Book Signing — 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Winter Garden Art Association, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Author Christina Abt has written “Crown Hill, a Novel of Love, Life and the Afterlife.” For more, visit christinaabt.com.
Whet Your Palette— 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at the Winter Garden Art Association, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Gather with friends to easily create a painting masterpiece with guidance from an art instructor who takes the class step by step. No experience is needed. Guests are welcome to bring their own wine, beer or snacks. All art supplies are provided. The cost is $30 for WGAA members and $35 for non members. To register, visit wgart.org.
SATURDAY, JAN. 31
Docs Who Rock — 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the groove at Universal CityWalk, 6000 Universal Blvd., No. 700, Orlando. Attendees will enjoy an evening filled with great food, drinks, music and dancing. Performances will be by Dr. Matt Lube, Dr. Chad Smith, Dr. Luke Elms and the band REDWAX; Dr. Chris Crotty and the band Men With Mortgages; and Dr. Timothy Bullard, Dr. William Steele and the band Dead Cypress. Funds will benefit patient environment enhancements at Dr. P. Phillips and Health Central hospitals. To purchase tickets, visit orlandohealthdocswhorock.com.
Found Object Assemblage-Jan Partain— 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Winter Garden Art Association, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. This mixed media workshop is available for adults, and all skills levels are welcome. Some woodworking knowledge is helpful. Participants will find new stories in otherwise discarded objects. The focus will be on simple and innovative joinery applicable to woods, metal, glass, paper and fiber. Topics will include, but not be limited to, working within boxes, rendering figures and collage. The cost is $100 for members and $120 for non members. To register, visit the calendar at wgart.org.
THURSDAY, FEB. 5
Chinese Watercolor with Lian Zhen — 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, through Friday, Feb. 6, at The ArtRoom, 709 Main St., Windermere. Learn the spontaneous and detailed styles of Chinese painting. Students will explore the techniques of using Chinese brush painting materials, as well as learning composition and design. Zhen will show the techniques step by step, allowing students to practice between demos. Students will create one or two paintings each day. The class is $225 and Chinese supplies are $35. Lunch is included. Reservations are required. To register, call (407) 909-1869.
“ESCAPES:” Photos from Around the Globe — open through Jan. 31, at the 127 SOBO Art Center, 127 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden. Featured artist is Paul Gerding. For more, visit wgart.org.