This Week In Art : 09.16.19

Start your week by planning to experience all that Orlando's creative communities have to offer. It's 'This Week In Art'.

- This Friday, Winter Park Playhouse opens 'Desperate Measures', a musical-comedy-gone-wrong, featuring a nun, a sheriff, a saloon girl, and all the hijinx that insue.

- Stop by Enzian Theater all week for the Global Peace Film Festival.

- Saturday is the CFLSketch - 2019 Central Florida Sketch Comedy Festival, featuring morning workshops and an evening of comedy.

- Saturday at Blue Bamboo Center For The ArtsCarol Stein Band are performing a variety of musical genres from jazz to classical or musicals and cabarets to pub songs.

And don't forget, we're one month from Immerse 2019 in Downtown Orlando!

This Week In Art : 09.09.19

Are you ready to live a life of creativity? Then check out what's happening 'This Week In Art'.

Orlando Repertory Theatre presents Tuck Everlasting, a story about adventure, starting Saturday and running through the end of the month.

- This Friday, Snap! Orlando Downtown opens their 2019 Florida Showcase with a party featuring cocktails, music, and, of course, Florida art.

- Friday through Sunday, Opera Orlando presents '6 of VIII : The 6 wives of Henry VIII'.

- Enjoy an evening of dance at A Magi Temple Belly Dance School for Hafla Celebrating 30 Year Belly Dance Orlando Anniversary.

This Week In Art : 09.02.19

We're here to connect you with Orlando's creative communities. It's 'This Week In Art'.

- Wednesday, Orlando Shakes opens 'Evita'. Set in Argentina between 1934-1952, the Tony Award-winning musical follows Eva Duarte on her journey from poor illegitimate child to ambitious actress to, as the wife of military leader-turned-president Juan Peron, the most powerful woman in Latin America. It runs through October.

- Tuesday, Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Floridaopens 'Let Me Be Myself', an exhibit covering the life of Anne Frank.

- Friday is Movie Night at Harry P. Leu Gardens. This month they're showing 'Indiana Jones & The Temple Of Doom'.

- Saturday & Sunday, Orlando Science Center opens Bubble Bash! Love Mess Fest at Orlando Science Center? Then you’ll love the squeaky clean sister event.

Get out and do something new!

This Week In Art : 08.26.19

Connecting you with Orlando's many cultural scenes, it's 'This Week In Art'.

- Tuesday, Enzian Theater shows Wes Anderson's second film at Cult Classics: Rushmore.

- Head over to Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts for some free jazz. It's Thursday Night Hang: Eddie Marshall Trio.

- Opening Friday, Central Florida Community Arts host Next to Normal, a contemporary musical about a bipolar woman and her suburban family as they cope with mental illness.

Get out and do something creative!

This Week In Art : 08.19.19

The intimacy of theater when you can see every detail is something you're missing out on if you've only ever seen productions in huge rooms. "This Week In Art" is here to connect you to Orlando's many artistic scenes.

- Friday, Ragtime the Musical opens at The Garden (through Sept 15). At the dawn of a new century, everything is changing… and anything is possible. In New York City, a stifled upper-class wife, a determined Jewish immigrant, and a daring young Harlem musician are brought together by the promise of the future.

- Thursday & Friday, CFCArts Presents Into the Woods. Classic fairytale characters collide in Sondheim's fairytale masterpiece.

- Opening Wednesday, Mad Cow Theatre hosts Fade. A true-to-life new comedy, Mexican-American Lucia is hired to write for a Latina TV character in a cutthroat Hollywood TV studio.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum hosts their monthly Saturday Highlights Tour, a free docent-led tour of works currently on view at the museum.

This Week In Art : 08.12.19

If you're not connecting with Orlando's creative scenes, you're missing out on inspiration, awe, and the meaningful experiences. Get out and enjoy one of these events!

- This Saturday, enjoy some science projects and have a beer! It's Adults-Only Science Night Live ft. TMNT! at Orlando Science Center.

- Hear both legendary works and new orchestral pieces at Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center for OCCO presents Locals and Legends.

- This week is 3rd Thursday Orlando in Downtown. Tons of open galleries including the hub of the event, CityArts Factory.

- Wednesday, UCF Jazz professor and piano savant Richard Drexler performs at Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts.

This Week In Art : 08.05.19

Connect with your community through creativity. Orlando hosts movies, theater, and more 'This Week In Art'. 🎨

- Enjoy a free evening and movie in Winter Park Central Park. Enzian Theater presents Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

- Friday, Theater at St. Luke's opens the classic musical Mary Poppins at St. Luke's UMC.

- Three arts organizations team up for a celebration of Japanese culture. Friday through Sunday, it's The Mikado, A Concert Version from Space Coast Symphony OrchestraOpera del Sol, and Central Florida Vocal Arts.

- See it before it's gone. You have four more chances (Thur - Sun) to see Central Florida Community Arts's Twelve Angry Jurors.

This Week In Art : 07.29.19

Connecting you with Orlando's cultural communities, it's "This Week In Art".

- A unique feat in theater, Central Florida Community Arts takes over a courtroom at Orange County Regional History Center for their production of Twelve Angry Jurors.

- As a part of First Thursday, Orlando Museum of Art opens three new exhibits.

- Friday, Harry P. Leu Gardens will show Mission Impossible as part of their Movie Night series.

This Week In Art : 07.22.19

Is Orlando more than a city full of theme parks and tourists?

- Florida Prize 2019 is running at Orlando Museum of Art through August 18. Our favorite exhibition every year, come see emerging Florida artists from throughout the state.

- (UPDATED) Thursday, Blue Bamboo Center For The Arts hosts Thursday Night Hang: Eddie Marshall Trio. Admission is FREE.

- Sunday at The Alfond Inn, take a docent-led tour of the works on view at Sunday Tour at The Alfond Inn.

Get out and experience something new.

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!