Events On The Town: April 2019

36 Special Events and 13 fundraisers happening in the month of April.




Orlando Ballet presents “Let’s Fall in Love,” April 12-14 at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden.

Michael Cairns

SPECIAL EVENTS

UNIVERSAL STUDIOS MARDI GRAS
Through April 4: The French Quarter comes to Orlando. Festive floats and spectacular performers parade through the streets each night where you can catch beads, hear tunes from authentic New Orleans bands and sample Cajun cuisine. Included with regular admission. universalorlando.com

SEAWORLD SEVEN SEAS FOOD FESTIVAL
Through May 5: Sip and sample your way around the world of international coastal cuisine paired with wines and craft beers, and enjoy live performances each weekend. seaworldorlando.com

EPCOT’S INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL
Through June 3: Take in enchanting topiaries and gather gardening tips while sampling seasonal foods from the outdoor kitchens placed throughout this Disney World theme park’s World Showcase. Enjoy live music while picking up outdoor living tips you can use at home. epcotinspring.com

STORY TIME AT LEU GARDENS
April 1: The Orange County Library System comes to the gardens to share stories and songs with infants at 10 a.m., toddlers at 10:20 a.m., and preschoolers at 10:40 a.m. Free. 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

WEDNESDAY LECTURE SERIES AT THE MORSE MUSEUM
April 3: Alice Cooney Frelinghuysen discusses “American Art Pottery–The Robert A. Ellison Jr. Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art” with a reception following. Free. 2:30 p.m. Jeannette G. and Hugh F. McKean Pavilion, 161 W. Canton Avenue, Winter Park. 407-645-5311. morsemuseum.org

FIRST THURSDAYS AT OMA
April 4: Mingle with local artists and view their work, enjoy live music and walk through the galleries of the Orlando Museum of Art. Food and drink available for purchase. This month’s theme: “Florida Grown.” 6-9 p.m. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando. omart.org

THE PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE
April 5: This interactive stage show gives eligible individuals a chance to play classic games from television’s longest running and most popular game show in front of a live audience. King Center for the Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. 321-242-2219. kingcenter.com

UCF CELEBRATES THE ARTS
A week of artistic events hosted by the university at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets required. Some events are free, others require a small charge with reserved seating. 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014. arts.cah.ucf.edu/schedule

Sculptures and Exhibits
April 5-14: Sculptures created by UCF students, plus a curated selection of costumes and 13 years of winning entries from UCF Library’s annual book arts competition will be on display throughout the lobbies and staircases of the Dr. Phillips Center.

Tableaux Vivants
April 5: Over 160 UCF students collaborate to re-create famous artworks and model as the subjects in life-size paintings.

Thriving Through The Arts
April 7: This immersive event hosted by Theatre UCF and UCF’s Counseling and Psychological Services involves drumming, drawing and dancing and invites attendees to explore the intersectionality between the arts and wellness.

El Arte Puertorriqueńo—The Art of Puerto Rico
April 8:
 Learn about the art, artists, architecture and the island’s cultural and historical significance through presentations by a panel of speakers.

UCF Opera Presents The Tender Land
April 12:
 A young woman’s coming-of-age story set in the rural Midwest during the Great Depression. Sung in English with supertitles.

Film Night
April 13: 
An evening dedicated to stories captured on film and premieres of animated shorts by UCF students.   

Pip-Squeak—An Anti-Bullying Show
April 14: Using comedy, magic tricks, juggling and costumes, Tony Brent teaches children how to recognize and cope with bullying.

EATONVILLE CRAFTS & CULTURE MARKET
April 7: Experience the history, heritage and culture that is the historic Town of Eatonville with storytellers, performers, reenactments, local merchants and more. Free. 1-5 p.m. 100 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville. eatonvillechf.com

SPRING FIESTA IN THE PARK
April 6-7: More than 150,000 people are expected to stroll around Lake Eola during this annual family oriented arts and crafts event. Plenty of music, food and games available. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Lake Eola Park, Orlando. fiestainthepark.com

SPRING FEVER IN THE GARDEN
April 6-7: Plant and garden displays, chalk painting, garden experts, live music and more in downtown Winter Garden. Free. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m. 300 W. Plant St., Winter Garden. springfeveringarden.com

ANNUAL FASHION SHOW
April 9: The Jewish Pavilion presents this fashionable event with a percentage of sales donated to the Pavilion. Honoree: Brenda Fisher Wetmore. 10:45 a.m. Bloomingdale’s, Level 2, The Mall at Millenia, Orlando. jewishpavilion.org

WINTER PARK INSTITUTE
Apr. 11: Dr. M. Sanjayan, global conservation scientist, presents “Stories from the Natural World” for this series presenting noted authors, historians and experts. 7:30 p.m. Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park. rollins.edu/rollins-winter-park-institute

THORNTON PARK 2ND THURSDAY ART AND WINE WALK
April 11: Artists display works for sale along the streets and inside local businesses. Free, but $15 gets you a glass (pay and pickup at Olde Town Brokers) and a map of participating businesses. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street. thorntonparkdistrict.com

SANFORD’S ALIVE AFTER 5 STREET PARTY
April 11: Central Florida’s largest recurring street party, a monthly gathering with live music, local artists, and food and beverage samples. 5 p.m. 230 E. First St., Sanford. sanfordwelcomecenter.com

ART AND MUSIC IN THE PARK
April 12: Artwork and live music in the park between Casselberry City Hall and Lake Concord. Food trucks and other vendors on site as well. 6 p.m. Free. Casselberry City Hall, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry. 407-262-7700, ext. 1507.

MOUNT DORA 2ND FRIDAY ART SPLASH
April 12: An evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres showcasing the work of regional artists, on display at several venues within walking distance. Free. 6-8 p.m. 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora. mountdoracenterforthearts.org

BRECHNER SPEAKER SERIES
April 14: The Orange County Regional History Center teams with the League of Women Voters of Orange County to highlight the role of women as “warriors for democracy” through a multimedia presentation with League speakers. Free. 2-4 p.m. 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando. 407-836-8500. thehistorycenter.org/2019-brechner

CENTRAL FLORIDA MINERAL AND GEM SOCIETY SHOW
April 12-14: Sparkles, glints and glimmers galore can be seen at this annual exhibition and vendor show. Friday 1-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Florida National Guard Armory, 2809 S. Fern Creek Ave., Orlando. cfmgs.org

FLORIDA FILM FESTIVAL
April 12-21: Over 180 films premiering the best in current, independent and international cinema, plus first-class events where film lovers can mingle with filmmakers and celebrities. Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland. floridafilmfestival.com

WJRR EARTH DAY BIRTHDAY
April 13: A rock concert/festival featuring three stages of live music, plus vendors, art displays and more. Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando. 11 a.m.-11 p.m. wjrr.com

MICHAEL CARBONARO LIVE!
April 13: From his hit television series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV, the magician brings his signature bend of bizarre antics, audience interaction, video clips and magic tricks to the King Center for Performing Arts. 7 p.m. 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne. 321-242-2219. kingcenter.com

JAZZ ’N  BLUES CONCERT
April 13: Enjoy some music under the stars with Dave Capp Project, Buddy Blues Band and Matt Sams Band. Pack a picnic dinner and bring chairs or blankets. 7 p.m. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

DELANDAPALOOZA MUSIC FESTIVAL
April 13: A 12-hour festival of original music and art, with acts performing on stages throughout DeLand’s historic downtown. Rock, folk, blues, jazz, country, metal and more, plus more than 40 art displays and various vendors. 1 p.m. Corner of Woodland and Indiana Avenue, DeLand.
ssa.cc/delandapalooza.html

BLUES AT THE WINERY
April 13-14: Some of Central Florida’s best blues artists perform on an outdoor stage. Sip wine or beer, tour the winery and enjoy the music. Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 N. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont. lakeridgewinery.com

READING BETWEEN THE WINES
April 17: Pulitzer Prize-winner and best-selling author Gilbert King headlines this fundraiser for the Adult Literacy League. The event includes food and wine offerings from some of Orlando’s top restaurants. 6-9 p.m. Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. 407-422-1540,
ext. 111. adultliteracyleague.org

TASTE OF WINTER PARK
April 17: Sample all the best food that Winter Park has to offer. Restaurants and caterers bring out their top noshes and drinks. 5-8 p.m. Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. 407-644-8281. winterpark.org

3RD THURSDAY GALLERY HOP & ART WALK
April 18: Visitors converge on the core of Orlando’s Downtown Arts District to browse the galleries and nontraditional art venues that spotlight the best of established and emerging Orlando-based artists. 6 p.m. Rogers Kiene Building, 39 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 3rdthu.com

EVENING EXCHANGE
April 19: Every third Friday, meet at East End Market for interactive workshops and a chance to browse wares from over 30 artisan makers, plus culinary demonstrations, specialty cocktail bars and food specials. 3201 Corrine Drive, Orlando. 321-236-3316. eastendmkt.com

CENTRAL FLORIDA EARTH DAY
April 20: Vegetarians of Central Florida hosts the largest and longest-running Earth Day festival in the area, with educational exhibits, speakers, live music and family activities. This is a free, vegan, dog-friendly and smoke-free event. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Lake Eola Park, Orlando. cfearthday.org

CRUZ ’N CAR SHOW
April 20: Approximately 275 vehicles of all makes and models park along Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden with WJBJ Cruisin’ with the Classics providing entertainment. Free. 4-8 p.m. cwgdn.com

WINTER PARK PAINT OUT
April 21-27: Artists paint outdoors at locations throughout Winter Park; completed works are displayed and available for purchase at the Polasek, whose museum and gardens are open free to the public the entire week. 407-647-6294. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park. polasek.org

HANNIBAL SQUARE HERITAGE CENTER FOLK & URBAN ART FESTIVAL
April 27: Celebrate Central Florida’s diverse culture through artwork and music, featuring the works of more than 25 folk and educational artisans, including members of the original Florida Highwaymen. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park. 407-539-2680. cityofwinterpark.org/events

EARTHFEST 2018
April 27: A day for environmental awareness with free tree giveaways, workshops, earth-friendly vendors, kids activities and live music provided by Beth McKee and Swamp Sistas. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry. Free. 407-262-7700, ext. 1507. casselberry.org

SCIENCE OF WINE
April 27: More than 150 wines from all over the world are paired with gourmet foods for a tasty learning experience. 7-10 p.m. Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. osc.org

COCOA BEACH UNCORKED FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL
April 27-28: Picturesque Atlantic Ocean views are the backdrop for this two-day festival celebrating the Space Coast’s most renowned chefs, restaurants and breweries. Alan Shepard Park, 4400 Ocean Beach Blvd., Cocoa Beach. cocoabeachuncorked.com


 

World of Good

April Fundraisers

4/6
20TH ANNIVERSARY CATTLE BARON’S BALL, benefits the American Cancer Society. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando. cattlebaronsballorlando.com

WALK FOR PARKINSON, benefits local community programs and research to find a cure for Parkinson’s disease. Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs. parkinsoncf.org

GR8TODON8, this 8k run raises awareness and support for organ and tissue donation in Central Florida. Lyman High School, Longwood. gr8todon8.com

4/8
12TH ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT, benefits the Winter Garden Heritage Foundation. West Orange Country Club, Winter Garden. wghf.org

4/11
JEANS AND JEWELS, benefits Freedom Ride, which provides therapeutic horseback riding for adults and children with disabilities. Country Club of Orlando. freedomride.com

4/13
WINE, WOMEN AND SHOES, benefits Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida. The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes. winewomenandshoes.com/orlando

4/17
READING BETWEEN THE WINES, benefits Adult Literacy League of Central Florida. Featured speaker is Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King. Orlando Science Center, Orlando. adultliteracyleague.org

4/20
PAWS FOR PEACE WALK, benefits Harbor House’s pet shelter for victims of domestic abuse. Blue Jacket Park, Orlando. harborhousefl.com

4/24
CALL TO HOPE BREAKFAST, benefits Shepherd’s Hope healthcare clinics for low-income families. Rosen Shingle Creek, Orlando. shepherdshope.org

4/27
AIDS WALK, benefits the Hope and Help Center of Central Florida, Inc. Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola, Orlando. aidswalkorlando.org

NAMI WALKS, 5k walk that benefits the National Alliance on Mental Illness. Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs. namiwalks.org

CENTRAL FLORIDA TAKE STEPS WALK, benefits the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. UCF Memory Mall, Orlando. ccfa.org

4/29
HOPE IN ONE, benefits Give Kids the World Village. The Golden Bear Club at Keene’s Pointe, Windermere. hopeinonegolf.org

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