Weekend Happenings July 7 to 9

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


FAVO First Friday Art Show – Faith Arts Village Orlando – 5 to 9 pm

Meet the artists who throw open the doors to their studios on the first Friday of every month, browse their creations, listen to live music, and enjoy the food trucks. For more info: facebook.com/events/1904784203122934

Grease Sing-A-Long – The Abbey – 8 pm

Break out your leather jackets and poodle skirts so you can embrace your inner T-Bird or Pink Lady at the Grease Sing-A-Long. For tickets and more info: abbeyorlando.ticketfly.com


Orlando Book Festival – Orlando Public Library – 10 am to 5 pm

A celebration of books at the Orlando Public Library; book signings, panel discussions, writing workshops, and a keynote address from New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera. Free. For more info: ocls.info/programs/obf/

Drum Corps International – Camping World Stadium – 7:30 pm

Drum Corps International (DCI) returns to Orlando for DCI Central Florida with several top-tier corps who will take the field in competition. For tickets and more info: facebook.com/events/297801044001467/

Bill Maher – Dr. Phillips Center – 8 pm

Enjoy a comedic evening with Emmy Award winner Bill Maher. For tickets and more info: drphillipscenter.org


Free Family Funday: Printing in the Sun – Mennello Museum of American Art – noon to 2:30 pm

Travel back to the time before digital photographs, before color shots, and create art harnessing the summer sun with cyanotypes. For more info: mennellomuseum.org

49 Postures of Love: Memory in Motion – Downtown Orlando YMCA – 3:30 to 5 pm

Join the Interfaith Yoga Project, Sarah Burnett, Rachel Chase and Hannah Willard to explore healing and forward movement through yoga. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

Blues Artist: Jarekus Singleton  – The Alley – 5 pm to 7 pm

USA Today sums up Singleton as "stinging blues guitar and potent, original songs herald the emergence of a major new talent." Join other Blues fans and check out this emerging artist in Sanford for an evening that will inspire. For tickets and more info: brownpapertickets.com

Paint it Black Quartet  – Casa Feliz – noon to 3 pm

Classical musicians that literally ROCK! Live and free of charge, The Beautiful Music's Classical Quartet will be performing Aerosmith-Zepplin, Bach-Beatles and more of your favorites. Don't forget to show support to the "Happy House" and leave a donation as a thank you ($5/person, suggested).  No tickets needed; seating is first come, first serve.  For more information on Casa Feliz: casafeliz.com

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Free Harp Concert – Oviedo – Fri 7 pm & Sun 3 pm

Take sanctuary from the heat and relax to the melodies of harp music for free at St. Luke's Lutheran Church. For more info: stlukes-oviedo.org/concert-series

Big Red Bus at Publix – Various Publix Locations – Friday through Sunday

The Big Red Truck will be at select Publix locations this weekend! In exchange for blood, donors will receive a $10 Publix Gift Card. To find out where to donate and help those in need, see locations and schedule here: oneblood.org or call 1-888-9-DONATE. *Appointments honored, walk-ins welcome!

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