Drinking, Nightlife and Parties 

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week


Brews Around the Zoo Sometimes you just want to have a drink and stare down some caged animals. This is one of the park’s largest fundraisers for the year. 6-10 p.m. Saturday; Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens, 3755 N. US Highway 17-92, Sanford; $40; 407-323-4450;

Epic Breaks with Special Guests Live DJ music featuring names like Sanitary Soundz, DJ KJ of K5, Rob-E and Security. 10 p.m. Saturday; Suite B, 50 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-246-1750;

Wine and Craft Brew Festival Unlimited fine wine, craft beer and food samples to benefit the Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Won’t somebody think of the children? 3-7 p.m. Saturday; Regency Liquor, 16100 Marsh Road, Winter Garden; $25-$50.

Spring Fiesta in the Park Free pet-friendly event featuring more than 200 artists and crafters along with food and children’s activities. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday; Lake Eola Park, Downtown Orlando; free.

Swamp Sista La La Gospel Brunch by Jamie McFadden of Cuisiniers Catered Cuisine and Events and live music. 2-6 p.m. Sunday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $15; 407-579-0439;

Craft Brewery Trip St. Pete Five craft breweries, including Tampa Bay Brewing Company, Rapp Brewing Company. Round-trip transportation with a designated driver, a goodie bag of snacks, water, swag and more. noon-7:15 p.m. Sunday; Rally location TBA; $89; 407-910-9659;

Red Light Beer Parlor and Brewery Launch Party Beers brewed by the founder and co-owner, Brent Hernandez. 5 p.m. Monday; Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Drive; various prices; 407-893-9832;

Dishcrawl Orlando: Dishing Around Dr. Phillips Discover unique and delicious food and drink at three different Dr. Phillips restaurants. 7 p.m. Tuesday; $45;


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