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Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week


8th Annual Motorcycles and Martinis Caring for the Children and the Nap Ford Community School fundraiser with live music, a bachelorette auction, best tattoo contest and a silent auction. 7-10 p.m. Saturday; Ember Bar & Restaurant, 42 W. Central Blvd.; $30-$40; 407-766-0217.

Alive After 5: Holiday Harvest Seasonally inspired street party complete with live music, food sampling and plenty of cocktails. 5-8 p.m. Thursday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.

Art, Craft & Wine Festival More than 100 artists and crafters showcase original works, plus guests enjoy a wine stroll, food vendors and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free-$25; 407-571-8863; aacwf.com.

Avery Spotlight The bar serves up beers from Colorado’s Avery Brewing Co., including DuganA Double IPA, Beast Belgian Strong Dark Ale and Kaiser Imperial Oktoberfest. Noon Friday; World of Beer, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd.; free; 407-355-3315; drphillips.wobusa.com.

Bad Kitty Ball Kitty-themed, retro-electro dance party with performances by Danielle Lucas of Krave Girls, live neon body painters, costume contests and more. 9 p.m. Saturday; Thee Grotto, 360 State Lane; $10-$12; 407-867-5309; theegrotto.com.

Beers & Bites: Swamp Head Brewery Sample four draft beers paired with four dishes prepared by Chef Bruno. 6 p.m. Wednesday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; various prices; 407-802-4800; obliviontaproom.com.

Brewery Ommegang Game of Thrones Beer Dinner Sit down for a four-course meal paired with Ommegang beers, including Iron Throne blonde ale and Take the Black stout. 6:30 p.m. Friday; Jake’s American Bar, Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando; visit website for details; 407-503-3000; loewshotels.com.

Customer Appreciation Cookout Buy a beer and you’ll get some free grub. 2-5 p.m. Sunday; World of Beer, 3402 Technological Drive, Suite 201; free; 321-235-9741; wobusa.com.

Digital Lab Electronic dance music set by the Miami-based DJ. 10 p.m. Thursday; Tier Nightclub, 20 E. Central Ave.; visit website for details; 407-317-9129; tiernightclub.com.

Do You Know Who – Doctor Who Trivia Night See how much you know about the second generation of Doctor Who. 5:30 p.m. Wednesday; Mellow Mushroom, 2015 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-657-7755; mellowmushroom.com.

MITIS Dubstep and electro sets by the DJ. 10 p.m. Saturday; Roxy Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road; $5; 407-898-4004; roxyorlando.com.

Retro Game Night Grab a drink from the cash bar and then play games such as Pictionary, Parcheesi, Twister and Candy Land. 7 p.m.-midnight Friday; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $5; 407-836-7010.

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk Enjoy wine tasting at participating venues, with streetside shopping vendors and food trucks offering menu items. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Thursday; Benjamin French Bakery, 716 E. Washington St.; $10 cash; thorntonparkdistrict.com.


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