The Daily GLOB: Road Trip: Goin' Coastal, Weekend Events, Breakfast cereals, Foodie theme park, Best community grocery, GLOB music factoid, Tom Petty

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Volume 8, Day 148, Friday, April 27, 2018

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GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers, congratulations on making it to the last Friday in April 2018.  The GLOB Master felt an extreme sense of pride yesterday  when I was listening to the best radio station on the planet and the kPIG DJ was talking about a festival they had last weekend where all the bands played Tom Petty songs.  Then she played Tommy P.'s Jammin' Me.  It was a very cool moment thinking about some ultra hip, small town across the continent playing our home boys music.  I get good bumps, chicken skin thinking about it,.  Enough of that maudlin, sappy expression of oneness.  Let's get to the point of why we all meet here every Friday:





6:30: The Last Suit, OPENING NIGHT, Hipp Cinema, Downtown, Various days - times. An aging Jewish tailor leaves his life in Argentina to embark on a journey back through time and halfway around the world, in the bittersweet road movie. Eighty-eight-year-old Holocaust survivor Abraham Bursztein (Miguel Ángel Solá) is about to be put out to pasture by his children, who have sold his house in the suburbs of Buenos Aires and booked him into a retirement home.




7:00: Artwalk Gainesville, Downtown Gainesville. Artwalk Gainesville is a free monthly self-guided tour that combines exciting visual art, live performance, and events in downtown Gainesville, Florida. Held the last Friday of each month from 7 to 10 pm, (venue hours vary) with many local galleries, eateries and businesses participating,




7:30: Music of the Knights, Gainesville Orchestra, SFC College of Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd St. Orchestra's season finale concert featuring the music of beknighted artists Andrew Lloyd Webber, Elton John and Paul McCartney.




7:30: The Ironics Benefit Concert, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown, 619, S. Main St. This Benefit concert for a sustainable Cambodia is built around the music of local musicians songwriters and singers Earl and Mari Robbins. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.





9:00: Disk & Dogs, 5701 Northside Park, NW 34th St. The Gainesville Chain Hawk Disc Golf Club will be hosting a day of fun and food at Northside Park. Free discs are available to play with and hotdogs for lunch. We will also have club members on hand to help guide new players around the course.




3:00 & 7:00: Voices Rising Spring Concert, Voices rising Community Choir, First United Methodist Church, 419 NE 1st St., Downtown. The chorus performs with guest clarinetist Bess de Farber featuring music from the renaissance through the modern era. Voices Rising is a combined adult and youth community chorus of over 100 voices located in Gainesville, Florida.




4:00: Phil Gernhard, Record Man, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave, Downtown. Author Bill DeYoung discusses the story of a self-made music mogul who dropped out of law school to open a tiny office and studio in Florida's Tampa Bay area, and went on to produce rock & roll hits. He co-wrote the Royal Guardsmen's Snoopy vs. the Red Baron, America's fastest-selling single of 1966. He revived the career of singer Dion DiMucci with the ballad Abraham, Martin and John. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.


7:00: Moonlight Walk, Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 4526 SW Archer Rd. A magical experience with laser lights and approximately 1500 luminaries along a 1.25 mile walkway. Live entertainment and the Alachua Astronomy Club will be out with telescopes to view the cosmos. Vendors will be selling food and refreshments or feel free to bring out a picnic basket, blanket or lawn chairs. Bringing a flashlight is recommended. Fifteen dollars for adults, $7 for children ages three to thirteen.





ACLIB Teen Art Show, Alachua County Library Headquarters, 401 E. University Ave. Reception and award ceremony are this Saturday at 11 a.m., and show continues through Sunday. Winning artwork will be on display outside of the Teen Area at the Headquarters library through May. The winner of the Best Logo award will have their artwork used for publicity in the Spring Teen Art Show of 2019.





4:00: Taking The Stage, The Next Generation, Dance Alive National Ballet, University Auditorium, 333 Newell Dr. The Company performs classical, neoclassical, contemporary, hip-hop, classical and contemporary jazz and theatre pieces. Choreography is by Kim Tuttle, Judy Skinner and Kimmy Keck along with works by guest master teachers. The Next Generation are Pofahl students aged 8 to 18 performing at festivals, senior facilities, and for social service agencies and.




4:00: Food Truck Rally, One Love Café, Magnolia Parke, 4989 NW 40th Pl. of live music, from LD50, mouthwatering food from various food truck vendors, and local Gainesville craft beers, wines, and beverages courteous of One Love Cafe and Taste.




6:30: Pine String Band Concert, Hipp Cinema, Downtown. Gainesville string band will play two intimate sets of live music, with an intermission for time for refreshments at the bar. Liberty Phoenix and Dan Stepp came together to create a folky sound with intimate harmonies supported by a string band comprised of Brian Turk on Stand Up Bass, Andrew Cook on Violin and Mark Archer on Dobro.


Got lunch plans GLOBers?  Do they include making plans, thinking about going downtown tonight?  Tell me where you will be and I can deliver your fair share of brain food to you always fresh, ready to enjoy . . .



Today in the GLOB!

ROAD TRIP: Atlanta's Goin' Coastal

Atlanta's Virginia Highlands has something for everyone. This weekend there was a weekend art show with live musical performances and our visit to one of the GLOB Master's favorite dining experiences. - READ MORE

Our most popular breakfast cereals

The Daily Meal website presents to you things you didn’t know about the 16 most popular breakfast cereals and how the bestselling breakfast cereals have some fascinating histories. - READ MORE

Eatly World: A foodie theme park

According to this Tasting Table writer Italian agri-food park has everything from goats to pasta factories to Bianchi bicycles.  - READ MORE




THE BEST COMMUNITY GROCERY:  According to the Grub Street website this story explains how this food-loving community center became the most infamous — and best — socialist grocery utopia in America.



DAILY GLOB MUSIC FACTOID: Today in 1971 the Grateful Dead appeared at the Fillmore East in New York City. The Beach Boys also appeared on stage with the Dead, who together performed a short set of Beach Boys songs.



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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