Best Bets! Top Event Picks September 25 – October 1

Top orlando events September 25 - October 1 2017

Fall (and romance!) is in the air… Enjoy a Bourbon Dinner at The Whiskey, a Brunch Festival, the Taste of Thailand Fall Festival and more exciting Orlando events this week.

MONDAY

Chef Night with Chef Joe Rees of The Strand
Monday, September 25, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience
$65

TUESDAY

Rooftop Yoga September
Tuesday, September 26, 6:30pm-7:30pm
The Balcony Orlando
$7

WEDNESDAY

Art Night Out – Visual Poetry: The City
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm
Orlando Museum of Art
$27-$30

Presidential Lecture Series featuring Thomas Friedman
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm
Lake Highland Preparatory School
$25

The Whiskey Social
Wednesday, September 27, 6pm-8pm
The Woods Orlando
$15-$25

Deadly Sins Brewing Dinner
Wednesday, September 27, 7pm-10pm
ABO Winter Park
$35

Old Forester Statesman Bourbon Dinner
Wednesday, September 27, 7pm-10pm
The Whiskey
$65

Orlando City SC vs New England Revolution
Wednesday, September 27, 7:30pm
Orlando City Stadium
$20 and up

Image credit: Hannah Green (@lovecentralfl)
Cheer on the Lions Wednesday as they take on the New England Revolution at Orlando City Stadium. Image credit: Hannah Green (@lovecentralfl)

THURSDAY

One-Year Anniversary Celebration and All-Day Happy Hour
Thursday, September 28, 11:30am-11pm
Bulla Gastrobar
Menu prices vary (FREE paella tastings from 5-8pm)

3rd Annual Wine for Wildlife to Benefit Back to Nature Wildlife Refuge
Thursday, September 28, 6pm-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
$65-$125

Princess Bride Interactive Movie Night
Thursday, September 28, 7pm-8:45pm
Winter Park Public Library
FREE Admission (Registration required)

FRIDAY

Epic Double Date at Celebration Golf Club
Friday, September 29, 6pm-9pm
Celebration Golf Club
$25

Learn to golf while sipping beer and wine with your partner at Celebration Golf Club this Friday evening from 6-9pm. Image credit: Epic Golf

Compass Box Class and Tasting Happy Hour
Friday, September 29, 6:30pm
lil indies
FREE Admission

La Maschera Rocks the 80s
Friday, September 29, 7pm-11pm
The Abbey
$40 and up

Fall Music Session
Friday, September 29, 7pm-11:59pm
West End Trading Co.
$10

Annie
September 29 – October 8 (Select Dates)
Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center
$20-$27

SATURDAY

Leu Gardens Hurricane Cleanup Day
Saturday, September 30, 8am-12pm
Leu Gardens
FREE Admission

Great Scarecrow Build-Off!
Saturday, September 30, 8am-1pm
Towne Square, Main Street, Leesburg
$20

Orlandough Pop-Up
Saturday, September 30, 9am-12pm
New General
FREE Admission

Head to Winter Park Saturday for an Orlandough doughnut pop-up at New General to get your coffee and doughnut fix. Image credit: Orlandough

Yoga on Tap
Saturday, September 30, 10:40am-12pm
GB’s Bottle Shop and Tasting Bar
$10 Cash

Artlando at Loch Haven Cultural Park
Saturday, September 30, 11am-11pm
Loch Haven Cultural Park
FREE Admission

2017 Orlando Brunch Festival at Festival Park
Saturday, September 30, 12pm-4pm
Festival Park
$15-$60

Sample 50+ craft beers and cocktails and brunch dishes while enjoying live music at the Orlando Brunch Festival Saturday, September 30 from 12-4pm at Orlando Festival Park.

Rooftop Cocktails & Cooking 101 at Paddlefish
Saturday, September 30, 2pm-4pm
Rooftop Cocktails & Cooking 101
$50

Orlando City SC vs. FC Dallas
Saturday, September 30, 4pm
Orlando City Stadium
$36

Run Nona 5k
Saturday, September 30, 4:30pm (Run begins at 6:45pm)
Lake Nona Town Center
$38

Latin Jazz and Art Festival
Saturday, September 30, 5pm-9pm
Lake Concord Park
FREE Admission

Central Florida Dreamplex 2017 Gala & Auction with Guest Speaker Tim Tebow
Saturday, September 30, 6pm
Clermont Arts Center, 3700 S Hwy 27, Clermont
$150 and up

Norman’s 14th Anniversary
Saturday, September 30, 6:30pm-11pm
Norman’s @ The Ritz-Carlton Orlando
$190

Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Tableside Magic by Kostya Kimlat
Saturday, September 30, 7pm-9pm
Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

Alligator Bay Rum Gourmet Rum Dinner
Saturday, September 30, 7pm-10pm
Mission Inn Resort and Club
$75

International Food & Drink Festival at I-Drive 360
September 30 – October 1
I-Drive 360, Home of the Orlando Eye
FREE Admission

Oktoberfest
September 30 – October 1
Center Lake Park, Oviedo
FREE Admission

SUNDAY

17th Annual Taste of Thailand Fall Food Festival
Sunday, October 1, 10am-3pm
Wat Florida Dhammaram of Kissimmee
$12

RUMOR Orlando
Sunday, October 1, 7pm
The Abbey
$15

Continuing…

Taqueria Tuesdays
Now thru September 26 (Tuesdays), 11am-2pm & 5pm-10pm
Black Rooster Taqueria
FREE Admission

First Date: The Musical
Sep 14 – Sep 30
The Abbey
$23-$38

Man of La Mancha
Now thru October 8
Margeson Theater
$18 and up

Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month
Now thru October 12 (extended!)
Various participating restaurants
$35

Halloween Horror Nights
Now thru November 4 (Select Nights)
Universal Orlando
$59.99 and up

Epcot International Food and Wine Festival
Now thru November 13
Epcot
Included with General Admission

A look ahead…

10/5: 1st Thursdays: Ghosts and Ghouls at Orlando Museum of Art

10/6: Booktoberfest 2017 at the Orlando Public Library

10/6: The Best of the Second City at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts

10/6: Movie Night at Leu Gardens

10/6: First Friday Salsa at The Balcony

10/7: Woodstock Winter Park at Mead Botanical Garden

10/7: Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center

10/7: 9th Annual Zombietoberfest at Audubon Park Garden District

10/7: Night Market at Audubon Park Garden District

10/7: Central Florida Top Brewer Beer Festival at Liam Fitzpatrick’s Lake Mary

10/7: The Great Lake Mary Craft Beer Festival

10/8: Friends of the Pig Anniversary Dinner at The Ravenous Pig

10/11: 2nd Annual Wine Box Art Show to Benefit the Zebra Coalition at Quantum Leap Winery

10/13: Harbor Nights: La Dolce Vita At Loews Portofino Bay

10/13-10/15: BBQ and Blues Festival at Lakeridge Winery

10/14: Big Gay Brunch at The Abbey

10/18: Winter Park Wine and Dine

10/19: 16th Annual Taste of Thornton Park

10/19: 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop in Downtown Orlando

10/22: Rainbow Run at Blanchard Park

11/3: Wine Riifs Domaine Serene Wine Dinner at Hard Rock Hotel Orlando

11/4: Sanford365 turns 9! Prohibition Party-Speak Easy Lounge at Celery City Craft

Feature image credit: Paddlefish


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