Best Bets! Top Event Picks August 14 – 20

Best Bets! Top Event Picks August 14 – 20

Enjoy chef’s collaborative dinners, wine events, pub crawls, and more this week in Orlando! Here are our top event picks for the week.


Rooftop Zumba
Monday, August 14, 8pm-9pm
The Balcony Orlando


Dragonfly Robata & Crooked Can Craft Beer Pairing Dinner
Tuesday, August 15, 7:30-10:30pm
Dragonfly Robata Grill


Wanderlust Wednesday
Wednesday, August 16, 6pm-9pm
Ivanhoe Village

Remembering Elvis: A Movie on the Lawn
Wednesday, August 16, 8pm-10pm
The Alfond Inn (cinourtyard lawn)
FREE Admission

Wine Educational and Tasting Class
Wednesday, August 16, 5:30pm-7pm
M Bar

Wine Down Wednesday featuring Grigich Hills Winery
Wednesday, August 16, 6-8pm
Wekiva Island 

Wekiva Island

Wekiva Island

Portugal Wine Dinner
Wednesday, August 16, 6:30pm-9pm
Santiago’s Bodega (Altamonte Springs)
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)


3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, August 17, 6pm-9pm
Downtown Arts District Orlando
FREE Admission

Pasta Making Class with Kevin Fonzo
Thursday, August 17, 6:30-8:30pm
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden

Chef’s Collaborative: Osprey Tavern and 1921 by Norman Van Aken
Thursday, August 17, 6:30pm-9:30pm
1921 by Norman Van Aken

Cocktail Cabaret “A Tribute to the 1920s”
Thursday, August 17, 8:30pm
Will’s Pub

Enjoy a special Cocktail Cabaret show at Will’s Pub on August 17.


Fire-Fly! Pop-Up Dinner & Beats
Friday, August 18, 6pm-10pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

Epic Ladies Night
Friday, August 18, 6pm-8pm
Dubsdread Golf Course

A Second Chance at Love Wine Dinner
Friday, August 18, 6:30pm

Big Storming Brewing Beer Dinner
Friday, August 18, 6:30pm
Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill at Rosen Centre Hotel

Yoga Under the Stars
Friday, August 18, 7:30pm
Orlando Brewing

Image credit: Hannah Green @lovecentralfl


Track Shack Celebration of Running 5K
Saturday, August 19, 7:30am
Orlando Cultural Park

Yoga in the Yard
Saturday, August 19, 9am-1pm
Mills Park

SummerFest & BarBQue
Saturday, August 19, 1pm-11pm
Dead Lizard Brewing Company
FREE Admission

5th Annual Open House and Movie Night in the Park
Saturday, August 19, 2pm-6pm
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
FREE Admission

Bicycle Brewery Pub Crawl
Saturday, August 19, 5-8pm
Retro City Cycles

Couples Night Wine Tasting
Saturday, August 19, 6-8pm
Vintage Vino

Taste! Central Florida
Saturday, August 19, 6:45pm-10pm
Orlando World Center Marriott

Orlando City SC vs. Columbus Crew
Saturday, August 19, 7:30pm
Orlando City Stadium
$23 and up

Adults-Only Science Night Live! At Orlando Science Center
Saturday, August 19, 8pm
Orlando Science Center
$15.95 (Members are FREE)

Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center

Science Night Live. Image credit: Roberto Gonzalez

There Will Be Words Saturday Night Special
Saturday, August 19, 8pm-11pm
Stardust Video & Coffee

Adult Swim Saturdays
Now thru August 26
The Waterfront Orlando
FREE Admission


Chef’s Collab Dinner “Ravenous Rooster”
Sunday, August 20, 6:30pm-10pm
The Ravenous Pig

A look ahead…

8/21: Solar Eclipse Viewing at Orlando Science Center

8/22: Summertime Seduction Burlesque Wine Dinner at Maxine’s on Shine

8/22: 5-Course Collaborative Chef Pairing Dinner at The Smiling Bison

8/23: Learn to Skate Classes at RDV Ice Den

8/23: Wild Art and Wine at the Central Florida Zoo

8/23: Guest Chef Series: Chef Brandon McGlamery at The COOP

8/24: History in a Glass at Orange County Regional History Center

8/24: Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Perfectly Paired at Quantum Leap Winery

8/24: World’s Best Champagnes Dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House (Lake Mary)

8/24: Rooftop Wine Dinner at Paddlefish

8/25: An Evening of Magic at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

8/26: 10 Years of Opa at Taverna Opa

8/26: Cress Classics (Back to Basics) Dinner at Cress Restaurant

8/26: Indie Art, Craft & Vintage Big Bang Bazaar at Central Florida Fairgrounds

8/27: The Dinner Party Project Couples Dinner at The Balcony

8/30: Wild Beer vs Wild Wine (and small bites) at The Parkview

9/16: Night Hike at Central Florida Zoo

9/30: Artlando at Loch Haven Cultural Park

Feature image credit: 1921 by Norman Van Aken

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