Best Bets! Top Event Picks August 28 – September 3

Best Bets! Top Event Picks August 28 – September 3

Get ready for wine dinners, dance parties, festivals and more this week in Orlando.

MONDAY

The Waterfront Chef’s Dinner
Monday, August 28, 7pm-10pm
The Waterfront
$35-$45

Unfiltered & Organic Comedy + Spoken Word Night
Monday, August 28, 7pm-9pm
Orlando Brewing
FREE Admission

TUESDAY

Meet the Brewer: Johnnie Compton
Tuesday, August 29, 6pm-8pm
Rogue Pub
FREE Admission

WEDNESDAY

PTK Live Taping at Millenia 106
Wednesday, August 30, 6:30pm-9:30pm
Millenia 106 Restaurant & Bar
$50

Whiskey Educational Tasting Class
Wednesday, August 30, 7pm-10pm
M Bar
$40

Electric Barbarella: An 80’s New-Wave Dance Party Tribute to Billy Manes
Wednesday, August 30, 7pm
The Social
$10-$100

Wild Beer vs Wild Wine (and small bites) at The Parkview
Wednesday, August 30, 7pm-9pm
The Parkview
$50

Geekfest – A Study of Savoie, Jura and Cru Beaujolais
Wednesday, August 30, 7pm-9pm
Tim’s Wine Market
$20-$25

Magical Dining Month Preview Dinner
Wednesday, August 30, 6pm-8:30pm
Soco Restaurant
$43

THURSDAY

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
August 31 – November 13
Epcot
Included with General Admission

Sour Beer and Cheese Pairing
Thursday, August 31, 7pm-10pm
Deadly Sins Brewing
$15

Wined into the Weekend
Thursday, August 31, 5pm-7pm
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
FREE Admission

#SandwichEatUp at Hot Krust

Thursday, August 31, 6pm-8pm
Hot Krust
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

Pinot Noir Dinner
Thursday, August 31, 6pm
Antonio’s
$75

Velvet Sessions featuring The Sixx
Thursday, August 31, 6:30pm
Hard Rock Hotel
$33-$60

Summer of Chocolate and Wine
Thursday, August 31, 7-9pm
Swirlery Wine Bar
FREE Admission

FRIDAY

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, September 1, 5:30pm-9:30pm
Baldwin Park
FREE Admission

Movie Night at Leu Gardens: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Friday, September 1, 8pm
Leu Gardens
$6 (FREE for Members!)

Leu Gardens movie night. Image credit: Kristen Manieri

Reggae Fest Orlando
September 1-2
Rum Jungle
$30-$50

The Great Irish Hooley 2017
September 1-4
Raglan Road Restaurant
FREE Admission

SATURDAY

Great Chocolate Race Orlando
Saturday, September 2, 7am
Festival Park
$45 and up

Winter Park Coffee Tour
Saturday, September 2, 9am-11:30am
430 W. New England Ave, Winter Park
$20

Orlando Pride Trivia Night
Saturday, September 2, 5pm-6:30pm
Orlando City Stadium
$18

SUNDAY

Tony Roma’s Rib Eating Competition
Sunday, September 3, 12:30pm
Tony Roma’s Orlando
Menu prices vary

80s Night at The Moon
Sunday, September 3
Howl at the Moon
FREE Admission

Pulp Music Festival 2017
Sunday, September 3, 2pm
Will’s Pub Orlando
$12-$15

Labor Day at Highball & Harvest
Sunday, September 3, 5:30pm-10pm
The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
$65

Pizza Bruno Customer Appreciation Party
Sunday, September 3, 6pm
Pizza Bruno
Complimentary Porchetta with Broccoli Rabe, Frose and M.I.A Beer Company’s 305 Gold Ale, plus an opportunity to donate to the Red Cross’ Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Menu prices vary

RUMOR Orlando
Sunday, September 3, 7pm
The Abbey
$15

Continuing…

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Now thru October 1
Various participating restaurants
$35

10 Years of Opa
Now thru September 4
Taverna Opa Orlando
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

A look ahead…

9/6: Orlando Story Club: In the Wild at The Abbey

9/7: 1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art

9/7: Sunset at the Zoo at the Central Florida Zoo

9/7: Surf Expo at Orange County Convention Center

9/8: Wine Riffs featuring Domain Serene at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

9/9: The Dinner Party Project 3 Year Party at Venue 1902

9/9: September Oyster Slurp-Fest at East End Market

9/9: The Milk Shake Music Festival at The Milk District

9/10: Float Pool Party at Aloft Orlando Downtown

9/13: National Chocolate Day Dessert Party at Capa

9/14: Masters Wine Pairing Series Dinner featuring Rioja Wine at Waldorf Astoria

9/14: Alive After Five in Historic Downtown Sanford

9/16: Night Hike at Central Florida Zoo

9/16: House of Blues 20th Anniversary Local Brews Local Grooves

9/20: Bioluminescence Paddle and a Pint

9/21: Velvet Sessions featuring Extreme at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

9/23: An Evening of Magic at Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

9/30: Artlando at Loch Haven Cultural Park

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