Thursday, October 20, 2016

Public invited to finish mural at Pulse tonight

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:47 PM

The Orlando community is being invited to attend the unveiling of a mural memorial on a wall of the gay nightclub Pulse Thursday night at 11:30 p.m.  The mural, created by Los Angeles artist Mr. Brainwash (best known as the "star" of Oscar-nominated Banksy pic Exit Through the Gift Shop) and...

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Start your holiday shopping at Rifle Paper Co.'s sidewalk sale Friday and Saturday, Oct. 21-22

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:22 PM

Holiday shopping is nigh. It's no good procrastinating; you might as well get started. Here's some bait: Rifle Paper Co.'s Autumn Sidewalk Sale is happening 9 a.m to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21-22, at their shop in Hannibal Square (558 W. New England...

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The Daily City Food Truck Bazaar adds new weekday food truck lot

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 7:08 PM

For those days when you want a little fresh air at lunch time, Mark Baratelli of the Food Truck Bazaar just added a game-changer. The Daily City Food Truck Lot will host a different truck every weekday 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at 5750 Edgewater Drive, at the corner of Edgewater and John Young...

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Florida Supreme Court overturns decades-old death sentence

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 6:18 PM

The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday ordered a new trial for a convicted killer who has spent more than four decades on Death Row for a racially charged murder during civil unrest in the Jacksonville area. The unanimous decision —- a rarity in death penalty cases in which convictions are...

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The Calle Orange Festival brings Latin music to downtown Orlando Sunday

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 4:24 PM

The Calle Orange festival will be bringing a day of Latin music, food, games, and giveaways to downtown Orlando on Sunday, Oct. 23.  More than 40 artists will be performing across several different stages at the festival, now in its 18th year. Artists spanning the range of Latin music...

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Pizza Bruno adds online ordering for pickup

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 2:14 PM

There's been a bit of grumbling about Pizza Bruno's "no phone" policy, mostly because it means you can't call in to order takeout. Until now it's been eat it there or order in person and sit and wait. Until now, we said. Today, the Brunoz crew added online ordering to...

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New Slumberland band Mercury Girls one to watch, with Balance and Composure and Foxing (The Social)

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 1:52 PM

THIS LITTLE UNDERGROUND Philadelphia indie-pop band Mercury Girls, who just made their Orlando debut (Oct. 19, The Social), have scant output so far. But their latest promising 7-inch is on excellent taste-making indie Slumberland Records. As far as first impressions go – on record but especially live –...

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Legendary groove master Dr. Lonnie Smith gives rare Central Florida performance Friday

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 12:09 PM

The Blue Bamboo Performing Arts Center has certainly been stepping up their game lately with shows from the likes of Nicholas Payton and Ira Sullivan, and they're keeping on their roll this Friday with a two-set performance from the great Dr. Lonnie Smith. If you're not familiar with this renowned...

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New musical playground comes from Epcot to College Park

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:57 AM

On Oct. 18, Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer and District 3 Commissioner Robert F. Stuart officially opened a new music- and nature-inspired playground in Matthews Park, located in College Park.  The playground equipment was in use at Epcot's International Flower and Garden Festival earlier this year, and was then installed in...

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Rusted Root jams (seriously) at the House of Blues tonight

Posted By on Thu, Oct 20, 2016 at 11:39 AM

Has it already been 20 years? Pinch us. Repeatedly. Quintessential jam band Rusted Root is set to bring their sunshiney vibes to the House of Blues as part of an anniversary tour. Music starts at 7 p.m. tonight. Tickets will set you back $10-$35. Hacky sacks are optional. ...

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