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Orlando Activities 5-11 May: Tiesto, Big Gigantic, Paws in the Park + ‘Three Amigos’ | Art Stories & Interviews | Orlando

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Our pick of the best events this week

Wednesday May 5th
Frontyard Festival: Big Giant
Saxophone and percussion mix with super programmed electronics courtesy of this Colorado duo who played Coachella and Lollapalooza … and now the Frontyard Festival. 8 p.m., $ 39.50- $ 75. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org

Wednesday May 5th
The Plaza Picture Show: Three Amigos!
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo and help raise a coin for the Enzian Theater as they take the 1980s buddy comedy outdoor scene with Steve Martin, Martin Short and Chevy Chase. 7:30 p.m., $ 10 to $ 80. The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave., plazaliveorlando.org

Friday May 7th
Frontyard Festival: Orlando Gay Choir: One Nation, Indivisible
The local LGBTQ + choir explores their view of Americana with an evening full of songcraft through decades of pop music, from Irving Berlin to Pink. 7 p.m., $ 24.50-29.50. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org

Friday-Sunday, 7th-9th May
Baby shower shower
Celebrate the newly arrived owl BBS – some years up to 100 – at the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey’s annual Baby Owl Shower. Entry to the center is free on the weekend of the shower, but you will be asked to donate a gift. (It’s easy to go to the baby shower with no present, you know.) Virtual events are also planned. 10 a.m., free with items from the wishlist. Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, cbop.audubon.org

Saturday May 8th
Frontyard Festival: An evening with Kevin Smith
Filmmaker, podcaster, and Orlando restaurateur (the Mooby’s pop-up in Icon Park) Kevin invites you to join him on the front yard. Smith isn’t a comedian per se, although he can be hilariously funny. So expect a trip through your mind with loads of pop culture ephemera thrown into the mix. 7:30 pm, $ 35- $ 150. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org

Saturday May 8th
Paws in the park
Greater Orlando Pet Alliance is bringing back its annual benefit blowout for the 27th time, offering bait classes for dogs of all sizes, photo stations, a dog fun zone, costume contest, dealer market, food trucks, and all kinds of Pet Alliance merch. 10 a.m. free. Lake Eola Park, North Rosalind Avenue and East Washington Street, petallianceorlando.org

Saturday May 8th
Tïesto
The world-famous DJ and producer has been an EDM mainstay for several decades, and not even the coronavirus can (apparently) stop this. The Vanguard remains a hotspot in downtown Orlando in several ways. It offers temperature tests and gentle stimulation for wearing masks to indoor dance music shows while the world is in the middle of its own tantrum. 9 p.m., $ 35- $ 120. The Vanguard, 578 N. Orange Ave., thevanguard.live

Saturday May 8th
We the kings
Bradenton’s best We the Kings, as well as Hawthorne Heights, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and We Are Wolves all hit the open-air stage at the Ace Cafe downtown. 4:30 p.m., $ 25 to $ 50. Ace Cafe, 100 W. Livingston St., acecafeusa.com

Sunday May 9th
Frontyard Festival: Jazz Brunch: Miles & More
Let the members of the Jazz Orchestra in the Dr. Phillips Center deepen your brunch outdoors and immerse yourself in the extensive catalog of the jazz titan Miles Davis. 1 p.m., $ 25. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org

ONGOING:

Until May 9th
Chicago
Roxie and Velma kill in the legendary musical. 7:30 p.m., $ 11-30. Athens Theater, 124 N. Florida Ave., DeLand, athensdeland.com

Until May 9th
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
The Tony Award-winning musical mines the rich streak of comedy and pomp in middle school spelling bees, followed by six teenagers who face each other in the “spelling championship of their lives”. $ 39.50. Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, drphillipscenter.org

MUSEUMS + GALLERIES:

Until December 31st
Art encounters: community or chaos
Works from the CFAM collection that reflect the systemic nature of racial injustice in the United States. Free. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/cfam

Until June 30th
Black Maria
Powerful photo series by journalist Renata Sago and her mother Kanika, reinterpreting Mary Poppins as “a modern black woman who evokes joy, power and self-determination in communities with socio-economic differences”. Free. Eatonville Branch Library, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville, ocls.info

Until July 11th
Cynthia Holmes: Sweet Surrealism
Florida-based contemporary artist Holmes takes you into a world of fantastic botanicals. $ 10. Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens, 633 Osceola Ave., Winter Park, polasek.org

Until August 1st
The great portraits of Mr. Eddy Mumma
Rare exhibition of paintings by this original and prolific Florida outsider artist. $ 5. Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St., mennellomuseum.org

Until May 9th
Love & Compassion: Pictures of Mother and Child
Group exhibition of florid artists who visually reflect on “time-honored topics such as motherhood, unconditional love and willingness to make sacrifices”. $ 6. Maitland Art Center, Maitland Art and History Museums, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland, artandhistory.org

Until May 23rd
The New Urban Contemporary
Group show of local and international artists, all with roots in urban street art. Free. Osceola Arts, 2411 E. Irlo Bronson Memorial Street, Kissimmee, osceolaarts.org

Until June 6th
Storytellers: Faith Ringgold + Aminah Robinson
An overview of mixed media works by legendary Afro-American artists Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson. $ 5. DeLand Art Museum, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, moartdeland.org n

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