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Drinking, Nightlife and Parties

Where to drink and party in Orlando this week


‘80s Night With music by Switch and DJ BMF, plus drink specials all night. 9 p.m. Friday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; free; 407-704-6261; abbeyorlando.com.

Alive After 5: Oktoberfest The downtown streets come alive with live music and beer and food sampling. 5-8 p.m. Thursday; Downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; $7 includes food and beverage sampling; sanfordwelcomecenter.com.

Breakbeats With DJs Rob-E, Security and Kemper 9 p.m. Saturday; Thee Grotto, 360 State Lane; free-$5; 407-867-5309; theegrotto.com.

Diamond Divas: Genesis Nicole Vanity & Viktoria Vanity Sommers Infusion Friday drink specials in the club, plus a live show. 9 p.m. Friday; Pulse, 1912 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-649-3888; pulseorlandoclub.com.

FEHRPLAY, Jeremy Olander, Phoenix Jagger House music/techno. 10 p.m. Thursday; The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.; $15; 407-648-8363; thebeacham.com.

Fred Everything, Atnarko The DJs take turns spinning sets in the club. 10 p.m. Friday; Sandwich Bar, 2432 E. Robinson St.; $10; 407-421-1670; facebook.com/sandwichbarorlando.

Nerd Nite Comes to Oktoberfest Beer tasting event with live accordion music, food truck fare and presentations on German culture and beers. 7-10 p.m. Thursday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; $10; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.

Oktoberfest Two-day outdoor event with German music by Europa, Alpine dancing, magic shows, food and a beer garden. 5-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Avalon Park Town Center, 13001 Founders Square Drive; free; avalonpark.com.

Party on the Patio With live entertainment on stage and drink specials all night. 9 p.m. Friday-Saturday; Pat O’Briens, CityWalk at Universal Orlando; $7; 407-224-2100; citywalk.com.

Robbie Rivera Live set by the electro-house music DJ. 10 p.m. Saturday; Roxy Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road; $10; 407-898-4004; roxyorlando.com.

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; McMillen Law Firm, 608 E. Central Blvd.; $10 cash; thorntonparkdistrict.com.

Thriller: The Ultimate ‘80s Party With music by DJs Brianna, Johnny Cruz and Phat Kat. 9 p.m. Saturday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.

UV LED Party Wear white and dance to DJ music in the club with free LED glow sticks. 11 p.m. Tuesday; LUX Ultra Lounge, 5688 International Drive; $10; 407-352-8838; facebook.com/pages/lux-ultra-lounge.

Vibe Orlando Outdoor street party with DJ music and food from local vendors. 4-11 p.m. Sunday; Downtown Orlando, Pine Street; $10; 407-376-6436.

WOBtoberfest 2013 Oktoberfest-style shindig with German beers on tap and live music. Noon Saturday; World of Beer, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd.; free; 407-355-3315; drphillips.wobusa.com.