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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.

Spotlight: This is My Brave, Trader Maes, Ballet & Brunch, Orlando Shakes, and CFL Auto Show



This Is My Brave, a show about what it’s like to live through mental illness and come out on the other side, is a live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry, performed by over a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness. This is My Brave takes place Sunday at 3 at the Dr Phillips Center. Enjoy 150 Indoor Outdoor vendors selling crafts, home goods, Gift card giveaways, food trucks and more at Trader Mae’s Fall Festival Saturday and Sunday 9 to 6 at Trader Maes Furniture and Decor Market in Apopka. Get an inside look into United Ballet Theatre’s unique regimen that stands out from any other ballet company, meet their 20 dancers from …


Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.

Spotlight: Film Fest, Indie Market, Soul Market, Dairy/Donut Pairing, and Taste Central Florida



Celebrate the art of filmmaking by watching movies made by people involved in the art of making movies during the Melrose Film Festival happening Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 at the Melrose Center inside the downtown Orlando Public Library. Shop over 100 local vendors, artists, and makers, enjoy food, live music, and adult beverages during the Sanford Indie Market Sunday 11 – 5 at Tuffy’s Bottle Shop & Lounge in downtown Sanford. The Orlando Soul Market is billed as a farmers market with a soulful twist! Enjoy Cultural vendors, and food trucks and a live benefit concert benefiting Bahamas Relief. Orlando Soul Market is Saturday 10 to 5 at the Container Theatre. Enjoy artisan ice cream and donuts at …


Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.

Spotlight: Pulp Fest, Bonnie and Clyde, Bee-friendly Garden, and Dog Pack Walk



Pulp Fest Music Festival will be putting 35 bands on 3 stages of bands with the music and the loudness and the people playing the instruments and the vendors to the left and right of the stage selling God knows what – oh you kids and you’re music! Pulp Fest is Sunday 1 in the afternoon to 11:30 at night at Wills Pub. Back when Faye Dunaway had a human face she starred in a successful film called Bonnie and Clyde. The film was turned into a musical and the folks at Celebration Theatre Company are putting it on Saturday and Sunday at Dr. Phillips Center. For tickets go to celebrationtheatreco.com A structured pack walk is a walk that …


Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.

Spotlight: Woodstock Documentary, Polaroid Pop Up, and Feeding the Influence



Enjoy a free preview screening of the documentary Woodstock: Three days that defined a generation which features never-before-seen footage that tells the story of the political and social upheaval leading up to those three historic days. The free screening of Woodstock takes place Saturday at 7:30 at Timucua House. Get a one of a kind instant film portrait of yourself and loved ones this weekend when photographer David Lawrence sets up his camera in two different locations to create portraits photographed using square Polaroid Original film and the old school “Peel Apart” film that’s no longer in production. Photos are the cost of at least 3 venti blonde roasts add almond milk. Polaroid pop up takes place Saturday 10 to …






Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.

Spotlight: Bastille Day, Save Me Dolly Parton, and Sneaker Ball



Why do French People eat snails? Because they don’t like fast food! Where do fruits go on vacation? Pear-is. What does a frog in Paris eat French Flies. If you like this than you’re five years old. If you like French stuff you’ll love Audubon Park’s Bastille Day! Enjoy a whole evening schedule of live music, food specials, a Moulin Rouge Show, a French Artisan Market, a Marie Antoinette character and more during Audubon Park’s Bastille Day Saturday starting at 3 at Audubon Park Garden District. Did you miss the show at the Orlando Fringe this year that won patrons pick and Best of the Fest Top 20 called “Save Me Dolly Parton”? Well here’s your chance to save yourself …


Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.

Spotlight: Se7en Bites, A Chorus Line, and The Fountain Pen Meetup



Se7enbites, a successful woman-owned business, is celebrating and supporting other woman-owned businesses by hosting a 6-vendor Pop-Up Market on their back patio Sunday at 9 at Seven Bites in the milk district. Celebration Theatre Company is doing A chorus Line, the first show of it 2019 theatre season. A Chorus Line! It’s the story of dancers attending a cattle call being asked highly inappropriate questions that have nothing to do with one’s ability to memorize choreography and do a quick costume change — but instead reveal that surprise, dancers are human being just like us! Celebration Theatre Company’s production of A Chorus Line is playing at Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts all weekend. With so much of life dominated by digital devices, IPOGS and …


Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.

Spotlight: Comedy Festival, Black Cow Jumps, Fun Spot, and Tap Dance Festival



The Orlando Comedy Festival is a 2-day festival featuring  improv and sketch comedy tonight and tomorrow at the Hilton Garden Inn at SeaWorld. The full line up of shows and workshops can be found at Orlandocomedyfestival.com. Yes and… Black Cow Jumps—Orlando’s Experimental Theatre Project—was formed to push the boundaries of theatrical structure and was created by Banks Helfrich, described as a Theatrical philosopher. The performance is described as exciting, insightful and most important, it’s free. Black Cow Jumps is Saturday at 7 at the Kerouac House. Enjoy a day of fun obstacle courses and challenges throughout Fun Spot America. End the course with a live high energy foam concert with DJ’s and more. I have a friend named James who …


Every Friday afternoon, Mark Baratelli, publisher of  The Daily City, shares his picks for can’t-miss weekend events in Central Florida.

Spotlight: The Milky Way, Come from Away, Dance Festival, and Make Fest



Spend an evening walking in the Milk District enjoying a sample of wine, beer, or specialty cocktail at each business during their new event called The Milky Way tonight 6 to 10 at the Orlando Elks Lodge. Florida’s largest Symphony Orchestra with 150 members will perform a concert of Broadway songs Saturday at 2 at Calvary Orlando. The national tour of the Broadway musical “Come From Away” has landed in Orlando. It’s the story of the people aboard 38 planes who were forced to land in a tiny Canadian town on 9/11 and what happened to them… and the locals who welcomed them. Come From Away plays Saturday at 2 and Sunday at 1 at Dr Phillips Center for the …



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