• New Date BBQ on the Boulevard

    Held outside on Central Boulevard overlooking the beautiful Lake Eola, the BBQ on the Boulevard brings more than 800 of the region’s top business leaders and elected officials together. Don’t miss the region’s premiere networking event. To register, click here.
    If you previously registered for the event, your existing confirmation will be used as admission to the event. If you are unable to attend, please contact events@orlando.org for a full refund.
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  • Bike Plan Update – Public Meetings

    The City of Orlando is currently updating its bicycle plan in order to expand and improve conditions and facilities for bicycling throughout the city.
    You are invited to join us at any of the three open house meetings scheduled to gather community input. Each meeting will provide the same opportunity to learn about closing existing gaps in the bicycle network, connecting to community destinations and improving safety for cyclists of all ages and abilities.
    The meeting will be held on:
    Tuesday, M
  • The Black Keys | Let’s Rock North American Tour

    The Black Keys confirmed their extensive 31-date Let’s Rock Tour. The North American arena tour includes special guest Modest Mouse on all dates and joining the tour as support is Shannon and the Clams. The Black Keys will visit Orlando’s Amway Center on Wednesday, November 6, 2019. For more information, click here.
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  • Double Food Truck Power Lunch

    Attend Double Food Truck Power Lunch on Wednesday, March 27, 2019. This time around there will be two food trucks for lunch. Our Maine attraction will be Cousins Maine Lobster, offering delicious wild caught Maine Lobster in a variety of dishes! But donut forget about our dessert truck, Little Blue Donut Co., serving incredible made-to-order and gourmet donuts, joining us as well. Come to the Seacost Tower, located at 250 N Orange Ave. in downtown Orlando from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They will b
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  • 2019 Private Gardens of Historic Orlando Featuring Lake Eola Heights

    The 2019 Private Gardens of Historic Orlando Featuring Lake Eola Heights Historic District started as a bi-annual tour of this neighborhood has become a yearly event featuring other historic neighborhoods throughout Orlando.
    The 10 gardens on the tour offer something special, which may inspire you with ideas for your own garden or may simply provide you with an enjoyable day in a beautiful setting. Stroll along beautiful brick streets dappled by sunlight that has been filtered through a veil of
  • St. Patrick’s Day Brunch at Soco

    Start your St. Patrick’s Day with brunch at Soco Thornton Park on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The brunch will feature Jameson’s Irish Whiskey and additional lucky libation like:Sparkling Shamrocks
    Irish Mules
    Green Tea Shots
    Irish Breakfast ShotsVisit socothorntonpark.com/reservations to reserve a table.
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  • St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on Church St. 2019

    Attend the Annual Church Street Block Party from Chillers, Cahoots, Latitudes, and Irish Shannon’s in the heart of downtown Orlando on Saturday, March 16, 2019. There will be great drinks, entertainment, free swag, and fantastic fun with a few thousand “Irish-For-A-Day” friends. For more information, click here.
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  • Elton John Concert Party (Take 2)

    Come hang out on Church Street before the Elton John concert on Monday, March 18, 2019. We threw an awesome party back in November before and after Elton cancelled his show due to an ear infection.  We’ll be rockin’ on Church Street before the show with a live band, bars in the street, dinner and drink specials and more. For more information, click here.
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  • St. Patrick’s Day Party at Lizzy’s

    Orlando’s largest traditional Irish celebration is back on Sunday, March 17, 2019 for its 15th year in downtown Orlando.Outdoor stage with Live Irish Music
    Irish Drink Specials
    Irish Eats Giveaways
    World Famous Pudding ShotsFor more information, click here.
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  • St. Practice Day Block Party 2019

    Come out to Wall St. Plaza for 2 days of St. Patrick’s Day Block Parties in downtown Orlando.
    The fun starts Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. with St. Practice Day. Throw on something green and party with live Irish music, tons of beads & giveaways, green beer, Jell-O shots, and even a Leprechaun! That’s right, look out for a Leprechaun on Wall St giving away shots of gold! 21+ only event. For more information, click here.
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  • St. Patrick’s Day Block Party 2019

    Come out to Wall St. Plaza for 2 days of the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Block Parties in downtown Orlando!
    The fun starts Saturday, March 16, 2019 at 7 p.m. with St. Practice Day, then starts again on Sunday, March 17, 2019 at noon for the big day! So throw on something green and party with live Irish music, tons of beads & giveaways, green beer, Jell-O shots, and even a Leprechaun! That’s right, look out for a Leprechaun on Wall St giving away shots of gold!
    Grab a $5 Guinness or
  • Elton John: Rescheduled Show 2019

    Elton John has rescheduled his sold-out concert at Amway Center to March 18, 2019 after postponing his Tuesday night performance, due to a serious ear infection. Concert tickets for the originally scheduled show will be honored on the new date. Please note that if you purchased parking in Amway Center’s Geico Garage you may keep your parking pass receipt/ticket and use it for the new date. For more information, click here.
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  • Thornton Park St. Patrick’s Day Block Party 2019

    Attend the Thornton Park St. Patrick’s Day Block Party on Sunday, March 17, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. For more information, click here.
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  • Orlando Predators at the Parramore Farmers Market

    The Orlando Predators will be attending the Parramore Farmers Market on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. There will be players present at the market to play football and complete drills with kids. The Prowlers Dance Team and Klaw the mascot will also be available throughout the day. For more information, click here.
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  • Orlando Multifamily Boom 2019

    Attend Bisnow’s Orlando Multifamily Boom – A Thriving Apartment Market, A Strong Economy & The Hottest New Projects event on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at The Mezz.
    Here’s what you’ll learn:
    What are the hottest new multifamily projects reshaping the city of Orlando?
    2) How are developers capitalizing on the wealth of class-B and C properties in the area?
    3) How can Orlando’s Multifamily market continue its tremendous growth?
    4) What neighborhoods have not been ta
  • Nerd Nite Orlando 6 Year Anniversary

    This Thursday, Nerd Nite Orlando turns SIX YEARS OLD!
    On March 14, 2019, we are celebrating six years of thinking and drinking. Brendan Byrne and Dr. Krista Noble will be joining us as guest speakers. We’ll also have some trivia, the return of the Dry T-Shirt Contest, and an important announcement.
    WHEN: Thursday, March 14, 2019 – 6-9pmWHERE: Celine Orlando, 22 S Magnolia Ave, Orlando, FL 32801
    Suggested Donation: $10 (Come on-time, we have an open bar from 6 to 6:30pm)
    Doors: 6pmSho
  • CityArts Orlando Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting

    Join the Downtown Arts District for the opening of CityArts Orlando.
    Through the generosity of Ford Kiene, the building was donated to the City of Orlando in June 2018. The intention of this donation was to provide a facility dedicated to the arts and cultural community in downtown Orlando. The Downtown Arts District is grateful for its partnership with the City of Orlando and the Downtown Development Board.
    We’ve been closed since November 2018 and we are incredibly excited to open our do
  • 3rd Annual Fashion for Wishes 2019

    Fashion for Wishes is a fashion-forward event created in 2016 as a fundraiser for Make-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida’s signature event, The Wishmaker’s Gala. The charity fashion show unites Orlando based boutiques with local makeup and hair stylists showcasing their upcoming Spring Collections. Local models as well as local celebrities, from on-air news anchors to radio emcee’s walk the runway for this fun night, with proceeds going directly to Make-A-Wish Central &
  • Retro Happy Hour Presents BET’s 106 & Park vs. MTV’s TRL

    Do you remember the days AJ and Free used to host 106 & Park? The countdown. Wild Out Wednesday. New Joint of the Day. BET really had us dancing in front of our tvs to the hottest jams in the 2000s.
    On the flipside, Carson Daly brought us the latest from Britney Spears, N*SYNC and other top pop artists of the late 90s and 2000s.
    RSVP as we take it back to that sweet time of television and let us know at the end of the event who you’re with. #Team106&Park or #TeamTRL. For more infor
  • The Best of Orlando

    Orlando’s party of the year is a celebration for winners of Orlando’s most prestigious awards, Orlando Weekly’s Best of Orlando. It’s a free party for 2000 tastemaker VIP’s: Best of Orlando Winners, Orlando Weekly clients, select readers, artists, politicians & media. For more information, click here.
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  • Tacos & Tequila 2019

    Enjoy a flavorful afternoon at the Cheyenne Saloon & Church Street for a day filled with tequila tastings, live music and tacos of all kind for one all-inclusive price. For more information, click here.
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  • Bite 30 2019

    Bite30 is the new incarnation of Orlando Weekly’s longstanding Orlando Restaurant Week. For 30 days (June 1-30), restaurants around Orlando offer prix fixe menus to adventurous diners, and smart diners get multi-course meals, often for the price of a regular-menu entree. There are pre-fixe menus at each participating location all for $30. For more information, click here.
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  • Whiskey Business 2019

    Orlando Weekly wants to take your taste buds on an exploration of wheat and rye at a new and exciting event – Whiskey Business.
    Giving guests the opportunity to sample their way across continents to discover the best in scotches, bourbons and whiskeys – from locally produced bourbons to single malts, and from small batches to single grains.
    Attendees can meet brand ambassadors that will offer their unique descriptions and insight on many different products! Food and music round out t
  • Black Business Summit and Expo

    The Black Business Summit and Expo is Orlando’s greatest gathering of black business owners and professionals. The aim of the summit is help black business owners and professionals in Orlando accelerate growth, share experiences, and create connections, all while receiving first-class professional development and leadership training.
    What to Expect:At the Black Business Summit and Expo we’ll cover topics like financing your business, marketing, legal compliance, branding, project man
  • Maluma | 11:11 World Tour

    International Latin music idol Maluma announced his 11:11 World Tour in support of his latest album. Produced by Cardenas Marketing Network (CMN), the 21-city tour kicks off on September 6 in San Diego, CA with a visit to Orlando’s Amway Center on Thursday, October 10. For more information, click here.
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  • Orlando Business Journal’s Residential Real Estate Awards 2019

    Join Orlando Business Journal for the 2019 Residential Real Estate Awards recognizing those companies and individuals who have made significant contributions to the Central Florida residential real estate industry over the past 12 months.
    Network with hundreds of local and regional business professionals. To register, click here.
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  • Meet Your Chief – Callahan Neighborhood Center

    Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill invite you to join them at the Dr. J.B. Callahan Neighborhood Center so you can meet your new Orlando Police Department Chief, Orlando Rolón. The free event will give you an opportunity to learn more about Chief Rolón, his vision for the department, and ways you can partner with OPD to combat crime.
    Residents are encouraged to register and submit their questions in advance, click here.
    A free hot dog dinner will be of
  • Bangladesh Day 2019

    Please join the first Annual Bangladesh Day in observance of the Bangladesh Independence Day. Presented by the Bangladeshi Americans of Florida and organized by Central Florida Mohanogor Awami League. Experience the wealth of rich culture of Golden Bengal: colorful traditions, music, dancing, language, clothing stalls, jewelry stalls, and food stalls. Join in the Colorful Parade around Lake Eola.
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  • Uncorked 2019

    Uncorked is your chance to see Orlando Ballet’s dancers perform up-close-and-personal, ask them questions, and meet Artistic Director, Robert Hill in the relaxed theater bar at The Abbey.  For more information, click here.
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  • Wall St. Plaza’s Fat Tuesday Block Party 2019

    Wall Street is turning into Bourbon Street for Fat Tuesday! It’s Mardi Gras time and if you’re not in New Orleans, then make your way down to Wall Street. They will be hosting a Fat Tuesday block party with beads, booze, bands, a crawfish boil, and more. For more information, click here.
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  • Monster Jam World Finals 2019

    Monster Jam®, the unexpected, unscripted and unforgettable larger-than-life sport, is proud to announce Orlando, Florida as the first host city in Monster Jam World Finals® new schedule. Monster Jam World Finals XX will be held at Camping World Stadium May 10–11, 2019 featuring all-new competition formats, including an elevated starting line above the seats and seven championship crowning moments. The championship weekend will deliver unprecedented access to the most Monster Jam at
  • Getting Paid to Talk: An Intro to Professional Voice Overs

    Whether you’ve been told you have a great voice, had compliments on your speaking style, or use effective communication in a current profession, this workshop will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how people make money every day with their voices. From audio books and training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, this workshop will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over. Today, opportunities for voice professionals have increased dramatically and unlike a
  • Build a Brushbot

    In just a few easy steps turn a toothbrush into a bot. Learn to create a simple circuit and personalize your brushbot with wacky stickers. Ages 6–8. Out of District Fee: $10 (includes class and materials fees) For more information, click here.
     
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  • Build a Computer

    Build and program a real working computer. Find out what’s inside a computer and how each part works, including the processors, memory, screen and sensors. After building your machine, use it to code a work of art or a game. Out of District Fee: $10 (includes class and materials fees). Ages 7-9. For more information, click here.
     
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  • LIFE Information for Elders – Law Enforcement Safety and Scam Tips From the Field

    Florida is no. 1 in the nation for the number of fraud reports per capita and no. 2 for the number of identity theft reports per capita. Learn about the biggest scams happening in Central Florida and get tips on how not to become a victim. This seminar is part of the LIFE Information for Elders series presented by the Orange County Library System and Orange County’s Commission on Aging. Call 407.836.7446 or email officeonaging@ocfl.net to register. A small lunch is provided to the first 70
  • Making it Work as a Work-at-Home Parent

    Many employers and freelancers are now considering working from home a viable option, but it comes with household adjustments. Cindy Marie Jenkins will offer tips and hacks for making it work with young children in the home. Children are welcome at this event; quiet activities will be provided. For more information, click here.
     
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  • Music in the Library: The Squirrel Hillbillies

    From deep within the urban forest of Pittsburgh’s East End, the Squirrel Hillbillies emerge to share their eclectic mix of acoustic roots music, spanning folk, country and blues. For more information, click here.
     
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  • Art 101: Ancient Egyptian Art

    For over 3,000 years Egypt was one of the predominant civilizations in the Mediterranean and Africa. Learn about the history of ancient Egyptian art and make your own creation inspired by its aesthetics. Registration required. Register online or call 407.835.7323. Ages 15 and up. For more information, click here.
     
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  • Celebrating Soft News – Re-Evaluating Women’s Page Journalism in the Post-WWII Era

    Author Kimberly Voss will discuss the significant roles female journalists played in the post-World War II years, laying the foundation for a changing role for women. For more information, click here.
     
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  • Book Launch: How I Met My Other

    Celebrate the release of this real romance short story collection. Get a chance to meet the authors and purchase a signed copy. There will be readings, giveaways, games and more! For more information, click here.
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  • Reaching Out: A Community Resource Fair

    Connect with local community services in honor of National Social Work Month. Meet the library’s social worker and other representatives for our neighbors in need. Organizations on site will include Coalition for the Homeless, Health Care Center for the Homeless, IDignity, Miracle of Love, Neighborhood Center for Families (NCF), Office on Aging, Primary Care Access Network (PCAN), Right Service at the Right Time, Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, United Against Poverty and Victi
  • Celebrating the Genius of Women Art Exhibition

    The annual Celebrating the Genius of Women art exhibition features local, national and international artists who have entered artwork for consideration in the annual Women in the Arts Inc. competition. Winners of the competition will be announced at the Women in the Arts Awards on Saturday, March 23, 2 p.m. For more information, visit ocls.info/womeninthearts.
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  • Meet the Author: Lisa Graff

    Meet Sunshine State Award winning author Lisa Graff as she reads from and discusses her newest book. Far Away tells the story of CJ, who uses her aunt’s psychic gift to talk to her mom, who died just hours after she was born. When CJ learns she won’t be able to speak to her mother anymore, she sets off on a road trip to locate the one object that can tether her mother’s spirit back to Earth. For more information, click here.
     
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  • Writing to Win: Crafting Stand-Out Contest Entries

    Learn about types of writing contests, where to find them, judging criteria, strategies for different lengths, working with prompts, making your entry stand out and secrets from behind-the-scenes! Presented by editor and contest coordinator Arielle Haughee. For more information, click here.
     
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  • Farm-to-Cup Coffee: How the Bean Becomes the Beverage

    Jarrett Johnson of Lineage Coffee will share how he and his team pick the perfect bean, carefully roasts to optimum color and select an ideal brewing method to bring you a delicious cup of coffee. Registration recommended. Ages 18 and up. For more information, click here.
     
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  • Melrose in the Mix: Marc With a C

    The 2019 Melrose in the Mix season kicks off with a two-session weekend. Marc With a C has devoted himself to making raw, lo-fi music about a hi-def world. Seating is limited. Registration required. To register, visit ocls.info/melroseinthemix.
     
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  • Melrose in the Mix: Artefacto

    The 2019 Melrose in the Mix season kicks off with a two-session weekend. Artefacto have blended nuances from alternative rock, pop and electronic music with Spanish lyrics. Seating is limited. Registration required. To register, visit ocls.info/melroseinthemix.
     
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  • Arab American Festival 2019

    A cultural heritage festival celebrating Arabic art, food and traditions organized by the Arab American Community Center, a 501-C3 non-profit organization. Orlando’s Arab American Cultural Festival will provide tons of delicious Arabic food, live music, art & crafts, children’s entertainment, activities and more. Watch live Arabic folk dances and Arabic pop music on stage.For more information, visit aaccflorida.org.
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  • Walk for Wishes 2019

    Powered by Wish families, volunteers, donors and friends, Walk for Wishes is a nationwide Make-A-Wish fundraiser that celebrates the thousands of wishes that have already been granted, while raising funds for future wishes. The walk includes a lap around Lake Eola, complimentary food & beverage, entertainment, and special appearances by our Wish children. For more information, please visit orlandowalk.wishcentral.org.
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  • Walk to Defeat ALS 2019

    Annual Fundraising walk to benefit the Florida Chapter of the ALS Association. Music, food trucks and a kid’s zone with activities!  The ALS Association provides services to patients throughout Central Florida who are diagnosed with ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. For more information, click here.
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