The Short List: October


Marina Chavez


10/23 Her voice and music are unmistakable. Hear Bonnie Raitt live as she performs her classic songs and a few hits from her latest effort, Slipstream. At the King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne. p. 74

Southern Women's Show


10/11-14 The Southern Women’s Show is most women’s shopping dream, with jewelry, makeup, fashion shows, cooking classes and more, all under one roof. Celebrity guests include actress Deidre Hall. At the Orange County Convention Center. p. 72


GWN Dragon Boat


10/20 The Walgreens Orlando International Dragon Boat Festival, taking place at Walt Disney World, brings recreational and competitive teams together from all over North America. Don’t miss the evening boat races taking place Oct. 19. At Downtown Disney West Side. p. 73


Winter Park Autumn Art Festival


10/13-14 One of many art festivals coming up in Central Florida, the Winter Park Autumn Art Festival is the only juried art show to feature Florida artists exclusively. This community-oriented sidewalk show includes visual art, live entertainment and activities for the kids. In Central Park along Park Avenue. p. 87


"Olga Ivanovna" by Nicholas Simmons


Through 11/25 The Florida Watercolor Society’s 41st Anniversary Exhibition showcases 100 paintings by Florida’s top watercolor artists including Nicholas Simmons, whose work “Olga Ivanovna” is shown here. At the Mennello Museum of American Art p. 82


Coming Up...



11/1-4 What started out as a play-reading series, has developed into the annual “Playfest! The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays” at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. During the festival, playwrights from around the country workshop with actors and directors to produce a show for audiences, with tickets starting at an accessible $5. p. 80


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