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10 Things to Do This Weekend - April 7 + 8

Make a macrame thingy to hang from your ceiling and more this weekend! We've got the list of fun stuff to do this Saturday and Sunday!

April 7 + 8

  1. Kids Make Stuff in a Museum --- There’s a special exhibition at the Orlando Museum of Art called "Enduring Beauty: Seminole Art and Culture” that has inspired a fun family day celebrating Native American culture. This free event features hands-on activities, storytelling, music, dancing, free ben & Jerrys ice  cream Saturday 10 to 3 at Orlando Museum of Art.

  2. Movies for Dayyyyyys --- This weekend start ten days of over 180 showing of films from across the world during the Florida Film Festival! Beyond the film showings, the festival goers enjoy mingling with filmmakers and celebrities over hand-crafted cocktails and a delicious menu at Eden Bar and inside the theater. The fun takes place all weekend long at Enzian Theatre and Winter Park Village movie theaters.

  3. Macrame, Loraine, Macrame --- Learn how to weave your fingers through a few basic knots to sculpt a beautiful handmade macrame work of art during a class led by Macrame mama!  Tickets provide you with materials, 2 drink tickets for the bar, and a take home, step by step guide to help you remember what you learned. Macrame mamma’s class is Saturday at 4 at Lil Indies in the Mills50 District.

  4. Art Show in a Bar --- What is a limited palette Digital Art show? The artists participating in the show are limited to making their digital art by using the PANTONE color of the year, Ultra Violet 18-3838 . Opening night features a first look at the art and a chance to meet the artists. The opening night of this Pantone-based digital art showis Saturday 4 to 8 at Hourglass Brewing in Longwood.

  5. Ride This Bull ---- Watch professional cowboys and cowgirls from across the nation compete for over $1 million in prizes during the RAM National Circuit Finals RodeoSaturday at 12:30pm and Sunday at 2:30pm at Osceola Heritage Park. Show up at 11am Saturday for kids fun with bounce houses, a mechanical bull, rodeo games and more! Browse the exhibits, grab some food, listen to a DJ and live band.

  6. Pie Championship --- Eat your weight in pie made by the country's best professional and amateur bakers during the APC National Pie ChampionshipsSaturday at 2pm at Rosen Centre Hotel.

  7. Theme Park Nerds Go to This!!! --- The Animatronicans is a sitcom style show that follows the adventures of theme park animatronic characters from current and closed attractions living together. President Abraham Lincoln, Journey in to Imagination’s Dreamfinder, now closed Maelstrom’s Polar Bear and Carousel of Progress’s John  share a private home in Windermere. Their identities have been unknown to their neighbors for years until one day when a journalist from the human world knocks on their door and turns their magical world upside down. Once the curtain comes down, you’ll never look at a theme park attraction the same way. The Animatronicans is being performed Saturday at 8pm inside the Footlight Theatre at the Parliament House.

  8. Hundreds of Artists in Lake Eola Park --- Outdoor fun and family activities draw thousands of Central Floridians to Lake Eola for the largest arts & crafts festival event series in Orlando, the Spring Fiesta at the Park. Live entertainment, a huge amount of food options a kids’ area and over 600 artists line the mile-long space of sidewalk surrounding lake Eola. Spring Fiesta at the Park Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 at Lake Eola Park.

  9. Free Admission to an Art Museum --- Enjoy free admission, a free miniature fine art project and free docent tours at the The Mennello Museum of American Art during Family Fun Days on the second Sunday of every month 12pm-2:30pm. This month, create your own contained miniature succulent landscape like the tiny worlds in Julie Heffernan's paintings. Limit 1 per guest while supplies last. Each Free Family Funday has a different theme based on the current exhibit.

  10. Fresh Job in SODO --- Need a job? The Fresh Kitchen we told you about that's gonna be opening soon in SODO is holding open interviews Saturday 2pm-6pm at 2855 S. Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32806. Can't make it? Go to and look for their SODO job openings listed as "Fresh Kitchen SODO" and apply online.


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