BUNGALOWER’S TOP 21 WEEKEND EVENT PICKS, DEC 1-3

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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. Don’t forget that this weekend is Small Business Saturday so be sure to shop local!

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It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play

November 29 @ 7:30 pm – December 30 @ 4:30 pm
Orlando Shakes812 E Rollins St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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“It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play” By Joe Landry | Original Music and Musical Arrangements by Kevin Connors Orlando Shakes – November 29 – December 30, 2017 For tickets and more information, visit http://ow.ly/73BW30fprCM Inspired by Frank Capra’s cinematic classic, this beloved holiday treat brings the spirit of the season to life right before your eyes.

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1

Seasonal Social and Open House

December 1 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Cornell Fine Arts Museum1000 Holt Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789-4499 United States 
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During this holiday season, enjoy slow art viewing, leisurely shopping, and extensive cocoa sipping. Unwind with us at our seasonal Open House at the Museum. “Time as Landscape: Inquiries of Art and Science” is on view.

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Tree Lighting Celebration

December 1 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Walt Disney Amphitheatre at Lake Eola Park99 N Rosalind Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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Kick off the holiday season at Lake Eola Park by joining Mayor Dyer for our annual Tree Lighting Celebration. The free event includes the lighting of the 72-foot Christmas tree featuring 88,000 animated lights, music performances and TheDailyCity.com Food Truck Bazaar.

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PechaKucha Night Orlando v21

December 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PechaKucha Orlando445 S Magnolia Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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PechaKucha Night is an entertainment event held several times a year in downtown Orlando. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “chitchat,” PechaKucha rests on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes the presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

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Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors

December 1 @ 7:00 pm
Amway Center400 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told

December 1 @ 7:00 pm – December 22 @ 9:00 pm
Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House410 N Orange Blossom Trl
Orlando, FL 32805 United States 
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A stage manager, headset and prompt book at hand, brings the house lights to half, then dark, and cues the creation of the world. Throughout the play, she’s in control of everything. In other words, she’s either God or she thinks she is. Act One recounts the major episodes of the Old Testament, only with a twist: Instead of Adam and Eve, our lead characters are Adam and Steve, and Jane and Mabel, a lesbian couple with whom they decide…

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Dec 1st – Punk Winter Formal with bands, booze & dance moves

December 1 @ 8:30 pm – December 2 @ 12:00 am
Stardust Video & Coffee1842 E Winter Park Rd
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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GET READY FOR THE ROCK N’ ROLL BASH OF 2017!

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 2

Townie Tourist & Deli Fresh Threads Brunch #SandwichEatUp

December 2 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Se7enbites617 N Primrose Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Special #SandwichEatUp Brunch Edition in partnership with Deli Fresh Threads, Bungalower and Se7enbites. Come mingle, mix, and stuff your face with some of the finest brunch fixins this city has to offer. Townie Tourist will be broadcasting live from brunch with Bungalower’s own Brendan O’Connor. Meet others, make new friends, and check out one of the best places to have brunch in Orlando. Kid friendly. Biggie approved.

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OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k

December 2 @ 7:30 am
Lake Eola Park512 E Washington St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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One of the Southeast’s top road race events, now in its 41st year, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola. You will join over 6,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Discover the City Beautiful and the fun beyond the run.

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Science on Screen®: Jane

December 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Enzian Theater1300 S Orlando Ave
Maitland, FL 32751 United States 
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Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds.

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Ugly Sweater Crawl- Orlando

December 2 @ 2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Downtown Orlando400 South Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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Our first Orlando Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here and we want the city of Orlando to join in on the fun. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK! Ticket Includes: •Signature sunglasses and Ugly Sweater themed koozie •Registration party to kick off the crawl. •Exclusive Drink and Food specials at participating bars. •Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl Lanyard for bar and giveaway access. •Holiday music

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Repeal of Prohibition Charity Whiskey Tasting

December 2 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen2603 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32804 United States 
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Celebrate your right to imbibe while supporting a great local cause at our Prohibition-themed dinner and whiskey tasting event. The party happens Saturday, December 2nd on the 84th anniversary of the Repeal of Prohibition at the Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen in College Park. 1920’s or 1930’s attire is encouraged, but not required. Your $75 ticket includes whiskey samplings, two drink tickets, a dinner buffet including prime rib and other tasty eats, live funky jazz/blues music, a photobooth with unlimited prints, raffle and more.

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From London punk to American graffiti: Daniel Chimowitz

December 2 @ 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Art Gallery at Mills Park1650 Mills Ave N
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Famed international designer Daniel Chimowitz will both be creating live art as well as showcasing his newest line of wearable fashion on December 2nd, 2017. Daniel’s work brings together the gallery art experience with the excitement of the fashion industry. Among the highlighted events will be a live collaboration with local artists Marla E and Crystal Dombrosky as well as an interactive display to highlight individuality. Attendees will learn insight and the latest fashion trends from an industry trent setter.

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Marc Broussard at The Social

December 2 @ 7:00 pm
The Social54 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States 
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Super-awesome live concert.

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 3

Sparkle Art Market

December 3 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Dandelion Communitea Cafe618 N Thornton Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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The 8th annual event offers the best handmade goods by Central Florida artists and craftsmen. Shoppers can expect a variety of jewelry, original art and prints, specialty soaps and scrubs, pottery, herbs, tie die, homemade treats, cat toys and accessories, garden sculpture, hula hoops and more.

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4th Anniversary

December 3 @ 12:00 pm – 11:59 pm
The Thirsty Topher601 Virginia Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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The Thirsty Topher is turning 4! We are very thankful for our amazing community and all our friends, new and old, who have made this bar what it is. John Neff will be playing live music while TQ’s Island Grill BBQ Truck fills your belly.

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Free Film Screening – Visual AIDS: Day With(out) Art

December 3 @ 1:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Orlando Museum of Art2416 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Join us for a FREE screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS. The film addresses Black narratives within the ongoing AIDS epidemic and features seven innovative short videos from artists Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye & Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Brontez Purnell.

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2017 Light Up SoDo!

December 3 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm

This is a family-friendly event featuring face painting, live wreath making, stilt walkers, train rides, princesses, bounce houses, ornament making, and so much more.

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Sounds of the Season Ft. FSYO’s Symphonic Orchestra

December 3 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Mead Botanical Garden1300 S Denning Dr
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States 
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$15

Sounds of the Season is a holiday concert that will bring everyone together for an afternoon picnic accompanied by an array of holiday classical pieces to celebrate the season. The performance led by FSYO’s Symphonic Orchestra will feature a partnership with Orlando Ballet School, a soloist from UCF Opera, and singers from Montverde Academy and Central Florida Vocal Arts. As always, academic and music educators receive complimentary admission to this and all FSYO Season Subscription concerts.

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Miss Comedy Queen Holiday Spectacular and Tweeka Birthday

December 3 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Venue511 Virginia Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Come eat, drink and be merry while watching a hilarious holiday-themed drag show. ALL PROCEEDS go to The BarberFund.

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Bingo Bango at Lil’ Indies

December 3 @ 7:00 pm
lil indies1042 N Mills Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States 
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Bingo Bango with Bailey the first Sunday of every month. We will have awesome prizes from Rebel Reprints, Echo Base Collectibles, Coppertail Brewing Co, and more.

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