Things to do in Orlando, December 29 – January 4: Hi Viz, Jenny Parrott, Jim Gaffigan, Vrbo Citrus Bowl | Art stories and interviews | Orlando



Our picks of the best things to do this week!

Wednesday, December 29
Annual Cheez-It Bowl Parade
Bandtastic Game Day Preview from local school bands as a melodious prelude to … yes, this afternoon’s Cheez-It Bowl. 11 a.m., Central Park, North Park Avenue and West Morse Boulevard, Winter Park, free.

Cheez-It Bowl
The Clemson Tigers face the Iowa State Cyclones. 5:30 p.m., Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place, $ 25- $ 190.

Glenn jammin
A freestyle jam turns into a set of Rage Against the Machines covers. With Dam_ez, Roland Simmons, Derek Engstrom, Austin Kelly. 9 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., willspub.org, $ 10.

Shaved
A somewhat late screening of “vacation morning” of Bill Murray’s premonitory classic. 3:30 p.m., Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland, enzian.org, $ 10.

Dust of seven
Nü-metal adjacent stars make the front pages of local WJRR radio station “Mistletoe Jam”. 8 p.m., Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd., hardrock.com/live, $ 27.50 –
$ 37.50.

Thursday, December 30
Emo New Year: New Year, Same Songs
Young Tapes is headlining an evening of all the emo songs you love to mull over. 9 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., willspub.org, $ 10.

The Purple Madness: Tribute to Prince
Party like it’s (insert year here) with this Crack Prince blanket squad. 7 p.m., House of Blues, Disney Springs, Lake Buena Vista, houseofblues.com, $ 15- $ 70.

Thursday-Friday Dec. 30-31
Jim gaffigan
Take the comfort of comfort food in jokes about the weaknesses of being a dad and consuming Hot Pockets. Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org, $ 50- $ 190.

Saturday January 1
Vrbo citrus bowl
The Iowa Hawkeyes and the Kentucky Wildcats collide. 1 p.m., Camping World Stadium, 1 Citrus Bowl Place, $ 60- $ 300.

Cinderella
The Ukrainian State Ballet Theater presents its two-act performance Cinderella. 6:30 p.m., Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org, $ 45- $ 65.

Severed + Said
Start the New Year off on the right foot with an evening of forward-looking electronic music. Jacksonville’s solo project is making headlines, the local Mother Juno opening never fails to energize and impress. 9 p.m., Stardust Video & Coffee, 1842 E. Winter Park Road, facebook.com/stardustie, $ 10.

Sunday January 2
Charlyce simmons
A tribute to the music of the immortal Anita Baker, courtesy of singer Simmons. 6 p.m., Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts, 1905 Kentucky Ave, Winter Park, bluebambooartcenter.com, $ 40.

Jenny Parrott, Rachel Decker
Queer walker and Americana rule breaker (praised by Kinky Friedman!) Parrot is sweeping the city. 7 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., willspub.org, $ 10.

Tuesday January 4
Hi Viz
Stellar, kinetic post-punk trio from Philly with the unwitting bard of Mills 50. 9 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave., willspub.org, free.

See all of our New Years event listings here!

IN PROGRESS

Until January 9, 2022
Dazzling nights
The spectacular immersive holiday light is back and bigger than ever. Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., dazzlingorlando.com, $ 25.

Until January 6, 2022
Eola Wonderland Christmas Tree Show
Synchronized light and music show every night as the Lake Eola fountain displays red, green and golden lights. Lake Eola Park, Rosalind Avenue and Washington Street, free.

MUSEUMS + GALLERIES

LAST CHANCE! Until December 31
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: Exhibit Featuring Florida Artists with Disabilities
Collective exhibition of artists from Florida working “across” disabilities across genres. Alice and William Jenkins Gallery, Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Blvd., Winter Park, crealde.org, free.

Until June 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.

LAST CHANCE! Until December 31
Common Ground: Selected Works from the Rollins Book Arts Collection
Treasures from 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 May 1, 2022
Connoisseurship & Collection: Masterpieces of European Painting
Old masters on loan from the Muscarelle Art Museum. Orlando Museum of Art, 2416 N. Mills Ave., omart.org, $ 20.

Until January 22, 2022
Eyewitness: 46 years of photojournalism by Red Huber
Retrospective of long-standing work Orlando Sentry photographer Huber. 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.

LAST CHANCE! 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.

LAST CHANCE! Until December 31
Rafael Trelles: the imagined word
Fifteen unique portraits, each referring to a work of world literature, by Tolstoy Anna karenina at Gabriel García Marquez A hundred years of loneliness. 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. m


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