Friday, May 1, 2015

Orlando Weekend Preview: May 1st - 3rd, 2015

Weekend Events

Cinco de Mayo is next Tuesday, but you can get a head start this weekend at the Sort of Cinco Block Party, happening this Saturday, and the Sunday Funday Cinco Style this Sunday. 

Friday, May 1st

This Friday at 8:00pm, Movieola is back with a free showing of Big Hero 6 at Lake Eola Park. The event starts at 6:00pm with activities and food for purchase. Don't forget your chairs and blankets!

The FAVO Art Show and Market is back this Friday (5:00 to 9:00pm) and Saturday (noon to 5:00pm) with permanent studios and galleries, guest artists, food trucks, and activities. 

Saturday, May 2nd 

Don't miss Free Comic Book Day at A Comic Shop from 9:00am until late. Andy by "free comic book" they actually mean ten free comic books, plus free character sketches and prizes. 

This edition of Date Night Movie at Leu Gardens is showing If I Stay at 8:30pm. The gardens open at 6:00pm, $6 for adults, $3 for kids, and free for members. Just down the road, Loch Haven Park will be showing Monty Python and the Holy Grail at 7:00pm as part of Free Movie Night in the Park.

Snap! Orlando presents Life in Real Time this Friday at 7:00pm (no cover, but be sure to RSVP). The works explore the "human condition in public places" and is part of the city-wide You Are Here series of events. 

Greetings from Orlando is Barley & Vine's first Saturdays event. Come out and enjoy the smooth sounds of funk, soul, and downtempo while sipping on one of 25 beers on tap. 

College Park residents might hate density, but boy do they love to dance! Dancing on the Drive is happening this Saturday from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Entry is $5, kids are free. 

Sunday, May 3rd

The aptly named Uncomfortable Brunch will be showing Wetlands, proving that girls can be just as gross as guys. (Just kidding, we already knew that.) Doors open at noon with the movie starting around 12:30pm. Tickets are $10 and include brunch; 18+. 

Monday is May the Fourth, so get warmed up by dressing up in Star Wars costume and attending May the Fourth Be with You Eve Sip + Stroll at Redlight Redlight this Sunday. Likewise, check out Star Wars Party at Oblivion Taproom. 

Roller Derby Alert: Straight Jackettes vs. Molly Rogers Rollergirls is happening this Sunday at 4:30pm. Tickets are $8; food and beer available at the snack bar. 

Get your summer reading off to a solid start at the Locally Grown Words Summer Book Fair this Sunday from noon to 4:00pm, presenting over 40 local authors from a variety of genres. 

What events did we miss? Leave a comment!

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