Weekend Happenings Sep 15 to 17
Know what's happening in and around Orlando for the weekend.
Orlando Women Rock – Aloft Downtown – 5 to 11 p.m.
Celebrate life as wife, mother, or business women with a night of unique panel discussions, motivation, and networking. Speakers will include women who rock at life and business, from local celebrities to government officials. For tickets and more info: orlandowomenrock.eventbrite.com
Opening Reception for Baggage Claims and Virtual Views – Orlando Museum of Art – 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Attend the opening of OMA's two Fall shows and be treated to a special performance by Baggage Claims artist Avery McQuaid Nelson Lawrence. Cash bar and complimentary soft drinks. For tickets and more information: facebook.com/events/1896859903900584
Local Seafood, Craft Beer and Wine Festival – East End Market – noon to 4 p.m.
Ten10 Brewing, Hidden Springs Ale Works, and Talley Wines will provide the beer and wine, while Oyster Bob's Nautical Nonsense Traveling Oyster Bar Company shucks the oysters and Florida & Co hosts the seafood boil with Florida shrimp, Florida lobsters and more. For more info: facebook.com/events/1978441629064397
Hispanic Festival – Lake Monroe – 3 to 10 p.m.
This new festival takes place on a mile-long stretch of Lake Monroe shoreline in downtown Sanford. East Seminole Boulevard will be lined with outdoor boutiques, artisan eateries, and art galleries. This free event also includes live-music stages, beer gardens, a Kids Zone and a Pet Zone. For more info: sanford365.com/event/hispanic-festival-lake-monroe
Local Brews Local Grooves – House of Blues Orlando – 4 p.m.
Hosted by Brian Quain from "What Ales Ya" Podcast, and House of Blues in celebration of their 20th anniversary, 15 Florida craft beers will be featured with food available for purchase and entertainment from talented local bands. For tickets and more info: facebook.com/events/1906092112997648
Art Walk – Sanford – 6 to 9 p.m.
Explore galleries and art spaces along historic downtown Sanford’s First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. Discover this river town’s culture and nightlife, food and art. This month's theme is "All Things Considered." For more info: sanfordartwalk.com, sanfordwelcomecenter.com
Monkey Joe's Birthday Celebration – Various Locations – Times Vary
Celebrate another year of indoor fun with $5 admission all day, free cotton candy and magnetic picture frames for the first 75 children in attendance or while supplies last. Guests can also take part in a special birthday celebration, including singing happy birthday to the children’s favorite mascot, Monkey Joe, and a dance party. Locations will offer community activities, discounts and giveaways. For more info: monkeyjoes.com
29th Season Gala – Orlando Shakespeare Theatre – 5 to 9 p.m.
It's an evening of exceptional food and wine, live entertainment, and memorable conversation to celebrate Orlando Shakes' 29th Season. For tickets and more info: orlandoshakes.org
Serve Day | Volunteering Event – Downtown Orlando – 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Fashion Week – The Mall at Millenia – Fri to Sun, times vary
Enjoy fashion shows, trunk shows, guest appearances, champagne receptions, in-store activities and more. For more info: mallatmillenia.com
Pirate Week – Orlando Science Center – Fri to Sun, times vary
KidsTown hosts everything from pirate-approved crafts, games, and programs to swashbuckling story times throughout the weekend. Plus, on Saturday, enjoy even more fun for all ages, such as pirate performers and live shows. For tickets and more info: osc.org
Halloween Horror Nights – Universal Orlando – select nights through Nov 4
This weekend kicks off the beginning of your chance to explore haunted houses, pass through “scare zones,” see outrageous live shows, and experience many of the park’s usual rides and attractions. New this year: The Overlook Hotel from Stephen King’s classic horror story The Shining. Starts at 6:30 p.m. A separate park ticket is required. For more info: halloweenhorrornights.com
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