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Out & About in Greater Orlando April 2017

Fun things for the whole family to do throughout Greater Orlando in April

The Price Is Right Live
Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Apr 2
Contestants will “come on down” to play classics like Plinko and Cliffhanger from television’s longest-running game show, The Price Is Right, during a live, interactive version of the show, hosted by TV talk-show host Jerry Springer. Players have a chance to win prizes that may include appliances, vacations and a new car. DrPhillipsCenter.org

WrestleMania
Camping World Stadium
Apr 2
World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE’s) biggest night hits Orlando, as WWE superstars compete in the 33rd edition of WrestleMania. Fans can also attend other WWE competitions, including NXT on April 1, Monday Night Raw on April 3 and SmackDown Live on April 4. CampingWorld.StadiumOrlando.com

Pinkalicious: The Musical
Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Apr 6 – May 7

In this play based on the popular children’s book, Pinkalicious can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinktitis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. All performances include an age-appropriate pre-show activity in the theater and an autograph session with the cast after the performance. OrlandoShakes.org

Brews Around the Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Apr 8
The 10th annual Brews Around the Zoo takes place throughout the park and features a wide variety of beers, home brews and wine. Light fare from various local restaurants, special animal encounters and more are also part of the adults-only fun. All guests must have a ticket and be 21 or older to attend. CentralFloridaZoo.org

IOA Corporate 5K
Lake Eola Park
Apr 13
Orlando’s biggest office party hits the streets of downtown Orlando, where members of Florida’s corporate community, businesses and non-profits form teams of runners and walkers to participate in some camaraderie and friendly competition. Proceeds from the event benefit the Track Shack Youth Foundation, while teams also donate food benefiting Second Harvest Food Bank and Christian Service Center. TrackShack.com

Hippity Hop Adventure at the Central Florida Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Apr 15
Guests can hop along the adventure trail to find clues from the Easter Bunny and win candy, prizes and other surprises at “bunny stops” along the way. CentralFloridaZoo.org

Run for the Angels 5K
Orlando Executive Airport
Apr 15
Participants can get a firsthand view of what pilots see as they navigate around the airport. Travel 3.1 miles on and around the airport, including water stops, up-close views of different types of aircraft, in and around hangars, and a bird’s-eye view of downtown Orlando. AngelFlightSE.org

Theatrix!
CityArts Factory, Downtown Orlando
Apr 20
Theatrix!
spotlights visual art depicting the history of theater, poets and performers, plays and playwrights, classic stories, dramatic and timeless issues, theatrical moments, and abstract works communicating a sense of the dramatic in life. Guests are invited to partake in the spirit of the show by attending opening night in dramatic dress. A secondary opening on April 27 will include theater troop Phantasmagoria performing 15-minute vignettes in the gallery. CityArtsFactory.com

Spooky Empire
Wyndham Orlando Resort
Apr 21-23
Spooky Empire, one of the best-known thriller conventions in the U.S., returns for its mid-season convention. Three-day passes and one-day passes are available. SpookyEmpire.com

Central Florida Earth Day
512 E. Washington St., Orlando
Apr 22
This event will include healthy living and eco-friendly exhibitors, speakers and presentations, including nonprofits, fun and games for kids, dog and cat adoptions, environmental and humane education, artist and craft corners, and live music and entertainment. Best of all, it’s free. CFEarthDay.org

Tees & Ties Gala
Pointe Orlando
Apr 22
The Tees & Ties Gala serves as 4C’s annual fundraising event, and proceeds are dedicated entirely to the investment in the early childhood care and education for children of poverty-stricken local families. 4CFlorida.org

Safety Around Water Week
YMCA of Central Florida
Apr 24-27
Geared to children aged 4-12 and their families, this week-long event is designed to teach kids how to stay safe in the water. Each class is 30 minutes per child and led by a trained, YMCA swim instructor, and there’s no cost to participants. However, registration is due by April 19. WaterSafety.YMCACF.org

Rock, Mineral, Gem, Jewelry & Fossil Show
Florida National Guard Armory
Apr 28-30
The Central Florida Mineral and Gem Society, a non-profit educational organization, hosts its show with vendors offering beads, minerals, gemstones, custom jewelry, fossils, artifacts, metaphysical stones and more. There will also be a silent auction and door prizes, plus demonstrations in beading, cabochons and wire wrapping. CFMGS.org

MAYSfest
Bob Carr Performing Arts Center
Apr 30
The Metropolitan Area Youth Symphony (MAYS) performs its season finale. This concert will feature all of the students from MAYS Orlando, Lake County and MAYS’ school programs, as well as a special solo cello appearance by Orlando Philharmonic Music Director Eric Jacobsen, who will perform with Maureen May and the orchestra. MAYSymphony.org

Dinosaur Invasion
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Through Apr 30
Discover what life was like millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. This exhibit features lifelike prehistoric creatures throughout the 50-acre botanical garden. Creator Guy Darrough, an accomplished fossil expert and collector, meticulously crafts each dinosaur carefully for authenticity. The replicas range in size from 14 inches to 33 feet. LeuGardens.org

This article is an exclusive online supplement to Orlando Family Magazine’s April 2017 issue.

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