Things to do in Orlando, May 4-10: Role Model, Forbidden Kingdom Festival, Sebastian Maniscalco, Rockin’ Robinson | Things to do | Orlando

Our selection of the best things to do, see, hear, laugh, buy and eat this week.

Wednesday May 4
Tech-savvy young pop star Role Model just performed at Coachella; now go see him in the Milk District. Listen to the latest album Rx, we get vibes between Bryan Ferry and Mac Miller. Not too bad. (For the real hardcore, there’s a Park Ave CD Meet & Greet earlier in the afternoon.) 8 p.m., The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.,$20 to $35

Thursday May 5
Madeleine Peyroux
Jazz singer Peyroux will perform a revolutionary album careless love (2004), which took the music world by storm with its blazing anthems. 8 p.m., The Plaza Live, 425 N. Bumby Ave.,$44.50 – $99.50

Miami stoner metal overlords Torch make a long-awaited live return to Orlando. Next up is a big tour with Meshuggah, so watch this quartet on a small stage while you can. The rowdy phalanx of supporting acts includes 430 Steps, Smelter and Royal Graves. Lots of heaviness flavors on offer at this one. 8 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.,$15

Friday, May 6
druid lord
Local metal militia Druid Lord headlines record show for new album relics of the dead release on the legitimate underground imprint Hell’s Headbangers. These guys do the proud tradition of Central Florida death metal with a grimy, sepulchral sound. 8 p.m., Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.,$15

Ricardo Arjona
The Guatemalan singer and one of the best-selling Latin American artists of all time hits town on his “Blanco y Negro” tour. Arjona will feature songs from his two most recent albums, White and Negro, recorded at the famous Abbey Road studios in London. Only show in Florida! Are we bragging? Yes, in fact. 8 p.m., Amway Center, 400 W. Church St.,$58.24 – $247.74

Friday-Saturday May 6-7
forbidden kingdom
This festival is not to be missed, with an all-bass and dubstep lineup filled with bangers. Performers include DJ Diesel (Shaq!), Excision, Subtronics and many more. Orlando Amphitheater, 4603 W. Colonial Drive,$139.99 – $249.99

Sebastien Maniscalco
Comedian Maniscalco plays three princely shows at Dr. Phil as part of his “Nobody Does This” tour, as this comedian sells out everywhere he goes. And that triad of dates includes her only engagements in Florida, so you better get moving. Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, 445 S. Magnolia Ave.,$54.25 to $300

Saturday May 7
Audubon Owl Baby Shower
Boo, boo. You’ve been to a baby shower before, but what about a baby owl shower? The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey holds its annual Baby Owl Shower just before Mother’s Day. Guests attending the shower will be able to meet and greet the Centre’s Bird Ambassadors and participate in conservation-themed activities, crafts and more. Admission to the celebration is free if guests provide a gift from their wish list. 10 a.m., Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, 1101 Audubon Way, Maitland, cbop.audubon.orgvarious prizes

Derby on the park
Get ready for four hours of fun around two minutes of racing on this Kentucky Derby viewing experience with TVs, unlimited food, premium open bars, music and more. 3:30 p.m., Winter Park Library and Event Center, 1052 W. Morse Blvd., Winter Park,$65 to $5,000

The Menzingers
Pennsylvania punks hit town on comeback tour supporting latest album From exile. Oso Oso and Sincere Engineer are the touring backing bands, making for quite a busy show. Arrive early. (Yes, that means 5 p.m. early.) 5 p.m., The Beacham, 46 N. Orange Ave.,$25

Orlando Pottery Festival and Spring Arts Market
If you’re looking for a last minute Mother’s Day gift, you’re in luck. The Orlando Pottery Festival and Spring Arts Market is the “biggest celebration and market for local artisan pottery” and features more than 30 talented local artists offering their work, ranging from elegant ceramic jewelry and works inspired by Florida flora and fauna to home and garden accessories. . 9 a.m., FOP Lodge 25, 5505 Hansel Ave., eventbrite.comfree

The Milk District music showcase and block party takeover of the Milk District’s Robinson Street band are back! Expect live music to perform on multiple indoor and outdoor stages and vendors dropping off their wares in all available spaces. This line includes Oklahoma Stackhouse, Future Joy, Leisure Chief, Oak Hill Drifters, Every Which Way, Blue Streak Mamas and more. 4 p.m., The Milk District, East Robinson Street and North Bumby Avenue, themilkdistrict.orgfree

Food and music festival Taste of Africa
A day-long celebration of African music and culture with arts and crafts, food and drink (with lots of African and Caribbean flavors) and a phalanx of DJs and musicians from all genres . Sounds like a great way to spend a Saturday. Noon, Eagle Nest Park, 5165 Metrowest Blvd.,$20

Sunday May 8
Over the past 30 years Finnish metal stars Amorphis have evolved from early gritty death metal into a more progressive and cinematic form of heavy music. This rare US tour includes songs from the band’s latest and 14th album, Halo. Follow Uada, Hoaxed and Sylvaine. 6 p.m., The Abbey, 100 S. Eola Drive,$25

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