Friday, May 1, 2015

Weekend Top 6 Picks for May 2nd and 3rd.

Saturday May 2, 2015
10am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday. Free. The St. Johns River Festival of the Arts. First Street, Historic Downtown Sanford FL. Be a part of the magic when Downtown Historic Sanford transforms into a premier art festival and art experience! Over 125 regionally and nationally accredited fine artists and craftsmen will line our charming brick streets with a selection of paintings, pottery, sculpture, woodworking, photography, jewelry, blown glass and much more. Enjoy hand crafted food at the Culinary Arts Court and see live artist demonstrations.

Noon to 7pm Free. Earth Fest 2015. Lake Concord Park, Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry, FL.  Earth Fest 2015 will be held once again at Casselberry’s beautiful Lake Concord Park on May 2, 2015 from 12 to 4 pm with planting workshops, live entertainment, fun activities, door prizes, a Recycled Art Exhibit, Kids Zone, and more.
Starting at 5 pm, the event features a free exciting Voices of the Wekiva  Concert! Partial proceeds will benefit Wekiva River cleanups and tree plantings.
Earth Fest 2015, a cooperative effort between the City of Casselberry, Casselberry’s Friends of the Park and Keep Seminole Beautiful, aims to stimulate awareness by bringing environmental, green, healthy lifestyle, recycling and sustainable activities to the Central Florida community.
Bring your family and friends and walk, bike or drive your hybrid to the best environmentally safe, eco-friendly events in Seminole County. For more information, please call (407) 262-7700 ext. 1507 or visit Casselberry's Friends of the Park website.

8pm to 10pm Free. Outdoor Screening of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail'. Loch Haven Park at the corner of Mills Avenue and Princeton Street. Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF invites Central Florida to its 3rd Annual Free Movie Night in the Park on May 2, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Presented in association with Enzian Theater, the free screening of the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail is open to the public. The Theater has also partnered with The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar to offer guests the opportunity to purchase dinner before the movie starts. The outdoor event will take place along the lawn of Loch Haven Park at the corner of Mills Avenue and Princeton Street. For further information call (407) 447-1700 ext. 1, visit, or stop by in person at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center (812 E. Rollins St.). 
Orlando Shakes’ Dinner and Movie Night in the Park coincides with the 40th anniversary of the U.S. release date of the popular film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail. An absurdest send-up to the legend of King Arthur and his knight's quest for the Holy Grail, the film stars Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin.
“We’re excited to celebrate this cult favorite on its 40th anniversary,” said Artistic Director Jim Helsinger. “It’s the perfect way to gear up for our upcoming production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT this fall!" A giant Trojan Rabbit will also be on display.
Prior to the film screening, food ​will be available for purchase from ​several of Orlando's most popular food trucks starting at 7:00 p.m. “We’ve teamed up with The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar to make the evening even tastier! Arrive early to grab a delicious dinner before settling down to watch our movie under the stars!” said Helsinger. Select food trucks include SwedeDish, Up in Smoke BBQ, and Eat My Treat Cupcakes!. Cash and credit cards accepted.
The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar, the nation's original food truck tour, visits eleven Florida cities a month with six to twenty bazaar-approved food trucks. It was created in 2011 by Mark Baratelli and is the first event of its kind in the nation.
Monty Python and the Holy Grail runs 91 minutes and is rated PG.

Sunday May 3, 2015
Noon to 4pm Free. Locally Grown Words Summer Book Fair. Bookmark It 3201 Corrine Drive, Suite 109, Orlando, Florida. Head to East End Market on Sunday, May 3rd from noon to 4pm for Bookmark It's Locally Grown Words Summer Book Fair. Over 40 local authors, representing a variety of book genres, will be on hand to help you find the perfect summer reading stack for your whole family!

1pm to 3pm Free Yoga. Weekly. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL.

3pm to 5pm Free. Art and Craft Closing Celebration Event. Snap! Space / Snap! Orlando 1013 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando FL. On Sunday, May 3rd, 3:00 – 7:00PM, bars, restaurants and artists will host a grand Art & Cocktail celebration event at Snap! Space / Snap! Orlando (1013 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, 32803). Bites provided by Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig. DJ Nigel will be setting the mood, and all 8 cocktail bars will be bringing their very best cocktail of the week for you to sample and enjoy. Advance tickets are $40 online and $45 at door.
'Art & Craft’ is Orlando’s First Annual Art & Cocktail Week. It is a collaboration between the city’s best cocktail bars & restaurants partnering with world renowned craft distilleries, and Orlando’s most engaging and cutting edge artists.
Each night from Sunday, April 26th to Saturday, May 2nd, participating establishments will feature a special live art and cocktail event.
• The Courtesy Bar
• The Woods
• Hanson's Shoe Repair
• The Rusty Spoon
• Cask & Larder
• The Ravenous Pig
• lil indies
• Siro
• St. George
• Compass Box
• Tequilla Ocho
• Fernet Branca
• William Grant
• Smooth Ambler
• Bulleit
• Zaya Rum & Templeton Rye
• Woodford Reserve
• Johannah O'Donnell
• Chris Tobar Rodriguez
• Jaime Margary
• Skip Franchise Artist
• Raymond Klecker
• Bo Spencer
• Peterson J. Guerrier

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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