The esteemed Gainesville string band, Pine, will be playing in the Hipp Cinema on Sunday, April 29. Doors at 5:30, music starts at 6:30 p.m.
Pine will play two intimate sets of live music, with an intermission for time for refreshments at the bar.
A little about Pine: Liberty Phoenix and Dan Stepp came together to create a folky sound with intimate harmonies that are supported with a beautifully talented string band. They have been lucky enough to add on Brian Turk on Stand Up Bass, Andrew Cook on Violin and Mark Archer on Dobro.
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Belt out your favorite tunes starting at 7:30 p.m. on April 13 at Karaoke Night at the Hippodrome as part of 352Creates’ monthly “Create in Place” initiative.
352Creates believes that creativity connects our community and makes us healthier and stronger. Anyone, using even the simplest of materials, can create something amazing. Artists can get some relief by letting out their expression and students getting away from campus for the evening can come together to absorb some of the vibrant downtown culture and share a microphone!
The Hipp hosts karaoke night to act on the theatre’s commitment to providing community events that bring people together. Events like this encourage people to discover the magical destination of downtown Gainesville and explore their creativity.
Anyone can step into the limelight and sing the hits from their high-school days, their childhood favorites or chart-topping classics! Whatever it is, this night is sure to be fun and fabulous.
When the Hipp puts on events like this, the Hipp becomes a place where a diverse group of people can come together and feel a sense of community while having a good time. The event is free and open to the public, and the basement bar will be open for those who need a little liquid courage before their performances.
A hot night of salsa dancing in the Hipp Lower Level begins with a salsa dancing class taught by Bailecaliente GAINESVILLE at 8:45 p.m. for just $5 at the door.
At 9:45 p.m., DJ Elio Piedra brings the party when floor opens up for a night of spicy salsa dancing FREE and open to the public!
Food will be Latin Faire by Abuella’s (the same folks who run Flaco’s!), and will include vegan & meat empanadas as well as cuban sandwiches.
Elio is a DJ with live beats so people can move with the rhythm of his live percussion. Heat up the hippodrome with your salsa skills!
Elio began his percussion career in Cuba, studying at the National Conservatory of Music and performing in the most important regional musical festivals. He made his U.S. debut performing in Miami and moved to Gainesville shortly after. Now, Elio is a local piano and drums instructor as well as a performing musician.
To get $2 off your first drink at the bar, mark yourself as “going” and check-in on Facebook that night!
Sherrie Pettigrew will be featured at the Hippodrome Art Gallery for March’s Artwalk Gainesville! Come by the Hipp during your jaunt around downtown. Sip some wine and see her collection Friday, March 30 from 7 – 10 p.m.
Pettigrew is a Florida artist who composes her drawings based on the people and objects around her in everyday life. Graphite powder and pencil are her primary materials, and she sometimes incorporates paint, pastel chalk and found objects.
“These images come to me in the shower, theater, market, and street complete with smells, sounds, and visions seldom shared until they are actualized,” Pettigrew said.
Pettigrew admires artists Chuck Close, Joan Miro and Cy Twombly, and they inspire her artistic style. She describes her collection as an evolution from hyperrealism to psychological surrealism.
“I come from honesty in my approach, making work that isn’t always pretty,” Pettigrew said. “These pieces are about emotion, often without cognitive consideration: recording reality with a twist and my own hypersensitive view.”
The Hippodrome Theatre is proud to announce the musical of the season: “The Bikinis: A New Musical Beach Party”!
Ready for the summer? So are we! The summer musical opens June 1, with previews May 30 and 31, and it couldn’t come quick enough!
Reveling in rock’n’roll smash hits from the 60s and 70s, the knock-out group “The Bikinis” keeps the beat going with a night of nostalgia you won’t find anywhere else. This group is the original Jersey Girls saturated in Jersey Shore, just like the bikinis they used to wear.
BIKINIS tells the story of the hay-day years of four women when they get back together for a reunion show to save the trailer park on the shore they grew up in, oh-so-many years ago.
Featuring the hits: “Yellow Polka Dot Bikini,” “Heat Wave,” “Under The Boardwalk,” “These Boots Are Made For Walkin’,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Will Survive,” this swirl of musical memories will have you foot-tapping to the tunes you didn’t know you missed so bad! THE BIKINIS, created by Ray Roderick and James Hindman, is directed by Lauren Warhol Caldwell.
No need to put another dime in the jukebox, baby, just take a jaunt on down to the Hipp for a whirl of the Jersey Shore that is sure to have you humming the whole way home.
This off-Broadway hit and New York Times Critics’ Pick now comes to Gainesville. Pastor Paul has worked for 20 years to build his church from a modest storefront to a mega-church of thousands. But the day he delivers an unexpected sermon, everything changes in ways that will shake his congregation to its core. One of the most talked about plays in regional theatre, The Christians takes you on a wild ride, as it explores the power of faith in our country.
Tickets and flex passes on sale now! Call the Box Office at 375.352.4477.
Pastor – Joseph Ditmyer
Associate Pastor – Marquis D Gibson
Elder – VC Heidenreich
Congregant – Renata Eastlick
Wife – Juliana Davis
It takes months of planning and dozens of theatre professionals to produce a play on the Hippodrome mainstage. The Hippodrome Play Observership offers the opportunity for the public to go behind-the-scenes at a professional regional theatre. Alongside the director, designers, actors and staff, participants are immersed in the theatrical creative process and experience as the production team takes a play from page to stage.
In this engaging Play Observership, you will be led through the creative process of a challenging and deeply personal new play by Lucas Hnath, The Christians. Come explore with us as we bring this beautiful exploration of a church struggling with its faith to life on the stage!
Participants in the Observership will witness designer presentations, the cast table read of the script, additional rehearsals, a backstage Hippodrome tour, and the chance to experience a press run of the show. The Observership culminates with a preview performance and post-show discussion with the cast and creative team. Cost for 5 classes includes 1 ticket to the preview performance.
5 MEETING DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, March 23 (3-5PM) – Crash course and behind-the-scenes at the Hipp
Friday, March 30 (12:45-3PM) – Meet the cast and Director, attend the first read-through, see design presentations
Friday, April 3 (3-5PM) – Get a behind-the-scenes look as the set and costumes come together in a rehearsal with the actors
Thursday, April 12 (3-5PM) – Full run through of the play on the Mainstage
Wednesday, April 18 (7-10PM) – Preview performance and discussion
To sign up: Call the Hippodrome Box Office at 352-375-4477 or go online to www.thehipp.org.
Register by March 9th and save $10 with our Early Bird Special.
The Hippodrome’s Spring Break Camp explores various facets of performance: improv, storytelling, costuming, prop making, voice, movement, acting for theatre and film, and much more. At the end of the camp, family and friends are invited to a reception and showcase highlighting scenes and artwork the campers created.REGISTER ONLINE