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Arts and Culture in Orlando this week

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THEATER

The 3 MusketeersPremiere 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 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
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
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
Blithe Spirit Charles invites a medium to his house for a seance while researching his newest novel, enter Elvira, Charles’s dead wife. 7:30 pm Friday, Saturday, 2:30 pm Sunday; The Gateway Center for the Arts, 800 U.S. Highway 17, DeBary; $8-$19; 386-668-5553; gatewaycenterforthearts.org
Broadway and Beyond at the Walt Disney Theater One-time performance directed and produced by Richard Jay-Alexander. 8:30 pm Saturday; Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $125-$250; 407-839-0119; drphillipscenter.org
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
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
I and You Two high school students connect over a shared project. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.; $36.75; 407-297-8788; madcowtheatre.com
Isn’t It Romantic? A Tribute to Rodgers and Hart Featuring an assortment of popular songs. 7:30 pm Friday, 2 pm Saturday; Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park; $28-$38; 407-645-0145; winterparkplayhouse.org
Monday Night Cabaret Series: Miss Carol Lee and Matthew Arter in You’ve Caught Me Again! Arter shares the stage with his larger than life alter ego, Miss Carol Lee. 8 pm Monday; Abbey Orlando, ; $10; abbeyorlando.com
Our Town Featuring Rollins alumna Peg O’Keef as the Stage Manager. Friday-Tuesday; Rollins College, Annie Russell Theatre, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $25; 407-646-2253; rollins.edu
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
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 Friday-Saturday; Seminole State College, Fine Arts Theatre, 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford; $10; 407-708-2040; seminolestate.edu
Playwright’s Round Table presents John Goring Memorial One-Act Series Three original short plays presented in one evening of theater. 8 pm Friday, Saturday, 3 pm Sunday; John and Rita Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; $15; 407-761-2683; theprt.com
Some Enchanted Evening Featuring the unforgettable songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. 7:30 Friday-Saturday, 2:30 Sunday; $15-$16;  athensdeland.com
Tick, Tick … Boom! An autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the composer of RENT. 8 pm Thursday-Saturday, Monday, 3 pm Sunday. 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
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
Good at Bad Decisions with Brian Barganier Hosted by Alex Luchin and Larry Fulford featuring Brian Barganier (Comedy Central) and Jerry Morgan (Tom Green Live.) 9 pm Monday; Lil Indies,  1036 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org
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
Hannibal Buress 8 pm Saturday; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $24.50-$34.50; plazaliveorlando.com
Jerry Seinfeld Comedian. 7 pm Saturday; Peabody Auditorium, Daytona Beach, 600 Auditorium Blvd., Daytona Beach; $47-$125; 904-258-3169; ticketmaster.com
Mike Birbiglia Known for his one-man show Sleepwalk With Me and film My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend. 8 pm Tuesday; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $35; 407-351-5483; hardrock.com
Ralphie May As seen on Last Comic Standing. 8:30 pm Saturday; King Center for Performing Arts, 3865 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne; $35-$45; 321-242-2219; kingcenter.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

An Evening of Dance Performances by non-majors dance classes. 7-8:30 pm Tuesday; Valencia East Campus Black Box Theater, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; free; 407-582-2900; valencia.edu
Harvest Dance 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
Monster (Returns)  Two final performances of the Blue Star/Patrick Fatica collaboration. 9 pm Saturday, 10 pm Monday; The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive; $18; 407-412-6895; varieteasemonster.com
Son Flamenco Live flamenco show. 9:30 pm Friday-Saturday; Ceviche Tapas Bar and Restaurant, 125 W. Church St.; free; 321-281-8140
SuicideGirls Blackheart Burlesque Tour America’s most popular burlesque troupe. 8 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $20-$100; plazaliveorlando.com
Valencia College Choreographer’s Showcase Showcasing student choreography. 8-9:30 pm Friday; Valencia East Campus Black Box Theater, 701 N. Econlockhatchee Trail; $12; 407-582-2900; valenciacollege.edu

ART

OPENINGS/EVENTS
Art Craft and Wine Festival Enjoy a wine stroll while you peruse over 150 artists and crafters. 10 am-8 pm Saturday-Sunday; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; $20; 407-781-9972; aacwf.com
Artisans on Fifth Holiday Open House Showcasing the works of 25 artists and coinciding with the Mount Dora Second Friday Art Stroll. 5-8 pm Friday; Artisans on Fifth, 134 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora; artisansonfifth.com
Artist Reception at MDCA Gallery Celebrate the end of the Fall Plein Air Paint Out. 6-8 pm Friday; Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora; free; 352-383-0880; mountdoracenterforthearts.com
Bruce Collins: Angels Opening Reception Featuring 47 pieces, hors d’oevres, beer and more. 6 pm; Maxine’s on Shine, 337 N. Shine Ave.; free; 407-674-6841
CFAM Lecture: Eric Gottesman Gottesman will speak about his works in the Fractured Narratives exhibit. 3 pm Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Coffee with the Director Enjoy a coffee and a walk and talk through the Taos Society of Artists exhibit. 9-10:30 am Wednesday; Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.; $5; 407-246-4278; mennellomuseum.com
Extra-Estetica Closing Reception Your last chance to view work by Olivié Ponce. 6 pm Wednesday; Twelve21 Gallery, 1221-C N. Orange Ave.; free; 407-982-4357; twelve21gallery.com
For the Love of Art Pastel, oil and watercolor works by local artists. Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; free; casselberry.org
Gallery Tour Public docent-led tour of the museum’s current exhibits. through Dec. 31. 1 pm Friday-Sunday; Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2526; rollins.edu/cfam
Gina Bernardini: Wet Featuring visual and performance art. 9:30 pm Friday; Aloft, 500 S. Orange Ave.; free; 407-380-3500; aloftorlandodowntown.com
Matting Essentials An overview of archival materials, measuring, mat-cutting, hinging and more for your artwork. 9 am-1 pm Saturday; Southeast Museum of Photography, 1200 W. International Speedway Blvd.; $15; 386-506-4475; smponline.org
Mount Dora Art Stroll An outdoor showcase of national, regional and local artists with food, drinks and live music. 6-8 pm Friday; Downtown Mount Dora, East Fifth Avenue and North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora; free; 352-383-4001; mountdoracenterforthearts.org/art-stroll
Mount Dora in the Fall Plein Air Paint Out A week-long paint out where artists descend on Mount Dora to paint out-of-doors. Wednesday-Thursday; Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora; free; 352-383-0880; mountdoracenterforthearts.com
Mount Dora in the Fall Plein Air Paint Out Artists Reception Celebrating the week-long paint out. 6-8 pm Friday; Mount Dora Center for the Arts, 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora; free; 352-383-0880; mountdoracenterforthearts.com
The Nature of Inspiration Art Opening  Featuring the work of Heather Ashworth Pereira. 7 pm Friday; Sleeping Moon Cafe, 495 N. Semoran Blvd.; free; facebook.com/heatherlyarts
One Spirit  Celebrating Native Heritage Month.  2 pm Saturday; Cuture Xchange Gallery, Orlando Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive; free
Orlando Artists’ Quarterly Social  Meet and connect with Orlando area artists, promoters, curators and gallery owners. 5 pm; Lucy Bleuz, 1321 Sligh Blvd.; free; info@theartofrebeccawilliams.com
Star Wars Art of William Silvers Signing and showcasing his Star Wars-themed artwork in Downtown Disney. 5-9 pm Friday-Saturday, noon-4 pm Sunday; D-Street, Downtown Disney; free; disneyland.disney.go.com
Thornton Park Wine and Art Walk  Enjoy a glass of wine at participating Thornton Park businesses and check out some art while you walk. 6:30 pm Thursday; Thornton Park District, E. Washington Street; free; thorntonparkdistrict.com
Words 4 Art Collaborative show by Joleen Morales and Tre Harris. 8-11 pm Sunday; NV Art Bar, 27 E. Pine St.; free; 407-649-0000; nvorlando.com

EXHIBITS
2014 Annual Holiday Showcase The gallery displays a holiday show featuring different artists throughout the month. 10 am-4 pm Saturday-Tuesday; Jeanine Taylor Folk Art, 211 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-323-2774; jtfolkart.com
Alejandro Almaraz: Portraits of Power Presenting two recent series by the Argentinian photographer. 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

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 CollectionBringing 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 AccidentsIn 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
Flower Moon: A Tribute to Allison Stilwell A tribute to a local artist who recently passed away. Saturday-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, 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 BuffaloThe 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
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
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
Lifelines: Forms and Themes of Art Nouveau Showcasing works from the period between 1895 to 1915 from the collection. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 -4 pm Sunday; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 507-645-5311;
morsemuseum.org
Louis Comfort Tiffany’s Laurelton Hall Showcasing the museum’s collection of Laurelton Hall objects from Tiffany’s original 84-room house. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 -4 pm Sunday; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 507-645-5311;
morsemuseum.org
Lullaby and Goodnight Exhibition focusing on three authors noted for their contributions to early children’s literature: Kate Greenaway, Mary Dow Brine and Eulalie Osgood Grover. 9:30 am-4 pm Tuesday-Saturday, 1 -4 pm Sunday; Morse Museum of American Art, 445 N. Park Ave., Winter Park; $5; 507-645-5311; morsemuseum.org
Masters of Mixed Media Featuring the works of Winter Haven artist Karen White and Orlando artist Hye Shin. Terrace Gallery, City of Orlando City Hall, 400 S. Orange Ave.; free; cityoforlando.net
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-Monday; 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
Trish Thompson : Process and Place 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; 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
Visionary Bill Jenkins: Crealde 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

1 Million Cups Weekly experiential learning for startups over delicious coffee. 9-10 am Wednesday; Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 321-236-3316; 1millioncups.org
24th Annual Holiday Open House Artists and crafters display their work, wine sampling and live music. 10 am-5 pm Friday-Saturday, 11 am-5 pm Sunday; Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 N. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont; free; 800-768-9463; lakeridgewinery.com
Alive After 5: Inaugural Soup Cook-off Enjoy the People’s Choice Soup Contest that is judged by attendees in two categories, professional and non-professional. 5-8 pm Thursday; Historic Sanford Welcome Center, 230 E. First St., Sanford; 407-302-2586; sanfordwelcomecenter.com
Bizarre Bazaar Networking and community building guru Frankie Messina brings this weekly meet-and-greet full of local art, vendors, performers and good times. 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. 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. 10 pm Wednesday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com
Casselberry’s Art and Music in the Park and the Food Truck Bazaar Monthly event in the park with art, live entertainment and food provided by the food trucks of the Food Truck Bazaar. 6-9 pm Friday; Lake Concord Park, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; free; 407-262-7700; getoutdoorscasselberry.com
Celebrate Santa Children’s entertainment and Santa meet-and-greet. 9-11 am Saturday; Oviedo Mall, 1700 Oviedo Marketplace Blvd., Oviedo; free; myoviedomall.com
Central Florida Vapor Expo Giveaways, free testing of e-cigarettes, vaporizers and more. Saturday-Sunday; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $18-$30; 407-295-3247; cflvaporexpo.com
Craft Beer and Blues FestivalFeaturing Bob Margolin and the Nighthawks, Paul Stott Group and more with over 25 vendors and 15 food trucks. 5-9 pm Friday; Lake Concord Park, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry; free; casselberry.org
Drag Yourself to Brunch Hosted by Angelica Sanchez and featuring mimosa and Bloody Mary specials. 10 am-1 pm Sunday; Wildside Bar and Grill BBQ, 700 E. Washington St.; free; 407-872-8665; wildsidebbq.com
Equality Florida Greater Orlando Gala Fundraiser/benefit. 8-11 pm Friday; The Mezz, 100 S. Eola Drive; $100; 407-423-9999; eqfl.org/orlandogala
Fall Harvest Dinner Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of the Winter Park Harvest Festival with a multi-course meal and video tour of the dinner’s featured farms. 7 pm Friday; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $75; 321-236-3316; eastendmkt.com
Festival of Trees The Council of 101 hosts its annual holiday event featuring designer-decorated Christmas trees. Saturday-Tuesday; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $10; 407-896-4231; omart.org
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
Hobby Brewery Premiere from St. Bernardus New blonde ale and the only keg in the US. Buy a St. Bernardus draft and get a free Kazematten. Brewery representative will be on site to share stories of the breweries. 5-8 pm Saturday; Redlight Redlight, 2810 Corrine Drive; free; 407-893-9832
The Internet Is Where Everyone Belongs Featuring performances by four musical acts with installations and more. 9:30 pm Saturday; The Space, 1206 E. Colonial Drive; $5; thespaceistheplace.com
Lagunitas Lakeside Tapas and Beer Pairing Enjoy Lagunitas as they come to World of Beer and inspire some special tapas. 5-7 pm Thursday; World of Beer-Downtown Orlando, 431 E. Central Blvd.; contact for price; wobusa.com/downtownorlando
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; hamburgermarys-orlando.com
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
Nerd Nite Orlando XXI For their 21st event, Nerd Nite Orlando will be hosting space talks with engineers and scientists from the NASA. 7-9 pm Thursday; Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; orlando.nerdnite.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
The Orlando Couples Cook-Off Finals Enjoy watching competitive gourmand-couples, tastings and food and drink. 7-9 pm Friday; Aggressive Appliances, 617 Mercy Drive; $25; 407-719-5190; edibleorlando.com
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.
Renninger’s Antique and Collectors Extravaganza Nearly 800 vendors from all around the world descend on a valley near Mount Dora. Football fields of goodies. 8 am Friday-Sunday; Renninger’s Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora; $15-$23; 352-383-8393; renningers.com
Street Beets 2 Second edition of the sooth, raw vinyl party at Snap featuring Juice Lab, Full Circle Yoga, Courtesy Bar and DJ Nigel John. 7-10:30 pm Saturday; Snap Orlando, 1013 E. Colonial Drive; $35; snaporlando.com
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
Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine and Art Walk Enjoy wine tasting at participating venues, with streetside shopping vendors and food trucks. 6:30-9:30 pm Thursday; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; $10 cash; thorntonparkdistrict.com
Thornton Park Dinner and a Movie Outdoor movie screening. 8 pm Friday; Olde Town Brokers, 11 N. Summerlin Ave., Suite 101; free; 407-622-7878; oldetownbrokers.com
Winter Park Concours d’Elegance Exotic classic car show. 10 am-4 pm Sunday; free show on Park Avenue and private event at Winter Park Country Club, Winter Park; free-$20; 407-649-9190; winterparkconcours.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

 

LITERARY

Billy Collins: Adventures in Poetry Two-term US Poet Laureate will read from his collected works. 7 pm Thursday; Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2000; winterparkinstitute.org
Florida Bookstore Day In conjunction with the statewide celebration of Florida writers and bookstores. Featuring workshops and readings. Multiple times and locations - see page 38 for more information; wordierthanthou.com
Fringe Florida Book Signing Author Lynn Waddell presents her latest work in celebration of Florida Bookstore Day. 2-4 pm Saturday; Bookmark It, 3201 Corrine Drive; free; upf.com
Functionally Literate: Jeff VanderMeer, Usman Tanveer Malik Burrow Press reading series featuring book signing with the New York Times-bestselling author Jeff VanderMeer and a reading by Usman Tanveer Malik. 7 pm Saturday; Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St.; free; functionallyliterate.org
Good Catch Cooking Program and Book Signing Orlando Sentinel food editor Heather McPherson and Edible Orlando editors Katie Farmand and Pam Brandon tell stories and share recipes from their new collaboration. 2-3 pm Saturday; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7481; ocls.info
Speakeasy: The Geriatric Edition  Open mic poetry night hosted by Tod Caviness. 9 pm Tuesday; Will’s Pub,  1042 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org
Writing the YA Novel A Young Adult novel writing workshop with authors Christina Farley, Amy Christine Parker and Janny Torres Sanchez for teen and adult writers. 2 pm Sunday; Alafaya Branch Library, 12000 E. Colonial Drive; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info

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
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
Winter in the Park Holiday ice skating rink. 407-599-3203; cityofwinterpark.org/witp   

SPORTS

Eatonville 5K Run/Walk Promote healthy living and exercise. 8 am Saturday; Healthy Eatonville Place, 101 S. College Ave., Eatonville; $20; 407-341-5917; eatonville5krun.com
4th Annual Orlando Free to Breathe Run/Walk 5K walk for lung cancer research and awareness. 7 am Saturday; Moss Park, 12901 Moss Park Road; $25; 219-808-1890; freetobreathe.org
Annual Winter Park Concours d’Elegance Premier motoring event. 7 am-10 pm Friday, 8 am-2 pm Saturday, 10 am-5 pm Sunday; Winter Park Country Club, 761 Old New England Ave., Winter Park; $20; 407-649-9190; winterparkconcours.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
Florida Citrus Sports Feast on the 50 Celebrate opening week of the new Citrus Bowl with tailgating, parties, interactive games and more. 5:30-8:30 pm Thursday; Orlando Citrus Bowl, 1 Citrus Bowl Place; $20-$25; fcsports.com
Horrible Hundred 2014 Cycling and Fitness Expo A grueling race that makes you choose between 100-, 70- or 35-mile routes throughout Central Florida. 10 am Saturday, 6 am Sunday; Multiple venues, multiple venues; $45-$50; horrible-hundred.com
International Gymnastics Federation’s 2014 World Trampoline and Tumbling Championships Men’s and women’s world championships. Thursday-Sunday; Ocean Center, 101 N. Atlantic Ave., Daytona Beach; $25-$45; 386-254-4545; ttworlds.com
Light Up UCF Knight Run Evening 5K run through campus to benefit the Children’s Miracle Network and Second Harvest Food Bank. 6 pm Saturday; CFE Arena, 12777 N. Gemini Blvd.; $23; 407-823-6006; cfearena.com
Orlando Magic vs. Detroit Pistons Basketball. 7:30 pm Monday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Milwaukee Bucks Basketball. 7 pm Friday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks Basketball. 7:30 pm Wednesday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards Basketball. 7 pm Saturday; Amway Arena, 600 W. Amelia St.; contact for price; 407-849-2020; nba.com/magic
Orlando’s Urban Excursion Bike Race and Series Point-to-point cycling race open to all riders and bicycles. 1 pm Saturday; Rogue Pub, 3076 Curry Ford Road; $10, visit Orlando Urban Bike Series on Facebook for more info; facebook.com/roguepub
Ruck Sack March As if running a 5K wasn’t hard enough, try it with a 35-pound backpack. 6 am Saturday; Veteran’s Way, Medical City, Lake Nona; $15-$50; 407-841-0071; camaraderiefoundation.com
The Race to End Homelessness Join in a 5K running event to benefit the charity A Grateful Mind. 10 am Sunday; Moss Park, 12901 Moss Park Road; $25; 407-900-5558; theracetoendhomelessness.org
UCF Knights vs. Tulsa Golden Hurricane Football. Friday; Bright House Networks Stadium, University of Central Florida; contact for price; 407-823-1000; ucfathletics.com

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