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Art Space, Trains, Recycle and MLK Jazz Cookout


The Art Hives Network connects small and regenerative community arts studios together in order to build solidarity across geographic distances.  This effort seeks to strengthen and promote the benefits of these inclusive, welcoming spaces known as “public homeplaces.” These spaces create multiple opportunities for dialogue, skill sharing and art-making between people of differing socio-economic backgrounds, ages, cultures and abilities. This will be the topic of the Creative Placemaking Symposium being held at UCF Saturday 9:30 to 4 at 4143 Andromeda Loop. For more information go to artsforhealthflorida.org. Large train layouts, a real train that kids can ride, Scale Model Railroad Items for Sale and more can be seen at the 51st Annual Florida Railfair and Model Show Saturday and Sunday …
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Murder Mystery, Bubble Tea and SAK Comedy


Private eye Butt Kapinski invites you to co-star in a film noir murder mystery play. Edmonton journal called it the riskiest show in town. The show runs this evening at 8, Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 at Orlando Shakespeare center. For tickets go to orlando shakes.org. Go give the new bubble tea purveyor Bubbology a try. Grab one of the honeydew, Assam, or jasmine milk teas or a lychee, kumquat or Kimi fruit tea. Bubbology is inside the Florida mall dining pavilion. Sak comedy lab has multiple comedy shows tonight, Saturday and Sunday. Choose from duel of fools, King of the hill and gorilla theatre.  The shows are performed by professional improvisers in a fun family friendly setting. …
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Nutcracker, New Brew, Silent Disco and Orlando Remembered


The Nutcracker presented by Orlando Ballet, the recent beneficiary of over $160,000. dollars from the money middlemen at United Arts is tippy-toeing its way across the Dr. Phillips stage every day this weekend because little girls and ladies of a certain age. For tickets go to drphillipscenter.org Sugarplum candies are the inspiration for the beer called La Fée Dragée which is having its Bottle Release Saturday starting at 11 in the morning hello day drinking. The bottles will be for sale at Hourglass Brewery in Longwood all day Saturday. Fight your way through the ironic holiday sweaters and 90s tank tops to enjoy our city’s first (in a few years) silent disco. You get headphones and have a dance party …
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Arts and Crafts Weekend & Dog Pics with Santa


An Orlando couple is doing an art show featuring twenty years of homemade holiday cards. This sounds so weird and brave I have to go see it on opening night which Saturday starting at 7 at Lil Indies, the bar next to Will’s Pub in the Mills 50 district. The show runs to January 2nd. 75 craftspeople and businesses are getting together in one room for one purpose Saturday: to sell you stuff they either made to sell or bought to re-sell at Holiday Gift Fair at St Luke’s Lutheran Church and School Saturday morning 9 to 2. While pot isn’t legal yet, pottery is! Oh leaf me alone! The Orlando Pottery Festival, the perfect gift for any millennial or …
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Light Up Volusia, Messiah Choral Society and Leu House


https://www.wmfe.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Mark112715.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSIf you’re the type of person who started decorating for the holidays right after the last trick-or- treater went night- night… Then this weekend of Holiday events is just for you. Light Up Volusia Concert & Tree Lighting is happening Saturday evening beginning at 7 at the Daytona Beach Oceanfront Bandshell. There will be Food, beer and soft drinks Chairs will be available to rent. They are asking people not to bring coolers. The Messiah Choral Society’s 43rd Annual Performance of …
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Gay Days, Smashington, Hurricane Expo and CF Art Guild


On Saturday airplanes pulling homophobic signs careen through the skies as thousands of gay people and their allies converge at the Magic Kingdom for Gay Days, an annual event held in June as a vacation celebration for the LGBT community. An estimated 50,000 red-shirted Gay Days attendees pack Walt Disney World’s original park and this is their 25th year so expect more red shirts and more airplanes! It’s a party! Smashington 2015 at Fashion Square Mall will showcase the Bloody Jug Band, the Groove Orient, funkUs, Madd Illz, American Party Machine at an all-day festival of music, live graffiti, b-boys and b-girls, rap battles, water gun fight tournament. Admission is not free but go anyway Saturday 2 to 8 at …
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Food, Drink and Problem Solving


Get a first glimpse of all the take out dinners, 32-ounce beer crowlers, butcher sandwiches, rib eye hot dogs, seasonally-inspired ice creams and daily pastries tonight before 7 at the all new just-opened-to-the-public-today Swine & Sons Provisions, a hybrid butcher shop sandwich kitchen meal maker created by the owners of Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder at 595 West Fairbanks in Winter Park. If you can’t make it tonight, go this weekend 10 to 7.
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Gardens, Dinner and Electronic Dance Music


Mead Botanical Garden’s annual fall plant sale aka “GROWvember” will have annuals, perennials, vegetables, succulents, shrubs, tropicals and Pine straw.There will also be workshops on topics like “How to mount an air plant on wooden plaque” and “how to make a fairy garden” and my favorite “How to make a worm cafe.” The Mead Botanical Garden Fall plant show is Saturday, 9 to 5 at Mead Gardens in Winter Park.
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