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The Food Truck Bazaar in New Smyrna Beach TONIGHT

The Food Truck Bazaar (AboutTwitterFacebook) visits New Smyrna Beach tonight, August 31, 2012, 5-8pm-ish on Flagler Avenue with the following trucks (All trucks subject to change without notice): Big Wheel Provisions, Cafe Rouge, 5 Gastronomy, Fork in the Road, Swede Dish, Bem Bom, Twisted Cuban, Saigon Sizzle, Korean BBQ, Bollywood BBQ, The Crepe Company, Treehouse Truck, C&S Brisket, Tastebuds, Flattery, Dimples Delights, Yum Yum, Ice Cream Social, Cafe Heavenly On Wheels, Thai Mango.

VIDEO:Interview with the Producer
GUIDE:Orlando Food Truck List

The Food Truck Bazaar was the very first gourmet food truck event to ever take place in Central Florida, and was produced by Mark Baratelli (About | Email | Facebook | Twitter). It brings a town together over dinner, plain and simple. Folks bring their lawn chairs, friends and family and enjoy an evening meal under the stars. Its only stops in towns for three hours a month, brings large amounts of foot traffic to the area in which it…

Republican National Convention Balloon Show

Whatever your political slant is, ya gotta admit: there were a lot of balloons last night. More than I've ever seen in my life, ever. 

Cocktails & Cosmos is Back at Orlando Science Center

Cocktails & Cosmos is back at the Orlando Science Center Saturday, September 8, 2012, 8-11pm. Admission ($13) includes access to all four floors of exhibits, the premiere of Space Junk in the Dr. Phillips CineDome, presentations from former NASA astronaut Bob Springer and night-time viewing in the Crosby Observatory. 

We took the photo at left at Stardust

Visitors can examine the night sky in the Crosby Observatory through the use of the 10-inch refractor telescope – one of the largest available to the public in the state. View moons, planets and deep sky objects such as galaxies, nebulas and more. 

Enjoy cocktails at the cash bar provided by Ember, lounge on furniture from Chic! Event Furniture and dance the night away to 80s and 90s hits from DJ Christian Deleon of Metropolis Productions. 

State of Florida Pattern On Scarf by Lilly Pulitzer

Lilly Pulitzer has come out with a line of scarves for each state. Below is the pattern for Florida. Its super retro and fun. 

Swap and Shop Fall 2012 | This Time Its About the Kids (Clothes)

The next Swap & Shop Clothing Party put on by Other Peoples Property is September 21, 2012, 6-8:30pm at 1300 Brookhaven Drive, Orlando, Florida 32804. Admission is $7 if you drop your items off (sorted into categories w/ your name on it) at: before the September 20th at CREDO Coffeehouse (706 W. Smith Street, Orlando, FL 32804) or $12 if you bring your items the night of the event. 

According to the U.S. EPA Office of Solid Waste, Americans throw away more than 68 pounds of clothing and textiles per person per year. Other Peoples Property Swap & Shop Clothing Parties are trying to help reduce that number by helping folks keep their clothes in circulation longer and out of landfills.

Homemade cupcakes will be for sale 6-7pm during registration. Then the swap runs 7pm-8:30pm. New: kids clothing. Married Moms, single Moms, Lesbian Moms, straight Moms, Moms with pigtails, Moms with Moms... and Dads dammit.. the organizers want kids clothes. Go through your kids closet and give it th…

3rd Annual Puppet (Art) Show

The 3rd Annual Puppet Art Show is a 3-day event October 19 (6pm to Midnight), 20 (5-9:30pm) , 21 (5-9:30pm), 2012, at the Renegade Theater in Orlando (no address listed on the website as of the writing of this post/blog/story/blurb). Tickets are five bucks. Proceeds from this years puppet art show will go to GLAAD.

Expect all your favorite iconic figures to be taken in and spat out by artists from around the country. Artists so far include: Robert Bennett, Parker Sketch,Kenny Durkin, Jennifer Payne, Dan Grogan, Rebecca Rose, Eric Steen, Kayla Prommersberger, Adrienne Lee, Shan Stumpf, Benjamin Sawinski, Eric Johnsen, Jamie Meagher, Charles Thurston, Alison Krafick, Kate Carleton, Jen Jacobson, Jeff Wells, Bill Tarpley, Chris Tobar, Lemus, Justin Barrows, Jeff Bertrand, Christopher Brewer, Vickie Suarez, Christian Andrew, And Many More!

The Meat House Winter Park 1-Year Birthday Party

The Meat House (669 Orange Ave., Winter Park, FL, Website | Facebook | Twitter) is having their one year anniversary September 1, 2012, noon to 5pm. To celebrate, they are throwing a tailgate party at their shop. 

Bonefish Grill Grand Opening Charity Night

The brand new Bonefish Grill at 6730 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando is having a grand opening Charity Night Saturday, September 22, 2012, 6-8:30pm. A $35 donation provides 2 drinks and a full tasting of the menu with 100% of the proceeds benefitting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. Limited seating. RSVP required: or (407) 295-5009, ext. 28. 

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Bohemian Hotel Monthly Night: $20 Yoga Class + Bev + Light Menu + Pool

The Bohemian Hotel in Celebration, Florida is putting on an event the second Thursday of every month at 6pm called Celebration, Meditation and Libations. For $20, you get an organic beverage, yoga class, and health-inspired light bite menu. Complimentary valet and exclusive pool privileges for the evening are included. 

Winter Springs Festival of the Arts

Winter Springs Festival of the Arts ( FacebookTwitter) is October 20-21, 2012, 10am-5pm,  along Blumberg Boulevard at the Winter Springs Town Center, located at the northwest corner of SR 434 and Tuskawilla Road.
There will be 125 juried and invited veteran and emerging artists in categories including sculpture and clay, drawing, graphics, pastels, crafts, jewelry, mixed media, painting, photography, digital media, and performing arts.

Additionally, live entertainment will include France Neil and Matt the Saxman, Ian Vidal, Lady J, Linda McKenzie, Lindy Romez and Sol Y Mar, Makeshift, and The New Covenant Jazz Ensemble.

Crealdé 16th Annual Benefit Auction in Winter Park

Crealdé School of Art's 16th Annual Benefit Auction is Saturday, September 22, 2012, 6-10pm, at the Winter Park Community Center (721 West New England Avenue) next door to Crealdé’s second campus, the Hannibal Square Heritage Center. The center is dedicated to the art, history and culture of Winter Park’s African-American community.

Tickets are $50 and can be purchased online or by calling 407-671-1886

The evening's event is themed “Art Is In Everything" and will feature live art demonstrations and a 100-piece auction of original works.

Money raised through the auction will support Crealdé’s outreach programs, arts education and heritage preservation efforts, which directly affect more than 100,000 Central Floridians and visitors each year. They offer free art instruction to underprivileged children, at-risk teens and low-income seniors.

Upon arriving at the benefit, guests will be greeted by Crealdé’s Youth Ambassadors, ages eight to 10, adorned in French artist costumes…

Smilebooth-ish Business in Orlando?

Is there a photobooth business in Orlando like Smilebooth? Looks like so much fun. And no photographer required!

See Art Orlando | Public Sculpture Initiative

SEE ART ORLANDO, a public sculpture community project designed to enhance the aesthetic experience and cultural image of Downtown Orlando through the installation of iconic works of art throughout the city core, is a new initiative by Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and community leaders.

“I believe this project will further propel Downtown Orlando as a destination for not only residents from across the region, but also our visitors," said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer.

SEE ART ORLANDO is a non-profit organization comprised of community leaders who represent a cross section of artsorganizations, including United Arts, Downtown Arts District, Orange County Cultural Arts Advisory Board, City Arts Factory and Florida Theatrical Association.

Each installation will be underwritten by corporate sponsors and maintained by the City of Orlando without utilizing taxpayer dollars. 
Phase I of the project will include up to nine permanent sculpture installations with high-visibility in Downtown Orlando.…