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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Immerse 2019

October 18 – October 19
Downtown Orlando

1,000 artists inspire you to live a life of creativity and adventure through unique creative experiences in the streets and public spaces of Downtown Orlando. October 18 & 19, IMMERSE yourself in an inspiring experience you can’t have anywhere else in the world. Now in its seventh year, IMMERSE 2019 will be an even more spectacular display of creativity through music, dance, acrobats, murals, projection experiences, theater, and interactive installations. This global-destination experience is not to be missed.
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Synapse Orlando

October 18 @ 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts+ Google Map
$49 – $299

Innovation lives in Orlando! Experience technology and creativity in Downtown Orlando when companies, founders, artists, and performers from across the region gather to celebrate innovation in the Orlando region with #SynapseOrlando and the Creative City Project’s annual event, Immerse 2019. Visit for full details and tickets! #InnovationLivesHere If you want to position your business as an innovation thought leader, reach out to [email protected] to be a Sponsor or Exhibitor of Synapse Orlando!
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Bangrak Forever Part 1 (Whippoorwill)

October 18 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Whippoorwill Beer House and Package Store, 2425 E. South Street
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
Various prices

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Evening Exchange at East End

October 18 @ 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) where we bring together incredible local makers, retailers, curators, thought leaders and risk takers. As a community, this event is our chance to show off the amazing talent we have right here in Central Florida and to celebrate the vibrant place we call home.
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The Animatronicans Double Feature

October 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N Mills Ave.
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

Two award-winning hit shows back-to-back for the first time ever! -ABOUT THE SHOWS- The Animatronicans is a sitcom-style show that follows the adventures of theme park animatronic characters from current and closed attractions.
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Disney in Concert Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

October 18 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for Performing Arts+ Google Map

Experience Tim Burton’s cult classic with Danny Elfman’s score performed live by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. When Jack Skellington, Halloweentown’s pumpkin king, accidentally stumbles on Christmas town, he plots to bring Christmas under his control by kidnapping Santa Claus and taking over the role. But Jack soon discovers even the best-laid plans of mice and skeleton men can go seriously awry.
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Return to Joyland – Ivanhoe Park Brewing Grand Opening

October 19
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Company, 1300 Alden Road
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Save the Date!!! We are excited to announce that we are locking in our date for our One Year Anniversary! Return to Joyland is a celebration of time past. Ivanhoe Park was Central Florida’s first amusement park located on Lake Ivanhoe. With fun activities, such as the Toboggan Slide, we look to bring that back to life with our own version.
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Witches & Reapers Halloween Paddle

October 19 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Lake Ivanhoe, 1414 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32804 United States + Google Map
$36 – $50

It’s the best time of the year! Let’s dress up as witches and reapers and hit the water for an awesome Halloween parade SUP style. This Meet Up is free with your own equipment. If you need a board you can rent one from Lake Life Paddle for $36. This includes all equipment and instructors to guide you. This may not be the best session for first-timers as your costume may inhibit your movement.
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Sam Flax Centennial Celebration!

October 19 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sam Flax of Orlando, 1800 E Colonial Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map

*FREE GIFT BAGS TO THE FIRST 100 GUESTS* Sam Flax first opened its doors in New York over 100 years ago. To celebrate, we would like you to please come join us for a day of art demonstrations, “try-it” tables, and raffles. Through the years, Sam Flax has continued to lead the way with art and design supplies.
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Park Ave CDs 35th Anniversary Sale: 30% OFF Storewide!

October 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
Park Ave CDs, 2916 Corrine Dr
Orlando, FL 32803 United States + Google Map
Various prices

Last week was our 35th Anniversary (wowie zowie!) here at PACDs 🎉 And to REWARD our support team (that’s YOU) we are kicking off the celebrations this coming Saturday, October 19th with a 30% OFF STOREWIDE SALE! 🥳 Details below ⬇️ Also, stay tuned in the coming weeks for more anniversary happenings and announcements! ⁣⁣
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BassNight Presents: ill GATES @ Henao

October 19 @ 9:00 pm – October 20 @ 2:30 am
Henao Contemporary Center, 5601 Edgewater Drive
Orlando, FL 32810 US + Google Map

BassNight Presents: Ill Gates! Ill Gates Aplsoz Pvper Revlms Oli Aaron Steel C0D3 Lektr 2 Stages! Amazing Visuals Live Artists Merch Vendors FLOW ARTS WELCOME! 18+ / 21+ Valid ID required! All sales are final! NO REFUNDS!
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Accidental Historian Panel Discussion

October 20 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Orange County Regional History Center, 65 East Central Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32801 United States + Google Map

Artists, photographers, and more featured in The Accidental Historian exhibition will discuss their work, their process, and why it’s so important to document the world around you. Free admission.
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The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Dachshund Races

October 20 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Crooked Can Brewing Company, 426 W Plant St
Winter Garden, FL 34787 United States + Google Map

The 3rd Annual Oktoberfest Wiener Races are BACK! Come join the Oktoberfest fun on Sunday, October 20, 2019, as we bring back this unique one-of-a-kind event in support of A Cause 4 Paws Rescue. Day of registration will begin at 1pm. 🏁Races kick off at 3:30pm. 🥇, 🥈and 🥉Place Prizes. Registration is only $10 with all Entry Fees and Proceeds benefiting A Cause 4 Paws Rescue.
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