Friday, August 1, 2014

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 2nd and 3rd

Saturday August 2, 2014
10am to? Free. Avalon Skateboard Fest. Founders Square Avalon Park Orlando, Florida 32828. Free Event for the whole family 5K & 10K Race, plus best trick contest. One lap race for kids 10 & under

7:30pm to 9:30pm  Free every Saturday.  Amy Watkins and Superhero Poetry Open Mic. The Geek Easy 114 S. Semoran Blvd Suite #6, Winter Park, Florida.  Open to all: Musicians-Lyricists-Artists-and Poets of all kinds. Bring out the cape and have some fun.

9:30pm to Midnight Free.  Eugene Snowden (of the Legendary JC's). The Falcon 819 E Washington Street, Suite 2, Orlando, Florida. Orlando's soul sensation Eugene Snowden (of the Legendary JC's) performs at The Falcon!

Sunday August 3, 2014
2pm to 4pm $50 $25 student rate.Fundraising Strategies For Artists with E. Brady Robinson. Snap! Space / Snap! Orlando 1013 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida. In this 2 hour workshop, students will learn fundraising strategies to support new projects including setting goals, identifying donors, utilizing social media and the pros/cons to crowd-sourced fundraising. Tickets
E. Brady Robinson is Associate Professor in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida. She teaches Professional Practices in Art for the Emerging Media, MFA program at UCF. Robinson is Contributing Writer for Professional Artist Magazine and covers opportunities for emerging artists, contemporary photography and the international art market. She is the author of “Pocket Guide to Self‐Publishing for Artists” published by Professional Artist Magazine. Robinson is represented by Addison/Ripley Fine Art in Washington D.C. Her documentary 'Art Desks' will be published by Daylight Books this fall and distributed by D.A.P. Robinson has taught workshops for FotoWeekDC, The Historical Society of Washington DC, The Aspen Art Museum, Georgetown University and The Corcoran College of Art + Design. NOTE : Students must present student ID at the door with their special rate paid ticket.

3pm to 5pm Free but grab a beer. Inaugural Open Mic. The Falcon 819 E Washington Street, Suite 2, Orlando, Florida.  (sign-up starts at 2PM) Anyone can come, sign up, and perform original or non-original music, poetry, performance art, comedy, etc. Open Mics are a vital part of any music community as a place to come together, share art, connect with each other, and get feedback on their work.

9pm to 11pm Free but get a coffee. Solo Acoustic Spoken Word. Natura Coffee & Tea, 12078 Collegiate Way, Orlando, Florida. Spoken word open mic. 407 482-5000.

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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