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Friday, September 23

Cirque du Soleil: OVO

September 23 @ 4:00 pm
Amway Center,

400 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Cirque du Soleil: OVO

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The Bourbon Heritage Dinner

September 23 @ 6:30 pm9:30 pm
Lake Eola/Thorton park,

Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Please Join us for an evening of great food and delicious bourbon! Collette’s Clean Eats is hosting a dinner with Orlando Whiskey Society and Whiskey Brand Champion Michael Ring. Each course will be perfectly paired with bourbon! Menu First Course Flavor Wheel Second Course Lightly Smoked Cold Water Oysters, Citrus Mignonette, Micro Greens Third Course Slow Roasted Morris Farms Ribs, Bourbon Apple BBQ Gastrique, Spiced Brittle, Pork Rinds, Watercress Fourth Course Crispy Duck Leg, Farro Verde, Tomazin Farms Squash Gratin…

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Bach to School

September 23 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Orlando Repertory Theatre,

1001 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

One of the region’s cornerstones of classical music joins forces with The REP to present an evening of music for the whole family. Members of the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra, under the baton of Dr. John Sinclair, offer a unique opportunity to introduce classical music to our youngest friends and family members to help nurture a lifelong love of music and concert-going.

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The Deportation of Innocence Screening

September 23 @ 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Valencia College Winter Park Campus,

850 W Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States

What happens to children when their parents are deported to Mexico? The Deportation of Innocence takes us on a journey into the experiences of four U.S.-born children and their immigrant families as they come to terms with deportation and the long-lasting effects this has had on their lives.

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Orlando Drink and Draw 15


Orlando Drink & Draw will venture to a new bar each month to sample beers and sketch. There is no model fee and no instruction. This is just a chance to get out, meet fellow artists and draw. The 49 Portraits will be hung at Gatlin on this evening and the next. The Gatlin Creative, also known simply as The Gatlin, is an art production house and creative space located in Orlando, FL.

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September 23 @ 7:30 pmOctober 7 @ 7:30 pm
Mad Cow Theatre,

54 West Church Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Join John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and others as they hatch the American Dream. Mad Cow is thrilled to present 1776, a beloved Tony Award-winning musical celebrating a revolutionary moment… but with a bold new voice: all female. Move over Founding Fathers. The Mothers have arrived!

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ART21 Art in the 21st Century Screening

September 23 @ 9:00 pm11:00 pm
The Gallery at Avalon Island,

39 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Join us at the gallery for the Chicago and Los Angeles episodes of ART21’s Art in the Twenty-First Century, Season 8. Season 8 features sixteen artists from four cities—Chicago, Los Angeles, Mexico City, and Vancouver—revealing how they engage the culture around them and how art allows viewers to see the world in new ways. Use the hashtag #ART21Season8 to share your reactions, photos, and stories. -Chicago- Chicago is a city rooted in industry and towering architecture, and artists in Chicago…

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Saturday, September 24

Tie-Dye River Run 5K at Blanchard Park

September 24 @ 7:30 am
Jay Blanchard Park,

2451 N Dean Rd
Orlando, FL 32817 United States

Runners, walkers and strollers welcome to this ’60s themed 5K on the Little Econ Greenway, for ages 15 to 100 – $20; ages 5 to 14 – $10; ages 4 and under – free. In this untimed race, participants run through four different color stations in which they will get covered from head to toe with four different colored powders. After the run, join the DJ for a party…

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Lizzie Rodgers Park Spruce Up

September 24 @ 9:00 am11:00 am

Save the date! Join us at Lizzie Rodger’s Park to spruce it up and surrounding neighborhoods. Sponsored by City of Orlando Commissioner for District 5, Regina Hill. A flyer with details and how to RSVP coming soon. Volunteers needed.

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National Public Lands Day

September 24 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
Bill Frederick Park At Turkey Lake,

3401 S Hiawassee Rd
Orlando, FL 32835 United States

Celebrate with free entry and all sorts of interactive nature activities for children and adults at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake. This is not a volunteer effort, but a chance to enjoy what volunteers have done on some of the City of Orlando’s public land.

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Bootcamp + Paddleboard

September 24 @ 9:15 am1:00 pm
Trainer Nate,

1005 Virginia Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Back by popular demand, we’ll be paddleboarding around Lake Killarney after a dynamic bootcamp class to get us started.

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Beer School: Oktoberfest Edition

September 24 @ 10:30 am1:00 pm
Orlando Brewing,

1301 Atlanta Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806 United States

What’s the best kind of school? Beer school! 10:30AM: A Liquid Education taught by Orlando Brewing President, John Cheek $30 | Includes beer tastings & catered lunch RSVP Required.

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Searching for the Seventies History Harvest

September 24 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center,

65 East Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

We’re inviting you to look around the house for Central Florida photographs, ephemera, and objects from the decade that brought us Walt Disney World, the University of Central Florida’s first commencement, and so much more. Help us add materials to our collection from this significant decade in Central Florida.

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Tamale Co. pop up at East end market

September 24 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm
East End Market,

3201 Corrine Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Join us on Saturday, September 24th for a Very Special Lunch at one of the coolest locations in Orlando East End Market This is your special opportunity to experience tamale Co. special menu we will have cooked up some new awesome tamale flavors just for this event as well as other delicious real Mexican STREET FOOD with TAMALE CO Signature gourmet twist.

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FSU vs USF Seminole Watch Party

September 24 @ 12:00 pm
Ferg’s Depot,

78 Church St W
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Creative Cravings: Hand-lettering and Zines: a Punk Intro to Graphic Design

September 24 @ 1:00 pm3:00 pm
Orlando Museum of Art,

2416 North Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Searching for an extra helping of art in your life? This monthly teen program focuses on careers in the humanities, current exhibitions at the OMA and supporting creative curiosity. Each month will include a studio activity that relates to our topic of interest. Come prepared for an afternoon of casual conversation and artistic experimentation. Our season will conclude with a teen-curated exhibition of artwork created within the program. For high school students.

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Free Yoga Class, Film Shoot & Wine Tasting

September 24 @ 2:00 pm3:30 pm
YogaMix Orlando,

420 E Church St, Ste 116
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Are you a YogaMixer or want to try? Do you love a free yoga class on a Saturday afternoon? Want 15 minutes of fame? If you checked yes to all 3 then we need you to be in our film shoot…. Our regular fun power flow class w/up beat tunes and then if you like stick around and answer a few question on camera about the studio. LIght refreshments provided after class.

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Florida Fanfest on Church Street

September 24 @ 4:00 pm8:00 pm
Church Street District,

55 W Church St
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Are you a fan of the Knights, Seminoles, or Gator football teams? Come to Church Street and watch your favorite Florida college team as they play away games on September 24 from 4PM – 8PM. We will have mobile bars with LED screens showing the games, local nonprofits operating games for you to play, raffle prizes, and more! Event is free for everyone. Food and Drink tickets can be purchased for street vendors.

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The 49 Portraits

September 24 @ 7:00 pm11:00 pm
The Gatlin Creative,

4940 Orange Ave S
Orlando, FL 32806 United States

The 49 Portraits were created by Orlando artists on the evening of July 3rd, 2016. Thomas Thorspecken, of Analog Artist Digital World, hosts a monthly drawing event called ODD (Orlando Drink and Draw). For the July event, they decided to create 49 portraits of the Pulse Tragedy victims in one night. Over a dozen artists answered the call and they each had to complete about 4 portraits to finish by the end of the evening.

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Return of The Lost Boys Hosted By RUFIO O O O O

September 24 @ 8:00 pm
The Copper Rocket Pub,

106 Lake Ave
Maitland, FL 32751 United States

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the movie Hook, starring Robin Williams, Dustin Hoffman and Dante Basco as Rufio we are bringing the lost boys back together at the Copper Rocket for a party to end all parties! Hosted by the leader of the lost boys, RUFIOOOO, Dante Basco. Come with us as we transform the Copper Rocket into neverland with pirates, losts boys, tink, hook, and the pan himself.

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Panic! Underground Dance

September 24 @ 10:00 pmSeptember 25 @ 2:00 am

2428 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

After a month off in August, Panic! God Save The Scene is back on Saturday, September 24th! Our mission to dig up the rarest diamonds and deliver you the most unique experience will never stop. DJs MOT and NM are set to spin the best tracks plucked from obscurity, ready-made for the dance floor. 80s synth, industrial, coldwave, post-punk, dark techno, and modern editions. NO COVER (just dance).

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Sunday, September 24

B3 Sunday Recovery Ride

September 25 @ 7:30 am10:30 am
Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux Cafe,

3022 Corrine Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

A 45 mile ride through Oviedo and the UCF Campus with a stop half way to refuel. Ride pace is 18 to 21 mph. Ride and Run Disclaimer Organizers, proponents and participants of the Group Rides/Runs originating at Bikes Beans & Bordeaux Neighborhood Cafe (B3Cafe) claim no responsibility for the actions of individuals participating in the ride/run, nor of individuals on foot or in motorized vehicles.

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Shampooch! #9

September 25 @ 9:00 am4:00 pm

IT’S COMING!!! SHAMPOOCH! annual dog-wash and block party to raise much needed funds and assist our local animal rescues & shelters. Bring your four-legged friends and c’mon on down to Thornton Park for what is sure to be the most FUR-nominal Sunday Funday of the year! *dog washing, *nail trimming *live music/DJs Mr Mogembo & Todd-Love *vendors *food, drinks *dog pools *doggie photo booth *Apple watch

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The International FOOD & DRINK Festival at I-360

September 25 @ 11:00 am7:00 pm
I-Drive 360, Home of the Orlando Eye,

8445 International Dr
Orlando, FL 32819 United States

I-Drive 360 & Gasolina Party in the Pouch Presents: “THE INTERNATIONAL FOOD & DRINK FESTIVAL” @ I-Drive “Home of the Coca Cola Orlando Eye” Come and Taste Authentic FOOD from All Over the World Puerto Rico / Colombia / Venezuela / Republica Dominicana / Thailandia / China Italy / Japan / Cuba / Brazil and More!!! “FREE” Parking & Admission Win Prizes in The Eating Contest.

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Milk District Market – September!

September 25 @ 1:00 pm5:00 pm
Milk District Market,

2428 E Robinson St
Orlando, FL 32803 United States

Milk District Market – Last Sunday, Every Month Featuring vintage, handmade and local artists plus food trucks, live music and fun indoors and out! Hosted by Etoile Boutique, Spacebar and Sandwich Bar.

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Banned Books Week

September 25 @ 2:00 pmOctober 1 @ 2:00 pm
Orlando Public Library,

101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular. Banned Books Week Kick-Off Orlando Public Library, Library Central Sunday, September 25, 1 p.m.

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Oblivion’s Annual Harry Potter Event

September 25 @ 4:00 pm11:00 pm

Now that Hogwarts is back in session, stop on over to Diagon Alley to pick up your school supplies. We will have vendors selling their handmade goods to you. Wizard Brooms, Wands, candles, jewelry and Live owls from 6-7 from Audubon Center for Birds of Prey. As usual we will have many delicious bites and brews to go along with this event. Harry Potter movies will also be playing on the big screen.

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Orlando Roller Derby: Orlando B Team VS. Palm Coast

September 25 @ 4:30 pm7:30 pm
Semoran Skateway,

2670 Cassel Creek Blvd
Casselberry, FL 32707 United States

It’s time for more Orlando Psycho City Roller Derby! Come watch our newly formed mash-up B team take on Palm Coast Roller Derby!!! Doors at 4:30pm, first whistle at 5:00pm. It’ll all go down in our home rink, Semoran Skateway. Food and BEER will be available at the snack bar; all beer and wine charitable contributions go to benefit the Greyhound Pets of America, Senior Sanctuary. We will have a 50/50 raffle, bring some cash! Half goes to the winner…

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September 25 @ 6:00 pm9:00 pm
The Whiskey,

7563 West Sand Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819 United States

The Whiskey’s own Exclusive Chef’s Table dining experience.

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Interpretations from the Disney Songbook – Jamison Williams Trio

September 25 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm
The Timucua Arts white house,

2000 S Summerlin Ave
Orlando, FL 32806 United States

Interpretations from the Disney Songbook: Jamison Williams Trio, Jamison Williams (soprano saxophone) Sean Hamilton (prepared vibes) Alex Ravitz (bass clarinet) “Florida-based saxophone player Jamison Williams says that he “specializes in experimental deconstructionism,” a great descriptor for his exploratory improvisations and his jagged, joyous interpretations of familiar material. His performance in Portland is an extension of his many years vivisecting songs found in Disney films.

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