Exchange Visitor Newsletter - June 2015

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At the Hippodrome

Honky Tonk Angels

OPENS MAY 29 with discount previews on May 27 & 28 Tuesday & Wednesday 7PM Thursday & Friday 8PM Saturday 5PM, 8:30PM Sunday 2PM, 7PM

One of the best-selling musicals in Hippodrome history, Honky Tonk Angels returns for an extended summer run! When three women from different walks of life cross paths on a bus to Nashville, Tennessee, they form an unexpected bond through their shared dream of country music stardom. What follows is a toe-tappin’, heart-warmin’, song-beltin’ country music extravaganza, featuring classic country hits from the likes of Dolly Parton, Tammy Wynette, Loretta Lynn, and more!

Movies at the Hippodrome

The Hipp Cinema is always screening movies with our audience in mind. They bring the latest independent films, hard-hitting documentaries, critically-acclaimed world cinema, throwback classics, and additional signature programming throughout the year. The dates and showtimes can be seen here

Florida's Global Kitchen

Monday, May 18, 2015 through Thursday, July 30, 2015
Matheson History Museum - 513 East University Avenue. Gainesville, FL 32601

The Matheson History Museum will showcase artifacts, recipes and stories that highlight Florida’s food culture, which is one of the most diverse food cultures in the world. Take a step into the kitchen of Pulitzer Prize winning author Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, which the Matheson will recreate using artifacts on loan from her Cross Creek home. As the author of "The Yearling," Rawlings brought the Florida frontier into the lives of people around the world. Additionally, as the author of "Cross Creek Cookery" she brought “Cracker” cooking onto the dinner plates around the country.

Florida has been a melting pot of people, ideas, and cultural traditions since Europeans first made contact with Native Americans. The exhibit will explore multiethnic cultures in Florida, driving forces of diversity, and the role of food and food cultures in history, communities, and traditions. The Spanish, Africans, British, Native Americans, Africans and other American colonists along the eastern seaboard all contributed to and shaped Florida’s early eating habits. As Florida’s population grew and developed, Florida created its own unique dishes and cooking techniques. For example, Southern African Americans and Anglo Americans from Southern colonies introduced “Cracker cooking,” a traditionally rural, rustic food culture associated with Southern dishes. Other contributing nations include: the Bahamas, Greece, Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, and China. Religious diversity, including specific food diets adhered to in Judaism, influence culinary choices, as well. Each group of people interpreted traditional dishes in different ways, creating a mixture of flavors unique to Florida’s international residents.

UF Performing Arts

Cameron Dancenter Presents 33rd Annual Production

June 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm •
June 13, 2015 at 10:00 am, 2:00 pm and 6:30 pm

General Admission: $6

Tours of the Historic Haile Homestead

8500 SW Archer Rd (SR 24) Gainesville, FL 32608. Price $5, under 12 are free

  In 1854 Thomas Evans and Serena Chesnut Haile moved their family from Camden, South Carolina to Gainesville, Alachua County, Florida. It is there they established a 1500-acre Sea Island cotton plantation they named Kanapaha. Completed in 1856 by enslaved craftsmen, the 6,200 square foot homestead stands today as one of the few remaining antebellum homes in North Central Florida. The Historic Haile Homestead is unique in the Nation for its "Talking Walls." For a reason lost to time, the Haile family wrote on the walls of their home - over 12,500 words in almost every room and closet! Come visit us this weekend and see this gem of history.