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Caribbean American Heritage Festival & Expo
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is hosting the Caribbean American Heritage Festival & Expo in their front yard this Sunday, August 14, at 1pm. This will be a free multicultural celebration showcasing the cultural diversity of Orlando and the Caribbean American community with steelpan music, Junk-A-Noo parade, Tasa Drumming, African Drumming, Indian Dancing, Art & Craft booths, Chamber & Business booths and Caribbean Food booths. Read more about this event at Seneff Arts Plaza here!

Anthology by Creative City Project 
Join Creative City Project for a night of stories & spirits at their event; Anthology. This experience will run from August 19th to the 21st at 6:30pm and 8:30pm. Four writers’ original works are paired with four 3oz custom cocktail tastings, designed to bring a new level of immersion into the art of fiction. Live jazz music, an intimate atmosphere, and incredible storytelling combine to create a one of a kind evening, at Renaissance Theatre Company. Get your tickets here.

Taming My Monsters: A Survivors’ Son’s Story with Mark Newhouse
The Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida hosts Mark Newhouse for his virtual discussion, "Taming My Monsters: A Survivors' Son's Story" on August 19th at 12-1pm. Born in Germany to Holocaust Survivors, Mark Newhouse shares his journey of living with his parents’ experiences through personal anecdotes, humor, and dramatic readings which have been called a “tribute to the immutable human spirit”. Mark, a former Long Island teacher, will be joined by his son, Keith Newhouse, the author of My Tio’s Pulse, an award-winning children’s book inspired by the Pulse nightclub tragedy. Mark and Keith are a dynamic father-son duo of social activism, each one committed to championing the message that love is stronger than hate. Register for this moving experience via Zoom here.

Synapse Orlando Announces their Keynote Speaker
Synapse is thrilled to welcome Timoni West as the first Keynote Speaker of Synapse Orlando 2022 presented by the Orlando Tech Council and Falcon's Beyond! Timoni is the VP of Digital Twins Product at Unity, exploring how we will live, work, and create in a world where digital objects and the real world live side-by-side. Grab your tickets now to the event at the Dr. Phillips Center in Downtown Orlando on October 21st!

Mayor Buddy is Hosting a Virtual Book Club!
The Orange County Library System presents Mayor Buddy's Book Club on Zoom, August 17th at 4-5pm. This lively discussion and fun activities are recommended for ages 8-12. Learn which book is being read this month! The book club is proudly supported by the City of Orlando Mayors Matching Grant Program. Registration is required for this event, so secure your spot here.

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