Thursday, February 9, 2012

Weekend Preview: February 10th - 12th, 2012

This is a great weekend to be out and about in Orlando.  Here are just a few of the goings-on that really showcase the variety of events that Central Florida has to offer.  And if you partake in Valentine's Day, celebrate it  early this weekend -- my suggestions are in pink.
  • Block Party
    • Come to Orlando's uptown this Friday for the free Virginia Drive Live block party.  From 6:00pm - 10:00pm, enjoy the mild weather while enjoying the '50s themed street party, including car show, movie on the lawn, vendors, food trucks, drinks, games, and more.
  • Ballet Performance
    • This weekend is the third installment of Orlando's most popular ballet, Battle of the Sexes.  Shows are Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm and Sunday at 2:00pm at the Bob Carr.  Prices start at $15 ($21 after fees).  Get your tickets soon -- they sell out quickly!
  • Rodeo
    • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00pm to midnight, come to the Citrus Bowl Festival Field for Orlando Rocking Rodeo.  Besides the bull riding itself, the $40 ticket includes three musical acts per night, free BBQ, two free drinks, rides, and - of course - line dancing.
  • Roller Derby
    • This Saturday at midnight is a special installment of Orlando's roller derby match, Love is Madness ($10 advance, $13 at door).  For more information about Orlando's roller derby scene, check out the post Underground Sports.
  • Romantic Movie
    • The Enzian will be showing the vintage 1960s Romeo & Juliet as part of their Saturday Matinee Classics at noon.  Tickets are $8/$5 for members.
  • Folk Festival
    • This Friday through Sunday is the 10th annual Orlando Folk Festival at the Mennello Museum of Art.  Check out the schedule for times and events, including art exhibits, craft demonstrations, music, and food.
  • Art Party
    • Friday at 6:00pm is Culture & Cocktails at the Maitland Art Center's Germaine Marvel Building.  Come see featured exhibits, new work by local artists, listen to live music or a poetry reading, and of course don't forget about the free drink included in your $5 admission.