Mark your calendar…Below is a schedule of some great upcoming Orlando events January 2017!
Winter Music Series
January 07, 2017 – January 28, 2017
Location: Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, Clermont, FL
Description: Each Saturday afternoon during the month of January, Lakeridge Winery holds its famous Music Series, featuring live bands on the outdoor stage. The musicians selected are all fantastic performers, hand-picked from the wealth of talent located throughout Central Florida. Lakeridge wine, beer, soft drinks and a variety of food is available for purchase, along with complimentary Winery tours and tasting.
MLK Jazz and Blues Cookout
January 7, 2017
Location: John H. Jackson Center 1002 Carter St., Orlando
Description: Join Commissioner Regina I. Hill of District 5, Drop D No Limits Foundation and the Downtown Development Board Saturday, January 7 at 10:00 a.m. for the 4th annual MLK Jazz & Blues Cookout at the John H. Jackson Center.
January 11, 2017 – January 29, 2017
Location: Dr. Phillips Center – Walt Disney Theater
Description: Back by popular demand! Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records and sell out in record time. Winner of over 100 international awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One—born with emerald green skin—is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete — and completely satisfying — new musical in a long time” (USA Today).
Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Xtreme
January 12, 2017 – January 16, 2017
Location: Orlando’s Amway Center
Description: Features artists who redefine the word extreme in everything they do, magnifying traditional elements of the circus and combining them with never-before-seen spectacles, original fast-paced performances and incredibly hilarious moments. The multi-year tour offers extreme thrills, exotic animals and extraordinary performers that add up to the ultimate family entertainment experience.
Dinosaur Invasion at Leu Gardens
January 13, 2017 – April 30, 2017
Location: Harry P. Leu Gardens
Description: Discover what life was like millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth! This one-of-kind, outdoor exhibit features life-like prehistoric creatures throughout the 50-acre botanic garden. Creator Guy Darrough, an accomplished fossil expert and collector, meticulously crafts each dinosaur carefully for authenticity. The beauty and scientific replicas range in size from 14 inches to a massive 33 feet.
12th Annual Otronicon
January 13, 2017 – January 19, 2017
Location: Orlando Science Center
Description: Experience the latest, greatest and retro favorites at Otronicon. A spectacular display of interactive technology, games and simulation. Whether you are in the tech industry or just have a passion for learning, Otronicon engages guests of all ages to imagine the possibilities of the ever-growing and diverse digital media industry.
Lewis Black Live: Rant, White & Blue (Comedian)
Saturday, January 14
Location: Hard Rock Live Orlando
Description: Lewis’ live performances provide a cathartic release of anger and disillusionment for his audience. Lewis yells so they don’t have to. A passionate performer who is more a pissed-off optimist than mean-spirited curmudgeon, Lewis is the rare comic who can cause an audience to laugh themselves into incontinence while making compelling points about the absurdity of our world.
SW Orlando Jaycees Downtown Orlando MLK Parade
Saturday, January 14
Location: Northwest Lawn 512 East Washington Street Orlando
Description: Martin Luther King, Jr Parade featuring prominent community and civic organizations, leaders and dignitaries. A caravan of our local small and minority businesses and teh nations most talented marching bands. The theme for the 2017 King Day celebration is “Remember, Celebrate, and Act….King’s Legacy of Peace with Justice for Our World.”
Praise Wave Music Festival
Saturday January 14, 2017 – January 28, 2017
Location: SeaWorld Orlando
Description: With the return of Praise Wave®, guests can celebrate Christian fellowship and fun at SeaWorld Orlando. Uplifting, live concerts from the hottest names in Christian music will light up the stage at Nautilus Theater. Guests can also enjoy SeaWorld’s thrilling rides, shows and attractions.
Picasso at the Lapin Agile
January 20 – February 19, 2017
Location: Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W Church St, Orlando, FL
Description: Einstein and Picasso walk into a bar. Sounds like an opening of a classic joke…In the hands of comic-genius-turned-playwright Steve Martin it becomes so much more: an exploration of creativity, physics, and one-night stands played out in hilarious and thoughtful fashion. Ostensibly set in 1904 Paris, in th moments before Einstein and Picasso’s geniuses blossom, their worlds collide in the most commonplace of fashions… and the 20th century is born. What’s next? Believe it or not, the play has that answer too!
2017 Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza
January 20, 2017 – January 22, 2017
Location: 2929 S Binion Road, Apopka, FL 32703
Description: The Lake Apopka Wildlife Festival & Birdapalooza is a weekend event that is perfect for birders visiting Florida or locals wanting to learn more from well-known, knowledgeable birding guides. You can add to your life list while exploring a unique birding area.
Brahms Symphony No. 3
January 21, 2017
Location: Bob Carr Theater
Description: The Philharmonic honors John Adams with performances of two of his most well-known works. Eighteen year-old American Carmen Knoll will perform Rachmaninoff’s spectacular Third Piano Concerto. The program ends with the first Philharmonic performance of Brahms’ Symphony No. 3.
2017 Monster Jam
January 21, 2017
Location: Camping World Stadium
Description: Monster Jam® is the most action-packed live event on four wheels where world-class drivers compete in front of capacity crowds in both monster truck racing and freestyle competitions. Celebrating 25 years of adrenaline-charged family entertainment, Monster Jam combines spontaneous entertainment with the ultimate off-road, motorsport competition. Monster Jam features the most recognizable trucks in the world including Grave Digger®, Max-DTM, El Toro Loco®, Monster Mutt® and many more. Monster Jam events leave you on the edge of your seat as these competitors thrill fans with jaw-dropping displays of gravity-defying feats.
The 5k Zombie Run Orlando
January 21, 2017
Location: Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S Hiawassee Rd, Orlando
Description: Run for your life from flesh hungry Zombies through a 3.1 mile trail run where ZOMBIES are the obstacles!
Florida Wedding Expo 2017
January 22, 2017
Location: Orange County Convention Center
Description: The First and Biggest Wedding Expo of the Year!!! Find everything for your wedding… all in one place, in one afternoon!
In the Mood (Musical)
January 27, 2017
Location: Dr. Phillips Center
Description: Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” to “Tuxedo Junction” and get “In the Mood” to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and six singer-dancers with some hot boogie woogie! In The Mood is a fully staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the ’40s. Complete with period costumes and choreography, In The Mood celebrates America’s greatest generation who listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads. Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era.
Celebration of Harry Potter
January 27, 2017 – January 29, 2017
Location: Universal Studios Florida
Description: Be a part of A Celebration of Harry Potter™ at Universal Orlando Resort™. It’s the only official event where you can celebrate your love for Harry Potter™ and discover more about the Wizarding World. Take part in film talent Q&A sessions, access special panels and demonstrations, and discover many more surprises.
NFL PRO BOWL: AFC vs NFC
January 29, 2017 ** Week Long Events
Location: Camping World Stadium
Description: A week long of fun football events leading up to the big game