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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: 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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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: Love and Kindness, Tony Awards Watch Party, Bicycle Art, and Play in a Day


Gather in gratitude to celebrate community and the spirit of #OrlandoUnited during The One Orlando Alliance’s event called Love and Kindness on the Lawn. Enjoy local music, food trucks, hugs, a group Loving Kindness Meditation, a giant “human heart” group photo and more Sunday 12:30 -2:30pm on the front lawn of the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Watch the Tony Awards® on a big projection screen while enjoying food from @SwedeDISH food truck, The vegan hot dog cart, and @Orlan-dough donut maker, themed drinks, trivia during the commercial breaks, and more during Orlando Shakes’ Tony Awards Viewing Party Sunday starting at 6 at Orlando Shakes. A bicycle themed poster show based on ArtCrank®, the original poster party for …
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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: Culture Pop, Silver Spurs Rodeo, Eatonville Craft & Culture Market, Orchids, and Florida Highwaymen


Printmaking activities for all ages, live performances, a makers market, pop up exhibition, and the unveiling of the new telephone museum can all be found at Culture Pop – A Celebration of Printmaking Saturday 1 to 10 at Art & History Museums – Maitland Enjoy watching bull riding, bareback bronc riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling and more tonight and Saturday starting at 7:30 at the 75th Annual Silver Spurs Rodeo at Osceola Heritage Park. For tickets and details go to silverspursrodeo.com. Enjoy crafts, makers, music and food at the Eatonville Craft & Culture Market Sunday 1 to 5 at the Eatonville Cultural and Heritage Foundation. Orchids, growers, people speaking about orchids, and an orchid hunt take place at the 63rd …
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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: Indie Market, Chicken Supper, Yoga & Beer, and The Orlando Urban Film Festival


The Sanford Indie Market features over 50 Vintage, Art, Handcrafted & Boutique Vendors all in one place for a lovely day of shopping, music, food and drinks. It’s held four times a year in downtown Sanford. Enjoy Sanford Indie Market Sunday starting at 11 at Tuffy’s Bottle Shop. Olde Dixie Fried Chicken, the long-time Orlando institution that closed its doors for good a year or so ago, will be serving up their famous cooked-to-order fried chicken and sides one day only for a classic Sunday Fried Chicken Supper. And you better believe they are bringing back all their fried desserts! Have you had the fried cookie dough?! Get a taste of old Orlando with Olde Dixie Fried Chicken Sunday 11:30 …
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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: Waterfront Festival, Book Festival, Vintage Market, and Fringe Festival


The sixth annual all-day Clermont Waterfront Festival includes food and crafts, entertainment, kid’s zone, dragon boat and canoe races. The fun takes place Saturday starting at 7:30 at Waterfront Park near downtown Clermont. The day long Orlando Book Festival put on by the Orlando Public Library includes panels, writing workshops, book signings, and more from bestselling authors from all over the country. From NYC to California, from Wyoming to Boston – The fun takes place Saturday 10 to 5 at the downtown Orlando public library. The Vintage Spring Market is a full day of local vintage clothing and vintage object vendors, food trucks, and drinks. Who doesn’t like old stuff? The fun takes place Saturday 11 to 5 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.
The Daily City

Spotlight: Orlando Pottery Fest, Holden Heights Block Party, College Park Spring Fest, and Botanical Jewelry Workshop


38 local pottery artists will be selling everything from dishware to sculptural art at Central Florida’s largest celebration and market of ceramic arts, Orlando Pottery Festival, Saturday 9 to 5 at the National Guard Armory in downtown Orlando. Family-friendly food, fun and prizes, and community building will take over a public park in Holden Heights in Parramore for the second annual Holden Heights Block Party presented by OBTNEXT Saturday 10 to 3 at Kaley Square Park. Five blocks of Edgewater Drive will be shut down and covered with thousands of people listening to the sounds of yacht rock music coming from the Nashville Yacht Club Band, food trucks, street vendors, and a beer garden for the annual street party formerly …
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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: The Last Five Years, Aladdin Ballet, and FL Symphony Youth Orchestras


The musical “The Last Five Years” explores a five-year relationship between a man and a woman in which the wife’s story is told in reverse chronological order starting at the end of their marriage and the husband’s is told in correct chronological order starting just after they first meet. Now imagine the show – performed by a real husband and wife – in Spanish – and you have Los Últimos Cinco Años, the Direct-from- Bogotá, Colombia production running tonight and tomorrow at Mad Cow Theatre, produced by Showlink Theatricals. For tickets go to MadCowTheatre.com. Aladdin is a timeless tale about a poor boy who meets a princess and falls in love. Toss in a magic lamp with a genie, an …
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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.
Commentaries

Spotlight: Apopka Art Fest, Macramé, Folk & Urban Art Fest, and Pagans in the Park


Juried art and crafts, award winning artists, plant sellers, live music, a kid’s zone and more can be enjoyed during the Apopka Art and Foliage Festival taking place Saturday and Sunday at Kit Land Park in Apopka. Learn how to macramé for free and meet some new friends during the event Tying Love. Macramé Mamma herself, Miss Victoria Walsh, to teach and guide during the event. Attendees will work together to make one huge piece. Meet up for Tying Love Saturday at 11 at Ten10Brewery. Enjoy art, music, and community during a one day cultural celebration featuring African drumming and storytelling, Cajun and Zydeco music, pottery wheel demonstrations, free children’s mask making and more. The 10th annual Folk & Urban …
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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: Earth Day, Kid Fest, Harry Potter, and Sweet Charity


Earth Day was created by Senator Gaylord Nelson and it’s still growing strong. I guess if you like trees and breathing… YAY! Orlando celebrates the day with a large event including environmental education exhibitors, presentations, kids games, and more. Central Florida Earth Day is Saturday 10 to 6 at Lake Eola Park. Some people have kids. I know, right? Gah! For those who have them and like them… there’s Kid Fest, a free day of workshops, crafts, food, music and more. Kid Fest is Saturday 12 to 3:30 in the Audubon Park Garden District. My Mom loves Harry Potter and if she could, she would go to the Harry Potter Witches and Wizards Market of Orlando. There she would find …
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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: Opera, UCF Arts, Taco Crawl, Science Center, and Record Store Day


A new outdoor music festival called Opera on Eola is being put on at Lake Eola by a group called Opera Del Sol. My mother’s name is Del, so thank you for that. Expect opera performances, visual art, a vendor market, and food. Opera on Eola is Sunday 12 to 4 at Lake Eola Park. Continuing this weekend, UCF is taking over the Dr. Phillips Center for its annual “UCF Celebrates the Arts!” Take in shows like Pip Squeak- An anti-bullying magic show, When Pigs Fly- theatre for the very young, and Sergio Mendes. For times and details go to arts.ucf.edu While you’re downtown, stay for the Taco Crawl. Pay one fee and get four tacos and the chance to …
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