Orlando This Weekend: Nov 19-21, 2010

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are some suggestions:

November 19:

  • The Ataris at Backbooth – $10
  • Florida Classic Battle of the Bands at the Amway Center – $15-$25
  • Light Up UCF at University of Central Florida – Free; Skating additional
  • Jim Lauderdale at The Plaza Theatre- $10-$20
  • Dax Riggs at The Social – $10
  • Talking with Gods documentary screening at The Geek Easy – $5 members/$8 non-members
  • Tiesto at UCF Arena – $50
  • Warrant at The Garage Bar in Sanford – $15

November 20:

  • 13th Annual Florida Classic After Party w/ Doug E Fresh at House of Blues – $40-$55
  • Afterglow Radio at The Haven in Winter Park – Free
  • Art of the Highwaymen Weekend (meet the artists) at the Orange County Regional History Center – $9 / $15 weekend pass
  • Audubon Park Beer Festival in Audubon Park – $25 advance / $30 day of + canned food for donation
  • Before You Exit (CD Release Party) at Backbooth – $8
  • DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts in DeLand – Free
  • Earthbound Misfits presents the Music of Pink Floyd at The Plaza Theatre- $17.50
  • Feile Irish Fest at Blue Jacket Park – $10 advance/$15 at gate
  • Florida Classic Football at Citrus Bowl – $10-$200
  • Elton John and Leon Russell at Daytona Ocean Center – $45-$135
  • Light Up UCF at University of Central Florida – Free; Skating additional
  • Tyrone Wells at The Social – $13
  • Winter Park Harvest Festival in Winter Park – Free

November 21:

  • Art of the Highwaymen Weekend (meet the artists) at the Orange County Regional History Center – $9 / $15 weekend pass
  • DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts in DeLand – Free
  • Gallagher at The Plaza Theatre – $30-$45
  • Elton John and Leon Russell at Lakeland Center Jenkins Arena – $45-$135
  • Light Up UCF at University of Central Florida – Free; Skating additional

Upcoming Rock Shows at The Garage Bar in Sanford

Attention all 80s hard rock fans in Central Florida! If you’ve been looking for an excuse to bang your head in public, The Garage Bar up in Sanford has the bands for you.

Friday, November 5, Blandini will take the stage. The band features rock guitarist Jeff Blando, who has played with Slaughter, Vince Neil and Saigon Kick. Pure Vinyl and Megaphone are also scheduled.

Saturday, November 6, Firehouse returns to Orlando. The bill also includes Unchained Chaos, Julliett and Sixty Watt Sun.

Local band Iced Down hits the stage on Saturday, November 13. Never heard them but they seem to play a lot of the bike fests in Central Florida.

The month wraps up with an appearance by Warrant, headlining a bill with The Fugnutz and The Psycho Magnets. Jani is no longer fronting the band, but I’ve heard the current vocalist, and the band still sounds really good.

The Garage Bar is part of the Route 46 entertainment complex. It’s located on State Road 46, just east of I-4, next to BJ’s Wholesale Club.  Cover charge varies for bands, but the average, according to the club, is between $10 and $15 at the door.

[Photo courtesy of Warrant]

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