The Daily GLOB: LOCAL DIGEST: Alpin Bistro, Weekend Events, Gator Volleyball, Tallahatchee bridge, Perfect picnic recipes, Start composting

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Volume 7, Day 188, Friday, August 25, 2017

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Happy Friday!

GLOBmaster2017Good morning and a very happy Friday to you GLOBers!  Yikes, did you realize this time next week we will be talking Florida Gator Football?!?!  Man!  That came out of no where.  With school starting back up big time Gainesville is rocking this weekend GLOBers.  So don't go no further if you are still looking for a reason to have fun this weekend:




6:00: Members ShowcaseGainesville Fine Arts Association, 1314 S. Main Street. Reception during the August Art Walk exhibit. Month-long art fair with artists renting personal show spaces. Art work will be Judged by Dulce Roman, Harn Museum Chief Curator. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



7:00: Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown. Gree monthly self-guided tour that combines visual art, live performance, and events. Many local galleries, eateries and businesses participating.



7:00: One Flight Up, Tioga Concert Night, Tioga Town Center, 105 SW 128th St., Newberry Rd. Rock band that plays many popular sounds from early Rolling Stones 'Satisfaction' to recent Grammy-winning dance hit 'Uptown Funk!'



7:30: Mulholland Drive OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Downtown, various days, times. David Lynch's erotic thriller follows a woman (Laura Elena Harring) with amnesia after a car crash. She is discovered by a wholesome Midwestern blonde (Naomi Watts). The two attempt to solve the mystery of Rita's true identity. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




7:30: Friday Family Dance Party, Depot Park, 200 SE Dept Ave. DJ Billy Beats gets everybody moving to the beat in this free dance party. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There's something for everyone to dance to.



8:00: De Lions of Jah, Free Fridays Concert, Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Downtown. Ensemble comprising upbeat and soulful roots reggae band following in the footsteps of Bob Marley and The Wailers, Steel Pulse, and Morgan Heritage. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




9:00 am: Nature Tour at Depot Park, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. Pete Monte, UF Avian Research Technician, will be your guide. Meet near the pavilions. Free. Recommended to bring: Water bottle, sunscreen, hat, and binoculars if you have them.



2:00: Advancing Feminism in the 1960s and 1970s, Matheson History Museum, 514 E. University Ave. Kimberly Wilmot Voss discusses this latest book of hers to celebrate Women's Equality Day. Ms. Voss's book covers the relatively unknown stories of six women who helped lay the foundation for advancing women's equality in cities from Washington, DC, to Madison, Wisconsin, and Miami, Florida.



6:30: Gainesville Roller RebelsSwamp City Sirens vs. Thunder City Derby Sirens, MLK Center, 1028 NE 14th St. Come cheer on the local team in this action-packed home bout. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



7:00: The Gainesville Big Band, Deport Park. 200 SE Depot Ave. Enjoy the big bamd sounds under the direction of Marco Thomas. This 18-piece jazz band will play standards from contemporary, Latin, and Big Band sound of the swing era including pieces from Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Gordon Goodwin, and Buddy Rich. Bring your chairs or blankets and come out to free concert at Depot Park.



7:30: Larry Magnum Duo, Sandhill Crane Concert Series, Prairie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. The Duo teams up with The Obscure Brothers (Bob Patterson & Charley Simmons) for a night of music. Reservations strongly suggested. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




1:30 pm: Regional Blues Challenge, Dirty Bar, 2441 NW 43rd St, Ste 26B. The North Central Florida Blues Society, as an affiliate of the Blues Foundation, hosts this regional competition with the winners eligible to compete in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



2:00: Trueville 2017, High Dive, Downtown, 210 SW 2nd. Ave. The Best of Gainesville and AlwaysTrue Co. are putting on a one-of-a-kind music, art, food, skate and culture festival to showcase the best local talent across verticals in a friendly "Sunday Funday" environment that brings out students, young professionals, and families alike. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.


Where are we eating our final lunch of the week GLOBers?  Just give me some kind of sign and I will be there with all the brain food you consume fresh and ready to enjoy. . .


Today in the GLOB!

Local Digest: Alpin Bistro

This quaint Bistro hidden away in Downtown Gainesville will send your mind off to other romantic, European cafes where the company is divine, and the cuisine is magnificent. - READ MORE

Perfect picnic recipes

For perfect fried chicken and 10 other recipes the Daily Meal website  has collected these recipes to help you pack a perfect picnic  - READ MORE

Reasons to start composting

The Food Republic website has composting answers and much more, and if there is a compost heap unturned, our Best Plants has every detail mapped out perfectly.  - READ MORE




#12 GATOR VOLLEYBALL TEAM TIPS OFF SEASON: New arena. New uniforms. New team. Two top-five opponents. Free t-shirts. Tailgating and a dunk tank. Scott Stricklin serving a volleyball. (Seriously.) Florida volleyball's season-opening VERT Challenge, their first matches inside Exactech Arena / O'Connell Center since last year's $64.5 million renovations, has it all. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



DAILY GLOB ROCK MUSIC FACTOID: Today in 1967 Bobbie Gentry started a four week run at No.1 on the US singles chart with 'Ode To Billy Joe', a No.13 hit in the UK. The song generated eight Grammy nominations, resulting in three wins for Gentry and one win for arranger Jimmie Haskell.



If you're still hungry and need a good lunch idea FOLLOW THIS LINK to Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog Instagram page.  This is where the GLOB's Image Editor Erica Corbett takes great pleasure in sharing amazingly looking, deliciously yummy images of what we are thinking about, contemplating seriously, and eventually eating for lunch in the Urban GLOB.

Have a fabulous Friday lunch, and a  wonderful weekend GLOBers. If you see the GLOB Master out and about be sure to say hello. If I miss you this weekend, I will see ya right here Monday morning.

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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 This quaint Bistro hidden away in Downtown Gainesville will send you mid off to other romantic, European cafes where the company is divine, and the cuisine is magnificent.