Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Konbini at East End Market closing Oct. 31

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Konbini at East End Market – the one-stop convenience shop for all things Japanese – will close on Monday, Oct. 31. The trio of Lordfer Lalicon, Mark Berdin and Jennifer Banagale will close the store as they prepare to open their boutique sushi/omakase restaurant Kadence in the former Winter Park Beer...

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City of Orlando approves $300k grant to cover overtime costs associated with Pulse shooting

Posted By on Tue, Oct 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM

Orlando City Council approved a grant Monday afternoon for $316,708 from the Department of Justice to help cover overtime costs associated with the mass shooting at the gay night club Pulse.  According to WKMG, $225,462 of the grant will be used to help pay for the overtime hours and benefits...

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Monday, October 24, 2016

Universal adds extra weekend to Halloween Horror Nights 26

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:38 PM

Halloween Horror Nights 26 is staying an extra weekend just like we thought.  Universal Orlando announced that they would be adding two more days after quietly changing park times to end at 5 p.m. on their site for the new selected dates. The Repository, their latest virtual reality-based haunted house,...

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Punk godfathers the Damned announce Orlando show for 2017

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:26 PM

First wave U.K. punks the Damned today announced a 40th anniversary U.S. tour that includes an Orlando stop in 2017. The band is set to play the House of Blues on May 12, 2017 at 7 p.m. The Damned hold the dubious distinction of being the first punk band to...

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Jimmy Buffett wants Florida to vote no on solar, yes on medical marijuana

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Singer and songwriter Jimmy Buffett recently took a break from his idyllic life of sponge cake and frozen concoctions to weigh in on two of Florida's controversial ballot amendments.  Buffett urged Floridians to vote against utilities-backed solar Amendment 1 and vote in favor of Amendment 2, a medical marijuana...

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Frozen actor Josh Gad will promote early voting at UCF tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Actor and Hillary Clinton supporter Josh Gad, star of Frozen and The Book of Mormon, will help promote early voting alongside the College Democrats at UCF tomorrow, Oct. 25.  The event, Get Out The Vote With Josh Gad, starts at 11 a.m. at the Student Union patio. There are not...

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Author Deepak Chopra added to speaker series at Dr. Phillips

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 3:43 PM

Get transcendental or learn how to from pioneer of integrative medicine, Deepak Chopra. The 22-time New York Times best seller and author of 80 books, will be coming to the Walt Disney Theater in Dr. Phillips Center of Performing Arts on Feb. 15. Chopra will give a lecture on "The Future of...

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Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown will headline Valentine's Music Fest at CFE Arena

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 3:27 PM

Valentine's weekend just got THAT much more romantic with today's announcement that Keith Sweat and Bobby Brown will be headlining the unambiguously named Valentine's Music Festival at CFE Arena. So go ahead and forget about whatever vaguely disappointing gift ideas you had for your significant other, because Keith Sweat is...

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John Mica faces major challenge in redrawn district from Stephanie Murphy

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 2:17 PM

A redrawn Orlando-area district has left one of Florida's longest-serving congressional members in a tough re-election fight against a well-financed newcomer who has the backing of national Democrats. U.S. Rep. John Mica, 73, a Winter Park Republican who is seeking his 13th term in Congress, is facing Stephanie Murphy,...

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What to do in Orlando for Halloween 2016: parties and events

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:12 PM

Halloween week is finally here, but in case you haven't been planning all year long, here's a handy list of every Halloween party, costume contest and spooktacular that we have in our calendar so far. If you have anything to add, let us know at listings@orlandoweekly.com; we'll be adding parties...

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