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Spotlight: Xanadu, Planetarium, and Janelle Monae


Eleven years ago the musical version of the cult classic movie Xanadu opened on Broadway. This weekend the Garden Theatre is strapping on their roller skates and telling the tale in which Ancient mythology collides with the 1980s. The Greek muse Kira descends from Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California to help struggling artist Sonny to achieve the greatest artistic creation of his life –the world’s first roller disco. The stage musical Xanadu is being performed Saturday at 2 and 8, and Sunday at 2 at the Garden Theatre in Winter Garden. Mars makes its closest approach to Earth since 2003 this weekend! The staff of the Emil Buehler Planetarium and the members of the Central Florida Astronomical Society are …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
The Daily City

Spotlight: Yoga Under The Stars, A Moon Landing Celebration & Wrestling


Enjoy a large parking lot island party with guests covered in paint, dancing all night to Soca, Reggae, and Kompa music, and eating amazing food during the 7th Annual Summer Bashment Event “Orlando J’ouvert.” Join in on the fun Saturday evening 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. Tickets are available on Eventbrite. Forget goat yoga and rosé all day! This Sunday Funday is gonna be all about the rise of ICE through the Bush, Obama, and Trump eras, immigration through the lens of revolutionary socialism, and the Starbucks straw ban! Join an open-to-the-public study circle called “Coffee and Communism” put on by The party for Socialism and Liberation Sunday 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Stardust Video and Coffee. Study materials …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
The Daily City

Spotlight: Maria Bamford, Bastille Day & A Public Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony


I don’t recommend stand up comedy as everyone’s taste in comedy varies so much. But for Maria Bamford, I am going to override your taste and recommend one: Maria Bamford! She’s best known for her portrayal of her dysfunctional family and self-deprecating humor involving her past issues with depression and anxiety. HA! Maria Bamford’s stand up show is Saturday at 7 p.m. at The Plaza Live. Baguette Fencing, Wine & Cheese Pairing, a French Market, a French murder mystery and someone dressed as Marie Antoinette await you at the Bastille Day Celebration Saturday 3 pm-10 pm throughout the Audubon Park Garden District. Take a yoga class while a roomful of adoptable cats roam, play, purr and judge during “ Read More »



Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
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Spotlight: Repticon, Free Movie, Vintage Shopping, Jazz & Seafood, and Hair.


Enjoy a reptile good time at Repticon slithering your way thru vendors offering reptile pets, reptile supplies, reptile feeders as well as live reptile seminars and frequent free reptile raffles. You get a gecko! You get a gecko! The snakey good time at Repticon Saturday and Sunday 10 to 4 at Osceola Heritage Park. The Amazon Treasure Truck is putting on a free family movie screening with free popcorn called Amazon Treasure Truck Summer Movie Series. The film to be screened is Hotel Transylvania. How timely! Enjoy the outdoors Amazonian activation fun Saturday at 6 at Blue Jacket Park. Enjoy vintage shopping and local food at the Advintage Fair & Flea Market all day Saturday 9 to 2 at the …
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Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.
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Spotlight: Orlando Philharmonic, PechaKucha, Vegan Potluck, and Osmonds


Join the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, led by Christopher Confessore, for a free patriotic concert called “God Bless America” Saturday 8pm at the Orlando International Airport. Enjoy 30 artists, a beer tasting and more during “Arts and Crafts Beer” Saturday 1 to 5 at the Ivanhoe Village shopping center with Retro City Cycles and Blue Bonnet. Enjoy an evening of intelligent talks presentations from a group of local thought leaders including an Artist in Residence with Orlando Ballet, the Executive Director of Teach for America-Orlando, the Founder of Timucua Arts Foundation, a Hairdresser and more… during the special event called PechaKucha Saturday 6 to 9 at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Enjoy a completely meatless and cruelty free …
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Spotlight: Comedy Fest, One Day University, Tater Tots, Zoo, and Donuts


Enjoy Improv and Sketch comedy performed by groups from Chicago, Washington, Atlanta, Miami and more during the Shenanigans Comedy Festival Saturday starting at 5 and running through the night at the Park Inn by Radisson Resort & Conference Center. Go to Orlandocomedyfestival.com. One Day University brings stars of the academic world to cities across the country to give their most thought-provoking talks. Attendees experience award-winning speakers and countless fascinating ideas all in one day. One Day University Saturday starting at 9:30 at Orlando Museum of Art. Win gift cards and beer during the Kiwi’s Pub Tater Tot eating contest Saturday 2:30 to 6 at Kiwi’s Pub and Grill in Altamonte Springs. Enjoy a guided nighttime flashlight tour of a real …
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Spotlight: Curiosity Market, Anderson Cooper, Holocaust Exhibit and Puppy Yoga


Some of the finest oddities dealers and artists from around the state are selling bone art, taxidermy, wet specimens, antiques, Jewelry, and more inside a brewery! Meet fellow collectors and talk shop at the Orlando Oddities and Curiosities Market Saturday 1 to 6 at Hourglass Brewing. Join Andy Cohen and Anderson Cooper for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation with the two interviewing themselves and taking questions from the audience. An Intimate Evening with Anderson Cooper & Andy Cohen is Saturday 8 to 10pm at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Explore the history of the early 20th-century international eugenics movement and the complicity of physicians and scientists in Nazi racial policies. This exhibition challenges us to …
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Spotlight: Playwriting Class, Italian Ice, Pop Up Shop and World Oceans Day


Young playwrights of all different experience levels will learn how to cultivate their ideas into theatrical text, learn conflict, plot, dialogue, drama and how all those elements come together into a successful product during a special Playwriting Class Saturday 2 to 3 at The Center in the Mills50 District. Jeremiah’s Italian Ice hosts its grand opening of its newest location in College Park Saturday starting at 11 at 2213 Edgewater Drive. Free Family Funday takes place on the second Sunday of every month and comes with free admission, a free miniature fine art project based on the current museum exhibit and free museum tours at the Mennello Museum of American Art. Free Family Funday is this Sunday 12 to 2:30 …
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Spotlight: Florida Prize, Drunk Spelling Bee and Musical at Mad Cow Theatre


10 of the most progressive and exciting artists working in the State today have been invited to show their works in the Orlando Museum of Art during the 5th Annual Orlando Museum of Art Florida Prize in Contemporary Art Exhibit. Meet all 10 artists and hear them speak about their works during a panel discussion at the museum Saturday 11am at Orlando Museum of Art. The United States Pole Sports Federation is hosting a 2 hour children’s pole workshop. Your kids can learn some new moves including dynamic drops. A choreographed routine will be taught using the moves and filmed for a video. The children’s pole workshop is Saturday 1:30-3:30 at Lotus Fitness Studio. Drunk Spelling Bee- The name says …
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Spotlight: Fringe Fest, Cosplay, Smart Car Show and Buddhism 101


It’s week two of the gigantic stage arts festival, Orlando Fringe. Week one saw artists from all over the world performing their original stage shows day and night. You can catch these shows all weekend long at Loch Haven Park. The South East’s largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event, attracting over 100,000 fans each year, Megacon, is taking place all weekend at the Orange County Convention Center. A gift shop in College Park is holding the grand opening of its new Winter Garden location this weekend. A place for gifts and home decor, Driftwood Market’s grand opening party is Saturday 11 to 4 at 46 W. Plant Street. Did you know the teeny tiny Smart Car’s origins dates …
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