There’s this thing called ‘Maker Culture’ and it is celebrated all over the world. Fortunately, an opportunity to join the culture is coming to the City Beautiful.  Experience the world-renowned celebration of invention, creativity & curiosity at the Maker Faire Orlando on November 9thand 10th, 2019 at the Central Florida Expo Center and Fairgrounds, 4603 West Colonial Drive.  Immerse yourself in Maker culture with endless exhibits, a performance stage, big art and spectacle, hands-on making and learning— all of which will showcase those creative types who make, play, tinker, experiment and hack in areas including robotics, cosplay, stem and steam, craft, science, electronics, tools and materials and more.  Presented by The Maker Effect Foundation, this event promises attendees never before seen ‘crazy things’ and loads of fun. Ticket prices are $7 to $15.00 for the event which runs from 10 am to 5 pm each day.  Go to Eventbrite for additional information about ticketing, event parking and entry for service animals.


Brooklyn-born, Manhattan-based rapper Kota The Friend reportedly has a heart as golden as his name. At twenty-six years old, he is already credited with a string of impressive hit singles, three moving EPs, and a debut album.  He is a rap artist who is prolific in his delivery of stylings that are heavily rooted in jazz and soul.  Kota The Friend makes his Florida debut on Saturday, September 14that The Abbey in Orlando.  Doors open at 7 pm for all ages for the Kota The Friend: Foto Tour with special guests Jason Channel, AllanKyle, and Jomi.  The Abbey is wheelchair accessible, however further accommodations can be made upon request. Please follow the artist on social media for more information at @swervepresnts or email   Purchase tickets at The Abbey is located at 100 S. Eola Drive, #100, Orlando, FL  32801.


About the Author

Sharon Fletcher Jones is a true Libra, an action-ist, and a budget fashionista.  The Portsmouth, Virginia native is also an employment specialist with Goodwill Industries, a life coach and an associate editor at ONYX Magazine. Stacey’s mom (literally) has got it going on.  Fletcher Jones’ personal mantra is “It’s the dash that counts.”


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