Culture Shock: Pizza, Play and Pop culture
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
Dear Abbey, Koup De Tat, No Komply, Not Your Hero
Where: High Dive
When: Friday, April 15 at 9 p.m.
Why: Celebrate the return of Dear Abbey and the release of their CD along with other local bands at the High Dive. Tickets are $6 in advance and $8 at the door or from the bands.
ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT
The Elephant Man
Where: The Hippodrome Theatre
When: Wednesday, April 13 from 7-9 p.m.
Why: The Elephant Man is based on a 19th century British man who was traveling on a freak show circus and was later on rescued by a doctor. The play won a Tony Award for the Best play, and it is being shown for the Hippodrome’s 35th anniversary of its first production on its current main stage.
FOOD + DRINK
Pizza and Trivia
Where: Satchel’s Pizza
When: Every Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
Why: For starters, it’s completely free to enter. Grab a huge group of pals (the larger the group the better the chances), order deep dish pizza and prepare to have a rowdy night of knowing weird information of little value in hopes of getting a prize.
Where: Florida Museum of Natural History
When: Wednesday, April 13 from 6:30-9 p.m.
Why: Experience the Florida Museum of Natural History a little differently. Grab some of your friends and head to the museum for a night of beer, wine, science and pop culture trivia, top-secret museum missions and wild stories. You’re encouraged to wear your explorer outfits. Register here!