Friday, March 28, 2014

Weekend Top 6 Picks

Saturday March 29, 2014
1pm to 3pm Free. Thor Book Signing at Snap!  Inside the historic Cameo Theater, (1013 E. Colonial Dr., Orlando, FL).Thomas Thorspecken, the artist and producer of Analog Artist Digital World, will sign copies of his new book, "Urban Sketching, A Complete Guide to Techniques." There will be a guided tour of the exhibit with the stories behind many of the sketches in the exhibit. There will also be a "Digital Scavenger Hunt." Guests will be given a list of questions when they arrive, and the answers can only be found by scanning the QR codes on the sketch labels using a smart phone. The answers can be easily found in the Analog Artist Digital World articles that the QR codes link to. The first guest to answer all the questions correctly will get a free copy of the book.

6pm to 9pm Tickets are $100 for members/$130 for general public and sponsorships still available.  For tickets and more information, click here. pARTicipation  Maitland Art Center (231 Packwood Ave W, Maitland, FL). One of Central Florida’s most intriguing and popular fundraising events, the A&H’s Participation is an innovative sensory experience; one where artists turn tables into art installations and guests dine with the selected artist. Guests learn from the artist and create their own works of art in an evening of elegant dining, performances, and art, all in the beautiful setting of the A&H’s Maitland Art Center campus.

6pm to 9pm Free.  McRae Art Studios Spring Open House & Sale. 904 Railroad Ave. Suite 200, in Winter Park FL.During the open house, the public is invited to meet and talk to artists in their studios at McRae, the oldest and largest artist collective in Central Florida. More than 1,000 artworks will be on display including paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and pottery.

Sunday March 30, 2013
10am to Noon. Super Joy Riders. Eastern entrance of the Lake Eola Farmers’ Market. You + Superhero Costume + Bike = Best Sunday Ever. We are inviting Orlando to come with us on a fun filled bike ride of awesomeness on the last Sunday of the month. Dress like a superhero, hop on a bike, and follow our scavenger hunt list of Good Deeds as we all try to save the world with small acts of kindness.

2pm to 5pm. The entry fee is $8 with $1 off per canned food item(up to 3 cans) More than 3 cans are of course welcomed. Poca's Hottest 3rd Annual Hot Sauce Cook Off and Can Drive. Will's Pub & the attached Track Shack lot (1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, FL.) This years cook off/can drive is in conjunction with Mills 50 District and 1 in 4 Strike Against Hunger to raise awareness of the hunger situation in Orlando (many Orlando families are skipping 1 out of four meals due to poverty) and to collect food to provide to Ferncreek Elementary students and their families.As usual there are only 3 rules to the cook off:
1) You must use at least one of Poca's Hottest sauces in your recipe.
2) You must provide at least 60 1oz portions (approx.1/2 aluminum chafer pan full)
3) You must be willing to share your recipe & provide a copy of it with your entry (the winning dishes will be featured in Poca's Hottest 2014 cook book)
There is no cost to enter a dish in the cook off and all entrants will receive free entry to the cook off.
Prizes will include the full collection of Poca's Hottest sauces (over $100 value)
One 2014 Poca's Hottest T shirt
The coveted Poca's Hottest trophy ;)
A featured spot in the Poca's Hottest 2014 cook book
And best of all one full year of bragging rights ;)

7pm to 10pm. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 (cash only) at the door. SEASONS Mix & Mingle Cabaret! City Arts Factory (29 S. Orange Ave Orlando FL.)  The SEASONS Mix & Mingle Cabaret is a night of open ended entertainment. Join us for one show, or stay for all four! Either way you won't leave disappointed and you will be able to show your support for new and original works coming out of the Orlando theatre community.Come meet the cast and hear a sneak peak performance of material from the highly anticipated Orlando Fringe Festival debut of SEASONS The Musical! Also come enjoy the beautiful galleries of the CityArts Factory in downtown Orlando along with special guest performers: Summer Aiello, Meghan Moroney, Mark Taylor, Sarah Hanchar - The Happy Pink Girl!, and the amazing comedic talents of Mark Daniels! The evening will be topped off with the unsinkable master of ceremonies: Mark Baratelli!
The evening will include a cash bar, raffles including Christian Louboutin scarf, SAK Comedy Lab tickets, Spooky Empire tickets, and more! We will have items for sale from Seasons merchandise to jewelry. All proceeds from the night will benefit Seasons.

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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