Thursday, October 16, 2014

Weekend Preview: October 17th - 19th, 2014

Halloween is almost upon us. You can tell because the weather is getting crisp, pumpkins are everywhere, and the events in Orlando are getting just a little bit weirder...

Weekend Events

This Friday (5:30-10:00pm) and Saturday (5:00-10:30pm), Celebration turns German for the seventh year in a row with its annual Celebration Oktoberfest. There will be plenty of fall activities, from hayrides and pumpkins to falling leaves. (Yes, falling leaves.)

If Phantasmagoria V: Death Comes for All doesn't sound weird and awesome to you, then Halloween may not be your favorite holiday. See eerie performances this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday that include storytelling, music, and dance. Tickets are $20 general admission, $15 for students and seniors.

Friday, October 17th

PechaKucha Night v14 is happening again this Friday at 7:00pm at The Orange Studio on Mills. Tickets go fast, so if they're sold out, keep an eye out on the event page and the tickets page to see if anyone is getting rid or their tickets.

Everyone's favorite campfest The Rocky Horror Picture Show is happening this Friday at 7:00pm at The Abbey in downtown Orlando. Tickets are $20.

Brews, bites, and books are convene at the Orlando Public Library's Booktoberfest this Friday from 6:30 to 8:30pm. $15 gets you into the beer tasting, some bites, and membership with the Friends of the Orange County Library System; remember to RSVP!

Saturday, October 18th

After Booktoberfest, check out Boktoberfest (with one "o" missing) in Lake Wales, including free entry to the gardens, a plant sale, food, beer, kids activities, and more.

Support Page 15 and the org's childhood literacy programs by checking out Orlando Story Club's Zoinks! Stories that Make You Jump! Tickets are $15 online.

Starting this Saturday at 3:00pm, Mills will be taken over by dozens of bands, art vendors, food trucks, and more. Access to all five venues participating in Music on Mills is yours for just 15 bucks either online or at the any of the venues (cash only). 

Up in Sanford, Little Fish Huge Pond is still on that Oktoberfest high with Julie and Mo's Oktoberfest Pub Crawl. Five stops, $20, this Saturday starting at The West End Trading Company.

The Drunken Odyssey live show is back with Horror Movie Poetry Night, this Saturday at 7:00pm at Downtown's Gallery at Avalon Island.

Asia Trend Magazine invites you to the Asian Cultural Expo, this Saturday from 10:00am to 3:00pm. This free event includes food, art, and performances from various countries from India to Indonesia. 

The Latin Food & Wine Festival is going on at Altamonte's Cranes Roost Park from 3:00 to 9:00pm with free admission.

Sunday, October 19th

Reflecting Florida "brings explorers, photographers, writers, poets, historians, naturalists, and chefs together for a day focused on Florida agriculture, art, and activism. Panel discussions, author presentations, and book signings will culminate in an open, market-wide happy hour." This whole day of mostly free activities is hosted by Bookmark It at East End Market from 11:00am to 6:00pm. 

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


  1. I want to thank you for writing about Phantasmagoria V: Death Comes for All. My family and I were looking for something eerie to get us in the mood for Halloween, and this was just the perfect event to get us going. The stories were awesome, and it was bizarre enough to keep you entertained the entire time. Awesome find in Orlando! Thanks again!