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Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week


Planned Parenthood of Greater Orlando’s 2nd Annual Rock ‘n’ Roe Fundraiser. 6:30 p.m. Wednesday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $20; thevenueorlando.com.

Poker Tournament Play some cards and win some cash. 8 p.m. Thursday; Belle Isle Bayou, 5180 S. Conway Road, Belle Isle; free; 407-250-6763; belleisle-bayou.com.

Matt Shenk’s This is Water Album Party A successful Kickstarter campaign resulted in this record being made. 7 p.m. Thursday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $12; 407-704-6261; abbeyorlando.com.

NorseKorea 3 Year Anniversary Party Featuring Turbo Fruits, the Band in Heaven, ButterQueen and Fast Preacher. 6 p.m. Friday; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; $10; 407-999-2570; backbooth.com.

Truth or Dare with Pepe Variety/talk show with the extravagantly fabulous Pepe. 9 p.m. Friday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $10; thevenueorlando.

Andy Matchett and The Minks Last Show Ever with Random Encounter Ticket gives you access to the Cardboard Art Festival gallery show filled with amazing cardboard art. 7 p.m. Saturday; The Orange Studio, 1121 N. Mills Ave.; $10; cardboardartfestival.com.

Gasparilla Pirate Parade: Party Bus Hop on the bus to be a part of a pirate themed Mardi Gras with 100 floats. Drinking allowed, dinner provided, pickups in Orlando, Cocoa and Melbourne. 8:45 a.m. Saturday; Call for pickup locations; 321- 543-1346; madhatterpromotions.com.

Midnight Mass Dance Party DJ B spins indie, pop and Motown all night while you make confessions to the bartenders and drink free beer and $4 bombs. midnight Saturday; Backbooth, 37 W. Pine St.; free; 407-999-2570; backbooth.com.

Party at the Plaza Live musical acts and great food all night. 6:30 p.m., Saturday; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $95-$2500; 407-896-6700; plazaliveorlando.com.