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Fresh from Fringe: shows coming in May

November 19, 2010
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The lottery is over and here’s the list of shows coming to the 2011 Fringe festival, May 18-30. http://orlandofringe.org/
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Nov. 22: Cirque du Ballet

November 15, 2010
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Collaboration is key to art troupes this money-strapped season and here’s a last-minute project coming up Nov. 22 by the Orlando Ballet and Cirque du Soleil. “A Choreographer’s Show, a Project Designed to Stimulate and Encourage Artistic Growth” 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 22 La Nouba Theater at Disney Downtown $15 general admission, $25 for...
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Go the distance: Sea of Green by Doug Rhodehamel

November 4, 2010
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Go the distance: Sea of Green by Doug Rhodehamel

Artist Doug Rhodehamel (aka the paper-bag mushroom guy) usually doesn’t have to worry about attendance at his openings, many of which are one-night installations. But the Friday, Nov. 5, reception for his latest project, Sea of Green, might be a different story, because it’s going to be an hour’s drive from Orlando at the...
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Russia calling …

November 1, 2010
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Russia calling …

I got a call today from Yuri Dakhnov of Russian Television. And Yuri is looking for some help for the RT correspondent headed to Cape Canaveral for the Discovery launch, which has just been approved for Wednesday, thus creating a time crunch for our comrade. Yuri is looking for insight from experienced launch watchers...
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RV resurfaces in SoDo

October 28, 2010
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RV resurfaces in SoDo

Artist Robin Van Arsdol – RV – moved out of his Parramore warehouse last spring – the one with artful graffiti on the exterior that he encouraged – and headed back to Germany, where they can’t get enough of his chain-sawed Bart Simpson sculptures and paintings. But RV’s  back and on Dec. 11, he...
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Women’s football served three ways

October 25, 2010
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Women’s football served three ways

Mary “Mea” Angelini, who made the cut for the Orlando Fantasy, the new expansion team for the Lingerie Football League, refused to sign the contract, citing concerns about low pay, personal injury, liabilities and heavy fines. The experience sent her back to flag football, her first love, and here’s what she’s doing: “I am...
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Tatas get some ink

October 13, 2010
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Tatas get some ink

Throughout the month of October, Atomic Tattoos makes getting a new sleeve also an act of goodwill with its Tats for Tatas fundraiser. For a $5 donation, you receive $50 off all tattoos over $100, plus a $20 gift certificate and Tats for Tatas sticker. The promotion benefits the Florida Breast Cancer Foundation and the...
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Calling all Pooh fans

October 7, 2010
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Calling all Pooh fans

Depending on how you like your Pooh, the cute little stuffed bear with the rumbly tummy who loves pots of honey, there are two pieces of news. On the local front, the Orlando Repertory Theatre opens The House at Pooh Corner on Saturday, Oct. 9, with human actors stuffed into the costumes (tickets $17)....
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Stardust’s kick in the bratwurst

October 6, 2010
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Stardust’s kick in the bratwurst

Never heard of Dustoberfest before? Break down the words to break the code. “Dust” comes from “Stardust” – as in Stardust Coffee & Video. And “oberfest” comes from the archaic Saxon term for “drink beer and eat sausage till you die.” That should tell you what’ll be going on Sunday, Oct. 9, at Stardust,...
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The Beer Tracker: Find the love of your life

October 5, 2010
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The Beer Tracker: Find the love of your life

There’s nifty feature on the TheBrewCrew.com website called “The Beer Tracker,” and here’s how it works. Go to the pull-down menu on the site and select, say, “Rogue Ales.” Then wait for a couple of seconds while the second pull-down menu loads up with all the available Rogue products, like Dead Man’s Ale, either...
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