5 More Things to do in Orlando This Weekend May 22-24, 2015

Here’s five more things to do in Orlando this weekend of May 22 to May 24, 2015

1. Friday, May 22: Wine and Sign Friday featuring Cate McGowan: 6PM to 8PM at Bookmark It, located 3201 Corrine Drive, Suite 109.

True Places Never Are

Words from Facebook:

(Almost) every Friday evening throughout the spring, we’ll be inviting a local author to join us from 6-8 p.m. for wine and a book signing. May is National Short Story Month, and we’ll be welcoming Cate McGowan to the store with True Places Never Are.

In her debut collection, Cate McGowan introduces us to an assortment of characters, a passenger manifest voyaging through loss and salvation. The book’s title borrows from Moby Dick: “It is not down on any map; true places never are.” McGowan’s characters are indeed off the map; they venture into wondrous worlds as knotty and distressing as the places they aim to leave.

In prose highlighted by moving observations and vivid imagery, McGowan’s characters represent an unusual hodgepodge of everyman—children, men, and women who inhabit different eras and countries, all sharing the need for deliverance. They populate the aftermath of tragedy. Deeply affecting and varied in tone, the nineteen stories in the collection are a colony of laundromats and the Louvre; of mule pulls and boxing rings; of Georgia red clay and cobblestones.

In this collection, true places are indeed hard to find, yet hope is every person’s traveling companion. In True Places Never Are, McGowan reminds us that wherever you are in the world, redemption might not be far away.
Cate McGowan, a Georgia native, has published fiction in Glimmer Train, Snake Nation Review, The Louisville Review, The GSU Review, and Moon City Review, among other journals. She’s lived in New York City, Upstate New York, Missouri, Scotland, and various other points on the map. She now lives in Central Florida and teaches writing at Valencia College.

Find out more over at: http://mooncitypress.com/2015/01/tue-places-never-are-by-cate-mcgowan-wins-the-2015-moon-city-short-fiction-award

2. Friday, May 22: Hadley’s Hope ‘Shame’ CD Release Show: Starts 9PM at Will’s Pub, located 1042 N Mills Ave.

Hadely Hope's Shame


3. Friday, May 22: Kaleigh Baker in “Janis Joplin, Little Girl Blue”: 10PM at Orlando Museum of Art. located 2416 N Mills Ave.

Kaleigh Baker as Janis Joplin


Words from Facebook:

Kaleigh Baker, Writer/Director Andy Matchett and an extremely talented cast and band are bringing the story of Janis Joplin’s life to the stage at the 2015 Orlando Fringe Festival. More information, cast and band members and show dates are below. Tickets are available at www.orlandofringe.org We hope you’ll come experience the show and Fringe with us! We’ll be releasing information on free parking, how to make the most fun out of Fringe Fest and other events happening during the festival here over the next few weeks so please keep checking this page. See you at Fringe!

From Ashely Belanger of the Orlando Weekly:

“…the only bumps the show encountered were the ones rising on the arms of those in the audience.”

4. Saturday, May 23: Sugar Sweet Summer Party: Starts 7;30 PM at Trim Salon & Spa, located 1910 Alden Rd.

Sugar Sweet Summer Party

Words from Facebook:

A night of visual candy to help you kick off your summer, featuring art from Bonnie Belvedere, Pin Up Photography from Howdy Girl Studios, and Swim Fashions by Sophia Khan!

5. Sunday, May 24: Southern Fried Sundays at Orlando Fringe w/ 14 Southern Fried Acts for FREE!: Starts 3PM at Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, located Loch Haven Park.

Southern Fried Sunday at Fringe 2015


Words from Facebook:

Line-up/Schedule: 3:20-4p-Cafegrass • 4:20-5p-GREYE • 5:20-5:50p-Tears of a Tyrant • 5:50-6:15p-Plane vs. Cult • 6:15-6:45p-Sarah Purser Band • 6:45-7:15p-Robert Johnson • 7:15-7:45pm-Prison Wine • 7:45-8:15p-Lauren Galant • 8:15-8:45p-Oakhil Drifters • 8:45-9:15p-Crenshaw • 9:15-10p-Hannah Harber and The Lionhearts • 10:00:10:30p-Jackson & Forest Rodgers •10:30-11:00pm-Slim Walker and His Orchestra • 11:15-11:55p – Heckfire



2 thoughts on “5 More Things to do in Orlando This Weekend May 22-24, 2015

  1. Thanks for the mention! It sure is appreciated! Cate McGowan

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