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Volume 9, Day 19, Friday. November 22, 2019

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Happy Friday!

GLOBmaster2017Yo we made it to the best day of the week.  There were a couple of days I didn't this would this week happen but here we are again getting ready for the weekend! Be sure to check below to find you perfect entertainment GLOBer.

Now, let's get to the point of why we meet here on Fridays . . .








 6:00: Trashformations, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Rd., UF CampusEver wonder how milk jugs morph into beautiful wading birds or how gears and gadgets become gigantic bugs? See how Alachua County middle school, high school and college students transform “waste” into creative works of art!  The Florida Museum will display winning entries from the 21st annual Trashformations through Monday, Dec. 2.



6:00:  Spirits in the Forest, Hipp Cinema, Varied days and times, 25 SE 2nd Place, Downtown, Gainesville.  Fantastic Fungi, directed by Louie Schwartzberg, is a consciousness-shifting film that takes us on an immersive journey through time and scale into the magical earth beneath our feet. Through the eyes of renowned scientists and mycologists like Paul Stamets, best-selling authors Michael Pollan, Eugenia Bone, Andrew Weil and others, we become aware of the beauty, intelligence and solutions the fungi kingdom offers us in response to some of our most pressing medical, therapeutic, and environmental challenges. (81 minutes)



8:00: Scrooge in Rouge, Hippodrome Theater, Various days times, 25 SE 2nd Place, Downtown Gainesville.  When the “Royal Music Hall Variety Players” come to perform, “A Christmas Carol”, a bad case of food poisoning leaves only three surviving members to soldier on through a performance originally intended for a cast of twenty!  If you loved Every Christmas Story Ever Told, get ready for Scrooge in Rouge!


112219HEARTwoodFRI8008:00: BFF, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown Gainesville.  BFF stands for Bob McPeek, Fagan Arouh, and Fay Baird, and is the latest incarnation of longtime Gainesville musical icons.  Bob of course is a cofounder of Heartwood, Mirror Image Studios, and Hyde and Zeke Records, and the recording engineer, producer, and musician behind countless albums by thousands of artists, including his own bands TranceForm, The Erasables, The Relics, Antidote, and Cecily Jane. Fagan Arouh’s long career dates back to a Nashville band called The Smashers, signed to CBS Records in the early 80s. He’s a member of Other Voices and The Relics, and has appeared in a host of events at the Bo Diddley Plaza. He’s a prolific songwriter, versatile singer, and great guitarist.  Fay Baird is a founding member of New England’s Short Sisters, known for their beautiful harmonies and distinctive round singing. Fay is a wonderful singer and plays banjo and guitar.




10:00:  Alachua County Farm Bureau Food & Agriculture Festival plus Free Cade Museum Admission, The Cade Museum, Join us at the Cade Museum for food trucks and booths from local farms and producers. The admission fee into The Cade Museum will be waived for this day only so you can explore the Science of Food. This event aims to share the importance that agriculture plays at the local, state and national level.



!0:00:  Dudley Farm Historic Park Tour, 18730 W Newberry Rd.   Discover an authentic working farm owned by the Dudleys from post Civil War to mid-1940s. Follow a park staff or docent in period clothing as they talk about the homestead consisting of eighteen restored buildings, farm animals, gardens and local history.  Admission is $5 per vehicle.



1:00 - Art Adventures: Color and Repetition, Samuel P. Harn Musuem Family Day, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Rd. Uf Campus. Children and families will embark on an art adventure throughout the Harn. A tour of the museum will explore how artists use the elements of art. Visitors will gain inspiration from their favorite works of art and use that to explore color and repetition in a hands-on art-making experience.



2:00:  Harn Museum Tour, Samuel P. Harn Musuem, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Rd. UF Campus.  Enjoy friendly, docent-led discussions on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 - 3 pm. No registration required – tours start in the museum's lobby. Docents share highlights from across the museum, spotlight a special exhibition or explore a specific theme.



2:00: BDP Market's Fall Music and Foodfest, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown Gainesville.  Food trucks, food vendors. 6 bands to celebrate the season and another year of the Union St. Downtown Food Market.



8:00: Ramblin’ Mutts Featuring Willie Green, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown Gainesville.. The Ramblin’ Mutts (formerly known as R. Mutt Blues Band) are two-time International Blues Challenge participants. As always, fronting the band is Dan Stepp on lead vocals, keyboards and slide guitar, and on lead guitar is Paul Goble. Filling out the rhythm section is Richard Heipp on bass, joined by the driving drum beats of Rich Patrick (also known from the bands Showtime and GruvTherapy).  Willie Green, Delta style bluesman: Born in Montgomery, Alabama in the early 1930s, He is self taught on both harmonica and guitar. Has opened shows for John Hammond, Jr (who calls him “the real deal”), Tommy Castro, Charlie Musselwhite, Maria Maldaur, John Lee Hooker, Jr, James Cotten, Eddie Kirkland, Joey Gillmore, JJ Grey (MOFRO) and many others including an outdoor opener at Veterans Coloseum for Eric Clapton.




2:00:  Harn Museum Tour, Samuel P. Harn Musuem, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Rd. UF Campus.  Enjoy friendly, docent-led discussions on Saturdays and Sundays from 2 - 3 pm. No registration required – tours start in the museum's lobby. Docents share highlights from across the museum, spotlight a special exhibition or explore a specific theme.



 8:00: Sawyer Fredricks, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown Gainesville. 19 year old Singer-songwriter Sawyer Fredericks, hailing from his family’s farm in central New York State, is fast establishing himself as an authentic original, Americana artist with an old soul. As a folk/blues singer-songwriter, who cut his teeth at local farmers markets, open mics, and iconic New York venues like Caffe Lena, the Towne Crier Cafe, and The Bitter End, Sawyer seemed an unlikely match for reality tv, but quickly won over broad audiences with his genuine delivery and unique arrangements of classic songs, going on to win season 8 of NBC’s The Voice.


You picl the lunch stop today and I can bring all the brain food necessary to get you through your lunch hunch hour Gliber!


Today in the GLOB!

Swimming with the manatees

My daughter and her friend went with us and there was pure joy coming from these girls while spending time in the water with the manatees. - READ MORE

A modernist Thanksgiving meal

Traditional Thanksgiving dishes have you feeling lukewarm? Here's a modern menu to upgrade your holiday meal and give those classic dishes a little flair. - READ MORE

Something is connecting Galaxies

A vast unseen force, more expansive than gravity, seems to connect galaxies separated by vast distances.  - READ MORE




ACLIB Author Series Kicks Off with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi!
For the 2020 Author Series, we start off with historian Dr. Ibram X. Kendi who will present his newest book, How to Be an Antiracist, in conversation with Gainesville Mayor Lauren Poe.  Kendi will present his new book and answer questions from Mayor Poe on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 12:30 pm at Library Headquarters in Meeting Room A.   In How to be an Antiracist, Kendi weaves memoir and social commentary to challenge readers to re-examine their beliefs and envision how to create an antiracist society. Kendi was a professor at UF when he was awarded the National Book Award in 2016. He is currently a professor and the founding director of The Antiracist Research & Policy Center at American University in Washington, D.C.



Daily GLOB MUSIC FACTOID: Alanis Morissette was at No.1 on the US album chart with her fourth album Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie. The first single from album Thank You received a Grammy Award nomination for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance". 




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 great 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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