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Friday, February 10, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for February 11th and 12th.

Saturday February 11, 2017
Noon to 5pm Free. Indie-Folkfest 2017. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E Princeton St, Orlando, FL 32803. Indie-Folkfest 2016 drew thousands of festival-goers in celebration of local Florida music, artists, food and community.
The 2017 festival promises to be the biggest yet! Join us again as we showcase local, national and regional art, music and culinary talent in the beautiful lakeside Sculpture Garden of The Mennello Museum. This free family-friendly and pet-friendly event will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017, from 12 to 5 p.m.
Interested in being an Indie-Folkfest sponsor? Download our sponsorship application here, or call 407.246.3294.
More details to come.

4pm to 6pm Free. Young Voices. JB Callaman Center 102 North Parramore Ave Orlando FL. Teen Open Mic Every second Saturday of the Month.

7pm to 9pm Free. Brewery Tour. Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave, Orlando, FL.

Sunday February 12, 2017
1pm to 5pm Free Family Day on the Second Sunday. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

5:30pm to 11:30pm $10 Southern Fried Sunday with Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, The WildTones, Clem Mcgillicutty and The Burnouts. Will's Pub 1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803. 18+, $5 BBQ plates by Clay BBQ Watson!
Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.
"I truly love being out on the road, and I feel blessed to have the opportunity to sing my songs all over the world," said Sandy. "But when I'm away from the U.S. for too long, it's like I need a recharge... like I need a solid dose of everything Americana. Give me a Chuck Berry song while rolling down the interstate, or a truck stop conversation with a waitress who once danced with Lefty Frizzell, and I'm good for another three thousand miles”.

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 & laugh, or give it a try yourself.

Friday, February 3, 2017

WeekendTop 6 Picks for February 4th and 5th.

Saturday February 4, 2017
9am to 5pm Free All weekend. 42nd Annual Mount Dora Art Festival. Downtown Mount Dora.

 6pm to 8pm Free. Dr. Deborah Willis Talk. Rollins College 1000 Holt Ave, Box 2720, Winter Park, Florida 32789. This lecture, at Rollins College, is in conjunction with the ‘Posing Beauty in African American Culture’ exhibition at Snap! Space (on view January 13 through February 11) curated by Dr. Deborah Willis.
Professor Deborah Willis is a theorist and historian of African American photography, as well as a photographer herself. Dr. Willis is chair of the Department of Photography & Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, and has an affiliated appointment as Professor with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies. She has been the recipient of Guggenheim, Fletcher, and MacArthur fellowships, the Infinity Award in Writing from the International Center for Photography, and recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award. Named one of the “100 Most Important People in Photography”.
PLEASE NOTE : Eventbrite ticket does not guarantee entrance. This is a free event, eventbrite helps us to gauge numbers. We recommend that you arrive early, as entrance will be granted according to arrival and capacity. Thank you!
Free admission. Tickets

7pm to 10pm $35 Trash2Trends. Ports of Call Sea World 7007 Seaworld Drive, Orlando, Fl 32821. Trash 2 Trends is a Keep Orlando Beautiful, Inc fundraiser that brings the fashion and art of local artists together with the environmental community to promote sustainability in an innovative way. The show features local designers who create runway looks from items headed to the landfill. A complimentary dessert and coffee bar will be provided during intermission for all guests. Must be 18 or older to attend.

Sunday February 5, 2017
10am to 4pm Free.  Lake Eola Farmers Market.  South East corner of Lake Eola Park.

7pm to 9pm Free. Erotic Poetry Night V: Smut, Actually. Vinyl Arts Bar 75 E Colonial Dr, Orlando, Florida 32801. The Drunken Odyssey presents its annual live show of erotic poetry, erotic prose, amorous thoughts, and smut, this year in the posh bohemian confines of Vinyl Arts Bar.
The Drunken Odyssey All Stars will feature
Naomi Butterfield
Ephraim Scott Sommers
Diane Turgeon Richardson
Wilson Santos
Stephanie Rizzo
Brian Downes
Rachel Kohlman
Teege Braune
Lisa Roney
Madison Strake Bernath
& your host, John King.

7:30pm to 9:30pm Free. Helena - contemporary vocal ensemble. The Timucua Arts white house 2000 S Summerlin Ave, Orlando, Florida 32806. A sisterhood of six of Central Florida's most dauntless singers, Helena is an ensemble committed to irradiating gems from all genres of vocal music.
Helena will be performing choral and vocal works by David Childs, Gwynneth Walker and John Prine, among others. They will also perform Libby Larsen's song cycle Try Me Good King, in collaboration with pianist Lynn Peghiny Mells.

Friday, January 27, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks January 28th and 29th.

Saturday January 28, 2017
9am to 5pm. Free. Renningers Steampunk and Industrial Show. Renningers.Mount Dora FL. ARE YOU READY......5th Year for Renninger's Steampunk & Industrial Show...time flies when you travel....we are planning the best Steampunk Show for our Time Travelers October 15 & 16, 2016 from 9AM - 5PM Admission is FREE, Parking is FREE...over 100 vendors with fabulous finds created and specially collected for this event....music performed by some of the best "Steampunk" musicians, Cog is Dead, Clockwork Knotwork, Sideshow Drummer, Florida Tribal Dance, Jig to a Milestone, John Babcock, all hosted by Phantasmagoria....delicious food including "High Tea"...and the 3rd Annual Splendid Teapot Race...steampunk horse & carriage rides, magic, giant kaleidoscope, Best Dressed Award, and all the special sights and sounds when Victoria and Albert collide with the Industrial Age!

Noon to 3pm Free.  USk Chinese New Year Sketchcrawl. Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee,FL 2421 Old Vineland Rd, Kissimmee, Florida 34746. Urban Sketchers International is going global on January 28th in celebrating the Chinese New year, Lunar year and highlighting the Asian culture.
We - the Orlando Urban Sketchers - are going to be there too! taking part in this Worldwide sketchcrawl Event! The participating USk chapters so far are: São Paulo; Singapore; Boston; Orlando; Japan; Hong Kong; Melbourne; Sydney; Beijing; Seattle ; Canberra; Los Angeles; Kuala Lumpur; Taiwan; Austin; Gran Canaria; Fredericksburg, VA; Raleigh; Cleveland; Charleston, SC; Cairns, AUS; Ilocos; Kuching, Malaysia; Waterloo Region, Canada and NYC.

We checked around town for local celebrations or the best location to highlight this amazing culture and found this gem nestled among Kissimmee countryside not too far from Lake Buena Vista.
The Wat Florida Dharmmaram Buddhist Temple will provide an exciting challenge to us sketchers. Bring on your gold and red paints, markers, pens or pencils, your sketchbook and your curiosity.
Gather your sketching friends to make this a terrific Worldwide sketchcrawl event!

Let us share with the World our take of this global event.
Post your sketches on Facebook at;
Urban Sketchers (group)
and at
Orlando Urban Sketchers (group)
or Instagram at #urbansketchers and
Instagram at #urbansketchersorlando

If you will be busy celebrating the holiday with friends and family, any sketch reflecting your special traditions would be a lovely way to share art about the beginning of a New Year! 
There is a meditation class at the Temple right after our sketching session if any of you wish to join. 3:00 to 5:00 pm directed by Than Chao Khun Sunan, Abbot of the Wat Florida Dhammaram.

8:30am to Midnight $25 DRIP 80's Night. DRIP 8747 International Dr Suite 102 (Behind Denny's and Senor Frogs), Orlando, Florida. Grab your legwarmers and head over to DRIP! We’re taking it back to the raddest decade in history - the 80s! Come re/discover some of the greatest fashion statements and musical influences of the time. Neon Paint Bar, 80s themed drink specials, dance party, Tye-Dye station, full DRIP show, classic movies, and a Thriller dance along! Squeeze into spandex and layer on that aquanet for a special discount ticket ($25)!
Doors Open at 8 PM
Age Requirement: 18+


January 29, 2017
10am to 4pm Free. Lake Eola Farmers Market. South East corner of Lake Eola Park, Orlando, FL, United States. 

Noon to 3pm Donation. Music at the Casa Violinist Lisa Ferrigno & Friends. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789.

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL near red pagoda. Every week.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for January 20th and 21st.

Saturday January 20, 2017
9am to 4pm Free. A Cops n' Cars for kids Car Show. Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Mall Boulevard, Oviedo, FL. Law Reinforcement, fire an antique cars.

1pm to 4pm Free. A Women's Rally Central Florida. Lake Eola Amphitheater. In conjunction with the Women's March on Washington, we will Rally in solidarity as peaceful advocates and defenders of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families.
The Women's Rally--Central Florida is a non-partisan call to action, through unity in diversity, on behalf of all women. We invite supporters and defenders of all ages, races, genders, orientations, socio-economic groups, and religious beliefs to join us.
In the spirit of democracy, and honoring the champions of human rights, dignity, and justice who have come before us, join us and have a voice in our individual and collective futures.
This is an inclusive event, and everyone who supports women's rights is welcome.

SPEAKERS: TBD
Visit our web site

7pm to 9pm Free. Functionally Literate presents: Kelly Luce & Dan Lopez.  Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park, Florida. Our first Function of 2017 features readings & signings by:
KELLY LUCE, former Kerouac House resident and author of Pull Me Under.
DAN LOPEZ, Lambda Literary Award-winner and author of The Show House
Doors 6:30pm, show 7:15pm
FREE :: RSVP below via Eventbrite
Beer & wine available. Books for sale by Bookmark It.
Seating note: "Local" and "Orlandoan" level members of the Burrow Press Illiterati need not reserve a seat via Eventbrite. They also get a free drink at each event and a classy (trashy?) FuncLit koozie. Does this sound nice? Join the Illiterati: burrow press.com/hush

PARKING
Parking lots: available in grass lot across from the venue, and paved lot to the west.
Ride Share: If you sign up for Lyft using the code LYFTBP you'll get a free ride and they'll donate $10 to Burrow Press!
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Kelly Luce is the author of Three Scenarios in Which Hana Sasaki Grows a Tail and the novel Pull Me Under. Her work has been recognized by fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Ucross Foundation, Sozopol Fiction Seminars, Ragdale Foundation, the Kerouac Project, and Jentel Arts, and has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Salon, O, the Oprah Magazine, The Southern Review, and other publications.
Dan Lopez's work has appeared in The Millions, Story chord, Time Out New York, Los Angeles Review of Books and Lambda Literary, among others. The Show House is his first novel. He lives in Santa Monica.

Sunday January 21, 2017.
10am to 4pm Free. Lake Eola Farmers Market. Lake Eola Park, East Washington Street, Orlando, FL. Weekly. 

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Near the red gazip0, Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL. 

10pm to 4pm Free. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out & laugh, or give it a try yourself.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for January 14th and 15th.

Saturday January 14, 2017 
 8am to 9pm $5 - $25 40th Annual Central Florida Highland Games. Saturday and Sunday. Central Winds Park 1000 Central Winds Dr, Winter Springs, Florida 32708. Celebrate the 40th anniversary of the games by watching traditional athletics, listening to Scottish music including bagpipes, learn about the Scottish Clans, and taste traditional Scottish food and beer. For more information about tickets and the games, please visit www.flascot.com.

5pm to 8pm Free. Crealde Night of Fire. Crealde School of Art, 600 St Andrews Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32792. Tour Crealdé’s studios and galleries, participate in hands-on workshops and demonstrations including a bronze pour, and register for specially priced classes. There will be live music, food, refreshments, and storytelling around the fire.

6pm to 8pm Free.  Art Splash. Downtown Mount Dora. Can sell art for free. Busking allowed.

Sunday January 15, 2017 
Noon to 3pm Donation. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Matt Festa Jazz Saxophone. Members of the public are invited to visit our historic home museum to listen to live music and take a tour of our historic home museum and the James Gamble Rogers II Studio by trained docents.  Come as you are--casual attire, light refreshments served, children welcome! For information on upcoming "Music at the Casa" performances, visit Upcoming Events.

2pm to 4pm Free Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL. Every week.

7pm to 10pm Free. Going Native. Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection, 325 S Orange Ave, Orlando, FL 32801. Exhibit featuring local artists,
Donna Dowless
Tom Sadler
Margaret Juul
Greg Byrd
Phillip Anthony
Ursela Schwartz
Sally Evans
Alana Ohern,Elizabeth St Hilare

Friday, January 6, 2017

Weekend Top 6 Picks for January 7th and 8th.

Saturday January 7, 2017
10am to 4pm Free. Sanford Farmers Market. Sanford, First & Magnolia.

5:30pm to 11:30pm Free. Doc Ellis Orchestra. Tin House Ranch 3300 Stone St, Oviedo, Florida.

8pm to 10pm Free, but order food and drink. Music Mount Dora. One Flight Up 440 N Donnelly Street, Mount Dora FL 32757.

Sunday January 8, 2017 
Noon to 4pm Free Family Funday: Mare Run. The Mennello Museum of American Art 900 E Princeton St, Orlando, Florida 32803. The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

Noon to 2pm. Donation based community YogART class: 7 Chakra series. Artegon Marketplace 5250 International Dr, Orlando, Florida 32819. Every 2nd Sunday of the month YogART will be hosting FREE Color Therapy Yoga classes for the community at Artegon Marketplace (located in the community room across from section B6 - use movie theater entrance)
We are excited to bring you our "7 Chakra Series" that will focus each class on each individual chakra: breaking down it's color, meaning, location and function. This particular class will revolve around our second major energy point known as "The Sacral Chakra".
Color Therapy glasses will also be provided for those who wish to experience the effects of color therapy. Orange will be the primary focus for our Root Chakra but you may wear any color you want to work with.
This is an ALL LEVELS class which incorporates stretching, breathing exercises and light yoga poses geared around the Sacral Chakra.
We also have a color wheel on our site that explains the benefit of each color (glasses) Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. http://www.yogartinc.com/color-therapy-chart/
Please bring your own yoga mat and prepare to unwind
Check out our lovely YogART instructor's website for more info on her, and some great articles:
Any children who attend must be able to participate in the session quietly to respect the space of other guests. If your child is unable to partake without disruption we ask that you please refrain from bringing them. Thank you! Namaste ~
For more info contact us at:
info@yogartinc.com

2pm to 4pm Free. Script Reading Workshop. Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, 8267 International Drive, Orlando, FL. Read and workshop plays

Friday, December 30, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.

Saturday December 31, 2016
6pm to 2am Free. New Year's Eve with the Bronx Boys. Claddagh Cottage Irish Pub 4308 Curry Ford Rd, Orlando, Florida 32806.  Come out and have your last pint at the Claddagh Cottage and listen to The Bronx Boys ring in the new year with traditional Irish and Americana music. Alan Murray will be joined by the other 1/3 of the band, Isaac Alderson on uilleann pipes and vocals as well as Alasdair White on fiddle and Anna Colliton on bodhran. This party will be the last day the original Claddagh Cottage so come out and help us drink everything up!

9:30pm to 2am General Admission Tickets: $49 All Inclusive Tickets: $89 DRIP's New Year's Eve 2017. 8747 International Dr Suite 102 (Behind Denny's and Senor Frogs), Orlando, Florida. Celebrate 2017 on New Year's Eve in Orlando rock 'n' roll VIP style complete with glamour stations, champagne cocktails topped with rock candy, fabulous people, interactive adult painting, gorgeous performers, raw theatrical show, dancers performing in paint, flying water, colored sand, live rock band, a LIVE performance leading up until midnight, after party with dancing and SO. MUCH. GLITTER.
GLITTER & GLAM STATIONS
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INTERACTIVE ADULT COLORING: Try out a new larger version of adult coloring with a table top sized design and paint!
GLAMOUR STATION: Be pampered at the Glamour Station by getting glitter nails, lips or even a sparkling temporary tattoo!
GRUNGE VS. GLAM WALL: Add the things you want to leave behind in 2016 on the Grunge Wall and then write your dreams for 2017 on the Glam Wall. Later that night, you'll be able to destroy the Grunge Wall with paint balloons!
PHOTO BOOTH: Snap all the selfies and group shots that you want in the photo booth area that is filled with sparkling textures and props!
FULL THEATRICAL SHOW
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Enjoy a full theatrical love story with dancers performing in paint, flying water, and sand to a LIVE rock band. It's a standing room experience with performances happening in front of you, behind you and in between you! DRIP's live rock band plays the soundtrack to colors that fly with abandon creating unique works of art on your special edition NYE shirt!
THE COLOR BAR + THE CHAMPAGNE BAR
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Enjoy drinks by the color! DRIP's Color Bar has Red, Blue, Orange and Yellow beer, cocktails, shots, wine and non alcoholic beverages for sale. This New Year's Eve, a special champagne bar will be added featuring champagne cocktails topped with rock candy of all colors!
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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All Tickets Include:
-Special Edition DRIP NYE T-Shirt for you to get colorful that night!
-Paint Station to paint yourselves and your friends
-A Glamour Station treatment (Glitter nails, lips or tattoo)
-Photo Booth
-Grunge/Glam Wall
-Table Sized Adult Coloring with Paint!
-Full DRIP show with dancers and live band
-Countdown performance to Midnight
-Champagne Toast at Midnight
-After Party with dancing
-Interactive Paint Shower
All Inclusive Tickets also include:
-Custom t-shirt cutting (have your special edition NYE shirt turned into a tank top, dress, corset, etc.)
-DRIPdanna Headwrap for you to wear and paint
-All you can drink for 3.5 hours.
More Info & Tickets.

6pm to 2am $46.46 Midnight Masquerade - New Year's Celebration. Route 46 Entertainment District 4316 W State Road 46 Sanford, FL 32771.  Come as you are... or as someone else! Live Music & Dancing with Rockit Fly and TC and Sass. Party favors and Champagne Toast at Midnight! Best Masquerade Mask Contest!LIVE MUSIC and DANCING
with Rockit Fly on the Main Stage
and TC & Sass in the Auto Display DINING RESERVATIONS REQUIRED / $46.46 per person
Seating at 7PM & 9PM in Monroe’s & The Saloon
Enjoy a three course dinner (appetizer, entrée and dessert)
and live entertainment.

Sunday January 1, 2017 
10am to 2pm Free. Comedy Open Mic. Austin's Coffee, 929 W Fairbanks Ave, Winter Park, FL. Free comedy show! Come out & laugh, or give it a try yourself.

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL.Every week.

4:30pm to 6:30pm  Free. Market2Park. Shady Park Hannibal Square New England and Pennsylvania Aye. Winter Park.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Saturday December 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve)
9:30am to 4 pm Christmas Eve Open House. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789.

6pm, 7pm, 8pm and 9pm Snow Falling Nightly in Celebration. Celebration Town Center.

6pm and continues hourly until closing. Holiday Light Show at Light Up UCF.  CFE Arena.

Sunday December 25, 2016. ( Christmas Day) 
5:30 pm to 7:30pm Chanukah on the Park. Central Park, Winter Park FL.

5:36 pm Sunset St. Augustine Nights of Lights. Take a day trip (about 90 minutes to 2 hours from Orlando) to St. Augustine to enjoy their Nights of Lights display.
St. Augustine’s popular holiday season city-wide event – the famed Nights of Lights celebration – will glow with more than three million brilliant white lights again this year attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors to the oldest city in the Nation.
Nights of Lights runs November 22, 2014, through January 31, 2015, in St. Augustine, Fla. The festival starts with a countdown November 22, 6:30 p.m. in the Plaza de la Constitucion when the lights are officially lit.  Holiday music and the lighting of the city’s Christmas tree add to the splendor of the lighting of one of the world’s greatest holiday light displays.
Many historic landmarks and locations are beautifully illuminated during Nights of Lights. The waters of Matanzas bay glow from the nightly reflections of lights strewn along the bay walk and displayed on the Bridge of Lions. The Plaza de la Constitucion shines from the top of trees and throughout the famous center of St. Augustine’s historic district. The 125-year-old Hotel Ponce de Leon, now the campus of Flagler College, is outlined in lights. And the Lightner Museum, once a resort hotel also built by Flagler, is lit so brilliantly it is a favorite among visitors.
Nights of Lights is inspired by the tradition of marking the holiday season with a single white candle burning in a window at each home during the nearly 250 years when St. Augustine served as the capital of Spanish La Florida. Today, Nights of Lights continues that tradition in a grand style reflecting the city’s 449 years of history.
Nights of Lights continues to garner accolades. In 2014, Rachel Ray magazine named St. Augustine one of the Nation’s “Twinkliest Towns.”  National Geographic declared St. Augustine one of the Top 10 Places in the World to view holiday lights in 2012 and 2013. The American Bus Association named Nights of Lights a Top 100 Event in North America..

 6pm to 9pm The Ice Factory. 2221 Partin Settlement Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34744, 407-933-4259
The Ice Factory is an NHL-size skating and hockey rink located in the heart of Florida. Staffed by experienced, professional skating instructors and certified coaches, the Ice Factory features a 750 Seat Stadium and two Ice Surfaces.
Main Rink $10 admission (includes basic skate rental)
Small Rink $5 admission (includes UPGRADED skate rental)
Small Rink $7 admission (includes basic skate)

Friday, December 16, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for December 17th and 18th.

Saturday December 17, 2016
1pm to 2pm Free. 21 Annual Merry Tuba Christmas. Central Park, W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789. Tubas, Christmas, enough said.  

5pm to 10pm Free. 2nd Annual Boat Parade. Without A Paddle Cafe, 1000 Miami Springs Dr, Longwood, FL 32779. Come visit Wekiva’s Winter Wonderland and join us for our 2nd annual boat parade on the Wekiva River. All interested participants must register by December 16th at 7p. Details Below.
Arrive early to enjoy food from our Without a Paddle Cafe, grab a drink and get a great seat on the dock for the parade. Please bring your own chairs or blankets.
Carpooling and UBER are strongly encouraged as parking will be limited. Show proof of your UBER receipt and get $3 off your bar tab.
Also happening on December 17th

– Free Gift Wrapping Noon-5pm
– Santa Visits 2-7pm
– Evening Snow Flurries at 6PM
– Lighted Stilt walkers- 7pm-9pm
– Live Remote with 103.1 The Wolf – 7pm – 9pm


7pm to 10pm Free. Art and Education Winter Gala. Henao Contemporary Center 5601 Edgewater Dr, Orlando, Florida 32810. The PreJax Foundation presents an evening at the Henao Contemporary Center to promote local art and; the education of exceptional students affected by multiple sclerosis.
Special appearance by Sylvia Longmire - Ms. Wheelchair USA 2016 
Semi-formal attire encouraged.
The PreJax Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) organization (which means donations are tax deductible). This non-profit exists solely to provide college tuition assistance in the form of $1,000 scholarships. These go to exceptional students who either have a parent with MS or have themselves been diagnosed.


Sunday December 18, 2016
Noon to 3pm Free. Peter and the Wolf. Central Park, W Morse Blvd, Winter Park, FL 32789. 

3pm to 1:30 am $12 to $15. The 13th Annual John Lennon Tribute & Christmas Party Fundraiser. Will's Pub 1042 N Mills Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803. Southern Fried Sunday presents: The 13th Annual John Lennon Tribute Christmas Party & Fundraiser brought to you by Heartstrings Music Foundation and Real Radio 104.1's Sunday Morning Coming Down Show
Sunday, December 18th at Will's Pub on Mills Ave. in Orlando, from 3pm till late, an indoor/outdoor All Ages charity event with Bands (performance schedule TBA soon), art auction and raffle benefiting The Mustard Seed of Central Florida and Music & Memory http://mustardseedfla.org/ https://musicandmemory.org/
In addition to some of our best local Orlando talent playing Lennon's music from The Beatles to solo, we will feature Orlando artists, vendors and food trucks all coming together to celebrate John Lennon's music, film, art and message.
This year's event will be a first of it's kind as we are broadcasting a live audio video simulcast with coordinated Lennon Tributes in Nashville, Los Angeles and Anchorage.


3pm to 5pm Free.  EXHIBITION TOUR with Guest Curator Arthur Blumenthal, Ph.D. Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, Florida 32789. "In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura" is the first-ever exhibition of the art of Francesco de Mura (1696–1782), arguably the greatest painter of the Golden Age of Naples. The leader in his day of the Neapolitan School and the favorite of the reigning Bourbon King Charles VII, De Mura was the chief painter of decorative cycles to emerge from the studio of Francesco Solimena (1657-1747), the celebrated Baroque artist. De Mura’s refined and elegant compositions, with their exquisite light and airy colors, heralded the rococo in Naples, and his later style led to Neo-Classicism.
The exhibition—which will travel to the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College—features more than 40 works by De Mura from museums and private collections in the United States, as well as Italy and the United Kingdom.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s painting by De Mura “The Visitation,” ca. 1752 was the impetus for this show, which was curated by Dr. Arthur Blumenthal, Director Emeritus of the Cornell. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the museum and D. Giles Ltd., available in the museum’s gift shop. 

Friday, December 9, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for December 10th and 11th.

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Elite Animation Academy is an art and Animation program designed for students interested in the Art of Animation. Elite Animation is proud to be a “Partners in Education” with Dr. Phillips High School, Olympia High School, Chain of Lakes Middle School, Foundation Academy, Trinity Preparatory School, Windermere Preparatory, Windy Ridge Elementary, Providence Foundation, Holy Family Catholic School, Saint Margaret Mary Catholic School and The Orlando Science Center. We have also partnered with Orange County Library System and the Autism Society of Greater Orlando (ASGO).
We offer classes for children as well as Adults. Our classes are during the week and on Saturdays, with convenient afternoon and evening hours. We focus on basic to intermediate levels with an emphasis on history, theory, and sketch along with Animation exercises each week after the topic. Our classes are small to provide you with a more personal connection with the teachers and get the most out of the lessons.
Combined, our instructors have over 50 years experience in the industry working for Walt Disney Feature Animation, Marvel and other major movie studios' Developing young minds through the art of animation.

7pm Free. The Annual “Violectric Holiday Show”. Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park, 99 N Rosalind Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801. Rock Into The Holiday Season With Strings Sensation Violectric At The Annual “Violectric Holiday Show” Saturday, December 10 At Lake Eola Park In Downtown Orlando.
Central Florida’s Top Strings Rock Group Return to the Walt Disney Amphitheatre and Offer a Fun and Free Concert Featuring All the Classic Holiday Tunes with a Twist and More
Festivities Include VIP Pre-Party with Concert Behind-the-Scenes Presented by Old Forester and End of Prohibition After-Party With 1920’s Theme Costume Contest.
Bring a Non-Perishable Food Item to Benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.

Sunday December 5, 2016 
11am to 4pm Free. A Florida Highwaymen. See a Florida Highwayman painter at work. Orange County Regional History Center, East Central Boulevard, Orlando, FL.

Noon to 3pm Free. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Chris Belt, classical and contemporary guitar recital.

1pm to 5:30pm Free. Family Day on the Second Sunday. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803. The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

Friday, December 2, 2016

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

Saturday December 3, 2016.
4pm to 7pm. Free. Small Things Considered. Arts on Douglas. 123 Douglas St, New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 Exhibit runs through January 10, 2016. Arts on Douglas is pleased to announce the opening of its premier year-end group exhibition and holiday sale, Small Things Considered. This annual exhibition features original small-scale works of art sized 10” x 10” or smaller.

7pm to 9pm  Second Ybor City Art Walk. 7th Ave Ybor Tampa, Florida 33605. Officially beginning the second Saturday of July (the 9th) we are bringing back the Ybor City Art Walk! Featuring a number of arts organizations and artsy businesses, be sure to R.S.V.P. here to get the official map for the walk!
This event will begin at 7pm and end at 11pm (or maybe there will be an after party!)
Here are the participating locations:
The Bricks of Ybor
Bloodline Tattoo
Ybor Arts Colony
Hot Wax
Wandering Eye Art Gallery
Dysfunctional Grace
Moon Over Havana Arts Gallery
Live Arts Labs
There will be other businesses joining the lineup so stay tuned! For any questions please feel free to contact the Ybor Art Alliance here through Facebook.
Expect to be wowed!

8pm to 10pm Shuffleboard at Orlando's Beardall Courts. Orlando's Beardall Courts 800 Delaney Ave Orlando FL. On the 1st Saturday of each month. Free fun!

Sunday December 4, 2016.
10am to 6pm Free. Ciclovia. Downtown Orlando. Live music, food, Beer, Dancing, Yoga, walking, Biking, Skating.

10am to 4pm Free. Sparkle Art Market. Dandelion Communitea Cafe 618 N Thornton Ave, Orlando, Florida 32803. Sparkle is an annual Art Market made up of Central Florida's best artists, crafters, jewelers, designers, ceramicists and lots more. For one day, Sunday December 4th these makers, of all things beautiful, will gather for you to support local artists and keep your money in the community!
The location is Dandelion Communitea Cafe, a healthy food venue where they prepare meals with love. The cafe is Certified Green by Co-op America and features rain barrels, a community herb garden and compostable to-go ware.
Parking is free.

2pm to 6pm. Free. Light Up SoDo 2016. Sodo S Orange Ave at W Grant St, Orlando, Florida 32806. This is the BIGGEST Light Up SoDo event yet! We're taking over Sodo and lighting up Main Street for the holidays. This is a family-friendly event with a "naughty and nice" theme. Kick off the season with Santa, princesses, face painting, train rides, a beer garden, holiday market, live wreath making, DJ and more!

Friday, November 25, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for November 26th and 27th.

Saturday November 26th, 2016
7:30pm to 9:30pm. Free. Glendaliz Camacho's Farewell Reading. Kerouac House 1418 Clouser Ave, Orlando, Florida 32804. Please join as as we bid farewell to our Fall resident writer, Glendaliz Camacho. Bring something to drink if you like and listen to what Glendaliz has been working on while living in the Kerouac House.

8pm to 11pm. Free, but get food and drink. Jazz Saturdays. Cork and Fork American Grill5180 S. Conway Road, Belle Isle, FL 32812. Cork & Fork American Grill Takes Their Fresh & Tasty Cuisine To The Next Level With Exciting New Menu Items - Plus Saturday Jazz Entertainment And Sunday Brunch Launching This Month.

8:30pm to 10:30pm Free. The Geeek Easy with Amy Watkins and Open Mic. Open to all: Musicians-Lyricists-Artists-and Poets of all kinds
Bring out the cape and have some fun.


Sunday November 27, 2016
Noon to 2pm. Free, but get food and drink. Florida Gospel Jam. Fish on Fire 7937 Daetwyler Drive Belle Isle FL. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday.

2pm to 4pm Free, but get coffee. Irish Music. Olivia's Coffee House, 108 N Bay St, Eustis, FL.

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

Friday, November 18, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for November 19th and 20th.

Saturday November 19, 2016 
5pm to 10pm Free. Magic Beyond The Mouse. Art of Fitness 5154 Dr Phillips Blvd, Orlando, Florida 32819. Join us as we celebrate the Walt Disney Feature Animation Florida Family. The studio may have closed, but the family we have lives on.Less than 2 weeks until this very special event.

7pm to 11pm Free. Jingle Eve Boat Parade. Lake Ivanhoe. Boats with elaborate Christmas light decorations.

7pm to Midnight. Free. Crazy Harvest Blue. The Imperial at Washburn Imports-Sanford, 116 E 1st St, Sanford, Florida 32771. this little pop up pops up again! Right above our amazing host bar The Imperial,and hosted by The current-sanford magazine.
Featured fine artist, Don Moon in the round room..
Featured fantastic sounds by DJ Spank! (out of this world talent)
A world of originality and inspiration created in the Installation Gallery by local "People in Light Creations" and a crew of 10!
Erotica Art, Bodies in color motion, images of the physical law of body attraction! -Light installation from Frankie.
Installations in question by co-directors and resident artists Rawko, Brian Barnett, and Kimme Prindle...! (always intriguing)
The current galleries permanent tenants will be open for business,and having an open house, there is surprise entertainment around every corner all night!, Live acoustic performance (TBA) in the intimate main gallery,9pm.
We support the Sanford art Walk at all the other galleries in town,and there are incredible local restaurants, food trucks, and excellent craft bars to create an enchanting evening in the beautiful Historic Downtown Sanford.We always end the night at one of the local live band stages, vibing on the local music scene... Support local music,art, and culture,and it will support you...
Any other questions, comments? Please ask on this site, or contact Frankie Messina at apartmentefrankie@mail.com Check back here often as we will be adding more entertainment details..please help spread the word for us.. thank you.
*** This is a mature art party with mature erotic art involved and we do not censor our submissions.. Please no children allowed,

Sunday November 20, 2016 
Noon to 3pm Donation. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Vocalist Holly Sahmel.

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL. Near the red gazebo.

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 & laugh, or give it a try yourself.

Friday, November 11, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for November 12th and 13th.

Saturday November 12, 2016 
10am to 5pm Free. Special display of Pulse Memorial Crosses. Orlando Regional History Center.
Admission to the History Center will be free to all on Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13 during Orlando’s annual Come Out with Pride festival.
The free Pride Days weekend coincides with the recent opening of a new exhibit reflecting the progress and setbacks of Central Florida’s gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community over five decades of change.
The exhibit, titled Pride, Prejudice & Protest: The GLBT History of Greater Orlando, was prepared in association with the nonprofit GLBT History Museum of Central Florida and will be at the History Center through January 26, 2017.
The exhibit was planned long before the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub on June 12, 2016. To pay tribute to the 49 lives lost and to the community’s outpouring of support, a selection of items collected from memorial sites has been added to the exhibit.
For Pride Days on November 12 and 13, the 49 Pulse Memorial Crosses will also be displayed at the History Center. Greg Zanis of Chicago made each cross in memory of someone who died in the tragedy and brought the crosses to Orlando soon after the shooting. They were displayed near Orlando Regional Medical Center, where many of the victims were treated.

10am to 9pm Free. Art under the Stars. Lake Lilly 641 S Maitland Ave, Maitland, FL 32751. The 40th "Art Under the Stars," the only night time fine art festival in the State of Florida during the weekend of November 11-13. Fine arts, live entertainment, beer & wine. Buy the ones you love the gift of fine art for the holidays. Find out why the Rotary Club of Maitland makes this event so special for patrons and artists alike.

1:30pm to 3:30pm Free. Come Out With Pride Parade. Around Lake Eola Park512 E Washington St, Orlando, Florida 32801. Members and supporters of the LGBTQ+ community in Central Florida will gather together for a day of celebration, remembrance, festivities and giving back. The 12th annual festival will feature the Most Colorful Parade in Orlando, an incredible entertainment lineup including a nighttime fireworks spectacular, not to mention our region's most supportive businesses and organizations. Be sure to invite all your friends and let's all Come Out With Pride!

Sunday November 13, 2016. 
11am to 5pm Free. Orlando Japan Festival. The Village at Hunters Creek 13500 Village Park Drive Orlando FL. On stage, we will have performances including Judo, Iai, Japanese dance, Koto, Shamisen, Japanese Taiko drum, and more. At the festival, there will be Japanese restaurant, bazaars, various booths, yatai and Ennichi street. To enjoy the festivity even greater, audiences can take part in the raffle drawing, Cosplay Contest, raffle drawing and Bon Odori.

12:30pm to 5pm Free. 2016 NYCC Composium.  Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts 445 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, Florida 32801. 
Program Details.
It's like a concert, plus a master class, plus a competition. It's informative, dramatic, and entirely thrilling. Witness an amazing afternoon of excitement, drama, and music.
In the first session, the winning chamber ensemble compositions are performed by symphony musicians. Each composer is interviewed by Maestro Wilkins and comments are given by the judges and musicians.
 After a brief intermission, the full orchestra session starts. The performance of each winning full-orchestra composition begins with an audio excerpt from the young composer's computer-generated MIDI score. Next, the composition is rehearsed, giving the composer an opportunity to interact with Maestro Wilkins, the orchestra musicians, and the judges. Each session ends with the final recorded performance of the composition.

To learn more about this year's winners and details about the
NATIONAL YOUNG COMPOSERS CHALLENGE,

 
3pm to 5pm Free. MUSIC PERFORMANCE with Students from the Rollins College Department of Music. Cornell Fine Arts Museum 1000 Holt Ave, Winter Park, Florida 32789. "In the Light of Naples: The Art of Francesco de Mura" is the first-ever exhibition of the art of Francesco de Mura (1696–1782), arguably the greatest painter of the Golden Age of Naples. The leader in his day of the Neapolitan School and the favorite of the reigning Bourbon King Charles VII, De Mura was the chief painter of decorative cycles to emerge from the studio of Francesco Solimena (1657-1747), the celebrated Baroque artist. De Mura’s refined and elegant compositions, with their exquisite light and airy colors, heralded the rococo in Naples, and his later style led to Neo-Classicism.
The exhibition—which will travel to the Chazen Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Loeb Art Center at Vassar College—features more than 40 works by De Mura from museums and private collections in the United States, as well as Italy and the United Kingdom.
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum’s painting by De Mura “The Visitation,” ca. 1752 was the impetus for this show, which was curated by Dr. Arthur Blumenthal, Director Emeritus of the Cornell. The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue published by the museum and D. Giles Ltd., available in the museum’s gift shop.

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Friday, November 4, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for November 5th and 6th.

Saturday November 5, 2016
6pm to 9pm Free. Artborne Magazine: November Release Party. The District At Mills 50 1221 north mills avenue, Orlando, Florida 32803.  The release of the official FIFTH issue of Artborne Magazine.
Artborne Magazine is an independently published, print and online publication dedicated to the development and advancement of Orlando’s art scene.
Join us for food, drinks, music, art, and a damn good time.
Orlando, ARE YOU ARTBORNE?
see more at ArtborneMagazine.com

7pm to 11pm $150 Final Neanderthal Ball. Orlando Science Center, East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL. Orlando Science Center will host the 10th annual Neanderthal Ball on Saturday, November 5 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. to benefit its mission to inspire science learning for life. This year marks the final Neanderthal Ball with the theme of “Celebrate our Evolution.” Guests are invited to celebrate 10 years of Neanderthal Ball and what it has helped achieve for Orlando Science Center.
“The success of Neanderthal Ball along with our other fundraising efforts over the past decade has helped the Science Center have an incredible impact on this region,” said Science Center President and CEO JoAnn Newman. “A STEM preschool, new exhibits, expanded teacher training and national partnerships have all been part of our evolution as a stronger community partner. Neanderthal Ball is a time to celebrate our growth as we prepare for a new gala that will help lead us into the future.”
The prehistoric-themed event, located in the Science Center’s DinoDigs exhibit, includes a night of dancing, dining, and a silent auction. The auction will feature over 75 unique packages, including offerings from the Arnold Palmer Invitational, the Kennedy Space Center, unique experiences, and local restaurant packages. A diamond necklace and earring suite from Mayor’s Jewelers—valued at $5,000—is also set to be raffled off.
During the event, guests will dance the evening away with live music from the local band, Running with Scissors, and enjoy gourmet creations from Puff ‘N Stuff Event Catering. Neanderthal Ball will fuel the celebration with drinks provided by Tito’s Vodka, a wine bar, and artesian beers provided by Orlando Brewing Company.
To get everyone in the spirit, guests are encouraged to showcase pops of print or wild animal patterns. Harriet Lake, one of Central Florida’s leading philanthropists, sponsors the Caveman Couture Contest with prizes awarded to those with the most chic “caveman couture.
Proceeds from Neanderthal Ball will help fund educational programs at Orlando Science Center, plus support opportunities for youth and families to experience the Science Center regardless of income or educational background.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit www.osc.org/neanderthal-ball or call 407-514-2000.

7pm to 9pm Free.  Ybor City Art Walk. 7th Ave Ybor Tampa, Florida 33605. Officially beginning the second Saturday of July (the 9th) we are bringing back the Ybor City Art Walk! Featuring a number of arts organizations and artsy businesses, be sure to R.S.V.P. here to get the official map for the walk!
Here are the participating locations:
The Bricks of Ybor
Bloodline Tattoo
Ybor Arts Colony
Hot Wax
Wandering Eye Art Gallery
Dysfunctional Grace
Moon Over Havana Arts Gallery
Live Arts Labs
For any questions please feel free to contact the Ybor Art Alliance here through Facebook.
Expect to be wowed!

Sunday November 6, 2016
10pm to 4pm Free. Lake Eola Farmers Market. South East corner of Lake Eola.

Noon to 3pm Donation. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Flamenco guitarist Jorge Mendoza.

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Near the red gazebo, Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL. Weekly.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for October 29th and 30th.

Saturday October 29, 2016
2 pm to 9pm Free. GUTS Orlando 2016. 2428 E Robinson St, Orlando, FL 32803. GUTS is a friendly pumpkin carving competition with all proceeds benefiting Make-A-Wish®
AIGA Orlando invites you to its 2nd Annual live pumpkin carving competition, GUTS Orlando. The event will be held October 29, 2016. The carving competition will last from 2 to 5 pm, with an after-party featuring live music from local bands until 9 pm.
More information on the music lineup to come!
The event is free to attend, open to the public, family-friendly, and features the carvers going head-to-head to craft pumpkin creations live that will then be put up for auction to raise money for Make-A-Wish®. While the carving happens, there will be food and drink for sale, trick-or-treating for the kids, live music, silent bidding for the auction, raffle opportunities, and activities for all ages.
Interested in being a carver or creating a carving team? Visit GUTSORLANDO.COM for more information on how to register for carving competition!
The primary goal of this event is to unify the creative community in support of children who fight for their lives every day and to make their wishes come true through Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida. All money raised from the carver’s registration fees, the silent auction, as well as food, drink, and merchandise sales during the event will go to benefit Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida, and donations will also be accepted.
The competition is open to local and regional creative professionals who want to test their pumpkin carving skills, and more importantly, raise money for the brave kids of Make-A-Wish®.
The deadline to register to carve will be Friday, October 14th.
About AIGA Orlando
AIGA Orlando advances design as a professional craft, strategic advantage, and vital cultural force. As the largest community of design advocates, we bring together practitioners, enthusiasts, and patrons to amplify the voice of design and create the vision for a collective future.
For additional information please contact:
guts@orlando.aiga.org

8pm to 2am Free. Return of the PokeParty 2016! Bikkuri Sushi Noodle & Grill, East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL. Guess who's back? Back again! DING! is back! TELL A FRIEND! Tons of people have been asking for this, and OMNOM is bringing it back in style! Not only are we going to celebrate our love for Pocket Monsters old and new, but in true DING! fashion we're also going to be celebrating our friend Sammi's Birthday AND Halloween all at the same time!!!!
Featuring a performance by Pokemon Master Rapper Shammers!!!
This is going to be one hell of an event, and we want to see everyone dressed up to be the very best! Feel free to wear your favorite cosplay OR Halloween costume! (Not required to be Pokemon related!) The only requirement is to come out and have fun!!!
(MORE INFO WILL BE ADDED LATER ON)
...BUUUUT be prepared for more awesomeness than ever before! Some of the fun things available to do include video games, dancing, sushi, bar specials, AND A PIÑATA FULL OF CANDY!!!
Bring your family, your friends, and whoever else that you think would enjoy a night of friends, fun and fantastic memories!

8pm to 10pm $10 4th Annual Thornton Park Halloween Block Party. Party. Entrance in front of Dexter's Thornton Park. Festivities include:
Live Music by The Sh-Booms, $1000 Costume Contest, Food Trucks, DJ Spreadsheets, Dark Art Market... and much more and it's all for a good cause! Proceeds for the event benefit non-profit Thornton Park District!
Patrons will fear the spooky brick-lined streets of Thornton Park, the city's most haunted district. (21+ event)
Tickets are $10 in advance.
Thornton Park District is an entity, made possible through the interest, efforts and generosity of the national trust Main Street USA, the City of Orlando as well as our many members and volunteers. Event Chair:
Board Member Melissa Schumann

Sunday October 30, 2016. 
10am to 3pm Free. Annual Pet Costume Contest.  North Park Ave at Garfield in Winter Park. Presented by Doggie Door.

10am to 4pm Free. Lake Eola Farmers Market. Southeast corner of Lake Eola Park.

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL. Near the Red Gazibo. Every week.

Friday, October 14, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for October 15th and 16th.

October 15, 2016
5pm to 11pm Free. Creative City Project. Orange Avenue Downtown Orlando FL. With an estimated 15,000 attendees and more than 800 artists at Creative City Project 2015, it was the biggest and baddest yet. But it's only the beginning of what we can achieve together as we help Orlando become a city know for creativity and innovation. My sketches will be projected on the side of the Sun Trust building as part of the event.
The Creative City Project 2016 will take over Downtown Orlando with art and creativity.
And this marks a new rhythm for the Creative City Project. From here on out, the Creative City Project will take place the THIRD WEEKEND OF EVERY OCTOBER. No more need to look up dates. Just remember the third weekend of every October. This should make it easier for us all to remember and make space for our city's most exciting art and performance event!
Journey with us as we awaken the streets and public spaces of our city with art and performance. See Orlando like never before as you immerse yourself among the 100 person Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra. Encounter the Orlando Ballet among the high rises of the city. And, back again this year is a performance from La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil high above Orange Ave.
The Creative City Project is ready to awaken you to a new life of deep inspiration. As you walk the streets of the city, you’ll encounter unexpected creative experiences that remind you that more is possible. You’ll discover amazing cross genre artistic collaborations; large scale performances; and intimate, interactive moments. And when it’s all over, you’ll walk away inspired to embrace a life of adventure the rest of the year.

8pm to 11pm $7 No Borders The Tournament. Will's Pub, 1042 North Mills Avenue, Orlando, FL. After a year and a half of building this unique platform for artists to challenge themselves while putting on a show. We were overwhelmed with all the artists that want to participate. What better way to test their skills then on our 4ft x 4ft canvases in an 8 artist tournament.
The 4 winners will qualify to compete on our 6ft x 6ft competitions starting early next year.
Our original rules apply.
4 Black markers with different tips
One color marker
4ft x 4ft Smooth White Canvas
30 Minutes to Complete
Artists get judged on 5 categories
1. Creativity and Originality
2. Neatness
3. Time Management
4. Use of Color Marker
5. Overall Balance
The Crowd gets to pick The Peoples Champ before the judges ruling is announced.
Artists for our first tournament are as follows:
Don Rimx
Jesika Butler
Heidi Kneisl (The Naysayer)
Dante Seven Alvarado
Darrell C Johnson
Todd Bot
Luce Sky
Alejandro Ruiz aka Revel
Our trusty judges are
Earl Lugo
Stazo Oner
Special Guest Judge
Josue Ortiz
 Our house DJ spinning that 90's hip hop we all grew up listening to and falling in love with Chris Mendez aka DJ Cubby and laying down some cuts, scratches and bruises DJ Sureshot (Theo Sureshot Smith)
Doors open at 8
Show starts at 8:30
$7 Cover

Sunday October 16, 2016
Noon to 3pm Suggested donation. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Classern String Quartet.

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL. Near the red pagoda. Every week.

8:30pm to 10:30pm Free but get a coffee. Solo Acoustic Spoken Word. Natura Coffee & Tea, 12078 Collegiate Way, Orlando, FL. 407 482-5000.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for October 8th and 9th.

Because of Hurricane Matthew, many weekend events are being canceled. Check online.
Saturday October 3, 2016
9am to 5pm Free. 43rd Annual Winter Park Autumn Art Festival. Central Park, West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, FL. Art confined to tents.

3pm to 5pm Free. The Orlando Come Out with Pride Parade. The streets around Lake Eola, Downtown Orlando. Show your support make the the biggest most color of Pride Parade ever. 49 Angels will march with Macy's balloons. Many more surprises. Pride, Predjudice and Protest, an exhibit at the Orland Regional History Center has the history of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender (GLBT) community in Central Florida . This exhibit from the nonprofit GLBT History Museum of Central Florida shares the progress and setbacks of the Central Florida GLBT community over the past five decades of change. A section of the exhibit features items left at Pulse memorials.

6pm to ? Free. Come Out With Pride After Party. The Abbey, 100 South Eola Drive, Orlando, FL. Sure to be a wild party and celebration of life and love.

Sunday October 4, 2016
 Noon to 2pm Donation based community YogART class: 7 Chakra series. Artegon Marketplace 5250 International Dr, Orlando, Florida 32819. Every 2nd Sunday of the month YogART will be hosting FREE Color Therapy Yoga classes for the community at Artegon Marketplace (located in the community room across from section B6 - use movie theater entrance)
We are excited to bring you our "7 Chakra Series" that will focus each class on each individual chakra: breaking down it's color, meaning, location and function. This particular class will revolve around our second major energy point known as "The Sacral Chakra".
Color Therapy glasses will also be provided for those who wish to experience the effects of color therapy. Orange will be the primary focus for our Root Chakra but you may wear any color you want to work with.
This is an ALL LEVELS class which incorporates stretching, breathing exercises and light yoga poses geared around the Sacral Chakra.
We also have a color wheel on our site that explains the benefit of each color (glasses) Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Indigo, Violet. http://www.yogartinc.com/color-therapy-chart/
Please bring your own yoga mat and prepare to unwind

1pm to 5pm Free. Family Day on the Second Sunday. The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street, Orlando, FL 32803.The make-and-take craft table is open from noon-2:30 p.m., and docents are available to give mini-tours of the museum. Then it's open house in the galleries until 4:30 p.m.

2pm to 7pm Free. Feria De Tapa Toro. 8441 International Dr, Orlando, FL 32819. FREE PAELLA, MUSIC, DANCING and GAMES!
We’re bringing a taste of Feria De Seville, a traditional Spanish fair, to Orlando. This free, family-friendly event will include free paella from Tapa Toro, live music, flamenco dancing entertainment and various interactive games.
This event will be held on the I-Drive360 Courtyard


Saturday, October 1, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for October 1st and 2nd.

Saturday October 1, 2016 
11am to 11pm Free. ARTlando 2016. Orlando Loch Haven Park 900 E Princeton St, Orlando, Florida 32803. ONE DAY. ONE FESTIVAL. ALL ART.
MUSIC. DANCE. VISUAL ARTS. FILM. FOOD.
**Art Walk & Competition**
80+ artists cover the lawn, displaying, selling and creating art. Art created on-site will be entered into a competition and thousands given in awards. 100% of revenue from art sales will go directly to the artists.
**Unique Installations and Interactive Exhibits**
This year, participate in the Toyota 'paint by numbers' exhibit as we the community paint in a mural from a local artists, covering an entire Toyota with art. Local artists will also be painting Juice Bike racks to be used at Juice Bike locations, a way to display art year-round in Orlando.
**Outdoor Performing Arts Stage**
Orlando’s most prominent performing arts organizations showcase throughout the day and into the night. From Orlando Ballet to Orlando Fringe, programming transitions from kid-friendly in the morning to general audience in the afternoon and acts for mature audiences in the evening as we move into Artlando After Dark, our party in the park.
**Cultural Attractions**
As the host sponsor, Orlando Museum of Art is an integral part of Artlando. The museum provides an air conditioned environment, and houses exhibits from participating galleries.
**Kid’s Zone**
Family-friendly event! Chalk art, balloon animals, live painting & more!
For more information go to www.artlando.com
Sponsored by:
Orlando Museum of Art
Toyota
New Belgium Brewing
Artegon Marketplace
Tasty Tuesdays
Orlando Weekly

2pm to 10pm $10 Orlando's Most Authentic Oktoberfest. German American Society of Central Florida 381 Orange Ln, Casselberry, Florida 32707. It's Oktoberfest! For all you devotees of Oompa-pa bands, German beer, Bavarian style food, lively crowds and Chicken dancing - do we have the fest for you! If you are looking for authenticity, this is the place to come. Join us in our Biergarten where you will find fabulous German food, plenty of Hofbrau Beer on tap, schunkeling, toasting to Ein Prosit, and live musical entertainment all day long, which when combined brings out the best in fest camaraderie.This is the first for an Oktoberfest in Central Florida and German American Society of Central Florida to serve the Original Hofbrau Oktoberfest Beer - You do not have to travel across the Atlantic to Munich's Wiesn to experience the Mood, Food and Get Beer.
ADMISSION: $10.00 (Pre-Purchase) and $15 (At the gate) for everyone 12 and older. Due to the capacity of our festival area, we ask you to purchase your admission tickets based on your arrival time (2-5 PM or 5-9 PM). This will allow us to manage the walk-in patrons accordingly. With an advanced purchase you will have a separate entrance line and will not have to wait in the "Stand-By" line. Military Discount will require valid ID at the Gate.
TICKETS: There is no need to print out your tickets, unless you have large parties and are not arriving at the same time. We can scan the ticket on your cell phone. For
PARKING: Parking is $5 in the lot at the end of Orange Lane. Surrounding businesses/home owners will offer parking for a fee up to $10 on nearby streets. Please do not park illegally or block driveways, your car might be towed, at your expense, or ticketed by the Sheriff's Office/Casselberry Police. UBER is offering discounts and coupons on our Facebook Event Page.
REFUND: There will be no refunds for Admission Tickets. Food & Drinks Tickets refund, minus the credit card processing fee, can be requested by emailing Treasurer@OrlandoGermanClub.com.
Please check out our Facebook Event Page for updates and more information.
The Net profit from this event is to benefit the German American Society of Central Florida (GASOCF), which is a Non-Profit Organization (501c-7). Donations are not tax deductible.

2pm to 10pm Free. 8th Annual Zombietoberfest.  Audubon Park Garden District 3201 Corrine Dr, Orlando, Florida 32803. Come out to our spooky event and enjoy food trucks, beer, wine, vendors market, scavenger hunts, scary stories and more.
2 - 5 pm | Scavenger Hunt Sip and Stroll (Sip and Scavenge!). Family friendly. District Wide. With prizes.
5 - 9 pm | Kids Halloween Carnival Games. Snacks and drinks provided at Emmanuel Episcopal Church Courtyard. FREE. 1603 E. Winter Park Road, Orlando 32803)
5 - 10 pm | Undead Market. Zombie and Halloween vendors, vintage, gifts, and food trucks. West Corrine Plaza. Food trucks include SwedeDISH, Korean BBQ Taco Truck, Currywurst, and La Empanada, plus the Crepe Company cart! FREE admittance.
Scary Stories with Teege Braun. Time TBA. At Stardust Video and Coffee. FREE. (1842 E. Winter Park Road Orlando 32803)

8 pm | Zombie and Zombie Hunter Costume Contest at East End Market Courtyard. FREE. With prizes. (3201 Corrine Drive Orlando 32803)
8:30-ish | Zombie Crawl. FREE. District Wide. Meet in front of Blue Bird bake Shop. (3122 Corrine Drive Orlando 32803)
Special once a year zombie desserts at Blue Bird Bake Shop all day.


Sunday October 2, 2016 
Noon to 3pm Free or donation. Music at the Casa. Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum, 656 N Park Ave, Winter Park, FL 32789. Flamenco Guitarist Luis Garcia. 

2pm to 4pm Free. UCF University Chorus. Cathedral Church of St. Luke 130 N. Magnolia Are, Orlando FL. 

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL near red gazebo. Weekly.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekend Top 6 Picks for September 24th and 25th.

Saturday September 24, 2016 
10pm to 4pm Free. Orlando Elks Vintage Faire. Elk Lodge 1079 12 N Primrose Drive Orlando FL.

7pm to 10pm $15 49 Portraits opening. Gatlin Creative 4940 S. Orange Ave. Orlando 32806. The 49 Portraits were created by Orlando artists on the evening of July 3rd, 2016.
Thomas Thorspecken, of Analog Artist Digital World, hosts a monthly drawing event called ODD (Orlando Drink and Draw).
For the July event, they decided to create 49 portraits of the Pulse Tragedy victims in one night.
Over a dozen artists answered the call and they each had to complete about 4 portraits to finish by the end of the evening.
All the artists worked in silence, focusing on the task at hand. It was a creatively challenging and highly emotional evening.
Now to honor them, Thomas, in collaboration with The Gatlin Creative, will be hosting an exhibit of the works of art. These portraits are to be given to the families in memory of their loved ones.
There will be a $15/person donation at the door with a portion of the proceeds going to support the victims and families of the tragedy.
Beer, wine and entertainment will be provided
Entertainment TBD
All ages
For questions call: 323-420-8663
The participating artists include:
Betsy Brabandt
Colin Boyer
KC Cali
Bob Hague
John Hurst
Lisa Ikegami
Lauren Jane
David McWhertor
Tony Philippou
Plinio Pinto
Charles Richardson
Shelaine Roustio
Mitch Scott
Andrew Spear
Wendi Swanson
Thomas Thorspecken
Yuki


10:30pm to 12:30pm Order food or dink. Son Flamenco. Ceviche Tapas Orlando, 125 W Church St, Orlando, FL. Hot blooded flamenco dancing live on stage. 

Sunday September 25, 2016 
Noon to 2pm Order food or drink. Florida Gospel Jam. Fish on Fire 7937 Daetwyler Drive Belle Isle FL. Every 2nd and 4th Sunday. 

2pm to 4pm Order coffee. Irish Music. Olivia's Coffee House, 108 N Bay St, Eustis, FL. http://www.oliviascoffeehouse.com/

2pm to 4pm Free. Yoga. Lake Eola Park, 195 N Rosalind Ave, Orlando, FL.