Weekend Happenings: May 1 to 3

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

May is here, so let's hope we've seen the last of the April showers and we can enjoy those May flowers. Whether rain or shine though, there's plenty going on this weekend. Here is just a sampling of what's happening in and around Orlando.

Friday:

Food Truck Bazaar – Kissimmee Civic Center – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

It's a weekly affair, but one that's always worth it on a Friday night. Enjoy some air, good food, and time relaxing after the work week. For more info: thedailycity.com

Snap! You Are Here VIP Kick Off Event – Snap! Space – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Be there for the kick off of this 31 day art festival, support Snap! Cultural Events, eat, drink, get the first look at the art, and take your VIP goodie bag home with gifts exclusive to attendees of the party. For more info: snapyouarehere.com

Puccini's Tosca – Mayor Bob Carr Theater – 8:00 PM

A favorite among most opera lovers, don't miss your chance to watch the drama unfold while listening to the famous score played by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. If you already have plans for Friday, there's also a Sunday matinee at 2:00 PM. For more info: orlandophil.org

Saturday:

Earthfest – Lake Concord Park – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Celebrate Earth Day 2015 during this eco-friendly event showcasing planting workshops, live music, door prizes, and a recycled art exhibit. For more info: casselberry.org

Snap! You Are Here Public Opening – Snap! Space – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

If you can't make the VIP Kick Off party, worry not, Saturday is the public kick off event located at the Snap! Space gallery in downtown. For more info: snapyouarehere.com

Hearts of Gold Concert – Hard Rock Live – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Listen to the vocal stylings of Fernando Varela and Branden James, both of America's Got Talent, backed by the music of Orlando Pops Orchestra and support the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. For more info: centralfloridahomeless.org

Saturday and Sunday:

Jazz on the Vineyard Green – Lakeridge Winery  – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sat) and 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sun)

Enjoy some wine or beer al fresca, tour the winery, and unwind a bit while listening to the jazz performances of local musicians on the lawn. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com

St. John's River Festival of the Arts – First Street, Sanford – 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM (Sat) 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Sun)

See the work of over 125 fine artists and craftsmen while you stroll the charming streets fo historic Sanford and sample the culinary selections while watching live artist demonstrations. For more info: stjohnsriverartfest.com

Sunday:

Family Fest – Cranes Roost Park – 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Presented by the Altamonte Springs Police Department, spend a day of fun enjoying games, activities, crafts, food, and a chance to enter to win Orlando Magic, Orlando City Soccer and Legoland tickets. For more info: altamonte.org

Coppélia – Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts – 2:00 PM

Get out of the sun for a bit and relax at the matinee performance of this comical ballet about a doll come to life. For more info: orlandoballet.org

For a full lineup of the happenings around town this month, check out our On The Town, pick up the magazine on newsstands, subscribe, or pick up your digital copy today.

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