Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Orange County follows Orlando with moratorium on medical marijuana activities

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 12:14 PM

More than a month after the Orlando City Council voted for a temporary moratorium for medical marijuana dispensaries, Orange County commissioners followed suit with a similar measure on Tuesday.  The moratorium extends to May 23, 2017 or until commissioners adopt new rules regarding medical marijuana nurseries and dispensaries. Currently, several state-approved...

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Florida wildlife officials attempt to reach millennials with new 'Deer Boy' SnapChat

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 11:51 AM

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission recently launched their new SnapChat account and introduced the world to a mysterious figure that can only be referred to as Deer Boy. Who is Deer Boy? What does he want?  Where does he roam? We're hoping this is a regular thing...

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Wildside Bar and Grille will close for good and become a Graffiti Junktion

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM

This weekend, Wildside Bar and Grille in Thornton Park will shut its doors for good with the plan to ultimately become a new home for neighboring Graffiti Junktion.  As first reported by Brendan O'Connor at the Bungalower, Graffiti Junktion will close its Thornton Park location and move into the Wildside...

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32 free concerts in Orlando this week (8/24-8/30)

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 11:26 AM

Wednesday August 24 Eugene Snowden's Ten Pints Of Truth 10 pm at Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave. Oriented Music Group Open Jam 10:45 pm at St. Matthew's Tavern, 1300 N. Mills Ave. Reggae Night with Hor!zen and DJ Red I 10 pm at the Caboose, 1827 N. Orange Ave. ...

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Artist talk and musical performance wrap up UCF's exhibition of 'Progeny,' a sound installation with a lot of buzz

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Artists and bees have plenty in common: buzzing from place to place, collecting the nectar of inspiration and sharing it with the next person they meet or place they alight, enriching the community as a whole. The UCF Art Gallery has been host for the past month to Progeny, a...

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The truth is out at Lake Buena Vista for the Mutual UFO Network Symposium

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 10:11 AM

In 1950, famous smart guy Enrico Fermi was in the middle of a lunchtime discussion about the probability that advanced extraterrestrial life exists when he asked a simple, profound question: “Where is everybody?” The Fermi Paradox questions why, given the size of the universe and the estimated probability of other...

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Ava Mendoza and Jessica Pavone, two titans of experimental avant-blues, play for free at Avalon Island

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 9:53 AM

A rare pairing from two new titans of experimental and improvised music, this double bill of guitarist Ava Mendoza and violist/violinist/bassist Jessica Pavone promises to be a mind expander. Whether in countless collaborative ventures or individual sonic excursions, each has carved out her own distinctive aesthetic. Brooklyn-based Mendoza has equal...

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Bid on an original Stan Lee storyboard at AAF-Orlando auction

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 8:40 AM

On Thursday night, the Orlando chapter of the American Federation of Advertising is having an art auction hosted by Say It Loud!, the ad agency that calls the Orange Studio on Mills home. It's AAF-Orlando's third annual art auction, and items up for bidding include original comic art, vintage theme...

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'Another Period's' Natasha Leggero kicks off UCF's Pegasus Palooza

Posted By on Wed, Aug 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM

UCF’s Pegasus Palooza Welcome Week kicks off with glamour gal Natasha Leggero, but you don’t have to be a student to attend. Leggero is a Comedy Central favorite whose popular historical satire show, Another Period, has been making funny waves – but we remember her best for her selfless acts...

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Paint Strong Orlando comes to Orlando Public Library this September

Posted By on Tue, Aug 23, 2016 at 3:32 PM

In the days after the massacre at the gay nightclub Pulse, local art shop Sam Flax announced it would donate supplies to artists who wanted to create works of art responding to the tragedy on June 12. The store only asked that participants would turn in the artwork created...

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