Friday, June 21, 2013

NBA Finals

Terry and I like to go out to watch the NBA Finals games. We decided to go to Bar Louie's (7335 West Sand Lake Road). When we walked in, we were literally the only patrons in the place. Terry picked a high top table with a view of the bank of flat screen TV's above the bar. I ordered a macaroni and cheese dish that was really good. There were five cheeses and a light dusting of crunchies on top. Once I finished eating, I sipped my Blue Moon and sketched the bar hoping someone would enter to populate the scene. 

The pre-game show had closed captions scrawling across the top of the screen. Terry asked the bartender to turn them off. He fumbled with multiple remote controls with no luck. He gave up. Terry spotted one TV on the opposite side of the bar without the captions so she moved. When I finished my sketch I joined her. The Miami Heat won this game 103 to 84. It was a blow out. Yet the next game the San Antonio Spurs blew the Heat out of the water. The Spurs had Danny Green who kept sinking 3 point baskets from downtown. It seemed like he couldn't miss.

On my sketch I wrote, NBA Playoffs, even though it was the finals. That shows you how much I know about basketball. 

Weekend Top 6 Pick Picks 
Saturday June 22, 2013
1pm to 8pm. FREE Art on Tap. Taps from Scratch (1809 E winter park rd, Orlando, Florida 32803) is proud to present our First Annual “Art on Tap”. They are dedicated to their core Mission of presenting the Finest crafted Beer, Cider and Alcoholic Soda to the community on a platform that encompasses the Arts. Artist are starting to take notice of this free hub and gathering place where you can bring in a piece to sell at will, hang it, sell it and receive 100% of sale proceeds, or bring an easel and paint and as member enjoy as much beer as they want, anytime they want, for just $5.00. Musicians come in and out for nightly open mic, new partnerships and bands beginning to emerge. Art on Tap will be followed by the traditional Saturday Open Mic.

7:30pm to 11pm. FREE Contra Dancing.  Secret Lake Park, (200 N Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL). All Ages Welcome - Instruction Provided at 7:30 pm. No partners necessary.
Contra dance is ...
    Easier than walking
    More exercise than jogging
    More fun than you can imagine

8pm to midnight. FREE Orlando Hardcore Reunion Punk Show. The Peacock Room (1321 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803).  Hardcore Punk Rock Like You Remember It!!!!!
Rat Cafeteria, Declared Ungovernable and Dissent Featuring Wade Anthony

Sunday June 23, 2013
11am to 2pm. FREE: Parrot Adventures Club Meeting. Albert Park (2400 Edgewater Dr. College Park) Orlando FL 32804). Parrot Adventures is the fastest growing bird club in Central FL. Come explore the parrot community with us & give your bird a taste of the great outdoors!

Noon to 6pm. FREE: The Town of Oakland's 7th Annual TRIPLE “A” FESTIVAL. Speer Park (331 N Tubb St Oakland, FL 34760). HapCO Music Foundation presents this festival in the town of Oakland. Tripple A encourages artistic expression among youth and celebrates the work of local artists. The festival historically honors Juneteenth, now celebrated throughout the United States with picnics and festivals. We present artistry as exhibited in those who contribute to African-American culture. The festival is organized in collaboration with Orange and Seminole Counties to increase exposure and encourage community participation in the arts.

7:30pm to 9:30pm. FREE: Concert! Clarinet/Cello Duo! The White House, (2000 South Summerlin Ave. Orlando FL 32806). Christine Barron Plays with cellist Justice Milsom. All genres, including Kletzmer. Artist: Elizabeth St-Hilaire-Nelson.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at

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