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Orlando Weekly Fall Guide

EVENTS: Everything from food truck gatherings to zombie walks to literary readings to pet-rescue fundraisers

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Winter Park Harvest Festival, Central Park’s West Meadow

Sept. 26-Sept. 29

Orlando Bear Bash III Massive annual LGBT-leaning event with organized visits to Disney and Universal, a vendor fair, pool parties, karaoke contests and more. Various times Thursday-Sunday; Doubletree Resort Orlando, 10100 International Drive; $95; orlandobearbash.com.

Sept. 28

Into the Light With Alan Bounville As an openly gay man, Bounville discusses his trek across the country in support of LGBT equality. 4 pm Saturday; Rollins College, Annie Russell Theatre, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park; free; 407-646-2253; rollins.edu. Trailer Trash Bash With a trailer trash costume contest and a “Redneck Revue” by the Footlight Players. 9 pm Saturday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; free; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.

Sept. 30

The Closet Ball Drag beauty pageant with special guests Darcel Stevens, Angelica Sanchez and others. 9 pm Monday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; $12; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.

Oct. 1

An Evening With John Waters As part of the Come Out With Pride film fest, relish a presentation by the filmmaker and writer, plus film screenings of Pecker, A Dirty Shame and other movies. 7 pm Tuesday; The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive; $39-$150; 407-704-6261; comeoutwithpride.com.

Oct. 1-Oct. 6

Come Out With Pride Orlando This weeklong LGBT-leaning celebration packs in pool parties, a film festival, comedy shows, a Church Street block party and finishes up with a massive parade and festival around Lake Eola. Various times daily; various locations; various prices, visit website for details; 321-800-3944; comeoutwithpride.com.

Oct. 2, Nov. 6

MBA Orlando Monthly Networking Mixer LGBT businesses come together for networking opportunities. 6-8 pm Wednesday; MBA Orlando Headquarters, 23 S. Osceola Ave.; $10; 407-610-7412; mbaorlando.org.

Oct. 5

Pride Featuring Taylor Dayne Live concert plus music by DJ Randy Bettis and DJ Brianna. 9 pm Saturday; The Parliament House, 410 N. Orange Blossom Trail; call for price; 407-425-7571; parliamenthouse.com.

Oct. 5, Nov. 2

Illusions in Review Celebrity look-alike show starring Leigh Shannon and others. 7 pm, 9:45 pm Saturday; Hamburger Mary’s, 110 W. Church St.; free; 321-319-0600; hamburgermarys-orlando.com.

Oct. 26
Headdress Ball Each year this black-tie extravaganza, which raises money for the Hope and Help Center’s mission of treating and helping prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS in Central Florida, continues to entertain. In its 24th year now, guests of this affair will not only be dazzled by over-the-top Las Vegas-style entertainment and a flamboyant headdress competition, but they’ll also delight in gourmet bites, sip handcrafted cocktails and indulge in bidding on an impressive lineup of live auction items. 5:30 pm Saturday; Hilton Orlando, 6001 Destination Parkway; $300; 407-645-2577; headdressball.org.

Fall Guide 2013
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