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


Thursday, 20

Great Deceivers


In the early part of this decade, there were few indie bands as scene-celebrated in Orlando as the Great Deceivers. And then, several years ago, they just up and moved to Chicago – all of them. Ain't that some shit? Their roots and legacy, however, still linger deep here, so this homecoming is a pretty big deal for anyone with any sense of local rock history. Their dynamic blend of sadcore and math signatures etched their place in the Orlando canon with a sound that was both sensitive and smart. To make it a proper party, a solid support roster has been summoned. For their part, the Deceivers are bringing home a promising tourmate, Chicago post-hardcore act Slow Mass. Completing the bridge are two bright lights of the next rising class of indie-rockers: twee-pop band TV Dinner and melodic punks Crit. It looks to be a well-rounded return for one of the most notable and beloved homegrown indie bands of the last 10 years. – Bao Le-Huu

with Slow Mass, Crit, TV Dinner | 9 p.m. | Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave. | | $7

Thursday, 20

Chevauchement Urbain


Redefine Gallery's latest show celebrates the art of collage, but with an urban (or "urbain," if you will) flavor. This "urban overlap" translates the venerated technique of cut-up, collage and photo montage art and applies the aesthetics of street art and current pop culture, resulting in a sexy/spooky/aggro mix. Work by Snipt (Las Vegas), Matt Siren (New York) and Peter Van Flores (former Orlandoan, currently residing in the Bay Area of California, and Redefine founder) unveiled tonight will be on view through next month, including a one-off collaborative mural. As is often the case at Redefine shows, art fans with slim wallets will find lower-priced prints and posters for sale among the pricier originals. – Jessica Bryce Young

6-10 p.m. | through Aug. 12 | Redefine Gallery, 29 S. Orange Ave. | | free

Friday, 21

Baker-Barganier Duo


Anyone lucky enough to attend either the Accidental Music Festival Marathon in May or a solo engagement at the Timucua White House in October of last year knows that St. Petersburg's Elizabeth Baker has creative momentum on her side. The experimental musician had been focusing on finding new soundworlds from – of all things – an array of children's toy pianos, but of late she's been expanding her focus to include new instruments, dance, text and visuals. Baker returns to Orlando this Friday to debut her new multidisciplinary duo project with Erich Bargainer. Expect a heady mix of movement and visuals augmented by a range of instrumentation that wouldn't be out of place at an Art Ensemble of Chicago performance in the 1970s. The Baker-Barganier Duo will be joined at the History of Subjugation pop-up by digital artist Elizabeth Mputu showing "Broken Mirrors" and filmmaker Christopher Harris showing "A Willing Suspension of Disbelief." – Matthew Moyer

6 p.m. | Guava Tree Gallery, 811 Briercliff Drive | donations accepted

Friday, 21



Ginuwine might never have a hit as big as his debut single, "Pony," but we'll say this for the man: No one's ever accused him of brainwashing groupies into joining a cult. The soulful singer of lovemakin' stokers like "Differences" and "In Those Jeans" headlines this "All-White Affair" at the House of Blues alongside DJ Envy, co-host of the syndicated hip-hop and R&B radio show "The Breakfast Club." The focus on a dress code makes sense, as Ginuwine's reputation for maintaining a dapper wardrobe is one of the reasons Parks and Recreation's Tom Haverford (Aziz Ansari) identifies so closely with the singer. So go ahead: Treat yo' self. – Thaddeus McCollum

with DJ Envy | 9 p.m. | House of Blues, 1490 Buena Vista Drive, Lake Buena Vista | 407-934-2583 | | $27-$37

Saturday, 22

Showgirls in Drag


Paul Verhoeven's 1995 big-budget NC-17 feature about a stripper who dreams of becoming a Vegas showgirl may have bombed at the box office, but it's certainly given us plenty of lulz over the years. From numerous drinking games to tongue-in-cheek DVD bonus features that tell viewers how to give a proper lapdance, the film now exists as a bona fide cult classic. So of course the only way to kick the camp factor up any further is for a bunch of drag queens to act it out, right? Written, directed and produced by Emmy-nominated producer Beth Wheatley (Eastsiders) and actor Stephen Guarino (Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here), Showgirls in Drag had a successful run in L.A. before this production in the creators' hometown. Mr. Ms. Adrien, Cara Cavalli and Tora Himan add their own snarky take to the bitchy backbiting that characterized most of the female relationships of the original, and these ladies can definitely show the audience how to "Thrust it!" – TM

8 p.m. | The Venue, 511 Virginia Drive | | $20

Saturday, 22

International Champions Cup: Paris Saint-Germain vs. Tottenham Hotspurs


Though Orlando has some of the most soccer-savvy fans in the country who flock to Orlando City games regularly, most of our exposure to European soccer takes place over the airwaves, as Premier League or La Liga games aren't really feasible to get to. But with the arrival of the International Champions Cup in Orlando this year, fútbol fans get to see two of the best teams in Europe square off against each other live and in-person. Tottenham Hotspur, one of London's five Premier League teams, faces off against Paris Saint-Germain, one of the most popular football clubs in France. The International Champions Cup exhibition games take place across the country this month, and if you're a diehard fan, you can travel down to Miami to check out Real Madrid take on FC Barcelona. – TM

8 p.m. | Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place | 800-745-3000 | | $28-$94

Tuesday, 25



Somewhat incongruously hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, Kristina Moore's project Kolezanka whips up an icy tectonic groove that revels in funereal pacing and melancholic wonderment with plenty in common with Molly Nilsson, Tropic of Cancer, Cocteau Twins and Trembling Blue Stars. Too shimmering with aurora borealis colors to be fully goth and too choral and contemplative to fall into the realm of dance music, Kolezanka – the trio of Moore alongside comrades Winter and Ark Calkins (!) – are taking their just-released debut album Vessel on the road and their live show promises to be just as dreamy as these recordings. Kolezanka will be joined by local spellcasters Tiger Fawn and Harsh Radish. Winter is here. – MM

with Tiger Fawn, Harsh Radish | 9 p.m. | Henao Contemporary Center, 5601 Edgewater Drive | | $5


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