Sept. 18 — New York, New York Gala
The John and Rita Lowdnes Shakespeare Center, 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando, hosts Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF’s New York, New York, its 28th season gala, including food and beverage tastings, a silent auction, raffle, live jazz, a West Side Story cabaret performance, coffee and dessert, and a champagne toast. Time: 5 p.m. Cost: $150-$250. For more information, call 407-447-1700, ext. 1; or visit www.orlandoshakes.org on the web.