Thursday, June 18, 2015

Weekend Preview: June 18th - 21st, 2015


Weekend Events

This is gearing up to be the best Father's Day weekend Orlando has seen in a while!

Start off by titillating your funny bone (there's a joke there somewhere) with the Skill Focus: Burlesque presents Adventures in Adult Animation! happening this weekend. You'll never look at Peter Griffin the same way after these shows; $12-20, 9:00pm.

Thursday, June 18th

Get the dad in your life in spiffy shape with the next two events:

A universal sentiment. (Love ya dad!)
Dapper Your Dad - Father's Day Kickoff Event: Cocktails & Cuts will hopefully help with fashion sense beyond the standard cargo shorts ("there's a pocket for everything!") and Hawaiian shirts he's been rocking lately and get his hair nice and trimmed up for the weekend. You could even win a $20 gift card if you send in a cool picture of your dad rocking those short shorts, Van Halen concert tee, and 'stache from the '70s you found in the photo album no one has looked at in years; 6:00 to- 9:00pm, free.

Nearby there will also be The 2nd Annual Milk District Man Cave, where you can get a hot shave, or some beard oil for those that shy away from the blade, as well as checking out the vintage motorcycles, the massive record sale, and entering various raffle contests to win things like concert tickets or a free tattoo ("no dad, it's not just for sailors and convicts anymore"); 7:00 to 10:00pm, free.

While the weekend isn't here just yet, you can still pretend it's Friday by attending Third Thursday Orlando that includes several event options like Orlando’s Gallery Hop, Tech Meetup, and Business Networking events! Various locations.

Friday, June 19th

Speaking of something old (haha, kidding dad) St. Augustine at 450: A Crealdé Documentary Project celebrates the 450th birthday of the oldest city in the U.S. with a collection of photographs from 10 different photographers. 7:00pm, free.


Get out of the heat of the summer and head over to Winter Garden's Garden Theater to watch one of our favorites from their Summer Series: The Big Lebowski. It's reserved seating so get your tickets ahead of time, after all "this is not 'Nam, this is bowling. There are rules!" 7:00pm, $6.

If you're into something a little more intellectual, put your reading glasses on and enjoy Wine & Sign Fridays: Discover Florida with Jason Ferguson at BookMarkIt at the East End Market. The month of June features all Florida authors and goes from 6:00 to 8:00pm.

Saturday, June 20th

From the minds that brought you Nerd Nite Orlando comes Nerdy Speed Dating! If  you're looking for love of the 8-bit variety, RSVP immediately to get a seat and join others in fun and awkward conversation fueled by beer and geeky drink specials. There is a rumor of a dance party happening at the end, so it's sure to be a fun time! 7:00pm, $5.

Celebrate the sunshine at Caribbean American Heritage Month Festival and enjoy some traditional food from the various islands as well as a tent where you can try the different Caribbean beers. With cultural performances happening all day, you'll want to bring along a hat and sunscreen! Noon to 8:00pm, free

If you haven't boycotted Game of Thrones in the last week (don't worry, no spoilers), then head over to The Falcon Bar for their Game of Thrones Art Show: "Winter is Here" to enjoy some great local art, craft beer, and basically to join what we assume will end up being one giant emotional support group; 8:00pm.

Sunday, June 21st

Feed your dad's mind and body with a free beer and an '80s classic movie at The Enzian with its showing of Fast Times at Ridgemont High. $10, 1:00pm.


Tired of the lame dad jokes you deal with all year long? Let the comedians at SAK Comedy Lab: Father's Day Show inject some real humor into your Sunday with their noon and 2:00pm shows where dads get in free. Non-dads pay $15, and shows sell out to get your tickets asap!


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

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