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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: Waterfront Festival, Book Festival, Vintage Market, and Fringe Festival


The sixth annual all-day Clermont Waterfront Festival includes food and crafts, entertainment, kid’s zone, dragon boat and canoe races. The fun takes place Saturday starting at 7:30 at Waterfront Park near downtown Clermont. The day long Orlando Book Festival put on by the Orlando Public Library includes panels, writing workshops, book signings, and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. From NYC to California, from Wyoming to Boston – The fun takes place Saturday 10 to 5 at the downtown Orlando public library. The Vintage Spring Market is a full day of local vintage clothing and vintage object vendors, food trucks, and drinks. Who doesn’t like old stuff? The fun takes place Saturday 11 to 5 at The …
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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: Vintage Market, TED Talks, Disney in Concert, and Safe Trick or Treating


The Vintage Market shopping event is a fun day of local vendors, food trucks, and drinks. The Vintage Market takes place Sunday 2 to 6 at The Abbey. The theme this year for the annual TED Talks Orlando event is “Home.” There will be three sessions of people getting up and giving Ted Talks examining family relationships, our environment, Global issues and more — all offering a unique glimpse into what “home” means. Ted Talks Orlando is Saturday 1 to 6 at Full Sail Live in Winter Park. Enjoy watching the classic film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” while the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra plays the entire score right in front of you while seated inside the beautiful Dr Phillips Center for …
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The Daily City

Spotlight: Responsible Dog Ownership, Poetry, Cooking and Film


A free presentation called “Responsible Dog Ownership” will educate first-time dog owners about the basics of dog ownership and will help current owners enhance their relationships with their pets. This event is for pet owners but pets may not attend. The Responsible Dog Ownership presentation takes place Saturday at 11 at the downtown branch of the Orlando Public Library. Two intellectual engineers accidentally build a time machine in a film called “Primer.” The film is being shown this weekend preceded by a presentation about the science behind the movie from physics professor Dr. Joshua Colwell. The movie and presentation takes place Saturday at 11 at Enzian Theatre. A poetry competition with 16 poets and one champion is taking place Saturday …
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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: Assorted Zines, Orlando Zine Fest Facebook page
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Orlando Zine Fest


Earlier this year, Orlando Weekly profiled 10 local zine artists who are breathing new life into a form that’s hundreds of years old. So it’s exciting to know that just four months later, a three-day festival will showcase three times as many zines. The trope that “print is dead” is tired, and demonstrably untrue – while print is undergoing an evolution, young, forward-looking artists and writers know that there’s no more exciting way to put your work in someone’s brain than by putting it in their hands. If you aren’t swayed by the artistic argument, think about this: Many of the most important philosophical and ethical battles in our nation’s history, from the American Revolution to the Civil War to …
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Image: Painting by Nicole Dermody via Orlando Public Library, orlandoweekly.com
From the Pages of Orlando Weekly

Orlando Continues & Paint Strong Orlando


In a city where hundreds of thousands of jobs depend on theme parks and entertainment attractions, it should surprise no one that there are so many artists. And when terror struck June 12 in the Pulse nightclub, it’s not surprising that so many responded by creating. In the days directly following the shootings, local photographers sent Orlando Weekly hundreds of images. Their immediate impulse was to document the events as they unfolded. We used as many as we could, but there were many more outstanding photographs than we had space for. Luckily, the Gallery at Avalon Island came up with the idea to display dozens of them. The resulting show, Orlando Continues, is up through September 10. And on Thursday, …
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2014 Costume Contest Best in Show, orlandonerdfest.com
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Nerd Fest, Bowling, Biking, Capes and a Movie


The Orlando Nerd Fest is an annual celebration of nerd music and culture with live music performances, art displays, video games, Sci-Fi and Fantasy fun and more. Tickets to Orlando Nerd Fest include admission to the special engagement exhibit. Nerd Fest takes place Saturday and Sunday starting at 10am to late at night at Orlando Science Center. For more information go to orlandonerdfest.com. Saturday is National Bowling Day! My mom used to take me with her to her bowling league when I was in elementary school back when smoking was legal inside (hot mess). Anyways, in honor of National Bowling Day, Broadway Bowl is giving bowlers one free game and free bowling shoes 9 to 1 on Saturday. Broadway Bowl …
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