Drinking, Nightlife and Parties 

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week

click to enlarge GAY DAYS KICK-OFF PARTY: Da Brat

Come Out With Pride 10th Anniversary Launch Event Come celebrate 10 years of COWP awesomeness with DJ Scott Robert and Power Chords. Enjoy food and drink while meeting the who’s who of the local LGBT community. 7-10 p.m. Thursday; Plaza Building South Tower, 11th Floor Patio, 189 S. Orange Ave.; free; 321-800-3944;

Unlimited Minutes Artist Maxwell Hartley (who built the gorgeous bar at Local Roots in East End Market) describes this exhibit as “celebrating the wealth of our current cultural climate.” Showing works created by Hartley over the past two years, Unlimited Minutes features benches handmade from salvaged Florida hardwoods, screenprints based on graffiti tracings and more takes on modern and primitive folk art. A live DJ on Friday and Saturday will make this a fun two-day dance party. 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday; The Space, 1206 E. Colonial Drive; free;

8th Annual Hurricane Party and Music Festival Featuring 50 acts on four stages. Names like the Supervillains, Dizzle Phunk, the Attack, Arcadence, Kill the Sound, and funkUs will make sure this fest is something you’ll want to check out. Noon Saturday; $20; West End Trading Company, 202 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; 321-202-0011;

The Downtown Pour Wine, craft beer, spirits, live music and partying in the streets. 4-7 p.m. Saturday; Pine and Court streets; $20; 407-839-0999;

Gay Days Kick-off Party Regular P-house party staples, just with more hot guys from out of town looking for a local to hang with. Followed by Darcel Stevens’ Hip Hop Tuesday featuring ’90s sensation Da Brat live in concert. 5 p.m. Tuesday; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $20-$50; 407-425-7571;


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