Today’s Best Bets

MONDAY / June 26, 2017

Our suggestions for entertainment, nightlife and other events today around downtown Gainesville.


Hot Club de Ville: Vocalist Patti Markoch interprets jazz standards in her unique style when she joins Marty Liquori and Co. at Leonardo’s 706, 706 W. University Ave., 7-10 p.m. For reservations, call Leonardo’s 706 at 352.378.2001.

Jazz and Tapas: Enjoy an evening of live jazz at Emiliano’s Café, 7 SE 1st Ave. 7-10 p.m. For reservations, call 352.375.7381.

Monday Night Jam: Little Mike and Tornadoes host a night of open-mic music at Tall Paul’s Brew House, 10 SE 2nd Ave. Show begins at 8:30 p.m. No cover. Anyone who would like to perform is asked to arrive early and place their names on the waiting list.

Boogarins: The psychedelic rock band from Brazil makes an unscheduled detour on its North American Summer Tour along with Winter (Los Angeles) at Loosey’s, 120 SW 1st Ave. Doors open at 9:30 p.m., music starts at 10:30. No cover. After nearly a year in various studios across both North and South America, Boogarins pop out a fuzzy and colorful lyric video for a new track, this time sung in English by friend and touring companion John Schmersal of Braniac, Enon and Caribou fame. Meanwhile, Winter is the project of songwriter Samira Winter, whose love for guitar music and nostalgic imagery inspired the four-piece dream-pop/indie-rock band.


Queen of Katwe: Living in the slum of Katwe in Kampala, Uganda, is a constant struggle for 10-year-old Phiona (Madina Nalwanga) and her family. Her world changes one day when she meets Robert Katende (David Oyelowo), a missionary who teaches children how to play chess. Phiona becomes fascinated with the game and soon becomes a top player under Katende’s guidance. Her success in local competitions and tournaments opens the door to a bright future and a golden chance to escape from a life of poverty. (Rated PG.) Screening at the Civic Media Center, 433 S. Main St. 7 p.m. Free ($3-$4 suggested donation).


Uncontainable | Urban Art from Vandalism to Movement: The works of 26 urban artists from around the U.S. and the world are on display in both the Mezzanine Gallery and Main Gallery of the Thomas Center Galleries, 302 NE 6th Ave. Today’s gallery hours 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. For a look inside the exhibit, including interviews with it co-curators, please read our latest article: Thomas Center Showcases Work of Street Artists.

ALACHUA HEADQUARTERS LIBRARY, 401 E. University Ave. (All events free.)

Lunch-Break Yoga: This yoga class is beginner friendly and appropriate for all levels of practice. A yoga mat, towel and comfortable clothing are recommended. In Meeting Room A, noon-12:45 p.m.

Movie for Kids: A family-friendly film for children ages 5-11 and their families, in the Storywoods Room, 4-6 p.m.


Yoga on the Plaza: Take part in a one-hour session with certified instructor Kate Motto at Bo Diddley Plaza, 111 E. University Ave. 6-7 p.m. Free (donations accepted). A mat, as well as a towel or blanket, drinking water and comfortable clothing are recommended.

Backyard Karaoke: Get a free drink for every song you belt out with Dave and Travis in the Backyard at Boca Fiesta & Palomino, 232 SE 1st St., 9 p.m.

Team Trivia: Drink cheap beer and possibly win beer with your brain powers at Loosey’s, 120 SW 1st Ave. 7:30-9:30 p.m. (Then stick around for live music!)

The Tabernacle of Hedonism: Billed as the only U.S. church that is also a variety show, host Tom Miller, the Reverend Angel Dust and special guests offer an entertaining and enlightening experience in “the known center of the universe,” Maude’s Side Car Bar, 101 SE 2nd Place. Gathering at 8 p.m., show at 10:30. Free.

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