Exchange Visitor Newsletter - May 2016

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Free Fridays - Concert Series 2016

All shows will be at the newly renovated Bo Diddley Plaza at 8 PM.
  • May 6: Tapestry Rewoven, a Carole King Tribute (with Cathy DeWitt, Mike Boulware, and some really awesome friends!)
  • May 13: The Music of Creedence Clearwater Revival (with Mick Marino's Couch Messiahs and featuring the Free Fridays debut of Wild Blue Yonder (Allan Lowe and Jeff Sims plus more)
  • May 20: Hot Club DeVille (featuring Marty Liquori)
  • May 27: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (Other Voices and friends)

At the Hippodrome


April 29 - May 12

Widowed and down on his luck, Nat Dayan (Pryce) is desperate to save his bakery in London’s East End. His customers are dying off, his son has no interest in keeping the family business afloat, and hostile businessman Sam Cotton (London Film Critics’ Circle winner Philip Davis) has his own greedy plans for the property. In a pinch, Nat reluctantly enlists the help of teenager Ayyash (Jerome Holder), a refugee from Darfur. This Muslim young man assists with the bakery’s daily chores, while selling marijuana on the side to help his struggling mother make ends meet. When Ayyash accidentally drops his stash into the dough, the challah starts flying off the shelf, and an unlikely friendship forms between the old Jewish baker and his young Muslim apprentice. The cast of characters is rounded out with Pauline Collins who was nominated for the Academy Award for the smash hit SHIRLEY VALENTINE and by Tribeca Film Festival Best Actor-winner Ian Hart as a tough guy marijuana dealer. Directed by John Goldschmidt, DOUGH is a warmhearted and uproariously funny film about overcoming prejudice and finding redemption in unexpected places.

The Hipp Cinema is always screening movies with our audience in mind. They bring the latest independent films, hard-hitting documentaries, critically-acclaimed world cinema, throwback classics, and additional signature programming throughout the year. The dates and showtimes can be seen here

Liquid Gold: The Rise and Fall of Florida Citrus

Matheson History Museum
513 E. University Avenue
Gainesville, FL 32601

Citrus has been an integral part of Florida’s history since Christopher Columbus brought it to the New World in 1493. Spanish explorers (most likely Ponce de Leon) planted the first orange trees near St. Augustine in the early 1500s but citrus wasn’t grown commercially until the 1800s. The Matheson’s original exhibition will explore the history of citrus in Alachua County and throughout Florida. Images, documents, and artifacts will highlight such topics as the origins of citrus, the Great Freezes of 1835 and 1894-1895, citrus industry practices such as debt peonage, and the state of the industry today, including its uncertain future due to citrus greening.


UF Performing Arts

Gainesville Orchestra Sonic Pops Spectacular

May 6, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Special guests Parallel Exit join the Gainesville Orchestra for their annual Pops concert on May 6th; An evening of Gershwin, An American in Paris, music of the 1920’s, fun, dance and more.


Dance Sun Country presents Across the Universe

May 21, 2016 at 1:30 pm