Friday, August 18, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 19th and 20th.

Saturday August 19, 2017
 10AM to 4PM free - Commander's Call. Museum of Military History 5210 West Irlo Bronson Hwy Kissimmee FL 34746. This ongoing program is held on the 3rd Sat of each month is designed to appeal to families, military memorabilia collectors, history buffs, re-enactors and others interested in military history. In addition, persons interested in displaying, trading or selling their military items such as honor coins, swords, photographs, military buttons, scale model boats & planes, military art, uniforms or other equipment register in advance by calling the museum to reserve a spot.
Re-enactors and  veterans are welcome to come in uniform to add to the history and authenticity of the military experience. Non-military booths such as health care providers, home improvement, local attractions or other businesses are invited to be vendors for minimal donation. INFO & Register: 407-507-3894 or to register your table space.

2PM to 11:30PM Free - Open House. Orlando Shakes 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, Florida 32803. Open House and Movie Night to celebrate the beginning of our 29th Season. Drop by for an hour or stay the whole time–we’ll have on-going activities into the evening.
Open House | 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Festivities will include:
Open rehearsal during Man of La Mancha Scenic, lighting, and sound demonstrations.
Crafts and coloring for the little ones.
Backstage tours.
Story time with characters from your Children’s favorite stories.
Discussions with Orlando Shakes’ artists.
Prop and costume museum.
Movie Night in the Park | 8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Shakespeare In Love | Rated PG-13 (edited for nudity) A young William Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.

6PM to 9PM $35 for 1 class - 10 x 10 Orlando Urban Sketching Workshop. Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801. Urban Sketchers celebrates 10 years and they are celebrating by introducing the first long term Urban Sketching course ever! Sketchers from around the world are invited to attend ten on location classes with an  official Urban Sketching instructor to learn or improve the core value of Urban Sketching, Discover the World, one Drawing at a Time.
In this third  class, we will be continuing to use principles of perspective to create sketches of small dioramas of historic local buildings from the museum collections. Ticonderoga pencils, ink, and watercolor will be used for the final sketches.
Instructor info: Thomas Thorspecken has been documenting arts and entertainment in Central Florida for the past 10 years. He started the online news site, Analog Artist Digital World in 2009 as a New Year's resolution to do one sketch a day for a year. It became a lifestyle and he continues to put down roots in his community by discovering Orlando's story one sketch at a time. This course will encourage students to carry a sketchbook everywhere they go, and write articles that explain what transpired as the sketch was being done. The hope is to get artists to document the city's history with their sketches.

Sunday August 20, 2017
10PM to 4PM Free - Lake Eola Farmers Market. South East corner of Lake Eola Park.

Noon to 1PM Free - Yoga. North East Corner of Lake Eola Park. Bring your own mat.

Noon to 3PM Donation based. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789.

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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