Culture Shock: Margaritas and Menagerie
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
New Found Glory
Where: High Dive
When: Saturday, February 27 at 9 p.m.
Why: New Found Glory is an American pop punk band from Coral Springs. Support ya locals. Check out one of their songs here.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
Menagerie in Motion Kinetic Derby
Where: Downtown Gainesville, off South Main St.
When: Saturday, February 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Why: Teams of artists are constructing huge, man-powered sculptures to be paraded downtown. An event that celebrates the city and creativity, it is bound to be fun to watch. It may be one of the only chances you get to see something like a mechanical chomping shark moving down the street.
FOOD + DRINK
National Margarita Day
Where: Anywhere you can get your hands on a tequila classic.
When: Today, February 22
Why: Adult up and face your fear of tequila- it’s the new fireball and might we say, much better. Also margaritas are clearly the best mix drink. Celebrate spring break early.
NATURE + SUSTAINABILITY
Yogalates in the Park
Where: The Historic Thomas Center (302 NE 6th Ave.)
When: Sunday, February 28 at 2 p.m.
Why: Bring your own yoga mat and be one with nature by doing a fusion of yoga and pilates in the park! Find more info here.
The Global Connection
Where: My Yoga Connection (117 NW 16th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601)
When: Tuesday Feb 23, 2016 at 9 p.m.
Why: Whale sharks be the largest fish in this here ocean. Come watch what they’re like on the big screen and learn about how humans interact with them with eco-tourism.