20 Orlando area dates under $25 for Valentine's Day, or any day

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, so whether you’re tight on a budget or low on ideas, here are some cheap and easy…

By OW Staff

Valentine's Day Movie Night
Harry P. Leu Gardens
For only $7 per ticket, upgrade your typical Valentine's Day movie date with Leu Gardens’ Movie Night. Pack a picnic and bring a bottle of wine to see the 1997 rom-com As Good As It Gets.
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Everything we saw when Schizophonics brought the mayhem to Winter Park's Conduit

Garage-rock rampagers the Schizophonics returned to Orlando this Wednesday, playing the Conduit with Bob on Blonde and Cardiel.  Things got pretty sweaty…

By Jim Leatherman

Everything we saw when Schizophonics brought the mayhem to Winter Park's Conduit
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13 of Orlando's most decked-out Airbnbs for all the fantasy lovers

Orlando has no shortage of thrills and chills fit for the whole family. But for those of us who crave a truly…

By OW Staff

Disney-themed Magical Clubhouse
Kissimmee, $324 per night
Seven-bedroom Disney-themed clubhouse with a pool, gameroom and plenty of Disney decor.

Photo via Airbnb
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11 events, shows and happenings for your weekend in Orlando

Stuck in a Florida winter rut? Here's a selection of things happening in Orlando this weekend to get you up and out…

By Reina Nieves

3rd Annual Local Music Merch Swap
Friday, Jan. 27, 8 p.m.
Part bazaar, part living history museum, the 3rd Annual Local Music Merch Swap is happening Friday at Stardust Video and Coffee. Bring in old band merch, expand your collection and bask in the live music from Mike Dunn, Tierney Tough, Tanner Jones and Chase Bauduin. Swap is free, concert is $10-$12.
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Look up and check out the Orlando artists featured in this year’s Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition

The 2023 Corridor Project Billboard Exhibition once again places the work of a select group of artists from regions along the I-4 corridor on…

By Jessica Bryce Young, Matthew Moyer

See it at 8461 Parkline Blvd., Orlando, FL 32809
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Orlando’s hottest new restaurants, according to Yelp

The foodies have spoken. Here's a list of the newest and hottest restaurants and cocktail bars now open in Orlando, according to…

By OW Staff

The Moderne
4.5 out of 5 stars, 40 reviews
1241 E. Colonial Drive
”It has a beautiful design with how the bar is set up and is made to look like a 1930s style place. They nailed the look and the patio makes for a great ambiance for bigger groups. You won't be disappointed when coming here.” — Michael H.
Photo via The Moderne/Instagram
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Sarasota’s curvy modern masterpiece, ‘The Chapell Residence,’ is now for sale

A home designed by famed architect Don Chapell as his personal residence and studio is now on the market in Sarasota's Lido…

By Creative Loafing Tampa Bay staff

Sarasota's curvy modern masterpiece, 'The Chapell Residence,' is now for sale
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Orlando marched for abortion rights as part of nationwide events marking the anniversary of 'Roe v. Wade'

Orlandoans turned out in force to march for abortion rights as part of nationwide events marking the 50th anniversary of Roe v.…

By Matt Keller Lehman

Orlando marched for abortion rights as part of nationwide events marking the anniversary of 'Roe v. Wade'
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This Mediterranean-style home with a custom courtyard pool and spa is now on the market in Orlando

A Mediterranean-inspired home complete with a courtyard pool, spa and plenty of custom features is now for sale in Orlando. The home,…

By OW Staff

This Mediterranean-style home with a custom courtyard pool and spa is now on the market in Orlando
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A dozen of Orlando’s most beautiful bites: Pics of the prettiest plates our restaurant critic cleaned in 2022

In 2022, third-culture cooking really made an impression in restaurants around this city. A new generation of chefs, influenced by the culture…

By Faiyaz Kara


Kunefe, Istanbul Grill



The cheese-filled, phyllo-threaded, pistachio-topped pastry is an absolute favorite of mine, and the version served here is unexpectedly devoid of the syrup that typically pools around the base, making for a significantly lighter, and less cloying, capper to a meal.
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Renowned architect Milton C. Harry designed this mid-century modern home with art lovers in mind

A mid-century modern lakefront residence full of history and artistic flair is now on the market in Orlando. The house, located at…

By OW Staff

Renowned architect Milton C. Harry designed this mid-century modern home with art lovers in mind
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The just-announced concerts coming soon to Orlando we're most excited for

From indie-rock to stoner metal to post-punk to Americana classics, the upcoming slew of live music coming to Orlando is sure to…

By OW Staff

Big Thief
The Beacham, Feb. 20
Indie-rock band Big Thief is stopping in Orlando on Feb. 20 as part of their upcoming world tour. Big Thief's newest release, double LP Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe in You, explores the band's deepest and most resonant sound to date. Conveying themes of chosen family and individual growth, DNWMIBIY offers the listeners a reflectively wistful and earnest account of everything Big Thief has to offer. Tickets are available here. 
Photo via Big Thief/Facebook
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Legoland's brand-new, adorable Pirate River Quest boat ride sets sail

Pirate River Quest, the ambitious and adorable new ride at Winter Haven’s Legoland Resort, takes guests on a 20-minute tour of the…

By Seth Kubersky

Legoland's brand new ride Pirate River Quest boat ride sets sail
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Owned by a former mayor, Orlando’s historic ‘Sioux Villa’ home is now for sale

A newly renovated waterfront home originally built for Orlando's 13th mayor, Mahlon Gore, is now on the market in Orlando. Located at…

By Chloe Greenberg

Owned by a former mayor, Orlando's historic 'Sioux Villa' home is now for sale
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Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller of ‘Dance Moms’ is selling her Central Florida house

After selling her iconic dance studio, Dance Moms star Abby Lee Miller is now looking to offload her Central Florida house. Located…

By Creative Loafing Tampa Bay staff

Reality TV star Abby Lee Miller of 'Dance Moms' is selling her Central Florida house
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Everything we saw when Goatwhore played the newly opened Conduit venue in Winter Park

New Winter Park venue Conduit opened over the weekend with an unholy trinity of shows that culminated in Sunday night's concert featuring…

By Matthew Lehman

Everything we saw when Goatwhore played the newly opened Conduit venue in Winter Park
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Brightline unveils a glimpse into the future Orlando high-speed rail station

Orlando's Brightline saga continues as the high-speed rail provider unveiled new renderings of its future Orlando station. Located at Orlando International Airport,…

By Chloe Greenberg

Lobby
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The Chotchkies, Terri Binion, Decker and Dimitrov and more took over Orlando's Will's Pub for some festive music

A bunch of Orlando music luminaries and OGs including Decker and Dimitrov, Terri Binion, the Chotchkies and Panel Van Fleet took over Will's…

By Jim Leatherman

Will's
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The Woolly Bushmen reunited in Orlando to ring in the New Year

It was a raucous New Year's Eve at Will's Pub in Orlando as local garage-rock legends the Woolly Bushmen reunited just for…

By Jim Leatherman

The Woolly Bushmen returned to Orlando to ring in the New Year
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The best photos from Orlando concerts in 2022

Orlando's concert calendar in 2022 was jam-packed with incredible nights of music. From the sweaty, teeming mosh pits of shows by Turnstile…

By OW Staff

The Flaming Lips at Hard Rock Live.
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Everything we saw when FSU defeated Oklahoma at Orlando's Cheez-It Bowl

The Florida State Seminoles capped their best season since 2016 with a win over Oklahoma in the Cheez-It Bowl in Orlando on…

By Jeremy Reper

Everything we saw when FSU defeated Oklahoma at Orlando's Cheez-It Bowl
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Top tables: The best restaurants that opened in Orlando in 2022

This was a year when third-culture cooking really made an impression in restaurants around the city. A new generation of chefs not…

By Faiyaz Kara

No. 1: Kaya618 N. Thornton Ave.
This latecomer by Kadence founding partner Lordfer Lalicon and Jamilyn Bailey was the most hotly anticipated restaurant opening of the year, and just a month into Kaya’s existence, it’s lived up to the hype. From the unfeigned hospitality and memento-steeped interior to the seafood- and veg-forward tasting menu and staunch focus on sustainability and local sourcing, the restaurant is an intimate reflection of the path Lalicon and Bailey have taken as first- and second-generation Americans. The techniques and flavor combinations Lalicon employs in five “waves” of dishes, be they raw (kombu-cured flounder from Ponce Inlet with chili salad and coconut kinilaw foam) or cooked (Seminole squash simmered in coconut milk, garlic, ginger and bagoong), firmly establish the 37-year-old as one of the city’s finest chefs.
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Every festive thing we saw at the last-minute Holiday Market at Lake Eola

Last-minute shoppers and revelers — and more than a few swans and ducks — gathered at Lake Eola Park on a chilly Friday evening to get…

By Michael Lothrop

Every festive thing we saw at the last-minute Holiday Market at Lake Eola
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These are the wildest houses that went up for sale in Orlando in 2022

Orlando's booming housing market had no shortage of strange offerings in the year that was. From the eccentric homes of multi-millionaires  to…

By Alex Galbraith

The Ormond Beach home of Hawaiian Tropic founder Ron Rice is on the market (and you need to look inside)
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Project Censored’s top 10 stories of 2022 show one pattern dominating all others: the distortions of wealthy media tycoons

Since its founding in 1976, Project Censored has been focused on stories — like Watergate before the 1972 election — that aren’t censored in…

By Paul Rosenberg

Project Censored’s top 10 stories of 2022 show one pattern dominating all others: the distortions of wealthy media tycoons
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20 times Floridians were embarrassed to have Ron DeSantis as governor in 2022

2022 was Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis' coming out year. The incompetent state Dems made sure that he was the lone bright spot…

By Alex Galbraith

When he spent millions in taxpayer dollars for a cruel immigration stunt that didn't even work
Hateful and wasteful, a winning combo.
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30 vintage pics of Florida Santas from the state archives

We browsed the Florida State Archives to look for vintage images of Santa from Florida Christmases past, and we found more than…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

30 vintage pics of Florida Santas from the state archives
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20 vintage photos from Disney Christmases past

These vintage Walt Disney World photos give us a nostalgic look back at past holiday seasons at one of Orlando's most beloved…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Chip, Dale, Scrooge McDuck and Zummi Gummi were making seasons bright in this 1990 caroling shot.Image via Walt Disney World Resort
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Some of Orlando's best holiday lights are in the theme parks

Even if the weather isn’t frightful, the feeling is so delightful in the parks during this time of the year. Theme park…

By Orlando Weekly Staff

Some of Orlando's best holiday lights are in the theme parks
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All the Orlando restaurants that closed in 2022

We loved them. We miss them. But in the end, it wasn't enough to save these Orlando area restaurants from the brutal…

By Staff

Mediterranean Blue
After 20 years serving gyros to rabidly devoted fans, this shop called it a day. You can find a "Mediterranean Blue" slice at John & John's Pizza Shop in tribute.
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