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Josh Garrick: February preview

Get a sneak peek at all the best cultural events happening in February.

It’s a form of art exhibit as members of the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland present 30 tablescapes of amazing creativity.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Originating in the Scottish Highlands during the 11th Century, Highland Games have long been an audience-favorite spectacle.

Originating in the Scottish Highlands during the 11th Century, Highland Games have long been an audience-favorite spectacle.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your New Year's Calendar

Josh Garrick’s super sale art exhibit at Bloomingdale’s

Hosted by the Orlando Downtown Arts District and Bloomingdale’s at the Mall of Millenia, the public is invited to the final day of my art exhibit featuring my printed on aluminum artwork.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your New Year's Calendar

You want to stay close to home, but you still want sophistication to bring in the New Year?

Celebrate New Year's Eve at 8 p.m. in the Alfond’s Park Avenue Ballroom with dancing to The Buzzcatz, chef-attended food stations, an open bar and a champagne toast at midnight.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Christmas day carillon concert at the Bok Tower

Especially during the holidays, the magnificent gardens surrounding the Bok Tower create a fairytale atmosphere for the entire family.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

John DiDonna, Morgan Russell, and Monica Tamborello portray all the roles, transforming themselves from character to character as “Dickens by Candlelight” returns to the Shakespeare Center.

Feel like part of the production as actors speak beside you – or pour your tea – in my favorite re-telling of the Dickens’ classic.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Written and performed by David McElroy, Southern Winds Theater presents Mr. McElroy’s one-man presentation of “A Christmas Carol."

McElroy performs all 37 characters of the Dickens’ classic from Tiny Tim to the Three Ghosts.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Holiday Calendar

Christmas in the Park is a way for the museum to share their rare Tiffany collection with the public, and in this, its 38th year, the event is still free.

Today at 6:15 p.m., a signal will be given to turn on the Morse Museum window lights – which look particularly magical in the Park – and Winter Park’s holiday season begins.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Thanksgiving Holidays

With a host of festive events, there is something for everyone to enjoy this Christmas at Bok Tower Gardens!

Celebrate the season with the historic Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate, special carillon concerts, winter garden tours, and the colorful poinsettia displays lining the River of Stone.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Presented by the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden, the Orlando Ballet's “Beauty & the Beast” is a re-interpretation of the classic tale.

With original music composed by Orlando’s own Arcadian Broad, young Broad literally made history as he created both the music and the choreography for this highly recommended new ballet.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Beginning in 1976, the Rotary Club of Maitland has consistently produced the only art festival in Florida with nighttime hours.

With original, juried art surrounding beautiful Lake Lily, families and friends enjoy the lights that enhance an evening of art buying on Nov. 11-13.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Science Center’s Neanderthal Ball offers a blend of cocktail party with prehistoric mixer.

Celebrate our evolution! It’s a night of Neanderthal revelry at the most fun gala this side of the Stone Age.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

This familiar story of seduction and transformation is on pointe and as expressive as a silent movie.

The Orlando Ballet always has fun with Halloween, and choreographer Michael Pink’s celebrated ballet “Dracula” combines the horror of Bram Stoker’s classic 1897 story with dramatic choreography, theatrical sets, and a colorful score by Philip Feeney.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s more than coincidental that Orlando Shakes will present the “Jekyll/Hyde” story by Robert Louis Stevenson near All Hollow’s Eve.

Fascinating and deviant, "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" captivates audiences who experience the play’s moral lesson while watching the lead actor transform before them.

Josh Garrick: Culture for your Calendar

For your Halloween season, trick or treat yourself to the all-new Phantasmagoria VII "The Cards They Are Dealt" at the Shakespeare Center.

Be very afraid. Phantasmagoria’s troupe of “Steampunk Survivors” are more dangerous than gypsy fortune-tellers, and they are joined by dancers, soldiers, puppeteers, and fire-breathers.

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