In the Loop

Pop-Up Culture

  • Date & Time
    • Wednesday, October 14, 2015 10:00am to 2:00pm
  • Cost
    • Free
  • Description

    Did you know that October is National Arts & Humanities Month? To celebrate, UF is hosting Pop-Up Culture in the Plaza of the Americas on Wednesday, October 14 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Join us for an array of activities that will celebrate the arts and humanities at UF. From musical performances to live debates and from dancing to opportunities to paint, there’s something for everyone. There will also be live screen printing of Pop-Up Culture T-shirts (limited availability). To learn more, visit

    Pop-Up Culture Event Activities

    African Student Union Dance Troupe
    Performing cultural dance and choreography
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Albanian Student Association
    Performing traditional Albanian dances
    11:30 p.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Arts In Health
    Will provide music, dance, art and origami for everyone in the Plaza
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Black Affairs Department
    Will be handing out organizational flyers and promotions
    All Day

    Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere
    Tabling with giveaways and information
    All Day

    Cinema Verde International Environmental Film and Arts Festival
    Tabling with information and maybe a visit from the bag monster
    All Day

    CLAS Language Students
    Providing temporary Chinese tattoos
    12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

    College of the Arts
    Tabling with giveaways plus an activity in which students express what art is to them 
    All Day

    Florida Experimental Film/Video (UFLEX)
    Will have a film station to teach participants about processes of analog filmmaking, as well as inviting them to the annual Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival (FLEXfest)
    12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Florida Museum of Natural History
    Tabling with information about their exhibitions and ways students can get involved
    All Day

    Florida Swing Dancing Club
    A demonstration of various styles of swing dance (Lindy Hop, Charleston, blues and more) as well as line dances
    1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

    Gainesville Civic Chorus
    Teaming up with the UF Concert Choir to perform a variety of songs
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    H.O.T. Clay
    Slow down and take notice of life with wabi sabi tea cups and free tea
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Harn Museum of Art
    Students will have the opportunity to paint a large banner set up in the Plaza
    All Day

    Hip Hop Collective
    Breakdancing and popping with emcee, d.j. and beatbox
    11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Hippodrome Theatre
    Tabling with informational flyers about upcoming shows and acting classes
    All Day

    Intramural Debate Team
    Hosting a Socratic seminar on the topic of civil disobedience
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    It's In The Reeds
    A saxophone quartet performing Beethoven, Debussy, Gershwin, Albeniz and Dubois
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Project Springboard
    Participants will create a 6 ft. x 8 ft. Mona Lisa with over 10,000 rubber bands (project funded by a grant from the Bob Graham Center)
    All Day

    Quarter Sized Tuba Quartet
    A euphonium quartet performing arrangements of music from selections: O Magnum MysteriumContrapunctus IXAchieved is the Glorious Work and Danny Boy
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Ros Fiol
    Ros will be drawing quick caricatures of individuals who will to sit for up to five minutes
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    Samuel Proctor Oral History Program
    Tabling with materials that will use both audio and visuals to highlight recent student work and compelling insights from their major oral history collections
    All Day

    School of Music Performers
    Performing a tuba trio with other musicians from the School of Music
    10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Sci Chic
    Sci Chic-The Fashionable Side of Science is blending engineering and art with 3D printed jewelry
    10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

    Smathers Libraries
    Ellen Knudson will assist students in making a letterpress print
    All Day

    Solar Ellipsis
    A band comprised of three sophomores at UF playing saxophone, trombone, drumset and synth
    12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

    Toska Studio
    Interactive indigo shibori dyeing
    All Day

    UF Art Education
    Students can get involved in a hands-on art activity celebrating Hispanic Heritage
    All Day

    UF Dance Department
    Dance department flash mob
    11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    UF Flute Ensemble
    Performing classical music transcribed for an ensemble of flutes including the piccolo, C-flute, alto flute and bass flute
    1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

    UF Performing Arts
    Tabling with giveaways and information about their events
    All Day

    Uniq Screen Printing 
    Complete your Pop-Up Culture passport and then stop by to get a FREE live screen printed T-shirt (limited availability)
    All Day

    University Choir
    Performance of a composition by a living composer
    12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.

    Visual Anthropology
    Fusion and martial dance incorporated with powerful messages about sex and gender
    All Day

  • Venue
    Plaza of the Americas
    1545 W University Ave.