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Archive for Friday, July 15, 2016

Plays, Kicks, Ice Cream & Beer

Local playwrights involved with the Playwrights Roundtable group will present an evening of eight of their short plays performed as one special event Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Orlando Shakes building. For information, go to theprt.com. Cloak & Dapper will be the only retailer in Florida offering the exclusive Made in the USA collection of PF Flyer Sandlot high tops. The store is throwing a debut party on Saturday with complimentary craft beer, old fashioned soda and a free 8 p.m. screening of the classic film Sandlot. For more information, go here. Celebrate national ice cream day with dollar cones and celebrate the one year anniversary of locally owned ice cream ...
Published in Commentaries, Spotlight, The Daily City

10 Protesters Arrested at Marco Rubio’s Orlando Office

Around this time last month, the people of Orlando were forced to confront a horror we could not comprehend and then assimilate into this new normal without 49 loved ones and a constant ache. And now, earlier this week, we were confronted by something else: Ten protesters were arrested by police after a sit-in at U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio’s downtown Orlando office, where about 70 protesters demanded legislation for gun control, LGBTQ protections and safer communities of color. Protesters say they chose Rubio because he continues to terrorize queer communities of color by voting for legislation that discriminates, dehumanizes, and denies access to the American dream. Rubios office released a statement saying he respects the views of others and welcomes ...
Published in Commentaries, From the Pages of Orlando Weekly