Friday, September 11, 2015

Weekend Top 6 Pick for September 12th and 13th.

Saturday September 12, 2015
10am to Noon Free. Understanding the Quilts of Gee's Bend. Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Ave, Winter Park, FL. As part of the opening weekend celebration for two new quilt exhibitions, there will be a public talk with featured quilt artist Louisiana Bendolph of the Gee's Bend Quilt Collective. Bendolph will be joined by her mother, Rita Mae Pettway, also an acclaimed Gee's Bend quilter.
Atlanta-based Matt Arnett of Tinwood Media, a photographer, filmmaker and researcher, also will join the presentation.

2pm to 7pm  $50 Imagination ~ A Creative Workshop with Artist Toni Taylor. Gods and Monsters 5250 International Drive; Suite E8, Orlando, Florida. Toni's first workshop at Gods & Monsters! In this workshop, she will guide you to exercise your imagination by turning an inanimate object into a living creature. This project will help you to step out of the box as you explore the possibilities. Once you're comfortable with your design, you'll transfer and paint it on a 16x20 canvas which will be provided along with water base paints and brushes. It's great for beginners, intermediates and experienced artists as well!
Gods & Monsters offers water, juice, wine and craft beer at their concession if you'd like to have a sip while you create. So have some fun while you bring something cool to life with Toni!
Fee: $50 covers 5 hr workshop, canvas and paint
List of materials to bring:
Sketch pad or drawing paper
Pencils, eraser
Your preferred brushes or paint
This takes place during the last week of Toni's 'Starchild's Odyssey' exhibit so it will be a great opportunity to view before it closes!

6:30pm to 10pm $20 VIP/ $15 General Admission/$10 Students. Play-In-A-Day 2015. Lake Howell High School, 4200 Dike Road, Winter Park, FL (Next to big Silver Hawk Statue) Enter thru Cafeteria). Kick-Off the 2015-16 Beth Marshall Presents season with our annual community favorite theatrical event, Play-In-A-Day. Over 100 artists work together to create short plays that are fully presented within the course of a 24-hours. (Partial Proceeds benefit the Beth Marshall Presents District 3 High School Scholarship Fund).
Tickets on sale now at
Or at Box Office on the night of event at Lake Howell beginning at 6pm.

Sunday September 13, 2015
Noon to 4pm Free. Educator Open House and Book Fair. Bookmark It 3201 Corrine Drive, Suite 109, Orlando, Florida. At Bookmark It we believe that creating a personal connection to books is one of the best ways to instill a love of reading in a child. So to kick off the school year, and provide educators an opportunity create programming that brings local, accomplished writers into the school or classroom, we have invited over 20 Central Florida authors/illustrators to join us for a special Central Florida Educators Open House/Book Fair on Sunday, September 13th from noon-4pm in East End Market’s beautiful APEX meeting space.
The casual open house setting will allow teachers to meet authors in person, preview (and purchase) their titles, collect school visit information, and review any specially designed curriculum or teaching tools that accompany their books. Rounding out the event will be a special pop-up ‘bookstore’ for school purchases offering a 20% educators discount and free school delivery for special orders.
Additionally, representatives from local, award-winning non-profit will be available for questions regarding their free after school programming for at-risk kids and annual creative writing teen anthology contest.

1pm to 3pm Free. Script Reading Workshop. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, 8267 International Drive, Orlando, FL. Read and workshop plays.

9pm to 11pm Free. 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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