Weekend Happenings: May 8 to 10

Find the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend, including a Mother's Day idea guide.

We are in for a beautiful weekend Orlando. And, it couldn't come at a better time with how many outdoor arts and music festivals going on in and around town this week. Even better, this Sunday, get mom out of the house and enjoy any one of the suggestions in our Mother's Day Sunday guide.


2nd Friday Art Stroll – Mount Dora – 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Stroll the charming streets of Mount Dora while browsing the art, munching the food, and enjoying the fresh air. For more info: mountdoracenterforthearts.org

2nd Friday Art & Music in the Park – Casselberry – 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Grab dinner from the food trucks while jiving to the Jazz Big Band and checking out the current exhibition at the Casselberry art house. For more info: casselberry.org

Winestock – Cranes Roost Park – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Enjoy your week's end happy hour drinking wine and craft beer, tasting the food, and enjoying live entertainment in Crane's Roost Park. For more info: floridauncorked.com

Open Mic Night – Caribbean Hut Café – 8:30 PM

From live music to poetry to comedy, you never know what you're going to get with an open mic night. For more info: caribbeanhutflorida.com


The Maltese Falcon – Enzian – Noon

It's the Saturday Matinee Classic at the Enzian, featuring this iconic film and the fantastic food at the Eden Bar. For more info: enzian.org

Reggae on the Block – Downtown Orlando – 3:00 PM to Midnight

Get up, stand up, and come out for this Reggae street music festival being held in Washington Square at Orange Avenue. For more info: facebook.com/reggaeontheblock

Thomas McClary in Concert – Seneff Arts Plaza – 4:00 PM

This free concert features the vocal stylings of Commodore's co-founder and Mowtown icon. For more info: drphillipscenter.org

Science of Wine – Orlando Science Center – 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

It's the Science Center's annual wine and food tasting event, with over 100 of the finest wines! For more info: www.osc.org

FCF Pro MMA Live – Central Florida Fairgrounds – 7:30 PM

It's the Florida Championship Title Fight this Saturday. If you like mixed martial arts, you don't want to miss this. For more info: fcfighting.com

Sunset Cinema – Cranes Roost Park – 8:00 PM

Grab the family, blankets, chairs, and some snacks to enjoy while watching Planes: Fire & Rescue on the lawn. For more info: altamonte.org

Mother's Day Sunday Guide:

Mother's Day Brunch – Forte Restaurant – 10:30 AM to 2:30 PM

Reservations are required and well worth it for the delicacies this gourmet restaurant has to offer. For more info: reunionresort.com

Mother's Day Brunch – The Tap Room at Dubsdread – 10:00 AM to 2:30 PM

Another with required reservations, but if you can get 'em, why not treat mom to this award winning cuisine? For more info: taproomatdubsdread.com

Mother's Day in the Garden – Leu Gardens – 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Take mom on a tour of the gardens, eat lunch at Curbie's Sidewalk Café, or simply stroll the gardens and take in the beauty. For more info: leugardens.org

Beautiful Music – Casa Feliz Historic Home Museum – Noon

Think out-of-the-box this year and take mom to this exquisite historic home to enjoy the "beautiful music" of solo cellist, Shannon Caine. For more info: casafeliz.us

Highlights Tour – Orlando Museum of Art – 1:00 PM

Take mom on a docent-led tour around the current exhibitions at the Orlando Museum of Art. For more info: omart.org

Create a Cupcake and Canvas Painting Party – Amaya Papaya Playlounge – 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Head out to Casselberry with the lil ones and enjoy an afternoon of painting and decorating your own cupcake. For more info: amayapapaya.com

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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