Free events and things to do in Orlando and surrounding areas this week. See what you can find that won't cost you a dime!
LEESBURG BIKEFEST: today-Sunday; Downtown Leesburg, Main Street, Leesburg; free; 352-365-0053.
EARTH FEST: with activities and recycled art exhibit: noon-6 p.m. Saturday; Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry; free; 407-695-6069.
COMEDY NIGHT: featuring Mary Tischbein and Catherine Maloney: 9 p.m. Saturday; The Gold Lion Bar and Deli, 4580 Coquina Ave., Titusville; free; 321-264-0084.
STANDUP COMEDY: comedy competition: 10:15 p.m. Saturdays; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive, Orlando; free (one drink minimum); 407-363-1985.
OPEN MIC COMEDY: 8:30 p.m. Mondays; The Other Bar, 18 Wall St., Orlando; free (21 or older); 407-843-8595.
CINEMATIQUE UNDER THE STARS: outdoor screening of “Atlas Shrugged Part I”: 8 p.m. today; Riverfront Park, 150 S. Beach St., Daytona Beach;free; 386-252-3778.
DI-VERSE WORD: open mike: 8 p.m. Tuesdays; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave., Orlando; free; 407-362-1864.
FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR: 5-8 p.m. today; Brevard Community College, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne;free; thefoodtruckbazaar.com.
FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane,Kissimmee; free; thefoodtruckbazaar.com.
FOOD TRUCK CRAVE: 1-4 p.m. last Sundays monthly; Central Park, 142 W. Lakeview Ave., LakeMary; free; 407-324-3090.
FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR: 6-9 p.m. Sunday; Avalon Park Group, 3680 Avalon Park East Blvd., Orlando; free; thefoodtruckbazaar.com.
TRUCKING TUESDAYS: food truck gathering: 11a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesdays; First United Methodist Church, 142 E. Jackson St., Orlando; free; 407-849-6080.
APOPKA’S FOOD TRUCK ROUNDUP: 5:30-9p.m. Thursday; Kit Land Nelson Park, 105 E. First St., Apopka; free; 407-703-1777.
APOPKA ART & FOLIAGE FESTIVAL: juried festival with crafts and vendors: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; Kit Land Nelson Park, 105 E. First St., Apopka; free; 407-886-3639.
DELAND ART WALK: with exhibits at participating venues: 6-9 p.m. today; Artisan Alley, between New York and Georgia Avenue, DeLand; free; 386-450-0200.
PETER MAX TRAVELING EXHIBIT: with appearance by the artist: 6-9 p.m. Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday; Road Show Company Gallery, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd., Orlando; free; 888-513-8385.
PTI 3D WORLD EXHIBITION AND WORKSHOP: with paper tole craft demonstrations: 10a.m.-6 p.m. today-Saturday; Mount Dora Chamber of Commerce, 341 N. Alexander Drive, Mount Dora; free; 352-383-3883.
SANFORD ART WALK: with exhibits and music at participating venues: 6-9 p.m. today; Downtown Sanford, First Street, Sanford; free; 407-302-2586.
ARTS ON DOUGLAS: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133. “John Wilton: Floral” (through Saturday).
CASSELBERRY ART HOUSE: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; free; 407-262-7720. “Recycled Art Show” (through Tuesday).
EUROPEAN GALLERY: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday; 8001 S. OrangeBlossom Trail at Florida Mall, Orlando; free; 407-438-5339. “A True Friend” live demonstration by sculptor Alfredo Llorens (5-8 p.m. today).
FIFTH AVENUE ART GALLERY: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday; 1470 HighlandAve., Melbourne; free; 321-259-8261. “Travels” landscapes by Jini James (through Sunday), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday;“Swimming in the Infinite” works by Nancy Hamlin-Vogler (opening Monday with reception 5:30-8:30 p.m. May 3, through June 2).
GALLERY ON FIRST: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday; 211 E. First St., Sanford free; 407-323-2774. “100 for $100” (opening with reception 6-9 p.m. Friday, through Sunday).
GATEHOUSE GALLERY: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; 100 N. Alexander St. at the Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora; free; 352-383-4101. “Flo and Patti” (through May 6).
GATEWAY CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 10 a.m.-4p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 880 N. U.S. Highway 17-92, DeBary; free; 386-668-5553. “Art Springs Eternal” works from the Plein Air Paint Out (opening Monday, through June 22).
MOUNT DORA CENTER FOR THE ARTS: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora; free; 352-383-0880. “Sutra” by photographer Yatin Patel (opening with reception 6-8 p.m. today).
CORNELL FINE ARTS MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526. “Jeffrey Gibson: Tipi Poles (Performing as Lines)” (through May 12), “Collecting for the Cornell” (with Dialogues with Collectors lecture 7 p.m. Tuesday, through May 12), “Felrath Hines and the Question of Color” (through May 12), “Coalescence” senior studio art exhibit (through May 12).
NEWS-JOURNAL CENTER: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach; free; 386-226-1927. “Transient Motel” works by Bryce Hammond (opening today, through July 26).
SOUTHEAST MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday, 1-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1200 International Speedway, Building 1200, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475. “Irina Rozovsky: A Perpetual Hold” (through May 12), “Natan Dvir: Eighteen” (through May 12), “Dana Popa: not Natasha” (through May 12), “Departures 2013: A Juried Student Exhibition” (opening with reception 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, through July 28), “UCF Thesis Exhibition” (opening with reception 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, through July 28).
UCF CENTER FOR EMERGING MEDIA: 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Friday, 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday; 500 W. Livingston St., Orlando; free; 407-235-3591. UCF Photography Graduation Exhibition (through May 5).
UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ART GALLERY: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; North Gemini Boulevard, Orlando; free; 407-823-5470. “Under One Roof: BFA Exhibit” (through May 3).
THE CAROUSEL EMPORIUM: 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 2000 Alden Road, Orlando; free; 407-228-2791. “An Artist Affair” works by Carol Andreyev (6:30-8:30 p.m. today).
MAITLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY: call for hours; 501 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland; free; 407-647-7700. “Equines and Canines” (opening May 1, through May 31).
THE PEACOCK ROOM: 4:30 p.m.-2 a.m. Monday-Friday, 8 p.m.-2 a.m. Saturday-Sunday; 1321 N. Mills Ave., Orlando; free; 407-228-0048. “Impossibles” works by Brett J. Barr (through Sunday).
SAM FLAX ART AND DESIGN: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5p.m. Sunday; 1800 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando; free; 407-898-9785. Works by M. Scott Morgan (through Monday).
THE CASEMENTS, historic John D. Rockefeller home: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; 25 Riverside Drive, Ormond Beach; free; 386-676-3216 or thecasements.net.
CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILROAD MUSEUM: 1-5p.m. daily; in former Tavares & Gulf Railroad Depot, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden(with birthday commemoration Samuel F. B. Morse, 10 a.m-4 p.m., Saturday); free; 407-656-0559.
CENTRAL FLORIDA RAILROAD MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. daily; in former Tavares & Gulf Railroad Depot, 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden(with birthday commemoration Samuel F. B. Morse, 10 a.m-4 p.m., Saturday); free; 407-656-0559.
GOLDENROD HISTORICAL MUSEUM, exhibits of local history and early pioneers: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday and Friday; 4755 N. Palmetto Road, Winter Park; free; 407-677-5980.
GOLDSBORO HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 1-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 1211 W. 13th St., Sanford; free; 407-416-0416.
HANNIBAL SQUARE HERITAGE CENTER, Winter Park’s African American historical archives, with “Preaching to the Trees and the Animals: The Folk Art of O.L. Samuels.” Opening reception, 6-8 p.m. Friday. (through Sept. 7), Traditional Craft Festival, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday: noon-5 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-539-2680.
HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL RESOURCE AND EDUCATION CENTER OF CENTRAL FLORIDA: 9a.m.-1 p.m. Friday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland; free; 407-628-0555.
LAKE COUNTY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 317 W. Main St., Tavares; free; 352-343-9600.
LAKE MARY HISTORICAL MUSEUM: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 158 N. Country Club Road, Lake Mary; free; 407-585-1481.
LARRY E. SMEDLEY NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday; 300 N. Tanner Road, Orlando; free; bunkerflorida.org.
MUSEUM OF THE APOPKANS, Native American artifacts and exhibits on the historic industries of Apopka: noon-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 122 E. 5th St., Apopka; free, donations accepted; 407-703-1707.
MUSEUM OF GENEVA HISTORY: 2-4 p.m. 2nd and 4th Saturdays or by appointment; 165 First St., Geneva; free; 407-349-5697.
ORLANDO FIRE MUSEUM, displays and equipment from area firefighting history: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; 814 E. Rollins Ave. (behind Lowndes Shakespeare Center in Loch Haven Park), Orlando; free (donations accepted); 407-898-3138.
SANFORD MUSEUM, exhibits on local history and life of city founder: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Saturday; 520 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-688-5198.
ST. CLOUD HERITAGE MUSEUM: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday or by appointment; 1012 Massachusetts Ave., St. Cloud; free (donations accepted); 407-957-7587.
MUSEUM OF MILITARY HISTORY, historical artifacts: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily; 5210 W. Irlo Bronson Hwy., Kissimmee; free; 407-507-3894.ff
WINTER GARDEN HERITAGE MUSEUM, with displays including citrus history and occupations, schools, businesses, transportation, early residents and pioneer living: 1-5 p.m. daily; 1 N. Main St., Winter Garden; free; 407-656-5544. a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday; 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-647-8180.
PARKS AND GARDENS
ORLANDO WETLANDS PARK: hiking, biking and tram tours: sunrise to sunset daily,25155 Wheeler Road, Christmas; free; 407-568-1706.
OLD TOWN, entertainment complex with nightclubs, shopping and thrill rides: from10 a.m. daily (with American Hero Fest, 2-9 p.m. Sunday, Farmers Market 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays, “Old Town Gone Country” events Sunday, “Thursday Night Bike Cruise”, 5 p.m.-11 p.m), 5770 W. US Highway 192, Kissimmee; free, ride admissions vary; 407-396-4888