Weekend Happenings in Orlando October 28 to 30

Know what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend plus some bonus Halloween happenings.


4th Fridays Pizza Night – Maitland Civic Center – 6 to 9 pm

Enjoy live music on the lakeside patio while the lights illuminate Lake Lily and pair wine or beer with pizza from Shadrach's Fiery Furnace. For more info: maitlandciviccenter.com

Culture Pop! John Petrey & Derek Gores – Maitland Art & History Museum – 6:30 to 9 pm

Get a unique look at the museum after-hours, be among the first to see new exhibitions, listen to live music and poetry readings, enjoy complimentary food, a cash bar, and the special pop-up exhibit by local artist Richard Muenster. For more info: artandhistory.org/culture-pop

Pink Out. Dine Out. Rock Out. – The Mall at Millenia – 6:30 pm

This outdoor concert features live music by award-winning bands Violectric and DJ Juel, and with a donation of $15, sample food and signature drinks from your favorite restaurants. For more info: eventbrite.com

Halloween Pub Crawl – Downtown Orlando – 8 pm

Orlando Pub Crawl invites you to don your Halloween costume a few days early and trick-or-treat pub crawl style the local drinkeries downtown. Meet at Sideshow and proceed from there. For more info: facebook.com/events/1643756562603936


Trick-or-Treat Safe Zone – Orlando Public Library – 10:30 am to 3 pm

The Orlando Public Library and the Orange County Regional History Center team up for a Halloween event featuring fun for the whole family. Visit both locations for trick-or-treating, a scavenger hunt with a spooky reward, games and more. For more info: ocls.info

Mr. Richard & The Pound Hounds – Orlando Repertory Theatre – 1 pm

With sing-a-long tunes about fish, skunks, snakes and Halloween fun, kids can also try out and model their costumes before the big night on the 31st. For more info: orlandorep.com

GUTS Orlando – Milk District – 2 to 9 pm

Pumpkin carvers compete head-to-head to craft amazing creations that will be put up for auction. The event also features food, drink, music, a silent auction, raffle and activities for all ages. All proceeds benefit the Make A Wish Foundation. For more info: gutsorlando.com

Zombie Prom – Copper Rocket Pub – 8 pm to 2 am

Get your bones shaking to the music of five live bands, get judged in the costume contest for cash prizes, and get painted with professional artists doing makeup on site for your zombie prom photo. For more info: facebook.com/events/1643756562603936


Vampire Yoga in the Galleries – Orlando Museum of Art – 4:30 to 6 pm

Join College Park Yoga for a session in the galleries and take a peek at the latest exhibitions – "The Conversation Continues" and "Familiar Mysteries." For more info: orlando.tamretail.net

Multi-Day Events:

Dracula – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – Fri & Sat 8 pm; Sun 2 pm

Orlando Ballet presents Bram Stoker’s 1897 horror classic performed with expressive, dramatic choreography. For tickets and more info: drphillipscenter.org

Zoo Boo Bash – Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens – Sat & Sun 9 am to 3 pm

The Central Florida Zoo invites children to wear costumes, get their faces painted and collect treats while learning about animals in the wild. Most activities included in zoo admission. For more info: centralfloridazoo.org

Haunted House – Longwood – Fri & Sat 6:30 to 9:30 pm

Watson Realty Corp.’s Wekiva/Longwood office parking lot is transformed into darkened, cobweb-bedecked, fog-ridden series of rooms hosted by Watson Realty associates and Lake Brantley Drama Students. Free entry with donation of two canned good items or two non-perishable food item for Second Harvest Food Bank. For more info: watsonrealtywekiva.com

Haunted Hotel – Hotel Cassadaga – Fri to Sun 9 am to 11 pm

Get spooked at the haunted house, haunted tent, and with extended bar+resturant hours late into the night for only $15, no hotel stay necessary. For more info: facebook.com/events/643549989132523

Mineral and Gem Show – Florida National Guard Armory, – Fri 1 to 6 pm; Sat 10 am to 6 pm; Sun 10 am to 5 pm

Presented by the Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, this 3-day show features over 30 vendors or natural and handcrafted items. For more info: cfmgs.org

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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