Thursday, January 16, 2014

Weekend Preview January 16th - 19th, 2014: Things to Do in Orlando

The work of Blair Sligar of Hog Eat Hog at Snap! Space's VINTAGE NOUVEAU

All Weekend

Spirit of the Buffalo Pow-Wow: Historic artifacts, intertribal dance competition, artisans, and crafters along side First Nations food and music. It's all happening Friday, Saturday, and Sunday starting at 8:00am.

What we've all been waiting for: Snap! Space Opening Exhibit 'VINTAGE NOUVEAU'! The inaugural opening of the Snap! Space Gallery (the old Cameo Theater in Mills50 on Colonial) showcasing large scale works from master photographers. Jan 18 Grand Opening 7:00pm to10:00pm, Jan 19 Fools Paradise: A Daytime Affair, 2:00pm to 8:00pm.

Everyone knows- Real men wear skirts. Get your bagpipes out and those kilts, cause the Scottish Highland Games are in CFL this weekend! Jan 18-19 head over to Winter Springs. Cheer on your Orlando Hurling team as they host Tampa/St. Pete Hurling for Gaelic football and hurling matches at the Scottish Highland Games. Tickets are $10-$20 (cheaper if you buy them online).

And just as an FYI: Gatorland is having a crazy Florida Resident Special: through February 28, all tickets are only $9.99!

Thursday, January 16

The Orlando Tech Meetup is an awesome night with some really great demos of technology that have been built right here in Central Florida. 7:00pm at Envy Labs (618 E South St, Suite 620).

Did you miss Solillaquists of Sound (winners of Orlando Weekly's "Best Hip Hop Act") last weekend? They have 1 show left! Head over to the West End Trading Company in Sanford "before Solilla comes to an end, and new beginning." Their words, not ours... Anyone know anything about this metamorphosis? Leave a comment!

Friday, January 17th

The New Year is the BEST time to get rid of what you didn't wear last year and get some fresh things to add to your wardrobe. Join Other People's Property and Yelp Orlando by swapping your clothes/books/etc to the 2014 New Year Swap & Shop (330 W Fairbanks Ave)! $10 - If you drop your items off at Downtown Credo by the 16th at 6:00pm; $15 - If you bring your items the night of the 17th / 6-7p; $5 with a Rollins Student ID.

Greenwood Cemetery's Moonlight Walking Tour takes you on a historical stroll through Greenwood Cemetery. The walk is approximately four (4) miles within the 100-acre cemetery, and it will briefly visit about 100 graves of notable individuals in Orlando’s history. It says Jan 17th is full, but a little birdy told me they had some cancellations! Call 407.246.2616 or email asap to snag a spot (the next one's only in March!)

Saturday, January 18th

Develop your green thumb at East End Market's Intro to Market Gardening. Whether you are bootstrapping or flush with capital, this class will cover the essential tools you’ll need, how to select the right site, how to lay out and design your garden and a host of other key concepts for getting your operation up and running, $15.

Another one of Enzian's Science on Screen presentations is this week with A.I. The movie will be preceded by a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Stanley of the University of Central Florida on the present state of the field of artificial intelligence (AI), as well as on real AI research from his own lab at UCF here in Orlando, $8.

Orlando Bike Polo Demo Day: Orlando Bike Polo is having an open house! They're always looking for new members,and every once in awhile we like to host new faces at the courts with an epic party. The Bike Polo folks will have spare bikes and equipment for anyone that whats give bike polo a try. Now when these guys say "open house" they actually mean huge flippin party. 1:00pm

Burgers, Beers, and Beards! Join the Orlando Facial Hair Club at Oblivion Taproom to hang and compare at 8:00pm. Bring your Hot Rods and modded two-wheel toys to show off, and your cricket skillz for the dart boards.

I Love the 90's Pub Crawl- Admission to four clubs and  four complimentary drinks. Eye Spy, The Attic/The Basement, One Eyed Jack's, and Ember. $15 in advance, $20 at the door.

Any Redditors out there? Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is coming to UCF to talk about his book “Without Their Permission." Alexis will answer your top questions from the UCF subreddit, take questions from students building awesome things on the internet today, and whatever else your heart's desire. Space will be limited so sign up early. 7:00pm in Key West Ballroom, UCF Student Union

Sunday, January 19th

The Big Wheel Food Truck finds a way to open one more time! The greatest hits. That’s it. That’s all. Goodnight. Stop by The Big Wheel Series: Final Food Truck Pop-up at East End Market to stuff your face. Cash only, 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Southern Fried Sunday's 8th Anniversary! $10 cover includes kickin alt-country/country/Americana bands and great southern food at Wills Pub with an after-event at Lil Indies- both in Mills50. 5:30pm

Try something new and listen to some insanely talented folks at the Orlando "Bar Fights" Freestyle Battle. And if you think you can compete- there's a $200 prize in play! $5 entrance, 8:00pm - midnight.

Coby Project: Instrumental Irrationality- Free movement dance with video projections by improv dance company the Coby Project. $15, 3:00pm

Don't act like you don't dance like this.

Extra: Monday, January 20th

Plant Seedlings for Civil Rights! Join Keep Orlando Beautiful this Martin Luther King, Jr holiday in cleaning and sprucing up Clear Lake Park. Breakfast snacks and T-shirts will be provided to all volunteers. Get there at 9:00am. Limited volunteer spots so be sure to RSVP!

Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Vigil at Rollins College. Performance by the Center for Contemporary Dance and a message from former Orlando police chief Val Demings, 6:00pm - 8:00pm.

Folk artist David Roth will be performing at the Timucua Arts White House with Harold Payne, a multi-platinum singer-songwriter who is known for making up songs on the spot. FREE!  Donations welcome
7:30pm, doors open at 7:00pm, BYOB and food to share

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

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