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Last Call For Star Trek: The Exhibition



Star Trek has delighted millions since 1966, unfortunately for Paramount Pictures the franchise has primarily appealed to a relatively small demographic due to the societal stigma that Star Trek just isn’t cool. At least that was the case until J.J. Abrams rebooted the franchise in 2009. Paramount Pictures implemented a very clever marketing strategy to promote Abrams’ Star Trek picture, which boldly took Star Trek where it had never gone before, hip NY and LA nightclubs. Major music industry names like DJ AM, Steve Aoki, and Friendly Fires were brought in to perform at Star Trek Dance Parties. Paramount’s ploy worked and they won the hearts and minds of the tastemaker crowd.


Kennedy Space Center should have looked at that marketing strategy and taken notes. Star Trek: The Exhibition, the largest collection of Star Trek relics and replicas to ever be put on display has been at Kennedy Space Center since June, yet few people seem to be aware. With the loss of revenue due to the retirement of the shuttle program one would think Kennedy Space Center would make a serious effort to promote Star Trek: The Exhibition in an effort to drum up some business. Instead they made a gaffe and decided to ambiguously package the exhibition as Sci-Fi Summer. They almost got it right when they extended the exhibition and dubbed it Star Trek: A Fall Celebration. The exhibition runs through October 31st, so you better hit warp speed down to Kennedy Space Center if you plan on checking it out.


The exhibition includes a replica of the original Enterprise’s bridge complete with a captain chair that guests can actually sit in. Guests can also checkout replicas of the Engineering and Sick Bay sets used on Star Trek: The Next Generation. The signature outfit Ricardo Montalbán wore in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is on display as well. There is also a motion simulator ride and a live show.



Star Trek: The Exhibition
Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex
State Route 405
Orsino, FL 32899
9am – 6pm
Though October 31st
$43 + tax for adults
$33 + tax for kids

NEWS! Miami’s Art Basel Kicks off Today!

basel miami 2010

It’s that other time of the year in Miami where hundreds and hundreds of fancy people come from out of town to gather on our pretty beaches to show off their stuff. Art Basel, Miami’s premiere international Art show and traffic jam kicks off today at the convention center, and all around the city, satellite galleries are gearing up for an awesome collection of shows, exhibits and parties.

As always, this list will probably be updated the more and more we hear about. Katie and I will be around, taking photos, so say hi if you see us, and Welcome to Miami!

WEDNESDAY, DEC 1st, 2010


From Pompeii to Pin-Up @ World Erotic Art Museum
Dive into the history of sex with erotic art prints and sculptures from Pompeii and pin-up drawings by American artist John Hul.
1205 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL
7:00pm – Monday, January 10, 2011 at 10:00pm
$15 at the door without membership

Francesco Lo Castro :: Recent Works @ Butter Gallery

Today is the final day of this exhibit of Lo Castro’s most recent work. The influential South Florida artist revisits the underground cultural scene he once helped create, through a series of large format portraits and photographs of everyone from Otto Von Shirak to BFGF and many more.
2303 NW 2nd Avenue
Wynwood, FL
open December 1 until 10:00pm


PROPER DOSAGE presents BLOCKHEAD @ Respectables in WPB

It’s a bit of a drive, but for true old school underground hip hop fans, this is a real treat. Ninjatune’s Blockhead will be making a special appearance in celebration of Rob da Milkman’s birthday celebration. Anthony Simon, better known as Blockhead, first lent his production hands in the mid-’90s to then up-and-coming MC Aesop Rock, and if you haven’t seen him before, and have nothing else to do…this is where you want to be
West Palm Beach, FL
$10 b4 11/ $15 @ the Door, 21+
$2 Yuenglings

Mark Ronson is a sought-after turntablist who’s worked with such diverse artists as Macy Gray, Jay-Z, and comedian Jimmy Fallon. Dude is related to the guitarist from Foreigner. And its a Dirty Hairy Event. Nuff said
4441 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL
11 PM to 5 AM

THURSDAY, DEC 2nd, 2010


Multiversal Group Show 2010 @ Grey Area
the show will feature both established and emerging names from around the world. Their media spans the fine arts including: photographers, poets, painters, fashion, live models, exhibitionists theater troupes, spoken word artists, aerialists, belly dancers, fire breathers and many many more.
Miami, FL
12:00pm – December 5 at 5:00pm
Free Before 7, $5 after. $5 Drinks

The Art of Basketball Miami
An explosive re-purposing of the iconic official NBA Game Basketball and Backboard as defined by some of today’s most celebrated graffiti and street artists.
2048 NW Miami Court
Miami, FL 33127
10:00am – December 5


The Art Of Basketball Afterparty @ The Vagabond feat DJ IRIE + N-TYPE

Live Custom Backboard Painting By SHIRO, special Guest DJs include Miami’s own DJ IRIE (Artist Related) and UK Dubstep Hero N-TYPE (Wheel & Deal Records) who will be accompanied by Miami Dubsteppers JUAN BASSHEAD + MC JUMANJI (BassHead Music) as well as Resident DJs A-TRAIN, ROB RIGGS + DZA
30 NE 14th Street
Miami, FL
rsvp to for entry before 11
$4 Grolsch, $5 Russian Standard Vodka Drinks

Small Gift Miami/ Sanrio 50th Anniversary Party
Artists have long been inspired by Sanrio characters, led by the beloved inconic Hello Kitty®, and now art enthusiast will have the opportunity to pay homage with this 4-day tribute designed for Sanrio fans of all ages.
173 NW 23rd Street
Miami, FL 33127
Dec 2-5, 2010

FRIDAY, DEC 3rd, 2010


FriendsWithYou Rainbow City @ Miami Design District
FriendsWithYou is proud to present Rainbow City – a forty piece environmental installation addressing the potency of interaction, ritual, and play.
140 NE 39th St
Miami Design District
10:00am – December 5 at 10:00pm

Graffiti Gone Global presents Fresh Produce
Fresh Produce blurs the line between the street and the gallery, presenting a multifaceted exhibition highlighting the freshest and most undeniable influences of urban aesthetics and contemporary design. GGG’s Fresh Produce will feature a roster of international artists, including: The London Police, Revok, Erik Otto, Skewville, Pepa Prieto, Augustine Kofie, Alëxone, Kenton Parker, Tes One, BASK, Dolla, Jim Darling, Dabs & Myla, Stormie Mills, Michael De Feo, Andrew Holder, Jack Hudson, Tristan Eaton, Tatiana Suarez and others
70 NW 25th Street,
Miami, FL 33127

First Fridays @ Jakes
The second installment of the monthly mixed format dance party, playing everything from drumstep to dubstep to minimal modern classical jungle to 90bpm California glitch; all bass, no bullshit. Yeah it’s in Hallendale, but really, its not that far.
812 West Hallandale Beach Boulevard
Hallandale, Florida 33009
Cheap drinks, no cover (21+) and free parking.

SATURDAY, DEC 4th, 2010


Moksha Collective Art Fair @ 7th Circuit
The Moksha Art Fair, featuring the very best in visionary art, music and performance includes art and performances from Alex Grey and Allyson Grey, Robert Venosa, Martina Hoffman, Mark… Henson, Fred Weidmann, Amanda Sage and many more. The show kicks off on Thurs, Dec 2nd but the ‘main event’ is set to take place Saturday night. The musical lineup ranges from international electronic acts to live world fusion bands, including: David Starfire, Phutureprimitive, Satchi Om, Okulus Anomali, Jebus, FTG, Indovisual, DJ Cloud, the Moksha All Stars (a group made up of members from international touring local bands like the Spam All Stars, Locos Por Juana, Suénalo and others), and much more. So basically, here you get your art, AND a party.
228 NE 59th Street
Miami, FL
Starts at 8pm
$30 Presale / $40 Door / $25 with Student ID at door

AntiBabe 1996 – 2010

AntiBabe is an Orlando based and sexually charged performance art troupe and fashion design company owned and operated by Jodi Thomas. AntiBabe has brought its unique production as far as Las Vegas and have appeared on HBO’s Real Sex. After 14 years Jodie has decided it’s time for Antibabe to answer the final curtain call. Many of our readers were only 4 years old when AntiBabe was founded in 1996, which really emphasizes just how long 14 years is. Their farewell performance is tonight at 57 West. I encourage everyone to go, as AntiBabe deserves a proper sendoff. I have the utmost respect for Antibabe’s longevity. Of all the parties and promoters Orlando has seen, Antibabe has outlived them all.

November 26th
Black Friday: AntiBabe, Inc Retirement Party
w/ DJ Sandy, DJ Raven, DJ Martyr, DJ Spank

$5 – 18+

57 West
57 West Pine St.
Orlando, FL 32801

- Jon Bergquist

6th Annual Orlando Puppet Festival

Orlando Puppet Festival

The Orlando Puppet Festival has undergone some changes both structurally and internally since Heather Henson and Jamie Donmoyer founded it in 2005. However, its mission to expose audiences to the versatility of the art form and inspire fledgling artists to emerge remains the same. With a surname like Henson, it’s no surprise that Heather would be a proponent of puppetry. Over the years she has brought many world-renowned puppeteers to Orlando, such as Phil Huber, who did the marionette sequences in Spike Jonze’s masterpiece Being John Malkovich, as well as John Tartaglia of Avenue Q fame. Leslie Carrara-Rudolph, who plays Abby Cadabby on Sesame Street, has also performed at the festival several times.

Originally the festival only lasted a weekend. This year it has expanded to sprawl out over the course of nearly two months, from October 13th – December 10th. The complete schedule can be found on their website. Traditionally the festival began with an opening reception and exhibition at the Gallery at Avalon Island. The gallery opening came a bit later this year and is taking place tonight. The exhibit is called Crime and Puppetment, which is a rather cute play on words of the title of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s novel Crime and Punishment. The gallery exhibit runs through December 10th and admission is free. Prices for other festival events vary.

Among this year’s events I personally recommend attending the following, Crime and Puppetment, Bird Machine, Puppets From the Edge, and Snow.

6th Annual Orlando Puppet Festival
October 13th – December 10th

Click here for show times,
venues, and admission prices.

- Jon Bergquist

Editor’s Note: The festival has been extend to end on December 12th instead of 10th. Enjoy the two extra days.

Zombie Fest 2010 tonight at The Social!

Zombies, Smile Artist Joey Paranoia, 20+ artists amazing works on display, live bands, live body painting and piercing, cupcakes, a magic show, and a zombie walk at 2am!



The Orlando Music + Art Scene: Scott Scheidly and Jennifer Payne, MONSTERs, Bone Thugs, Edward Sharpe

Scott Scheidly and Jennifer Payne Art Opening
Thurs Oct. 14th, 2010 – 7:00PM
Location: SIP
724 Virginia Drive Orlando, FL


MONSTERs! Scary Art Show
Fri Oct. 15th 2010 – 8:00PM
@ Redlight Redlight
745 Bennett Rd. Orlando, FL 32803


Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Sat Oct 16th, 2010 – 8:00PM
@ Firestone
578 N Orange Ave, Orlando

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Sun Oct 17th 2010 – 9:00PM
@ The Social
54 North Orange Avenue Orlando, FL 32801

Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey

Have you ever wondered what The New Yorker’s comics would look like if Tim Burton illustrated them? If so you maybe interested in the works of Edward Gorey. He was the author and illustrator of over a hundred macabre books and was a major source of inspiration to Tim Burton. Although, his humor was dark it was exquisitely droll. Gorey’s influence on Burton is most apparent in his book The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories.

Tim Burton is hardly the only person who was inspired by Gorey. The Internet is teeming with Gorey fan art, including a rather humorous retelling of the classic Star Trek episode The Trouble With Tribbles, complete with Goreyesque illustrations and captions. The popular webcomic The Perry Bible Fellowship has also paid homage to Gorey. More notably, Nine Inch Nails’ music video for ‘The Perfect Drug’ was deliberately crafted to resemble his illustrations.

Last year Marvel released a series of fine art comic covers to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of Wolverine. Gorey’s style was used in this campaign. The styles of Dali’, Picasso, and Van Gogh were also used, thus garneting prestigious company to his name.

The Orlando Museum of Art is currently showcasing a large collection of Gorey’s pen-and-ink illustrations in an exhibition titled “Elegant Enigmas: The Art of Edward Gorey”. The exhibit runs through the end of the month.

Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.

August 13 – October 31
10am – 4pm Tuesday – Friday
12pm – 4pm Saturday & Sunday

$8 Adults / $7 Students

- Jon Bergquist

The Orlando Art + Music Scene: Soul of da City, Yeasayer, Medium, Taste Art, Azure Ray

Hello SFC readers! My name is Laylah Madi, and I’m an art show curator and have been for a while now. My show’s consist of art, body painting, magic shows, bands, dj’s, vj’s, and of course the lovely Smile for Camera crew.

I think the main reason I love hosting shows is for the simple fact that so many people have so much talent and they they don’t quite know how to share it with the world. The first question I have to ask people when i meet them is somewhere along the lines of “What is your dream?” That’s what I love about the people in my shows…they all have big dreams, and so do I.

When I wake up, I think of art. I can’t sleep because i’m looking at a painting or planning a show. Art will forever and always be a dream that I’ll never stop making into my reality.

That is why I am so happy to be able to keep everyone up to date on the local Orlando art and music scene!

Here we go!

Soul of da City @ 57 West - Oct. 6th (and every first Wed. of the month)

57 West Pine Street Downtown Orlando, Florida, 32801

*Art Displays – Beautiful Body art models By: Laylah Madi – Open Mic Poetry-Not to mention Live Jazz – Music By Dizzle Phunk

YEASAYER @ Firestone Oct. 7th
578 N Orange Ave. Orlando fl, 32801

MEDIUM – Oct. 9th
166 S Beach St.Daytona Beach Fl

The Art Official Group presents to its community an evening of cutting-edge art, stimulating music, moving poetry and inspired performance art. Local artists, musicians, poets and dancers will unite here to promote artistic vitality in our community.

Laylah Madi • Arron Arroyave • …B-Side Artists • Christopher Brewer • Celeste Brown • Andrew Buis • Clifton Chandler • Charles Comer • Marie deCosta • Scott Donald • Gerald Edwards III • RoAnn Elias • Jeff Filipski • Beth Garren • Lesley Giles • Tre Harris • Sean Hartman • Shannon Holt • Jeanne Jesse • Raymond Klecker • Matthew Knopf • Kate Little • Dale Lloyd • Josiah Lloyd • Taymon Loring-Smith • Angel Lowden • Yacu Malik • Christopher Maslow • Jamie Meagher • Claire Mitchell • Michelle Nicole • Jeff Noble • John Park • Zachary Pettigrew • Damien Share • Olivia Rogers • John Sluder • Sone • Ryan Speer • Kendi Sullinger • Michael Tran • Tim Trulove • Jack White • Boone Williams • and more….

The Cook Trio • Peter Baldwin • Rick deYampert • Geoff Week • Dark Citizen • O.N.E.

SUM=ONE • MDK • Tim of the Dr.’s of Rhythm • Kidrollsroyce

VATIC • Twitch Tomason • Johnny Saint Tellah • Prophet of What • Jeff Filipski

*Displays by Cinematique of Daytona and DIRT CITY SKATES
*Performances by NAO Dance Collective
*Raffle drawings all night!
*Juried exhibition for placement in the Close to the Edge Art & Music Festival
*Special appearance by Linda the Dancing Cell Phone Queen

SPONSORS: Jack White Land Co., White Challis Development, McKay’s Tavern, Ivy Lane Bistro, Sweet Marlay’s, Cinematique of Daytona, Daytona Music Society, Ceesaw Graphics, Neon Forest, The Coast Nation

Close to the Edge Art & Music FestivalDaytona Music SocietyHomegrown RootsLightning BoltSweet Marlay’sIvey Lane BistroMcK’sThomasina Jackson PhotographyDirt City SkatesCinematique Of DaytonaNeon ForestThe Coast NationNAO Dance Collective

TASTE ART Oct. 9th
717 W Smith St Orlando, FL 32804-5225
presents artist CELESTE BROWN
More Info TASTE ART presents Summons the Hellions by artist CELESTE BROWN
Opening reception will be Friday Oct 8th.
Exhibit runs through Nov 10th

Azure Ray – Oct. 10th

The Social
54 N Orange ave. Orlando Fl

Hope to see you all there :)