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Friday, April 19, 2019

The Venue raises money for the Barber Fund with an all-star burlesque show

Posted By on Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 8:56 AM

It’s always nice when you get to ogle half-naked performers for a good cause instead of your own pleasure for once. Miss Ivy Daniels is assembling an all-star cast, including Aurora Fable and Foxy Starr, to help raise money for the Barber Fund. The nonprofit helps out cancer patients...

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Thursday, April 18, 2019

Every 2019 Easter egg hunt and brunch happening in Orlando that we know of so far

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 4:23 PM

Here's our list of every Easter egg hunt and brunch party that we're aware of so far: Saturday, April 20 Baked Fest A limited ticketed affair including Ten 10 Brewing Company beers being used as an ingredient, tastes of what local area bakers have to offer, and then some....

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Celebrate the planet at Lake Eola Park for Central Florida Earth Day

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 7:00 AM

This Earth Day, celebrate the planet (while we still have one) in a way that’s both fun and educational at Lake Eola, one of the most visually stunning locations in Orlando.  There’s no shortage of events for the whole family. Attend a debate or trivia challenge; see different vegan...

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Immersive comedy 'The Little Merman From the Black Lagoon' enters its final weekend at Stonewall

Posted By on Thu, Apr 18, 2019 at 6:00 AM

This is the last weekend to catch Christian Kelty’s latest immersive theater project taking place in a bar, The Little Merman From the Black Lagoon. The farce borrows from 1950s sci-fi as a group of scientists travel the Amazon in search of a Creature From the Black Lagoon knockoff,...

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Richard Dreyfuss says hello and 'Goodbye' to Orlando at the Florida Film Festival this Friday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 5:18 PM

Something strange happened to legendary actor Richard Dreyfuss when, at the age of 30, he became the youngest person to ever win the Oscar for best actor. He experienced unease. "It took me about 10 years to understand why I felt so uncomfortable at the end of the evening when...

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Ken Jeong of 'Community' and 'Hangover' fame delivers laughs at Hard Rock Live this week

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 7:27 AM

You probably know actor and comedian Ken Jeong as Mr. Chow from The Hangover or Ben Chang from Community, but after Jeong’s debut in the 2007 movie Knocked Up, he also created, wrote, produced and starred in his ABC sitcom, Dr. Ken, which ran from 2015-2017. Get ready to...

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Akyros hosts an art party dedicated to bootleg culture at the Henao Center

Posted By on Wed, Apr 17, 2019 at 6:00 AM

The moment our left hands became accustomed to the two-fingered gesture “Command+C, Command+V” was the moment ownership of art truly ended. Example? Supreme straight-up stole their logo from Barbara Kruger, and now countless “creators” (even Louis Vuitton!) throw their own ish onto what they think is a Supreme design....

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Disney's new streaming service will feature reality series focused on its theme parks

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 4:31 PM

Walt Disney World looks like it'll be getting a leading role when Disney+ debuts later this year. Disney's new ad-free streaming service has been billed the "Netflix killer," thanks mostly to the vast library of existing content and low prices but while these important features of Disney+ have been discussed...

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Carnival's latest ship has 'Family Feud,' Emeril, Guy Fieri and even a roller coaster

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 2:21 PM

Carnival Cruise Line has been steadily rolling out announcements regarding its upcoming LNG-powered cruise ship, the Mardi Gras. The new record-breaking boat is named after the company's first ship and will debut as part of Carnival's 50th anniversary celebration. Previous announcements focused on the dining and outdoor entertainment, but...

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Adult Literacy League's Reading Between the Wines hosts Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gilbert King

Posted By on Tue, Apr 16, 2019 at 12:50 PM

The Adult Literacy League’s annual benefit gala returns to the Orlando Science Center this week. Reading Between the Wines offers patrons the opportunity to sample dozens of varietals, snack on bites from local restaurants, and bid on a wide variety of goods and experiences in the silent auction. Plus,...

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