- Scott Hodges
- 'Annie Get Your Gun'
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. through Mar. 31. 6 pm Friday-Saturday; Pirates Dinner Adventure, 6400 Carrier Drive; $39-$66; 248-248-0590; 3musketeersorlando.com
A Christmas Carol A traditional telling of the Dickens novel. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave.; $22; 407-841-0083; theatredowntown.com
A Christmas Story, The Musical Classic account of Ralphie Parker and his quest to get a BB gun for Christmas. 2 pm, 5:30 pm Saturday, Sunday; Orlando Repertory Theatre, 1001 E. Princeton St.; $18; 407-896-7365; orlandorep.com
A Good Old Fashioned Redneck Country Christmas Comedy about three questionably “wise” men who stumble into something big. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday; 2 pm Sunday; Historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., Eustis; $11-$21; 352-357-7777; baystreetplayers.org
Annie Get Your Gun
The love story of competitive sharpshooters Annie Oakley and Frank Butler. 7:30
pm Wednesday-Thursday, 8 pm Friday; 2 pm Saturdays; IceHouse Theatre, 1100 N.
Unser St., Mount Dora; $20; 352-383-4616; icehousetheatre
Yes Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon writes a letter to the editor of The New York Sun asking a not so simple question. 8 pm Friday, Saturday, Monday, 3 pm Sunday; Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $20; 407-920-4034; breakthroughtheatre.com
Wanzie’s Orange Blossom Trail Living Nativity Christmas Spectacular Comedic site-specific show by Wanzie Presents and D Squared Productions. 7:30 pm Saturday; Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $20; 407-496-4523; wanzie.comCOMEDY
The Dead Parrot Stand Up Showcase
Ten of Orlando’s best stand-up comedians doing a few minutes each. Not an open
mic. 11 pm Sunday; The Peacock Room, 1321 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-228-0048
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
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
Jim Gaffigan Stand-up comedian, actor and author of Dad is Fat. 7 pm Friday, Saturday; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $30; 407-351-5483; hardrock.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
Mama’s Comedy Show A 90-minute improv comedy show. 10 pm Friday and Saturday; Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theater, 8267 International Drive; $10; 407-363-1985; sleuths.com
Marlon Wayans The second cutest Wayans
brother hits the stage. 8 pm Friday; The Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive; $30; 407-480-5233;
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
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
Big Bang Boom presents Burlesque After Dark: Saturday Morning Cartoons
11 pm Friday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $20; bbbcartoons.bpt.me
Clare and the Chocolate Nutcracker Special guest appearance by Savion Glover. 3 pm, 7 pm; Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $25.25; 407-839-0119; drphillipscenter.org
Peek A Boo with Baby Blue Six-year celebration of burlesque at the Stardust Lounge. 9:30 pm Wednesday; Stardust Lounge, 431 E. Central Blvd.; $10; 407-839-0080; stardustorlando.com
So You Think You Can Dance7:30 pm; King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $47.50; 321-242-2219
Son Flamenco Live flamenco show. 9:30 pm Friday-Saturday; Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant, 125 W. Church St.; free; 321-281-8140
C-Note Collection: Grab and Go Art
Event 8 pm Saturday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free;
Cocoa Beach Art Show Original artwork, live music and entertainment in an historic space-age beach town. through Nov. 30. 9 am-11 pm Saturday-Sunday; Downtown Cocoa Beach, Minutemen Causeway and A1A, Cocoa Beach; free; 321-392-0091; cocoabeachartshow.com
Culture Xchange Gallery Black Friday Vendor Sale 9 am-6 pm Friday-Sunday; The Culture Xchange Gallery and Marketplace, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-394-2660
Evening with the Director: Frank Holt Join Frank Holt on his last walk and talk through the museum as Director. 7-8:30 pm Tuesday; Mennello Museum of American Art, $5; 407-246-4278; mennellowmuseum.com
Gallery Tour Public docent-led tour of the museum’s current exhibits. 1 pm Saturday-Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Gisela Cronan Featuring Cronan’s large tropical paintings. 6-9 pm Friday; Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art, 111 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; free; 407-878-7646; hydergallery.com
Local Art Night at Drip Live
performances with local artists and musicians. through Mar. 26. 7 pm Thursday;
DRIP, 8747 International Drive; $54; 347-855-3747; ilovedrip.com
Paint the Mall An interactive, all-ages interactive art event featuring art stations throughout the mall run by the Culture Xchange Art Gallery. 11 am-6 pm Friday-Saturday; Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-394-2660
Sanford Art Walk Multiple venues in Sanford’s downtown open their doors to display works by fantastic artists. 6-9 pm Friday; Downtown Sanford, Sanford Avenue and First Street, Sanford; free; 407-302-2586; sanfordartwalk.com
2014 Annual Holiday Showcase
The gallery displays a holiday show featuring different artists throughout the
month. through Dec. 31. 10 am-4 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art,
211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com
A Dreamer’s Paradise Featuring the bright, organic watercolors of Heather Torres. 6-10 pm Thursday; NV Art Bar, 27 E. Pine St.; free; 407-649-000; nvorlando.com
Alejandro Almaraz: Portraits of Power Artist talk, panel discussion and reception with Alejandro Almaraz and photography critic Vicki Goldberg. through Feb. 15. 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 CubaFeaturing photography by Rollins College students and faculty. through Dec. 31. 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. through Jan. 5. Wednesday-Tuesday; Art & History Museums – Maitland, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland; $3; 407-539-2181; artandhistory.org
The Art of Craft Featuring
the abstract works of Steven Arterbury. 3-10 m Monday-Thursday, 1-midnight
Friday-Saturday, 1-9 pm Sunday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free;
The Art of Escape Celebrating how different people escape from their lives through art. Reception 6-9 pm Friday; Sanford Welcome Center, 230 E. First Street, Sanford; free; 407-302-2586; sanfordwelcomecenter.com
The Art of Fellowship in Photography, Ceramics and Sculpture Emerging artists show a diverse spectrum of works. Wednesday-Tuesday; Crealde School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org
ArtistsRegistry.com Members Exhibit Group exhibit featuring over eighty pieces from local and international artists. 11-6 pm Tuesday-Saturday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-312-0708; artistsregistry.com
Chen Chi: Watercolors Works by the internationally known artist that blend traditional Chinese brush techniques with abstract design concepts. through Jan. 11. 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. through Jan. 5. 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. through Jan. 4. 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 RoamHargrove, 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. through Dec. 13. Wednesday-Tuesday; Arts on Douglas, 123 Douglas St., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net.
David Rathman: Stand by Your
Accidents n ink, oils and watercolor, Rathman takes on iconic
emblems of masculinity – boxing, football, cars – capturing
crucial moments of action. through Jan. 4. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of
Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org
Everything Is Relative Featuring the work of Katerina Friderici. 6-9 pm Friday; Twelve21 Gallery, 1221 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-982-4357
Flower Moon: A Tribute to Allison Stilwell A tribute to a local artist who recently passed away. through Dec. 14. Wednesday-Tuesday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com
For the Love of Art Pastel, oil and watercolor works by local artists. Casselberry Art House, ; free;
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.
Gallery on First Holiday Extravaganza Featuring assorted work by Gallery on First artists. Friday-Tuesday; Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; galleryonfirst.com.
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 CollectionCelebrating 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
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
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 comix 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.
Large Birds of Florida: The Art of
John Costin The exhibition will include Costin’s large-scale
prints as well as his personal collection of rare, original Audubon prints from
the late nineteenth century, the name synonymous with birds and bird
conservation around the world. Wednesday-Tuesday; Albin Polasek Museum and
Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; $5; 407-647-6294; polasek.org
Masters of Mixed Media Featuring the works of Winter Haven artist, Karen White and Orlando artist, Hye Shin. Terrace Gallery, City of Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave.; free; cityoforlando.net
Nothing Real: Abstract Expressions Works by Jennifer Lindquist. Wednesday; 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.
Peep Show Cherie Dacko’s
paintings and sculptures of bird/fish/human hybrids. Wednesday-Tuesday; Gallery
on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; galleryonfirst.com
The Phenomenology of Reinvention Two-person exhibit featuring art by Kim Mathis and Richard Reep. 10 am-7 pm Monday-Friday, 10 am-6 pm Saturday; 12:30-5:30 pm Sunday; The White Wall Gallery, 999 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-682-5343; thewhitewall.com
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-Saturday; 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 SoulFeaturing 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.
Selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography Art. Wednesday-Tuesday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-427-6975; atlanticcenterforthearts.org.
Steinunn Thorarinsdottir: Horizons Outdoor exhibit of 12 life-size cast iron figures by the Icelandic artist. through Jan. 1. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-896-4231; omart.org.
The Taos Society of ArtistsThe 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: OrlandoInternational 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.
Visionary Bill Jenkins: Crealde Founder, Artist and PhilanthropistThis show of William Sterling Jenkins’ landscape and portrait paintings kicks off Crealdé’s 40th anniversary. Wednesday-Tuesday; Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-539-2680; crealde.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;
Anisocoria Tasting Try the world’s first certified organic malt ale. 7 pm Tuesday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; $15; 407-872-1117
Beer:30 $2 draft beers all day. 1 -9 pm Sunday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; $2 a beer; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com
Beerd Run Bearded 5K, beard competition and keg party 10:30 am Sunday; Harbor Park, 2380 Lake Baldwin Lane; contact for price; beerdrun.com
Beers and Beyond Holistic, artisan, healthy and spiritually inspired vendors, artists, free classes, music, organic beer and more. t6 pm Thursday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; Free; 954-687-7226; orlandobrewing.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. through Feb. 25. 7 pm
Wednesday; St. Matthew’s Tavern, 1300 N. Mills Ave.; free
Black Friday Rabbitfoot Early birds will be entered to win free give-aways. 7 am-midnight Friday; Rabbitfoot Records, 309 First St., Sanford; free; rabbitfootrecords.com
Broadway Brunch Show tunes, drink specials and a show starring the Minx and Ginger Minj. through Jan. 31. 11 am Sunday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; various menu prices; 321-319-0600; hamburgermarys-orlando.com
Busch Gardens Christmas Town Busch Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things holiday. Monday-Sunday; Busch Gardens, Tampa; price of admission; buschgardens.com
Camp Drag with Gidget Galore
Join a DIY drag race and win raffle prizes, with music by DJ Brianna. through
Mar. 31. 10 pm Wednesday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail;
free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com
The Central Florida Auto Show A four-wheeled extravaganza with hundreds of the newest cars, crossovers, trucks and SUVs. Noon-9 pm Thursday, 10 am-9 pm Friday-Saturday; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; $10; autoshoworlando.com
Christmas at the Casa Costume carolers and Santa Claus lead attendees in singing some of their holiday favorites. 6-8:30 pm Tuesday; Casa Feliz, ; free; 407-628-8196
CrasharamaSchool bus figure 8
race, car football, demolition derby, trailer races and more. 7:30 pm Friday;
Orlando Speedworld Oval Track, 19164 E. Colonial Drive; $20; 407-568-1367;
Drunk Brunch Vegan-friendly foods in outside the pub featuring Dixie Dharma, Valhalla Bakery, Lineage Coffee, Doughn’t Be Cruel. 11 am; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org
Drunken Monkey Vegan/Non-Vegan Thanksgiving Dinner for Everyone A pre-paid reservation event for everybody. 1-3 pm, 4-6 pm, 7-9 pm Thursday; Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar, 444 N. Bumby Ave.; $25; 407-893-4994
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
Gingerbread House Competition and Display
The hotel is inviting local chefs, pasty enthusiasts and members of the
hospitality industry to compete. Judging takes place on Dec. 18 from 5-6:30 pm;
Rosen Shingle Creek, 9939 Universal Blvd.; contact for price; 800-996-9939;
Goose Island Bourbon County Exclusive Four exclusive beers tapped by Goose Island. 6 pm Wednesday; The Hammered Lamb, 1235 N. Orange Ave.; various prices; 407-704-3200; hammeredlamb.com
Holiday Home Tour at Pinewood Estate Stroll
through the home and take in all of the elaborate holiday decorations. 10 am-5 pm Monday-Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; $20; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org
Jammin Food and Rum Fest Rum drinks, contests, live entertainment and more. noon-9 pm Saturday; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; $15; 210-901-8786; jamminfoodandrumfest.com.
Leigh Shannon’s Cabaret Dinner Show Featuring female impersonation, occasional celebrity look-alikes, live acts, comedy and more. through Mar. 31. 7:30 pm Saturday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; free; 321-319-0600; hamburgermarys-orlando.com
Light Up UCF Ice skating, rides and photos with Santa all under falling snow. Be sure to check out the Holiday Light Show and the Holiday Film Festival too. 5 pm Friday; CFE Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd.; $12-$30; 800-745-3000; lightupucf.com
Local Has It! Yule Love It! 10
am-4 pm Saturday; Woman’s Club of Winter Park, 419 S. Interlachen Ave., Winter
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 Soup Gather for a simple meal of soup and salad and a night of 4 speakers. At the end of the meal, you vote for your favorite speaker and the winner walks away with the door money. 5-7 pm Tuesday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $7; orlandosoup.org
Rosen Centre’s Thanksgiving Holiday Brunch The chef serves up holiday fare and complimentary mimosas and champagne. 11 am-7 pm; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; $41.95; 407-996-9840. rosencentre.com/thanksgiving
Second Annual Shop Small Sip and Stroll 2-5 pm Saturday; Audubon Park Garden District, 3201 Corrine Drive; $15; apgardens.com
Small Business Saturday Downtown South is participating in the national event for the fourth consecutive year with a district-wide discount fest. Saturday; Downtown South Main Street District; various prices; 407-758-5324; downtownsouthorlando.org
Tasty Tuesdays A rotating lineup of local food trucks rolls into the Milk District to feed the hungry. through Mar. 31. 6:30-10 pm Tuesday; The Milk District, East Robinson Street and North Bumby Avenue; various menu prices; facebook.com/tastytuesdaysorlando
Ugly Sweater Decorating Extravaganza
6-8 pm Saturday; Indie Craft Exchange, 108 E. First St., Sanford; $20; 407-878-7921; indiecraftexchange.com
Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe Pop-up Vinyl shop in the Milk District. Various times daily; Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.; free; eldonutshoppe.com
Used Board Once a Year Blow Out Sale A huge sale on used and new boards all under $500. Friday-Sunday; Paddleboard Orlando, 115 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park; various prices; 407-960-7815; paddleboardorlando.com
Wine and Foot Massages A post-Black Friday relaxation party with foot massages and great wine. 3-9 pm Friday; Quantum Leap Winery, 1312 Wilfred Drive; free; 407-730-3082
Winter Garden WonderFest Guests include Marvel Comics
artist Sergio Cariello, Dc Comics artist Joze Marzan Jr., and over 50 vendors.
Sunday; The Bella Room, 12100 W. Colonial Drive, Winter Garden; $5;
Winter White, Black as Night Gala 8-11 pm Sunday; Parliament House Orlando, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $10; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com
Yoga in Lake Eola Park Free yoga for all levels in the park, under the big tree at the corner of Washington and Eola. through Mar. 29. 11 am Sunday; Lake Eola Park, Eola Drive, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free; 321-443-3314.
Blackest Friday Sale Party
Sales and party as well as free comics for the first 52 people. 9 pm; A Comic
Shop, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park; free; acomicshop.com
KeeKee’s Big Adventures in Athens, Greece Reading by the children’s book author Shannon Jones. 2 pm Saturday; Barnes and Noble, 1055 Old Camp Road, The Villages; free; 856-489-9654; keekeesbigadventures.com
Marjorie Harris Carr: Defenders of Florida’s Environment Featured speaker at Sierra Club of Central Florida. 6:45-8:45 pm Wednesday; Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; free; upf.com
Wham! Bam! Poetry Slam! Saturday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; 386-427-6975; atlanticcenterforthearts.org
Bats: Myths and Mysteries Visitors get immersed into the world of bats. through Jan. 4. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St.; $19; 407-514-2000; osc.org
Breakfast with Santa 8:30 am
Saturday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $35 per child; thefinleyproject.org
Busch Gardens Christmas Town Busch Gardens transforms into a holiday wonderland of wintery surprises and all things holiday. Monday-Sunday; Busch Gardens, Tampa; price of admission; buschgardens.com
Candlelight Processional Celebrity narrators including Neil Patrick Harris and Jonathan Groff share the story of Christmas, accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Various times daily; Epcot, Walt Disney World. cost of admission; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com
Christmas Bricktacular Explore the park’s holiday-themed attractions. 9:30
am Saturday-Sunday; Legoland, One Legoland Way, Winter Haven; cost of admission; 877-350-5346; legoland.com
Christner’s Presents: Dinner and Magic
Show with Kostya Kimlat Four-course meal and a magic show in a private
parlor environment by world-renowned magical entertainer, Orlando’s own Kostya
Kimlat and his team of professional magicians. through Dec. 27. 7 pm Saturday;
Christner’s Prime Steak and Lobster, 729 Lee Road; call for prices; 877-567-8921;
Festival of the Seasons Downtown Disney transforms into a seasonal wonderland with live entertainment, a grandiose tree, visits with Santa Claus and holiday shopping opportunities. Various times daily; Downtown Disney, 1478 E. Buena Vista Drive; free; 407-939-5377; disneyworld.disney.go.com
Ice! featuring The Nutcracker Rooms of hand-carved ice sculptures, ice slides and watch Artisans in Action at a live ice-carving zone. Various times daily; Gaylord Palms Resort, 6000 W. Osceola Parkway, Kissimmee; $28.99; 407-849-4423; marriott.com
Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party This holiday-inspired event comes complete with special lights on the Cinderella Castle, a special parade, free cookies and hot cocoa. Various times daily; Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World Resort; $62; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com
The Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights Each night, watch as millions of holiday lights twinkle in synchronized unison throughout the park. Various times daily; Disney Hollywood Studios, Walt Disney World Resort; cost of admission; 407-939-5277; disneyworld.disney.go.com
Santa Claus Comes to Market Meet and greet and get a photo. Santa Welcome Breakfast at 8:30 am. 10 am-2 pm Saturday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $15-$40; eastendmkt.com
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Carols, lit trees, skaters and more. Wednesday-Tuesday; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; price of admission; 407-363-2613.
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.
The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar: Windermere Trucks include: All Things Sweet (O.U.R), Bar Harbor Seafood Truck, CaroBama, Chillin’ N Grillin’, ChiPhi Philly Cheesesteaks, Curbside Chef, El Cubanito, Fork in the Road, Korean Taco Box, Louie’s Bistro, Mi Casita, Rubio’s Baja Grill, SwedeDish, The Big Cheese, Treehouse Truck, Tuk Tuk Truck, VooDoo Kitchen. through Dec. 26. 5-9:30 pm Friday; Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 E. Dakin Ave., Kissimmee; various prices; 518-250-3; thedailycity.com.
25th Annual Turkey Trot 5K 5K run and power walk with over 6,000 attendees to benefit Seniors First. 7 am Thursday; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; contact for price; seniorsfirstinc.org.
Bike Polo Night Watch a game on the sidelines, or hop on a bike and grab a mallet to play. through Dec. 31. 6 pm Thursday, 5 pm Sunday; Langford Park, 1808 E. Central Blvd.; free; orlandobikepolo.com
Holidays on Ice at Rosen Centre Professional ice skating and lights show with performers from around the country. 6 pm Thursday-Sunday, 7:30 pm Friday, Saturday; 9 pm Wednesday; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; $25; 407-996-9840; rosencentreholidays
Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors Basketball. 7 pm Wednesday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors Basketball. 10:30 pm Tuesday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic.
Orlando Magic vs. Pacers Basketball. 8 pm Friday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic.
Orlando’s Urban Excursion Bike Race and Series Point-to-point cycling race open all riders and bicycles. 1 pm Saturday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $10, visit Orlando Urban Bike Series on Facebook for more info; willspub.org.
Thanksgiving Day Power Yoga Sweat out that dinner and raise money for a yoga scholarship program. 8 am; Warrior One, 2822 Corrine Drive; by donation; 407-952-1920; warriorpy.com
Park Yoga with Ros 6-7:30 pm Tuesday; Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.; by donation; joyasanayoga.com