October 16, 2013

Top 10 things to do in Orlando this week: Oct. 16-22

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Baths
Wednesday, Oct. 16
with Groundislava, Time Wharp
8 p.m.
The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.
407-246-1419
thesocial.org
$12-$15
Rather than the warm and luxuriant imagery the name Baths brings to mind, the electronic pop artist Will Wiesenfeld (who also performs as Geotic) presented us with a dark and alien landscape on this year’s release, Obsidian. His signature layered production style is still there, but this time supported by a full band, resulting in songs that are at once foreign and familiar; you want to repeatedly explore them, especially those lilting moments on tracks like “No Past Lives.” The album leaves an unusual mark: a new way to lean with personal musings and an invitation to think cruelly, as on standout track “No Eyes.” We’re expecting this show to be a highlight of the fall, full of sonic shocks and gifting us an intimate performance of one of the year’s most intriguing albums. Soak it up if you can make it out. – Ashley Belanger
Baths

Wednesday, Oct. 16

with Groundislava, Time Wharp

8 p.m.

The Social, 54 N. Orange Ave.

407-246-1419

thesocial.org

$12-$15

Rather than the warm and luxuriant imagery the name Baths brings to mind, the electronic pop artist Will Wiesenfeld (who also performs as Geotic) presented us with a dark and alien landscape on this year’s release, Obsidian. His signature layered production style is still there, but this time supported by a full band, resulting in songs that are at once foreign and familiar; you want to repeatedly explore them, especially those lilting moments on tracks like “No Past Lives.” The album leaves an unusual mark: a new way to lean with personal musings and an invitation to think cruelly, as on standout track “No Eyes.” We’re expecting this show to be a highlight of the fall, full of sonic shocks and gifting us an intimate performance of one of the year’s most intriguing albums. Soak it up if you can make it out. – Ashley Belanger
Winter Park Wine & Dine
Wednesday, Oct. 16
6-9 p.m.
Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park
winterparkannual.com
321-396-7790
$35-$40
If you’ve ever been to a wine tasting, you most assuredly are familiar with the “Four S’s”: see, swirl, smell and sip. This week, those four simple words go a long way at the Winter Park Wine & Dine, not only when it comes to the unlimited wine samples (more than 150 varieties served up by NOPA Grill), but you’ll also keep the “Four S’s” in mind while noshing. That’s because guests fill up on bites from a throng of Winter Park restaurants: You might taste something spicy (PR’s Taco Palace and Orchid Thai); some- thing succulent (Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and the Bistro on Park Avenue); something savory (Matilda’s on Park and SoNapa Grille); or something sweet (Kilwin’s Chocolates and the Bohemian Baker). At the end of the night, however, perhaps the two most important “S’s” to remember at this type of affair are how you’ll head home – stuffed and satisfied. – Aimee Vitek
Winter Park Wine & Dine

Wednesday, Oct. 16

6-9 p.m.

Winter Park Farmers Market, 200 W. New England Ave., Winter Park

winterparkannual.com

321-396-7790

$35-$40

If you’ve ever been to a wine tasting, you most assuredly are familiar with the “Four S’s”: see, swirl, smell and sip. This week, those four simple words go a long way at the Winter Park Wine & Dine, not only when it comes to the unlimited wine samples (more than 150 varieties served up by NOPA Grill), but you’ll also keep the “Four S’s” in mind while noshing. That’s because guests fill up on bites from a throng of Winter Park restaurants: You might taste something spicy (PR’s Taco Palace and Orchid Thai); some- thing succulent (Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse and the Bistro on Park Avenue); something savory (Matilda’s on Park and SoNapa Grille); or something sweet (Kilwin’s Chocolates and the Bohemian Baker). At the end of the night, however, perhaps the two most important “S’s” to remember at this type of affair are how you’ll head home – stuffed and satisfied. – Aimee Vitek
Venus in Fur
Friday, Oct. 18
8 p.m.
selected dates through Nov. 17
Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.
407-297-8788
madcowtheatre.com
$28.25
Don't clutch yer pearls, Myrtle; it’s not a straight adaptation of the 1870 novel that gave the culture the term “sadomasochism.” Nor will you hear the Velvet
Underground intoning Shiny shiny/Shiny boots of leather. (Actually, we can’t guarantee that.) No, this is Mad Cow Theatre’s production of David Ives’ Off-Broadway smash hit, a spooky, sexy metacomedy in which Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s work is a play-within-a-play. When an “unusual” young actress shows up to audition for a part in a stressed-out playwright’s adaptation of the novel, tables are turned, and then overturned. Though it’s a comedy, the audience may walk out feeling the lasting effects of the play’s unsettling power shifts. – Jessica Bryce Young
Venus in Fur

Friday, Oct. 18

8 p.m.

selected dates through Nov. 17

Mad Cow Theatre, 54 W. Church St.

407-297-8788

madcowtheatre.com

$28.25

Don't clutch yer pearls, Myrtle; it’s not a straight adaptation of the 1870 novel that gave the culture the term “sadomasochism.” Nor will you hear the Velvet Underground intoning Shiny shiny/Shiny boots of leather. (Actually, we can’t guarantee that.) No, this is Mad Cow Theatre’s production of David Ives’ Off-Broadway smash hit, a spooky, sexy metacomedy in which Leopold von Sacher-Masoch’s work is a play-within-a-play. When an “unusual” young actress shows up to audition for a part in a stressed-out playwright’s adaptation of the novel, tables are turned, and then overturned. Though it’s a comedy, the audience may walk out feeling the lasting effects of the play’s unsettling power shifts. – Jessica Bryce Young
Nerdapalooza
Oct. 18-20
With They Might Be Giants, Nerf Herder, MC Lars, the Protomen and others
Various times
Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive
855-828-2684
nerdapalooza.org
free-$70
Nerdapalooza is your friend. Not your only friend. But a little glowing friend. It seems if all jocks think about is sports, then all these nerds think about is music, because this year’s lineup is beefed up, including They Might Be Giants and Nerf Herder as headliners. The festival also features more than 40 bands over three days, as well as an indie game showcase, vendors and visual artists. Plus – bonus item – the first day is free. It’s a stupid fun time that makes us wish we could always be stupid! Forever! – Ashley Belanger
Nerdapalooza

Oct. 18-20

With They Might Be Giants, Nerf Herder, MC Lars, the Protomen and others

Various times

Orange County Convention Center, 9800 International Drive

855-828-2684

nerdapalooza.org

free-$70

Nerdapalooza is your friend. Not your only friend. But a little glowing friend. It seems if all jocks think about is sports, then all these nerds think about is music, because this year’s lineup is beefed up, including They Might Be Giants and Nerf Herder as headliners. The festival also features more than 40 bands over three days, as well as an indie game showcase, vendors and visual artists. Plus – bonus item – the first day is free. It’s a stupid fun time that makes us wish we could always be stupid! Forever! – Ashley Belanger
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades
Saturday, Oct. 19
7 p.m.
Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.
407-951-8200
orlandosolarbearshockey.com
various prices
It comes down to an in-state ECHL pro hockey rivalry this Saturday, as the Orlando Solar Bears host a home opener against the Florida Everblades at Amway Center. This will be the first of 36 regular season home games for the Bears, and the team kicks off its second season with high hopes of improving on last season’s performance – the Bears finished fifth out of five in the division and missed the playoffs. As if the return of hockey in Orlando isn’t enough to get you pumped for the new season, there will also be an opening night Wawa T-shirt giveaway during this week’s game. – James Austin
Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades

Saturday, Oct. 19

7 p.m.

Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.

407-951-8200

orlandosolarbearshockey.com

various prices

It comes down to an in-state ECHL pro hockey rivalry this Saturday, as the Orlando Solar Bears host a home opener against the Florida Everblades at Amway Center. This will be the first of 36 regular season home games for the Bears, and the team kicks off its second season with high hopes of improving on last season’s performance – the Bears finished fifth out of five in the division and missed the playoffs. As if the return of hockey in Orlando isn’t enough to get you pumped for the new season, there will also be an opening night Wawa T-shirt giveaway during this week’s game. – James Austin
Orlando Extreme Watersports Festival
Saturday, Oct. 19
Noon-10 p.m.
Lake Ivanhoe, 57 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.
orlandowatersportsfest.com
$10-$15
Dano “the Mano” Amir is no stranger to the lakes of Central Florida: As host of the annual Wake Awards, held at the Surf Expo here in Orlando, the pro wakeskater starred in a few cheesy promo reels for the event, one in which he wrapped himself entirely in Saran wrap to avoid amoeba while winching in a local ditch. This week Dano returns to Orlando and joins other big-name wakeboarding and waterskiing athletes for the Orlando Extreme Watersports Fest. Even a few local boys – skiers Zack Worden and K.C. Wilson, among others – jump into Lake Ivanhoe on Saturday for daylong competitions and demos. There are no guarantees you’ll be safe from Orlando’s infamous amoebae, so if you don’t want to get wet, we’d suggest grabbing a seat on dry land and watching the show with food and beer in hand. – Aimee Vitek
Orlando Extreme Watersports Festival

Saturday, Oct. 19

Noon-10 p.m.

Lake Ivanhoe, 57 S. Ivanhoe Blvd.

orlandowatersportsfest.com

$10-$15

Dano “the Mano” Amir is no stranger to the lakes of Central Florida: As host of the annual Wake Awards, held at the Surf Expo here in Orlando, the pro wakeskater starred in a few cheesy promo reels for the event, one in which he wrapped himself entirely in Saran wrap to avoid amoeba while winching in a local ditch. This week Dano returns to Orlando and joins other big-name wakeboarding and waterskiing athletes for the Orlando Extreme Watersports Fest. Even a few local boys – skiers Zack Worden and K.C. Wilson, among others – jump into Lake Ivanhoe on Saturday for daylong competitions and demos. There are no guarantees you’ll be safe from Orlando’s infamous amoebae, so if you don’t want to get wet, we’d suggest grabbing a seat on dry land and watching the show with food and beer in hand. – Aimee Vitek
The Falcon Presents: 4th Annual Zombie Art Show
Saturday, Oct. 19
8 p.m.
The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.
407-423-3060
thefalconbar.com
free
The Falcon’s indefatigable procession of themed group shows continues with their fourth Zombie Art Show, a collection of works inspired by those who walk after their deaths, crave your brains and have proven to be a cash bonanza in the past few years. (Can we move on to some other supe now? I dunno ... mummies, maybe, or Frankensteins?) These exhibitions-slash-parties can be a mixed bag – that’s pretty much the definition of a group show – and it’s hard to predict what you’ll see when get there, but this year’s list is a nice mix of powerhouse and curveball local artists, including Johannah O’Donnell, Patrick Fatica, Cake Marques, Thomas Thorspecken, Morgan Wilson and Andrew Spear. We’re taken with some early images from the show that we’ve seen – in particular, Plinio Pinto’s series of bloody undead redheads and Brandon Geurts’ spooky, ink-washy terror tableaux. – Jessica Bryce Young
The Falcon Presents: 4th Annual Zombie Art Show

Saturday, Oct. 19

8 p.m.

The Falcon, 819 E. Washington St.

407-423-3060

thefalconbar.com

free

The Falcon’s indefatigable procession of themed group shows continues with their fourth Zombie Art Show, a collection of works inspired by those who walk after their deaths, crave your brains and have proven to be a cash bonanza in the past few years. (Can we move on to some other supe now? I dunno ... mummies, maybe, or Frankensteins?) These exhibitions-slash-parties can be a mixed bag – that’s pretty much the definition of a group show – and it’s hard to predict what you’ll see when get there, but this year’s list is a nice mix of powerhouse and curveball local artists, including Johannah O’Donnell, Patrick Fatica, Cake Marques, Thomas Thorspecken, Morgan Wilson and Andrew Spear. We’re taken with some early images from the show that we’ve seen – in particular, Plinio Pinto’s series of bloody undead redheads and Brandon Geurts’ spooky, ink-washy terror tableaux. – Jessica Bryce Young
Steve Aoki
Sunday, Oct. 20
with Waka Flocka Flame, Autoerotique, Borgore
6:30 p.m.
Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.
407-872-0066
firestonelive.net
$30-$40
Today’s electronic music landscape changes rapidly. Artists and fans are influenced by many different styles, which breeds new subgenres and collaborations and keeps the scene constantly evolving. The Aokify America Tour is a direct reflection of that. Through his successful label, Dim Mak Records, Steve Aoki has released indie rock, trance, electro house and techno, and his personal discography of collaborations and remixes is equally as diverse. Supporting artists Borgore, Waka Flocka and Autoerotique are known for reaching and bending different genres as well. Borgore draws inspiration from metal and hip-hop to create aggressive bass music that he often raps over live while behind the decks. Waka Flocka is a rapper with a crossover following in the electronic world, and Autoerotique cites Dutch house, rave rock and even ska as influences. All styles will converge this Sunday night at Firestone’s outdoor stage. – Ed Chapkowski
Steve Aoki

Sunday, Oct. 20

with Waka Flocka Flame, Autoerotique, Borgore

6:30 p.m.

Firestone Live, 578 N. Orange Ave.

407-872-0066

firestonelive.net

$30-$40

Today’s electronic music landscape changes rapidly. Artists and fans are influenced by many different styles, which breeds new subgenres and collaborations and keeps the scene constantly evolving. The Aokify America Tour is a direct reflection of that. Through his successful label, Dim Mak Records, Steve Aoki has released indie rock, trance, electro house and techno, and his personal discography of collaborations and remixes is equally as diverse. Supporting artists Borgore, Waka Flocka and Autoerotique are known for reaching and bending different genres as well. Borgore draws inspiration from metal and hip-hop to create aggressive bass music that he often raps over live while behind the decks. Waka Flocka is a rapper with a crossover following in the electronic world, and Autoerotique cites Dutch house, rave rock and even ska as influences. All styles will converge this Sunday night at Firestone’s outdoor stage. – Ed Chapkowski
Accidental Music Festival Presents the Dublin Guitar Quartet
Sunday, Oct. 20
7:30 p.m.
Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.
accidentalmusicfestival.com
$22
These four Irish guys have a weakness for Ligeti, Glass, Pa?rt and Reich – and if you recognize those composers without their first names, you’ll get along just fine with DGQ. If you aren’t familiar with Gyo?rgy, Philip, Arvo and Steve, though, this show is a great chance to learn more about their work, and you may be surprised by how powerfully moving their minimal com- positions can be when performed solely on guitar. Touring on their soon-to-drop album of Philip Glass string quartets (to be released on Glass’ own Orange Mountain Music recording label), the world-class ensemble performs in Orlando courtesy of the Accidental Music Festival, which morphs into a consistently forward-looking presenting group in the months between festivals. Their dedication to new music as opposed to old chestnuts serves them, and their audience, well. – Jessica Bryce Young
Accidental Music Festival Presents the Dublin Guitar Quartet

Sunday, Oct. 20

7:30 p.m.

Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave.

accidentalmusicfestival.com

$22

These four Irish guys have a weakness for Ligeti, Glass, Pa?rt and Reich – and if you recognize those composers without their first names, you’ll get along just fine with DGQ. If you aren’t familiar with Gyo?rgy, Philip, Arvo and Steve, though, this show is a great chance to learn more about their work, and you may be surprised by how powerfully moving their minimal com- positions can be when performed solely on guitar. Touring on their soon-to-drop album of Philip Glass string quartets (to be released on Glass’ own Orange Mountain Music recording label), the world-class ensemble performs in Orlando courtesy of the Accidental Music Festival, which morphs into a consistently forward-looking presenting group in the months between festivals. Their dedication to new music as opposed to old chestnuts serves them, and their audience, well. – Jessica Bryce Young
Teen Agers
Tuesday, Oct. 22
with the New Lows, Tanner Jones
11 p.m.
Bar-BQ-Bar, 64 N. Orange Ave.
facebook.com/barbqbarinc
free
While the city works to convince us that downtown is changing every day, one thing downtown that’s stayed gloriously the same is Bar-BQ-Bar, where every now and again there are dependably cool shows, like this week’s lineup featuring a trio of Orlando punks: Teen Agers, the New Lows and Tanner Jones (of You Blew It!). Teen Agers just released their much-heralded debut album, I Hate It, which matches riffs with punk elite on songs like “Here We Go Again” and “Well Dressed.” They pressed the album in a limited batch of 300 on mixed-color vinyl, so if you dig the free show, you might want to snag a copy before they run out. Speaking of colored vinyl, showmates the New Lows also have a shiny new pressing of I Couldn’t Sleep, just released on Kiss of Death, in addition to sporting a hard-hitting new drummer, Eric Pitman (VRGNS). Expect shit to get loud. – Ashley Belanger
Teen Agers

Tuesday, Oct. 22

with the New Lows, Tanner Jones

11 p.m.

Bar-BQ-Bar, 64 N. Orange Ave.

facebook.com/barbqbarinc

free

While the city works to convince us that downtown is changing every day, one thing downtown that’s stayed gloriously the same is Bar-BQ-Bar, where every now and again there are dependably cool shows, like this week’s lineup featuring a trio of Orlando punks: Teen Agers, the New Lows and Tanner Jones (of You Blew It!). Teen Agers just released their much-heralded debut album, I Hate It, which matches riffs with punk elite on songs like “Here We Go Again” and “Well Dressed.” They pressed the album in a limited batch of 300 on mixed-color vinyl, so if you dig the free show, you might want to snag a copy before they run out. Speaking of colored vinyl, showmates the New Lows also have a shiny new pressing of I Couldn’t Sleep, just released on Kiss of Death, in addition to sporting a hard-hitting new drummer, Eric Pitman (VRGNS). Expect shit to get loud. – Ashley Belanger