Things to do from Sept. 24 to Sept. 30
Thursday, Sept. 24
J Balvin with special guest Becky G
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Live; 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando
Cost: $35 to $65
The Buzz: See two of Latin music’s “fastest-rising millennial stars” on J Balvin’s first headlining tour with special guest Becky G.
Movie in the Park
When: 7:30 p.m.
Where: UCF Arboretum
The Buzz: The Arboretum will be hosting a screening of A Fierce Green Fire, a film about the evolution of the “green” movement.
Friday, Sept. 25
The Great Gatsby Party
When: 8 p.m.
Where: Copper Rocket Pub; 106 Lake Ave., Maitland
The Buzz: Party like it’s the Roaring ‘20s and enjoy live music, dancing, drinks, costumes, an illusionist and more.
Echo’s Corner: The Poetry & Painting Edition
When: 8:30 p.m.
Where: Cafe Annie; 131 N. Orange Ave., Orlando
Cost: $10 to $12
The Buzz: Enjoy a night of spoken-word poetry and painting.
Saturday, Sept. 26
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Lake Eola Park; 512 E. Washington St., Orlando
Cost: Free to attend
The Buzz: Animal-adoption event organized by Orange County Animal Services and the rescue community. Dozens of rescued pets will be up for adoption, and food trucks, pet-related vendors and more will be present.
UCF vs. South Carolina
Where: Williams-Brice Stadium; Columbia, South Carolina
The Buzz: Coming off a disappointing loss to Furman, the Knights (0-3) take on the Gamecocks.
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Reflecting Pond
Cost: $25 registration fee until Sept. 25 at 11:45 p.m., $30 at the event
The Buzz: The FT5K race benefits Knight-Thon and the Greater Orlando Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Sunday, Sept. 27
Steps for Relief 5K Run/Walk
When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Turkey Lake Park; 3401 S. Hiawassee Road, Orlando
The Buzz: ICNA Relief Florida is hosting a run/walk to raise money for its local transitional home for women, a shelter that provides social services and aid for women who have endured abuse or neglect, or who lack resources for affordable housing. Purchase tickets for $30 before the date of the event on eventbrite.com
Total Lunar Eclipse Observing Party
When: 8 p.m. to midnight
Where: Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College; 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford
The Buzz: The staff at Buehler Planetarium encourages the public to witness a total lunar eclipse, when the moon will be completely engulfed by Earth’s center of shadow from 10:10 p.m. to 11:25 p.m. There will be telescopes set up in the front parking lot of the planetarium.
Monday, Sept. 28
Protecting Yourself from Sexual Assault
When: Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Libra Community Center
The Buzz: Come learn about ways to protect yourself from sexual assault at this community event in Libra.
Marathon Mondays: “Indiana Jones”
When: 6 p.m.
Where: The Geek Easy; 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Orlando
The Buzz: Marathon viewing of three Indiana Jones films.
Tuesday, Sept. 29
UCF Men’s Soccer vs. FIU
When: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Where: UCF Soccer Complex
Cost: Free for UCF students
The Buzz: Come support the Knights as they take on the FIU Panthers at the UCF Soccer Complex. Student admission is free, but guests can purchase tickets online at ucfknights.com.
Wednesday, Sept. 30
alt-J with San Fermin
When: 7 p.m.
Where: Hard Rock Live, 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando
Cost: $42.50 to $75.50
The Buzz: See English indie band alt-J perform, along with opener San Fermin, an American baroque pop band.
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.