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Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend.
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Friday, December 9
Live in Ivanhoe Village District or Mills 50 and work in Downtown Orlando? Bike with us to work and discover something new about Orlando. We will meet at 7am every SECOND Friday from October to December near The Gallery at Mills Park. reThink Program Manager and Cycling Savvy Instructor Courtney Reynolds will lead the ride to downtown, using the Orlando Urban Trail, bike lanes and traffic lanes as appropriate/available.
This year, make time for yourself during the holidays and “reThink” your commute during the Winter Park Commute Challenge. Join us for the kickoff event on Friday, December 9, 2016 from 8 a.m.- 9:15 a.m. when Good Morning Winter Park presents “Coffee & Commuting,” a special one-time only event at the Winter Park Welcome Center. Hear from a panel of transportation experts while enjoying a complimentary breakfast and networking.
We’re back and sharing thoughts that no one else wants to hear. Get on our hot mic and say whatever’s been rattling in your brain and keeping you from getting anything done.
It’s that time of year again! Time for our ho-ho-holiday party to celebrate all things tech and startups in Orlando. Join us at the new Canvs Winter Park to check out the new space and catch up with old friends and meet some new ones over drinks, appetizers, and a merry time! Space is limited so be sure to RSVP soon and reserve your spot. Contact [email protected] with any questions.
In addition to your everyday favorites we have some amazing merchants popping up in our Holiday Market this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Kicking things of Friday and Saturday we have: -Fresh off the plane from ATL the incomparable Eryn Eddy of So Worth Loving will be gracing the coutryard with all her SWL apparel, accessories and a carry-on bag of southern charm.
Please join us as we all come together this Friday at Constitution Green! We will honor the 49 lives lost and the 53 injured and continue to heal as a community.
The Conductor Crawl is focused on highlighting advantages of using public transit to enhance the “everyday” experience of life through friendly, thought-provoking and enlightening interactions. Most notably, mingling and networking with the help of SunRail and the neighborhoods that are connected to it.
Experience the sights and sounds of the season when visiting Downtown for the Holidays. Throughout the entire month of December, Downtown Orlando is offering holiday events for all to enjoy! Grab a blanket and join the Downtown Development Board and MIX 105.1 on December 9, 2016 at Lake Eola Park to enjoy a free showing of the holiday movie Elf.
Überbahn at The Falcon returns Friday, December 9th with 2 Uber live show alumni. Ars Phoenix and THE VIIRUS are back to perform for us, in celebration of their split cassette release due out on Popnihil. Be sure to come snag one up! DJ NM on the turntables before, between, and after.
45 Fridays “Hey Ladies” night of all female funk, soul & disco vinyl returns with a special tribute to the late great Sharon Jones. This is perfect night to celebrate soul sisters as we have The Art of Jennifer Payne exhibit opening at Indies PLUS Beebs and Her Money Makers, Konglom & a Sharon Jones Tribute Set ft. Control This! at Will’s Pub all happening under the same roof on the same night.
Saturday, December 10
Bring the family out for the best Holiday Fun Run in the area. Run or walk the awesome 3 mile route through Sea World to the sound of holiday bells and finish in a Runner wonderland with holiday treats for all finishers! Celebrating 19 years of holiday cheers.
We would like to invite you to our College Park United Methodist Church Women’s Christmas Gathering and Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, December 10th. We are blessed to have Jayne Rideout speaking to us about “JOY,” Merrill Frailey speaking about “May the Weary World Rejoice,” wonderful Christmas carols, yummy lite bites, fellowship with friends and awesome local vendors for you to do a little holiday shopping in our Fellowship Hall. Bring your mother, daughters, sisters and friends.
Central Florida’s largest showcase of pottery and ceramic art with unique works by 50 vendors – perfect for those last minute gifts. Kids Clay Play, demos, live music, puppets, raffles, food trucks and more!
This unique event will be open to the public on Saturday, December 10, from 10 AM to 6 PM. At this new event you’ll try pens seen only in pictures…and many you’ve never seen. You will try pens, talk pens, and learn from experts and other enthusiasts who are more than happy to share their knowledge, or help you find the pens that best suit your taste, writing style and budget.
Calling all caregivers to participate in a clothing swap for ages 0-4. Bring in clean, gently-used clothes, tabletop toys and accessories to swap and shop for something new-to-you! Early donation drop-off is accepted starting Monday, December 5th – Friday, December 9, 2016. Donations are not required to participate.
Yup…it’s that time again…SANTACON 2016!!!!!!! SantaCon is celebrated all over the country and is simply a gathering of people dressed as Santa that go as a group from Restaurant and Bars celebrating the Holiday Season with some tasty Libations!
Mark your calendars! Our 8th Annual Holiday Lights ride is coming up! Want to put a new “spin” on taking in the festive holiday lights displays? Let’s do it by bicycle (decorations are encouraged)! Meet at B3 at 6:00 PM for a fun holiday lights tour (we depart at 7:00 PM sharp). We’ll ohh and ahh our way around town on a kid friendly ride and then return to B3 for hot drinks, warm conversation.
To coincide with repeal day, The Great Orlando Mixer has been moved to December! Orlando’s largest craft cocktail party will be happening at Orlando’s most elaborately decorated vintage venue, complete with 1920’s costumes, hors d’oeuvres, live entertainment and craft cocktails from the city’s top bars and bartenders. There’s LIMITED CAPACITY, so only a LIMITED number of tickets are available for this event.
Violectric mashes up Classic and Modern Rock with traditional Holiday songs, performing on strings with drums and keys. Presented by the City of Orlando Families, Parks & Recreation. Stick around following the show for the Old Forrester End of Prohibition After Party with a Prohibition Era Costume Contest, DJ FoxForce005, Food Trucks, Cash Bar and Free Samples. Please bring a non-perishable food item benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida.
Saturday: from one musician simultaneously playing an accordion, drums and a trumpet at the same time, to the others playing bongos, bass and guitar… The Getbye are certainly a spectacle to be seen. The Getbye makes their audience the fifth member of the band through clapping, chanting and by even passing around their own percussive instruments, the shows are just as much a party as they are a performance.
Dust off your favorite Christmas sweater, find that Santa hat, it’s time for the 4th annual Body//Talk Christmas party! We’re bringing you the sounds, smells, and tastes of Christmas. Also, bring a donation of two cans of food to get a reduced cover price. We’ll be donating the food to Zebra Coalition. And pay special attention to our Spacebar lineup.
Sunday, December 11
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.
Join us Sunday for Orlando’s only Cuban Style Brunch featuring $10 unlimited tropical mimosas (mango, berry, guava-pineapple) and bloody Mary’s. Enjoy our famous Nutella pancakes, guava cheese stuffed french toast, Brazilian steak & eggs and more.
Join us as we celebrate the season with crafts, games, entertainment, and holiday-inspired food. Plus meet legendary Florida Highwaymen artists and hear their stories. You’ll have an opportunity to purchase their original paintings. Artists scheduled to appear include Curtis Arnett, Al Black, Mary Ann Carroll, James Gibson, Issac Knight, and Robert Lewis. This event is free for the whole family.
Guitarist Chris Belt will perform a recital of classical and contemporary works for guitar.
Cool Yule presents Matthew Mendel, backed by some of Orlando’s very best musicians, in his very first holiday concert featuring many of your favorite Christmas tunes and a few you’ve probably never heard. There may even be a surprise or two. Be sure to bring a bottle of wine or a plate of treats for all to enjoy. As with every concert at Timucua, this show is absolutely free, but donations are encouraged.