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Maitland Art & History Museum "Evening in the Grove"

October 16, 2011 is the 13th Annual Orange & White Gala "Evening in the Grove" at Sheraton Orlando North. It's hosted by Art & History Museums - Maitland and includes a cocktail reception, tribute dinner for Congressman John Mica, entertainment, and silent and live auctions. All proceeds earned will fund A&H Education programs. Tickets are $75 for non-members, $70 for members.

Motorists Will Know Gas Prices Thanks to @BrianFeldman til 5:59pm Today

Sun Gas Station (5600 Butler National Drive) has been cited by WESH TV as having double the national average for a gallon of gas. Despite these outrageous prices, the gas station near the airport does not post its prices on its signs. Despite the city getting an ordinance passed requiring the station to post its prices, they're not, and are being fined $250 a day for disobeying it. Performance artist Brian Feldman will be out in front of the station today, noon to 5:59pm, holding a sign with the actual gas prices, so motorists can see before they pull in. (Photo Source)

Strida Triangle Bike $488 Down From $650

We asked you if you'd ride a Strida bike in April. It's an odd shape but packs away for convenience. Now you can ride one for less thanks to Fab.com. Normally priced at $650, the bike is $488 for the next 2 days.

Dave & Busters Opens July 18

Dave & Buster’s (8986 International Drive, Orlando) opens Monday, July 18, 2011 in the International Drive District with 170 interactive simulators and "redemption games," full-service bar and restaurant, flat-screen HD TVs, free parking and most importantly for our economy, 300 new jobs.

Elvis on a Sunday

Well this sounds fun. What better way to spend a quirky Sunday afternoon that sitting inside a Kissimmee theatre watching a "tribute artist" perform as Elvis Presely? Jim E. Jinelli, aforementioned tribute artist, is doing “Elvis: A Concert Experience” at Osceola Center for the Arts (2411 E. Hwy 192, Kissimmee) on Sunday July 17, 2011 at 2pm. Tickets are $15 and can be bought by calling (407) 846-6257 x 0.

"Jim’s voice has a natural vibrato, enabling him to capture the unique “Elvis” sound, reaching the heart of Elvis’ vocal style, capturing the passion of every song. Jinelli’s performance stays true to Elvis’ stage style of the era, offering the fans a concert experience as close to the original as possible. His efforts to maintain the illusion of Elvis’ look on stage is accented by authentic replicas of Elvis’ studded jumpsuits and silk scarves.





Food Not Bombs Rally July 16

If want to show your support for the group "Food Not Bombs," there's a demonstration planned on Saturday, July 16, 2011, 5:30pm - 9:30pm at Lake Eola Park (227 North Eola Dr # A, Orlando, FL). If you bring food, you may be arrested, warns one of the organizers, Lance R Vick (Lance@lrvick.net).

Below is text appearing on their their Facebook page:

If you think that a law forbidding the public from sharing food with anyone that "appears" to be homeless in our community park areas is an act of prejudice, then we need your voice. This event is open to church groups, college groups, Food not Bombs members, and individuals of all faiths and backgrounds.

We need two types of people at this event:

Cornell Fine Arts Museum: Four Exhibits, Five Bucks

Four exhibits are on display July 2 – October 9, 2011 at the Cornell Fine Arts Museum (Facebook) during it's Summer/Early Fall Season. Located on the campus of Rollins College near downtown Winter Park, the Cornell’s gallery hours are: Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday & Sunday, 12 to 5 p.m. Admission is $5.00 for adults. Free to CFAM members, Rollins College faculty, staff, and all students with current ID, and children. Info: 407.646.2526

Networking Group: Orlando Coffee Club

Orlando Coffee Club meets every Thursday from 8:30-9:30am at the Orlando Airport Sheraton Suites at 7550 Augusta National Drive. Parking at the Sheraton is FREE for all cars.

About: Orlando Coffee Club is an informal small business networking/mentoring group designed to help grow you and your business. Since January of 2007 more than 3,000 businesses of all sizes (small and large, local and international) have walked through the Coffee Club doors. Hosted by Jennifer Thompson, president of Insight Marketing Group, each week provides networking opportunities with roughly 70 Central Florida business professionals, an expert guest speaker to educate and enlighten, great prize giveaways and a guaranteed laugh.

Meetings are held in the pool area

Swap & Shop by Other Peoples Property at Credo Coffee

Other Peoples Property held their summer Swap & Shop last week at Credo Coffee in College Park and we were there to sip coffee, browse a bit and snap pics. Learn more about Swap & Shop

Gallery Talk with Rick Jones & Richard T. Reep

A conversation with artist Rick Jones and architect Richard T. Reep will be held on stage at 7pm on Thursday, June 30th, followed by questions from the audience at Stardust Video & Coffee. Subjects will include Mr. Jones' current exhibition, "Hot: New Paintings by Rick Jones" (on display throughout June at Stardust Video & Coffee) as well as contemporary issues in architecture, urban design.

A previously published review by Mr. Reep of Mr. Jones' work

Rick Jones is an Orlando native and graduate of Florida State University. He has been painting and exhibiting in the area since 2005 and his current show, "Hot" is his fifth at Stardust Video & Coffee.

Richard T. Reep: A recognized leader in art, architecture, and urban studies, Richard T. Reep is a Winter Park-based design resource serving clients with unique needs. His global experience places him in demand for unusual design assignments, as well as graduate-level academic, speaking, and writing con…

"txt" is About Tweets

Sit in an audience and watch a performance artist turn the tweets sent to his twitter account by the audience around you into an absurdist onstage dialogue for an hour in the live show called txt playing for three Monday nights in July 11, 18 and 25 at 7pm at Urban ReThink (625 E. Central Blvd. Orlando, FL). The performance artist is Brian Feldman and the admission is a suggested donation of $10 which includes a button and PDF script, the latter probably emailed to you post-show.

You can, of course, join in yourself and see if your tweet gets read aloud and included in the insanity. This show has been seen at BarCamp Miami, the Kerouac House, BarCamp Orlando, Atlantic Center for the Arts and The Telephone Museum at Art & History Museums, Maitland.

About Brian Feldman
Brian Feldman is an award-winning conceptual artist. The recipient of the 2011 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, he is best known for leaping off of a ladder 366 times over 24 hours (“Leap Year Day”) and eat…

Mariah Carey in St Petersburg Contest

Wanna meet Mariah Carey in St. Petersburg, Florida in November? Enter this Home Shopping Network contest and you could win coach airfare for two, $300 in (Mariah) product and a chance to meet the diva in person. Winner announced July 25 during Mariah's Home Shopping Network appearance. Photo Source


Fiat Orlando Downtown Opening Party Pics

Friday June 24, 2011 the Fiat Dealership on Orange Ave downtown threw an opening party.

Unbuilt Bank United Guarded by Graffiti

The grey shell of a once former glorious Checkers Drive-Thru on Orange Ave across from the SoDo Development has been decorated with some unexpected graffiti: a masked man holding a gun. Perhaps Bank United will save it and incorporate it in their new look. We doubt it.


Mother Falcon Thornton Park | Unicorns

The  show "Unicorns" opened May 28, 2011 at Mother Falcon Clothing (817 E. Washington Street Orlando, FL) and closed Friday June 24, 2011. The show featured works by Patrick Fatica, HORSEBITES, Brice Stephens, DRES13, Cake, Scott Donald, Sean Hartman, Dennis Hansbury, Denika Robbins, Gianelle Gelpi, Spectra82, The Naysayer, Sara Simpson, Lucy Fur, & Patrick Robles. Photo Credit: Mark Baratelli

Thornton Park 3rd Thursdays Art Walk

Thornton 3rd Thursday is a monthly sidewalk art sale, food and wine celebration in the heart of Thornton Park that takes place on the third Thursday of each month, 9pm - 9pm. Shops that normally dye peoples hair and sell custom t-shirts and blend power-smoothies turn into short-term art galleries for the night, displaying works of art above chair hair dryers and below coat hooks. Glasses of wine are handed to anyone (of legal drinking age) who shows up to any gallery-shop. Makes the night that much more fun. One salon even offered kareoke the night I went (Thursday June 16, 2011). This is a fun time and I highly recommend it. -Mark