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BUNGALOWER’S TOP 19 WEEKEND EVENT PICKS MAY 17-19

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Here is a look at some of the best events taking place this weekend. Remember, you can always visit the complete events calendar by clicking on “EVENTS” on our main menu.

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FRIDAY, MAY 17

Evening Exchange at East End

May 17 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
East End Market
Various prices

Howdy neighbors…. Each 3rd Friday of the month (6-10pm), we host an event called the Evening Exchange (EvEx). One of our core missions at East End is to be a venue where the foodprenuers and artisan makers of Central Florida take center stage. Through our programming, long term merchants, kitchen users and rotating pop-ups we’ve always worked to empower folks looking to bring authentic and innovative products and services to our community.
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Tonight at Midnight with Rauce Padgett – Episode 201

May 16 – May 18
Loch Haven Park, 2100 Mills Ave N 
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
FREE

The last show before the last call. Comedian Rauce Padgett hosts this late night talk show highlighting Fringe Buzz, guest interviews, sketches, and musical acts. Free for Artists and Volunteers, and we bring the beer inside. Join us for the first episode of this new season of Tonight at Midnight with Rauce Padgett sponsored by The Jim Colbert Show and Maxine’s on Shine.
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Spring Book Sale

May 17 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
Orange County Library System, 7255 Della Dr 
Orlando, FL 32819 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Find your new beach reads at the Friends of the Library annual Spring Book Sale on the third floor of the Orlando Public Library. A great selection of fiction and non-fiction, recorded books, DVDs, CDs and more will be available for half price.
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Central FL History 101: 1972 – present

May 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd 
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
$8

Central FL History 101: Tourist Destination, International Community, and Big City Problems (1972 – present) Join museum director Michael Perkins on the third Friday of the month as he reviews the seminal events that shaped Central Florida history from the Civil War to the present. With the arrival of Disney, Central Florida became an international tourist destination. Hosting 60 million visitors each year is no easy task, and the area struggled with transportation and infrastructure woes.
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Hawt & Popular Issue #2 Release Party

May 17 @ 9:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E Winter Park Rd 
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
$3

Issue #2 of Hawt & Popular is coming at you on May 17th and we’re hosting a night of cold drinks and cool music to celebrate! Performances by: Convicted dance inducers, Rocko English Orlando master of feels, Dearest Local shoe viewers, Sad Halen $3 suggested donation First 20 people in attendance get a copy of issue no. 2 Music starts at 9pm. Bring a friend!
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Spring is in the Bear

May 17 @ 10:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Parliament House Orlando, 410 N Orange Blossom Trail 
Orlando, FL 32805 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Spring is in the air and we’re ready to hop into the season with beats by DJ Daniel Borrero, hosting by Gidget Galore, and a sexy beard contest at midnight! Local vendors and great drink specials until midnight. Standard room reservations for $49.95 when you mention this event or Bears Night Out!
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SATURDAY, MAY 18

Gatorpalooza Fun Fest at Gatorland

May 18 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm
Gatorland Orlando, 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail 
Orlando, FL 32837 United States + Google Map

Y’all come help us celebrate Gatorland’s 70th Birthday! Join us for the 1st Annual GATORPALOOZA! Live Music, Family Fun, Artisans, Craft Vendors, Food, Games, Giveaways and all the alligators, animals and awesomeness that a day at Gatorland has to offer!
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Kids Fringe – Day One! Rainbows, Love & Community!

May 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Orlando Garden Club, Inc, 710 E Rollins St 
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
FREE

A day of celebrating all the things we love through art! Filled with FREE activities from Mad Science, Orange County Library, Mind Masters, Crealde School of Art & The Center. Make 3-D Rainbow Sculptures, Magic Heart Wands, add your voice to What Do You Love?, participate in the Princ(ess) Scavenger Hunt, & much more! We’ll have snacks for purchase and Fringezilla coloring shirts for $5.
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Crawfish Boil

May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, 1300 Alden Road 
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

We are joining forces with Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. and will be hosting a family-friendly Crawfish Boil to help brain cancer families!! The crawfish will be flown in from Louisiana for this event and will be cooked by some fun-loving Cajuns! We’ll start selling the crawfish at 12 pm on Saturday, May 18th, and will continue until all of the crawfish have been sold.
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8th Annual Swamp Sistas La La

May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Orlando Fringe, 812 E Rollins St, Suite 300 
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
FREE

Join the Swamp Sistas as we celebrate our 8th Annual Swamp Sista La La on the Orlando Fringe Outdoor Stage in Orlando Loch Haven Park. At this FREE event, we will be raising money and awareness to help Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida feed kids in need this summer. You can also support the effort online at www.lalasummerhope.com.
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Beer ‘Merica Craft Beer Festival

May 18 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Gaston Edwards Park, 1236 S Orange Ave 
Orlando, FL 32804 United States + Google Map
$20 – $60

In celebration of American Craft Beer Week, Beer ‘Merica will feature 100 different craft brews to sample from, all from the good ole USofA, lakeside in the park at Ivanhoe Village, with live music, food trucks, wrestling, adult games and more! Full list of participating breweries coming soon! Buy your tickets now!
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2 Year Anniversary Bash!

May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Ace Cafe Orlando, 100 W Livingston St 
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
$10

We are celebrating our 2 Year Anniversary by throwing an awesome party! Join us for our 2 Year Anniversary Bash with reggae bands Hor!zon & One Drop Muzik on the outdoor stage starting at 7 pm.
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In the Artist’s Studio with Romero Britto

May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Grand Bohemian Gallery, 325 S. Orange Avenue, Suite 102 
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
$65 – $100

In the Artist’s Studio, a visiting artist program presented by the Downtown Arts District. Join us at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando on Saturday, May 18, 2019 for an evening with world-renowned artist Romero Britto, hosted by Mark McEwen. Brazilian-born and Miami-made, Romero Britto is an international artist that uses vibrant, bold and colorful patterns to reflect his optimistic view of the world around him.
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Yacht Rock the Block

May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Wall St. Plaza, 25 Wall St. 
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
FREE

Embark with us for a night of yacht rock on Wall St Plaza! Smooth classic rock sounds from Captain Korndogg start at 6 pm, before the live tunes from Adam Moreno, C-Lane and more start at 8 pm. All paired nicely with a cold $3 White Claw till 11 pm! This event is Free but if you RSVP for a ticket here on Eventbrite, you will also get 1 Free White Claw if you arrive before 8 pm.
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Sara Batkie Farewell Reading

May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Kerouac House, 1418 Clouser Ave 
Orlando, FL 32804 United States + Google Map
FREE

You are invited to attend a reading by our Spring resident, Sara Batkie. Sara will be reading some of the work she’s been writing while in the house and answering questions about her work. The reading is free, but please bring something to drink if you like and join us in the house where Jack Kerouac wrote The Dharma Bums.
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SUNDAY, MAY 19

Brazilian Day Orlando 2019

May 19 @ 12:00 pm – 8:00 pmLake Eola Park, 512 E Washington St 
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google MapFREE

Nesse domingo! Dia 19 de Maio vai rolar o Brazilian Day Orlando no Lake Eola Park! Evento gratuito! Estão todos mais do que convidados para curtir essa grande celebração da cultura brasileira nos EUA!Find out more »

Bird of Paradise Grand Opening Party

May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Bird of Paradise, 3201 Corrine Drive 
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

Bird of Paradise is now open in the East End Market. Grand Opening Party, filled with beautiful tropical food & drink and lively reggae music is set for Sunday, May 19th, 2-5pm. Bird of Paradise will be showing off their tropical drinks, bright flavorful food and vibrant tropical interior! The party will really get going with Oklahoma Stackhouse, Orlando’s super group that kicks out the freshest rock reggae tunes in true tropical style.
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SunScreens Film Series featuring “Cocoon”

May 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E Central Blvd 
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map
$8

Directed by Ron Howard, the 1985 movie “Cocoon” was filmed in the St. Petersburg area. The film features Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, and Hume Cronyn as trespassing seniors in a Florida retirement community who find themselves brimming with youthful vigor after swimming in a pool containing mysterious objects. “Cocoon” won two Academy Awards – Best Supporting Actor (Don Ameche) and Best Visual Effects. Parental warning: includes mature themes.
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Orlando City SC vs. FC Cincinnati

May 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Orlando City Stadium, 655 W Church St 
Orlando, FL 32805 United States + Google Map
$15 – $180

We bleed purple
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