Orlando Museum of Art's December 1st Thursday will take place this week on Dec. 5. Titled "Art Under $200 — 'Tis the Season," the event is billed as a chance to pick up unique Christmas gifts.
There's live entertainment: music by Afeefa and the Boy, food from Orchid Thai Cuisine and performance by Scott Vedder and Crazy Coconut Christmas Chronicles.
The event takes place from 6-9 p.m.
Preceding the merriment, the University of Central Florida's department of anthropology presents a lecture about the Taino people, early residents of the Americas — early as in more than 1,000 years ago. The art museum is well-known for its collection of art from the ancient Americas. UCF anthropology department lecturer Pete Sinelli will speak on the Taino and how first contact with Europeans changed their lives forever.
The free lecture begins at 5:30. It's in the museum's SunTrust Auditorium; enter through the education wing.
Admission to 1st Thursday is $10 (free for museum members).
The museum is at 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.
For more information, call 407-896-4231 or go to omart.org