Ways to Get Rid of Turkey, November 24-30: DJ Icey, FusionFest, Dark Star Orchestra, Dazzling Nights | Art stories and interviews | Orlando


Our picks of the best things to do this Thanksgiving week.

Wednesday, November 24
AAHZ Reunion 2021
The annual flex of the AAHZ clubhouse members with DJ Icey, Kimball Collins, Baby Anne and Dave Cannalte. 9 p.m., The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave., beachamorlando.com, $ 30- $ 35.

Led Zeppelin Party by Jason Bonham
The scion of hard-rock royalty pays a musical tribute to his father, drummer John Bonham, and his iconic band Led Zeppelin. 7:30 p.m., Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org, $ 35- $ 70.

Karol G, Feid
Two new talents in full development of reggaeton come to claim the firmament of pop. 7:30 p.m., Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd., hardrock.com/live, $ 58.50 to $ 78.50.

Thanksgiving eve pub crawl
Trawl the Milk District for holiday libations. 6 p.m., The Milk District Spot, 2430 E. Robinson St., $ 10, eventbrite.com.

Thursday November 25 — Dec. 26
Lights at Jeater Bend
Stunning Lighting on 11 Celebration Homes collects donations and preserves for local families in need. Jeater Bend Drive, Celebration, facebook.com/lightsonjeaterbend, free / donation.

Friday November 26
Jen in the right light, Mars Wagon, Don Ugly
Fine, refined rock sounds from Central Florida to tone down the vacation blues (or usher in the seasonal joy, your call, really). 9 p.m., Tuffy’s Music Box, 200 Myrtle Ave., Sanford, tuffyscider.com, $ 10 to $ 80.

Trapland Pat, YungAK22
The young South Florida rap star of future Trapland Pat is making headlines. 7 p.m., Soundbar, 37 W. Pine St., facebook.com/soundbar407, $ 25.

Saturday November 27
Circuit Church
The mighty Modal Plane and the experimental OG of Orlando Saturn Valley run this free outdoor event. 7 p.m., The Nook on Robinson, 2432 Robinson St., instagram.com/circuit_church,
free.

Home for the holidays
The Orlando Phil rings in the season with assists from the Holiday Singers and the Opera Orlando Youth Chorus. 3:30 p.m., Orlando Festival Park, East Robinson Street and North Primrose Drive, orlandophil.org, $ 40.

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  • FusionFest, November 27-28 at the Dr. Phillips Center

Saturday-Sunday Nov. 27-28
Fusion festival
A free two-day celebration in downtown Orlando featuring a kaleidoscopic fusion of aromas, sights, sounds and tastes that represent the diverse origins and heritage of our community. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., fusionfest.org, free.

Mouse House Expo
New fan convention dedicated to Disney’s vast intellectual property library (Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, etc.). We would go just for John Ratzenberger. Embassy Suites by Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista South, 4955 Kyngs Heath Road, Kissimmee, houseofmouseexpo.com, $ 20 to $ 35.

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COIN at House of Blues, Monday - COURTESY PHOTO

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  • COIN at House of Blues, Monday

Sunday November 28
Hanukkah on the park
The event features an acrobat show, live music, dancers, children’s activities, food, and large menorah lighting. 5 p.m., Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, chabadorlando.org, free.

Sanford Holiday Independent Mini Market
Twenty vendors bring you the best products and merchandise Sanford has to offer, as well as food and live music. 11:00 a.m., Tuffy’s Bottleshop and Lounge, 200 Myrtle Ave., Sanford, tuffyscider.com, free.

Monday, November 29
PIECE OF MONEY
An alt-pop trio takes part in their Rainbow Dreamland tour. 8 p.m., House of Blues, Disney Springs, houseofblues.com, $ 25- $ 57.75.

Tuesday, November 30
Black Star Orchestra
The Chicago Deadheads keep the faith alive with deep cover sessions. 7 p.m., Frontyard Festival, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org, $ 29.50- $ 59.50.

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Dark Star Orchestra at the Frontyard Festival, Tuesday - COURTESY PHOTO

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  • Dark Star Orchestra at the Frontyard Festival, Tuesday

Jinjer
Progressive metal from Ukraine! 6 p.m., House of Blues, Disney Springs, houseofblues.com/orlando, $ 27- $ 37.

2nd Annual Lake Nona Hanukkah Celebration
The evening includes great menorah lighting, Jewish music, children’s activities and more. 5:30 p.m., Lake Nona Town Center, 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd., free.

Until January 9, 2022
Dazzling nights
Enjoy an immersive holiday light experience. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave, $ 25, leugardens.org.

Museums + Galleries:

Until December 5
Albin Polasek: destiny fulfilled
Paintings, sculptures and ephemera illustrate the heritage of the Czech-American artist. Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park, polasek.org, $ 10.

Until May 8, 2022
Allier is a verb
Examines the deeply personal work of artists from marginalized communities. Rollins Museum of Art, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/rma, free.

Until May 8, 2022
American Modernisms at the Rollins Museum of Art
American art from the museum’s permanent collection. Rollins Museum of Art, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/rma, free.

Until January 9, 2022
As I am
Group exhibition of current artists from central and north Florida working “across” disabilities across genres. Alice and William Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, crealde.org, free.

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'Rafael Trelles: The Imagined Word' at the Rollins Museum of Art, until December 31 - IMAGE VIA ROLLINS MUSEUM OF ART

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  • “Rafael Trelles: The Imagined Word” at the Rollins Museum of Art, until December 31

Until January 2, 2022
Florida Cathedrals: Masterpieces by Clyde Butcher
Butcher’s photos capture the natural (disappearing) beauty of Florida’s wetlands. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., omart.org, $ 20.

Until December 31
Middle ground
A sample of the treasures of Rollins’ book art collection, mainly around the themes of social and environmental issues. Rollins Museum of Art, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/rma, free.

Until January 2, 2022
Connoisseur and collector
Old masters on loan from the Muscarelle Art Museum. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., omart.org, $ 20.

Until January 2022
Eye-witness
Retrospective of Red Huber, longtime Orlando Sentinel photographer. Break! Downtown, 420 E. Church St., snaporlando.com, free.

Until December 31
Gallardo / Budoff: growth, width and terrain
Fantastic renderings and cut papers by Frances Gallardo and Nathan Budoff. Rollins Museum of Art, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/rma, free.

Until November 30
Interaction
Multimedia group show exploring the hidden links between us and our environments. Casselberry Art House, 127 Quail Pond Circle, Casselberry, casselberry.org, free.

Until January 2, 2022
Luces y Sombras
Over 100 historical photographs covering modern Mexico’s history – people, architecture, indigenous artifacts and a myriad of aspects of the country’s perpetual reinvention. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., omart.org, $ 20.

Until December 31
Rafael Trelles: the imagined word
The Puerto Rican artist presents an exhibition of his unique portraits of literary figures. Rollins Museum of Art, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/rma, free.

Until January 23, 2022
Victor Bokas: a daring and colorful journey
The paintings by Central Florida artist Bokas evoke the quirks and beauty of the Sunshine State. Maitland Art and History Museums, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, artandhistory.org, $ 6.

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'Luces y Sombras' at the Orlando Museum of Art until January 2, 2022 - IMAGE VIA ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART

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  • “Luces y Sombras” at the Orlando Museum of Art until January 2, 2022



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