Culture Shock: Food Trucks and Funk
There are two approaches to spending your time in Gainesville:
You can complain that “there’s nothing to do” and drown your sorrows in a 3-4-1 Long Island at Midtown every night, or you can embrace your precious time here in Hogtown and go explore.
Every week Culture Shock provides you with a few of the best happenings in the city that don’t involve blacking out, Study Edge or Netflix binging.
Gainesville, it’s time to culture yourself.
MUSIC + NIGHTLIFE
Where: The Jam
When: Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m.
Why: Zach Deputy is a funky one-man-band that delivers effortlessly good vibes and danceable rhythms. Best described as island-infused drum ‘n’ bass gospel soul, it’s a show worth seeing. Not to mention, he looks like a teddy bear and is known to hug fans after his performances. For more info, check out the Facebook event page.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
Self Narrate Book Launch and Meet Up
Where: Third House Books & Coffee
When: Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
Why: Local startup Self Narrate is releasing their first book, “Break Your Invisible Chains,” and want to share it with the Gainesville community. The co-authors Jaron Jones, Brandon Telg and Carly Barnes will do a brief book reading, share some stories, and then open the floor and transition into a Self Narrate storytelling meet up! For more information, check out the Facebook event page.
FOOD + DRINK
Food Truck Wednesdays
Where: The Thomas Center
When: Wednesday starting at 11 a.m.
Why: What better way to spend your lunch break than devouring some local gourmet grub? Enjoy the sunshine and some food truck fare from Cora’s Kitchen, Cilantro’s Tacos and Tropical Sno Florida. For more information, check out the Facebook event page.