Friday, March 29, 2019

Weekend Top 6 Picks for March 30 and 31. 2019

Saturday March 30, 2019
10am to 5pm Free. Fort Christmas Bluegrass and Backyard BBQ Fest. Fort Christmas Historical Park and Museum, 1300 Fort Christmas Road. Barbecue contest for best chicken and St. Louis pork-style ribs.

10am to 5pm Free. Community Chalk Art Festival. Carrabba's Italian Grill, 5475 Gateway Village Cir Ste 103, Orlando, FL 32812. Community Chalk Art Festival Live chalk painting dedicated to the local community's diversity.

11am to 7pm Free. Longwood Pirate Seafood Festival. Reiter Park, 301 W. Warren Ave., Longwood Fl. Filled with vendors, mermaids, a pirate village, great music, a pirate ship for kids to climb and a shark ride. An assortment of ocean delights are available, along with beer and wine.

Sunday March 31, 2019
11am to 7pm Free. Arab Fest. Lake Eola Park, Eola Drive, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street. Arab Fest Cultural heritage festival celebrating Arabic art, food and traditions.

7pm to 9pm Tickets are donation based. Waterfalls, Forests, Coastlines, and Other Musical Dreams. Timucua Arts Foundation 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, Florida 32806. Central Florida Composers Forum presents “Waterfalls, Forests, Coastlines, and other Musical Dreams,” a concert of works by local composers at Timucua White House, March 31.
Winter Park, Florida – The Central Florida Composers Forum will present “Waterfalls, Forests, Coastlines, and other Musical Dreams,” a showcase concert of selected works scored for Pierrot Ensemble by Full Sail University composer and Central Florida Composers Forum founder and Executive Director Charlie Griffin, University of Central Florida’s recent transplant Alex Burtzos, Orlando-based composers Erik Branch, Damien Simon, and film composer and Cocoa Beach resident Joe Gray.
The term Pierrot Ensemble refers to a specific instrumentation used by Austrian (and later Austrian-American) composer Arnold Schoenberg for his seminal and most famous work, Pierrot Lunaire. Composed in 1912 for voice, flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, and percussion, this combination was subsequently taken up by many later composers such as Milton Babbitt, John Cage, and Peter Maxwell Davies.
The musicians featured in this concert will be Julie Bateman (voice), Katie Mess (flute), Erik Cole (clarinet), Pepina Dell’Ollio (violin), Abigail Collins (cello), Ammon Perry Bratt (piano), and Justin Steger (percussion).
A diverse collection of works on the program include Charlie Griffin’s Shifting Coastlines, a trio of songs whose lyrics are taken from an anthology of poetry called Verse and Universe. These songs all draw upon science and math to explore the human experience. One example from the set is “Love’s Discrete Non-linearity,” a poem set like a Gypsy tango that uses the language of Chaos Theory to understand a romantic relationship. Selections from two works by Alex Burtzos will be on the program: The Birth of Dangun, a ballet based on the Korean myth of creation, and The Impossible Object, a multi-movement work inspired by works of M.C. Escher. Four vignettes by Erik Branch will include a premiere of his Brises Dansantes. The concert will be rounded out by Joe Gray’s The Black Forest, and Damien Simon’s Change.

10pm to midnight. Free but get a coffee. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, Fl. Free comedy show! Come out and laugh, or give it a try yourself.

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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