Monday, November 7, 2016

Election Night parties and events happening in Orlando

Posted By on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 2:11 PM

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Orange Democrats Victory Party If you want to get wasted with a bunch of actual politicians, the Orange Democrats are throwing a victory party (hubris? or just, like, paying attention?) at the Abbey. You’ll get to see the victory/concession speeches from downticket candidates like Darren Soto, Aramis Ayala, Stephanie Murphy, Rick Singh, Scott Randolph and others. Plus, eavesdropping on drunken politicians as the national results roll in always yields creative profanity that you can co-opt into your day-to-day life. In the interest of fairness, we searched for the local Republican victory party, but were not able to find a public event.

7 p.m. Tuesday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; free;

American Idle Mills 50’s neighborhoodiest neighborhood bar celebrates democracy with an interactive talent show. Sign up to compete in five different categories and competitions to win the favor of the crowd and be elected Mr. or Ms. St. Matt’s American Idle. A live burlesque cabaret, singing and side acts fill out the night as the election results roll in.

8 p.m. Tuesday; St. Matthew’s Tavern, 1300 N. Mills Ave.; free;

Tumbleweed Election Night Comedy Show So many times this election season, we’ve had to laugh just because the only other reaction that would make sense would be to cry. Get your ha-has out during Election Night with the Tom & Dan-affiliated Tumbleweed Comedy Tour as it rolls into downtown’s Frank & Steins. Take advantage of the $4 Red Cypress beer special. You’re gonna need it.

8 p.m. Tuesday; Frank & Steins, 150 S. Magnolia Ave.; free;

Total Punk Turnbuckle Tuesday Election Night Pity Party You’re not the only one who thought that this election cycle resembled the trash-talking antics of the somehow-still-popular sportstainment spectacle of professional wrestling. Total Punk’s Turnbuckle Tuesday pays homage to classic wrestling and politics both, with classic wrestling matches playing in the front room and election results playing in the bar room at Will’s Pub. Come for the $1 PBRs from 10-11 p.m., stay for the $2 PBRs for the rest of the night. With any luck, you won’t remember the election the next morning.

9 p.m. Tuesday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free;

Randy Rainbow hosts Election Night party at Parliament House
From his Grease-parodying "GOP Dropout" series to his Music Man-inspired "Trump Trouble" to his most recent musical parody, "The Nasty Woman," which apes The Sound of Music's "The Lonely Goatherd," Rainbow has been skewering the election with just the right amount of snark, insight, cattiness and musical theater.

8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 | Footlight Theatre, Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail | 407-425-7571 | | $29

The Orlando Eye will transform into a giant pie chart
In the spirit of Election Night, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will transform into one gigantic pie chart this evening. The red and blue election results will be projected onto the Orlando Eye and updated every 30 minutes, beginning at sun down.

Enzian screening of 'Idiocracy'
Depending on that night's election results, the movie's depiction of a country lacking even a modicum of intelligence may hit a bit close to home.

9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 | Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | 407-629-0054 | | $8

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