Thursday, July 25, 2013

Weekend Preview July 26th - July 28th, 2013: Things to Do in Orlando

Are you ready to celebrate National Dance Day in Orlando with Beyonce*???? 
*Beyonce will not actually be in attendance...

Friday, July 26th

Take a long lunch -- you deserve it! Stop by the Orlando Public Library in downtown Orlando at noon for Stringmania!, a FREE concert by the most talented kids you'll ever see live. (Seriously, you will feel woefully inadequate after the show.) Join the kids of the Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra as they finish off their summer season in style!

Help! Help! I'm being repressed! The Garden Theatre (not to be confused with 'theatER'. It's classy, people.) is screening the 1975 classic, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, at 7:00pm.

If you're in the area, hit up Sanford's Art Walk (6:00 to 9:00pm) and then trek over to Little Fish Huge Pond (401 S Sanford Ave) for Rockabilly at the Pond With the Swain Sumner Band, Oak Hill Drifters. Live music, a pinup girl contest, and drink specials start at 9:00pm.

Charity Warehouse Dance Party? Check! Donate $10 to charity: water at the door and dance all night! [Dana Roquemore has donated her birthday celebration for this great event ~ Happy Birthday!]

Horror Burlesque... why not?! Taste Restaurant is hosting Burlesque After Dark and this month the ladies will be representing the seven deadly sins. I am personally looking forward to how they handle Sloth...
10:00pm, $12-$15.

Saturday, July 27th
A wise philosopher (Rihanna)
once said: Please don't stop the music...

How does a stunt person jump out of a building, roll from a burning car, or perform a fight scene without getting hurt? Come find out the secrets behind the skill at a Universal Orlando Stunt Demonstration at the History Center from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Included in general admission (<$10).

Couldn't catch the FSYO kids on Friday? They're also performing at 1:00pm in the Sanctuary at the College Park Baptist Church.

Orlando's local dance companies are getting in the spirit too! Check out National Dance Day Orlando's website for the schedules for the FREE DANCE CLASSES, and then an exhibition of Orlando's finest companies, including Me Dance, DRIP, Voci Dance, Orlando Ballet School, and more!

Surely at least a few of our readers were born in the '80s... (Yes, those born in 1992 are of legal drinking age, people. You're officially old.) Get those non-ironic acid wash jeans out and put a scrunchy in that permed hair for Mills50's Totally Awesome '80s Dance Party! "Featuring all of the music you were, like, too cool to dance to in the 11th grade." (1035 N Mills Ave) $5 entrance with '80s attire; $10 for normal, boring clothes.

Are granola and Bikenstocks your thing? Head over to Orlando Brewing (1301 Atlanta Ave) from 5:00pm to midnight for Sustainable Saturday.  A $10 donation (benefiting the Nature Conservancy of FL) gets you an organic meal of synthetics-free food from Lake Meadow Naturals and Space Girl Organics; “Hoppy Hour” pricing on all organic microbrews; free brewery tours; an art show; and live music by New Earth Project at 9:00pm.

Check out Orlando muralist, Andrew Spear, painting a new mural on the The Ravenous Pig at their Summer Roast from 11:30am -2pm. $17 gets you a delicious plate of house-smoked pork ribs, pulled pork, bacon-braised collard greens, black eyed peas, jalapeno cornbread & seasonal dessert (includes soda & tea).

On a sadder note, remember your favorite pet at the Winter Park Canine Memorial at Fleet Peeples Park. Free to attend, lanterns for the lantern floating ceremony are $15 with a portion of proceeds going to the nonprofit Friends of Fleet Peeples Park.

Sunday, July 28th

You + Superhero Costume + Bike = Best Sunday Ever. Join us for Super Joy Riders: Episode 1! Grab a bike, a cape, and follow the scavenger hunt of do-gooder work all around Downtown Orlando. Meetup at 10:00am on the corner of Eola and Central. Post-ride meetup at Urban ReThink for mimosas and breakfast snacks!

Srsly, guys. What could be cooler?
To recover from all the dancing this weekend, check out Wet on Church Street: your chance to go swimming in the middle of a downtown street -- complete with bottle service. From 2:00pm to 9:00pm, hang out in a giant pool, have some drinks, and listen to DJs. Tickets are $10 advance, $20 at the event.

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

Also, too many gifs? Be honest- we can take it...

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