Friday, December 15, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for December 16th and 17th.

Saturday December 16, 2017
5 PM to 9:30 PM -  Free.  Orlando Zine Fest 2017(Will's Pub, 1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803).  Orlando's local zinesters, artists, and writers--plus some folks from farther afield--celebrate and support independent publishing and DIY/T with what they think may be the tenth consecutive annual Orlando Zine Fest outside of Will's Pub/Lil Indie's in the ambitiously appellated Dirty Laundry Amphitheatre.
Accessible venue - swap and/or buy!
Bar at lil indies just inside where we'll be hosting.
Record store pop-ups and screening movies again!
Coffee/tea by Danny ~food trucks - vegan options
REGISTER HERE: no registration fee.
All are welcome growing list of participating zines:
Citrus Beat Press/, Event Horizon/Orlando Area SF Society /, Gnome Comics /, Love Your Rebellion / Nickname /, Reflections on Gun Control Street Type Zine /, Florida is Loud will be ongoing throughout the weekend and Saturday night at Will's.

5:30 PM to 7:30 PM -  $10Orlando Cringe IX - The Holiday Show! SAK Comedy Lab, (29 S Orange, Orlando, FL 32801.) For the last show of 2017, Cringe is teaming up with SAK Comedy Lab for a very special Cringemas Show! They are bringing back a very special reader from Cringe's and SAK's amazing team will be performing improvised scenes completely based on their journals. They also have other surprises, so naughty or nice, it's going to be a great show!

2 PM to 11:30PM - Free.  Kaleidoscope Open House - Yoga, Music, Drawing, Painting Event
Kaleidoscope Venue For The Arts (1991 Corporate Square #1, Longwood, FL). 
Kaleidoscope will be having their first free 'Open House' in conjunction with the Surrealistic Dreams art show on Saturday. The Open House begins at 2:00pm with Free Yoga at 2:00pm and at 6:00pm, Live Model Drawing with Music begins at 7:30pm, the Art Show is from 7:30pm to 11:30pm and they may be adding more things to see and do to this event as it draws closer!

Sunday December 17, 2017
10 AM to 7 PM - Free.  Grandma Party Bazaar 2017! Stardust Video and Coffee (1842 Winter Park Rd, Orlando, FL 32803.) It's the fifteenth Grandma Party Bazaar and you're invited! Bring your friends for the best Sunday of the year. Grandma Party is you and me and all of us making it happen, so you'd better be there because it just won't be the same without you. As always, the party will be held in the parking lot of Stardust Video and Coffee starting at 10 a.m. and closing at Sundown. You can get a taste of what good ol' Gran has to offer this year by following her on Facebook and Instagram (@Grandma_Party). Orlando has some seriously creative artists and makers that were hard to choose from, but she has picked some of the best of the best to share their craft with you. There will be a raffle,  interactive booths and DJ sets by Nigel John and Oled Dad and live music from Von Nacht, Tiger Fawn, TV Dinner and MORE! Of course, lots food and drinks too.

If you are new to the bazaar, be sure to bring your cash (most vendors take cards too), and finish up your holiday shopping with one of a kind treasures. While you're at it, buy yourself a little something too! Parking can be a challenge on this day, but it's a good thing they are located in the great neighborhood of Audubon Park where there are lots of streets. Other options are carpooling, biking and Uber.

4 PM to 9 PM - Free. Winter Garden Christmas Golf Cart Parade. Bradford Park (220 West Division Street, Winter Garden, FL.)  Are you ready for the 2017 WG Christmas Golf Cart Parade?! They will begin their 5th annual Golf Cart Parade by gathering at Bradford Park early to socialize and compare decorations before heading out to tour Downtown Winter Garden and ending near Walker Field near the Plant Street Market. They will have prizes for the best decorated golf carts so take this seriously. All money raised will be graciously donated to the Edgewood Children's Ranch as they have done in past. Golf Carts only and all traffic laws still apply.

7 PM to 9 PM - $10 donation Give ME Cheer. Marshall Ellis Theatre (1300 La Quinta Dr #3, Orlando, FL 32809.) Get in the Christmas spirit and join Give ME Cheer, ME Dance’s first charity ball benefiting local dance organizations, events and scholarships. Enjoy performances, food, drink, meet-and-greets, a silent auction and raffle.

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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