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Arts and Culture in Orlando this week

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THEATER

25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee Six children vie for the spelling bee championship title. 7:30 pm Friday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, 201-203 S. Magnolia Ave., Sanford; $22-$27; 407-321-8111; wdpac.com
Annie Get Your Gun The classic Irving Berlin musical presented by The IceHouse. 7:30 pm Wednesday-Thursday, 8 pm Friday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; IceHouse, 1100 N. Unser St., Mount Dora; $20; 352-383-4616; icehousetheatre.com
The Bacchae Ancient Greek tragedy by Euripides. 7:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; Valencia East Campus Black Box Theater, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; $12; 407-582-2900; valenciacollege.edu
Charming: A Tale of an American Prince Starring Broadway’s Bret Shuford as seen in The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. 8 pm Monday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; contact for price; 407-704-6261; abbeyorlando.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 Reperatory 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. Check website for show dates and times. Wednesday-Tuesday; Historic State Theatre, 109 N. Bay St., Eustis; $11-$21; 352-357-7777; baystreetplayers.org
Isn’t It Romantic? A Tribute to Rodgers and HartFeaturing an assortment of popular songs. 7:30 pm Thursday-Friday, 2 pm Saturday; Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park; $28-$38; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org
Julie and Mary and Ethel and Babs: A Tribute to the Great Ladies of Broadway A new cabaret by Laura Hodos. 7:30 pm Wednesday-Thursday; Winter Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Winter Park; $18; 407-645-0145; win terparkplayhouse.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; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $9- $12; 407-447-1700; orlandoshakes.org
Our Town Featuring Rollins alumna Peg O’Keef as the Stage Manager. 8 pm Wednesday-Saturday; Rollins College, Annie Russell Theatre, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; contact for price; 407-646-2253; rollins.edu
The Playboy of the Western World Young Christy Mahon tells everyone at the local tavern that he’s killed his father and they react in an unexpected way. 7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday; Seminole State College, Fine Arts Theatre, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; $10; 407-708-2040; seminolestate.edu
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
Tick, Tick … Boom! An autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the composer of RENT. See website for days and times. Breakthrough Theatre, 419 A W. Fairbanks Ave.; $20; 407-920-4034; breakthroughtheatre.com
Trevor Chimpanzee Trevor is a washed-up actor with no job prospects; when he takes his frustration out on his caretaker, trouble ensues. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm Sunday; UCF Black Box Theatre, Theatre Building, Main Campus; $20; 407-823-1500; theatre.ucf.edu

COMEDY

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 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
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
ImprovAddicts Improv comedy troupe performs. 8 pm Friday; Just Dance Studios, 124 S. Kentucky Ave., Lakeland; $5; face book.com/improvaddicts
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
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. 10 pm Wednesday; Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.; free with two drink minimum; 407-228-0804; facebook.com/spacebarcomedy

DANCE

Carmina Burana Orlando Ballet performs choreography by Artistic Director Robert Hill, in collaboration with music by the Bach Festival Society. 7:30 pm Saturday; Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 455 S. Orange Ave.; $33; 407-839-0119; drphillipscenter.org
Contemporary Master Class Taught by Kelly McGuire. 1-4 pm Sunday; 145 Wekiva Springs Road, Suite 145, Longwood; $30 per class; emotionsdance.org
Corsets and Cuties A burlesque cabaret. 9 pm Saturday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $14; thevenueorlando.com
Son Flamenco Live flamenco show. 9:30 pm Friday-Saturday; Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant, 125 W. Church St.; free; 321-281-8140
So You Think You Can Dance Tour Featuring the most popular routines from the latest season. 7 pm Saturday; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $65.60-$100.50; 407-351-5483; hardrock.com

ART

OPENINGS/EVENTS
Art & Artifact Featuring selections from the Southeast Museum of Photography archives. Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; contact for price; atlantic centerforthearts.org
Art is Dead Showing works by Parker Sketch. 6-9 pm Thursday; City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060
The Art of Craft Featuring the abstract works of Steven Arterbury. 3-10 pm Monday-Thursday, 1 pm Friday-Saturday, 1-9 pm Sunday; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com
DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts 10am Saturday; Downtown DeLand; free; facebook.com/delandfallfestival
A Dreamer’s Paradise Featuring the bright, organic watercolors of Heather Torres. 6-10 pm Thursday; NV Art Bar, 27 E. Pine St.; free; 407-649-0000; nvorlando.com
Everything Is Relative Featuring the work of Katerina Friderici. 6-9 pm Friday; Twelve21 Gallery, 1221 N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-982-4357
Formento + Formento Artist talk and book signing. Discussing their works from their current Snap exhibit, The Japan Diaries. 5-7 pm Saturday; Snap Orlando, 1013 E. Colonial Drive; free but RSVP appreciated; snaporlando.com
Friday Lecture Series: A Teacher’s Portrait: William Merrit Chase With Amy Galpin, Ph.d., CFAM curator. Friday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Gallery on First Holiday Extravaganza Hand-made objects, jewelry, ornaments, mixed media pieces, sculptures and paintings. 6-9 pm Saturday; Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; galleryonfirst.com
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
HeART Featuring work by graphic designer Luke McHenry. 8:30 pm Friday; The Milk Bar, 2424 E. Robinson St.; free; luketome.com 
Katerina Friderici Curated by Alya Poplawsky and Katy Bakker-McKee. Friday; Twelve21 Gallery, 1221-C N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-982-4357; twelve21gallery.com
Le Divin Feminin Showcasing photography by Kristen Wheeler. 6-10 pm Thursday; Jai Gallery, 47 E. Robinson St.; free;  407-921-0693; jaigallery.com
Paint the Mall An all-ages interactive art event hosted by the Culture Xchange Gallery. 11 am-6 pm Saturday-Sunday; Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-394-2660
Past and PresentCollective exhibit of contemporary artists. 6-9 pm Thursday; City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060
Stache Bash 2.0Celebrating Movember and Danielle Hein’s crazy mustache art. 8 pm Thursday; Aloft Orlando, 500 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-380-3500; aloftorlandodowntown.com
Third Thursday Orlando Including CityArts Factory, Gallery at Avalon Island, The Grand Bohemian Gallery, Oralando City Hall Gallery, The Office Gallery, Gallery at Metro, Nu Visions in Photography, Mother Falcon Clothing, Dog & Friends and Kush Gallery. 6-9 pm Thursday; CityArts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-648-7060; orlandoslice.com/events

EXHIBITS
2014 Annual Holiday Showcase The gallery displays a holiday show featuring different artists throughout the month. 10 am-4 pm Wednesday-Tuesday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com
Alejandro Almaraz: Portraits of Power Analyzing the continuities of power and authority. 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 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
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. Wednesday-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 like boxing, football, cars. Capturing crucial moments of action. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.org
Flower Moon: A Tribute to Allison Stilwell A tribute to a local artist who recently passed away. Wednesday-Tuesday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.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. 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
J. Hyde Crawford and Anthony Tortora Collection of Contemporary Art Works by important mid-20th century American painters. Wednesday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $8; 407-896-4231; omart.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 comics 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. ; 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. 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday; Terrace Gallery, City of Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave.; free; cityoforlando.net
Nature by Design: The Art of Redenta Soprano and Carolyn CohenA botanical art exhibition. 10 am-4 pm Wednesday-Sunday; 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. 10 am-6 pm 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
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-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; zora nealehurstonmuseum.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 Saturday-Tuesday; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; free; 386-427-6975; atlanticcenterforthearts.org
The Art of Fellowship in Photography, Ceramics and Sculpture Emerging artists show a diverse spectrum of works. Wednesday-Tuesday; Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park; free; 407-671-1886; crealde.org
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
The Paintings of John MellencampFeaturing 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
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. 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
Visionary Bill Jenkins: Crealdé Founder, Artist and Philanthropist This 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

5th Annual Winter Park Harvest Festival A celebration of local farmers, gardeners, chefs and artisans. 10 am-4 pm Saturday; West Meadow, Central Park, Winter Park; free; alocalfolkus.com/wphf
5th Annual Holiday Boutique The auditorium will house tons of vendors selling unique gifts for the holidays. 4-8 pm Wednesday, Thursday; Gateway Center for the Arts, 880 N. U.S. Highway 17-92; free; 386-668-5553; gate waycenterforthearts.org
Artegon Orlando Marketplace Opening Featuring a line-up of festivities like live music from Street Beatz, performances by Street Breakz, Anti-Gravity and stilt walkers, caricaturists and swag bags for the first 200 guests. 10:30 am-4:30 pm Thursday; Artegon Marketplace, 5250 International Drive; free; artegonmarketplace.com
Broadway Brunch Show tunes, drink specials and a show starring the Minx and Ginger Minj. 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. 10 pm Wednesday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com
CCS Restoration’s 5th Annual Open House Visit ground zero for historic restoration projects in Central Florida. Enjoy demonstrations, food, networking and more. 11 am-3 pm Friday; CCS Restoration, 200 N. Laurel Ave., Sanford; free; 407-928-8620; ccsrestoration.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
Doctor Who 51st Anniversary Party Wear your best wibbly-wobbly timey-wimey bow tie and fez. Doctor Who episodes will be playing all night. 6 pm Saturday; Oblivion Taproom, 5101 E. Colonial Drive; free; obliviontaproom.com
Drunk Brunch Featuring Southern vegan food by Dixie Dharma, Valhalla Bakery, Lineage Coffee and Doughn’t Be Cruel. 11 am-3 pm Saturday; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org
Fall Vendor Fair Local businesses, artists and craftspeople exhibiting their goods. 8 am-3 pm Saturday; Central Christian Church, 250 S.W. Ivanhoe Blvd.; free; 407-425-6611
Festival of Trees The Council of 101 hosts its annual holiday event featuring designer-decorated Christmas trees. Wednesday-Sunday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-4231; omart.org
Free Play Florida Every game you can think of under one roof. 3 pm Friday, 10 am-9 pm Saturday-Sunday; Doubletree Resort Orlando, 10100 International Drive ; $20-$75; freeplayflorida.com
Holiday Brunch and Fashion Show A brunch buffet with holiday carolers, a mother and child fashion show and more. 10:30 am-1:30 pm Saturday; Park Plaza Gardens, 319 S. Park Ave., Winter Park; $40; 407-628-1680
Hope for the Season: Candle Lighting and Observance of National Children’s Grief Awareness Day Hosted by New Hope for Kids. 6-7:30 pm; Cranes Roost Park Plaza, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; free; newhopeforkids.org
Ivanhoe Village Jingle Eve Holiday-themed evening and wine stroll on Virginia Drive. 5-11 pm Saturday; Virginia Drive, Ivanhoe Village; free; ivanhoevillage.org
Ladies Fashion Hour presents Other People’s Property Monthly happy hour featuring local Orlando fashion. 7-10 pm Thursday; The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.; free; 407-423-3060; thefalconbar.com
Leigh Shannon’s Cabaret Dinner Show Featuring female impersonation, occasional celebrity look-alikes, live acts, comedy and more. 7:30 pm Saturday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; free; 321-319-0600; ham burgermarys-orlando.com
Letterpress Happy Hour Open house at Flying Horse Editions. 6:30 pm-8:30 pm Thursday; $10 donation; 407-235-3619; ucf.edu
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
Media Auction Live silent auction  of media space and services at a fraction of the cost. 6:30-9 pm; 310 Lakeside, 301 E. Pine St.; free; ad2orlando.org
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
Polylust Gender Blender Homecumming Fundraiser Evening of photobooths, live DJs, spiked punch and entertainment by Wet Nurse. 9 pm Saturday; The Space, 1206 E. Colonial Drive; $5; facebook/polylust
S’mores and Pours with Bells Brewery Enjoy some declicious s’mores in the beer garden along with some draft specials. 6 pm Friday; Barley and Vine Biergarten, 2406 E. Washington St.; various  prices; 407-930-0960; barleyandvineorlando.com
Sofas and Suds Enjoy great tasting beers as you watch sweaty people compete to push sofas the fastest down the street. 2-6 pm Sunday; Sanford Avenue, Sanford; free; facebook.com/sofasandsuds
Tasty Tuesdays A rotating lineup of local food trucks. 6:30-10 pm Tuesday; The Milk District, East Robinson Street and North Bumby Avenue; free; facebook.com/tastytuesdaysorlando
Thanksgiving Vegan Potluck Hosted by the Animal Rights Foundation. 2 pm Saturday; Mead Gardens, 1300 S. Denning Drive; $5 with a dish to share, $15 without; 407-968-2400
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
Transgender Day of Remembrance Candlelight Vigil Informational booths, guest speakers and vigil. 5 pm Thursday; Valencia Community College-East, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Road; free; 407-929-6251
Uncle Tony’s Donut Shoppe Pop-up vinyl shop in the Milk District featuring rare vintage records. 9 am Monday; Spacebar, 2428 E. Robinson St.; free; 321-948-6952; eldonutshoppe.com
Vegan Trucksgiving  A 100% vegan 11-course feast presented by 2nd Sun Vegan, Dixie Dharma, Humble Bumble Kombucha, The Squid Box, Doughn’t Be Cruel and Valhalla bakery. 1-4 pm Sunday; Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road; $38; trucksgiving.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. 11 am Sunday; Lake Eola Park, Eola Drive, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Street; free; 321-443-3314

FAMILY

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
SeaWorld’s Christmas Celebration Carols, lit trees, skaters and more. Saturday-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

SPORTS

Bike Polo Night 6 pm Thursday, 5 pm Sunday; Langford Park, 1808 E. Central Blvd.; free; orlandobikepolo.com
Fight Night at UCF Debut event by Breakthrough MMA with 25 fights on the card. 6 pm Friday;The Venue at UCF, Knights Court; $30; breakthroughmma.com
Orlando Magic vs. Los Angeles Clippers Basketball. 7 pm Wednesday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat Basketball. 7 pm Saturday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
The Florida Blue Florida Classic Florida A&M University Rattlers vs. the Bethune Wildcats. Scheduled to be the first game in the newly renovated stadium. 2 pm Saturday; Orlando Citrus Bowl, 1 Citrus Bowl Place; $27-$275; 407-849-2500; floridaclassic.org
Old Spice Classic NCAA college basketball tournament featuring bracket-format games with eight teams. Various times daily; ESPN Wide World of Sports, 700 Victory Way, Kissimmee; contact for price; 407-939-5000; disneyworld.disney.go.com
UCF Knights vs. Cincinnati Bearcats Volleyball. 5 pm Saturday; The Venue at UCF, University of Central Florida; contact for price; 407-823-1000; ucfathletics.com
UCF Knights vs. USC Upstart Spartans Basketball. 6 pm Saturday; CFE Arena, University of Central Florida; contact for price; 407-823-1000; ucfathletics.com

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