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10 free things to do in the Orlando area this weekend (8/29-9/1)

August 28, 2014

Looking to roll into a new month without rolling out the ‘ole wallet? We’ve got you covered on 10 things to do this weekend that won’t break the bank:

BART 2 Year Anniversary
Ring in the second year of this Mills staple with all the art and games that BART boasts. 
When: 5 p.m. Friday, Aug 29
Where: BART,  1205 N. Mills Ave.

Orlando Critical Mass
Tired of the 5 o’clock traffic jam? Well hop on two wheels and take back the streets on your bike. 
When: 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Where: Loch Haven Park,  900 E. Princeton St.

Movieola: Monsters University
Monsters aren’t so scary under the stars, so grab your own monsters and head on down to this outdoor movie event. 
When: 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Where: Lake Eola Park,  N. Eola Drive and E. Robinson St.

Midsummer Night’s Star Party
Be a star, see the stars as you blast into this galactic event.
When: 7-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Where: Emil Buehler Perpetual Trust Planetarium at Seminole State College,  100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford

The Fifth Element Trivia Night
You might not be able to outsmart a 5th grader but try your wits at The Fifth Element with this trivia challenge.
When: 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Where: Bikes, Beans & Bordeaux,  3022 Corrine Drive

The Drunken Monkey Stand-up Showcase
Enjoy the buffoonery of Orlando’s comedy scene where coffee isn’t the only thing roasting.
When: 8:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29
Where: Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar,  444 N. Bumby Ave.

Great Irish Hooley
Bring your own pot of gold to this Irish-palooza and riverdance the night away.
When: Aug. 29- Sept. 1
Where: Raglan Road Irish Pub,  Downtown Disney, 1640 E. Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista

Groundwork: A Living Walls Art Show
The walls are alive! Enjoy this succulent art show before it outgrows Twelve21.
When: thru Sept. 1
Where: Twelve21 Gallery,  1221-C N. Orange Ave.

Take Your Best Shot Photo Exhibit
This isn’t Pat Benatar karaoke, but these photographers are poised to hit you with their best shot.
When: thru Sept. 12
Where: CityArts Factory,  29 S. Orange Ave.

TrIP: The Commuters
Photographers indulge in a little people watching on Orlando public transportation. 
When: thru Sept. 13
Where: The Gallery at Avalon Island,  39 S. Magnolia Ave.


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  • Eric F