Best of April: 70+ Upcoming Orlando Events We Love

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It’s official – spring is in full swing, complete with a myriad of activities to enjoy with your honey. From a number of spring festivals to outdoor movies and the Florida Film Festival, our event listing is sure to fill up your calendar. Here’s our monthly guide to the best upcoming Orlando events for date night.

April 1 – 7

Cirque du Soleil LUZIA
Select nights March 7 – April 21
The Big Top at The Florida Mall

Image credit: Matt Beard © 2017 Cirque du Soleil

Cheese & Beer Lunch Collab
Monday, April 1, 12pm
The Ravenous Pig
The Ravenous Pig is teaming up with Sweet Grass Dairy for a 4-course lunch designed by Chef Camilo Velasco, paired with beers by brewmaster Larry Foor.
$49/person; Call 407-628-2333 to reserve

Besserat de Bellefon – Under the Stars 
Tuesday, April 2, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market – Orlando
Join Godefroy Baijot, Export Director of Besserat de Bellefon (and son of the owner) on this casual tasting of the entire range of wines from this amazing estate.
$30 per person/Club members $25

Grilled Cheese Pairing
Wednesday, April 3, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Come join Orlando Brewing and CayCakes for a guided tour of four 5oz. organic brews and 4 mini grilled cheese sandwiches!

Wekiva Wine & Paint
Wednesday, April 3, 6-8pm
Wekiva Island
Join artist Elisabeth Ferber for a evening of “wineing” and painting! All art supplies and two glasses of wine will be included.

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Wine Dinner
Thursday, April 4, 6:30-8:30pm
Terralina Crafted Italian
Exclusive 4-course dinner prepared by Executive Chef Justin Plank with Italian wine pairings.

1st Thursdays: Florida Grown
Thursday, April 4, 6:30-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
On the first Thursday of each month, discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants.

Chef Night with DYNAMIC DUO Chef Brandon McGlamery & Chef Brian Cernell
Thursday, April 4, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience
Chef Brandon has an impeccable commitment toward sourcing local, and seasonal ingredients and will be guiding us through creating many savory surprises, such as hand rolled garganelli pasta to start! Chef Brian is equally talented and passionate for keeping “foodies” happy and will be helping us whip up some sweet, dreamy desserts!

UCF Celebrates the Arts
April 5-14
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
The fifth annual UCF Celebrates the Arts showcases performers and artists from across the university. Highlights include a Tony Award-winning musical, ensemble and chamber concerts, opera, kid and family events, living art and much more.
Ticket prices vary by show

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, April 5, 5:30-9:30pm
New Broad Street, Baldwin Park
Over 80 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park.
FREE Admission

Cheers to Change Gala
Friday, April 5, 6pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Event led by Victim Service Center of Central Florida to help benefit and transform the lives of victims in our community. The evening will include: delicious catered food and drinks, entertainment and a silent auction featuring items from local Orlando businesses.

Do Good Date Night at Second Harvest Food Bank *Orlando Date Night Guide event
Friday, April 5, 7-9pm
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Do Good Date Night combines date night with volunteering. We’ll spend about an hour working in the warehouse on a food-related project and then we’ll move into the community room for food, wine/beer, and an interactive activity.

Leu Gardens Movie Night: Avengers Infinity War
Friday, April 5, 8:30pm
Leu Gardens
This month’s outdoor movie is Avengers Infinity War. The gardens open at 6 and the movie begins at 8:30. Outside food and alcohol are permitted – enjoy responsibly!
$6; free for members

Steve Martin and Martin Short: “Now You See Them, Soon You Won’t”
Friday, April 5, 9:30pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $147.50

Art&Brew Market
Saturday, April 6, 2-7pm
Orlando Brewing
Head to this local market for limited edition organic conditioned beer releases, Art/Craft vendors, glass blowing, live original music, and food from Tipsy Cookie and Oh MY Cod Vegan Seafood Co.
FREE Admission

Learn 2 Curl/Open Curling w/ Orlando Curling Club
Saturday, April 6, 10pm-1am
RDV Sportsplex
Learn to Curl with the Orlando Curling Club for a beginners curling class and open curling! No prior curling experience is required, and we provide all of the equipment. Just dress warmly!
$40 for non-members and $35 for Orlando Curling Club members

2nd Annual Spring Market at Audubon
Saturday, April 6, 12-5pm
Audubon Park Garden District
Come out for some of Central Florida’s best vendors: artists, vintage, native and Florida friendly plants, locally produced artisanal foods, handmade crafts, music, food trucks and more
FREE Admission

George Lopez: The Wall World Tour
Saturday, April 6, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets start at $51

Central Florida Top Brewer
Saturday, April 6, 1-5pm
Lake Concord Park
Central Florida brewers come together to compete to be the Top Brewer in the area at the third annual beer event. More than 30 brewers will be working their magic for top prizes, and there will be food trucks selling food to complement the beer.

Women’s Self Defense Workshop
Sunday, April 6, 3-5pm
Martial Arts Center for Health
Self defense workshop that will teach you how to gain confidence knowing you can take care of yourself, experience what it feels like to strike bags and pads, how to use your keys as weapon that can take an attacker down and more in a safe professional environment.

Spring Fiesta in the Park
April 6-7
Lake Eola Park
There will be over 200 artists, crafter and foodie booths for you to peruse all weekend long. Along with a large kids area, plenty of picnic space and live music to enjoy throughout the event.
FREE Admission

Orlando Buzz

Spring Fever in the Garden 2019
April 6-7
360 West Plant Street, Winter Garden
Stroll Plant Street in downtown Winter Garden while enjoying entertainment, a sidewalk chalk art contest, an Ask the Experts booth, garden and yard plant vendors, food booths, raffles and more. This event is kid and dog-friendly.
FREE Admission

Orlando Brewing’s 13th Anniversary
Sunday, April 7, 1-9pm
Orlando Brewing
The local brewery’s anniversary day will include the release of *Anisocoria 2.0, food provided by SwedeDISH Food Truck, an Orlandough pop up, and live music performances.
FREE Admission

Liquid Sunday Pool Party at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Sunday, April 7, 12-4pm
Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach
Let loose and lounge poolside every first Sunday of the month. House vibes with A-list DJ’s who get the party going while you sip luxe libations and dance to the beat only Hard Rock can spin.
$20-25 (RSVP – First 50 ladies get in free)

Sunday Liquid Pool Parties at Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach

April 8 – 14

Cult Classics: Fight Club
Tuesday, April 9, 9:30pm
Enzian Theater
Head to Enzian to watch this cult classic, celebrating its 20th Anniversary.

Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky Dinner
Monday, April 8, 6:30pm
Luma on Park
An 8 course tasting menu featuring the Game of Thrones Scotch Whisky Collection.

Spring Sake Tasting Dinner
Wednesday, April 10, 8:30pm
Enjoy a special tasting menu inspired by some of Kadence’s favorite sake. Sake Samurai Monica Samuels of Vine Connections will be in town to co-host and share the unique stories behind each of the selections.

New Wines of Spain 
Wednesday, April 10, 7-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market – Orlando
Join Lee and the gang as he presents our newest discoveries, covering many of the well known regions; Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Priorat, as well as some of the up and comers.
$25 per person/Club members $20

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
Thursday, April 11, 8pm
Central Park, Winter Park
These films are usually held on the second Thursday of each month in Winter Park’s beautiful Central Park and they are FREE and open to the public. Bring a blanket, a picnic or snacks, and some family and friends.
FREE Admission

Fall Outdoor Movies in Orlando 2017
Image credit: Enzian Theater

2019 Taste of College Park
Thursday, April 11, 6-9pm
Historic Dubsdread Ballroom
An evening of food, wine, music, silent & live auctions featuring nearly two dozen local restaurants, distributors, and local retailers.

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, April 11, 6:30-9:30pm
Thornton Park District
Art walk featuring over 25 places to stop for a tasty libation along with art vendors, live music, DJs, stilt walkers and all sots of fun.
$15 (cash only)

Thornton Park Wine and Art walk
Image credit: Hannah Green/visitexplorerepeat on Instagram

Derek Hough: Live! The Tour
Thursday, April 11
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

Bad Bunny Live: X100Pre Tour
Thursday, April 11, 8pm
Amway Center

Florida Open Figure Skating Competition
April 11-14
RDV Sportsplex
The competition spans 4 days and is open to the public to attend
FREE Admission

Date Night at the Maitland Art Center
Friday, April 12
Maitland Art Center
Each night features a different project designed for fun, laughter and getting to know each other, plus time for drinks and to enjoy the scenery. Guidance provided, as well as room to experiment and play. Each attendee takes home their own original artwork. Light snacks are included, and a cash bar for beer and wine will be available.

Winter Park Day Nursery’s Orange Blossom Jubilee
Friday, April 12
Leu Gardens
Mark your calendars and come celebrate Winter Park Day Nursery’s 80th year at the 18th annual Orange Blossom Jubilee with Honorary Host, Peg Cornwell, Associate to the President at Rollins College.
Tickets start at $100

Napa Valley Night – Wine Tasting
Friday, April 12, 5:30-8:30
Tasting Room Orlando
Wine tasting featuring wines from the Napa Valley Region.

Art and Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar
Friday, April 12, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
20+ local businesses and artisan booths selling jewelry, photography, paintings, and more, plus 12 gourmet food trucks from The Food Truck Bazaar and live music by The Trees of Life Band.
FREE Admission

Harbor Nights Primavera
Friday, April 12, 6:30-9pm
Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
Enjoy select wines, sparkling wines and expertly prepared gourmet foods from each of the hotel’s restaurants. Visit each wine and food station as often as you like throughout the evening. Plus, enjoy live music by The I-4 Band and dancing.

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Image credit: Loews Portofino Bay Hotel

Taste of the Wild Beer Pairing Dinner
Friday, April 12, 6:30-9pm
Central Florida Zoo
Collaborative dinner prepared by chefs Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant, Patrick Story of Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe, and Dalton Lacey of Busters Bistro.

Jake’s Beer Dinner: Left Hand Brewing Company
Friday, April 12, 6:30pm
Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando
Tthis special event celebrates a wide range of craft brews, signature entrees and desserts, all created especially for you by the award-winning chefs at Loews Royal Pacific Resort.

Florida Film Festival Opening Night Party
Friday, April 12, 8:30pm-1am
Eden Bar
Celebrate the opening night of the 2019 Florida Film Festival with a thrilling film premiere. Sample food and cocktails from your favorite local spots and an open bar at Eden Bar. The opening night film is Woman in Motion. Participating bars and restaurants include The Sanctum Cafe, MidiCi, Roque Pub, Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen, La Empanada and more.

2019 Florida Film Festival
April 12 – 21
Enzian Theater
Now in its 28th year, the Florida Film Festival is an Oscar®-qualifying festival, premiering the best in current, independent, and international cinema. This year’s festival includes 54 features, 126 shorts, special events and parties, forums, and more.
Individual tickets are $12, packages start at $55

Florida Film Festival

Orlando Ballet’s Let’s Fall in Love
April 12-14
The Garden Theatre
Artistic Director Robert Hill’s spellbinding new work, Let’s Fall in Love, celebrates joy, positive energy and the healing power of love.

The JPMA Show: Built for Baby
April 12-13
Orange County Convention Center
The JPMA Show: Built for Baby is a world-class baby and children’s products conference, trade show and consumer baby show experience. Join us for robust educational programming, trade and consumer engagement, and multiple media touchpoints – all under one roof.
$30 family ticket; $20 individual

Blues at the Winery
April 13-14
Lakeridge Winery
The area’s most talented Blues musicians will perform on the outdoor stage as well as inside at the Wine & Cheese Bar. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and food will be available for purchase. Enjoy complimentary winery tours and wine tastings.

It Is Here – It’s Always Winter Here at IceBar
April 13-May 18
Ice Bar Orlando
Fans of the hit fantasy drama television series “Game of Thrones” are in for an icy treat at Ice Bar Orlando, where they can take the throne within Fire Lounge with no cover Sunday through Friday and enjoy the bar and dance floor, or cross over the wall and join Night’s Watch inside of Icebar featuring specially-themed Game of Thrones cocktails available on a secret menu.  Guests will receive a souvenir digital picture, take in live ice carvings every Saturday starting at 7pm and entertainment by special guest DJs.  Icebar will also host Game of Thrones trivia Sunday through Thursday from 5pm-9pm and Fridays and Saturdays from 5pm-7pm.
FREE Admission

Learn 2 Curl/Open Curling w/ Orlando Curling Club
Saturday, April 13, 10pm-1am
RDV Sportsplex
Learn to Curl with the Orlando Curling Club for a beginners curling class and open curling! No prior curling experience is required, and we provide all of the equipment. Just dress warmly!
$40 for non-members and $35 for Orlando Curling Club members.

Best Brunch EVER! Cooking Class *FEATURED EVENT*
Saturday, April 13, 11am
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden
Learn to make a decadent brunch menu and sample delicious, memorable & delectable dishes during this hands-on chef demo cooking class.
French Toast Brioche Stuffed with Sweet Ricotta, Mascarpone Cheese & Blueberries with Irish Butter and Vermont Bourbon Maple Syrup
Cloud Eggs with Chives & Crispy Bacon
Asparagus Frittata with Leeks & Gruyere Cheese
Roasted Potatoes Fondant- Crusty, Golden Brown, Buttery Deliciousness!
Watermelon with Lime Simple Syrup & Mint

Taco & Tequila Crawl
Saturday, April 13, 12-6pm
Downtown Orlando
Come stroll through Downtown eating the BEST taco’s, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials.

Chopped Challenge
Saturday, April 13, 1-4pm
Pharmacy Orlando
Each team will be given the same mystery basket of ingredients and 1 hour to prepare 3 plated courses. The judges will choose a winning team based on cleanliness, flavor, creativity and how the team worked together. At the end of the challenge you get to sit and enjoy the foods created as well as some wine!

Star Wars and More: The Music of John Williams
Saturday, April 13, 2 & 8pm
Bob Carr Theater
Michael Krajewski, Music Director of The Philly Pops and Principal Pops Conductor of the Atlanta and Jacksonville Symphonies, leads this concert, featuring the best of John Williams’ legendary film scores, including pieces from Jaws, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, and the Star Wars series. In a career that spans five decades, composer and conductor John Williams has become one of America’s most accomplished and successful composers for film and for the concert stage.

Folk Festival
Saturday, April 13, 5-9pm
Lake Concord Park
Yarn, which weaves roots music idioms into a fresh sound that turns on hipsters and fans of country music alike, headlines the second annual Folk Festival. Artisans, product vendors, and food merchants will also fill Lake Concord Park for a night of good time folk music.

Brews Around the Zoo
Saturday, April 13, 6-10pm
Central Florida Zoo
This adults-only night benefiting the Zoo will feature food samples from local restaurants, live music, special animal encounters, and over 30 different craft beers.

Jazz’n Blues Concert
Saturday, April 13, 7pm
Leu Gardens
Enjoy an amazing outdoor concert in the gardens. Pack a dinner picnic of your favorite foods and bring seating. Alcohol is permitted.

Record Store Day 2019
Saturday, April 13, 8-11pm
Park Avenue CDs
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1300 independently owned record stores in the USA, and thousands of similar stores internationally.
FREE Admission

Opera on Eola
Sunday, April 14, 12-4pm
Lake Eola Park
A free collaborative music festival featuring cool performances from Central Florida’s top Opera singers. There will be visual art, an outdoor vendor market, and food trucks.
FREE Admission

North of the Border Bash & Poutine Palooza SOLD OUT
Sunday, April 14, 3-6pm
East End Market
Canadians and Americans unite for the North of the Border Bash & Poutine Palooza, a charitable culinary event in support of Fleet Farming, an urban agriculture initiative that creates a localized food system in select residential neighborhoods in Orlando, Florida.

April 15 – 21

Dear Evan Hansen
April 16-21
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets are subject to availability

Game of Thrones Trivia
Monday, April 15, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
In honor of the Final Season premier on Sunday, Orlando Brewing and ManDaddy Trivia will be hosting GOT trivia. All members of the court will receive $1 OFF full pours, and winning team receives $25 off their tab! (or gift card for future use).
FREE Admission

SandwichEatUp at Hot Krust
Tuesday, April 16, 6-8pm
Hot Krust
Join Deli Fresh Threads for a sandwich eatup featuring fresh panini sandwiches made with freshly roasted meats.
Food prices vary

Doughnut & Beer Pairing
Wednesday, April 17, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Dig into sweet & savory organic mini doughnuts paired perfectly with four of Orlando Brewing’s organic brews (5 ounces).

Taste of Winter Park
Wednesday, April 17, 5-8pm
Winter Park Farmer’s Market
This event showcases more than 40 of Central Florida’s top chefs, bakers, caterers and beverage purveyors. All-inclusive tickets include unlimited samples of signature dishes, refreshing beverages and decadent desserts.

Reading Between the Wines
Wednesday, April 17, 6-9pm
Orlando Science Center
This annual event combines fine wine, great food, an auction and an intimate evening with a prolific author in order to raise money and awareness for a special cause: building a literate Central Florida Community.

Evening Exchange at East End
Friday, April 19, 6-10pm
East End Market
New monthly event series featuring live interactive workshops, trendsetting makers, culinary demonstrations, specialty cocktails, food specials and more.
FREE Admission, workshop costs vary

East End Market
Image credit: East End Market

Ken Jeong
Friday, April 19, 8pm
Hard Rock Live Orlando
Tickets on sale soon

Yoga Under The Stars
Friday, April 19, 7pm
Orlando Brewing
Yoga and Beer align the Soul, Body, and Spirit. Together they share a dedicated community of creative individuals who love what they do. You”ll take part in a one hour yoga practice with AcroSarah, and a 16oz. organic beer to be enjoyed before, during or after practice. Remember to bring your mat!
Advanced tickets are $12 and $14 at the door

Fast Foward at Boxi Park
Tiffany USA Video Premiere Party w/95 South and The Mad Stuntman
Friday, April 19, 7pm – midnight
Bust out those parachute pants and scrunchies for a totally rad dance party hosted by 80/90’s pop queen, Tiffany! Participate in our best outfit contest for a chance to win a prize or chillax with tasty bites and refreshing beverages. Watch the premiere of Tiffany’s new “I Think We’re Alone Now” music video. Plus, live VJ, entertainment, performances, and meet & greet with 95 South and The Mad Stuntman.

Sweet Charity
April 19-27
Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College
Sweet Charity is a hilarious script by Neil Simon. Tunes you love like, “Hey, Big Spender!” Big Bob Fosse dance numbers. It’s the energy, humor, and heartbreak of life in the Big City as seen through the eyes of an irrepressible optimist.

Earthfest 2019
Saturday, April 20, 9am-7pm
Renningers Mount Dora Flea Market and Antique Center
Live art performances throughout the day, over 100 vendors, artists ,crafters, body painting and food vendors.
FREE Admission

Baked Fest
Saturday, April 20, 1-5pm
Thirsty Topher
A limited ticketed affair featuring baked goods from local area bakers with Ten 10 Brewing Company beers being used as an ingredient.

Saturday, April 20, 12-4pm
55 West Church Street
On Saturday, April 20th, Church Street District will attempt to break the world’s record for the largest outdoor pizza party. 1,500 people are needed to break the record, and local pizza restaurants are working together to provide free food to attract the crowds.
FREE Admission

Winter Garden Cruz N Car Show
Saturday, April 20, 4-8pm
Downtown Winter Garden
The Cruz N Car show is held quarterly in Downtown Winter Garden on the third Saturday in January, April, June, and September from 4 to 8 pm.
FREE Admission

Easter Brunch at Highball & Harvest
Sunday, April 21, 12-2pm
Highball & Harvest
A Southern Inspired Easter Brunch featuring action stations, carved meats, a fresh raw bar, farm-fresh spring vegetables galore and most importantly, the champagne and mimosa bar.
$120 adults, $50 children. Reservations required, please call 407-393-4648.

11th Annual Winter Park Paint Out
April 21 – 27
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens
25 plein air artists will paint at the Polasek Museum and locations nearby with art lovers invited watch the artists at work, view their recently completed paintings in the gallery, and attend free painting demonstrations.
FREE Admission

April 22 – 28

Wedding Planning 101
Tuesday, April 23, 7pm
The Bridal Finery
Learn how to build a budget, questions to ask your venue and vendors, and all those important details that you and your fiancé need to discuss from the start. Your ticket includes the 2 hour class, a welcome cocktail, and enters you into a raffle to win 50% off a standard trial from Kristy’s Artistry Design Team.

Rooftop Wine Dinner
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-9pm
Enjoy a four-course tasting menu highlighting Italian wine pairings with new world cuisine.

Beer Dinner – Persimmon Hollow Brewing
Wednesday, April 24, 6-9:30pm
À La Cart
5-course dinner from À La Cart’s food trucks paired with beers from Persimmon Hollow Brewing in Deland.

Wine, Wisdom, Words – Kristy Woodson Harvey
Wednesday, April 24, 6:30-8pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Author Kristy Woodson Harvey will be at Quantum Leap Winery for a book signing and discussion of her book The Secret To Southern Charm. Ticket includes a glass of wine, cider or beer. Books must be purchased either at Writer’s Block Bookstore before or at the event.

Orlando Girl’s Club Presented by – SOLD OUT
Thursday, April 25, 7-9pm
UPDATED: Our secret event location is Reyes Mezcaleria 
We’ve created a monthly series of Girls’ Night Out events presented by that are guaranteed to be the highlight of your month. You can expect highly curated food and wine experiences in amazing locations in Orlando, downtown and Winter Park, playful and interactive activities, facilitated experiences that have you making new friends and connecting more deeply with old ones, and event food/wine package at a cost of about $20-$30 per person.
Ticket to reserve is $5, each person will pay $20-30 at the location for their curated food and wine package.

Cherry Bomb Burlesque
Thursday, April 25, 7pm
The Abbey
Cherry Bomb is an American Neo-Burlesque all female show that bridges sensuality and artistry. A genre of variety show… A blend of satire, performance art, and adult entertainment featuring striptease and broad comedy acts. The show is sassy and funny with steamy choreography, creative props, 6 beautiful dancers and 2 comedians!

En La Cocina Cooking Class
Thursday, April 25, 6:30-8:30pm
Tapa Toro
Classes will feature three seasonal dishes with hands-on cooking demonstrations. The menu includes cornbread with piquillo butter, spring wedge salad, and individual clam bakes, while the restaurant provides an additional appetizer and mystery dessert.
$49/person plus gratuity

Orlando Chef's Tables - Tapa Toro Paella Pit
Image credit: Tapa Toro

Night Shift: Text
Thursday, April 25, 7-11pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Reimagine the museum space in this evening of experimental visual art and performance. Emerging artists will take over nontraditional gallery spaces with a diverse range of media. Guests will also have access to select exhibitions.

Burgundian Wine Dinner featuring Maison Jaffelin
Thursday, April 25, 7pm
Pharmacy Orlando
An intimate 5 course dinner paired with amazing white burgundies from Maison Jaffelin.
$200/person. To reserve call Doris at 407-985-2972

McSwagger’s Silent Disco
Thursday, April 25, 8-11pm
Barrel Room at Crooked Can Brewing Company
Sip on craft beers while you dance to DJ tunes streamed straight to your headphones during this silent dance party.
FREE Admission

Image credit: Crooked Can Brewing Company

Orlando Ballet Presents Arcadian Broad’s Wonderland: Mad Tales of the Hatter
April 26-28
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
This world premiere delves deep into his shattered mind. Will he make it back to Wonderland in time to save Alice from the Red Queen’s curse?
Tickets start at $19

Garden Theatre’s Production of Billy Elliot the Musical
April 26-May 26
The Garden Theatre
Featuring an electrifying score by music legend Elton John, BILLY ELLIOT: THE MUSICAL is an inspirational story set in a northern English town during the devastating miners’ strike of 1984. 11-year old Billy journeys from the boxing ring to a ballet class to make his dreams come true while challenging the long-held beliefs of his hometown.

Crescent Cinema featuring Mary Poppins Returns
Friday, April 26, 8-10pm
Crescent Park in Laureate Park
Step outside for a movie night in the park featuring Mary Poppins Returns.
FREE Admission

Adult Night Out at Planet Obstacle
Friday, April 26, 6pm
Planet Obstacle
This adults-only event gives couples and singles an opportunity to spend an amazing evening in the new extraordinary way. Every ticket comes with one free drink of your choice, including wine or beer for those who are 21+.
$25/person, $45/couple (not including grip socks)

Image credit: Planet Obstacle

The Psychedelic Furs
Friday, April 26, 6:30pm
Hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando

Get Your Jazz On!
Friday, April 26, 6:30-9:30pm
The Alfond Inn
Unlimited select wine, beer and craft cocktails plus a live jazz concert. The after party includes a smoking Lounge Featuring Phenom Cigars, and food including roasted chicken, roasted pig, and vegetarian selections.

Get Your Jazz On at The Alfond Inn
Get Your Jazz On at The Alfond Inn

Whiskey Business
Friday, April 26, 7-10pm
Cheyenne Saloon
Discover the best in Scotches, bourbons, and whiskeys— from locally-produced bourbons to single malts from Scotland, from small batches to single grains, from the new to the classics. Plus music and food samples from local restaurants.

Singles Mixer & Relationship Workshop
Friday, April 26, 7:30pm
World of Beer – Downtown Orlando
This class is open to single men and women who are wanting to learn about what they need in a relationship. With the guidance of Rebecca, you will be learning new ways to open up your heart and mind.

Movies in the Park: The Greatest Showman
Friday, April 26, 8pm
Reiter Park, Longwood
Enjoy a free movie at Reiter Park in Longwood. Attendees are encouraged to bring a blanket or chair, and food from Twisted Plates Food Truck will be available for purchase.
FREE Admission

Cocoa Beach Uncorked Food and Wine Festival
April 27-28
Alan Shepard Park
Celebration of the Space Coast’s most renowned chefs, restaurants, and breweries in a culinary showcase.

Learn 2 Curl/Open Curling w/ Orlando Curling Club
Saturday, April 27, 10pm-1am
RDV Sportsplex
Learn to Curl with the Orlando Curling Club for a beginners curling class and open curling! No prior curling experience is required, and we provide all of the equipment. Just dress warmly!
$40 for non-members and $35 for Orlando Curling Club members.

Bootcamp & Beers
Saturday, April 27, 10:30am
Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co.
All fitness levels are welcome to this bootcamp class with Forte Fitness to sweat, before you sip on a cold one. Each ticket includes one free drink after class.

Saturday, April 27, 10am-3pm
Lake Concord Park
Attendees will enjoy free tree giveaways, workshops, earth-friendly booths, kids activities, and live music provided local groups including the popular Beth McKee and Swamp Sistas.
FREE Admission

Kissimmee Sculpture Pub Crawl
Saturday, April 27, 6-9pm
Historic Downtown Kissimmee
View sculptures and visit restaurants, bars, and artisans on a special route. Along the route enjoy beer, wine, and specialty drinks while playing fun interactive games, answering trivia and solving clues to win prizes.

Spotlight on Self-Love Soiree
Saturday, April 27, 6pm
University of Central Florida Student Union Cape Florida Ballroom
Spotlight on Self-Love is a Hollywood-themed soiree benefiting Project HEAL featuring scrumptious desserts, a photo booth, a raffle with prizes from local favorites like 4 Rivers Smokehouse, The Glass Knife and Foxtail Coffee, and live musical performances. 100% of ticket sales go to funding life-saving eating disorder treatment for those in need.

Science of Wine
Saturday, April 27, 7-10pm
Orlando Science Center
Science of Wine is not just another wine tasting, but an oenological odyssey with presentations on multiple aspects of wine growing and wine tasting in addition to samples of more than 150 fine wines from the world’s most important wine regions and some of the best food from your favorite region, Central Florida!

Orlando Science Center, Science of Wine, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

April 29 – 30

Agave Spirits and Cocktails Class
Monday, April 29, 7:30pm
Whippoorwill Beer House & Package Store
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo (just a little early) with this festive class. Learn how to craft 3 tequila-based cocktails from scratch. Dinner from Reyes Mezcaleria will be provided.

Rollins Music Choral and Orchestra Concert
Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm
Knowles Memorial Chapel at Rollins College
This performance includes Lux Aeterna by Morten Lauridsen and the Coronation Mass by W.A. Mozart and an award ceremony for members of the Rollins Department of Music.
FREE Admission

The Temptations & The Four Tops
Tuesday, April 30, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $49.50

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