Weekend Happenings in Orlando August 5 to 7

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.



Courtesy of MegaplexCon via Facebook

Friday:

"Fire-Fly" A Pop-Up Dinner – Swirley Wine Bar – 6 to 10 pm

Pair your favorite wines and brews with food from Uncommon Catering and suggestions from professional sommeliers at this monthly pop-up dinner. For more info: facebook.com/events/539204796287926

Food Truck Bazaar – Kissimmee – 6 to 8 pm

The Daily City's food trucks hit the Civic Center in Kissimmee this week. For more info: thedailycity.com

'Form in Light' – Snap! Downtown – 7 to 10 pm

It's the opening night for the new show featuring works from Drew Doggett, Luis Lazo, Tom Chambers, Elicia Edijanto, Martin Stranka, and Michael Rothwell. For tickets and info: eventbrite.com, facebook.com/events/1146749805390489

The Big Meal – Mad Cow Theatre – 8 pm

Watch the opening performance of this extraordinary play about an ordinary family. For tickets and info: madcowtheatre.secure.force.com

Saturday:

Lemon-Aid For Kids – Participating Panera Bread Locations – 10 am to 2 pm

Visit participating Panera Bread locations and donate $1.00 or more to receive a refreshing sample of Lemonade and help support New Hope for Kids. For more info: newhopeforkids.org

The Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival – Wall St. Plaza – 3 pm

Celebrate Endless Summer by sampling a 5oz brew at seventeen downtown stops along the pub crawl. For tickets and info: eventbrite.com, facebook.com/events/1036696503080382

End of Summer Teen Party – Orlando Public Library – 3 to 4 pm

Celebrate the end of summer with a chance to win  prizes like concert tickets and gift certificates to your favorite places. Must be ages 11 to 18 to win. For more info: ocls.info

The Night Sweat Tour – Backbooth – 7:30 pm

Jam to the live performances of The Peach Kings and Mobely. For tickets and info: ticketfly.com

Orlando Drum Circle – Orlando Brewing – 8 pm

Meet the local drumming community to drum, dance and be happy down to the soul. For more info: facebook.com/events/1729777437272776

Sunday:

Sundae Family Funday – Old Town Kissimmee – 6 pm

From 6 to 8 pm, kids under five enjoy a free scoop of ice cream with a free showing of Disney's Frozen starting at 8 pm. For more info: facebook.com/events/105676013206152

Multi-Day Events:

MegaPlex XV – Embassy Suites Orlando Lake Buena Vista South – Times Vary

This arts-and-entertainment convention focuses on anthropomorphic characters, with interactive art and performances that feature “fur suiting,” costuming, puppetry, improv, and music. This year’s theme is “British Invasion.” Mascot games, karaoke, dances, stand-up comedy, discussion panels, and speakers. For more info: megaplexcon.org

U.S. Continental Pageant – Garden Theatre – Times Vary

A pageant developed to recognize modern women for their strengths and accomplishments. For more info: uscontinentalpageant.com

Cup-A-Thon XXXII – Crealdé School of Art – Fri at 7 pm; Sat at 10 pm

This annual social brings  shoppers and collectors to meet and browse through hundreds of one-of-a-kind ceramic cups, bowls and other vessels handmade by Crealdé instructors, artists, students and friends. For more info: facebook.com/events/1750158211862409

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our On The Town, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today. Prefer to get your news in smaller bites? Sign up to receive our e-newsletter, CityScene, delivered straight to your inbox.

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