Happy Friday everyone! It's nice to get to the weekend....and it's nice to have a wide variety of things to chose from this weekend.
If you're into country music you may want to head to Marion County this weekend. The Orange Blossom Opry will be home to the Gatlin Brothers Saturday. Larry, Steve and Rudy Gatlin started performing on tv in Abilene, Texas at the ages of 2, 4, and 6 years respectively. They've gone on to be one of country musics' most successful acts...particularly in the 70's and 80's. Showtimes are 2:30 and 7:30 pm Saturday. The Orange Blossom Opry is located at 13939 SE Highway 42 in Weirsdale. Website
If catching a play at a local theatre is more to your choosing, the Gainesville Community Playhouse is featuring its production of "Chasing Manet" this weekend. The comedy is centered around the lives of two very different elderly ladies...residents of a nursing home....and their plot to liberate themselves from the facility. Their plan: hop aboard the QE2 headed for Paris. Shows are tonight and Saturday night at 8 with a matinee at 2 pm Sunday. GCP's production of "Chasing Manet" wraps up on Sunday, February 10th. Website
In Gainesville, this is the last weekend for the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. You can enjoy street performers, jousting knights and entertainment on 8 stages this weekend. King Arthur's Knights of the Round Table take on the forces of evil on a living chessboard. The Faire runs Saturday and Sunday from 10 to 6. Website
It's going to be an active weekend for Gator sports on the UF campus. Saturday at 7 pm in the O'Connell Center, the surging Gator men's basketball team faces the Ole Miss Rebels. Wrapping up the weekend at the Odome, the Lady Gator basketball team takes on Alabama Sunday at 1 pm. At the Ring Tennis Complex, the Women's tennis team faces Baylor Saturday, while the men take on Furman Sunday. Website
By the way, the UF swimming and diving teams are taking on Tennessee tonight at 7 in the Odome.
Enjoy your weekend!