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9 free things to do in the Orlando area this weekend (8/22-24)

August 20, 2014

Looking for some fun this weekend, but don’t wanna break the bank? Here are some free events you need to know about:

7th Annual City Skip Day
Kick off the weekend early at Wall Street Plaza, with free beer, live entertainment and games.
When: Noon Friday, Aug. 22
Where: Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets

Boarded Up 3: The Art of Skateboarding
Check out this art show organized by Tre Harris in which skateboards (and other boards) are the canvas for creation.
When: Through Friday, Sept. 12
Where: CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.

Foreplay Fridays
Get to Brink before 10:30 p.m. and pay no cover, then spend the rest of the night dancing your ass off.
When: 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22
Where: The Brink, 47 W. Amelia St.

Back to School Bird Bash
Make your own bird feeder, learn what you can do to conserve the environment and take part in a bird meet-and-greet!
When: 10 a.m. – noon Saturday, Aug. 23
Where: Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland

Star-Spangled Summer Concerts
Take a day trip to Daytona Beach to rock out to a Bon Jovi tribute band.
When: 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23
Where: Daytona Beach Bandshell, Oceanfront Park

The VLA with DJ Cub and Jazzthieves
Open your ears and get your mind blown by DJ Cub and the VLA spinning a ridiculous mix of genres.
When: 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23
Where: The Milk Bar, 2424 E. Robinson St.

Open (Tiny) Houses
Tour one of the homes that make up Orlando’s tiny house movement.
When: 3-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24
Where: College Park Village RV/Tiny House Community, 3405 and 3409 N Orange Blossom Trail

Lauren Heintz, Jim Spence
Listen to some fantastic original songs with witty lyrics played on the guitar in an intimate space.
When: 7:30 p.m. p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24
Where: Timucua White House, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave.

Image: Cooper Reep

Image: Cooper Reep

TrIP: The Commuters
Take in the newest show at the Gallery at Avalon Island. 14 photographers took to Orlando’s public transportation, cameras in tow. This show spotlights the resulting works of art.
When: Through Saturday, Sept. 13
Where: The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave.


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