What’s Happening in Orlando and Central Florida - April 5, 2010

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This is a guide to a smattering of events occurring in the Greater Orlando Central Florida area.  The sections are divided into Art, Music, Theater, Food, Nature, Etc, and Plan Ahead.  There is surely something for everyone.  There is also a complementary list of On-Going events in the area as well & you can find those by Clicking Here! These are events that either occur on a regular basis or are special events for an extended period of time such as Art Exhibitions & the Theater.

ART

JUST ABOVE THE WATER:  FLORIDA FOLK ART RECEPTION

What: A close look at 35 Florida artists and their inspirations

When: April 9 - 6 - 8pm

Where: Hannibal Square Heritage Center

642 W. New England Ave

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-539-2680

PANAMANIAN PHOTOGRAPHY

What: One-night only show of new works from photographer Javier Gomez

When: April 9 - 7 - 10pm

Where: Gallery at Interlachen

5510 Lake Howell Rd

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 954-483-7456

JOHNNY CUPCAKES SUITCASE TOUR

What: The T-shirt artist presents some exclusive merchandise for one-night only

When: April 9 - 8pm

Where: Bold Hype Gallery & Shop

1844 E. Winter Park Rd

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-629-2965

FAMILY FREE DAY AT THE MUSEUM

What: includes storytelling @ 12:30pm; arts & crafts @ 1pm, and; lecture @ 2pm

When: April 11

Where: Mennello Museum of American Art

900 E. Princeton St

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-246-4278

EVENING WITH THE DIRECTOR

What: walk through the museum with director Frank Holt

When: April 13 & May 11 - 6pm

Where: Mennello Museum of American Art

900 E. Princeton St

Orlando

Cost: $4 adults; $3 seniors; $1 students

Contact: 407-246-4278

LECTURE/LITERARY

GREG DAWSON

What: discussion and book signing of Hiding in the Spotlight

When: April 7 - 7pm

Where: Errol Estate Country Club

1355 Errol Pkwy

Apopka

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-884-0391

FROM OUR FAMILY TO YOURS

What: Florida Writers Association hosts a heartwarming reading from local poets and writers

When: April 8 - 7pm

Where: Winter Park Public Library

460 E. New England Ave

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-623-3300

BEYOND BEAT:  THE TURNING POINT

What: panel discussions, screenings & performances on the Florida life of Jack Kerouac

When: April 10 - 2 - 9pm

Where: Grand Bohemian Hotel

325 S. Orange Ave

Orlando

When: April 11 - 2 - 9pm

Where: Timucua White House

2000 S. Summerlin Ave

Orlando

Cost: Free

www.KerouacProject.org

PHILIP SEYMOUR HOFFMAN

What: The Oscar-winning actor speaks about the craft in an Inside the Actor's Studio-style interview as the keynote event for PlayFest

When: April 10 - 7:30pm

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center

812 E. Rollins St

Orlando

Cost: $50 - 100

Contact: 407-447-1700

WRITE ON THE WILD SIDE

What: SeaWorld science writer Loran Wlodarski gives tips on creative writing

When: April 10 - 10am

Where: Orlando Public Library

101 E. Central Blvd

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-835-7481

www.ocls.info

HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY (YOM HASHAOH)

What: Stanlee J. Stahl, executive vice president of The Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, speaks on "The Righteous Among the Nations: Lessons and Legacy"

When: April 11 - 4pm

Where: Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center

851 N. Maitland Ave

Maitland

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-628-0555

THEATER & MOVIES

PLAYFEST!

What: Workshops, staged readings and premieres make for more than a week of theater events

When: April 2 - 11 - various times

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center

812 E. Rollins St

Orlando

Cost: varies

Contact: 407-447-1700

www.OrlandoShakes.org/PlayFest.html

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL

What: screenings and events

When: April 9 - 18 - various times

Where: Enzian

Plaza Cinema Café

Regal Winter Park Village Stadium

Cost: $10 generally - some prices may vary

Contact: 407-629-1088

www.Enzian.org

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE

What: UCF and Orlando Shakes partner to produce the stage adaptation of the '70s children's show

When: Sat - 2pm through April 18th

Sun - 4:30pm

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center

812 E. Rollins St

Orlando

Cost: $10

Contact: 407-447-1700

MUSIC

LET'S HANG ON...TO THE SOUNDS OF FRANKIE VALLI & THE 4 SEASONS

When: April 10 - 7:30PM

Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center

201 Magnolia Ave

Sanford

Cost: $25 - 35

Contact: 407-321-8111

FIESTA MEDINA

What: Annual Latin music and culture event boasts two stages of live performances and events

When: April 11 - 11am - 7pm

Where: Orlando Festival Park

E Robinson St & N Primrose Dr

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-381-5310

CHILDREN

SCHOOL HOUSE ROCK LIVE

What: UCF and Orlando Shakes partner to produce the stage adaptation of the '70s children's show

When: Sat - 2pm through April 18

Sun - 4:30pm

Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center

812 E. Rollins St

Orlando

Cost: $10

Contact: 407-447-1700

NATURE - LANDSCAPING - ENVIRONMENT

UCF COMMUNITY SUMMIT ON ENVIRONMENT & GLOBAL CLIMATE CHANGE 2010

What: A regional forum on the future of energy and the environment

When: April 7 - 1 - 5pm

Where: UCF Fairwinds Alumni Center

4000 Central Florida Blvd

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-823-2586

www.UCFAlumni.com

10TH ANNUAL SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN

What: plant, wildlife, nature & garden vendors with music, children's activities, silent auction

When: April 10 - 9am - 5pm

11th - 11am - 4pm

Where: Downtown Winter Garden

Plant St

Winter Garden

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-656-4155

FOOD

BACCHUS BASH

What: food & drink samplings with live entertainment

When: April 9 - 5 - 10pm

Where: Orlando Premium Outlets

8200 Vineland Ave

Orlando

Cost: $2 - 5 samplings

Contact: 407-313-5000

FUNDRAISER

ORANGE BLOSSOM JUBILEE

What: Restaurant samplings, live and silent auctions and live entertainment to raise money for preschool education for low-income families

When: April 9 - 7 - 11pm

Where: Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center

1050 W. Morse Blvd

Winter Park

Cost: $75

Contact: 407-647-0505

ETC.

3RD ANNUAL READING BETWEEN THE WINES

What: to benefit Adult Literacy League with wine tastings, hors d'oeuvres, silent auction & guest authors

When: April 9 - 6pm

Where: Orlando Marriott Downtown

400 W. Livingston St

Orlando

Cost: $100

Contact: 407-422-1540

HANNIBAL SQUARE FOLK ART FESTIVAL

What: Exhibition of Florida folk artists, including several Highwaymen, along with soul food and live music

When: April 10 - 10am - 4pm

Where: Hannibal Square Heritage Center

642 W. New England Ave

Winter Park

Cost: $5 donation

Contact: 407-539-2680

SPRING FIESTA IN THE PARK

What: More than 200 arts and crafts vendors display their works, with music, food, activities and demonstrations

When: April 10 & 11 - 10am - 5pm

Where: Lake Eola Park

N Rosalind Ave & E Washington St

Orlando

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-246-3661

COSMIC COMIC CONNECTION

What: Vendor booths, activities, workshops, screenings, storytelling and trivia centered around sequential art, featuring artists Dick Giordano and Allen Bellman

When: April 10 - 10am - 4pm

Where: Orange County Regional History Center

65 E. Central Blvd

Orlando

Cost: $12

Contact: 407-836-8500

www.TheHistoryCenter.org

BREWS AROUND THE ZOO

What: Stroll through the Zoo and sample a wide variety of unique Anheuser-Busch beers from around the world

When: April 10 - 6 - 10pm

Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

3755 Hwy 17-92

Sanford

Cost: $15 - 40

Contact: 407-323-4450

www.CentralFloridaZoo.org

IMAGINE 2010

What: I.A.D.T. fashion department, Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Orlando and Paul Mitchell the School present a showcase of student works

When: April 10 - 7pm

Where: Plaza Courtyard

Orange Ave btwn Pine Ave & Church St

Orlando

Cost: $20 - 100

PLAN AHEAD

WILDFLOWERS

What: speaker Lisa Roberts of the FL Wildflower Foundation

When: April 14 - 10am

Where: Winter Park Garden Club

1300 S. Denning Dr

Winter Park

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-644-5770

17TH ANNUAL HEARTS OF GOLD EVENT

What: featuring Styx benefitting The Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida

When: April 16

Where: Hard Rock Live

Universal CityWalk

Orlando

Cost: $37

Contact: 407-426-1265

FIELD TRIP

What: 4 mile 4 hour hike through plant communities with a variety of threatened and endangered species

When: April 17 - 8:15am

Where: Wekiwa Springs State Park

1800 Wekiwa Circle

Apopka

Cost: $6 per vehicle - bring drink, birding gear & lunch for after the hike - park in Sand Lake lot

Contact: 407-851-5416

11TH ANNUAL MAGNOLIA PARK BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL

What: local bands with children activities, vendors exhibits

When: April 17 - 10am - 6pm

Where: Magnolia Park

2929 Binion Rd

Apopka

Cost: $2 adults; children free

Contact: 407-886-4231

REMODELING FOR WATER EFFICIENCY WORKSHOP

What: indoor and outdoor improvements including landscape updates, rainwater harvesting, stormwater and irrigation issues

When: April 17 - 6 - 8pm

Where: Orange County University of Florida IFAS Extension

6021 S. Conway Rd

Orlando

Cost: Free - reservations required

Contact: 407-637-2525

NUTRITION AND FITNESS EXPO

What: medical experts giving hands on demos & advice and local vendors who have a commitment to health & fitness

When: April 29 - 1 - 5pm

Where: The Hebrew Day School

851 N. Maitland Ave

Maitland

Cost: Free

Contact: 407-647-0713

For information on Orlando real estate and Orlando homes for sale in addition to Orlando relocation contact Marc Grossman, your Greater Orlando Area Realtor @ 407-463-1034.  Additional information is available for Seminole County real estate, Orange County real estate, West Volusia County and South Lake County.

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