Thursday, November 20, 2008

Classic Florida

Posted By on Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 1:52 PM

Folks, you probably know about the big game this weekend - the annual dust-up between the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats and the Florida A&M, let's say, Grain Silos. But you may not know about some of the side shows to the spectacle (because some calendar editor didn't do his homework, but this isn't about finger pointing).

Fans of involuntary diaphragm spasms (not counting the hiccups) might enjoy Laugh Out Loud Classic Comedy Edition. Steffon Von, Ken Miller and Rahn Man, the flyer-proclaimed three Florida Kings of Comedy, inject some much needed levity into this all too serious rivalry. And there's music from Tyesha Williams. And a portion of the proceeds benefit "Central Florida families in the memory of Anne Browne Payne." So all in all a good thing.

It's Friday at the Sheraton Orlando Downtown Hotel, 60 S. Ivanhoe Blvd. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. There was a 7 p.m. show that sold out, so you're probably going at 9 p.m.

Also that night is Hughey's Classic Old Skool Party. If you're old skool enough, you should know how that goes down. If not, the flyer includes a "for mature adults only" warning. Friday, 10 p.m., Hughey's American Grill, 260 Douglas Ave., Altamonte Springs, 321-972-5972, no cover, good times, get out there.

And if you aren't schizophrenic enough on Friday, there's also the Battle of the Bands at the Amway Arena. Tickets to that are between $15-$25 through Ticketmaster.

And then, to help repent for everything that goes down all weekend, Hughey's is also hosting a Gospel Soul Food Brunch on Sunday at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.

Post on here if you know of anything else around town that might be too risque to list. Rock out, crazy people. Go Grain Silos!

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