22 September 2010
Cocktails and Cosmos
Cocktails & Cosmos Presents The Big Top for Big Kids
Cocktails, Magicians, Stilt Walkers, Comedians, Film Premieres and More!
It was some serious circus fun for the young at heart during Cocktails & Cosmos on Saturday, September 11. The event featured live entertainment and the premiere of Forces of Nature in the Dr. Phillips CineDome. Performers better known for big top antics than science demonstrations overtook the Science Park exhibit for Downtown Orlando’s most scientifically unique and socially inclined experience.
Guests enjoyed Corey Alexander, a stilt walking- balloon artist, who kept his audience smiling as he twisted balloons into crazy and colorful creations ten feet off the ground. They were amazed by the mind-boggling mystery of magician and mentalist Joshua Stenkamp and thrilled to the top-notch juggling and witty charm of master juggler “Cool Hands” Luke.
From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., guests enjoyed Happy Hour drink specials with full service cash bars and light hors d’oeuvres provided by Ember and Tuxedo Catering. They also sampled scrumptious cotton candy by the Candy Clouds Cotton Candy Company of Winter Park. Cloud spinners designed custom treats for guests while they grooved to the distinctive sounds and music of DJ Nigel John.
Following Happy Hour, guests experienced the premiere of Forces of Nature on the giant screen. In between films, they checked out the comedic stylings of the Droll Academy. This two-man improv variety show starred Adam Scharf and Dan Collins and featured honest and witty scene work intermingled with spontaneous music and fun characters.
Guests were also treated to the unique artistic vision of Painter Veronika Tuskowski and trips to the top of the Science Center for stargazing in the Crosby Observatory. Don’t miss the next Cocktails & Cosmos event, which will take place in January 2011.