On The Town: November 2016

48 special events and fundraisers happening in the month of November.




Test drive the latest cars, trucks and SUVs at the Central Florida International Auto Show, Nov. 24-27

Courtesy Central Florida International Auto Show

EPCOT INTERNATIONAL FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Through Nov. 14: Taste the world from one spot in Central Florida, as dozens of international food markets pop up within this Disney theme park. Experience the art of talented celebrity chefs, watch special culinary demonstrations, and enjoy Eat to the Beat concerts. Walt Disney World’s Epcot World Showcase, Lake Buena Vista. disneyworld.disney.go.com

ELECTRIC DAISY CARNIVAL
Nov. 4-5: The former site of Tinker Field, next to Camping World Stadium, is transformed into a neon dreamscape with lots of lights, live music, interactive artwork, carnival rides, circus performers and more. 1 p.m.-midnight. South Tampa Avenue between Church and Long streets, Orlando. orlando.electricdaisycarnival.com

HURRICANE WHO CONVENTION 
Nov. 4-6: Though the focus is on Doctor Who and other British science fiction, fans from all areas of sci-fi participate. This year’s guests include actors from TV’s Torchwood, a Doctor Who spinoff. hurricanewho.com

HALIFAX ART FESTIVAL
Nov. 5-6:
Florida’s second-oldest art festival expects more than 45,000 people plus more than 250 artists and artisans from across the country. There’s also live entertainment, a student art competition and children’s activities. Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Riverfront Park on Beach Street, between Orange Avenue and Bay Street, Daytona Beach. halifaxartfestival.org

WATERFORD TASTE OF ORLANDO
Nov. 5: A family-oriented festival with food and beverage samples, live music, a business expo, shopping and children’s activities. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Waterford Lakes Town Center, 413 Alafaya Trail North, Orlando. waterfordlakestowncenter.com

VIVA ALFA ROMEO CAR SHOW
Nov. 5: Alfa Romeo has introduced its new supercar, the 4C Coupe, and this year Fiat introduces a new Fiat 124 built in cooperation with Mazda. 10 a.m.-3 pm. Market Street, Celebration Town Center, Celebration. celebrationtowncenter.com

ORLANDO INTERNATIONAL FASHION WEEK
Nov. 6-12: Events throughout the city include fashion shows, a networking mixer for professionals in the fashion, art and entertainment industries, and an up-and-coming-designer competition. orlandointernationalfashionweek.com

24TH ANNUAL COLLEGE PARK TOUR OF HOMES
Nov. 6: The Lake Ivanhoe section of Orlando’s College Park neighborhood is the focus of this year’s home tour, which also includes en plein air artists painting onsite, music, local vendors and antique cars. 1-5 p.m. mycpna.org

SANFORD’S ALIVE AFTER FIVE STREET PARTY
Nov. 10: Street party with live music, local artists, and food and beverage samples. 5 p.m. 230 E. First St., Sanford. sanfordwelcomecenter.com

THORNTON PARK 2ND THURSDAY ART AND WINE WALK
Nov. 10: Artists display works for sale along the streets and inside local businesses. Free, but a $10 wristband (available at Olde Town Brokers) gets you a free pour of wine at various locations. 6:30-9:30 p.m. Summerlin Avenue at Washington Street. thorntonparkdistrict.com 

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT THE WINERY
Nov. 11-13: Enjoy live music, wine tastings and tours. Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards, 19239 U.S. Highway 27 North, Clermont. lakeridgewinery.com

ROTARY CLUB OF MAITLAND ART FESTIVAL
Nov. 11-13: Lake Lily is the backdrop for this boutique art festival. Friday 6-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 701 Lake Lily Drive, Maitland. maitlandrotaryartfestival.com

WREATH DISPLAY AND AUCTION
Nov. 11-Dec. 1: Wreaths created by some of Florida’s top artists, interior designers and horticulturalists are featured. A Wreath Silent Auction that begins Nov. 11 and continues until Dec. 1 benefits the gardens. Leu Gardens, 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620. leugardens.org

ART IN ODD PLACES 
Nov. 11-13: Keep your eyes open in Orlando’s city center this weekend and you may see some unusual performance art and other artwork popping up along Central Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue. artinoddplaces.org/orlando

MOUNT DORA 2ND FRIDAY ART STROLL
Nov. 11: An evening of art, music and hors d’oeuvres showcases the work of regional artists. Free. 6-8 p.m. 138 E. Fifth Ave., Mount Dora. mountdoracenterforthearts.org

FESTIVAL OF TREES 
Nov. 12-20: A seasonal tradition, the Orlando Museum of Art’s designer-decorated trees are accompanied by wreaths, gingerbread houses, holiday vignettes and table displays. Some are available for purchase. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 407-896-4231, ext. 254. omart.org

ORLANDO BEER FESTIVAL
Nov. 12: Sample craft beers from local breweries and wines from various wineries. Noon-5 p.m. Festival Park, 2911 Robinson St., Orlando. orlandobeerfestival.com

ORLANDO VETERANS DAY PARADE
Nov. 12: This parade honors the nation’s military veterans. The route heads south on Orange Avenue from Robinson Street, crosses on Central Boulevard to Rosalind Avenue, then heads back north on Rosalind to Robinson. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. cityoforlando.net

OUC SPEAKERS SERIES
Nov. 15: Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson kicks off a series of public conversations about science, technology, engineering and math. 7:30 p.m. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando. drphillipscenter.org

WINTER PARK INSTITUTE
Nov. 16: Poet Billy Collins will read from and discuss his latest work, The Rain in Portugal. 7:30 p.m. Tiedtke Concert Hall, Rollins College campus. Free, but reserved seating may be purchased. 407-691-1995. rollins.edu/wpi 

3RD THURSDAY GALLERY HOP & ART WALK
Nov. 17: Visitors converge on Orlando’s Downtown Arts District to celebrate art. 6 p.m. City Arts Factory, 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando. orlandoslice.com

LIGHT UP UCF
Nov. 18-Jan. 7, 2017: This annual event celebrates the holiday season with an outdoor ice rink, rides, movies and light shows. CFE Arena, UCF campus. lightupucf.com

DELAND FALL FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
Nov. 19-20: About 175 artists from across the country will display and sell their work in the historic downtown shopping district. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. delandfallfestival.com

VOICES OF LIGHT
Nov. 18 & 19: The silent movie The Passion of Joan of Arc is accompanied by the Bach Festival Choir and Orchestra performing a new work by composer Richard Einhorn. Produced with Gladdening Light, a spiritual arts initiative. 7:30 p.m. Knowles Memorial Chapel, Rollins College campus. gladdeninglight.org

FLORIDA BLUE BATTLE OF THE BANDS
Nov. 18: The Florida A&M and Bethune-Cookman marching bands and dance teams face off the night before the big football game. 7 p.m. Amway Center, Orlando. floridaclassic.org

THE POWER EVENT LIVE
Nov. 19: Formerly the Winter Park Concours d’Elegance, this event has moved locations to Orlando Sanford International Airport. There are classic cars, motorcycles, airplanes and watercraft, and a demonstration that puts the vehicles’ speed to the test. 7-11 p.m. Southeast Ramp, 2151 Spinner Lane, Sanford. winterparkconcours.com, powereventlive.com

SANFORD ART WALK
Nov. 19: Explore galleries and art spaces along Sanford’s First Street between Magnolia and Sanford avenues. 6-9 p.m. sanfordartwalk.comsanfordwelcomecenter.com

CLERMONT COMIC CON 2016
Nov. 20: A pop culture convention focused on comic books, the people who draw and write them, and related art forms and media. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Clermont Performing Arts Center, 3700 S. U.S. Highway 27, Clermont. 352-394-4800. clermontcomiccon.com

CENTRAL FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW
Nov. 24-27: Check out more than 350 new vehicles, with no pressure to buy. Test drives, interactive displays and more. Thursday noon-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Orange County Convention Center, 9400 Universal Blvd., Orlando. autoshoworlando.com

EPCOT CANDLELIGHT PROCESSIONAL
Nov. 25-Dec. 30 Hear the story of Christmas each evening as told by a celebrity narrator with a 50-piece orchestra and mass choir. Epcot, Walt Disney World Resort, Orlando.disneyworld.disney.go.com


WORLD OF GOOD

November Fundraisers

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ORLANDO STORY CLUB, benefits Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida. Participants tell personal stories tied to this month’s theme: origin. The Abbey, Orlando. orlandostoryclub.com

11/4
PEACOCK BALL, benefits Winter Park History Museum. Alfond Inn, Winter Park. wphistory.org

11/5
NEANDERTHAL BALL, benefits Orlando Science Center. 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando. osc.org

FURBALL, benefits Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando. Rosen Shingle Creek Resort, Orlando. petallianceorlando.org

PUGSGIVING, benefits Pug rescue. Ramada Gateway Convention Center, Kissimmee. pugrescueofflorida.org

DANCING FOR DIABETES, benefits the Kids with Diabetes Dance Program. Seminole High School, Sanford. dancing4diabetes.com

GROWVEMBER, benefits the restoration of Mead Botanical Garden. Plants, crafts, gifts and books for sale. Mead Botanical Garden, Winter Park. 407-539-0661. meadgarden.org

PUTTIN’ ON THE RITZ, benefits Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center. A 1950s-themed street party that later moves indoors. Wayne Densch Performing Arts Center, Sanford. wdpac.com

11/12
GINGERBREADRUN5K, benefits Give Kids The World. Route winds through the village past a “snoring tree,” a magical castle and more. Give Kids The World Village, Kissimmee. support.gktw.org

WALK NOW FOR AUTISM SPEAKS, benefits Autism Speaks, which supports research and programs for those with autism. Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs. walknowforautismspeaks.org

RACE TO END HOMELESSNESS RUN/WALK, benefits A Grateful Mind Community Outreach Services, which helps families in crisis. Cypress Grove Park, Orlando. theracetoendhomelessness.com

STEP OUT: WALK TO STOP DIABETES, benefits the American Diabetes Association. Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake, Orlando. stepout.diabetes.org

PURPLESTRIDE 5K, benefits Central Florida Pancreatic Cancer Action Network.Harbor View Park, Baldwin Park. purplestride.org

11/12-13
RELAY FOR LIFE OF HUNTERS CREEK, benefits the American Cancer Society. Osprey Park, Orlando. relay.acsevents.org

11/13
RIDE ATAXIA, benefits Friedreich’s Ataxia Research Alliance, which seeks treatments and a cure for ataxia, a neuromuscular disorder. Waterfront Park, Palm Street, Clermont. rideataxia.org

11/19
DOGFEST WALK ’N’ ROLL, benefits Canine Companions for Independence. Lake Lily Park, Maitland. 407-522-3300. cci.org

11/20
GOLDEN GALA XXXVI, benefits Florida Hospital Cardiovascular Institute’s Cardiothoracic Care Unit. Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort, Orlando. The weekend includes the Florida Hospital Golden Gala ProAm Invitational, 11/20-21, at Grand Cypress Golf Club. fhgoldengala.com

11/24
SENIORS FIRST TURKEY TROT 5K, benefits programs for seniors. Participants and cheerleaders are encouraged to wear Thanksgiving-themed attire. Lake Eola, Orlando. turkeytrotorlando.com

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