Culture for the Week of March 10 By Josh Garrick

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Culture for the Week of March 10 By Josh Garrick

Mar 13 – A Wine-A-Fare at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art

The Lake Eustis Museum of Art, Lake County’s only dedicated Art Museum, will hold their annual Wine-A-Fare fundraiser on March 13. Supporting the varied activities of the Museum, the evening offers a ‘Wine Tasting & Heavy Hors D’oeuvres,’ a silent auction, and fine Art sale. This affordable fund-raiser is $30 per person/$35 at the door. The Lake Eustis Museum is on the lake at 1 West Orange Avenue in Eustis. For tickets contact Caroline Breuché at 352.589.9235.


Wine-A-Fare at the Lake Eustis Museum of Art


Mar 13 at 4 pm – Walk-a-Mile – IN HEELS – to Benefit Harbor House

Bringing awareness to the issue of domestic abuse while raising funds for Harbor House of Central Florida, hundreds of walkers (in high heels) will Walk-a-Mile on March 13 beginning at 4 pm. Domestic abuse is a horrific blot on Florida’s reputation, and the statistics are staggering. Walk a Mile 2014 will begin at the Orange County Court House and walk to the Orange County History Museum. Lend your support at or visit


Walk-a-Mile – IN HEELS – to Benefit Harbor House


Mar 14 – One Night – Two Openings at Art & History Museums Maitland

As part of Art 31, a month-long series of events celebrating artistic creativity, the Art & History Museums Maitland will present TWO OPENINGS on March 14.  They include Opening Receptions for Film Stories: Nancy Cervenka and Moving Pictures by Joyce Ely Walker beginning at 5:30 pm.  This will be followed by a Culture Pop! Event called Roll, Repeat – in partnership with Enzian Theater and the Florida Film Festival beginning at 7 pm. The Maitland Art Center is at 231 W. Packwood Avenue. Visit for a complete listing of events.


Art by Nancy Cervenka


Mar 14 to 16 – CFC Arts presents monthly Spotlight Series

After this ‘colder-than-normal’ winter, CFC Arts invites us to You Must Believe In Spring, a cabaret musical about youth, love and warmer weather! Bringing together Faith Boles, Rebecca Galarza, Noel-Marie, Colton Brooks, Brandon Lang, and Josh S. Roth, accompanied by a jazz quartet, this sophisticated revue will include classics such as Blue Skies, Singin' In The Rain, Paper Moon, and It Might As Well be Spring. Performances will be March 14 and 15 at 7:30 pm and March 16 at 3 pm at Central Christian Church at 250 SW Ivanhoe Boulevard in Orlando. Visit or contact Sarah.Mattingly[at]


You must believe in Spring


Mar 14 to 16 – The Orlando Ballet – Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required is the name given to the World Premiere performances being offered by the Orlando Ballet on the weekend of March 14 to 16 at the Bob Carr PAC. The ballet is the newest creation by Artistic Director Robert Hill, and it promises to showcase the dancers’ physicality in movement as an evolving process. Additional works will be presented by Guest Choreographers Abdur-Rahim Jackson and Orlando Ballet’s Arcadian Broad and Telmo Moreira Visit or


The Orlando Ballet – Some Assembly Required


Mar 14 to 16 -- Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead at the Venue

In the unauthorized parody Dog Sees God, the popular Peanuts characters are teenagers battling real-life issues. When CB's dog dies, CB questions the existence of an afterlife, but his best friend is ‘burnt out,’ his sister has gone Goth, and his girlfriend is in rehab. A chance meeting with an ‘Artistic Kid’ (the target of the group's bullying), offers CB a friendship that pushes teen angst to the limits. Performed from March 14 to 16 at the The Venue in Orlando, tickets are available at


Dog Sees God


Mar 18 at 8 pm – The Art of Rik Hayes at the Peacock Room

The somewhat foreboding title The Inmates Are Running the Asylum should be enough to pique the interest of adventurous art-lovers, especially when the artwork comes from the inventive mind of Rik Hayes. On May 18, beginning at 8 pm, we’re invited to see the ‘inmates’ who have escaped onto his canvases and mixed media art. Personally I never leave home without Rik’s art. You see, Rik is also a professional tattoo Artist, and he’s done three of my tattoos. The exhibit is at the Peacock Room at 1321 N Mills Avenue in Orlando. Call 407.228.0048 or 407.484.3196 or visit


by artist Rik Hayes

by artist Rik Hayes


Mar 19 to April 20 – Shakespeare Takes On Julius Caesar

Shakespeare’s version of the death of Julius Caesar explores the line between patriotism and personal ambition. After Caesar’s assassination, Brutus and Cassius are left to ‘divide the empire, but they underestimate Caesar's devoted follower Mark Antony … leading the world to the brink of anarchy. In an already brilliant season for the Shakespeare Center, Julius Caesar is yet another timeless classic. Adding to the experience (30 minutes before each performance) an Orlando Shakes actor shares insights about the production with the audience. Visit or call 407.447.1700

Julius Caesar

Photo by Landon St. Gordon with Anne Hering, Esau Pritchett, Paul Bernardo 


Mar 19 to April 20 – The Mad Cow has a Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Legend says that Cat on a Hot Tin Roof was Tennessee Williams’ favorite play – perhaps because it won him the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the plantation home of Big Daddy Pollitt, the play examines relationships among Big Daddy's family, focusing on his son Brick and Brick’s wife – Maggie the Cat. Williams’ unflinching language takes on the concept of how families deal with greed, mendacity, (repressed) sexual desire, and death. Presented in Mad Cow Theatre’s beautiful new complex, visit or call 407.297.8788.


Cat on a hot tin roof


Mar 20 – Hannibal Square Wine Tasting

You don’t have to be an Art Collector to join the kick-off of Art Festival Weekend presented at Hannibal Square by the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and Hannibal Square Merchants Association on March 20 beginning at 5 pm. Held on the evening before the Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival begins, the evening offers more than 40 varieties of wine and beer samples, appetizers from 16 local eateries and live music. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 ‘at the door’ with entrances at the corner of West New England and Pennsylvania or West New England and Virginia. Call 407-644-8281 or visit


Hannibal Square Wine Tasting


Mar 20 – Jeb Bush at Rollins College

As part of a series of talks offered FREE to the Public, the Winter Park Institute at Rollins College will present former Governor Jeb Bush in a talk called America's Promise in Uncertain Times, in which he will share his insights on the current challenges facing America. Set for March 20 at 7:30 pm at the Alfond Sports Center, the event is free and open to the public. Call 407.691.1995 or visit


Jeb Bush


March 20 to April 11 – The Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando

Orlando continues to enhance its reputation in the Art-world as local Arts legend Robin Maria Pedrero creates – and curates – the Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando. Opening March 20 at the CityArts Factory, this is the 4th installment of a worldwide art experience featuring original, postcard-sized art, donated by Artists from around the world. The Postcard Art will be displayed and sold through April 11 at a price of $35 each to benefit special needs students at The Center for Contemporary Dance. FREE and open to the public, visit


Robin Pedrero - Twitter art


And looking ahead …

Mar 25 to 30 – EVITA on the Broadway Series

The inventive – and decades later – classic Broadway show EVITA offers us the Argentinean diva Eva Peron center stage at the Bob Carr PAC. The multi-award-winning musical chronicles the life of Eva Peron in a six-day run from March 25 to 30 telling the ‘rags-to-riches’ tale of Eva Peron and her rise to power from being an illegitimate child from the slums to becoming Argentina’s First Lady. For a brief time, Evita was “high-flying-adored,” only to have her fragile health prove her downfall. Visit or call 1-800-982-2787





Josh Garrick is the Florida Arts Editor for Wandering Educators