Weekend Happenings Jan 5 to 7

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


Opening Night Show and Party – Orlando Shakes – 6:15 p.m.

Discover a hilarious new comedy of good intentions and bad manners. Ticket holders for opening night are also invited to the pre-show reception with free light appetizers provided by Mesa21, followed by a brief, informative discussion about the creative process with the director and members of the creative team. Other show times this weekend include Saturday at 2 & 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. For tickets and more info: orlandoshakes.org

Salsa Downtown 2018 Kickoff – The Balcony Orlando – 8 to 11 p.m.

Happening the first Friday of every month, it's a fun night moving to the sounds of Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, and more at downtown Orlando's largest rooftop space. For tickets and more info: facebook.com/events


Brunch With Your Pup – Mennello Musuem of Art – 10 a.m. to noon

Grab your pups and picnic blankets to meet for the museum's first brunch of the new year, presented by The Urban Dog Real Estate Group. For more info: mennellomuseum.org

Winter Music Series – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – noon to 4 p.m.

Enjoy 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


Crafts & Culture Market – Eatonville – 1 p.m.

Happening the first Sunday of every month, this outdoor family-friendly event features a kid’s corner, food trucks, artisan vendors, and music. Free. For more info: facebook.com/events

Music in the Library – Orlando Public Library – 2 to 4 p.m.

If you love folk music, then don't miss the live performance by the celebrated musical duo Hungrytown for free. For more info: ocls.info

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Nature Connects Art with LEGO Bricks – Harry P. Leu Gardens – Through April 22

This exhibit uses 450,000 bricks to make larger-than-life sculptures such as a 6-foot hummingbird towering over a trumpet flower. Price included with admission. For more info: leugardens.org

MECUM Collector Car Auction – Kissimmee – Through Jan. 14

Expect to see thousands of antique, muscle and exotic cars for sale, along with old auto signs, hood ornaments and other memorabilia. For more info: mecum.com

Star-Studded Evenings – Orlando Science Center – Fri & Sat 

Visit the Crosby Observatory to gaze at stars, planets and other celestial objects, and catch a Hollywood movie in the Digital Adventure Theater from 5 to 9 p.m on both days. For more info: www.osc.org

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month plus all the Seasonal Happenings check out On the Town, 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.

Want to see your event listed in the Weekend Happenings? Contact Rita at rita.sotolongo@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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