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Gator Glob - The Daily GLOB: Road Trip: Villaggios Pizza, Weekend Events, Meat lovers go meatless, Rethinking Cumin, Dog facts, Glob Music Factoid

The Daily GLOB: Road Trip: Villaggios Pizza, Weekend Events, Meat lovers go meatless, Rethinking Cumin, Dog facts, Glob Music Factoid

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Volume 9, Day 27, Friday, January 10, 2020

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Gainesville's Lunch Out Blog inspired the staff of the Matheson History Museum to take a field trip to Micanopy for some hands-on historical research. New Matheson team member Joanna Grey will write about our Matheson Friday Fun Day explorations of different historic sites in Alachua County. This piece sticks to the killer barbecue available at Pearl Country Store & Barbecue. We apologize in advance for making your mouth water.

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Happy Friday!

GLOBmaster2017Good morning GLOBers and Happy Friday to you all!  Do you have big plans for the weekend yet? If you need some weekend suggestions of fun things to do you have come to the right place.  I spent all day yesterday rounding up some cool things for you to do the next 72 hours and they are all right here for your consideration.  As Tom Petty says, and I like to copy, let's get to the point of why we meet here on Friday's . . . 






6:00: EARTH, Hipp Cinema, 6:00, and 8:00, various days and times, downtown.   Several billion tons of earth are moved annually by humans - with shovels, excavators, or dynamite. Nikolaus Geyrhalter observes people, in mines, quarries and at large construction sites, engaged in a constant struggle to take possession of the planet. (115 min.)

011020GFAA6:00: Somatic Shifts Exhibition, GFAA Gallery, 1314 S. Main St. Opening Exhibit Reception tonight and the artists participating in Somatic Shifts image the human body and its unbound possibilities to explore vulnerability, transformation, gender identity and expression, alternate experiences, speculative futures, and corporeal potential. Using a wide variety of media and processes, GFAA members interrogate the questions, challenges and shifts we experience in our bodily realities.  This GFAA Exhibition was curated by Katy Lemle, GFAA Gallery Director & Operations Manager and Lisa Iglesias, Assistant Professor at UF.



9:00: Hippvana Nights, Hippodrome, Salsa lessons @ 9 p.m, Open floor @ 10 p.m., Downtown.  Hippvana Nights are back tonight at the Hipp Lower Level. A hot night of salsa dancing in the Hipp Lower Level begins at 9:00 p.m. with a class taught by salsa dancing pros. At 10:00 p.m., Elio Piedra brings the party when the floor opens up for a night of salsa dancing FREE and open to the public.




10:00: Kids Day at Dudley Farm: Our Feathered Friends, Dudley State Farm Historic State Park, 18730 W Newberry Rd., Newberry. Our feathered friends are all around us, the wild and the domesticated. Visit Dudley Farm and learn why birds are our friends, and why feathers are so unique and important.  Children can participate in educational demonstrations and crafts.  Meet at the farm on the second Saturday of the month for Dudley Kids Day. Children and adults alike, ages 5 to 65, can join in the fun! There are hands on demonstrations, crafts, old fashioned games and even some education. Learn about history and a farming way of life.



10:00: Florida Museum Collector's Day, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road, Unicersity of Florida. Celebrate the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 41st Collectors Day on Jan. 11, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event attracts collectors from across the region. Enjoy a variety of personal collections and learn the history and context of these treasures. Discover how collecting isn’t just for scientists.



11:30:  Capoeria of Gainesville, Bo Diddley Plaza, Downtown. Every Saturday in January, join us at BDP for a free Capoeira class! Capoeira is a type of Brazilian Martial Arts that is combination dance and acrobatics. These classes will be fun and educational. Kids, teens and adults love it!



12:00: Possum Creek Skate Jam, Possum Creek Park, 4009 NW 53rd Ave.  Co-hosted by the City of Gainesville and local skate entrepreneurs and advocates Billy Rohan and Rob Bjorkland, Possum Creek Skate Jam is a free skateboard competition to recognize Gainesville’s vibrant skate scene and engage the skater community in the city’s 150th anniversary. Registration starts at 11 a.m. and  Competition runs 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Possum Creek Skate Jam is family friendly with free admission. The skateboard competition is open to all ages and includes best trick contests, give-aways, DJ-spun music, pop-up art, a hip-hop dance expo, and food trucks.



 8:00: Philippe Lemm Trio, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown, 619 South Main Street.  The Philippe Lemm Trio is continually proving to be one of the most exciting and electrifying jazz trio's around today. Comprised of three musicians with exceptional command of their instruments, the group's repertoire draws heavily from re-imaginations of jazz standards in a way that both defies genre and corresponds to any modern jazz fan. The trio has performed on stages like: North Sea Jazz Festival, Blue Note Note NYC, Kennedy Center, Ronnie Scotts, Pori Jazz Festival and Concertgebouw.




2:30: 2020 Author Series: Jill Ciment, Alachua county Library Systen, Branch Headquarters, Downtown.  University of Florida professor Jill Ciment will present her latest novel, The Body in Question.  Her novel Heroic Measures was made into the film Five Flights Up starring Morgan Freeman and Diane Keaton. Ciment’s new book starts in a jury holding room as two jurors begin a flirtation that rapidly grows into a full-blown love affair. The central character, a married female photographer, finds herself drawn to her fellow juror and yearning for “one last dalliance before she gets too old.” As affair plays out against a backdrop of a murder trial, she is forced to weigh issues of guilt and innocence, loyalty and betrayal, life and death, passion and compassion. She is the author of seven novels, a memoir and a collection of short stories.



6:00:  Friends of Heartwood Thank You Dinner, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown, 619 South Main StreetIt has been a wonderful year at Heartwood and we are so very grateful for the support of our Friends of Heartwood members. Join us for a catered dinner, open bar, recap of our year and presentation of our plans for the future.    Doors at 6 p.m..   Food at 7 and presentation at 8. 


Phew!  That a lot of good choices of things to do this weekend so you better make time to consider what your entertainment will be this weekend.


Today in the GLOB!

Road Trip: Villaggios Pizza, Newberry

All the talk was about Villaggio's Pizzeria, which serves prize-winning New York style pizza just off of the main road into Newberry on SW 250th St. - READ MORE

Meat lovers learn to go meatless

Reducing your meat and dairy intake can help mitigate climate change. Melissa Clark has ideas for how to do it deliciously. - READ MORE

Rethinking Cumin

The smoky, musky spice is at home in everything from French chocolate mousse to skewers of Xinjiang lamb.  - READ MORE



Dog facts you didn't know - The perfect companion for humans , and art are there to back up that claim. However, there's definitely more to them than just the title of a 'man's best friend' and there are some things out there that you might not be aware of about dogs.



Daily GLOB Music Factoid:  Radiohead topped the US album charts with the physical release of In Rainbows, originally sold via the internet for a price chosen by fans. The album sold 122,000 copies during its first week on release, giving the band a second US chart topper following 2000's Kid A, which sold an initial 207,000 copies.



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 great Friday lunch, 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 next week.

Mike Sanford, GLOB Editor

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