What if an entire community read the same book at the same time?  Well, we’re about to find out.

Join us for Drinks + Dystopia: A Hipp Book Club, where we will explore George Orwell’s classic novel “1984.” On Aug. 24 at 6:30 p.m., the Gainesville community will gather in the Hipp Basement to ask critical and relevant questions about the importance of truth, unconformity and independence.

We couldn’t be more excited to partner with the Alachua County Library to feel a common connection to our neighbors at this free event.  Come drink wine and engage with your fellow book lovers on the value of community. Appetizers will be served, and there will be a full cash bar.     

The event is part of the Hippodrome’s community-wide read and conversation initiative, One City, One Story,  and will celebrate the upcoming co-production of “1984” on the Hipp Mainstage. Get your tickets at

Visit our Special Events page for more information on other One City, One Story events.

“We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.” ― George Orwell, “1984”