Weekend Happenings June 9 to 11

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



Lake Eola Vigil for the victims of Pulse, June 19, 2016. See below for some of this weekend's happenings in honor of the one-year anniversary of the Pulse tragedy.

Photo By Roberto Gonzalez

Friday:

Art & Music in the Park – Casselberry – 6 pm

Artwork and live music in the park between Casselberry City Hall and Lake Concord just off U.S. Highway 17-92. Food trucks and other vendors on site as well. For more info: 407-262-7700, ext. 1507.

Element Earth  – Orlando Shakespeare Theatre – 8 pm

Emotions Dance explores the relationship we have with our planet as well as with each other using the elements of Fire, Air, Water, and Earth with the mission to raise awareness about our affect on our planet while preserving the art of dance. For tickets and more info: emotionsdance.org/element-earth

Saturday:

World Oceans Day – Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens – 10 am to 3 pm

Get inspired to take action to protect marine life and their habitats through interactive games, activities, crafts, and more. For more info: centralfloridazoo.org/events

Pridefest – Kissimmee – noon to 5 pm

Celebrate Pride Month at Kissimmee Lakefront Park with a festival free to enter and open to the public. There will be exhibitors, advocacy organizations, live music, food trucks, and a kid’s activity zone. For more info: facebook.com/events/263782430746545

Sunday:

Free Family Funday: Illustrating Our Orlando – Mennello Museum of American Art – noon to 3 pm

Honor the 49 victims of the Pulse tragedy by coloring a hope-filled message created by some of the artists of our current exhibition, OUR ORLANDO, and paint your own rainbow composition, reflecting the spectrum of diversity, love, and acceptance for everyone in our community. For more info: facebook.com/events/1870568783204141

A Vigil in Remembrance of Pulse – Downtown Orlando – 5 to 6:30 pm

Honor the lives lost at Cathedral Church of St. Luke with a candlelight vigil, prayer, and performances by The Chancel Choir from First United Methodist Church singing with the Cathedral Choir, the Orlando Gay Chorus, and the Orlando Fire Department Bagpipe Band. For more info: ccslorlando.org

Human Rainbow for Pulse by BASE Orlando – Downtown Orlando – 7 pm

Remember 49 lives with BASE Orlando by creating another Human Rainbow with 49 painted bodies to represent the victims of last year's Pulse Tragedy. The group is gathering at The Other Bar on Wall St. and walking to The Orange County Regional History Center for a photo. For more info: facebook.com/events/1579778872055260

Primordia: The Watchkeeper – Winter Park – 7 pm

The Center for Contemporary Dance presents this original fairy tale told through classical ballet and modern dance about a voyager princess and her return to a magical kingdom frozen in time at Trinity Preparatory School. For tickets and more info: thecenterfordance.org

Multi-Day Events:

Annual Harvest Festival – Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards – Fri to Sun

Enjoy live music as the grapes are brought in for stomping at Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards; a portion of the proceeds from this event is donated to Cornerstone Hospice. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For  more info: lakeridgewinery.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.

Do you have an event coming up you'd like to see featured in the Weekend Happenings Blog? Contact rita.barnes@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information for consideration.

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