Friday, October 25, 2019

Weekend Top 6 Picks for October 26 and 27, 2019

Saturday October 26, 2019
10am to 6pm Free. 14th Annual Central Florida Veg Fest. Festival Park, 2911 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL. . Central Florida Veg Fest is an exciting day of colorful and educational exhibits and activities! Veg Fest is a family-friendly, dog-friendly, alcohol-free, and smoke-free event. Veg Fest, now in its 14th year, is one of the biggest and best vegan festivals in the country!
Central Florida Veg Fest will draw both committed vegetarians/vegans and those who want to learn more about how veg-living enhances our health, the planet, and its inhabitants. Come enjoy a diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisines and lifestyles. Discover new products and ideas from over 200 vendors and 100 contributors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and food preparation demos. Not a vegetarian? Whether you're looking for new ideas to add color and variety to your meals or you're a "seasoned" vegetarian interested in expanding your knowledge of nutritious and ethical foods, this is the place for you. Please RSVP on the Veg Fest event page and join the Veg Fest community page for regular updates about the event. And please share these pages with your family and friends.

10am to 4pm Free. Sanford Farmers Market. First and Magnolia Sanford Fl.  

8pm to 10pm Free but get a drink or 2 and enjoy. Music Mount Dora. One Flight Up 440 N  Donnelly Street, Mount Dora FL.

Sunday October 27, 2019 
9:30am to 10pm Members $225 Non-members $275. Crealde Urban Sketching Class. First of 6 Urban Sketching classes taught by myself. Learn to sketch from subject to the environment. Classroom sessions will focus on sketching clothed models and progress towards sketching the model and classroom environment. Learn how to incorporate storytelling into your sketches in our location sessions. These trips to local venues will challenge you to use your sketchbook the way a photojournalist uses a camera. The six-week goal is to produce finished sketches using pencil, pen, and watercolor within two hours. Skill level: Intermediate
6 week class.
Thomas Thorspecken (Thor) studied animation and illustration at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. He worked for ten years at Walt Disney Feature Animation. In 2009 he made a new year's resolution to do one sketch a day and share it with a worldwide community of urban sketchers through his online site Analog Artist Digital World
Suggested supplies:

  • #2 pencil with an eraser
  • 05 and 08 micron pens
  • Stillman and Birn 9 x 12 inch spiral bound sketchbook (Alpha or Epsion series)
  • Travel sized watercolor pallet (mine is a Windsor Newton with 14 color pans)
  • Pentel water brush (water goes in the handle)
  • Black Prismacolor pencil
  • Compact artist stool

  • Noon to 2pm Free. Bobby Koelble Presents Jazz in the Garden. Mead Botanical Garden 1300 S Denning Dr, Winter Park, FL.  Join us as we enjoy an afternoon of electric Jazz music, tasty food, craft cocktails, and shopping in a beautiful, serene setting all while helping to benefit Mead Botanical Garden.
    The shows, that will fall on the last Sunday of the month from September thru November, will consist of world class musicians performing a collection of your favorite Jazz standards with a twist.
    October's concert will include two bands. The first being The Bobby Koelble Quartet featuring Michelle Mailhot playing from noon till 2pm followed by legendary Hall and Oats Saxaphonist "Mr Casual" Charlie Dechant and The Kings.
    November's concert will include an opening band (TBD) from noon till 2pm followed by the Music of Charlie Parker and Django Reinhardt performed by Bobby Koelble, Jeff Rupert and a cast of top notch musicians. 

    There will be food and beverages available for purchase, a shopping area curated by Suzette's One Of A Kind Finds, as well as a limited number of VIP passes which will include an Italian lunch buffet catered by Bites and Bubbles and VIP restrooms.

    10pm to Midnight Free but get a coffee or bite. 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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