September 25, 2014

37 fantastic events happening in Orlando this fall

Fall in Orlando is our favorite season. We may not get the fall foliage our pals up north are enjoying right about now, but we also don’t have to rake endless piles of leaves off our lawns for the next six weeks. We can finally leave the house without perspiring buckets. But best of all, we get to explore all of the temperate wonders awaiting us this season. Though its first show doesn’t happen until late November, the much-anticipated ribbon cutting for the Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center in Orlando takes place Nov. 6. The 30th anniversary of Talking Heads’ Stop Making Sense concert documentary brings a special screening of the film to the Enzian on Oct. 20. Orlando Weekly’s Orlando Zombie Ball returns for 2014 on Oct. 22. You can – you must – go out and vote on Nov. 4. Every band you ever wanted to see is playing our local clubs, our local arts organizations are creating more art than your brain could possibly consume and our best fall sports are in full swing. There’s a reason Orlando is fantastic in the fall. And, like an arrow on a map in a mall, you are here. Let’s do this. - Erin Sullivan

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Comedian Kyle Kinane performs at Cap City Comedy Club this weekend.
Comedian Kyle Kinane performs at Cap City Comedy Club this weekend.
Events:  Saturday, Sept. 27  
Artlando If you’re anything like us, you've probably looked around at the wealth of talent in Orlando from time to time and thought: Wouldn’t it be cool if we could gather all of our favorite artists, performers and arts organizations in one place and get them to take part in the biggest, most interactive display of Orlando artistic talent ever? Well, we’re doing it.  Read more.
Events:
Saturday, Sept. 27
Artlando
If you’re anything like us, you've probably looked around at the wealth of talent in Orlando from time to time and thought: Wouldn’t it be cool if we could gather all of our favorite artists, performers and arts organizations in one place and get them to take part in the biggest, most interactive display of Orlando artistic talent ever? Well, we’re doing it. Read more.
Events:Saturday, Sept. 272014 Orlando OktoberfestAre you ready to be a part of the largest festival to ever hit Germany? While you may not be able to make it to Munich this year, there’s no need to fret. Read more.Photo by Larry Gilbreath
Events:
Saturday, Sept. 27
2014 Orlando Oktoberfest
Are you ready to be a part of the largest festival to ever hit Germany? While you may not be able to make it to Munich this year, there’s no need to fret. Read more.
Photo by Larry Gilbreath
Civics:  Saturday, Sept. 27 BarktoberfestOrange County Animal Services sponsors this massive animal rescue event, which features dogs for adoption from local rescues and shelters all around the region. Read more.Image via Barktoberfest
Civics:
Saturday, Sept. 27
Barktoberfest
Orange County Animal Services sponsors this massive animal rescue event, which features dogs for adoption from local rescues and shelters all around the region. Read more.
Image via Barktoberfest
Visual Arts: Saturday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Jan. 4 
David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents and Lamar Peterson: Suburbia SublimeOMA’s fall show is a double-barreled look at American symbology. In ink, oils and watercolor, Rathman takes on iconic emblems of masculinity – boxing, football, cars – capturing crucial moments of action. Read more.Image via David Rathman
Visual Arts:
Saturday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Jan. 4
David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents and Lamar Peterson: Suburbia Sublime
OMA’s fall show is a double-barreled look at American symbology. In ink, oils and watercolor, Rathman takes on iconic emblems of masculinity – boxing, football, cars – capturing crucial moments of action. Read more.
Image via David Rathman
Film: Monday, Sept. 29 Manhattan Short Film Festival We love that the Enzian plays host to this global film festival, in which 10 short films, selected from 589 submissions from independent filmmakers around the world, are screened at 250 cinemas, museums and universities on different continents. Read more.
Film:
Monday, Sept. 29
Manhattan Short Film Festival
We love that the Enzian plays host to this global film festival, in which 10 short films, selected from 589 submissions from independent filmmakers around the world, are screened at 250 cinemas, museums and universities on different continents. Read more.
Visual Arts: Friday, Oct. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 4The Taos Society of Artists If you’ve ever spent time out West, you’re familiar with the shimmering golden clarity of the desert light. The Taos Society of Artists, a group of American artists who established an art colony in New Mexico between 1915 and 1927, set out to capture the colors, motifs and landscapes of the American West – and that marvelous solar illumination. Read more.
Visual Arts: Friday, Oct. 3 - Sunday, Jan. 4
The Taos Society of Artists
If you’ve ever spent time out West, you’re familiar with the shimmering golden clarity of the desert light. The Taos Society of Artists, a group of American artists who established an art colony in New Mexico between 1915 and 1927, set out to capture the colors, motifs and landscapes of the American West – and that marvelous solar illumination. Read more.
Performing Arts: Friday, Oct. 3 - Sunday, Oct. 5The Trayvon Martin Project, Part 1: A TributeAs part of a yearlong collaborative project, theatrical producer Beth Marshall commissioned a series of short plays exploring the larger societal issues that made the killing of Trayvon Martin possible – from Stand Your Ground laws to 21st-century parenting to that old shibboleth, race-based fear. Read more.
Performing Arts:
Friday, Oct. 3 - Sunday, Oct. 5
The Trayvon Martin Project, Part 1: A Tribute
As part of a yearlong collaborative project, theatrical producer Beth Marshall commissioned a series of short plays exploring the larger societal issues that made the killing of Trayvon Martin possible – from Stand Your Ground laws to 21st-century parenting to that old shibboleth, race-based fear. Read more.
Civics:  Monday, Oct. 6 - Sunday, Oct. 12Come Out With Pride CelebrationLike Gay Days before it, the annual Come Out With Pride celebration has exploded into more than one parade in one afternoon – the full schedule of ancillary events actually stretches from Oct. 6 through Oct. 12. Read more.
Civics:
Monday, Oct. 6 - Sunday, Oct. 12
Come Out With Pride Celebration
Like Gay Days before it, the annual Come Out With Pride celebration has exploded into more than one parade in one afternoon – the full schedule of ancillary events actually stretches from Oct. 6 through Oct. 12. Read more.
Music: Tuesday, Oct. 7 St. Vincent  With fans like Steve Albini and David Byrne, St. Vincent stands valiantly as one of the most creative forces in popular music today, so it’s fitting to see her perched upon a deserved throne on the cover of last year’s critically acclaimed self-titled release.   Read more.
Music:
Tuesday, Oct. 7
St. Vincent
With fans like Steve Albini and David Byrne, St. Vincent stands valiantly as one of the most creative forces in popular music today, so it’s fitting to see her perched upon a deserved throne on the cover of last year’s critically acclaimed self-titled release. Read more.