Drink Events

Things to do for people who love booze

Alive After 5 Street party with live music, art displays, food and cocktail sampling and more. 5-8 p.m. Thursday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.

An Evening Inspired by Stanley Kubrick Specialty cocktails by mixologist Chris Belcher of Eola Wine Bar and house mixtress Amy Runyan, music by DJ Smilin Dan and Kubrick film selections by Ben Whatley. 8 p.m. Wednesday; Sip, 724 Virginia Drive; free; 407-894-4747.

Aqua Vibe Pool Party Drink specials, sushi menu items and DJ music poolside. 1 p.m. Saturday; Orlando Metropolitan Resort, 8444 Austrian Court; free; 407-970-6559; iminorlando.com.

Naked Sushi 2012 & TalkofOrlando 5th Anniversary Party With free sushi and music by DJs Official, Ghostrider. 10 p.m. Thursday; Shakai Sushi Lounge, 19 S. Orange Ave.; $20-$180; 407-602-8714; wanttickets.com/nakedsushi.

Beer and Bites Dinner Four-course meal with Magic Hat Brewing Company beer pairings. 7-11 p.m. Wednesday; Cricketers Arms, 7563 Sand Lake Road; $25; 407-730-2111; cricketersarmspub.com.

Beer School Sample a dozen or so beers ranging in 10 different styles. 4 p.m. Saturday; World of Beer, 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201; $25; 321-235-9741; wobusa.com.

Dirty Bingo Hosted by Baby Blue 9 p.m. Tuesday; Stardust Lounge, 431 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-839-0080.

Favorite American Hero Pub Crawl Dress like your hero and stop for drinks at local watering holes to benefit Dennis Mulder, candidate for Florida State House. 8 p.m. Saturday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $25; votemulder.com.

Harriett's Happy Hour Preview cocktail event for Harriett's Park Avenue Fashion Week. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday; Luma on Park, 290 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; $20-$25, includes T-shirt, one specialty drink and professional photo by Winter Park Photography; parkavenuefashionweek.com.

Ignition Thursdays Indoor EDM festival with four rooms and more than 15 DJs. 10 p.m. Thursday; Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.; $5-$15; 407-872-0066; firestonelive.net.

Jamaican Independence Day Celebration Live reggae music, authentic Jamaican food, drink specials and merchandise vendors. 3 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday; CityWalk at Universal Orlando, 1000 Universal Studios Plaza; free-$15; 407-224-2691; citywalk.com.

Klitz Burlesque performances, go-go dancers, DJ music and more. 9 p.m. Thursday; Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave.; $8; 407-649-3888; pulseorlando.com.

Mel's Bad Girls Club Presents: Prom 2012 "An Evening of Vintage Hollywood" with dancing, champagne, live entertainment and silent auction to benefit B.A.S.E. Camp. 8 p.m. Saturday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $25-$75; 407-704-3644; melsbgc.org.

One-Year Extravaganza Drink specials, a free tequila toast and DJ music. 9 p.m. Wednesday; Chico's Dirty Tacos and Tequila, 50 E. Central Ave.; free; 407-422-6299; chicosdirtytacos.com.

Soul Purpose With Justin Faze, Matrix, JDub and others 10 p.m. Saturday; Vixen Bar, 118 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-246-1529; vixenbar.com.

Summer Olympic Viewing Party Watch the games with food and drink specials. Noon Wednesday, 11 a.m. Thursday-Tuesday; The Pub at Pointe Orlando, 9101 International Drive; free; 407-352-2305; experiencethepub.com/orlando.

Sunday Sinday Pool Party 1-8 p.m. Sunday; Sterling Central, 12100 Sterling University Lane; free.

Summer Stache Bash Brian Humphries' birthday event with a mustache contest, performances by the Pulse Dancers and $1 drink specials. 9 p.m. Saturday; Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-3888; pulseorlando.com.

The Hourglass Brewery Grand Opening The new brewpub opens with 20 beers on tap, live music and food trucks. Noon-10 p.m. Saturday; The Hourglass Brewery, 255 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood; free; 407-719-9874; thehourglassbrewery.com.

The Little Black Dress Pub Crawl Wear your finest black attire and stop for drinks at a variety of local watering holes. 8 p.m. Saturday; Downtown Orlando; $10-$15, visit website for location details; orlandopubcrawl.com.

Wine Down Wednesday 5-8 p.m. Wednesday; Urban Flats, 55 W. Church St., Suite 128; $20; 321-332-6809; urbanflats.net.