Fall Guide 2012
Fall Guide 2012: Events
Published: September 26, 2012
A Life Worth Living This event at a local nightclub features special drag and burlesque performances, as well as a silent auction, to benefit To Write Love on Her Arms, a nonprofit movement that combats depression, addiction, self-inflicted injury and suicide. 8 pm Saturday; Revolution Nightclub, 375 S. Bumby Ave.; $5; 407-228-9900; revolutionorlando.com.
Barktoberfest This outdoor pet-adoption event, which features more than a dozen local pet rescues, pet-related vendors, food trucks and a kids zone, is hosted by Orange County Animal Services. 10 am-4 pm Saturday; Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.; free; ocfl.net/
Limousine Scavenger Hunt Teams of up to 14 people hop in limos around town to complete tasks and win prizes, with proceeds to benefit the Coalition to Defeat Childhood Obesity. 5:30 pm Saturday; World of Beer - Dr. Phillips, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd.; $65 per person; 407-355-3315; drphillips.wobusa.com.
Sanford's 135th Birthday Celebration: Party in the Park A family-friendly afternoon with live music, food vendors and a kids zone – this event also features local authors Jim Robinson and Ed L'Heureaux, who'll be on hand to discuss the city's past. Also: Tour the Sanford Museum's "Sanford 1877" exhibit. 1-5 pm Saturday; Fort Mellon Park, 1000 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-688-5120; sanfordfl.gov.
What started out as a simple, low-key night where people could play video games and hang out has blossomed into a monthly event with DJs, vendors and music for people who, as event founders Emily Fidler and Myk Freitag say, "don't usually go out." At this iteration of the monthly nerd showcase, local musician Marc With a C will perform along with DJ Spank and the nerdy set can play around with retro video games while drinking two-for-one beers and $3 wells. 9 pm Saturday; Bikkuri Lounge, 1919 E. Colonial Drive; $5; 407-894-4494; facebook.com/NerdNite.
Sept. 29-Nov. 3
A Petrified Forest Try this on for size: A Petrified Forest is an 85,000 square foot outdoor haunted scare trail, featuring zombies and blood and gore and monsters. After you've walked the trail, stick around and check out the Halloween festival, which features live music, mini golf and laser tag. 7:30 pm-11 pm on select dates, 7:30 pm-midnight Friday, Nov. 2-Saturday, Nov. 3; A Petrified Forest, 1360 State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; $15-$20; apetrifiedforest.com.