Best Bets! Top Event Picks October 16 – 22

Dr. Phillips Center

Halloween isn’t just for kids! Enjoy a Halloween bar crawl, a cemetery tour, a Spooky Star Party, Oktoberfests and more with your date! Here are the top events in Orlando this week.

MONDAY

The Florida Project
October 16-26
Enzian Theater
$11

TUESDAY

SandwichEatUp at Plant Street Market
Tuesday, October 17, 6pm
Plant Street Market
FREE Admission (Menu prices vary)

On Your Feet!
October 17-22
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
$34.25 and up

WEDNESDAY

Chef’s Night with Jim Colbert and Friends
Wednesday, October 18, 6-9pm
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
$100

Wine Down Wednesday
Wednesday, October 18, 6pm-8pm
Wekiva Island
Check site for more info

Winter Park Wine and Dine
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30pm-9pm
Winter Park Farmers Market
$45-$79

Santiago’s Bodega Beer Dinner
Wednesday, October 18, 6:30pm-8:30pm
Santiago’s Bodega (Altamonte Springs)
$50

THURSDAY

3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, October 19, 6pm-9pm
Downtown Arts District Orlando
FREE Admission

Explore 15+ venues during the 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop in Downtown Orlando on October 19th from 6-9pm.

The Order of the Red Banner Dinner
Thursday, October 19, 6pm-9pm
Swine & Sons
$100

CityArts Factory’s Annual Dia de los Muertos and Monster Factory Opening Night
Thursday, October 19, 6pm-11pm
CityArts Factory
$5

16th Annual Taste of Thornton Park
Thursday, October 19, 6:30pm-9:30pm
The Veranda at Thornton Park
$30

Poses for Puerto Rico Yoga Class
Thursday, October 19, 7pm-9pm
Orlando Brewing
$20

Orlandough Flight Night at Kelly’s
Thursday, October 19, 7pm-8pm
Kelly’s Homemade Ice Cream
$17

FRIDAY

Napa Wine Dinner at Fleming’s
Friday, October 20, 6:30pm
Fleming’s
$99

Bold City Brewery Beer Dinner
Friday, October 20, 6:30pm-10pm
Crafted Block & Brew
$34.95

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Perfectly Paired
Friday, October 20, 7-9pm
East End Market
$47.93

Bioluminescent Paddle and a Pint Tour
Friday, October 20, 7:15pm
Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge
$50

Paddle and a Pint includes a guided bioluminescent kayaking tour followed by a free pint of craft beer afterwards at nearby Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store. Image credit: A Day Away Kayak Tours

American Ghost Adventures Greenwood Cemetery Tour
Friday, October 20, 7:30pm
Greenwood Cemetery
$40

Downtown Orlando Halloween Bar Crawl
Friday, October 20, 8pm
Downtown Orlando
$23.99-$30

SATURDAY

Halloween Hustle 5k
Saturday, October 21, 8am-11am
Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake
$29-$45

Windermere Craft Beer Festival
Saturday, October 21, 4pm-8pm
Downtown Windermere
$30-$50

Immerse 2017
Saturday, October 21, 5pm-11pm
Downtown Orlando
$10-$175

Watch dozens of live art performances and installations from over 1,000 artists at IMMERSE 2017 this weekend in downtown Orlando. Photo by Raychel Armstrong

Central Florida Wine and Cheese Festival
Saturday, October 21, 5pm-9pm
Downtown Deland, East Indiana Avenue
$50

The Dinner Party Project + IMMERSE VIP Dinner
Saturday, October 21, 5pm-7pm
Orange Ave between Central & Washington
$175

Spooky Star Party
Saturday, October 21, 6pm-9:30pm
Emil Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College
FREE Admission

Taste of Nona 2017
Saturday, October 21, 6pm-9pm
Marriott Courtyard & Residence Inn, Lake Nona
$40

Highball & Harvest Food and Booze Series: Cask Wines
Saturday, October 21, 2-3pm
Highball & Harvest at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
$35; Reservations required

Highball & Harvest continues their Food & Booze Series with a class on cask wines October 21 for $35. Image credit: Highball & Harvest

Swingin’ with the Big Band
Saturday, October 21, 7:30pm
Bob Carr Theater
$39.50 and up

Winter Springs ARToberFEST
October 21-22
Winter Springs Town Center
FREE Admission

SUNDAY

Pastry in the Park
Sunday, October 22, 6:30pm-9pm
The Osprey Tavern
$65

Top events in Orlando: Pastry in the Park October 22
Enjoy a 7-course dessert party featuring seven Pastry Chefs from 11 Central Florida restaurants on October 22 at The Osprey Tavern.

Rainbow Run
Sunday, October 22, 7:30am-10:30am
Blanchard Park
$10-$20

Continuing…

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

Food & Wine Weekends
Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, Now thru November 12
Waldorf Astoria Orlando and Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek
Check site for various venues & pricing

Bar du Chocolat at Waldorf Astoria

A look ahead…

10/25: Hocus Pocus Live at Southern Nights Orlando

10/25: Hourglass Brewing Dinner at ABO Winter Park

10/26: History in a Glass at Orange County Regional History Center

10/26: Homestead Harvest at Whisper Creek Farm, The Ritz-Carlton Orlando Grande Lakes

10/26: Brisket & Brews Birthday Bash at 4 Rivers Smokehouse Winter Park

10/27: Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

10/27: Orlando Critical Mass Bike Ride at Orlando Loch Haven Park

10/28: Eden Bar’s 10th Anniversary Halloween Party

10/29: Orlando Date Night Guide’s 10th Anniversary Party at Reyes Mezcaleria

11/2: 1st Thursdays at Orlando Museum of Art

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

11/4: Manatee Encounter Paddle and a Pint Kayak Tour at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge

11/4: Morton’s vs. Oceanaire Surf vs. Turf Chef Throwdown at Morton’s The Steakhouse

11/4: Sanford365 turns 9! Prohibition Party-Speak Easy Lounge

11/8: Chef Night with Chef Trina of SE7EN BITES at Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House and Culinary Garden

11/8: Whine & Wine at Quantum Leap Winery

11/9: Toyko Soul | A Dragonfly Dinner Event at Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi

11/11: Dance, Dream & Inspire at Disney’s Contemporary Resort

11/11: Wine Night at The Alfond Inn

11/16: Doughnut and Beer Pairing at Orlando Brewing


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