Things to do this week: Amy Schumer, Built to Spill, Broncho, Mutts + Martinis

Amy Schumer at Hard Rock Live Friday, Sept. 9
Amy Schumer at Hard Rock Live Friday, Sept. 9 photo courtesy of the artist

Our editors' picks of the best stuff to see and do this week.

Friday, Sept. 9

Amy Schumer
Last time Emmy-winning comedian Amy Schumer was in the news, the occasion was her co-hosting a rather unique installment of the Oscars (and emerging unscathed!). Schumer was in prime form, introducing herself with "I'm Amy Schumer, or as they know me in Hollywood, 'Melissa McCarthy said no.'" — before going on to roast Will Smith, Leonardo DiCaprio, Aaron Sorkin and Adam McKay. All that funny would be for naught in the wake of "the slap" and that's a damn shame, because Schumer is too talented to be overshadowed by masculine celebrity histrionics. She's out on her headlining "Whore Tour" now, working stages all over North America and packing houses to hear her revealing and frequently risqué comedy. Aside from the tour, you can also catch recent Schumer work in the form of Life & Beth, her autobiographical Hulu show that the New Yorker dubbed a "mom com." Or you can peep her for a few crucial minutes (playing herself, kind of) in Season 2 of Only Murders in the Building alongside Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez. But it's stand-up where Schumer truly shines, so get thee straight to the source. Caution: The show is a no-phone zone, so plan accordingly. 8 p.m., Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.,, $68.50-$128.50. — MM

Figurehead: Music & Mayhem Opening Bash
The opening weekend of the History Center's ambitious deep dive into Orlando music history is upon us, and you can get a sneak peek a day early and party like a (local) rock star on Friday. Figurehead: Music & Mayhem is a look at Orlando music through the 1980s and '90s, with a particular focus on the scene that coalesced around maverick concert promoters Figurehead. Orlando music luminaries of the past, present and future are sure to be out in force for the Opening Bash at the Center 7-9 p.m. (VIP tickets allow for a crucial extra hour starting at 6 p.m.) The ticket nets you first eyes on the exhibition and a full night of resulting bragging rights, lots of good company in the form of the aforementioned luminaries, live music from the Green Today, eats and drinks and DJ Bonilla spinning. Premier ticket holders also get a VIP tour with Figurehead's infamous leading light, Jim Faherty, assisting as a docent. Will dirt be duly dished? 7 p.m., Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.,, $35-$75. — MM

Enter Shikari, Wargasm 6 p.m., The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., $25, 407-246-1419.

Intocable 8 p.m., House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista, $59-$109, 407-934-2583.

Jowell and Randy 8 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W. Church St., $35.95-$365.50, 800-745-3000.

Molly Hatchet 7 p.m., Ace Cafe, 100 W. Livingston St., $30-$60, 407-996-6686.

Planning for Burial, Couples Therapy, Bloom Dream, Haize 8 p.m., Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave, $12-$15.

Saturday, Sept. 10

DPR 7 p.m., House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista, $40-$110, 407-934-2583.

Little Lazy, Gentlemen's Crow, P.M. Tiger, Sistamatic, Baron 7 p.m., Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road, $8-$10, 407-623-3393.

Ozone Hip-Hop Fest 7 p.m., Uncle Lou's Entertainment Hall, 1016 N. Mills Ave, $12, 407-270-9104.

Zeta, Edhochuli, Moxiebeat, Gillian Carter, Dearest 7:30 p.m., Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., $15-$20.

Monday, Sept. 12

Alec Benjamin, Claire Rosinkranz 7 p.m., House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista, $32.50-$80, 407-934-2583.

Broncho 7 p.m., The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave., $20, 407-648-8363.

Tuesday, Sept. 13

Built to Spill
We may have been getting lost in end-of-summer reveries of late and spun some Treepeople — Built to Spill mainman Doug Martsch's gloriously rough-hewn old indie project — but Martsch himself has no time for nostalgia. He's on the road right now with his much more well-known, critically lauded concern Built to Spill, taking new album When the Wind Forgets Your Name straight to the people. It's the band's eighth album and first of new material in about seven years. To throw another number at you, it's also their first on Sub-Pop, a natural home if there ever was one. At this point in the band's history, Martsch is the sole remaining permanent member, using different collaborators for each new record; this time he conscripted members of Brazilian psych outfit Oruã (also the support act on this here tour), and the results are earthy and driving, with just enough weirdo flair to leave you guessing. One for the olds and the youngs alike. 7 p.m., The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.,, $30. — MM


Cult Classics: Fast Times at Ridgemont High It's been 40 years since Rat, Stacy, Linda, Damone and Spicoli first walked the hallowed halls of Ridgemont High. 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, $10, 407-629-1088,

FilmSlam A monthly screening series of short films by Florida's independent filmmakers. 2 p.m. Sunday, Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave, $11, 407-734-1072.

Moon Over Avalon A traditional festival celebrated in many Far East and Southeast Asian American communities. Asia Trend proudly presents the first annual event in partnership with Avalon Park Orlando and various non-profit organizations to bring joy, friendship and harmony to the Avalon Park area. 5 p.m. Saturday, Avalon Town Park, 3651 Avalon Park E Blvd., free, 407-496-7338.

Mutts and Martinis: Special Needs Dogs Benefit Get gussied up in your finest, and join us for a formal night of dinner and dancing to benefit the special needs dogs of LoveyLoaves Rescue. Live DJ, raffles, auction. Formal dress is encouraged. 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd, $99, 407-446-2245,

Saturday Matinee Classics: Aguirre, The Wrath of God A 50th anniversary screening of Werner Herzog's epic tale of Don Lope de Aguirre (Klaus Kinski), who, consumed with visions of conquering all of South America, leads his army on a doomed quest. Noon Saturday, Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, $9, 407-629-1088,

Uncorked The inner workings of ballet are on rare display in the Uncorked series as dancers and choreographers take to the stage together. Through Sep. 30. Harriett's Orlando Ballet Centre, 600 N. Lake Formosa Drive, 407-426-1733,

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