Weekend Happenings in Orlando Oct 14 to 16

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


October Conductor Crawl – Winter Park – 5 to 11 pm

Meet at The Parkview in Winter Park and then hop on Sunrail for a ride to Church St. Station and crawl the pubs. For more info: facebook.com/events/1567421603559413 

Three American Sculptors – Mennello Museum of American Art – 5:30 pm (members only); 6:30 to 8:30 pm

Join Mayor Buddy Dyer at the opening reception for this exhibit celebrating the work of three extraordinary women sculptors. For more info: facebook.com/events/621285518052129


FLDR Weiner Fest – Artegon Marketplace – 11 am to 5 pm

Hosted by Florida Dachshund Rescue and featuring over 20 vendors, races and activities for dogs, raffles and door prizes, and a pet costume contest. The event is open to dogs of all breeds, though Dachshunds for adoption will be on site and adoption applications will be available. For more info: fldrwienerfest.com

Creative City Project – Downtown Orlando – 5 to 11 pm

With an estimated 15,000 people, including more than 800 artists, expected to participate, downtown Orlando will become a series of unexpected and creative art adventures. For tickets and more info: creativecityproject.com

Pumpkin Fest Art Walk – Sanford – 6 to 9 pm

It's the monthly art walk with a Halloween twist; enjoy all the regular events plus a live pumpkin carving contest in the courtyard. For more info: sanfordwelcomecenter.com

‘Glow Your Pride’ Black Light Tennis – Fort Gatlin Recreation Complex – 7:30 to 9:30 pm

As part of its ongoing commitment to make tennis available and accessible to everyone, USTA Florida is partnering with XGLOsive LLC and the Orange Blossom Tennis Association to host the first ever black light tennis event for LGBT players in Orlando. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

Midnight Ramblers – Hourglass Brewery – 9 to 11:30 pm

Ramble on with the jams of this local blues band while sampling locally brewed specialty beers available on tap. For more info: thehourglassbrewery.com


Latin Food & Wine Festival – Seneff Arts Plaza – 12 to 6 pm

Celebrate Latin cuisine with perfect-size dishes from some of Central Florida’s local restaurants and distributors, wonderful wines/spirits and beers, Latin music and more. For more info: latinfoodandwine.com

Bach Festival Society Presents: Trio Solisti – Rollins College – 3 pm

They have a reputation as the most exciting piano trio in America, and this is your chance to hear them perform musical greats such as Haydn, Chausson, and Brahms . Limited seating available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. For tickets and more info: bachfestivalflorida.org/event/trio-solisti

Multi-Day Events:

Rocky Horror Picture Show – Antigravity Theatre – Fri & Sat 9 to 11 pm

The raucous cult-classic returns to the stage with a devious new spin, featuring live music and breathtaking aerial acrobatics. For tickets and more info: redfishtheatreantigravity.ticketleap.com/rocky

Harvesting the Memories Community Fest – Altamonte Springs – Fri to Sun; Times Vary

An opening-day parade, live entertainment, midway rides and family fun highlight the largest church festival in Central Florida. St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Parish. For more info: stmarymagdalen.org

AIMExpo – Orange County Convention Center – Sat 9 am to 7 pm; Sun 10 am 5 pm

The American International Motorcycle Expo presents hundreds of exhibitors and machines—and the opportunity to test drive or even buy them. For more info: AIMExpoUSA.com

Rootstock Plant & Garden Festival – Bok Tower Gardens – Sat & Sun 8 am to 5 pm

More than 40 vendors will be offering a variety of plants for sale, plus Florida Master Gardeners will be available to answer gardening questions. For more info: boktowergardens.org

Countdown to New Kids Town – Orlando Science Center – Sat and Sun; Regular Hours

In anticipation of the New Kids Town opening next weekend, this weekend is a send off to the Old KidsTown celebrating the joy it has brought thousands of parents and children over the years. For more info: osc.org

OrlandoIX – Orange County Convention Center – Fri to Sun; Times Vary

This celebration of creators in video games, virtual reality, and immersive experiences is open to professionals and consumers and features over 100 interactive experiences, industry leading keynotes, speaker presentations, gaming tournaments, game developer conference, and networking opportunities. For passes and more info: orlandoix.com

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our On The Town or the Halloween Happenings, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today. Prefer to get your news in smaller bites? Sign up to receive our e-newsletter, CityScene, delivered straight to your inbox.

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