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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
The Daily City

Spotlight: Earth Day, Kid Fest, Harry Potter, and Sweet Charity


Earth Day was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson and it’s still growing strong. I guess if you like trees and breathing… YAY! Orlando celebrates the day with a large event including environmental education exhibitors, presentations, kids games, and more. Central Florida Earth Day is Saturday 10 to 6 at Lake Eola Park. Some people have kids. I know, right? Gah! For those who have them and like them… there’s Kid Fest, a free day of workshops, crafts, food, music and more. Kid Fest is Saturday 12 to 3:30 in the Audubon Park Garden District. My Mom loves Harry Potter and if she could, she would go to the Harry Potter Witches and Wizards Market of Orlando. There she would find …
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Image: Hops grown in Florida Photo by Matt Roberts, orlandoweekly.com
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Local Beer Made With Florida Ingredients


What comes to mind when you imagine the aroma and flavor of a beer made with only Florida ingredients? If your first thoughts are sunscreen and swamp water, think again. Local brewers are determined to create an all-Florida beer, and climate change, of all things, is helping the dream come true. Barley and hops don’t do well in our tropical conditions and sandy soil. Another drawback is the length of daylight in summer – it’s actually shorter here than up north because of the angle of the earth as it tips toward the sun. But climate change has increased drought in the Western states, where most American hops are grown. And warmer temperatures overall mean even less risk of a …
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Image: Poses For Pups: A Rescue Yoga Event, Peaceful Peacock Orlando facebook page‎
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Spotlight: Curiosity Market, Anderson Cooper, Holocaust Exhibit and Puppy Yoga


Some of the finest oddities dealers and artists from around the state are selling bone art, taxidermy, wet specimens, antiques, Jewelry, and more inside a brewery! Meet fellow collectors and talk shop at the Orlando Oddities and Curiosities Market Saturday 1 to 6 at Hourglass Brewing. Join Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation with the two interviewing themselves and taking questions from the audience. An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen is Saturday 8 to 10pm at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Explore the history of the early 20th-century international eugenics movement and the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial policies. This exhibition challenges us to …
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Image:  Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art and Culture,  omart.org
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Spotlight: OMART, Macrame, Digital Art and Spring Fiesta


There’s a special exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art called “Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art and Culture” that has inspired a fun family day celebrating Native American culture. This free event features hands-on activities, storytelling, music, dancing, free ben & Jerrys ice cream Saturday 10 to 3 at Orlando Museum of Art. Learn how to weave your fingers through a few basic knots to sculpt a beautiful handmade macrame work of art during a class led by Macrame mama!  Tickets provide you with materials, 2 drink tickets for the bar, and a take home, step by step guide to help you remember what you learned. Macrame mamma’s class is Saturday at 4 at Lil Indies in the Mills50 District. What …
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