Friday, August 24, 2018

Weekend Top 6 Picks for August 25 and 26, 2018

Saturday August 25, 2018
10 a.m. to Noon. Free. FusionFest Open House, Preview and Sign-up. City Beautiful, 1220 Alden Road, Orlando, FL 32803. Do you like to share the culture of your heritage, or perhaps you know someone who does? Or perhaps you would like to be inspired to create a song or dance or prepare a new dish using elements from different influences? Or maybe you would like to volunteer for an exciting new festival designed to bring people together?
We are hosting a FusionFest Open House, Preview and Sign-up event on Saturday, August 25, from 10 a.m.-noon. Please stop by to learn more about FusionFest, and then pass this invitation on to anyone else who might be curious about this celebration of diversity planned for November 24 and 25 in downtown Orlando.

7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Free. New Musical Discovery Series - The United States of Us. The MEZZ 100 S Eola Dr Ste 200, Orlando, Florida 32801. Florida Theatrical Association presents a workshop of THE UNITED STATE OF US, one of the winners selected from more than 40 entries in the Second Annual New Musical Discovery Series.
Book & Lyrics by Alan Gordon
Music by Joy Son
Staged Reading Directed by Michael Wanzie
Synopsis: Set in Brooklyn in 1998, Ken, a single gay man, agrees to marry Esme, a Colombian student, when she finds herself pregnant and on the verge of deportation. When the prospect of same-sex marriage comes to New York, a surprising threat is presented to this unusual family unit.

10:30 p.m. to Midnight. Free but get food and drink. Son Flamenco. Ceviche Tapas Orlando, 125 W Church St, Orlando, FL. Hot blooded flamenco dancing set to acoustic guitar.

Sunday August 26, 2018
9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. $255 members, $275 non-members. Urban Sketching Course. First of 6 weekly sessions. Crealde 600 St. Andrews Blvd Winter Park FL Class 1B. Beginning of each class involves classroom sketch assignments followed by a session of sketching outside the classroom in the neighborhood. Goal at the end of 6 weeks is to produce finished sketched within two hours.

10 Noon. Free. Heartfulness Relaxation and Meditation Class. University, 5200 Vineland Rd, Orlando, FL 32811. The Method of Heartfulness A simple and practical way to experience the heart’s unlimited resources.

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. $10-$20 suggested donation. Helena. Helena is an ensemble of Central Florida’s most dauntless singers. The group made their debut at Timucua in 2016 and quickly established themselves by performing adventurous and ambitious repertoire by and about women. Don’t miss this Orlando treasure. Please bring food or wine to share.

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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