This is a guide to a smattering of events occurring in the Greater Orlando Central Florida area. The sections are divided into Art, Music, Theater, Author, Nature, Etc, and Plan Ahead. There is surely something for everyone. There is also a complementary list of On-Going events in the area as well & you can find those by Clicking Here!
ART & LITERATURE
What: astronaut signs and discusses his latest book Magnificent Desolation: The Long Journey Home From the Moon
When: Sept 24 – 7pm
Where: Borders Books & Music
600 S. Orlando Ave.
5TH ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY
What: presented by Smithsonian Magazine
When: Sept 26
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Ave.
Cost: Free – download your card at www.smithsonian.com/museumday
MEL MARTINEZ: A SENSE OF BELONGING: FROM CASTRO’S CUBA TO THE U.S. SENATE, ONE MAN’S PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM
What: the Senator will share his stories as a politician, author & Cuban immigrant
When: Sept 26 – 10am
Where: Orlando Public Library
101 E. Central Blvd.
PORTRAITS OF HUNGER SHOWCASE
What: Outstanding photographs from Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida’s competition for images of hunger
When: Sept 30 – 8:30pm
Where: Eden Bar at the Enzian
1300 S. Orlando Ave.
THEATER & MOVIES
GLOBAL PEACE FILM FESTIVAL
What: Their mission is to expand the definition of peace beyond anti-war, ideology, activism or specific causes through film
When: Sept 22 - 27
Where: The majority appear to be shown at Rollins College & Winter Park Library with some also at UCF
Contact: 407-224-6625 or 407-894-3474
What: filmed production of Wagner's fantasy performed by the Barcelona-based La Fura dels Baus company
When: Sept 26 – noon
Where: Enzian Theater
1300 S. Orlando Ave.
MUSIC & DANCE
ORLANDO SWING BAND
When: Sept 27 – 2pm
Where: Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
201 Magnolia Ave.
WHY OUR HEALTH MATTERS
What: Dr. Andrew Weil discusses the importance of health care reform
When: Sept 26 – 7pm
Where: Wyndham Orlando Resort
8001 International Drive
Cost: $40 - 150
NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM
What: for ages 5 – 12 including gallery exploration, art activities & pizza dinner
When: Sept 25 – 6 - 8pm
Where: Orlando Museum of Art
2416 N. Mills Ave.
Cost: Registration required Wed prior to event - $15 - $5 extracare til 8:30pm
LIGHT THE NIGHT WALK
What: benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society with entertainment, food & drink & activities for all
When: Sept 26 – 5:30pm
Where: Lake Eola Park
1 N. Rosalind Ave.
Cost: Registration required
10TH ANNUAL VINO WINE TASTING
What: benefitting East Seals with dining, dancing, music, wine & food tastings from local wine shops & restaurants with silent & live auctions
When: Sept 26 – 7pm
Where: The Ballroom at Church Street
225 S. Garland Ave.
WALK FOR T.I.M.E. (TECHNOLOGY, IMMEDIATE DIAGNOSIS, MAMMOGRAPHY & EDUCATION)
What: benefitting TIME & MD Anderson Cancer Center Walk begins at food court entrance near Panera
When: Sept 27 – 7:30 - 10am
Where: Mall at Milenia
4200 Conroy Rd
Cost: $10 donation suggested to participate – pink ribbon bagels & prizes
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND SOLAR ENERGY INCENTIVE WORKSHOP
What: Orange County, OUC, Progress Energy and Florida Local Environmental Resource Agency present this class on how to save through solar; at the Orange County Convention Center
When: Sept 25 & 26 – 9 – 11am
Where: Orange County Extension Office
2350 E. Michigan St.
What: Downtown party celebrating the German festival of beer, brats and dancing
When: Sept 25 – 6 - 9pm
Where: Wall Street Plaza
Wall & Court Sts.
FIESTA DEL COQUI
What: celebration of the Hispanic culture with live music, crafts, activities and demonstrations
When: Sept 26 & 27 – 10am - 3pm
Where: Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
3755 N. U. S. Hwy 17-92
What: German food, live German music and fresh, organic Oktoberfest beer
When: Sept 26 – 6pm
Where: Orlando Brewing Company
1301 Atlanta Ave.
VILLAGE FEST: ONE WORLD, ONE NIGHT
What: An international bazaar celebrating the cultures and crafts of developing nations, with music, food and an auction
When: Oct 1 – 6 - 9pm
Where: Winter Park Farmer’s Market
200 W. New England Ave.
Cost: $35 advance; $40 at the door
WINTER GARDEN MUSIC FEST
What: more than 30 musicians on outdoor stages & inside the Garden Theatre with food, arts, crafts, children’s activities & historical train rides
When: Oct 2 – 5 - 10pm
3rd – noon – 11pm
4th – noon – 5pm
Where: Downtown Winter Garden
Cost: Free; train tickets $5
DATE NIGHT AT THE GARDENS
What: outdoor screening
When: Oct 2 – 8:30pm
Where: Harry P. Leu Gardens
1920 N. Forest Ave.
Cost: $7 adults; $2 children – concessions available; bring picnic basket, blanket, chairs – gates open at 6pm
BIKERS GONE WILD POKER RUN
What: Bikers collect poker hands with contests for best and worst on this trip to raise money for the Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
When: Oct 4 – 9pm
Where: Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
18515 E. Colonial Drive
Cost: $20 - 25
OCOEE’S FOUNDER’S DAY FESTIVAL
What: with concerts including Charlie Daniels & Jim Van Fleet beginning at 7pm on the 9th & others from 3:30 – 9:15 on Sat with fireworks afterwards. Arts & crafts from 9am – 6pm on the 10th.
When: Oct 9 - 10
Where: Bill Breeze Park at Starke Lake
125 N. Lakeshore Drive
18TH ANNUAL FOSSIL FAIR
What: fossils, rocks, gems, minerals, artifacts, books, supplies, children’s dig pit & silent auction
When: Oct 10 – 9am - 5pm
11th – 10am – 4pm
Where: Central Florida Fairgrounds
4603 W. Colonial Drive
Cost: $4 adults; $1 children
What: buy, trade & sell gemstones, minerals & handmade jewelry
When: Oct 17 – 9am - noon
Where: Central Florida Mineral & Gem Society
2721 Forsyth Rd – Ste. 101
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