Friday, August 7, 2015

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 8th and 9th.

Saturday August 8, 2015
6:15pm to 10pm $150 Orlando’s Taste of the Nation. Orlando World Center Marriott
8701 World Center Dr., Orlando FL. Orlando's Taste of the Nation® for No Kid Hungry brings together the area's top chefs who donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in Central Florida. Along with culinary delights, guests have the opportunity to sample select wines, cocktails and premium beers and enjoy silent and live auctions and entertainment. Every dollar raised fights hunger and homelessness in the Central Florida. Local beneficiaries include Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida and Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Participating Restaurants:
4Rivers Smokehouse and The Coop
A Land Remembered at Rosen Shingle Creek
Artist Point at Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
B Resort and Spa and American Q
B.B. King's Blues Club
Black Fire Bull
Bosphorous Turkish Cuisine
Cafe Tu Tu Tango
Cala Bella Restaurant at Rosen Shingle Creek
Capa at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
The Capital Grille Orlando and Millenia
Cress Restaurant
Cuba Libre
Dragonfly Robata Sushi & Grill
Emeril's Tchoup Chop
Empress Sissi Cake & Pastry Specialties
Fresh Point
Fulton's Crab House, Downtown Disney
Highball and Harvest at Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
Itta Bena
JJ's Grille
JW Marriott
K Restaurant and Wine Bar
Lafayette's Music Room
Marlow's Tavern
MOOR at Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
Old Hickory Steakhouse at Gaylord Palms Resort
Opa Orlando
Orlando Airport Marriott Lakeside
Orlando World Center Marriott
Red Wing Restaurant
Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld
Seasons 52 Fresh Grill
SeaWorld Orlando
Second Harvest Food Bank - Culinary Training Program
Soco Thornton Park
Symphony Pastries
Tapa Toro Tapas Bar
Three2OH Ice Cream
TR Fire Grill
Universal Orlando Resort
Urban Tide Hyatt Regency
The Whiskey
Yak and Yeti Restaurant at Disney's Animal Kingdom

8pm to 2am $10 at the door. The Scene II" Alternative HipHop Music  and Art Festival. Venue 578, 578 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL. "The Scene" is an Awesome Interactive Art and Music event in Downtown Orlando that celebrates ALL elements of alternative Hip Hop. Featuring local bands - MC's - Spoken Word Artists - B-Boys/Girls and more, all under one roof with many entertaining surprises in between! Witness LIVE graffiti and art demo's on the patio from some of Central Florida's best artists! There will be over two dozen vendors and designers throughout the venue! Our goal for 'The Scene 2015' is to create consumer awareness in Orlando's Alternative Hip Hop scene. By connecting local bands and artists with local businesses, we help merge and familiarize each other's fan bases. Together we are a Cultural Marketplace.
Performances By: Phraydoe Peans and The Family Gang - AmIam - Kallahann The Coolest - Bezz Believe - Chico Money - Trini Elav8 - MC Freak - Afrodeeeshzzz - Twan D - Overlordz - Shaman Treez - Andrew Ramos - Fp The Freshman - Mehsi - Colby Stiltz - Split Soul - International Rob - Rogue Mob - Nosis - Mehsi - Identified Truth - GanK Green Gang - Darkchocolate Blackwell - Crescendo Merc - Infy Nite TraxX - International Rob - Deuce Deuce - Colby Stiltz - Jrue Smith -Red Sky - Lu berra And Josh Dollars - Kerryspace - Pudgeylocs - Quest 4 Life - SIRE - Boogs malone - StillTeamGreen - OG SHINOBI NINJA.

8pm to 10pm Free. Jupiter Groove. The Copper Rocket Pub 106 Lake Ave, Maitland, Florida. Jupiter Groove will be at the all new The Copper Rocket Pub!

Sunday August 9, 2015
10am to 10pm Nerd Fest. Weekend Pass - $50. the biggest and best annual multi-day nerd party!
Part music festival, part family reunion, all fun!
Dates are August 7-10, 2015!
Aug 7 and 10 are FREE and at The Geek Easy
Aug 8 and 9 are ($27 each day or $50 for the weekend) at the Orlando Science Center
All ticket sales go directly to benefit the Orlando Science Center to support science and education!

Noon to 4:30pm Free. Family Day on the Second Sunday. Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL. The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

9pm to Midnight Free but get a coffee. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out & laugh, or give it a try yourself.

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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