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The Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival is one of the most anticipated and creatively freewheeling events we have in Orlando, and our May happy hour has always taken place under their sacred Beer Tent. Your beer money all goes to support this non-profit festival and make sure independent theatre has a place to grow and thrive every year.
Usually we hang out under the beer tent for a little while and take advantage of the food trucks parked on the green lawn (bring cash), and follow that up with a show or two at the festival.
Some shows I am suggesting that have some appeal to Florida Creatives:
There are tons of great shows, and probably several you would like to see if you check out the complete list, so please don't hesitate to make a suggestion (take a look at Page 8 of this PDF for the Monday schedule).
Join Orlando's longest-running creative meetup to celebrate our 5th year of bringing likeminded people together. You can get great benefits out of meeting new people, like stimulating your brain, having a safe (non-judgemental) place to talk shop, finding someone to help you build that next startup, or just making friends.
About FLCreatives Happy Hour
Whether you're a poet, an actor, a photographer, a producer, a marketer, a programmer, an entrepreneur or a combination of them all, you'll find some great conversation and new friends by attending, and coming back every month on the third Monday.
If you'd like to see events like this in your town, feel free to start one! We now have Facebook Fan Pages and LinkedIn Groups for Orlando, Brevard, Tampa, South Florida, Southwest FL, Tallahassee and Gainesville. P.S. Please bring a camera and snap some photos! You'll want to show your friends what it was like.
As part of United Arts' month-long culture event ArtsFest, the 3rd Annual Orlando Improv Festival will take place February 6 + 7, 2012 at Urban ReThink in Thornton Park near downtown Orlando. Performances take place on the hour 6pm - 11pm both nights.
Produced by Mark Baratelli, the event features:
When I found out about this, it made me think of the same kind of thing I would like to see grow out of Florida Creatives - something multi-disciplinary, and not just focused on talking heads, but that inspires people to make things:
HATCH is a biannual four-day experience that energizes creative professionals and thought leaders who are serious about transforming their ideas and talents into bold action, while inspiring others to do the same.
The 2011 Orlando Improv Festival is September 25-27, 2011 at Winter Park Playhouse with workshops held at City Arts Factory (29 S. Orange Ave, Orlando, FL). Tickets are now available on the Tickets page on the official website. They will also be available during the festival at the door. Do not call the theatre for tickets to the event, they are only available online or at the door.
Come out on Sunday, April 17th 2011 from 1-6 PM for Indie Craft Bazaar: Spring Fling!
- Handmade, Vintage, Repurposed, Recycled and Vegan Goods!
- Free raffle ticket for hourly handmade giveaways!
- Free DIY Kitchen herbs + Flower planting stand! (Just bring a recycled can / planter or purchase one there!)
- Spring time snacks (with vegan options!)
- Henna tattoos, tarot card + psychic stand and other fun activities!
- Full bar in the lobby!
$4 entry, FREE parking garage!
FREE swag bags full of goodies for the first 100 guests!!
Music, arts and crafts, food, beer and prizes! What more could you ask for?! You don't want to miss this!!
Ditch the mall this holiday season and SHOP HANDMADE!!!
Come out on Saturday, December 18th, 2010 from 1-6 PM for Winter Wonderland! A perfect place for holiday shopping!
- Handmade, vintage, repurposed, recycled and vegan goods!
- Free Raffle Prize Entries and Giveaways
- DIY "Make A Holiday Ornament" Booth!
- Henna Tattoos, Tarot Card and Palm Readings!
- Cupcakes and other Winter Treats!
- Full Bar in the lobby!
HOLIDAY ANIMAL DRIVE: Bring supplies like cat and dog food, disinfectants, towels, bowls, treats, toys and more. In return, they will receive two extra raffle tickets per donated item. Supplies will be donated to local South Florida animal shelters!
$4 entry, FREE parking garage!
John Rife is one of the original founding members of Florida Creatives in Orlando, and now he joins us to talk about his adventures in blogging about local food, and his experience planning the first-ever Winter Park Harvest Festival. The festival will be held in Central Park on Nov 20th, just a few days before Thanksgiving. Local farmers and tons of others will have their wares on display. You can think local, grow, learn, taste, listen and play, with a "Farm to Table" dinner at the end.
Neon Forest Art Gallery
1741 S Orange Avenue
The Winter Park Playhouse
711 North Orange Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789
Three ways to pay to see shows: