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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

How a Halloween event might be enough to save Orlando's former Nick Hotel from the curse of the 'Queen Mary'

Posted By on Wed, Oct 16, 2019 at 12:49 PM

The future of one of Orlando’s most recognizable hotels and one of the region’s newest Halloween attractions might hit some rough seas ahead, thanks to a historic ship on the opposite side of the country. The Holiday Inn Suites and Waterpark in Orlando, the world’s largest Holiday Inn resort,...

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Will's A Faire returns for a fall market in the parking lot of Will's Pub

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:56 PM

The quarterly parking lot market Will’s A Faire returns this weekend. Shop through a curated selection of vendors for handmade, vintage and retro goods while enjoying live music, DJs, food trucks and probably a White Claw or two. 1-8:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20; Will’s Pub, 1042 N. Mills Ave.;...

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The Nook on Robinson brings drinking and video games out of the living room this weekend

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:52 PM

Sure, you could stay home to drink and play video games like a loser. Or you could do it at a bar and have it be magically socially acceptable. The Nook sets up three fun multiplayer games – a Dance Dance Revolution-type rhythm game, an eight-player Super Smash Bros....

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Comedian Greg Barris returns to town for a show at Dirty Laundry

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:49 PM

L.A.-based comedian Greg Barris has deep ties to Central Florida, and his semi-annual shows at and around the Will’s Pub complex feel more like parties than performances. Some of that’s because Barris sometimes shares photos of his travels from the year, and he enlists members of local bands like...

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CityArts celebrates Día de los Muertos with its annual block party this week

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 6:41 PM

CityArts celebrates the 10th year of its annual pre-Halloween Día de los Muertos Monster Party at its new location this week. Along with taking in a new exhibit of themed art, art lovers can visit the outdoor block party with live performances, vendors, food and drink, and more. 6...

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'Bride of Re-Animator' gets the midnight movie treatment at Enzian

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 5:40 PM

While the original 1985 Re-Animator will forever be known as the horror movie in which a disembodied head goes down on scream queen Barbara Crampton, the 1990 sequel, Bride of Re-Animator, somehow has less of a good reputation. Though the film reunites actors Jeffrey Combs and Bruce Abbott as...

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Rising comedy star Nate Bargatze makes a stop at Hard Rock Live this week

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 5:24 PM

In a time when high-profile comedians seem to be more interested in complaining about their right to say shitty things about people than actually being funny, Nate Bargatze is something of a relief. The Tennessee native has leveraged his laid-back, personal storytelling style of comedy into critical success, earning...

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Orlando Film Festival returns to downtown for more than a week of screenings and parties

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 5:20 PM

In regard to the sheer number of films screened, the Orlando Film Festival is the biggest film fest in town. Taking over downtown’s Cobb Plaza theater for more than a week, the festival offers more than 200 shorts and features, along with panels and workshops covering all aspects of...

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'Last Podcast on the Left' brings its grim and ghostly live show to Orlando

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:59 PM

Live recordings of popular podcasts are filling up rock venues just as quickly as your favorite bands lately, and “Last Podcast on the Left”’s Back in the Habit Tour is no exception. “Last Podcast” tackles grim and ghostly subject matter both real-world and fantasy – serial killers, UFOs, supernatural phenomena,...

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Florida will lose claim to 'world's largest cruise ship,' but that's OK because giant ships are the worst

Posted By on Tue, Oct 15, 2019 at 3:35 PM

Florida reigns supreme as the king of the cruise industry, with a third of all cruise passengers in the world embarking from the state. But a recent move by Florida-based Royal Caribbean points to an increasing competitor to Florida’s dominance in the industry. Royal Caribbean’s four Oasis-class ships have...

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