;;Ron White Even if you can't fix stupid, you can make a fairly lucrative career out of pouring Scotch whisky on it. Or at least Ron White can. As the still-palatable piece of corn in the Blue Collar Comedy Tour shitpile, White, with his smiling-raconteur take on all things liquored and ludicrous, blithely transcends the knee-jerk redneckisms of his brethren. Although some of his quips on the obvious flirt along the border of armchair misogyny, an unhealthy dose of self-deprecation — typically death-defying recollections involving prison and the metal plate in his head — helps to keep things interesting. Don't fall for the "tater salad" bit, though. That's just plain stupid. (8 p.m. Thursday, 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Friday at Carr Performing Arts Centre; $46.75; 407-849-2020;


;Mount Dora Music Festival Mount Dora tends to be a sleepy little hamlet, until the arrival of the 10th Annual Music Festival. Four days of performances, from orchestral to zydeco, sprinkle the town with excitement. Expect jazzed-up acoustic sounds and eccentricities from the enigmatic Leon Redbone — whose personal history, singing style and Panama hat have bemused audiences since the early days of 1960s folk festivals (7:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Dora Community Center; $35). Florida's version of Louisiana Cajun, the Porchdogs (insert howl here), spice up the outdoor showcase, along with Victor Payano's VIP Latin Jazz Band and swing cats Kid Dutch and his Blusicians (11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at Donnelly Park; free). Catch brown-bag lunches at the library; café concerts at area restaurants or the finale cabaret dinner to round out the weekend and you'll be tappin' your toes all the way home. ($30-$35; 352-385-1010,



;Posh Pooch Festival The way our four-legged heroine Lassie reaches the status quo in 30 minutes flat should warrant more than a few Beggin' Strips. So when we heard the folks in Celebration were showing some love to man's best friend, our ears couldn't help but perk up. The 2007 Posh Pooch Festival is an all-out day for the dogs. Tails will wag over a day full of Fido-friendly games, raffles and a slew of not-for-profits' booths, including pet rescue and adoption agencies. Doggie fashion shows highlight the latest in doggie apparel (thus proving that your dog probably dresses better than you), and there's a look-alike contest for the owner and pet with the most closely matching mugs! Lassie, girl, you've never had it so good. (10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Lakeside Park in Towne Center, Celebration; free; 407-566-1200;


;Downtown Art and Living Expo Been wondering who's living in those newfangled downtown condo projects that are as plentiful as cow pies on grazing land? There's a chance that this third annual festival will flush them out, so we can have a good look. It sounds as if music, art, food and neighborly love will cover every square inch of Lake Eola Park, and the concert lineup is impressive in and of itself. Saturday's bill is topped by Sam Rivers' Rivbea Orchestra, preceded by Chieli Minucci & Special EFX and Eric Darius. Come Sunday, guitarist Pat Travers takes over at 3:30 p.m., after blues band Kingstreet warms up the crowd. People will be everywhere, so if you're feeling anti-social, stay away from the crossroads of Orange and Rosalind avenues. (art show 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Lake Eola Park, music 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Saturday, 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at Walt Disney Amphitheater at Lake Eola Park; free;


;8th ANNUAL Orlando Wetlands Festival A crush of nature lovers can be found here, walking softly so as not to scare off the fauna that runs free through the flora at the city of Orlando's Wetlands Park. This eighth annual festival, co-hosted by the Orange Audubon Society, showcases a fine slice of preservation with demos, displays and activities that offer wholesome thrills: guided birding hikes, a bus tour of the wetlands, rock climbing and an animal catch-and-release demo. And Florida folks know full well that where there are wetlands, there are gators. (9 a.m.-;3 p.m. at Orlando Wetlands Park, Christmas; 407-568-1706; free;



;;DJ Spinna Started in 1994 as a local trip-hop and acid-jazz night, Phat-n-Jazzy celebrates its 13th anniversary carrying the distinction of being Orlando's longest running club night. It's an institution founded and grounded by DJ BMF and DJ Slack, two of the most notorious names in the Social registry and responsible for hosting a roster of renowned guest DJs. Joining the duo for the lucky 13 is internationally acclaimed DJ Spinna, a hip-hop producer with a futuristic, funky sound. Spinna brings a George-Clinton-meets-Daft-Punk kind of vibe; if Elroy Jetson liked hip-hop, this is what he'd want to hear. Spinna's most recent album, Intergalactic Soul, holds tracks that discuss love, space — and love in space. His polished sound is the perfect chrome finish to the anniversary party. ;(9 p.m. at the Social; 18 and up; $10-$12; 407-246-1419;


;Why? Understanding the Deeper Meanings of Anorexia and Bulimia;It's difficult to flip TV channels or magazine pages and not stumble upon some discussion, interview or news report about eating disorders. Whether you're disgusted or deeply touched, there's a reason for the abundance of coverage: It's a serious problem, and almost everyone knows someone who suffers because of it. For the same reason, this is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, and Dr. Christine E. Kiesinger of the George Washington University has come to lecture at Rollins College. For the past 15 years, she's been studying the complexities of the lives and relationships of women suffering from anorexia and bulimia, and her lectures are part of her public outreach. (7 p.m. at Bush Auditorium, Bush Science Center, Rollins College, Winter Park; free; 407-646-2203;


; Contributors: Jennifer Heimburg, Billy Manes, Brittany Middleton, Susie Orr, Lindy T. Shepherd



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