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
ARTS ON THE EDGE
What: Live art demonstrations & music, plus handmade goods & food
When: May 28 – 7 - 10pm
Where: Infusion Tea
1600 Edgewater Drive
What: outdoor screening of King Kong vs. Godzilla
When: May 28 – 8pm
Where: Shady Park
crnr Pennsylvania & New England Ave.
MOUNT DORA BLUES & WINE FESTIVAL
When: May 29 – 5 - 7pm (3-day ticketholders only)
30th – 3 – 9pm
31st – 1 – 5pm
Where: Lakeside Inn
100 N. Alexander St.
Cost: $48 – 3 day ticket; $38 – Sat; $18 - Sun
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
NATURE - ENVIRONMENT
CENTRAL FLORIDA NIGHTS
What: learn to identify different constellations, planets, etc.
When: May 29 – 8:30pm
Where: Seminole County Community College Planetarium
100 Weldon Blvd.
ORCHID SHOW & SALE
What: supplies, books, education, sale
When: May 29 -30 – 10am - 4pm
31st – 11am – 4pm
Where: Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
633 Osceola Ave
BAND-AID FUNDRAISER FOR EDUCATION
What: Benefit concert with former members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers and the Outlaws, plus local talent
When: May 29 - 7pm
Where: Wekiva High School
2501 N. Hiawassee Road
FLORIDA GAMING MAY-HEM
What: video gaming competition with live music
When: May 30 – 8am
Where: Ramada Resort & Convention Center
6375 W. Irlo Bronson Highway
FARMERS’ MARKET ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
What: The Winter Park Farmers' Market rings in 30 years with games, prizes and the "Dress to Impress" dog show
When: May 30 – 9am - 1pm
Where: Winter Park Farmers Market
200 W. New England Ave.
TRANSFORMING YOUR CAREER FROM GOOD TO GREAT
What: Leadership conference geared toward students and professionals looking to improve their standing
When: May 30 – 9am – 1pm
Where: Disney Entrepreneur Center
315 E. Robinson St. – Ste. 100
MYTH & MONSTERS WEEK
What: Explore the science behind some of history's most fantastic legends
When: through May 30 – 10am – 5pm
Where: Orlando Science Center
777 E. Princeton St.
What: Innuagural comics and sci-fi convention, featuring special guests, panels and contests
When: May 30 – 10am - 5pm
31st – 10am – 4pm
Where: Central Florida Fairgrounds
4603 W. Colonial Drive
Cost: $8 - 10
OPPORTUNITIES IN DUBAI
What: NAI Realvest managing partner Paul P. Partyka speaks about opportunities for business leaders
When: June 1 – noon
Where: Rachel D. Murrah Civic Center
1050 W. Morse Blvd.
GAY DAYS KICKOFF PARTY
What: Launch the Gay Days celebrations with music from DJ MarkFrank, a guest appearance by Jade from RuPaul's Drag Race and a visit by Mayor Buddy Dyer
When: June 2 – 5:30 - 9pm
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue
The Florida Mall
8001 S. Orange Blossom Trail
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)
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
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
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
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: 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
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
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