8 Things to Do In Orlando This Week 5-18 to 5-21-2015

Here’s a list of things to do in Orlando this week from Monday to Thursday. Some nights are live music. One is an art opening. Another contains comedy.  Another involves a DJ spinning classic soul. Hope you find something you like.

1. Monday, May 18: The In-Between Series: Jim Ivey’s Tangled Bell Ensemble: The Gallery at Avalon Island on 39 S Magnolia Ave.  7PM to 8PM
Jim Ivey

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The Gallery at Avalon Island presents Jim Ivy’s Tangled Bell Ensemble performing “Midaregami”. This is a free event. Donations are suggested. Show will start precisely at 7pm. Also, the Empanada food truck will be on location.

Anna Wallace, voice
Andrew Toth, trumpet
A.J. Herring, trombone
Jim Ivy, reeds
Sarah Morrison, violin
Matthew Davis, cello
Steven Head, guitar
Thomas Milovac, bass
Elizabeth Baker, piano
Nick Boutwell, accordion
Evan Shafran, drums
Midori Imhoof, Japanese text

The main goal of this exploration is to juxtapose seemingly conflicting concepts and approaches, and display them in an aligning way; to show how antagonistic forces and unfamiliarity can create a cooperative friction and become formidable allies. The intent being that all portions of the whole (notated music, text, improvisation) were at once independent of and mutually dependent upon each other; symbiotic. Each being a part and apart simultaneously.

This piece is based upon the 400 tanka poems collectively known as Midaregami (Tangled Hair) written by the Japanese author, Akiko Yosano, and is presented as more of an experimental exercise than a completed work.

2. Tuesday, May 19: 20 Watt Tombstone (ex-The Goddamns) with Johnny Knuckles and the Handsome Bastards, and Bear in the Woods: At Will’s Pub on 1042 N Mills Ave.

20 Watt Tombstone


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Doors at 8 pm
$7-10 / 18+
Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1JkEN8J

Formerly The Goddamns. Since the bands formation in 2007, the Wisconsin Duo has been recieving an unreal amount of attention. Their brand of brash untethered alt. blues rock mixed with country and punk blends into a sometimes comedic monster that cannot be easily pinned down, and at times seems so over the top it cant be serious.


3. Tuesday, May 19: Soul Shakedown: 11PM to 2AM at Will’s Pub on 1042 N Mills Ave.

Soul Shakedown

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4. Wednesday, May 20: SAK Level One Improv Showcase! Bob and Darren’s Classes: Show starts 7PM at SAK Comedy Lab. Located 29 S Orange Ave.

Level 1 Showcase

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Come support our graduates of level one as Bob and Darren’s classes work together to perform a 90 minute showcase of improv at SAK Comedy Lab. The date is Wednesday, May 20th at 7pm. The show will be professionally hosted by ensemble performers, and beer and wine will be served! In fact, our students say the more you drink, the funnier they will be! Our level one showcases generally seat well over 100 guests, so please make reservations and arrive early. We really hope to see you there!

NOTE: To make reservations or purchase advance tickets, just click on the “find tickets” tab on this event page or go to www.sak.com and click on shows. This is the only way we can absolutely guarantee you seating!

Cost: $5
Time: 7pm

5. Wednesday, May 20: The Imperial’s Acoustic Soundcheck with Lauren Lester: 9PM to 12AM at The Imperial at Washburn Imports.  Located on 1800 N Orange Ave.

Lauren Lester

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Lauren Lester and her sweet vocals play our room tonite. Please come and enjoy an Orlando favorite. Friends, Craft Beers and Wine. No Cover 21+

6. Thursday, May 21: The Photography of Yuri Maiorov: 6PM to 9PM at The Gallery on Avalon Island.  Located on 39 S Magnolia Ave.


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Former Cirque de Soleil acrobat and professional photographer Yuri Maiorov will be showing his beautiful, better than lifelike photos. The opening will be during the DowntownArts District‘s Art Stroll. It will also be a part of Snap! Orlando‘s You are Here month long festival. Kevin Stever and Sean Michael Crabtree will be playing music.http://yurimaiorov.com/

7. Thursday, May 21: TLU @ Fringe: 7:30PM to 11PM at Loch Haven Park.

TLU @ Fringe
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FREE This Little Underground showcase at the Fringe

7:30-8:00 / DEAF 2 the Industry
8:25-8:45 / Rubox Cube
9:15-10:00 / American Party Machine
10:30-11:00 / Me Chinese

8. Thursday, May 21: The Actomatics: At Will’s Pub on 1042 N Mills Ave.

The ActomaticsWords from Facebook:

Get tickets: http://ticketf.ly/1JRo3GT
Details: The Actomatics at Will’s Pub

doors at 9 pm / 18+ / $5




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