This Week In Art : 05.20.19

Groundbreaking theater, this week only. Orlando Fringe continues this week in Orlando Loch Haven Park. Hundreds of shows including :

Are you lovin' it? : A surreal romp with dancing Japanese businessmen, everyone's favorite Krazy Kitty, many Poos and delicious WacDonalds for all.

Spare the Rod : The story of Crayton, an LGBTQ+ man, navigating life with an abusive mother, a loving father, and the art that wouldn’t let him go.

Shakespeare's Terminator the Second : A 17th-century version of the film Terminator 2: Judgment Day, constructed solely of lines from the plays of William Shakespeare.

- Also, it's your last week to see Billy Elliot: The Musical at the Garden Theatre.

Whether you're a theatre buff or newbie, get out and see some plays!

This Week In Art : 05.06.19

Orlando, do not let mom miss out on all things happening "This Week In Art". She'll never forgive you if you do.

- Let mom stop and smell the roses at Harry P. Leu Gardens annual Mother's Day event where mom gets in free!

- On Wednesday, Professor of Jazz Studies at UCF, pianist, bassist, vocalist and composer/arranger Richard Drexler performs at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts.

- Thursday & Friday, Central Florida Community Arts presents 'Spectacle!', combining show-stopping production numbers from stage and screen, selections from classical music’s greatest composers, and timeless songs from the past 100 years.

- Saturday, 38 artists present at Orlando Pottery Festival: Spring Festival & Arts Market.

Get out and do something new and exciting!

This Week In Art : 04.29.19

It's never been a better time to get involved with one of Orlando's man artistic communities. Here's what's happening "This Week In Art."

- This Sunday, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras have their 62ND Season Finale Concert at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.

- An 11-year old boy journeys from the boxing ring to a ballet class in Billy Elliott The Musical, continuing through the month of May at Garden Theatre.

- Thursday at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts, experience Orlando's jazz scene at Thursday Night Hang: Marco Bojorquez Band.

- Fun for the little ones, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents the Symphony Storytime Series.

What'd we miss? Post more Orlando events in the comments!

This Week In Art : 04.22.19

There's a lot going on in Orlando this week and if you miss all of it, you will regret it. Here's what's happening "This Week In Art".

- This weekend, catch one of the four performances of Arcadian Broad's Wonderland: Mad Tales of The Hatter performed by the Orlando Ballet Company and School.

- Friday at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts, experience a fusion of Appalachian old-time, Balkan folk music, Swing Manouche, and early New Orleans Jazz at Resonant Rogues with opening act Beth McKee.

- Saturday, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates France and its renowned classical composers at "French Soiree."

- Saturday & Sunday, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents Power of Romanticism and Resurrection.

- Sunday, a new show by a local playwright, Joseph Hayes presents "A Slow Ride" at Timucua Arts Foundation. Three generations of women — the eccentric, hold-out-hippie grandmother, her conventional daughter, and the Goth granddaughter who is fed up with both of them — take a Sunday ride.

This Week In Art : 04.08.19

Springtime in Orlando means one thing, events, events, events. Don't let the heat of summer arrive without enjoying your city!

- This weekend, Orlando Repertory Theatre opens Suessical The Musical, an homage to the children's literature genius, Dr. Suess.

UCF Celebrates the Arts 2019 continues this week and, this weekend, the Flying Horse Big Band performs the music of Ray Charles.

- Friday, the Florida Film Festival opens at Enzian Theater, featuring 180+ films over 10 days.

- Saturday, Harry P. Leu Gardens hosts the Spring Jazz'n Blues Concert.

Get out and experience something new!

This Week In Art : 04.01.19

- This weekend, UCF Celebrates the Arts 2019 kicks off at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, including dance, installations from us, and Titanic the Musical.

- Friday & Saturday, Central Florida Community Arts presents Spring Swing at Mead Gardens, featuring CFCArts' Big Band in their first-ever featured concert!

- Friday, FAVO Faith Arts Village Orlando hosts FAVO First Friday 90th Art Show with open studios and sales on local art.

- Sunday, Maitland Stage Band hosts a free concert at Art & History Museums - Maitland. More info : Maitland Stage Band at MAC.

Get out and see your city.

This Week In Art : 03.11.19

Orlando is a city rich with culture. Culture that you should experience. Here's what's happening "This Week In Art."

- This Sunday, celebrate Florida Cowboy Heritage Day at the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens.

- Friday, Opera Orlando opens Pagliacci/Pulcinella, an emotionally charged show that ranges from high comedy to intense tragedy. It runs until the 26th and features Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

- Friday and Saturday, UCF Jazz presents the UCF Orlando Jazz Festival, featuring clinics, master classes, and performances by internationally acclaimed artists.

- This is your last week to see Hamlet & Gertrude and Claudius at Orlando Shakes.

There's a ton happening this week. Go out and experience something amazing!

This Week In Art : 03.04.19

Orlando! Do you like plants? Ballet? The circus? Orchestra? We're breaking down all the local events happening "This Week In Art."

- This Saturday & Sunday, take home a new friend at Leu Gardens' Annual Spring Plant Sale!

- Tuesday, get up close and personal with the Orlando Ballet Company and School at Uncorked at The Abbey.

- Thursday, the circus marvel returns with Cirque du Soleil in Orlando at The Florida Mall.

- Saturday, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents "Mardi Gras in New Orleans" at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.

- Sunday, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras presents FSYO POPS in the Garden, an orchestral take on hit songs and Broadway tunes.

This Week In Art : 02.25.19

Orlando, we're here to make your week a little more creative. It's "This Week In Art".

- Thursday, artwork comes to life with sound at Guillermo Galindo Performance - Sonic Borders III. See this musician/conceptual artist perform for FREE at Cornell Fine Arts Museum.

- Also Thursday, Alterity Chamber Orchestra presents “Reveries”, their first full chamber orchestra concert of the season, at The Abbey.

Beat Bugs: A Musical Adventure at Orlando Repertory Theatre is fun for the whole family! Hear The Beatles' classic songs while insect pals embark on a mission to save Strawberry Fields.

- George Orwell's classic '1984' is brought to the stage starting this Friday at Garden Theatre.

- This Saturday & Sunday, the Windermere Fine Arts Show presents over 150 artists displaying their artwork.

Go! Enjoy your week! Enjoy your city!

This Week In Art : 02.18.19

Are you into classical music? How about rock bands? Dark comedies? Shakespeare? No matter what you like, Orlando has a creative event you need to attend "This Week In Art."

- This Friday & Saturday, experience the four season through classical music with Concertos by Candlelight: Four Seasons Around the Globefrom Bach Festival Society of Winter Park.

- Saturday, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performs the classic Beethoven's 7th at Bob Carr Performing Arts Center.

- Also Saturday, Vienna Boys Choir perform at Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration.

- ALSO Saturday, see tons of local musicians at Rockin' Robinson in The Milk District.

- Saturday & Sunday, stuff your face at Lake Eola for the Downtown Food & Wine Fest 2019.

- Opening Wednesday, Orlando Shakes hosts Gertrude and Claudius, the prequel to the classic 'Hamlet'.

- Opening Thursday, Mad Cow Theatre hosts Gloria, a dark comedy about the opportunistic culture of modern media.

- Opening Friday, Central Florida Community Arts presents My Favorite Year, the story of Benjy Stone, and his dream to be TV writer.

Get out and experience something new!

This Week In Art : 02.11.19

Be part of Orlando’s vibrant arts and culture scene. Connect through one of these experiences. It's "This Week In Art."

- This Friday, Saturday, & Sunday is Winter Park Weekend of the Arts. Downtown Winter Park will serve as the location for family-friendly art activities. The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art is free all three days and Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents Voctave: Orchestral Debut.

- Also on Friday, Saturday, & Sunday, Bailamos! Presented by Orlando Ballet, a night of latin dance, at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

- Saturday at The Mennello Museum of American ArtIndie-Folkfest hosts vendors, food, and, of course, lots of folk music.

- Sunday, 2019 Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival happens in Mills50, starting with a parade at 11.

Get out and experience your city.

This Week In Art : 02.04.19

ORLANDO! Whether you're a fan of plays, painting, photography, orchestra, big bands, or musicals, there's something going on for you "This Week In Art."

Orlando Shakes opens the classic, Hamlet, this Wednesday.

- Friday, Snap! Orlando opens Snap! Space presents: 'Duane Michals: The Portraitist', featuring more than 125 portraits from his 60-year career.

- Also this Friday, award-winning artist Donna Dowless opens the 15th Annual Heart & Soul exhibition at Grand Bohemian Gallery.

- Saturday is SAM FLAX Wall Project 2019. The Orlando art supply store gives their walls to the city's artists. There will be food and music to celebrate Sam Flax of Orlando's new look.

- See one of the country's most popular jazz bands this Friday at the Flying Horse Big Band Concert.

- Monday, Central Florida Vocal Arts opens A Tale of Two Cities, the musical, based on Charles Dickens's classic novel.

- Sunday, Bach Festival Society of Winter Park presents Spiritual Spaces: A Musical Retreat.

- Sunday, see Maitland Stage Band Free Concert at Art & History Museums - Maitland.

- Sunday, guitarist Bill Mize performs at Timucua Arts Foundation.

There's too much happening this week to stay home. Get out and enjoy your city.

This Week In Art : 01.28.19

Orlando! 🍊There's so much going on in your artistic communities. Get out experience it! Here's what's happening "This Week In Art".

- This Thursday, Opera Orlando opens a special version of The Barber of Seville. In these performances, actors will move from room to room in the Casa Feliz estate as the story progresses.

- Saturday & Sunday, head out to Mount Dora for the 44th-annual Mount Dora Arts Festival, 2019. Artists from around the country compete at this juried fest.

- Saturday, orchestra and sketch comedy collide at The Second City Guide To The Symphony with Colin Mochrie from Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.

- Sunday, Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras hosts FSYO Presents: Spring Classics Concert at Edgewater High School.

Make this week full of creativity!

This Week In Art : 01.21.19

Orlando is bursting with creativity and excitement and you need to be a part of it. Here's what's happening "This Week In Art."

- This Friday, The Mennello Museum of American Art unveals their new exhibit "The Unbridled Paintings of Lawrence H. Lebduska." Come see the American folk artist's dreamlands and invented gardens.

- Experience another new exhibition at Orlando Museum of Art when "Louis Dewis: A Belgian Post-Impressionist" opens this Friday. Over 70 of the artist's paintings will be on display, many of which were lost for years.

- Tuesday night, Orlando Ballet Company and School presents Uncorked at The Abbey, an up-close-and-personal performance with the dance company.

- Thursday, hear and discuss classical music at Bach Festival Society of Winter Park's Insights & Sounds: Vivaldi’s Juditha Triumphans.

Get out and experience something amazing.

This Week In Art : 01.14.19

2019 is already proving to be an eventful year for Orlando's creative communities. Here's what's happening 'This Week In Art'.

- Art and technology combine at Otronicon. Stop by Orlando Science Center and explore the interactive and creative STEM exhibits, Friday through Monday.

- Also at the Science Center, adults 21+ can experience Otronicon in a different way at Adults-Only Science Night Live Featuring Otronicon.

- Saturday, Orlando Repertory Theatre hosts Pip Squeak: An Anti-Bullying Magic Show.

- Opening Friday and running through Feb. 10, Hand to God is an adult comedy about a not-so-nice puppet. Go see it at Mad Cow Theatre.

- Finally, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents their take on the Argentinian style of music, Tango!, this Saturday at Bob Carr Theater.

Get out and experience something new!

This Week In Art : 01.07.19

Start 2019 off right by getting out and experiencing all that Orlando's arts communities has to offer. Here's what's happening 'This Week In Art.'

Orlando Shakes opens A Doll's House, Part 2 this Wednesday, running through February 3. The play is a sequel to the classic A Doll's House, happening concurrently at Central Florida Community Arts.

- Theatre nerds rejoice! This weekend, Orlando Fringe hosts the third-annual Orlando Fringe Winter MIni-Fest. Take a look at their Events Page for a list of all the performances involved.

- See some local music! Timucua Arts Foundation has two shows happening this week : Duo Beaux Arts Piano & Monroe Crossing.

This Week In Art : 12.31.18

2019 is looking to be a bright year for the Orlando arts community! Here's what's happening 'This Week In Art.'

- A NYE for the whole family, Noon Year's Eve Celebration, is this Monday at the Orlando Science Center. There will be lights, activities, and even a ball drop!

Central Florida Community Arts and Orlando Shakes are teaming up for A Doll's House & A Doll's House, Part 2. The original is a timeless play from the 1800s with Part 2 being a modern sequel to the original. The two are running concurrently, starting January 2.

- This Saturday, Valencia College's President takes the Garden Theatre stage at Sandy Shugart in Concert. Come see Sandy perform folk-influenced, acoustic coffeehouse-style music and share personal stories.

Happy New Year everyone! Get out and enjoy something new!

This Week In Art : 12.24.18

As the family comes together, you have a great opportunity to bond over Orlando's bright cultural communities. Happy Holidays from 'This Week In Art' and Creative City Project!

- It's the last week to experience Nick Cave's exhibit at the Orlando Museum of Art, and you can experience in the classiest way possible at Nouveau: A Glamorous New Year’s Eve.

- Friday, enjoy the expansive collection and live music at The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art for FREE as part of their Holidays at The Morse event.

This Week In Art : 12.17.18

Orlando's theater scene is bursting with creativity this week. Be sure to catch at least one of these three spectacular shows!

- It's your last week to catch The Mystery of Edwin Drood at Mad Cow Theatre, starring Cole himself. This interactive play allows the crowd to pick the ending.

- You have until December 30 to see the timeless holiday classic, A Christmas Carol at Orlando Shakes.

- And don't miss this modern classic brought to the stage as Orlando Repertory Theatre hosts Elf The Musical.

Get out and support your local arts community!

This Week In Art : 12.03.18

It's December! Which means Orlando is filled with festive events that you need to know about! 🍊🎄

Here's what's happening "This Week In Art" :

- This Friday, Orlando Ballet Company and School opens The Nutcracker, presented by Orlando Ballet. It runs through December 16 so don't miss out on this holiday classic.

- Saturday and Sunday at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsOpera Orlando performs Hansel & Gretel.

- You have three chances to experience a unique musical event, Messiah Sing-Along, by Central Florida Vocal Arts and Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.

- Thursday, The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art hosts the 40th Annual Christmas in the Park with the lighting of its Tiffany windows and a performance by Bach Festival Society of Winter Park's choir.

Get out and experience the holidays the Orlando way!