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Friday, October 20, 2017

'The Florida Project' child stars will host a Q & A after Enzian screening tonight

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 1:53 PM

The young stars of the critically acclaimed film The Florida Project will be hosting a question-and-answer session after Friday night's 6:30 p.m. screening of the movie at the Enzian Theater. Child actresses Brooklynn Prince and Valeria Cotto will be attending tonight's screening. Brooklynn, 7, of Winter Springs, plays Moonee, the film's...

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Topgolf Orlando officially opens today

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 11:14 AM

As we reported last week, Topgolf Orlando will finally opens its 65,000-square-foot complex today. The three floor driving range-arcade-restaurant-bar hybrid allows guests to smack microchipped golf balls at targets, while a server brings cold ones and grub to their "hitting bay." Topgolf, which is located at 9295 Universal Blvd., won't be taking reservations...

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'Kill, Baby ... Kill!' is the crown jewel of Enzian's slate of Halloween movies

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 7:30 AM

The jewel in the crown of this month’s slate of Midnight Movies at Enzian has to be a one-night only screening of giallo genius Mario Bava’s atmospheric masterpiece Kill, Baby … Kill! Making the rounds of discerning big screens again on its 50th anniversary, the movie has been given a...

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Maker Faire returns to the Central Florida Fairgrounds for two days of hands-on fun

Posted By on Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM

In a world obsessed with do-it-yourself activities and life-hack videos, the Maker Faire combines arts, science and tech aficionados in one dynamic setting. The community-organized event brings local inventors, artists, designers and craftsmen – some of whom will sell the items they exhibit – to the Central Florida Fairgrounds in...

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

As white supremacists descend on campus, the UF bell tower played the 'Black National Anthem'

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM

In a gospel-tinged clapback at white supremacists descending on the University of Florida campus Thursday for Richard Spencer's speech, the school's carillon bell tower played a song known as the "Black National Anthem." WUFT reporter Arnae Holcomb captured several seconds of the song playing from UF's Century Tower. Hundreds...

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Orlando Gay Chorus cuts loose for a bawdy cabaret at Parliament House this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Oct 19, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Orlando Gay Chorus’ most entertaining fundraiser of the year, the Uncut Cabaret, marks its 10th birthday this weekend at Parliament House. OGC members get to grab the spotlight individually or in groups for a cabaret performance with plenty of adults-only humor and bawdy costuming. Participate in the “Tops & Bottoms”...

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

CityArts Factory's annual Dia de los Muertos party spooks up Pine Street this week

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 11:12 AM

In the season of all things spooky and creepy, CityArts Factory is bringing a twist to downtown’s Third Thursday Gallery Hop with its eighth annual Dia de los Muertos & Monster Factory exhibit. Although the exhibit runs until Friday, Nov. 10, the opening night’s block party is where the real...

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Artist Brandon Geurts returns to town with a new show and a new palette

Posted By on Wed, Oct 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM

It’s been a slow-moving delight for us to observe Brandon Geurts’ artwork evolving in the past few years – but, with his removal to Tampa while he earns his MFA, we haven’t seen nearly enough of him on walls around town. That changes this week, when Gallery Eola presents Geurts’...

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Kevin Hart brings his 'Irresponsible Tour' to Orlando for New Year's Eve

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Between allegations of cheating on his pregnant wife and an extortion scandal, Kevin Hart sure has had a long, eventful year. And now he will be bringing a comedic spin to his real life drama during an Orlando performance for New Year's Eve. The comedian will take the stage at...

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'The Florida Project' stars talk ice cream, Orange Bird and bittersweet endings

Posted By on Tue, Oct 17, 2017 at 12:07 PM

In a short time, The Florida Project has become the darling of critics and with good reason – the feature film portrays the heartbreaking tale of a single mother and her mischievous 6-year-old daughter struggling to survive in the motels along Kissimmee's dilapidated tourist strip under Disney's shadow. Directed...

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