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Showing posts from November, 2011

Status Community Market Dec 6

Discovery Church is putting on it's bi-annual Status Market Tuesday December 6, 2011, 7-20pm at 4400 S. Orange Ave., Orlando, FL 32806. Expect baked goodies, acupuncture, vintage clothing, photography, paintings, handmade ornaments, and live music from Kat Porter, Cory Murdock, Kurt Gunter, Landon Pontius, Michael Vincent and Sarah Ross. All transactions are cash-only, so bring plenty. A portion of the proceeds benefit Charity: Water.Parking is across the street from the church.

Homespun Chic Marketplace Dec 4

Rebecca with Mark from The 3rd incarnation of the Homespun Chic Marketplace will be held Sunday December 4, 2011, 2:30pm-6pm at Redeemer Church (4064 Winter Garden-Vineland Rd, Winter Garden, FL). 
About: Homespun Chic Marketplace was created by Rebecca Wilding of Apple and Ivy. After trying her hand at traditional craft shows, she decided to create a more tailored event that worked for her and some fellow crafters. She developed the Marketplace as an indoor event, away from the relentless Florida sun, and invited leading artisans in the area. It was her desire to give other woman-based businesses a platform to showcase their talent and sell their handmade crafts.

Hear Orange County Property Appraiser Speak Dec 1st

Want to learn more about downtown? Attend the monthly 8:30am "Whats Up Downtown" meetups at the downtown information center (201 S. Orange Ave., Suite 102, Orlando, FL 32801). The next one is Thursday December 1, 2011 at 8:30am and features Bill Donegan, CFA, Orange County Property Appraiser.

Jingle 'n Mingle Dec 11 SANTA PET PHOTOS!!!

The Mills50 Jingle n' Mingle is Sunday December 11, 2011, 2-5pm, in the Armstrong Locks parking lot at the corner of Mills and Lake Highland. Shop local in the Mills50 district from small businesses set up selling art, crafts, food and drink. Live music, photos with Santa (pets welcome!), stiltwalker, balloon artist and magician.

12 Pubs of Christmas Pedicab Pub Crawl

12 Pubs of Christmas Pedicab Pub Crawl is Saturday December 3, 8PM - 12AM. Click here for more information. Buy Here ABOUT: The best way of spreading Christmas cheer is riding pedicabs to beer sip a brew at each pub stop while weaving through the local shops. If you plan to hit all twelve, leave your keys upon a shelf and let a taxi take you home, just don’t trip on your garden gnome! $10 Per Person gets you a pedicab and drink specials at the following locations:

Funky Monkey Wine Company
Substance Gallery
Will's Pub
Peacock Room
Park Avenue CD's
Sushi Lola's
Bikes, Beans and Bordeaux (B3)
Big Daddy's

Beat this apple pie, Orlando!

Beat this apple pie. Its perfect! Send us links to your fab Thanksgiving creations and prove us wrong. Happy T-Day, Orlando!

Occupy Orlando Will Be In Your Black Friday Shopping Plans

Occupy Orlando will be up to something on Black Friday with an event called Black Friday Direct Acction Event. They will be meeting up at 8pm at Senator Beth Johnson Park to then leave at 9pm for "an all-night event at several big box store locations, ending at the Conroy Bridge." If you want to make your Friday even more exciting, join in the Occupy Orlando fun! (Photo Credit)

About Occupy Orlando: (taken from their site)

Occupy Orlando is a people-powered movement that began officially on Oct 15, 2011 in Senator Beth Johnson Park, in solidarity with over 1,500 cities in the United States and around the world. We are empowering citizens to fight back against the corrosive power major banks and multinational corporations wield in our government and the role of Wall Street in creating an economic collapse that has caused the greatest recession in generations. The movement aims to expose how the richest 1% of people are writing the rules of an unfair global economy that is forec…

PXL Plus Gallery Grand Opening

PXL Plus Gallery (FacebookTwitter) is having it's grand opening party Saturday November 26, 2011, 7-11pm at it's new location at 7033Stapoint Ct. unit A, Winter Park, FL 32792. 

PXL Plus Grand Opening from Bluemotion Productions on Vimeo.

Press Release: 

Bluemotion Productions has united with Nakanari and his MaiHiro team to form a multidisciplinary mecca for creativity in Central Florida. This unique space, called PXL+, serves to showcase some of the most innovative talents in Orlando. Part gallery, part urban boutique, part studio, and part classroom, PXL+ will play host to both exclusive and public gatherings with an emphasis on design culture. Contemporary art shows will be an ongoing feature of PXL+, with the grand opening event taking place on Saturday, November 26th, 2011.
The ultimate goal for PXL+ is to create a resource for artists and fans alike to enjoy, as well as to extend local artistic expression to a new level for the area. With an extensive background in design…

7 Tips For Experiencing Gaylord Palm’s ICE! Like a Grown Up

By Kristen Manieri
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I’m not going to lie… there are a lot of families at Gaylord Palms Resort these days. With the newly rebranded ICE! and SNOW experiences splashed with Shrek and Kung Fu Panda plus visits with Santa, screenings of the Puss in Boots 3D movie and a colorful little nook where you can decorate gingerbread houses…we’re talking a cornucopia of kid-focused festivities.But for all the merriment and eventual meltdowns this spectacular holiday extravaganza will produce, there are, in fact, a few mature elements if you know where to look. Here are seven tips for experiencing Gaylord Palms this holiday season like a grown up:1. Definitely check out ICE! but you can skip SNOW… with its kids playground and giant slide, it’s really intended for little ones.2. Go on a night when ICE! is open until 10 p.m. (Nov 25, 26 + Dec 3, 10, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22).3. Buy your tickets online ahead of time so you don’t have to stand in line for tickets or chance having ICE!…

Interview: Q&A with the band Parachute

By: Jen Thuy-Tien
Contributing music writer

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The Daily City caught up with the band Parachute after their performance at Orlando Calling on 11/12/11. Parachute is a rock band from Charlottesville, Virginia. Some of the band’s hits include “She is Love”, “Something to Believe In” and “Forever and Always”. Parachutewill be playing at Pet-a-Palooza on December 3rd.

Parachute. Photo Credit: Danh Nguyen
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Orlando Pottery and Ceramic Festival Dec 3

Dozens of potters from across Central Florida will take part in the first annual Orlando Pottery and Ceramic Festival from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. December 3, 2011 at Loch Haven Neighborhood Center (610 N. Lake Formosa Drive, near Loch Haven Park). Loch Haven Neighborhood Center is at the intersection of Lake Formosa Drive and Alden Road, just east of Orange Avenue and south of Princeton Street. Free parking is available. 

About: "Just in time for holiday gift-giving, the festival will feature all kinds of ceramic art, from functional pottery plates and mugs to whimsical ceramic piggybanks to fanciful abstract sculpture. Most of the artists involved are members of the Downtown Orlando Pottery Studio, a city institution since 1968. Along with nearly 60 potters selling their wares, the festival will include live entertainment all day as well as food and beverages from some of Orlando's favorite food vendors.
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Interview: Q&A with Andy Matchett of Andy Matchett and The Minks

By: Jen Thuy-Tien
Contributing music writer

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After celebrating with confetti, other various party decorations, and the dog powered robot, Andy Matchett of local band Andy Matchett and the Minks sat down with TheDailyCity after the band’s well-received set at Orlando Calling on 11/13/11.

Q: How are you today?A: Doing Great.Q: You guys just performed this afternoon. How do you feel about your performance? A: It was fun. It was totally fun. It was a little stressful before hand. We were trying to work with everybody’s rules. We do a lot of crowd participation stuff. We have balloons and some friends of ours in dog costumes. Q: When you found out you guys were going to be playing in Orlando Calling, what went through your mind?A: We were really excited. The first thing I honestly thought was “I wonder what side stage are we going to play? Where are they going to stick us at?” I thought we’ll be kind of off the side somewhere but this is a cool stage, right by …