Friday, November 8, 2013

Weekend Preview November 8th - 10th, 2013: Things to Do in Orlando

For those of you who can't afford to go to Electric Daisy Carnival / don't own furry boots (no furry boots = no entrance), here's what's going down in O-town. (I'm embarrassed to have just written that.)

All Weekend

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15th Annual Folk Art Festival at House of Blues. It will showcase the talent and creativity of 40 local and nationally known folk artists. FREE 10:00am to 5:30pm Friday and Saturday, as well as 10:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday.

From critically acclaimed and award-winning comedian Mike Delamont comes God Is A Scottish Drag Queen. God, dressed in a floral power suit, comes down to skewer everything from Justin Bieber to the Pope in an unforgettable evening of hilarity. CRITICS CHOICE BEST COMEDY - Orlando Fringe. November 8th and 9th, $15.

Friday, Nov 8

Culture Pop! by Art & History Museums – Maitland. Art will be displayed all over the Museum's campus, and will include flash fiction from Maitland Poets and Writers, music by DJ Nigel and the Hooba Hoobas, beer from Founder’s Brewing Company, etc. Also, grab a sharpie and create your own artwork on the interior walls of the Marvel building that are slated for renovation. FREE for members, $5 for non-members.

Get in your car for the first annual Casselberry Craft Beer & Blues Festival. This new event, held at Lake Concord Park (95 Triplet Lake Dr), will feature a variety of premium craft beers along with tunes by some of the best local blues bands in the Central Florida area, food trucks, art, and more. Oh yeah, and it's FREE.

Power Rangers Samurai Signing at Acme Superstore... because, they have samurai swords, that's why. Getting to meet the Red and Blue Rangers = $10. Autographs and pictures with these guys = PRICELESS.

Free food = we're there. A Taste of Thanksgiving at Whole Foods (on Aloma) lets you taste seasonal samples from the market's Thanksgiving menu for FREE, 4:00 to 6:00pm.

Don't miss your chance to run with Olympian and World Champion, and local Jenny Simpson!  Track Shack will host a run with Jenny on the new Orlando Urban Trail, followed by refreshments, a presentation, question and answer session, and meet & greet/autograph signing. 5:00pm, FREE.

Ventana Al Jazz is a live Latin jazz concert at the bandshell at Lake Eola from 5:30 to 10:00pm.

Saturday, Nov 9

BK Lounge and costumes? Yes, sir. Electro Dojo is a monthly Harajuku-themed club night at Bikkuri Lounge. There will be sushi and other Japanese food served until midnight, with Japanese import beers, Sake, and liquor served all night. Dress up (Cosplay encouraged), and get down to Electro, Synthpop, Chiptunes and J-pop (these are apparently genres of music...). $5 cover.

Come out and honor our Veterans at the 2013 City of Orlando Veterans Day Parade. Check it out in Downtown Orlando (along Rosalind, Central, and Orange) from 11:00am to 1:00pm. 

Jug-ly Art & Antics 3: Carnal-val of the Absurd at the Peacock Room. Orlando’s first parking lot sideshow complete with weirdness, art and wonder. From 2pm until 2am, the strange, unusual and downright absurd will take center stage when showmen, artists, and musicians descend on the Peacock Room in the Mills50 District. $5 suggested donation.

After a 6-year hiatus, SuicideGirls is bringing back the most popular Burlesque Tour in US history: SuicideGirls: Blackheart Burlesque. But this time, with stripteases themed for Star Trek, Avengers, Game of Thrones, The Big Lebowski, Pulp Fiction, Planet of The Apes, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Plaza Live, 8:00pm. Tix start at $20.

Sunday, Nov 10

Res·ur·rect - A Vintage and Vinyl Affair. Musical vibes will be provided by The Lazy Afternoon. They'll have vinyl for sale in the courtyard, vintage at Retromended and art upstairs at Twelve21 Gallery. FREE

Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra's Annual Concerto Competition Finalists' Recital is a FREE concert happening at 6:30pm at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (4917 Eli St).

The Moroccan American Cultural Festival is going on from 11:00am to 6:00pm at the Orlando Festival Park, $5.

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

1 comment:

  1. Going to the Uncovered fashion show!!! Orlando and childhood story telling at it's finest. :)