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It Was a Very Good Year: 1968

Mon., April 27, 12 p.m., Thu., April 30, 7 p.m., Sun., May 3, 2 p.m., Thu., May 7, 12 p.m. and Sat., May 9, 7 p.m.

Part of the Orlando Cabaret Festival. $20-$25

http://madcowtheatre.com
Mad Cow Theatre (map)
54 W. Church St.
Winter Park Area
phone (407) 297-8788

Earthquake

Sat., April 25, 7:30 & 10:15 p.m. and Sun., April 26, 7:30 p.m.

Live Stand Up $25

Orlando Improv (map)
9101 International Drive
I-DriveUniversal
phone 407-480-5233

The Broadway Boys: Unplugged

Sat., April 25, 8:30 p.m. and Sun., April 26, 3:30 p.m.

A headliner for the 13th annual Cabaret Festival. $45-$55

http://madcowtheatre.com
Mad Cow Theatre (map)
54 W. Church St.
Winter Park Area
phone (407) 297-8788
The Broadway Boys: <i>Unplugged</i>

James and the Giant Peach

Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Continues through April 26

Young orphan James flees from his two conniving aunts, and launches on a journey of enormous proportions! Suddenly he finds himself in the center of a gigantic peach surrounded by human-sized insects with equally over-sized personalities. Follow James, the wise Old-Green-Grasshopper, and the pessimistic Earthworm on their wild adventure! $9-$15

http://orlandoshakes.org/
Lowndes Shakespeare Center (map)
812 E. Rollins St.
Mills 50
phone 407-447-1700

Larry Moore Solo Exhibition

Saturdays, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Continues through April 25

Paintings and illustrations from artist Larry Moore. free

Arts on Douglas (map)
123 Douglas St.
Elsewhere
phone 386-428-1133
mmartin@artsondouglas.net

Florida Anime Experience

Through April 26

Time to bust out your Buster Sword and strap on your weeaboo shorts, because Florida Anime Experience is charging in for a fifth year! Only this time, it’s featuring everybody’s favorite twisted masterpiece, Neon Genesis Evangelion. With a robust artist alley and a solid selection of voice actors, it may not be the biggest anime fest this town has seen, but it certainly has the most heart. The usual suspects are still there; the video game rooms coupled with a wicked vendors room will keep you busy, while a ton of panels like “Anime Scene IT!” and exclusive autograph signings with some of your favorite niche pseudo-celebrities keep the party going. If MegaCon wasn’t enough to scratch that Japanimation itch, prep your wallet and head on over. As Yui Ikari put it, “As long as you’re alive, anywhere can be paradise.” $20-$45

http://floridaanime.com
Buy Tickets
Park Inn (map)
3011 Maingate Lane
I-DriveUniversal Florida Anime Experience

Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter

Through April 30

Japanese movie about a woman who searches for the lost treasure from the Coen Brothers film Fargo. $10

http://enzian.org
Enzian Theater (map)
1300 S. Orlando Ave.
Winter Park Area
phone 407-629-0054

Winter Park Paint Out

Sat., April 25, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Enjoy free admission to the Polasek while plein air artists create landscapes around the museum and sculpture gardens. free

http://polasek.org

100 for $100

Through April 26, 6-9 p.m.

One hundred pieces of local artwork priced to sell at $100 each. free

Gallery on First (map)
211 E. First St.
North
phone (407) 323-2774

Central Florida Earth Day

Sat., April 25, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
phone 321-331-1859
info@cfearthday.org

Earth is pretty OK. It has a bunch of air we can breathe, water we can drink and food we can eat. And until we can find a habitable exosolar planet to colonize (fingers crossed for you, Kepler-442b!), it’s pretty much the only place we can live. Each year, the Vegetarians of Central Florida group (also known for their annual VegFest) gets together to throw basically a big “thank you” party for Earth with food, music and tons of activities. This year, look for a lot of food-centric activities and speakers, including tasty cooking demos, and keep an eye out for Ibex Puppetry, who are putting together a bunch of puppets for an Endangered Species Parade. If that sounds like something you’d like to capture for posterity, join Thomas Thorspecken for the World Wide SketchCrawl from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., then follow him to Fashion Square Mall to sketch another cool event happening this Saturday. Another thing we like about this little corner of Earth? There’s always tons to do. free

http://www.cfearthday.org
Lake Eola Park (map)
East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive
Winter Park Area Central Florida Earth Day

Boss Krang Art Show

Sat., April 25, 12 p.m.

If you’re a child of the ’90s, you likely spent your weekday afternoons after school watching Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles on the floor of your parents’ living room. Though Mike, Don, Leo and Raph’s most famous enemy has always been Shredder – the nemesis of their mentor, Splinter – the brains behind the baddies was Krang, a living brain from Dimension X who used his genius to design high-tech weaponry aimed at making large batches of turtle soup out of the reptilian ninjas. The bizarreness of Krang’s concept has kept the character out of any of the filmed adaptations, but he’s finally getting his due at Acme Comics this weekend. An art show devoted to the oddly cute cerebellum is taking place there, inspired by an Argentinian art show called Krang LSD. Expect to see illustrations, paintings, sculptures, custom toys and even a life-sized model of Krang in his walker at this show. The organizers have had such an overwhelming response to the concept that Pat Fraley, the original voice of Krang from the ’90s TV show, recorded voiceover for a promo spot, which you can see below. Come hungry, because Daydream Pizza will be offering up their signature TMNT-inspired pepperoni and marshmallow pizza in the parking lot. It’s a no-brainer. free

Acme Comics Cards & Collectibles (map)
905 E. State Road 434
North
phone 407-331-0433
<i>Boss Krang</i> Art Show

Downtown Pour

Sat., April 25, 4-7 p.m.

Church Street in downtown Orlando was made for block parties, and we can’t think of a better place for this year’s Downtown Pour. More than 40 vendors will line the streets, which will be closed to vehicle traffic, pouring sips of wine, beer and spirits for participants who can (and judging from previous years’ events, do) drink themselves silly. It’s not all about the alcohol (although it kind of is), as there will be art to browse and live music to keep you entertained. When you get hungry, participating restaurants include the Dubliner, Rusty Spoon, Graffiti Junktion and the new Ferg’s Sports Depot – although food’s not part of the pour, so bring some cash. Tickets for the event are only $20 ($30 if you buy them the day of the event), and at that price point, you know you can easily sip your money’s worth. Just don’t drive home afterward – that’s what Uber and Mears are for. $20-$30

http://ignitorevents.com
Downtown Orlando, Church Street (map)
Orange Avenue and Church Street
Winter Park Area Downtown Pour

Paws for Peace Walk

Sat., April 25, 8 a.m.

A fun and leisurely stroll for families, friends and their pets to raise money for pet care at Harbor House. Participants walk to raise awareness about the impact of domestic abuse on pets and their owners. $20 donation

http://harborhousefl.com
Blue Jacket Park (map)
2501 General Rees Ave.
Disney
phone (407) 246-3072

All Pro Dad Father and Kids Experience

Sat., April 25, 9-11:30 a.m.
phone 404-694-3044
,

Heisman Trophy winner Charlie Ward hosts this event that provides fathers with fun and inspirational opportunities to strengthen relationships with their kids. $15

http://allprodad.com
Buy Tickets
Orlando Citrus Bowl (map)
1 Citrus Bowl Place
Downtown
phone (407) 423-2476

Apopka Art and Foliage Festival

Sat., April 25, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun., April 26, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
phone 407-880-2111
apopkaartandfoliagefestival@yahoo.com

The 54th Apopka Art and Foliage Festival showcases the work of 100 juried artisans and crafters and 22 of the top foliage growers from Central Florida. free

http://Apopkaartandfoliagefestival.com
Kit Land Nelson Park (map)
South Park Avenue and East Orange Street
West Apopka Art and Foliage Festival
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