Weekend Happenings Jan 12 to 14

Know what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.




Otronicon is happening Friday-Sunday at Orlando Science Center.

Roberto Gonzalez

Friday:

Talk, Conversation & Book Signing – Mennello Museum of Art – 5:30 p.m

Sharen Louden will host a talk and share her book, The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life. Hear her demystify the illusion of what it means to be an artist and a catalyst for productive change in our contemporary society at this free event. For more info: mennellomuseum.org

2nd Friday Art Splash – Mount Dora – 6 to 8 p.m.

An evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres to showcase the work of regional artists, on display at several walking-distance venues. For more info: mountdoracenterforthearts.org

Saturday:

Florida Key Lime Pie Festival – Space Coast – 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Key Lime pie is the official state pie of Florida, and the largest one will be baked at this festival, plus a pie eating contest, pie toss, and hula-hoop challenge. For more info: visitspacecoast.com

Winter Music Series – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – noon to 4 p.m.

Live music happens every Saturday afternoon in January, with bands performing on an outdoor stage, along with complimentary winery tours and tastings, food, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

Harmony Dark Sky Festival and Star Party – Bok Tower Gardens – 4 to 10 p.m.

Learn about the night sky with astronomers, meet animals who survive in the dark, and enjoy a special astronomy inspired carillon concert. For tickets and more info: boktowergardens.org

Sunday:

Free Family Funday – Mennello Museum of Art – noon to 2:30 p.m.

Bring your young artists for free admission to this New Year's party where they'll go home with a fine art project, enjoy a docent tour and watch the MicheLee Puppets' Rhyme Time from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. For more info: facebook.com/events

Music at the Casa – Casa Feliz – noon to 3 p.m.

Hear Paint it Black Quartet with Shannon Caine rock out to classical instrumental renditions of favorite songs from Aerosmith to Zeppelin and Bach to The Beatles. For more info: casafeliz.us

Teatro Español and The Ken Carpenter Talkback – Mad Cow Theater – 3 p.m.

Mira la presentación del Teatro Español de Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su Jardín realizado en su lengua materna, el español, y disfrute de la discusión luego de la presentación. Otras horas del show para el fin de semana incluyen viernes y ábado a las 8:00 p.m. Para boletos y más información: facebook.com/event
Translation: Watch the Teatro Español Presentation of  Amor de Don Perlimplín con Belisa en su Jardín performed in its native language, Spanish, and enjoy the discussion afterwards. Other show times for the weekend include Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. For tickets and more info: facebook.com/events

Multi-Day Events:

Otronicon – Orlando Science Center – Fri to Sun

See cutting-edge technologies from the video-game and simulation industries, including military and medical simulators. Meet industry leaders and learn more about STEM (science-technology-engineering-math) careers. For tickets and more info: otronicon.org

Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes – Amway Center – Fri to Sun

Spider-Man, the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy join forces with Doctor Strange for an action-packed, legendary battle to defend the universe from evil. For tickets and more info: marveluniverselive.com

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games – Winter Springs – Sat & Sun

Whether you look good in plaid or not, you can appreciate the strength and skill displayed by the games’ athletic competitors, dancers, pipers and drummers. Exhibits and concessions featuring all things Scottish. Event times are subject to change.  For more info: flascot.com

MECUM Collector Car Acution – Kissimmee – Fri to Sun

Expect to see thousands of antique, muscle and exotic cars for sale in Osceola Heritage Park, along with old auto signs, hood ornaments and other memorabilia. For more info: mecum.com‚Äč

Want to see your event listed in the Weekend Happenings? Contact Rita at rita.sotolongo@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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