Selections: Our picks for the best things to do in Orlando this week

Selections: Our picks for the best things to do in Orlando this week

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Bebe Rexha


In the seven years since Bebe Rexha entered the pop main stage, she has taken over the game as a collaborator, writer and pop star in her own right. Now, she brings her "Bebe & Bassy" tour to the Plaza Live alongside the pop-urban singer-songwriter Marc E. Bassy. Concertgoers can expect some '90s R&B influences and a tinge of jazz-inspired sounds sneaking into the hits. The self-proclaimed "pop disturber" will perform songs like the feel-good "The Way I Are (Dance With Somebody)" and the country-influenced "Meant to Be," breaking it up with the bubbly, dreamy "I Got Time," so there's something in the show for every lover of good pop music. – Hind Berji

with Marc E. Bassy | 7 p.m. | The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave. | 407-228-1220 | | $25-$225

Thursday, Nov. 2



What seems like an unlikely pairing at first glance – fast-rising post-hardcore heroes Joyce Manor and Culture Abuse teaming with kings-of-the-beach Wavves for a tour – makes sense as an airing of possible futures for alternative rock. Wavves began in 2008 as the solo outlet for Californian Nathan Williams, with hotly tipped early releases coming off like the Wipers submerged in a fog of shoegaze haze and songs about goths in the sunlight. New album You're Welcome, self-released after a disastrous dalliance with major label Warner Bros., sees Wavves pushing their sound farther out than ever before, taking in glam, new wave and pure pop clarity. Williams' oft-mercurial nature (attempting to ban Trump supporters from shows on his last tour) and the soundclash on stage should make for a very intriguing night at the rock show. – Matthew Moyer

with Joyce Manor, Culture Abuse | 7 p.m. | The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave. | 407-648-8363 | | $20-$25

Thursday, Nov. 2

Bruce Campbell


Best known for his work as Ash, the everyman protagonist in Sam Raimi's Evil Dead series, actor Bruce Campbell has made a career out of being a recognizable face of the low-budget film industry. Campbell stops in to the Fashion Square location of Coliseum of Comics this week for a reading and signing of his latest book, Hail to the Chin: Further Confessions of a B-Movie Actor – a sequel to his 2002 New York Times bestseller If Chins Could Kill. You'll have to purchase a copy of the book to get a chance to meet Campbell and his chin, but he'll sign that DVD set of The Adventure of Brisco County Jr. you brought with you too. – Thaddeus McCollum

6 p.m. | Coliseum of Comics, Fashion Square Mall, 3201 E. Colonial Drive | 407-228-1210 | | free-$27.99

Friday, Nov. 3

Debbie Does Dallas


File under "good trashy fun." This local production of the Off-Broadway play based on the 1978 porn flick substitutes musical numbers for the hardcore sex scenes of the film, subtracting the subjugation but retaining the rah-rah plot following little Debbie Benton and her high-school pals as they try to become Dallas Cowgirl cheerleaders. – Jessica Bryce Young

7:30 p.m. | through Nov. 18 | Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail | 407-425-7571 | | $20

Saturday, Nov. 4



Retro City Cycles hosts a scavenger hunt and bike ride mashup that takes teams on a 15-mile race as they purchase canned goods at five different grocery stores to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank. Prizes are awarded to the first team to finish, the person who collects the most cans during the race and the individual with the most outrageous costume. Stick around after your ride for the afterparty held at the bike shop, which features a DJ, beer from Ten10 Brewing Company and some fantastic raffle prizes. – Nicole Dudenhoefer

1 p.m. | Retro City Cycles, 1806 N. Orange Ave. | 407-895-2700 | | $10-$15 suggested donation

Saturday, Nov. 4

CrossCurrents: Zakir Hussain and Dave Holland


Voltron-like, CrossCurrents brings together unparallelled masters of different genres to form a whole greater than its parts. Indian classical music finds its supreme guru in Zakir Hussain, a tabla player who deploys his formidable skills with devilishly fast fingers and an equally devilish sense of humor. Bassist Dave Holland is widely known for his place in Miles Davis' Bitches Brew ensemble, but locals may appreciate another of his positions more: He was part of the legendary 1970s-era Sam Rivers trio. Bollywood giant Shankar Mahadevan takes on vocals, with Nepalese jazz pianist Louiz Banks, drummer (and Louiz's son) Gino Banks, guitar virtuoso Sanjay Divecha and innovative NYC saxophonist Chris Potter rounding out the stage. All members of the ensemble possess a genre-bending flexibility and fluency matched by peerless artistry, and all are the kind of musicians who might agree with Sam Rivers' take on music: "Don't leave anything out – play all of it." Consider your ears, and toes, forewarned. – JBY

7:30 p.m. | Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St. | 844-513-2014 | | $30-$100

Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 4-5

Fall Fiesta in the Park


With more than 300 arts and craft booths, the 42nd annual Fall Fiesta in the Park is shaping up to be yet again one of the year's largest local arts festivals. At the pet and kid-friendly Fall Fiesta, you can find just about anything while strolling through downtown's scenic Lake Eola Park. It's the perfect opportunity to get some holiday shopping done early and find that weird and eclectic gift for that weird and eclectic someone. – Brian Leng

10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lake Eola Park, 512 E. Washington St. | | free

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Lindsey Buckingham & Christine McVie


Out of all the permutations and pairings – both creative and not – among the core Fleetwood Mac quintet, this somehow seems both the unlikeliest and yet it is absolutely bursting with potential. The Mac's tormented creative guiding force, singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham, teamed up with semi-retired, golden-voiced singer-keyboardist Christine McVie to cut a surprise album earlier this year, and now they've taken it on the road. And if past Fleetwood Mac history has taught us anything, it's that nothing ever lasts, so be advised to check out this duo – in a tony theater, no less – while you can. – Matthew Moyer

8 p.m. | Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave. | 844-513-2014 | | $59.50-$99.50

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