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Orlando Yelpers Kick-Off Culture Club With A Bam!



It's here, October Yelp Culture Club, an entire month dedicated to everything arts and culture around this amazing City Beautiful! Of course, there is no other way to kick things off than the Yelp way! What is that you ask? That is a HUGE kick-off party with a taste of things to come. 

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We attended The Abbey, who is hosting Altar Boyz for Culture Club and a newer venue to Orlando. It's gorgeous and it was a fabulous spot to kick off this month long celebration. We had a preview of the venue's show, Altar Boyz which was full of sharp parody, sinfully spectacular dancing, and irreverent humor, this spoof about a heavenly guy-group is going to rock Orlando. Orlando Ballet is also part of the celebration and they go above and beyond what you would expect with their October feature: Vampire's Ball. We had a taste of this sultry, dark and campy production that is going to be a full evening of edgy, contemporary dance. It will literally take your breath away. 

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Orlando's Piano Man: Kelly Richards kept the mood going throughout the night and gave us a touch of what is to be expected on Monday evenings at The Abbey. He plays piano, you provide anything from vocals to guitar and just rock the stage. No experience necessary =) To keep everyone jumping throughout the evening we tasted various flavors of 5HR Energy and thew down the deliciousness of the Bee's Knees Sweet Treats! Winter Park's very own GT Vodka was in house partnering with vitaminwater to create delicious cocktails for all. And of course no arts and culture evening is complete without your dose of BRINK Magazine! This is our local magazine that focuses on local photographers and designer and surround the spread with pop culture editorials on TV, film, new media, music, literature, beauty, style and spirituality… Yelp-alicious. Mr. Thomas Thorspecken, Analog Artist Digital World, was also on site live sketching all the events of the evening! 

A huge thanks to Jim White who captured it all on film, make sure to check all the photos out. 

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So now that you read about the party, go grab your tickets to the various events going on throughout October and have yourself some local fun! Participating businesses include:

Morse Museum of American Art

Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens

Orange County Regional History Center

Art & History Museums - Maitland

La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil

Orlando Ballet

The Social 

The Beacham

Mad Cow Theatre

The Abbey

Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Hey, Orlando… GO GET CULTURED

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Until next time,
SYOY,

Colleen B

CB_JimWhite

 

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