Things to do in Orlando, Aug. 25-31: Kesha, Betty Who, Katt Williams, Lydia Lunch, Sanford Punk Fest | Arts Stories & Interviews | Orlando

Our editors’ choices of the ideal things to do this 7 days.

Wednesday, Aug. 25 
Pop firebrand and paranormal podcaster Kesha (née Ke$ha) has thrown warning to the wind, not allowing her Orlando enthusiasts down and holding this Orlando day on her “Kesha Live” full-band tour.  It is the only Florida date on the total journey, so assume hard about attending this a person. “Bring. Your. Boogie. Feet. It’s about to go down!!!!!!! Thank god. Let us occasion,” enthused Kesha when the tour was announced months back, and although the Delta variant has dampened spirits fairly on the dwell music entrance, anticipate a “Show” with a funds “S.” No significantly less than Betty Who is the touring opener. 8 p.m., Really hard Rock Are living, 6050 Common Blvd.,, $49.50-$100.50.

Thursday, Aug. 26
The Drums of Umöja
An Orlando soul singer extraordinaire helps make his extended-awaited live return to the City Gorgeous, but it is with the percussive sector of his extended-functioning Umöja Afrobeat undertaking. Hope heavy drum routines, hopefully Snowden sporting his Fela Kuti-impressed finery, and an opening established from Katie Burkess and Snowden at which a Jim O’Rourke (R.I.P.) include is promised. 9 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.,, free of charge.

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  • Umoja photograph courtesy of Eugene Snowden

Saturday, Aug. 28
Justice for Samuel Celestin Protest Rally
Juneteenth Coalition and OCFL NAACP host a protest and demonstration in solidarity with the family of Samuel Celestin, a young guy who died following being tased by Ocoee and Windermere law enforcement. Midday, Lake Eola Park, North Eola Drive and East Robinson Road,, totally free.

Saturday, Aug. 28
Katt Williams
Comedic royalty Katt Williams regrets to tell you that “World War III” is imminent — which seems truthfully plausible supplied the past two several years — as he provides his struggle-themed tour to Addition Monetary Arena this weekend soon after demolishing Jacksonville on Friday evening. Williams can now be witnessed on your preference of screens with new movie The Residence Subsequent Door: Fulfill the Blacks 2, or on the pop-culture information web site of your decision with the subject-of-simple fact, and actually intriguing, assertion that cancel culture isn’t all that undesirable. Williams is an irresistibly kinetic performer and will have no trouble producing the arena at UCF appear to be downright intimate. 8 p.m., Addition Monetary Arena, 12777 Gemini Blvd. North,, $59-$250.

Saturday, Aug. 28
Sanford Punk Fest
Sanford will get a tiny louder and snottier for a third year this weekend, as the Sanford Punk Fest normally takes about West End Buying and selling Co. The Punk Fest will boast a big lineup of nearby rabble-rousers dealing in punk, hardcore and ska, which include Debt Neglector, 430 Methods, Yellow Working day Union, You Vandal, the Longest Corridor, Flag on Fireplace, Neverender, Backstabber, Pangolin, Ebenezer & the Scrooges, Tv set Generation, Born Losers and Sticky Steve. It’s heading to be a just about 12-hour affair, so continue to be hydrated — we’re confident West Stop will be satisfied to oblige. 1 p.m., West Conclusion Trading Co., 202 Sanford Ave., Sanford,, $7-$10.

Sunday, Aug. 29
Kirsten Chambers
You are going to be viewing Metropolitan Opera soprano Kirsten Chambers in Orlando Opera’s full manufacturing of King for a Day quickly ample, but this weekend you are going to have a opportunity to see her and her pianist partner tackle an afternoon’s worthy of of Italian music — from Puccini to Verdi to Bocelli — at this personal musical affair. 2 p.m., University Club, 841 N. Park Ave., Winter season Park,, $45.

Monday, Aug. 30
Lydia Lunch
Enzian Theater proceeds their “Meet the Filmmaker” collection this week and, truthfully, it is heading to hit a significant-water mark of lively dialogue as author/performer/artist/singer/hellraiser Lydia Lunch tends to make her triumphant Orlando return. Lunch, whose Orlando appearances are the stuff of legend, will be keeping court for an in-particular person Q&A after a screening of the newish documentary Lydia Lunch: The War Is Never Around. Tracing the occupation of this American icon by the decades, from her No Wave beginnings with Teenage Jesus in the 1970s by textbooks, solo albums, movies and now major a savage ensemble that involves sounds-lifers Weasel Walter and Bob Bert, Lunch has carried out it all and, crucially, under no circumstances dropped her hearth, aim and anger. Filmmaker Beth B. truly gave this icon the filmic portrait she richly justifies. Any concerns? Conserve ’em for Monday! 8:30 p.m., Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland,, $12.