Friday, November 22, 2019

Weekend Top 6 Picks for November 23 and 24, 2019

Saturday November 23, 2019
2pm to 5pm Free. Sketch Crawl at Ivanhoe. Washburn Imports, 1800 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32804. Come sketch with us along the historic stretch of Orange Ave near Lake Ivanhoe once known as Antique Row. This area offers glimpses of Orlando’s past with it’s 1900-era shop buildings built along a railroad and also offers glimpses of the future with construction of new high-rise apartments across from beautiful Lake Ivanhoe. Unique shops, restaurants and bars line the stretch of this easily walkable area.
Sketch crawl along Orange Ave from Washburn Imports towards Virginia Dr. If you miss the meet up at 2pm, you will find us sketching along this 3 block stretch.
Sketchbook Throwdown: 4:30pm at The Lucky Lure, 1427 N. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL.

Parking -lot on corner of Orange and New Hampshire across from Washburn Imports, street parking along Orange Ave, NE Ivanhoe, Alden Rd, and a small lot at Gaston Edwards Park at Lake Ivanhoe. Be aware, parking may be time limited.
Tip: You may find yourself wanting to stay a bit longer as Virginia Drive Jingle Eve begins at 5pm. Along Virginia Drive there will be shopping, Christmas events, music, fireworks, and food. After the meetup, a few of us may walk to this area to get food/drink and sketch some more.
All drawing levels and skills are welcome.
Bring your sketchbook and sketching supplies of your choice. As this event is OUTDOORS be prepared with drinking water, a hat, portable chair/stool, and appropriate clothes for the weather.

5pm to ? Free. 2019 Jingle Eve.  Ivanhoe Village North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32804. 12 Wines of Christmas, Santa's Village, live music, food trucks, vendors and more! Last year we had over 3,000 visitors on this night to remember.

5pm too 7pm Free. McRae Studios Open House to Feature Guest Artists Victor Bokas and Matthew Cornell. McRae Art Studios 1000 Arlington Street in Orlando. On-site parking is available. McRae Art Studios’ 2019 Holiday Open Housewill serve up art works by its 22 members and former McRae members Victor Bokasand Matthew Cornell. The annual event at McRae ( gives artcollectors and gift-givers a unique opportunity to browse artist studios, visitwith the artists and purchase original art. Hundreds of original art works willbe available including paintings, pastels, drawings, photographs, mixed media,sculpture, jewelry and ceramics. The open house is free and open to the public.

Sunday November 24, 2019
10am to 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. 

11am to Noon $5 Yoga. Lake Eola near red gazebo.

Noon to 3pm Donation based. Music at the Casa. Brian Hayes. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Members of the public are invited to visit our historic home museum on a Sunday afternoon to listen to live music and take a tour of our historic home museum and the James Gamble Rogers II Studio by trained docents.

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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