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, MOVIE & THEATER
18TH ANNUAL FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
What: movies, interviews, food & wine, parties & special events
When: March 27 – April 5
Where: various locations & times throughout Central Florida
MERCHANT OF VENICE
What: Orlando Shakespeare Theater
When: various times through April 26
Where: Margeson Theater
Lowndes Shakespeare Center
812 E. Rollins St.
Cost: $22 – 38; $14 senior matinee April 22
PETER AND THE WOLF
What: Orlando Ballet production of the children’s story
When: March 28 – 11am
Where: Carr Performing Arts Centre
401 W. Livingston St.
ART IN CHAMBERS
What: photographer Phil Eschbach
When: Mon - Fri – 8am - 5pm
Where: Winter Park City Hall
401 S. Park Ave.
THE VIRTUE OF SIMPLICITY
What: American arts & crafts from the Morse Collection thru April
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
CPR TRAINING FOR TEENS
What: presented by the American Red Cross of Central Florida for teens grade 9 - 12
When: April 1 – 9am – 1:30pm
Where: Caribe Royale Orlando
World Center Drive
Cost: Free – registration required
A SPRING AFFAIRE
What: medieval themed wine tasting benefitting the Avian Reconditioning Center
When: March 27 – 4pm
Where: Avian Reconditioning Center
323 W. Lester Road
Cost: $20 advance; $25 at the door
ART OF THE VINE
What: wine tasting and auction benefitting New Hope for Kids
When: March 27 – 6pm
Where: Fields BMW
963 Wymore Road
Cost: $85 advance; $100 at the door
What: photography exhibit & wine tasting
When: March 27 – 6:30pm
4841 New Broad St
What: laws, safety, handling, navigation, trailering, storing, etc.
When: March 28 – 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: Verteran Affairs Clinic
5201 Raymond St.
Cost: $35; registration 8am
FLORIDA WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL
What: activities and entertainment
When: March 28 – 9am - 4pm
Where: Dowtown Deland
9TH ANNUAL CREADLE ART SHOW & SALE
What: photography, ceramics, paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry, etc.
When: March 28 – 9am - 5pm
29th – 11am – 4pm
Where: Creadle School of Art
600 St. Andrews Blvd.
CENTRAL FLORIDA MINERAL & GEM SOCIETY’S 40TH ANNUAL SHOW
What: jewelry, demonstrations, auctions, door prizes
When: March 28 & 29 – 9am - 5pm
Where: Central Florida Fairgrounds
4603 W. Colonial Drive
Cost: $4 adults; $2 students; 11 or younger free w/an adult
OCOEE’S 4TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING
What: children poster contest, puppet show, tire changing contest, martial arts demonstration, vision screenings, residents can get free trees, bushes, plants & rain barrels
When: March 28 – 10am - 3pm
Where: Bill Breeze Park
150 N. Lakeshore Drive
What: demo rides, raffles, refreshments, manufacturer reps, etc.
When: March 28 & 29 – 10am - 4pm
Where: Lake Fairview Marina
4503 N. Orange Blossom Trail
MARDI GRAS FOR THE TROOPS
What: food by Tabasco Exec Chef Jason Gronlund, music, parade, silent auction – benefits local troops & their families serving in the current war
When: March 28 – 6 - 10pm
Where: VFW Post 10147
519 S. Central Ave.
ABSENT MINDED IMPROV
When: Mondays – 9pm
717 W. Smith St.
Cost: $2 – must be at least 18
What: Orange County Parks & Rec Division West Orange Trail
When: Mondays – 5 - 6pm
Where: Chapin Station
501 Crown Point Cross Road
Cost: Free; advanced registration required
REAL OPEN MIKE
When: Wednesdays – 8:30pm
Where: Urban Think! Bookstore
625 E. Central Blvd.
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
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)
YOUTH SPORTS FESTIVAL
What: for K – 5th – baseball, basketball, football, soccer, volleyball or cheerleading
When: April 4 – 9 - 11am
Where: University of Central Florida
UCF Baseball Complex – Jay Bergman Field
4000 Central Florida Boulevard
Cost: Registration required - $4 includes clinic, lunch & goodie bag
BUTTERFLY IDENTIFICATION CLASS
What: The Orange Audubon Society
When: April 4, 11, 18 – 2:30 - 5pm
Where: Orlando Wetlands Park
25155 Wheeler Road
Cost: $40; $25 – Audubon members
What: entertainers from Central & South America, art & crafts, food, laser light show
When: April 4 – 5 - 9pm
Where: Avalon Park Towncenter
13001 Founder’s Square
CAREGIVER TOOLBOX TRAINING
What: medication management, caregiver relief, abuse, neglect, fall prevention, etc.
When: April 15 – 1 - 4pm
Where: Renaissance Senior Center
3800 S. Econlockhatchee Trail
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