Weekend Happenings in Orlando August 19 to 21

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


Fashion & Art Reception – Grand Bohemian Hotel – 6 to 9 pm

Sip on complimentary wine while browsing the art of Daniel Velasco, an illustrator who seeks to tame the ferociousness of fashion using the gentle approach of watercolor. For more info: facebook.com/events/140305856409403

Food Trucks and Movie in the Park – Ocoee – 8:30 pm

Grab dinner from one of the food trucks and settle in on the grass (or bring a lawn chair) to watch Zootopia in Bill Breeze Park. For more info: ocoee.org


BarkHappy Pup Crawl – Sanford – 2 to 5 pm

BarkHappy, a new location-based social app for dogs, has partnered with Pet Rescue by Judy to host a dog-friendly “pup” crawl. For tickets and info: eventbrite.com

Art Walk – Sanford – 6 to 9 pm

Explore galleries and art spaces along historic downtown Sanford’s First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues; this month’s theme is photography. Discover this river town’s culture and nightlife, food, and art each third Saturday of the month. For more info: sanfordartwalk.com

Science Night Live – Orlando Science Center – 8 to 11:30 pm

It's an evening reserved for adults 21 and older, with grown-up inspired programming including a special “West Side Story Cover Battle” performed by the Orlando Shakes cast of West Side Story. For more tickets and info: osc.org/science-night-live


Wedding Expo – Orlando Hilton – noon to 4 pm

If you're planning a wedding, attend this expo for opportunities to sample hors d’oeuvres and cake samples, peruse the booths presented by florists, designers, wedding planners, entertainment companies, bakers, beauty providers and more. For tickets and info: orlandoweddingexpo.com

Multi-Day Events:

Man of Lam Mancha – CFCArts Blackbox Theatre – Times Vary

It's the story of writer Miguel de Cervantes and his manservant who become imprisoned and attempt to persuade an unruly bunch of inmates not to burn his prized manuscript – by performing the tale of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. For tickets and info: cfcarts.com/man-of-la-mancha

Phases: Belly Dance Showcase – Orlando Shakespeare Theatre – Fri & Sat 8 pm; Sun 4 pm

Journey through elation and despair and shift perspective on the duality of light and dark in life via dance and visual storytelling. For more info: facebook.com/events/1269711513069457

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