Solar Eclipse Viewing Party

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Alafaya Branch
Monday, August 21, 2 p.m.
Washington Park Branch
Monday, August 21, 2:30 p.m.
Chickasaw Branch
Monday, August 21, 3 p.m.
Eatonville Branch
Monday, August 21, 3 p.m.
South Trail Branch
Monday, August 21, 3 p.m.
West Oaks Branch
Monday, August 21, 3 p.m.
Winter Garden Branch
Monday, August 21, 3 p.m.
Southwest Branch
Monday, August 21, 3:30 p.m.
Windermere Branch
Monday, August 21, 3:30 p.m.
Celebrate the upcoming solar eclipse with OCLS! Visit one of the branches listed above and learn about the solar eclipse, enjoy crafts, activities and more. All ages. Registration required.

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

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Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! coming to St. Matthew’s Tavern!

Dandy Darkly is New York City’s cult storytelling sensation with a masterful and mesmerizing style of immersive alt-cabaret storytelling that has astounded critics and delighted audiences at Fringe festivals and theaters across the globe.

“Simply one of the most thoughtful, hilarious and harrowing queer talents at work today.” ★★★★★ (Scotsgay Magazine)

Dandy is the glittery, ghastly jewel of New York’s East Village with four years of critically acclaimed, satirical solo shows tackling such varied topics as gun violence, misogyny, gentrification and political correctness. Dandy Darkly’s delirious delivery shifts seamlessly between the horrific and poignant with thoughtful rumination on modern life.

“Stories of gruesomely compelling verve — a cross between Pam Ayres, Liberace and Tales from the Crypt.” ★★★★ (The Scotsman)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! explores themes of religion, addiction and social media obsession via satirical tales concerning a junkie Persephone, space-pup Laika, virtual reality fixation and humanity’s premiere popinjay, Cha-Cha the Caveman. Dandy Darkly cites the works of folklorist Joseph Campbell, recent celebrity deaths, his childhood love of mythology and personal struggles with substance abuse as influences for crafting Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth!

“A decidedly wicked storyteller.” (New York Times)

Dandy regales his wondrous tales of humanity and horror alongside a nonstop soundscape of prerecorded music composed by long time collaborators Adam Tendler (piano), Rachel Blumberg (percussion), and Bryce Edwards (bass guitar). The show is peppered with eclectic sound effects to create a truly immersive storytelling experience. Ian Bjorklund returns as director.

“Fantastical fairytale horror, equal parts Tennessee Williams, Edgar Allen Poe and Bruce LaBruce with a dash of Brothers Grimm for good measure.” ★★★★ (Time Out)
”Brilliantly written — like something Joseph Campbell, Kenneth Anger and Paul Lynde would concoct after passing around a gourd filled with shrooms.” (The Villager Newspaper)

Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! is presented by Christian Kelty at St. Matthew’s Tavern (1300 North Mills Ave.) Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased in advance at www.orlandofringe.org. Showtimes are: Thursday, May 18th at 8:30 pm; Saturday, May 20th at 6:00 pm; Monday, May 22nd at 8:30 pm; Wednesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm; Friday, May 26th at 10:30 pm; Saturday, May 27th at 3:30 pm and Sunday, May 28th at 9:00 pm.

WATCH NOW a sneak peek of Dandy Darkly’s Myth Mouth! recorded at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe!

27th Annual TampaBay International Gay & Lesbian Film Festival – Launch Party

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Please join us for the 27th Annual Tampa Bay International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival’s Launch Party at the Tampa Club.

Enjoy tapas, Meat Carving Station, and One Complimentary Drink with ticket purchase, followed by Cash Bar.

Parking in parking ramp included!

Schedule of Events:
6:30 – 8:30pm Enjoy the Night at The Tampa Club
8:30 – 9:00pm Launch Party Program / Awards

You can purchase or pick-up your already ordered Crown Circle, and Simply Fabulous Passes.

See the upcomming trailers and programming for the Film Festival, Fun & Fellowship and Silent Auction

Thank you to The Tampa Club as our Host Sponosr for this event.

$50 online
$65 at the door

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Event Sponsor/Host:
The Tampa Club

Producers- $1,000 Level
Mark Puskarich & John Tonnison
Jeff Hartley & Chuck Cave
Phil Dinkins & Ed Lally

Star – $500 Level
Connie Lancaster & Annie Hiotis

Win tickets to Girls in Wonderland events this weekend!

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Watermark is giving away tickets to two of this Friday night’s Girls in Wonderland events – and we’re doing it FAST. This giveaway will only last 24 hours, so enter NOW!

We’re handing out two pairs of tickets to two events: the Out for Laughs Comedy Show featuring Susan Westenhoefer and the CLIMAX party Friday night at Cheyenne Saloon. There will be two winners, and each will get tickets to both events, so you can enjoy some comedy and then head over to the Cheyenne to dance the night away. Find out how to enter after the jump: 

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Panasonic a pioneer for LGBT rights in Japan

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TOKYO (AP) – For decades, Panasonic Corp. has shaped Japanese corporate tradition – be it morning exercise routines or lifetime employment. But don’t hold your breath waiting for other Asian businesses to emulate its latest policy announcement: Recognizing same-sex partnerships.

Much of Asia remains far behind the West in such attitudes. Panasonic’s move is rare, although bold, and seems unlikely to herald a sea change.

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Bathrooms become battlegrounds in anti-discrimination debate

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – As bathrooms become battlegrounds in the national debate over anti-discrimination laws, a city council’s decision to protect the restroom choices of transgender people in Charlotte, North Carolina, was cheered Feb. 23 by rights advocates as a courageous move. But it may not stand for very long.

Gov. Pat McCrory told The Associated Press that the bathroom provision denies privacy rights for people who expect to share restrooms or locker rooms only with people born with the same anatomy.

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