Weekend Happenings Sep 29 to Oct 1

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


La Maschera Rocks the 80's – The Abbey Orlando – 7 to 11 p.m.

Celebrate the 1980's and its unforgettable fashion, movies, music, and art by wearing your parachute pants and bangle bracelets for an evening at the Abbey in beautiful downtown Orlando. For tickets and more info: eventbrite.com

Move with Chico Flash & Adam Jack – Swirley Wine Bar – 10 p.m.

Join the party for a night of music and dancing in celebration of Chico’s debut track Gold Diggers. For more info: facebook.com/events/875165545975668


Artlando – Loch Haven Park – 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

It's one festival happening for one day and it's all art–visual, dance, and music. It's free entry with the option to purchase a benefactor ticket and get access to the VIP area with seating, fans, private restrooms and a premium view of the performing arts stage, a benefactor lanyard, Artlando t-shirt, and 3 complimentary drinks (your choice of beer or wine). For more info: facebook.com/events/1457722920984160

Self Help Fest – Central Florida Fairgrounds – 2 p.m.

Multiple bands take the stage at the Orlando Amphitheater to deliver positive messages embodied in their music. Performers include A Day To Remember, Underoath, Less Than Jake and more. For tickets and more info: selfhelpfest.com

Latin Jazz and Art Festival – Casselberry – 5 to 9 p.m.

This year’s free jazz fest features a return appearance by 10-time Grammy Award winner Arturo Sandoval at Lake Concord Park. For more info: eventbrite.com


Gallery Talk – Orlando Museum of Art – 1:30 p.m.

Enjoy a special tour and  talk with Jason Foumberg, curator of "Virtual Views" in the exhibition and learn more about this fascinating digital collection currently on view at OMA. For more info: facebook.com/events/1109108472557138

Multi-Day Events:

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 – Plaza Live Orlando – Sat 8 p.m. & Sun 2 p.m.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season with  one of Beethoven’s bestknown works in all classical music. For tickets and more info: orlandophil.org

Disney's Newsies: The Musical – Orlando Repertory Theatre – Sat & Sun 1:30 & 6 p.m.

Based on the 1992 film of the same name and inspired by the events of the real-life Newsboy Strike of 1899, this Disney musical tells the story of Jack Kelly, a feisty New York City newsboy who dreams of a simpler life away from the big city. For tickets and more info: orlandorep.com/shows

Visit Orlando's Magical Dining Month – Locations Vary – Times Vary

It's the last weekend to satisfy your cravings for haute cuisine at reasonable prices as this five-week culinary promotion of the region’s best dining draws to a close. More than 70 of Central Florida’s top restaurants feature three-course, prix fixe dinners for $35 each; a dollar from each meal is donated to a local charity. For more info: 407-363-5872. visitorlando.com/magicaldining

Epcot International Food & Wine Festival – Walt Disney World – Times Vary

Taste the world from one location in Central Florida as dozens of international food markets pop up within this Disney theme park. Experience the art of celebrity chefs, attend culinary demonstrations, and enjoy “Eat to the Beat” concerts. It’s more than two full months of food and fun. For more info: disneyworld.disney.go.com

Jewelry & Accessories Show – Mount Dora – Sat & Sun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

From the producers of the Mount Dora Arts Festival, a two-day showcase for the makers of unique, handmade jewelry and accessories. For more info: mountdoracenterforthearts.org

Want to see your event listed in the Weekend Happenings? Contact Rita at rita.barnes@orlandomagazine.com with your press release or event information.

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