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Weekend Events


CHORUS LINE, Star Theatre, 11 NE 23rd Ave. Chorus Line is the sixth longest-running Broadway musical with music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban and a book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante. Centered on seventeen broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line, the musical is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre. Memorable musical numbers include What I Did for Love, One, I Can Do That, At the Ballet, The Music and the Mirror, and I Hope I Get It.




6:00: Starry Night, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road. Observe the night sky and explore the world beyond. Gaze at the stars through high-performance telescopes and see a portable planetarium show. Join the Museum for this free, fun-filled night of astronomical proportions. Food vendors available. Doors open and stargazing begins at 6 p.m. Let's reach for the stars!



7:00: Guitar Art | Reception, University Galleries, Fine Arts Building B , 400 SW 13th St. Join the University Galleries for the opening reception of Guitar Art: Historic Innovation of an American Icon through Industrial Design, Art & Music | Guitars from the Henry Lowenstein. The UF Guitar Ensemble and the Alachua Guitar Quartet will be performing from 7 to 8 p.m. during the reception.



7:00: Elio Piedra,Tioga Town Center Concert, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way. Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert by Elio Piedra. Elio Piedra was born in Cuba and began his musical career at the age of ten at the Arts Conservatory Raul Sanchez. At fifteen, he gained entry into the National Conservatory of Music Carlos Hidalgo where he continued to hone his craft. Elio immigrated to at the age of twenty and began playing with many notable musicians in Miami. Highly in demand, Elio splits his time between live shows, drum instruction, and touring with his group, Elio's Quartet.



7:30: DUETS, Cathy DeWitt's disk release, Thomas Center, 302 NE Sixth Ave., Downtown. Local jazz vocalist, musician Cathy DeWitt performs songs of her third album DUETS. The concert features local artists Dawn Royston and Don.  The ensemble also features pianists Thomas Royal and Ed Legare, who are known for their appearances at local jazz venues, as well as saxophonist Ben Grier, drummer Jon Jackson and bassist David Ottenberg. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



9:00: Karaoke Night at the Hipp, Hippodrome Theatre, Basement, 25 SE 2nd Pl., Downtown.  Belt out your favorite tunes at Karaoke Night at the Hippodrome Lower Level, Gainesville City Entertainment has got every tune you can imagine to rock out the night in the Hipp Lower Level! BONUS: If you sing, you get afree shot of Long Island Ice tea.




5:30: Fantastic Mr. Fox, Movies @ Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St. Free outdoor movies will take place on The Hill at sunset. Family & friends; low back chairs & blankets, and picnic baskets. Minors must be accompanied by a guardian. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



8:00: Morningbell, Heartwood Soundstage, Downtown.. Gainesville Florida's own melodic, multi-layered, psychedelic rock quartet. The band has rooted themselves as a well established tradition in the Florida Music Scene and beyond, touring the Eastern United States. Critically acclaimed and featured in Bonnaroo, MTV's The Real World Sydney, Blender Magazine,, The Washington Post, and Americana UK.




9:30: Sunday morning cartoons, Depot Park, 874 SE 4th St. Sunday morning at The Depot Event Space for the first ever Sunday Morning Cartoons. cartoon classics from the 1960s through 1980s will now be at The Depot Event Space. Popeye, Betty Boop, Scooby-Doo and Ultraman, to name a few, will be showing for one hour as you unwind from your busy weekend with a cereal bar where you can mix-n-match cereals. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.


9:30: Kids Yoga at Depot Park, Depot Park main parking lot, 874 SE 4th St., Downtown. Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga.




12:00: J'Accuse, Harn Museum, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Road. Free screening of J'Accuse by Abel Gance is a politically and stylistically daring anti-war film produced while the trench warfare of World War I raged on. (1919, silent, 166 minutes). This film is presented in partnership with the UF Center for European Studies and in connection with the exhibition The Great Catastrophe.


2:30: Frank Fiordalisi, ACLIB Local Author Series, Alachua County library Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room A. Frank Fiordalisi will present his book, Ichabod Wolfe. This is the story of a thirteen year old orphaned boy during the prelude to the Civil War. The boy struggles as he matures, and he escapes the men who vow to kill him.



4:00: November Food Festival & Carnival, Magnolia Park, 4989 NW 40th Pl. UF Diabetes Institute, One Love Cafe, & Taste present delicious food, fun rides, and games while spreading awareness for diabetes. This food festival will help expand knowledge of November's Diabetes Awareness Month. We're prepared to bring you more food trucks, food vendors, craft beers, wines, and fun.  FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.

RE: Diabetes Awareness Month

With November being National Diabetes Awareness Month in the U.S., you can imagine there's a slew of awareness campaigns and fundraising events that go on throughout the month.

Here at DiabetesMine, we've covered these November diabetes activities at length over the years. Please browse through this overview of posts we've written to get a sense of what happens when diabetes awareness becomes a national and international talking point for the month.

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Eating olives the wrong way

There are few things more disorienting than realizing you've been doing something incorrectly your whole life, like saying "for all intensive purposes" instead of "for all intents and purposes," or dating people who describe themselves as "free spirits". What else have I been messing up? you wonder. Do I see the same colors as everyone else? Is there such a thing as objective reality? These are the questions I grappled with this week, after someone asked me how I eat olives.

As reported on the THE CUT website - LEARN MORE

RE: Nola's Red Bean parade

I was in New Orleans with a mission. It was a particular dish I was after—a childhood favorite—but at each place I stopped, I drew a blank. It wasn't gumbo or jambalaya I was searching for, but beans. Red beans, to be precise.

I headed to Mr. Ed's Oyster Bar and Fish House, just down the street in the French Quarter. There I met "Juggy," Damian A. Clark Sr. "I had bean juice in my baby bottle," he said right off the bat, laughing. "With a hit of hot sauce in it."

As reported on the the TASTING TABLE website - EAT MORE

Daily Meal's best holiday pies

When it comes to the holidays, eating delicious food comes first and foremost! From Thanksgiving turkey to Christmas Eve ham and Hanukkah latkes, so many celebrations involve eating something delicious.

From seasonal classics like apple pie, pecan and pumpkin, There's an incredible variety of delicious pies that are perfect for the holidays. With a failsafe pie crust recipe up your sleeve you can't go wrong with our 30 best holiday pie recipes!

As reported on the DAILY MEAL website with recipes - EAT MORE

Weekend Events, November 9, 2018


7:00: Chris McCarty, Town of Tioga Friday Concert, Tioga Town Center, 133 SW 130th Way. Bring your lawn chair and blankets for a FREE concert at the square in Tioga Town Center. Chris McCarty is a charismatic performer who is well known for writing catchy hooks, and meaningful songs that have helped make him extremely popular in the United States.  McCarty, has shared the stage with the legendary James Brown, Dave Mathews Band, Jason Mraz, Colbie Callait, Sugar Ray, G Love and Special Sauce, Blues Traveler, Robert Randolph and the Family just to name a few.


7:30: Brian Smalley, Prarie Creek Lodge, 7204 SE County Road 234. "Now you say, who is Brain Smalley? Simply stated he is one of the most talented Americana performers living in Florida today. Absolutely stunning guitar man ship and beautiful vocals. His energy is very contagious and his spirit lifts me like few other have ever done FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.


8:00 The Currys, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown. Brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, pop-rock, and roots music, The Currys are an Americana trio featuring Jimmy, Tommy, and Galen Curry. They're relatives — two brothers and one cousin, to be exact — and like many family groups, their songs are anchored by the sort of elastic, entwined harmonies that only seem to exist among kin.



8:00: Into the Woods, Acrosstown Repertory Theatre, 619 S Main St. In Stephen Sondheim's classic musical, several fractured fairy tales intersect and go off the rails. Cinderella, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Rapunzel collide with a witch and a childless baker in the dark woods as a vengeful giant tears apart the kingdom. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.




2:00: The Second Seminole War and Limits of American Aggression, Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Avenue. The Matheson Musreum  and the Friends of Payne Prairie are honored to host historian and author, C.S. "Chris" Monaco to discuss his latest book, The Second Seminole War and the Limits of American Aggression. The Second Seminole War (1835–1842) was the last major conflict fought on American soil before the Civil War. The early battlefield success of the Seminoles unnerved US generals, who worried it would spark a rebellion among Indians newly displaced by President Andrew Jackson's removal policies. This is a free program.



3:00: Harn Museum Dance Performances, Harn Museum, UF Cultural Plaza, 3259 Hull Road. Experience original choreography by Center for World Arts/Harn Museum Choreographers-in-Residence Dani Frost and Alex Murphy and Adjunct Professor of Dance Isa Garcia-Rose. This program will include three group works and a duet. The piece Am I Being Held? addresses differing levels of attachment, while We Will Get There explores liberation from western epistemology by introducing African perspectives throughout history. Reimagining Kehinde is in response to two paintings by artist Kehinde Wiley and Story Telling explores narrative through movement, spirituality and human connection.



4:00: Tuscawilla Preserve Clean-up Day, Tuscawilla Preserve. Help us clean up Tuscawilla Preserve. The land management task we perform will depend on water levels. Potential tasks include trail maintenance, infrastructure maintenance, or removing invasive plants. FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



6:00: Dancing under the stars, Depot Park, downtown, 874 SE 4th St. Put on your best clothes, grab a date and join us at Depot Park for a night under the stars. There will be lessons, lights (and stars) music, photos and a good time, you don't want to miss out! Previous dancing experience is not required. Come to the beginner lesson and we will teach you everything you need to know. Our DJ will be: Anthony JR Williams. Beginner lessons will be from 6- 7:00 pm, social dancing will begin after lessons from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.



7:00: November Jazz on the Green, City Walk Stage at Celebration Pointe, I-75 and Archer Rd. Join us for live jazz, lawn games & more! Catch the Mindwalk Jazz Fusion Band with Gosia and Ali on the City Walk stage




9:30: Kids Yoga at Depot Park, Depot Park main parking lot, 874 SE 4th St., Downtown. Join certified yoga instructor Jillian Goldstein Yoga with Jillian on Sundays at 9:30am on The Hill at Depot Park for Kids Yoga!



1:00: Ask a Scientist: Peoples of the Pacific Northwest, Florida Museum of Natural History, UF Cultural Plaza, 3215 Hull Road. Florida Museum Registrar Elise LeCompte brings seldom-seen material from the Museum's ethnography research collection in honor of the Whale People: Protectors of the Sea exhibit.




4:00: The Faure Requiem, The Gainesville Master Chorale, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 10600 SW 24th Ave. The Gainesville Master Chorale presents the Faure Requiem and other French Favorites in the free admission concert. The Master Chorale is the premiere ensemble of the Gainesville Civic Chorus, whose performances frequently feature guest orchestral musicians performing major choral masterworks.  FOLLOW THIS LINK for more information.



4:00: James B. King Veteran's Day Concert, Gainesville Comunity Band, First Presbyterian Church, 300 SW 2nd Ave. James King was a native of Charleston, South Carolina and attended Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. Jim enlisted in the Army where he performed on troop ships crossing the Atlantic during WW II. In 1946, Jim joined the Marine Band. He served as principal clarinet and assistant conductor until his retirement in 1968. Jim and his wife Joy were members of the GCB for twenty-six years. The Band presents this concert in memory of this great musician who served his country so well. Great Southern Music has graciously donated the memorial clarinet

Know your squash

As Thanksgiving gatherings go, they are a motley group: the Curcurbitaceae, a vine-growing family with nearly 1,000 members, including pumpkins, melons, zucchini and cucumbers.  Winter squashes offer countless delicious uses in soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, breads and desserts. Their shelf life, unrefrigerated. Here are a dozen of the varieties you're most likely to find at the grocery or farm market:

As reported on the NEW YORK TIMES website with recipes - COOK MORE

TINY BOOKS: Changing reading habits

"A book is proof that humans are capable of working magic," the cosmologist Carl Sagan once said.

As a physical object and a feat of technology, the printed book is hard to improve upon. Dutton, a Penguin Random House imprint, has just released its first batch of mini books, with a box set of novels by the best-selling author John Green.

As reported on the NEW YORK TIMES website - READ MORE

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