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!

This Week In Art : 04.23.18

Our Orlando arts community continuously proves we're more than our theme parks. And Creative City Project is here to break down this week in art, music, and more.

- This Friday at The MEZZOpera del Sol presents Mozart's Muses: An evening of Opera & Burlesque, a mashup of two beautiful artforms. 

- This week (Wednesday - Sunday) is your last chance to see The Luckiest People from Orlando Shakes

- UCF Director of Jazz Studies and huge talent Jeff Rupert and his quartet perform at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts this Thursday. 

- Saturday, the Orlando Science Center hosts Science of Wine Fundraiser! 150 different wines and bites from restaurants throughout Central Florida. 

Get out and live a life of creativity and adventure!

This Week In Art : 04.16.18

There's way too much happening in the Greater Orlando Area this week to stay home. We're breaking down four art, ballet, and music events happening in your backyard. 

- The 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop is happening this week. The Gallery at Avalon Island,Gallery Eola,Orange County Regional History CenterCityArts Factory, and many other art hot spots are open to the public.

- Tuesday, Uncorked at The Abbey, Orlando Balletwill let you get up close and personal with some of the performers from the Orlando Ballet Company and School.

- Saturday and Sunday, the African American Masterpieces: Symphonic Spirituals, in collaboration with The Bethune-Cookman University Concert Chorale, performers work by three of the 20th centuries most influental black composers.

- Lastly, Saturday is the 9th Annual Hannibal Square Folk and Urban Art Festival. 25 folk artists showcasing their skills. Free for the entire family!

Get out and experience your community.

This Week In Art : 04.09.18

Cole is live from the Enzian Theater to walk you through this year's Florida Film Festival and three other events happening this week in Orlando.

- The Florida Film Festival is running through April 15 and features 180+ films of all genres. 

- Starting Thursday, come celebrate the art of storytelling at the Florida Storytelling Festival in Mount Dora with workshops, storytelling concerts, story swaps, and story slams.

- Friday, UCF Celebrates the Arts 2018 continues with The Flying Horse Big Band and UCF Orchestra, featuring special guests T-Bone, Veronica Swift, and The Jazz Professors. 

- On Sunday, the Asian Cultural Association presents An Evening of Indian Music at the Orlando Museum of Art. 

Get out and enjoy your city!

This Week In Art : 04.02.18

Looking to overcome a mundane life? Try one of these art/music events happening this week in Orlando.

Don't see your event? Post it for us in the comments!

- Starting this Friday, UCF Celebrates the Arts 2018 kicks off two weeks of performances at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with Leonard Bernstein's MASS, featuring 200 performers from UCF chorus, theatre department, and orchestra.

- Also Friday, Central Florida Community Arts opens Company, and WPRK 91.5 FM Presents Frequencies: A Benefit for WPRK and IDEAS for Us at Blackstar.

- Saturday, Orlando Museum of Art hosts its FREE Family Day.

Get out and experience something new!

This Week In Art : 03.26.18

There's tons going on this week in the Greater Orlando Area, and two of our three featured events our F-R-E-E!

- Mad Cow Theatre presents A View From the Bridge, continuing this Thursday with performances through April 22.

- On Thursday, the UCF New Music Ensemble plays new compositions at UCF. It's FREE!

- This Friday, the Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens is FREE for Good Friday!

Go out and experience something creative!

This Week In Art : 03.19.18

Exhibition openings, operas, and orchestras - oh my! Cole is live from The Mennello Museum of American Art to tell you about three art events happening this week in the Greater Orlando Area. 

- Friday at The Mennello, don't miss the Julie Heffernan Opening Reception & Gallery Talk, featuring a tour from Heffernan herself. 

- Running Wednesday through Sunday, Opera Orlando presents Gioachino Rossini's Cinderella at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

- Thursday night, Alterity Chamber Orchestra featuring Ariadne Greif is performing in Loch Haven Park. 

As always, let us know what you're doing this week. And your own events in the comments for a chance to be featured on a future "This Week In Art."

This Week In Art : 03.12.18

Cole takes center stage at the Orlando Repertory Theatre to bring you three events happening this week in the Greater Orlando Area.

- Running every Saturday & Sunday through April 8, the Orlando Rep presents Madagascar - A Musical Adventure.

- This weekend only, a classic love story is given new life in Orlando Ballet presents Arcadian Broad's, Beauty & the Beast at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.

- Starting on Friday, the 85th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival showcases 225 artists all across Winter Park's Central Park.

What are you doing this week? Let us know which of these events you cannot miss, or better yet, share even more art events in the comments.

This Week In Art : 03.05.18

Spring has sprung, so 'This Week In Art' is bringing you three outdoor events happening in the Greater Orlando Area.

Help get others outside! Let us know your favorite local outdoor activity.

- Saturday & Sunday, come pick up a new friend at Harry P. Leu Gardens' annual Plant Sale.

- Also Saturday, Rockin Robinson in The Milk District shuts down the street to bring you 18 bands for $10.

- Sunday, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting a FREE concert in Winter Park's Central Park.

Get out and experience Orlando!