Friday, July 25, 2014

AADW Weekend Top Six Picks For July 26th & 27th

Saturday July 26, 2014
9am to 4pm Free.  National Dance Day Orlando. Orlando Ballet Central Campus 2201 McRae Ave Orlando, FL. PARKING 2399 McRae Ave  Orlando, FL.
National Dance Day Orlando will host its second annual celebration that aims to educate, inspire, and promote the Orlando dance community. This event has been specially designed to promote progressive development of dancers, celebrate the diversity of Central Florida's dance professionals, and further connect the Orlando dance community.
This year’s event will encourage dancers and non dancers alike to participate in a variety of 15 free dance workshops. These classes are taught by local Orlando dance company directors, choreographers and fitness instructors who will be leading participants through body conditioning, dance technique and choreography at beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. NDDO desires to bring opportunities to those who love the art of dance and encourage ongoing education. Let's celebrate and support this creative expression and healthy lifestyle together!
9am: Yoga / Improvisation / Beg Ballet
10:15am: Choreography 101 / Int-Adv Jazz / Swing
11:30am: Hip Hop / Adv Contemporary / Salsa
1:30pm: Beg-Int Contemporary / Jazz Funk / Afro-Latin Dance Fusion
2:45pm: Dance Fitness / Broadway / Int-Adv Ballet
Event Website:

4:30pm to 6:30pm Free.  In Stitches - Free Sewing/Alterations Class. Lil Indies 1036 N Mills Ave (Next Door to Will's Pub), Orlando, Fl. This is the first of what will be (hopefully!) a monthly meetup about sewing, tailoring/alterations, upcycling/recycling garments, and anything else your little hearts desire to learn about making clothes.
For this first gathering, I'll be demonstrating how to make a few basic fit alterations and how to reconstruct a vintage piece for a better, more stylish fit.
You're welcome to bring something frumpy that you found at a thrift store (or just something from your closet that needs revamping), and we can figure out what to do with it!
Oh, and the location means, yes, there will be drinks. Woohoo!

7pm to 10pm Free. 2nd Annual Winter Park Canine Memorial. Harbor Park 4990 New Broad Street Orlando Fl. Floating lanterns at Dusk.

Sunday July 27, 2014
10am to Noon. Free. Super Joy Riders. Eastern entrance of the Lake Eola Farmers’ Market.
You + Superhero Costume + Bike = Best Sunday Ever
Participants dress as superheroes and ride en masse around the city as they check off their scavenger hunt-like list of Do Gooder Duties; collecting litter, helping senior citizens cross the road, returning shopping carts, basically performing small acts of kindness for an hour and a half of hilarity and love.
The Super Joy Riders: Do Gooder Bike Ride is an exercise in community organizing and active engagement. We hope to use the ride as an opportunity to show how helping people can be simple, fun, and easy, especially while wearing a cape.
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.

Noon to 5pm. Free but imbibe.  Sunday's with Smiling Dan. The Falcon Bar and Gallery, 819 East Washington Street, Orlando, FL. DJ Smiling Dan mixes tunes all afternoon.

7pm to 9pm $10 Departures. The Venue 511 Virginia Dr, Orlando, Fl. Join Red Right Return for an evening of experimental dance works featuring new movement by Elise Frost, Heidi Busher, Kim Matovina, and the dancers of Red Right Return! This will also be a farewell celebration as we send off our fearless founder and director, Elise Frost, to grad school- not to mention a continuance of the fun National Dance Day events from Saturday!
Tickets: $10 cash/credit/debit at the door
Reservations can be made by phone:
(407) 504-7452

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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