Selections (8/26-9/2) 

Our picks for the best events this week

click to enlarge SNAP! Print Day | Elena Vizerskaya

SNAP! Print Day | Elena Vizerskaya

Thursday, 27

"On the Come Up" featuring Leisure Chief

MUSIC If you're the type of person who likes to be aware of what's around them, you're going to want to keep an eye on this new series launched by constant scene cheerleader Swamburger. Its goal is to assemble rising Orlando talents who are about to break and then treat the shows as if they are already at that maximum achievement level where they are soon empathically believed to be destined. It's a night for people who love living on the cusp – the thrive before increased visibility threatens to taint pure artistry. This kick-off stars local funk force Leisure Chief and welcomes home notable soul act Fat Night from tour. It also packs hip-hop heat with Skip and Table for Three, while bringing in inventive R&B songwriter-producer Indigo Blak to skyrocket "On the Come Up" to maximum appeal. – Ashley Belanger

9 p.m. | The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave. | 407-246-1419 | | $10

Friday, 28


MUSIC Of the exciting young noise-rock bands coming up right now, Toronto's Metz may be getting the lion's share of notice but Atlanta's Whores deserves equal hype. For one, their bona fides are certified with releases on notable heavy labels like Brutal Panda and Amphetamine Reptile, the undisputed gold standard in noise rock. We've seen them both live, however, and Whores is straight-up louder and more bloodthirsty. Besides maybe standing on the ledge of a high-rise, there are few things as thrillingly precarious as being in the same room with their cyclone of coil, torque and fury. Moreover, this bill is worth extra recommendation because of both its quality and its diversity. From the grisly stoner sludge of DeLand's Junior Bruce to the classic heaviness of Orlando rockers the Ludes to the mathematic post-hardcore of Lakeland's Pilgrimage, this will be one juicy and rounded lineup. – Bao Le-Huu

9 p.m. | Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | $10-$12S

Saturday, 29

Science on Screen: Deep Impact

FILM So you know that trope where a couple of comedians watch a movie with the audience and hold a snide running commentary, pointing out the absurd plot points and making hilarious observations? Imagine what that would be like if, instead of comedians, you had scientists ripping apart a movie and telling you which parts of it are plausible and which are complete BS. The Enzian is bringing you something close to that with its Science on Screen series, during which a real, live scientist will be on hand for a Q&A following the screening of a really fake movie about a science-y subject. At this month's screening of the 1998 movie Deep Impact (starring Elijah Wood, Robert Duvall, Morgan Freeman and friends) about a comet hurtling to earth, Joshua Caldwell of UCF's Department of Physics will field your questions on such things as space, weightlessness, astronomy and which end-of-the-world movie is better: Armageddon or this one. Ask him about the vomit comet while you're there. – Erin Sullivan

11 a.m. | Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland | | $8

Saturday, 29

Snap! Print Day

ART Although Snap! Orlando has always been acquisition-friendly, even from their beginnings as an annual exposition of fine art photography, today marks their first community art sale. Even those who don't style themselves serious collectors can get in on the one-day-only action by shopping for limited-edition prints – most priced between $50 and $300 – by local artists including Tina Craig, Erika Rech, Thomas Thorspecken, Dan Hess, Marcus Adkins, Chris Tobar Rodriguez and Orlando Weekly Best of Orlando award-winner ("Best Young Artist Putting Orlando on the Map") Nathan Selikoff. International artists repped by Snap! like Mark Gmehling (who painted Snap's enormous "drinsch" mural), Andrew Soria, Elena Vizerskaya and Patricia Van DeCamp will also have prints for sale. If you've ever wanted your very own Gmehling "drinsch," or a slice of "Analog Artist, Digital World" Orlando as captured by Thorspecken, now's the time to bust open the piggy bank. – Jessica Bryce Young

11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Snap! Space, 1013 E. Colonial Drive | | free

Saturday, 29

The Joke's on You Comedy Tour: Gallagher, Artie Fletcher, Bob Nelson

COMEDY Comedy doesn't always have to be clever. Back in the '80s, you could make millions of dollars by smashing fruit onstage with a sledgehammer, which is exactly what Gallagher did. After fading into obscurity, Gallagher returned with a crazy-eyed vengeance in the early 2010s, writing material that catered to racists, homophobes and right-wing Obama-haters. After headlining the Gathering of the Juggalos and famously storming out of an interview with Marc Maron, his comeback was sidelined by a string of health problems and financial woes. He announced his retirement and final tour in 2012. Now he's out on tour with Artie Fletcher and Bob Nelson, two workhorse comics who started the Joke's on You tour to capitalize on nostalgia. Details are scarce as to what kind of material Gallagher's been dishing out lately, but we're hoping that it leans more towards bashing watermelons than gays, because while comedy doesn't always have to be clever, it does have to be funny. – TM

7 p.m. | The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave. | 407-228-1220 | | $29.50-$49.50

Saturday, 29

Markus Schulz

MUSIC Miami landed influential German-born DJ Markus Schulz for the long haul, and he's been posted up there with his popular "Global DJ Broadcast" radio show informing millions of progressive trance and house fans for more than a decade. Where the EDM world can be burdened by slick trends, Schulz has proven a mainstay, worshipped worldwide for his mixing intellect. He's one of the busiest DJs in the business (if not the most slammed with gigs), so it's no small thing he'll be at Gilt making big crowds bounce this week. Don't miss this chance to get lost in his trance. – Ashley Belanger

10 p.m. | Gilt Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road | 407-504-7699 | | $15

Saturday, 29

Like Totally '80s Prom

EVENTS Ever want to relive all the bad parts of the '80s, like teased hair and unnecessary angst, with the good parts of now, like being an adult who can purchase alcohol? You can do all that and help a charity at Mel's Bad Girls Club's ninth annual prom, which has a, like, totally '80s theme this year. The proceeds will go toward BASE Camp Children's Cancer Foundation, a Winter Park organization that helps families facing cancer or other life-threatening illnesses. The event beats most high school prom venues and is cheaper, plus you don't have to sneak in your booze. Bring your taffeta dresses and skinny ties to the party and enjoy the MBGC Band, chance drawings and a silent auction. – Monivette Cordeiro

8 p.m. Saturday | The Orchid Garden, 126 W. Church St. | | $30-$40


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