Friday, November 11, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for November 12th and 13th.

Saturday November 12, 2016 
10am to 5pm Free. Special display of Pulse Memorial Crosses. Orlando Regional History Center.
Admission to the History Center will be free to all on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 during Orlando’s annual Come Out with Pride festival.
The free Pride Days weekend coincides with the recent opening of a new exhibit reflecting the progress and setbacks of Central Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community over five decades of change.
The exhibit, titled Pride, Prejudice & Protest: The GLBT History of Greater Orlando, was prepared in association with the nonprofit GLBT History Museum of Central Florida and will be at the History Center through January 26, 2017.
The exhibit was planned long before the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. To pay tribute to the 49 lives lost and to the community’s outpouring of support, a selection of items collected from memorial sites has been added to the exhibit.
For Pride Days on November 12 and 13, the 49 Pulse Memorial Crosses will also be displayed at the History Center. Greg Zanis of Chicago made each cross in memory of someone who died in the tragedy and brought the crosses to Orlando soon after the shooting. They were displayed near Orlando Regional Medical Center, where many of the victims were treated.

10am to 9pm Free. Art under the Stars. Lake Lilly 641 S Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751. The 40th "Art Under the Stars," the only night time fine art festival in the State of Florida during the weekend of November 11-13. Fine arts, live entertainment, beer & wine. Buy the ones you love the gift of fine art for the holidays. Find out why the Rotary Club of Maitland makes this event so special for patrons and artists alike.

1:30pm to 3:30pm Free. Come Out With Pride Parade. Around Lake Eola Park512 E Washington St, Orlando, Florida 32801. Members and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida will gather together for a day of celebration, remembrance, festivities and giving back. The 12th annual festival will feature the Most Colorful Parade in Orlando, an incredible entertainment lineup including a nighttime fireworks spectacular, not to mention our region's most supportive businesses and organizations. Be sure to invite all your friends and let's all Come Out With Pride!

Sunday November 13, 2016. 
11am to 5pm Free. Orlando Japan Festival. The Village at Hunters Creek 13500 Village Park Drive Orlando FL. On stage, we will have performances including Judo, Iai, Japanese dance, Koto, Shamisen, Japanese Taiko drum, and more. At the festival, there will be Japanese restaurant, bazaars, various booths, yatai and Ennichi street. To enjoy the festivity even greater, audiences can take part in the raffle drawing, Cosplay Contest, raffle drawing and Bon Odori.

12:30pm to 5pm Free. 2016 NYCC Composium.  Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801. 
Program Details.
It's like a concert, plus a master class, plus a competition. It's informative, dramatic, and entirely thrilling. Witness an amazing afternoon of excitement, drama, and music.
In the first session, the winning chamber ensemble compositions are performed by symphony musicians. Each composer is interviewed by Maestro Wilkins and comments are given by the judges and musicians.
 After a brief intermission, the full orchestra session starts. The performance of each winning full-orchestra composition begins with an audio excerpt from the young composer's computer-generated MIDI score. Next, the composition is rehearsed, giving the composer an opportunity to interact with Maestro Wilkins, the orchestra musicians, and the judges. Each session ends with the final recorded performance of the composition.

To learn more about this year's winners and details about the

3pm to 5pm Free. MUSIC PERFORMANCE with Students from the Rollins College Department of Music. Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, Florida 32789. "In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura" is the first-ever exhibition of the art of Francesco de Mura (1696–1782), arguably the greatest painter of the Golden Age of Naples. The leader in his day of the Neapolitan School and the favorite of the reigning Bourbon King Charles VII, De Mura was the chief painter of decorative cycles to emerge from the studio of Francesco Solimena (1657-1747), the celebrated Baroque artist. De Mura’s refined and elegant compositions, with their exquisite light and airy colors, heralded the rococo in Naples, and his later style led to Neo-Classicism.
The exhibition—which will travel to the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College—features more than 40 works by De Mura from museums and private collections in the United States, as well as Italy and the United Kingdom.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s painting by De Mura “The Visitation,” ca. 1752 was the impetus for this show, which was curated by Dr. Arthur Blumenthal, Director Emeritus of the Cornell. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the museum and D. Giles Ltd., available in the museum’s gift shop.


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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