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Steampunk, Creative City Project and Park Ave Fashion Week


Am I the only one who thought that steampunk went the way of swing dancing and cone bras? Maybe it’s just me because this weekend there’s a huge steampunk show with original steampunk art, clothing, jewelry, Victorian hats, shoes, clothing, and antiques of all kinds called the Steampunk Industrial Show. They want you to go dressed in steampunk fashion so please do? It’s in Renningers Twin Markets in Mount Dora 9-5 Saturday and Sunday. Creative City Project removes the barriers between art and you. Find yourself immersed in the music of an orchestra, stand next to an Orlando Ballet performance, see visual art come to life before your very eyes and it all takes place in the street! Creative City …
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Photo by Shannon Smith, Creative City Project, Orlandoweekly.com
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Creative City Project


In its first year, 2012, the Creative City Project presented a different art event every day in October. In 2013 organizer Cole Nesmith promised instead to aim for “density and intensity” and they streamlined the whole Project down into just one night. And they’ve delivered on that promise each year since. Creative City Project takes over a swath of downtown for one night in a joyful display of Orlando’s creativity: artists in all disciplines line Orange Avenue, performing in settings that allow audiences to see their art up close and personal. Nesmith says, “We want to give people experiences they can’t have anywhere else.” Starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Orlando will be treated to dance ranging from ballet to belly …
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Come Out with Pride, Brewery, Halloween Events and Pixar in Concert


The Annual Come Out With Pride parade and festivities start at 4pm on Saturday at Lake Eola Park. Lots of people walking around, shows, music and a parade with people, shows and music. Free admission. The brand new Ten 10 Brewery in Mills 50 hosts its grand opening Saturday at 11:30. Guided brewery tours, free merch and special brews will be available to guests. Saturday 6 to 10 the annual giant Zombietoberfest is back in Audubon Park garden district, home of the best decorated cupcake shop in Orlando. Enjoy live music, food trucks, vendors, movies, a costume contest, kid’s zone, food and drink specials at the Audubon Park bars throughout the district and a special zombie walk. It’s a do …
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LGBT Community- What’s Next on the Horizon for Equality


This past year has been a series of epic wins for the LGBT community: Marriage is now legal for gay couples in every state in the nation, Florida has repealed its ban on adoption by gay couples, the Boy Scouts lifted their ban on gay leaders and the general public is finally starting to hear and accept the concerns of the transgender community.
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Mural Painting, Dapper Disney, Food and Jazz


Orlando mural artists will cover the outside of the Sam Flax store in a new mural and you can watch them do it live starting at 10 in the morning on Saturday. The will also be 3D printing, interactive stations, food and drink, music, raffles, free samples, face painting and more. Hundreds of well-dressed Disney fans clad in vintage crinoline, vests, up do swirl cuts, bowler hats and suspenders and sweat for the fashionably unofficial takeover of Hollywood Studios called Dapper Day at Disney. If you don’t have the required old people garb, show up anyways and take pictures. These people really do it up right and sweat. Maitland’s Taste of the Town is Saturday noon to 7 and will …
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Celebrate Your Own Florida Bookstore Day


Back in January, a date was set for the second annual Florida Bookstore Day. After the success of the first one in November 2014, they planned another for October 3rd this year. Unfortunately that enthusiasm seems to have fizzled. According to organizers, there wasn’t much buy-in from bookstores around the state that had participated the first time around – like Books & Books in Miami or the Oxford Exchange in Tampa. Maybe it’s not surprising – brick-and-mortar bookstores are struggling to survive. They don’t always have time to throw parties. So here’s a suggestion: Throw your own. Visit a bookstore and buy a book or three. Even better, choose books by Florida writers. A few favorites published this year: Find …
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Barktoberfest, Artlando, Date Night and Lunar Eclipse


Rescued pets available for adoption, pet microchipping and rabies vaccines, pet related vendors and food trucks this Saturday 10 to 4 at Lake Eola Park during Barktoberfest. Art vendors, film screenings, performing arts, cultural attractions, kid’s zone and food trucks this Saturday 11 in the morning until midnight at Loch Haven Park during Artlando. The “Do Good Date Night” connects couples with a local nonprofit for an hour of volunteering plus an hour of great food, drinks and good times. Including food provided by Cask & Larder, tickets at orlandodatenight.com …they’re not cheap, but available. And finally, watch the mysterious “blood moon” using high power telescopes during the “Full Lunar Eclipse Watching Party” Sunday at 8pm at Seminole Sate College …
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A transgender woman says TSA in Orlando detained her because of an ‘anomaly’


After enjoying the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal last weekend, Shadi Petosky was traveling back home Monday when TSA officials at the Orlando International Airport detained her for an “anomaly.” Petosky, who is a transgender woman and a writer, started tweeting her experience after she stepped into the body scan machine, where officers select a pink or blue button to scan female and male travelers based on officers’ gender perceptions. People whose bodies don’t conform to their perceived gender, like transgender and gender non-conforming people, can be subject to additional screenings and pat-downs. Petosky said the body scanner picked up an “anomaly,” so she told the officer she was transgender, but she said the agent didn’t appear to …
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Oktoberfest, Wine Stroll, Dog Show and UCF Art


Beer, German food, corn hole tournaments, live music and….Beard competitions? That’s right it’s the 9th annual Oktoberfest held at Orlando Brewing Saturday at 1 Honey, Light bites, Strolling, Self-guided tours, Curated wine and craft beer is all happening at the Let’s be Friends Sip and Stroll. Saturday 2-5 in the Audubon Park Garden District Dogs, Live music, Dogs, Dunk tanks, Raffles… and dogs… competing in several categories including best dog to benefit the children’s miracle network. The event is held at Wildside on Washington in Orlando Saturday 3-10 And finally, there’s a free event Sunday at noon called Hidden Artists Exhibition at the UCF Library. Artists are University of Central Florida faculty and staff who create art on their own …
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Artist Klimchak posing with his piece “Pied Pipers Payback”
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Art in Odd Places


Art in Odd Places: The name pretty much describes exactly what the event is, and yet it’s unlikely that you would expect to see any of the things you’ll see here. Like a gallery without walls, this free festival takes over a stretch of Magnolia Avenue through Saturday. Art in Odd Places founder Ed Woodham believes that public spaces like sidewalks and parks should encourage “diverse social interactions and the unfettered exchange of ideas.” But instead most of us hurry through staring into our phones. This festival is meant to kick-start communication by presenting art and performance in surprising and unexpected places. So you may see giant hands bursting out of the ground and reaching for the sky. Or a …
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