The Daily GLOB: The water of life, Weekend Events, GO GATORS!, F&W brunch recipes, PureWow beauty gadget gifts, GLOB Music Factoid

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Volume 8, Day 69. Friday, December 8, 2017
 
 
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Thank you, Mike Sanford, for organizing such a fun and tasty Whiskey Tasting event!  We were privileged to try some rare whiskies and enjoy great company. A BIG thank you to the GLOB Master for inviting me and a BIG thank you to Mojo's Hogtown Bar-B-Que for picking such delectable liquid treasures and teaching me new things about whiskey!   Truly a once in a lifetime opportunity!

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Happy Friday!

GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers. Happy Friday to you.  The GLOB Master has been battling a serious cold this week and it is starting to bring me down.  The image below of the Actors' Warehouse 'bank robbing gang' and the me was a spur of the moment thing after last week's show,  Those gangsta's are some fun women. So let's get to the point of  why we all gather here on Friday mornings:

 

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120817ArtMarketFRIDAY:

6:00: Arts Market Family Holiday ShowHigh Dive 210, SW 2nd. Ave. featuring local artists, craftsmen, and musicians sharing their passion and love for all things artistic. Over 20 artists/vendors with live painting, 4 local musicians performing during the event

120817DepotDance6:00: Friday Family Dance Party. Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. free and open to the pubic join Depot Park's family friendly dance party with DJ Billy Beats. Bring your friends and make new ones too. There's something for everyone to dance to.

 

120817Haile6:00 pm: Haile Homestead Candle light Visits, 8500 SW Archer Rd. The only time the house is open at night. Live music, refreshments are available. Tickets are $10 at the door, under 12 free. Their 6,200 sq ft home was built by 56 enslaved laborers. The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls." FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

120817Jukebox8:00: GI Holiday Jukebox, OPENING NIGHT, Gainesville Community Playhouse, 4039 Northwest 16th Blvd. Set during WWII, GI Holiday Jukebox features four fictitious Hollywood stars who have gathered a string of 1940s hits and Christmas music to entertain the troops. Filled with great standards, holiday music and comedy, musical moments include tributes to The Andrew Sisters, Bing Crosby, Spike Jones and many more. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

120817ARTtopperGainesville Homegrown Local playwright's Showcase, Acrosstown Repertory Theater, 619 S. Main St. the fifth anniversary of this not-to-be-missed event! For audiences, it's the opportunity to see staged readings of local authors' plays here– first– before they hit the big time! For local playwrights. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

 

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8:00: Stealing Away, Actors' Warehouse, 619 NE 1st St., various days, times. Five church ladies usually raise funds to send young Black women to college by holding bake sales and other fundraisers. Tracyada, has ideas that are more ambitious. She wants them all to rob a bank!

 

SATURDAY:

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1:30 & 7:30 pm: Cinderella Ballet, Danscompany of Gainesville, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 3201 Hull Rd. Full length ballet children 10 and under Free with new unwrapped toy or book (while supplies last). Family friendly event, Free parking. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

 

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1:30 & 4:00: Holiday Harmonies V, The Gainesville Harmony Show Chorus and The Barbergators Chorus, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Gainesville, 4225 NW 34th St. Songs of the Season from each chorus and several quartets, including the Phabulous Phlegmtones, On The Edge Quartet, The Clique, Jazzed Plus the popular combined chorus finale.

 

 

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4:00: Cinema Verde Rum 138 Party, High Springs. The Cinema Verde International Environmental Film & Arts Festival invites you to Kayak and canoe down the Santa Fe river to celebrate the 9th year of Cinema Verde. $9 Discounts are available on canoeing and kayaking equipment From Rum 138 in High Springs. From 5-7:00 pm warm toddies and comfort food by the Rum 138 are available for the announcing of the 2018 Cinema Verde Environmental Film Festival film.

 

SUNDAY:

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1:00: Gainesville Indie Fleaa Market, Depot Park, 200 SE Depot Ave. An intentionally curated monthly showcase of the best local and regional makers, fine artists, jewelry and home good creators, food artisans, succulent growers, vintage collectors, designers, print makers, and local businesses. Stay for the day and enjoy the beautiful surrounding Depot Park.

 

120817Concert7:30: Winter Concert, Alachua County Youth Orchestra, Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Concert includes traditional holiday pieces which bring back audiences year after year. Previous Winter Concerts have featured classical compositions and holiday favorites: Mozart's Overture to The Magic Flute, Highlights from Jurassic Park, Romeo and Juliet Overture, Festive Sounds of Hanukah, A Most Wonderful Christmas, Anderson's Christmas Festival, and Concert Suite from Polar Express.

 

120817Blues8:00: Tim Fik's Birthday Blues Bash, High Dive, 219 SW 2nd Ave. Four guitar players join force: Albert Castiglia, Lil' Ed Williams, Tim Fik and David Julia. Both nominated for Blues Music Awards this year, Albert Castiglia and Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials. The other top-shelf guitar players, Tim Fik of the Bridget Kelly Band and David Julia will both compete in the 2018 International Blues Challenge. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

 

Hmmmm . . . that's a whole lot of stuff for a cold weather weekend.  Be sure you have your fair share of brain food always fresh and ready to enjoy . . .

 

Today in the GLOB!

Tasting the water of life

What is the best thing to do at 10 am on a Monday morning? Gather with a group of whiskey-loving strangers for a whiskey tasting, of course. Who needs coffee in the morning when the day can start with "The Water of Life"? - READ MORE

Food & Wine brunch recipes

Try a new twist on a classic, like eggs Benedict, or something spicy, like Mexican-inspired baked eggs. These fabulous brunch recipes include everything from gooey glazed cinnamon rolls to brunch-appropriate salads. - READ MORE

PureWow beauty gadget gifts

The PureWow website has collected together 11 top-rated beauty gadgets (that also make great gifts) like the Mia 2 BlendXCleanse Gift Set. - READ MORE

 

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FLORIDA VS. UCLA:  Florida faces 15th-seeded UCLA inside Exactech Arena / O'Connell Center in Friday's NCAA Regional Semifinal, which will be the 24th such appearance in program history. Opening serve for the first regional competition in Gainesville since 2011 is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET.  The winner of Friday's match will face the winner of the No. 7 Minnesota-No. 10 Southern California match, which is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET in the O'Dome. GO GATORS!

 

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Daily GLOB ROCK MUSIC FACTOID: Today in 1967, Otis Redding went into the studio to record '(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay'. The song went on to be his biggest hit. Redding didn't see its release; he was killed three days later in a plane crash. Redding wrote the first verse of the song, under the abbreviated title Dock of the Bay, on a houseboat at Waldo Point in Sausalito, California a short time after his appearance at The Monterey pop festival. Redding's familiar whistling, heard before the song's fade was the singer fooling around, he had intended to return to the studio at a later date to add words in place of the whistling

 

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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, GO GATORS!, enjoy a wonderful weekend, and 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

email me: misanford@gatorglob.com

 
 
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