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Weekend Events


8:00: Lone Star Spirits, Opening Night, Hippodrome Theater, Various day - times, DowntownLone Star Spirits is a fast-paced comedy that takes a hilarious and sympathetic look at family. The show opens officially on January 24 and will run until February 16. 



6:00: Little Women. Hippodrome Cinema, Various days and times, through February 2, Downtown.  Writer-director Greta Gerwig  has crafted a Little Women that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life.  Nominated for a six Academy Award nominations. Watch this Little Women film clip. (134 minutes).


8:00: Blackbird Morning with Jordan Esker & the 100% and Wild Pines, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown.  Blackbird Morning is an American rock band that formed in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The band is composed of vocalist Danielle De Cosmo and guitarist Tony Goodwin, with Vincent DeCosmo on drums and bassist Richard Jimenez. The band’s music blends rock, dream pop, post-rock influences, and it has evolved to include a variety of genres and a more open alternative sound. Radha’s Kitchen will be vending. 


Friday - Sunday:


5:00: Sunshine State Book Festival Reception at the Matheson Musuem Friday Evening, Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, Saturday and Sunday.  Florida has an amazing literary history dating back over two centuries, and Gainesville is a leading center of literary culture where over two hundred writers, novelists, playwrights, and poets call home.  From naturalist William Bartram’s book Travels, penned in the 1770s, to bestselling authors of today, writers have succumbed to the charm of our area. The Sunshine State Book Festival will further an appreciation of reading and provide the opportunity for readers to meet and interact with authors.




10:00:  Florda's Amazing Pollinators, Florida Museum of Natural History, 3215 Hull Road.  Take on the role of pollinators like bats, bees, beetles and butterflies in this immersive exhibit that highlights their benefits to Earth’s ecosystems and our food supply. The exhibit centerpiece is a colorful maze filled with different habitats from around the world.  Visitors can become their favorite pollinators and embark on up to 48 short missions in environments like a desert, farm, rainforest, nocturnal room and more! Visit the game station outside the maze to play parlor games with a twist such as mason bee mancala and invasive species shuffleboard to learn more about pollination and citizen science opportunities10 a.m.-1 p.m.: The Daniels Lab will be showcasing LIVE butterflies and moths.



2:30: Author Rochelle Alers, Alachua County Library Headquarters Branch, Meeting Room A. Award-winning Romance novelist Rochelle Alers is a regular on the Waldenbooks, Borders, and Essence bestseller lists. She has written more than 60 titles and boasts almost two million copies of her books in print. Alers has won awards including Vivian Stephens Award for Excellence in Romance Writing, the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award and the Zora Neale Hurston Literary Award. Her new book, The Bridal Suite, follows four friends on a romantic adventure to New Orleans. When Nydia Santiago arrives at the lovely Garden District estate that her friends are transforming into a luxury inn, she meets the sexy engineer in charge of the renovation. But the new sweethearts in the Big Easy soon learn love isn’t without obstacles.  Ms. Alers's presentation is co-sponsored by the Opinionated Ladies Book Club,



7:30:  Gainesville Orchestra presents: Honoring Dr Jackson Sasser, Santa Fe College Fine Arts Hall, 3000 NW 83rd Street.  Concert with special quests and some of Sasser’s favorites from Puccini to Tchaikovsky.



8:00: Kyle Carey, Heartwood Soundstage, 619 S. Main St., Downtown.  Kyle Carey’s unique fusion of ‘Gaelic Americana’ music includes influences of the American Folk Anthology, the traditional music of Cape Breton, Ireland and Scotland, and the Appalachian poetry of Louise McNeill. Kyle spent her earliest years in the Alaskan Bush, where her parents were teachers, and where she found herself immersed in the Yupik language and its songs. As a young woman, Kyle traveled to Cape Breton on a Fulbright Fellowship to learn Scottish Gaelic. Afterwards, she spent a year on the Isle of Skye in Scotland—honing her skills in the Gaelic language and studying singing technique with Lewis-born singer Christine Primrose, before landing finally in Ireland—where she recorded her debut album Monongah. Kyle’s third and newest album, The Art of Forgetting, was produced by Dirk Powell, recorded in Louisiana, and features luminaries such as Rhiannon Giddens, John McCusker and Mike McGoldrick.   With vegan food from Radha’s Kitchen!




2:00: Crazy Horse Descendant to Speak at Library Head Quarters, Meeting Room A.  The Crazy Horse family member Floyd Clown and author William Matson will be here to speak and sign their book Crazy Horse: The Lakota Warrior's Life and Legacy on Sunday Headquarters Branch in Meeting Room A at 2:00 p.m.  The Crazy Horse family's oral history had not been told outside the family for over a century. Now it is ready to be told by Clown, who is the son of Edward Clown, who was the nephew to Crazy Horse and the keeper of the sacred bundle and pipe for the family after his mother Iron Cedar passed away.  Their book includes what they know about one of Montana's biggest events, the battle of the Little Bighorn including who killed Custer, how he was killed, and what happened to his missing index finger.



5:00: 3rd Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival, Florida Trail Association, Swamp Head Brewery. For this outdoor screening, the unique program of environmental and adventure films illustrate the Earth’s beauty. They also show the challenges facing our planet and the communities working to protect it. Climb the highest peaks and trek across the globe with adventure films from around the world. You’ll witness how individuals and communities across the globe are taking action.  There will be 14 screened films, live music, guest speakers, exciting raffle items, beverages including a special one-night-only Florida Trail Ale (courtesy of Swamp Head Brewery) and food vendors. Folks will also have the chance to interact with organizations dedicated to supporting inclusive outdoor recreation and environmental conservation.



7:00:  SOUTHERN CULTURE ON THE SKIDS, Rick Ryan Band, High Dive, Doors 7PM / Show 8PM.  Tickets available online, at Hear Again Records ($1 FEE), and at the High Dive box office (NO FEES!).  Chapel Hill’s southern fried surf / rockabilly party returns to High Dive.  Southern Culture on the Skids has been consistently recording and touring around the world since its inception in 1983, when Rick Miller was a grad student at UNC-Chapel Hill. The current lineup (Dave Hartman – drums; Mary Huff – bass and vocals; Rick Miller – guitar and vocals) has been playing together for over 30 years.  Their music has been featured in movies and TV, and used to sell everything from diamonds to pork sausage, and their legendary live shows are a testament to the therapeutic powers of foot-stomping, butt-shaking rock and roll. SCOTS’ DIY roots go all the way back to the days of making cassette demos in the dirt floor basement of the original band house. “It was a beat down house we found in the woods, covered in kudzu vines”, Rick recalls. “We hunkered down there and came up with the sound and ideas we’ve been refining and tweaking ever since; a blue plate special of musical genres, all mixed together to give up new flavors and combinations.”

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From 'No good kid' to star chef

This is how it began, the career of one of the most versatile, ingenious and adventurous chefs in the history of American cuisine. Jean-Georges Vongerichten can pinpoint the day, the place, the words.  "My father liked to talk," Mr. Vongerichten recalled. "He already had three glasses of wine, and he said to the chef: 'My son is no good. Do you need somebody to wash dishes? He will do it.'"

As reported on the NEW YORK TIMES website - READ MORE

Tricks hidden inside menus

With a theatrical flourish, a sombre, leather-bound document is placed in front of you. Inside, the pages bear a tight italicised script and your eyes are drawn to a couple of items that are embellished with flamboyant descriptions. Then you turn to the waiter and order.

You may not realise it, but the menu probably played a far greater role than you'd credit. Far from being glorified pricelists, restaurant menus are sophisticated marketing tools that can nudge customers towards certain choices. Restaurant menus can even tell us what to think.

As reported on the POCKET WORTHY website - READ MORE

Foods wreaking havoc on your stomach

Gut health is all the rage. It's probably why you landed on this page. But if you're like us, you probably need a little refresher on why this emerging science is so important. So here goes: More than 100 trillion bacteria are floating around your gut—a flora, if you will, of microbes both good and bad for your health.  Inspired by that research, we rounded up the handy list below of five foods to stay away from in order to live your best gut health life—but not entirely, since some of our faves (RIP, booze) didn't make the gut cut. It's all about balance, amirite?

As reported on the PURE WOW website - READ MORE

Ultimate guide to grits

"If I don't love you, baby / Grits ain't grocery," quipped Little Milton in his famous 1969 song. We can assume that the Mississippi bluesman did, in fact, love his baby, because we know that grits are groceries—and so much more. They haven't changed much over those centuries. Perhaps that's why Southerners love grits so much: They are one of our region's purest culinary pleasures, rooted in history.

But they're not necessarily the simplest thing to cook perfectly. Cooking the perfect pot of grits is a choose-your-own adventure, and just about every cook in the South has opinions about how best to prepare them.

As reported on the GARDEN & GUN website - READ MORE

Salmon sisters are fighting for a good fish future

The remote Aleutian Islands are a group of 14 large volcanic islands and 55 smaller islands, mostly belonging to the state of Alaska, known for challenging weather and strong winds. But that has never stopped sisters Claire Neaton (pictured at right, above) and Emma Privat (at left), 29 and 28 respectively, from fishing for halibut and salmon in the archipelago's waters.

Neaton and Privat are commercial fishermen who grew up on an off-the-grid homestead in this remote region. In 2012, the pair founded Salmon Sisters, a seafood and apparel company that is gaining national recognition and helping feed hungry Alaskans via the Give Fish Project.

As reported on the CIVIL EATS website - READ MORE

Nami Nori is cheap, delicious, made for millennials.

Let's go here, Dad," said my 16-year-old daughter, who, like the rest of your humble critic's restaurant-weary family, never wants to go anywhere new or strange or interesting. Every once in a while, however, a new place comes along that emanates a certain kind of alluring glow. Maybe the room has a bright, stylishly casual look to it.

Did I mention that if there's a line somewhere for food or clothes or the latest cosmetic hand soap, my daughter is happy to join it, which is probably another reason we found ourselves, early on a dark fall evening, stamping our feet outside the new Greenwich Village hand-roll sensation, Nami Nori.

As reported on the GRUB ST. website - READ MORE

Secret society of marmalade makers

In the kitchen, my first pot of marmalade is softly boiling away, filling the house with the spark of citrus peel and cardamom. it's certainly not the end of the world—oranges do grow on trees, after all—but I've done so much research on marmalade while waiting for citrus season proper to start that I feel I must have, perhaps by osmosis, become at least somewhat proficient in the art of jamming whole citrus (actual jamming experience be damned).

The thing I've discovered is that marmalade is not simply a room you walk into, look around in, and shut the door upon. Marmalade is an entire world, a rabbit hole with no escape hatch.

As reported in this story on the TASTE website - READ MORE

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