Drinking, Nightlife and Parties 

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week

click to enlarge Orlando Fringe: Green lawn of fabulousness
  • Orlando Fringe: Green lawn of fabulousness

Orlando Fringe Festival’s Green Lawn of Fabulousness For the two-week run of the Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festival (May 14-27), the lawn of Loch Haven Park is converted into a beer garden full of strange characters promoting their shows and drinking cheap booze with half-costumed friends. Stonewall is back, running a pop-up magic bar of goodness, and the beer truck returns with mobile suds. 6 p.m.-midnight weekdays, noon-midnight weekends; Loch Haven Park, 900 E. Princeton St.; $5 beer, $5-$9 liquor and wine; 407-648-0077;

Mount Dora Blues and Groove Weekend Sixth year of this annual music festival. Featuring music from Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, Ana Popovic, Pat Travers, Selwyn Birchwood, Paul Stott Group and more. Friday-Sunday; Elizabeth Evans Park, 100 N. Donnelly St., Mount Dora; $20-$75;

Too Cute Puppy Hour Bring a puppy (under six months) and enjoy some beer and wine specials. If you don’t have a baby dog of your own you can still come and stare at everyone else’s and not feel creepy. 7 p.m. Wednesday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-3060;

Charity Challenge XXIX Over 100 local hospitality and apartment complex teams compete in six co-ed challenges while drinking copious amounts of booze from the vendors and sponsors. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday; Florida Citrus Bowl, 1610 W. Church St.; free; 407-339-3888;

Guys With Ties Spring Fashion Show DJ A-Rock spins while Orlando Magic dancers model clothes by Lauren Nicole and more. Enjoy music, food and drinks while taking in this benefit for the Guys With Ties Philanthrophy of Orlando. 8-11 p.m. Saturday; 180 Grey Goose Lounge, 400 W. Church St.; $15 cash donation; 321-277-7812;

Soul Fried Sunday With Kaleigh Baker, Gerry Williams Band, the Groove Orient and Brown Bag Brass Band. Dinner included along with discounted Cigar City Florida Cracker Ale. 5:30 p.m. Sunday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $8;

Open House at the Woodshed Explore a private club dedicated to “the practice of social nudism and the expression of BDSM arts.” We assume the drinks are cheap and readily available, because beer goggles. 5-8 p.m. Saturday; The Woodshed, 6431 Milner Blvd.; free; 407-293-7474;


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