Things to do in Orlando, Aug. 18-24: Fanboy Expo, Cuban Sandwich Festival, ‘Floating Beauty: Women in the Art of Ukiyo-e’ | Arts Stories & Interviews | Orlando

Our editors’ choices of the finest points to do this 7 days.

Friday, Aug. 20-Sunday, Aug. 22
Fanboy Expo
With MegaCon now in the textbooks irrespective of some really hefty odds, we guess it is really time for a different fandom conference to go down in the City Wonderful. Fanboy Expo is a lesser affair than MegaCon — almost certainly not a negative matter at this juncture of Florida’s struggles with COVID — but it has its own distinct charms in terms of nostalgia-driven celebrity friends. So you’ve got received Barry Bostwick (Rocky Horror), Catherine Bach (Daisy Duke, Dukes of Hazzard) and a Chips! forged reunion. Also showing up are wrestlers D-Von Dudley from the iconic ECW and father/son Florida royalty Bo Dallas and Mike Rotunda. Comedian friends contain Peter David and Tony Isabella. Make sure you notice that guests can cancel up to the past minute, due to the fact that is the place we’re at now. Also, MegaCon altered their policy to demand masking, so this con could nicely do the exact same. Wyndham Orlando Resort Global Travel, 8001 Global Travel,, $30-$199.

Saturday, Aug. 21
6th Once-a-year Cuban Sandwich Festival
Get all set for a celebration of arguably just one of the best sammies ever developed by humankind when the Cuban Sandwich Festival returns to Central Florida for a 6th 12 months this weekend. Now, a single could easily keep a Cuban Sandwich Pageant and just pack it with sellers from around Central Florida purveying their ham-[roast pork or salami]-and-pickle wares, but the organizers of this fest are genuinely leaning in to the imaginative choices of the working day, with a plan of functions that includes: reside new music, dance performances, a noble attempt to assemble the most significant Cuban sandwich at any time, and an all-star panel of judges crowning a winner for Ideal Cuban Sandwich. The location of Kissimmee’s Lakefront Park is the best place to choose a stroll to fend off the irresistible urge to nap, post-feeding frenzy.
11 a.m., Kissimmee Lakefront Park, 101 Lakeshore Blvd., Kissimmee,, free.

Saturday, Aug. 21
Medal Militia
It is really a night of tributes to the titans of West Coast (as well as one particular lone East Coaster) thrash metal headlined by Medal Militia, masking the tracks of metal megastars and community educational philanthropists Metallica. Help will be from Chemical Warfare actively playing the function of Slayer (and we’re betting they are going to nail it, as they’re named right after a music off Reign in Blood), Remain at Household Astronauts and Buddies standing in for Megadeth, and Deserted Will repping the East Coast mosh anthems of Anthrax. Wondering if attendees are heading to get in on the re-enactment also and convert their backs on bands who aren’t their faves? 7 p.m., Soundbar, 37 W. Pine St.,, $12-$15.

Saturday, Aug. 21
Reverie & Reflection
A plan of musical contemplations, courtesy of the Orlando Up to date Chamber Orchestra, pondering themes of “self-reflection and external observation, hope and apprehension, and even life and death, even though discovering themes of redemption, resurrection and catharsis.” The evening will feature 4 parts, the bulk expressly written for OCCO and new vocal group spin-off VoxOCCO. The full program features Alexandra Fol’s “Reflective Reflection,” “Piano Concerto No. 1” by Person-Ching Yu, “Dear Umma” by ChanJi Kim and “The Resurrection” by Jose de Jesus Ravelo.
7 p.m., Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, 600 N. Lake Formosa Travel,, $10-$25.

Sunday, Aug. 22
Victor Ryan Robertson
As component of the Orlando Opera’s additional intimate “Summer time Collection” of heat-up exhibits, you can get to know some of the celebrity singers who will be performing in Primary Phase displays afterwards this year. This installment options Metropolitan Opera and Broadway tenor Victor Ryan Robertson — who you may see in the course of the OO’s season later on this year carrying out in La Traviata (his Orlando Opera debut also!) — doing favorite parts from the two his different undertaking worlds with only piano accompaniment. There will be a casual Q&A phase as aspect of this demonstrate also, to really get to the coronary heart of what can make Robertson tick.
2 p.m., University Club, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter Park,, $45.


Via Aug. 22
Outrageous for Gershwin
An evening of the audio of American songwriting giants George and Ira Gershwin and tap-dancing aplenty.
7:30 p.m., Winter season Park Playhouse, 711 Orange Ave., Winter Park,, $20-$45.

By Aug. 22
Musical comedy whereby Snow White, Cinderella and Sleeping Splendor tell it like it is.
Theater West Conclude, 115 W. Very first St., Sanford,, $28-$64.

Via Sept. 26
Lasting Impressions 3D
A new twist on the higher-tech immersive art development as is effective by the likes of Renoir and Van Gogh are rendered tremendous by bleeding-edge 3D LED and paired with new music from Debussy, Ravel, Piaf, Aznavour and much more. Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips Centre for the Accomplishing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.,, $40-$192.

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  • Image courtesy of the Mennello Museum
  • ‘Floating Beauty: Women of all ages in the Art of Ukiyo-E’ at the Mennello Museum


By Aug. 29
Creatures in the Margins
As a visible enhance to the Winter season Park Public Library’s “Tails & Tales” summertime examining, this show looks at representations of animals in artwork throughout style and period. Cornell Fantastic Arts Museum, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter season Park,, free of charge.

Via Nov. 7
Ephemeral: American Impressionists and the Impact of Japan
A companion to the Floating Beauty exhibit, Ephemeral offers the get the job done of a team of second-wave French expressionists who took significant affect from Japanese woodblock prints. Mennello Museum of American Artwork, 900 E. Princeton St.,, $5.

Through Nov. 7
Floating Elegance: Females in the Artwork of Ukiyo-e
Depictions of girls in art in the course of the Edo period of time of Japan, consisting of around 50 woodblock prints. Mennello Museum of American Art, 900 E. Princeton St.,, $5.

Via Oct. 2
I Found the Silence
A solo exhibition from award-profitable worldwide photographer Martin Stranka of modern performs delving into the thought of internal peace. Snap! Downtown, 420 E. Church St.,, no cost.

By way of Aug. 31
InstaFame Phantom Artwork Venture
Chosen operates from influential graffiti artist Nic 707’s collection, section of the late artist’s ongoing InstaFame Phantom Artwork Undertaking, a series of gallery pop-ups that started inside of NYC subway cars and trucks. Orlando Community Library, 101 E. Central Blvd., ocls.details, cost-free.

Through Aug. 29
Several Voices/Many Tales
Dive into the background of portraiture in this exhibition of 30 will work from the museum’s long-lasting collection. Rollins Museum of Art, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter season Park,, cost-free.

Via Sept. 19
On Looking at Segovia
A travelogue by Maitland Art Center founder Jules André Smith of his 1921 travels in Spain in the form of paintings, drawings and a limited tale. Maitland Art Heart, 231 W. Packwood Ave., Maitland,, $6.

Through Oct. 2
Present Tense
Snap and the Analog Photography Movie Exhibition existing new works of film pictures that includes shots by Michelle De Rose, Nika De Carlo and extra. Movie is continue to alive!
Snap! Downtown, 420 E. Church St.,, no cost.

By Aug. 29
Rollins College Biennial
Individual and collaborative will work from Rollins’ art faculty. Rollins Museum of Artwork, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park,, cost-free.

By way of Aug. 29
Uptown/Downtown: Richard Lindner’s Entertaining City
“Depictions of the city’s eccentric dwellers vibrate off the paper” in Richard Lindner’s brightly coloured lithographs. Rollins Museum of Art, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter season Park,, free. n