Friday, July 28, 2017

Scott proposes ban on Florida investments in Venezuela

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:26 AM

A state agency overseen by the governor and two cabinet members would be prohibited from doing business with any outfit tied to the Maduro regime in Venezuela, under a proposal released Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott. Scott's anti-investing outline for the Florida State Board of Administration, which doesn't currently have...

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Celebrate 20 years of Riverdance live in Orlando

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Has it already been two decades? My, how time flies. The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America are bringing the venerable step-dancing extravaganza to Orlando in early 2018 as part of the Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando series. Riverdance: The 20th Anniversary Tour descends...

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Rick Scott sidesteps questions about Trump's military transgender ban

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Gov. Rick Scott, a U.S. Navy veteran, said he doesn't want "anyone to ever be discriminated against," but deferred comment on President Donald Trump's plans to ban transgender Americans from military service. Through a series of Twitter posts Wednesday, Trump said he wanted a prohibition to keep transgender individuals from...

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DoveCote's three-course picnic wine dinner is Aug. 2

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:55 AM

It's hot. Really hot. That's why DoveCote is fulfilling all our summer dreams and hosting a picnic-themed wine dinner in the air conditioning on Wednesday, Aug. 2, at 6:30 p.m. The best part, you don't have to dress up. Flip-flops are specifically mentioned as appropriate attire for this casual fête....

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Gringos Locos is opening a new UCF location this fall

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Gringos is setting up shop at Knights Plaza just outside the CFE Arena, and will be replacing the Japanese restaurant Kyoto Sushi and Grill. The exact opening date is unclear, but according to Melissa Castro, a Gringos Locos manager, it’ll be “a good two months, maybe three” until we...

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Comedian Big Tim Murphy gets married - sort of - at Will's Pub this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM

Local comedian/hot dog hawker/lollipop mascot Big Tim Murphy is getting hitched this weekend. Well, not really, but he is throwing a wedding reception-themed comedy show party. Comics are set to deliver a series of speeches as if they were Big Tim’s best man or woman, so it’s kind of like...

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Prince Royce bachatas his way onto the Amway Center stage this weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 7:00 AM

Do you ever, as you’re going about your day, just do a quick bachata three-step and whisper into the wind “Royyyyceee”? No? Well, then, acquaint yourself: Bachata superstar Geoffrey Rojas Royce, also known as Prince Royce, has been making corazones flutter with sweet Dominican ballads since he was a teenager with...

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Body//Talk embraces Latin flavor for ¡Que Calor! at the Henao Center

Posted By on Fri, Jul 28, 2017 at 6:30 AM

For Body//Talk’s latest party at the Henao Center this week, they’re tearing open the proverbial paquete de Sazón and adding un poco de sabor to their usual creative party planning procedure. While DJs Jonathan Santino, Navil e Gio and head Talker Phil Santos dedicate the decks to reggaeton, moombahton, salsa...

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Thursday, July 27, 2017

Lynx bus rides will be free for Valencia students, employees

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:57 PM

Starting in late August, Valencia College students and employees will ride the Lynx bus system for free. The college announced Thursday it had signed an agreement with Lynx to provide funding for bus service for Valencia students and employees on all routes. Lynx will also reroute an existing bus route going...

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Main Street Restaurant Week returns to Orlando this August

Posted By on Thu, Jul 27, 2017 at 4:54 PM

Trying new foods in new 'hoods is probably the best way to explore Orlando, which is really the whole point of Main Street Restaurant Week. Now in its third year, Orlando's Main Street Restaurant Week returns next Friday, Aug. 4, and runs through Aug. 12. This weeklong food-packed event features...

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