Monday is the traditional chef’s night off, but (sorry, chefs) this week Orlando’s kitchen gods and goddesses will be working hard at Bite Night, our annual foodie heaven. Throughout the ornate Victorian Orchid Garden Ballroom on Church Street – an architectural fairy tale of graceful wrought-iron curves, stained glass and staircases meant for dramatic entrances – you’ll find tasting stations stuffed with samples from at least 20 of Orlando’s best restaurants. There’s no room for a full list here, but expect bites from the Rusty Spoon, K Restaurant, the Ravenous Pig, Cask & Larder, Cress, Soco, Txokos Basque Kitchen, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, the Smiling Bison, Peperoncino, Citrus, Kasa, Seito … from sushi to pastry to heirloom tomatoes to carpaccio, the flavors will run riot. Supporting the excess of sensory delights, a sound-and-light show from the Violuminescence string quartet will accompany the small bites and refreshing libations. A silent auction will benefit Orlando’s Edible Schoolyard program; cocktail attire is required. Delicious. $55-$75http://bitenightorlando.com
Breakdancing exhibition in advance of the Red Bull BC One North American Finals at the Dr. Phillips Center. free
A fundraiser for Hillary Clinton for America., with special guest Mayor Buddy Dyer. $25
The first comedian to ever rap on stage and the winner of the 29th Annual San Francisco International Comedy Competition. $10https://www.facebook.com/events/640115066123357/
@ Effin Amazing, 1016 W. Church St., Orlando, Florida 32805
Town Hall is a new meetup from Nerd Nite Orlando where nerds can hangout and have more of an informal discussion, as well as present ideas, voice their opinions and ask questions of the the Nerd Nite team. $5 suggested donation
Getting ready to kick off chaos fest. $5
A salute to the musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, including numbers from Oklahoma, South Pacific, The King and I and more. $12-$20
A one-of-a-kind entertainment experience with non-stop audience participation. Dinner includes unlimited pizza, salad, popcorn, beer, wine, soda and dessert. $29.99http://wonderworksonline.com
If you picked up Say Anything’s 2014 record, Hebrews, you likely noticed it came with some strings attached. The band swapped out their trusty guitars for a more dynamic string arrangement, and this tour finds them touring with a string quartet to perform the songs true to the album. This will definitely be a separate experience entirely from last summer’s 10-year anniversary tour on … Is a Real Boy, although frontman Max Bemis keeps his compelling presence with those raging, theatrical vocals fans find gripping. It’s also a chance to catch a stellar combo lineup that features like-minded Maryland boys Modern Baseball and Staten Island rockers Cymbals Eat Guitars. – Ashley Belanger $19-$23
Free Health Screenings, and workshops. $6http://www.BucklerShows.com
Cognitive training, and a 30 minute low intensity fitness training. Registration required.http://ocls.info
A&H Museum's newest artist-in-residence shows her work. Cost of admission.
An illustrated talk, plus q&a with visual artist Marisa Olson. free
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