Weekend Happenings: January 15 to 17

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


Food Truck Bazaar – St. Cloud – 5:00 PM

It's the third Friday of the month which means the food trucks are in St. Cloud this Friday. For more details: thedailycity.com

Culture Pop! – Maitland Art Center – 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Honor the visionary artists and philanthropist who made the A&H’s Maitland Art Center what it is today with their Art Legends of Orange County collaboration. For more details: artandhistory.org/culture-popy

Labyrinth – Enzian – 9:30 PM

A special program as part of David Bowie tribute week, the Enzian is showing the iconic classic film. For more details: enzian.org


Orlando Martin Luther King Jr. Parade – Downtown Orlando – 10:00 AM

Bands, Boy Scouts and many other civic groups march in downtown Orlando. For more details: cityoforlando.net/mlk

Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and Vocal Competition – Trinity Prep School – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Watch the live auditions of as many as 40 young, classically trained singers as they compete for an opportunity to sing on stage at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. For more details: metauditionsflorida.org

Eatonville Martin Luther King Jr. Parade – Eatonville – 2:00 PM

The nation’s oldest incorporated African-American municipality begins its parade at 2 p.m. on Kennedy Boulevard, near the center of town. For more details: townofeatonville.com

Night of Fire – Crealdé School of Art – 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Kick off the New Year with the annual open house devoted to showcasing the beautiful lakeside campus and the fiery talents of the artist faculty. For more details: crealde.org

Art & Wine Stroll – Artegon Marketplace – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Browse artwork and handcrafted items while enjoying live jazz, tasty treats and wine from Orlando’s Quantum Leap Winery. For more details: artegonmarketplace.com 

Rise, An Acrobatic Play – Dr. Phillips Center – 7:00 PM

A futuristic coming-of-age story about high school students who dream of becoming world-class entertainers, told through dance and acrobatics. For more details: drphillipscenter.org 


Winter Park Unity Heritage Festival – Hannibal Square – 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

The Hannibal Square neighborhood promotes family history and raises funds for the Educational Fulfillment Fund to benefit local economically disadvantaged youth. For more details: cityofwinterpark.org

Peppa Pig Live: Peppa's Big Splash! – Hard Rock Live – 5:00 PM

Grab the little ones and take them for this fully immersive musical production featuring a dozen familiar and original songs from the popular TV show. For more details: hardrock.com

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Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Circus Presents Legends – Amway Center – Fri through Sun – Times Vary

Circus performers, lions, tigers, horses and elephants from around the world perform feats of daring, strength and wonder. For more details: ringling.com

Otronicon – Orlando Science Center – Fri through Sun – Times Vary

See cutting-edge technologies from the gaming and simulation industries, including military and medical simulators. Meet industry leaders and learn more about STEM (science/technology/engineering/math) careers. For more details: otronicon.org

Mecum Collector Car Auction – Kissimmee – Fri through Sun – Times Vary

Antique, muscle and exotic cars for sale, along with old auto signs, hood ornaments and other memorabilia. For more details: mecum.com

Central Florida Scottish Highland Games – Winter Springs – Sat & Sun – Times Vary

Whether you look good in plaid or not, you can appreciate the strength and skill displayed by game competitors, dancers, pipers and drummers. Exhibits and concessions featuring all things Scottish. For more details: flascot.com

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