Orlando This Weekend: February 11-13, 2011

Looking for something fun to do this weekend?  Here’s a round-up of concerts and other events happening in the Orlando area this weekend.

February 11:

  • Clay Aiken at Hard Rock Live – $40-$50
  • Mark Cordes at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $17
  • Dirty Spliff with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – Free (late show)
  • Empyrean with guests at BackBooth – $5
  • Floral Terrace with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – $8 (all ages)
  • Last Call at The Garage in Sanford – Free
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Orlando Ballet presents Battle of the Sexes II at Bob Carr P.A.C. – $15-$75
  • Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – $5 (rides extra
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Robert Randolph & The Family Band at The Plaza Theatre – $25  >>
  • United Arts Fest of Central Florida ArtsFest 2011 in Orlando – Free (many shows)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Mad Cow Theatre – $27

February 12:

  • 2011 Orlando Folk Festival at Mennello Museum of American Art – Free
  • 3rd Annual Reggae Love Fest 2011 at Hard Rock LIve – $42-$52
  • Jared Ashley at The Barn in Sanford – Free for women/$7 for men
  • Author Signing: Michele Cameron (12:30pm) at downtown branch of Orlando Public Library – Free
  • Bands, Brews & BBQ with Huey Lewis & The News at SeaWorld Orlando – Free with Park Admission
  • Budweiser Shootout at Daytona International Speedway – $39-$99
  • Canadian Tenors at The Plaza Theatre – $35-$55
  • Mark Cordes at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $17
  • Colt Ford with Jeff Hurst at House of Blues – $17
  • Heather Lee & Jordan Wynn (CD release) with guests at BackBooth – $5
  • Mardi Gras feat. Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Free with Park Admission
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – $5 (rides extra)
  • Orlando Ballet presents Battle of the Sexes II at Bob Carr P.A.C. – $15-$75  >>
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $26-$38
  • Showdown at The Garage in Sanford – Free
  • Soulidium with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – $7
  • Stephen Kellogg & The Sixers at The Social – $13
  • United Arts Fest of Central Florida ArtsFest 2011 in Orlando – Free (many shows)
  • Universal Orlando Mardi Gras with Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons – Free with Park Admission
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Mad Cow Theatre – $27

February 13:

  • 2011 Orlando Folk Festival at Mennello Museum of American Art – Free
  • Bands, Brews & BBQ with Montgomery Gentry at Busch Gardens Tampa – Free with Park Admission  >>
  • Bobaflex with guests at The Haven in Winter Park – Free
  • Broken Social Scene with Zeus at Firestone Live – $25
  • Mark Cordes at Orlando Improv at Pointe Orlando – $17
  • Menopause The Musical at The Plaza Theatre – $43.50
  • A Midsummers Night Dream at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20-$34
  • Orlando Ballet presents Battle of the Sexes II at Bob Carr P.A.C. – $15-$75
  • Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – $5 (rides extra)
  • Pride & Prejudice at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center – $20-$34
  • United Arts Fest of Central Florida ArtsFest 2011 in Orlando – Free (many shows)
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Mad Cow Theatre – $27


Highlights of the week ahead:

  • February 14 – Mike Epps at Bob Carr P.A.C. – $39.50-$48.50
  • February 14 – Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – $5 (rides extra)
  • February 15 – Beer:30 with music by Sean Ghannam at Orlando Brewing – Free (all beer $2 a pint)
  • February 15 – Osceola County Fair with The Band Perry at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – $5 (rides extra)
  • February 16 – Author Appearance: Kevin Canty at UCF – Free
  • February 16 – Burrow Press Book Release Party at Urban ReThink – Free
  • February 16 – Glassjaw at Firestone Live – $21.50
  • February 16 – Loud Valley (CD Release) with guests at BackBooth – $5
  • February 16 – Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – $5 (rides extra)
  • February 17 – Miranda Cosgrove at Hard Rock Live – $29.50-$75
  • February 17 – Keiko Matsui at The Plaza Theatre – $30-$40
  • February 17 – Osceola County Fair at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee – $5 (rides extra)
  • February 17 – SMB Project with guests at The Social – $5
  • February 17 – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf at Mad Cow Theatre – $27

Mid-Week Break: Orlando Around the Web for February 02, 2011

While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.

So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading.

If you missed the Orlando Flash Mob that appeared Saturday afternoon at the Mall at Millenia, you can catch it all on YouTube.

Miss last weekend’s Monster Truck Jam? Orlando Attractions magazine has a full photo recap of the sold-out event. They also took to the sky for some aerial views of the transformation of Downtown Disney’s Pleasure Island to Hyperion Wharf.

Want more photos? Ok…Orlando Sentinel has a gallery up from last weekend’s Warrior Dash down in Lake Wales. Local media maven Ted Murphy has his own personal recap of the event and makes it sound so much fun that even I may participate next year.

There’s no library in the Four Corners area of Polk County, so, as CFNews13 reports, they’ve come up with an unusual solution – vending machines.

Back to the Orlando Sentinel, as Sherry Boas takes us on a tour of Orlando’s Asian supermarkets.

I wasn’t able to attend the Shipyard Emporium’s grand opening last week due to a cranky car, but there’s a great photo gallery courtesy of Amie Mizell.

Finally, if you’re looking for stuff to do, The Daily City has the rundown on all of the free events during the next two weeks of United Arts ArtsFest 2011.

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