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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This Week In Art : 08.20.18

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What's your favorite arts event in Orlando? We've brought you five of ours, all happening this week. 

- Enjoy Star Wars: Return of the Jedi like never before. This Saturday at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will be performing the music live, while the scifi fantasy classic is projected above them.

- In a jazzy mood? Thursday, The Tal Cohen Trio presents “Gentle Giants” at Timucua Arts Foundation White House. 

- Friday, the Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra & Choir presents "We The People," featuring performances of patriotic songs.

- Finally, burlesque musical "Gypsy" opens this weekend at Garden Theatre.

Get out and experience something amazing.

This Week In Art : 08.13.18

ORLANDO! There's so much art to experience this week. Don't let it go unappreciated. (Art gets sad when it goes unappreciated.)

- This Saturday, UCF Flying Horse Editions: The Art of Collaboration opens at Atlantic Center for the ArtsFlying Horse Editions is a collaborative research studio for visual artists at the University of Central Florida. It offers visiting artists the opportunity to work with FHE technicians to push the boundaries of their work.

- This Thursday is 3rd Thursday Orlando. Get out and experience tons of free art all thorughout Downtown Orlando. 

- Friday, Snap! Orlando opens their Summer / Fall 2018 Exhibition at the 420 East location. This year 40+ Florida artists are showcasing their work. 

- Lastly, have you been to Adults-Only Science Night Live? Every second Saturday, Orlando Science Center throws a 21+ event where visitors can do experiments, stargaze through telescopes, and watch movies in their theater all while enjoying adult beverages.

There's no excuse to stay home this week. Get out and experience something!

This Week In Art : 08.06.18

The Orlando arts community has never been stronger. Now is the time to get out and experience something amazing!

- You do not want to miss 'The Pirates of Penzance' from Central Florida Community Arts. It's a musical comedy about pirates and runs through August 26. 

- This past weekend, Orlando Museum of Art opened a new exhibit, 'Zen Tales', featuring the work of comic and children's book illustrator Jon J Muth. 

- The Central Florida Community Arts Classical Choir has a concert this Friday at 7 p.m. at Maitland Presbyterian Church

- Lastly, Timucua Arts Foundation hosts Argentinian Music for Flute and Piano this Sunday. 

Don't let the week go to waste. Go explore your local arts scene.

This Week In Art : 07.30.18

Black Panther, an American family drama, and a secret to get FREE admission to the Orlando Museum of Art and the Orlando Science Center. Here's what's happening 'This Week In Art'.

Are you putting on an artistic event this week in Central Florida? Drop it in the comments below!

- Starting this Wednesday and running through August 26 at Mad Cow TheatreThe Little Foxes is a production tackling clashes over inheritance, business schemes, and domestic abuse set in The South at the turn of the 20th century.

- This Friday is Movie Night at Harry P. Leu Gardens. The movie for this month, none other than the superhero blockbuster of the year, 'Black Panther'.

- Do you want to go to the Orlando Museum of Art and Orlando Science Center for free this weekend? If you're a Bank Of America cardholder you can do just that - the first weekend of every month.

Get out and experience something amazing!

This Week In Art : 07.23.18

Whether it's jazz, dance, or opera, Orlando is home to some of the most flourishing creative scenes. Experience them all 'This Week In Art'.

- Experience one of the best jazz player's in the country, this Wednesday, when Jeff Rupert Quartet plays the Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts.

National Dance Day Orlando begins this Friday at noon with the NDDO Kickoff Event at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

- Then all day Saturday, National Dance Day Orlando 2018 continues with all different types of dance classes for all experience levels.

- This Sunday, Opera Orlando hosts Opera on Park featuring Alex Mansoori.

Get out and enjoy your local art scenes!

This Week In Art : 07.16.18

'This Week In Art', we focus on two beautiful Winter Park buildings, Cornell Fine Arts Museum and The Alfond Inn, and the historic art that is held within them. Enjoy.

- If you haven't been to The Cornell yet, now is the time to explore. This Thursday, they're conducting a guided museum tour.

- Also in Winter Park, The Alfond Inn features works from the Cornell's contemporary art collection. This Thursday is Bach at The Alfond | Chuck Archard - Classical Jazz

- Wednesday at The AbbeyOrlando Story Club: What a Mess! features true stories being told by regular Orlandians.

This Week In Art : 07.09.18

'This Week In Art' we're bringing you a wine walk, a play from a local legend, and an important exhibit at the Holocaust Center. 

There's so much going on in Central Florida this and every week. Know and event that needs to be covered? Share it with us in the comments.

- All this summer, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida is hosting an impactful exhibition exploring scientific knowldege and personal freedom called 'Deadly Medicine'. 

- This week in Thornton Park, enjoy the Second Thursday Art & Wine Walk. For $15, you can try food and drink from 25 restaurants and bars. 

- July 14 & 15, see Destination Moon, a play by Joseph Reed Hayes at Timucua Arts Foundation. “Destination Moon” tells the story of a young woman coming back to health, attempting to deal with the consequences of her new reality by forming a relationship with a disembodied voice in the night; a veteran late-night radio personality. 

Get out and experience something interesting!

This Week In Art : 06.02.18

This Independence Day week, the Greater Orlando Area is celebrating its freedom with several amazing creative events. Don't miss out!

How are you spending the 4th? Drop your festivities in the comments!

- Monday, indie rock promoters Ugly Orange Presents: Hala, Boyo, Lexi Long at Will's Pub. Keep an eye on Ugly Orange because they're always showcasing the best in up-and-coming local and national music.

- On Tuesday, let the Fourth of July festivities with Red, Hot & Boom - Cranes Roost Park. It's fun for the whole family!

- July Fourth, there's a ton going on! The Bach Festival Society of Winter Park host the 23rd Annual 4th of July Celebration, featuring FREE admission to the The Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American ArtCity of Orlando - Government hosts Fireworks at the Fountain at 9:30 p.m at Lake Eola Park.

- Friday, Garden Theatre starts their run of Xanadu with shows happening all month long.

This Week In Art : 06.25.18

This Week In Art, we're covering our upcoming projections night as well as a unique, rapidfire speaking event. Enjoy!

- This Friday, is Projected : A Creative City Project Special Event, an immersive night with six projection artists creating mind-blowing works through light and sound. Tickets are $10 in advance or at the door. But admission is limited, so reserve your ticket today : bit.ly/ProjectedTickets

- Saturday, speaking series PechaKucha Night Orlando v23
is at the Dr Phillips Center. Each speaker will be go through a presentation of 20 slides for 20 seconds each.

Central Florida is booming with creative expression. Go out and absorb some of it for yourself!

This Week In Art : 06.18.18

Summer is the best time to get out and explore your city. Here's three events happening ... "This Week In Art".

- You do not want to miss the Mr. Rogers documentary, Won't You Be My Neighbor?, at the Enzian Theater.

- Currently at Orlando Museum of Art, artists from all over the state are on display at the 5th annual Florida Prize in Contemporary Art Exhbition.

- This Thursday, is Third Thursday all across the Downtown Arts District. There are more than a dozen galleries and museums you can check out for free.

Get out and experience something new!

This Week In Art 06.11.18

Cole delivers three art events happening this week in Orlando with a little help from William Shakespeare. 

- This Saturday, The Little Mermaid opens at Orlando Shakes (not the Disney classic, but the Hans Christian Andersen original). 

- Hear iconic music from Jurassic Park, La La Land, and more this Friday & Saturday as Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra presents Symphonic Cinema: The Sequel.

- Finally, Wells' Built Museum of African American History and Culture celebrates Immancipation Saturday with the 2018 Juneteenth Jazz Jam.

Did we miss anything? Drop other events happening this week in the comments.

This Week In Art : 05.04.18

Unless we support our arts community, people will continue to think of Orlando as theme parks inhabited by tourists. As always, we're here to break that stigma by highlighting the events happening "This Week In Art." 

TRIVIA QUESTION : Who is the artist of the mural pictured in this week's video? Bonus points if you can name the piece. 

- This Friday, Snap! Orlando opens Snap! Space presents : Couture Culture II, featuring fashion and cinematic photography. The opening is from 7-10 and is FREE.

- Tuesday, the musical classic returns for the RENT: 20th Anniversary Tour opens at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

- Friday, Orlando Gay Chorus presents A Lotta Night Music, an evening full of pop music you know and love.

- Orlando indie dance party Body//Talk celebrates their 5 year anniversay this Saturday at Blackstar. 

Get out and experience Orlando!

This Week In Art : 05.28.18

We're back with four Orlando events happening this week. Musicals, big bands, movies, and dance. There's something for everyone.

- This Friday, the Tony-winning musical Fun Home opens at Mad Cow Theatre.

- Thursday, Vivacity Cd Release Party! at Timucua Arts Foundation. Orlando big band Vivacity Music features musicians on horns, saxophone, and even xylophone.

- Friday, Harry P. Leu Gardens hosts it's first Friday movie night featuring 'Jumanji'. Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for kids.

- Lastly, this Friday & Saturday Emotions Dance Company present Twist- The Color Wheel at Orlando Shakes. Twist is a fun and funky performance using contemporary, jazz, modern, and ballet dance.

Got your own event coming up? Let us know in the comments.

Get out and experience something new!

This Week In Art : 05.21.18

Week 2 of Orlando Fringe Theater Festival 2018 is underway. With over 700 shows, you might be having some trouble finding the one for you. 

Here are our must see Fringe shows: 

- 'Gorgeous' : A musical for middle-America based on "Drop Dead Gorgeous". 

- 'To Be Happy' : An endearing show about two brothers finding love in their own way.

- 'Meet The Replacements' : A scifi about a man trying to get closer to his family by building them. 

- 'El Wiz' : A Latin American version of "The Wizard Of Oz". 

- 'An Excruciatingly Ordinary Toy Theater Show' : A show where the main actor projects scenes built into cardboard boxes to immerse the audience in the story.

- 'AquaDance' : Orlando's first water ballet.

- 'Nashville Hurricane' : A story of the rise and fall of a country musician. 

- 'Falling Awake' : A surrealist show where the actors use their bodies to tell the story.

- 'James & Jamesy In The Dark' : Human lampstands present their story in the dark. 

There are so, so, so many more shows to check out. Get more information at orlandofringe.org

Which of our picks pulled you in?

This Week In Art : 05.14.18

Orlando Fringe, the world's longest running fringe theater festival, opens May 15 and runs through May 21 and features 700+ shows across Orlando.

Here's what you need to know:

- Fringe buttons are $10 and get you into the festival.

- From there, each show is individual ticketed, the average price being $10.

- Create your Fringe schedule with, Fringe-O-Matic, a tool that helps you see what shows are playing at times you're available. Try it at FringeOMatic.com

There's a Fringe show for everyone. Kids, adults, music lovers, comedy fans, ballet enthusiados, technology geeks, EVERYONE needs to get out and experience Orlando Fringe. See more info at OrlandoFringe.com

Got a show picked out? Share it with us in the comments!

This Week In Art : 05.07.18

From orchestras to punk bands, it's an incredible week of music in the Greater Orlando Area, and we are here to break it down for you!

- Tuesday at the Bob Carr Theater, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestracelebrates with their 25th Anniversary Concert Featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Colin Jacobsen.

- Thursday & Friday, Central Florida Community Arts presents Icons: A Salute to the Kings & Queens of Music, featuring 300 voices singing the music of Madonna, Elton John, and so many more.

- Running Thursday through Saturday, the Florida Music Festival at Blackstar showcases 20+ bands and is free for everybody 18+.

Get out and hear what your music community has to offer!

This Week In Art : 04.30.18

ORLANDO! We're back breaking down a trifecta of artistic events happening this week. There's no excuse to be bored.

Know of anything else happening this week? Drop it in the comments.

Art Gallery at Mills Park has a new show opening Monday.

- Friday through Sunday, Orlando Ballet presents, Contemporary Wonders, a night with three distinct performance: NY-based choreographer Jessica Lang’s From Foreign Lands and People, Arcadian Broad's Mad Hatter’s Wonderland, and Robert Hill and Sisaundra Lewis's Love Is.

- Friday, listen to your own currated playist while watching improv dance at Coby Project presents Unspecified at The Orange Studio.

Get out and experience someting new!