Weekend Happenings May 12 to 14

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



Festivals and holidays have celebrated mothers and motherhood since ancient times with our American tradition rooted in the late 19th century. On Mother’s Day, the History Center is offering free admission to all moms.

Courtesy TheHistoryCenter.org

Friday:

Art & Music in the Park – Casselberry – 6 to 9 pm

Live music, artwork, more than 15 food trucks plus other vendors at Secret Lake Park. For more info: casselberry.org

Saturday:

Baby Owl Shower – Audubon Center for Birds of Prey – 10 am to 2 pm

Each Spring the Center holds its annual Baby Owl Shower to raise funds to offset the increased costs during baby season. Admission is free when you bring an item off their wish list. For more info: fl.audubon.org

Symphony Under the Stars – Apopka – 7 pm

The City of Apopka hosts the inaugural Symphony Under the Stars, featuring a special family-friendly concert performed by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. Bring your own blanket and picnic basket, or purchase specialty cuisine, wine, champagne, drinks and desserts from exclusive food and beverage vendors. For more info: orlandophil.org

Screen on the Green – Maitland Middle School – 8:15 pm

Bring chairs and blankets and enjoy the last outdoor screening of the season, The Secret Life of Pets with friends and family under the stars at the Maitland Middle School Soccer Field. For more info: itsmymaitland.com

Sunday:

Mother's Day at the Gardens – Bok Tower Gardens – 8 am to 6 pm

Free admission for all moms on Mother’s Day at Bok Tower Gardens, with live carillon concerts at 1 and 3 pm. For more info: boktowergardens.org

Mother's Day Celebration – Leu Gardens – 9 am to 5 pm

Leu Gardens celebrates Mother's Day with free admission for all moms. Sugarbuzz Dezert Company and Peak Season Pops will be selling delicious treats as well. For more info: leugardens.org

Mother's Day Brunch Featuring Funny Face – Enzian – 11 am

Be serenaded by a live band while you and mom enjoy a delectable buffet spread complete with a carving station and fresh-squeezed juices. Then, fall in love with Fred Astaire and Audrey Hepburn in the classic musical Funny Face. For tickets and more info: enzian.org

Music at the Casa – Casa Feliz – noon to 3 pm

Enjoy an afternoon of dance with the Alborea Dances, who will present dances from Spain, Bolivia, and Middle Eastern countries. For more info: casafeliz.us/upcoming-events

Mother's Day at the History Center – Orange County Regional History Center – noon to 5 pm

On Mother’s Day, the History Center offers free admission to all moms with an opportunity for kids to make a special craft as a gift for mom. For more info: thehistorycenter.org

Mother's Day Show – SAK Comedy Lab – 3 & 5 & 7:30 pm

Treat Mom to a free SAK show of improvisational comedy fun for the whole family. This is typically a sellout show, so make sure to purchase tickets in advance. For tickets and more info: sakcomedylab.com

Multi-Day Events:

Matilda The Musical – Dr. Phillips Center – Fri 8 pm, Sat 2 & 8 pm, Sun 1 & 6:30 pm

See the award-winning Broadway musical and bring a school supply from this list to drop off for A Gift for Teaching, and receive a gift from Matilda. For tickets and more info: drphillipscenter.org

King Lear – Osceola Performing Arts Center – Sat 2 pm, Sun 7:30 pm

William Shakespeare's tragic tale of deception, betrayal, and loss comes to life this May as part of the Osceola Arts Stage Left Studio Series. For tickets and more info: osceolaarts.org

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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