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Arts and Culture in Orlando this week

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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
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
Central Florida Vocal Arts’ Life of the Party: Choose Your Adventure The 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
Creative City Project 2014 Downtown Orlando comes to life with performances and interactive art installations. Dozens of unexpected encounters and collaborations give you experiences you can’t have anywhere else. 7 pm Saturday; Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard; free; facebook.com/creativecityproject
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 An evening of 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-Friday; The First Academy, 2667 Bruton Blvd.; $10-$15; 407-206-8600; thefirstacademy.org
Killer Joe Twisted Texas trailer park murder story by Tracy Letts. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; Theatre Downtown, 2113 N. Orange Ave.; $22; 407-841-0083; theatredowntown.net
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow Based on the classic story by Washington Irving and directed by Wade Hair. 8 pm Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park, 419A W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $20; 407-920-4034; breakthroughtheatre.com
Monday Night Cabaret Series: Jennica McCleary: Underage Senior Citizen An ingenue exploring her inner old-school diva. 8 pm Monday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $10; abbeyorlando.com
Moonlight Magic Carol Stein brings her new cabaret to Orlando. 7:30 pm; Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Winter Park; $18 and one drink minimum; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org
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
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
Phantasmagoria V: Death Comes for All Celebrate Halloween with the fifth installment of this macabre production. 8:30 pm Wednesday-Friday; Mandell Theatre, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $20-$25; 407-447-1700; facebook.com/phantasmagoriaorlando
PlayFest A weekend of original, brand-new plays; some staged, some readings. Keynote address by playwright Mark St. Germain, whose The Best of Enemies plays concurrently on stage at the Shakes. Saturday-Monday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $8 single show, $35 festival pass; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Screening of the film. Hosted by Logan Donahoo. 7 pm Friday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $20; 407-704-6261; abbeyorlando.com
Through the Looking Glass Premiere of a new UK musical adapted from the classic novel by Lewis Carroll. 7:30 pm Friday, 2:30 pm Saturday, 7:30 pm Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday-Tuesday; 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
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

COMEDY

Adam Schulte and Guests A night of laughs presented by the Orlando Indie Comedy Fest. 9 pm Thursday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $5; willspub.org
Ali Flores Live stand-up comedy show. 8:30 pm Friday-Saturday; Bonkerz Comedy Club, 10749 E. Colonial Drive; $10; 407-384-0003; bonkerzcomedy.com
Carlos Mencia As seen on In Living Color, The Arsenio Hall Show, Moesha and the Bernie Mac Show. 8 pm Thursday-Friday, 7:30 pm-midnight Saturday, 10:15 pm Saturday, 7:30 pm Sunday; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive, Suite 2310; $25-$30; 407-480-5233; theimprovorlando.com
Carlos Mencia’s Halloween Extravaganza A stand-up comedy and Halloween party. Costumes are encouraged but not mandatory. Please come up with your own costume idea. 8 pm Friday; Orlando Improv, 9101 International Drive, Suite 2310; $25; 407-480-5233; theimprovorlando.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
Eric Grady As seen on Comedy Central. 8 pm Friday-Saturday; Bonkerz Comedy Club, 230 W. State Road 436, Altamonte Springs; $10; 407-629-2665; bonkerzcomedy.com
Fest Comedy Tour featuring Dave Ross Also featuringn Allen Strickland Williams, Zach Peterson and Ian Douglas Terry. 9 pm Tuesday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; $5; willspub.org
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
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
SAK Special Show Performers spin, wiggle, shreik and gasp their way through a sadistic maze of improv games. 9:30 pm Friday; SAK Comedy Lab, 29 S. Orange Ave.; $12-$15; 407-648-0001; sak.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

Big Bang Boom Cabaret: Rogues Gallery 9 pm; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $20; bbbroguesgallery.bpt.me
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
2014 Selected Fine Arts Faculty Exhibition Featuring the works of members of the college’s art department faculty, including ceramics, paintings, mixed media and more. 6:30 pm Friday; Anita S. Wooten Gallery, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-582-2298; valenciacollege.edu
Flowers Paint Me Happy Solo exhibition by Emily Jones featuring 15 new pieces inspired by flowers. 6-9 pm Saturday; Flower No 5, 1807 E. Winter Park Road ; free
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
Meet the Artist: Jeane Claude Roy Welcome expressionist Jean Claude Roy and his new series of works, Every Day Is Different. 10 am-3 pm Sunday; Grand Bohemian Hotel, 325 S. Orange Ave.; free; grandbohemianhotel.com
Winter Garden Culture Fest Art, live music, food, street performers and film screenings to benefit local and underprivileged youth. 10 am-6 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Downtown Winter Garden, West Plant Street and South Park Avenue, Winter Garden; free; facedbook.com/wintergardenculturefest

EXHIBITS
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-Sunday; 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 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 Monday-Friday; 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
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. Saturday-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; boxing, football, 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
Halloween in the Twilight ZoneAnnual Halloween art show. Wednesday-Sunday; Dandelion Communitea Cafe, 618 N. Thornton Ave.; free; 407-362-1864; dandelioncommunitea.com
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
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
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
Patrick Fatica: Studio PurgeFatica 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-Saturday; GLBT Community Center of Central Florida, 946 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-228-8272; thecenterorlando.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. Saturday-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. through Dec. 24. 9-10 am Wednesday; Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 321-236-3316; 1millioncups.org
2nd Annual Thornton Park Halloween Block Party Costume contest, live entertainment and more. 8 pm-midnight Friday; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free
5th Annual Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Food and Wine Classic Enjoy unlimited food and beverage samples with celebrity chefs and live entertainment. Overnight packages available. 5:30-9 pm Saturday-Sunday; Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; 407-934-4000; swanandolphinfoodandwineclassic.com
14th Annual Orlando Japan Festival Experience the arts and traditions of Japan. Proceeds go towards charity projects in Japan. Noon-5 pm Sunday; The Village at Hunter’s Creek, John Young Parkway and State Road 417; free; 407-351-9999; jorlando.org
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
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
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 College Park Neighborhood Association 23rd Annual Tour of Homes Enjoy a closer look at architecturally interesting homes, artists, local vendors and antique cars in Ivanhoe Village. 1-5 pm Sunday; Mulitple Locations, Various Locals; $25; 813-702-9826; jeremysteding.com
Community Based Care of Central Florida 5K Stroller Derby 5K walk, games and activities like a cutest baby outfit competition and best roller decorated stroller contest. 8 am Saturday; Harbor Park, 4990 New Broad St.; $25-$30; 321-441-2322; cbccfl.org
Culture Fest Featuring artists, live music, film festival, food, kids activities, street performers and more. 10 am-8 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Downtown Winter Garden; free; 407-654-8400; wgculturefest.com
East End Market One Year Anniversary Celebrate East End’s first year of business with a big thank you party. Free samples, live music and merchant demos in the APEX kitchen all day. Noon-6 pm Saturday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; free; eastendmkt.com
Escape Fetish and Costume Party Fetish and costume party with interactive games and performances. Fetish wear encouraged. 9 pm Sunday; Southern Nights, 375 S. Bumby Ave.; $5 in costume, $10 without; 407-412-5039; southernnights.com
Fall Fiesta in the Park More than 600 arts and crafts vendors display their works at the two-day event with music, food, activities and demonstrations. through Nov. 2. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 pm Sunday; Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street; free; 407-649-3152; fiestainthepark.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
Halloween Horror Nights 24 Picture an amusement park of frights, complete with elaborate haunted houses based on shows and movies. 6:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday; Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd. ; $38-$91; 407-363-8000; halloweenhorrornights.com
Halteman Give 4ward Charity Music Benefit Family-friendly day of blues, jazz and rock music by local musicians to benefit the Hatleman Give 4ward charity campaign. Noon Saturday; The Catfish Restaurant, 311 S. Forest Ave., Apopka; free; 407-889-7980; giveforward.com
Harriett’s Park Avenue Fashion Week Celebrate the local fashion and retail design community. A full week of events, from trunk shows to designer meet-and-greets, pack a fashionable agenda. Grand finale fashion show on Saturday evening in Central Park’s West Meadow. Wednesday-Saturday; Park Avenue, Park and Comstock avenues, Winter Park; $70-$250; 407-644-8281; parkavenuefashionweek.com
Kiwanis Dinner, Wine, Charity Texas Hold’em Tournament and Bingo for Babies Event Benefit featuring 4Rivers BBQ dinner with unlimited drinks and poker. Stoneybrook Community Room, 14351 Blvd.; $50-$70 donation; 407-620-4887; eockiwanis.com
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. through Mar. 31. 7:30 pm Saturday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; free; 321-319-0600; hamburgermarys-orlando.com
Neanderthal Ball Prehistoric-themed party with live entertainment, silent auction and activities to benefit the center. 7-11 pm Saturday; Orlando Science Center, 777 E. Princeton St.; $125; 407-514-2000; osc.org/neanderthalball
Nova Cosmetic Center Open House Enjoy champagne and a free mini consult with the spa staff. Bring a friend and get a $100 referal gift certificate mailed to you. 11 am-3 pm Saturday; Nova Cosmetic Center, 7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd.; free; 407-226-0609
Oblivoween Food specials, free haunted house and a costume contest. 6 pm, Friday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; obliviontaproom.com
OCA Bowl-a-thon Proceeds from this event will benefit families and individuals with autism or other disabilities. 12:30-4 pm Sunday; Aloma Bowling Center, 2530 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; by donation; 407-808-7837; bowlathon.net
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 Children’s Expo Featuring children’s health and safety information, car safety checks, ID cards, bicycle helmets and more. 10 am-5 pm Saturday, noon-5 Sunday; free; 407-979-4090; childrensexpos.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
Sick Sea and Saints or Sinner Costume Party Prizes for the sluttiest saint and sinner. 10 pm Saturday; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave.; free
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
Unibroue Beer Dinner Five-course dinner with beer pairings from Unibroue. 6 pm Wednesday; Cafe Tu Tu Tango, 8625 S. International Drive; $50; 407-248-2222; cafetututango.com
Viva La Fiesta Day of the Dead Mexican holiday celebration. 9 pm Saturday; Senor Frogs, 8747 International Drive; free; 407-351-2525
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, Eola Drive, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free; 321-443-3314

LITERARY

Blue Collar Nomad Reading and Book Signing Author Jake Kaida reads from his new book, Blue Collar Nomad: The Literary Reflections of a Grassroots Pilgrim with music from the book’s soundtrack. 7 pm Wednesday; Holt School Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2000; nomaddevotionbooks.com
From Page One to Published: Writing Your Novel or Memoir Award-winning author Vanessa Blakeslee shares her wisdom. 6:30 pm Wednesday; Downtown Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; must register with library card; ocls.org
Good Catch Book Launch Party The authors will launch their collection of recipes and stories that celebrate Florida’s waters and the food that comes from them. 7 pm Wednesday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; free; 321-236-3316; eastendmkt.com
UCF MFA Creative Writing Program Graduate Student Reading Celebrate graduating seniors as they read selections from their theses. Readers include Sloane Davis, Eric Fershtman and Shawn McKee. 7 pm Sunday; Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; ucf.edu
Under the Sheets Book Reception Author Stephanie Mesler unveils her new novel, Escape From Pig Hill. 7-9 pm Thursday; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; littlefish-hugepond.com
Wonder Woman Cliff Chiang Blood and Guts Signing Book signing. 6 pm-midnight Saturday; The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd.; free; 407-332-9636; facebook.com/thegeekeasy
Wordier Than Thou Storytelling and Prose Open Mic No poetry or music allowed. 7 pm Wednesday; Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; $5 donation;wordierthanthou.com

FAMILY

2nd Annual Trunk-or-Treet Food Truck Night A night of trick-or-treating, food trucks, carnival games, bounce houses, a haunted walk and more. 5:30-8:30 pm Friday; All Saints Lutheran Church, 12601 Balcombe Road; free.
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
CFAMilies Workshops inspired by current exhibitions featuring a tour and hands-on activities facilitated by local artists. 2-3:30 pm Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Family Day Art activities, storytelling, music, special performances and more. 11 am-2 pm Saturday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; free; 407-896-4231; omart.org
Free Trick-or-Treat at Orlando Fashion Square Mall stores and tenants will be ready to greet and treat youngin’s in costume with candy, games and more. 4 pm Friday; Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-896-1131; orlandofashionsquare.com
Lake Nona Trick or Treet Spooktacular Free trick-or-treating, costume contests, games, giveaways and more. 5:30-7:30 pm Thursday; Lake Nona YMCA, 9055 NorthLake Parkway; free; 407-382-5660; insighteastorlando.com
Pioneer Pumpkin Patch Wednesday-Thursday; Osceola County Historical Society, 750 N. Bass Road, Kissimmee; 407-396-8644; osceolahistory.org
Pumpkins and Munchkins in Shady Park Family-friendly event with games, bounce houses, costume contests, trick-or-treating and more. 6:30-8:30 pm Friday; Shady Park, corner of New England and Pennsylvania avenues, Winter Park; free; 407-599-3275; cityofwinterpark.org.
Sanlando Pumpkin Patch More than 3,000 pumpkins, Indian corn and gourds of all sizes, shapes and colors. 9 am-8 pm Wednesday-Friday; Sanlando United Methodist Church, 1890 W. State Road, Longwood; free; sanlandopumpkinpatch.com.
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

2nd Annual Reggae Run Soca 5K An afternoon with Caribbean-style mixed drinks, music and entertainment. 4:30 pm Sunday; Harbor Park, 4990 New Broad St.; $25;
4th Annual Guardian Ad Litem Superhero 5K Run Dress up as your favorite superhero and participate in a fundraising run to benefit abused and neglected children in Central Florida. 6:45 pm Sunday; University of Central Florida, Memory Mall, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; $25-$35; thetagalsuperhero5krun.com
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
Cycle the City A family-friendly bike riding event for all levels of riders. 7 am Sunday; Florida Hospital-Orlando, 601 E. Rollins St.; $150 fundraising; 407-896-6611; fhcyclethecity.com
Frankenslide Halloween themed car show, slide comp. 6 pm Friday; OSW Drifting, 19164 E. Colonial Drive; $65; orlandospeedworld.org
Lake Mary Jane Paddle Race Bring your paddle craft and take part in races suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers. A portion of the proceeds benefit West Orange Habitat for Humanity. 7 am Sunday; Wave of Wellness, 13963 Marine Drive; $40-$55; 407-900-8348; waveofwellness.com
Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls Basketball. 8 pm Tuesday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Toronto Raptors Basketball. 7 pm Saturday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades Hockey. 7:30 pm Friday; 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; Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E. Washington St.; $10, visit Orlando Urban Bike Series on Facebook for more info; barleyandvineorlando.com
UCF vs. Flagler College men’s basketball. 7 pm Tuesday; CFE Arena, 12777 N. Gemini Blvd.; contact for price; cfearena.com

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