Weekend Happenings Aug 18 to 20

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


Yappy Hour – The Mennello Museum of American Art – 6 to 7:30 pm

Celebrate the launch of pet membership at the museum with District 4 Commissioner Patty Sheehan and her dog Sienna at Yappy Hour. Bring your four-legged friends for wine, beer (human), and dog beer with treats, doggie pools, and a free dog tag for the first 35 pet members to check in. For more info: facebook.com/events/1875991522617498

Tom and Dan Exclusive Brewery Tour – Ten10 Brewing – 7 pm

Meet up and start at Ten10 brewing, for food and beer to wash it down with. Followed by trips to Broken Cauldron and Ocean Sun Brewing before ending back at Ten10 for another beer and perhaps more food. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

Emo Nite Orlando – The Social – 9 pm

Emo Nite LA, a movement begun in Los Angeles by three friends who share the love of Emo Rock from the 1990's and early 2000's, brings their show to Orlando. For tickets and more info: ticketfly.com


Secret Lake Runyak – Casselberry – 8 am

This family friendly race, organized by the City of CasselberryCasselberry Friends of the Park, and Travel Country Outfitters, consists of a 3K kayak paddle sandwiched between a pair of 2.3K runs. The event is structured to accommodate all fitness levels at Secret Lake, 200 N. Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry.

Orlando Shakes Open House – Orlando Shakespeare Theatre – 2 to 10 pm

Orlando Shakespeare Theater celebrates its 29th season with an open house. Activities include crafts and story time for children; scenery, lighting and sound demonstrations; a Q&A with theater artists; a prop-and-costume museum; and an evening outdoor movie next door in Loch Haven Park. 2-10 p.m. Free. Parking is limited in front of the theater; other spaces available along Mills Avenue or in nearby garages. For more info: orlandoshakes.org

Chocolate Night – Bok Tower Gardens – 5 to 7 pm

With general admission, concert admission or member admission, stop by the gift shop for samples of dark stone ground Taza chocolate and learn the best pairings with wines from around the world. For more info: boktowergardens.org

Art Walk – Sanford – 6 to 9 pm

Explore galleries and art spaces along historic downtown Sanford’s First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. Discover this river town’s culture and nightlife, food and art each third Saturday of the month. August theme: Heat Wave (Looking for Some Cool Art). Free. For more info: sanfordartwalk.comsanfordwelcomecenter.com


Yappy Hour with Pet Rescue By Judy – The Lucky Lure – 1 to 4 pm

Every 3rd Sunday of the month, Pet Rescue by Judy is open for adoptions on the patio of the Lucky Lure and with a donation, you get a free drink off the Yappy Hour Cocktail Menu. For more info: facebook.com/events/330833794037358

Multi-Day Events:

Florida Kids and Family Expo – Orange County Convention Center – Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun 11 am to 5 pm

While your children create, play and collect free stuff, all in air-conditioned comfort, you can pick up new ideas and opportunities to enrich your family’s life. For tickets and more info: mycentralfloridafamily.com

Harvest Grape Stomp – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun 11 am to 5 pm

With the arrival of harvest season at the vineyard, it’s time for a little grape-stomping competition. This family friendly activity includes live music; Lakeridge wine and complimentary winery tours and tastings; plus beer, soft drinks and food for sale. Free. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

A Midsummer Night's Dream Upside Down – AntiGravity Theatre – Sat & Sun 8 pm

AntiGravity Orlando and Red Fish Theater pair up to turn one of Shakespeare's classic upside down with aerial and acrobatic flare. For tickets and more info: redfishtheatreantigravity.ticketleap.com/midsummer

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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