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Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week


Orlando Weekly Inaugural Hot Dog Eating Competition Games, prizes and free Summer Wheat Yuenglings all night. 6-9 p.m. Wednesday; Frank & Steins, 150 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; 407-412-9230; frankandsteins.com

Rent Party If your pockets are empty after cutting that big rent check, then how does some free pizza and cheap drinks sound? Swag and gift card giveaways all night. 4 p.m. Thursday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org

Drinko de Mayo Drink specials like $3 Dos Equis and $20 86-ounce mega-margaritas along with the dueling pianos we’ve all come to know and love. 6 p.m. Saturday; Howl at the Moon Saloon, 8815 International Drive; free; 407-354-5999; howlatthemoon.com

Might as Well Be Cinco Pub Crawl A tour of four downtown pubs with a drink at each stop. Expect fellow drinkers to be in costume, so start thinking now about a non-racist one: May we suggest painter Frida Kahlo or scientist Luis Miramontes, inventor of the birth control pill? 8 p.m. Saturday; Finnhenry’s, 39 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-628-2431; orlandopubcrawl.com

Strange Gibberish Recordz Fest 6 Featuring live hip-hop performances from DeepCrates, the Record Monster, Rossy Flair, Chris Crack, Turtle Handz and more. 9 p.m. Saturday; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; $5; strangegibberish.net

Jake’s Beer Festival Pound back more than 50 beers while you enjoy live music by the Lucy Iris Band and sample good eats. 6 p.m. Friday; Loews Royal Pacific, 6300 Hollywood Way; $44.73-$57.51; 407-503-3200; loweshotels.com

B&B Junction and Swamp Head Brewery Special private food and beer pairing dinner. 6:30 p.m. Sunday; B&B Junction, 2103 W. Fairbanks Ave.; $50; 407-513-4134; bbjunction.com

May the Fourth Be With You Sip and Stroll Come dressed as your favorite Star Wars character and drink your way through the curated beer and wine before grabbing a Bothan Ball or Dagobah Dog at Whompa Chompa Food Truck. 12 p.m.-3 p.m. Sunday; Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Drive; $20; 407-212-7321; apgardens.com


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