This is a guide to a smattering of events occurring in the Orlando Central Florida area. The sections are divided into Art, Music, Theater, Author, Etc, On-Going and Plan Ahead. There is surely something for everyone.
ART, MUSIC & THEATER
GAY DAYS 2009
What: music, shows, parties, expos, etc.
When: through June 7
Where: various locations throughout Orlando and hotel row at Walt Disney World including Typhoon Lagoon
Cost: varies per event
DATE NIGHT AT LEU GARDENS
What: outdoor screening of Roman Holiday
When: June 5 – 8:30pm
Where: Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N. Forest Ave.
Cost: $7 adult; $2 children; gates open at 6pm; bring picnic baskets, chairs, blankets
ART GLASS WALKING TOUR
What: Terry Olson, director of arts for Orange County, leads an expedition to churches and museums around town to examine works of glass art
When: June 6 – 10am
Where: Orange County Administration Bldg.
201 S. Rosalind Ave
Cost: Free; limited space
GRAFFITI BUS JAM
What: Graffiti crews paint a bus to music from Dope Sandwich, the Union of Sacred Monsters, Andrew Spear and DJ Mot, plus BBQ and brews
When: June 6 – noon – 8pm
Where: Orlando Brewing
1301 Atlanta Ave.
What: Local artists produce works based on human facial expressions, including the gallery's first photography submissions
When: June 6 – 7pm
480 N. Orlando Ave. Ste. # 126
MOVIE IN THE PARK
What: outdoor screening of Hotel for Dogs
When: June 6 – 8:30pm
Where: Bill Breeze Park
150 N. Lakeshore Drive
Cost: Free; opens at 7pm; bring lawn chairs & blankets
NATURE - ENVIRONMENT
FLORIDA GREAT OUTDOORS
What: Wekiwa Springs & Lake Louisa State Park staff discuss hiking, biking, swimming, canoeing & horseback riding on the 1000’s of acres of parkland in Central Florida
When & Where: various times & libraries throughout the Greater Orlando areaa
MINOR VEGETABLES CLASS
What: learn how to grow a wide assortment of vegetables
When: June 4 – 6 – 7:30pm
Where: Orange County University of Florida IFAS Center
6021 S. Conway Rd.
Cost: Free; registration required
What: 5 & 10K walks through the gardens & surrounding streets
When: June 6 – starts 9 - 10am
Where: Mead Gardens
1300 S. Denning St.
Cost: Free; $3 for the Mid-Florida Milers Walking Club for credit
OPEN HOUSE & ENCHANTED WALKABOUT
What: use your imagination & see the whimsy on the trail
When: June 6 – 9am - 1pm
Where: Environmental Studies Center
2985 Osprey Trail
Cost: $2 per person or $5 per family
What: EKG, blood pressure & stroke tests
When: June 5 – 1 - 4pm
Where: Florida Hospital Apopka Medical Center Builiding
206 N. Park Ave.
Cost: Free – appt. required
GOSLING’S RUM RECEPTION
What: rum pairings
When: June 5 – 6:30pm
Where: Sunset Sam’s Fish Camp
Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center
6000 W. Osceola Pkwy.
Cost: $39 + tax + gratuity
7TH ANNUAL COMMUNITY FAIR & PICNIC
What: the Winter Park Community Redevelopment Agency
When: June 6 – 11am - 2pm
Where: Shady Park
721 W. New England Ave.
What: The planetarium invites viewers to look directly at the sun in this show about our closest star
When: June 6 – 6 - 11pm
Where: Seminole Community College Planetarium
100 Weldon Blvd.
What: fun reading of a story for children
Where: Barnes & Noble
2418 E. Colonial Drive
What: a new art theme by local artists, live music, cash bar
When: 6 – 9pm
Where: Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.
Cost: Free to OMA members; others $10
FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE
What: concerts in an outdoor setting
When: 7 – 9pm
Where: Cranes Roost Park
MOVIES IN THE PARK
What: outdoor screening on family favorites
When: Second Thursday’s
Where: Central Park at Lake Mary City Hall
100 Country Club Road
SECOND SUNDAYS – FILM SLAM
What: Indie and student filmmakers present short works, the audience selects winners
Where: Enzian Theater
1300 S. Orlando Ave.
Cost: Free - $5
STORYTELLING AT LEU GARDENS
What: for 18 months to 5 years old
When: Third Monday – 10am
Where: Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N Forest Ave.
What: art in downtown Orlando at various locations from 6-9pm
Where: City Arts Factory (Orange & Pine)
The Office Gallery (47 E. Robinson)
A.K.A. Lounge (68 E. Pine)
Gallery at Avalon Island & Guinevere’s (Magnolia & Pine)
ART IN CHAMBERS
What: Rollins College professor Rachel Simmons
When: Mon - Fri – 8am - 5pm
Where: Winter Park City Hall
401 S. Park Ave.
THE VIRTUE OF SIMPLICITY – AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS
What: 45 minute docent-guided tours
When: Tues – Thurs & Sat – 9:30am - 4pm
Fri – 9:30am – 8pm
Sun – 1 – 4pm
Where: Morse Museum of American Art
445 N. Park Ave.
Cost: $3 adults; $1 students; children 11 & younger free;
Free Fri 4 - 8pm; Free for elementary school-aged children & their parents/guardians June 2 – July 28 with reservations
What: outdoor screening of Back to the Future
When: June 11 – 8pm
Where: Central Park Stage
RETRO GAME NIGHT
What: classic board and video games, nostalgic treats, cash bar
When: June 12 – 7pm - midnight
Where: Orange County Regional History Center
65 E. Central Blvd.
Cost: $5; must be at least 18 yrs old; retro attire encouraged
MOVIE ON THE PLAZA
What: outdoor screening of Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
When: June 12 – 7pm
Where: Knights Plaza at University of Central Florida Arena
North Gemini Blvd
TEACHERS’ INSTITUTE ON HOLOCAUST STUDIES
What: 40hr program designed for teachers about the Holocaust & its important lessons.
When: June 15 - 19
Where: Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Central Florida
851 N. Maitland Ave.
Cost: $100 includes lunches, books, curriculum guides, materials, etc.
What: for Orange County residents; 15 min training session is required; 1st come 1st served
When: June 20 – 8am - noon
Where: Blanchard Park
2451 N. Dean Road
CONCERT – THE SOUNDS OF SUMMER
What: Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra with Sovereign Brass
When: June 22 – 7pm
Where: Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 E. Rollins St
Cost: $17 - 37
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