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Friday, February 5

Yonder Mountain String Band at Plaza LIVE Orlando

Friday Night Live

February 5 @ 5:00 pm9:00 pm
Thornton Park District,

E. Washington Street & N. Summerlin Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

The fun begins when the work day ends as the Thornton Park District presents FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE – a live music happy hour on the first Friday of each month. Enjoy live music and great drink specials. Kick off your weekend at the next FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE on Friday, December 4th, from 5-9 p.m. on Eola Drive between Pine and Church Streets. Drink wristbands are $5; with purchase receive $3 Tito’s and $2 Coors all night long on Eola! A…

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Art Legends of Orange County Florida: Grady Kimsey

February 5 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm
Crealdé School of Art,

600 St Andrews Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32792 United States

“Art Legends of Orange County, Florida: Grady Kimsey” February 5 to April 2 The opening event begins with a 6-8 p.m. reception Friday, February 5, at the Hannibal Square Heritage Center and will continue at the Crealdé main campus from 7-9 p.m. Admission is free to both events. This three-gallery retrospective exhibition is part of a 2016 collaboration with multiple museums to honor pre-Disney leaders in the arts (1932-1982). Grady Kimsey is one of Central Florida’s most accomplished…

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Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers

February 5 @ 7:00 pm
Amway Center,

400 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers

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Blue Territory: a meditation on the life and art of Joan Mitchell

February 5 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
The Gallery at Avalon Island,

39 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

“Robin Lippincott’s Blue Territory avoids the tedium of a detailed life chronicle. Instead he delivers a beautiful meditative essay that captures Joan Mitchell’s essence. Mitchell was an immensely innovative and acclaimed painter who was a part of a very male abstract expressionist world. As the world has changed she has gradually overcome some of the under appreciation that comes with being a woman in what was viewed as a man’s environment. Lippincott’s poetic compilation of several moments of Joan’s life,…

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February Movie Night at Leu Gardens

February 5 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Showing the 2010 movie “What If” featuring Daniel Radcliffe and Zoe Kazan. Seating is recommended and you may bring a picnic dinner, alcohol is permitted. Tickets are purchased at the door starting at 6:00 pm, Leu Members get in free. Curbies and Peak Season Pops will be selling grilled items, desserts and drinks.

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The Firebird and To Familiar Spaces in Dream

February 5 @ 8:00 pmFebruary 7 @ 2:00 pm
Orlando Ballet,

2211 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

For the first time Orlando Ballet premiers this epic fairy tale ballet and orchestral concert work by composer Igor Stravinsky, choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Hill. The Firebird is paired with To Familiar Spaces in Dream, choreographer Jessica Lang’s compelling new work with music by Philip Glass, John Cage, and Craig Armstrong. This contemporary performance includes a striking set of eight white columns representing the white keys on the piano.

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Saturday, February 6

Orlando Youth Empowerment Summit 2016

February 6 @ 9:00 am3:15 pm
Orlando City Hall,

400 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

A free, community-focused event that brings together LGBTQ+ youth, parents, educators, community leaders, and local officials to share resources and education. Learn to make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ youth! Pre-register at Presented by the City of Orlando, Darden Restaurants, GLSEN Orlando, GLSEN Tampa Bay, the Holocaust Memorial Resource and Education Center of Florida, Orlando Youth Alliance, and Zebra Coalition. Sponsored by the City of Orlando, District 4 City Commissioner Patty Sheehan, and Darden. Free parking at…

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Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza

February 6 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm
Magnolia Park,

2929 S Binion Rd
Apopka, FL 32703 United States

Don’t miss the 4th annual Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival and Birdapalooza on Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Magnolia Park! Birdapalooza is a free event that showcases the 20,000-acre Lake Apopka North Shore and its unique habitat for hundreds of bird species and other wildlife. This will be a day of fun and learning for the whole family. For more information, visit There will be guided nature photography hikes (one leaving at 7:30 a.m.), guided…

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Man Up Market – 2 Day Pop Up Shop Event for Local Makers & Craftsmen

February 6 @ 9:00 amFebruary 7 @ 5:00 pm
The Parlor at Cloak & Dapper,

1219 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804 United States

We’re gathering our favorite Local Makers & Craftsmen in our Parlor room for a one-of-a-kind Pop Up Shop Event! Stop inside during the weekend of February 6 – 7 and meet and support our local Orlando brands while enjoying craft coffee and snacks in the AM and Beer in to the evening! More info TBA! See you there!

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Northwestern Mutual Orlando Chili Cook-Off

February 6 @ 12:00 pm5:00 pm
Orlando Festival Park,

2911 East Robinson Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

What: The 7th Annual Orlando Chili Cook-off When: February 6th, 2016 (Gates open at noon) Where: Festival Park, Orlando Why: Tasty chili samples – From Over 80 Different Chili Booths! Live music all day, Sponsor promotional give-aways, Raffle items, A MASSIVE Kids Zone, The World Chili Eating Challenge, Capture memories in the Paparazzi Zone. Website for all the info:

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2016 Trash 2 Trends Recycled Fashion Show Fundraiser


The 3rd Annual show feature over 30 fashion designers who have created innovative, wearable and over the top looks made from materials that would otherwise be headed to the landfill or recycling facility, but instead are heading down a 48 foot long runway. There is everything from Steampunk to Cosplaying (costume fashion) , 70’s Glam Rock to Day of the Dead to elegant evening and wedding dresses (and so much more) made from materials you never thought possible. There is…

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HAROLD GARDE: Last of the Game Changers

February 6 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
Henao Contemporary Center,

5601 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32810 United States

Since America’s inception our artists tended to copy what was going on in other countries, and though the 18th and 19th centuries saw the US producing masters like John Singleton Copley, Benjamin West, the Peale painters, Frederic Church, Heade, Kensett, Audubon, and so on, the US was always considered second tier to European artists. However “A new vanguard emerged in the early 1940s, primarily in New York, where a small group of loosely affiliated artists created a stylistically diverse body…

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Pre-Pardi Gras Block Party

February 6 @ 9:00 pmFebruary 7 @ 2:00 am
Wall St. Plaza,

25 Wall Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Why wait until Fat Tuesday to party? We are starting the Mardi Gras festivities early with their Pre-Pardi Gras block party on Saturday, February 6th! All the fun you’d expect from Fat Tuesday will be there, including beads, booze, bands… and more beads! There will even be a cajun-style crawfish boil and Junkanoo band parades! Featuring live music from Sweet Bea and the Boys and DJ Korndogg from Korndogg Entertainment Group. Drink specials on Abita beers, Yuengling, Southern Comfort and…

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Sunday, February 7

Uncomfortable Brunch presents PINK FLAMINGOS

February 7 @ 12:00 pm2:30 pm
Will’s Pub,

1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

You knew this one had to be coming. PINK FLAMINGOS has been requested by a lot of you for over a year now and it really is one of our favorites. Come out and see if you can eat while enduring John Waters’ hilarious, classic ode to bad taste. It really is going to be something special. Fair warning… if you’ve never seen this it has not gotten softer with age. 44 years later it is still one of the…

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Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks

February 7 @ 1:00 pm
Amway Center,

400 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks

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VINTAGE VALENTINE: Clothing, Vinyl and Food Trucks! Presented by PACDs, Dear Prudence Shop, The Lovely Boutique Market and APGD

February 7 @ 1:00 pm6:00 pm
Park Ave CD’s,

2916 Corrine Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Got vinyl and/or vintage to sell? Need to grab a unique gift for your special someone? We’ve got you covered! Join us for an afternoon of swapping and shopping, we’re putting our unique SPIN on one of our favorite annual events! Vendor spots are $30, email [email protected] for an application; the deadline to apply is Sunday, January 31st, spaces are limited!

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Super Block Party

February 7 @ 4:00 pmFebruary 8 @ 2:00 am
Wall St. Plaza,

25 Wall Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

It’s Super Bowl time and the biggest and best watch party for the big game is at Wall St. Plaza! Grab a seat on Wall Street in front of our massive 16 ft. LED TV, or watch the big game inside any of our 7 bars. Block party and specials start at 4pm, Super Bowl 50 kicks off at 6:30pm. Featuring food and drink specials all game long, including $3 Coors Light & $7 Coors Light pitchers. Sign up for…

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SUPERBOWL at FERG’S DEPOT Downtown Orlando

February 7 @ 6:00 pm
Ferg’s Depot,

78 Church St W
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Watch Superbowl 50 at the hottest new sports bar in downtown Orlando. Enjoy Oysters, Ferg’s Famous Wings, Shrimp, Ahi Tuna Nachos, Steaks, Burgers, Salads, Sandwiches Wraps and drink them down with 26 Draft Beer, Wine and Full Liquor bar. With 36 60″ TV’s throughout the Depot and a brand new mamoth stereo system we are ready to rock the house. See you Sunday! Reserve your table for 4 or more today for Superbowl 50. All it takes is a $50…

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Erotic Poetry Night IV

February 7 @ 7:00 pm
Writer’s Atelier,

336 Grove Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

The Drunken Odyssey presents Erotic Poetry Night IV, a live reading honoring and dishonoring the dubious saintliness of Valentine, featuring The Drunken Odyssey All Stars, who will be, on this occasion, Stephanie Rizzo, Teege Braune, Sarah Viren Danielle Kessinger, Jesse Bradley, Amy Watkins, David James Poissant, Ashley Inguanta, and your host, John King.

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