Thursday, November 26, 2015

Go stuff yourself at Drunken Monkey's vegan-friendly Thanksgiving

Posted By on Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 8:39 AM

The Drunken Monkey Coffee Bar is hosting a vegan-friendly Thanksgiving dinner Nov. 26. The menu features a robust fare of vegan and non-vegan treats, like turkey, tofurkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, vegan pumpkin pie, and a special bourbon pecan pie. Seatings are at 1 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7...

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Get your Turkey Day brunch on at The Alfond Inn

Posted By on Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 8:17 AM

Too lazy to cook? No worries! The Alfond Inn is hosting a Thanksgiving brunch Nov. 26. The menu includes pasta, salad, turkey, a hot buffet and an entire dessert station.  Seating times are from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets cost $79....

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Burn off those guilty calories at the Turkey Trot 5k

Posted By on Thu, Nov 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Burn off those Thanksgiving calories at the Seniors First Turkey Trot 5k. Let's be honest: It's Thanksgiving, so you're probably going to eat too much. You may as well get some exercise to assuage your inexorable turkey-flavored guilt. Proceeds from the race benefits Seniors First, a nonprofit organization that provides...

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Mother Jones says Rubio hired convicted felon from Orlando to help Florida campaign

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Today, Mother Jones published a story about how the Rubio campaign hired the West Orange Tea Party's Clyde Fabretti as one of its Orange County leaders. According to the story, in 1997 Fabretti was convicted of a felony charge of "conspiracy to commit income tax evasion, bank fraud, mail fraud,...

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Buy local on Black Friday (and by the way, "Black Friday" doesn't mean what you think it does)

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 3:30 PM

The origin of the phrase “Black Friday” is a twisty one, but it probably doesn't mean what you think it means. First of all, this is a total myth, so don't even. (Though J.R. Smith is probably just the most visible person to post this, so cut him some...

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The Grand Collab celebrates its first birthday with Indigo Blak, the Welzeins and more Sunday night

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 2:03 PM

One of Orlando’s most bumping local showcases, the Grand Collab celebrates its first anniversary with a party that’s as bright as the smart event’s reputation over its brief history. Sniffing out artists without care to genre can skew a little messy and distracting live, like a grown-up show & tell...

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Take in a little holiday culture at a free performance of Handel's 'Messiah' at the Bob Carr

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 1:54 PM

 It’s firmly established as a Christmas favorite these days, but George Frideric Handel’s Messiah, his best-known work, was written in 1741 as an Easter offering. Regardless of which holiday it celebrates or your own religious beliefs, anyone can appreciate the rousing “Hallelujah” chorus – it’s one of those ubiquitous tunes...

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Bid farewell to writer-in-residence JC Sevcik at the Kerouac House Saturday

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 1:51 PM

In our most recent Halloween issue, we broke the usual OW template and ran a series of flash-fiction stories submitted to us by writers who took part in There Will Be Words’ Halloween reading. One of the writers who submitted a story, JC Sevcik, is currently the writer in residence at...

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Gwar still set to spray down fans at Venue 578 sans Vulvatron

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 1:39 PM

Like Superboy’s pet monkey Beppo (who was specifically written out of Superman’s universe to block out the chimp chump move), eventually the femme force of Vulvatron will be a blurry hangover memory to serious Gwar fans who weren’t ready for the boozy wonder woman. Whether you side with Kim Dylla...

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10 reasons Latinos do Thanksgiving better than anyone

Posted By on Wed, Nov 25, 2015 at 1:32 PM

While the rest of America prepares to stuff its face with turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, Latino households bring their own own approach to the traditional holiday meal. We season things differently, make things spicier and sometimes just nudge classic dishes off the table (I’m looking at you, cranberry...

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