Friday, November 10, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for November 11th and 12th 2017.

Saturday November 11, 2017
10 AM to 1 PM. Free. Circling the World in a 24hr Sketch Walk! Disney Springs 1780 E Buena Vista Dr, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830 Planet Hollywood and Coca Cola buildings. Nearly 80 Urban Sketchers chapters around the globe will hold sketch walks in their cities and towns to celebrate Urban Sketchers 10yrs anniversary, showcasing sketches from their cities and towns. Orlando's Urban Sketchers group is one of them!
 Using social media Instagram network all sketch walks will be followed starting with the first chapter to see daylight (Auckland, New Zealand) to the last chapter to see the sunset (O’ahu, USA). Photos and videos from each chapter will be shared throughout the day.
Where is Orlando in all of this? We are in an awesome place in the middle! With the world's eyes on us here in Central Florida, we will be showcasing in sketches one of our unique and iconic locations.
The renovated Downtown Disney, now called Disney's Springs, and the newly added section provide plenty of sketch opportunities. Take a pride in our Central Florida community! Come join us!

2 PM November 10, 2017 to 4 PM November 12, 2017. Free. Sidewalk in front of Lincoln Plaza in Downtown Orlando (300 S. Orange Avenue). Drum Schtick. As part of Noise, an Art in Odd places production, award-winning D.C. based performance artist Brian Feldman will embark on his longest project to date. For 50 consecutive hours, Brian will remain at a drum kit. Brian has been trying to realize this project since 2007.
Brian is seeking up to 50 volunteers (one hour shifts) to help ensure (1) his safety, (2) the continuity of the live stream (, and (3) answers to attendee questions (to the best of your ability), as he won’t be speaking during this project. Go to Sign Up Genius if you want to help. Earplugs are provided!

Noon to 4 PM through November 19, 2017. $15 Festival of Trees: The Gift of the Holidays. Orlando Museum of Art (2416 North Mills Ave. Orlando, FL 32803) The Festival of Trees, now in its thirty-first year, transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning décor for visitors of all ages.
The Orlando Museum of Art will showcase designer Christmas trees of all sizes, holiday vignettes, custom hand designed wreaths and table décor, a gingerbread village, tabletop displays and more. Each piece is designed by Orlando’s finest designers and is available for purchase. A glamorous gala night will mark the start of the 9-day event.
The Festival continues with musical performances, fun family entertainment and delightful programs for all ages throughout the week at the museum. View the museum calendar to see all of the related Festival events. Festival of Trees is presented by Council of 101, a non-profit organization. All proceeds benefit the Orlando Museum of Art. For more information, please contact the Council of 101 at (407) 896-4231, ext. 254 or by email at

Sunday November 12, 2017 
11 AM to 5 PM. Free. Pagans in the Park. Mead Botanical Garden 1300 S Denning Dr, Winter Park, Florida 32789. A day of connecting, workshops, readers and vendors at Mead Gardens, Winter Park FL. Please bring a pot luck item to share!

1 PM to 5 PM Free. Family Day on the Second Sunday. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. 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.

Noon to 1 PM Donation based. Yoga. Lake Eola Park near the red gazebo. Bring your own mat.

2 PM to 4 PM Free but get a drink. Kelly DeWayne Richards Pop Up Piano Bar. 1212 Country club Oaks Circle 32804.

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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