Gainesville Fine Arts Association: Online exhibitions, “Summer Showcase” through Aug. 23; “Attending to Wonder,” through July 26. ( The Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention: Through Aug. 23, noon-5 p.m. Fridays-Saturdays, 811 South Main St. Optional experiential museum tours available and group tours with advance registration are available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. The Cade debuts “The Science of Cool: T highlighting “Cool” Florida inventions, plus a synthetic ice skating rink in the rotunda. Moon to Mars: Through Oct. 31 Cade Museum. Micro exhibits throughout the building will help to educate guests on space and space travel. Throughout the museum, activities will encourage guests to learn more about the moon and traveling to Mars. The Cade will have a connection with the International Space Station allowing them to provide a story time experience with team members from the space station. Florida Museum of Natural History: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. 3215 Hull Road. All visitors and museum staff are required to wear face coverings, foot traffic throughout the museum will follow a one-way path to ensure physical distancing, guests are encouraged to wash or sanitize their hands frequently with hand sanitizer stations that are available throughout the building, and credit cards are preferred for purchases. (, 846-2000) Workspaces, exhibits, common areas and galleries are regularly sanitized, and certain touchable technology and interactives will be unavailable. Exhibits reopening include the “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 exhibits are free, but regular admission fees apply to enter the “Butterfly Rainforest” exhibit, which will have limited entry: $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. Admission tickets will be available for purchase at the entrance to the Rainforest exhibit. The Collectors Shop and West Gallery also will reopen. Exhibits that remain closed include the “Amazing Pollinators,” “Discovery Zone” and “Our Energy Future.” The Butterfly Rainforest Gift Shop, East Gallery and Children’s Gallery are also closed. The museum has temporarily paused Butterfly Spotlights in the Rainforest, group tours and weekend plant sales. Artisans Guild Gallery: noon-5 p.m. everyday or by appointment, 201 SE 2 Pl. The Artisans’ Guild Gallery offers the area’s largest selection of quality handmade fine arts and fine crafts from 50 regional artists. COVID-19 Community Archives: Online exhibition of digital submissions received viewed at ./ Kaitlyn Hof-Mahoney, curator of collections, is continually updating the exhibition as she receives images and narratives. The Matheson Museum asking for Alachua County residents to help document the community’s experience with digital submissions of photographs, video clips, stories or anything else county residents think helps tell their story.( Alachua County Library District: 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday will be offering curbside service only at all branch locations; book drops are open for returns. All meeting room reservations and in-person programs remain suspended. For updates, visit Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery: GFAA is dedicated to supporting the arts in the community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and have moved their exhibitions online. (, Artisans’ Guild Gallery: Open now in a new location 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday-Saturday. 224 NW Second Ave.(378-1383, The restored Craftsman-style house is in the Pleasant Street Neighborhood, also known as Bike Boulevard. Established in 1970, the Artisans’ Guild Gallery is among the oldest continuously running artist cooperatives in the country and features fine arts and fine crafts by 50-plus local artists. Guidelines to keep artists and customers safe are in effect. Black C Art Gallery: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon to 4 p.m. Saturday. 201 SE Second Place. ( Two Audience members. Social-distanced performance. Director 30 minute performance art piece of “The Stronger,” loosely based on August Strindberg’s play. For reservations, Malgorzata’s Gallery: Surf wall clocks from Timber Wave on display through August. Gallery summer hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. 2441 NW 43rd St., No. 9, Thornebrook Village. (215-8689, UPCOMING EVENTS Leveraging Gender Intelligence as Today’s Female Leader forum 1 – 4:30 p.m. Aug. 25, Registration $75 ( learn: the differences between female and male intelligence; ways to challenge and overcome your own roadblocks; gain laser-precision skills that you can leverage with different audiences. UF Office of Professional and Workforce Development. Sunday Assembly Gainesville: 11 a.m. Aug. 16, Zoom meeting. (Joyce Dewsbury, speaker Angie Brown, assistant director for Communication Services and Worklife, in the Office of Human Services at tUFwill speak about Mindfulness. Music will be provided by our Sunday Assembly musicians. Climate Change and Health forum: 5:30 – 7 p.m. Wednesday, August 26 from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. live-streamed to Facebook and a recording will be available after the event. To view: Presenters: Dr. Glenn Morris, Professor Joan Flocks and Dr. Lisa Chacko. Topics include: the health effects of rising temperatures, deteriorating air quality, and emerging pathogens; the principles of environmental justice and climate change threats to agricultural workers; and what individuals can do to help preserve human and the planet’s health. Moderator: Jay Rosenbek at for more information. MUSIC 40 Years of ART: A Musical Tribute: 7 p.m. Saturday, online Live Stream via Facebook and YouTube. Free. Donations are highly encouraged ( )( or ) Acrosstown officially turns 40. In lieu of the annual fundraising gala, the Acrosstown has created a special live-stream cabaret performance showcasing local talent by exploring musical theatre numbers from 1980 to today. A special group song will also pay tribute to Bob and Arupa Freeman, early founders and supporters of the Acrosstown Repertory Theatre who both passed away in May 2020 and December 2019, respectively. Archive Live Stream Wednesdays: 8 p.m. every Wednesday a stream from High Dive archives live stream of a past live show. Donation: $1 minimum. ( Surfer Blood: Astro Coast 10th Anniversary: 6 p.m. Thursday ( Tickets $10.00 – $15.00 ( LIVE benefit show with SURFER BLOOD! This concert will […]

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