INsite January 2013
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JANUARY 2013 • Gainesville’s #1 Entertainment Magazine • www.insitegainesville.com s e l l i v s Gaine ' 27 GAINESVILLE INTERESTING Music, Movies, Nightlife, Restaurants and More PEOPLE MOST 2 www.insitegainesville.com January 2013 www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com January 2013 3 4 www.insitegainesville.com January 2013 www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com January 2013 5 6 www.insitegainesville.com January 2013 GOING OUT Midtown is the center of all things social during the week, and Gator City Sports Bar and Grill knows it. Head to Gator City to grab a beer and a burger and watch the game, or head down the hall and play pool with the best of them. Plus, if youâ€™re in the mood for some dancing, Envy has the tunes right next door. www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com January 2013 7 8 www.insitegainesville.com January 2013 53 OUTDOOR DINING TABLE OF CONTENTS EVENTS 11 EVENTS CALENDAR EDITOR’S LETTER Welcome back! Since 2008, INsite has provided an annual issue in which we focus solely on the famous, the heroic, the genius, the … most interesting people of Gainesville. It’s not an easy task. Not because it’s hard to find interesting people. In fact, it’s the opposite. In a town as fast-paced and innovative as this one, how do you narrow it down? That’s the reason why our “20 Most Interesting” series has sometimes inflated to 25 or even 28 Most, and this year’s no different. So enjoy reading about this year’s crop of Most Interestings, which includes athletes, musicians, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, artists, the mayor—well, just flip to page 32 and see for yourself. On a sadder note, I regret to inform you that for financial reasons this will be the last issue of INsite. After keeping Gainesville informed of the awesome events, restaurants and people in town for 21 years, INsite will be shutting its doors. Thank you for your dedication to INsite. FREE TIME 18 GAMER’S CORNER GEMMA ARTERTON GAINESVILLE GRUB 37 RESTAURANT GUIDE 41 RESTAURANT CHART 44 LATE NIGHT MUNCHIES 45 RESTAURANT MAP 31 27 Rachel email@example.com GOING OUT 25 NIGHTLIFE LISTINGS HEALTH & FITNESS 53 GET YOUR GROUP ON MOVIES 30 FILM 30 REEL RENTALS 32 GROUP ON GET YOUR MOST INTERESTING I N s i t e Ga i n e s vi l l e St a f f PRESIDENT EDITORIAL DIRECTOR CREATIVE DIRECTOR ASSISTANT EDITOR EDITORIAL INTERNS DESIGN INTERN CALENDAR EDITOR LOCAL MUSIC EDITOR SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ADVERTISING EXECUTIVES DISTRIBUTION MANAGER OPERATIONS MANAGER KEVIN IRELAND RACHEL RAKOCZY HEATHER VON KLOCK MEGAN ALFARO ZACK PETERSON NATALIA SIEUKARAN CHELSEA LIPFORD BRITTANY MORRISEY GREG ALLARD PETE ZIMEK CAROLYNE SALT WILSON STERN RYAN MCDOWELL LORI WHITE MUSIC 19 FRESH TRACKS 20 NOW TOURING 22 LOCAL BAND PROFILE G ONLY IN GAINESVILLE 32 GAINESVILLE'S 27 MOST INTERESTING PEOPLE 55 ROOMMATE QUIZ: RE-SIGN OR RELEASE? 53 WRITERS MEGAN ALFARO GREG ALLARD ALIZA BRESNICK JOHN DAVISSON TONY FEDERICO ALYSSA FISHER JULIA GLUM ALYSSA HOLCOMB JENNETTE HOLZWORTH BRAD MCKAY KELSEY MEANY PRAIRIE MILLER MARY MOORE BRITTANY MORRISEY BRADLEY OSBURN DANIELLE PETERSON WADE POWELL CATHLEEN ROCKWELL NATALIA SIEUKARAN ALEXANDRIA UGARTE ROOMMATE 31 GEMMA ARTERTON STAR POWER Interested in advertising in INsite Magazine? Call 352-377-1402 ext 17. 55 QUIZ PHOTOGRAPHERS JOHN DAVISSON ELLIOTT DOOLITTLE ALYSSA FISHER ROB FOLDY RODNEY ROGERS SUJIE WU Post Office Box 15192, Gainesville, Fl 32604 352-377-1402 (ph) • 352-377-6602 (fax) E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Copyright 2012 by Broad Beach Media. INsite is published monthly. The publication is not responsible for unsolicited material; contact the editor before making any submissions. All advertisements herein are assumed by the publisher to be correct, but no responsibility to the contrary can be maintained. Reproduction or use of editorial, pictorial or advertising content in any manner without permission is strictly prohibited. Contributor Bios... Alyssa Fisher has only been freelancing for INsite for a few weeks, but the freshman from Cooper City, Fla., has already made a mark with her 20 Most Interesting profiles of Study Edge founder Ethan Fieldman and artist/actress Sara Morsey. With these profiles, she hopes for readers to appreciate Gainesville and all the opportunities it has to offer. Alyssa has always had a passion for writing, and she has a blog called “The Girl with the Purple Pen.” She also loves fashion and ballet. Hoping to make a career out of her passions, she wants to be a journalist in New York writing for a major magazine one day. Hoping to one day grace the big and small screens with her stories, Aliza Bresnick is a third year English major with a concentration in Film and Media Studies. Originally from Oakton, Vir., she moved to Boca Raton seven years ago and enjoys spending her time cooking, reading and writing, while also indulging in visual arts such as photography, drawing and watching films. This month, Aliza wrote “The Roommate Test” and Most Interesting profiles for Kimberly Percuoco and Stephanie and Claire Browning. She enjoyed interviewing these individuals, who managed to turn their passions into success. From their stories, she hopes readers find the same motivation to make their own dreams come true. Mary Moore is an award-winning speaker, speech coach and writer, the owner of Aloha Pet Sitting & Dog Walking and also a stay-at-home mom of an 8-month-old boy and a 2-yearold girl. While balancing that alreadyhefty plate, the St. Augustine native freelances for us. This month she profiled Mayor Craig Lowe and Pastor Mike Patz, both influential leaders of the community. She hopes she has given readers a new, more personal perspective on them. For the future she hopes to sell her pet business and make speech writing a professional career, while indulging in her hobbies of reading, writing and playing with her kids on the beach. Cashews grow on top of apples. www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com January 2013 9 D s y a w a e v Gi ecember was jam-packed with events and giveaways we just couldn’t keep it all in print. 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Steve Oelrich, Scott Costello from HOME magazine and Storm Roberts from 98.5 WKTK. This family friendly soup-off will have an awards ceremony for Best Soups, People’s Choice and Best Decorated Table. Last year the event drew more than 750 people—this year Heather Duiser, director of development for St. Francis, says she expects more than 1,000 attendees. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors, and $7.50 for children. Family tickets can be bought for $45. They can be bought online at www.souperfunsunday.com. events If you can only do 5 things this month... For 14 years, more than 1,000 volunteers have come together for the annual Air Potato Round-up to remove “air potatoes” from Morningside Nature Center. The family-friendly event is on Jan. 26. Times and clean-up areas will be assigned as people register. The air potato also known by its scientific name, Dioscorea bulbifera, is a non-native vine that jeopardizes Florida’s natural communities by engulfing native vegetation. It produces aerial tubers that fall to the ground in late fall and winter that produce new vines that sprout in the spring. Volunteers are tasked with gathering these aerial tubers. People should register as early as possible for the event because it often fills up fast, according to Merald Clark, a teacher at Morningside Nature Center. People can register online at www.cityofgainesville.org. This year’s T-shirt theme is “tuber-dioscorea-bulbifera-atrocious” based off of Mary Poppins’s supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. Along with the free T-shirt, volunteers will receive a small lunch. There will be music and a raffle with gift cards and other items donated by local businesses. “It’s a great Gainesville tradition, and people look forward to it every year,” she says. BE KNIGHTED AT THE MEDIEVAL FAIRE VOLUNTEER TO PRESERVE nature “Orlando has Disney World, and Gainesville has the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire,” says Linda Piper, events coordinator for the city of Gainesville Division of Cultural Affairs. The fair returns for its 27th year from Jan. 26 to Jan. 27 and Feb. 1 to Feb. 3 at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The fair runs 10am to 6pm on weekends. On Fridays it runs 9:30am to 3pm. Visitors will encounter juggling, dancing street performers, strumming minstrels, pony rides, a marketplace and more. Get to the gate at 9:45am and have the entire cast greet you, and then watch as they put on a show of dancing and music. And at this familyfriendly event, every child will be knighted by the royal king and queen. More than 160 artisans will demonstrate their skills in leatherworking, woodcarving, pottery and more. Don’t forget to catch the jousting show on the tournament field—knights joust twice daily. Visit the food court for the traditional turkey legs. Try the fried pickles, Oreos or green beans—you can get pretty much any food fried here. Craving something sweet? Head over to the Queen’s Buns or the King’s Nuts in the Sweets court. Get there early and plan to spend the day. Tickets can be bought online at the Gainesville Cultural Affairs website or you can buy advance tickets at a local Gator Domino’s pizza store. Follow the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on Facebook for chances to win tickets. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children ages 5 to 17. Admission is free for children under 5 years old. Attend Feb. 1 for half-price tickets! 5 p sna s L. Korhnak photo GET GEEKY in the swamp www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com Celebrate “geek” culture at the 2nd annual Swampcon. This multi-genre, free two-day convention features anime, gaming and science fiction themed events. The “eclectic” event runs Jan. 12 to Jan. 13 at UF’s J. Wayne Reitz Union. On Saturday, the gaming runs 11am to midnight, and it will run from 11am to 8pm on Sunday. Last year, the convention was set up on only the second floor. But the event has grown so large that the whole building has been rented this year. Some main events include an original play based on the show Firefly, a Miku Miku Dance Hologram Concert (based on the holographic Tupac concert, according to events and anime coordinator Ciara Powell), and a Hunger Games Con-ucopia where “tributes” can learn the skills needed to survive the Hunger Games. Other events include a science fiction film contest, LARPing (live action role playing) and video games. The popular maid café, where servers play games with the guests, will return with more maids and butlers than before. Tons of artists and authors will make guest appearances, including Tiffany Grant who is best known for voicing Asuka from Evangelion, and the creator of Yu-Gi-Oh! Martin Billany, also known as LittleKuriboh. More than 2,000 people attended last year. This year, Ciara expects from 4,000 to 6,000 people. Swampcon will be supporting three charities this year—Alachua County Forever, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity—with a charity raffle. Register online at Swampcon.com, and buy an event T-shirt for $10. T-shirts are $15 at the event. “If people have never been to a convention before—it’s exotic,” she says. “It’s going to be a lot of weird and eccentric people. It’s cool.” Think you can find all of the University of Florida well known (and not-so-well known) landmarks? Test yourself at the Pledge 5 Foundation’s second-annual picture scavenger hunt Foto Frenzy. The hunt begins on Jan. 16 at 3:30pm at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Colonnade. Teams of up to five students will race around to find all the university’s landmarks. The group that uploads the most pictures before the two-hour time limit wins. There will be special “extra credit” photos that arise for points to make up for landmarks that a team did not find. The goal of the event is to create awareness about the Pledge 5 Gators Association, to familiarize students with UF’s landmarks and—of course—to have fun. Admission is free and only open to UF students. Teams must have a digital camera and a way to upload the pictures to the official Pledge 5 Gators Facebook page. Students need to pledge to complete one five-hour service social to register. Follow the Pledge 5 Foundation Facebook page for updates on how and when to register. FOR FUN January 2013 11 EVENTS 01 TUESDAY JANUARY 07 MONDAY “Slavery by Another Name” at the Civic Media Center, 7pm Mobile Outreach Clinic at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 6pm Yu-Gi-OH club at Alachua Branch Library, 4pm Branch Library, 5:30pm Lego Club at Alachua Branch Library, 3pm Afterschool Gaming for Teens at Millhopper Branch Library, 4:30pm Newberry Walking Club at Alachua County Library Newberry, 11am New Years Day Scrabble Games at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 5:30pm-8:30pm Gentle Walk and Talk at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 9am 05 SATURDAY Gallery Talk: Dr. Silvio dos Santos, UF Assistant Professor of Musicology at Harn Museum of Art, 1pm 37th Annual Camellia Show at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 1pm-5pm Musikgarten at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 11am Art Classes with Patricia Wolfe at Alachua County Headquarters LibraryDowntown, 10am ContARTE at Millhopper Branch, 10:30am Backpack with a Ranger at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 10am-12pm Family Birding at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 9am-11pm 08 TUESDAY Got Game? at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 4pm Bits and Spurs 4H Club of Alachua County at Saw Horse Farms, 6:30pm Teen Crocheting Class at Alachua County Library Newberry, 4pm 02 WEDNESDAY Gainesville Modern Quilters Club at Millhopper Branch Library, 6:30pm Lego Club at Alachua Branch Library, 3pm 03 THURSDAY Perpetual Joy Calendar at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 6:30pm Knitting in the Afternoon at Millhopper Branch Library, 2pm Morningstar Investment Database Webinar at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 12pm 09 WEDNESDAY Baby Signs at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 10:30am Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Health at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library Mobile Outreach Clinic at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 1pm-4pm Gainesville Scrabble Club at Millhopper CROUCHING GATOR, HIDDEN DRAGON! Come to the Harn Museum of Art for a night of Chinese art and culture (and maybe a little kung fu fighting) at the Crouching Gator, Hidden Dragon event. The event runs from 6pm to 9pm on Jan. 10. Master WeinWei Ou, a Chinese master calligrapher will be demonstrating the art of calligraphy. There will be music performances, free food and stations for people to make their own art. The event is free and sponsored by the University of South Florida Confucius Institute. 06 SUNDAY 37th Annual Camellia Show at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 9am-4pm 12 There’s enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America with one foot of water. www.insitegainesville.com January 2013 Last month at the Hippodrome Theatre, the theater wrapped up 2012 in the true holiday spirit of giving with not one but two holiday themed plays—the Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” and the highin-demand comedy, “A Tuna Christmas.” Gainesville was given a traditional and alternative view on the holidays. To start off this year, the Hipp begins its season with “Venus in Fur,” a two-person play known for its portrayal of the dark side of the entertainment business. Hailed by the New York Times as, “Ninety minutes of good, kinky fun,” the Hipp’s production should be one of the sexiest and funniest shows around. “Venus in Fur” is about Vanda, a talented young actress who is determined to land the lead role in the new play based on the classic erotic novel “Venus in Furs.” During the auditions, the playwright Thomas is dissatisfied with the actresses trying out for the lead. However, at the last minute, Vanda bursts in and captivates him. Eventually, THIS MONTH AT THE HIPP 10 THURSDAY the audition turns from a professional try-out into an electrifying cat-and-mouse game where power roles switch and the lines between fantasy and reality, seduction and power, and love and sex are all blurred. On the 21st, be sure to check out “BLINDSIDED”, a richly entertaining and moving story that will take you on a personal journey through actress and standup comic Jeannette Rizzi’s early life in Alachua where she struggled to overcome her friend Katie’s suicide. The inspiring solo show was written and will be performed by Jeannette. All proceeds go to the Friends of the Alachua County Crisis Center in honor of Katie. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out the Visual Art Gallery, which hosts Florida artists in eight exhibitions annually. It features photography, paintings, fine art photography, glass art, sculpture and other types of visual art. For more information contact email@example.com. Museum Nights: Crouching Gator, Hidden Dragon! At Harn Museum of Art, 6pm-9pm Afterschool Gaming for Teens at Millhopper Branch Library, 4:30pm Gainesville Sports Commission’s 25th Anniversary at the UF Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, 6pm EVENTS Natural History, 10am-3pm Start the New Year Off Right at Millhopper Branch Library, 1pm Art Classes with Patricia Wolfe at Alachua County Headquarters LibraryDowntown, 10am Dudley Farm Historic Park Tour at Dudley Farm Historic State Park, 10am11am Bamboo Workshop at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens, 1:30pm-4:30pm Rim Ramble Hike at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 8am 11 FRIDAY Between Silver Light and Orange Shadow: Paintings by Elena Sisto at University Gallery, 10am-5pm Gainesville’s Historic Evergreen Cemetery: This Wondrous Place Opening Reception at the Thomas Center, 5pm-7pm GCO Chamber Concert with Evans Haile at Santa Fe’s Fine Arts Hall, 7:30pm 13 SUNDAY SwampCon at J. Wayne Reitz Union, 11am-8pm Services for Seniors Series: Your Money Series part 1 at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 2pm 12 SATURDAY SwampCon at J. Wayne Reitz Union, 11am-noon Elvis Lives at Curtis M. Phillips Center, 1pm Collectors Day at Florida Museum of 14 MONDAY Law in the Library: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: Just the Facts, No Politics at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 6pm Mobile Outreach Clinic at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 6pm —Natalia Sieukaran www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com January 2013 13 EVENTS 15 TUESDAY SPOHP In the Delta: Year Five at Civic Media Center, 6pm Bear Necessities at Cone Park Branch, Alachua County Library District, 3:30pm Got Game? at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 4pm Scrabble Lovers Club at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 5:30pm Remembering Martin at Ignite Life Center, 6:30pm Science Café Topic: Fungus Among Us at Chef Brothers Custom Catering, 6:30pm-8pm Ribbon Cutting at Body of Boris, 5pm7pm COLLECTORS DAY Vintage cars, Beatles and Titanic memorabilia, alligator figurines—if people collect it then you’ll find it at the Florida Museum of Natural History’s 34th annual Collectors Day on Jan. 21. The event runs 10am to 3pm at the museum. The showing attracts collectors from across the southeast and more than 3,000 visitors every year. Collectors love to talk about their compilation, so come learn all about the history and context of their collections. Admission is free. Call 352-273-2061 for more information. M. Phillips Center, 7:30pm Irish Songs from Four Shillings Short at Alachua County Headquarters LibraryDowntown, 2pm-4pm Madame-Psyche Tells Your Fortune at Alachua County Headquarters LibraryDowntown, 2pm Art Classes with Patricia Wolfe at Alachua County Headquarters LibraryDowntown, 10am Game Day at Millhopper Branch Library, 2pm PIEC 2013 ECO-RUN 5K Fun Run/Walk Fundraiser at UF’s Levin College of Law parking lot, 7:45pm Next Level Sports and Fitness Kids Fit Day at Kanapaha Park, 9am-11am 16 WEDNESDAY Discover Your Library at the Museum at Florida Museum of Natural History, 10:30am-11:30am Storytime at the Museum at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown “Appy” Hour at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 10:30am Four Shillings Short Musical Event at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 6pm Mobile Outreach Clinic at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 1pm-4pm Pledge 5 Foto Frenzy at the University of Florida, 3:30pm Restoration of Rights Expunging & Sealing of Records Educational Workshop at Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center, 6pm 17 THURSDAY Showcasing Student Art (K-12) at the Thomas Center Mezzanine Gallery, 6:30pm-8pm David Figlio- Pitfalls and Promise of School Choice and Accountability at UF’s Levin College of Law Room 180 Afterschool Gaming for Teens at Millhopper Branch Library, 4:30pm MLK Cultural Brain Bowl & Spelling Bee at Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center, 6pm Ribbon Cutting at The Gainesville CoWork, 3pm-8pm 20 SUNDAY Specticast: The Merry Widow at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips, 3:30pm Nonprofit Expo 2013 at Hilton UF Conference Center, 1pm Community Empowerment Health at Millhopper Branch Library, 2pm Charity Softball Tournament and Home Run Derby at the Alachua Rec Center, 1pm 18 FRIDAY 21 MONDAY Holiday: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Blindsided at the Hippodrome Theatre, 7pm Medieval Craft at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 3:30pm The Past is Prologue, a Panel Discussion in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act at Pugh Hall-Bob Graham Center, 6pm Bears in the Winter at Millhopper Branch Library, 3:30pm Teen Craft-Literary Sign Posts at Millhopper Branch Library, 4:30pm 4th Annual Youth Talent Extravaganza at Martin Luther King, Jr. Multipurpose Center, 7pm School Holiday Camp: Birds of Prey at the Florida Museum of Natural History, 8am-5pm 19 SATURDAY 14 Motionhouse: Scattered at UF’s Curtis www.insitegainesville.com January 2013 EVENTS National Holiday Program at Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 12pm MLK Annual Commemorative March at Bo Diddley Community Plaza, 1pm Millhopper Branch Library, 4:30pm Ribbon Cutting at the Institute for Workforce Innovation, 4:15pm-5:30pm 8pm Newnan’s Lake 15K at Earl P. Powers Park, 8:30pm-9:30pm 14th Annual Great Air Potato Round-Up at Morningside Nature Center Titanoboa: Monster Snake Exhibit Public Opening at the Florida Museum of Natural History, 10am-3pm Early Bird Walk at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 8am 22 37TH ANNUAL CAMELLIA SHOW Camellias bloom white, red, pink, small and large. Some are fragrant and some are not. All can be found at the Gainesville Camellia Society’s 37th Annual Camellia Show at Kanapaha Botanical Gardens on Jan. 5 from 1pm to 5pm, and Jan. 6 from 9am to 4pm. This two-day show features blooms from southeastern growers, and will have judged exhibits of a variety of Camellias from japonicas to reticulatus. People are invited to come learn about the care, culture and appreciation of this flower. Camellia plants will be available for purchase. Admission is the regular price for the Kanapaha Gardens—$7 for adults; $3.50 for children ages 6 to 13. Children under 6 years old are free. Call 352-5953365 for more information. TUESDAY 25 FRIDAY Steve Wilson and Wilsonian’s Grain at University Auditorium, 7:30pm ArtWalk Gainesville at Gainesville Downtown Community Plaza, 7pm Chasing Manet at Vam York Theatre, 8pm Spend the day with John Spence- A Fundraiser for United Way of North Central Florida at Best Western Plus Gateway Grand Hotel, 12pm American Sign Language at Millhopper Branch Library, 4pm Remembering Coretta Observance Program at New Macedonia Baptist Church, 6pm 23 WEDNESDAY Traditional Chinese Medicine and Natural Health at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 6:30pm Living with Hearing Loss classes at Senior Recreation Center, 1pm-2:30pm Gainesville Scrabble Club at Millhopper Branch Library, 5:30pm 27 SUNDAY Auditions for The Musical 9 to 5 at Vam York Theatre, 7pm Hoggetowne Medieval Faire at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm Souper Fun Sunday at St. Francis Catholic High School, 1pm-3:30pm Chasing Manet at Vam York Theatre, 2pm 26 SATURDAY Titanoboa: Monster Snake Opening Day Activities at Florida Museum of Natural History, 10am-3pm Hoggetowne Medieval Faire at Alachua County Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm India’s 64th Republic Day at India Cultural & Education Center, 6pm-9:30pm Opinionated! An afternoon with author Brenda Jackson at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 3pm Chasing Manet at Vam York Theatre, 24 THURSDAY 28 MONDAY Auditions for The Musical 9 to 5 at Vam York Theatre, 6pm-7pm Vita Tax Preparation at Library Partnership Branch-Alachua County, 3:30pm Mobile Outreach Clinic at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 6pm Momix: Botanica at UF’s Curtis M. Phillips Center, 7:30pm Life Skills for Teens: Show Me the Money at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 5pm Afterschool Gaming for Teens at Every 10 years, your body replaces all of its cells. www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com January 2013 15 EVENTS Yu-Gi-OH Club at Alachua Branch Library, 4pm 29 TUESDAY Got Game? at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 4pm Bears in Winter at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 3:30pm Satchel’s Shakedown at Lightnin’ Salvage at Satchel’s Pizza, 7:30pm-9pm Scrabble Lovers Club at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 5:30pm Borrowing e-books from your Library Using OverDrive at Alachua Branch Library, 3pm Vilde Frang, Violin and Michail Lifts, Piano at Squitieri Studio Theatre, 7:30pm 03 SUNDAY Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, at Alachua County Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm 05 TUESDAY Career Showcase, at Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 9am to 3pm 06 WEDNESDAY Career Showcase, at Stephen C. O’Connell Center, 9am to 3pm 30 WEDNESDAY Home Sweet Home Craft at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 3:30pm Master of Disguise at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 3:30pm Mobile Outreach Clinic at Alachua County Headquarters Library-Downtown, 1pm-4pm Living with Hearing Loss class at Senior Recreation Center, 1pm-2:30pm RECURRING EVENTS Gator Nights, every Friday Night at the J. Wayne Reitz Union Ballroom Dance Class Every Tuesday beginning Oct. 23, 7:45pm at Gainesville Dance Association Swing and Hustle Dancing at Gainesville Dance Association, every Sunday night, 6pm-7pm Frogs and Friends Friday Program at Morningside Nature Center First Friday of every month, ends May 3; 2pm 31 THURSDAY LGBTQ Teen Movie Night at Tower Road Branch, Alachua County Library, 6pm Afterschool Gaming for Teens at Millhopper Branch Library, 4:30pm Toast to Business 2013 at the Hilton University and Conference Center, 1pm11pm ArtWalk Gainesville at Downtown Community Plaza, every last Friday of the month, 7pm-10pm Civic Media Center weekly volunteer meeting at the Civic Media Center every Thursday at 5:30pm Poetry Jam at the Civic Media Center every Thursday night at 9:30pm FEBRUARY Anarchademics, a monthly historical writings reading group, at the Civic Media Center every 3rd Wednesday of the month, 7pm-9pm Sunday Local Market at Citizens Co-op, 2pm-5pm The Alachua County Farmers Market at the Alachua County Farmers Market, every Saturday 8:30am-1pm 01 FRIDAY Spring Degree Applications deadline, at UF Docent Art Exhibition, at Harn Museum of Art, 11am Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, at Alachua County Fairgrounds, 9:30am-3pm Free Community Meditation Group at Sanctuary Yoga, Every Friday. All ages. Free English Classes- Open Enrollment Classes meet Tuesdays at Millhopper Alachua County Library, 6pm-7:30pm Trinity United Methodist Art Show At Trinity United Methodist Church; runs though Jan. 6, 2013; Monday thru Thursday 8am-8pm; Fridays 8am-5pm; Sundays 8am-noon 02 SATURDAY Listen to Your Heart 5K, at Northeast Park, 8am Backpack with a Ranger, at Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park, 10am Hoggetowne Medieval Faire, at Alachua County Fairgrounds, 10am-6pm Back to the Future Gala, at Florida Museum of Natural History, 7pm-11pm MUSEUMS, GALLERIES & GARDENS Florida Museum of Natural History: Peanuts…Naturally: Charlie Brown and Friends Explore Nature, Sept. 29-Jan 2 Water: Discovering and Sharing Solutions, Sept. 29-Jan 2 Dugout Canoes: Paddling through the 16 www.insitegainesville.com January 2013 Americas, open through Nov. 2013 Spineless: Portraits of Marine Invertebrates—The Backbone of Life in the Sea, open through April 14, 2013 Butterfly Plant Sale, Monday-Saturday, 10am; Sundays, 1pm Focus Gallery: 352-273-3000 HOT Clay—Ceramics Exhibition, Jan 9-Feb 1 Grinter Gallery: 352-273-3044 Traces of the Brush and Ink: Calligraphy of Ruth and Peter Sheng, Jan. 9 – Feb. 1 Kanapaha Botanical Gardens: 352-3724981 Guided Tours Oct. 6 and the first Saturday of every month, 10am-12pm Camellia Show, Jan. 5 from 1pm-5pm; Jan. 6, 9am-4pm Bamboo Sale, Runs from Jan. through Feb. Presidents Hall: 352-395-5464 SF Gallery: 352-395-5464 Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art: 352392-9826 Photography from Europe and America Between the Wars, through Jan. 6 Things That Go Bump in the Night, through March 15 Contemporary Art From the Harn Collection, through Aug. 4, 2013 Souvenirs of Modern Asia: The Prints of Paul Jacoulet, ends Feb. 3 Anne Noggle: Reality and the Blind Eye of Truth, ends March 10, 2013 Highlights from the Asian Collection, ongoing A Sense of Place: African Interiors, ongoing Highlights from the Modern Collection, ongoing The Thomas Center Galleries: 352-3938532 Celebrate Design (American Institute of Architects), runs to Jan. 5 Gainesville’s Historic Evergreen Cemetery: This Wondrous Place, Jan. 11-March 23 Showcasing Student Art (K-12), Jan. 11Feb. 16 University Gallery: 352-273-3000 Main Gallery: 352-393-8532 The Championship Seasons: Through the Lens the Gainesville Sun, through Jan 5; 8am-5pm The Doris: 352-505-5062 Cindy Capehart exhibit, Jan. 11- Jan. 27th Hippodrome Gallery: 352-375-4477 Morning Side Nature Center: Living History Days Saturdays from September to May: 9am-4:30pm Barnyard Buddies Every Wednesday from September to May, 3pm Frogs and Friends Friday First Friday of every month from September to May, 2pm Squitieri Studio Theatre (UF Campus): 352-392-1653 You Say TOMATO, I say SHUT UP!, Jan. 8, Jan. 10, Jan. 11 at 7:30pm; Jan. 12 at 2pm and 7:30pm Constans Theatre: 352-392-1653 The Servant To Two Masters, Jan. 25 to Feb. 3 Nadine McGuire Black Box Theatre (UF Campus): 352-392-1653 Gainesville Community Playhouse: 352-376-4949 Chasing Manet, Jan. 25-Feb 10 Hippodrome Theatre: 352-375-4477 Venus in Fur, Jan. 9-Feb. 3 Blindsided, Jan. 21, 7pm Santa Fe Fine Arts Hall GCO Chamber Concert with Evans Haile, Jan. 11 HOB appreciation night at Gainesville House of Beer. MNF at Gator City. Piloxing at the Millhopper Branch Library, 7:30pm. Team Trivia at Loosey’s Longshot, 7:30pm. Trivia at The Midnight, 9pm. Service Night at Boca Fiesta. Mug Night at EndZone. EVENTS NIGHTLIFE & WEEKEND ACTIVITIES THEATERS & FILM Acrosstown Repertory Theatre: 352538-5516 The Star Spangled Girl, Jan. 18- Feb. 3 Hot Mess at the U.C. Mug Night Monday at Fubar. Burger night at Copper Monkey. Pour Till You Score at Sweet Mel’s/ Naughty Mel’s. Jazz at Emiliano’s Café, 6:30pm. Hospitality night at Tall Paul’s Brew House. MONDAY $5 AUCD Video DJ-JD at Grog House. Reggae Revival Tuesdays at High Dive. Trivia Tuesdays at Gator City. Brewery Pint Night at Gainesville House of Beer. Koozie Toozday at Fubar. Twitch! at the U.C. $2 Tuesdays at Mother’s Pub. Trivia at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s, 7;30pm. Gainesville Comedy Showcase at 1982. PBR Night at Sweet Mel’s/Naughty Mel’s. Tipsy Tuesday AUCD at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Wine classes at Half Cork’d, last Tuesday of every month. Karaoke with DJ Wolfman at Rockey’s Piano Bar. Hospitality night at Gainesville House of Beer. $2 island Tuesdays at EndZone. Rock ‘n’ Roll Vinyl Night at Loosey’s Longshot. Tankard Tuesdays at The Midnight. TUESDAY Dragonflies have legs, but they can’t walk. They can only land. 2013 www.MYGAINESVILLERESTAURANTS.com January 17 EVENTS WEDNESDAY Farmers market at Downtown Community Plaza, 4pm. Comedy Showcase at Mother’s Pub. Wheel Wednesdays at Fubar. Retro night at the Dirty Bar. Wine Down Wednesday at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Jazz at Emiliano’s Café. Guy’s Night at EndZone. Ladies night at Copper Monkey. Ladies night at Gator City. Ladies night at Grog House. 2-4-1 wells for ladies at Sweet Mel’s/ Naughty Mel’s. National stand-up comedians at Rockey’s Dueling Piano Bar. Live acoustic music at Loosey’s Longshot. Martini night at Liquid Ginger. Test and Tune at the Gainesville Raceway. Randall Nights at Gainesville House of Beer. Whiskey Wednesdays at EndZone. Wino Wednesday at The Midnight. Ladies’ Night at Cantina 101. Blue Leopard at 2nd Street Speakeasy. 4-Person pool league at Palomino Pool Hall. College night at :08. Thirsty Thursday AUCD at Tall Paul’s Brew House. Free wells for ladies at Sweet Mel’s/ Naughty Mel’s. Dueling Pianos at Rockeys Piano Bar. Thirsty Thursdays at EndZone. Martini Madness at Emiliano’s Cafe. Thirsty Thursdays at The Midnight. THURSDAY Volunteer meeting at the Civic Media Center, 6pm. Randall Nights at Gainesville House of Beer. Trivia at Alley Gatorz, 7pm. Dirty Talk Ladies Night at FUBAR. Ladies Night at Dirty Bar. Planetarium Show at the SF Kika Silva Planetarium, 7pm. Beat the Clock Fridays at Grog House. TGIFubar Friday at Fubar. Tailgate Fridays at :08. Dueling Pianos at Rockeys Piano Bar. DJ Malibu Darby at The Backyard at Boca Fiesta. Live music at the Fat Tuscan. Hot hula fitness at the Okito America Family Fun Center. Latin Fridays at Costa Lounge. Live Music at Dirty Bar, Thornebrook Village. Live Music at Tall Paul’s Brew House. ‘80s Night with DJ B-Rad at Gator City. Black Fridays at EndZone. Free Fridays downtown. FRIDAY Docent-Led tours at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Music 360 at the SF Kika Silva Pla Planetarium. Gainesville Comedy Showcase at the Clarion Inn, 9pm. Seven Deadly Sins Saturday at Fubar. Karaoke with DJ Wolfman at Loosey’s Longshot, 9pm. Country night at :08. AUCD at EndZone. Dueling pianos at Rockeys Piano Bar. Electro Saturdays at Costa Lounge. 3-2-1 GO! Saturdays at FUBAR. Ladies’ Night at End Zone. Live Music at Dirty Bar, Thornebrook Village. Live Music or DJ at Naughty Mel’s. Neon Liger at Spannk. GATOR HOME SPORTS CALENDAR Jan. 4 vs. Ball State, 7pm Jan. 18 vs. Missouri, 7pm Jan. 25 Gators Link to Pink vs. Auburn, 7pm GYMNASTICS WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Jan. 6 vs. LSU, 2pm Jan. 13 vs. Tennessee, 11:30am Jan. 20 vs. South Carolina, 1pm Jan. 24 vs. Ole Miss, 7pm Jan. 9 vs. Georgia, 7pm Jan. 19 vs. Missouri, 2pm Jan. 30 vs. South Carolina, 8pm Jan. 17 Gator Invitational Jan. 19 vs. Miami, 1pm Jan. 23 vs. UCF, 5pm Jan. 26 vs. St. John’s (ITA kick-off weekend), 10am Jan. 29 vs. South Florida, 3pm Jan. 30 vs. UCF, 3pm Jan. 19 vs. Florida Atlantic, 1pm For more information and a complete listing of all UF sports, visit www.gatorzone.com. MEN’S BASKETBALL TRACK & FIELD MEN’S TENNIS Farmers Market at Hawthorne, 8am. Haile Village farmer’s market, 8:30am. Haile Historic Homestead tours, 10am. SATURDAY Haile Historic Homestead Tours, 12pm. Hoola Hoop Jam at Westside Park, 2pm. Docent-Lead tours at the Harn Museum of Art, 2pm. Reggae jazz at Reggae Shack Cafe. S.I.N. Sunday at Fubar. Traditional German brunch at Stubbies & Steins. Potluck: The Gathering at 1982. Hair o’ the Dog Sundays at Loosey’s Longshot. Drink, Draw & Jam at The Midnight. Dirty Bingo at FUBAR. Sunday Soiree at the Doris. Sunday Local Market at Citizens CO-op, 2pm. SUNDAY WOMEN’S TENNIS SWIMMING & DIVING FREE TIME GAMER’S CORNER THE GREAT GAMERS DEBATE RESOLVED VS. S ometimes, we must sit down and discuss, nay, debate things that are of a serious nature. This month is such a time. The question must be asked. VS. VS. What video game character is the roughest, toughest beast of them all? MIKE HAGGAR, Final Fight – It would be hard to ﬁnd a scarier dude than this. As a former professional wrestler and Metro City mayor, this gang-kicking monster doesn’t need to hire a police force to stop criminals. He stomps through the streets pile driving evildoers without a shirt on. If his rippling muscles don’t frighten his opponents, his massive hands (and mustache) surely will. KAZUYA MISHIMA, Tekken series – This goodguy-gone-bad not only thrashes opponents with powerful kicks and punches, but he sports one serious gravity-defying hairdo. The son of the powerful Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya knew he had the strength to conquer anything when he survived being tossed off a cliff—at the age of 5—by his father. While it didn’t do anything to help his parental issues, it did provide him with a wealth of ambition to defeat his dad-of-the-year, toss him off a cliff in revenge and take over his company. WAR, Darksider – Atop his ﬂaming horse, Ruin, War vanquishes angels and demons alike in his quest to redeem himself after accidentally helping to destroy the human race. He wields the impossibly large sword Chaoseater, rips enemies in two, punches monsters the size of C