Thursday, June 13, 2013

Weekend Preview June 14th - June 16th, 2013: Things to Do in Orlando + Father's Day Events!

All Weekend

From Thursday, June 13th to Tuesday, June 18th, Florida's Juneteenth Music Festival celebrates the 150th anniversary of the emancipation of slavery. See the schedule of events for a complete listing of all speakers, exhibits, and music around Orlando.

Thursday, June 13th

Feeling like you need a little testosterone in your life? Well Anime Nite Orlando is presenting this year's Manime- the manly Anime night at Bikkuri Lounge (you know- the weird room upstairs with the disco ball). 'MANIME is over-the-top, testosterone-filled, violent anime featuring men being men that do manly things.' This event is FREE. Doors open at 8pm, includes a prize raffle and drink specials.
Because what's manlier than ordering a cosmo?
Friday, June 14th

Summertime Swap & Shop. Register Friday between 6:00 and 7:00pm and swap from 7:00 to 9:00pm at 1300 Brookhaven Drive.
Out with the old, in with the new -- in style at the latest installment of Other Peoples Property's Summertime Swap.

While you're there, enjoy the food trucks, street vendors, and live music at the Virginia Drive Live! street party, going on from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

For more food trucks, come to the Casselberry Food Truck Bazaar (95 Triplet Lake Dr) from 6:00 to 9:00pm.

If you're on the east side of town, stop by Avalon Park for a free outdoor movie screening of Here Comes the Boom, complete with free popcorn, bounce house, and local vendors.

On the other side of town, Winter Garden's historic Garden Theatre will show Goonies at 7:00pm for $5.

To all art, jazz, and wine lovers: Don't miss these two musical events happening Friday night. Lake Concord Park in Casselberry is hosting Tropical Summer Night (6:00-9:00pm, free) and the Maitland Art Center is showcasing The Dan Jordan Trio as part of its Summer Concert Series (7:00pm, $3).

And if that isn't enough for your Friday- stop by the Geek Easy for a Starstruck: a SciFi staged reading, some sexy burlesque (care of Orlando's nerdy burlesque queens, Skill Focus: Burlesque), The Mud Flappers (best folk band 2 years running by Orlando Weekly Readers), and a silent auction. PLUS, the whole thing is a a fundraiser for the Grown Ass Woman Brigade. Suggested donation of $10, 18+.

Saturday, June 15th

The Orlando Predators take on the Cleveland Gladiators at the Amway Center this Saturday at 7:00pm. Come out to support your local AFL arena team with tickets starting at $15.

Head over to Beefy King to grab a delicious Roast Beef Sandwich and celebrate their 45 year anniversary!

Sunday, June 16th ~ Father's Day

This Sunday is Father's Day. Here are some ideas of what to do with dad in and around Orlando:

What are you doing this weekend, Orlando? Leave a comment below!


  1. Awesome! Thank you! Don't forget about the Grown Ass Woman Brigade's Red Dress Ball on Saturday too! Starts at 7:00 pm at the Altamonte Hilton. Tix available on Event details at

  2. And if you're the "Daddy" type, come and see what that means as Logan Donahoo teaches you all about "Daddies", "Bears", "Twinks", and "Twunks" at his irreverent "A Field Guide to the Gays" (double-featured with "Pillow Talk") at 7:30pm on Saturday at the Parliament House, continuing for 3 Saturdays.

  3. That guitar event at urban rethink is such a great idea to bring dads to!

  4. Inflatable water slides mostly popular among kid's and adult. which are able to make super fun and thrilling experience in safe environment. Its a package of fun where lane slides, water slides and dry slides are available.