Friday, February 13, 2015

Weekend Top 6 Picks for February 14th and 15th.

Saturday February 14, 2015 Valentines Day!
10:30am to 5pm Free. Old Florida Outdoor Festival. Northwest Recreation Center 3710 Jason Dwelley Parkway Apopka, FL.  Puppet parades, workshops and crafts, and our musical garden in Apopka, Florida for a weekend highlighting the outdoor lifestyle! The Old Florida Outdoor Festival will feature birding, fishing, hunting, shooting sports, Highwaymen art, kids activities, a local farmer’s market, backyard chili cook-off, Dock Dogs, and Florida Barbecue Association BBQ cook-off.

2pm to 7pm Free. Indie-Folkfest. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL. A new Valentine's day twist on an old tradition! The Mennello Museum of American Art updates the traditional Orlando Folk Festival with a new Valentine’s Day family affair, with music, special picnic-box cuisine, craft cocktails, music and art. A free sweetheart of an afternoon and evening, from 2 p.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, February 14th in the Sculpture Gardens, overlooking the lake. The very best aspects of the annual Orlando Folk Festival come together for the debut Indie-Folkfest at The Mennello Museum – and it will all be squeezed into one special afternoon and evening on Valentine’s Day 2015.
Mark your calendar for this free affair that’s a gift from the museum’s City of Orlando Board of Trustees. The festival is produced by Genevieve Bernard, also producer of the Kids Fringe Festival that arrives in May to the same grounds of the Mennello Museum. Holding down the music stage is the irrepressible Joseph Martens and his sweetheart of a wife, Jessie. The couple will play emcees to the string of local musicians, as well as perform as their duo project, Juno Smile. Also confirmed to play is Eugene Snowden of The Legendary JCs. And there will be a special Twilight Concert to finish off the evening! The artist marketplace will take on a sweeping Valentine theme, with art and crafts for sale by longtime festival favorites, as well as newcomers. Create custom Valentine’s Day cards and ribbon sticks at the make-and-take art station. Bring a picnic basket or indulge in our special picnic-box cuisine developed by local establishments, which will be available for sale, along with extraordinary craft cocktail.

6pm to Midnight $25 Nude Nite. Warehouse 5051 LB Mcleod Rd. Orlando FL.
TICKETS: Available online or at door  (ATM onsite) $25
WHO: 21 and Over, ID Required
PARKING: Valet/Self Parking
FOOD: Provided for Purchase by Uncommon Catering
Beef Tenderloin Slider, Portabella Mushroom Slider, Cheese Plate, Antipasti Plate, Crab Cakes, Tuna Nachos, Chocolate Covered Strawberries.

Sunday February 15, 2015.
 5:30pm to 7:30pm $7 Southern Fried Sunday's After-Folk Fest Show w/ PALEFACE, Hannha Harber (Band), Heckfire & Joseph Martens! (Thomas Wynn & Daniel Hanson at Indies). Will's Pub 1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, Florida. We are thrilled that we're teaming up with The Mennello Museum of American Art's Indie-Folk Fest to make February 14th & 15th a sweetheart weekend of music! Southern Fried Sunday at Will's Pub on 2/15 will feature sets by touring duo, indie ­folk icon, Ramseur Records recording artist PALEFACE, along with Hannah Harber with a full band, HECKFIRE & an opening set by Indie-Folk Fest host Joseph Martens PLUS after show sets at lil indies by Thomas Wynn and Daniel Hanson! SFS BBQ Dinner provided by Will's Pub, Sierra Nevada Brewing Company's NOONER Pilsner is included in the $7 Cover and will be yumm'd up by Mykal Williams and Poca's Hottest Sauces.
SFS will have a booth at Saturday 2/14's packed full of talent event at The Mennello (details below). We hope to C'ya for an entire weekend of Folk Art and Music, Love and Community Fun! 5:30pm Doors, 6:00pm Show & Dinner (served til it's gone).

7pm to 10pm Free. The Kerouac House Book Club discusses Dharma Bums! Kerouac House 1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, Florida. The first quarterly Kerouac House Book Club discussion. For our first, we've selected Dharma Bums, the book Kerouac wrote while in the house on Clouser.
Dharma Bums will be available for purchase at Bookmark It, so grab a copy and join us in our discussion in the very space the book was written! That's right -- Rob Metcalf, the current writer in residence, has graciously invited us into the house for the discussion of the book.
“Happy. Just in my swim shorts, barefooted, wild-haired, in the red fire dark, singing, swigging wine, spitting, jumping, running—that's the way to live. All alone and free in the soft sands of the beach by the sigh of the sea out there, with the Ma-Wink fallopian virgin warm stars reflecting on the outer channel fluid belly waters.”
― Jack Kerouac, The Dharma Bums

9pm to 11pm Free. Emily Ellyn's Cutthroat Kitchen Viewing Party! Tin Roof Orlando 8371 International Dr Suite 100, Orlando, Florida. Emily invites you to join the fun while we watch her appearance on Food Network’s hit show “Cutthroat Kitchen.” Enjoy food and drink specials while the action unfolds on 10+ large-screen televisions – all at Orlando’s newest (Emily approved) Retro-Rad joint! 
It’s a reunion of sorts, between Emily and (her Food Network mentor) Alton Brown, who haven’t seen each other since filming Next Food Network Star. Don’t miss the action as Emily competes for a chance to win $25,000 and be crowned winner of Cutthroat Kitchen. Special surprise guest judge too! PLUS, Emily will be giving away 2 tickets to the culinary event of the year “Appetite for the Arches” benefiting Ronald McDonald House – a $400 value.

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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