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Spotlight: Responsible Dog Ownership, Poetry, Cooking and Film


A free presentation called “Responsible Dog Ownership” will educate first-time dog owners about the basics of dog ownership and will help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets. This event is for pet owners but pets may not attend. The Responsible Dog Ownership presentation takes place Saturday at 11 at the downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library. Two intellectual engineers accidentally build a time machine in a film called “Primer.” The film is being shown this weekend preceded by a presentation about the science behind the movie from physics professor Dr. Joshua Colwell. The movie and presentation takes place Saturday at 11 at Enzian Theatre. A poetry competition with 16 poets and one champion is taking place Saturday …
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The Daily City

Spotlight: OMART, The Lake, Jazz and Film Fest


An international group of 18 artists are featured in an exhibition exploring the impact of the vast scale of commerce and immigration worldwide on contemporary life. Very topical! The show Baggage Claims runs all weekend at Orlando Museum of Art. The newest collaboration between Crealdé School of Art and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation offers a contemporary and historic window into the culture and landscape of Central Florida’s Lake Apopka during an exhibition called “The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka.” The show runs all weekend at Crealdé School of Art. Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra is performing a show called The Vocal Jazz Summit with some of Orlando’s best jazz and R&B vocalists tonight …
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Spotlight: Seven Things to do in your House


Here are 7 things to do in your house inspired by the website lifelovebeauty.com. Write your holiday cards. You need a pen, those cards you bought December 26th last year for 80% off and a list of people who like you. Let’s be honest, if the list is long you’re probably fake and if it’s short you’re most likely horrible. Exchange full-body massages with your significant other… or pets. Play hide and go seek inside. Depending on the layout of your house, it may be too easy to find your opponents, so you might want to make up new rules. Like not hiding or seeking. Rearrange your house. Take two chairs away from the dining room table and see how …
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Spotlight: God Is a Scottish Drag Queen, The Drowsy Chaperone, Craft Fair and Magical Dining Month


Orlando’s favorite out of town fringe show “God Is a Scottish Drag Queen” is back in Orlando and I still haven’t seen it. Well I’ve been busy with feeding the homeless and planting trees along inner city streets and adopting all the stray kittens so…  The show features a man in a dress. Thanks RuPaul! “God Is a Scottish Drag Queen” plays this evening at 7 and Saturday at 2 and 7 at The Venue in Ivanhoe Village. An ambiguously gay man in an ill-fitting sweater leads the audience through the cast album of his favorite lost Broadway musical (that never was). While he plays the record and talks the audience through the story, the musical comes to life in …
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Spotlight: Musicals, Drama, Fan Meetup and Home Show


Six brand new musicals written by people from around the country will be performed during the inaugural Florida Festival of New Musicals taking place this weekend. For details go to winterparkplayhouse.org. Troy, a middle-aged garbage man, struggles to keep his family afloat and his dignity intact while battling crippling disappointment over his stolen ambition in Fences, the classic drama playing all weekend at Mad Cow Theatre. An all-local cast, nearly 100-voice choir, 45-member orchestra and unique staging combine to make a thrilling evening of live music and theatre during Titanic the Musical performed by Central Florida Community Arts tonight and Saturday inside the Calvary Assembly of God. For details go to cfcarts.com. Local podcast “Scotch and ‘Good’ Conversation” is having …
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Spotlight: Bowling, Eatonville, Hip Hop Fest, Surf Films and Kid Expo


Aloma Bowl is celebrating its 40th anniversary Saturday because Winter Park City Council and some brave intelligent high schoolers saved it from getting knocked down to become another Orchard Supply Hardware, the Wawa of hardware stores. Bowlers can enjoy reduced prices on games and shoes this Saturday 9 to 2 at Aloma Bowl in Winter Park. And speaking of anniversaries, the town of Eatonville its celebrating its 130th Anniversary! Enjoy free food, music, health screenings and more Saturday 12 to 3 at the Eatonville Branch Library. Enjoy live graffiti, spoken word, break dance battles and live DJs during the Elements of Life Orlando Hip Hop Festival Saturday starting at 5 at Henao Contemporary Center. Screenings of two surfing-themed films, Under …
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Spotlight: Choir, Knowledge Forum, Art and Drunk Spelling Bee


Enjoy child choirs, adult choirs and an orchestra from Central Florida Community Choir perform John Rutter’s Mass of the Children tonight at 7:30 at Maitland Presbyterian Church. For tickets go to cfcarts.com. An international knowledge-forum of top researchers, teachers, authors and innovators in consciousness and awareness will present talks at the New World Consciousness Conference & Expo all weekend at Caribe Royal Resort. For tickets go to newworldconciousness.com. Studios, galleries and local businesses open their doors showcasing works by local artist all evening long during the Mount Dora Art Stroll tonight to 8 in downtown Mount Dora. For more information go to mountdoracenterforthearts.org. Meet and listen to the artists featured in the current exhibition at the Gallery at Avalon Island …
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Spotlight: Model Trains, Movies and Pop Up Shops


See a convention center full of the latest model trains, accessories, collectibles and more when Orlando gets a visit from the National Model Train Show Saturday and Sunday at Orlando Convention Center. For info go to nationaltrainshow.org. Set in 1995, a teenager in Manhattan discovers her father is having a 1995 affair in 1995. The film “Landline” is playing all weekend at Enzian Theater, recently named by some national magazine (don’t ask me which one because I don’t read magazines because I am a millennial) as the coolest theater in Florida. For tickets and info go to enzian.org. Local entrepreneurs and creatives show off their wares in a friendly apartment lobby environment at Sip & Shop Pop Up …
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Spotlight: Clarinet Fest, Broadway , Burlesque and Latin Festival


Get ready to toot your horns and bang your drums Orlando! The Clarinet Festival is back! Attend a series of live performances taking place during the festival tonight at 8 and Saturday at 8:30 at Universal Doubletree across from Universal Orlando. For details go to clarinet.org. 34 Broadway standards will be sung by a cast of professional singers during “Some Enchanted Evening, the Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein tonight and Saturday at Winter Park Playhouse. It reminds me of when I was in the national non-equity tour of “I Love a Piano the Songs of Whoever Wrote the Song I Love a Piano. During rehearsals I got pulled aside and told and I quote “You need to bring what you …
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Spotlight: Poetry Slam, Florida Art, Local Composers, Print Party and Sanford After Dark


Ever been to a poetry slam and thought “Hey… I can do that!” but really you can’t because let’s be honest you’re only interesting when you drink and no one wants to see a drunk slam poet. For all of you untalented dreamers out there, attend the Poetry Slam Workshop by Ward Rubrecht. Rubrecht will share the insight into crafting personal stories for the stage. The workshop takes place Saturday 2-4 at City Arts Factory in downtown Orlando. A group art show offering an indirect look at living in Florida called Roadsides and Skylines runs this weekend at the Gallery at Avalon Island in downtown Orlando. A concert premier of new works by local composers called “Works with sound” is …
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