Florida Culture for the Week of June 2 By Josh Garrick

by Josh Garrick / Jun 02, 2014 / 0 comments

Florida Culture for the Week of June 2 By Josh Garrick

June 3 -- Terry Olson Hosts Charles Dickens Trivia Night

While it’s not all about Dickens, it is fun to see how something about SunRail related to something about Dickens in this Charles Dickens Trivia Night Fundraiser for the homeless, hosted by Terry Olson. Each table of 4 forms a team with an entry of $10 per team ($2.50 per person). Half of the money goes to the homeless and the other half goes to the winning team.  Mr. Dickens would be proud. Trivia Night is June 3 at 7 pm at the Stardust Coffee Shop at 1842 E Winter Park Road in Orlando. Call 407.623.3393.


Charles Dickens


June 6 – A Free Doughnut is a Sweet Deal 

Whether it’s powdered, filled or glazed, Krispy Kreme is offering a FREE doughnut in honor of National Doughnut Day this Friday, June 6.  Established in 1938 by the Salvation Army to raise funds for people in need, on THIS Friday, Krispy Kreme is offering one FREE doughnut of any variety at Krispy Kremes, including 1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92) in Winter Park; 4080 Millenia Blvd in Orlando; and 5310 W. Irlo Bronson Highway in Kissimmee. Visit nationaldoughnutday2014.com.


Krispy Kreme


June 6 – New Exhibits Recognize 70th Anniversary of D-Day

Beginning June 6, Art & History Museums – Maitland will devote its museums to exhibits related to war and conflict in a manner unique to each museum’s mission.  Highlights include: Battlefield (at Maitland Art Center); Veterans Remembered (at Maitland History Museum); Signal Corps Phones (at Telephone Museum); and Waterhouse at War (at Waterhouse Residence Museum). The exhibits debut on June 6 (the 70th anniversary of D-Day) beginning at 6 pm. Visit artandhistory.org or call 407.539.2181.


70th Anniversary of D Day


June 6 – Carlos Oviedo Opens at Jai Gallery

The beautiful Jai Gallery at 47 East Robinson Street in downtown Orlando invites us to a ‘sophisticated evening in celebration of Carlos Oviedo's Icons,’ a solo exhibit of 13 of his oil paintings on June 6, beginning at 7 pm. Carlos Oviedo is a celebrated Mexican painter who works in the realist manner.  His exhibit Icons shows off his remarkable technique while allowing famous faces to look back at us through layers of luxurious color.  The Opening is free, and the public is invited.  Visit jaigallery.net or call 407.921.0693


Carlos Oviedo - Icons, at Jai Gallery


June 6 to 15 – Valencia College Theater Presents a Dark Comedy

Martin McDonagh's darkly hilarious, Irish comedy (is there any other kind?) 'The Cripple of Inishmaan' finds a Hollywood director on a remote Irish island to cast his latest film. The locals scheme and clamor for their once-in-a-lifetime chance at movie stardom, but it's frail young Billy who has the biggest Hollywood dream to fulfill. Performances will be held in Valencia College’s Black Box Theater at 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail in Orlando. Call 407.582.2900 or visit valenciacollege.edu/arts


The Cripple of Inishmaan


June 6 to July 6 – Hair at the Mad Cow Theatre

The tradition-breaking musical from the 60’s, Hair changed the face – and other body parts – of Broadway. With music as exuberant and timely as when it first opened, Hair is about a group of young Americans searching for peace and love at the time of the Vietnam war. Featuring the songs – Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In, and Good Morning Starshine, its relevance is undeniable. June 6 to July 6 at the Mad Cow Theatre in Orlando, call 407.297.8788 or visit madcowtheatre.com 


Hair at Mad Cow Theatre


June 7 – Live from Orlando, it's Science Night Live!

‘Grown-Ups’ get to take over the Orlando Science Center when it’s reserved strictly for adults at Science Night Live on June 7 beginning at 8 pm. Adult-inspired programming includes a concert by the band TWITCHY, led by Florida Institute of Technology President Anthony Catanese and NASA Astronaut Captain Winston Scott; the laser light show in the CineDome; viewing planets in the Observatory; and conducting experiments in Dr. Dare’s Laboratory. Dress code is casual science nerd. Call 407.514.2000 or visit osc.org


Science Night Live


June 7 – Berkshire Choral Festival in Winter Park Debut

Choral works by two giants of opera – the Stabat Mater by Rossini and the Messa di Gloria by Puccini will be performed by the Berkshire Choral Festival under the baton of Dr. John Sinclair.  The Bach Festival Orchestra will accompany the 100-voice Festival Chorus beginning at 7:30 pm on June 7. The concert will be held in the Knowles Chapel on the campus of Rollins College. Call 407-646-2182 or visit choralfest.org


Berkshire Choral Festival


June 8 – The Waterhouse Ghost

In a FREE, live event, William H. Waterhouse, who built his family home in Maitland in 1884, ‘comes to life’ to tell his story – from surviving the horrors of a Confederate prison, to his journey to Florida to become a renowned citizen in Maitland. Mr. Waterhouse comes back to share his story, including his 36 years as a city councilman, helping ‘create’ the city of Maitland. History Ghost takes place June 8 at 12:30 pm at 231 W. Packwood Ave in Maitland.  Call 407.539.2181 or visit artandhistory.org 


The Waterhouse Ghost


June 8 – The Tony Awards on TV

The Tony Awards, honoring theatre professionals for achievement on Broadway, gives the World a look at musical performances from the newest shows on Broadway and those moments that can only happen LIVE with celebrity presenters.  The American Theatre Wing's 68th Annual Tony Awards will be broadcast on CBS on June 8 beginning at 8 pm. The multi-talented Hugh Jackman will host LIVE. Visit tonyawards.com


The Tony Awards

High Jackman


June 9 to 14 – World Ballet Competition with All Stars of Dance Gala

The World Ballet Competition – founded here in Central Florida – is held in Orlando each June. The Competition brings together an impressive array of international talent, all of which comes together on June 14 at 7:30 pm for a not-to-be-missed All Stars of Dance Gala. Held at the Bob Carr PAC, the audience is treated to brilliant performances from visiting dance stars who share the spotlight with medal-winners from the week-long competition. For Gala tickets, call 407.849.4669 or visit worldballetcompetition.com.


World Ballet Competition


June 10 to August 8 – Summer Tours: American Frames and Paintings

As part of a series of ‘Summer Tours’ at the Orlando Museum of Art, we’ll see how frames make a difference in the way in which we see a work of Art. The tour – American Frames and Paintings – will be offered Tuesdays to Fridays at the Museum. We are invited to explore landscape paintings while also learning framing trends, coming to understand why Thomas Cole believed, “the frame is the soul of a painting.” Call 407.896.4231 ext. 262.


Frederick Judd Waugh, Ante Meridian, ca. 1935

Frederick Judd Waugh, Ante Meridian, ca. 1935


June 10 – Snake Awareness Presentation at Central Florida Zoo

Designed for EVERYONE from homeowners to police officers, the Central Florida Zoo's Reptile Department offers Snake Awareness to help people identify venomous and non-venomous snakes. The presentation includes what to do (and what not to do) during an encounter and how to keep snakes out of your yard. Living in Florida, it’s important to separate fact from fiction. The date is June 10 beginning at 7 pm. Registration is required. Call 407.323.4450 ext. 123 or visit centralfloridazoo.org


Snake Awareness Presentation at Central Florida Zoo


June 11, 18, and 25 – Wiggin’ Out Wednesdays aka 80’s Video Night

Dude, if you’re ‘jonesin’ for that magical time when MTV actually showed the videos created by your favorite rock Artists, each Wednesday night you can get your dose of MTV as The Abbey plays those ‘totally tubular’ videos you know and love from the awesome 80’s. Drink specials, giveaways, and special performances by local artists will make Wiggin’ Out Wednesdays the place to be this summer. The Abbey is at 100 S Eola Drive in Orlando. Call 407.704.6103


Wiggin’ Out Wednesdays aka 80’s Video Night


June 12 – Sip, Shop & Stroll on Park Avenue  5 to 8 pm

Experience the charm of Winter Park’s Park Avenue at the Sip, Shop & Stroll, where you spend the evening exploring Park Avenue’s shops and restaurants. Discover new shops, check out the fashions, gift ideas and menu items as you enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres along the way. Check-in at the corner of Park Avenue and Morse Blvd on June 12 beginning at 5 pm. Attendees receive a wine glass and passport at check-in. Call 407-644-8281 or email aringler[at]winterpark.org


Experience the charm of Winter Park’s Park Avenue at the Sip, Shop & Stroll


June 13, 14, & 15 – Tim Mooney’s Shakespeare's Histories

Following sell-out performances at Orlando Fringe, Tim Mooney presents all ten of Shakespeare’s Histories in one epic, one-man performance, capturing the history of England from 1066 to 1533 in just one hour. Including the most brilliant speeches of Shakespeare’s plays, Shakespeare’s Histories reveals the genius of Shakespeare’s historical vision. Histories will be performed at Breakthrough Theatre on June 13 and 14 at 7 pm, and June 15 at 3 pm. Breakthrough Theatre is at 419A W. Fairbanks Avenue in Winter Park. Call 407-920-4034 for reservations.


 Tim Mooney’s Shakespeare's Histories




Josh Garrick is the Florida Arts Editor for Wandering Educators