Comedian Nikki Glaser bared all (that was in her heart) at Orlando's Hard Rock Live

Comedian Nikki Glaser returned to Orlando on Saturday for a set at the Hard Rock Live. She performed a personal set that…

By Gianna Aceto

Nikki Galser
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Meet the Florida Fire Drakes, a team of Orlando athletes putting the ‘hurt’ in the medieval combat sport of buhurt

Orlando Weekly had the chance to visit the UCF-area training grounds for the Florida Fire Drakes, the premier buhurt team for the state…

By Mauricio Murillo, Victor Rodriguez

Middle Ages meets MMA in the medieval combat sport of buhurt
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20 Orlando area dates under $25 for Valentine's Day, or any day

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so whether you’re tight on a budget or low on ideas, here are some cheap and easy…

By OW Staff

Silver Moon Drive In
4100 New Tampa Highway, Lakeland
Get a little retro this V-day with a movie at Lakeland’s Silver Moon Drive In. There’s two massive screens showing double features seven nights a week, all for only $7 per ticket.
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13 of Orlando's most decked-out Airbnbs for all the fantasy lovers

Orlando has no shortage of thrills and chills fit for the whole family. But for those of us who crave a truly…

By OW Staff

Luxury home with home theater and pool
Kissimmee, $3,079 per night
This massive themed home comes with a Dino Arcade (housing a “life-size” T-Rex and a tube slide), a bar, shuffleboard, pool and a drive-in movie home theater. 

Photo via Airbnb
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11 events, shows and happenings for your weekend in Orlando

Stuck in a Florida winter rut? Here's a selection of things happening in Orlando this weekend to get you up and out…

By Reina Nieves

3rd Annual Local Music Merch Swap
Friday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m.
Part bazaar, part living history museum, the 3rd Annual Local Music Merch Swap is happening Friday at Stardust Video and Coffee. Bring in old band merch, expand your collection and bask in the live music from Mike Dunn, Tierney Tough, Tanner Jones and Chase Bauduin. Swap is free, concert is $10-$12.
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Look up and check out the Orlando artists featured in this year’s Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition

The 2023 Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition once again places the work of a select group of artists from regions along the I-4 corridor on…

By Jessica Bryce Young, Matthew Moyer

See it at 8461 Parkline Blvd., Orlando, FL 32809
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Legoland's brand-new, adorable Pirate River Quest boat ride sets sail

Pirate River Quest, the ambitious and adorable new ride at Winter Haven’s Legoland Resort, takes guests on a 20-minute tour of the…

By Seth Kubersky

Legoland's brand new ride Pirate River Quest boat ride sets sail
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Every festive thing we saw at the last-minute Holiday Market at Lake Eola

Last-minute shoppers and revelers — and more than a few swans and ducks — gathered at Lake Eola Park on a chilly Friday evening to get…

By Michael Lothrop

Every festive thing we saw at the last-minute Holiday Market at Lake Eola
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20 vintage photos from Disney Christmases past

These vintage Walt Disney World photos give us a nostalgic look back at past holiday seasons at one of Orlando's most beloved…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Chip, Dale, Scrooge McDuck and Zummi Gummi were making seasons bright in this 1990 caroling shot.Image via Walt Disney World Resort
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Some of Orlando's best holiday lights are in the theme parks

Even if the weather isn’t frightful, the feeling is so delightful in the parks during this time of the year. Theme park…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Some of Orlando's best holiday lights are in the theme parks
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Everything we saw at the ever-eccentric Grandma Party holiday market in Orlando

Grandma Party reached the ripe old age of 20 this year, so it's only fair to celebrate with a massive bash/bazaar. Take…

By Michael Lothrop

Everything we saw at the ever-eccentric Grandma Party holiday market in Orlando
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Orlando Christmas Tree farms, events and more to check out this holiday season [PHOTOS]

The holidays are in full swing and if you have no idea what you're doing this year, let us handle that for…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

The Santa Workshop Experience at ICON Park
(8375 International Drive Orlando, Florida 32819; 407-601-7907)
Dates open: November 5 - December 24; Dec. 3 - 24: open 10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
Cost: $20 - $60
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It was easy being green at Orlando's Shrek Rave

Even a Thursday night show didn't slow Orlando's desire to get into the swamp. The much-loved and much-memed traveling Shrek Rave came…

By Matt Keller Lehman

It was easy being green at Orlando's Shrek Rave
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Everything and everyone we saw FusionFest in downtown Orlando over Thanksgiving weekend

Multicultural celebration FusionFest returned to the Seneff Arts Plaza in downtown Orlando over the long weekend, bringing the sights, sounds and tastes…

By Matt Keller Lehman

Everything and everyone we saw FusionFest in downtown Orlando over Thanksgiving weekend
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19 things to do with out-of-towners in Orlando (that aren't theme parks)

The family is here but the Thanksgiving meal is a long way off (or a distant memory). The elders have fully updated…

By Alex Galbraith

Cruise through Winter Park's canals
    
    Scenic boat tours of Winter Park's waterways launch hourly starting at 10 a.m. every single day.
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Hot in the City Market showcased Orlando-area artisans and vendors

This Sunday marked the return of Hot in the City, a pop-up market at Alchemy Salon that throws a spotlight on a…

By Michael Lothrop

Everything we saw at the Hot in the City Market showcasing Orlando-area artisans and vendors
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Historic photos show Halloween in Florida through the years

In a state that changes as rapidly as Florida, it can be comforting to know that some things will always be the…

By Alex Galbraith

Leslie Dughi dressed as a witch for Halloween in Tallahassee, Florida. (1972)
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Creative City Project's latest Orlando installation 'Airplay' is a kaleidoscopic, inflatable labyrinth

Creative City Project is adding a new installation to their familiar and beloved standbys. The group just launched "Airplay," a series of…

By Seth Kubersky

Creative City Project's latest Orlando installation 'Airplay' is an kaleidoscopic, inflatable labyrinth
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Orlando rallied for abortion rights at downtown Bans Off My Body protest

Orlando came out in force to continue protests against the ongoing rollback of reproductive rights in the US. Staring down a statewide…

By Matt Keller Lehman

Orlando rallied for abortion rights at downtown Bans Off My Body protest
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Orlando area corn mazes and pumpkin patches to explore this fall

It might not feel as crisp around Central Florida as other places in the fall, but that doesn't mean you can't celebrate…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Corn Maze Orlando  
    15239 Lake Pickett Road, 407-929-0970
     The corn maze and pumpkin patch opens on October 8 with hours from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Prices for the maze and park range from $10 to $15 depending on age.
    
    Photo via Corn Maze Orlando
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Everyone we saw at Bad Bunny's show at Camping World Stadium

Bad Bunny came to Orlando over the weekend and Orlando came out for Bad Bunny. The reggaeton star packed the stadium full…

By J.D. Casto

Everyone we saw at Bad Bunny's sold-out show at Camping World Stadium
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Every dragtacular moment at the 'RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World' tour stop in Orlando

Fierce and glamorous alumni of RuPaul's Drag Race made Orlando werq for it Saturday night, when the RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the…

By Jacquelin Goldberg

Every dragtacular moment at the 'RuPaul's Drag Race: Werq the World' tour stop in Orlando
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The 20 best indoor activities in Orlando for when it's hot AF

Whether you're trying to escape from the sweltering Florida sun or an afternoon rain storm, here are a few of the best…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Andretti Indoor Karting & Games
    9299 Universal Blvd., 407-610-5020
    There’s no way you could get bored here. Andretti hosts the world’s longest indoor go-kart track, plus there’s rush hour bowling. They have beer and cocktails, too? We’re in.
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20 Orlando drag queens to follow on Instagram

If you're looking to glam up your Instagram feed this Pride, these Orlando drag queens are an excellent place to start.

By Patricia Tolley

20 Orlando Drag Queens to follow on Instagram
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Look inside the recently opened Guardians of the Galaxy: Cosmic Rewind ride at Epcot

For  the first time in  40 years, Epcot has a proper roller coaster. The  long-awaited Guardians of the Galaxy-themed ride "Cosmic Rewind"…

By Patricia Tolley

Ride vehicles
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Everyone and everything we saw at Orlando's MegaCon

MegaCon took over the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando this weekend. And for those who braved some challenging parking, they were…

By J.D. Casto, Ian Suarez

Everyone and everything we saw at Orlando's Megacon
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19 underrated swimming holes within driving distance of Orlando

When looking to jump into some water this summer, the first thing that comes to mind is usually one of Florida's many beautiful beaches.…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Fanning Springs State Park
    18020 Northwest U.S. 19-98, Fanning Springs | Distance: 2 hours 11 minutes 
    Fanning Springs used to be a roller rink in the 1950s, but now it’s just a chill little hangout when you’re looking for a shady gazebo on the Suwannee River. Multiple sand boils trickle into the main pool, which is about 20 feet deep. A cannonball off the boardwalk sounds pretty good right about now.
    
    Photo via Adobe.
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23 over-the-top Orlando hotel pools you totally shouldn't sneak into

– As we all know, not all pools are created equal– some have luxurious cabanas, some have massive waterfalls and some are…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress Resort
    1 Grand Cypress Blvd., 407-239-1234
    A lagoon-style pool is only one feature that makes the pool at this resort unique. You can swim underneath rock caves in this 800,000-gallon, half-acre pool, which has 12 waterfalls, a water slide tower pavilion, a water jet splash zone and two whirlpools. Within the rockwork are seats and paths that lead to rock-climbing stations. Day-use rooms are available for 50 percent off the Standard Daily Rate and are only available for purchase through Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress directly, by either calling or purchasing at the desk. Rooms are subject to availability, taxes and resort fee.
    
    
    Photo via thegrandcypress/Instagram
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Orlando opinions that will get you cancelled

In this sprawling mass of suburbia with a pretty nice lake in the middle that we call home, it can be hard…

By Alex Galbraith

Orlando opinions that will get you cancelled
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20 Orlando area tourist attractions locals actually love

Being in the tourist capital of the known universe, there are a few tourist spots that we Orlandoans don't mind revisiting on occasion. Here are…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Bok Tower 
    Bok Tower is another one of those local attractions that the usual tourists overlook in their quest for thrills but this National Historic Landmark is a must-see for anyone who has the time to visit it. The tower has long been an icon of Central Florida. At 205 ft. tall it towers over the beautiful gardens surrounding it. Swans, Sandhill Cranes and numerous other birds call the gardens home.
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