Saturday, March 3, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for March 3rd and 4th.

Saturday March 3, 2018
10 AM to 5 PM Free. Windermere Art Affair. 520 Main Street Downtown Windermere FL.
Multi-cultural food and entertainment. Wine/cheese and craft beer face painting and balloonist for the kids and pet friendly. The Downtown Business Committee (DBC) of the Town of Windermere is hosting the 3rd Annual Windermere Art Affair in Town Square, Downtown Windermere. This wonderful event will be open to the public, targeting residents of Orlando and surrounding cities, towns and suburbs. This provides a unique opportunity to reach out to attendees from all walks of life, especially the affluent segment of Central Florida.
 This elite event will showcase renowned fine art artists, including the Highwaymen, Alana O’Hern and Father Valdemar—just to name a few—surrounded by music, food and performing arts in a festive atmosphere. 

This is a judged event, and the judging will begin at 11:30am and be completed by 2pm. At 2pm we will announce, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best of Show, and three Honorable Mentions.

3PM to 5 PM Free. Workshop on Sexual Harassment and Abuse. Orlando Shakespeare Theater at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center. Laura T. Fisher, a founder of the Chicago Theatre Standards #NotInOurHouse, will give a presentation on preventing sexual harassment and abuse to the Orlando arts community.
Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF, Theatre UCF, Mad Cow Theatre, and Orlando Repertory Theatre (Theatres) will present two sessions of a workshop with Ms. Laura T. Fisher, a founder of the Chicago Theatre Standards (CTS). Workshops will be held at Loch Haven Park on Friday, March 2,2018 and at the University of Central Florida campus on Saturday, March 3, 2018.
In January 2015, a Chicago actor,after hearing an account of repeated incidents of sexual harassment at a theatre company, made a Facebook post that decried such acts with the rallying cry, “NOT IN OUR HOUSE.” Hundreds of responses revealed that the problem was well-known, but no one felt safe enough to speak out. By March 2015, a code of conduct was underway. Co-ordinated by Chicago actor Laura T. Fisher, a small group of theatre companies and artists created the CTS.
 In an effort to find solutions and guidelines for prevention, the Theatres invited Ms. Fisher to present a workshop on the CTS, which have been adopted by numerous theaters across the nation, and to address potential issues in the theatre community.
All members of the Central Florida arts community are invited to attend either of the free sessions. Ms. Fisher will go through the document contents, take questions and offer feedback, all with an eye toward uniting rather than dividing productions, theatres, and communities. The presentation is designed to speak to members of the theatre community including union and non-union actors, designers, directors,theatre teachers and professors, students, technicians, staff, administrators,board members, and anyone connected to the theatre community. However, the Standards are adaptable for similar disciplines including dance, music, opera, and film.
In presenting the work of #NotInOurHouse and the resultant CTS, Fisher conveys the priorities of the document: to provide communication pathways to prevent and respond to unsafe practices and inappropriate behavior, to produce a win-win strategy for producers, performers, board members, and audience, to enter into self-regulation in a spirit of mentoring rather than “outing,” to “call in”rather than “call out,” and to strengthen environments where employees are not discarded for mistakes or misunderstandings, nor do they fear reprisal for reporting harassment or abuse.
“Like the rest of the nation,Central Florida’s theatre community has been grappling with the truth that people of all genders have experienced trauma and pain from sexual harassment,abuse, and intimidation,” states UCF’s Cynthia White, director of Boy Gets Girl.
 “While this is not solely a women’sissue, women have been disproportionately hurt physically, emotionally, and financially.” Mitzi Maxwell, executive director of Mad Cow Theater, adds. “Everyoneis asking how to change our culture, and everyday there is a new story. We can start with our own houses, in our community, and these workshop sessions are a beginning. We encourage artists and administrators to join the conversation.All are welcome.”

6 PM to Midnight. $25. Nude Nite Tampa. America's Largest Nude Art Exhibition is more than an art show. It is an annual art and entertainment event showing over 200 juried art works for sale, world class body painters, national burlesque acts, interactive installations, performance art, cirque performers and a cast of strolling characters both in costume and out..

Sunday March 4, 2018
10 AM to noon. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfu lness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

Noon to 1 PM Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park. Lawn near the red gazebo.

7 PM to 9 PM Donation based. Fundraiser  and Sneak Peek: Female 12th Night. Roque  Pub   3076  Curry Ford Road  Orlando,  FL 32806.

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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