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Call for artists: Orlando Guitartown

June 24, 2008
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Call for artists: Orlando Guitartown

No, they’re not guitars for giants; they’re art objects, silly. Blank canvases, in fact. Orlando’s newest public art venture will feature these hulking axes in conspicuous spots around town, but they won’t be all white like you see them here — they’ll be painted or otherwise artistically adorned by local artists. Organizers are really...
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Ready-made dates

June 20, 2008
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I got a call yesterday from Orlando Arts Getaways, one of the organizations behind the Red Chair Project, asking for help in getting the word out about their Neapolitan Saturdaze, a series of dinner/arts/drinks packages that give the planning-deficient a full evening of fun – and it supports local businesses and arts groups to...
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Last-minute events: Miscellaneous

June 19, 2008
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As usual, a number of local happenings rolled across my desk a smidgen past deadline this week, so here are a few of the ones that didn’t make it into print, in case you’re looking for something to do tonight/this weekend and weren’t quite satisfied with the plethora of options presented in The Week...
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Free rabies shots

June 11, 2008
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Free rabies shots

Not for humans. For puppies! Bring your un-innoculated pups or kitties (they must be older than four months) to the Taft Community Center (9450 S. Orange Ave.) this Saturday, June 14, between 9 a.m. and noon and they’ll get a free rabies vaccination, compliments of Orange County Animal Services. It’s like pet amnesty day!...
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Last-minute events: The Dark Romantics

May 21, 2008
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Not sure how this one slipped by me, but I wouldn’t rule out the possibility that it was eaten by some weird SQL hacker bots from China (yeah, I don’t know that that means, either) that spent most of last week driving Mr. Ian Monroe (and others of us here who depend on our...
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Tonight at the Matador: Shop for Mom

May 7, 2008
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If you want to get your mom something original for Mother’s Day–something that won’t be wilted in a week, or add unwanted calories–head over to the Matador tonight between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Jillian of jilliansays! is having a Mother’s Day Sale of her handmade, soy-based candles and vegan-friendly soaps.  There will also...
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An Evening Unveiled 10

April 25, 2008
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An Evening Unveiled 10

The 10th anniversary of this annual showcase features performances from members of local belly dance troupes Suspira, Orlando Dance Theatre, Laila, The Ahlaam Dancers, Belda, Serpentina Dance Company, Gypsy Sa’har and Orlando Bellydance. If you’ve never seen a belly dance performance, rest assured there will be glitz and color aplenty, with the moves set...
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Nike design director to speak

April 25, 2008
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Though this crossed my desk too late to make it into print this week, I thought our readers who work in design/advertising/marketing might be interested in this event: Wilson W. Smith III, Design Director for Nike Tennis and Court Division, is giving a presentation on how to target selling your products to a diverse...
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Canceled: Raven-Symone

April 24, 2008
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While demographic research tells us our readers skew a bit, er, mature to be likely ticket-holders for this show, in the spirit of providing up-to-the-minute news of all things calendar-y, we want to make sure none of our readers or their offspring end up teary-eyed in front of a deserted stadium on Saturday. To...
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Last-minute events: Tammy Kopko’s farewell

April 23, 2008
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If you’re looking for something to do tonight, head over to The Peacock Room for your last chance to get a drink poured by Tammy Kopko. After more than seven years behind the bar, she’s turning in her towel and heading to Brooklyn, and although I’ve never personally had the privilege of imbibing one...
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