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Everything worth doing in Orlando this fall 

Festivals, food, parties, pop-ups, sports and oh yeah, Halloween

Here's everything going down in Orlando this fall that's worth keeping on your radar, but that we didn't cover in our Art, Theater, Classical/Opera/Jazz, Comedy, or Film Fall Guides.

Events

Wednesday, Oct. 4

Doughnut and Beer Pairing Gourmet doughnuts from Orlandough paired with craft beers from Orlando Brewing. 7 pm; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; SOLD OUT; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.

Halloween Horror Nights Themed haunted houses, scare zones and shows open select nights. Through Nov. 4; Universal Studios, 6000 Universal Blvd.; $69.99-$80.99; 407-363-8000; halloweenhorrornights.com.

International Food & Wine Festival Sample international cuisine at 35 different kiosks, watch culinary demonstrations, or take a beverage seminar. Through Nov. 13; Epcot, 200 Epcot Center Drive, Lake Buena Vista; price of admission; 407-824-4321; disneyworld.disney.go.com.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Midnight Madness: A Halloween Party Enjoy complimentary cocktails, a costume contest, spoopy games, a fashion show, raffles and more. 7 pm; Fairvilla Adult Mega Store, 1740 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-6005; fairvilla.com.

Yuki Hana Pop-Up Weekly Japanese fusion pop-up kitchen. Thursdays, 5 pm; The Brewstillery, 1288 N. Orange Ave., Winter Park; various menu prices; 407-801-2714; wpdistilling.com.

Friday, Oct. 6

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival & Art Stroll More than 60 local artisans display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. First Friday of every month, 5:30-9:30 pm; Baldwin Park, New Broad Street and Jake Street; free; 407-443-6110; baldwinparkevents.com. Booktoberfest Sample a tasty variety of beers and enjoy delicious German fare from Rogue Pub and Chef 1 Studios. 6:30 pm; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; $15-$25; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.

Saturday, Oct. 7

Birds of Prey Fall Art Harvest Fundraiser for the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey with live birds, music, an art market, glass blowing, acrobats and more. 4-10 pm; Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Ave.; free; 407-872-1117; orlandobrewing.com.

Create! Pop-Up Shop A pop-up shop highlighting creative black business owners, including painters, photographers, jewelers, clothiers and culinary artists. 6 pm; Henao Contemporary Center, 5601 Edgewater Drive; $7; 321-348-8586; henaocenter.com.

Dave's House Happy Days Soiree A celebration of community partnerships and support in ending homelessness for individuals with serious mental illness. 6 pm; Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, 14100 Bonnet Creek Resort Lane; $175; 407-421-7661; daveshouse.org.

Moon Festival Buddhist festival with tea, moon cake, meditation, music and more. 6 pm; Guang Ming Temple, 6555 Hoffner Road; free; orlandobuddhism.org.

Oktoberfest Downtown More than 15 downtown bars join forces for an Oktoberfest celebration that takes over all of downtown. 4 pm; Downtown Orlando, Orange Avenue and Central Boulevard; free; oktoberfestdowntown.com.

Orctoberfest Tolkien-themed Oktoberfest celebration with Oktoberfest beers on tap, German-inspired food specials, a steinhoisting competition and more. 2 pm; Cloak and Blaster, 875 Woodbury Road; free; cloakandblaster.com.

Wall Street Blocktoberfest Oktoberfest celebration with German music, food, beer and more. 4 pm; Wall Street Plaza, Wall and Court streets; free; 407-849-0471; wallstplaza.net.

Woodstock Winter Park Fundraiser for Mead Garden that includes dinner, drinks, and a concert paying tribute to the grooviest sounds of the 1960s. 6-11 pm; Mead Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park; $125; 407-599-2800; meadgarden.org.

Zombietoberfest Community block party with vendors, music, food, a costume contest, a zombie walk and more. 5-10 pm; Audubon Park Garden District, East Winter Park Road and Corrine Drive; free; audubonparkgardens.com.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Community Marketplace Monthly community market with vendors, food trucks and live music. Second Sunday of every month, 10 am-4 pm; Orlando Live Events, 6405 S. U.S. Highway 17-92, Fern Park; free; 407-951-8751; orlandoliveevents.com.

Friends of the Pig Anniversary Dinner The Rav Pig celebrates 10 years with a five-course wine dinner featuring recipes from the Pig's first year in business. 5-9 pm; The Ravenous Pig, 565 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; $175; 407-628-2333; theravenouspig.com.

Growl-O-Ween Halloween-themed pet event with a costume contest, vendors, trick-or-treating and more. 5-8 pm; SODO, 120 W. Grant St.; free.

Halloween Hair of the Dog Day Charity Event A canine costume contest tops off a day of raffles, complimentary homemade dog treats and mingling with furry companions. Donations will be made to the Humane Society's disaster fund. 2-6 pm; The Thirsty Topher, 601 Virginia Drive; free; 407-491-4342; facebook.com/thethirstytopher.

Kiwi Camera Swap Meet Annual buy, sell and trade event for all things photography. 9 am-3 pm; Kiwi Camera Service, 1880B Kentucky Ave., Winter Park; free; 407 539 2731; kiwicameraservice.com.

Monday, Oct. 9

Taste of Altamonte Take a stroll around Cranes Roost Lake while sampling tastes from local restaurants. 6-9 pm; Cranes Roost Park, 274 Cranes Roost Blvd., Altamonte Springs; $30-$35; 407-830-7312; altamonterotary.org.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

Wine and Wishes An evening of wine tasting, food and music to benefit New Hope for Kids. 6 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $25-$35; 407-704-6261; newhopeforkids.org.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Come Out With Pride Launch Party The countdown to Pride Weekend ramps up with energetic performances in a dazzling social setting. 6:30 pm; The Veranda at Thornton Park, 111 N. Summerlin Ave.; contact for price; 407-872-8454; comeoutwithpride.com.

Hollerbach's Oktoberfest Three days of authentic German food, drink and entertainment. Through Saturday, Oct. 14; Hollerbach's Willow Tree Cafe, 205 E. First St., Sanford; free; 407-321-2204; hollerbachs.com.

Second Thursday Art and Wine Walk Walk around Thornton Park to check out art and wine at various stops. Second Thursday of every month, 6:30 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; $15; thorntonparkdistrict.com.

Friday, Oct. 13

ACA Exposed A benefit gala with innovative tastings, performances and art. 6-9 pm; Atlantic Center for the Arts, 1414 Art Center Ave., New Smyrna Beach; $150; 386-427-6975; atlanticcenterforthearts.org.

The Americas Cake Fair The largest trade and consumer show in North and South America dedicated to cake, chocolate, sugar arts and more. Through Sunday, Oct. 15; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; contact for price; 845-469-1034; cakefair.com.

BBQ and Blues Festival Feast on delicious barbecue from five of the nation's top barbecue rib competitors while enjoying live blues music from a variety of bands. Through Sunday, Oct. 15; Lakeridge Winery and Vineyards, 19239 N. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont; $5; 800-768-9463.

Pride on Church Street Hamburger Mary's turns Church Street into the biggest block party in town. 8 pm; Hamburger Mary's, 110 W. Church St.; free; 321-319-0600; comeoutwithpride.com.

The Sugar Art Fashion Show Fashion show where all of the ensembles are crafted out of sugar, cake and chocolate. 7 pm; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; contact for price; 407-685-9800; cakefair.com.

Saturday, Oct. 14

Asian Cultural Expo Experience the wonders of Asian culture through exhibitions, performances and workshops. 10 am-3 pm; Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road; free; 407-808-0497; asianculturalexpo.org.

Big Gay Brunch The party before the parade features a delicious brunch spread, bottomless mimosas, a Bloody Mary bar, live entertainment and more. Noon-3 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $45; 407-704-6261; biggaybrunchorlando.com.

Cheese for Charity Mac & Cheese Cook-Off Home chefs compete to see who has the best mac & cheese recipe and raise money for Second Harvest. Noon; Dead Lizard Brewing Company, 4507 36th St.; $5-$10 suggested donation.

Come Out With Pride Festival Annual daylong Pride festival with a parade, vendors, entertainment, food and drink, and more. Noon-10 pm; Lake Eola Park, East Central Boulevard and North Eola Drive; free; comeoutwithpride.com.

Heart to Heart Anniversary Gala Anniversary gala and fundraiser for Heart to Heart, a community care home. 6 pm; The Mezz, 100 S. Eola Drive; $100; 407-423-9999; h2hcentralflorida.org.

Lake County Folk Festival Family-friendly festival with musicians, crafters, artists and food vendors. Through Sunday, Oct. 15; Ferran Park, Ferran Park Drive, Eustis; free; 352-455-8307; lakecountyfolkfest.org.

National Skunk Show Pet skunks compete for the title of Grand National Champion. 11 am-5 pm; Ramada Gateway Kissimmee, 7470 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, Kissimmee; $3; 727-809-0975; floridaskunkrescue.com.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Technoween A terrifyingly good time for the whole family, featuring appearances from the Tourist City Ghostbusters, Skeletons: Museum of Osteology, the Vampirates of Pirate's Dinner Adventure, Ghoul School Makeup FX Artist Barry Anderson, a kids' costume contest and more. 1:30 pm; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.

Will's A Faire Fall Market A one-day market for retro, vintage and handmade goods with live music, food trucks and fun. 1 pm; Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Chef's Night: Primetime Kitchen Benefit dinner prepared by Jim Colbert from Real Radio 104.1-FM. 6-9 pm; Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, 411 Mercy Drive; $100; 407-295-1066; feedhopenow.org.

Neil deGrasse Tyson: The Cosmic Perspective The famous astrophysicist discusses the importance of a cosmic perspective on how we think and feel about science, culture, politics and life itself. 8 pm; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St.; SOLD OUT; 407-246-4262; drphillipscenter.org.

Purple Door Luncheon Annual event raising awareness and support for Harbor House's mission to eradicate domestic violence in Central Florida. 11 am-1 pm; Rosen Centre Hotel, 9840 International Drive; $40; 407-703-2890; harborhousefl.com.

Thursday, Oct. 19

Highway Manor Tap Takeover Highway Manor, specializing in sour and wild beers, takes over the taps for an evening. 5 pm; Celery City Craft, 114 S. Palmetto Ave., Sanford; various menu prices; 407-915-5541; celerycitycraft.com.

NPR's "Ask Me Another" A live show from NPR blending brainteasers, trivia, comedy and music. 7:30 pm; Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd.; $60-$75; 407-273-2300; wmfe.org.

Friday, Oct. 20

Crooked Can Oktoberfest Oktoberfest celebration with a beer garden, authentic food, live German music, entertainment and more. 4-11 pm; Crooked Can Brewery, 426 W. Plant St., Winter Garden; free; 407-395-9520; crookedcan.com.

Greenwood Cemetery Tour A tour of the historic Greenwood Cemetery conducted by American Ghost Adventures. 7:30 pm; Greenwood Cemetery, 1603 Greenwood St.; $40; 407-246-2616; americanghostadventures.com.

Harry's Brewmaster Series Chef Tello Luna presents a five-course dining experience paired with hand-selected craft beers from Funky Buddha Brewery. 6:30 pm; Harry's Poolside Bar & Grill, 9840 International Drive; $55; 866-274-9156.

Wine, Cheese & Chocolate: Perfectly Paired This class includes several new wines paired with cheeses and chocolates from La Femme du Fromage and Peterbrooke Chocolatier. 7-9 pm; East End Market, 3201 Corrine Drive; $45; 321-236-3316; eastendmkt.com.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Alien Summit Sci-fi festival with vendors, DJs, live music and more. 11 am; Gods & Monsters, 5421 International Drive; free-$5; aliensummit.com.

Furball: Smiles, Always The Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando celebrates its annual Furball. 6-10 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd.; $250; 407-248-1744; petallianceorlando.org.

Maker Faire Orlando Family-friendly celebration featuring local DIY science, art, rockets, robots, crafts, technology, music, hands-on activities and more. Through Sunday, Oct. 22; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $20-$30; 407-324-4726; makerfaireorlando.com.

Repticon Kissimmee Event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Through Sunday, Oct. 22; Osceola Heritage Park, 1875 Silver Spur Lane, Kissimmee; $10; 863-268-4273; repticon.com.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World Tour Some of your favorite queens from RuPaul's Drag Race perform, and you finally get the chance to vote for who you think should have won. 8 pm; The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.; $41-$152; 407-228-1220; plazaliveorlando.org.

Steampunk Industrial Show Original art in all media, clothing, jewelry, Victorian hats, shoes, clothing and antiques of all kinds. Through Sunday, Oct. 22; Renninger's Antique Center, 20651 U.S. Highway 441, Mount Dora; contact for price; 352-383-8393; renningers.com.

Windermere Craft Beer Fest Unlimited tastings of local craft beers, food vendors and live music. 4-8 pm; Windermere Town Hall, 520 Main St., Windermere; $25-$45; windermerecraftbeerfest.com.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Florida Wedding Expo Showcase of wedding vendors with thousands of dollars in prizes up for grabs. 1-5 pm; Embassy Suites Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee; $7-$35; 407-571-9990; floridaweddingexpo.com.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Brisket & Brews Birthday Bash The popular barbecue house celebrates its anniversary with brisket specials, live music, free cupcakes and more. 5-8 pm; 4 Rivers Smokehouse, 1600 W. Fairbanks Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-474-8377; 4rsmokehouse.com.

History in a Glass Local craft bars compete for bragging rights by creating libations inspired by local history. Enjoy three hand-crafted cocktails based on a 1938 murder at the San Juan Hotel. 6-9 pm; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $25; 407-836-8500; thehistorycenter.org.

Homestead Harvest Highball & Harvest hosts its first annual Homestead Harvest Dinner in support of Fleet Farming, with such chefs as Top Chef Kenny Gilbert, Kathleen Blake (The Rusty Spoon), James Petrakis (The Ravenous Pig), Kevin Fonzo (previously of K Restaurant) and Austin Boyd (Osprey Tavern). 6 pm; Whisper Creek Farm, Ritz-Carlton Grande Lakes, 4012 Central Florida Parkway; $135; 407-393-4422; homesteadharvesatwcf.com.

Friday, Oct. 27

Spooky Empire Three-day pop culture convention for all things horror. Through Sunday, Oct. 29; Hyatt Regency Orlando, 9801 International Drive; $30-$225; spookyempire.com.

Saturday, Oct. 28

Central Florida Veg Fest This annual celebration of vegan and vegetarian living has a little bit of everything, from workshops on healthy, sustainable living to animal rescue organizations to speakers to vendors selling eco-friendly products. Oh, and food. Lots and lots of delicious vegetarian food. 10 am-6 pm; Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St.; free; 407-381-5310; cfvegfest.org.

Eden Bar's 10th Anniversary Halloween Party Halloween party with drink specials, a costume contest, prizes and more. 9 pm; Eden Bar at the Enzian, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland; free; 407-629-1088.

Fossil Fair Fossils, artifacts, educational exhibits, a children's dig pit, silent auctions and more. Through Sunday, Oct. 29; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; $4; 407-699-9274; floridafossilhunterscom.

Halloween ComicFest Take home free Halloween-themed comics and enjoy family-friendly activities throughout the day. 11 am; Gods & Monsters, 5421 International Drive; free; godmonsters.com.

Howl-O-Ween A dog walk-a-thon and canine costume contest. Proceeds benefit Franklin's Friends. Prizes for top fundraisers and best costumes. 9 am-noon; Secret Lake Park, 200 N. Lake Triplet Drive, Casselberry; $20; 260-693-7387; franklinsfriends.dojiggy.com.

Largest CPR Training World Record Attempt An attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest CPR Training Session. 10:30 am-2 pm; Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place; free; 407-383-4363; ittakes1.net.

Mount Dora Craft Fair More than 400 talented crafters and artists from across the country offer their finest work for sale. Through Sunday, Oct. 29; Downtown Mount Dora, East Fifth Avenue and North Donnelly Street, Mount Dora; free; mountdoracraftfair.com.

The Pineapple Ball The Central Florida Hospitality Hall of Fame induction celebration and gala. 6-10 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd.; $225; 407-996-9939; hospitality.ucf.edu.

Sanford After Dark Monthly street market with music, art, vendors, food and drink and more. Fourth Saturday of every month, 8 pm; Little Fish Huge Pond, 401 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-221-1499.

Thornton Park Halloween Block Party Annual block party in the heart of the Thornton Park district. 9 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; thorntonparkdistrict.com.

Sunday, Oct. 29

The Haunt at Old Town Fears and phobias come to life in haunted mazes and scare zones. 6 pm; Old Town, 5770 W. Irlo Bronson Highway, Kissimmee; free; 407-396-4888; myoldtownusa.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 31

Total Punk Turnbuckle Tuesday Halloween Hellfire Monster Smash Dress up as your favorite wrestler and compete to win the Costume Tourney Belt. 9 pm; Will's Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org.

Friday, Nov. 3

Grander Rum Tasting Happy Hour Enjoy a complimentary cocktail and tastings from Grander Rum. RSVP required. 6 pm; Lil Indies, 1036 N. Mills Ave.; free; willspub.org.

Orlando Greek Fest Authentic Greek foods, dancing, live music, church tours, iconography presentations and more. Through Sunday, Nov. 5; Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 1217 Trinity Woods Lane, Maitland; $3; 407-331-4687; orlandogreekfest.com.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Fall Fiesta in the Park Annual two-day fall celebration with vendors, food and drink, live entertainment, activities and more. Through Sunday, Nov. 5; Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.; free; cityoforlando.net.

Fantoku: Fantasy Tokusatsu Nerd Fest Two-day festival celebrating nerd culture with live music, vendors, burlesque performances, celebrity guests, costume contests and much more. Through Sunday, Nov. 5; The Geek Easy, 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Winter Park; $10-$50; 407-332-9636; orlandonerdfest.com.

Hometown Harvest Family-friendly block party with hayrides, live music, food, drink, kids activities and more. 5 pm; Winter Springs Town Center, 158 Tuskawilla Road, Winter Springs; free; 407-327-6593; winterspringsfl.org.

Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire Travel back in time to the middle ages and enjoy food, drink, vendors, games, entertainment and more. Through Sunday, Nov. 5; Lady of the Lakes Renaissance Faire, 12835 County Landfill Road, Tavares; $7-$50; lakerenfaire.com.

MBA Pride in Business Awards Gala Annual awards gala honoring the best in LGBTQ small business. 7 pm; Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, 9939 Universal Blvd.; $125; 407-996-9939; mbaorlando.org.

Orlando Korea Festival Enjoy traditional Korean food and music, a K-Pop contest, karaoke, games and more. 10 am-4 pm; Korean Grace Church, 7000 Winegard Road; free; 321-438-3443; gracekrc.com.

Raise the Roof A Habitat for Humanity event featuring silent and live auctions, music, signature cocktails and more. 6-9:30 pm; South East Ramp, Orlando Sanford International Airport, 2150 Spinner Lane, Sanford; contact for price; 407-696-5855 x 2103; habitatseminoleapopka.org.

Sesame Street Live! Let's Party! Interactive family-friendly show with America's favorite former public television stars. 6 pm; CFE Arena, 12777 N. Gemini Blvd.; contact for price; 407-823-6006; cfearena.com.

Thornton Park District Car Show Classic car show in the heart of Thornton Park. Noon-3 pm; Thornton Park, Summerlin Avenue and Washington Street; free; thorntonparkdistrict.com.

Wine Women & Shoes Benefit gala for the Florida Cancer Specialists Foundation. 5:30 pm; Westin Lake Mary Hotel, 2974 International Parkway, Lake Mary; $125-$175; 941-677-7192; foundation.flcancer.com.

Sunday, Nov. 5

America's Got Talent Auditions Audition to be on the popular variety show. 9 am; Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive; free; 407-685-9800; agtauditions.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Central Florida Employment Council Job Fair More than 80 companies offer thousands of career openings. Noon-4 pm; Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive; free; 407-834-4022; cfec.org.

Friday, Nov. 10

Fashion For A Cause Proceeds go to Second Harvest Food Bank. 7-11 pm; The Art Gallery at Mills Park, 1650 N. Mills Ave.; $20; 407-234-7033; thegalleryatmillspark.com. Native Rhythms Festival Family-friendly artists from across the country perform music, dance and tell cultural stories. Through Sunday, Nov. 12; Wickham Park, 2500 Parkway Drive, Melbourne; free; 321-452-1671; nativerhythmsfestival.com.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Cows 'n Cabs Benefit gala with included food and drink, cigars, live food demonstrations from local chefs and more. 7-10 pm; Central Park's West Meadow, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park; $110-$200; cowsncabs.com.

Festival of Trees Elegant designer trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses on display, along with a number of special events. Through Sunday, Nov. 19, 10 am-5 pm; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $15; 407-896-4231.

GIve Kids The World Challenge For Hope Walk or run along a fun course that winds through an 84-acre resort to help raise donations for the thousands of wish children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. 6:30-11 am; Give Kids the World Village, 210 S. Bass Road, Kissimmee; contact for price; 407-396-1114; gktw.org.

Orlando Beer Festival More than 200 craft beers from local and regional breweries. A portion of proceeds benefit the Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. 1-5 pm; Festival Park, 2911 E. Robinson St.; $40-$75; 407-381-5310; orlandoweeklytickets.com.

Veteran's Barbecue Under the Big Top Two days of live entertainment and a free barbecue feast for veterans. Through Sunday, Nov. 12; International Market World Auburndale Flea Market, 1052 U.S. Highway 92 W., Auburndale; free; 863-248-7537; veteransbarbecue.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 14

Sanford Beer Week A weeklong slate of beer-centric events in the bars and breweries of downtown Sanford. Through Monday, Nov. 20; Downtown Sanford, Sanford Avenue and First Street, Sanford; various menu prices.

Thursday, Nov. 16

Orlando TakeOver: Classic Thursday Edition Classic Weekend party from NOVATeam Entertainment to celebrate the annual game between Bethune-Cookman College and Florida A&M. 10 pm; Shakai Sushi Lounge, 43 E. Pine St.; $10; 904-233-6630; shakaiorlando.com. Friday, Nov. 17

Free Play Florida An exciting family-friendly event that encompasses a complete pinball, arcade and console gaming experience. Through Sunday, Nov. 19; DoubleTree By Hilton Orlando at Sea World, 10100 International Drive; $7-$65; 727-638-6208; wp.freeplayflorida.com.

Retro Game Night Eighties Edition Revisit board games and video games from the '80s. Beverages and pizza available for purchase. 7 pm; Orange County Regional History Center, 65 E. Central Blvd.; $8; 407-836-8500; thehistorycenter.org.

Saturday, Nov. 18

Concours Live Charity fundraiser in opulently decorated airport hangars with progressive food offerings, premium beverages, live entertainment, luxury lifestyle exhibitions and a stunning grand finale firework display. 7 pm; Orlando Sanford International Airport, 1200 Red Cleveland Blvd., Sanford; $150; 407-649-9190; concourslive.com.

DogFest Orlando Community event with food, vendors, games (for dogs and people) and a program full of information and inspiration from the Canine Companions community. 9 am-2 pm; Lake Lily Park, 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland; free; 407-522-3300; cci.org.

Orange County Recycles Day Celebrate 27 years of recycling in Orange County with exhibits, children's games and activities, landfill tours, refreshments, truck displays, and more. 10 am-2 pm; Orange County Landfill, 12100 Young Pine Road; free; 407-836-6601; ocfl.net.

Tom & Dan Bad at Business Beerfest Beer festival from the local podcast featuring free admission, free beer samples and free live music. 12-6 pm; West End Trading Company, 202 S. Sanford Ave., Sanford; free; 407-322-7475; tomanddan.com.

Sunday, Nov. 19

Barktoberfest Dog adoption festival featuring several different rescue groups from throughout the state. Noon-4 pm; Lake Eola Park, 195 N. Rosalind Ave.; free; ocfl.net. Clermont Comic Con One-day convention with comics creators, vendors and special guests. 10 am-5 pm; Clermont Performing Arts Center Performance Hall, 3700 S. Highway 27, Clermont; $12; 352-394-4800; clermontperformingarts.com.

Friday, Nov. 24

OrlandoCon Three-day science fiction, media and gaming convention. Through Sunday, Nov. 26; Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista, 1751 Hotel Plaza Blvd., Lake Buena Vista; $20-$60; 407-827-4000; orlandocon.com.

Dance

Tuesday, Oct. 3 Orlando Ballet: Uncorked Intimate performance by the troupe with an in-depth look at how Orlando Ballet goes about producing a show. 7 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $30-$50; 407-704-6261; orlandoballet.org.

Sunday, Oct. 8

Celebrate with Dance Enjoy a lively performance of Spanish folk dances by Alborea Dances. 2-3 pm; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.

Friday, Oct. 13

Nocturnal Desires: A Dark Burlesque Cabaret A sultry burlesque cabaret paying tribute to some of the great horror flicks of the past and present. 10 pm; Bikkuri Sushi, 1915 E. Colonial Drive; $16-$20; 407-986-4718; bikkurisushi.com.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Concrete Palm Treezs IV: Breakin' Bred Edition A breakdancing tournament for multiple age groups and skill levels along with a potluck dinner provided by the breakdancing community. Noon-6 pm; Bill Frederick Park, 3401 S. Hiawassee Road; $15.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Forever Dancers Forever Dancers encompasses dance lovers of different ethnicities, ages and backgrounds. Watch as they share their love for dance with the community, with performances that include styles of dance ranging from Latin and contemporary to ballet and jazz. 11 am-noon; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Bolshoi Ballet: Le Corsaire Inspired by Lord Byron's epic poem and reworked by Alexei Ratmansky from Petipa's exotic 19th-century classic, this miracle of the repertoire is one of the Bolshoi's most lavish productions. 12:45 pm; multiple locations; $10-$16; 407-352-1042; fathomevents.com.

Friday, Oct. 27

Orlando Ballet: Swan Lake Set to Tchaikovsky's powerful score, and based on the folk tale of a young princess transformed into a swan by a vengeful sorcerer, this production promises an enchanting look at the classic romance. Through Sunday, Oct. 29; Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.; $19-$99; 844-513-2014; orlandoballet.org.

Saturday, Nov. 11

Gujarati Society Group Dance Competition Cultural, regional, classical and western dances performed by different age groups. 4:30 pm; Bob Carr Theater, 401 W. Livingston St.; $25; 407-246-4262; drphillipscenter.org.

Literary

Wednesday, Sept. 27 Jon Meacham: The Art of Leadership One of America's most prominent public intellectuals, Meacham displays his in-depth knowledge of politics, religion and current affairs. 7:30 pm; Rollins College, Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $20-$40; 407-646-2000; rollins.edu.

Thursday, Sept. 28

SAFE Words Slam With Leigh Fields Competitive poetry slam with a featured reader. 8 pm; The Milk Bar, 2424 E. Robinson St.; free; 407-896-4954.

Writing Workshop: Conflict Janice Hardy, author and founder of Fiction University, shows you how to amp up the conflict in your fiction. 6:30 pm; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Sounds From the Heart Writers read original prose and poetry interspersed with acoustic music by talented musicians. 1 pm; Winter Park Public Library, 460 E. New England Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-623-3300; wppl.org.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Rumor Live poetry readings, jazz, comedy and more. 7 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $15; 407-704-6261; rumororlando.com. Saturday, Oct. 7

Functionally Literate: Kathleen Glasgow & Jenny Torres Sanchez An evening with Kathleen Glasgow, bestselling author of Girl in Pieces, and Jenny Torres Sanchez, award-winning author of Because of the Sun. 7-9 pm; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; burrowpress.com.

Spooky Stories Storytellers read original stories full of fright, paired with a special cocktail menu. 7 pm; Stardust Video and Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road; free; 407-623-3393; facebook.com/stardustie.

Tuesday, Oct. 10

There Are No Happy Endings: The Dark Side of Our Favorite Fairy Tales Join Dr. Naima Johnston Bush as she spins the original back stories of Cinderella, the Little Mermaid, Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White and the awful fate of other fairy characters. 6:30 pm; Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.; free; 407-835-7323; ocls.info.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Losing the Grand Canyon An evening with author and journalist Kevin Fedarko, sharing stories about his epic 800-mile trek through the Grand Canyon. 7 pm; Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.; $100; 850-224-4555; floridafaf.org.

Orlando Cringe: The Halloween Show Three brave adults read embarrassing stories from their teenage diaries. 7 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; contact for price; 407-704-6261; abbeyorlando.com.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Terry Ann Thaxton and Kelle Groom Readings from two poets. 3-4 pm; The Gallery at Avalon Island, 39 S. Magnolia Ave.; free; avalongallery.org. Monday, Oct. 16

Diversity Week Zine Workshop Create your own zine and view zines made by UCF students. 1-3 pm; UCF Library, 4000 Central Florida Blvd.; free; 407-823-2576. Thursday, Oct. 26

Cornerstone Hospice Book and Movie Club: The Art of Comforting Discussion about the book by Val Walker, followed by an important discussion about end-of-life wishes. 3 pm; Winter Park Towers, 1111 S. Lakemont Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-514-8205; cornerstonehospice.org.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Orlando Story Club: A Promise Volunteers tell stories involving promises made, kept or broken. 7 pm; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $5; 407-704-6261; orlandostoryclub.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Billy Collins: Beyond the Birdbath The former United States Poet Laureate reads from his latest collection of poems. 7:30 pm; Bush Auditorium, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; $10-$25; 407-646-2000. Monday, Nov. 13

Artful Book Club: The Yearling Discover why this 1938 classic that won the Pulitzer Prize and was adapted into an MGM film is the quintessential Florida book. 10 am; Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park; $10; 407-647-6294; polasek.org.

Sports

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Orlando City vs. New England Revolution Soccer. 7:30 pm; Orlando City Stadium, 655 W. Church St.; $32-$255; 855-675-2489; orlandocitysc.com. Saturday, Sept. 30

Central Florida Walk for PKD Walk supporting research for Polycystic Kidney Disease. 8 am-noon; Dr. Phillips Community Park, 8249 Buenavista Woods Blvd.; free; walkforpkd.org.

Orlando City vs. FC Dallas Soccer. 4 pm; Orlando City Stadium, 655 W. Church St.; $32-$255; 855-675-2489; orlandocitysc.com.

Run Nona 5K Ten-year anniversary of Run Nona with a block party at the end of each race. 4:30-9:30 pm; Lake Nona Town Center, 6900 Lake Nona Blvd.; $33; 407-896-1160; trackshack.com.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Cycle For Life Cycling fundraiser for cystic fibrosis research. 7 am; Volusia County Fairgrounds, 3100 E. New York Ave., DeLand; contact for price; 407-339-2978; fightcf.cff.org.

Thursday, Oct. 5

MLW: One-Shot Professional wrestling matches from Major League Wrestling. 6 pm; Gilt Nightclub, 740 Bennett Road; $15-$100; 407-504-7699; giltnightclub.com.

Orlando Magic vs. Dallas Mavericks NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Saturday, Oct. 7

HDSA Orlando Team Hope Walk A morning of exercise, fun and hope benefitting the Huntington's Disease Society of America. 8:30-11:30 am; Lake Lily Park, 641 S. Maitland Ave., Maitland; $25; 407-492-3440; hdsa.org.

Orlando City B vs. New York Soccer. 7:30 pm; Orlando City Stadium, 655 W. Church St.; $10; 855-675-2489; orlandocitysc.com.

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Thursday, Oct. 12

Orlando City B vs. Tampa Bay Rowdies Soccer. 7:30 pm; Orlando City Stadium, 655 W. Church St.; $10; 855-675-2489; orlandocitysc.com.

Friday, Oct. 13

Orlando Magic vs. Cleveland Cavaliers NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Saturday, Oct. 14

MudWalk Spooky 5K Walk or run through the haunted Spring Hammock Preserve populated by trail zombies, spiderwebs and the Swamp Thing. Enjoy a free pancake breakfast after the run; costumes are welcomed. 7 am; Seminole County Environmental Studies Center, 2985 Osprey Trail, Longwood; $15-$35; 407-320-0467; foundationscps.org.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Orlando City vs. Columbus Crew Major League Soccer. 3 pm; Orlando City Stadium, 655 W. Church St.; $31-$105; 855-675-2489; orlandocitysc.com.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Orlando Magic vs. Miami Heat NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Saturday, Oct. 21

Bowling for Babies Charity bowling tournament to raise money for Healthy Start. 2-4 pm; Aloma Bowl, 2530 Aloma Ave., Winter Park; $25-$150; 407-228-1478; healthystartorange.org.

Sunday, Oct. 22

Pink on Parade 5K A 5K raising support and awareness for breast cancer. 7:30-11:30 am; Florida Hospital Celebration Health, 200 Celebration Place, Celebration; $35; 407-303-2779; pinkonparade.com.

Tuesday, Oct. 24

Orlando Magic vs. Brooklyn Nets NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com. Friday, Oct. 27

Orlando Magic vs. San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Saturday, Oct. 28

The Dragstrip Riot Pro-am drag racing competition. 9 am; Orlando Speed World, 19164 E. Colonial Drive; $12-$25; jalopyjournal.com.

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators Ice hockey, 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Sunday, Oct. 29

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Atlanta Gladiators Ice hockey, 1:30 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 1

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades Ice hockey. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com. Friday, Nov. 3

Orlando Magic vs. Chicago Bulls 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Saturday, Nov. 4

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades Ice hockey. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Sunday, Nov. 5

Orlando Magic vs. Boston Celtics NBA basketball. 6 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com. Tuesday, Nov. 7

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits Ice hockey. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Thursday, Nov. 9

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits Ice hockey. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Sunday, Nov. 12

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades Ice hockey. 1:30 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com. Saturday, Nov. 18

Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Monday, Nov. 20

Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers NBA basketball. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; $14.25-$637.25; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

Tuesday, Nov. 21

Orlando Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen Ice hockey. 7 pm; Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.; contact for price; 800-745-3000; amwaycenter.com.

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