Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend.
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Friday, November 18
Join Wednesday Addams and her family to celebrate Thanksgiving the week before Thanksgiving.We will be playing the movies and serving food specials. Come dressed up as one of your favorite members of the family and have fun before the stressful holiday season approaches. Costume contest at 9 p.m.
Photo: Given Archive Friday, November 18, 2016 6:00PM: Commencement/introduction by John Brooks, Festival Director It Ain’t Pretty, Dayla Soul (Florida Premiere, Feature, 70 min.) 8:00PM: Rhymes With Shove – Jamie Brisick (Short, 6 min.) Interview with Jamie Brisick, hosted by Christian Beamish with slideshow of Jamie Brisick’s selected photographs.
ROGER BALLEN – IN RETROSPECT EXHIBITION & SIGNED BOOKS – COCKTAIL HOUR. Join us, Friday, Nov. 18, 6 – 8 PM, for a cocktail hour to view our 30 year retrospective of the extraordinary work by Roger Ballen. Signed books are available, exclusively at Snap! Space.
Art show by two of our favorite local Orlando artists! Under Pressure- A collection of unique drawings and prints created by Katrina Hanko, and all for sale!!! Weeping Whispers- an installation by Chealsea Anagnoson Join us in creating a soundscape, led by the wonderful Wayne Martin! We will have a few drums to beat upon, but if you have your own drums, tambourines, or other little instrument to beat or play, please being this with you.
Get ready for crowd-pleasing dance teams, high-stepping drum majors, precision drumlines and roaring brass sections from the top high school marching bands in the country and featured performances by the Marching Wildcats of Bethune-Cookman University and the Marching 100 of Florida A&M University.
Join us for a night of celebration of Latinx/Caribbean culture and identities through artwork and performances. All proceeds earned at the event will benefit ICW Chile, an organization run by and for women and youth affected by HIV/AIDS in Chile. Entrance is free although a small donation at the door is encouraged! Items up for raffle include gift cards from local business as well as handmade goods from local artists.
Saturday, November 19
Huge news! Mark your calendars! The Niner Demo Truck is making its way to Retro City Cycles! Take one of their awesome new bikes out to the Orlando Mountain Bike Park… and stay after the ride for our annual Jingle Eve neighborhood holiday party. Stay tuned for the list of demo bikes.
CCI President and Founder Robert F. Calkin will be leading the class. He has created more cannabis brands than anyone in the industry. A top Florida attorney will on hand to cover federal and state law. Cannabis business expert Doug Porter will be teaching cultivation, budtending and strain selection.
The Foundation for Florida Environmental Protection (FFEP) is hosting Orlando’s Biggest Pub Crawl. Admission to the event will include access to over 60 bars in Downtown Orlando, Mills 50 District, Thornton Park, Ivanhoe Village and Audubon Park.
This is a FREE to the public Beer-Fest! Free Samples, Free Admission, Free Live Entertainment! The beer is served from 2pm-4pm, but you can get there early to get a wristband and a sample cup. You must show your VALID I.D. to get a sample cup. (over 21) Most people start to arrive about noon and get in line, relax and enjoy.
Join us for quiet writing time at your library. Bring a laptop or notebook and write alongside other local writers. National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo, is an event that encourages authors to write 50,000 words in November. Learn more at nanowrimo.org. All writers are welcome; you don’t have to be participating in NaNoWriMo to attend. Attendance isn’t required for the duration of the event; stop in anytime.
UPDATE: THE BOAT PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Iconic launch to the City of Orlando’s holiday season! Jingle Eve Festival and Boat Parade has fun for all ages, starting at 4 p.m. thru 11 p.m.
Dogfish Head is excited about the release of 60 Minute IPA cans and so are we! Come out for a 12-pack and other great Dogfish Head brews! Derek from Dogfish will be giving out 15 (64oz) Dogfish growlers filled with either Flesh and Blood IPA or Beer for Breakfast! Growlers are first come first serve.
Join us on Saturday, November 19th as we celebrate our first year! It will be a night to remember with a DJ, a bao station, cocktails, photo opportunities, passed appetizers and more fun surprises.
Join us for our opening party! Meet local studio artists and see our art gallery.
PHOTO VIA ORLANDO MAGAZINE The tradition of raising the 600-pound golden star began when two competing department stores, Ivey’s on the east of Orange Avenue and Dickson & Ives on the west, joined together in 1955 to hang the historic Christmas star between the two stores. The raising of the star marks the start of the holiday season in the City of Orlando.
Sunday, November 20
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.
Southern Fried Sunday w/ Laney Jones and the Spirits, Hymn For Her, Sideshow Revival, Slim Walker & His Orchestra at Will’s Pub
Southern Fried Sunday with Laney Jones and the Spirits, Hymn For Her, Sideshow Revival, Slim Walker & His Orchestra at Will’s Pub.