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.


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!