Weekend Happenings Feb 3 to 5

Find what's happening in and around Orlando this weekend.



Cross the moat at the Founder's Day Weekend celebration happening at Bok Tower Gardens this Saturday and Sunday.

Courtesy of Bok Tower Gardens

Friday:

Food Truck Friday: Broadway Edition – Seneff Arts Plaza – 5 to 8 pm

In celebration of the upcoming 2017-2018 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season announced on Thursday, February 2, 2017, Dr. Phillips Center, Broadway Across America and Florida Theatrical Association present a special edition of Food Truck Friday. For more info: drphillipscenter.org

Movie Night – Leu Gardens – 7:30 pm

The gardens open at 6 pm for this alfresco showing of Spectre. Bring chairs or blankets and your picnic basket dinner. For more info: leugardens.org

Saturday:

Arts for All Day – Loch Haven Park – 10 am

Immerse yourself in a variety of arts and cultural experiences available to us in Central Florida at this all day festival. Entry is free, but space is limited so pre-registration online is required. To RSVP and for more info: unitedarts.cc

Cirque Zuma Zuma – Clermont Performing Arts Center – 4 pm

This group of African dancers, singers, acrobats and circus performers describes itself as part Cirque du Soleil, part Harlem Globetrotters. The lively show includes everything from South African gumboot dancers to Ethiopian foot-table juggling. For more info: clermontperformingarts.comzumazuma.com

Sunday:

Meet the Author: Tim Dorsey – Orlando Public Library – 11 am

Meet the New York Times Best Selling Author, learn about his experiences as a novelist and his most recent publication, Clownfish Blues: A Novel. A book sale and signing will follow the event. For more info: http://ocls.info

Shen Yun – Dr. Phillips Center – 7 pm

Five thousand years of Chinese culture and its folk tales, legends and classic stories told through traditional music and dance. For tickets and more info: drphillipscenter.org

Multi-Day Events:

Constellations  – Fred Stone Theatre – Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 & 8 pm

The Rollins College Department of Theatre and Dance Second Stage Series continues this week with Constellations, a student-produced and student-directed performance. Admission is free of charge, and seating is on a first-come, first served basis. For more info: rollins.edu

Mount Dora Arts Festival – Mount Dora – Sat & Sun 9 am to 5 pm

A juried show filled with fine art from artists nationwide, set near a beautiful lake in downtown Mount Dora, with entertainment,  food  and shopping. For more info: mountdoraartsfestival.org

Founder's Day Weekend Celebration – Bok Tower Gardens – Sat & Sun, times vary

The gardens celebrate 88 years by opening the Singing Tower’s gates and inviting guests to cross the moat. Guided tours of the Singing Tower's exterior will highlight its history and artistry and be followed by a half-hour carillon concert and historical display. For more info: boktowergardens.org

Cirque Italia – Kissimmee – Fri to Sun, times vary

Performers from all over the world unite to present this show of balance between the expressive power of the human body and the fluidity of water as an artistic scenario. For more info: orlandomagazine.com

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our online calendar, 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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