Weekend Happenings in Orlando August 12 to 14

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


Food Truck Bazaar – Multiple Locations – Times Vary

The Daily City's food trucks hit Celebration at 5 pm and Secret Lake Park in Casselberry at 6 pm this week. For more info: thedailycity.com

2nd Friday Art Stroll – Mount Dora – 6 to 8 pm

A festive evening of art, music, and hors d’oeuvres in downtown Mount Dora, designed to showcase the work of regional artists on display at several local venues. For more info:  mountdoracenterforthearts.org


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

Celebrate the Orlando Shakes's 28th season with their free open house and a full day of activities including story time and coloring for little ones, scenic, light, and sound demo, plus a prop and costume museum. To RSVP and for more info: orlandoshakes.org

Gear Up for Back to School – Herzing University Orlando – 10 am to 2 pm

Children in the Boys and Girls Clubs of Altamonte Springs, Eatonville, and Sanford are invited to attend this free event and receive a backpack with school supplies, free haircuts, safety kits provided by the Casselberry Police Department, free Chick-fil-a, and free smoothies. To register and for more info: eventbrite.com

Author Event: Marilyn Randolph – Book Warehouse Orlando – 3 to 5 pm

It's an opportunity to meet author Marilyn Randolph and pick up a copy of her new book, Be Still. For more info: facebook.com/events/321107528279003

Free Reading: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – The Geek Easy – 7 pm

Local actors present this free reading of the 8th installment in the Harry Potter series, with food and drinks available and donations accepted to help the Pulse victims. For more info: facebook.com/events/1053897267978791


Kutz4Kids Back to School Event – Jaca's Barber + Shop – 7 am to 2 pm

Hosted by Power 95.3 and Jaca's Barber + Shop, free haircuts will be given to the first 500 children to arrive, and school bags with supplies to the first 1,000. For more info: facebook.com/events/1871114849782666

Free Family Funday: Block Print Party – Mennello Museum of American Art – noon to 2:30 pm

Create your own works of art in this family-friendly event. For more info: facebook.com/events/1902406579986655

Multi-Day Events:

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

In it's 22nd year, this annual grape stomping competition benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Lake County, and includes live music, wine, beer, and food. To register and for more info: lakeridgewinery.com

Choreographer's Showcase – Center for Contemporary Dance – Sat 7 pm; Sun 3 pm

The Center for Contemporary Dance invites audiences into the rehearsal studio for a rare preview of new and repertory works from some of the area's finest choreographers. For tickets and more info: thecenterfordance.tix.com

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