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Orlando Activities March 24-30: Musical Humor, Art in Bloom, Pints ​​n ‘Paws and More | Art Stories & Interviews | Orlando

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Selection:

Thursday March 25th
Insights and sounds: musical humor
Find out that the spectrum of musical humor goes well beyond the billowing tuba and the sad trombone in an evening of sounds and discussion presented by the Bach Festival Society under the direction of John Sinclair. 7:30 p.m., $ 75. Knowles Memorial Chapel, 1000 Holt, Ave., Winter Park, bachfestivalflorida.org

Thursday-Sunday, 25.-28. March
Art in Bloom Festival of Fine Arts & Flowers
Present current exhibits with fresh flower arrangements. Enjoy Bourbon & Blooms, a special preview of Thursday’s opening night ($ 150). Barley & Blooms, an evening of beer, wine, and flowers on Friday ($ 75), or just pop up this weekend to enjoy the bloom of creativity. Various times, $ 15. Orlando Art Museum, 2416 N. Mills Ave., omart.org

Saturday March 27th
Sip into the spring
Tims Weinmarkt has put together an astonishingly large selection of wines for almost 20 vendors in the Ivanhoe region. At each stop, choose either a red or a white one, viewing the sights with a happy hum and perhaps an increasingly relaxed gait. 5 p.m., $ 50. Ivanhoe Village, ivanhoevillage.org

Taste of Oviedo
For this 27th year of the event, the theme is “The Cheesier, the Better!” and that means that all grocery vendors serve at least one cheesy dish. Pull cheese for the gram! 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., free of charge. 1700 Oviedo Mall Blvd., Oviedo, tastofoviedo.org

Pints ​​n ‘Paws
Spend a Saturday with your pup drinking craft beer. Sample dozens of craft brews, sample the best local food trucks, and enjoy live entertainment throughout the afternoon. 1-6pm, $ 40-65. Historic Downtown Sanford, Second Street and Sanford Avenues, Sanford, pintsandpaws.com

Virtual Winter Park Book Festival
A full day, virtual celebration of the written word. This year’s theme is “literary activism” and everyone knows that librarians are the most useful radical in our republic. (Really.) 9 am-3pm, free, wppl.org

Sunday March 28th
Southern Fried Sunday
Orlando’s most epic series, coming down Sunday morning, starts its 15th season (more on this week’s TLU, page 39) at 3:45 p.m., $ 15-40. Carlottas Kulturpark, 1000 N. Mills Ave., facebook.com/southernfriedsunday

Constantly:

Until March 25th
Down the rabbit hole
Immersive, Alice in Wonderland inspired outdoor theater experience brought to you by Creative City Project. $ 22- $ 25. Mead Botanical Garden, 1300 S. Denning Drive, Winter Park, meadgarden.org

Until April 4th
Mamma Mia
It’s impossible to watch this jukebox musical without indulging in the sheer Campy glee. $ 11- $ 30. Athens Theater, 124 E. Florida Ave., DeLand, athensdeland.com

Until April 11th
The office! A crime parody: Who is the Scranton Strangler?
A walking tour led by the world’s best boss takes groups of up to 30 people to locations throughout Thornton Park in search of Toby’s archenemy, the Scranton Strangler. (See this week’s LAC column for more information.) $ 45. Tours depart from the Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive, abbeyorlando.com

Until March 28th
The Robert Hill Collection
Orlando Ballet director Robert Hill returns to the stage as a performer for the first time in nearly 20 years, repeating some of his personal “greatest hits.” (See this week’s Arts feature for more information.) $ 70. Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Center, 600 N. Lake Formosa Drive, orlandoballet.org

Until March 26th
The seagull
This Anton Chekhov drama, staged in the idyllic lakeside lawn setting of the Black Box Theater, is perfectly appropriate. Given that the seagull also takes place on an estate by the lake. Understanding. Blown. CFCArts Black Box Theater, 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd., cfcarts.com

March 25-28
Respect: A musical journey for women
The lush off-Broadway musical explores the lives of women as reflected in 20th century pop music. 2 p.m., $ 20- $ 45. Winter Park Playhouse, 711-C Orange Ave., Winter Park, winterparkplayhouse.org

March 26-28
Nunsense: A-Men!
The little Hoboken sisters discover that 52 of their sisters have been accidentally poisoned by a soup made by their cook. In “Mrs. Doubtfire Enters the Monastery” all nuns are portrayed by men. 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., $ 24 to $ 33. West End Theater, 115 W. First St., Sanford, theaterwestend.com

Museums + Galleries:

Until March 25th
amalgam
Group exhibition of students in the BFA program working in media as diverse as book art, ceramics, printmaking, and experimental animation. Free. UCF Art Gallery, 12400 Aquarius Agora Drive, gallery.cah.ucf.edu

Until April 11th
American Artists in the Southwest From the Melanson Holt Collection
Works by painters and printers who lived in Taos and Santa Fe throughout the 20th century, including many indigenous artists. $ 5. Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St., mennellomuseum.org

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 May 2nd
A limitless drop on a limitless ocean
This joint exhibition between OMA and the American University in Cairo shows you works by 21 American artists with Arab and Iranian heritage. $ 15. Orlando Art Museum, 2416 N. Mills Ave., omart.org

Until April 23
Celebrating the genius of women – 10 years of retrospective
Check out works by winners of the last decade’s annual “Celebrating the Genius of Woman” art competition. Free. 101 E. Central Blvd., ocls.info

Until May 29th
Jane Turner: The Development of an Artist
A retrospective exhibition of paintings and sculptures by this self-taught artist from Eatonville. Free. Hannibal Square Heritage Center, 642 W. New England Ave., Winter Park, hannibalsquareheritagecenter.org

Until May 8th
One world: international artists from Florida
A showcase with work by nine artists from across the state of Florida. Free. Crealdé School of Art, 600 St. Andrews Boulevard, Winter Park, crealde.org

Until May 28th
Pushing the Envelope: Mail Art from the Archives of American Art
In the hidden DIY world of international “correspondence” art over several decades. Free. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/cfam

Until May 9th
Rania Matar: Portraits on both sides of the window during COVID-19
The Lebanese-American photographer Matar presents an affective and very current version of the portrait. Free. Cornell Fine Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, rollins.edu/cfam

March 26th – June 6th
Storytellers: Faith Ringgold + Aminah Robinson
MOART DeLand shows a small overview of mixed media works by the legendary Afro-American artists Faith Ringgold and Aminah Robinson. $ 5. DeLand Art Museum, 100 N. Woodland Blvd., DeLand, moartdeland.org

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