ORLANDO WEEKLY ● NOV. 29–DEC 5, 2017
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7 Your Words
17 Getting jjigae with it
Readers react to stories in our last issue
musiC 27 By locals
Fans of Korean tofu soup are bouncing to the BBB Tofu House
7 This Modern World 7 ICYMI
17 Tip Jar
News you need to know but may have missed in the past week
9 Storm surge A massive exodus of Puerto Ricans is on its way to Orlando – which could change the island, and Florida, forever
Leguminati no longer opening in the Milk District, Big Kahuna’s Island Style Bowls to open in the Morgan & Morgan building, plus more in our weekly food roundup
Meet the class of 2017 – 14 artists (and seven promoters) who are reshaping the sounds of our city: Acoqui, Alterity Chamber Orchestra, Ray Brazen, Bubble Boys, Expert Timing, Flying Limbs, Lush Agave, Beth McKee, Moondragon, Sean Shakespeare, Tight Genes, TV Dinner, The Wildtones and Zoya Zafar, plus Endoxa, Civic Minded 5, Norsekorea, OYG Presents, Southern Fried Sunday, SR50 and Ugly Orange
21 Recently Reviewed Short takes on restaurants we’ve reviewed recently
11 Not leaving Orlando immigrant workers travel to Mar-a-Lago to fight Trump’s withdrawal of protective status
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arts + Culture
13 Florida man, c’est moi In the latest Burrow Press anthology, Floridians talk smack about Florida, but woe betide the outlander who does the same
23 On Screens in Orlando Movies playing this week: Jane, Novitiate and more
23 Film Listings
38 Selections 40 The Week 41 Down the Road
Cinema-oriented events to go see this week
54 Savage Love
15 Live Active Cultures
54 Gimme Shelter
Acknowledgement of a few things to be grateful for in Orlando’s arts community in the wake of Katie Ball’s far-too-soon passing
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Readers react to blog posts and stories from the Nov. 22 issue.
bring up the past? It’s not like I’m the one who can no longer take the stairs. Quit being such a downer. Why didn’t you press charges against Vietnam when it happened?”
On Nov. 21, we wrote about the Orlando Sentinel publishing possibly the crappiest take on the surge of victims reporting workplace sexual assault and harassment we’ve ever seen, a letter to the editor titled, “Get off the #MeToo bandwagon.” In a pretty vile rant, Diane Panacek of Altamonte Springs wrote, “The women who are in the process of destroying and ruining their former mentors’ careers and reputations gained incredible perks, carved out great careers and were rewarded with riches untold. Now, we are to feel compassion for these shrinking violets, whose free will was taken from them.”
@David Schmere The irony of the WORST outlet in Orlando TRYING to call out a reputable news organization is not lost on all of us with a brain. Hey OW, stick to your juvenile SJW BS, and leave real news to the real media companies.
@Katie Dugan Cappabianca Downplaying the #MeToo movement is a slap in the face to all women and some men. Good job Orlando Sentinel for continuing to suck – at least you’re consistent. @Curtis X Meyer “Many of the charges are decades old.” Can you imagine telling a soldier who lost their leg to a landmine, “Ugh. [Eye-roll.] Jeez, Grandpa. Why you gotta
On Nov. 20, we reported about a Florida church that has signs warning guests the congregation is “heavily armed” and willing to use “deadly force.” The River at Tampa Bay Church has had its warning up for over a year but got attention recently after the Texas church shooting. @Michael Feher Because more guns is a fantastic idea, and there are no problems with this whatsoever, because all guns are safe and everyone who has them is a safe, responsible owner who is calm and cool during situations where having guns would be a bad thing, and – oh who am I kidding, this is Florida after all.
BY MONIVETTE CORDEIRO
John Morgan drops potential bid for governor, another layer to the feud between Aramis Ayala and Rick Scott, twerking on Interstate 95 and other things you may have missed this week. »
John Morgan says he won’t run for Florida governor as a Democrat: After teasing his entry into the Democratic race for months, Orlando attorney and medical marijuana advocate John Morgan announced via Twitter last week that he would not seek the Democratic nomination for the governor of Florida. “Spent all of Thanksgiving with my whole family,” Morgan said in his initial post. “While it’s amazing to be leading the polls for governor without being a candidate I can’t muster the enthusiasm to run for the nomination.” Morgan also said he would register as an independent voter, and if he ever ran, run as an independent candidate, leaving Florida Democrats without one of their major donors. “I can’t muster enthusiasm for any of today’s politicians,” he said. “They are all the same.” The Democratic field currently includes Winter Park businessman Chris King, Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former U.S. Rep. Gwen Graham and Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.
@Trey Chandler Because if someone is not expecting to walk out alive, the thought of getting shot is going to scare them right off.
Ayala, Scott bicker over who missed deadlines for death penalty case: Orange-Osceola State Attorney Aramis Ayala and Gov. Rick Scott are quarreling over whose office is responsible for missing a deadline in a death-penalty case. Ayala’s office filed the state’s intention to seek the death penalty for accused killer Emerita Mapp after the 45-day window had expired between the initial indictment and the state’s filing. Mapp’s attorneys have filed a motion to quash the state’s notice of intention to seek capital punishment because of the missed deadline. Scott said in a statement that Ayala’s failure to seek justice was “absolutely outrageous,” while Ayala put the blame on Scott’s office, saying the governor “failed in his review” of her cases. They have been feuding publicly since Ayala declared that her administration wouldn’t pursue capital punishment for any cases and the governor responded by removing murder cases from her office. Ayala sued Scott in the Florida Supreme Court but lost and later assembled a panel of prosecutors who would determine which cases deserved the death penalty.
Floridians twerk for deliverance from Trump traffic congestion: While most Floridians stewed in silent rage as they sat through a traffic jam on Interstate 95 caused by President Donald Trump’s arrival to Mar-a-Lago last week, others found a more booty-popping outlet for their frustrations. Sportswriter and author Jeff Pearlman was stuck in the I-95 congestion on the way to dinner in Palm Beach County when he saw (and tweeted video of ) two barefoot people getting out of the vehicle in front of him and twerking for their lives right there on the highway. Thank you, Florida, for keeping it interesting, and thank you, Pearlman, for providing the receipts.
Workplace vaping ban among proposed 2018 Florida amendments: A ban on vaping in the workplace is among the proposed constitutional amendments on the 2018 ballot. The measure comes from former state Sen. Lisa Carlton, who says she wants to make clear that the state’s existing ban on workplace smoking also applies to vaping. Because Carlton is one of the 37 members of the Florida Constitution Revision Commission, her amendment can be put on the ballot without petition signatures for legislative approval.
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Storm Surge Puerto Ricans leave the island and come to the U.S. in the last several years than in the 1950s when a major exodus came to New York,” she says. “Our community needs to come together and stay present and do what needs to be done.”
a report by the Center for Puerto Rican Studies at Hunter College projects that between 114,000 and 213,000 people will leave the island annually after Maria, a jump from the 89,000 who left in 2016. In two years, the report estimates, Puerto Rico will lose 14 percent of its population, or 470,335 residents. In a 10-year span after the end of World War II in 1945, nearly 700,000 people arrived in New York City during the Great Puerto Rican Migration, according to research from the Library of Congress. Florida, which already has more than 1 million Puerto Ricans, is expected to receive the most evacuees – since Oct. 3, more than 195,000 people have flown from Puerto Rico to Florida through major airports in Tampa, Miami and Orlando, according to data released Monday by the state emergency management division. Duany says that number, though, doesn’t reflect how many people are staying or include evacuees who came on cruise ships. “It’s difficult to compare to any exodus, except perhaps the Irish exodus in the late 19th century during the Great Famine,” Duany says. “More people left than
The Puerto Rican exodus to Florida is so massive it could surpass the number of Cuban refugees who escaped to Miami during the Mariel boatlift in 1980 or the number of New Orleans evacuees who fled to Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, says Jorge Duany, director of the Cuban Research Institute and professor of anthropology at Florida International University. Duany says a conservative estimate from
remained. We may be seeing something like that given the magnitude of destruction that was created in Puerto Rico after the hurricane.” While politicians have desperately analyzed how the Puerto Rican exodus could turn Florida’s voter base blue (Puerto Ricans tend to vote Democrat), less examination has been given to how politics could change on the island. The continued loss of population, which
A massive exodus of Puerto Ricans is on its way to orlando – which could change the island, and Florida, forever By Mon ivette Cor d ei r o
wo years ago, Betsy Franceschini was getting at least 100 inquiries a day to her Kissimmee office from Puerto Ricans desperate for a better life. Thousands of families fled the U.S. territory in 2015 for the metro Orlando area because of its crushing financial crisis and $72 billion debt. As the director of Florida’s regional Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration office, Franceschini helped new arrivals connect with agencies that could provide help with housing, food and other services. It was overwhelming then – but Franceschini says it’s nothing compared to the “unprecedented” exodus of Puerto Ricans who are now trying to escape deteriorating conditions on the demolished colony in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Almost 70 days after the destructive storm tore through the island’s weak infrastructure, the situation remains intolerable – a significant portion of the 3.4 million U.S. citizens who live in Puerto Rico remain completely in the dark, without electricity or access to potable water. In two months, tens of thousands of people have fled to the mainland, with the majority headed to established Puerto Rican strongholds in Florida, especially Orlando. Franceschini, who now heads Hispanic Federation’s Florida office, and other community members have been working for weeks to provide the island’s hurricane victims with food donations, housing, access to jobs, health care and even English classes. “We have a record number of people coming from the island – we’ve had more
Duany says has mostly consisted of young people between the ages of 18 to 45, would decrease the island’s tax base. Before Maria, federal lawmakers had already established a fiscal control board over the commonwealth’s budget, which imposed harsh austerity cuts that have affected schools and universities. “There’s no way Puerto Rico can address debt in any significant way if it doesn’t raise more money from its citizens,” he says. President Donald Trump’s perceived negligence toward the island after Maria and ugly public spats with Puerto Rican officials could also shift the island’s opinion on retaining its status as a commonwealth or becoming a state, Duany says, but it’s too soon to tell – Puerto Ricans are still in shock, and immediate needs like water, electricity and food haven’t been met. While Floridians have been welcoming Puerto Ricans to the Sunshine State with open arms, U.S. Rep. Darren Soto says a mass depopulation of the island would “strongly hurt their ability to recover.” “That’s why we’ve worked hand in hand with [Puerto Rican] Gov. Ricardo Rosselló’s office and with other legislators in other parties to get them what they need,” Soto, an Orlando Democrat, says. “We tell everybody who wants to come here that as Americans, we welcome you. But we do understand that we have to fix the island’s resources, so that people are only coming here because they want to – not because their schools are closed or they don’t have jobs available or can’t get basic utilities.” Jose Luis Rivera, a student at the University of Central Florida, is one of the thousands of young people who moved to Orlando before Maria to find better opportunities. Now, as the president of the new UCF Puerto Rican Student Association, he and other students are helping evacuees who are enrolling in the university. Puerto Rican students are having a hard time enrolling in college classes because many have taken on two jobs to send money back home to their families for recovery efforts. Others can’t find housing on campus or are worried about how long Florida’s in-state tuition waiver for Puerto Rican students will last – the student association is pushing for at least a couple of years. “Many of them are in shock, basically,” Rivera says in Spanish. “They say the island looks like a disaster apocalypse.” email@example.com
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NOT LEAVING Orlando immigrant workers travel to Mar-a-Lago to fight Trump’s withdrawal of protective status
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BY MON IVETTE COR D EI R O
rlando workers piled onto buses for a three-hour drive to Palm Beach last Tuesday to let President Donald Trump know they refuse to give up on the fight for immigration protections for Haitians. Last week, the Trump administration decided to terminate the Temporary Protected Status designation, known as TPS, for about 59,000 Haitians. The status that allowed Haitians to live and work in this country was granted after their island was devastated by an earthquake in 2010 that killed thousands and left more than a million homeless. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security says it will give Haitian TPS recipients 18 months to leave their new homes or be deported by July 22, 2019. DHS also decided earlier in November to end similar protections for about 2,000 Nicaraguans in January 2019. “Since the 2010 earthquake, the number of displaced people in Haiti has decreased by 97 percent,” wrote DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke in a letter announcing the decision. “Significant steps have been taken to improve the stability and quality of life for Haitian citizens, and Haiti is able to safely
receive traditional levels of returned citizens. Haiti has also demonstrated a commitment to adequately prepare for when the country’s TPS designation is terminated.” Orlando hospitality workers with the Unite Here union joined hundreds of workers from Miami and Palm Beach to walk across the bridge just within sight of Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s oceanfront resort where the president was spending Thanksgiving. Florida workers argue the Trump administration’s decision would dramatically alter the lives of almost 33,000 Haitian TPS recipients who live in the state, along with their families. Deporting thousands would also be detrimental to the state’s tourism industry, they say, especially in Central Florida, where immigrants working lowwage jobs as cooks, janitors and maids make up the backbone of hotels and theme parks. Accompanied by cowbells and makeshift drums, hundreds of workers gathered in front of the police protecting Mar-a-Lago and chanted for a path to permanent residency. Cecilia Luis, a Disney housekeeper who makes about $300 a week, was among those protesting. With her small salary, Luis says in Spanish, she sends
remittances back to Haiti that help keep her family alive. “Sometimes, I don’t eat or don’t eat as well so that I can send money to my family so they can buy food,” she says. “There’s no work over there, so people can’t buy anything to eat. Haiti still hasn’t recovered.” Luis has been living in this country for seven years since the earthquake. She makes the argument that aside from working, she pays rent, insurance and federal income taxes like any other contributing member of society – so she should be allowed to stay. “If I have to go back, it’s not just my problem,” Luis says. “It would affect my children and my family because then I won’t be able to help them. The president has to listen to us. I think one day he will have to listen to us as human beings working in this country. I’m going to keep fighting for this. As long as you’re working and only doing good, not evil, there’s strength.” Belinda Osorio, a Honduran TPS recipient, also works as a Disney housekeeper earning $10.50. She lives in Clermont with her husband and two children. The Trump administration decided earlier this month it needed more time to decide the fate of about orlandoweekly.com
57,000 Hondurans under special immigration protections. Osorio left Honduras in 1991, and the county’s gangrelated violence has since skyrocketed to unprecedented levels. If she’s forced to go back to Honduras, it will be without her family. She’s heard from family members that gangs often recruit young children into organized crime or kill them if they refuse to join. Her son is 14 and her daughter is 10. “I want the Trump administration to know that this will not only affect me, but the rest of my family,” she says in Spanish. “My husband is American, and if I leave, he would be alone to raise two kids. I refuse to take my children to live in Honduras.” In front of Trump’s so-called “winter White House,” Osorio and her family wore handmade hats and T-shirts showing their support for the program that keeps them together. “They gave Hondurans six months until they decide, and we’re going to use those six months to keep fighting,” she says. “We have more support, more hope. We all came here today to support Haitians – Hondurans, Puerto Ricans, Americans citizens. We’re all here to support each other.” firstname.lastname@example.org
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[ arts + culture ]
Florida man, c’est moi
In the latest Burrow Press anthology, Floridians talk smack about Florida, but woe betide the outlander who does the same By Je ssica Bryce you n g
urrow Press continues its hearty tradition of Floridian self-reflection with its latest anthology, We Can’t Help It if We’re From Florida: New Stories From a Sinking Peninsula. A variety pack of snack-sized tales, with a couple of poems sprinkled in for good measure, We Can’t Help It nicely captures the prickly (heat) sensation of reserving the right to savage your own source, while defending it to others harder than a rabid possum. Below we’ve excerpted the foreword, written by anthology editor Shane Hinton; should you want to not only pick up a copy of the book but meet some of the writers (the readings commence at 8 p.m.), the release party on Wednesday promises to be the most Florida event you’ve been to, at least since the weather changed. Play shuffleboard, scarf Pub subs, suck down a brew or a boozy slurpee, scratch some Lotto tickets, even pet a baby gator (unless the animal rights folks nix his attendance). Flip-flops and shorts are suggested but not required. After all, it’s only 60 degrees out there … we wouldn’t want anyone to catch pneumonia. email@example.com
“What Is Florida Literature?”
omewhere in Florida there is a puddle of rainwater. It’s out of the way – you wouldn’t see it unless you went looking for it in drainage ditches and retention ponds, under oak trees and palmetto bushes. It is tepid and almost entirely undisturbed, refreshed every afternoon by summer thunderstorms so regular you can nearly tell the time of day by the cloud cover. The puddle is light green. In the still water, tadpoles swim in tight circles. Their tails flutter behind them. They collide with wiggling mosquito larvae. In just a few days one will eat the other, but for now they share the same space, birthed by the same water. Down the street there is a young mother, pregnant with her second child, swatting at a mosquito on the back of her neck. Tomorrow the bite will be red and inflamed. She will wake up in the night to scratch it. A virus slips in her bloodstream between heartbeats. It spreads to her brain, to her unborn child. Her fever will be so low that she will not even go to the doctor. She will think herself cured before the week is out. A truck drives by trailing a chemical mist from sprayers installed in its bed, distributing poison that will kill the larval mosquitoes before they can break free of the water, but it is already too late. A rattlesnake is coiled beneath the young mother’s front porch, in the cold dirt, out of the sun. She steps over it on the way to pick up her daughter from daycare, a few weathered two-by-fours all that separates them. Later that afternoon, her daughter will walk up the same stairs. The snake will watch silently, knowing it can strike for more than half of its body length. The daughter has not yet learned this fact of Florida life. Her class is working on colors. Before he died, her grandfather taught her how to identify coral snakes. Red on system of underground caves that stretches beneath the house and for miles north and south yellow, kill a fellow, she remembers him saying, although the words have little meaning. She and east. Caves that kill curious divers by the dozens, the corpses of young men and women has never seen a coral snake. lost forever in the waters of the Florida aquifer, crystal clear and cold, bubbling up from the ground at natural springs, swimming holes in the middle of the woods, The girl plays in the front room as the afternoon thunderstorm rolls in. pumped out through giant pipes for drinking water, bottled, shipped Out the window she watches the branches of tall water oaks sway back BurroW Press away to the corners of the country on tractor-trailers. and forth. They live more than an hour from the beach, but on hot days PresenTs: WE CAN’T And sometimes, without warning, the limestone crumbles in on itself, a the air still smells like salt water. The windows fog over with condensaHELP IT IF WE’RE FROM FLORIDA sinkhole opens in the middle of a street, or a living room, or a pond. If you tion. The girl turns to the TV, where the news plays a slow crawl of events 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29 were standing near the edge of one of these, you would hear the clumps that feel distant. She can understand the people but they don’t look like The orange Studio, 1121 N. Mills Ave. of dirt falling, falling, splashing into a reservoir deep below the surface of anyone she knows. Their skin and teeth are too light. Their hair is held facebook.com/burrowpress the earth, the sunlight suddenly illuminating fossils that haven’t seen the perfectly in place. They speak in a measured non-regional dialect. free-$75 sky in hundreds of thousands of years, the ground beneath your feet sudThe rainwater runs off the roof of the small house and down through gutters clogged with dead leaves and acorns, into the ground. In the yard, denly feeling less stable; that could be you down there, you think, with in a small depression over the septic tank, another puddle starts to form. Fire ants, lifted the fossils and the chunks of sidewalk and the living room furniture and the small, surprised from their hill, float on top of the water, scrambling over each other, using their drowned fish, finding yourself relocated to an unrecognizable ecosystem, sinking deeper into that comrades as life rafts. The rain is so heavy it bounces off the ground like a solid thing. It clear water as the sunlight gets farther and farther away, nothing to hold on to, soon to be filters through the sand and clay and limestone, leaving behind its impurities, ending up in a fossilized yourself, preserved forever, in a place too easy to forget. n orlandoweekly.com
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BY SETH KUBERSKY KatIe Ball | Photo by MiriaM EsthEr, illustration by brEtt J. barr
As with most secular American holidays, I tend to focus on the trappings of Thanksgiving – finding the turkey’s sweet spot between raw and incinerated, figuring out how to score Black Friday savings without being crushed to death in a shopping stampede – at the expense of the day’s original meaning. But this year was a little bit different at my house, because we broke bread (and bird) last Thursday atop the very dining room table that Katie Ball sold to me for a song when she left Orlando on her cross-country expedition. During her 18 years living here, Ball was an outspoken advocate for our arts community, the founding programming director for Thornton Park’s much-missed Urban ReThink, a public radio producer for “The Arts Connection” and StoryCorps, and a passionate promoter of Central Florida’s live music scene. It’s been over half a decade since Ball packed her PT Cruiser and hit the road like her hero, Charles Kuralt, but that didn’t make it hurt any less when word of her fartoo-soon passing came on Thanksgiving Eve. (For the record: FUCK CANCER.) So we raised a toast to Ball while gathered around her still-sturdy furniture, and headed to Will’s Pub the following night for a rare reunion concert by Umoja, an influential late-’90s Afropop band that Katie loved. When frontman Eugene Snowden tearfully dedicated his first song to Ball, reminding the audience to cherish what we love while we can, I knew I had to put aside the snark and cynicism – for one week, at least – and instead devote this column to acknowledging a couple of things that I’m grateful for in Orlando’s arts community, before they, too, slip past.
I knew I had to acknowledge a couple of things that I’m grateful for in Orlando’s arts community, before they, too, slip past.
one of those productions began with a writer putting pen to paper, and most of those authors aren’t from around here. That’s why it’s important for me to pay tribute to Playwrights’ Round Table for providing local playwrights a platform to develop their craft. PRT is marking its 20th anniversary this year, and they kicked off the celebration earlier this month with “Native Voices 2017,” a greatest hits anthology of comic shorts from the past two decades. I still clearly remember seeing PRT perform Silly Mary Chop Chop (written by PRT’s late president, John Goring, for whom the company’s memorial play series is named) and Stephen J. Miller’s The 7-Second Itch at Theatre Downtown. Since the program told me that they premiered 15 and 11 years ago, respectively, seeing them again was like attending a class reunion; thankfully, these scripts have aged more gracefully than I have. And although in recent years I’ve been remiss in keeping up with PRT’s performances, Katie Thayer’s Finding Love in Ten Minutes or Less and Doctors & Lawyers (1st Edition Rules) by David Strauss (whose 2017 Fringe staging of The Man From Earth is featured on the film’s new Bluray) were both a delight to Playwrights’ discover. round table Next, PRT holds readings on Dec. 13-15 On any given weekend, you can find half a dozen or more published plays being per- to decide which of three full-length scripts formed around Orlando. But every single will be featured in April’s Premiere Series
2018, followed by Launch 2018 with eight new shorts running Jan. 19-28. If you want to support local storytellers as they weave new tales, PRT is a perfect place to start.
I don’t often review college theater productions, partially because of time and space constraints, but also because I don’t want to unfairly critique students who are still studying their craft. Once in a while I’ll make an exception, and though I was unable to publish a review of Red Black and Ignorant during its one-weekend run, I want to acknowledge the theater department of Valencia College’s East Campus for supporting such an uncompromising, unconventional offering. Director Jeremy Seghers, an independent producer who has made it his mission to present site-specific interpretations of challenging plays, brought that ethos to Valencia by staging Edward Bond’s poetic postapocalyptic piece outdoors, instead of in a conventional venue. Seated on a semicircle of stone benches, surrounded by trees, the viewers were witnesses to a surreal sacrificial ritual illuminated only by actor-held flashlights, as the disfigured Monster (Daniel Cooksley) emerged from a mound of trash to recount the fiery death of our world. Back in 2005, Orlando Weekly named Cooksley the Best Young Actor in town; a dozen years later, he’s a seasoned professional, leading a troupe of performers half his age with one of his most physically and emotionally demanding roles I’ve seen him in to date (and I co-directed him in Bent, another actor’s nightmare). His intensely invested acting elevated Bond’s overwrought words, providing a welcome anchor among the heavy-handed metaphors. Acting alongside Cooksley must have been the best education his co-stars could hope for, so I applaud Valencia for bringing area talents like him and Seghers on campus. firstname.lastname@example.org orlandoweekly.com
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[ food + drink ]
by Faiyaz Kara
OPENINGS: Croissant Gourmet owner Francois Cahagne will morph his College Park patisserie into Tartine Wine Bar & Eaterie next week. Pete Morales, formerly of F&D Kitchen, will serve as the executive chef … Wonton Asian Kitchen, a fast-casual joint serving wontons and pan-Asian fare, has opened on Fairbanks Avenue … Island Fin Poke Co., by the owners of Winter Springs’ Big Kahuna’s Island Style Bowls, has opened in Celebration. As part of its expansion plans, Big Kahuna’s will change its name to Island Fin Poke Co. as well. Look for an outpost to open in the Morgan & Morgan building downtown early next year … Also downtown, LePho, serving rice bowls, noodles, subs and pho, has opened … Peter’s Kitchen China Bistro has opened in the space previously occupied by Gaviota Brasas on East Colonial Drive … Grills Lakeside on Lake Fairview is shooting for a Dec. 12 opening … Look for Buffalo, New York-based The Healthy Scratch, serving everything from cold-pressed juices and smoothies to grain bowls and avocado toast, to open in South Eola. PHOTO BY JOEY ROuLETTE
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wait a few minutes for the rice to crisp up, dump in a spoonful (or a few) of gochujang, then go to town. There’s a fried egg on the top of the heap of rice, beef and veggies because, well, a fried egg makes every bibimbap better. Fans of Korean tofu soup are bouncing to the BBB Tofu House Pass not on the Korean seafood pancake By FAIyAz KARA ($15.99), a beautiful ring of fried batter with krab, shrimp, squid and sprouts, orean tofu houses might be a won a course, those pillowy cubes of extra-soft though feel free to pass on the barbecued dozen in Los Angeles, but not here organic tofu. A raw egg is plopped into grilled chicken ($18.99). It’s not that it’s in Orlando. Oh, sure, you can find the crimson tide because, well, a raw egg bad – on the contrary – but it’s one of the less interesting dishes to be had here. the tofu house’s specialty – a fiery, bubbling makes every soondubu better. After a while, our table was a sight A Korean gal pal of mine, who just soup of silken tofu known as soondubu jjigae – at many area Korean restaurants, moved here from L.A., was duly impressed to behold – a colorful spread of dishes but BBB Tofu House in the 1st Oriental by BBB’s rendition as were, seemingly, as dizzying, arresting and spectacular Supermarket Plaza makes it their raison all the other Korean patrons inside the as a Moonie mass wedding. A bowl of d’etre. The soup, you may be surprised natty eatery. Order a combo meal of suc- icy fruit- and syrup-topped patbingsu to learn, didn’t originate in the Land of culent galbi ($21.99), and you’ll be served would’ve resulted in a visual singularity but, alas, desserts aren’t the Morning Calm but is actually an L.A. a glazed earthenware offered (though we were invention, and a true signature dish of the ddukbaegi of the soup informed the menu, city (listen up, all you honey-pushers at with your barbecued BBB TOFu HOuSE much like our post-meal beef ribs. You’ll even get Visit Orlando). 5140 W. Colonial Drive frames, would soon BBB Tofu House owner Tony Teng, who assorted banchan as well 407-723-8299 undergo an expansion). happens to be Chinese but was born and – kimchi, japchae, potato $$ No matter; we were raised in South Korea and ran several res- slivers, pickled spicy radquite content sipping the taurants in L.A., San Diego and other parts ish, mac and cheese (?), of California before settling in this not-so- soybean sprouts, and black beans in sweet house boricha ($3.50), a cold beverage blending barley, green tea, oolong tea, beautiful strip of the City Beautiful. Here sauce. Should you want just a bowl of soon- roasted corn and sweetener while trying he fashions, arguably, the finest soondubu in the city, and a sexier broth you never dubu, like the wondrous “original beef” hard not to be transfixed by the K-Pop will see: reddened, fiery, rippling with the ($10.99), naturally you can get one, and vids playing above the banchan station. fumes of gochugalu (chili powder) and if you’re craving more traditional Korean Like there wasn’t enough here to hold our gochujang (chili paste). The house version fare – hot stone bibimbap ($15.99), for gaze. gurgles with shrimp, clams, squid and, of example – well, you can get that too. Just email@example.com
(PRE-)CLOSINGS: Chef Clayton Miller’s food-hall concept that was to go into the Maitland City Centre won’t. The team behind the project says the landscape of “upcoming restaurants and retailers” led them to “reconsider the sustainability of the project due to oversaturation” … Also not opening: Leguminati, the all-vegan eatery that was to open in the Sandwich Bar in the Milk District. NEWS: Kadence has expanded their walkin hours to Mondays noon to 6 p.m., Wednesdays 4:30-9 p.m., and Thursdays-Saturdays 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sushi tasting menus start at $55 and include 10 pieces of sushi, soup and dessert … Vietnamese banh mi joint Boston Bakery on East Colonial Drive has expanded into the space next door. EVENTS: Cress Restaurant in DeLand will hold two fundraising dinners on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 1 and 2, to support hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. Cost is $140 per couple, or $280 for a table of four … On Sunday, Dec. 3, DeVine Wine & Grill serves a four-course meal with red wines from Napa and Sonomoa Counties with proceeds benefiting the Napa Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund … K Restaurant’s Truffle Dinner is Monday, Dec. 4, at 6:30 p.m. The fivecourse meal with wine pairings goes for $120. Got restaurant dish? Send tips to firstname.lastname@example.org
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beer-braised brisket sammie with pickled jalapenos. Be like Elvis and end with a sticky-goopy sandwich of bourbon caramelized bananas and peanut butter. Closed Sundays. 182 W. State Road 434, Longwood, 407-790-7020; $$
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Orlandoans have been migrating north for a taste of the Smiling Bison’s stellar fare ever since the Bennett Road location shuttered last year. It’s a beautiful space with some beautiful dishes being rendered by chef-owner Josh Oakley. The bison burger, duck-lovers pizza, and house-made sausages are all can’t-miss items, but comfort can be found in the chicken pot pie, Cincinnati 5-Way, and grouper cheeks served in a buttery New England roll. Creative quaffs play right into Sanford’s rep as a cocktail town. Closed Sundays and Mondays. 107 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford, 407-915-6086; $$$
Some mighty fine kebabs can be had at this Persian market and eatery in Longwood. Of note are ground beef koobideh kebabs, chicken kebabs fashioned from thigh and breast meat, and ghormeh sabzi, an herbaceous stew. Peruse the shelves of spices, oils and pickles, then make your way to the freezers for frozen desserts (get a tub of faloodeh and bastani), cheeses and beverages while you wait. A display case of sweets is hard to overlook – grab a few Persian cream puffs to take home. Open daily. 185 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood, 407-951-8084; $
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The Maitland outpost offers a menu identical to the MetroWest original, though execution here needs a bit of work. Still, you can gorge on a wide selection of hefty burgers, including such monstrosities as the cronut burger with a half-pound of meat and maple-pepper bacon, or the “Teak Challenge” – a two-pounder with 27 slices of cheese, 24 slices of bacon and so much more. Open daily. 901 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, 407-335-4835; $$
You’ll be, ahem, hard-pressed to find a better sandwich than the ones served up at the Longwood outpost of Tampa’s AJ’s Press. Mexican bolillo and telera rolls are weighty enough to hold the porky mélange of smoky ham, smokier Cantimpalo chorizo, and slow-roasted pork in the Cuban; a less filling ham and cheese option is just as solid. Our fave: a
Cajun and Crescent City eats come to South Eola thanks to Bernard Caramouche and Larry Sinibaldi of Two Chefs fame. From the gumbo to the smoked trout beignets, the food here is nomworthy of NOLA. Po’boys are fashioned from bread shipped in from Gambino’s in Metairie (get ’em with a side of chicken and sausage jambalaya); the shrimp and grits are damn-near perfect; and the Cedar Key clams in a white wine sauce with pancetta are worth getting extra bread for. The banana bread pudding will put you under its spell. Open daily. 101 S. Eola Drive, 407-843-9676; $$
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The downtown core’s sole craft brewery sets the bar high with a nice selection of beers (try the Green Tea IPA and Perculator Milk Stout) alongside a worthy offering of Neapolitan-style pizzas and some of the best smoked jumbo chicken wings offered in the city. Open daily. 131 N. Orange Ave., 407-914-2831; $$
Turkish Bar and grill Stellar Turkish fare, be it doner kebabs, chicken shish or lamb adana, truly impresses, as do lamb chops and less meaty fare like stuffed white cabbage braced with mint, parsley and garlic and filled with ground beef and rice. Spinach and feta pide – as doughy and delectable a flatbread as you ever will eat – is a must, as is ending with the best kunefe in town. Open daily. 260 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs, 407-869-5555; $$$
Proprietor and pizzaiolo Joe Roberti takes great pride in his dough and in-house fermenting approach, which results in a crust that’s thin and bubbly, crisp yet yielding and, above all, flavorful. No matter the pie – simple margherita, or comforting short rib with caramelized onions, or fanciful foie gras – you won’t be disappointed. Closed Sundays. 2751 Chickasaw Trail, 407-634-0041; $$
Those with a sense of the adventurous will dive headlong into the seafood-heavy options at this West Colonial Chinese restaurant. There are live critters like crystal crab, lobster, baby pomfret, striped bass, eel and more for the taking, as well as plenty of Hong Kong-style fare. Baby eggplant in a spicy garlic sauce is absolutely luxuriant. The menu is vast, but if you’re in a group, consider sharing a pricey portion of geoduck sashimi. Open daily. 5210 W. Colonial Drive, 407-270-8810; $$$ n
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FILM LISTINGS Gentlemen Prefer Blondes Free screening of a Marilyn Monroe film. Saturday, 7 pm; Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, 8201 International Drive; free; 407-345-0501; ripleys.com. Howl’s Moving Castle A teen girl attempts to lift a curse that has turned her into a 90-yearold woman. Wednesday, 7 pm; multiple locations; $13.31; fathomevents.com. Lady Bird Greta Gerwig’s directorial debut is a coming-of-age story starring Saoirse Ronan. Through Thursday; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $11; 407-6290054; enzian.org. Midnight Movies: Porco Rosso (Japanese) A World War I fighter pilot turns into a pig. Friday, 11:59 pm; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $11; 407-629-0054; enzian.org. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Outdoor screening of the holiday edition of the continuing adventures of the Griswold family. Friday, 6 pm; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; $6; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org. Popcorn Flicks in the Park: The Muppet Christmas Carol Free screening of the Muppet version of Dickens’ holiday classic. Friday, 7 pm; Central Park, Winter Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; free; enzian.org.
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f you feel like hitting a movie this weekend, your options are relatively slim. You can’t go see Lady Bird because you haven’t seen LBJ yet, and you wouldn’t know what’s going on. You can’t see Coco, because John Lasseter is an “enthusiastic hugger.” And you can’t see Justice League, because … well, because it’s Justice League. What’s left? “Glad” you “asked.” thiS WeeK: He’s Out There Some news outlets have this Screen Gems shocker opening Friday. But there’s no poster or MPAA rating, and everything online that’s marked as a trailer actually shows clips from other films and TV shows. Geez, I bet the actual movie isn’t this interesting. What we know so far is that He’s Out There stars Yvonne Strahovski of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale as a woman who has to protect her children from a homicidal maniac at a lake house. And that, back in 2014, its script came in sixth on the Blood List, Hollywood’s annual ranking of the top unproduced horror screenplays. (At the time, it was called Scarecrow, but why leave oneself open to a lawsuit from Gene Hackman or Cillian Murphy?) So maybe you’ll see it this weekend and maybe you won’t, Mr. Desperate Moviegoer. If that is indeed your name. AlSo PlAying: Novitiate This 20th-century period piece about the Catholic church was dropped into some area theaters the day after Thanksgiving. Hey,
nothing washes down pumpkin pie like a good-sized helping of guilt and shame. Melissa Leo plays a rigid Mother Superior fighting to resist the reforms of Vatican II. (Which, in retrospect, posed less problems for the faithful than Ghostbusters 2.) In a different picture this year, Leo played legendary atheist Madalyn Murray O’Hair, which means she’s entitled to some sort of fairness award when it comes to representing the various religions on film. Can’t wait to see her take on Golda Meir. SPeciAl eVentS: Red Til I’m Dead: Sammy Hagar’s Rock-n-Roll Birthday Party At this stage, does even Sammy Hagar celebrate Sammy Hagar’s birthday anymore? Apparently so, because he put his 70th on film and is having it beamed into theaters for one night only. Among the special guests joining the Red Rocker at his Cabo Wabo Cantina – kind of the Jonestown compound for yahoos – are Toby Keith, the guy from Nickelback and Guy Fieri. See, and all this time, I had thought Guy Fieri was Sammy Hagar. Jane Another one-time-only screening, this one unearthing previously unseen footage of Jane Goodall and her landmark research among chimpanzees. You won’t believe what she learned about Guy Fieri. (10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, at Enzian Theater, Maitland; includes live presentation by zoo and conservation expert Dr. Tammie Bettinger.)
Science on Screen: Jane Documentary about famed primatologist Jane Goodall. Saturday, 11 am; Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $8; 407-629-0054; enzian.org. Uncomfortable Brunch: Fish Tank An English juvenile delinquent has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend. Sunday, 1 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10-$12; willspub.org. Val Kilmer: Citizen Twain Val Kilmer appears in person to introduce a screening of his oneman play about Mark Twain. Monday, 6 pm; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive; $30$70; 407-480-5233; theimprovorlando.com. Winter Film Festival: Almost Christmas A dysfunctional family gathers together for their first Christmas since their mother passed away. Monday, 11 am; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-8357323; ocls.info.
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14 artists who are reshaping the sounds of our city TV DINNER
BY MATTHEW MOYER A N D BAO L E-HU U
ive music fans in Orlando are really in a prime position right now. Besides an ever-increasing flow of touring acts, even more impressively, there’s no shortage of new and exciting local music to turn on to this year, with new faces and established veterans mixing it up and sharing ideas, to make for an ever more intriguing blend of sound in the City Beautiful.
We decided to follow that example ourselves in our spotlight on local acts this year, with some artists on the verge of a breakthrough, new groups spicing things up and a few true-blue lifers who help form the foundation of Orlando’s sonic spectrum. email@example.com
A very new and young entrant into the local indie rock field, TV Dinner impressed straight out of the gate with a sinewy, energetic sound and an onstage presence that brings to mind rule-breakers like the Raincoats. Starting in October of last year as the duo of Julia Joyce and Madeleine Elise, TV Dinner has expanded into a quartet with the addition of Ian Turner and Dan Drennen. The band gigs regularly – often as part of upstart promoter Ugly Orange’s shows – honing their live set considerably in a very short period of time, and opening for national acts like Death Valley Girls and Allison Crutchfield in the process. The recently posted digital single “Veins” on their Bandcamp page is evidence of a group evolving in fast-forward. Don’t be surprised if TV Dinner quickly become standard-bearers for the more challenging end of the indie-guitar scene here in Orlando. Find out for yourself when they drop debut album Table Manners on Dec. 13. – MM
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BETH MCKEE On her own, Beth McKee is already an established name with an unmistakably Southern sound that’s all roots and soul. Her next John Pfiffner-produced album, Dreamwood Acres, is already deep in the works and features collaborators from the official circle of jangle-pop legend Mitch Easter, and its release will coincide with the next big Swamp Sistas La La event at the Orlando Fringe Festival in May 2018. But McKee’s footprint on the city is exponentially larger in both reach and mission. Most notably, she’s the founder and cornerstone of Swamp Sistas, a sorority of artists that’s as creative as it is civic. Comprised of women who span both genre and generation, the Swamp Sistas society includes seasoned vets like McKee, Terri Binion and Kaleigh Baker alongside bright upcomers like E-Turn, Zoya Zafar, Hannah Harber and Renee Arozqueta, musically encompassing everything from roots to rap. And besides collaboration and support in regional tours, the Sistas organize and perform to raise money for necessary local causes like Second Harvest Food Bank. – BLH
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ACOQUI Though Acoqui has been around for several years, it’s only very recently that the project has genuinely crystallized. Originally a solo bedroom outlet for noted local musician Alberto Hernandez (known best as a member of Kanine Records-signed act Viernes), it eventually bloomed into a full-band affair but still had scant street presence due to physical distance within its ranks. Now, they have a cast in place that’s not simply all native but also happens to boast credentials in heavyweight Orlando bands like Summerbirds in the Cellar, the Sh-Booms and Moon Jelly. Sonically, Acoqui has risen from ambient beginnings to a current thrill ride that zooms between shoegaze and dreampop. Both their recent live performances and a debut album (A Heart Fills This Way) that was one of the best local releases this year are proof of a band emerging with one of the most textured and realized sounds to come out of Orlando in ages. – BLH
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site sweet spots that any card-carrying garage punk desires, but they’re no clones. Instead of just ripping the basic genre tropes, Bubble Boys flame it out with raw rock & roll flourish. Equal parts romp and flash, they’re powered by the kind of “It” quality that makes them seem like they’re only a couple of short moves away from catching wider fire. Though they currently only have a couple of demos available online on Bandcamp (for free), those are but a sliver of where the band is now. So a show’s really where to experience them, which you can do next at Austin’s Coffee on Dec. 16. – BLH
In the past year, perhaps no other Orlando band has shown as much progress and lightning as Bubble Boys. Even among the city’s historically crowded punk herd, there was something else about them from the beginning. Frontman Dani Jalali formed the band to fulfill a promise to a deceased friend, whose love for bubbles inspired the group’s name and whose non-binary identity has influenced their stance (they have a song titled “Not the Kinda Guy [You Think I Am]” and slogan stickers that read “Bubble Boys piss where they wanna”). They hit all the requiPHOTO BY GREGORY GUTIERREZ
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LUSH AGAVE Lush Agave, the solo vehicle for longtime Southern experimental musician Alisha Erao, is many, many things. It is a singular attempt to meld classical and baroque songforms and vocal styles with modern electronic soundcraft. It is a merging of dance and voice, of the personal and the political. It is a mix of the gently ethereal and the earthy visceral. It is an enchanting filigreed web of looped, operatic vocals, crystal synths and head-nodding beats that gives way to choral ambience. It is a callback to classic 4AD trailblazers like Dead Can Dance and This Mortal Coil. And it is Erao’s finest musical statement to date. Recent live shows have upped the Lush Agave ante considerably: Gone are the choral robes, replaced with stark black attire and the sole ornamentation of a few candles, to keep the focus on Erao’s incredible voice and dramatic movements. Music fans and performers outside our city limits are starting to notice her work too; the secret is out. – MM
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SEAN SHAKESPEARE Of all the young new MCs in the Second Subject crew – the local label and collective overseen by Solillaquists of Sound’s Swamburger – Sean Shakespeare is the brightest and readiest. He’s known as a member of hip-hop triad Table for Three alongside notable rappers TKO and Jamar X, but his new solo work is his most focused. His collaboration with the battletested Swamburger has produced some standout sounds that are a modern reboot of the kind of literate and technical rap that is hip-hop in its most elevated state. With that partnership, Shakespeare has a new 11-track album (Bloodline) in the can and slated for release before the end of the year. From what he’s been showing on stage, it’s got all the ingredients of a distinctive new voice ready to assert itself. And in addition to a short tour with Carnage the Executioner in January, that voice can be heard next at the Second Subject Sunday Sampler on Dec. 10 at Mills Avenue wax den Remix Records. – BLH
ALTERITY CHAMBER ORCHESTRA Alterity Orchestra are a real-time exercise in sonic exploration the likes of which has never been attempted in Orlando’s creative music/avant-garde circles. To wit, a group of promising and adventurously-minded classical musicians are being steadily put through their paces onstage with tutelage from high-shelf practitioners of the avant arts like Chris Belt and Thad Anderson, with a musical brief squarely focused on the works of contemporary classical composers. And the experiment is bearing spectacular sonic fruit – Alterity’s ensemble performance of Quartet for the End of Time at the Timucua White House was like a sonic séance (in all the best ways), and the October debut of the full, 15-piece Orchestra at Factur playing the works of John Adams and Julius Eastman dazzled attendees. What’s next? Expect the unexpected. – MM PHOTO BY ANDREAS VOLMER
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MOONDRAGON Synthwave is in full renaissance right now and probably the best – certainly the most textbook – example of the genre in Orlando is Troy Simpson’s Moondragon. Like our own resident Jan Hammer, he’s fast become the go-to opener when notable national names like Perturbator and Gost roll through town. But his commitment to the neon age of the ’80s goes beyond just action-sequence synthesizers. With perfectly curated and edited vintage video that’s an equal part of his live show, a Moondragon concert is pure time travel. His latest album, Grand Prix, released in September, is a total retro adventure that’s a sonic narrative to the history of Formula One racing. All it would take for this synth crusader to write the next score for Stranger Things is one dark turn. – BLH PHOTO BY VIKKA PÉREZ-PUELLES
RAY BRAZEN Lo-fi troubadour Ray Brazen is an underground lifer and true believer, a welcome reminder that you can reach a certain age in your musical life and keep pushing forward, instead of retreating to the comfy confines of a fedora and some righteous Clapton covers. Part of a lineage of eccentric home recording going back to Syd Barrett and filtering through Daniel Johnston and Sebadoh, Brazen was bitten by the creative freedoms of the lo-fi revolution in New York in the late ’80s, where spontaneity was the only rule. Brazen relocated to Central Florida in 2004, and continued cranking out records – including a heartfelt paean to local newscaster Wendy Chioji. Brazen has, of late, found kindred spirits in the Illuminated Paths collective, who have reissued a sprawling sampler of earlier works and provide the encouragement for him to continue to let his freak flag fly proudly. His methods are refreshingly the same: Bash songs out on a fuzzed-out electric guitar, record the results, and release them on hand-dubbed tapes. For Brazen, “get weird” is more of a sacred commandment than a glib, normie catchphrase. – MM PHOTO BY JIM LEATHERMAN
EXPERT TIMING As relics like high waists and hi-top fades roam the streets anew, it’s the ’90s all over again in indie rock too. One of Orlando’s best emergent bands influenced by that pivotal decade are Expert Timing, a trio fronted by the wife-husband partnership of Katrina and Jeff Snyder. Their indie rock is as classically ’90s as it gets with heart, melodies and guitars that are all equally big. In just over a year after putting out a demo, their particular take on the style has shown such natural shine that it’s earned them a slot at the Fest this year and a growing fan base that includes some key scene figures. The band are currently in the middle of tracking their first full-length album with Dikembe’s David Bell, which is planned for release in early 2018. The next chance to swoon in their sweet nostalgia is on Dec. 3 at Will’s Pub with Flashlights, another exceptional local band that pack some of the best of the ’90s. – BLH
Out of all the members of the Total Punk extended family, Tight Genes get slept on a bit locally and that’s a damn shame because their Germs-y street punk is undeniable both live and on record. The quartet of Noah, Eddi, Alexis and Kayo can regularly be seen throwing down at grittier venues across town as the stalwart local anchor for out-of-town malcontents like the Nots and the Mold. What’s more, the group has casually one-upped a good number of their area peers with both some touring under their belt and the release of the truly excellent Prison Wallet 7” single last year. But live is where the band truly thrives, with the three instrumentalists bashing it out in the background and vocalist Noah getting down and dirty in and among the people. Don’t miss their next show on Dec. 5 at Will’s Pub with Dark Thoughts; you never know if they’ll implode – or explode – at any minute. – MM
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THE WILDTONES Although local trio the Wildtones have been around for several years, it’s really only recently that they’ve hit their stride. Led by incredibly dynamic guitarist and singer Joshua Ramsey, the Wildtones are currently the city’s purest champions of early rock & roll and rockabilly. Their effective line celebrating both the flair and primitive heart of the tradition has attracted touring invitations from the likes of the Legendary Shack Shakers, Reverend Horton Heat, Bloodshot Bill and Deke Dickerson. They’ve also chalked up festival appearances at Meltasia, the Rockabilly Rave and the New England Shake-Up. Their latest promising development is the involvement of Simon Palombi, a young local musician whose profile is enjoying exponential rise between his stints as frontman of the excellent Woolly Bushmen and as a budding producer. Palombi isn’t just filling in on drums, he’s recording the Wildtones’ new songs. – BLH
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FLYING LIMBS The artists formerly known as Deformed are, to our ears, the best extreme ensemble currently playing – hell, razing – venues in Central Florida. Containing members of Ad Nauseum and Wrapped in Pale, this trio takes the grindcore template and unsentimentally strips it down to the barest of essentials. Think Napalm Death’s Scum or Insect Warfare at their most unrestrained. A guitar, a drum kit and one hell of a scream are it all it takes for the band to whip up a storm of noise. Drummer Mike Sweeney is an octopus, playing a kit that appears to be welded together to withstand earthquakes; guitarist Glenn Stefani keeps his head down and cranks out pure distortion, while vocalist Summer Jewell is a maniac, throwing themselves into the crowd, unafraid of confrontation. Flying Limbs aren’t apolitical fence-sitters either; the band recently played a benefit for Puerto Rico post-Irma and raised a decent chunk of change for their efforts. Catch them at Florida Is Loud and see the inheritors to the thrones of Assück and Agoraphobic Nosebleed. – MM
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These promoters combine a distinctive voice with DIY ethics, passionate curatorial skills and event savvy to bring you an incredible range of touring talent and home-grown innovation.
As far as promoters go, 2017 has been Ugly Orange’s banner year. The DIY booking collective has evolved in fast-forward, putting on carefully curated bills around touring heavies like Tall Juan, L.A. Witch, Death Valley Girls and Mild High Club. UO show no signs of slowing down.
Not “just” a metal booker – though Endoxa still lured Venom Inc., Belphegor and Obsessed to the City Beautiful – Endoxa’s Pete Olen has been branching out into hip-hop and synthwave showcases. With a booking style geared more towards savvy taste than the almighty dollar, the best is yet to come.
Although Tierney Tough’s indie-centric booking outlet has taken a bit of a backseat to a flurry of Pauses-related activity this year, OYG still came through with alternative stalwarts like Cindy Wilson, Shana Falana, a total immersion 1997-themed bash and the more intimate and local-focused East End Sessions.
Kyle Raker’s long-running Norsekorea is one of the more prolific booking companies in town, putting on multiple shows per week in venues like Will’s and Backbooth that take in punk, metalcore, indie rock and all points in between. Norsekorea is going all out in December with an Of Montreal show at the Abbey and a seven-year anniversary blowout in January at Will’s.
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The folksiest of the bunch for over a decade, Jessica Pawli’s intensely local SFS has always been as much about community as it is music, often involving causes and always featuring food. Though its heart is in roots music, SFS has been branching out nicely with new themes and partnerships. Events like this year’s Southern Belle Ball, Citrus Circuit Tour and Soul Fried Sunday prove that Pawli’s tradition not just endures but evolves.
SR50 ZOYA ZAFAR Zoya Zafar released a demo back in 2014, but it wasn’t until last year that this very distinctive singer truly emerged on the radar. Since debuting at Will’s Pub for Southern Fried Sunday, Zafar’s name has been increasingly seen on notable bills. She’s been keeping good company as one of the freshest young members of Beth McKee’s Swamp Sistas and has been making fans of scene movers. Graced with a beautiful jazz voice that can captivate with just the
faintest exhalation, her torch-folk sound was always a thing of quiet allure. But lately, the longtime soloist has been showing new sonic ambition with some modern texture and sometimes performing with an accompanist on guitar and keyboards (Matthew Verdier). Zafar will release a single titled “Sweet Talk” soon and is currently working on a full-length album for next year. The next chance to bask in her radiance is when she headlines the Bad Balloon event on Dec. 18 at Will’s Pub. – BLH
Talented photographer and passionate local scene booster Harrison Thevenin stepped out from behind his lens this year to begin SR50, a combination webzine and promotional group. He brings a fresh sensibility to our concert landscape with nights dedicated to vaporwave and soundcloud rap as well as one-off events that defiantly cross genre lines.
Though redoubtable avant-garde boosters the Civic Minded Five (is it even a quintet?) have been taking it a bit slower this year, they came through when it counted – blockbuster shows from Hans-Joachim Roedelius, Zeena Parkins, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra and Karl Berger.
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Wednesday, Nov. 29
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play THeaTer
Fans of Frank capra’s beloved look at small-town American life, 1946’s It’s a Wonderful Life, will find plenty to be thankful for at the orlando Shakespeare theater this season. the Shakes is bringing the film to the stage in the form of a live ’40s-style radio broadcast. While the actors do their best impression of Jimmy Stewart’s kind-hearted everyman, George bailey, and his guardian angel, clarence, a full-fledged foley artist recreates the sounds of bedford Falls, breathing new life into a holiday classic. What else do you want? the moon? you want someone to lasso the moon and pull it down for ya? – Thaddeus McCollum 7:30 p.m. | through Dec. 30 | orlando Shakespeare theatre, 812 e. rollins St. | 407-447-1700 | orlandoshakes.org | $25-$50
Friday, Dec. 1
this is a dream come true for goths and altrockers “of a certain age” and darkly inclined young’uns: poptone is Daniel Ash and Kevin haskins of bauhaus, Love and rockets and tones on tail – joined by the musical shotin-the-arm that is haskins’ daughter Diva Dompé on bass – running through the greatest moments of all three groups. expect a postpunk primer. And expect the absolutely unexpected in the form of surprise opener Geneva Jacuzzi, a bonkers hybrid of futuristic theatrics and top-drawer synth-pop, like Tron crossed with bowie and nina hagen. Arrive early, it goes without saying. – Matthew Moyer
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with Geneva Jacuzzi | 6 p.m. | the beacham, 46 n. orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | thebeacham.com | $30-$40
Saturday, Dec. 2
West Fest arT
the West Art District over in parramore has brought an explosion of color and vibrance to the all-too-often neglected neighborhood. this weekend, they celebrate their success with a block-party open house that offers visitors the chance to see renowned graffiti artists paint live murals while b-boys and -girls compete in a breakdancing competition and live music fills the air. if you have kids, make sure they don’t wear their good clothes, because the kids art area is sure to leave them a multicolored mess. but if you join the free graffiti workshop in the evening, expect the same thing. – TM
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represented 44 percent of all new hiv diagnoses in the united States. After the screening, stay for an audience talkback with Sam Graper, community relations manager at orlando immunology center. – Jessica Bryce Young 1:30 p.m. | Suntrust Auditorium, orlando Museum of Art, 2416 n. Mills Ave. | 407-896-4231 | omart.org | free
noon-midnight | West Art District, 1011 W. central blvd. | westfestorlando.com | donations
Saturday, Dec. 2
Songs of the Season HolIday
So long as the weather outside isn’t frightful, this collaborative holiday performance just might be delightful. Songs of the Season brings together Full Sail’s music production wonks and the talented instrumentalists, vocalists and dancers of rollins college, as well as local teen-team Docs & Dellas and other orlando-area artists. it’s all held on the front lawn of the Dr. phillips center, so pack your picnic for a night on the grass. Anyone selling coquito yet? – Brian Leng 6 p.m. | Seneff Arts plaza, Dr. phillips center for the performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. | 844-513-2014 | drphillipscenter.org | free
Sunday, Dec. 3
Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings FIlM
As part of World AiDS Day, take in a showing of Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings on Sunday. the film, screening in the orlando Museum of Art Suntrust Auditorium, is part of the annual Day With(out) Art, an observance of the disproportionate toll taken on the art world by the disease. this year, video works by Mykki blanco, cheryl Dunye & ellen Spiro, reina Gossett, thomas Allen harris, Kia Labeija, tiona nekkia Mcclodden and brontez purnell seek to center black narratives within the AiDS crisis; in 2016, African-Americans
Tuesday, Dec. 5
Cut Copy MUSIC
Australian electro-pop project cut copy stops into the plaza Live this week for a night of bleeps, blips and bass. the group’s hit single “Lights & Music” was all over the place back in ’08, and chances are it still gets stuck in your head from time to time. cut copy is touring on their latest album, this year’s Haiku From Zero. expect bright, bouncy beats made for the dancefloor – or, more likely, the many, many lawns of the festival circuit. Spring awaits. – TM 7 p.m. | the plaza Live, 425 n. bumby Ave. | plazaliveorlando.org | $25-$35
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MuSIc wedneSday, nov. 29 Eugene Snowden’s Ten Pints of Truth 10 pm; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free. Lil Pump 7 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. orange Ave.; $27-$102; 407-648-8363. The Met Live in HD: The Exterminating Angel 1 & 6:30 pm; A surreal tale about a dinner party where the guests cannot escape. Multiple locations; $25.56; fathomevents.com. Vacancy, Witchbender, Uh 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $5.
ThurSday, nov. 30 Bear Grillz, Phase one 9 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. orange Ave.; $18-$25; 407-648-8363. Black Tusk, Hollow Leg, American Party Machine 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $12-$15. Brian Setzer orchestra, the Texas Gentlemen 8 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $41-$76; 407-351-5483.
[MUSIc] The Drums Thursday at the Social
The Drums, Hoops 7 pm; The Social, 54 N. orange Ave.; $16-$18; 407-246-1419. Fusion Showcase 7:30 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $10; 407-999-2570. Kaleigh Baker 10 pm; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free.
Bad Santa & the Angry Elves 10 pm; Belle Isle Yacht Pub, 7521 S. orange Ave.; free; 407-850-3491.
The Mavericks 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $39.50-$79.50; 407-228-1220.
Bobby clock, Danny Feedback, Trotsky’s Watercooler, Doktor Faux 9 pm; Uncle Lou’s entertainment Hall, 1016 N. Mills Ave.; contact for price; 407-270-9104.
The Mellow Relics 10:30 pm; Tanqueray’s, 100 S. orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.
Dead and co. Warm Up Party: Unlimited Devotion 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10-$12.
Raleigh Estes and Friends 8 pm; Muldoon’s Saloon, 7439 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-657-9980.
Flying Horse Big Band concert 8 pm; Nicholson School of communications, University of central Florida; $10; 407-823-1500.
Ritual 10 pm; vinyl Arts Bar, 75 e. colonial Drive; free.
Koo Koo Kanga Roo 5:45 pm; The Geek easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park; $12-$15; 407-332-9636.
Thursday Jazz Jams 8 pm; Austin’s coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-975-3364. UcF chamber Winds Recital 7:30 pm; University of central Florida Rehearsal Hall, 4000 central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-1500. 40
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Kulture Shock Friday, 10 pm; Bombshell’s Tavern, 5405 edgewater Drive; free; 407-730-3999. Late night Swim 11:59 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $3; 407-999-2570.
ordinary Boys (Smiths and Morrissey Tribute) 8 pm; The Social, 54 N. orange Ave.; $10; 407-246-1419. Poptone, Geneva Jacuzzi 6 pm; The Beacham, 46 N. orange Ave.; $30-$40; 407-648-8363. Punk Winter Formal: Poison Boys, Talking Dogs, the Palmettes, Vicious Dreams 8:30 pm; Stardust video and coffee, 1842 e. Winter Park Road; $5; 407-623-3393. Selwyn Birchwood 8 pm; Blue Bamboo center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave., Winter Park; $20; 407-636-9951. String Ensemble concert 5 pm; University of central Florida Rehearsal Hall, 4000 central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-1500. UcF choir concert 7:30 pm; UcF visual Arts Building, 4000 central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-1500.
SaTurday, dec. 2 Borgeous 10 pm; Gilt Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road; $10-$40; 407-504-7699.
Hysterical Tour of Gnomes Southern craft grand opening The Milk District gets a brand new craft cocktail and beer bar this week when Southern craft exits the soft opening phase. celebrate their grand opening with free drinks (!) from 5-7 p.m. and live music from 7-11 p.m. complimentary light bites will also be served. 5 p.m. Wednesday; Southern craft, 2405 e. South St.; free; facebook.com/southerncraftbar
Que paella Beer and wine dinner We don’t know about you, but these days we find ourselves stopping to pick up a bottle of wine to go with dinner and then forgetting all about the dinner far too often. But this week’s Que Paella dinner at Nora’s Sugar
Shack should mean that we get at least one balanced meal this week. choose from meat
Feb. 11, 2018, at House of Blues
or seafood (technically also a kind of meat, just sayin’) paella, grab a bottle of tempranillo or whatever, and relax. For once. Reservations recommended. 5-8 p.m. Thursday; Nora’s
JD McPherson, Dec. 11 at the Social
Sugar Shack, 636 virginia Drive; $10-$12; facebook.com/norassugarshack
Giraffage, Dec. 13 at the Social
Bull & Bush 30th anniversary The Milk District’s best British pub celebrates three decades in business this week. Stop in for a pull of the best Guinness in town and enjoy a rare sight at the B&B: a live DJ and dancing. Anyone who’s ever broken their ankle trying to get to the bar during a packed comedy night will tell you that this proposition is sure to please thrill-seekers. 5 p.m. Friday; The Bull & Bush Pub, 2408 e. Robinson St.; free; bullandbushorlando.com
hysterical Tour of gnomes Though you can participate in downtown Sanford’s Tour of Homes on Saturday night, don’t miss out on the opportunity to dress up like a garden gnome and invade seven different bars with a horde of fellow revelers. Bring nonperishable food items to donate; there’s gnome reason anyone should be going without, after all. 7 pm Monday; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; sanfordhistorictrust.org
Trans-Siberian orchestra, Dec. 16 at Amway center Bill Burr, Dec. 16 at Bob carr Theater Katy Perry, Dec. 17 at Amway center Reverend Horton Heat, Dec. 22 at House of Blues
Shakira, Jan. 9, 2018, at Amway center The Zombies, Jan. 10, 2018, at the Plaza Live The Moody Blues, Jan. 12, 2018, at cFe Arena Book of Love, Jan. 14, 2018, at the Social Miranda Lambert, Jan. 19, 2018, at Amway center
Riverdance, Jan. 26-28, 2018, at the Dr. Phillips center Black Rebel Motorcycle club, Jan. 26, 2018, at the Beacham
Excision, Feb. 11, 2018, at House of Blues John Moreland, Feb. 13, 2018, at the Social Lights, Feb. 21, 2018, at the Beacham
World/Inferno Friendship Society, Jan. 27, 2018, at the Social
Andrea Gibson, March 1, 2018, at the Social
Trevor noah, Jan. 27, 2018, at Bob carr Theater
Alice cooper, March 24, 2018, at Hard Rock Live
Kevin Hart, Dec. 31 at cFe Arena
Jackson Browne, Jan. 23, 2018, at the Dr. Phillips center
Lana Del Rey, Feb. 2, 2018, at Amway center
Betty Who, March 29, 2018, at the Social
Henry Rollins, Jan. 4, 2018, at the Plaza Live
The Killers, Jan. 24, 2018, at Hard Rock Live
Adam Ant, Feb. 3, 2018, at the Beacham
orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, April 12, 2018, at the Beacham
Say Anything, Jan. 9-10, 2018, at the Beacham
They Might Be Giants, Jan. 25, 2018, at the Beacham
Rufus Wainwright, Feb. 7-8, 2018, at the Dr. Phillips center
Pink, April 24, 2018, at Amway center
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The obsessed MuSIc
Legendary Maryland doom metal trio the obsessed are a late, but very welcome entrant to the crowded slate of prime late-2017 shows, and a bit of a coup for endoxa Booking. The band, led by singer-guitarist Scott “Wino” Weinrich (also of Saint vitus ill-repute), are touring behind both new album Screed and a reissue of their milestone self-titled debut album. The band has existed in one form or another since the late 1970s, and though they released the major label album The Church Within in 1994 to high hopes in a post-Nirvana landscape, their progress has been stalled by both Wino’s occasional returns to Saint vitus, his Spirit caravan project and some personal trials along the way. Wino has some friends and fans in high and unlikely places, including Henry Rollins, Ian McKaye and Dave Grohl, and with recent reissues shining a light on previously hidden-gem songs, they’re not going to be every discerning stoner’s lil’ secret for much longer. Get slow. – Matthew Moyer with Druid Lord, electric Dawn | 8 p.m. | Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | willspub.org | $12-$15
Brent Smith and Zach Myers 7 pm; House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena vista; $32-$71.75; 407-934-2583.
Smokin’ Torpedoes Saturday, 8 pm; Sanford Brewing company, 400 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-732-6419.
Euglossine, Harsh Radish, Absolute Fantasy 10 pm; The Falcon, 819 e. Washington St.; $5 suggested donation; 407-423-3060.
Songs of the Season Free holiday concert. 6 pm; Seneff Arts Plaza, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; free.
Keller Williams 8 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $25-$34.50; 407-228-1220.
The Woolly Bushmen, Zap Dragon, Transcendental Telecom, Howling Midnight, DJ Mezcalculation 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $7.
Marc Broussard 7 pm; The Social, 54 N. orange Ave.; $20-$25; 407-246-1419.
Sunday, dec. 3
Meiuuswe 8 pm; Wop’s Hops, 419 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free.
’68, Whores 7 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $15; 407-999-2570.
Metal Prom 6 pm; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $10; 407-999-2570.
Ancient Sun 10:30 pm; Tanqueray’s, 100 S. orange Ave.; free; 407-649-8540.
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THEWEEK Bestial Mouths, Von nacht, ootheca, Burnt Hair 9 pm; A-Shop, 647 N. Mills Ave.; $5 donation. Expert Timing, Flashlights, the new Lows 8 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $7. Jagged Edge, Sammie 6:30 pm; House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena vista; $42.25; 407-934-2583. Jazz at Lincoln center orchestra with Wynton Marsalis: Big Band Holidays 8 pm; Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $45-$75. Richard Gilewitz 7:30 pm; Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.; $10-$20 suggested donation; 407-595-2713.
Monday, dec. 4 The Dancing Bones, the Robinsons, common creatures 8 pm; 64 North, 64 N. orange Ave.; free; 321-245-7730. Hymn for Her 6 pm; Stardust video and coffee, 1842 e. Winter Park Road; contact for price; 407-623-3393. open Mic Hip-Hop 9:30 pm; Austin’s coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-975-3364. open Mic Mondays 6:30 pm; West end Trading company, 202 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-322-7475. orlando Philharmonic: Focus Series - Touch of Genius 7 pm; Featuring violin prodigy Randall Goosby. The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $18-$54; 407-228-1220; orlandophil.org.
TueSday, dec. 5 cut copy 7 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $25-$35; 407-228-1220. Dark Thoughts, Wet nurse, Tight Genes, caffiends 9 pm; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free. Faith Healer, cecil Frena, Trails 8 pm; Henao contemporary center, 5601 edgewater Drive; $7. Paramore 8 pm; Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $38.50-$150; 844-513-2014. Punk on the Patio: Felicity, Luvlost, Broken Streetlights 8 pm; The Patio, 14 W. Washington St.; $5; 407-354-1577. 44
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Singer-Songwriter open Mic 7:30 pm; Austin’s coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-975-3364.
TheaTer Annie The classic Broadway musical comes to life as little orphan Annie charms her way into the heart of New York millionaire oliver Warbucks. Thursday-Friday, 8 pm, Saturday, 2 & 8 pm, Sunday, 2 pm, Monday, 8 pm; Garden Theatre, 160 W. Plant St., Winter Garden; $30-$34; 407-877-4736; gardentheatre.org. The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical Musical adaptation of the beloved book about a terrible group of kids who take over the annual christmas pageant. Saturday, 2 & 5:30 pm, Sunday, 2 pm; orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 e. Princeton St.; $15-$25; 407-896-7365; orlandorep.com. cFcArts: Shrek: The Musical The tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside a wisecracking donkey and a feisty princess. Friday, 7 pm, Saturday, 2 & 7 pm; olympia High School, 4301 S. Apopka-vineland Road; $15; 407-937-1800 ext. 710; cfcarts.com. christmas Spectacular A musical christmas extravaganza hosted by Santa and featuring a different local group each night. SundayTuesday, 7:30 pm; Gateway center for the Arts, 880 N. Highway 17-92, DeBary; $17-$19; 386-668-5553; gatewaycenterforthearts.org. A Christmas Story: The Musical Stage musical version of the beloved holiday film about a boy who wants a Red Ryder BB gun for christmas. Thursday-Saturday, 7:30 pm, Sunday, 2:30 pm; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $23-$28; 386-736-1500; athensdeland.com. Daddy Long Legs A cinderella story about a young woman and her mysterious benefactor. Friday-Saturday, 2 & 7:30 pm, Sunday, 2 pm; Winter Park Playhouse, 711-c orange Ave., Winter Park; $32-$42; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org. An Evening of Magic Filming of new illusions by four professional magicians. Thursday, 7 pm; carmine Boutique, 2708 N. orange Blossom Trail; free. It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play Five actors play the dozens of characters in Bedford Falls as well as produce all the sound effects. Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 pm, Saturday, 2 & 7:30 pm, Sunday, 2 pm; orlando Shakespeare Theatre, 812 e. Rollins St.; $25-$50; orlandoshakes.org. The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told comedic retelling of the story of creation juxtaposed with the tale of two couples in modern day New York city. Friday-Saturday, 7 pm; Footlight Theatre, The Parliament House, 410 N. orange Blossom Trail; $20; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.
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Winter Wonderettes This seasonal celebration finds the girls entertaining at the annual Harper’s Hardware Holiday Happening, but when Santa turns up missing, the girls must use their talent and creative ingenuity to save the holiday party. FridaySaturday, 8 pm, Sunday, 2 pm; Davenport community campus, 8 W. Palmetto St., Davenport; $24; theatreworksfl.org.
coMedy Drunken Monkey open Mic comedy open mic. Fridays, 8 pm; Drunken Monkey coffee Bar, 444 N. Bumby Ave.; free; 407-8934994; drunkenmonkeycoffee.com. Funeral Roast of Big Tim Murphy Roast of birthday boy Big Tim Murphy. He ain’t actually dead, baby. Wednesday 9 pm; Bull and Bush, 2408 e. Robinson St.; free; 407-896-7546. Gabriel Iglesias Saturday Dec. 2, 8 pm; Amway center, 400 W. church St.; $35$75; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com. Jack’s open Mic comedy night open mic comedy night hosted by Myke Herlihy. Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9 pm; Jack’s Pub & Grub, 5494 central Florida Parkway; free; 407-787-3886. James yon, Mike charette Friday Dec. 1, 8:30 pm and Saturday Dec. 2, 8:30 pm; Bonkerz - Boardwalk Bowl, 10749 e. colonial Drive; $10; 407-629-2665; bonkerzcomedyproductions.com/locations/ boardwalk-bowl-entertainment-center. Jersey, Marley Friday Dec. 1, 8 pm and Saturday Dec. 2, 8 pm; Bonkerz - otters on the River, 4380 carraway Place, Sanford; $10; 407-6292665; bonkerzcomedyproductions.com. Mallandramente com Sérgio Malandro Brazilian comedy. Saturday Dec. 2, 9 pm; Bob carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St.; $42.32; 407-246-4262; drphillipscenter.org. Michael carbonaro Saturday Dec. 2, 8 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $28.50$39.50; 407-351-5483; hardrock.com/orlando. Rick Gutierrez Thursday 8 pm, Friday Dec. 1, 8 & 10:30 pm, Saturday Dec. 2, 7 & 9:45 pm and Sunday Dec. 3, 7 pm; orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive; $15; 407480-5233; theimprovorlando.com. Shit Sandwich Probably the best comedy showcase in town. Show up early to grab a good seat. Saturday, 9 pm; Bull and Bush, 2408 e. Robinson St.; free; 407-896-7546.
dance A christmas Dance celebration Dancers celebrate the true meaning of christmas through the art of dance. Saturday, 2 & 6 pm; Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $20; drphillipscenter.org.
THEWEEK George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker A screening of George Balanchine’s film version, performed by the New York city Ballet. Friday, noon; orlando Public Library, 101 e. central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info. The Nuthouse Several years ago on christmas eve, Doctor ebenezer, a caring and passionate inventor, dreams of revolutionizing the mental health industry at Nuremberg Asylum. Friday, 7:30 pm; Marshall ellis Theatre, 1300 La Quinta Drive; $20; 407-816-7080. Russian Ballet orlando Family Nutcracker A tale of hope, imagination and excitement, as clara ventures to different places with her Nutcracker Prince by her side. Saturday, 6 pm; calvary Assembly of God, 1199 clay St., Winter Park; $30-$45; 407.896.0309; russianballetorlando.org.
All Healing Lines A new live audio-visual installation from Alex clements and Kate Shults. Friday, 5 pm; Faith Arts village orlando, 221 e. colonial Drive; free; 407-222-1231. Art Adventures: chihuligans Art lecture for kids, focused on Dale chihuly’s glass sculptures. Friday, 9:30 am; orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $12; 407-896-4231. Drawing the Unseen: Lecture & curator Tour Learn about Maitland Art center founder André Smith with a lecture by Rangsook Yoon, PhD. Get behind-the-scenes details on the contemporary art in the current exhibit with a tour by curator and orlando-based artist Dan L. Hess. Wednesday, 6:30-8 pm; Art & History Museums - Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $6; 407-539-2181. From London Punk to American Graffiti: Daniel Chimowitz Famed international designer Daniel chimowitz creates live art and showcases his newest line of wearable fashion. Saturday, 6:30 pm; The Art Gallery at Mills Park, 1650 N. Mills Ave.; free; 855336-3653; thegalleryatmillspark.com. Holiday Friday nights The Morse offers free admission and live music on Fridays throughout the holiday season. Friday, 4-8 pm; charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-645-5311. A Photogravure Demonstration Demonstration of a photo-mechanical process involving the etching of a copper plate coated in a photosensitive gelatin. Thursday, 6-8 pm; UcF cReATe, 500 Bentley St.; free. orlandoweekly.com
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THEWEEK conTInuIng ThIS week
Ancestral Voices Through Thursday, 10 am-6 pm; orlando Public Library, 101 e. central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info. Baggage Claims Through Dec. 31; orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $15; 407-896-4231. Biblia Sacra: Dalí and His Bible Through Jan. 25, 2018; Baterby’s Art Gallery, 6848 Stapoint court, Winter Park; $5$50; 888-682-9995; baterbys.com.
Steady Observation: The Intersection of Scientific Inquiry, Art and Life Through Jan. 7, 2018; orlando Science center, 777 e. Princeton St.; $20.95; 407-514-2000; osc.org.
Dan Biferie: The Art of Learning Through Jan. 14, 2018; Museum of Art DeLand – Downtown, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $5; 386-734-4371; moartdeland.org.
Strange Grls: A Psych Cat Exhibition Through Dec. 16; Gallery eola, 818 e. Washington St.; free; galleryeola.com.
The Lake: A Documentary Exploring the Land and People of Lake Apopka Through Jan. 13, 2018; crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org. Limited Edition Through Dec. 31; Snap Space, 1013 e. colonial Drive; free; snaporlando.com. The Lines That Join Us Through Thursday, 10 am-6 pm; orlando Public Library, 101 e. central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info. Oded Halahmy: Babylonian Odyssey Through Dec. 31; orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $15; 407-896-4231. orlandoweekly.com
Selections From the Permanent collection: Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Sculpture Through Jan. 7, 2018; Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $5; 386-734-4371.
Cloth as Community: Hmong Textiles in America Tuesdays-Saturdays.; Ruth Funk center for Textile Arts, 150 W. University Blvd., Melbourne; free; 321-674-8313; textiles.fit.edu.
FAVo Artists open House Friday, 5-9 pm; Faith Arts village orlando, 221 e. colonial Drive; free; 407-222-1231; faithartsvillage.com.
Selected Fine Art Faculty Alumni Anniversary Exhibition Through Dec. 21; Anita S. Wooten Gallery, 701 N. econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-582-2298; valenciacollege.edu.
Space Oddities: Bowie Sottsass Memphis ongoing; Modernism Museum Mount Dora, 145 e. Fourth Ave., Mount Dora; $8; 352385-0034; modernismmuseum.org.
Drawing the Unseen: Artists Explore the Subconscious Through Dec. 17; Art & History Museums - Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $6; 407-539-2181.
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Quiet Revolution: A Survey of the Art of Theo Wujcik Through Jan. 7, 2018; Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $5; 386-734-4371.
Captured in Paint: Central Florida in Art Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 am-4 pm and Sundays, 1-4 pm; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 osceola Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-647-6294; polasek.org.
Downtown Salon Show Through Jan. 27, 2018; Snap Downtown, 420 e. church St.; free; 407-286-2185; snaporlando.com.
Patrick Boyd: Man With a Holo Camera Through Jan. 14, 2018; Museum of Art DeLand – Downtown, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $5; 386-734-4371; moartdeland.org.
Time & Thought Through Jan. 7, 2018; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 e. Princeton St.; $5; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.com. Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science Through Dec. 31; cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins college, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; cfam.rollins.edu. Unladylike Through Dec. 10; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org. Virtual Views: Digital Art From the Thoma Foundation Through Dec. 31; orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $15; 407-896-4231.
evenTS The Approximately 12 Pubs of christmas Pub crawl Purchase a wristband at Wally’s or GB’s Bottle Shop and get drink specials at 16 pubs along Mills Avenue and virginia Drive. Saturday, 7:30 pm; Mills 50, North Mills Avenue between Weber and Montana streets; $10; mills50.org. The Bacon Express Pop-up food truck. Saturday, 11 am-3 pm; Whole Foods Market, 8003 Turkey Lake Road; various menu prices; 407-355-7100; applegate.com. Bull & Bush 30th Anniversary celebrate three decades of the Milk District’s best British pub. Friday, 5 pm; Bull and Bush, 2408 e. Robinson St.; free; 407-896-7546.
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THEWEEK coal Holiday Party A day of free mini-classes, teacher meetand-greets, music, film, sound healing, tea ceremony and more. Sunday, 11 am; coal, 619 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 321348-5035; coalspaceorlando.com. cracker christmas Pioneer-era christmas celebration. SaturdaySunday, 10 am; Fort christmas Historical Park and Museum, 1300 Fort christmas Road, christmas; free; 407-254-9310. cupcake challenge: Holiday Edition This community event brings together central Florida’s best bakeries to compete for top honors from a panel of noted judges and the crowd. Monday, 2-4 pm; Winter Park civic center, 1050 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park; $22; 407-6280506; cupcakechallenge2017.eventbrite.com. Family Holiday Festival Bring the whole family to have a holiday photo taken, make a holiday bracelet and enjoy holiday stories and crafts for the kids. Saturday, 1-3 pm; West oaks Library, 1821 e. Silver Star Road; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.
The Gift of Hope A holiday celebration filled with food, drinks, a silent auction and children’s activities. Friday, 5:30 pm; orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 e. Princeton St.; $20; 407 207 3256; orlandorep.com. Holiday Home Tour and Winter Wonderland This self-guided tour takes visitors on a winding journey through many of celebration’s neighborhoods, sharing creative holiday decor in several beautifully decorated estate homes, single-family homes, town homes and condos. Saturday, 3 pm; Downtown celebration, Front and Market streets, celebration; $20. Hysterical Tour of Gnomes A pub crawl through seven Sanford bars with participants dressed as gnomes. Bring non-perishable food items to donate to Harvest Time International. Saturday, 7 pm; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-221-1499; sanfordhistorictrust.org. International Vegan comfort Food Pop-Up enjoy vegan versions of a gyro or a Thanksgiving burger. Thursday, 6-9 pm; The District at Mills 50, 1221 N. Mills Ave.; various menu prices; 407-601-3363; veggiegoodeats.com. Light Up Sodo Family holiday celebration. Sunday, 2-6 pm; SoDo District, orange Avenue and Grant Street; free.
omnicon Motivational speakers and entrepreneurs speak about sales, marketing, small business and motivation. Thursday, 6 pm; Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $84-$137.25; drphillipscenter.org.
hip downtown living spaces and have fun and make memories at several “Photostops” along the way. enjoy holiday music by local musicians. Saturday, 1-9 pm; Downtown Sanford, Sanford Avenue and First Street, Sanford; $29; 407-415-7271; sanfordhistorictrust.org.
orlando Renaissance Festival Three days of fun and merriment, stage shows, music, food and more. Friday-Sunday, 10 am-6 pm; Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road; $15; orlandorenaissancefestival.com.
Southern craft Grand opening celebrate the opening of orlando’s newest craft cocktail and beer bar with free drinks and live music. Wednesday, 5 pm; Southern craft, 2405 e. South St.; free; 407-4125039; facebook.com/southerncraftbar.
PechaKucha orlando Presentations on a variety of topics consisting of 20 slides, each given 20 seconds. Friday, 6 & 9 pm; Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $23-$28; drphillipscenter.org.
Sparkle Market Holiday market with handmade goods, art, live music and more. Sunday, 10 am; Dandelion communitea cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com.
Poking the Bear Brunch Meet-Up Have brunch with the cast of the “Poking the Bear” podcast. Sunday, 11 am; Johnny’s other Side, 1619 Michigan St.; free; 407-894-6900; johnnysfillinstation.com. Que Paella Beer and Wine Dinner Pop-up dinner with fresh paella and beer or wine. Thursday, 5 pm; Nora’s Sugar Shack, 636 virginia Drive; $10-$12; 407-697-8168; noraswinecigars.com. Sanford Holiday Tour of Homes visit the traditional historic neighborhood homes, tour
Strolling Dickens carolers old-timey carolers stroll through Winter Park village and sing holiday favorites. Friday-Saturday, 6 pm; Winter Park village, 510 N. orange Ave., Winter Park; free. Suds and Scopes The emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State college brings telescopes to the bar. Thursday, 7-10 pm; The Hourglass Brewery, 480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; free; 407-708-2360.
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Thornton Park christmas Tree Decorating volunteer to help decorate the Thornton Park christmas Tree. Friday, 4-7 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; thorntonparkdistrict.com. Tree Lighting celebration Mayor Buddy Dyer helps light the 72-foot christmas tree at Lake eola Park. Friday, 5-9 pm; Lake eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and east Washington Street; free; 407-246-2728; cityoforlando.net. Ugly Sweater Bar crawl Pub crawl where everyone wears Ugly christmas Sweaters. Saturday, 2-10 pm; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and court streets; $15; 678-243-8639; uglysweaterbarcrawls.com. Ugly Sweater Party at Howl at the Moon Wear an ugly sweater for free admission and a chance to win $300 in cash and prizes. Friday, 6 pm; Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive; free-$10; 407-354-5999; howlatthemoon.com. Ugly Sweater Party at the nest Drink specials, giveaways and prizes for the ugliest, most magical and jolliest sweaters. Friday, 9 pm; The Nest, 4963 New Broad St.; free; 407-629-6601; thenestbarorlando.com. West Fest Street art, music and culture festival with street art, face painting, a breakdance competition, food trucks and more. Saturday, noon-midnight; West Art District, 1011 W. central Blvd.; donations; 407-810-1127; westfestorlando.com. Wild Winter Wonderlando Free holiday event with light displays, falling snow, food trucks, vendors, kids activities, live music and more. Saturday, 2-7 pm; Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge, 10525 clapp Simms Duda Road; free; 407-568-5138; btnwildlife.org. Winter in the Park enjoy ice skating in the middle of Winter Park. Through Jan. 7, 2018; central Park’s West Meadow, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $12; cityofwinterpark.org. Winter on the Avenue A popular tradition to help kick off the holidays and set the stage for the annual christmas parade the next day. Friday, 5-10 pm; Downtown Winter Park, Park Avenue, Winter Park; free; 407644-8281; winterpark.org. Winter Wonderland Annual traditions include a Holiday Parade and christmas tree lighting plus local entertainment. Saturday, 4:30 pm; Winter Springs Town center, 158 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; free; 407-327-6593.
THEWEEK lITerary Burrow Press: We Can’t Help It if We’re From Florida Burrow Press celebrates the release of their latest anthology about Florida living with a party that includes shuffleboard, Pub subs, alcoholic Slurpees, readings and more. Wednesday, 6 pm; The orange Studio, 1121 N. Mills Ave.; $10 suggested donation; burrowpress.com. Diverse Word Spoken word open mic. Tuesdays, 8 pm; Dandelion communitea cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-3621864; dandelioncommunitea.com. Framed! Library Mystery Game A role-playing game based on the book by James Ponti. Wednesday, 4:30 pm; Washington Park Library, 5151 Raleigh St.; free; 407-293-8562; ocls.info. Loose Lips Local writers read works inspired by current events. Tuesday, 8 pm; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org. The PenPal Slam With Jahman Hill competitive poetry slam with a featured reader. Thursday, 8 pm; The Milk Bar, 2424 e. Robinson St.; free; 407-896-4954. Writing Workshop With James Ponti edgar Award-winning writer James Ponti presents a writing workshop for kids and teens with interactive writing exercises and writing tips. Thursday, 4 pm; West oaks Library, 1821 e. Silver Star Road; free; 407-521-3330; ocls.info.
SporTS Greg Warmoth Holiday classic charity golf tournament to raise money to combat cystic fibrosis. Includes a dining experience on the course, entertainment and a live auction and award ceremony. Monday, 8 am; Ritz-carlton orlando Grande Lakes Resort, 4012 central Florida Parkway; $500; 407339-2978; gregwarmothgolf.eventscff.org. orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors NBA basketball. Friday, 7 pm; Amway center, 400 W. church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com. orlando Magic vs. oklahoma city Thunder NBA basketball. Wednesday, 7 pm; Amway center, 400 W. church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com. oUc orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5K More than 6,000 runners join this orlando tradition, now in its 41st year, and enjoy live music along the course. Saturday, 7:30 am; Lake eola Park, eola Drive, North eola Drive and east Robinson Street; $70; 407-896-1160; trackshack.com. n orlandoweekly.com
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I’m a 20-something straight woman. About a month ago, I had a really vivid dream in which I was at a party and engaging with a guy I had just met. We were seriously flirting. Then my fiancé showed up – my real, flesh-and-blood, sleeping-nextto-me fiancé – who we’ll call G. In the dream, I proceeded to shower G with attention and PDA; I was all over him in a way we typically aren’t in public. I was clearly doing it to get a reaction from the guy I’d just spent the last dream-hour seducing. It was as if it had been my plan all along. Last night, I had a similar dream. This time, the guy was an old highschool boyfriend, but otherwise it was the same: flirty baiting, followed by the use of G to reject and humiliate the other guy. I was really turned on by these dreams. In real life, whenever another woman has flirted with G, I get aroused – conscious of some feelings of jealousy but drawing pleasure from them. And when other men have flirted with me, I get similarly aroused for G. There is definitely a component in that arousal that wants to tease and mock these other men with what they can’t have, even though the teasing is just in my head. I would NEVER use another person like I do in these dreams/fantasies, because it’s cruel. But could this become a healthy role-playing outlet for me and G? Are there ethical implications to hurting strangers (albeit imaginary ones) for sexual pleasure? From what little I know of degradation/humiliation kinks, it’s important that the person being degraded is experiencing pleasure and satisfaction. Is it healthy to make someone’s (again, an imaginary someone’s) unwilling pain a part of our pleasure? If G is into it, this would be our first foray into fantasy/role-playing/whatever. But I worry that I might be poisoning the well by pursuing something so mean-spirited. My Extra-Arousing Nastiness We watch imaginary people being harmed – much more grievously harmed – in movies and on television and read about imaginary people being harmed in novels. Think of poor Barb in Stranger Things or poor Theon Greyjoy in Game of Thrones or poor Christian in Fifty Shades of Grey. If it’s OK for the Duffer brothers and HBO and E.L. James to do horrible things to these imaginary people to entertain us, it’s OK for you and your boyfriend (if he’s game) to do much less horrible things to an imaginary third person to entertain yourselves. But why limit this to fantasy, MEAN? Why not fuck your fiancé’s brains out after flirting with and subsequently humiliating a living, breathing, willing third? But first, give some thought to what exactly turns you on about this and then discuss it with your fiancé. It turns you on to see your partner through another’s eyes for
obvious reasons – when someone else wants to fuck him, you see him with fresh eyes and want to fuck him that much more. As for the power-play aspects of your fantasy, does your turn-on evaporate if your victim is a willing participant? And how do you feel about threesomes? Threesomes don’t have to involve intercourse or outercourse or any other sort of ’course, of course. Bringing someone else in – someone who gets off on the idea of being humiliated – counts as a threesome, even if all your third “gets” to do is be ditched in a bar. You could even work up to letting your willing third watch and/ or listen while your fiancé gets to do what he will never get to do – fuck your amazing brains out – which would allow for the humiliation games to continue all night long. Once G is on board, MEAN, you can start with a little role-playing about this scenario. Then, once you’ve established that this is as exciting for G as it is for you, advertise for your willing third. The internet is for porn, first and foremost, but it’s also pretty good at bringing like-minded kinksters together. As long as your third consents to the play and gets off on it, you aren’t poisoning the well or doing harm. And if you’re worried it won’t be as much fun if your victim is a willing participant, MEAN, remember there will be witnesses, i.e., other people in the bar who won’t know it was a setup, and in their eyes you will be cruelly humiliating this poor schmuck. Not into threesomes of any sort? Well, flirting is just flirting – it’s not a binding contract – and there’s no law that requires all flirtations to be strictly sincere and/or immediately actionable. A little casual flirtation with someone else before your fiancé rolls into a bar is permissible – but you’ll have to let the other person know right away that you have a fiancé and that this flirtation isn’t going anywhere, and then you can’t go too crazy with the PDA once your fiancé arrives. My husband and I have been together for 15 years, married for five. He is more sexually adventurous than I am, but I try to keep up. At his request, we have gone to a few sex clubs in our area to have “public sex.” That’s his main interest. He promised that it would be a one-time thing but insisted we keep going back. He told me that if I ever got uncomfortable, we didn’t have to go back. I told him I did not want to go to any more sex clubs, and he found a loophole: sex booths at porn shops. If I have to do sex in public, booths are best because they aren’t very popular and there is some privacy. This wasn’t good enough for him. He wants an audience, he wants to see me with others, etc. I hate this. I hate how it makes me feel. I hate it. He says all the right things – he respects me, he knows a relationship is a two-way street, etc. – but he is constantly
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furious with me about this, he tells me I don’t contribute anything to our relationship and that we don’t have a true partnership – all because I don’t want to have sex in public with him or with strangers. Right now, he’s storming around the house in a rage about this and I am tired of it. I react to his “public requests” with nausea and panic because I know he will be enraged for a week if we don’t go. I have even suggested that he go outside the marriage, but he wants me to be a part of it. Everything else in our relationship is great. We have a house, a child and pets. I’m not sure if all that needs to be broken over this.
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Denial Enrages Selfish Partner And I’m Reeling I’m running out of column here, DESPAIR, so I’m going to have to be blunt: Your husband is a selfish, emotionally abusive, manipulative asshole, and you should leave him. You gave his kink a try, and not only was it not for you, it makes you fucking miserable. You gave him the OK to find other sex partners to explore this with, and that wasn’t good enough for him. He has responded not with the gratitude you deserve – for the effort you made, for the permission you gave him – but with emotionally abusive behavior. And what’s his goal? To make your life a living hell until you consent under duress? That wouldn’t be genuine consent, DESPAIR, and therefore not consent at all. Being served with divorce papers may open his eyes. If so, perhaps your marriage can be saved. If not, go through with the divorce.
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cutie, please reach out to the shelter by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. For the month of November, Orange County Animal Services is running the “Give Love, Get Love” adoption promotion. When adopters bring in a $10 toy donation, the adoption fee will be reduced to $10. Fees include sterilization, vaccinations and a microchip. Orange County Animal Services is located at 2769 Conroy Road in Orlando, Florida near the Mall at Millenia. The shelter is open 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, please call 407-836-3111 or visit ocnetpets. com.
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Legal, Public Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. B16-0122- DP IN THE INTEREST OF: V.P., a female child DOB: 07/18/2007 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Jeffrey Phillips, 8827 Trevarthon Rd, Orlando, FL 32817, OR Jeffrey Phillips, 2050 Tatra Street, Oviedo, FL 32765, (407) 628-3722 WHEREAS, a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above referenced child; you are hereby commanded to appear before the Honorable Kenneth R. Lester on December 12, 2017 at 8:30 8.m., at the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center, at 190 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida 32773, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY and MANIFEST BEST INTEREST HEARING. You must appear on the date and times specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. “PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 39.802(4) (d) AND 63.082(6)(g), FLORIDA STATUTES, YOU ARE HEREBY INFORMED OF THE AVAILABILITY OF PRIVATE PLACEMENT WITH AN ADOPTION ENTITY, AS DEFINED IN SECTION 63.032(3), FLORIDA STATUTES.” Pleadings shall be copied to Rebekah S. Taylor, Senior Attorney for the Children’s Legal Services, 2921 S. Orlando Drive, Suite 150, Sanford, Florida 32773. WITNESS my hand at the Clerk of said Court and the Seal, this 7th day of November, 2017. GRANT MALOY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ (Court Seal).
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE EIGHTEENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR SEMINOLE COUNTY, FLORIDA, JUVENILE DIVISION CASE NO. B13-DP- 12 IN THE INTEREST OF: K.K, a male child DOB: 03/24/07 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS AND GUARDIANSHIP, STATE OF FLORIDA TO:Terrance Buchanon, ADDRESS UNKNOWN, WHEREAS, a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above referenced child; you are hereby commanded to appear before the Honorable Kenneth R. Lester on December 14, 2017 at 8:30 a.m., at the Seminole County Juvenile Justice Center, at 190 Eslinger Way, Sanford, Florida 32773, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and times specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR YOU MAY BE HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT. The father is hereby advised, pursuant to §39.802(4) (d) and §63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, that a parent whose rights have not yet been terminated has the right to seek a private adoptive placement for the child and to participate in a private adoption plan, through an adoption entity as defined in §63.032(3), Florida Statutes. As required by §63.165, Florida Statutes, the State further gives notice of the existence and purpose of a state registry of adoption information. The purpose of the Florida Adoption Reunion Registry is to reunite persons separated by adoption where both parties seek such reunion. Persons affected by an adoption may list themselves and their contact information on the registry. Registration is completely voluntary. Additional information is available at adoptflorida.com/ReunionRegistry.htm. Contact information for the registry is as follows: Florida Adoption Reunion Registry, Florida Department of Children and Families, 1317 Winewood Blvd., Tallahassee, Florida 323990700. Pleadings shall be copied to Rebekah S. Taylor, Senior Attorney for the Children’s Legal Services, 2921 S. Orlando Drive, Suite 150, Sanford, Florida 32773 (407-3285656). WITNESS my hand at the Clerk of said Court and the Seal, this 8th day of November, 2017. GRANT MALOY CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ (Court Seal).
IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA CASE NO. 2016-CA-7845-O, ASHINGTON PARK HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC., Plaintiff, vs. ELY S. DIAZ, ELISA DIAZ, and ELVA DIAZ, Defendants. NOTICE OF ACTION TO: ELVA DIAZ 3524 Stonefield Drive, Orlando, Florida 32826 Current residence unknown, if living, and ALL OTHER UNKNOWN PARTIES, including if a named Defendant is deceased, the personal representatives, the surviving spouse, heirs, devisees, grantees, creditors, and all other parties claiming, by, through, under or against that Defendant, and all claimants persons or parties, natural or corporate, whose exact legal status is unknown, claiming under any of the above named or described Defendants. YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that an action to foreclose a lien on the following property located in Orange County, Florida: LOT 116, STONEMEADE, PHASE 5, ACCORDING TO THE PLAT THEREOF AS RECORDED IN PLAT BOOK 49, PAGES 62-64, OF THE PUBLIC RECORDS OF ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA. Street address of: 3524 Stonefield Drive, Orlando, Florida 32826, has been filed against you and you are required to serve a copy of your written defenses, if any, to Peter Hagood, Esquire, Hagood & Garvey, LLC., Plaintiff’s attorney, at 451 Maitland Avenue, Altamonte Springs, Florida 32701, within 30 days of the first date of publication of this notice, and file the original with clerk of this court (425 North Orange Avenue, Orlando, Florida 32801) either before December 14, 2017 on Plaintiff’s attorney or immediately thereafter; otherwise a default will be entered against you for the relief demanded in the complaint or petition. Dated on November 3, 2017. Tiffany Moore Russell, Orange County Clerk of Court By: /s/ Mary Tinsley, Deputy Clerk, Civil Division, 425 N. Orange Avenue, Room 310, Orlando Florida, 32801.
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Legal, Public Notices IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION: 07 CASE NO.:DP16-582 IN THE INTEREST OF: K.J-S. DOB: 10/13/2015, MINOR CHILD. SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, STATE OF FLORIDA TO: STEPHANIE LYNN-SHELTON, Address Unknown WHEREAS a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above-referenced child, a copy of which is attached, you are hereby commanded to appear before the Honorable Judge Daniel P. Dawson on January 8, 2018 at 9:45 a.m., at Thomas S. Kirk Juvenile Justice Center, 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806 for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THESE CHILDREN. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED YOU MAY LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILDREN NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 9th day of November, 2017. This summons has been issued at the request of: Jennifer L. Ware, Esquire, FBN: 109969, Attorney for the State of Florida, Children’s Legal Services, 400 West Robinson Street, Suite N211, Orlando, Florida 32801, (407) 317-7643-Telephone, (407) 317-7126-Fax jennifer.ware@ myflfamilies.com. CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Rochelle Marrero, Deputy Clerk (Court Seal). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA JUVENILE DIVISION: 03 CASE NO.: DP16-186 IN THE INTEREST OF MINOR CHILD: K.B. DOB: 11/22/2014 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, STATE OF FLORIDA To: Kendall Baptiste, Address Unknown A Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above-referenced child. You are hereby commanded to appear before Judge Timothy Shea on February 12, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center, 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY
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HEARING. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MIGHT LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. YOU MAY BE HELD IN CONTEMPT OF COURT IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 16th day of November, 2017. This summon has been issued at the request of: Nancy A. Robak, Florida Bar No.: 88796, Senior Attorney for Florida Department of Children and Family. nancy. email@example.com CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT BY:/S/ DEPUTY CLERK (court seal). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA PINE HILLS SERVICE CENTER 07/DAWSON CASE NO.: DP17-659 In the Interest of: J.D. – AKA: E.G.D. DOB: 10/05/2017, Minor Child. SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, STATE OF FLORIDA TO:Mother & Father Parents unknown WHEREAS a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above-referenced child, a copy of which is attached. You are hereby commanded to appear before Judge Daniel P. Dawson, on Friday, December 15, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center, 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MIGHT LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 7th day of November, 2017. This summons has been issued at the request of: Kim Crag- Chaderton, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0433871, Children’s Legal Services, State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, 882 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32811, (407)
563-2380, Kim.crag-chaderton@ myflfamilies.com, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Deputy Clerk. (Court Seal). IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA PINE HILLS SERVICE CENTER, 07/DAWSON CASE NO.: DP16-655 In the Interest of: K.J. DOB: 07/18/2001, K.J. DOB: 06/14/2002, Minor Children. SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Melody Vergara, Unknown - Address, 949 N. Mallory, Apt. #16-A, Hampton, Virginia 23663 WHEREAS the State of Florida, by and through the Department of Children and Families has filed a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath and has been filed in this court regarding the above named children. NOW, therefore, you are commanded to appear before the Honorable Judge Daniel P. Dawson at 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806 on January 9, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. for a Termination of Parental Rights Advisory Hearing. You must appear on the date and time specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THIS CHILD. IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MIGHT LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes. WITNESS my hand and seal of this court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 6th day of November, 2017. This summons has been issued at the request of: Kim Crag-Chaderton, Esquire Florida Bar No.: 0433871 Children’s Legal Services, State of Florida, Department of Children and Families, 882 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 200, Orlando, Florida 32811, (407) 563-2380, CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT By: /s/ Deputy Clerk. (Court Seal). LOST OR ABANDONED PROPERTY FOUND OR RECOVERED WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA. PROPERTY NOT CLAIMED WILL EITHER BE SURRENDERED TO THE FINDERS OR RETAINED FOR USE BY THE DEPARTMENT. CITY LIMITS OF ORLANDO, FLORIDA PICTURE IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED. NOVEMBER 2017 1. CELL PHONE WASHINGTON & ORANGE 2. CELL PHONE 7600 BLK S KIRKMAN RD 3. GLASSES 5400 BLK LAKE
MARGARET 4. LAPTOP / COMPUTER ACCESSORIES 2600 BLK E GORE ST 5. CELL PHONE E. SOUTH ST 6. CELL PHONE SUMMERLIN/ WASHINGTON ST 7. JEWELRY W. WASHINGTON ST 8. CHARM E. COLONIAL DR 9. CELL PHONE CARTER & WESTMORELAND DR 10. CELL PHONE S. ORANGE AVE & PINE ST 11. BIKE 600 BLK BOOKMAN AV 12. BIKE MAGUIRE & WAREHOUSE RD 13. BIKE 1400 BLK E. ROBINSON ST 14. MONEY 7600 BLK S KIRKKMAN RD FOR INFO CALL (407) 246-2445, MONDAYS – THRU- THURSDAYS, 8:00 AM TILL 4:30 PM Notice is hereby given that Extra Space Storage will sell at public auction, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 1751 Fortune Rd Kissimmee FL 34744, 407-414- 5303 on 12/13/17 @ 11:00 am: Jessica Espinosa 4035 Household goods, Zamaris Garcia 3013 Dining table 4 chairs, couch, Carlos Suarez Jr 5004 Dj equipment, Household, Boxes, Cristina Espinosa 4056A table, desk, 13 boxes, washer, dryer, Rafael Rodriguez 5037 Tools, Boxes, Misc, Emily Marrero 3093 Mattress, Boxes, Dresser, and Misc, Damien Turi 2108 Boxes, clothes, books, misc, Edgar Camacho 1048 Household goods. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the above referenced facility in order to complete the transaction. Extra Space Storage may refuse any bid and may rescind any purchase up until the winning bidder takes possession of the personal property. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE Personal property of the following tenants will be sold for cash to satisfy rental liens in accordance with Florida Statutes, Self Storage Facility Act, Sections 83-806 and 83-807. Contents may include kitchen, household items, bedding, toys, games, boxes, barrels, packed cartons, furniture, trucks, cars, etc. There is no title for vehicles sold at lien sale. Owners reserve the right to bid on units. Lien sale to be held online ending Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at times indicated below. Viewing and bidding will only be available online at www.storagetreasures. com beginning 5 days prior to the scheduled sale date and time! Also visit www.personalministorage. com/Orlando-FL- storage-units/ for more info. Personal Mini Storage Edgewater-6325 Edgewater Dr Orlando, FL 32810-at 11:30 am: 133 Gerald Leroy Budd, 410 Joe Wiggins Jr, 439 Christina Marie Peltier, 536 David Morales Padron, 629
Desmond Ross Barrett, 631 Sharenee Walker, 734 Carol A Roberts, 1004 Helen Mendible Lanham, 1019 Ronda Amelia Mathieson, 1113 Luis G Blanco Hernandez, 1728 Julia Anita Orca, 1762 Arthur M Scott, 2404 Jay Lavalle Pollen, 4001 Quinten Bently Dorsey Personal Mini Storage Forest City Rd-6550 Forest City Rd Orlando, FL 32810-at 12:00 pm: 1048 Rodney Dewayne Ephriam, 1058 Lakicatee Naaejean Smith, 1081 Angela Denise Kerrison, 1095 D Adreinne Chardonnet Postell, 1107 Whitney Marie Rattray, 2039 Wilhemina R Jones, 2055 John Weston Hicks Jr, 3065 Joanna Victoria Carter, 3147 Latina Valentine Lane, 3219 Charles R Fleming, 3238 Lucinda Virginia Butler, 4100 Zoe Freson, 4103 Danielle Denise Wright, 4113 Shontrell Dionne Berkeley, 5052 Unita Ann Mincey, 6006 Johnny Almando Moreno Michigan Mini Storage-200 West Michigan St Orlando, FL 32806at 2:00 pm: 121 Zachary Schlenger 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee VIN 1J4GZ78S0TC403718. NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY Notice is hereby given that Extra Space Storage will sell at public auction, to satisfy the lien of the owner, personal property described below belonging to those individuals listed below at location indicated: 4390 Pleasant Hill Rd, Kissimmee, FL 34746 (407) 944-1408 on 12/13/17 @ 1:30 pm. Martha Maria Arce 445 household items, personal items, Ruth Maldonado 516 household items, personal items, Frederick Michael Mendoza Berrios 432 household items, personal items, Keira Hernandez 5212 household items, personal items, Dean Russell Hoffman 514 household items, personal items, Harley bike, Jessica Ivelisse Rodriguez 594 household items, personal items, Mercedes Rivera 5097 household items, Toni Farve 246 household items. Purchases must be made with cash only and paid at the time of sale. All goods are sold as is and must be removed at the time of purchase. Extra Space Storage reserves the right to bid. Sale is subject to adjournment. Thank You, Extra Space Storage. NOTICE OF SALE The following vehicles will be auctioned at A Reliable Towing, 2500 Forsyth Rd F7, Orlando FL 32807 on December 15, 2017 at 9:00 am: 94 Subaru vin: 4S3BJ6331R9944588; 97 Toyota vin: JT5FG02T3V0038046; 93 Pontiac vin: 2G2FS22SXP2202971
Notice of Public Sale: Pursuant to F.S. 713.78 on December 15, 2017 at 9:00 am, Riker’s Roadside Services, LLC, 630 E Landstreet Rd, Orlando, FL 32824, will sell the following vehicles and/or vessels. Seller reserves the right to bid. Sold as is, no warranty. Seller guarantees no title, terms cash. Seller reserves the right to refuse any or all bids; JNKCA31A0YT211100 2000/Infinity 1MEFM59S0YG619537 2000/Mercury 3VWD07AJ9EM444660 2014/Volk 2C4GP44L03R102284 2003/Chry 3N1AB61E88L765308 2008/Niss 1B3ES56C25D128501 2005/Dodg 2T1BR32E67C765898 2007/Toy 2G2WP552961274926 2006/Pont 1FALP4045VF186146 1997/Ford KNDUP131926285949 2002/Kia KMHDN46D84U869511 2004/Hyund 1LNHM86S9YY793225 2000/Lincoln 1GYEE637860185162 2006/Cadi WVWMD23B4YP176812 2000/Volk 2G4WC532551299858 2005/Buick 2G1WF52E559150237 2005/Chev 1D7HA18DX5S265149 2005/Dodg 1N4AL21E08N490820 2008/Niss 1FAFP53U05A306270 2005/Ford 3FALP6531TM107516 1996/Ford 5FNRL5H60CB124912 2012/Hond 2B3HD46T2TH247392 1996/Dodg 2G1WH55K219198039 2001/Chev JF1GM2257VG400360 1997/Suba JTDJT903595243801 2009/Toyt JN1DA31A33T408327 2003/Niss 2HNYD18601H513715 2001/Acur 1LNHM84W04Y655184 2004/Linc JTHBA30G365159464 2006/Lexs ZFBCFACH6FZ035023 2015/Fiat 1G4PR5SK4F4158189 2015/Buick 4JGDF6EE7FA593944 2015/Mercedes.
NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE: ABA FOREIGN USED AUTO PARTS & AUTO SALES gives Notice of Foreclosure of Lien and intent to sell these vehicles on 12/11/2017, 09:00 am at 366 N COUNTY ROAD 13 ORLANDO, FL 32833-3325, pursuant to subsection 713.78 of the Florida Statutes. ABA FOREIGN USED AUTO PARTS & AUTO SALES reserves the right to accept or reject any and/or all bids. 1FMYU03132KC16147 2002 FORD 1G1JC12F647369616 2004 CHEVROLET 1GNDX03E21D304744 2001 CHEVROLET 1HGCD5636TA229279 1996 HONDA 1N4BA41E74C808623 2004 NISSAN 2B3KA43R56H266160 2006 DODGE 2C3AA53G35H623482 2005 CHRYSLER 2FALP71W1RX187208 1994 FORD 3C3EL55H4YT242205 2000 CHRYSLER 5FNRL18692B009166 2002 HONDA JACDS58X5Y7J13339 2000 ISUZU JT3GP10V0Y0041983 2000 TOYOTA JT3VN29V6S0067338 1995 TOYOTA KMHWF35H52A703840 2002 HYUNDAI KNDJB7237Y5663952 2000 KIA WBADT43483G033920 03 BMW 2002 NISSAN 3N1AB51D82L700824 1999 FORD 1FAFP4441XF132501.
NOTICE OF SALE Vehicles will be sold as is, no warranty. Seller reserves the right to refuse any bid. Terms of bids are cash only. Buyer must have funds on hand at time of sale: 2015 Chrysler VIN# 1C3CCCAB0FN684781 2015 Chevy VIN# 1G11C5SLXFF288186 2004 BMW VIN# WBANA53584B172307 2003 Pontiac VIN# 1G2NF52E93C141490 To be sold at auction at 8:00 a.m. on December 20, 2017, 7301 Gardner Street, Winter Park, FL. 32792 Constellation Towing & Recovery LLC NOTICE OF SALE Vehicles will be sold as is, no warranty. Seller reserves the right to refuse any bid. Terms of bids are cash only. Buyer must have funds on hand at time of sale. 1996 NISSAN VIN# JN1CA21D7TT747687 2004 SUZUKI VIN# KL5VJ52L44B118074 2013 FORD VIN# 3FA6POHR3DR331675 1998 HONDA VIN# 1HGCG5653WA149628 To be sold at auction at 8:00AM on December 18th, 2017, at 2500 N. Forsyth rd, Orlando Fl 32807. Around The Clock Towing inc.
NOTICE OF SALE Pursuant to F.S. 713.585 At 9:00 AM on Dec 26, 2017 Billis Auto Center 1710 N. Forsyth Rd. ORL, FL 32807, (407) 657-1808. Will sell the following vehicle(s) to Satisfy claim of lien. Seller reserves the right to bid and refuse any or all bids. Sold As-Is, No warranty. Seller guarantees no title. Terms cash. Satisfying the lien prior to sale may redeem said vehicle(s). You have a right to a hearing at any time prior to sale by filing a demand for hearing in the circuit court. Owner has the right to recover possession by posting bond per. F.S. 559.917. Any proceeds in excess of lien will be deposited with clerk of courts. 2011 FORD VIN# 1FAHP2FW7BG101218 LIEN AMT. $6,919.76 2007 MAZD VIN# JM1CR29L270156059 LIEN AMT. $4,566.78. THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE NINTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT, IN AND FOR ORANGE COUNTY, FLORIDA DIVISION: 03/Shea/Pine Hills CASE NUMBER: DP17-57 IN THE INTEREST OF: A.G. female child, DOB: 11/17/2016 SUMMONS AND NOTICE OF ADVISORY HEARING FOR TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS, STATE OF FLORIDA TO: Clotie Guillaume, 910 NW 127 th Street, North Miami, FL 33168 WHEREAS a Petition for Termination of Parental Rights under oath has been filed in this court regarding the above-referenced child. You are hereby commanded to appear before Judge Timothy R. Shea on 16th day of January, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. at the Juvenile Justice Center, 2000 East Michigan Street, Orlando, Florida 32806, for a TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS ADVISORY HEARING. You must appear on the date and at the time specified. FAILURE TO PERSONALLY APPEAR AT THIS TPR ADVISORY HEARING CONSTITUTES CONSENT TO THE TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS TO THESE CHILD(REN). IF YOU FAIL TO APPEAR ON THE DATE AND TIME SPECIFIED, YOU MIGHT LOSE ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AS A PARENT TO THE CHILD(REN) NAMED IN THE PETITION ATTACHED TO THIS NOTICE. Pursuant to Sections 39.802(4)(d) and 63.082(6)(g), Florida Statutes, you are hereby informed of the availability of private placement with an adoption entity, as defined in Section 63.032(3), Florida Statutes. WITNESS my hand and seal of this Court at Orlando, Orange County, Florida this 1st day of November, 2017. This summons has been issued at the request of: Layali Salem, Esq., Florida Bar #0111746, State of Florida, Children’ Legal Services, 882 S. Kirkman Road, Suite 200, Orlando, FL 32811, 407/563-2380 Layali.firstname.lastname@example.org. By: /s/ Deputy Clerk (Court Seal).
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Employment Fnncial Anlyst for Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL) to drctly spprt Ltn Amrca Int. Bsnss team. Req Bach in Ecnmcs, Fnnce, Accntng, Bus Admin or rel + 2 yrs exp in job offd or acc alt occ. Mst hve 2 yrs exp w/ fllwng sklls: oprtnl cntrllng; cst cntr strctrs, rtes, allctns & brdns; SAP; cnsldtng cmplx fnncial tpcs into mngmnt prsnttns. Apprx 15% trvl req. Offr of emplymnt w/ Siemens cndtiond upn sccssfl cmpltion of bckgrnd chck & drg scrn, sbjct to applcble lws & rgltns. Mail rsms Michael Kellermann, Siemens Corp, 3850 Quadrangle Blvd., MS: HRS-144, Orlando, FL 32817. Ref MK/ VM. Must be authrzed to wrk in US prmnntly. Prjct Lgstcs Spec for Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL) resp fr crdntn of trnsprttn & lgstcs for bth dom & int prjcts Req Bach* in Lgstcs, Spply Chn, Eng, Bus Admin, or rel + 8 yrs exp in job offd or acc alt occ. Mst hve 7 yrs exp w/ fllwng sklls: prjct mngmnt, prep & exctn of all mds of trnsprttn; dom & int lgstcs regs & sfty stndrds; plnnng & exctn of cmplx hvy haul trnsprttn; prfrntial trde agrmnt dcmnttn, lttrs of crdt, mnfsts & vrious trnsprttn docs sch as ocean bils of ldng & AWB; & prog lgstcs & trnsprttn exp in spprtng a glbl comm EPC, Pwr frm, or prjct frwrdr/ crrier. Apprx 15% trvl req. *Empl wll accpt pre-Bach exp. Offr of emplymnt w/ Siemens cndtiond upn sccssfl cmpltion of bckgrnd chck & drg scrn, sbjct to applcble lws & rgltns. Mail rsms Michael Kellermann, Siemens Corp, 3850 Quadrangle Blvd., MS: HRS-144, Orlando, FL 32817. Ref MK/GD. Must be authrzed to wrk in US prmnntly. Prncpl Eng for Siemens Energy, Inc. (Orlando, FL) resp for spec, slctn, dsgn rview, qualty cntrl & expdtng of SW for smple & cmbnd cycle pwr plnt eqpmnt. Req Bach in Mech Eng, Indstrial Eng, or rel + 8 yrs exp in job offd or acc alt occ. Mst hve 3 yrs exp w/ fllwng sklls: cmbnd cycle pwr plnt eqpmnt; dev prpsls for cmbnd cycle plnts; wrtng gneric & ste-spec tech specs for cmbnd cycle plnts; cndctng dsgn rviews; cndctng fctry accptnce tstng (FAT). Apprx 20% trvl req. Offr of emplymnt w/ Siemens cndtiond upn sccssfl cmpltion of bckgrnd chck & drg scrn, sbjct to applcble lws & rgltns. Mail rsms Michael Kellermann, Siemens Corp, 3850 Quadrangle Blvd., MS: HRS-144, Orlando, FL 32817. Ref MK/BW. Must be authrzed to wrk in US prmnntly.
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