Thursday, May 7, 2015

Orlando Weekend Preview: May 8th - 10th, 2015

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, showing Sunday at Stardust
Weekend Events

The International Free Thought Film Festival is this weekend with shorts, feature length films, Q&As, and other events this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Gallery at Avalon Island. Tickets start at $10. 

Friday, May 8th

Happy Birthday, Orlando Conductor Crawl! Join the gang this Friday from 6:00 to 10:00pm on a journey from Downtown Orlando to Winter Park and back. Tickets start at $5.

This Friday kicks off the first round of the Rookie Rumble Show at SAK Comedy Lab, where teams of three will be judged on their improve abilities; tickets are $5 at the door.

The Lions take on the New England Revolution this Friday at 8:00pm. In case you didn't snag tickets, cool places to watch the game include The Celt, Redlight Redlight, Wall Street Plaza, and The Hammered Lamb. Where are you watching the game? 

Saturday, May 9th

The Dr. Phillips Center features Motown icon Thomas McClary of Commodores fame at a free outdoor concert this Saturday at 4:00pm in the Seneff Arts Plaza.

This weekend is Second Saturdays in Sanford, featuring two stages of live music (a main stage and an acoustic stage) with nine different acts throughout the night. Tickets are $5; food and drink specials at the event. During the day, stop by Taste of Sanford at Fort Mellon Park from 11:00am to 4:00pm.

Snap! Orlando presents All About Warhol at the Orlando Museum of Art this Saturday from 5:00 to 7:00pm. This is a free event, but RSVP here to save your spot.

If you're in the mood for a summer indoor-outdoor dance party this weekend, be sure to check out Body//Talk with XYZA this Saturday form 10:00pm until late in the Milk District; $7 at the door. 

Sunday, May 10th

Come meet a lonely Iranian vampire haunting people in a ghost town at the Sunday night showing of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, 8:00pm, Stardust Video & Coffee.

What gets you less attention than having a birthday close to Christmas? Having a birthday on Mother's Day, that's what. But, since it only happens every few years, I'll put my grudges aside and share a few Mother's Day events happening this weekend in Orlando:
  • Explore the gardens, tour the historic house, and enjoy lunch with your mom. It's all happening at Mother's Day at Leu Gardens; 11:00am - 3:00pm; $19. 
  • Happy Mother's Day at Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux Cafe is offering a free glass of wine/mimosa/sangria for your birth-giver. 
  • Take your mom to the Free Family Day at the Mennello Museum of American Art from 11:00 to 3:30pm. (I'm sure they'll also let you in without a mom...) 

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





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