Thursday, January 19, 2017

Wall Street Plaza will host benefit tonight for fallen Orlando officers

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 4:00 PM

Wall Street Plaza is hosting a benefit tonight for the families of Orlando Police Lt. Debra Clayton and Orange County Sheriff's Deputy Norman Lewis, two local officers killed in the line of duty. A $10 donation at the door will get you two drinks at your choice of four different bars,...

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Madame Tussauds Orlando unveils Donald Trump wax figure

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM

If you're just jumping to spot Donald Trump at his Inauguration Day tomorrow, you can pay the president-elect an early visit and see him in all his orange glory at Madame Tussauds Orlando. A wax figure of Trump will be on display on Jan. 19 in the Oval Office-themed room, taking the...

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More details about seafood spot Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar, opening Feb. 9

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 3:12 PM

In the next few weeks, expect the spot on Orange Ave. that formerly housed the Ravenous Pig to open as Reel Fish Coastal Kitchen + Bar. The seafood restaurant, helmed by Houston's Restaurants alum Michael Zajac and his partner Michael Huffler, is expected to be a kind of "high-end fish...

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U.K. dubstep weirdo Funtcase plays Venue 578 tonight

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 1:39 PM

U.K.-based dubstep/drum and bass trickster Funtcase jumps behind his decks and various electronics with a child’s Halloween mask (somewhere between Leatherface and a koala) concealing his mug; it gets even weirder from there. Funtcase (get it?) plays at 10 p.m. tonight at Venue 578. Tickets are $10-$20. ...

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Florida gator reminds tourists who's boss by jumping onto their boat

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:55 PM

As Floridians will tell you, a seemingly happy gator sunning itself on a swamp bank will still try to take a little bite out of unsuspecting passerby, no matter how placid it looks. A Missouri couple learned that during their trip to the Sunshine State, according to TV news...

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Noor Salman, widow of Pulse mass shooter, pleads not guilty to charges

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 11:34 AM

Noor Salman, the widow of mass shooter who killed 49 people at the gay nightclub Pulse, pleaded not guilty in a California court to federal charges alleging she helped her husband. Earlier this week, Salman was arrested by FBI agents at her home outside of San Francisco for obstruction of justice and aiding and...

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Florida AG Pam Bondi goes to court for tobacco payments

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 10:32 AM

Attorney General Pam Bondi on Wednesday asked a Palm Beach County circuit court to resolve a dispute about whether two tobacco companies have improperly avoided paying tens of millions of dollars to the state under a landmark 1997 settlement with the tobacco industry. Bondi's office filed a motion to...

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Inveterate comic Kathleen Madigan delivers laughs at the Plaza Live

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Kathleen Madigan is an inveterate comic. Many of her peers hope that stand-up will be a bridge to a sitcom. "But not me," Madigan told us in a recent interview. "I'm really good at knowing what I don't want to do." During the early '90s she was offered a gig...

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Miami punks No Dice play their first out-of-town show at Sandwich Bar

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:55 AM

Part of a thankfully never-ending stream of weirdos burning up I-95 North from Miami to throw down at Orlando's most intimate dives, we've got No Dice. A new project featuring members of Nunhex, Antifaces and Bruiser, No Dice deals in an ultra-aggressive outsider strain of hardcore as indebted to Leather...

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Orlando joins in the national Women's Rally protest on Saturday

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 9:54 AM

Despite all the pinching your arm has had to endure since Nov. 8, yes, Donald J. Trump and all the behaviors he displayed on the campaign trail will be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States this weekend. And the resistance isn't taking it quietly. A day...

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