Weekend Happenings Sep 22 to 24

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




Our first ever Orlando Burger Battle is happening this Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. at Ace Cafe Orlando.

Friday:

Fist Day of Fall Pub Crawl – Mills 50 District – 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

Celebrate the changing of the seasons by crawling some local pubs. Purchase a wristband for $5 (cash only) at Wally's Mills Avenue Liquor or Ten 10 Brewing Company and enjoy drink specials at participating surrounding drinkeries. For more info: facebook.com/events/171934800037042

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mad Cow Theatre – 7:30 p.m.

It's opening night for this musical adaptation of Mark Twain's classic. Huck and Jim's heartfelt experience is told through foot-stompin' music as they navigate their way in search of freedom, friendship, and their future - a classic celebration of pure Americana adventure. Show runs through Oct 22,  Thursdays - Sundays in The Harriett Theatre. Curtain time is 7:30 p.m. for all evening performances and 2:30 p.m. for Sunday matinees. For more info: facebook.com/events/1963086480601458

Rock of Ages – Osceola Arts – 7:30 p.m.

This fist pumpin', head bangin', rock star musical kicks off it's run tonight! Showing Friday through Sunday from now till October 1, curtain time is 7:30 for Friday and Saturday performances and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees. Shows are recommended for ages 18 and up only. For more info: osceolaarts.org

Saturday:

Active Living Expo – Winter Park – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

This active health and wellness event is for all ages at 24 Hour Fitness on Aloma Ave. with free activities, informational showcases, giveaways, and entertainment. Join area restaurants, non-profits, health, wellness, and upscale living vendors; get gift bags with souvenirs and samples and more. For more info: activelivingexpo.com

Florida Blogger & Social Media Conference – Full Sail University – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

This one-day gathering of bloggers, vloggerspodcasters, marketers and others, known informally as FLBlogCon, offers panels and workshops to help online entrepreneurs take their work to the next creative level and make money with it. The seventh annual conference includes three keynote presentations and more than two dozen breakout sessions. For more info: flblogcon.com

Orlando Burger Battle – Ace Cafe – 5 to 9 p.m.

Join more than ten of Central Florida’s best chefs and award-winning restaurants, diners, and hot spots for an epic, battle-style burger competition unlike anything you’ve seen before at the brand new Ace Cafe in Downtown Orlando. Cast your vote for the Best Burger in Orlando alongside a distinguished panel of celebrity judges as you sample burger creations from all across the area. Attendees enjoy free beer, wine, spirits, and all the burgers they can eat. With live music, performers, fun zones, and of course, some of the rarest and most sought-after motorcycles in the world on display, this battle cannot be missed! For tickets and more info: bit.ly/OrlandoBurgerBattle

Nick Cannon: Wild N Out Tour – CFE Arena – 8 pm

Nick Cannon and the Wild ‘N Out team are bringing some comedic relief with a benefit show donating a portion of the proceeds to aid local victims with Hurricane Irma relief. For tickets and more info: wildnouttour.com

Sunday:

Shampooch Orlando – Thornton Park – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Raise funds for two local animal rescues as well as the animal rescue efforts from Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma by bringing your canine friend for this 10th annual dog wash fundraiser. For more info: facebook.com/events/130633824220541

Multi-Day Events:

Howl-O-Scream – Busch Gardens – Select Nights, 7:30 p.m.

It's opening weekend for this annual Halloween celebration. Scary creatures roam the theme park and guests are surprised at every turn. Chilling live shows are combined with some of Florida’s most challenging thrill rides. For more info: seaworldparks.com

Dog Agility Competition of Florida – Kissimmee – Sat & Sun, 6 a.m.

This is a team competition at Silver Spurs Arena at Osceola Heritage Park, that is not sanctioned by any organization but generally follows American Kennel Club rules. Teams are sponsored by various clubs or can just be a group of individual dog owners whose pets train together. For more info: ohpark.com

Special Olympics State Golf Competition – Walt Disney World Resort – Fri & Sat, Times Vary

276 athletes with intellectual disabilities from across Florida plus more than 300 coaches, volunteers, family members, and members of the public. All events are free and open to the public. For more info: specialolympicsflorida.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.

Want to see your event listed in the Weekend Happenings? Contact Rita at rita.barnes@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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