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Arts and Culture in Orlando this week

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THEATER

12 Angry Jurors A young man is standing trial for killing his father and his fate lies in the hands of a jury of angry men. 7 pm Thursday, 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; The Princess Theater, 115 W. First St., Sanford; $20; 407-494-8474; cornerstonetheatrecompany.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, N.C. 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

Killer Joe Twisted Texas trailer park murder story by Tracy Letts. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 Sunday; Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave.; $22; 407-841-0083; theatredowntown.net

Kiss of the Spider Woman Cellmates in a Latin American prison share their stories and fantasies to distract from the horrors of prison. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Theatre UCF, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; $20; 407-823-1500; theatre.ucf.edu

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Based on the classic story by Washington Irving and directed by Wade Hair. 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday, 8 pm Monday; Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $20; 407-920-4034; breakthroughtheatre.com

Manor Pro Wrestling Dinner Theater “The Manor Professional Wrestling Dinner Theater delivers wrestling with class and character in a unique, professional way.” 7 pm Friday; Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee; $15; 863-874-0361; manorprowrestling.com

The Miracle Worker The uplifting true story of Helen Keller, blind, deaf and mute from birth, and the woman who unlocked her world. Check website for show dates and times. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Athens Theatre, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand; $17.50; 386-736-1500; athensdeland.com

The Rocky Horror Picture Show Hosted by Logan Donahoo. 7 pm Friday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $20; 407-704-6261; abbeyorlando.com

Phantasmagoria V: Death Comes for All Celebrate Halloween with the fifth installment of this macabre production. 8:30 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; Mandell Theatre, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20-$25; 407-447-1700; facebook.com/phantasmagoriaorlando

West Side Story The classic musical adapted from Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday, 7:30 pm Monday; Valencia East Campus Black Box Theater, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; valenciacollege.edu; 407-582-2900; valenciacollege.edu

The Who’s Tommy See it, touch it, feel it: Pinball wizards, be sure not to miss Mad Cow’s production of Pete Townshend’s iconic rock opera. 7:30 pm Thursday-Friday, 7:15 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.; $28.25-$35.75; 407-297-8788; madcowtheatre.com

Pirates Dinner Adventure: Vampirates Two hour show with a four-course dinner and Thriller after-party every Saturday. 7:30 pm Tuesday-Thursday, 8:15 pm Friday-Saturday; Pirates Dinner Adventure, 6400 Carrier Drive; $65.95; 800-866-2469; piratesdinneradventure.com

 

COMEDY

Carmen Morales As seen on Dish Network. 8 pm Friday-Saturday; Bonkerz Comedy Club, 230 W. State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; $10; 407-629-2665; bonkerzcomedy.com

Duel of Fools SAK All-Stars making it all up on the spot. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 9:30 pm Friday, Saturday; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-648-0001; sak.com

Elayne Boosler Comedian and animal rescue advocate. 6 pm Sunday; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $25-$35; 877-987-6487; plazaliveorlando.com

Florida’s Funniest Comedian competition. 8 pm Sunday; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive, Suite 2310; $10; 407-480-5233; theimprovorlando.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

Improv Addicts Local comedy troupe specializing in family-friendly acts. 8 pm Friday; Just Dance Studio, 124 S. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland; $5; lakelandgov.net

Jay Pharoah Comedian known for his work on Saturday Night Live. 8 pm Thursday-Friday, 10:30 pm Friday, 7:30 pm Saturday, 10:15 pm Saturday; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive, Suite 2310; $20; 407-480-5233; theimprovorlando.com

Shit Sandwich Standup Comedy Showcase Stand-up comedy show with local comedians. 8:30-10 pm Saturday; Bull and Bush, 2408 E. Robinson St.; free; 407-896-7546

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

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

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

DANCE

7 Deadly Sins Emotions Dance interacts with visual art, poetry and music. Friday-Saturday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $20-$25; 407-403-5993; thevenueorlando.com

Masquerade Ball Free group lesson, dance performances and social dancing. 7:30 pm Friday; Bahia Shrine Auditorium, 2300 Pembrook Drive; $10; 407-614-3472; orlando-usadance.com

Royal Ballet: Manon Live broadcast gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Royal Opera House, plus exclusive interviews with dancers from the Royal Ballet. 7 pm Thursday; multiple venues; $15-$18; 407-298-4488; fathomevents.com

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

Vampire’s Ball It’s back! The campy eroticism of Robert Hill’s Vampire’s Ball, set to a mix of classical and pop music, returns to sink its fangs into audiences. 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm-midnight Sunday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $37.50; 407-426-1739; orlandoballet.org

 

ART

OPENINGS/EVENTS
Between Fact and Fiction Featuring works by Tory Tepp, Jamieson Thomson Thomas, Robert Ross, Aruni Dharmakirthi and more. 6-9 pm Thursday; Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; 407-913-1426

Blister Showcasing the stencil works of California artist Mathew Curran. 6-10 pm Thursday; Redefine Gallery, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; matthewcurran.com

CityArts Dia de los Muertos and Monster Factory Exhibit Art exhibit and block party celebrating the Day of the Dead and Halloween. 6-10 pm Thursday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; cityartsfactory.com

Dismissed as Absurd Featuring works by Josh Otterbacher. 6-10 pm Thursday; NV Art Bar, 27 E. Pine St.; free; nvorlando.com

Extra-Estetica Work by Olivié Ponce aims to capture the beauty of civilization in decay. 6-9 pm Friday; Twelve21 Gallery, 1221-C N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-982-4357; twelve21gallery.com

Florida Artists Group: Area 5 Group exhibit featuring different media and works from multiple artists. 10 am-5 pm Wednesday-Friday, 10 am-5 pm Monday-Tuesday; Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; free; 407-262-7722; casselberry.org

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

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

Jonty Harrison Master Artist Outreach Talk and presentation followed by Q&A session with the composer. 11:30 am Tuesday; Stetson University, Deland, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Deland; free; 386-822-7266

Josh Neufeld Master Artist Outreach Illustrated talk followed by Q&A session with the comic artist. 7 pm Tuesday; Stetson University, Deland, 421 N. Woodland Blvd., Deland; free; 386-822-7266

Judith Fox: Sea of Dreams A body of work resulting from photographing the same stretch of ocean for 20 years. 11 am-7 pm Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona State College, Daytona Beach; free; 386-506-4475; smponline.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. Tuesday; BART, 1205 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-796-2522; bartcade.com

Opening Reception to Welcome the Artist in Residence #155 Introducing Aram Bartholl, Jonty Harrison and Josh Neufeld. 5-7 pm Friday; ACA Main Campus, Pabst Visitor Center and Gallery, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-427-6975; atlanticcenterforthearts.org

Third Thursday Orlando Downtown Orlando’s Art District hosts this monthly art gallery hop through multiple venues like CityArts Factory, Gallery at Avalon Island and NV Art Bar. 6-9 pm Thursday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; cityartsfactory.com

Winter Springs Festival of the Arts: Artoberfest Patrons stroll along beautiful Blumberg Boulevard viewing the work of 125 fine artists, enjoying live music and entertainment and tasting a variety of German inspired foods including plenty of German beer. 10 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Winter Springs Town Center, 158 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; free; 407-898-5892; wsfota.org

EXHIBITS
34th Annual Juried Student Exhibition Showcasing some of the best student work of the year. Wednesday-Friday; Crealde School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org

Acquisition Trust: Celebrating Thirty Years of Building a Collection An exhibition of 45 paintings, sculptures and works on paper (by artists including Robert Rauschenberg, Jules Olitski, Nick Cave and Jennifer Bartlett) that have been added to the collection since 1945. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org

Alejandro Almaraz: Portraits of Power Artist talk, panel discussion and reception with Alejandro Almaraz and photography critic Vicki Goldberg. 11 am-7 pm Tuesday-Friday, 1-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; 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; Crealde School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org

Bra-Vo Exhibit and Sale Benefit featuring artistic bra art to raise funds for low-cost diagnostic testing for breast cancer in Lake County. 10-5 am Monday-Saturday, 1-5 pm Sunday; Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora; free; 352-383-0880; bra-vo.org

Business as Community Life: Winter Park 2013 A collection of black-and-white photographs of well-known Winter Park landmarks. noon-4 pm Wednesday-Thursday, 10 am-5 pm Friday-Saturday, noon-4 pm Tuesday; Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-539-2680; 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

David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents Showcasing works in ink, oils and watercolor, Rathman takes on iconic emblems of masculinity; boxing, football, cars; capturing crucial moments of action. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org

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. 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

Halloween in the Twilight Zone Art Opening Annual Halloween art show. Wednesday-Tuesday; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com

I Am a Tree Collection of mixed media paintings of trees by Anne-Marie Colwell. Wednesday-Tuesday; Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; galleryonfirst.com

John Waters Inspired Art Show Local artists present work inspired by the infamous Mr. Waters. Wednesday-Tuesday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-3060; thefalconbar.com

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

The Last Harvest: A Tribute to the Life and Work of Farmworkers on Lake Apopka Students from Apopka farmworker communities were taught basic photographic techniques, then they documented the last season of the area’s muck farm industry. Wednesday-Tuesday; Winter Garden City Hall, 300 W. Plant St., Winter Garden; free; 407-656-4111; crealde.org

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

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 Taos Society of Artists 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

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

Patrick Fatica: Studio Purge Fatica is cleaning out his studio and everything is marked to sell. Over 50 original pieces including metal prints, sketches, paintings, drawings, giclee prints, ID cases and more from 2006 to 2014. Wednesday-Tuesday; GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, 946 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-228-8272; thecenterorlando.org

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. 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

Traveling Light by Anna Tomczak Dreamlike assemblages of found objects and living materials, photographed with a rare Polaroid 20x24-inch view camera. Wednesday-Tuesday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-428-1133; artsondouglas.net

Travis Is Broke New works by local artist Travis Smith. Wednesday-Saturday; The Milk Bar, 2424 E. Robinson St.; free; 321-445-1021; apartmente.com

Trish Nappo Featuring her mosaic tile works. 10 am-6 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; Hyder Gallery Center for Fine Art, 104 E. First St., Sanford; free; hydergallery.com

EVENTS

26th Annual Florida Skunk Show Pet skunks compete for title of Grand National Champion based on condition of fur, weight, friendliest and best tail. Hosted by Florida Skunks as Pets and Florida Skunk Rescue. 10 am-5 pm Saturday; Ramada Gateway Kissimmee, 7470 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee; $2; 727-809-0975

5th Annual Asian Cultural Expo Asian cultural exhibitions, performances, ethnic foods and crafts. 10 am-3 pm Saturday; Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road; free

A Taste of Thornton Park Local restaurants serve up specialty dishes, while guests enjoy live music, cocktails and more. 6:30 pm Thursday; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; $40; 407-678-7000; thorntonpark.org

American International Motorcycle Expo Over 450 exhibiting companies. Saturday-Sunday; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; $15; 407-685-9800; aimexpousa.com

Arts for Carts Barbara Techel author of the Frankie, the Walk ’n’ Roll Dog book series, will speak. Friday; Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave.; 407-246-2620; leugardens.org

Austin’s Oktoberfest Craft beer tastings, pumpkin carvings by local artists, live folk music and a home brewing symposium. 6 pm Saturday; Austin’s Coffee, 929 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $15; 407-975-3364; austinscoffee.com

Boktoberfest Free admission to the gardens for live music, German food, tree climbing, a pumpkin patch. 8 am-5 pm Saturday; Bok Tower Gardens, 1151 Tower Blvd., Lake Wales; free; 863-676-1408; boktowergardens.org

Downtown Orlando Oktoberfest Enjoy Oktoberfest at one of the oldest German churches in the area with a Biergarten set up on Livingston Street. 6-11 pm Sunday; Trinity Lutheran Church, 123 E. Livingston Avenue; free; downtownoktoberfest.com

Florida Dachshund Rescue’s 3rd Annual Weinerfest Pet-friendly event with vendors, dog costume contests, doxie races, photo booths, live music and more. 10 am-4 pm Saturday; Orlando Festival Park, East Robinson Street and North Primrose Drive; free, $10 fee to race; 407-463-1786; fldrwienerfest.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

Foxtober Fest and Farmer’s Market Grand opening of the Lake Nona Farmers Market and a Halloween-themed celebration of the fall harvest. 9 am-1 pm Saturday; free; 407-836-1405; btnwildlife.org

Guest Chef Dinner Executive Chef Antoine Ludcene and Chef Rocky Tarantello will prepare a special dinner for attendees. 6:30 pm Wednesday; Park Plaza Gardens, 319 S. Park Ave.; $99; 407-645-2475; parkplazagardens.com

Halloween Horror Nights 24 Picture an amusement park of frights, complete with elaborate haunted houses based on shows and movies. 6:30 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd.; $38-$91; 407-363-8000; halloweenhorrornights.com

Latin Food and Wine Festival 2009 Top wine and spirit brands, chefs and culinary personalities with a Latin twist. 3-9 pm Saturday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; 407-428-5870; latinfoodandwine.com

Oktoberfest with Falling Leaves Celebration Town Center hosts an old-world German festival. Featuring leaves falling from trees and the Johnnie Morgan Band. Friday-Saturday; Celebration Town Center, 610 Sycamore St., Celebration; free; 407-566-1202; celebrationtowncenter.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 Career Fair Sales, business development, marketing, retail and sales management professionals. 6 pm Wednesday; Doubletree by Hilton Orlando Downtown, 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.; Free to attend for job seekers; 847-428-1118

Orlando Elks Vintage Faire Antiques, collectibles, art, glass, pottery, furniture and more. 9 am-3 pm Saturday; Elks Lodge No. 1079, 12 N. Primrose Drive; free; 407-924-1990

PechaKucha Night Orlando v14 Orlando’s favorite speaker series is back. 7 pm Friday; The Orange Studio, 1121 N. Mills Ave.; $11; pknorlando.ticketleap.com/v14

Propeller Anime’s 8th Anniversary Halloween Party Celebrate eight years of the Orlando anime club with live musical performances, cosplay, prize raffles, video games and more. 8 pm Friday; The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park; free; propelleranime.com

Retromended 2 Year Anniversary Party Music provided by Lazy Afternoon with light snacks and complimentary drinks in the courtyard. 2-6 pm Thursday; Retromended, 1231A N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-461-1264; retromended.com

Steampunk Industrial Show Victoria and Albert meet HG Wells in a retro-futuristic vision of the 18th century.  9 am-5 pm Saturday-Sunday; Renninger’s Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora; contact for price; 352-383-8393; renningers.net

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

The Girl Tour Attendees get the red carpet treatment and get to meet some of their favorite web personalities at this all-day esperience. 11:45 am Saturday; Studio One, 12461 S. Orange Blossom Trail; $30-$115; thegirltour.wix.com/lalaland

Third Thursday Taste of Church Street Complimentary drinks and $1-$2 micro menus at participating restaurants. 5 pm Thursday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St. Latitudes, 33 W. Church St. Harry Buffalo, 129 W. Church St. Don Jefe’s Tequila Parlour, 41 W. Church St.; free; 407-422-6656; churchstreetdistrict.com

 

LITERARY

Booktoberfest Beer sampling event with live entertainment by the Central Florida Accordion Club. 6:30 pm Friday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; $10 donation; 407-835-7481; oclsfriends.info

Reflecting Florida: How Agriculture, Art and Activism Shape our State Join Florida authors discuss people, food and culture in our unique state. Panel discussions, author presentations, book signings and a happy hour. 11 am-5 pm Sunday; APEX, East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; free; eastendmkt.com

The Other Wes Moore Discussion with the best-selling author and youth advocate Wes Moore. 4:30 pm Monday; UCF Student Union, Pegasus Ballroom, University of Central Florida; free; ucfglobalperspectives.org

Vanessa Blakeslee Author Talk and Book Signing Presenting her award-winning story collection followed by a discussion hosted by Burrow Press. 5:30 pm; Rollins College Rice Family Bookstore, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free

FAMILY

Fossil Fair Fossils, rocks, minerals, artifacts, jewelry, educational exhibits, children’s dig pit, supplies and silent auctions. 9 am-5 pm Saturday, 10 am-4 pm Sunday; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $4; 407-699-9274; floridafossilhunters.com

Halloween Spooktacular Pirates, ghouls and goblins invade the park as kid-friendly holiday-themed entertainment. Noon Saturday-Sunday; SeaWorld, 7007 SeaWorld Drive; $59.95-$69.95; 407-363-2613

OMA: Creative Connections An Access Program for children with special needs to experience a museum in a safe and comfortable environment. Noon-1:30 pm Sunday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-896-4231; omart.org

Orlando Ballet presents Peter and the Wolf The company performs a production intended for children ages 3-9. 11 am Saturday; Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St.; $28-$37.50; 407-426-1739; orlandoballet.org

Pioneer Pumpkin Patch Wednesday-Tuesday; Osceola County Historical Society, 750 N. Bass Road, Kissimmee; 407-396-8644; osceolahistory.org

Sanlando Pumpkin Patch More than 3,000 pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds of all sizes, shapes and colors. 9 am-8 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; Sanlando United Methodist Church, 1890 W. State Road, Longwood; free; sanlandopumpkinpatch.com

SPORTS

2nd Annual Fran Burrows Play for Purple Cornhole Tournament and Tailgate Party Benefiting the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network. Noon-4 pm Sunday; Gnarly Barley, 7431 S. Orange Ave.; $50  per team of two; playforpurple.com

3rd Annual Kickathon A kickboxing benefit for breast cancer awareness and research. 8 am-noon, 2:30-7:30 pm Thursday; 9round, 2791 Old Winter Garden Road, Ocoee; contact for price; 407-654-4660

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

Biketoberfest 2014 Sun, live music and races. Thursday-Monday; Daytona International Speedway, 1801 W. International Speedway Blvd., Daytona Beach; contact for price; 904-253-7223; daytonabeach.com

Hero Games A local charity 5K and obstacle race for the Wheelchair Foundation. Food trucks, paddleboard demos and a live DJ as well. 9 am-noon Saturday; Secret Lake Park, 200 N. Lake Triplet Drive, Casselberry; Donations accepted; theherogames.com

Orlando Fire Run Race with over 40 different obstacles presented by Bill Bennett Boot Camps. Noon Saturday; Rock on Adventures, 17701 Old YMCA Road, Winter Garden; $50; active.com

Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival Annual event where teams compete in various timed dragon-boat rowing competitions. Saturday; Downtown Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney, Lake Buena Vista; free for spectators; 416-962-8899; gwndragonboat.com

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Road Warriors Hockey. 7 pm Saturday; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $15; 407-951-8200; orlandosolarbearshockey.com

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Road Warriors Hockey. 3 pm Sunday; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $15; 407-951-8200; orlandosolarbearshockey.com

Orlando’s Urban Excursion Bike Race and Series Point-to-point cycling race open all riders and bicycles. 1 pm Saturday; Kyle’s Bike Shop, 203 N. Primrose Drive; $10, visit Orlando Urban Bike Series on Facebook for more info

UCF Knights vs. Tulane Green Wave Football. 9 pm Saturday; Bright House Networks Stadium, University of Central Florida; contact for price; 407-823-1000; ucfathletics.com

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