Monday, October 24, 2016

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; we'll be adding parties...

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Disney's new Star Wars ride may kick guests off and make them walk partway

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:01 PM

Disney has been very up-front about how much they expect Star Wars land to boost attendance at WDW's Hollywood Studios. They're already expanding the parking lot in anticipation of the large crowds the new land will draw, and have been toying with the idea of blocking annual pass holders from...

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Early voting in Orange County starts today

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Avoid the lines on Election Day this Nov. 8 and vote early in Orange County starting today.  Early voting starts on Monday, Oct. 24, and ends Sunday, Nov. 6, according to the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office. Voting hours are from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at these...

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All the details about Winter Park's new Whole Foods Market, opening Nov. 9

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 11:40 AM

The new Whole Foods Market on Orlando Avenue in Winter Park is finally slated to open on Wednesday, Nov. 9 (just in time for Thanksgiving!), and we are super stoked about it. The new WFM promises to be one of the best in the region, with so many bring-your-lunch options,...

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LOVE mural honors Pulse victims, helps community heal

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:35 AM

A new mural across the street from the gay nightclub Pulse on Orange Avenue is now finished and has begun to resonate with Orlando locals. The mural on the wall of the Einstein Bagels at 1901 S. Orange Ave. faces the site of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history, and...

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City of Orlando declares today 'THC Awareness Day'; OCSO holds conference on dangers of THC edibles

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:18 AM

The city of Orlando declared Monday, Oct. 24, “THC Awareness Day” at the behest of the Concerned Businessmen’s Association of Tampa Bay, which has sponsored similar THC Awareness Days in Clearwater, Largo, Safety Harbor and other Florida cities. Additionally, Orange County Sheriff Jerry Demings holds a press conference today to "educate Floridians...

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Band of the Week: Timothy Eerie

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight a local band. A good local band. This week, we're pleased to bring you Timothy Eerie. Timothy Eerie is playing Will's Pub on Thursday, Oct. 27. Just the facts: Who's in the band? Casey on guitar and...

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Employee kitchen at Disney World closed by health inspector after roaches are found

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 9:49 AM

Disney World is known for its high quality standards but recently the Swan Resort made the news for just the opposite. An employee kitchen was recently closed due to live and dead roaches and fruit flies being observed by an inspector. The kitchen, which reopened the next day, is...

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Foreign Dissent showcases the best in international punk at Will's Pub

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 8:00 AM

Of all the shows surrounding the annual punk mecca the Fest, Orlando's Foreign Dissent is one of the most interesting, enlightening and exclusive. Organized by local promoter Punching Babies, this showcase of international Fest-bound bands is essentially a punk-rock Benetton ad. This diverse third edition features a new, globe-spanning class...

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Enzian will screen Rob Zombie's best film, 'The Devil's Rejects'

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 7:00 AM

It’s kind of weird that Rob Zombie, a guy who owes most of his mainstream popularity to MTV’s Beavis and Butthead, is now a successful filmmaker of the horror auteur variety, but here we are. As a director, Zombie’s genre influences are impeccable; he draws from the best in classic...

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