Weekend Happenings: July 24 to 26

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



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Rain or shine, we know how to have a good time! Here's what's happening around town this weekend.

Friday:

Sanford Art Walk – First Street – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

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

The Tempest – Orlando Shakespeare Theatre – 7:00 PM

It's the 10th anniversary for the Shakespeare with Heart summer camp, and this year's student production will be a circus-themed rendition of The Tempest. For more info: orlandoshakes.org

Downtown Boys – The Space Station – 8:00 PM

Punk music fans won't want to miss this close and personal performance. For more info: facebook.com/events

Saturday:

National Dance Day Orlando – Orlando Ballet School – 10:00 Am to 4:00 PM

The Orlando Ballet celebrates dance by offering 30 free classes this weekend. Pre-registration is recommended, but walk-ups will be accepted if there is room. For more info: nationaldancedayorlando.com

Orlando Curry Fest – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Noon

Sample curries from all over the world! For more info: centralfloridafair.com

Celebrate Maitland's 130th Birthday – Lake Lily Park – 5:45 pm

Start with a parade down Maitland Avenue at 5:45 p.m., followed by games, live entertainment and food, then ending with fireworks at 8:30 p.m. For more info: itsmymaitland.com

The Baby's – The Plaza Live Orlando – 8:00 PM

After a 30 year break, one of rock's beloved bands is back better than ever. For more info: plazaliveorlando.com

Sunday:

Stouts for Snouts – Orlando Brewing – 3:00 PM

This adoption event benefits the Sniffing Snouts Pitbull Rescue. A $5 donation gets you happy hour prices all day and an opportunity to meet some of Orlando's most adorable residents in need of homes and love. For more info: orlandobrewing.com

Essence of the Soul – Cleopatra Hookah Lounge – 8:00 PM

It's an evening of poetry, spoken word, and comedy. For more info: cleopatrahookahorlando.com

All Weekend:

Cardboard Art Festival – SoDo Shopping Center  – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Cardboard is king at this festival featuring works displayed in a gallery setting. Eat, drink, talk with the artists, buy art and listen to a concert. Friday-Saturday, DJ Dance party and Cardboard Concert Series 7-11 p.m. For more info: cardboardartfestival.com

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.

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