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Now is the time to make a list and check it twice as you choose from among the splendid holiday performances and events in Central Florida.

These are all highly recommended, and in most cases we still have about two weeks to take in the performances.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

CFCArts Community Choir and Orchestra will transport us back to the 1930s and 1940s when the music of Christmas combined with the big band sound.

Follow the hero and his family as he makes his way home for the holidays and experience the music with a 280-voice choir and 55-piece big band orchestra.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The holiday season really gets going this weekend, with events across Central Florida.

This highly-anticipated free event, presented this year by the Morse Museum and the city of Winter Park, includes love, family, sharing, good cheer, and Christmas music.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The city of Winter Park invites us to celebrate the holiday season as the Orlando Philharmonic presents its annual Holiday Pops Concert in Winter Park’s Central Park.

The Philharmonic will present a free program of holiday favorites for all ages with audience members encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to re-stock the pantries at Second Harvest Food Bank.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Florida’s most progressive farmers, gardeners, artisans, and non-profits will celebrate the fifth anniversary of the Winter Park Harvest Festival in Central Park’s West Meadow on Nov. 22.

Taking place in the week before Thanksgiving, the Festival offers a farmers market, cooking demonstrations, kid-friendly activities and live music.

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Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Winter Park Concours d’ Elegance – now in its 13th year – is a full weekend of activities.

Sunday’s Concours will display more than 160 of the world’s finest automobiles arranged by make and model, chronologically and by private collection for viewing interest.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

It’s been 20 years in the making, and now – from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 8 — the public is invited to take self-guided tours through Orlando’s brand new Dr. Phillips Performing Arts Center.

The tours will include special photo-ops and the opportunity to purchase tickets for upcoming shows and events.

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It’s time to go hunting for your new Caveman Couture and step out in Paleolithic style as the Orlando Science Center welcomes you to the seventh annual Neanderthal Ball.

The Ball is also the wackiest (and most fun) Gala of the season, and while it may be held in a Museum, there is nothing stuffy about the coolest event this side of the Ice Age!

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Restaurant review: RA Sushi

RA Sushi does it all right – décor, food, service and welcoming atmosphere.

Most important is the taste, quality and originality of everything from signature bar drinks to appetizers that had me doing my “happy food dance,” to generous-portion sushi rolls that bring the idea of fusion to a whole new level.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Dust off those fancy Western boots and get-on-down to Winter Park's West Meadow on Oct. 25 for the fourth annual Cows ‘n Cabs to benefit the Community Food & Outreach Center.

You can guess about the cows; the cabs are cabernets.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

At “Bats: Myths and Mysteries,” the new exhibit at the Orlando Science Center, visitors see 30 of the flying creatures of the night (safely enclosed).

Guests may try a pair of giant bat ears to experience the sensitivity of bat hearing, and search for replica bats concealed in a variety of habitats.

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The Orlando Philharmonic’s top-selling show is back! Cirque meets symphony in this all-new show featuring classical music brought to life by world-class cirque performers.

Acrobats, contortionists, jugglers and strongmen perform amazing feats, and aerialists soar overhead as the orchestra below provides suspenseful music.

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The only nighttime Art Festival in Florida, the 38th Maitland Rotary’s Art Under the Stars is a magical experience for artists and patrons alike.

With continuous live entertainment on two stages sponsored by Performing Arts Maitland, the art show and sale will take place this weekend surrounding Lake Lily in Maitland.

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The Orlando Museum of Art will open a dual exhibit with titles “David Rathman: Stand by Your Accidents” and “Lama Peterson: Suburbia Sublime” on Sept. 27.

David Rathman explores icons of masculinity – from the American West to football with protagonists caught in moments of introspection and/or defeat.

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Take your family (and your taste-buds) on an adventure of food and wines at the EPCOT International Food & Wine Festival from Sept. 19 to Nov. 10.

Each fall, Disney’s EPCOT offers the flavors of 30 global marketplaces along with cooking demos, tastings, wine-pairings, and decadent desserts.

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