Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week


Surf Expo After Party With live music by Boxelder and Resinated. 7 p.m. Friday; Backstage Nightclub and Sports Bar, 9700 International Drive; free; 407-996-9700; backstagenightclub.com

Garnet and Gold Watch Party Cheer on the Florida State Seminoles on a 16’ LED TV and enjoy drink specials. 8 p.m. Saturday; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free; wallstplaza.net

Flip the Peninsula Oblivion is bringing down some Michigan beers to take over the bar, featuring Founders, Bells, Jolly Pumpkin, North Peak and B. Nektar in this massive tap takeover. 6 p.m. Friday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-802-4800; obliviontaproom.com

Orlando Shakes’ 26th Season Opening Gala Join the Orlando Shakespeare Theater for an evening of food, wine, live entertainment and a preview of their production of Les Misérables. 5 p.m. Sunday; Orlando Shakespeare Theater, 812 E. Rollins St.; $150-$250; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org

Happy Hour presented by Ustler Group of Companies Schmooze with the other Ustler schmoozers in this benefit for the Christian Service Center of Central Florida. A ticket gets you two drinks, unlimited appetizers and live music by FourFifths. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday; Citrus, 821 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-373-0622; citrusorlando.com

Rock the Box: 2nd Annual Box Painting Party Orlando Weekly and Rolling Rock have selected three artists to turn three of our street boxes into works of art. Free appetizers, $2 Rolling Rock beers, free train shots, free swag and more. 5-9 p.m. Wednesday; The Hammered Lamb, 1235 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-377-0400; orlandoweekly.com

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