Friday, February 20, 2015

Weekend Top 6 Picks for February 21st and 22nd.

Saturday February 21, 2015
9am to 3pm Free. The Orlando Wetlands Festival. Orlando Wetlands Park, 25155 Wheeler Rd, Christmas, Florida. The Orlando Wetlands Festival promises to be the "Best Wetlands Festival in the United States!" In addition to numerous guided wildlife and plant life tours, there will be bird-banding and mist-netting demonstrations, as well as live music and wildlife shows. IBEX Puppetry brings  our endangered species puppets to life for your family at the  Orlando Wetlands Park .

6pm to 8pm Free.  Brewery Tour. Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, Florida.

8am to 10pm Free. Robert Metcalf's Farewell Reading. Kerouac House 1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, Florida. Please join us in saying a very fond farewell to our writer-in-residence Rob Metcalf. He will be reading at about 8 p.m. at the Kerouac House.

Sunday February 22, 2015
10am to Noon Free. Super Joy Riders. Eastern entrance of the Lake Eola Farmers’ Market.
 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. You + Superhero Costume + Bike = Best Sunday Ever

11am to 5pm Free. Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2015. Orlando Fashion Square 3201 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida. Lunar New Year is the most important festival celebrated in Asia. In countries such as Australia, Canada and the United States, although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday, many Asian organizations hold large celebrations and parades to share the culture. Cities like New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sydney and London have already held many successful Lunar New Year Parades which attract thousands and thousands audiences.
This year, Asia Trend Magazine together with Mills 50 – Orlando Main street District, REACH of Central Florida (Recognizing Educating Asian Cultural Heritage) and Y.E.S.S. (Youth Enrichment and Senior Services) joined hands to organize the Central Florida local community Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival on February 22th, 2015 to celebrate the Year of the Goat. The festival starts at 11am with a community parade (begins at Orlando Fashion Square Parking lot and ends at Orlando Fashion Square front entrance) followed by a 5-hour festival which takes place at Orlando Fashion Square lobby stage. Come experience the Asian culture with cultural performances, exotic Asian food, Arts and Crafts and exhibitions. Admission is free.
You are invited to be part of this community event by becoming a sponsor, a vendor, or a participant. For vendor and parade information, please email or 407-205-2808.

6pm to 8pm Free, just get a drink or a bite.  Shut Your Face! Poetry Slam by Curtis Meyer! La Casa De La Paellas 10414 E Colonial Dr Orlando Florida. The only current ongoing slam in Orlando officially certified by Poetry Slam Incorporated, IE. Send a team to Nationals as well as poets to The Individual World Poetry Slam & Women of The World Poetry Slam! $50 to the winner! If you’ve never seen or been in a slam before, it’s definitely worth checking out!

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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