This Week In Art : 07.15.19

Orlando is a vibrant city full of creativity. Don't miss one of the events happening 'This Week In Art'.

- This Friday, Orlando music venue Blue Bamboo Center For The Artscelebrates Blue Bamboo's 3rd Anniversary feat. the Orlando Jazz Orchestra.

Central Florida Community Arts is currently hosting Bye Bye Birdie, a musical about a 60s rockstar being drafted to war, showing through the 28th.

Garden Theatre hosts Flashdance: The Musical through the 28th. This classic tells the story of a welder by day and ‘flashdancer’ by night.

- Opening Friday, Newsies at Osceola Arts, tells the invigorating tale of a band of young "newsies".

Get out and take advantage of what your city has to offer.

This Week In Art : 07.08.19

Don't let your kids sit home all summer! Orlando is full of summer camps to keep their brains and bodies active while school is out.

Orlando Repertory Theatre hosts theater camps for the little actor/actress in your life.

Orlando Science Center has a ton of science and technology summer camps to keep your kids thinking.

- Have a little artist on your hands? Orlando Museum of Art hosts camps teaching them about the visual arts.

Orlando Ballet Company and School teaches a wide variety of dance at their summer camps.

Enzian Theater hosts camp for budding filmmakers.

Art & History Museums - Maitland presents even more visual arts camps.

Central Florida Community Arts has a wide variety of options, from music to theater.

Orange County Regional History Center hosts history and cultural camps.

They need something to do this summer! Get your kid interested in the arts!

This Week In Art : 07.01.19

Orlando is booming with events this Fourth of July week! Don't miss out on celebrating with your city! 🎆🍊

- Fourth of July celebrations start on Wednesday with Red Hot & Boom 2019. Come enjoy fireworks, pop music, & food!

- On July 4, head over to Winter Park for a performance from Bach Festival Society of Winter Park Choir & Brass Band.

- After, head down to Lake Eola for the annual Fireworks At The Fountain.

- Starting Wednesday, Celebration Theatre Company presents 'A Chorus Line'.

- Running Thursday through Saturday, Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House presents 'Mean Gays'.

Get out and enjoy your Orlando summer!

This Week In Art : 06.24.19

It's 'This Week In Art', here to keep you connected to the best in arts & culture in Orlando.

- This week is your last chance to catch 'Once' at Mad Cow Theatre. This classic musical tells the story of an Irish musician and a Czech immigrant are drawn together by their shared love of music.

- Thursday, a unique show comes to Timucua Arts Foundation. At Jeremy Seghers: Three Stories, watch three different short stories play out, one at a time on each level of the house.

- Saturday at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing ArtsPechaKucha Night Orlando v26 gives a host of speakers 20 images, 20 seconds each to tell their whatever story they wish.

- Also Saturday, it's Liberty Weekend with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, a free concert getting us ready for The Fourth Of July.

Get out and do something new and exciting.

This Week In Art : 06.17.19

Beat the heat. Miss the rain. And enjoy Orlando. It's 'This Week In Art'.

- The Third Thursday Gallery Hop is this week! CityArts functions as the hub for the event and they will be opening a new exhibit, Metamorphosis.

- A new play 'Outside Mullingar' opens at Mad Cow Theatre and runs through July 14.

- There's even more theater at the Florida Festival of New Musicals, happening at Winter Park Playhouse.

- This Friday, East End Market hosts Evening Exchange at East End, a monthly event with tons of local makers, food, and fun.

Get out and do the thing!!!

This Week In Art : 06.10.19

Orlando is home to a burgeoning music scene. This week, catch at least one of these performances before their done. Let us know which one you can't miss. 🎵

- You have four opportunities this week to catch some amazing, local jazz at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts.

- Friday & Saturday, the Central Florida Community Arts orchestra presents Symphonic Broadway, a one-of-a-kind performance featuring new renditions of classic Broadway tunes.

- Saturday afternoon, Timucua Arts Foundation hosts 'Four Hands', a piano performance featuring two players on one piano!

- Running Tuesday through Sunday, Come From Away is at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This musical takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them.

Get out and support your city's music!

This Week In Art : 06.03.19

Into dance? Theater? Museums? Farmers markets? Food trucks? No matter what you're into, there's something happening in Orlando this week for you. And better yet, a lot of it is free!

- This Wednesday, Cornell Fine Arts Museum presents Happy Hour Art Tours at The Alfond Inn, a free tour of the Museum’s Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art.

- Also Wednesday, Mad Cow Theatre opens Once, a powerful love story, underscored by emotionally charged music.

- Friday & Saturday, Emotions Dance presents Blur at Orlando Shakes, a performance that examines social media, pop culture, and asks the question, "Are we really connected?"

- Sunday, The Daily City presents the Indoor Farmers Market, featuring many local creatives selling their goods.

- Also Sunday, The One Orlando Alliance hosts Love and Kindness on the Lawn, a free event to enjoy local music, food trucks, share some hugs and create happy memories while remembering those who continue to need our love and support.

Get out and do something new and exciting!

This Week In Art : 05.27.19

The Orlando heat is in full effect, so here are some inside events happening this week to keep you cool. 😎

- This Saturday, a new exhibit opens where artists from all over the country respond to the Pulse Tragedy. Stop by Orange County Regional History Center between then and September 22.

- This Friday, Florida Prize 2019 opens at Orlando Museum of Art. This annual celebration of Florida artists showcases a wide variety of fascinating works. The Florida Prize Exhibition Preview Party is that evening.

- Saturday, AAHC Asian Cultural Festival 2019 takes place at Enchanted Nights Banquet Hall. It features food, music, and dance from a host of different Asian cultures.

- Also Saturday, Art & History Museums - Maitland hosts Culture POP | A Celebration of Printmaking, featuring printmaking activities for all ages, live performances, a maker's market, a pop-up exhibition with our Artists-in-Action, and more.

Get out and experience something amazing.

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.