Weekend Happenings in Orlando April 8 to 10

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

Friday:

Authentic Orlando Art Fest – Orlando Brewing – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Orlando Brewing celebrates ten years of brewing craft beers with  live art, local vendors, and food from Authentic Empanadas Catering & Vending. For more info: facebook.com/events/176812939367010

Food Truck Bazaar – Casselberry – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

The Daily City's Food Trucks hit Casselberry this week at Secret Lake Park. For more info: thedailycity.com

Saturday:

Alive Inside – Avalon Church – 3:00 PM

Watch this special screening of the award-winning documentary about the power of music to help those living with dementia. For more info: aliveinside.org

Osceola Woman's Show: Head2Toe – Kissimmee – 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

It's a health, beauty and home show with more than 200 vendors plus door prizes, gifts and interactive booths. For more info: osceolawoman.com

Jill’s Cashbox – Dr. Phillip's Center – 5:00 PM

Enjoy the first installment of the Florida Blue Concert Series happening outdoors and for free in the Seneff Arts Plaza. For more info: drphillipscenter.org

Country 'N' Blues Stroll – Leu Gardens – 7:00 PM

Stroll the gardens while ejoying some country 'n' blues under the stars, with Patrick Gibson, the Daniel Heitz Band and Slickwood. Pack a picnic dinner and bring chairs or blankets. For more info: leugardens.org

Spring Jazz & Art Festival – Casselberry – 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Spend the night listening to live music by saxophonist Vincent Ingala, plus food vendors and art on display. For more info: casselberry.org

Sunday:

Turkish Food Festival – Istanbul Cultural Center – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Live music, activities for the kids, arts & crafts, and samplings of authentic Turkish cuisine. For more info: istanbulcenterorlando.org

Artist Talk: Steve Lotz – Orlando Museum of Art – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Local art legend, Steve Lotz, will discuss his life's work as an artist and professor for free. For more info: omart.org

Multi-Day Events

Florida Film Festival – Multiple Locations – Dates and Times Vary

The 25th annual Florida Film Fest kicks off this weekend with it's opening party on Friday night followed by screenings, celebrity events, and more parties over ten days. For more info: floridafilmfestival.com

Blues at the Winery – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – Sat 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

What's a better pairing than wine and blues? Two live local blues bands will perform each day and donations will be accepted to benefit LRMC Hospital. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

Ram National Circuit Finals Rodeo – Kissimmee – Fri to Sun, Times Vary

Watch as champion rodeo cowboys and cowgirls compete for more than $1 million in cash and prizes. For more info: ohpark.comrncfr.com

UCF Celebrates The Arts – University of Central Florida – Dates & Times Vary

Enjoy a week of artistic events (highlights below) hosted by the university at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. All events are free, though tickets are required for many. 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. 844-513-2014. arts.cah.ucf.edu/schedule

Building Bridges
Fri: 
A collaborative project with the Alive Inside Foundation, demonstrating how music affects the minds of Alzheimer patients.

Living Pictures: Picasso, Klimt, Cassatt, Rockwell and Others
Sat: UCF’s Adlab special-topics class re-creates the backdrops of well-known artworks using costumed actors and models.

Interstellar
Sat: Composer Hans Zimmer conducts UCF faculty and student musicians in a performance of his music from the movie Interstellar

UCF Choral Concert: I Dream a World
Sun: 
UCF’s three choirs sing music from around the world.

Spring Fever in the Garden – Winter Garden – Sat 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Sun 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Browse the plant and garden displays, chalk painting, garden experts, live music and more in downtown Winter Garden. For more info: springfeveringarden.com

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