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Move 60 Challenge

March 1st – April 29th

Get Moving, Have Fun and Win Prizes!

Be part of the MOVEment! Walk. Bike. Swim. Dance. Garden. Do yoga… Just get moving for 60 days!

And when you do, you’re entered to win great weekly prizes like mini-memberships to RDV Sportsplex, Fitbits, restaurant and movie gift certificates and more!

It’s Free, Fun and Easy. Register as an Individual or recruit a team of friends, co-workers, school/PTO parents or your faith community.

Free T-shirt and Timex Pedometer – Every registered participant will receive a super soft, free T-shirt and Timex pedometer while supplies last. And, everyone who participates is eligible for great weekly prize drawings. Win great health, more fun and great prizes – simply for being active.

Once you register, you’ll receive an automatic email reply acknowledging your registration. Bring your phone or print out that receipt as proof of registration to receive your t-shirt and/or pedometer.

T-SHIRT/PEDOMETER PICK UP LOCATIONS:

  • Orlando: Track Shack
  • Winter Park: Winter Park Public Library, Winter Park Farmer’s Market (Saturday, Feb. 25 ONLY 7am – 1 pm)
  • Maitland: Maitland Public Library, RDV Sportsplex, Maitland Farmer’s Market (Sunday, Feb. 26 ONLY 9 am – 2 pm)
  • Eatonville: Healthy Eatonville Place

Join together as we become the healthiest community in the nation and Get Moving!

Special thanks to Healthy Central Florida Move60 sponsors – Florida Blue, Winter Park Health Foundation, Florida Hospital and the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce.

Join Move60 to walk, get fit, have fun and win prizes!

Enzian Theater: James Bond New Year’s Party 2015

Bond Enzian

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2015

Our Annual James Bond New Year’s Party is back! Come dressed to impress in your best James Bond or Bond Girl outfit and you could win a prize. Enjoy some bubbly or a signature cocktail and then tango your way into 2016! 21 & up only.

8PM Doors open and DJ spins
9PM-1AM Open Bar and Light Hors d ’Oeuvres (Top Shelf Liquors will be available for purchase)
Confetti Cannon/Ball Drop at Midnight!

GENERAL ADMISSION: $99
• Open Bar
• Light Hors d’Oeuvres
• Live DJ spinning

ENZIAN’S V.I.P. SECTION: 
Includes all of the above, plus…
• Reserved Tables in Private Section
• Exclusive V.I.P. bar
• Plated Hors d ’Oeuvres
• 2016 Party Favors

V.I.P. TABLE FOR 2: $300

V.I.P. TABLE FOR 4: $600

20 New Items on the Enzian & Eden Bar Menu

Enzian and Eden Bar have added twenty new food items to their existing menus, and as long as there are still truffle fries to be had, we’re supportive and pumped to try the new dishes.

“We are excited to provide new food items for our guests and the new items offer a broad range of delicious and affordable dishes,” said Veronica Jaramillo, Food & Beverage Manager. “We always aim to locally source our ingredients and make everything in-house, which is what we’ve done with these new items.”

So, head over to the Enzian to see “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl,” then check their calendar and pencil a few more films into your schedule (“The Human Centipede III,” anyone!? Maybe “Annie” is more your speed…), then make a few dates to meet at Eden Bar so you can try all of the new offerings. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pizzas, main courses and desserts are all getting an update.

We’ve got the scoop on all of the new items for you, so you can plan ahead. It’s hard to decide what to eat under the pressure of the lights dimming in the theatre. Enjoy!

APPETIZERS:

Pickled Beet Hummus

Pickled Beet Hummus

Cream Cheese Stuffed Pretzels – Served with spicy mustard and raspberry sauce (or nacho cheese sauce for a little extra)

Pickled Beet Hummus  – Topped with bleu cheese crumbles & pine nuts, served with pita

Fried Oysters – Breaded and fried served with sweet and spicy sauce, tartar sauce, and hot sauce

 

 

SALADS:
Turkey Artichoke Salad – Spring mix, sliced turkey, pine nuts, black olives, banana peppers, marinated artichokes, smoked gouda, basil, & grape tomatoes, served with oil and red wine vinegar

Beef Taco Salad – Mixed greens, beef chili, black beans, grapes tomatoes, mixed cheese, salsa, & sour cream, served in a crispy tortilla shell

Margarita Shrimp Salad – Mixed greens, margarita shrimp, Monterey jack cheese, grape tomatoes, red onion, & cilantro lime vinaigrette served in a crispy tortilla shell

 

SANDWICHES:

Turkey Club B.L.T – Sliced turkey, smoked gouda, Applewood smoked bacon, lettuce, tomato, & pepper mayo served on Texas toast

Pecan Chicken Wrap – Fried chicken, smoked gouda, peach glaze, lettuce, tomatoes

Country Beef – Roast beef, caramelized onions, basil roasted tomatoes, thousand island, & coleslaw, served on a butter roll

Braised Pork and Slaw Sandwich

Jalapeno Tuna Melt – Tuna salad & pepper jack served on jalapeno cheddar bread

Braised Pork & Slaw – Palmetto Creek Farms pork, coleslaw, & BBQ on ciabatta

Oyster & Shrimp Shorty – Fried oysters, & shrimp, lettuce, tomato, & sweet and spicy sauce

Herbivore – Button mushrooms, spinach, red pepper, basil aioli, Swiss, 3-year aged cheddar, & pepper mayo

 

PIZZAS:

Antipasto – Banana peppers, black olives, artichoke hearts, red peppers, salami, balsamic glaze, mozzarella, provolone, & marinara

Chicken Bacon Ranch – Marinated chicken, alfredo sauce, ranch dressing, bacon, diced tomatoes, mozzarella, & provolone
ENTREES:

Blackened Mahi Tacos – Served on corn tortillas with coleslaw, & avocado, with beans, & rice

Steak Diane – Sliced steak topped with mushroom & onion gravy, served potatoes au gratin and broccoli

 

DESSERTS:

Raspberry Beignets

Raspberry Beignets

Peanut Butter Ice Cream Sandwich – Peanut butter ice cream served between chocolate chip cookies dipped in chocolate

White Chocolate Bread Pudding – Served with bourbon cream sauce

Raspberry Beignets – Dusted with powdered sugar, & drizzled with raspberry sauce

 

 

 

Enzian is Central Florida’s only full-time, not-for-profit cinema for first-run independent and international film, classic revivals, documentary features, and select family entertainment. Enzian, a member-supported organization serving the community for more than 30 years, is home to the Florida Film Festival and Eden Bar. For additional information, visit Enzian.org or call general information at (407) 629-1088.

Photos by Andres Casallas

Florida Film Festival 2015 Community Events Announced

FFF 2015

Can you believe it’s been 24 years since the Florida Film Festival debuted at Enzian Theater in Maitland?? The theater itself celebrates it’s 30 year anniversary this year, with plans (now public) to expand to three screens and add up to 130 seats!

Much has changed for the fest and its home over the years. Florida Film Festival has since become an Oscar®-qualifying festival, which brings even more current, independent and international cinema to Central Florida. Enzian has a remodeled theater with more seating options. With the addition of Eden Bar at Florida Film Festival 2007, tasty additions to both the theater and bar menus and comfortable new outdoor furniture, it’s no wonder the Fest goes into the wee hours of the morning! Back in 2011, Central Florida Top 5 even hosted the first ever Florida Film Festival tweetup!

Through ten days of 170 films and first-class events, film lovers mingle with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu at Eden Bar and inside the theater… and we can’t wait!

This week Enzian announced a list of community events taking place at the 24th Annual Florida Film Festival (April 10-19, 2015), in Maitland and Winter Park, Florida, with Primary Sponsor Full Sail University and Primary Public Partners Orange County Government and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.

The full program announcement happens this Wednesday and will take place during an invite only Film Lineup Luau at Enzian Theater. Central Florida Top 5 will be there, learning about this year’s film selections, live tweeting the deets about this year’s visiting guests and more! We will also be around during the ten days of fest, so if you see any of our contributors (new or seasoned) walking around, please say hello!

ProTip: Individual tickets will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 21st. 

FFF 2015 ticket annnoucement

This year’s community events include:

OUTDOOR FILMS:
All outdoor films are free and open to the public and take place at Enzian Theater, unless otherwise stated.

Monday Night Pitcher Show, featuring (500) DAYS OF SUMMER

Sponsored by Orlando Date Night Guide

Monday, April 13th

Food & drink specials start at 6PM
Film from 8–9:35PM at Eden Bar

Who doesn’t love a good date? Cozy up on a blanket on the lawn for a free screening of (500) DAYS OF SUMMER, an offbeat romantic comedy about a woman who doesn’t believe true love exists and the young man who falls for her.

Popcorn Flicks in Central Park: GIRL HAPPY

Tuesday, April 14th

8–9:40PM at Central Park, Winter Park
251 Park Avenue South, Winter Park, FL 32789

Presenting Sponsor: Full Sail University

Co-sponsored by: City of Winter Park & iHeartMedia

Don’t miss this opportunity to groove under the stars for this special 50thanniversary screening of GIRL HAPPY! Come watch Elvis Presley on the big screen in this killer 1960s flick as he takes to the beaches of Fort Lauderdale during spring break.

 

Wednesday Night Pitcher Show, featuring DONNIE DARKO

Wednesday, April 15th

Food & drink specials start at 6PM
Film from 8–10PM at Eden Bar

Enzian’s audience was asked to help select this Pitcher Show by answering a question: “What film do you find the most interesting?” And the winner is …drumroll… DONNIE DARKO, the mind-bending cinematic adventure of a troubled suburban teenager who survives a freak accident only to be plagued by doomsday visions guided by a monstrous rabbit called Frank.

Bring a blanket and hang out on the lawn for this free screening. Eden Bar will be serving up your favorite cocktails, so stay after to discuss “interesting” films with fellow cinefiles. Make sure to check out some of the other terrific responses, which will be published in the FFF15 special edition program guide.

Thursday Night Pitcher Show, featuring AMELIE

Thursday, April 16th

Food & drink specials start at 6PM
Film begins at 8PM at Eden Bar

2015 marks Enzian’s 30th Anniversary! Celebrate the occasion with other Enzian fans by enjoying AMELIE for free on the lawn at Eden Bar. This magical romantic comedy from visionary French director Jean-Pierre Jeunet is the third of five of his astonishing works that have played at Enzian.

 

For the cinephiles and filmmakers out there:

FESTIVAL DISCUSSIONS:
All discussions are free and open to the public and take place at Enzian Theater, unless otherwise stated.

 

Film In Florida

Wednesday, April 15, 11AM-12:30PM at Enzian

Presenting Sponsor: Orlando Film Commission

Co-sponsored by Tampa Hillsborough Film & Digital Media Commission and our friends at Women in Film & Television Florida

 

From white sandy beaches to brick paved main streets, Florida is America’s backlot. The Film in Florida panel is your Everything You Need to Know Guidefor filming in Florida, from locations, to incentives, and everything in between. Learn more about how Florida has the 3rd largest talent pool in the US and how Florida can make the most out of your budget. Florida is more than just a great place to visit with your family… It’s the set of your next film. Sheena Fowler, Director, Film & Digital Media at Orlando Film Commission will moderate, and filmmakers Jason Kupfer and Tighe Arnold (“Invaders”) and Sheri Kebbel (“Dan Behind His Eyes”) will be among those participating.

 

After the FILM IN FLORIDA discussion, head out to Eden Bar for a mix-and-mingle with industry professionals and fellow filmmakers. This event is free and open to the public.

 

Florida Film Mixer

Wednesday, April 15, 12:30–1:30PM at Eden Bar

 

After the Film in Florida discussion, head out to Eden Bar for a mix and mingle with industry professionals and fellow filmmakers.

 

Making Meaning: Films that Change the World

Thursday, April 16, 11AM-12:30PM at Enzian

Sponsored by FULL SAIL UNIVERSITY

Films have a huge impact on our world. They not only impact how we see ourselves, but they can affect the political and cultural landscape. Ultimately, a thoughtfully expressed film can create activism and engender compassion for some of the big issues facing the world.

This panel will discuss the many ways that films impact society for better and sometimes worst. Should films simply be about entertaining, or is there a larger responsibility at hand? Are documentary films more accessible than in the past, and what new distribution models allow niche projects to reach a wider audience? What are the issues and opportunities filmmakers encounter when they join forces with organizations? Filmmakers who’ve delved into broad-reaching topics such as gay marriage, Asperger’s syndrome, poverty, citizen’s rights, the environment, and freedom will participate in the discussion. Maylen Dominguez, Program Director of the Film Production Master in Fine Arts at Full Sail University will moderate.

Across the Pond: American Screenwriters, British Madmen

Friday, April 17, 11AM-12:30PM at Enzian

 

What happens when two writers who happen to teach at the University of Central Florida—one in the film department and one in the English department—end up writing films for two of the most brilliant, visionary, and over-the-top (some might say “crazy”) directors in British film history? Find out as American screenwriters Barry Sandler and Pat Rushin share their experiences working with Ken Russell (The DevilsTommyAltered States) and Terry Gilliam (Monty Python and the Holy GrailTime BanditsBrazil) on the films Crimes of Passion(1984) and The Zero Theorem (2013). Both of these iconoclastic English filmmakers are known for their unpredictability, excess, and wild imaginations, and Barry and Pat will unfold the layers of creative collaboration that went into producing such a provocative sexual thriller with Russell and a playfully cerebral work of science fiction with Gilliam. Moderated by Stephen Schlow, UCF Associate Instructor of the School of Visual Arts and Design, Film Division.

 

Filmmaker Forum

Friday, April 17, 2–3:30PM at Regal Winter Park Village

Sponsored by WALT DISNEY WORLD RESORT

 

The Florida Film Festival hosts some of the most talented new independent filmmakers every year and always sets aside one day just to pick their brains. This lively and dynamic exchange of ideas and know-how inevitably defines a high point in the festival—peppered with tales of triumph, challenge, and creative methods. Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime airing of artistic laundry by the filmmakers who get the job done. FFF selections committee member and Rollins College Professor Denise Cummings, Chair of the Department of Critical Media and Cultural Studies, will moderate.

 

For those who love a great party (we do!):

FESTIVAL PARTIES:

All parties take place at Enzian Theater, unless otherwise stated.

 

Opening Night Party

8PM–2AM at Enzian and Eden Bar

8–9PM: Eden’s Cocktail Hour

9–11PM: Food will be served

Drinks will be available all night

 

Film & Party ticket price $110

Film ONLY ticket price $25

Party ONLY ticket price $95

 

Celebrate opening night and sample food and cocktails from your favorite local spots.

Participating restaurants and bars include Brio Tuscan Grille, K Restaurant, Swine & Sons, Soco Thornton Park, Tito’s Vodka, Brown Distributing, Rogue Pub, Terrapin, and more!

Locally Fresh!

Saturday, April 11, 11AM–12:30PM at Enzian

Sponsored by Edible Orlando

Tickets are $12 each

 

Don’t miss this delicious afternoon of local eats and a sneak peek into the world of farming, featuring Lake Meadow Natural Farms, Palmetto Creek Farms, Olde Hearth Bread Co., and East End Market. Tastes and live cooking demonstrations are included in ticket price.

 

Locally Fresh! Farmers Market

Saturday, April 11, NOON–2:30PM on the lawn at Eden Bar 

FREE and open to the public

After the Locally Fresh! event, head right out to the lawn at Eden Bar for a farmers market. Guests will get a chance to talk to the famers and other local vendors as well as purchase goods to take home and enjoy.

Whole Foods Market Tasting

Saturday, April 11, 5:30PM – 7:30PM at Enzian and Eden Bar

Sponsored by Whole Foods Market

 

FREE and open to the public

 

Sample a delightful spread of natural and organic tastes from Whole Foods Market.  These appetizers are complimentary for festival attendees.

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday, April 12, 11AM–2PM at Eden Bar

Price: $13.99

 

Enjoy brunch with friends and compare notes on all things Florida Film Festival!  This mouth-watering brunch prepared by Enzian’s chef is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth! No ticket necessary.

 

Festival Block Party

Sunday, April 12, 3–5PM at Regal Winter Park Village

Sponsored by Winter Park Village

510 North Orlando Avenue

Winter Park, FL 32789

 

FREE for Festival ticket and pass holders

 

Look for the Winter Park Village fountain located across from the Regal cinema for a Block Party celebration of the Florida Film Festival. Festival ticket and pass holders will receive free drinks and appetizers from select Winter Park Village restaurants and also enjoy live entertainment by renowned electronic violinist Jarred Burnett. Space is limited so plan to arrive early.

 

Awards Bash

Saturday, April 18

5–6PM Awards Ceremony at Enzian

6–8:30PM Dinner Buffet and cash bar at Eden Bar

7–10PM Live music with The Legendary JC’s and cash bar at Eden Bar

 

Ticket price: $45 in advance, $50 day of event

 

Have you picked your favorite films of the Festival? At the annual Awards Ceremony, you’ll be among the first to find out if they’ve won! Don’t miss this exciting and fun opportunity to hang out with filmmakers as the big winners are announced. Dinner is included in the ticket price and will be served after the Awards Ceremony.

 

Sunday Brunch Buffet

Sunday, April 19, 11AM–2PM at Eden Bar

Price: $13.99

This is a perfect time to enjoy brunch with friends and compare notes on all things Florida Film Festival! This mouth-watering brunch prepared by Enzian’s own chef is sure to leave a good taste in your mouth! No ticket necessary.

 

 

 

Central Florida Film Network Meetup

1/14 is our inaugural meeting with more dates to come!

The Central Florida Film Network (CFFN) is group established for filmmakers in the Central Florida area to meet and communicate with a primary goal to facilitate the making of films. The term “filmmakers” covers everyone involved in the process. Please join us if you are a writer, director, actor, model, cinematographer, make-up artist, grip, costumer – or anyone involved in the process of making films.

We are here to promote you and make those connections necessary to kindle members passions for making films. Our plan is to organize an informal monthly meeting where we as artists can gather, unwind, “talk shop,” view projects, and mingle with like-minded individuals in our profession. Perhaps you’re a writer in need of a crew; or an actor seeking a new collaboration; or a director wanting to find their next muse?

Join us on the second Wednesday of every month as we get together to make those vital connections! The group organizers include TL Westgate, Allen Paschel and Dale Metz.

MAPA Kamikaze Karaoke

MAPA Hosts Unique New Fundraiser
Featuring Local Celebrities and Personalities
MAITLAND, FL- OCTOBER 9, 2014 – MAITLAND ACADEMY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS announces their new, exciting and unique fundraiser: Kamikaze Karaoke at the Abbey on Thursday, November 6 at 7:00PM

 

In this unique fundraiser, 18 local celebrities and personalities will be up for auction online. The person who places the highest bid on each celebrity before 12:00 noon on October 30 gets to select any song for that celebrity to sing at the KAMIKAZE KARAOKE live event.

Tickets to the live KAMIKAZE KARAOKE event are $20. VIP Tickets are available for $40 which include prime seating near the stage. A cash bar will be available.  To purchase a performance ticket to the live Karaoke Event, visit www.abbeyorlando.com. The winning bidder for each singer will also receive 2 VIP tickets.

“We like to think outside the box here at MAPA, and we thought this was a fun way to involve the community and raise not only funds, but awareness of our new nonprofit,” says Tim Evanicki, Executive Director of MAPA.

 

Here’s the lineup of local celebrities up for bid, some have already topped $100!

Priscilla Bagley, Celebrity Vocal Coach and Performer
Marina Jurica, WFTV Channel 9 Meteorologist
Laura Hodos, Locally-based national Performer
Kevin Kelly, Performer
Tim Evanicki, Executive Director, Maitland Academy of the Performing Arts
Eric Pinder, Local Personality
David Dorman and Julie Ohlberg
Adam McCabe, Creative Director, Orlando Weekly
Billy Manes, Sr. Staff Writer, Orlando Weekly
Scottie Campbell, Local Personality
Becky Fisher, Local Personality
Dexter Foxworth, Executive Director, Zebra Coalition
Mark Baratelli, Producer of The Daily City
Chris Leavy, Local Celebrity Piano Man
Ben Johansen, Owner, Embellish FX
Joshua Eads-Brown/Ginger Minj, Nationally Renowned Entertainer
Eric Rollings, Candidate for Water and Soil District 4
Janine Klein, Local Icon

Tickets to the live KAMIKAZE KARAOKE event are $20. VIP Tickets are available for $40 which include prime seating near the stage. A cash bar will be available.  To purchase a performance ticket to the live Karaoke Event, visit www.abbeyorlando.com. The winning bidder for each singer will also receive 2 VIP tickets.

The Abbey is located 100 S Eola Drive #100, Orlando, FL. To bid on one of our local celebrities, please visit www.32auctions.com/mapa.

For more information, call 407-370-4909.

The Maitland Academy of the Performing Arts is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit community arts school with a mission to enrich lives through participation in the performing arts by providing professional training, classes and performance opportunities made available to all people regardless of background, abilities, skill level, age or socioeconomic status.

Artist Critique and Conversation

The critique will review the works of up to 9 artists, all medium and skill levels welcomed.  All artist must sign up in advance.  After the critiques a social time is planned which will include a cash bar.

The critiques are led by Maitland based artists Dawn Schreiner.  Joining her for the September critique will be Cherie Dacko and local art columnist Terrence Hummel.

For more information check out our post on the event.

Artists’ Critique & Conversation Coming to The A&H in Maitland Sept 24

artists critique

The Art & History Museums – Maitland’s professional development series Artists’ Critique & Conversation returns.  The critiques are led by Maitland based artists Dawn Schreiner, known for her whimsical illustrations and paintings.  Joining her for this special September Critique are two local artists bringing their own unique experiences to the critique.

Cherie Dacko has over 25 years of experience in portrait, commercial, and antique photo restoration, which allowed her to develop award-winning skills for creating images of the human form. Dacko’s work is in collections throughout the United States, Canada, and France, including that of Stephen Colbert, political satirist.

Terrence Hummel is a native Floridian and has works shown globally.  Locally he is best known for his weekly art column in the Orlando Sentinel for the last 10 years.

Hummel has been a vocal arts advocate, having established an artists’ co-op gallery & studios, and has served on many charity/public/museum boards and grant panels. His training and work experience has given him a truly global expertise that comes out in his distinctive works. His “world citizen” and humanitarian ethos is visible in the psycho-social content of his work and most especially in his sophisticated use of color, cultural motifs, metaphor, and widely diverse symbolism. His use of physically layering his works help bring a metaphorically revelation process to the view.

The critique will review the works of up to 9 artists, all medium and skill levels welcomed.  All artist must sign up in advance.  After the critiques a social time is planned which will include a cash bar.