6th Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2017

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Friday, February 10

Heavenly Love: Love Stories of the Night Sky

February 10 @ 7:00 pm9:30 pm
Emil Buehler Planetarium, 100 Weldon Drive
Sanford, FL 32773 United States
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Celebrate Valentine’s Day with several romantic stories taken from the vast tapestry of the night sky. Discover the Chinese myth about the stars Vega and Altair and their separation on either side of the Milky Way. Experience the romance between Orion and Artemis, the goddess of the moon, and discover how this love story tragically ends. Take a voyage to the underworld as the fabled musician Orpheus searches for his beloved wife. Finally, enjoy the classic Native American tale of…

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The Great Gatsby

February 10 @ 7:30 pmFebruary 24 @ 7:30 pm
Orlando Shakes, 812 East Rollins Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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By F. Scott Fitzgerald, adapted for the stage by Simon Levy Margeson Theater – Orlando Shakespeare Theater Playing February 8 – March 26, 2017 When Nick Carraway is befriended by his mysterious neighbor, Jay Gatsby, he is drawn into a glitzy world of lavish parties and secret speakeasies. But as Gatsby’s elusive past is uncovered and his intentions revealed, Nick finds himself a pawn in a love triangle so scandalous, it threatens to destroy all those around him. This American…

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Saturday, February 11

Indie-Folkfest at The Mennello Museum

February 11 @ 12:00 am5:00 pm
The Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 East Princeton Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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We are excited to announce the third annual Indie-Folkfest at The Mennello Museum of American Art. Indie-Folkfest 2016 drew thousands of festival-goers in celebration of local Florida music, artists, food and community. The 2017 festival promises to be the biggest yet! Join us again as we showcase local, national and regional art, music and culinary talent in the beautiful lakeside Sculpture Garden of The Mennello Museum. This free family-friendly and pet-friendly event will take place on Saturday, February 11, 2017,…

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Seminar: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

February 11 @ 8:00 am10:00 pm
TravelCountry, 1101 E. Altamonte Drive
Altamonte Springs, FL 32701 United States
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Millions of people hike the Appalachian Trail (AT) each year but only about 1% of them hike the entire length of 2,180 miles. Do you have what it takes to be a “1 percenter”? You can find out at this seminar presented by Michael Valle. Thee will be a question and answer period after the seminar. About Michael “Peter Pan” Valle Michael is a passionate outdoor enthusiast in his mid-twenties. He started backpacking at a young age with the Boy…

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Paws in the Park

February 11 @ 9:00 am1:00 pm
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On February 11th, pet lovers from all over Central Florida will gather at beautiful Lake Eola to support the Pet Alliance’s mission to educate, shelter, place, and heal pets and their families with compassionate, responsible care. Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando is one of the region’s oldest and largest animal welfare agencies. Since 1937, we have served Orange, Osceola and Seminole Counties by providing programs aimed at ending pet homelessness through safety net services for families with pets, free spay/neuter…

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6th Annual Dragon Parade Lunar New Year Festival 2017

February 11 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm
Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Lunar New Year is the most celebrated holiday in East Asia. Although Chinese New Year is not an official holiday in Western countries, many of the Asian organizations in America hold large celebrations and parades to share its spring festivity. Cities like Sydney, London, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco have held many successful Lunar New Year Parades that attract thousands of crowds each year. The Year of the Rooster marks the 6th annual Central Florida Dragon Parade held…

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Free Clearwater Vinyl Record Show

February 11 @ 11:00 am5:00 pm
Clearwater Record Shop, 1610 N. Hercules Avenue
Clearwater, FL 33765 United States
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Free admission! Thousands of records for sale. LPs 45s and 78s. Music memorabilia! Moive Posters! Vintage Electronics! ..and so Much more ! Many collectors and dealers selling. Buy Sell Trade ! If you would like to set up please contact me at 727-755-1201. Casey

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Cupid’s Undie Run – Orlando

February 11 @ 12:00 pm4:00 pm
Elixir Orlando, 9 W. Washington Street
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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BIG party. “Brief” run. Raising millions! Cupid’s Undie Run is a 4 hour party with a mile(ish) fun run in the middle. No, we’re not crazy, we’re just crazy serious about raising money for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. We raised over $3.5 million in donations last year, so come join the fun and help us hit $4 million for 2017! REGISTER HERE NOW: http://bit.ly/CUR2017 – OR – MORE INFO HERE: http://bit.ly/1CY4v0t **RSVP’ing does NOT get you entry into the event.…

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5th Annual Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival

February 11 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm
15 S. Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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The 5th Annual Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival welcomes the craftiest of conniseurs, along with the casual crawler, to sample 16 of your favorite flavors in 16 of your favorite Downtown haunts. And the best part… this season YOU PICKED THE BREWS! This year’s line up as selected by you… Abita • Ballast Point • Boulevard • Cigar City • Coppertail • Crooked Can • Dogfish Head • Funky Buddha • New Belgium • Lagunitas • Orange Blossom • Orlando…

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Dining in the Dark – LECS Fundraiser

February 11 @ 5:00 pm7:00 pm
Tapa Toro, 8441 International Drive
Orlando, FL 32819 United States
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Support Lake Eola Charter School by dining in the dark! This unique, heightened sensory dinner experience will be held at Tapa Toro Restaurant in Orlando on Saturday, February 11th at 5PM, with a 4-course meal prepared by the house chef, Wendy Lopez. $125/person – Valentine’s weekend. Seating is limited! Enjoy a 4-course meal, with your choice of entree in a professionally blacked out restaurant. Non-Alcoholic Beverage, Tax, Gratuity and Valet Parking included. Alcoholic beverages may be purchased during your meal at an additional cost. Entree options:…

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Mister Whisker 2017

February 11 @ 5:00 pmFebruary 12 @ 12:30 am
Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.
Orlando, FL 32806 United States
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Who will be Mister Whisker 2017?!?! The Orlando Facial Hair Club proudly presents: Mister Whisker 2017! Join us on Saturday, Feb 11th at Orlando Brewing in Downtown Orlando for the greatest Beard & Mustache Competition Orlando has ever seen! Proceeds to benefit One Heart for Women and Children. Categories are as follows: Full Beard Natural over 6 inches. Full Beard Natural under 6 inches Partial Beard Best Mustache Whiskerina (ladies only, artifical beards, the sky’s the limit!) Best gentleman and…

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22nd Annual Valencia Film Celebration

February 11 @ 6:30 pm10:30 pm
Valencia College – East Campus, 701 N Econlockhatchee Trl
Orlando, FL 32825 United States
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Each year Valencia College’s nationally recognized and acclaimed Film Program, host an amazing event that showcases some of Valencia’s finest feature films, as well as short films made possible in part by our own film students.The event also serves as a fundraiser for the current Film Students’ short film productions. Doors open at 5:30

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Valentine’s Concert in the Gardens

February 11 @ 7:00 pm10:00 pm
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Valentine’s Day is a romantic tradition at Leu Gardens! Enjoy a special Valentine’s concert on Saturday, February 11, 2017, 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. Treat your sweetheart to a beautiful evening at Leu Gardens with performances by: Jeff Howell Blues Band Dr. Otto Gomez Group Bird Dog Bobby Band Stroll arm-in-arm with your valentine in the 50-acre gardens under the starlit sky, click Concert Map for location of each band. Pack a dinner picnic full of your favorite foods and drink,…

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There Will Be Verse presents A Valentine’s Day Massacre

February 11 @ 8:00 pm11:00 pm
Henao Contemporary Center, 5601 Edgewater Dr
Orlando, FL 32810 United States
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Our first There Will Be Verse for 2017 will be a blockbuster show. Starting the night off, four poets will compete to be the next #1 contender for the There Will Be Verse Championship. Next, we will have a feature set from Sherdes Leona, Orlando’s represenative at the 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam. And finally, Kira Calvaresi defends her There Will Be Verse Championship against Eddie Dts Figures in a best of five bout, where all the poems…

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Sunday, February 12

Lemon Shark Diving

February 12 @ 8:00 am1:00 pm
Dayo Dive Club, 717 Executive Drive
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Over the years, lemon sharks gather in large numbers into groups called aggregates in Southeast Florida. Their numbers in this area triple in the Winter months as they move from the north to escape the cold and join the resident populations on the outer reefs and wrecks offshore of Jupiter and North Palm Beach. A single aggregation of lemon sharks can number more than 100, but groups of 25 to 40 are most common. We are planning a set of…

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Latern Festival – Open House

February 12 @ 10:00 am3:00 pm
Guang Ming Temple, 6555 Hoffner Ave
Orlando, FL 32822 United States
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10:00 AM: LATERN OFFERING PRAYER SERVICE 1:30 PM: LATERN FESTIVAL – OPEN HOUSE Join us at the Temple, all are welcome.

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Vintage Valentine Outdoor Market!

February 12 @ 1:00 pm6:00 pm
Park Ave CD’s, 2916 Corrine Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Presented by PACDs, Dear Prudence Shop and Online store and The Lovely Boutique Market, one of our favorite annual events is back! Taking place in the front parking lot, this outdoor bazaar will feature dozens of local vendors including P is for Pie Bake Shop and Mercantile Coffee Co., food trucks SwedeDISH Food Truck, La Empanada Food Truck, Sushi & Seoul On The Roll and more! Do you have vintage, vinyl and/or other pop-culture items to sell and are interested…

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Darwin Day with Aron Ra

February 12 @ 1:00 pm4:00 pm
University Club of Winter Park, 841 N. Park Avenue
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Central Florida Freethought Community educational meetings are free and open to the public. This month there is a $10 suggested donation. Enjoy thought-provoking speakers, local freethought news, state/church activism, volunteer opportunities, and socializing. Come out to meet old friends and make new ones. Coffee and water will be available with snacks served during the social hour after the meeting so plan to stay a while. ————— This month we celebrate DARWIN DAY! February’s CFFC SPECIAL EVENT features Aron Ra, evolution…

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Touch It

February 12 @ 1:30 pm4:00 pm
The Venue, 511 Virginia Dr.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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WARNING: OBJECTS ARE CLOSER THAN THEY APPEAR. Impulse Orlando wants you to #TouchIt on Sunday, February 12th. This is the wet dream educing Sex Ed class you always wanted complete with some of the industry’s top (or bottom) male porn stars to show you the ropes. Stop looking and start touching while these boys give you a full grip on what you think you know about safe sex. This full frontal—blush worthy—experience will teach you how to stay safe and…

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African-American Read-In

February 12 @ 2:00 pm4:00 pm
Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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Come and celebrate African-American literature in poetry, story, and song! Community leaders, authors and local personalities will read a variety of works in honor of Black History month. This event is in conjunction with the 27th Annual National African- American Read-In. All ages welcome. The event is free and open to the public.

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Pride Skate

February 12 @ 5:00 pm7:30 pm
Semoran Skateway, 2670 Cassel Creek Blvd
Casselberry, FL 32707 United States
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We’re back!!! Lace up your skates and join us for PRIDE SKATE, a night to celebrate the unity of our entire community…on roller skates! A HUGE THANKS for the awesome turnout at our August event! Not only did you make the event a ton of fun, you helped raise over $9,000 to donate to the OneOrlando Fund & Zebra Coalition. For this next event, 100% of the proceeds will go to Zebra Coalition. Find out more about Zebra Coalition’s mission…

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Southern Fried Sunday with Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys, The WildTones, Clem Mcgillicutty and The Burnouts at Will’s Pub

February 12 @ 5:30 pm11:30 pm
Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Southern Fried Sunday with Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys, The WildTones and Clem McGillicutty and the Burnouts at Will’s Pub! 5:30 Doors, $10 Tickets, 18+, $5 BBQ plates by Dirt Reynolds BBQ http://www.bigsandy.net Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has…

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