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Thursday, Dec. 3

UCF Choir Concert

When: 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Where: St. James Cathedral; 215 N. Orange Ave., Orlando

Cost: Free and open to the public

The Buzz: The concert is titled “Songs in Waiting” and will feature the University Chorus, the Women’s Chorus and the Chamber Singers, as well as many vocal and instrumental soloists.

The S.A.F.E. Words Poetry Slam with Capi Ku

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Milk Bar; 2424 E. Robinson St., Orlando

Cost: Free

The Buzz: A “Die-Hard Slam”-themed competitive poetry slam.

Friday, Dec. 4

Winter on the Avenue

When: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Where: Park Avenue, Winter Park

Cost: Free

The Buzz: Presented by Westminster Winter Park, the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce and the city of Winter Park are hosting the holiday street party along Park Avenue and in Central Park. The night will kick off with the 26th annual Holiday Tree Lighting. For additional information, contact the Winter Park Chamber of Commerce at 407-644-8281 or visit www.winterpark.org.

She's the First*{UCF} Variety Show

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Visual Arts Building, Room 132

Cost: Free, donations are accepted

The Buzz: The night will include a mix of performances and support girls’ education in the process.

Saturday, Dec. 5

OUC Orlando Half-Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5K

When: Half-marathon starts at 7:30 a.m., 5K starts at 7:40 a.m.

Where: Lake Eola Park; 512 E. Washington St., Orlando

Cost: $95 for half-marathon, $40 for 5K

The Buzz: More than 6,000 runners will take part in the 39th annual race to benefit Track Shack Foundation & Florida Citrus Sports Foundation, where there will be live music and a post-race party. For full details and to register, visit www.OrlandoHalfMarathon.com.

UCF Men’s Basketball vs. Illinois-Chicago

When: 7 p.m.

Where: CFE Arena

Cost: Free for students

The Buzz: See the Knights’ basketball team take on the Illinois-Chicago Dragons.

Sunday, Dec. 6

UCF Wind Ensemble: Chamber Music Concert

When: 3 p.m.

Where: Visual Arts Building, Room 132

Cost: Free

The Buzz: Concert featuring different sections from the UCF Wind Ensemble combined to perform different chamber works.

Andy McKee

When: 7 p.m.

Where: The Plaza Live; 425 N. Bumby Ave., Orlando

Cost: $22.50 to $32.30

The Buzz: Concert by acoustic guitarist Andy McKee.

Monday, Dec. 7

“A Christmas Carol”

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: The Abbey; 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando

Cost: $20

The Buzz: Actor David McElroy will play more than 30 different characters in a one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol.

A Very Pepe Christma-Kwanza-Kah Special

When: 9:30 p.m.

Where: The Venue; 511 Virginia Drive, Orlando

Cost: $15 to $18

The Buzz: Holiday variety show featuring musicians, comedians and other performers. All of the proceeds benefit the Barber Fund.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

The Art of Beer

When: 5 p.m.

Where: Artegon Marketplace; 5250 International Drive, Orlando

Cost: Free

The Buzz: Live music, free beer and free treats while supplies last.

UCF Men’s Basketball vs. UMass

When: 7 p.m.

Where: CFE Arena

Cost: Free for students

The Buzz: See the Knights’ basketball team take on the UMass Minutemen.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

“Peter and the Starcatchers”

When: 7:30 p.m.

Where: Orlando Shakespeare Theater; 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando

Cost: $12, Advance student discounts are $10 off

The Buzz: A play that follows young Starcatcher apprentice Molly Aster as she enlists the help of three orphan boys to return a trunk of “starstuff” to her father.

Movies Out Loud: “Santa Claus: The Movie”

When: 8 p.m.

Where: The Abbey; 100 S. Eola Drive, Orlando

Cost: $10

The Buzz: See Jeff Jones and Mitzi Morris poke fun at the 1985 holiday film that follows one of Santa’s elves who gets lost in New York City.

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Eric Gutierrez is a Digital Producer for the Central Florida Future. Follow him on Twitter at @atticus_adrift or email him at EricG@CentralFloridaFuture.com.

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