Thursday, May 21, 2015

Days of future past: Disney uses yesterday to create Tomorrowland

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:57 PM

4 Stars   The portal to the future lies in the past, at least if you’re Disney. Mining the ghosts of such luminaries as Jules Verne, Nikola Tesla and, yes, Walt Disney, the creators of Tomorrowland have created a grandly magical, if scatterbrained, vision of our future that’s neither...

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It's now slightly easier to get craft beer and pretzels at SeaWorld

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:41 PM

While most of the focus at SeaWorld Orlando has revolved around the new roller coaster  (details on that will officially be announced on May 28) other improvements to the park are also in the pipeline. The carnival games area near Shamu Stadium recently closed and were quickly demo’d. The...

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This Little Underground: Jim Ivy's Tangled Bell Ensemble debuts at the In-Between Series

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:15 PM

The local rule is that if Jim Ivy is involved, it’s gonna be weird or smart, often both. For the consistently intriguing music monthly the In-Between Series, he rolled out a rather grand conceptual experiment with the debut of his Tangled Bell Ensemble (May 18, Gallery at Avalon Island). Using...

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Segafredo Mills Park brunch buffet starts this weekend, May 24

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 3:04 PM

They say that brunch without booze is just a sad breakfast, so get ready to get real happy, morning mavens. Segafredo Zanetti, the coffee-centric bistro in the newly minted Mills Park development next to Fresh Market, is rolling out their brunch offerings starting this Sunday from 11 a.m. to...

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Sam Flax wants you to teach an art class

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 2:56 PM

Sam Flax, one of the last independent art stores located in the Orlando area, is searching for artists who are passionate about their craft to teach classes as part of their “Introduction to Art” series. These classes are offered free to the public are not limited to any specific art...

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Redlight Redlight is throwing a weeklong beer party for their 10 year anniversary

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 1:03 PM

In celebration of its 10-year anniversary, Redlight Redlight Beer Parlour is hosting a full week of events featuring deals on their unique craft beers, live music and a nice assortment of specialty food trucks. Located at 2810 Corrine Drive, this bar fulfills any beer enthusiast's dreams and even landed...

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Open now or opening soon: Eight new restaurants you'll want to try

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Chef Stefano Tedeschi of Stefano's Grill in Dr. Phillips will open Caprino's Pizza Bar in the Lakeside Village Center in Windermere. Chef Steff is also known as "the Sports Chef" (he has cooked for dozens of players and coaches on ESPN and off-camera) and Caprino's will be a sports bar,...

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The new levitating magnet train kicks construction into next gear

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:40 AM

If interstate construction isn’t your thing, how about some magnetic levitation train construction? The privately funded magnet train (or maglev) planned to link the Orlando International Airport and International Drive has announced an aggressive timetable that puts the first trains in service next year. A maglev proposal has been...

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Spin and win: Uncle Tony's giveaway at Spacebar's Bring Your Own Vinyl tonight

Posted By on Thu, May 21, 2015 at 10:14 AM

It's hard to ignore the shelves of vinyl that line Spacebar's walls, but it's only placed in the spotlight during their recurring event Bring Your Own Vinyl, which is like an open mic only for casual DJs (or flashy more experienced DJs letting loose in a more casual setting)...

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