The Orlando Science Center will host Science on Tap, a beer-centric version of its popular Science of Wine event, on Saturday, Jan. 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. in Loch Haven Park (yes, it’s an outdoor event; dress accordingly). Attendees will have the chance to sample sample-size sips from more than 30 breweries while exploring interactive science demonstrations. (No pop quizzes – that would be the Science of Soda.)
Also on tap, to use a trite phrase that somehow seems appropriate here so I’ll allow it, will be live entertainment, food trucks and games of cornhole and giant jenga, which I assume involves stacking very tall people.
General admission tickets are $60, $50 for OSC members and young professionals (assuming said professionals are over 21). There is a designated driver ticket available for $30. Those who purchase a ViP ticket for $90 get into the event at noon (it also gets you two ickets for a full pour of your choice, something not available to GenAd ticket holders). Food purchases are extra. Tickets and more information here.
Science on Tap is one of the events featured in Orlando Beer Week – I assume everyone will be abandoning the Dry January resolutions – which has its opening party on Friday, Jan. 20 at the A La Cart food truck venue, 609 Irvington Ave., Orlando, from 6 to 9 p.m. There’s no ticket information on the organizers’ Facebook and Instagram pages, so I assume you can just show up. And while you’re there, you can get information on other events – including beer releases at local craft breweries – throughout the following week.
If you’re looking for an event this weekend, the 407 Food Fair World Market will be Sat., Jan. 14, from noon to 6 p.m. at Ivanhoe Park Brewing Co. Food trucks from around the world. Well, food trucks from around Central Florida serving cuisines from through the world.
And if you like to plan ahead, Taste of Central Florida, the fundraiser for Second Harvest Food Banck. will be Aug. 18 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. I’ll let you know when tickets go on sale.
And finally, the long-anticipated Jollibee opening is now set for Jan. 18 at 11891 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando. Well, sort of. The two-lane drive thru will be available but not dine-in service. Of course, the Philippines based chain has announced openings before only to renege when the date got closer, so we’ll see if Wednesday is the actual debut of Chickenjoy in Central Florida.