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10 free things to do in the Orlando area this weekend (Aug. 8-10)

August 6, 2014

Wanna have a fantastic weekend on the cheap? Here are some options in the Orlando area where the only thing you’ll have to pay for is the gas to get you there:

CFAMily Day
Take a tour of the museum, participate in a scavenger hunt or create some art of your own.
When: 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8
Where: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave.

Orlando Artisan Marketplace
Browse through locally produced crafts and food. While you’re there, take a look at all the recent changes to the mall.
When: 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8
Where: Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive

The Drunken Monkey Stand-up Showcase
Every Friday, Drunken Monkey welcomes 10 or more local comedians to share their hilarity with you. What’s better than free laughs?
When: 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8
Where: Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, 444 N. Bumby Ave.

Exxcess Friday
Get the weekend started right with some booty-shakin’ beats from DJ Justin Faze.
When: 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8
Where: Vyce Lounge, 112 S. Orange Ave.

Free Winery Tours
Learn about the wine-making process, take a tour of the winery and cap it all off with a complimentary wine tasting.
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
Where: Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 N. U.S. Highway 27

Shark Geek
Settle in for some hilariously terrible shark flicks and hang around for the random freebies at this pre-Shark Week celebration.
When: 12 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9
Where: The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd.

College Park Farmers Market
People watching is free, but the selection of fresh fruits, homemade foodstuffs and handicrafts will make you drool, so be sure to bring just a little scratch with you.
When: 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10
Where: College Park, Edgewater Drive

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Yoga in Lake Eola Park
Brave the heat to find your zen while getting down with the downward-facing dog.
When: 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10
Where: Lake Eola Park, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street

Acoustic Open Mic with Chris Dupre
Enjoy some live entertainment and work up the guts to get on the mic yourself.
When: 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10
Where: Muldoon’s Saloon, 7439 Aloma Ave.

Plinio Pinto’s Project Cosplay
Take in artist Plinio Pinto’s watercolor portrait series that depicts role players in various character costumes.
When: Through Friday, Aug. 29
Where: The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.

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