Friday, April 24, 2015

Weekend Top 6 Picks for April 25th and 26th.

Saturday April 25, 2015
10am to 6pm Free. Earth Day. Lake Eola Park.

10am to 7pm 47th World Wide Sketch Crawl.  “SketchCrawl” – a free drawing marathon with fellow artists. Thor from Analog Artist Digital World is the Orlando host. There is no instruction, just a chance to sketch with fellow artists on location.
10am to 2pm Sketchers will sketch Earth Day at Lake Eola. Earth Day tends to get very crowded, so if you want to find me, just text me. (407 760-2813). My plan will be to sketch for two hours or so and then get at bite to eat at Panerra's (North East corner of Lake Eola park across the street) or the food Court under the huge Live Oaks at Lake Eola's South East entrance..
The basic idea of a sketch crawl is to record nonstop everything around you with sketches. Then artists share their work at and you can see sketches from around the globe.

7pm to 10pm Free.  Florida is Not a Vacation: a Poetry Reading. Kerouac House 1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, Florida. Sandra Simonds, Erin Hoover, and current Kerouac House resident Ciara Shuttleworth will read their poems.
Sandra Simonds website.
Erin Hoover is a poet living in Tallahassee, Florida, with work published in Prairie Schooner, Gargoyle, Redivider, and Sugar House Review, and anthologized in Best New Poets 2013. Erin edits The Southeast Review in addition to volunteering for VIDA: Women in Literary Arts and is a PhD candidate in Florida State University's Creative Writing Program. Before moving to Florida, she worked as a communications director in New York City and co-founded Late Night Library, a nonprofit organization dedicated to sustaining book culture and supporting authors early in their careers. Her Twitter is @ErinHoover.
Ciara Shuttleworth was born in San Francisco and grew up in Nebraska, Nevada, and Washington state. Her poetry has been published in journals and anthologies, including Alaska Quarterly Review, Confrontation, The New Yorker, The Norton Introduction to Literature 11e, and The Southern Review. Shuttleworth received an MFA in poetry from University of Idaho, a BFA in painting/drawing from the San Francisco Art Institute, and a BA in studio art from Gustavus Adolphus College. She is currently in-residence at the Jack Kerouac House of Orlando. Her website.

Sunday April 26, 2015
10am to Noon Free. Super Joy Riders. Eastern entrance of the Lake Eola Farmers’ Market. Participants dress as superheroes and ride en mass 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
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 2pm Free but get some food. Florida Gospel Jam.  Fish on Fire 7937 Daetwyler Drive Belle Isle FL. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday. 

1pm to 3pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola East Lawn.

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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