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Arts and Culture Round Up.
Thanks to technology, visiting our local museums and galleries is a snap. Most offer online ticket sales and timed entry to maintain safety and social distancing. From augmented reality to Pompeii, Orlando has a line up of world-class art and cultural exhibits that will leave you wanting more. Luckily there are a few to keep you busy for quite a while.

Orlando Public Library
Men Painting Women | Through October 31, 2020
Some of the most important male artists in western history are known specifically for their paintings of women. In this exhibit, we have brought together five male Florida artists whose work is mainly focused on the female form. Each approaches depicting women from very different perspectives, both artistically and intellectually.

The History Center 
Yesterday, This Was Home. | Through February 14, 2021

The 1920 Ocoee Massacre in Orange County, Florida, remains the largest incident of voting-day violence in United States history. This landmark exhibition by the Orange County Regional History Center marks the 100-year remembrance of the Ocoee Massacre. The exhibition explores not only this horrific time in our community’s history but also historical and recent incidents of racism, hatred, and terror, some right here at home.

Orlando Museum of Art (OMA) 
Oliver Jeffers: 15 Years of Picturing Books | Through October 25, 2020
Born in Australia and raised in Northern Ireland, Oliver Jeffers is an award-winning artist, illustrator, and writer. From figurative painting and installation to illustration and picture-book making, Jeffers’s work takes many forms. His distinctive paintings have been exhibited in prestigious institutions all over the world. Jeffers has sold more than 10 million picture books - including "Here We Are," "The Incredible Book Eating Boy," "This Moose Belongs to Me," and "Once Upon an Alphabet." His wildly popular book, "The Day The Crayons Quit," and its sequel, "The Day The Crayons Came Home," were both #1 NY Times bestsellers.

JEFRË: Points of Connection | Through January 3, 2021
JEFRË: Points of Connection is the public artist’s first solo museum exhibition featuring large-scale multimedia sculptures and installations that have become the hallmark of his artistic practice. Experimenting with new materials and technologies, JEFRË activates public spaces in ways that transform the urban landscape and bring people together to enjoy a common experience.

Voices and Conversations | Through May 2, 2021
Voices & Conversations brings together contemporary American artists, whose artistic aims and practices, although quite diverse, share some very broad concerns.  The changing terms of individual identity, the call for inclusion and equity, and the importance of ongoing engagement and activism, are but a few subjects that the artists represented examine. Some artists view these issues through a lens of personal experience; while others offer more analytical and distanced approaches.

Louis Dewis: An Artist's Life in France | Through May 2, 2021
Inspired by such French masters of landscape painting as Corot, Monet, and Cézanne, Louis Dewis (1872-1946) painted scenes of cities, villages, and the countryside throughout France. Working primarily from 1916 until his death in 1946, Dewis was regarded by critics of his time as one of his country’s most distinguished landscape painters, contributing to a revival of traditional landscape painting in France during the years between the world wars. This revival, which included such renowned artists as André Derain, Maurice de Vlaminck, and André Dunoyer de Segonzac, sought to assert nature as a preeminent subject for modern art in France.

American Journey: Two Centuries of Art and Culture | Through June 30, 2021
American art has expressed the ideals, aspirations, and sometimes challenges of the nation throughout its history. Each work of art is created in the context of a given period and thus reflects not only the artistic styles and tastes of the day, but also the period’s cultural values, social conditions, and momentous events. American Journey: Two Centuries of Art and Culture invites the visitor to explore this history through paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs dating from the 18th century to the present.

The Orlando Science Center
Pompeii: The Immortal City | October 26, 2020 through January 23, 2021
Through artwork, interactive mechanical devices, and multimedia experiences, you will embark on a journey through time into the daily life of a first-century Roman town.
Find yourself in the center of events as you hear and feel the roar of the volcano erupting before your eyes. Discover how the excavation of Pompeii in the 18th century influenced the development of archaeology as a scientific study. Play the role of archaeologist through the use of digital interactives and replicas of artifacts from Pompeii.

Mennello Museum of American Art
Construct: Our Orlando | Through January 10, 2021
Construct: Our Orlando presents artists Don Rimx (b. San Juan, Puerto Rico, 1981) and the collective Lemon Press [Anna Cruz (b. Manila, Philippines, 1992) and Adam Lavigne (b. Hillsboro, Missouri, 1988)]. In their individual practices, Don Rimx examines the shaping of Afro-Caribbean American identity through the lens of anatomy, place, and portraiture, while Lemon Press explore visual mapping of both time and language through storytelling and communication. These artists play with opposites and wrestle with what has traditionally been considered high and low in art – classic and historic elements of drawing, mural making, print, and illustration converge in vibrant contemporary portraits and invented narratives that immediately draw the viewer into the canvas searching for a new way of perceiving the world through the artists’ creations.

American Youth: Cause | Through January 10, 2021
American Youth: Cause provides a space for the developing voices of our talented Orlando teen residents to engage in conversation about their own art and ideas. Exhibited artists were selected by museum Curator of Art and Education, Katherine Page, after an open call to all students throughout Orange County to explore the multiple definitions and meanings of “cause” in their artwork. From motivation and origination to principle, subject matter, and action – the cause belongs in the hands of the artist. Eight finalists were chosen for this juried exhibition based on the excellence of their work and personal narratives of their creative processes.

Pompeii (AR) | Through January 23, 2021
Has partnered with the Orlando Science Center to present a new augmented reality (AR) experience on the front lawn of the Science Center. Simply download SNAP!'s free CITY UNSEEN app to view the immersive experience.

Creative City  Project
Bright Young Things | Through November 23, 2020
Named after a notorious group of Bohemians in London in the 1920s, “Bright Young Things” is a one-of-a-kind immersive experience, where audiences can come again and again to experience the different storylines of our characters. Actors lead a limited number of audience members on a journey through unexpected spaces in Downtown Orlando. You choose your storyline from four options, The Entertainers, The Smugglers, The Lovers, and The Agents. You will then step into another universe: a modern society where the Prohibition Act of the ‘Roaring 20s’ had never been repealed.

Dazzling Nights | December 1, 2020 - January 3, 2021
Creative City and Leu Gardens are putting together a spectacle of lights to be enjoyed by the whole family. With a 30' Christmas tree, interactive lights that illuminate when stepped on and 65" lit tunnel, it is Leu Gardens as you've never seen it. Tickets on sale now.

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Frontyard Festival
This week, the Dr. Phillips Center announced plans to for an outdoor festival filled with music, film, comedy, health & wellness, and arts events. The events will take place over the course of six months on the Seneff Arts Plaza, the lawn directly in front of the Center. Guests will be seated in socially distanced 'pods' that hold up to five people. Stay tuned for more details as the lineup is announced.

Celebrating Another Year.
Cheers to another year! Join us in celebrating DOP members with anniversaries this month.

David Weekley Homes
Central Florida Expressway Authority
Hampton Inn & Suites*
JA Edwards of America
Jamison Commercial Partners
Mainframe Real Estate*
Smith Equities
*Celebrating five years with DOP

It's been a while since we featured this segment, hope you find these exciting Downtown tidbits as interesting as we do.

Orlando City Soccer Playoffs
Orlando City Soccer has made the playoffs for the first time in franchise history! Catch the next home match on October 28, 2020 at 7:30 PM vs Atlanta United.

Words and Wonders Poetry Contest
The City of Orlando is calling all Central Florida creative writers to find their poetic voice in the new community writing challenge, Words and Wonders. Using free verse, formal style or the addition of a photograph, poem submissions should reflect the fall season, filled with gourds, goblins, gratitude and service to others. Open to all ages.

Lake Eola Master Plan
As the city continues to grow and develop around Lake Eola, the City of Orlando is now working to re-envision the park to meet the future of Orlando.  Through a series of community and stakeholder engagement opportunities, including a citywide survey, as well as virtual community meetings, the master plan will take shape.

Behind the Scenes of the 2020 NBA Draft
Join Assistant GM, Matt Lloyd for an Inside Look at the Upcoming Draft
Orlando Magic broadcasters David Steele, Jeff Turner, Dante Marchitelli and Brian Hill sit down with special guest, Orlando Magic Assistant GM, Matt Lloyd to discuss how the team is preparing for the 2020 Magic Draft presented by SimplyIOA.
Wednesday, November 11 | 5:30 PM


This week we are excited to share with you a curated playlist from fellow DOP Member Zach Tuohey of Zach 2e Real Estate. Enjoy!

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Florida Realtor Magazine
Is a monthly publication for Florida real estate professionals. This months issue included insights on building a better website, top real estate hashtags, and clever real estate video ideas.

Zero to a Million in One Year: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Overnight Success  | Dr. Ben Lerner
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Zoe Wees - Control
Little Big Town - Wine, Beer, and Whiskey
Blake Shelton ft. Gwen Stefani - Happy Anywhere
Darius Rucker - Beer and Sunshine
Ashe - Moral of the Story
Gabby Barrett - The Good Ones
Tyler Yaweh - Tommy Lee

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