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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FRIDAY, MAY 25
MEGACON Orlando is the South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year across four big days. Everyone is a fan of something, and MEGACON is a place to celebrate all things pop culture. Get an autograph or a photo with your favorite guest and get the inside scoop on your favorite movies & TV shows at our celebrity panels!
Bring the family to Lake Eola Park the last Friday of each month through August for a free movie, games, and food available for purchase. This month, we will be showing Disney’s Zootopia.
Please join us for the opening reception of STORYTELLERS XVII: WEST OF THE EAST COAST TRACKS New Smyrna Beach teens give us insight into their changing world. Teens document their historic African-American community in wWestNew Symrna Beach through a programming partnership by Crealdé School of Art and the Mary S. Harrell Black Heritage Museum in New Symrna Beach.
Every year during the Orlando Fringe Festival Hip-Hop takes over The FREE Outdoor Stage for a night of Beats, Rhymes & Vibes. Friday, May 25th catch Sets from NIKO IS, E-Turn, Sean Shakespeare Music, and jump in be part of a Cypher with DJ CUB, who will also be kicking the night off with Hip-Hop classics. All Performances are FREE, No Fringe Button or Ticket Required.
SATURDAY, MAY 26
Do you want to become more actively involved in making Orange County a sustainable community? You can help make our community a more prosperous, livable, and healthy place for all our citizens and guests both now and in the future. Citizen Planner Academy is a series of classes designed to promote and increase citizen engagement in sustainable decision making by developing knowledge of the planning process and to provide an introduction to various planning disciplines.
Orlando’s favorite event for Kids returns Saturdays and Sundays during the 27th annual Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival! Join us for making theatre, making magic, meeting makers, making cool stuff, and more! It’s 100% FREE.
Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with EUREKA O’HARA (RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 10) at the Parliament House on Saturday, May 26!
Making its way from Miami FL to Penn Station in NYC the shiny Silver Meteor will slow down to a full stop at the Amtrak Orlando Station at about 1:21 pm Saturday, May 26th. On 1:35 pm it will turn up the Engine again and will head up north to the Big Apple. We will be there to capture into our sketchbooks the moments, the huss and bustle inside the Amtrak station when the train arrives and depart.
Come out and celebrate the release of DiViNE FEMiNiNE ZiNE, coming soon to a computer near you! Curated and created by Nikki Morse, this zine is a collection of photos, words, and drawings that emulate the experience of being a twenty-something. Limited Edition prints of the zine will be available for $10
SUNDAY, MAY 27
The crew that started Sunday Funday is Back! Justin Korndogg & Friends are bringing the OLD SCHOOL party to Truck Stop each and every week! $12 Bottomless Mimosas, $15 Bottomless Frose! New Brunch Menu & kitchen crew… So get your reservations in at 407-286-3900. Let’s get “Forked” Up!
Orlando Carnival celebrates 31 Years of Carnival on May 27th, 2018. The Original Orlando Carnival Association will host the 31st annual Orlando Carnival. The Carnival will be held in Downtown Orlando on Sunday, May 27th starting at noon. Carnival is a family-friendly festival filled with pageantry and a weekend of parties will celebrate the culture of the Caribbean.
While exploring her new home, a girl named Coraline (Dakota Fanning) discovers a secret door, behind which lies an alternate world that closely mirrors her own but, in many ways, is better. She rejoices in her discovery until Other Mother (Teri Hatcher) and the rest of her parallel family try to keep her there forever.
Southern Fried Sunday returns to The Orlando Fringe Festival for 2018 on Sunday, May 27th in Loch Haven Park, with 10 Bands Under the Big Tent on The Outdoor Stage! This is a FREE Event. ALL Ages are Welcome. There will be BBQ & Food Vendors, Fringe Beer Tent & Booze Bar on site.
The concept is simple. Our writers read in your town. Then your writers read in our town. Everybody wins! Jacksonville writers reading in Orlando are Sohrab Homi Fracis, Tim Gilmore, Laura Hoffman, Matt Lany, Andres Rojas, and Nikesha Elise Williams. Orlando writers hosting and reading are Shawn Welcome and Tod Caviness. Doors at 7. Free and open to the public. (Donations for the venue accepted). Bring a bottle of wine or some bites to share, please.
Get ready for the date y’all! Sun. May 27th. at the Blue Bamboo at 8 pm. Our insane take on some classic ‘80’s pop songs! No telling how whacked this will get. Please come out and support our madness! Hosted by Michelle Mailhot, Chuck Archard, Ed Krout and the incomparable Marc Clermont Jr. Some very special guests joining us as well! Let’s go down memory lane together, and we promise it won’t be straight!