Galactic Encounter Days History Center

Our picks on what to do this weekend

Friday, September 13, 2013

The Cortez Method
Runs through September 22, 2013
Mandell Studio Theater at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater

What happens when you make a bad decision for all the right reasons? Sara and Bill will do whatever it takes to prepare for their new arrival, but an unexpected visit from Bill’s older brother unravels their plans and makes it clear their shiny future has been built on the troubled foundation of their past. Fertility, home improvement, and family collide in this darkly comic roller coaster ride. More information and tickets at

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Galactic Encounter Days
The Orange County Regional History Center
Saturday & Sunday
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p..m
Regular admission price

Stormtroopers reclaim the History Center for the Empire! See the 501st Legion: Vader’s Fist march through Heritage Square on Saturday and then watch a Droid parade in Heritage Square on Sunday. Blast a stormtrooper; relax in the pilots’ lounge; and enjoy “Blue Milk,” “Wookie Cookies,” “Yoda Juice,” and “Bantha Brownies.” See Han Solo frozen in Carbonite, meet Darth Vader, and explore a Tusken Raider village. Don’t miss a photo opportunity with some of your favorite Star Wars characters. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. both days. Day-of ticket sales begin at 9:30 a.m. Stormtroopers will march at 11 a.m. on Saturday and the Droid parade will be at noon on Sunday. Visit for updates on special guest appearance.

Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night
6:45 p.m.-12:00 a.m.
The Abbey
100 S. Eola Dr.

Curtis Earth Entertainment and Great Dates Orlando present… Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night. Add some laughter and playfulness to your next date night at Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night, an interactive, entertaining and affordable event held at The Abbey and designed to make you feel like a kid again. Beginning with a hilarious interpretation of the classic he said/she said Newlywed Game, the event will showcase 6 couples competing on stage for prizes as they demonstrate how well they really know each other. Immediately following the ninety-minute show, couples can carry on the revelry as they play classic board games. On the dance floor, everyone will be channeling their inner child during rounds of Twister, the True or False Derby, and Dance Freeze. Tickets at EventBrite.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Orlando Pride: Search Party Scavenger Hunt
3:00 p.m.
Starting at THE VERANDA
111 N. Summerlin Ave.
$15 per person

Are you ready to take the streets for the newest kind of party? Then join in the fun of the First Ever Search Party Scavenger Hunt benefiting Come Out With Pride Orlando. Teams of 2- 6 will search the streets of downtown, visiting some of Orlando’s hot spots to solve clever and exciting clues. The more clues you solve the better chance you have of solving the final clue and walking away with the grand prize! Get ready to Seek, Solve, and Socialize! Click for more information.

Southern Fried Sunday’s End of Summer Shake Up
4:00 p.m.
Will’s Pub, The Peacock Room and Lil Indies
Mills 50 District
$10 in advance/$12 day of

Enjoy great music, awesome food and more. Proceeds benefit The Mustard Seed. Tickets and more information on

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