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Friday, April 21
The Cornell Fine Arts Museum and The Department of Art and Art History at Rollins College invite you to join us in celebrating the exhibition, “mortar,” which opens at the Museum on Saturday, April 15. The exhibition features works from graduating Rollins College studio art majors Claire Block, Jose Gonzalez, Elise Hickman, and Abbey Toshie. Free admission and open to the community.
Celebrate opening night of the 2017 Florida Film Festival with a thrilling new film, THE HERO. Sample food and cocktails from your favorite local spots—a moveable feast where you can mingle and celebrate with all the folks who will be your new best friends for the next 10 days. Eat, drink, be merry, and discuss all the films you cannot wait to see at the festival ahead. This legendary party launches a non-stop, fun-filled, 10-day celebration of Film.
In the Artist’s Studio is Downtown Arts District Orlando’s visiting artist program modeled after the BRAVO network’s popular “Inside the Actor’s Studio.” This year, we are focusing on the art of fashion design! This year’s honored guest is Merline Labissière. She is a Haitian fashion designer who was a contestant on Project Runway Season 14. In the Artist’s Studio is hosted by former CBS “The Early Show” anchor and WKMG-TV Local 6 news anchor, Mark McEwen.
The Consulate of Mexico in Orlando and the Timucua Arts Foundation present the 2nd Mexican Contemporary Film Festival in Orlando! Short films by filmmakers of Mexican descent will be screened, with three prizes awarded. The evening culminates with the screening of the feature film Burros by special guest, director Odín Salazar.
Morgan Stanley Moments presents Bernadette Peters Bernadette Peters, Broadway’s brightest star, in an evening of songs from the Broadway shows she’s received accolades for, as well as from all her Grammy Award winning and nominated albums including standards, Rodgers & Hammerstein, Stephen Sondheim, among others. A glamorous evening as only Bernadette Peters can do.
THE TIME HAS COME!! Orlando’s WHITE PARTY WEEKEND – Friday & Saturday April 21 & 22, 2017 introducing contestants from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9! Featuring TRINITY TAYLOR, ALEXIS MICHELLE, PEPPERMINT, VALENTINA and CYNTHIA LEE FONTAINE. Friday night FREE BEFORE 11PM, $10 after 11pm. Tickets for Saturday Night $10 in advance. $15 at the door. Tickets for Saturday night are on sale now at http://www.orlandowhiteparty.eventbrite.com FRIDAY – TRINITY TAYLOR SATURDAY – ALEXIS MICHELLE, VALENTINA, PEPPERMINT & CYNTHIA LEE FONTAINE!
Saturday, April 22
Join us Saturday, April 22nd, for the Tenth Annual Record Store Day! Record Store Day was conceived in 2007, to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the USA, and thousands of similar stores internationally. This year, there are approximately 200 exclusive RSD-branded releases created for the US market.
We invite you, your family and friends to join us on our family farm for blueberry picking with ten varieties to choose from, live music, a petting zoo and pony rides, rides, games, food and more! This two day event will be held from 9 am to 5 pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23. Our address is 16651 Schofield Road, Clermont, FL 34714 and we accept cash and cards.
Many of us have wanted to preserve the life stories and memories of our parents, grandparents, neighbors, and community members in their own words and voices. At this workshop, we’ll focus on what makes a good oral history and also look at some of the equipment that’s helpful in conducting an interview. Our Making History series of Saturday workshops explore heritage crafts. Each workshop is taught by an experienced instructor; materials and a light lunch are included.
8th Annual Hannibal Square Heritage Center Folk and Urban Art Festival… The festival celebrates culture and diversity through art and music, featuring the works of more than 25 artists, including members of the original Florida Highwaymen; also music by the Porchdogs Cajun and Zydeco Band and Orisirisi African Folklore. A “Kid-folk” workshop culminates in a public parade. Food trucks. Free admission. 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday at Hannibal Square Heritage Center.
The official event page for Orlando’s March for Science. We will rally at the North East corner of Central Florida Earth Day in Lake Eola Park (in the field at E. Robinson St. and N. Eola Drive) at 10:00 a.m. for pre-march speakers, to rally, and begin marching at 11:00. Help us make this event a reality and donate at https://www.gofundme.com/OrlandoMarchForScience! Central Florida Earth Day https://www.facebook.com/events/318862238515141/ will be providing a free water station, so bring your reusable water bottles and…
Central Florida Earth Day is back–bigger and better than ever! It will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at beautiful Lake Eola Park in Orlando. Please join us at the largest and most prestigious Earth Day event in Central Florida. The event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers, and presentations; non-profits; fun and games for kids; dog and cat adoptions; restaurant booths; environmental and humane education; artist and craft corners; and…
Car Show on Washington Street! Family Friendly Free Event *From Hyer Avenue to Summelin Avenue* This will be a 50/50 mix of Classics and Muscle Cars! Great fun for the whole family! DJ playing fun classic music and we welcome strollers and your 4-legged furry friends! *Car Show & DJ provided by Cruisin Orlando *Sponsored by TPD (Thornton Park District) a member of the Orlando Main Streets and a Nationally Accrediated Main Street
It’s German Fest! 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.
Fern Creek Elementary turns 70. Join us for an Open House from 3 to 5 PM at the school followed by an adults only celebration across the street at the Colonialtown Rec Center from 5 to 7 PM.
Sale Dates and Times: Public Onsale : Tue, 11 Apr 2017 at 11:00 AM
A tribute to local artist, writer, eco-activist, and LEGEND Morgan Steele at Will’s Pub. With Dirt McCoy, Sabrina Ambra from “The News Junkie” on WTKS Real Radio, Mandaddy, Mick Mcluan, Franchise, Love Destruction, Eugene Snowden, and Jim O’Rourke. There will be all sorts of local artists and exhibits.
New puppets. New songs. Even more dangerous culinary demonstrations. Tickets are on sale now! Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is the official source for Alton Brown Live tickets in Orlando, FL.
Sunday, April 23
If you have a Pulse related tattoo and would like to be included in a group portrait to be displayed in the UCF Art Gallery, and potentially displayed elsewhere or published in a book, come to this session. The Orlando Strong mural next to Se7enbites will be the backdrop. Please do not park in their lot so you don’t block the mural. The shopping center across Primrose would be best.
The Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, a gem in Central Florida’s Winter Park, will host the 9th Annual Winter Park Paint Out. Stop by the museum and gardens to see both the artists’ works in progress and recently completed works, watch artists painting in the gardens, and attend free painting demonstrations. Plein air, a French term meaning “in the open air,” describes artworks painted outdoors with the subject directly in view, rather than being created in a studio.
Join Fleet Farming Orlando for our bi-monthly Swarm Ride! This is a free community event that invites YOU out to bike and farm with us in the Audubon Park Community. We meet at East End Market in the garden, then ride out less than a mile away to resident’s front and back lawns converted into productive farmlettes. Bring your bike! Juice bikes available to rent, first come first service.
The 2017 Private Gardens of Historic Orlando Featuring Lake Eola Heights Historic District Thank you for participating in the eighth bi-annual tour of The Private Gardens of Historic Orlando featuring Lake Eola Heights. For those of you, who have attended before, welcome back! And for those visiting for the first time, we are happy to share Orlando’s largest locally registered historic district and the first to be on National Register of Historic Places.
“Women in the Kitchen: A Celebration at Lake Meadow” will celebrate and support the James Beard Foundation’s work in advancing women in the culinary industry. This seated four-course dinner takes place on the beautiful grounds of Lake Meadow Naturals farm and will feature food from James Beard Foundation Award-winning women chefs and restaurateurs from across the country.
Maker’s Market presented by Outfitters Ave Orlando, FL has so many unique makers, brands & concepts that we wanted to create another opportunity to show them off! So we created the Maker’s Market, a monthly outdoor event to showcase some of theses great small businesses. Come to shop small, eat big & enjoy some live music from the locals. The pop up shops, food truck & live music will be located in the parking lot of Outfitters Ave.