Thursday, Jan. 7

Quilt Fest: World Quilt Florida

When: Jan. 7 to Jan. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where:Orange County Convention Center; 9800 International Drive, Orlando

Cost: $12

The Buzz: The World Quilt Competition comes to Orlando and offers workshops, exhibits, lectures, quilt appraisals and more.

UCF women’s basketball vs East Carolina

When:7 p.m.

Where: CFE Arena

Cost: Free for students with a valid UCF ID

The Buzz:Knights fans are encouraged to come out to watch the women’s basketball team take on the East Carolina Pirates.

Broadway in Orlando: The Sound of Music

When: Jan. 5 to Jan. 9, times vary

Where: Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center; 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando

Cost:Tickets start at $33.75

The Buzz:The new stage production of The Sound of Music, is directed by Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien and features the classic soundtrack hits such as “Do-Re-Mi” and “My Favorite Things.”

Friday, Jan. 8

PechaKucha Night Orlando

When:6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Where: Dr. Phillips Center; 445 S. Magnolia Ave., Orlando

Cost:Tickets start at $23

The Buzz:Tracing its origins to Tokyo, PechaKucha is the Japanese word for “chitchat.” The event features speakers from Orlando on a variety of different subjects, from personal to public.

Come Back Alice, Ancient Sun

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Red Lion Pub; 3784 Howell Branch Road

Cost:$7 to $10

The Buzz:Local jam bands bring the beats to this cozy watering hole. Come for the music, stay for the wild fire performances after the show.

Saturday, Jan. 9

Orlando Magic vs. Washington Wizards

When:7 p.m.

Where: Amway Center; 400 W. Church St., Orlando

Cost: Tickets star at $12.25

The Buzz: Watch the Orlando Magic take on the Washington Wizards.

Rebelution Winter Greens Tour

When: Jan. 9 and Jan. 10, 7 p.m.

Where:Hard Rock Live; 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando

Cost: Tickets start at $23

The Buzz: The reggae band from Santa Barbara, California, plays for two nights in Orlando with special guests New Kingston.

Board Game Night

When: 7 p.m.

Where: Campus Cards and Games; 12226 Corporate Blvd.


The Buzz: Bring your own games or play one of the dozens on selection.

Body // Talk with Island Science and Someday River

When: 10 p.m.

Where:The Milk District; 2408 E. Robinson St.

Cost:$7 regularly, $5 with surreal costume

The Buzz: Freaky cool dance night featuring drone pop outfit Island Science and experimental folk rockers Someday River. 21+ only.

Sunday, Jan. 10

Sunday Knight Food Share

When:Things to do from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

Where:Things to do from Jan. 7 to Jan. 13

Cost: Free

The Buzz: UCF students join Straight Street Orlando every Sunday night to feed the homeless in Downtown Orlando.

Monday, Jan. 11


When:7 p.m.

Where: SAK Comedy Club; 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando

Cost: $5, available at

The Buzz: In this comedy gameshow, contestants are required to come up with something punny in order to go home with the Champion Punslinger title and a mystery prize.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

There Will be Words

When:7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Where:The Gallery at Avalon Island; 39 S. Magnolia Avenue


The Buzz: A literary reading series that occurs on the second Tuesday of every month. This month’s reading will feature Holly Tavel and Sarah Viren.

Wednesday, Jan. 13


When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where:Free Speech Lawn between the Library and Millican Hall

Cost: Donation

The Buzz:UCF’s Active Minds will fundraise money for mental health advocacy by giving students the opportunity to pie their professors for a donation.

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