Culture Shock: Jesus, Just Neighbors and Julie Andrews
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
Just Neighbors Concert
Where: High Dive
When: Saturday, March 26. Doors open at 9 p.m.
Why: Just Neighbors is a 5-piece Math Rock band local to Gainesville. Go out and support the native ensemble on Saturday night. Getting a slice from Big Lou’s wouldn’t be a bad idea afterwards.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
Jesus Christ Superstar
Where: Vam York Theatre
When: March 25- April 17
Why: The Gainesville Community continues its season with a show that has been internationally successful for over 40 years. The show sets the biblical story of Judas betraying Jesus to rock music and tells it from Judas’ perspective. Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice wrote the music and lyrics, their CV including other well-known musicals like The Phantom of the Opera and Evita, respectively. You can check showtimes out here.
FOOD + DRINK
Cocktails and Classics- The Sound of Music
Where: Hippodrome Theatre
When: Saturday, March 26 at 6 p.m.
Why: As the name suggests, the event will include themed (!) cocktails and appetizers catered by Celebrations Catering. Put on your best dress, drink, eat and enjoy this Academy Awarding winning classic. Tickets are only $20, and they go fast!
Old Florida Seed and Story Swap
Where: Morningside Nature Center
When: March 26 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Why: Bring your seeds to swap with other avid gardeners or farmers, or just go to hear the stories! Whether plants are your thing or not, you’re sure to have a great time and learn something while doing so.