Weekend Happenings Jan 19 to 21

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




Monster Jam is happening this Saturday at World Camping Stadium.

Courtesy of MonsterJam.com

Friday:

Opening Reception – Mennello Museum of American Art – 5:30 p.m.

This is the second annual Mennello Museum Invitational highlighting new work by contemporary regional artists whose work enriches the Orlando community. The exhibition will be on view  through March 2 and all work will also be available for purchase at the annual Gala on March 3. For more info: facebook.com/events

Miranda Lambert in Concert – Amway Center – 7 p.m.

The Grammy Award-winner country singer brings her new Livin’ Like Hippies Tour to Orlando. For tickets and more info: amwaycenter.com

Saturday:

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions/Vocal Competition – Winter Park – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As many as 40 young, classically trained singers compete for the opportunity to sing on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. Free. Trinity Preparatory School. For more info: 407-922-4688. metauditionsflorida.org

The Jazz Fly – The Plaza Live – 10 & 11:30 a.m.

Part of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra’s Symphony Storytime Series presented by Orlando Health and Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children, award-winning Jazz Fly author Matthew Gollub will participate in both showings where live music is combined with narration. For tickets and more info: orlandophil.org

Winter Music Series – Clermont – noon to 4 p.m.

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards offers live music on Saturday afternoons 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

Art Walk – Sanford – 6 to 9 p.m.

Explore galleries and art spaces in and around First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. Discover this river town’s culture and nightlife, food and art. For more info: sanfordwelcomecenter.com

Monster Jam – Camping World Stadium – 7 p.m.

Oversized, high-powered trucks, and new and old favorites compete for a place in the Monster Jam World Finals. Gates open at 5 p.m.; the show begins at 7 p.m. For tickets and more info: monsterjam.com

Sunday:

Women's March 1st Anniversary Rally – Lake Eola – 11 a.m.

On the one-year anniversary of the largest political protest in recent U.S. history, Women’s March Florida will lead a statewide “Day of Action” to bring awareness and support to some of our most marginalized communities. Donations for the nearby islands affected this hurricane season–Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Florida Keys– will be gathered, in addition to a focus on widening voter access and registration. For more info: facebook.com/events

Celtic Music – Fodor's Grove – 3 p.m.

Multi-instrumentalist, multimedia director and composer Andrew Finn, aka “Finn the fiddler,” opens the show for Hard to Port. For more info: facebook.com/events

Multi-Day Events:

Zora!Festival – Eatonville – Sat through Jan. 28

This weeklong series of events celebrates the life of author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston and her hometown of Eatonville. The 29th annual festival offers arts, cultural and humanities programs; museum exhibits; panel discussions; music; and a three-day street party, the Outdoor Festival of the Arts. Most events are free and open to the public. For more info: zorafestival.org

Rumors – CFCArts Black Box Theatre – Fri to Sun

It's opening weekend for this play about four couples who find the deputy mayor of New York dead in his house before a party by an accidental gunshot and spend the evening hilariously trying to hide the truth from other guests while working to solve the mystery. Friday and Saturday 7:30 p.m., Sunday 3 p.m. For tickets and more info: cfcarts.com/rumors

Porcelain Art Show – Kissimmee – Fri & Sat

Hand-painted porcelain art pieces are on display and available for sale; demonstrations and technique sessions are also scheduled. Featured guest artist: Wilma Manhardt. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Park Inn Resort and Conference Center. For more info: flwocp.com

Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks – Harry P. Leu Gardens – Through Apr. 22

This exhibit using 450,000 bricks making larger-than-life sculptures such as a 6-foot hummingbird towering over a trumpet flower. Price included with admission. For more info: leugardens.org

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month check out 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.

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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