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!

This Week In Art : 11.26.18

It's a big week for jazz, theatre, and holiday concerts. Orlando has gone overboard with the events happening "This Week In Art."

Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts is Orlando's hub for some of the best jazz in the country. Here's two happening this week to get you into their world : Wednesday is Jeff Rupert Quartet at Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts and Sunday is Central Florida Jazz Society Presents Scott Silbert.

- This weekend, The Mystery of Edwin Drood opens at Mad Cow TheatreOrlando Shakes presents A Christmas Carol, and Central Florida Community Arts hosts On Golden Pond.

- Two FREE holiday concerts : Brass Band of Central Florida at the 21st Annual Holiday Craft Fair and Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras play News 6 Holiday Concert at Lake Eola.

There's no excuse to not do something this week!

This Week In Art : 11.19.18


Stuff your face with your family then take them to one of the many great events happening this weekend in Orlando!

- Orlando's inaugural multicultural festival FusionFest is happening this Saturday and Sunday. There will be food, music, fashion, dance, and film representing cultures from all across the world. And it's FREE!

- Also on Saturday, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra presents their annual Christmas event Home for the Holidays.

- Opening this weekend at Garden Theatre, the holiday classic A Christmas Story, running through December 23.

- Sunday, Messiah Choral Society presents 46th Annual Performance of Handel's Messiah. Go see it. It's FREE!

There's so much going on this Thanksgiving Weekend! Get out and enjoy Orlando!

This Week In Art : 11.12.18


The Orlando arts community doesn't stop! Here are three events happening 'This Week In Art.'

- Cole is reporting from the Knowles Memorial Chapel where this Saturday and Sunday the Bach Festival Society of Winter Park's orchestra will be performing the music of Mendelssohn and Mahler.

- Friday, the Asian Cultural Association presents (SOLD OUT) Suron Ki Bahar: A Musical Journey of Bollywood.

- Lastly, get in the holiday spirit with Orlando Repertory Theatre's Elf The Musical.

Get out and enjoy your city!

This Week In Art 11.05.18

This Week In Art : the biggest show-n-tell on earth, rapid-fire public speaking, the festival of trees, and beer!

What are you doing this week? Share it with us in the comments!

- This Friday begins the Festival of Trees 2018 at the Orlando Museum of Art. See the museum transformed into a wonderland of designer trees, holiday music, tree lighting, children's events, music, and holiday gifts.

- 8 presenters. 20 slides for 20 seconds each. It's the rapid-fire presentations of PechaKucha Night Orlando v24, this Friday at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

- Saturday, Orlando Beer Festival 2018 comes to the Milk District. Sample 200+ craft beers!

- Lastly, Maker Faire Orlando 2018 is a community-organized, family-friendly celebration featuring local do-it-yourself science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on activities, and more. Experience it Saturday and Sunday!

Get out and do something amazing.

This Week In Art : 10.29.18

An astrological orchestra, a three-story photo experience, a Halloween classic, and an augmented reality tour through Downtown Orlando. It's "This Week In Art."

Snap! Orlando has been working on an AR app that allows you to walk the streets of Downtown Orlando and see 3D renderings of art on your phone. It debuts at City Unseen - A New [AR]t Experience : Opening nightis this Friday with City Unseen : Guided tour happening on Saturday.

- The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will take their audience on astrological journey Saturday at The Planets. This is a unique orchestral experience that anyone can enjoy.

- IMMERSE 2018 may be over, but The Worlds of Corkcicle and The Giant Ball Pit are open every Friday & Saturday through November 10.

- Dress up and be prepared for flying rice, The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience happens this Wednesday at the Garden Theatre.

Get out and get your spooks this week! 👻

This Week In Art : 10.22.18

IMMERSE 2018 has come and gone, but don't fret because Orlando has the best artistic events throughout the year. It's "This Week In Art," where we break down what's happening in Orlando over the next seven days.

- This Wednesday at Mad Cow Theatre, see four women from very different walks of life get together in the comedic play, Rapture, Blister, Burn.

- IMMERSE 2018 may be over, but two of our large installations are open every Friday & Saturday through November 10. Play in our 3,200 sq ft ball pit and wander around our three-story photo installation "The Worlds of CORKCICLE.

- This weekend, the Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra play the works of Micheal Jackson, Led Zepplin, Tchaikovsky and more as a part of Our Greatest Hits at Calvary Assembly in Winter Park.

- Lastly, hear an amazing jazz/funk/R&B hybrid this Saturday at The Conglomerate at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts.

There's a ton happening in your backyard. Get out and see it!

This Week In Art : 10.15.18

This Week In Art ... IMMERSE!! 🌐And not only are we hosting our annual arts event, but it's bookended by two incredible nights of local art also happening in Downtown Orlando.

- This Friday and Saturday, 1,000+ artists take over downtown for Immerse 2018 from the Creative City Project! Performances. Installations. Projections. The Worlds of CORKCICLE. A 3,200 sq ft ball pit. And SO SO much more!

- Thursday, Downtown Arts District Orlando presents 9th Annual Dia De Los Muertos & Monster Factory Event. It showcases Day of the Dead and Halloween inspired art from artists all over the country.

- Sunday is the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestras 62nd Season Opener. See four orchestras composed of incredibly talented young people rock Bob Carr Theater.

This Week In Art : 10.08.18


Have you seen our installations in partnership with OUC - The Reliable One lighting up Orlando? Cole is bringing you "This Week In Art" from the one in front of Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

- This weekend, the Orlando Ballet Company and School opens their season with Carmina Burana, presented by Orlando Ballet.

- Also happening downtown, the Orlando Story Club: Down to the Wire is Wednesday at The Abbey.

- Get in the Halloween spirit with Phantasmagoria. Friday through Monday, they're bringing their Victorian horror stories to the John & Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center for Phantasmagoria IX "Homecoming" - Orlando Dates.

- Get extra freaked out at The Birds, showing at the Garden Theatre all this month. If you've ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's classic film, you know you're in for something scary.

Don't miss Immerse 2018 from the Creative City Project, happening October 19 & 20!

This Week In Art : 10.01.18

It's October! 🎃Dont' be spooked. Get out and experience one of the amazing art events happening this week!

- This Thursday, you can see one of the most accomplished jazz saxophonists in the world cover another legend. Timucua Arts Foundation presents Time Is of the Essence: A Tribute to Michael Brecker

- Beer + the library?! It's true! This Friday is Booktoberfest 2018 at Orange County Library System (FL).

- Saturday, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is playing a FREE concert at St. Luke's Lutheran Church from 7 to 9 p.m.

Go enjoy your community!

This Week In Art : 09.24.18

It's a new week in Orlando, which means a new week full of artistic events. Here's what's happening in your arts community!

- This Thursday, The More Q Than A Film Series Presents Head at the newly renamed Rogers Kiene Building formerly the Gallery at Avalon Island. Check out the latest exhibit while you're there!

- Friday, Flying Horse Big Band brings their award-winning sound to UCF. Flying Horse is actually the bang band of the Jazz Studies program at UCF.

- This Saturday, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra opens their season at Bob Carr Theatre with Opening Night: Pines of Rome as well as Latin American and Scotish music.

- The International Food and Drink Festival Orlando, FL is at Lake Eola this Sunday. It's free and you can taste food and drink from around the globe.

Get out and experience something new!

This Week In Art : 09.17.18

There's so much happening in the Orlando arts community!

It's 'This Week In Art.'

- Tuesday is Uncorked at The Abbey. Watch performances from ballet dancers and hear from Robert Hill, Artistic Director for Orlando Ballet Company and School.

- This Thursday, get to know classical music at Bach Festival Society of Winter Park hosts Insights & Sounds: Harp and Strings.

- Friday, Central Florida Community Arts opens Noises Off, a comedic play about plays going all wrong.

And don't forget Immerse 2018 from the Creative City Project, happening October 19 & 20 in Downtown Orlando

Go experience something new!

This Week In Art : 09.10.18

Orlando is a hub for artists from all over the globe. This week, you can experience three art events that will leave you stunned. 

- This Friday is the opening of Vibrant Vision a collection that features work from African American artists from 1930 to today. There are two opening receptions: Vibrant Vision: African Diaspora Opening Reception at Crealdé School of Art and Vibrant Vision: African Diaspora Heritage Center Reception at Hannibal Square Heritage Center.

- Also Friday, Nick Cave. Feat. opens at Orlando Museum of Art. The exhibit will feature sculptures and video installations tackling themes of social justice.

- Saturday, The Mennello Museum of American Art presents Our Orlando: Artists Panel. Artists will talk about their work and stories.

- Running until the end of September, go see A Year With Frog and Toad at Orlando Repertory Theatre

- Finally, don't forget about Immerse 2018 from the Creative City Project, happening October 19 & 20 in Downtown Orlando. 

Go out and experience something amazing!

This Week In Art : 09.03.18

There is SO SO much going on in the Orlando area this week. Get out and experience something new!

- This Wednesday, the Latin American Musical In the Heights opens at Orlando Shakes. Fun fact, this musical was written by Lin Manuel Miranda before he crafted 'Hamilton'.

- Running through September 24, go see Shrek the Musical at Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park where the green one invites you to "Stay off my swamp!"

- Get your salsa shoes. Bachata Downtown is Friday night at The Balcony Orlando. Dance classes start at 8!

- Lastly, the award-winning Gypsy is at Garden Theatre continues its run until September 16.

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