Record Store Day is upon us again, and while, yes, we are sympathetic to the critiques of the event (shutting smaller labels out of pressing plants for a good portion of the year, eBay scum flipping exclusives immediately), it's still pretty fun. Especially with Park Ave CDs leading the charge with a slate of creative events planned. There's an RSD Fair and Outdoor Market going down in front of the building that hosts a block of Florida-based record labels and distributors; the Uncomfortable Brunch people are on hand to screen music-related movies in the parking lot the night before to entertain those hard-core camp-out line inhabitants; comedians Alex Luchun and Larry Fulford MC the event with comedy, contests and giveaways outside all day to help pass the waiting time. Plus, you've got other options: Retro Records, East-West Music and Rock & Roll Heaven are all participating in this year's madness. Why not visit 'em all?
8 a.m. (but some people start lining up the night before) Saturday, April 16 | Park Ave CDs, 2916 Corrine Drive | 407-447-7275 | recordstoreday.com