Tickets & Events in Gainesville

ReptiDay at Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center on Saturday, February 28, at 10 a.m. (Up to 50% Off)

ReptiDay

Paramount Plaza Hotel & Conference Center

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures’ behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

$30 $15

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Comedy Show and Drinks for Two, Four, or Six at Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar on Wednesdays at 9:30 p.m. (Half Off)

Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar

Gainesville

Nationally touring comedians transform piano bar into a sanctum of side-splitting jokes while guests sip on delicious cocktails

$24 $12

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Cirque Italia for a Child or Adult at Southeastern Livestock Pavilion on January 30–February 1 (Up to 41% Off)

Cirque Italia

Southeastern Livestock Pavilion

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Capering clowns, mesmerizing balancing acts, and death-defying acrobats perform atop a water-filled stage during a two-hour spectacle

$52 $31

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Bubblyfest Outing with Champagne for Two or Four at Suite on January 30 (Up to 57% Off)

Suite

Windy Hill

Sip champagne cocktails and nibble on light passed apps while live music plays

$70 $30

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Teatro Lirico D’Europa Presents Puccini's "La Boheme" on January 29 at 7:30 p.m. (Up to 49% Off)

Puccini's "La Boheme"

Times-Union Center

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Puccini’s tragic romance tells the story of a pair of star-crossed lovers and their lives among the impoverished artists of 1840s Paris

$52.50 $27

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Exclusive Presale: NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship in Jacksonville, March 19 or 21

Men's NCAA Championship, Rounds 2/3, Sessions 1-3

Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena - Jacksonville, FL

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NCAA March Madness continues at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville with a thrilling weekend of college basketball

$50

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Ticket to PBR: BlueDEF Velocity Tour at Jacksonville Veterans Memorial Arena on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m. (49% Off)

The PBR: BlueDEF Velocity Tour

Veterans Memorial Arena

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Modern-day cowboys attempt to stay atop bucking bulls and ascend the standings in the 2015 PBR: BlueDEF Velocity Tour

$44.75 $23

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50 Shades of Love Charity Fashion Show at the Museum on Friday, February 13, at 7 p.m. (Up to 51% Off)

50 Shades of Love Fashion Show

The Museum

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At a fashion show benefiting the American Heart Association, each room is themed after a great romance of history or legend

$35 $19

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America on Tap – Jacksonville at Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center on Saturday, June 27, at 2:30 p.m. (Up to 26% Off)

Jax on Tap

Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center

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Sample more than 100 new and limited craft beers from 50+ American breweries while rocking out to live music

$37.75 $28

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$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

Omni Jacksonville Hotel

Four-course chicken, Tilapia, or pasta meal accompanies humor-studded modern mystery theater as guests scramble to find a killer among them

$161.60 $85

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$35 for a Hall of Fame and IMAX Outing for Two at World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater ($65 Value)

World Golf Hall of Fame IMAX Theater

World Golf Village

Browse golf history exhibits with genuine artifacts, then watch a documentary or Hollywood film on a five-story IMAX screen

$65 $35

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5th Annual Mardi Gras Jax: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt for Two on February 14 (Up to 50% Off)

5th Annual Mardi Gras Jax: Mardi Gras Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt

Jacksonville Beaches

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Don a Mardi Gras–themed outfit to catch beads and search for clues during this pub crawl and scavenger hunt

$40 $20

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Admission and Tasting Kits for Two or Four to Jax Area USO Chili Cook Off on Saturday, March 14 (Up to 46% Off)

Jax Area USO Chili Cook Off

Orange Park Town Park

Unlimited chili tasting at event that benefits USO and features live music and crafts

$14 $8

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"Machinal" at Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College, February 13–21 (Up to 52% Off)

"Machinal"

Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College

Sophie Treadwell took inspiration from a real-life crime when penning this acclaimed Expressionistic drama from the 1920’s

$52 $25

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Rock Hard Revue at Gilt Nightclub on Saturday, January 31–February 28, at 8 p.m. (Up to 56% Off)

Rock Hard Revue

Rock Hard Revue

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All-male revue choreographed and directed by David Greenhouse of Chippendales in Las Vegas

$22.60 $10

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Murder Mystery Experience & 3-Course Dinner for 2 or 4 in December at Mysteria Mystery Dinner Theater (50% Off)

Mysteria Mystery Dinner Theater

Front Street Cafe at International Palms Resort

Actors lead the charge through an evening of storytelling and clues as audience members enjoy three courses and help solve the mystery

$130 $65

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VIP or General Admission to Dinner Show for Adult or Child at Pirate's Dinner Adventure (Up to 42% Off)

Pirate's Dinner Adventure

Southwest Orange

Guests feast while cheering for their section’s mascot as Broadway-scale, pyrotechnics-enhanced pirate show unfolds on indoor lagoon’s ship

$65.95 $39

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Flying-Trapeze Class for One, Two, or Four at Orlando Circus School and Orlando Flying Trapeze (Up to 53% Off)

Orlando Circus School and Orlando Flying Trapeze

Florida Center

Current and former artists from Cirque du Soleil cover aerial safety, basic catch-and-release skills, and proper form

$55 $29

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An endless amount of stories flicker across the screen at these cinemas, which offer stadium seating and digital sound. The theater plays films chosen from Hollywood’s newest releases, featuring stars just plucked from the vines where they grow in the California hills. Between whispered critiques of each preview, audience members can wash down fluffy kernels of popcorn with soda from the concession stand. The theater also opens its doors for birthday parties and large private screenings for up to 300 guests.

6741 West Newberry Road
Gainesville,
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One of the oldest community theaters in the state, The Gainesville Community Playhouse has produced crowd-pleasing plays since 1927. In Horton Foote’s The Trip to Bountiful, elderly Carrie sets out to escape the clutches of her cowardly son and his bossy wife by returning to her childhood home. A dedicated cast and crew of local volunteers ably enact Carrie's search for her past. Patrons peep through the fourth wall in the 210-seat Vam York Theater, which boasts facilities to stage the most demanding musicals or Shakespearean space battles.

4039 NW 16th Blvd
Gainesville,
FL
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Experienced instructor Maria Alvarez leads solo hoofers or fleet-footed pairs through the steps, forms, and customs of more than 15 styles of dance. Private lessons—each lasting 50 toe-tapping minutes—cater to the ability of each individual student or couple, and the one-on-one interaction allows for the speedier learning of steps and the secret fox-trot handshake. Group lessons, which are usually composed of 10–30 participants, encourage students to boogie down with multiple dance partners, and each group outing focuses on a few steps. Newly acquired fancy footwork comes in handy at the monthly studio parties, in which students test out their skills in a fun social setting. Movement-friendly duds should be worn to classes, and more semiformal threads, such as dresses or tuxedo T-shirts, are welcome at the parties. All events require footwear with clean soles.

3550 SW 34th St
Gainesville,
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Standing still in a cloud of free-flying butterflies, exploring the depths of a limestone cave, and gazing at the 14-foot bones of a 16,000-year-old Columbian mammoth skeleton?visitors can do all of this in just one afternoon at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Since starting in 1891 as a professor?s teaching collection of fossils, minerals, and human anatomy models, the museum has transformed into the home of more than 40 million specimens, creating a library of life that features one of the world?s largest collections of butterflies and moths.

Reflecting the museum?s impressive collection of winged beauties, some of its exhibits focus on the butterflies and moths that, unlike humans, can survive long flights without eating a single package of peanuts. At the Butterfly Rainforest, more than 1,000 butterflies from 60 to 80 species take to the air among tropical trees, orchids, bromeliads, and waterfalls cascading into a pond that bustles with fish and turtles. Feeding stations with freshly cut fruit dot the 6,400-square-foot screened enclosure, letting guests get up close as the butterflies feast. Live butterfly releases daily at 2 p.m. and on Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. let onlookers watch them fly into an outdoor butterfly rainforest, and among the indoor butterfly exhibits, curious audiences can peer into a rearing lab where staff unpack and sort newly arrived pupae.

Rounding out the museum?s focus on Floridian biosystems, the Northwest Florida: Waterways & Wildlife exhibit invites visitors to wander through a full-scale recreation of a hammock forest, and the South Florida exhibit takes guests down the peninsula with a mangrove boardwalk and a palm-thatched Calusa leader?s house. The museum's internationally acclaimed fossil collection includes highlights such as "shark jaw row," extinction dioramas, and full skeletal mounts and sculptures. Meanwhile, outside, petals unfurl in the wildflower and butterfly garden.

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville,
FL
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Through hands-on learning, Pathways Arts aims to help students build well-rounded skill sets in the arts. The team of instructors are professionals in the areas they teach, meaning they're adept at teaching students the basics and then helping them plunge right into experimenting with different types of movement or media. Classes for teens and adults and kids, for example, cover topics as diverse as painting, photography, art history, drama, yoga, and capoeira.

2032 Northwest 6th Street
Gainesville,
FL
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Mary Hencher and her team of certified instructors lead Dance Trance classes that set high-energy dance moves to upbeat music. Because the classes emphasize the energy of the music, instructors don’t shout out commands; instead, they use a series of hand gestures and intuitive, easy-to-follow dance moves to guide students through the classes.

7230 W University Ave
Gainesville,
FL
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