Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Orlando Weekend Preview: February 27th - March 1st, 2015

Weekend Events

This weekend kicks off Thursday with the start of the 2015 Central Florida Fair, which runs through March 8th. Bring a canned food item Thursday and get in for only $1 (and enjoy $1 rides all night); otherwise tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for kids.

Also starting this weekend is the Florida Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids, and free for kids under 5. 

Friday, February 27th

"Together...we ARE traffic!" is the motto of Orlando Critical Mass, happening this Friday at 5:30pm at Loch Haven Park, with a prompt departure at 6:00pm. Bring a helmet and lights!

Phat-n-Jazzy turns 21 this Friday and they're bringing in DâM-FunK, ambassador of boogie funk (obviously), to celebrate. Check it out at 10:00pm at The Social; tickets start at $10.

Guest readers Frank Messina and Caitlin Doyle join Friday's Kerouac Open Mic Night, alongside jazz pianist Per Danielsson. It's happening at the Gallery at Avalon Island, 8:00pm; $5 suggested donation.

Saturday, February 28th

Downtown Orlando will host the 9th Annual Blues-B-Q this Saturday from 4:00 to 10:00pm, featuring live music (including a performance by Betty Wright) and lots of food and drink vendors.

Well, this is awkward... Winter Garden is having its own Blues & BBQ festival this Saturday from 4:00 to 10:00pm. Enjoy some live music with beer and BBQ available for purchase.

Back in Downtown Orlando, The Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival is taking place at Wall Street Plaza this Saturday from 3:00 to 7:00pm. Try 15 unique brews and don't miss the after-party with live music. Get your $20 tickets online, because they'll be $30 at the door!

If you're looking for a quieter way to spend a Saturday, check out the Intuitive Photography Walkabout at the beautiful Dickson Azalea Park. $5, all levels. 

Sunday, March 1st

This edition of Uncomfortable Brunch at Will's Pub features Enter the Void, a psychedelic movie about life, death, and drugs, set in Tokyo. Check it out Sunday at noon, 18+, $10 for movie and brunch.

For a more comfortable brunch, visit Casa Feliz in Winter Park for Music at the Casa, this Sunday from noon to 3:00pm. Live music by classical guitarist Brian Hayes, a tour of the estate, and light refreshments; free but donations appreciated.

History buff alert: 1913: Seeds of Conflict is a documentary that "explores the divergent social forces growing in Palestine before World War I." Catch it this Sunday at noon at the Enzian, along with a Q&A with the director hosted by WMFE's The Three Wise Guys; tickets are $10. 

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