This effort wants to connect you to likeminded people - online and offline - with no membership fees, no product pitches, and a fresh look at networking. We're here to help you find your support group: the people you want to brainstorm with, who you call when you need a push in the right direction, who will give you an honest opinion when you need it most. Florida Creatives Happy Hours are for professionals, hobbyists, entrepreneurs, consultants and everyone else too - no matter what your creative pursuit is. This website and our other online presences reinforce the connections you make at events, and help our members discover and publish what's new.
Our groups are all over the state: we have long-running meetups in Orlando and Brevard County, and satellite efforts in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Lakeland, South Florida, Southwest Florida, Tallahassee, and the Tampa Area. If you are interested in seeing these networks grow, get on the discussion list and shout out to the other creatives in your area. We also have interest-based groups for specific industries, disciplines and free event, forum and wiki hosting for meetup groups.
The Wiki on the site is broken out into several areas to collect information - places to get wi-fi, great local resources, companies or artists in your area, and more. Anyone who registers can edit pages or add new ones. There are some pointers in the Help wiki. We are collecting awesome tutorials in the Guides wiki.
The Paralounge Drum Gathering is a multi-cultural event that promotes community interaction and understanding through rhythm and dance. This event is celebrated twice a year and hosts around five hundred participants.
The entire family will enjoy fun and educational workshops. All ages are encouraged to participate. Learn about building, tuning and playing percussion instruments from around the world. Learn traditional dance movements and new ways to express your self with rhythm and dance.
See live performances by professional percussion artist from around the world. Feel the Earth shake to the drums of history and dance into the ages where we celebrate the Human Spirit with drum and dance.
Coworking Anywhere - while there are awesome coworking spaces in downtown Orlando, sometimes you want to do your coworking near public transit and awesome places to get coffee, eat, hang out, see some art, go shopping and just get outside to enjoy the spring time. Did you know that there is a global community of people dedicated to the values of Collaboration, Openness, Community, Accessibility, and Sustainability in their workplaces? It's called Coworking, and people seem to think it's swell.
If you have the freedom to choose where and how you work or want to support the needs of people who do, you may want to consider joining us in the park on March 17th.
Happy Hour is Back this Monday at Hawkers!
It's been a while since our last happy hour.
Florida Creatives Happy Hour returns! Video games! Craft beer! hanging out! Making new connections!
BART (Bar + Arcade + Art) is a fairly new venue with a good atmosphere off of Mills Ave - next to the Yum-Mi, near the Peacock Room. They do not serve food, but there are several food options near by. They have some free-to-play video games and a few that cost a quarter. They can make change for you, but make sure to bring a dollar or two just in case you want to play.