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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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Spotlight: Karaoke, Art Exhibits and A Midsummer Night’s Dream


A trap house is a term used to define a crack house, or the surroundings in which a drug dealer or trap star would use to make their profit. What do you think Trap Karaoke look like? Well now’s your chance to see it! Trap karaoke is tonight at 8 at Venue 578 in downtown Orlando. An art show featuring art made from discarded paper products is taking place tonight and tomorrow called “Paper- an Artifact of the Future” at the Gallery of Avalon Island in downtown Orlando. Another art show you should check out is an exhibition from artists Richard Reep and Dina Mack that connects their work to an exploration of ritual, repetition, form and the intimacy of …
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Spotlight: Jazz, Theatre, Grease and Women Politicking


A high energy, sexy, hot, sweaty, dripping, display of jazz and old men playing jazz will be on display during the Crawford Jazz Project’s live performance of their current repertoire and old favorites tonight at 8 at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts in Winter Park. Sexy! An immersive, reality-based theater troupe which explores relationships, philosophy and absurdity through short vignettes will be doing… that tonight at 7 at The District in Mill50. Now I love the District. If you’re vegan, vegetarian or like greeting cards, this place is for you. The owners creative this hidden enclave of healthy foods for people who don’t want cows shot in the brain with metal electric rods so… There’s a showing of the …
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Spotlight: Josephine, Superior Donuts, Cardboard Explosion, Animal Crackers and Sasha Velour


Local dancer Tush is doing a one-Tush show about the life of Josephine Baker, a well-known performer known for her banana costumes and involvement with the FBI called Josephine! And plays Saturday at 7 at the Venue in Ivanhoe Village. Arthur owns a decrepit donut shop in the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago. Franco, a black teenager who is his only employee, wants to change the shop for the better. This is the premise for the play Superior Donuts showing Saturday at 8 at Theatre on the Edge. Five original stories come to life using puppets completely made from cardboard in Brad Shur’s Cardboard Explosion Saturday at 11 at Station Street Studios in Apopka. Does anybody still wear…a hat? or even …
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Spotlight: Art Stroll, Gentle Manly, Potterversary and TED talk


Stroll from art station to art station exploring local artists displaying their pieces betwixt and between Kate Spade handbags and Rag and Bone tank tops during the Downtown Art District’s aptly named Art Stroll Saturday 11 to 4 at Bloomingdales at Mall at Millennia. Gentle, Manly is a photo project by MacBeth Studios created to challenge society’s idea of masculinity by photographing straight men holding hands. The project wants to show that “real, straight men show compassion.” To participate you must be a straight male and you can email your name and phone number to whiterabbitorlando@gmail.com. The shoot takes place Saturday at 1 at MacBeth Studios. Celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter with trivia, games and family fun at the …
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Spotlight: Giant Yard Sale, Seafood Fest, Music and Theatre


A giant yard sale, antique fair and flea market is going on all weekend at Renninger’s Flea Market & Antique Center in Mount Dora INFO   Multiple seafood vendors, beer & wine garden and Arts & Crafts vendors will be at the Festival of the Sea Saturday at Orlando Festival Park INFO   The 155-piece Orchestra organized by Central Florida Community Arts is doing an “American Roadtrip” themed concert of familiar, patriotic, powerful, sweeping, and nostalgic music Saturday night at Calvary Assembly INFO  The play “Skylight” is about the aftereffects of an extramarital affair. The father and son confront the father’s girlfriend and all hell breaks loose. “Skylight” will be playing all weekend at Mad Cow Theatre  INFO  Permaculture …
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Spotlight: Grand Opening, Art, Music, Film and Anime Con


Two friends opened a clothing shop in Mills50 dedicated to street + luxury brands from Berlin, Hong Kong and London called A-Shop. The opening party Saturday 8 til midnight. INFO The Mennello Museum of American Folk Art has free admission Saturday noon to 4 INFO Orlando songwriter Elaine Pechacek’s songbook is being performed by some of Orlando’s best singers Saturday night at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts.INFO The film by James Baldwin called I am Not Your Negro is screening for free Saturday at 4 at the Winter Park Community Center. INFO Beginners through experts have a full day of watercolor and acrylics art classes to choose from during Art-A-Palooza Saturday 1-11pm at Henao Contemporary Center.INFO – Bring …
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Spotlight: The 49 Portraits Project, Deaf Art Show, FL Highwaymen and Disney Gay Days


49 artists across the country created portraits of each of the Pulse victims for an Orlando art show currently on view at Orlando City Hall’s Terrace Gallery now through June 14.The show opens Saturday at 4:30 at the Orlando City Hall gallery just off the rotunda. Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Patty Sheehan will be there. MORE INFO The Florida Deaf Art Show is a nonprofit organization dedicated to showcasing Deaf artists to the deaf and hard of hearing. Guests will meet amazing Deaf Artists and their art work up close! The show happens Saturday at 6pm, at the Orange Studio in Mills50. MORE INFO A group of 26 African Americans found success as artists in the …
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The Daily City

Spotlight: Twin Peaks Party, Miss Nina Bonina Brown & Pet Painting


1. A one-night-only LIVE rendition of the Twin Peaks Soundtrack, a Mrs/Mr Twin Peaks Costume Contest, cherry pie slices, Twin Peaks cocktails, dancing are all included in the Twin Peaks Party by Body//Talk taking place Saturday May 27th 9 pm til 2 am at Wills Pub. TICKETS 2. 4 times a year local makers, vintage vendors, crafters, artists and shop owners convene in downtown DeLand for a great big day of shopping, food and live music called DeLand Indie Market. This years event takes place all day Sunday May 28th in downtown DeLand. FACEBOOK 3. Artisanal food, vintage, crafts, handmade jewelry and more await you at another great shopping and makers market event called Indie Flea Pop Up …
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Judy Garland: Stuck in a Bear Trap With Nothing to Wear. Photo courtesy of Orlando Fringe
The Daily City

Spotlight: A New Arts Market, An “Accidental” Music Fest and Fringe!


A new downtown quarterly arts market launches Sunday featuring artists and makers lining Pine Street selling furniture, carvings, silks, paintings, mosaics, baskets, photography and more. Mimosas and seven art galleries will also be available inside City Arts Factory which is adjacent to the market. Pine Street Market launches Sunday 11 to 5 at the corner of Pine and Orange in downtown Orlando.
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