Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Weekend Preview: January 8th - 11th, 2015

"Hey, is there any live music this weekend?" "Yes," replied the city. "Yes, there is." 

Weekend Events

"Are you going to the
Central Florida Collectibles Show?"
"Yeah, maybe."

This weekend is sure to divide a lot of households: Will you go to the 50th Florida Rail Fair or the Orlando Paper and Postcard International Expo? Luckily, you can check out the trains this Saturday and Sunday, while the postcards will be around this Friday and Saturday. (Oh, and while you're in DeLand, don't miss the Central Florida Collectibles Show on Sunday.)

Thursday, January 8th

Nanotechnology, hoarding, and cosmetology? Yes, please! Nerd Nite Orlando XXIII takes place this Thursday at 7:00pm at Stardust. (Get there early for a good seat!) 

Come out for It's Gonna Blow!!!, a screening of the documentary about San Diego's underground music scene. It's $5 and happening this Thursday at Will's Pub; 8:00pm. 

$10 for a wine scavenger hunt an art walk is a pretty good deal. It's happening at the 2nd Thursday Thornton Park Wine & Art Walk, starting at 6:30pm and featuring 25 vendors. 

Everyone's favorite men's general store is hosting An Evening of Magic this Thursday at 6:30pm. Come for the professional magicians and stay for the drinks and hors d'oeuvres; tickets are $20, RSVP on the Facebook page.

Friday, January 9th

It's here! Orlando Bike Share officially launches this Friday, so stop by the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2:00pm to experience what will be just the beginning of an awesome new transportation option in our city. 

Start your weekend off right. And yes, we mean with public transportation. The January Conductor Crawl is happening this Friday at 6:00pm with stops at Church Street and Winter Park. 

Chill out at The Imperial this Friday night with drinks and sweet acoustic tunes from Lauris Vidal. The furniture-store-by-day-bar-by-night is a must-see spot that requires a lot of hyphens to describe and usually has a food truck out front so you can have drinks, dinners, and music all in one place! 

Saturday, January 10th

The Nashville South Lo-Fi Music Showcase is a singer/songwriter showcase, now in its third year. See all five acts this Saturday at The Social. Tickets are $8; 21+. 

Check out more local music at the Second Saturday Sanford, starting at 7:00pm with a main stage and an acoustic stage in Downtown Sanford.

Sunday, January 11th

If you're like us and clinging onto your new year's resolutions for dear life, then take a trip to the Orlando Farmers Market this Sunday (10:00am to 4:00pm). Bring your yoga stuff, because it's going down at Yoga in Lake Eola Park (11:00am, either at the amphitheater or across from Panera). Edit: No yoga this Sunday, check back next week!

What are you up to this weekend? Leave a comment and remember to tag #orlandodoesntsuck on Instagram!