Orlando Weekly Fall Arts Guide 2019

From live music, comedy, and theater, to visual and performing arts and much more, Orlando Weekly's Fall Arts Guide is the definitive review of everything to see, do, hear, taste and touch this autumn. On stands now and online, check out the guide to know what's going on.

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Nov. 23   
Jonathan Van Ness
8 & 10:30 p.m. at Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, drphillipscenter.org, $45-$125   
Strap on your heels and tame that bird's nest on your head for a night you'll never forget. Van Ness catwalked onto the scene in Netflix's Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye (the next generation) as the one who does the hair. Y'all know who I'm talking about. #LegsForDays and a hair toss that makes the meanest of mean girls jealous as hell. Authentic realness paired with a desire to try everything makes the gender-bendy Van Ness a great entertainer and an extraordinary show. Grab a VIP ticket if you want a meet-and-greet photo op with this beautiful (inside and out) person. Pro tip: Uber or Lyft to avoid bizarrely high parking and valet fees.   
Photo courtesy Dr. Phillips Center
Nov. 23

Jonathan Van Ness

8 & 10:30 p.m. at Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, drphillipscenter.org, $45-$125

Strap on your heels and tame that bird's nest on your head for a night you'll never forget. Van Ness catwalked onto the scene in Netflix's Emmy Award-winning Queer Eye (the next generation) as the one who does the hair. Y'all know who I'm talking about. #LegsForDays and a hair toss that makes the meanest of mean girls jealous as hell. Authentic realness paired with a desire to try everything makes the gender-bendy Van Ness a great entertainer and an extraordinary show. Grab a VIP ticket if you want a meet-and-greet photo op with this beautiful (inside and out) person. Pro tip: Uber or Lyft to avoid bizarrely high parking and valet fees.

Photo courtesy Dr. Phillips Center
Nov. 30   
Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live
8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, hardrock.com, $33-$63  
Get your popcorn – and hankies – ready! The mad geniuses behind the seminal Mystery Science Theater 3000 are taking their show on the road and bringing it to Orlando, and it's going to be the curtain call for one of the most important members of their cast. The MST3K "Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour" comes to Hard Rock Live in November, and this will be original host and series creator Joel Hodgson's final tour as part of this ensemble. Hodgson and his 'bots will be cackling over and roasting two new films, and though it sadly looks like we will never hear "Hike Your Pants Up" live, Jean Claude Van Damme is in one of the films featured, so all is right with the world.   
Photo courtesy Shout! Factory
Nov. 30

Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live

8 p.m. at Hard Rock Live, hardrock.com, $33-$63

Get your popcorn – and hankies – ready! The mad geniuses behind the seminal Mystery Science Theater 3000 are taking their show on the road and bringing it to Orlando, and it's going to be the curtain call for one of the most important members of their cast. The MST3K "Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour" comes to Hard Rock Live in November, and this will be original host and series creator Joel Hodgson's final tour as part of this ensemble. Hodgson and his 'bots will be cackling over and roasting two new films, and though it sadly looks like we will never hear "Hike Your Pants Up" live, Jean Claude Van Damme is in one of the films featured, so all is right with the world.

Photo courtesy Shout! Factory
Dec. 5   
Sweet & Savory
7:30 p.m. at the Wellborn Boutique Hotel, sweetandsavoryorlando.com, $35-$65   
Forget your company's annual holiday party: Sweet & Savory is where you'll want to be. The night features desserts from top local and regional artisans, along with some savory dishes to cleanse your palate, presented by Publix Aprons Catering. Throw special cocktails, live music and dancing on top of that, and you've got a holiday celebration par excellence – there's no reason to eat a crumbly Christmas-tree cookie ever again.   
– This story is from the Sept. 25, 2019, print issue of Orlando Weekly. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.  
Photo by Patrick Scott Barnes
Dec. 5

Sweet & Savory

7:30 p.m. at the Wellborn Boutique Hotel, sweetandsavoryorlando.com, $35-$65

Forget your company's annual holiday party: Sweet & Savory is where you'll want to be. The night features desserts from top local and regional artisans, along with some savory dishes to cleanse your palate, presented by Publix Aprons Catering. Throw special cocktails, live music and dancing on top of that, and you've got a holiday celebration par excellence – there's no reason to eat a crumbly Christmas-tree cookie ever again.

This story is from the Sept. 25, 2019, print issue of Orlando Weekly. Stay on top of Central Florida news and views with our weekly Headlines newsletter.

Photo by Patrick Scott Barnes