1. CMC Thursday Night Poetry Jam

    Gainesville’s longest-running open mic poetry reading–25 years and counting. All styles invited–from Beat to Baroque, formal to freestyle, spoken word to academic, and everything in between. All forms of word-based art welcome: poetry of every possible sort, short prose, miniature theatrical pieces, word-centered performance art,…

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  2. Open Mic Night @ Coffee Culture Sundays

    Sign up at 6:30 PM, starts at 7 PM.  Poetry, Music, Comedy!  Microphone, guitar and PA supplied! Every Sunday Evening!

  3. Story Summit

    Story Summit is Gainesville’s best night of storytelling. You’ll hear some of the best storytellers from Self Narrate, Guts & Glory GNV, and The Conch at the intimate Heartwood Soundstage. Come be part of Gainesville’s growing storytelling community at Story Summit. This is the Third…

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  4. Changeville Music and Arts Festival

    A festival for Social Change February 7-8 2019 presented by frank.    With the mission of cultivating connections between artists, influencers and activists, Changeville is a festival that showcases and connects those who use music, comedy, film, virtual reality and storytelling as a vehicle to drive…

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  5. An African American History of Alachua County

    We are honored to welcome author and historian Lizzie P.R.B. Jenkins on Thursday, February 7, 2019, to share about the storied history of African Americans in Alachua County. Attendees must register for free via ( Alachua County’s African American ancestry contributed significantly to the…

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  6. Oh, Florida!

    To some people, Florida is a paradise; to others, a punch line. As “Oh, Florida!” shows, it’s both of these and, more important, it’s a Petri dish, producing trends that end up influencing the rest of the country. To outsiders, Florida seems baffling. It’s a…

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  7. LAND OF LA CHUA 150 Years!

    Dance Alive National Ballet celebrates its home! Join us! Celebrate Gainesville’s 150th Anniversary! Our town through the ages!  It’s all there, with contributions from the Matheson Museum, artist Margaret Tolbert, poet Lola Haskins, composer Stella Sung, Will McLean’s ‘Black Hat Troubadour’ songs, spokesman Weaver Gaines,…

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  8. The Journey Down Four Florida Roads

    Journalist and author James Williams will join us on May 11th to discuss his latest book “Four Florida Roads.” “Four Florida Roads” is a narrative of these iconic roads: Bellamy Road, The Tamiami Trail, U.S. 301 and Interstate 95. The history of these four roads…

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