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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: Little Merman, Spring Fever in the Garden, Spring Porch Sale, and OMART


A 1950’s horror film meets a classic cartoon fairy tale in a totally new theatrical experience inside a bar that has a hot tub as a  performance space. A group of scientists travel the Amazon in search of the legendary ‘Gill-Man’, and come face to face with Ethyl the Merman and his friends from “under the lagoon.” The new theatre experience The Little Merman from the Black Lagoon will be performed Sunday at 1 at Stonewall Bar right next door to the soccer stadium building thing. The 19th annual Spring Fever in the Garden will feature live entertainment, food vendors, a kid’s zone and thousands of plants and flowers for sale. Spring Fever in the Garden is Saturday 9 to …
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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.
Spotlight

Spotlight: Boxi Park, Milk Mart, and Yoga in the Galleries


Ever meet someone who gets sad during the holidays and not because Laverne DeFazio died or Will Smith agreed to play the genie in the live remake of Aladdin? That’s me. Hello. Here are some fun things to occupy your life with this weekend, if that’s something you’re interested in. If not, hey… me neither. The outdoor food hall made from shipping containers, Boxi Park, is having a preview night Saturday 7 to 10. Enjoy food trucks, beer and wine, and entertainment… and shipping containers. The fun takes place in downtown Lake Nona. Did you miss one of the 456 holiday pop ups and markets that offered great collections of local makers and artists selling their wares? Have no fear. …
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Image: The 2018 Florida Prize artists, omart.org
Spotlight

Spotlight: Florida Prize, Drunk Spelling Bee and Musical at Mad Cow Theatre


10 of the most progressive and exciting artists working in the State today have been invited to show their works in the Orlando Museum of Art during the 5th Annual Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art Exhibit. Meet all 10 artists and hear them speak about their works during a panel discussion at the museum Saturday 11am at Orlando Museum of Art. The United States Pole Sports Federation is hosting a 2 hour children’s pole workshop. Your kids can learn some new moves including dynamic drops. A choreographed routine will be taught using the moves and filmed for a video. The children’s pole workshop is Saturday 1:30-3:30 at Lotus Fitness Studio. Drunk Spelling Bee- The name says …
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Image:  Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art and Culture,  omart.org
Spotlight

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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Image: Baggage Claims, omart.org
The Daily City

Spotlight: OMART, The Lake, Jazz and Film Fest


An international group of 18 artists are featured in an exhibition exploring the impact of the vast scale of commerce and immigration worldwide on contemporary life. Very topical! The show Baggage Claims runs all weekend at Orlando Museum of Art. The newest collaboration between Crealdé School of Art and the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation offers a contemporary and historic window into the culture and landscape of Central Florida’s Lake Apopka during an exhibition called “The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka.” The show runs all weekend at Crealdé School of Art. Dr. Phillips Center Jazz Orchestra is performing a show called The Vocal Jazz Summit with some of Orlando’s best jazz and R&B vocalists tonight …
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Image: Newsies, newsiesthemusical.com
Spotlight

Newsies, Romeo & Juliet, Garden and Home Show


Newsies the Broadway musical was filmed and is now being shown across the country. Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is about a ragged band of teenage newspaper salesmen who, when forced to bear the brunt of publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer and William Randolph Hearst distribution price hikes, fight back! They all die like in Les Mis but hey they tried. The showing of the filmed musical is Saturday at 1 at Waterford Lakes 20, Winter Park Village 20 and Oviedo Mall Stadium 22. For tickets go to fathomevents.com In the American speakeasies of the 1930s, young lovers Romeo and Juliet are caught in turf wars as the Montague and Capulet families vie for …
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Image: previous Taste of Nona, event website
Spotlight

Gay Pride,Veterans Day Parade, Lake Nona, OMART, Holiday Market and WriMo


Those gays are back again with their flags, their short haired ladies and their parade for the annual Gay Pride Parade  in Lake Eola Park Saturday 3 to 7. Those Veterans are back again with their flags, their short haired ladies and their parade for the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Orlando Saturday 11 to 1. See what I did there? Enjoy 21 restaurants, dessert makers, and catering services each serving up samplings of their best dishes at Taste of Lake Nona at Lake Nona Courtyard and Residence Inn Saturday 6 to 9. A room full of Christmas trees decorated by rich people and their decorators await you inside the Orlando Museum of Art during Festival of Trees Saturday and …
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Image: God is a Scottish Drag Queen, mikedelamont.com
Spotlight

God is a Scottish Drag Queen,FL Food Summit and OMART


The Orlando Fringe Festival loves the show called God is a Scottish Drag Queen. Funny title and I admit I’ve never seen any of the multiple times the Orlando Fringe has brought it back to Orlando for special events, fundraisers, wedding showers the opening of a door…. I mean if they bring it back so much, it must be good. Or the actor in this one man show is gig-less and needs the cash. Either way, God is a Scottish Drag Queen, a very popular one man show comedy plays Saturday at 8 at the Plaza in the milk district. For details go to this website: mikedelamont.com Our state’s top food and farming entrepreneurs, policy makers, chefs, foodies and local …
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Image: BB&B logo, sublimeeventsandservices.com
The Daily City

BB&B, Buskers and OMART


Saturday evening will be a fun party with food and music dedicated to the three Bs at the Bacon Bourbon and Blues Festival 5 to 11 at Center Lake Park. The City of Winter Park might loathe buskers performing on their sidewalks but the City of Eustis welcomes talent from all over the United States with open arms Saturday during the Eustis Busker Festival. Buskers are street performers with various talents. The free, family oriented, festival will take place in Downtown Eustis at “busk stops” from 10 to 5. The Grand Finale at 6:30 will feature the top performers from their divisions competing for the $4,000 Eustis Busker Festival grand prize. For more info google Eustis Busker Festival. Florida Prize …
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