Weekend Happenings May 5 to 7

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


Cinco de Mayo Block Party – Wall St. Plaza – 4 pm to 2 am

Live music from Audio Exchange, Who Rescued Who, DJ Ricky & Mariachi bands, bull riding, drink specials, mustaches, sombreros, JELL-O shots, piñatas and more are a part of the celebration on Wall St. For more info: facebook.com/events/272826263157601

Shadow Play: Veiled Truths at FAVO Gallery  – FAVO – 5 to 9 pm

Join Jacoub Reyes at Faith Arts Village Orlando for an immersive experience of light and shadows cast from cut cotton milled paper. For more info: facebook.com/events/598565790342783

El Cinco de Mayo Festival – I-Drive 360 – 5 pm to 2 am

Celebrate with Mexican food, beer, wine, tequila shots, margaritas, sangria, piña colada, Gasolina and more, plus live Latin music with free admission and free parking. For more info: facebook.com/events/508881586166461

Cinco de Mayo Patio Party – 4Rivers Smokehouse – 5 to 9 pm

Join the fun for traditional Mexican fare with a smokehouse spin, provisions from Orlando's Tamale Co. Food Truck, craft beer from our Deadly Sins Brewing, margaritas, and live music by the talented Casey Brents at the 1600 West Fairbanks Avenue location in Winter Park. For more info: facebook.com/events/1373565652723928

First Friday de Mayo – Baldwin Park – 5:30 to 9:30 pm

It's the monthly free festival with a Latin twist for Cinco de Mayo. Attendees can take advantage of the live music, artist and vendor booths, food and libations. For more info: facebook.com/events/1904314703133608

Cinco de Mayo Church St. Block Party – Downtown Orlando – 6 pm to 2 am

The entire block of Church St. will be closed off for the Chillers, Cahoots, Latitudes block party, with free margaritas for until 7 pm and free entry until 8 pm. For more info: facebook.com/events/1314412118649891

Movie Night – Leu Gardens – 8:30 pm

Enjoy an outdoor showing of M is for Murder in the open air of the gardens. Blankets or chairs are recommended. You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted. This movie is rated PG13. Under 13 years of age requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. For more info: leugardens.org

Suicidegirls–Blackheart Burlesque – Plaza Live – 9 pm

A geeky burlesque show, filled with pop culture references and backed by a high-energy indie soundtrack. Striptease performances in tribute to Star WarsOrange Is the New BlackDonnie DarkoA Clockwork Orange and more. For tickets and more info: plazaliveorlando.com


Bike 5 Cities – Mead Gardens – 8 am

This free bike event exposes riders of all ages to paved routes and trails in Winter Park, Orlando, Casselberry, Maitland, and Eatonville. The ride begins at Mead Gardens, and riders can ride for as long distance as they want. For more info: www.orlandomagazine.com

Food & Wine Festival – Winter Springs – 5 to 8 pm

Enjoy a night of sampling wine, spirits and craft beer plus food from area restaurants and live entertainment. For tickets and more info: orlandofoodwine.com

Dancing Queen: The Music of ABBA – Sanlando Springs – 8 pm

The Springs 2017, this year’s annual outdoor concert by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, features the touring group Jeans  ‘n  Classics and the music of ABBA. Bring a blanket or chairs to Sanlando Springs, nestled in the Springs residential community in Seminole County, 400 Woodbridge Road, Longwood. For more info: orlandophil.org


Running of the Chihuahuas – Cocina 214 – 11 am to 2 pm

Keep your Cinco de Mayo celebration going at this festive block party with a live DJ, Corona giveaways, Tito's sampling, a photobooth, and of course, cheering on your favorite Chihuahua. For more info: cocina214.com/events

Sip, Shop & Celebrate Two Year Anniversary – Plant St. Market – 11 am to 6 pm

Celebrate two successful years of business for this indoor artisan market with samples, vendor specials, live music, a raffle, and the Two Year Balloon Drop in the Crooked Can Taproom at 4 pm. For more info: facebook.com/events/679037405635354

Multi-Day Events:

St. Johns River Festival of the Arts – Sanford – Sat 10 am to 6 pm, Sun 10 am to 5 pm

First Street in downtown Sanford is transformed into an art mecca, with more than 150 artists plus workshops, demonstrations, live acoustic music, and a food court. For more info: stjohnsriverartfest.com

Bahia Shrine Circus – Kissimmee – Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun 11 am to 5 pm

The Royal Hanneford Circus Royale comes to town for two days. Show times 10 a.m., 2 and 6:30 p.m. each day. For more info: bahiashrine.org

Jazz on the Vineyard Green – Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards – Sat 10 am to 5 pm, Sun 11 am to 5 pm

Enjoy jazz musicians on the outdoor stage while touring the vineyards. For more info: lakeridgewinery.com 

A Cinderella Story – Dr. Phillips Center – Fri & Sat 8 pm, Sun 2 pm

The Orlando Ballet presents Val Caniparoli’s retro retelling of the Classic fairytale. Students can purchase 2 tickets for $25 apiece two hours prior to each show. For tickets and more info: drphillipscenter.org

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