Thursday, June 11, 2015

Orlando Weekend Preview: June 11th - 14th, 2015

Photo by: Ricardo Williams, Nerd Nite Guru
Weekend Events

The Central Florida Community Arts Symphony Orchestra is putting on their most creative and colorful concert so far this weekend for two days only: COLORS, running on Friday and Saturday starting at 8:00pm, where you will experience creative lighting, projection, and visual art that inspire symphonic masterpieces and leave you breathless! $10 for general admission, 12 and under are free.

This weekend you'll be able to enjoy various art pieces and performances at AGENCIES Spring Art Show that will critically examine a range of topics (race, class, religion, sex, gender, etc.) within the scope of  women’s experiences in the South. We hope it will inspire some dialogue so be sure to take your friends. Suggested donation of $5-7 at the door.

Thursday, June 11th

"Where have you hidden my pants!?"
For those of you who are doing a facepalm at the casting choices of the newest Batman movie (did we learn nothing from the Daredevil movie??), relive the golden years at Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Batman, where 1989 Michael Keaton reminds us why we have a weird leather fetish now, and Jack Nicholson somehow made a smile scary. Starts at 8:00pm, but get there ahead of time for a good spot and don't forget your blanket, snacks, and booze!

For those that have always enjoyed the monthly Nerd Nite, make it a point to come out and see the new venue that's hosting this event, The Geek Easy! Nerd Nite Orlando XXVIII starts at 7:00pm and is free, although we encourage you to support them by buying a Nerd Nite shirt available at the event. The bar not only offers great craft beer, but also some pretty sweet food ("gimme some of your tots").

Friday, June 12th

While you can get a fancy bev+ticket package for $25, you can also get just the ticket and hop on the June Conductor Crawl: Hello Summer! Take an umbrella (because Florida) and join other Orlandoans hopping from stop to stop, drinking your way to forgetting the last week of work. Meet at Ceviche Tapas Orlando at 6:00pm sharp, goes until 10:00pm.

If you want to stay dry and be more civic-minded, join other Orlandoans at the State of the County 2015, where Mayor Teresa Jacobs will talk about our vital modeling, simulation and training sector, thriving biotechnology and life-science research hub, cutting-edge film and digital media training facilities, and transformational arts and cultural venues. Free to attend, but pre-register ASAP so they have a head-count! Plus, you get to check out the gorgeous Dr. Phillip's Performing Arts Center. 9:00pm.

Look, I'm going to level with you: I have no clue what this event is, but it's called Can't be a Sad Boy Forever and it's only $5 at Spacebar starting at 10:00pm. It's probably just DJs spinning hip tunes, but we are still holding onto hope that it's actually a weird drunken therapy session for emo kids.

Saturday, June 13th

Celebrate the Grand Opening of Gods & Monsters at Artegon from 10:00am to 10:00pm. This comics, toys, collectibles, and gaming venue will entertain you with arcade games, cosplay models, body art, free comics, a Victorian horror troupe, aerial arts, art show, and more. They will even have a silent auction to benefit The Hero Initiative, so it's for a good cause.

You know what my liver needs right now? A detox. But he's not the boss of me, so onward with plans to attend Rogue Pub's 2nd Annual New Belgium Brewing Bike Fest/Slow Ride Edition. The event starts at 2:00pm at Kyle's Bike Shop where you'll slow ride it up to the pub and have a chance to win some bike goodies, enjoy beer specials, live music, and there will even be some friendly competitions. Free to ride, but you gotta pay for the beer (duh).

Sunday, June 14th

Forget yoga this weekend: what gets our chakras in alignment is watching the Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls crush their opponents physically and possibly emotionally. Catch their second home game of the season at 4:30pm at the Semoran Skateway. Bring your own folding chairs for up-close track side seating, and bring cash because they'll have a 50/50 raffle and food/beer for purchase during the event. $10 at the door.

Hey Romeo, you literally just met her. Chill bro.
Once you get your brunch, Derby, and day-drinking out of the way, why not get your Monday morning started off on the wrong foot by taking part in ShakesBeer: the Romeo & Juliet Drinking Game at The Thirsty Topher. Starting at 9:00pm (but get there a little early to snag a good seat and order your drinks) the performers from the Orlando Shakes will reprise a hilarious and abridged story of Romeo & Juliet where the audience drinks whenever certain things happen (they say "hands" or Romeo overacts, or Juliet's handmaiden is bitchy). Expect Romeo to curse and some awkward kissing (which, when coupled with drinking, can only lead to a good time). Free, although you'll go through around 2-3 beers.

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


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