Event Calendar

Noises Off at hte Gainesville Community Playhouse

Gainesville, FL – Gainesville theater audiences can get a behind the scenes look, literally, of the production of a theatrical flop as Noises Off opens at the Gainesville Community Playhouse/Vam York Theater March 28. Called one of the funniest farces ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie cast of actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, backstage drama and missing plates of sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. This show, set in 3 acts, presents both the onstage and backstage antics of a true ensemble cast. The GCP’s performance is under the direction of Erin Kleim. Performances are Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults and $12 for students and seniors with ID. Ticket sales begin March 29. The box office is open noon - 6 Wednesdays through Fridays and 10-1 on Saturdays. The box office opens for night of show tickets one hour before curtain, 7 p.m. Monday - Saturday and 1 p.m. for matinees. Show dates are March 28 - April 13, 2014. The Vam York Theater is located at 4039 NW 16th Blvd, next to the Millhopper Publix. The box office phone number is: (352) 376-4949.


Pro Rodeo action returns to the Southeastern Livestock Pavilion with the 22nd Annual Southeastern Pro Rodeo on March 27th & 28th, 2015. Get ready for two jam-packed performances filled with exciting competition in saddle and bareback bronc riding, tie down roping, steer wrestling, barrel racing and, the always popular and most dangerous eight seconds in rodeo, bull riding.

Duck Derby

We are thrilled to announce the 3rd Gainesville Duck Derby hosted by the Child Advocacy Center and Children’s Home Society of Florida on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1p.m – 4p.m. The event will feature a rubber duck race with as many as 5,000 rubber ducks, food from local restaurants, a Family Fun Run, games and activities for the whole family. Prizes for winning the Duck Race include $1,000 cash for 1st Place, 4 tickets to Universal Studios for 2nd Place and a Family Fun Pack for 3rd Place. You do not have to be present to win these great prizes. For more information and to purchase ducks or fun run entries, please visit www.gainesvilleduckderby.org. The Fun Run will be $5 for all ages, but children receive a t-shirt for this price. Adults can pre-order or purchase shirts the day-of for $10 each. Rubber ducks for the race can be purchased in the following packages, a Single Duck for $5, a Six Quack (6) for $25, a Twelve Quack (12) for $50 and a Flock (25) for $100.100 percent of the proceeds will benefit children served by both the Child Advocacy Center and the Children’s Home Society of Florida. The Gainesville Duck Derby will be held on Sunday, April 13, 2014 from 1p.m. to 4p.m. at the Westside Park, located on 1001 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605. For more information contact Margot Wilder at margot@childadvocacycentergainesville.org