Weekend Happenings in Orlando Jan 20 to 22

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


Groove @The Grove – The Grove Shopping Center – 6 to 9 pm

Enjoy a live music performance by Blender and fun for the whole family, plus a magic show with Up Close and Magic by Al Coury. For more info: thegroveorlando.com

Orlando Indie Comedy Fest – Will's Pub – 7 to 9 pm

Trae Crowder, a comedian from rural Tennessee, headlines this fun and supportive festival for comedians. For tickets and more info: facebook.com/events/204074519999588


Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions/Vocal Competition – Trinity Preparatory School – 10 am to 5 pm

As many as 40 young, classically trained singers compete for the opportunity to sing on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York. For more info: metauditionsflorida.org

Winter Music Series at the Winery – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – 1 to 4 pm

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards offers live music on Saturday afternoons in January, with bands performing on an outdoor stage. Along with complimentary winery tours and tastings, food, wine, and soft drinks are available for purchase. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

Monster Jam – Camping World Stadium – 5 pm

Oversized,  high-powered trucks, both new and old favorites, compete for a place in the Monster Jam World Finals. For more tickets and more info: monsterjam.com

Distinguished Young Women – Garden Theatre – 7 pm

An annual showcase of exceptional young women from across Florida competing for college scholarships from Distinguished Young Women (formerly America’s Junior Miss), a five-decade-old program for high school girls that promotes scholarship, leadership,  fitness, and talent. For more info: gardentheatre.org


Competitive Dance Team Preview – University of Central Florida – 7 pm

The Competitive Dance Team at The Center for Contemporary Dance presents a preview of new works to be entered into competitive events in 2017. For tickets and more info: thecenterfordance.tix.com

Multi-Day Events:

Zora! Festival – Zora Neale Hurston National Museum – Fri to Sun

This weeklong series of events celebrates the life of    author    and folklorist Zora Neale Hurston and her hometown of Eatonville. The 28th annual festival offers arts, cultural and humanities programs; museum exhibits; panel discussions; music; and a three-day street party, the Outdoor Festival of the Arts. Most events are free and open to the public. For more info: zorafestival.org

Picasso at the Lapin Agile – Mad Cow Theatre – Fri & Sat 7:30 pm; Sun 2:30 pm

This is Steve Martin's funny story of the imaginary meeting of the artistic and scientific geniuses Picasso and Einstein who are shortly to jump-start the 20th century with their new ways of perceiving the world. For tickets and more info: madcowtheatre.secure.force.com

Painted Porcelain Art Show – Kissimmee – Fri 9 am to 5 pm, Sat 9 am to 3 pm

The Windows to the Soul Painted Porcelain Art Show exhibits hand-painted porcelain art pieces, available for sale, plus offers demonstrations and technique sessions. Featured guest artist: Brazilian-born Manuel Felipe Pereira. For more info: flwocp.com

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