Our picks of the best things to do this week. Also check out our list of Halloween events around Orlando.

Wednesday October 27

Experience Gainesville’s first punk reunion in miniature with this waystation-like-concert featuring dozens of FEST-related bands covering Uncle Lou’s Will’s and Dirty Laundry. 6 p.m., Will’s Pub and Uncle Lou’s, Mills Avenue, willspub.org, $ 10 to $ 15.

28 Oct-Nov 4
Orlando Film Festival

The Orlando Film Festival returns to in-person programming with a comprehensive roster of independent feature films, documentaries and shorts. CMX Plaza Cinema Cafe, 155 S. Orange Ave., offvirtual.com, prices vary by screening.

Friday October 29
The way and The phone
Two operas entirely staged by Gian Carlo Menotti. 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., Timucua Arts Foundation, 2000 S. Summerlin Ave., timucua.com, $ 25.

Friday October 29
Porter Robinson

The EDM star Robinson is bringing his “Nurture” tour to the Orlando Outdoor Amphitheater, and word is he really shines in these types of spaces. 8:00 p.m., Orlando Amphitheater, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, orlandoamphitheater.com, $ 39.

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  • Royston Langdon opens for Psychedelic Furs at Hard Rock Live on Saturday, October 30

Friday-Sunday, October 29-31
La Traviata
Conductor Stephanie Rhodes Russell makes her Orlando Opera debut with an updated version of Verdi’s masterpiece. Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., operaorlando.org, $ 19- $ 129.

Saturday October 30
Orlando Oktoberfest

Oompah music, Bavarian cuisine, German beer and chicken dancing! Admit it, tiger, this one has it all. Noon, German American Society of Central Florida, 381 Orange Lane, Casselberry, orlandogermanclub.com, $ 5.

Saturday October 30
Psychedelic furs

“Love My Way” arrives on the way to Orlando as the dark stars of the new wave, psychedelic furs, return to 407, with the opening of Royston Langdon of Spacehog. 8 p.m., Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd., hardrock.com, $ 30.50.

Saturday October 30
Taste of Orlando

The 21st annual family-friendly food festival showcasing the delicious flavors of Waterford Lakes. A combo bracelet available on the day of the event allows you to get unlimited beer samples from Bowigens Beer Co. during the festival, but only 250 will be sold. 3 p.m., downtown Waterford Lakes, 413 N. Alafaya Trail, eventbrite.com, $ 5 to $ 30.

Madison Beer performs at House of Blues on Tuesday, November 2

  • Madison Beer performs at House of Blues on Tuesday, November 2

Tuesday, November 2
Madison beer

The YouTube sensation and singer-songwriter takes the stage to show that she can pull off IRL just as easily. 8 p.m., House of Blues, Disney Springs, houseofblues.com, $ 32.50 to $ 61.75.


2-7 November
Musical based on Dustin Hoffman’s 1982 film The Tilting the Gender Scales, presented by Fairwinds Broadway. Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., drphillipscenter.org, $ 44.50 to $ 114.50.

Until October 31
The legend of Sleepy Hollow
A man confronts the supernatural misfortunes of Ichabod Crane. Orlando Repertory Theater, 1001 E. Princeton St., orlandorep.com, $ 15- $ 35.

Until October 31
To rent
Locals Celebration Theater Co. takes on this iconic musical juggernaut. Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave., celebrationtheatreco.com, $ 14.75- $ 44.75.

Until November 1st
In the heights
Lin-Manuel Miranda’s musical blockbuster (Hamilton) arrives in Winter Park via Breakthrough – in their brand new home on Aloma Avenue. Breakthrough Theater, 6900 Aloma Ave., Winter Park, Breakthroughtheatre.com, $ 25.

Until November 20
Intimate clothing
The life and loves (or lack thereof) of an African-American seamstress and her clientele. Margeson Theater, Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., orlandoshakes.org, $ 32- $ 56.