Ah, springtime. The flowers are blooming, summer is looming, and the weather is getting gorgeous. Here's a list of the top things to do in Orlando this month!
10th Annual Orlando Cabaret Festival
Now through May 13th, you can see performances from Central Florida's cabaret singers as well as cabaret artists from the New York scene as well! Blues, pop, Broadway, and everything in between!
Mad Cow Theatre
105 S. Magnolia Avenue
Orlando FL 32801
For tickets, call 407-297-8788 or go to Mad Cow Theatre's website by clicking here
If you're a photographer or just a fan of their work, there are plenty things for you to see at Snap! Orlando. This three-day festival (May 10-13) not only features acclaimed international and national photographers, but also features local talent.
For a schedule of events, click here. You can also call 407-363-5872 or 800-972-3304 for more details.
400 Pittman Street
Orlando FL 32801
The HeART Of Theatre: An Evening On Broadway
On May 10, Central Florida Community Choir and others from the Central Florida Community Arts program will be featured in their Spring 2012 concert. They'll be performing songs from a variety of outstanding Broadway shows, and the Central Florida Orchestra and Dance Team will be performing as well! Tickets are $10, and the show starts at 7:30. Click here for more information from the event website.
530 Dog Track Road
Longwood FL 32750
Asian Cultural Festival
Get a taste of touring Asia without needing a passport! On May 12, Avalon Park Downtown will host the Asian Cultural Festival, featuring foods, arts, and crafts from many Asian countries. There will also be live music and dance performances from groups representing China, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and many more!
Avalon Park Downtown 4pm-9pm
3680 Avalon Park East Blvd
Orlando FL 32828
21st Annual Orlando Fringe Festival
Scattered around various venues in Loch Haven Park, this 13-day festival is the oldest non-juried festival in the United States. From May 16-28, enjoy hundreds of shows featuring theater, art, and music. There's even a special "Kids Fringe Tour", as well as outdoor concerts and Visual Fringe. Tickets are $5-10 (prices vary per performance). For more information, click here to be taken to the Orlando Fringe website, or call 407-648-0077.
Science Of Wine
On May 19th from 7-10pm, head on over to the Orlando Science Center for a unique evening of wine and food tastings with an educational twist! Over 100 wines from all over the world will be featured, and local gourmet caterers and restaurants will also be there to provide delicious food pairings. During the evening, there will be seminars about where wine comes from, how grapes are grown, and how to properly aerate your wine, among other topics. Tickets are $75 per person. Please note that this event is for guests aged 21 and over. Click here to learn more at the event website, or call 507-514-2000 for more details.
Orlando Science Center
777 East Princeton Street
Orlando FL 32803
World Ballet Competition
May 29-June 2 at the Bob Carr Performing Arts Center, see nightly competitions of dancers from around the world. Non-competing dancers are also invited to take a Master Class Workshop. Tickets are $11 per person for competition day tickets, $70 for Master Class Workshop, and $25-100 for All Stars of Dance tickets. For more information, click here.
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
401 W. Livingston Street
Orlando FL 32801