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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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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: Little Merman, Spring Fever in the Garden, Spring Porch Sale, and OMART


A 1950’s horror film meets a classic cartoon fairy tale in a totally new theatrical experience inside a bar that has a hot tub as a  performance space. A group of scientists travel the Amazon in search of the legendary ‘Gill-Man’, and come face to face with Ethyl the Merman and his friends from “under the lagoon.” The new theatre experience The Little Merman from the Black Lagoon will be performed Sunday at 1 at Stonewall Bar right next door to the soccer stadium building thing. The 19th annual Spring Fever in the Garden will feature live entertainment, food vendors, a kid’s zone and thousands of plants and flowers for sale. Spring Fever in the Garden is Saturday 9 to …
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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: Markets, Festivals and Handel’s Messiah


The Florida Blueberry Festival is back! Enjoy fresh locally produced blueberries, listen to live music, shop a lot of vendors, and enjoy wines and desserts. The Festival runs all weekend long at Formosa Gardens in Kissimmee Orlando Flea, put on by The Daily City, featuring 35 vendors, desserts and lunch, adult drinks and music returns to downtown Orlando. Kid and dog friendly too, the Orlando Flea takes place Sunday 12 to 4 at Celine in downtown Orlando. For parking details go to orlandoflea.com. Another great looking shopping event Sunday is The Vicious Bazaar, a moto and music gear swap meet which includes an eclectic street market, food trucks, ice cream and coffee, a skateboard contest and more. The Vicious Bazaar …
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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: Uptown Art Expo, Kitchen House & Culinary Garden, and Stonewall Bar


Fans of yacht rock need to perk their ears up. The band Pablo Cruise is coming to Orlando Sunday. The concert is part of the Uptown Art Expo, a two-day art festival with live music, street food, and more. Uptown Art Expo runs Saturday 10 to 7:30PM and Sunday 10 to 5pm. Pablo Cruise goes on Sunday at 3. The fun takes place at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.
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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: Caribbean, Water Lantern, Art, and Celtic Festivals and Golden Gals Live!


Enjoy live Caribbean music, Caribbean food, and a wonderful island vibe during the Orlando Caribbean Festival Saturday. The fair opens at noon and the festival runs 3 to 11 at the Orlando Amphitheatre. Witness the magic of lanterns as they light up a lake and pay admission for it! The Orlando Water Lantern Festival comes to Orlando Saturday at 5 at Orlando Watersports Complex. For details go to waterlanternfestival.com. The largest Celtic Festival in all of Central Florida features three days of live Celtic music, Irish dancers, local vendors, food and beer! The 4th Annual Crooked Can Celtic Festival is all weekend long at Crooked Can Brewery in downtown Winter Garden. Enjoy winding through narrow lanes in between rows and …
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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: Central Florida Fair, Brian Feldman, and Neighborhood Summit


Ferris wheels – I got it. Midway games – I got it. Cotton candy – I got it. Snickers fried and covered in powdered sugar -I got it. The Central Florida Fair is back and it will have a few of my favorite things all weekend day and night at the Central Florida Fairgrounds. For details go to centralfloridafair.com. Orlando art reviewers critiqued the works of Performance artist Brian Feldman for years and years. Now he wants them to sit across a table from him and read those same reviews out loud to his face in a new piece entitled “Knives Out.” The event will take place at the perfect venue for an event called Knives Out – The …
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