Happy Friday everyone! Gator sports, music, dance, and some cool cars here this weekend.
Tonight is your last chance to see the Gator gymnasts at home this season. The team takes on West Virginia at 7 in the Odome for their 2014 home finale. The Gator baseball team is home tonight, too, so parking will be tough to come by near the O'Connell Center and McKethan Stadium. The men face Connecticut at 7 tonight, the first game in a three game home stand. Men's basketball wraps up its regular season with a game versus Kentucky at noon Saturday in the Odome. The softball, lacrosse and men's tennis teams are also in action at UF this weekend. Website
The Gainesville Fine Arts Association is holding its Winter Fine Art Fair this weekend. The three day event features over 100 artists at what the GFAA calls "the only night time art fair". There'll be a wide variety of art, with continuous entertainment throughout the weekend. It's tonight until 9 and both Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at Tioga Town Center, just west of Gainesville off Newberry Road. Website
Saturday, the Phillips Center in Gainesville is host to Danscompany of Gainesville's latest production. The groups' Spring Concert is first, featuring a number of original dance pieces. The dance adaptation of "The Wiz" (a variation of the Wizard of Oz) follows. You'll get to see Dorothy and her friends on stage.... and you'll get a chance to meet all of them after the show. Showtimes are 1:30 and 7 pm Saturday at the Phillips Center. Website
Rocker Eddie Money is coming to Ocala this weekend. The singer/songwriter is appearing as part of the Feel Downtown Live Concert Series. He's best known for his 70's and 80's hits "Two Tickets To Paradise", "Baby Hold On", and "Take Me Home Tonight". Gates open at 6 Saturday, with the Doug Adams Band performing at 7:15. Eddie Money takes to the stage at Citizens Circle at 8 pm. General admission is ten bucks. Website
Finally, if you want to see some awesome cars, head to the Santa Fe College NW Gainesville campus. Gainesville Street Rods is holding its 32nd Annual Original Cruz In car show Saturday. Website
Enjoy your weekend!