Friday, May 17, 2013

Weekend Preview May 17th - 19th, 2013: Things to Do in Orlando

Weekend Events

All weekend long, come to the Orlando Public Library (101 E Central Blvd) for its 2013 Spring Used Book Sale. Stop by Friday and Saturday from 10:00am to 5:00pm or Sunday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm for an opportunity to rummage through a huge selection of used books, DVDs, and other materials for half-off the already great prices.

This weekend concludes the 2013 American Craft Beer Week. Be sure to read Part 1 and Part 2 of special beer-events going on in and around Orlando this weekend.

This weekend and through next week is the 2013 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival, now in its 22nd year. The goal? To provide 14 days of uncensored and unjuried theater, music, dance, and art. Some shows are free, but most are around $10. Alternatively, check out the bands and food stands in Loch Haven Park. Both OrlandoWeekly and TheDailyCity have created guides to help you navigate the country's longest-running Fringe Festival.

Also happening this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday is the 2013 Mount Dora Blues and Wine Festival. Tickets start at $10 to $16, depending on the day.

Saturday, May 18th

Our Pick
BarCamp Orlando is back! This Saturday from 9:30am to 6:00pm at Downtown's Wall Street Plaza, speakers and listeners can participate in this innovative, community-building conference (see video for further explanation). Click here to fill out the FREE registration that includes lunch and a t-shirt. 

After BarCamp, head on over to The Social (54 N Orange Ave) for a special CD-release show by Brevard County's very own Flashlights, Hard Rock Records' newest band. This FREE show starts at 8:00pm and you can click here for samples. (I mean, they're tagged as "brevard power pop punk florida," which has to be good, right?)

Here's a new addition to our calendar- N3RD NIGHT at Bikkuri Sushi. Have you seen their dance lounge?! This is not to be missed!
This is a real pic from a previous N3RD NIGHT.
Don't act like you aren't curious....
As always, Audubon Park has its own thing going on, this time with the British Isles Adventure Race 2013. Test your knowledge of British trivia and show off your (scavenger) hunting prowess while dressed in a UK-themed kit (bonus points!). For your chance to win lots of prizes, register now ($15) and show up Saturday at 2:00pm.

Finally, celebrate the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month on at Avalon Park Downtown (3680 Avalon Park E Blvd). BYOC (bring your own chair) and enjoy the cultural entertainment, arts & crafts, and Asian Ethnic food. Cultural Entertainment includes performers from China, India, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and others. And please- PLEASE- don't miss the Asian Idol at 5pm– we've heard that it's pretty intense. FREE, 3:00 - 9:00pm.

Sunday, May 19th

This Sunday, the Straight Jackettes take on the Sintral Florida Derby Demons in a Roller Derby match presented by the Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls. Beer and food available for purchase, raffles prizes, free bruises, and all proceeds benefit the Greyhound pets of America. Pre-order your tickets for the Semoran Skateway (2670 Cassel Creek Blvd, Casselberry) now for $10 / $5 kids.

What are you doing this weekend, Orlando? Comment below!


  1. I love Fringe festival! I work events right next door at OSC. I saw that you're planning to attend Florida Blogger Conference - hope to see you there!

  2. And we love the OSC! See you at the BlogCon :-)

    PS: Your blog is beautiful!

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