Weekend Happenings June 2 to 4

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



Tour de Fat happening this Saturday at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.

Courtesy of New Belgium Brewing

Friday:

FAVO First Friday Art Show – Faith Arts Village – 5 to 9 pm

This family-friendly free art show happens monthly with live music, food, arts, crafts, and fun. For more info: facebook.com/events/704000419787992

Opening Night: Animal Crackers – Mad Cow Theatre – 7:30 pm

It's opening night for this laugh-out-loud Marx Brothers musical comedy with show times every Thursday to Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 2:30 pm through July 2nd. Discussions with the cast will be held after every Thursday and Sunday performance. For tickets and more info: madcowtheatre.com

Sgt. Pepper's LIVE: 50th Anniversary Tribute Show – Will's Pub – 8 pm

One night only, this tribute show features Orlando's Thrift House and special guests playing the landmark Beatles album in its entirety in celebration of the 50th Anniversary of its release. For tickets: ticketfly.com  For more info: facebook.com/events/1642993296008567

Saturday:

Gallery Walkthrough Florida Highwaymen – Stetson University – 1 pm

Attend the gallery walkthrough of The Florida Highwaymen: Art Innovators in a Civil Rights Epoch at the Homer & Dolly Hand Art Center. This exhibit runs through July 29 and explores the African American artists who painted Florida’s nd photographer, Gary Monroe natural landscape in a time when the country was emerging from the Jim Crow south and entering the tumultuous era of the Civil Rights movement. For more info: stetson.edu

 
"Florida Landscape" by Alfred Hair, Florida Highwaymen artist on display June 3 to July 29 at Stetson University.
Courtesy of Stetson University Homer & Holly Hand Art Center.

Tour de Fat – Central Florida Fairgrounds – 4 to 9 pm

“Fat Tire presents the Tour de Fat” from New Belgium Brewing comes to Orlando with indie rock, and the alternative country duo, Jamestown Revival, will headline the show. Don’t miss a day of bikes, beer and bemusement benefiting Factur. For tickets and more info: http://bit.ly/OrlandoTDF

49 Portraits Project Reception – Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall – 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Join Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and Commissioner Patty Sheehan, District 4, for the reception of 49 Portraits on display at Orlando City Hall through June 14. Meet some of the artists and enjoy the complimentary light fare. For more info: facebook.com/events/131120494117329

Sunday:

GayDays® at iDrive 360 – Orlando Eye – noon 

Turn the wheel red by wearing your favorite red shirt and riding the Orlando Eye before exploring the rest of iDrive 360. For more info: facebook.com/events/1373280589398573

Music at the Casa Presents Jorge Mendoza – Casa Feliz – noon to 3 pm

Inspired by his nephew on a visit to Cuba after emigrating and guitarist Paco de Lucia, this self-taught flamenco guitar player is keeping his Cuban heritage alive with his music by performing live at locations around Central Florida. For more info: casafeliz.us

Multi-Day Events:

Orlando Gay Days – Walt Disney World – Fri to Sun

This annual festival offers travel packages that include special events, VIP passes, designated days at Disney theme parks, and the Miss Gay Days Pageant. Gay Days headquarters can be found at the host hotel, the Doubletree Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld, 10100 International Drive, Orlando. For more info: gaydays.com

Geektastic Art Show – Dandelion Communitea Café – Fri to Sun

It's the closing weekend for this art exhibit of all things geek. Think Star Wars and Star Trek, superheroes and comic books, video games and pop culture. And the art is for sale. For more info: dandelioncommunitea.com 

Cocoa Beach Uncorked – Alan Shepard Park – Sat & Sun

For two days, try the food, wine and craft beer under a 20,000-square-foot Grand Tasting Tent on the beach at Alan Shepard Park. For more info: cocoabeachuncorked.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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