Weekend Happenings: May 15 to 17

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend, including a Friday night live music guide.

There's never a dull moment in the Orlando metro area. Between the many festivals, theme parks, expos, and concerts, we always have something to do. This weekend in particular features a lot of great live shows, so as a special bonus we've included a Friday night live music guide. Have a great weekend Orlando!

All Weekend Long:

Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival – Various Venues – Various Times

Totally uncensored & unjuried, you don't want to miss the shows featured in the festival which started Thursday May 14 and runs to May 26. For more info: orlandofringe.org

Friday Night Live Music Guide:

Backbooth – Downtown Orlando – 6:30 PM

Chelsea Grin featuring The Word Alive, Like Moths to Flames, and Sylar. For more info: backbooth.com

House of Blues – Downtown Disney – Various Times

Get there early and you can enjoy free music in the courtyard at 5:00 PM. Grupo Niche goes onstage at 8:00 PM and Blues Kitchen at 10:30 PM. For more info: houseofblues.com/orlando

‚ÄčKing Center for the Perfoming Arts – Melbourne – 8:00 PM

John Mayall, the "Godfather of British Blues," performs this one night only. For more info: kingcenter.com

The Plaza Live Orlando – East Orlando – 8:00 PM

Not sure if you want to hear blues, rock, or country? Then Jason Isbell is your musical fit for the evening. For more info: plazaliveorlando.com

The Social – Downtown Orlando – 8:00 PM

Built to Spill and Wooden Indian Burial Ground bring the Indie Rock sound to Downtown. For more info: thesocial.org

Will's Pub – Winter Park – 9:00 PM

Get "the straight deal" with Natural Child performing along with Faux Ferocious and Golden Pelicans. For more info: willspub.org

Friday & Saturday:

Blues-N-Groove Weekend – Mount Dora – 5:00 PM (Friday) and 4:30 PM (Saturday)

Two evenings full of blues music performed by new and legendary musicians. For more info: bluesandgroove.com


Art & Wellness Expo – Artegon Marketplace – 12:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Live music, over 100 artisans, crafters, wellness vendors, a live paint show, color therapy yoga, and much more. For more info: artegonmarketplace.com

Good Life Festival at Trilogy Orlando – Magnolia House – 3:00 PM

Food, wine, craft-beer, jewelry, clothes, and best of all, The Temptations performing live! For more info: thegoodlifefest.com

James Gamble Rogers Colloquium – Rollins College – 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Sara Susanka, author of Not So Big House is the keynote speaker at this years Gamble Rogers Colloquium on Historic Preservation, followed by a catered lunch and a tour of homes in Winter Park's historic College Quarter. For more info: casafeliz.us

Saturday & Sunday:

Star Wars Weekend – Disney's Hollywood Studios – Park Hours

From now until June 14, every weekend, you can meet and greet the galactic celebrities, and enjoy many more Star Wars themed activities (free with park admission). For more info: disneyworld.disney.go.com

Circus Hollywood – Kissimmee – 1:00 PM & 6:30 PM

Bahia Shriners Circus comes to the Silver Spurs Arena this weekend. For more info: circus.bahiashrine.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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