Weekend Happenings June 16 to 18

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


Skylight – Mad Cow Theatre – 8 pm

It's opening night for this multiple award-winning British drama with show times every Thursday to Saturday at 8 pm and Sundays at 3 pm through July 9. Discussions with the cast will be held after every Thursday and Sunday performance. For tickets and more info: madcowtheatre.com


Festival of the Sea – Orlando Festival Park – 11 am to 7 pm

This festival features multiple seafood vendors, a beer-and-wine garden, arts and crafts, and a children’s play area. For more info: gopartylive.com/festivalofthesea

Our Orlando Artists Panel – Mennello Museum of American Art – 1 to 2 pm

Curator Katherine Navarro will moderate a panel discussion with four artists from our current exhibition, OUR ORLANDO, as they consider issues of space, outlets for exhibition, and the traditional/non-traditional roles of artists in our society. For more info: facebook.com/events/228148941018563

Sanford Art Walk – First Street – 6 to 9 pm

Explore galleries and art spaces along historic downtown Sanford’s First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. For more info: sanfordartwalk.com and sanfordwelcomecenter.com


Leu Gardens Celebrates Dads – Winter Park – 9 am to 5 pm

Explore 50 acres of botanical gardens with free admission for Father’s Day. For more info: leugardens.org

Father's Day BBQ Lunch and Die Hard – Enzian – 11:30 am

Treat the dads in your life to a BBQ lunch buffet with free beer, and the ultimate dad movie,  Die Hard. For tickets and more info: enzian.org/film/die-hard

Harpist Christine MacPhail – Casa Feliz – noon to 3 pm

Orlando harpist, Christine MacPhail, plays all styles of music from classical to contemporary. Enjoy songs by artists such as Jason Mraz, Ed Sheeran, Christina Perri, Bruno Mars, Frank Sinatra, Journey, and the Beatles. For more info: casafeliz.us

Free Admission for Dads – Albin Polasek Museum – 1 to 4 pm

Take dad on a docent-guided tour of Polasek’s home, studio, chapel, and sculpture gardens and bring a picnic lunch to enjoy by Lake Osceola surrounded by the beauty of Polasek’s gardens and works of art. For more info: polasek.org

Father's Day Improv Show – SAK Comedy Lab – 2 & 4 pm

Make dad laugh out loud with free admission to an afternoon of improvisational comedy. Advance tickets are strongly recommended. For tickets and more info: sakcomedylab.com/dad

Multi-Day Events:

American Roadtrip – Calvary Assembly – Fri & Sat 7:30 pm

The CFCArts Symphony invites you to experience the sights, sounds, history, and grandeur of the American landscape explored with music that makes up the sonic tapestry of this country. For tickets and more info: cfcarts.com/roadtrip 

The Lion in Winter – UCF Performing Arts Theater – Fri & Sat 7:30 pm, Sun 2 pm

It's the closing weekend for this modern classic with sibling rivalry, adultery, dungeons and more. Comedic in tone, dramatic in action, The Lion in Winter tells the story of the Plantagenets, a family locked in a free-for-all, competing to inherit a kingdom. For tickets and more info: events.ucf.edu

Aladdin and the Magic Lamp – Orlando Shakespeare Theatre – Sat 2 & 4:30 pm, Sun 2 pm

Kicks off the 2017-2018 Orlando Shakes Children’s Series with the celebrated Middle Eastern folktale Aladdin and the Magic Lamp running through July 23 on select dates. For tickets and more info: orlandoshakes.org

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