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The Orlando Fringe Winter Mini-Fest

January 5 @ 5:00 pmJanuary 8 @ 11:59 pm

A 4-day arts festival that presents a hand-picked selection of audience favorites from the 2016 Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival and beyond.

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Laser Weekend I at the Planetarium

January 6 @ 7:00 pmJanuary 7 @ 10:00 pm
Emil Buehler Planetarium, 100 Weldon Drive
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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Laser shows return to the Buehler Planetarium this weekend. Featuring an octet of fantastic laser displays, cutting across genres and decades. There’s guaranteed to be something for everyone! For full show descriptions, please click HERE. ***INDIVIDUAL ADMISSION COSTS (PER SHOW):*** — $10 for adults — $8 for students and adults 55+ — $5 for Seminole State faculty, staff, and students with College ID. Ticketing for each show will begin 15 minutes prior to the presentation.

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Uncomfortable Brunch presents Requiem for a Dream

January 8 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm
Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Uncomfortable Brunch is turning 2 years old! This silly idea has managed to keep going. So, to celebrate we are showing one of the saddest movie of the last couple decades. This has been, by far, the most requested film to show… so we are going to oblige. Obviously we will be showing Darren Aronofsky’s director’s cut of his upsetting examination of addiction.

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The Scene 2017 Indie Music & Art Festival

January 8 @ 7:00 pm
Venue 578, 578 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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We are the largest Indie movement in the city. This is the new wave of Orlando Indie Music and Art Culture. “The Scene” is an Awesome Interactive Art and Music event in Downtown Orlando that celebrates Indie Music. Featuring local multi genre of bands – MC’s – Spoken Word Artists – B-Boys/Girls and more, all under one roof with many entertaining surprises in between.

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Orlando Drink and Draw

January 9 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor, 1001 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Orlando Drink & Draw will venture to a new bar each month to sample beers and sketch. There is no model fee and no instruction. This is just a chance to get out, meet fellow artists and draw. I’m hoping to sketch in Central Florida’s best dive bars, so suggestions are always welcome. Wally’s is a dive bar in the true sense of the word. Start the new year with a stiff one and a sketch.

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USBG Orlando Bartender’s New Year

January 9 @ 9:00 pm
The Courtesy Bar, 114 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Join us for our annual industry celebration of New Year’s! We know that most of us in the service industry work on NYE so we are getting together to celebrate the new year in style! Tickets are $15 pre sale on eventbrite. Use the link. Otherwise they’re $25 at the door. Tickets give you all you can drink from our amazing sponsors! It also includes a champagne toast at midnight! We will also be raffling off some special treats from…

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Wicked 

January 11 @ 8:00 pmJanuary 22 @ 8:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando presents Wicked Public On-Sale: 10 a.m., Friday, October 21, 2016 Dr. Phillips Center Members get Pre-Sale Access. Show dates: Tuesday-Sunday, January 11-29, 2017 Show times vary Tickets start at $42.75 Walt Disney Theater Back by popular demand! Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records and sell out in record time.

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Nerd Nite Orlando Presents SPACE NITE

January 12 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm
The Abbey, 100 South Eola Drive
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Join us on Thursday, January 12th for a special space-themed evening of thinking and drinking at the Abbey! RSVP HERE. Nerd Nite, formed in 2003, is an evening of entertaining yet thought-provoking presentations– all while the audience drinks along in a casual atmosphere. Speakers present for 15-20 minutes each on a fascinating subject, often in an uncanny and unconventional way.

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Posing Beauty in African American Culture

January 13 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Snap! Orlando, 1013 E. Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Snap! Space presents: Posing Beauty in African American Culture. Photographic images from 1890 until today. Curated by Dr. Deborah Willis, this exhibition includes an esteemed roster of artists focused on African American art : Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Carrie Mae Weems, Gordon Parks, Bruce Davidson, Leonard Freed, Jamel Shabazz, Omar Victor Diop, Bayeté Ross Smith, to name just a few.

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Winter Sky Festival 2017 [Presented by CFE Federal Credit Union]

January 14 @ 5:00 pm11:00 pm
Emil Buehler Planetarium, 100 Weldon Drive
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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The Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College is proud to present the 2017 Winter Sky Festival on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 5-11 p.m. Visitors will be treated to telescope viewings of the moon; the planets Venus, Mars, Uranus, and Neptune; and numerous galaxies, star clusters and nebulae.

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2017 Downtown Orlando MLK Holiday Parade

January 14 @ 10:00 am12:30 pm
Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando, Florida, 195 North Rosalind Ave Orlando, FL 32801
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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The Southwest Orlando Jaycees invite you to join us for the 33rd Annual Downtown Orlando MLK Holiday Parade on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 10 a.m. The parade kicks off at the corner of North Orange Avenue and Livingston Street and continues just pass Lake Eola Park to Livingston Street and Rosalind Avenue. This year’s theme is “Remember, Celebrate, Act! King’s Legacy of Peace with Justice for Our World.” Come out to show your support for this annual event.

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Canaveral National Seashore Star Party

January 21 @ 6:00 pm
Canaveral National Seashore, 212 S. Washington Avenue
Titusville, FL 32796 United States
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The Canaveral National Seashore, the Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State, and the Central Florida Astronomical Society are hosting a series of astronomy observing events at the Eddie Creek Boat Launch, located at Playalinda Beach in the southern half of the Seashore. More details to follow.

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Monster Jam

January 21 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL 32817 United States + Google Map

Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition.

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OCLS Writers Conference

January 21 @ 10:00 am5:00 pm
Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Make 2017 the year you finish and publish a novel. The OCLS Writers Conference will provide the tools and knowledge you need to reach your writing and publishing goals this year. Instructors: Saritza Hernandez, literary agent Nicole Oquendo, editor and published author Laura Helseth, editor & book blogger Larissa Hardesty, and more.

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Pagans in the Park: Imbolc

January 22 @ 10:00 am6:00 pm
Mead Botanical Garden, GPS: 1500 S Denning Dr
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Come to Mead Gardens in Winter Park for a day of workshops, rituals, and vendors. This is a free event. Attendees are asked to bring something for a Pot Luck Picnic that will be held throughout the day.

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In Conversation with Eatonville Elders: Mrs. Vera King & Mrs. Annie Peters

January 23 @ 7:00 pm8:30 pm
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church, 412 E. Kennedy Boulevard
Eatonville, FL 327521 United States
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MORE TO COME NEXT WEEK!

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