Happy Friday everyone! If weather IS an issue this weekend, It's not a bad idea to have a "Plan B" ready to go.
If you'd like to have a few laughs, you might want to check out Gainesville Community Playhouse's latest production. "Noises Off", which premiered in London in 1982, revolves around a group of characters rehearsing a play called “Nothing's On”. The three act comedy allows you to see the actors antics both onstage and backstage. Performances of "Noises Off" are tonight at 8 pm, Saturday at 2 and 8 pm, and on Sunday at 2 pm at the theatre on NW 16th Boulevard in Gainesville. Website
In Ocala, the Feel Downtown LIVE concert series continues Saturday. Gainesville's own Sister Hazel is headlining the event, the second in a series of spring concerts. Sister Hazel is well known around our area, starting in Gainesville in 1993. Gates open at 6 pm Saturday evening, with the opening act performing at 7:15. Sister Hazel takes to the stage at 8 pm. It's all at Citizens' Circle on SE Osceola Avenue in downtown Ocala. Website
O'Leno State Park in Alachua County is holding its Annual Chili Cook-off and Springs Celebration this weekend. You can bring your favorite chili recipe to compete in the officially sanctioned chili cook-off - that event goes from 9 am to 3 pm. The Springs Celebration, which runs from 11 am to 3 pm Saturday, features hands-on water activities, videos and live music. O'Leno State Park is on US 441, about 8 miles north of High Springs. Website
The City of Alachua is holding its Main Street Spring Festival on Sunday. This is the 23rd year for the event. There'll be music on two stages, 200 vendors and lots of activities for the kids. It runs from 11 am to 5 pm in downtown Alachua. Website
In sports, the Gator baseball team is home for a 3-game series. The Gators take on LSU tonight at 7:30, and again Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm. The lacrosse team is home as well, playing Penn State at noon Sunday at Dizney Stadium. Website
Enjoy your weekend!