10 free things to do in the Orlando area this weekend (July 11- 13)

click to enlarge 25 fun things to do in the Orlando area this week (7/9 – 7/16)
25 fun things to do in the Orlando area this week (7/9 – 7/16)

25 fun things to do in the Orlando area this week (7/9 – 7/16)

The City Beautiful has some free treats for you. From an evening gallery tour to a Bastille Day block party, you can have an inexpensive weekend with expensive stories to share.

Caring for Your Community Breakfast

Connect with people in your community through a monthly outreach program. A complimentary continental breakfast is included, giving you more incentive to put yourself out there and make new friends.

When: 7:30 a.m., Friday, July 11

Venue: Community Food and Outreach Center, 150 W. Michigan St.

Cornell Fine Arts Museum First Friday

Enjoy Rollins’ fine arts museum at night with light refreshments and rotating programming. This month’s event features a gallery tour in Spanish by Noury Buttry, a CFAM docent.

When: 4-8 p.m., Friday, July 11

Venue: Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave.

Paul Stott Group

Hear some smokin’ live blues at The Alley. The Paul Stott Group is a seasoned band that blends blues and rock with passionate vocals and some incredible harmonica work. Their set is on the house, so get lost in their emotionally charged tunes.

When: 9 p.m., Friday, July 11

Venue: The Alley, 114 S. Park Ave.

Greyhound Centennial Mobile Museum Tour

Soak in some history and automobile memorabilia. Greyhound is celebrating 100 years on the open road, and their traveling museum is making a stop in the City Beautiful.

When: 10 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday, July 12

Venue: Old Town, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Highway

Audubon Park Garden District Bastille Day Party

Celebrate all things French at a Bastille Day Party in the Audubon Park Garden District. The sixth annual neighborhood event will bring a Marie Antoinette impersonator and baguette fencing to Orlando’s backyard. Wear your beret and Breton-striped shirt for a memorable evening in pseudo-France.

When: 6-10 p.m., Saturday, July 12

Venue: Emmanuel Episcopal Church grounds, 1603 E. Winter Park Road

click to enlarge Bar Exam: Barley and Vine Biergarten
Bar Exam: Barley and Vine Biergarten

Audubon Park's Bastille Day

Sarcasm the Art Show

Be a sarcastic art critic at a tongue-in-cheek exhibition. Boy Kong, Pam Treadwell, Scott Donald, Wolfrich and other artists will take cheap shots at political targets with their canvases. Comedian Ross Martin will also offer a clever set of jokes at the event.

When: 7 p.m., Saturday, July 12

Venue: Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.

Claire and The Potatoes Album Release Party

Jam out at an album-release party. Claire and The Potatoes are unleashing their new album, Have An Okay Time With Claire and The Potatoes! at the Geek Easy. Bucket of Nails and Figments will open the show.

When: 8 p.m.-1 a.m. Saturday, July 12

Venue: The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd.

Free Food in the Biergarten!

Head on down to the Milk District for free food. Barley and Vine Biergarten serves complimentary grub every Sunday from noon until it runs out.

When: Noon, Sunday, July 13

Venue: Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E. Washington St.

Bar Exam: Barley and Vine Biergarten


Be a part of a city beautification project. Gather for a picnic at the corner of Eola and Central to inflate hundreds of balloons and share what you are thankful for.

When: Noon, Sunday, July 13

Venue: Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.

Second Sundays Reading Workshop

Read and workshop plays you're developing to a roomful of peers and professionals. If you’re a budding playwright searching for constructive feedback, make an appearance at this roundtable.

When: 1-3 p.m., Sunday, July 13

Venue: Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive

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