Friday, December 16, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for December 17th and 18th.

Saturday December 17, 2016
1pm to 2pm Free. 21 Annual Merry Tuba Christmas. Central Park, W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789. Tubas, Christmas, enough said.  

5pm to 10pm Free. 2nd Annual Boat Parade. Without A Paddle Cafe, 1000 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779. Come visit Wekiva’s Winter Wonderland and join us for our 2nd annual boat parade on the Wekiva River. All interested participants must register by December 16th at 7p. Details Below.
Arrive early to enjoy food from our Without a Paddle Cafe, grab a drink and get a great seat on the dock for the parade. Please bring your own chairs or blankets.
Carpooling and UBER are strongly encouraged as parking will be limited. Show proof of your UBER receipt and get $3 off your bar tab.
Also happening on December 17th

– Free Gift Wrapping Noon-5pm
– Santa Visits 2-7pm
– Evening Snow Flurries at 6PM
– Lighted Stilt walkers- 7pm-9pm
– Live Remote with 103.1 The Wolf – 7pm – 9pm

7pm to 10pm Free. Art and Education Winter Gala. Henao Contemporary Center 5601 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, Florida 32810. The PreJax Foundation presents an evening at the Henao Contemporary Center to promote local art and; the education of exceptional students affected by multiple sclerosis.
Special appearance by Sylvia Longmire - Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016 
Semi-formal attire encouraged.
The PreJax Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization (which means donations are tax deductible). This non-profit exists solely to provide college tuition assistance in the form of $1,000 scholarships. These go to exceptional students who either have a parent with MS or have themselves been diagnosed.

Sunday December 18, 2016
Noon to 3pm Free. Peter and the Wolf. Central Park, W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789. 

3pm to 1:30 am $12 to $15. The 13th Annual John Lennon Tribute & Christmas Party Fundraiser. Will's Pub 1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803. Southern Fried Sunday presents: The 13th Annual John Lennon Tribute Christmas Party & Fundraiser brought to you by Heartstrings Music Foundation and Real Radio 104.1's Sunday Morning Coming Down Show
Sunday, December 18th at Will's Pub on Mills Ave. in Orlando, from 3pm till late, an indoor/outdoor All Ages charity event with Bands (performance schedule TBA soon), art auction and raffle benefiting The Mustard Seed of Central Florida and Music & Memory
In addition to some of our best local Orlando talent playing Lennon's music from The Beatles to solo, we will feature Orlando artists, vendors and food trucks all coming together to celebrate John Lennon's music, film, art and message.
This year's event will be a first of it's kind as we are broadcasting a live audio video simulcast with coordinated Lennon Tributes in Nashville, Los Angeles and Anchorage.

3pm to 5pm Free.  EXHIBITION TOUR with Guest Curator Arthur Blumenthal, Ph.D. 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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