Orlando Weekend Happenings: Jan 29 to 31

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.


3 in Motion – Valencia College East Campus – 8:00 PM

The students of the Dr. Phillips High School Dance Magnet Program, Yow Dance, and Valencia Dance Theatre present a joint performance. For more info: events.valenciacollege.edu

Michael Feinstein: A Sinatra Centennial – Dr. Phillips Center – 8:00 PM

Enjoy the centennial celebration of Frank Sinatra with a tribute by Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated entertainer. For more info: drphillipscenter.org

Stand-up Showcase – Drunken Monkey – 8:30 PM

Enjoy the bohemian atmosphere and laugh out loud during local comedian performances. For more info: drunkenmonkeycoffee.com


Fire in the Park Chili Challenge – Avalon Park – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

This chili cook off benefits the Breast Cancer Research Foundation through The Orlando Sports Foundation and The AutoNation Cure Bowl. For more info: avalonparkchilicookoff.com

Def Leppard, Styx, and Tesla – Amway Center – 7:00 PM

Jam out to the tunes of these iconic rock 'n' roll bands. For more info: amwaycenter.com


Pints for Pit Bulls – Orlando Brewing – 3:00 PM

Raise a pint for pit bulls at this festive event including pit bull adoption opportunities, raffles, vendors, and a food truck. Proceeds benefit the Sniffing Snouts Pit Bull Rescue. For more info: orlandobrewing.com

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Elegance 'N' Art Porcelain Art Show – Bahia Shrine Center – Fri 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Sat 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Hand-painted porcelain art pieces are on display and available for sale; demonstrations and technique sessions are also scheduled. For more info: flwocp.org   

Zora! Festival – Eatonville – All Weekend – Times Vary

This three-day event celebrates the life of author and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston and her hometown of Eatonville. The festival offers arts, cultural and humanities programs interspersed with museum exhibits, panel discussions and music. Most events are free and open to the public. For more info: zorafestival.org

Battle of Townsend's Plantation – Rennigers – Sat & Sun – Times Vary

This annual festival features Civil War reenactments, period music, and a dress ball. For more info: townsendfirm.com

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