THURSDAY, FEB. 19
Open Mic Night — 7 to 10 p.m. Thursdays at Pilars Martini, 146 W. Plant St., No. 120, Winter Garden. Popular Disney entertainer Billy Flannigan and Kelly DeWayne Richards encourage patrons to share their vocal talents. Entertainers range from the exceptionally talented professionals to novice regulars. (407) 369-8900.
FRIDAY, FEB. 20
“Splash” Art Gala — 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20, at the SoBo Art Center, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Attendees will enjoy gallery exhibits, live artist demonstrations and silent and live auctions. Food will be provided by alFresco’s of Winter Garden. Participants also will receive complimentary drinks, entertainment, raffles and giveaways. Appropriate attire is festive black and white with a “splash of red.” The cost is $60 per person for Winter Garden Art Association members and $75 for the public. Reservations are required. To purchase tickets, call (407) 347-7996. For more information, visit wgart.org.
FRIDAY, FEB. 20
Outside The Box “Southern Hospitality” — 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 13 to 22, at The Franklin Pearce Jr. Auditorium, 17404 Sixth St., Montverde. A laugh-out-loud farce and a standalone play in its own right, “Southern Hospitality” is the final play in the Sermonettes trilogy that began with “Dearly Beloved” and continued with “Christmas Belles” in Outside The Box’s 2014-15 season of Hope, Jones and Wooten. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids and students. Andre Provencher (321) 663-2608 or [email protected].
SATURDAY, FEB. 21
Nature Sculptures — 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Tibet-Butler Preserve and the Vera Carter Environmental Center, 8777 Winter Garden Vineland Road, Orlando. Using an endless range of natural materials found at the preserve, participants will create a unique, non-permanent outdoor sculpture using techniques from artist Andrew Goldsworthy, taught by guest instructor Jane Gravois. This event is most appropriate for ages 7 and up; it is limited to 20 participants. For more information, call (407) 876-6696.
Writing Workshop: Character Development and Motivation — 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, at the Windermere Branch Library, 530 Main St., Windermere. Author and Writing Coach Vicki M. Taylor will discuss what it takes for a reader to understand story characters. She will teach how to get to know and build characters throughout the work. For more information, call (407) 835-7323.
THURSDAY, FEB. 26
“Life on the Trail Art Exhibit” Reception — 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, in the Winter Garden City Hall lobby, 300 W. Plant St. Original renderings of local artists’ interpretations will cover the walls of the lobby. This exhibit includes more than 25 pieces of art in various mediums and processes that portray everyday life on the West Orange Trail, from biking and running to scenery and sunsets by the trail. For more information, call (407) 656-4111.