Friday, January 24, 2014

Weekend Preview January 24th - 26th, 2014: Things to Do in Orlando

David Bowie, yoga in the buff, and cardboard art. This weekend is going to kick ass.

All Weekend

Photo: Em Schaefer
Art can be interactive, wearable, beautiful, robotic, silly, and... made of cardboard. Come out to the The Daily City Cardboard Art Festival this weekend and see it all, from the art and its artists to kids camps and dancing. Explore this corrugated dreamworld this weekend, kicking off Friday night with the Opening DJ Dance Party at 7:00pm.

Twenty bands, four venues, two days: it's the NorseKorea 3rd Year Anniversary. Check them out at Backbooth on Friday and Lil Indies, The Social, and Wills Pub on Saturday.

It's manatee season, you guys! As a resident of (or visitor to) Florida, it's your civic duty to stop by Orange City this Saturday and Sunday for the Blue Spring Manatee Festival. While you're there, check out the food, vendors, live music, and more.

Crazy Vinyl Sale at the downtown library this weekend! Thanks for the tip, Orl Weekly!

Friday, Jan 24th

All you yogis out there, ever wished you were butt-naked while doing downward facing dog? Now's your chance! Check out Nude Yoga at 5:30pm (every Friday) at The Space (above Anthony's Pizza in Mills50). "To enhance the union of the spiritual, emotional and physical plane in a naturalist state using an unmasking ceremony which uses the removal of clothing as a symbol of the removal of the "masks" we place on ourselves to perform our daily duties in society. This yogic practice leaves us to our true form." $20

Saturday, Jan 25th

Zines aren't dead, and everyone's favorite new dance club/yoga studio/gallery/hangout, The Space, is here to prove it. This Saturday at 8:00pm, check out Sales, Case Work, Jake Tobin & The Haroux for live music, artwork, merch, and (obvs) zines (aka homemade magazines). $5

This weekend, the Garden Theatre hosts StarLite Film Festival, a motion picture event celebrating feature-length "microbudget" movies. Take a look at the schedule for a full listing of national and international films, including UCF grad Ryan Ceri Pomeranz's Pennsylvania Holy Ghosts. All-Access Pass for just $30, $10 for students. This pass gets you into every movie, party and workshop + a T-Shirt. OR single tickets for each movie for just $5!

Indie Creator Con: comic creators, independent publishers, indie filmmakers, and artists will be set up in the Danger Room at Acme Superstore. Indie film-screenings, workshops and family friendly activities throughout the day are free, 10:00am to 8:00pm. Then comes the good shit: from 8:00pm to midnight, 18+ can join for Acme After Hours: New Talent Showcase, with singing, dancing, live bands, comedians, freak show acts, and basically everything else deemed not-family-friendly-enough-for-daylight. $10 cover with free beer, sangria, and sodas (for you youngins).

Animal lovers, convene! Lake Lily hosts the 6th Annual RescueFest this Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Whether you're looking to take home a new responsibility friend or just want to browse dozens of pet-related vendors and services, they got you covered. 

Sunday, January 26th

The baddest bitches in Central Florida skating are back with an Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls: Roller Derby Season Opener. Tickets are $10 advance / $13 at the door.

Ever wanted to see one of your own life events re-enacted on a stage with a house-full of people watching? Anyone? Anyone? Then check out Theater Magic of Playback at the Timucua White House, Sunday at 7:30 and 9:30pm.

Everyone's favorite Jim Henson / David Bowie crossover, Labyrinth, is playing at the Enzian this Sunday at noon. Tickets are $5. Did we mention there's a special kid's menu?

Finally, join the caped crusaders known as the Super Joy Riders from 10:00am - noon to clean up graffiti around Mills50 with an after-party at the Cardboard Art Fest. For FREE! With a VIP tour!

Lastly, head over to Winter Garden for Starlite Film Festival's FREE closing party, Starlite in the Starlight, on the rooftop of the Roper Garden Building. Free food, drinks, music, and the best damn view of Winter Garden possible.

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


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