Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” in our main menu.
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Inspired by one of the greatest novels in Western literature, “Man of La Mancha” brings the audience into the world of the “mad knight” Don Quixote as he pursues his quest for the impossible dream. The internationally acclaimed musical is a glorious affirmation of the unyielding resilience of the human spirit.
Join us at the 15th Annual Global Peace Film Festival in Winter Park and downtown Orlando, FL. Films, panels, parties, K-12 Peace Art exhibit, “Tutu Then and Now” photography exhibit and more!
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22
Celebrate the First Day of Fall at the Mills 50 First Day of Fall Pub Crawl. Purchase a wristband for $5 (cash only) at Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor or Ten 10 Brewing Company and enjoy drink specials at the following bars: Wally’s Mills Avenue Liquor – $1.50 PBR; $5 Wally’s famous Red Devil; $4.50 Pinnacle vodka – all flavors Wills Dirty Laundry – free jello shot; $1 off all night lil indies – 50% off special fall cocktail; $1 off.
Our monthly film screening series will continue to bring you interesting documentaries and thoughtful films by artists. Don’t have time to enjoy the museum during normal business hours? Come in early and experience the exhibits at your own pace before settling in for popcorn, drinks and a movie.
Ain’t no party like a Hobbit Day party, ’cause at a Hobbit Day party there’s feet (Proudfeet!) Celebrate the birthday of two of time’s most favoritest hobbitses, Mr. Bilbo and Frodo Baggins! For Hobbit Day, dress in your Bag End best, raise full pints in toast, and feast on several themed menu specials straight out of the recipe book of the Green Dragon Inn.
Panel Discussion: 8-9pm DJ Performances & Dancing: 9-11pm How can a museum be transformed into an experimental, DIY space? This immersive, pop-up event will showcase a diverse range of media—including sound performances, installation art, and interactive digital art—created by local Florida artists working outside of the traditional institutional system. The evening will also include a streamed panel discussion with international internet and technology artists who will confer on the rising digital arts movement.
Snap! Space, in collaboration with Flying Horse Editions, and Art Vitam, presents ‘LIMITED EDITION‘ featuring works by Fred Martins, Patricia Van de Camp, Chakaia Booker, Kelly Reemtsen, Tom Chambers, Eddie Martinez, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Didier Hamey, Muriel Moreau, Mirko Saviane, Will Cotton, John A. Hiigli, Luis Lazo, Nick Veasey, Mark Gmehling, Synthestruct and Nathan Selikoff.
Aaron Carter Hosts #FlexFridays at Southern Nights Orlando. Performance + Meet & Greet.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
Join 10+ award winning, well known, and most popular Central Florida restaurants and chefs for an epic, battle-style burger competition, unlike anything you’ve seen before at the brand new Ace Cafe in Downtown Orlando. Cast your vote for the Best Burger in Orlando alongside a distinguished panel of celebrity judges as you sample burger creations from all across the area.
On Saturday the 23rd of September, 2017 during the UN International Week of Peace, every country in the world will stand united in eye contact. Orlando’s participation in this global event is being hosted by a collaboration between Mary Thompson Hunt, Love Schrouder, Tisse Mallon, and the Elar Institute. What happens? We will share 1 minutes eye contact with a stranger in the heart of our cities and towns worldwide.
Intellectual engineers Aaron (Shane Carruth) and Abe (David Sullivan) build and sell error-checking technology with the help of their friends Robert (Casey Gooden) and Phillip (Anand Upadhyaya). But when Aaron and Abe accidentally invent what they think is a time machine, Abe builds a version capable of transporting a human and puts the device to the test.
We are teaming up with our favorite Doughnut lady once again, Orlandough for a variety of vegan and brioche craft doughnuts for you to enjoy with our very own small batch roasted coffee in many styles. We are even more excited to be hosted by the coolest boutique on Mills, Retromended Vintage. So come enjoy some coffee and doughnuts while you shop this incredible selection. See you all then. .
16 poets, four rounds, one champion. Special Feature Bout: Danny B vs. Eddie ‘The Movie Man’ Figures for the There Will Be Verse Championship Competitors Kira Calvaresi Tod Caviness Leigh Fields Curtis X Meyer Amy Pho Joe XO Raymond Jimenez Nathaniel C. Bek Sarah Karowski Mary McGinn (M.C. McWin) Matador (Mata Dor) More TBA. $5
A reading, audience Q&A, book signing, and discussion of LGBTQ+ issues in literature, featuring Lambda Literary Fellows: SJ SINDU (author of Marriage of a Thousand Lies) KRISTEN ARNETT (author of Felt in the Jaw) Beer, wine. Books for sale by Bookmark It. Free, general admission seating. First come, first served. Doors: 7:00pm. Reading: 8:00pm. In partnership with Watermark Publishing Group, Inc.. Sponsored by Rollins College Master of Liberal Studies program.
Freshly home from a summer of recording and shows in NC and VA, Beth will be ready to rock the rafters at Stardust with her Funky Time Band. 75 tickets will be available for $15 in advance until day of show, then $20 at the door, if available. September is Hunger Action Month and guests are invited to bring pantry items for Orange County Academy in Bithlo.
WE NEED TO HAVE SOME FUN and help out some great rescues that are working heroically to save and re-home our furry friends who now find themselves orphaned by the storms. BRING YOUR DOG(s).
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
Pee-wee Herman (Paul Reubens), an eccentric child-like man, loves his red bicycle and will not sell it to his envious neighbor, Francis (Mark Holton). While Pee-wee visits his friend Dottie (Elizabeth Daily), the bike is stolen.
Party with a purpose at Joysticks Arcade Lounge & Retro Bar’s first ever Sunday Funday. Mix and Mingle, play retro arcade games, listen to live music, enjoy amazing eats and play to win incredible raffle prizes– all for a phenomenal cause.
Kevin really connected with the audience when he came in 2014. AfroPop WorldWide states: “Kevin Spears utilizes the traditional African instrument and tweaks it to create a soulful, funky sound that would make Stevie Wonder smile.” Hailed as one of the best players alive today, Kevin Spears’ breathtaking ability on an electric version of the traditional African instrument called kalimba.