Welcome to Mixer, a celebration of Orlando’s cocktail culture. Mixology, if you care to call it that (and most of us don’t), has gained a strong foothold here in Orlando in the past couple of years. It used to be that you’d go into a bar and ask for a Jack-
Alive After 5 Monthly street party with live music, art displays, food and cocktail sampling and more. 5-8 p.m. Thursday; Downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.
Barks for Beer Fundraising party for the Animal Welfare Alliance of Central Florida. 2-6 p.m. Sunday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; donations accepted; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.
Beer:30 Enjoy $2 off all Orlando Brewing beers. 1 p.m.-midnight Friday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.
DJ Erok Live set by the Miami-based DJ. 9 p.m. Saturday; The Groove, CityWalk at Universal Orlando; $7; 407-363-8000; citywalk.com.