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Events that didn’t make this month’s roundup include: An Orlando Exchange, Mount Dora Arts Festival, An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin, Cultural Canopy, Indie-Folkfest at the Mennello Museum, 6th Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival, Orlando Florida Prego Expo, The Mennello Museum Invitational, Upright Citizens Brigade, Orlando Chili Cook-Off, Bach and Beer, Retro Modern Home Tour, The Enchanted Jungle, Arab Fest, and the Orlando Cuban Sandwich Smackdown,

FEBRUARY 2017

 

Local Love Night: for Zebra Coalition

February 2 @ 5:00 pm10:00 pm
City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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UPDATE: We were hoping that Local Love Night could be a way to showcase our new studio, but thanks to your amazing promotion of the event, it’s blown up to be way too big to host in our space.   So as of this afternoon, I’m happy to report that Barbara Hartley, Executive Director of Downtown Arts District, has offered the City Arts Factory for the event, at no charge.

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Mystery Sketch Theater Presents: Sunny Cummings

February 2 @ 8:00 pm10:00 pm
The Falcon, 819 E. Washington Street, Suite 2
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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What is Mystery Sketch Theater? It’s a live figure drawing session that takes place once a month, on the first Thursday of the month at an awesome artsy bar & gallery called The Falcon (819 E. Washington Street, Orlando, FL 32801). The models are superheroes, burlesque performers, retro housewives, belly dancers, drag queens! It’s a hoot! We provide you the most ravishing, exotic and fascinating models our fair city and beyond can provide.

LGBTQ Community Town Hall

February 2 @ 5:00 pm8:30 pm
Acacia Banquet Halls, 1865 N. Econlockhatchee Trail
Orlando, FL 32817 United States
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We’d love for you to contribute to Orlando’s LGBTQ community by sharing your feedback, insights and dreams. Please join The LGBTQ Alliance for a town hall, freely discussing immediate needs and long term desires. You will learn who we are, what we have done so far, and how you can get involved. The LGBTQ Alliance is made up of more than 20 of Central Florida’s LGBTQ-focused organizations, all with a variety of programs that serve our diverse community.

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Dinner with Curator Dr. Deborah Willis at Snap! Space

February 3 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Snap! Orlando, 1013 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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SNAP! DINNER SERIES presents : Dinner in the Gallery with ‘Posing Beauty’ Curator DR. DEBORAH WILLIS Join us for an evening with Dr. Deborah Willis, curator of “Posing Beauty in African American Culture” exhibition, on view at at Snap! Space. Tickets ( $250 per couple / $150 Single ) 7PM – Cocktail hour with private tour of exhibition. 8 PM – Dinner in the gallery with curator Dr. Deborah Willis.

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Surfaces 2.0 – Opening Night Party

February 3 @ 6:00 pm11:00 pm
UCF Art Gallery, 4000 Central Florida Blvd
Orlando, FL 32816 United States
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OPENING NIGHT EVENT for SURFACES 2.0 Friday, February 3rd @ 6pm – 11pm SURFACES IS BACK with amazing new artists and installations… Join us opening night in the gallery to celebrate innovative works exploring the versatile mediums of light and sound through PROJECTIONS, LASERS, INTERACTIVE INSTALLATIONS, VIDEO ART, SOUND INSTALLATIONS, and more… This event is *FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC*

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Arts For All Day

February 4 @ 10:00 am2:00 pm
Orlando Loch Haven Park, 900 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Join us for the day and fully immerse yourself in a variety of arts and cultural experiences available to us in Central Florida! Ranging from Shakespeare to modern dance, you’ll have the opportunity to see more than 60 local artists and organizations in action…all in one location. United Arts is presenting Arts for ALL Day on February 4, 2017 at Loch Haven Cultural Park in Orlando, FL. This is a celebration to kick off the 2017 collaborative Campaign for the Arts. Space is limited and registration is required, so visit www.ArtsForAllDay.com today to get your FREE entry wristband and learn more about your local arts community.

 

Sam Flax Wall Project

February 4 @ 10:00 am6:00 pm
Sam Flax of Orlando, 1800 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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The Sam Flax Wall Project is a block party style celebration dedicated to fostering collaborations and partnerships. By establishing a visual presence we hope our community will join us in using art to shed light on issues in today’s society. Mural Artists Painting Live : Boy Kong Chaya Av Chris McAlister Danny Rock Jack Void Lesley Silva SKIP

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2017 Trash 2 Trends Fundraiser – A Recycled Runway Show

February 4 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Trash 2 Trends has become a yearly fundraiser for our nonprofit organization Keep Orlando Beautiful. The purpose of this fundraiser is to educate attendees about the seemingly limitless possibilities of materials that many consider trash. In addition all proceeds from the event are then put directly back into our nonprofit side where the funds are used to purchase required outreach event materials to ensure volunteer safety, impactful changes, and overall community engagement.

Erotic Poetry Night V: Smut, Actually

February 5 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Vinyl Arts Bar, 75 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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The Drunken Odyssey presents its annual live show of erotic poetry, erotic prose, amorous thoughts, and smut, this year in the posh bohemian confines of Vinyl Arts Bar. The Drunken Odyssey All Stars will feature Naomi Butterfield Ephraim Scott Sommers Diane Turgeon Richardson Wilson Santos Stephanie Rizzo Brian Downes Rachel Kolman Lexi Senior Teege Braune Lisa Roney Madison Strake Bernath & your host, John King.

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Orlando Cringe, a public diary reading

February 8 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm

Remember falling in love in high school and telling your diary all about it?  Now fast-forward a few decades and imagine reading that diary to a room full of strangers. It may sound terrifying, but it’s oh so funny. Orlando Cringe, the unique showcase where adults read from their childhood diaries and journals, returns with a Valentine’s Day-inspired show on February 8 at 7 p.m. at The Abbey in Orlando.

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Love Festival

February 11 @ 3:00 pm11:00 pm
Downtown Orlando, 101 S Garland Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Music, Entertainment, Fun, Match making, Make up and more. Love Festival is meant to bring people together, whether you’re married, dating, engaged or single. This event’s goal is to unite us all during this very special time of the year and what better way to bring everyone together, than by being serenaded by Rhythm and Blues. Single Mingle Lounge We’ve taken the casual nature of happy hour and combined it with the efficiency of speed dating.

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Paws in the Park

February 11 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm

On February 11th, pet lovers from all over Central Florida will gather at beautiful Lake Eola to support the Pet Alliance’s mission to educate, shelter, place, and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is one of the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agencies. Since 1937, we have served Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties by providing programs aimed at ending pet homelessness through safety net services for families with pets, free spay/neuter clinics and affordable veterinary care. In addition to the services we directly provide to pets and their families, Pet Alliance is also focused on being a community voice for responsible pet ownership and animal care.

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Cupid’s Undie Run – Orlando

February 11 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm
Elixir Orlando, 9 W. Washington Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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BIG party. “Brief” run. Raising millions! Cupid’s Undie Run is a 4 hour party with a mile(ish) fun run in the middle. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. We raised over $3.5 million in donations last year, so come join the fun and help us hit $4 million for 2017! REGISTER HERE NOW: http://bit.ly/CUR2017

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Pride Skate

February 12 @ 5:00 pm7:30 pm
Semoran Skateway, 2670 Cassel Creek Blvd
Casselberry, FL 32707 United States
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We’re back!!! Lace up your skates and join us for PRIDE SKATE, a night to celebrate the unity of our entire community…on roller skates! A HUGE THANKS for the awesome turnout at our August event! Not only did you make the event a ton of fun, you helped raise over $9,000 to donate to the OneOrlando Fund & Zebra Coalition. For this next event, 100% of the proceeds will go to Zebra Coalition.

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Quack Attack on Poverty 5k – February 18, 2017

February 18 @ 8:00 am9:30 am
Baldwin Park, Orlando, FL 32814 United States + Google Map

Looking for a fun and memorable way to make an impact in Central Florida? The Fourth Annual Quack Attack on Poverty 5k presented by The Orlando Solar Bears fits the bill! On Saturday, February 18, you are invited to join friends and neighbors to run, jog, stroll or roll 3.1 miles…all while wearing an inflatable duck-shaped pool float around your waist!

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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra

February 18 @ 7:30 pmFebruary 19 @ 9:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™ In Concert with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra Show date: Saturday – Sunday, Feb. 18 – 19, 2017 Show times vary Tickets start at $45.00 Walt Disney Theater The Harry Potter™ film series is one of those once-in-a-lifetime cultural phenomena that continues to delight millions of fans around the world. This concert will feature the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra performing every note from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone™.

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BASE Orlando: Love Struck Body Arts Show 2/23

February 23 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm
BASE Orlando, 8747 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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Are you lustfully in love, a hopeless romantic or bitter because you were burned by love? No matter what your feelings about love, our BASE artists are sure to WOW you with their body paint skills for the LOVE STRUCK body art show. BASE: Body Art Showcase and Exhibit is one of the few places in world where guests can witness a body painting event of this magnitude. Each body art showcase is centered around a theme and features over…

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Orlando Mardi Gras 2017

February 25 @ 12:00 amFebruary 26 @ 6:00 pm
Downtown Orlando, 201 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Orlando Mardi Gras 2017, the beads and the moonpies will fly in the streets of downtown Orlando. Come join in the celebration.

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90s Bar Crawl – Orlando

February 25 @ 2:00 pm10:00 pm
Downtown Orlando, 201 S. Orange Ave.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Remember AIM? Remember the Ninja Turtles? Remember when you were cool, back in the 90s? As if! We’re giving you a chance to redeem yourself. Relive the glory days at the 90’s Bar Crawl! Lace up your LA Gears, slap on your bracelets and saddle up your Furbies. Let’s take on Orlando, 90’s style. The nation’s largest 90’s event will take place on Saturday, February 25th, 2017 in Orlando! Don’t miss this opportunity to get jiggy wit it.

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