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Mount Dora in the Fall Plein Air Paint Out
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THEATER

The 3 Musketeers Premiere Dinner Adventure Sword fights, mustaches and puffy sleeves while you enjoy a French-inspired dinner of beef tenderloin, apple cobbler and more. 6 pm Friday-Saturday; Pirates Dinner Adventure, 6400 Carrier Drive; $39-$66; 248-248-0590; 3musketeersorlando.com
Beatnik Squared  The second installment of this one-night only, interactive and fully-immersive Beat-themed benefit for the Barber Foundation. 6:30 pm Friday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $20; bethmarshallpresents.com
The Best of Enemies Based on a true story about the relationship between a hate-filled leader of the KKK and an African-American civil rights activist, the unlikely pair must work together during the 1971 desegregation of Durham, NC schools. 7:30 pm Wednesday-Friday, 2 pm Sunday; Margeson Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20-$45; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org
Blithe Spirit Charles invites a medium to his house for a séance while researching his newest novel: Enter Elvira, Charles’s dead wife. Comedy ensues. 7:30 pm Friday, Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; The Gateway Center for the Arts, 800 U.S. 17, DeBary; $8-$19; 386-668-5553; gatewaycenterforthearts.org
Building a Creative Practice Seven-hour workshop with Fringe stars TJ Dawe and Lindsay Robertson on developing a personal creative practice. 9:30 am-5 pm Thursday, Saturday, Sunday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $100; 604-566-2423; orlandofringe.com
Central Florida Vocal Arts’ Life of the Party: Choose Your AdventureThe audience decides the fate of the characters on stage. 7:30 pm Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $6; 407-321-8111; vendini.com
Dearly Departed Southern comedy about the Turpin family coming home to bury Daddy. Saturday-Sunday; Haines City Community Theater, 801 Ledwith Ave., Haines City; contact for price; 863-421-1893; hainescitytheatre.com
Disorderly Conduct Comedic one-act plays by multiple directors. 8 pm Saturday, Sunday; Art’s Sake Studios, 680 Clay St., Winter Park; $12; 407-620-6797
Godspell A steampunk, circus-themed version of the Stephen Schwartz musical. 7 pm Thursday-Saturday; The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd.; $10-$15; 407-206-8600; thefirstacademy.org
A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas Comedy about three questionably “wise men”  who stumble into something big. Check website for show dates and times. Friday-Tuesday; Historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., Eustis; $11-$21; 352-357-7777; baystreetplayers.org
Marathon Stories woven by TJ Dawe concerning his past as a horrible runner in high school and the discovery of some personal blind spots. 10 pm Saturday, Sunday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $16; orlandofringe.com
Matt and Ben Hi Eugene Theatre Productions presents a play written by Mindy Kaling before she was famous that imagines Matt Damon and Ben Affleck before they were famous. 7 pm Saturday, Sunday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $15; 407-412-6895; hieugenetheatreproductions.com

 

 

Medicine The story of TJ Dawe’s experience undergoing psychedelic therapy via ayahuasca. 10 pm Friday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $16; orlandofringe.com
Monday Night Cabaret Series: Tod Kimbro: Closet Broadway Star Much acclaimed local Renaissance man Tod Kimbro delights with his new cabaret. 8 pm Monday; Abbey Orlando, 100 S. Eola Drive; $10; abbeyorlando.com
Parlor Tricks by Nick Comis A 45-minute illusionist show for all ages.  6 pm Thursday; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater, 8267 International Drive; $15; 407-363-1985; sleuths.com
PRT Monthly Playwriting Workshop Theater workshop with Playwrights’ Round Table. 2 pm Sunday; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Shows, 8267 International Drive; free; 407-363-1985; theprt.com
The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Stanley makes a wish to be flat as a pancake and it comes true. 10:30 am Wednesday-Friday, 4:30 am Saturday-Sunday, 10:30 am Tuesday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $9 & $12; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org
Some Enchanted Evening Featuring the unforgettable songs of Rogers and Hammerstein. 7:30 Friday-Saturday, 2:30 Sunday; $15-$16; athensdeland.com
Through the Looking Glass Premiere of a new UK musical adapted from the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. 2:30 pm Wednesday-Friday, 7:30 pm Friday, 2:30 pm Saturday, 7:30 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $12-$14; 407-947-8465; circletheatrecompany.com
A Tired Old Whore Doug Ba’aser revives his Fringe production. 8 pm Saturday; Footlight Theatre, The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $15; 407-425-7571
Playwright’s Round Table presents John Goring Memorial One-Act Series Playwrights’ Round Table presents three original one-act plays, including Killer Killer by Earl T. Roske, See Something Say Something by Penny Jackson and Weight Matters by Tony Pelham. 8 pm Friday, Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $15; 407-761-2683; theprt.com

COMEDY

An Evening with Kevin Smith Learn everything you wanted to know about Smith’s life and how he got started in the movie industry. 9 pm Saturday; Orlando Improv Comedy Club, 9101 International Drive; $40; theimprovorlando.com
The Drunken Monkey Stand-up Showcase Local comedians take the stage. 8:30-10:30 pm Friday; Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, 444 N. Bumby Ave.; free; 407-893-4994; drunkenmonkeycoffee.com
Duel of Fools SAK All-Stars making it all up on the spot.  7:30 pm Thursday-Friday, 9:30 pm Friday, 9:30 pm Saturday, 7:30 pm Saturday; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-648-0001; sak.com
The Early Show High-energy improv with the SAK All-Stars taking direction from the audience. 11:30 pm Saturday; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $7-$10; 407-648-0001; sak.com
The Garden Room Stand-up comedy by up-and-coming performers. 10 pm Saturday; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater, 8267 International Drive; free; 407-363-1985; sleuths.com
Gen S The best of Lab Rats perform in this improv comedy show. 7:30 pm Wednesday; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $5; 407-648-0001; sak.com
Gorilla Theatre Improv Comedy Four performers battle to direct the best improv scene based on audience input. 9:30 pm Friday; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-648-0001; sak.com
ImprovAddict Improv comedy troupe performs. 8:30 pm Friday; Lakeland Community Theatre, Lake Mirror Center, 121 S. Lake Ave., Lakeland; $5; facebook.com/improvaddicts
Mary Lynn Rajskub Stand-up comedy. 8 pm Thursday-Friday, 7:30 pm Saturday-Sunday; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive, Suite 2310; $20; 407-480-5233; theimprovorlando.com
Spacebar Comedy Showcase Underground comics perform every Wednesday night. This is not an open mic. 10 pm Wednesday; Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.; free with two drink minimum; 407-228-0804; facebook.com/spacebarcomedy

DANCE

Son Flamenco Live flamenco show. 9:30 pm Friday-Saturday; Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant, 125 W. Church St.; free; 321-281-8140.

ART

OPENINGS/EVENTS
90th Anniversary 1st Thursdays: Celebrating the Performing Arts Works inspired by performing arts, including music, theater and dance. 6 pm Thursday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-4231; omart.org
CFAM First Friday and Poetry Reading The museum is open late, light refreshments are served, and Ricardo Pau-Llosa, one of Florida’s most widely published poets, reads from his seventh book of verse, Man, at 6 pm. 4-8 pm Friday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
CFAM Lecture: Robin Clark, Ph.D. Robin Clark, Ph.D., director of the Artist Initiative, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, will speak on Isaac Julien, whose work is in the Alfond Collection of Contemporary Art at Rollins. 6 pm Monday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Chalk the Walk Artists will compete for cash prizes by creating beautiful works of chalk art on the pavement of Winter Park. 8 am-4 pm Saturday; Downtown Winter Park; free; 407-599-3275; cityofwinterpark.org
Dr. Phillips Community Open House Preview the Center with self-guided tour with photo opportunities and chances to buy tickets for upcoming events. 11 am Friday, Saturday; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; 407-839-0119; drphillipscenter.org
FAVO’s First Friday and Saturday Art Exhibit This will be the first time the Art incubator has expanded to include Saturdays with their monthly art show and market. 4-9 pm Friday, 10 am-5 pm Saturday; Faith Arts Village Orlando, 221 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-222-1231; faithartsvillage.com
Gallery Tour Public docent-led tour of the museum’s current exhibits. 1 pm Friday-Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Mystery Sketch Theater presents Jennifer Davis Gather together with other artists and capture this month’s model, Jennifer Davis, in all her steampunk glory. The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; $5; thefalcon.com
Mount Dora in the Fall Plein Air Paint Out A week long paint-out where artists descend on Mount Dora to paint out-of-doors. Friday-Tuesday; Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora; free; 352-383-0880; mountdoracenterforthearts.com
Remastered: New Work by Trent Manning A pop-up show of quirky characters and sculptures made from found objects and discarded materials. 6-9 pm Friday, noon-6 pm Saturday-Sunday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; $5; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com
Rotary Club of Casselberry Calendar Artists Showcasing the work of 13 local artists. 10 am-5 pm Monday-Friday; Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; free; casselberry.org
Trish Thompson: Process and Place A collection of abstract works that feature the surface of the piece as the subject matter. 10 am-5 pm Tuesday-Friday, 11 am-3 pm Saturday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; artsondouglas.net
Trish Thompson Artist Talk  Lean more about Thompson’s process, techniques and inspiration. 11 am Friday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; artsondouglas.net
Visionary Bill Jenkins: Crealdé Founder, Artist and PhilanthropistThis show of William Sterling Jenkins’ landscape and portrait paintings kicks off Crealdé’s 40th anniversary in two separate locations; reception 6-7 pm Friday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd.; continuing party 8:30-10 pm Friday; Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; 407-539-2680; crealde.org

EXHIBITS
Alejandro Almaraz: Portraits of Power The Argentinian photographer layers source material from paintings and photographs of world leaders into single images, revealing hitherto unseen nuances. . 11 am-7 pm Wednesday-Friday, 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday, 11 am-7 pm Tuesday; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.org
Art in Chambers: Rollins (Re)Visits Cuba Featuring photography by Rollins College students and faculty. 8 am-5 pm Wednesday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm Monday-Tuesday; Winter Park City Hall, 401 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-5990-349; sarah-ali.com
Artist in Residence Two: Leigh Tarentino Former artist-in-residence shows work made in her time at the museum, including a series of small paintings on wood and panels printed in transparent ink. Wednesday-Tuesday; Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org
The Art of Fellowship in Photography, Ceramics and Sculpture Emerging artists show a diverse spectrum of works. Wednesday-Tuesday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org
Chen Chi: Watercolors Works by the internationally known artist that blend traditional Chinese brush techniques with abstract design concepts. Wednesday-Tuesday; Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $10 two museum, three day pass; 386-734-4371; moartdeland.org
Cicero Greathouse: Hybrids Inspired by the spirit of Maitland Art Center founder Andre Smith, the artist makes monoprints using deconstructed cardboard steles. Wednesday-Tuesday; Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org
Conversations: Selections from the Permanent Collection Bringing together some of the museum’s favorite pieces to create new relationships. Wednesday-Tuesday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free for 2014; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Dana Hargrove: Right to Roam Hargrove, an art professor at Rollins College, re-envisions the rock piles left by ancients, transforming them into colorful stacks of blocks. Her highly ordered sculptures are organic nested forms, yet brightly painted like product packaging, lending an aesthetic tension to the installation a somber tone of darkness and depth, despite the gay colors. Wednesday-Tuesday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net
David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents In ink, oils and watercolor, Rathman takes on iconic emblems of masculinity like boxing, football and cars - capturing crucial moments of action. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org
Extra-Estetica Work by Olivié Ponce aims to capture the beauty of civilization in decay. Wednesday-Tuesday; Twelve21 Gallery, 1221-C N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-982-4357; twelve21gallery.com
Fractured Narratives: A Strategy to Engage A group show by established and emerging contemporary artists who address social issues such as privacy, warfare and freedom of expression, Fractured Narratives seeks to inform and incite visitors’ consideration of the rapidly changing political and cultural climate of the past 10 years and its effects on the global psyche. The work includes painting, film, photography, sculpture and sound made by 14 artists from around the world, all of it offering trenchant comment on the way we live now. 10 am-4 pm Wednesday-Friday, noon-5 pm Saturday-Sunday, 10 am-4 pm Tuesday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free for 2014; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
George Catlin’s American Buffalo The painter and explorer captured the essence of Indian life and culture. Exhibit organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum with the National Museum of Wildlife Art in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 10:30 am-4:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4:30 pm Sunday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; $5; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.com
The Growth of a Collection Celebrating the roots and early history of the museum’s permanent collection. 11 am-7 pm Wednesday-Friday, 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday, 11 am-5 pm Tuesday; Southeastern Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.org
J. Hyde Crawford and Anthony Tortora Collection of Contemporary Art Works by important mid-20th century American painters like Dibenkorn, Dzubas and Okada. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org
Judith Fox: Sea of Dreams A body of work resulting from photographing the same stretch of ocean for 20 years. . 11 am-7 pm Wednesday-Friday, 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday, 11 am-5 pm Tuesday; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.org
Lamar Peterson: Suburbia Sublime In poppy, fantastical images and collages that draw from pop-culture sources like comics and sci-fi, Peterson creates narratives that examine the American middle class and recontextualize racial stereotypes. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org
Lifelines: Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau Showcasing works from the period between 1895 to 1915 from the collection. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 -4 pm Sunday; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 507-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall Showcasing the museum’s collection of Laurelton Hall objects from Tiffany’s original 84-room house. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 -4 pm Sunday; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 507-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Lullaby and Goodnight Exhibition focusing on three authors noted for their contributions to early children’s literature: Kate Greenaway, Mary Dow Brine and Eulalie Osgood Grover. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 -4 pm Sunday; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 507-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Monsters of Muertoville (A Halloweenish Art Show) Collaborative art show by Jamile B. Johnson and Kittens of Industry featuring Halloween monsters, a costume contest and craft beer specials. Wednesday-Tuesday; BART, 1205 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-796-2522; bartcade.com
Nature by Design: The Art of Redenta Soprano and Carolyn Cohen A botanical art exhibition. 10 am-4 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; $3-$5; 407-647-6294; polasek.org
Nothing Real: Abstract Expressions Works by Jennifer Lindquist. Wednesday-Tuesday; Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; galleryonfirst.com
O, Appalachia: Artists of the Southern Mountains Selections from the collection of Ramona Lampell that pays tribute to furniture makers, sculptors, painters, carvers and basket weavers. 10 am-4 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 1-4 pm Sunday, 10 am-4 pm Tuesday; Museum of Art DeLand, 600 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $10 two museum, three day pass; 386-734-4371; moartdeland.org
The Paintings of John Mellencamp Featuring the visual art of an award-winning musician. Wednesday-Tuesday; Museum of Art DeLand – Downtown, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand; $10 two museum, three day pass; 386-734-4371; moartdeland.org
Process and Place: New Work by Trish Thompson The artist layers oil, acrylic, pastel, charcoal and other materials on the canvas, scraping out and collaging in other media to create a tactile surface on her abstract nature paintings. Wednesday-Tuesday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net
Pure Photography Painterly, romantic images captured by early photographers. On loan from the Syracuse University Art Collection. Wednesday-Tuesday; Southeastern Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.org
Reflections on Spirit and Soul Featuring the work of Kimberly Camp. Wednesday-Tuesday; Zora Neale Hurston National Museum of Fine Arts, 227 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville; free; 407-647-3307; zoranealehurstonmuseum.com
Revival and Reform: Eclecticism in the 19th-Century Environment Featuring 20 leaded-glass windows and selections of art glass, pottery and more. Wednesday-Tuesday; Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Steinunn Thorarinsdottir: Horizons Outdoor exhibit of 12 life-size cast iron figures by the Icelandic artist. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-896-4231; omart.org
The Taos Society of Artists The Taos Society of Artists was first group of American artists to establish an art colony in the American West. They were inspired by the natural beauty and culture of the Taos Valley. Curated by Executive Director Frank Holt, the exhibit will feature the works of Oscar Berninghaus, Walter Ufer, Victor Higgins, Ernest Blumenschein, Herbert Dunton, Bert Phillips, Joseph Henry Sharp and Martin Hennings. 10:30 am-4:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday, noon-4:30 pm Sunday, 10:30 am-4:30 pm Tuesday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; $5; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.com
Twitter Art Exhibit: Orlando International artists connected through social media to support special needs programs at The Center for Contemporary Dance. Noon-8 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; The Center for Contemporary Dance, 3580 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-695-8366; twitterartexhibit.org

EVENTS

1 Million Cups Weekly experiential learning for startups over delicious coffee. 9-10 am Wednesday; Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 321-236-3316; 1millioncups.org
8th Annual Peacock Ball Honoring the lives of Winter Park architects James Gamble Rogers II and his son Jack Rogers with traditional cocktails, dinner and dancing. 6-11 pm Saturday; Winter Park Racquet Club, 2111 Via Tuscany, Winter Park; $200; 407-664-2226; wprc.net
9th Annual Fall Owl Festival A family-friendly event featuring live owls and other birds of prey on display and flight demonstrations. Vendors, live music and food trucks as well. 10 am-3 pm Saturday; 323 W. Lester Road, Apopka; free; 407-461-1056; arc4raptors.org
An Evening of Pawsitive Leadership featuring Animal Behaviorist Cesar Milan Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres served and a live painting by K9 artist Brody the Border Collie. 6-9 pm Saturday; Hawks Landing Clubhouse, 500 Hawks Landing Circle, Plantation; $125; 323-314-6334; pawsitiveleadership.eventbrite.com
Annual Fall Craft Bazaar Crafts, holiday decorations and more by the United Methodist Women of the Azalea Park United Methodist Church. 8 am Saturday, Sunday; Azalea Park United Methodist Church, 50 Willow Drive; free; 407-277-3472; azaleaparkumc.org
Beer and Bacon Festival Worship the glory of cooked pig and craft brews with over 30 brews to sample. 4-7 pm Saturday; Cranes Roost Park at Uptown Altamonte; $35; beerandbaconfestival.com
Bizarre Bazaar Networking and community building guru Frankie Messina brings this weekly meet-and-greet full of local art, vendors, performers and good times. 7 pm Wednesday; St. Matthew’s Tavern, 1300 N. Mills Ave.; free
British Bonfire Night An outdoor festival organized by ORB with fireworks, British food, drink and live music by Off Kilter. 5:30-10 pm Saturday; Formosa Gardens Blvd., Kissimmee; $5, $2 parking; 407-401-9690; britishbonfire.com
Broadway Brunch Show tunes, drink specials and a show starring the Minx and Ginger Minj. 11 am Sunday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; various menu prices; 321-319-0600; hamburgermarys-orlando.com
Camp Drag with Gidget Galore Join a DIY drag race and win raffle prizes, with music by DJ Brianna. 10 pm Wednesday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com
Carousel Emporium, Antiques and Vintage Boutique Monthly Vintage Market Over 65 dealers outside and inside the building featuring antique furniture, lighting, art, rugs and more.  8 am-3:30 pm Saturday; The Carousel Emporium, 2000 Alden Road; free; 407-228-2791; carouselemporium.net
Casselberry Food and Wine Festival 2014 Enjoy a diverse selection of wines from Barefoot Wines, Bubbly and Sea Dog Brewing Company. 6-9 pm Monday; Lake Concord Park, 95 Triplet Lake Drive, Casselberry; $20; casselberryfoodwinefest.com
Cupcake Happy Hour Happy hour cupcake prices y’all. 5-7 pm Friday; Blue Bird Bake Shop, 3122 Corrine Drive; $2 cupcakes; 407-228-3822; bluebirdbakeshop.com
The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar: Kissimmee Trucks full of food await your order. 6-9 pm Friday; Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee; various menu prices; thedailycity.com
The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar: Orlando Over 20 trucks, the Rosie O’Grady’s Highlanders Bagpipe Band and DJ Nigel. Bring your own chairs. All trucks take credit. Feed picky kids first. Lines can be long so make friends. 6-9 pm Sunday; Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; various menu prices; 407-896-1131; thedailycity.com
The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar: Sanford Trucks full of food await your order. 5 pm Friday; downtown Sanford, East First Street and South Park Avenue, Sanford; various menu prices; thedailycity.com
DogFest Orlando 2014 Community fundraiser for Canine Companions for Independence. One-mile walk and activities for people and their dogs. Noon-4 pm Sunday; Memory Mall, 12676 N. Gemini Blvd.; free; cci.org/dogfestorlando
Elixir Mixer A variety of local vendors  prepare craft cocktails. 2-4 pm Saturday; Enzian Theater and Eden Bar, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; $6; 307-629-1088; enzian.org
Entrepreneurs for a Cause: Celebrity Networking Event Live entertainment, hors d’oeuvres and beverages with celebrity entrepreneurs like Ilene Lieber of Passion PR and WPRK’s Local Heroes, Sven Bode of Orlando Style Magazine and Shanna Bender, owner/designer principal of Design Studio 15. 6-9 pm Tuesday; World of Beer-Dr. Phillips, 7800 Dr. Phillips Blvd.; $35-$45; 407-355-3315; drphillips.wobusa.com
Fall Craft Fair Showcasing handmade holiday decor and gifts. 2-6 pm Sunday; Center Pointe Community Church, 9580 Curry Ford Road; free; 407-384-9965; orlandocenterpointe.org
Fall Plant Sale Mead Garden’s first annual comprehensive Fall Plant Sale with an emphasis on fall gardening, edibles, education and holiday plants. 9 am-5 pm Saturday; Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; free; 407-623-3342; meadgarden.org
Family Art Fest Featuring artwork from local children and families. Saturday-Sunday; Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo; free; myoviedomall.com
Florida Citrus Celebration Enjoy vintage citrus labels, screening of the film Barrels to Bins, a guided citrus grove tour and more. 9 am-4 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd.; price of admission; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Florida Smooth Jazz Festival Featuring live jazz musicians like Norman Brown and BK Jackson. 1-9 pm Saturday; Lake Concord Park, ; $35; floridasmoothjazzfestival.com
Food Truck Crazy Gourmet food truck gathering serving meals for the whole family, rain or shine. 4-8 pm Sunday; Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo; free; myoviedomall.com.
Food Truckin’ Thursdays Local food trucks rotate breakfast, lunch and evening shifts in the Mills 50 District. 7 am-7 pm Thursday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; various menu prices; 407-442-3099; facebook.com/foodtruckinthursdays.
Fresh from the Field Some of Orlando’s best chefs will prepare a four-course meal using locally grown foods. 5:30-8:30 pm Saturday; Lake Meadow Naturals, 10000 Mark Adam Road, Ocoee; $175; 407-399-7670; lakemeadownaturals.com.
Greenwood Cemetery Moonlight Walking Tour A historical 4 mile stroll through this gorgeous 100 acre cemetery. 8 pm Friday; Greenwood Cemetery, 1603 Greenwood St.; free; 407-246-2616; greenwood-cemetery.net/moonlight-walking-tours
Kamikaze Karaoke Singing fundraiser for the Maitland Academy of the Performing Arts. 7 pm Thursday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $20; abbeyorlando.com
Halfway to Cinco de Mayo Compete in a mustache contest for women and men in honor of Movember. Proceeds benefit the Testicular Cancer Foundation. 6 pm Wednesday; Cocina 214, 151 E. Wellbourne Ave., Winter Park; $15; cocina214.com
Hanukarnival: The Roth JCC’s Dreideltastic, Menorific Family Celebration Celebrate Hanukkah with a latke cook-off, song session, children’s activities, inflatables, sports competitions, games and lots of donuts. 1-4 pm Friday; Roth Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando, 851 N. Maitland Ave., Maitland; free; 407-645-5933; orlandojcc.org
Harriett’s Closet Warehouse Sale Harriett Lake is one of the most active philanthropists in Central Florida and also a fashion icon. She will be offering over 5,000 pieces of her private collection of clothing and accessories for sale to benefit local charities. 5-9 pm Thursday kickoff, 11 am-7 pm Tuesday-Sunday; 902 Waterway Place, Longwood; $10 donation; eventbrite.com
Holiday Market Plant and Craft Sale Variety of garden plants, tropical plants, orchids, jewelry and more. 9 am-3 pm Saturday; Orlando Garden Club, 710 E. Rollins St.; free; 407-299-5412; orlandogardenclub.org
Hypnosis Education Association Fall Conference Open to those who are interested in learning how to create positive change. Ramada Suits Orlando Airport, 7500 Augusta National Drive; $75; hypnosiseducationassociation.com
Izuminka Fall Fashion Expo Charity benefit fashion expo featuring international designers, stylists and models. 7-10 pm Saturday; Westgate Villas, 7700 Westgate Blvd., Kissimmee; $25; izuminka.us
Jake’s Beer Dinner Featuring beers by Terrapin Beer Co. and a four-course dinner, which includes a sous-vide venison chop paired with Midnight Monk. 7 pm Friday; Loews Pacific Resort, 6300 Hollywood Way; $47; 407-503-3200
Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire Two weekends of costumed merriment and strangers talking funny. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, Sunday; 12835 County Landfill Road, Tavares; $13; lakerenfaire.com
Leigh Shannon’s Cabaret Dinner Show Featuring female impersonation, occasional celebrity look-alikes, live acts, comedy and more. 7:30 pm Saturday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; free; 321-319-0600; hamburgermarys-orlando.com
Mount Dora Scottish Highland Festival A day of athletics, Celtic music, border collies demonstration, Irish dancing, food vendors and more. 10 am-5 pm Saturday; Gilbert Park, 310 S. Tremain St.,  Mount Dora; free, $30 Scotch whiskey tastings; 352-735-7183; mountdoraculturalevents.com
Orlando Artisan Marketplace Weekly pop-up artisan market. 3-7 pm Friday; Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-832-0286; facebook.com/orlandoartisanmarket
Orlando Expo Woman-Mujer 2014 Beauty, health, education and entertainment celebrating the lifestyle of the modern woman. 9 am-6 pm Sunday; The Florida Hotel and Conference Center, 1500 Sand Lake Road; free; orlandoexpowoman-mujer.com
Orlando International Fashion Week A week-long celebration of fashion with nightly parties, expos, fashion shows and more. Sunday-Saturday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; contact for price; orlandointernationalfashionweek.com
RangerStop’s SuperHero Toy and Comic Con A celebration of the Power Rangers fandom and geek and pop culture. Holiday Inn, 5905 S. Kirkman Road; $20-$50; rangerstop.com
Shifting Gear: Cloak & Dapper Store Grand Opening Event 7 pm Saturday; Cloak & Dapper Orlando, 1219 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-205-9951; cloackanddapper.us
Take a Bite Out of Homelessness Benefit to raise funds to end homelessness Osceola County. 5-9 pm Saturday; Gatorland Orlando, 14501 S. Orange Blossom Trail; contact for price; 321-677-0246
Tasty Tuesdays A rotating lineup of local food trucks rolls into the Milk District to feed the hungry. 6:30-10 pm Tuesday; The Milk District, East Robinson Street and North Bumby Avenue; various menu prices; facebook.com/tastytuesdaysorlando
Winter Park’s Annual Veteran’s Day Celebration: Honoring Winter Park Heroes In honor of all of the veterans of Winter Park. 9:30 am Friday; Winter Park Community Center, 721 New England Ave., Winter Park; free
Yoga in Lake Eola Park Free yoga for all levels in the park, under the big tree at the corner of Washington and Eola. 11 am Sunday; Lake Eola Park, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free; 321-443-3314

LITERARY

The Boob Tube: How to Be a Woman Writer for Television Without Really Crying Featuring Rollins alum and former producer/writer Janis Hirsh who has written for series like Will and Grace, Frasier and The Nanny. 7 pm Thursday; Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-1560; rollins.edu
Fabulous Beekman Boys Meet and Greet Book signing and meet and greet. Benefit for Feed the Need and Second Harvest Food Bank. 5 pm Monday; The Ancient Olive, 324 N. Park Ave.; free; theancientolive.com
For the Woman Alone Ashley Inguanta shares from her second collection, dealing with loss and healing. Will include performances by Emotions Dance and Mark J. DeMaio of the Flammable Babylon Percussion Ensemble. 6 pm Friday; The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; ashleyinguanta.com
There Will Be Words Monthly literary series featuring local authors and poets. Featuring writing by Annemarie Ni Churreåin, Ryan Rivas, Sam Slaughter and Genevieve Anna Tyrell.  7-8:30 pm Tuesday; The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; therewillbewords.com

FAMILY

Bats: Myths and Mysteries Visitors get immersed into the world of bats. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St.; $19; 407-514-2000; osc.org
Sunshine Warriors: Yoga for Kids Outdoor improvised approach to kids yoga. 8:45 am Saturday; Al Coith Park, 901 Delaney Ave.; contact for price; 407-246-2283; facebook.com/sunshinewarriorsyoga

SPORTS

Annual Toys for Tots Race Drop off toys and your admission is free. 8 am Saturday; Derby Park, 2199 Oregon Ave., Sanford; donation; 407-688-5120
Bike Polo Night Watch a game on the sidelines, or hop on a bike and grab a mallet to play. 6 pm Thursday, 5 pm Sunday; Langford Park, 1808 E. Central Blvd.; free; orlandobikepolo.com
Disney Wine and Dine Half Marathon Runners from around the world descend on Walt Disney World for a weekend of races. Friday-Saturday; Walt Disney World Resort, Walt Disney World Resort, Lake Buena Vista; contact for prices; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go
Gingerbread Run 5K Run, run as fast as you can through the 70-acre grounds of the storybook-style resort of the Give Kids the World Village; proceeds benefit the Give Kids the World charity. 8-11 am Saturday; Give Kids the World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee; $15-$45; 407-396-4567; gingerbreadrun.org
Great American Bacon Race A 5K run/walk with free bacon and a bacon bash afterparty, featuring food trucks, a DJ, beer and more. A portion of proceeds goes to anti-bullying charities. 8 am Saturday; Lake Baldwin Park, 2380 Lake Baldwin Lane; $35; americanbaconrace.com
Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets Basketball. 3:30 pm Sunday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Minnesota Timberwolves Basketball. 7 pm-midnight Friday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Philadelphia 76ers Basketball. 7 pm Wednesday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors Basketball. 7:30 pm Tuesday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Road Warriors Hockey. 7 pm Sunday; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $15; 407-951-8200; orlandosolarbearshockey.com
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Road Warriors Hockey. 7 pm Saturday; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $15; 407-951-8200; orlandosolarbearshockey.com
Straight Jackettes vs. Team Zebra Roller derby game. 4:30 pm Sunday; Semoran Skateway, 2670  Cassel Creek Blvd., Casselberry; $13; orlandoderbygirls.com

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