Heads up, Gators! The end of summer is almost here, which means it’s time to fill in your autumn calendar. Social 28 has got the inside scoop on everything you need to know about the upcoming events at the University of Florida.
HHP Tailgate Parties
Before every home game, the College of Health and Human Performance (HHP) throws a tailgate party to get everyone pumped up for the game while having a good time with friends. The first one of the season is scheduled for Sept. 4, and you can sign up for email updates to make sure you get notifications for the rest of the season’s schedule.
Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9
If you love classical music, or want to broaden your musical knowledge, this is a must-see event. Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 is one of the most famous compositions in history – at the time, it was the longest and most complex ever written, and was the first to include chorus and vocal soloists. This performance takes place at the Phillips Center on October 7 at 7:30 PM Tickets are available beginning Aug. 28.
The Price Is Right Live
Television’s longest running game show is coming to Gainesville! This live – though not televised – show will feature all the classics from The Big Wheel to Cliffhangers. The Price Is Right Live has been running for 14 years and has given away millions of dollars in cash and prizes. Be sure to check it out on Oct. 26 at 7:30 PM at the Exactech Arena.
Enjoy a night of African-American spirituals, which feature many coded songs that contained information about the Underground Railroad that date back to the Civil War era. This will be a powerful performance, led by vocalist Michelle Mayne-Graves. This event takes place at UpStage at the Phillips Center on Oct. 1.
Dance, opera, and a revolving set with light effects – this performance will be the event of the season. Based on the novel by Gaston Leroux, this story follows the antihero Phantom along with budding soprano Christine, the object of his affection, and her lover, Raoul. Don’t miss this one on Oct. 30 at the Phillips Center.
And when life gets busy this fall, don’t forget that you and your friends can relax on the penthouse sundeck and take a breather.