Weekend Happenings April 24 to 26

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

It's been a stormy week, but on the bright side, it's the weekend! Don't let this crazy weather we've been having keep you cooped up indoors. Get out and enjoy everything our beautiful city has to offer this weekend. Read on for a preview of just a few events happening.

Friday:

Sanford Art Walk – Downtown Sanford – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

It's the monthly art walk in historic Sanford. The galleries and art spaces in and around First Street open their doors for your perusal while you enjoy the town's nightlife, food, and art. For more info: sanfordwelcomecenter.com

Smokin' Torpedoes – Cranes Roost Park – 7:00 PM

Part of the Friday Night Live weekly concert series, head to Altamonte Springs for this free concert in the park. Enjoy the musical stylings of this local blues band. For more info: altamonte.org

American Jazz Pianist Competition – Timucua Arts Foundation – 7:30 PM

Perhaps you prefer Jazz? Well, this stand-off between the finalists in this competition is the concert for you. Also free and a recommended opening act for Rob Mazurek performing at Will's Pub shortly after, you don't want to miss this. For more info: timucua.com/calendar

Saturday:

Paws for Peace Walk – Blue Jacket Park – 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Enjoy a stroll around the park with your furry four-legged friend and raise awareness of the effects domestic abuse takes on pets and their owners. For more info: harborhousefl.com/pawsforpeace

All Pro Dad – Citrus Bowl – 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Featuring Charlie Ward, Heisman trophy winner and former NBA star, the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience is a bonding experience for families through football themed drills and other fun-and-games activities. For more info: allprodad.com

Central Florida Earth Day 2015 – Lake Eola – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Celebrate our environment with more than 225 eco-friendly vendors, restaurant booths, live music, and entertainment in beautiful Lake Eola park. For more info: cfearthday.org

Blood Sweat & Tears with Bo Bice – Trilogy Orlando – 3:00 PM

As part of the The Good Life Festival, this rock band infused with blues, pop, and a little bit of horns, features American Idol's Bo Bice. For more info: thegoodlifefest.com

Sunday:

And Still We Rise – Orange County History Center – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

It is not too late to enjoy this exhibition on Race, Culture, and Visual Conversations of African American history. And, Sunday's at the History Center are FREE! For more info: thehistorycenter.org

A Knight of Soundtracks VI – UCF Visual Arts Building – 7:00 PM

Enjoy a night of music from the stage and screen in this free concert. For more info: music.cah.ucf.edu

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out April's On the Town, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today.

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