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Friday, August 16, 2019

PokéBar pop-up coming to Orlando for one day only in October

Posted By on Fri, Aug 16, 2019 at 11:53 AM

After weeks of breathless anticipation, PokéBar – the Pokémon-themed pop-up experience – announced it will finally visit the City Beautiful on Saturday, Oct. 12. The event will take place from 11 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Castle Church Brewing Community on Hoffner Ave., where you can "play the real-life...

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Universal will screen a 'Halloween Marathon of Mayhem' film scenes

Posted By on Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 5:36 PM

Universal, yet again, has another update for what to expect at the upcoming Halloween Horror nights. This time, it's a giant screen showcasing iconic scenes from horror films and cult classics. "Guests will witness a twisted new take on Netflix’s Stranger Things, Sony Pictures’ Ghostbusters, Universal's Monsters, and Metro Goldwyn...

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Wednesday, August 14, 2019

New axe-throwing spot in Orlando could battle Epic

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Looks like Epic Axe Throwing just got some competition. Orlando's  favorite — and probably only — axe throwing joint has a rival moving in just a couple of blocks away. That would be Backyard Axe Throwing League (BATL). And the company's no stranger to the super-niche activity that seems...

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Orange County Library System announces Local Wanderer program, offering free admission to Orlando arts and culture venues

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 3:48 PM

The Orange County Library System announced their new Local Wanderer program, which offers free admission to local arts and culture venues. Through the program, library cardholders will be granted free access to a variety of cultural institutions, including the Orlando Museum of Art, Orange County Regional History Center, Hard...

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Mr. Ms. Adrien brings 'The Devil Wears Prada: The Dragsical' to Parliament House's Footlight Theatre for two nights

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 3:05 PM

Parliament House’s Footlight Theatre hosts a two-night stand of a drag musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada. Based on the film adaptation of the novel by Lauren Weisberger, the musical follows the trials and tribulations of a young woman hired as a personal assistant to a powerful fashion...

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Snap Orlando shows off work new and old at 'Le Salon 2019'

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:37 PM

They say that it’s better to spend your money on experiences than things. Although we aspire to this level of personal minimalism, one of the things that always gets in the way is our love of buying art. Investing in a one-of-a-kind piece deserves a pass from the finger-wagging...

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GayDayS offers plenty of fun for LGBTQ crowd this weekend, but returns to June next year

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 1:23 PM

The big kerfuffle over GayDayS moving their events from the first weekend of June to the middle of August appears to be over. GayDayS announced that they’ll be moving back to June in 2020, which should please other groups devoted to that weekend as the historical home of “Gay...

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Legoland Windsor used a drone to deliver ice cream and we need this in Florida

Posted By on Wed, Aug 14, 2019 at 12:29 PM

In what might the ‘coolest’ use of a drone yet, Legoland Windsor recently tested ice cream delivery via drones. A small basket that holds the packaged ice cream snacks hangs below the Ice Cream Cone Drone with a camera on the bottom of the drone overlooking the basket. Guests...

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Orlando Hooters to host all-you-can-eat event with champion wing eater

Posted By on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 5:09 PM

Roll out to International Drive if you'd like to celebrate two American pastimes: overeating for absolutely no reason and kicking back at classy establishments like Hooters. There's an all-you-can-eat deal at participating Hooters across the country until Sept. 9 for $15.99 per person. To celebrate here in Orlando, "Major League Eating Champion"...

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Former worker at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon accused of returning to employee locker room to steal credit cards

Posted By on Tue, Aug 13, 2019 at 11:38 AM

A former employee at Disney's Typhoon Lagoon was accused of going back to the water park and stealing workers' credit cards. Shariel Agosto, 28, was charged with petit theft, credit card theft and fraudulent use of a credit card, according to an affidavit from the Orange County Sheriff's...

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