Weekend Happenings in Orlando April 29 to May 1

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


Happy Hour Portrait Demo – Albin Polasek Museum – 5 pm to 8 pm

As part of the Winter Park Paint Out event, Paint Out artist Joseph Gyurcsak will showcase the art of the impressionist figure during a wine and beer happy hour. For more info: polasek.org

Final Friday Wine Walk – Mount Dora – 6 pm

Experience over 16 varieties of wine while strolling the shops of Mount Dora, starting and ending back at Norm's Palate for chances to win prizes. For more info: mountdoralive.com

Book Release Party – The Gallery at Avalon Island – 6 pm

Celebrate the release of Page 15's 4th annual anthology of teen writing "In Honor Of Things" written by Orlando high schoolers on discovering gender in the everyday. For more info: facebook.com/events/1705556349696168

Marilyn Maye – Orlando Shakespeare Theater – 8 pm

Award Winning Vocalist Marilyn Maye presents a solo musical cabaret. For more info: orlandoshakes.org


Dancing on the Drive – Edgewater Drive – 6 pm to 11 pm

Edgewater Drive is transformed into a street dance party with a DJ, tables for reserve, and local vendors. For more info: facebook.com/events/1725960707649616

Funny Bones: A Collection of Folk Art Wit – Jeanine Taylor's Folk Art Gallery  – 6 pm to 8 pm

It's the opening reception for this 4-artist show promoting a love for Southern folk art. For more info: jtfolkart.com

Paint Out Gar­den Party – Albin Polasek Museum – 6 pm to 9 pm

The garden party closes the 2016 Winter Park Paint Out with a chance to view the artworks, meet the artists, and enjoy the food, drinks, and entertainment. For more info: polasek.org


The Taste at I-Drive 360 – International Drive – 2 pm to 5 pm

Sample food from a unique line-up of restaurants while enjoying the attractions I-Drive 360 has to offer. Proceeds benefit esophageal cancer research and screening at the Florida Hospital Cancer Institute. For more info: floridahospital.com

Music in the Library – Downtown Orlando Public Library – 3 pm to 4 pm

Students from Simple Gifts Music Studio will perform piano and vocal repertoire. For more info: ocls.info

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St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – Sanford – Sat 10 am to 6 pm, Sun 10 am to 5 pm

First Street in downtown Sanford is transformed into an art mecca, with more than 150 artists, plus workshops, demonstrations, live acoustic music, and a food court. For more info: stjohnsriverartfest.com

Orlando Cabaret Festival – Mad Cow Theatre – Show Times Vary

This annual festival features intimate performances by some of the world’s pre-eminent cabaret and jazz artists. For more info: orlandocabaret.com

Epcot International Flower and Garden Festival – Epcot – Regular Park Hours

View enchanting topiaries, gather expert gardening tips and enjoy live music, all while sampling seasonal foods from outdoor kitchens in the Disney World theme park’s World Showcase. For more info: epcotinspring.com

Moonstone Music Festival – Central Florida Fairgrounds – Sat and Sun 11 am to midnight

Headliners Kiss and Def Leppard will perform at this debut festival with multiple stages and over 100 musical and comedy acts. For more info: moonstonemusicfestival.com

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