Gaylord Palms to Host Adults-Only Polar Dash Party, Dec. 13

Gaylord Palms to Host Adults-Only Polar Dash Party, Dec. 13

The launch of this year’s ICE! and all of the holiday happenings during Christmas at Gaylord Palms is just days away. From November 16, 2018 to January 6, 2019, locals and overnight guests can wander through an epic winter wonderland (this year themed to the movie A Christmas Story) plus enjoy snow tubing, a Santa scavenger hunt, festive dining and spa experiences, live shows and unparalleled holiday decor in the hotel’s massive 4.5-acre atrium.  

This year Gaylord Palms has added something just for grown-ups. On Thursday, December 13, 2018, the resort will host its first nighttime Polar Dash party, an adults-only evening featuring the chance to experience the frozen world of ICE! in an unconventional way – in your swimsuit!

Grab your sweetie and your friends and don your beach wear for this mishmash of Florida fun in a winter wonderland as you dash through the 9-degree attraction. You’ll also have access to eight snow tubing lanes and themed cocktails at the cash bar. Guests will also enjoy free hot chocolate and a live DJ. 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

• Event-Exclusive Admission to ICE! featuring A CHRISTMAS STORY™
• Unlimited Snow Tubing during event
• One Hot Chocolate
• Live DJ
• Self-Parking for One Vehicle

NOTE: This exclusive event will be limited to just 500 guests. 

Rendering of this year’s ICE! theme, A Christmas Story

TICKETS

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here: tickets.gaylordpalms.com/PolarDash.

NEED TO KNOW DETAILS

What to Wear
This is your opportunity to walk through the ICE! attraction in your swimsuit – but it must be in good taste! You may also choose to wear “summer” clothing, like a t-shirt and shorts. Be sure to wear your swimsuit under your clothing. Restrooms are available in close proximity to ICE! for changing but lockers will not be provided. Gaylord Palms Resort will provide an area for you to store your belongings, however, this area will not be monitored and you should leave your items there at your own risk.

You will not be permitted to enter without shoes. All guests are required to wear shoes inside ICE!

Age Restrictions
This event is for those 18 years old or older.

Safety
It’s important to remember that this is not a contest, and you should expect to only spend a few minutes inside ICE! After all, it’s 9 degrees in there.

Santa’s Mule, one of this year’s themed cocktails available at the event’s cash bar

EVENT DATE/LOCATION

Polar Dash
Thursday, December 13, 2018
8pm – 10pm

Alpine Village
Gaylord Palms
Kissimmee, Fl

Note: All photos provided by Gaylord Palms, one of our valued advertising partners. 

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The Best of November: 65+ Orlando Events to Enjoy This Month

Orlando events this November 2018 - Orlando Balloon Glow

Cooler weather is finally here, which means it’s time to get outside and explore the city with your love! Foodies can enjoy a bevy of food and wine events, cooking classes and a #SandwichEatUp to entice their palette, movie buffs have outdoor movies to pair with a DIY picnic, and one of the largest electronic music festivals is coming to Tinker Field. Here are some of our favorite Orlando events in this jam-packed month!

November 1 – 4

Fly & Dine
November 1-December 20
ICON Orlando
Package that includes one flight aboard the iconic 400-foot observation wheel, along with a choice of prix fixe dining options at seven of ICON Orlando 360’s fast casual and full-service restaurants. The set menu options start at just $32 for fast casual or $45 for full-service dining at participating restaurants, including Tapa Toro, Tin Roof Orlando, Sugar Factory Orlando, UNO Pizzeria & Grill and others.
$32-45

1st Thursdays: Travel
Thursday, November 1, 6-9pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. November’s theme is Travel featuring artist works inspired by travel. Beer and wine plus food from Bahama Breeze available for purchase.
$15

Winter Garden Wine Walk: Fall 2018
Thursday, November 1, 6:30-9pm
Winter Garden Farmer’s Market Pavilion
Enjoy wines in over a dozen designated tasting locations up and down historic Plant Street.
$10-30

UCF Knights vs. Temple University Owls
Thursday, November 1, 7:30pm
Spectrum Stadium
Tickets start at $10

Orlando Ballet’s The Nutcracker Suite
November 2-4
The Garden Theatre
The Orlando Ballet’s favorite holiday classic, The Nutcracker, returns for a one-hour performance for families at the Garden Theatre.
Tickets start at $35

Orlando Events November 2018 - The Nutcracker Suite at Garden TheaterImage credit: Orlando Ballet

Bike to Work Day 2018 with Mayor Buddy Dyer
Friday, November 2, 8am
Orlando Festival Park
Join a community bike ride through Downtown Orlando to City Hall with Mayor Buddy Dyer. Enjoy free coffee, bike tune-ups and raffle prizes before the ride. Check-in begins at 7am.
*Read all about this awesome ride in this newsletter from our friends at Pulptown!
FREE

Cooking with Friends: Hunger Street Tacos & Papa Llama
Friday, November 2, 5-11pm
The Heavy WP
Hunger Street Tacos & Papa Llama are coming together in the kitchen to create a menu that brings together authentic Mexican and Peruvian cuisines. Dishes will reflect the individual originality of Hunger Street Tacos and Papa Llama and will be designed for tasting your way between Lima and Mexico City.
Prices vary

Baldwin Park First Friday Festival
Friday, November 2, 5:30-9:30pm
New Broad Street, Baldwin Park
Over 70 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park.
FREE Admission

Leu Gardens Movie Night: Avengers: Infinity War
Friday, November 2, 7:30pm
Leu Gardens
This month’s outdoor movie is Avengers: Infinity War. The gardens open at 6 and the movie begins at 7:30. Outside food and alcohol are permitted – enjoy responsibly!
$6; free for members

Orlando Events for September 2018Leu Gardens movie night | Image credit: Leu Gardens

National Sandwich Day #SandwichEatUp Walking Tour
Saturday, November 3, 11am-3pm
The Milk District
Celebrate Deli Fresh Threads 50th #SandwichEatup and National Sandwich Day by going on this walking tour of the Milk District. You’ll visit 4 sandwich shops, and each restaurant will be offering sandwich specials.
Prices vary

Sushi Class 101 | Behind the Knife a Dragonfly Experience
Saturday, November 3, 11:30am-1:30pm
Dragonfly Robata Grill & Sushi
During sushi class, the team will help you make the perfect sushi and hand rolls as well as invite you to sample several customers favorites throughout the event.
$80

Check out our guide to 100+ Cooking Classes in November and December for more cooking dates!

Elixer Mixer
Saturday, November 3, 2-4pm
Eden Bar, Enzian
Meet the best shakers and stirrers in the local cocktail scene at Eden Bar’s Annual Elixir Mixer. Join Eden Bar and local partners as we serve up the best and most creative craft cocktails in town. Ticket includes access to delicious and creative tastings from Orlando’s most talented bartenders. Ages 21 and up.
$20

Enzian Theater Date NightImage credit: Enzian Theater

Fall into the Gardens Wine Walk
Saturday, November 3, 2-7pm
Bok Tower Gardens
Sip and stroll through the Gardens while enjoying 10 carefully curated wines from around the world and light nibbles at each stop. Enjoy a special after party from 5pm-7pm with live music, dinner specials and shopping.
$25-35

1st Annual Orlando Craft Beer & Oysterfest
Saturday, November 3, 2-8pm
Orange County Brewers
Charleston’s Lowcountry Oyster Co. is bringing their hand-raised oysters to Downtown Orlando for a day full of special release OCB beers, pairing menus, oyster shucking, live music, games, football, and giveaways.
FREE Admission, food and drink prices vary

College Park JazzFest 2018
Saturday, November 3, 5pm
Edgewater Drive
Event will feature 12 bands on three stages for a night of smooth, funky and soulful jazz.
$10

Fox Fest 2018
Saturday, November 3, 5-9pm
WPRK
Join WPRK for their annual free Fox Fest concert series with performances by Pearl & The Oysters, Acoqui and TV Dinner.
FREE Admission

Orin Swift Wine Dinner
Saturday, November 3, 6pm
Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes
An evening of perfect pairs featuring Orin Swift fine wines and Chef Norman’s delicious creations.
$190/person

Orlando Sentinel Barrel Night
Saturday, November 3, 6-9pm
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, Autograph Collection
Enjoy live entertainment alongside a variety of drinks: Whiskey, Bourbons, Wine, Craft Cocktails, and gourmet food. Event Benefiting: Boys & Girls Club of Central Florida, 21+ only.
$90-160

Cows ‘n Cabs
Saturday, November 3, 6-10pm
150 New York Ave N, Winter Park,
Cows ‘n Cabs is an annual charity fundraising event that features mini-dish tastings from 25+ gourmet Orlando restaurants paired with over 200 wines and a plethora of craft beers and cocktails.
$120/person

cows 'n cabs

Fall Fiesta in the Park
November 3-4
Lake Eola Park
The free, pet-friendly event includes artist and crafter booths, food vendors, live music, a huge children’s play area and more.
FREE admission

November 5 – 11

Casselberry Food & Wine Festival
Monday, November 5, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
This festival includes a culinary cuisine tasting, wine sampling, silent auction, live entertainment, and much more!
$20 in advance, $25 at the door

UCF Homecoming Comedy Knight: Joel Mchale
Monday, November 5, 8pm
CFE Arena
$25

Filipino Backyard BBQ Pop-Up
Tuesday, November 6, 5pm
Kadence
Every first Tuesday through the end of the year, join us in the Kadence backyard for some home-cooked Filipino goodness.

Rooftop Wine Dinner
Wednesday, November 7, 6:30-9pm
Paddlefish
Come aboard our 3rd deck rooftop an enjoy a seafood inspired four-course tasting menu highlighting Kendall Jackson family wines paired with new world cuisine.
$95

Watch the sunset from the rooftop deck at Paddlefish in Disney SpringsThe rooftop deck at Paddlefish at sunset | Image credit: Stephanie Patterson

Downtown Wine & Dine
November 7 & 11
Wine & Corks
Take your taste buds on a mouthwatering journey around the world as you pair cultural dishes and exquisite wines to create an explosion of flavors. Enjoy a four course meal prepared by Chef Rashaad Shears of Chef Nite Orlando, an award-winning chef from Atlanta.
$30-60

Alive After 5
Thursday, November 8, 5-8pm
Sanford Welcome Center
Every 2nd Thursday of each month from 5-8pm, this is the place to be in Seminole County! This street party held in Historic Downtown Sanford (rain or shine) features several food trucks, live music, and a large selection of vendors and artisans selling their goods. November’s AA5 theme is Chili Cook Off.
FREE Admission

Friendsgiving
Thursday, November 8, 6pm
Canvas Restaurant & Market
Gather your friends at one of Canvas’ communal tables and enjoy a family-style meal featuring Thanksgiving favorites paired with seasonal cocktails. Hosted in Canvas’ spectacular garden, guests will enjoy a welcome cocktail and appetizers before sitting down for an evening of good food, drinks and conversation.
$69

Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk
Thursday, November 8, 6:30-9:30pm
Thornton Park District
Pick up a glass and map, then stroll the district visiting over 25 businesses offering tastings.
$15 (cash only)

Thornton Park Wine and Art walkImage credit: Hannah Green/visitexplorerepeat on Instagram

Rick Springfield
Thursday, November 8, 7pm
Hard Rock Live
Tickets start at $40.50

Popcorn Flicks in the Park: Enchanted
Thursday, November 8, 7pm
Central Park, Winter Park
Enjoy a free outdoor movie at Winter Park’s Central Park in partnership with Enzian Theater. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, snacks, and other goodies. Movies are typically screened on the second Thursday of each month, though there are exceptions.
FREE Admission

PechaKucha Night Orlando v24
Friday, November 9, 6 & 9 pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
PechaKucha Night is an entertainment event held several times a year in downtown Orlando. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “chitchat,” PechaKucha rests on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds.
Tickets from $23

Art & Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar/Craft Beers & Blues Festival
Friday, November 9, 6-9pm
Lake Concord Park
Nationally recognized talent Shemekia Copeland will headline the 7th Annual Craft Beers & Blues Festival in Casselberry, on Friday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Lake Concord Park along with the regular scheduled Art & Music in the Park and Food Truck Bazaar event.
FREE Admission

Paint & Wine Night – Cubist Creations!
Friday, November 9, 7pm
Albin Polasek Museum and Sculpture Gardens
In celebration of the Centennial of WWI, we invite you to create your own masterpiece based on the famous work of Czech Cubist painter, Emil Filla (1882 –1953), who was a leader in the modern avant-garde moment in Prague during World War I.
$40

Do Good Date Night: Friendsgiving
Friday, November 9, 7-9:30pm
Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Join us for our last adults-only Do Good Date Night of the year in the Orlando-area!! In partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida, we’ll spend the first half of the event in the warehouse working on whatever volunteer experience is top priority. Then we’ll move into the community room for a Thanksgiving feast with all the fixings!
$30

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EDC Orlando 2018
November 9-10
Tinker Field
From the stages and the sound to the pyrotechnics and the performers, so many unique elements go into bringing this world to life. We invite you to wander, explore, interact, and connect. Imagination and positive energy are the currency of this place.Each area contained within EDC represents a distinct union of technology and nature, where elements mix to ignite the senses and inspire the imagination.
$109-329

Festival of Trees 2018 at the Orlando Museum of Art
November 9-18
Orlando Museum of Art
The Festival of Trees, now in its 32nd year, transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning décor for visitors of all ages.
$15

Image credit: Orlando Museum of Art

The Florida Run
Saturday, November 10, 8am
Lake Louisa State Park
Lake Louisa State Park, famous for its six beautiful lakes, rolling hills and scenic landscapes is the setting for The Florida Run. Located in Central Florida the course will take runners on paved surfaces, dirt trails, grass trails and some sand.
$30-60

Playalinda Brewing Company 4 Year Anniversary Party
Saturday, November 10, 12pm
Playalinda Brewing Company – Hardware Store
Celebrate Playalinda’s 4 year anniversary with live music, a seafood boil, and lots of beer on tap.
FREE Admission

4th Annual Orlando Beer Festival
Saturday, November 10, 2-5pm (VIP Entry at 12:30pm)
Festival Park
Join more than 3,000 of your fellow beer lovers to sample craft and premium beers from local breweries and around the world. Plus, wine tasting, interactive games, tasty eats and live music keep the party going all afternoon. Attendees must be ages 21+ to enter. This is a pet-friendly event.
$35 General Admission, $65 VIP

Cork vs Craft Dinner
Saturday, November 10, 6-8pm
Bok Tower Gardens
Enjoy a dinner of four courses each paired with a beer and a wine designed to explore the advantages of each pairing and reveal why these combinations are popular.
$55-62

Vince Gill
Saturday, November 10, 8pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at$39.50

11Eleven FEST 2018
Sunday, November 11, 1pm
Broken Strings Brewery
Enjoy 11 bands and 11 craft “artist ales” and cocktails. This festival is designed to benefit the Orlando City Foundation, a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization, with a goal of providing 1,111 soccer balls to kids in need, giving back to the Parramore district & surrounding communities.
Tickets start at $25

2018 Taste of Dr. Phillips
Sunday, November 11, 1-4pm
Dellagio Town Center
This exclusive event will be a spectacular celebration of Dr. Phillips best cuisines, music and more.
$75

Le Dîner en Blanc
Sunday, November 11
secret location
For the 3rd time, Orlando will host Le Dîner en Blanc. On November 11, 2018, the annual secret affair, promises another unforgettable evening of elegance, beauty and magic, as it takes over an undisclosed public space whose location is only revealed minutes prior to the commencement of the event. Over 1000 foodies, fashion and cultural enthusiasts have attended the event in the past and 1500 are expected this year.

Orlando eventsImage credit: Le Diner En Blanc Orlando

The Inquisitor Wine Dinner
Sunday, November 11, 6pm
Osprey Tavern
Wine Dinner featuring the amazing South African wines from The Inquisitor Wine Company.
$95 – Chef’s Tasting Menu, $40 – Wine Pairing. To book your seat call 407-960-7700.

Beaujolais Wine Dinner with Digress Wine
Sunday, November 11, 6:30pm
The Ravenous Pig
4-course wine dinner featuring 7 wines from Digress Wine
$100; To reserve please call 407-628-2333

November 12 – 18

Elf The Musical
November 12 – December 30
Orlando Repertory Theatre
$25

Rooftop Wine Experience: Evening of Effervescence
Tuesday, November 13, 5-6pm
Paddlefish
A monthly wine experience and discussion lead by our Sommelier team featuring wine flights from around the globe and light bites from our kitchen.
$40/person

Chef Night with This Honest Food
Thursday, November 15, 6-8:30pm
Edible Education Experience
Ditch the processed boxed stuffing mix and frozen veggies and discover how to make simply delicious healthy sides from – scratch.
$65

3rd Thursday Gallery Hop
Thursday, November 15, 6-9pm
Downtown Arts District Orlando
Join thousands of visitors who converge in Downtown Orlando for Orlando’s Gallery Hop featuring venues such as CityArts Factory and Redefine Gallery.
FREE Admission for Downtown Orlando Partnership members; $25 for non-members

Wine, Cheese, and Chocolate: Perfectly Paired!
Thursday, November 15, 7-9pm
Quantum Leap Winery
Taste and experience how wine and food interact through the thoughtful pairings of 5 wines, 4 cheeses, and 4 Peterbrooke Chocolatier of Winter Park chocolate confections.
$45

Wine Cheese and Chocolate perfectly paired at Quantum Leap Winery

Suds & Scopes at Hourglass Brewing
Thursday, November 15, 7-10pm
Hourglass Brewing
a night celebrating space exploration at Hourglass Brewing in Longwood. The event will feature talks, local craft beer, exhibits from NASA, and telescopes.
FREE Admission

Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me!
Thursday, November 15, 7:30pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Host Peter Sagal leads a rotating panel of comedians, humorists and journalists, listener contestants and celebrity guests through a comic review of the week’s news. Contestants vie for the quirkiest and most coveted prize in all of public radio: a custom-recorded greeting by any of our cast members for their voicemail.
$39.50

Orlando Balloon Glow
November 16 – 18, 5pm-9pm
Blue Jacket Park
8-12 hot air balloons glowing at dusk, tethered hot air balloon rides, food trucks, fountain bar, retail vendors and activities for the kids!
FREE Admission; $20 VIP parking next to event field available

Orlando events November 2018Image credit: Orlando Balloon Glow

Wine Flight Friday
Friday, November 16, 6:30pm
K Restaurant
Hosted on the third Friday of the month, each month is themed by a region/state/country/continent. You can expect one white and three reds. Flights will be served in the garden area; enjoy live music played by local musicians.
$25/person

Taste of Africa Food & Music Festival
Saturday, November 17, 3-9pm
Eagle Nest Park
The festival is a wonderfully lively family day out with African-influenced crafts, games, goodies, and music.
$8-30

Jingle Eve 2018!
Saturday, November 17, 5-10pm
Ivanhoe Village
Kick off for the City of Orlando Holidays. Fireworks celebration, bands, Santa, Kids Zone, Wine Tasting, Merchant Open Houses and more!
FREE Admission

Sanford Art Walk – “Home for the Holidays”
Saturday, November 17, 6-9pm
Sanford Welcome Center
Check out the newest art and cast your vote on your favorite. Held every third Saturday from 6-9pm, and also features live music. Cast your vote at the Sanford Welcome Center on East First Street in Historic Downtown Sanford. November’s theme will be “Home for the Holidays”.

DeLand Fall Festival
November 17-18
Historic Downtown Deland
The festival features painters, fine craftsmen, printmakers, sculptors, jewelers, and potters who set up their exhibits on DeLand’s Woodland Boulevard. The event for the public that includes kid’s activities, live music and performers as well as over 170 artists from all over the country.
FREE Admission

Orlando Flea
Sunday, November 18, 12-4pm
Celine Orlando
The Orlando Flea is an indoor makers market with full bar inside a lovely 2-story downtown venue. Family and dog friendly; all ages welcome.
FREE Admission

Hoobastank – The Reason 15th Anniversary Tour
Sunday, November 18, 7pm
House of Blues Orlando
$25

Where to brunch at Disney - House of Blues Sunday Gospel BrunchHouse of Blues | Image credit: Walt Disney World Resort

November 19 – 25

Classic Albums Live: Pink Floyd “Wish You Were Here”
Friday, November 23, 8pm
Hard Rock Live
Tickets start at $14

Shop Small Sip and Stroll 2018
Saturday, November 24, 2-5pm
Audubon Park Garden District
Sample boutique wines, craft beer and cider throughout the district while enjoying live music and supporting small businesses.
$15 in advance

Black Violin
Saturday, November 24, 7-10pm
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Tickets start at $39.50

FusionFest
November 24-25
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
FusionFest is a free two-day celebration in Downtown Orlando that features a kaleidoscopic fusion of aromas, sights, sounds, tastes, textures and fascinating short films that represent the diverse origins and heritages of our community.
FREE Admission

Holiday Makers Market
Sunday, November 25, 11am-5pm
The Pines at Windermere – On the Lake; 3409 Maguire Rd.
Enjoy an extensive selection of highly diverse handcrafted items that includes pottery, artwork and jewelry, along with creations of glass, metal, textiles, wood and paper. For the eco-minded shopper, creatively up-cycled and artistically re-purposed gifts will also be highlighted.
FREE Admission

November 26 – 30

Elton John: Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour
Tuesday, November 27, 8pm
Amway Center
Tickets start at $228

Night Shift: An Experiment
Thursday, November 29, 7-11pm
Orlando Museum of Art
Reimagine the Museum space in this evening of experimental visual art and performance. Emerging artists will take over nontraditional gallery spaces with a diverse range of media. Additionally, there will be music by local DJs, a photobooth and guests will have access to the Museum’s two new exhibitions, “Nick Cave: FEAT.” and “Purvis Young and His Angels.”
$15

31st Annual Light Up Winter Garden
Friday, November 30, 6-9pm
Downtown Winter Garden
Welcome the season with live entertainment, vendors, shopping, children’s activities and more.
FREE Admission

The Piano Guys: Christmas Together
Friday, November 30, 7:30-10pm
Bob Carr Theater
Tickets start at $54.50

Fall Comfort Food with Award Winning Chef Susan Ytterberg
Friday, November 30, 6-8pm
Emeril Lagasse Foundation Kitchen House & Culinary Garden
Fall is here, want to stay in and cook delicious comfort food? Learn the secrets to making delicious pot pie and other recipes. This class will be hands on and you will be able to enjoy the food created in class.
$110

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Cows ‘n Cabs is Back November 3

The open-air, country-western themed event occurs every autumn in Winter Park’s West Meadow and also features live music, dancing and a silent auction.

Cows ‘n Cabs, one of our favorite food and philanthropy events of the year, returns to Winter Park’s West Meadow on Saturday, November 3, 2018 for its seventh year. Packed with gourmet food and fine wine pairings, Cows ‘n Cabs celebrates Central Florida’s thriving culinary scene by assembling the region’s most talented chefs in the name of charity and pairing their signature creations with expertly curated beverages.

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Established in 2012 by John Rivers, Founder/CEO of 4R Restaurant Group, and Dave Larue, Vice President of ABC Fine Wine & Spirits, this open-air, country-western themed event will highlight fare from 25-plus popular local restaurants as well as entertain guests with live music, dancing and a silent auction.

Since the inaugural event, Cows ‘n Cabs has raised more than $525,000 for the two charities. 100% of its proceeds benefit local charities – After School All Stars and Elevate Orlando.

PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS

  • 4 Rivers Smokehouse
  • The Coop
  • The Sweet Shop
  • 4R Barbacoa Cantina
  • 1921 by Norman Van Aken
  • Dixie Dharma
  • Foxtail Coffee Co.
  • K Restaurant
  • Luke’s Kitchen & Bar
  • Morimoto Asia
  • Pharmacy
  • Proper & Wild
  • STK
  • Tamale Co.
  • Tapa Toro
  • Taverna Opa
  • The Glass Knife
  • Terralina Crafted Italian
  • The Glass Knife
  • The Ravenous Pig
  • The Rusty Spoon
  • Todd English’s BlueZoo
  • Pizza Bruno
  • Buttermilk Bakery
  • … and more

Cows n’ Cabs

TICKETS

$160: VIP entry for this year’s Cows ‘n Cabs begins at 6 p.m.
$120: General admission is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Cows ‘n Cabs tickets can be purchased here.

Sponsors for the 2018 Cows ‘n Cabs include Southern Glazier’s Wine & Spirits, Jameson, Grey Goose and Beam.

DETAILS

Saturday, November 3, 2018
7pm – 10pm (early entry for VIP ticket holders)
Winter Park’s West Meadow (off Morse Avenue, near Park Avenue)

For more information about Cows n Cabs, visit: www.cowsncabs.com.

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Halloween in Orlando 2018

Orlando knows how to do Halloween right! From haunted houses and petrified forests to costume parties and movie screenings, there are so many haunted happenings popping up for Halloween in Orlando. Here are a few of our favorites: 

Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror Nights

Halloween Horror Nights
Select nights through November 3
Universal Orlando
Explore signature haunted houses including the headlining Stranger Things house, plus scare zones, themed food specials, a live show and select rides open during the event. Admission to Halloween Horror Nights is NOT included in theme park admission and must be purchased separately.
$62.99/person and up
PS: Check out our tips for a Halloween Horror Nights Date Night!

How to Plan an Epic Halloween Horror Nights Date NightImage credit: Universal Orlando Resort

Enzian’s 13 Films of Halloween / Eden Bar Halloween Party

Enzian’s 13 Films of Halloween
October 2 – 30 (Show times vary)
Enzian Theater
Catch a classic Halloween movie and sip on one of the theater’s themed cocktails of Halloween available throughout the month.
$9 and up

Eden Bar’s Halloween Party
Saturday, October 27, 9pm-2am
Eden Bar
Come dressed to impressed in your best costume and enjoy a night of drink specials and music. There will be a costume contest with prizes awarded for Best Couple, Most Original and Scariest Costume.
FREE; menu prices vary

Eden Bar Halloween PartyImage credit: Enzian Theater

Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience at the Garden Theatre

Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience
Wednesday, October 31, 9:30pm
Garden Theatre
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Experience at the Garden Theatre is a night of interactive entertainment with your hostess, Miss P. Tart! Enjoy the 1975 film, a costume contest with prizes, photo opportunities and more!
$12/person

WANT MORE EVENTS??

Each year we create a list of more 50 Orlando Halloween events. We updated this list throughout October so our readers always have access to Orlando’s most comprehensive list of ways to celebrate Halloween. Click below to visit our mega list!

Did we miss any? Be sure to submit your event here: orlandodatenightguide.com/submit-an-event

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Orange County Library November 2018 Events

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Orange County Library November 2018 Events – Bring the kids to the library this November and gobble up some fun. Learn how to take an ordinary cupcake and transform it into an adorable turkey during Cuisine Corner Junior’s Gobble, Gobble, Cakes, starting on November 13 at the Orlando Public Library. See below for more dates.

Everyone’s favorite mouse is turning 90 years old this year. Help celebrate Mickey Mouse’s birthday with games, crafts and more all month long starting at the West Oaks branch on November 8. Then on November 11 stop in at the downtown library for the second annual Orlando Children’s Business Fair where young entrepreneurs will showcase their inventions and share their marketing strategies to all. The fun starts at 2 pm.


What:

Orange County Library November 2018 Events

Where:

Orange County Libraries

When:

October-November 2018

Cost:

Free

More Details:

Gobble, Gobble, Wibble, Wobble

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Thursday, November 1, 11 a.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Thursday, November 15, 10:30 a.m.

Windermere Branch, 530 Main St., Windermere

Tuesday, November 20, 10:30 a.m.

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Tuesday, November 20, 11 a.m.

Let the festivities begin! Preschoolers, trot into the library for a turkey feast! Join us as we gobble up stories and have fun with turkey activities and crafts. Recommended for preschoolers.


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Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m.

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.

Eatonville Branch, 200 E. Kennedy Blvd., Eatonville

Monday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.

Windermere Branch, 530 Main St., Windermere

Saturday, November 10, 11 a.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden

Monday, November 19, 2:30 p.m.

South Trail Branch, 4600 S. Orange Blossom Trail

Tuesday, November 20, 11 a.m.

Washington Park Branch, 5151 Raleigh St., Suite A.

Friday, November 30, 10:15 a.m.

Get ready to laugh out loud and be amazed by the jumping, joking and juggling, JiggleMan! Recommended for lower and upper elementary.


DC vs. Marvel

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Saturday, November 3, 2 p.m.

It’s the ultimate superhero faceoff. Pick your side and challenge your abilities with trivia and activities. Recommended for tweens and teens.


Central Florida Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker

Orlando Public Library, Library Central, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Sunday, November 4, 2 p.m.

Enjoy a live performance of scenes from the classic ballet The Nutcracker. Presented by the Central Florida Ballet. To learn more about the Central Florida Ballet, visit centralfloridaballet.com.


Orlando Public Library Pokémon League

Orlando Public Library, Albertson Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Sunday, November 4, 3 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, Magnolia Room, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Sunday, November 18, 3 p.m.

Calling all trainers! Join the official Orlando Public Library Pokémon League. Battle with the Pokémon Trading Card Game, Pokémon video games and even Pokkén Tournament. Earn cool prizes, meet other trainers and have fun. Trainers of all ages and skill levels welcome. ocls.info/pokemon.


Lots of Leaves

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Wednesday, November 7, 10 a.m.

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Thursday, November 8, 11 a.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive

Tuesday, November 20, 6:30 p.m.

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Wednesday, November 28, 11 a.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden

Thursday, November 29, 10:30 a.m.

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Friday, November 30, 10:30 a.m.

Leaves are falling, let’s have some fun with them! Enjoy the sights and sounds of fall with stories, songs and crafts. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.


Fall Festival

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Thursday, November 8, 11 a.m.

Celebrate fall with stories, games and activities featuring apples, pumpkins and autumn leaves. Recommended for preschoolers.


Mickey’s Birthday, Oh Boy!

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Thursday, November 8, 2 p.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden

Tuesday, November 13, 10:30 a.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive

Tuesday, November 13, 6:30 p.m.

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Friday, November 16, 11 a.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Saturday, November 17, 10:30 a.m.

Winter Garden Branch, 805 E. Plant St., Winter Garden

Saturday, November 17, 2:30 p.m.

Alafaya Branch, 12000 E. Colonial Drive

Monday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.

Windermere Branch, 530 Main St., Windermere

Monday, November 19, 10:30 a.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Wednesday, November 21, 10 a.m.

We’ve got ears, say cheers! Celebrate the birthday of everyone’s favorite mouse, M-I-C-K-E-Y. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.


Orlando Children’s Business Fair

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Sunday, November 11, 2–5 p.m.

What do Elon Musk, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and an Orange County third grader have in common? They are all entrepreneurs who innovate and serve their communities. Join us for the Orlando Children’s Business Fair and together we can invest in the success of the next generation of entrepreneurs. The Fair is a one-day marketplace where children will debut their inventions, market their services or products and build marketing strategies. Businesses featured in the marketplace are all owned by young people, ages 6–17, who applied to participate in the business fair and competition. Booths will be judged by fellow entrepreneurs on a variety of criteria, including: most original business idea, highest business potential, and best presentation/creativity. Prizes in each category will be awarded at the conclusion of the fair. Visit ocls.info/bizkids for more information.


Southwest Homeschool Club: Gratefully Thankful

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive

Monday, November 12, 1 p.m.

Express your gratitude through hands-on activities and a special Thanksgiving treat. Recommended for upper elementary. Seating is limited. Registration required.


Cuisine Corner Junior: Gobble, Gobble, Cakes

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Tuesday, November 13, 3:15 p.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Tuesday, November 13, 5 p.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Wednesday, November 14, 3:30 p.m.

North Orange Branch, 1211 E. Semoran Blvd., Apopka

Thursday, November 15, 4:30 p.m.

Hiawassee Branch, 7391 W. Colonial Drive

Friday, November 16, 2 p.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Saturday, November 17, 2:30 p.m.

Wobble into the season with an interactive food craft under your wing. Learn how to take a plain ol’ cupcake and turn it into a magnificent turkey. Space is limited. Registration is required. Recommended for upper elementary, tweens and teens.


Little Chef: Turkey Popcorn Treat Bags

Chickasaw Branch, 870 N. Chickasaw Trail

Thursday, November 15, 11 a.m.

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Thursday, November 15, 2 p.m.

Orlando Public Library, 101 E. Central Blvd.

Friday, November 16, 10:30 a.m.

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Wednesday, November 21, 10:30 a.m.

Herndon Branch, 4324 E. Colonial Drive

Saturday, November 24, 3:30 p.m.
Bring your little one for a good time sorting colors and playing with food to make a cute little turkey that is both festive and delicious! This class is a “Mommy or Daddy and me” event. Registration required. Recommended for preschoolers.


Mr. Brad’s Music Fun

Edgewater Branch, 5049 Edgewater Drive

Saturday, November 17, 2 p.m.

Kids can sing along and dance to interactive songs as Mr. Brad plays guitar, violin, mandolin, flute, drums, glockenspiel, ukulele and more. Recommended for toddlers, preschoolers and lower elementary.


Painting Dots with Seurat

Southwest Branch, 7255 Della Drive

Wednesday, November 21, 3:30 p.m.

Learn about famous artist, Georges Seurat, and create a work of art using his method of separating color into individual dots. Recommended for lower and upper elementary.


Little Picasso

South Creek Branch, 1702 Deerfield Blvd.

Thursday, November 29, 10:30 a.m.

Celebrate the fall season with interactive stations and get creative while crafting to share your gratitude. Recommended for toddlers and preschoolers.


Adventures from the Hundred Acre Wood

West Oaks Branch, 1821 E. Silver Star Road., Ocoee

Thursday, November 29, 2 p.m.

Everybody loves that willy, nilly, silly ole bear – Winnie the Pooh. Come hear stories about Pooh and his friends, and join us for fun activities and a craft. Recommended for preschoolers.

More Information:

If you have any questions about the events or information shared below, feel free to contact us as 407-835-7323. Check us out online at www.ocls.info for a complete listing of library events.


Disclaimer: This event is subject to last minute cancellations and changes which might not be reflected in this MyCentralFloridaFamily.com post. Please always confirm with this family-friendly business by calling or clicking.

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Farm-to-Table Event Returns to Orlando’s Whisper Creek Farm October 26

Highball & Harvest Hosts Second Annual Homestead Harvest

The Ritz-Carlton Orlando, Grande Lakes has announced its second annual Homestead Harvest taking place on Grande Lakes’ own Whisper Creek Farm on Friday, October 26, 2018. Chef Scott Pizzo of Highball & Harvest, the resorts’ Southern-inspired restaurant, will host the evening to benefit Fleet Farming, and Free Mulch Incorporated by Frog Song Organics, both sustainable agriculture programs.

CHEFS

Kicking off at 7pm, Homestead Harvest at Whisper Creek Farm will feature a line-up of Florida’s most talented and celebrated chefs, including:

  • Iron Chef Participant Todd Richards
  • Scott Pizzo, Highball & Harvest
  • Elek Kovacs, The Osprey Tavern
  • James Petrakis, The Ravenous Pig
  • Andrew Yeo, Miami Edition
  • Norman Van Aken, Norman’s
  • Andres Mendoza, Norman’s
  • Camilo Velasco, 1921 by Norman Van Aken
  • Brandon McGlammery, Luke’s Kitchen & Bar
  • Kevin Fonzo, The Kevin Fonzo Foundation
  • Paula DaSilva, Burlock Coast Seafare & Spirits
  • George Fistrovich, The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton Naples
  • Sheldon Millett, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
  • John Janucik, JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes
  • Stephane Cheramy, The Ritz-Carlton and JW Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes

FOOD & DRINK

Along with tastings at more than a dozen stations sprinkled throughout the picturesque, pastoral space, guests can expect live music, as well as beverage pairings with beer, cocktails and wine by Titio’s Vodka,Breakthru Beverage, Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits and Icelandic Glacial.

SETTING

Tucked into one corder of the 500-acre Grande Lakes Orlando estate, the 18,000-square-foot Whisper Creek Farm produces fare for the resort’s many restaurants and ingredients for its on-property nano-brewery. It’s also the site of numerous private farm-to-fork events.

TICKETS

Tickets for the event begin at $135 for general admission. Guests also have the opportunity to
attend exclusive pre-dinner dining experiences with guest chefs.Tickets can be purchased at www.HomesteadHarvestatWCF.com.

TICKET DISCOUNT: Orlando Date Night Guide readers can use the promo code LOCAL at checkout for 10% off tickets. 

DETAILS

For ticket prices, bookings and information, please visit www.HomesteadHarvestatWCF.com.

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Harbor Nights – La Dolce Vita Returns October 12

Best Orlando Events February 2018

The glow of twinkling lights, the aroma of Italian cuisine, the sound of opera in the air: It’s not the Mediterranean coast, it’s the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel.

-SPONSORED- Held four times a year, Harbor Nights is an incredible event that has all the makings of a romantic date night or unique group outing. Spend an evening beside the picturesque harbor sipping select wines and trying unlimited gourmet food samples from the hotel’s restaurants. Live music completes the elegant ambiance. It’s truly la dolce vita—the sweet life—at its finest. Visit each wine and food station as often as you like throughout the evening. Plus enjoy live music by Sweet Talkers and dancing.

MENU

Mama Della’s Ristorante
Butternut Squash Risotto: Sautéed Garlic Tomato Shrimp, Baby Arugula, Garlic Olive Oil

Splendido Bar & Grill
Breaded Crispy Eggplant Parmesan: Tomato Pomodoro, Shaved Fontina Cheese, Lemon Olive Parsley Salsa

Trattoria del Porto
Grilled Spice Rubbed Flat Iron Steak: Cheesy Mashed Potato, Red Wine Gravy
Tuscany Village Soup

Sal’s Market Deli
Seared Turmeric Ocean Bass: Roasted Okra, Tomato Curry Sauce, Basmati Rice

Bice Ristorante
Featured Italian Specialty To Be Listed Soon

Gelateria
Triple Chocolate Gelato
Espresso Gelato

Dessert
Coffee Tiramisu with Berries
Pumpkin Carrot Cake

Click here to see the official menu.

WINES

Sparkling
Allure Sparkling Moscato
Opera Prima Brut Sparkling

White Wines
Banfi Centine Toscana Bianco
Caposaldo Pinot Grigio Veneto
Benziger Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma
Cartlidge &Brown Chardonnay Santa Barbara

Red Wines
VINO Rose of Sangiovese, Washington
Banfi Centine Rosso Toscana IGT
10 Span Pinot Noir, Central Coast
Casillero del Diablo Malbec, Chile
Castle Rock Cabernet Sauvignon, Washington
Michele Chiarlo ‘Le Orme’ Barbera d’Asti
Trapiche Oak Cask Red, Mendoza
Tenuta di Salviano ‘Turlo’ Lago di Corbara
Masi Campofiorin Rosso del Verones IGT

TICKETS

Regular: $55 (+ $3.58 sales tax)*.
Includes wine, food, entertainment and complimentary self-parking or $5 valet parking. Buy Now

VIP: $90 (+ $5.85 sales tax)*.
Includes all the benefits of a regular ticket, plus reserved seating in a special area with private wine station and passed hors d’oeuvres. Buy Now

*Plus ticketing fees (added in shopping cart).
Harbor Nights is an adults (ages 21+) only event.

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Opera singers serenade from the balcony.

DETAILS

Harbor Nights – La Dolce Vita
Date: Friday, October 12, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM

Loews Portofino Bay Hotel
at Universal Orlando
5601 Universal Boulevard
Orlando, FL 32819

Holiday Harbor Nights will take place on Friday, November 23, 2018 from 6:30 pm – 9 pm

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Calling all Sloth Lovers! Sloth Week is Coming to Wild Florida October 15 – 20

The world is becoming slightly obsessed with nature’s slowest mammals, so much so that there’s now an International Sloth Day. To celebrate, Wild Florida will host their first Sloth Week October 15 – 20 and offer free admission for everyone to its Gator and Wildlife park all week long.

Packed with live demonstrations, interactive experiences and other sloth-related activities, this sloth celebration will give locals and visitors the opportunity to pay homage to our favorite sluggish species. Visitors will also enjoy a ton of other Everglades experiences, including airboat rides and access to Wild Florida’s Gator and Wildlife Park, home to over 200 animals including zebras, sloths, lemurs, bobcats and other exotic species.

SLOTH WEEK SCHEDULE

All week long:

● Sloth Jeopardy
● Sunrise-to-sunset sloth cam
● Craft sloth enrichment toys
● Take selfies at sloth photo op stations
● Drink a “Sloshy”

October 15: Sloths are easily recognized for their ability to hang upside down. At 12:30pm Wild Florida will host its first-ever ‘hang-like-a-sloth’ contest against guests and the Wild Florida staff.

October 16: At 6pm, participate in a Wild Paint Night Out session where guests can paint their own sloth painting and take their own #slothie with one of Wild Florida’s sloths. There will be another opportunity to do this on Thursday, October 19.

October 17: In the spirit of Sloth Week, Wild Florida will be playing iconic movies in their Cypress Ballroom that feature sloths: Zootopia at 12pm and Ice Age at 2:30pm.

October 18: One of Wild Florida’s sloths’ favorite snacks is corn on the cob, so Wild Florida will host its first-ever corn eating contest. Guests will also have the opportunity to book a dine with a sloth lunch encounter. If you’re a foodie, then you’ll love this! Wild Florida will be offering a special animal encounter where guests can enjoy lunch from the Chomp House Grill with a furry sloth friend close by.

October 19: Wild Florida will offer guests the opportunity to participate one last time in their Wild Paint Night Out with one of their sloths at 6pm.

October 20: October 20 is International Sloth Day, and to end things with a bang, Wild Florida is inviting guests to be a part of three first-time events. First, at 7:30am Wild Florida will host its Sloth Week Charity 5k down Lake Cypress Road. The charity run is free to participate in, but Wild Florida will be collecting donations to raise funds for the Sloth Conservation Foundation. Later in the day, guests can participate in the world’s largest #slothie on record at 12:30pm inside the Gator Pavilion. Wild Florida is also inviting fans to wear their favorite sloth costume. Saturday will also be the last day guests can dine with a sloth.

Be sure to follow Wild Florida on social media for updates, fun polls, educational tidbits, Sloth Week updates and giveaways throughout the week. Check out wildfloridairboats.com/sloth-week/ for a full schedule of activities.

SLOTH ENCOUNTERS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

Learn even more by going inside one of the park’s two-toed sloth exhibits with an animal care team member during a sloth encounter. During a sloth encounter, you’ll get a hands-on experience with one of Wild Florida’s sloth family members and learn more about each of their unique personalities. You can also book animal encounters with porcupines, lemurs and alligators. 

To book an encounter, visit wildfloridairboats.com/animal-encounters.

Porcupine encounter at Wild Florida

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Music Lineup & Seminars Announced for Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic

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This week, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort announced the musical lineup and interactive seminar offerings for its ninth annual Swan and Dolphin Food & Wine Classic on October 26-28, 2018.

Boasting unlimited tastings at more than 70 stations featuring culinary selections from the hotel’s award-winning restaurants and wine from more than 30 wineries, this annual foodie fete is set amidst a festive backdrop of live entertainment on the hotel’s scenic causeway under the stars.

New to the event this year is The Pig and the Poke, a luau-themed area serving Kalua pork, tuna poke and shaved ice. Upgraded ticket options allow guests to enjoy access to a beer garden featuring a wide selection of craft beers and Oktoberfest-inspired cuisine. The evening causeway event runs from 5:30pm – 9:00pm on October 26 and October 27 and the Sunday Bubbles Brunch take places on October 28.

SEMINARS

A big fan favorite of Food & Wine Classic is the event’s popular educational seminars, which give guests a chance to learn from the resort’s award-winning food and beverage team in an interactive setting.

The 2018 seminar lineup includes:

Pairing Seminars
Fine Art of Sushi and Sake
The Cheese Course
Pasta Making

Beverage Seminars
Wine Blending
Base to Bubbles (Champagne)
Beer, Please
Craft Cocktails
Italian Wines
Riesling, So Sweet & So Dry
The Grand Tasting presented by Master Sommelier Matthew Citriglia (sold out)

Seminars will take place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27. Beverage seminar tickets are $50 per person, while pairing seminar tickets are $85, including tax. Specific dates and times of each seminar are available on the event website.

MUSIC

For the first time, the event will be expanding its live entertainment offerings beyond the main stage and into several of its themed areas. New musical performers will add to the immersive environments of three of the themed sections, each selected to perfectly match the unique tastes and décor of the area.

The acts making their festival debuts this year include:

  • Manureva, a family group, will perform authentic songs and melodies from Polynesia in the new luau-themed area, The Pig & The Poke
  • Vintage Vibe, a group of renegade musicians who reimagine songs from a variety of genres into the smooth, lavish sounds of the 1920s and ‘30s, will be in the Bubble Lounge
  • Singer-guitarist-songwriter Harry “Captain Henry” Hann will play a blend of rock, soul, jazz and reggae – a style he calls Floribbean – in the Beer Garden

Returning to the Dolphin clamshell fountain main stage for both nights are festival favorites:

  • Epic, performing today’s best dance, pop and party rock music
  • 501 Blues, playing the top blues, soul and classic rock hits from the past 40 years
  • Atlantic City Boys, featuring the rock ‘n’ roll harmonies of the Beach Boys, Drifters, the BeeGees and Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons

TICKETS & DETAILS

More information and tickets for the causeway, seminars, Sunday Bubbles Brunch and overnight packages can be found at www.SwanDolphinFoodandWineClassic.com, www.facebook.com/swananddolphin or by calling 1-800-227-1500.

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IMMERSE 2018 Arts Experience Returns to Downtown Orlando October 19-20

Immerse 2018 downtown Orlando

Now in its 7th year, IMMERSE 2018 presented by The Creative City Project returns October 19-20 for two nights of immersive, interactive and inspiring entertainment. This annual one of a kind event is your chance to see performances from 1,000+ artists throughout the streets of downtown Orlando.

This year’s performances range from theatre and dance to improvisation and impressive large-scale art installations (new this year!) for guests to explore. Past event collaborators include Cirque du Soleil, Orlando Philharmonic and Orlando Ballet, among others.

The event kicks off at 5pm each evening and continues until 11pm, with select experiences opening at noon on Saturday.

Four ticket packages are available ranging in price from free to $150. Upgraded ticket options are available for VIP viewing areas, cocktail experiences and a multi-course dinner hosted by The Dinner Party Project, which includes exclusive IMMERSE performances for attendees.

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

PERFORMANCES

There are more than 1,000 artists from 100 arts organizations participating in IMMERSE 2018. A few highlights include:

  • Orlando Ballet
  • Orlando Philharmonic with Rollins College Choir
  • An electronic and orchestral collaboration between The Mood Designers and Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra
  • Opera del Sol
  • Ascension Acro

Tip: download the free IMMERSE app before attending to browse the full lineup, map and more. Details will be available in the app beginning on October 5.

IMMERSE 2018Enjoy performances from over 1,000 artists from 100 arts organizations

IMMERSIVE ART INSTALLATIONS

New to the event this year are two large-scale art installations, a 3,200-square foot Giant Ball Pit and an Immersive Photo Experience titled “The Worlds of Corkcicle.” The latter features 12 unique installations to explore and experience.

2018 THE DINNER PARTY PROJECT + IMMERSE VIP DINNER

For the ultimate VIP experience, you won’t want to miss the 2018 VIP IMMERSE Dinner Party hosted by The Dinner Party Project. Dinners will be offered on both Friday and Saturday evening from 5-7:30pm.

The dinner ($150) includes:

  • Cocktails by Tequila Herradura
  • 10 mini tasting courses by local chefs & restaurants
  • Wine pairing
  • Credo coffee
  • Exclusive artist performances throughout dinner
  • VIP entrance to IMMERSE and VIP viewing areas
  • A complimentary drink at one of the event bars
  • Curated map of the event

IMMERSE 2018 Dinner PartyIMMERSE VIP Dinner Party

TICKETS

There are four ticket options to choose from ranging in price from free to $150.

The IMMERSE Experience Basic Ticket (FREE): Access to all performances

The Full Experience Plus Ticket ($22.97): All performances, plus access to the new large-scale interactive installations, including the 3,200 square-foot Giant Ball Pit and the multi-room Photo Experience called “The Worlds of Corkcicle.”

The VIP Experience Ticket ($75): All performances and installations, plus access to reserved VIP-only viewing areas at the stages and a curated guide to help navigate IMMERSE 2018 like an expert, along with entry into a Cocktail Experience for guests over 21.

The Dinner Party Project Experience Ticket ($150): Everything mentioned above plus an exclusive, four-course meal right in the middle of IMMERSE with special performances just for diners.
**This ticket option must be purchased in advance.

While you can purchase tickets the day of the event, we recommend purchasing your tickets in advance to skip the lines.

DETAILS

IMMERSE 2018
Friday, October 19 and Saturday, October 20, 5-11pm
Downtown Orlando
Free – $150

Locations:
Orange Avenue (south of Central to Jackson St)
Pine Street and Church Street (east and west of Orange)
Chase Plaza
Lincoln Plaza

Public parking is available at the Library Garage on Central, the 55W garage on Pine Street, the City Commons Garage on Boone Ave and the Jefferson Street Garage on Jefferson.

For full details and to reserve tickets, visit http://www.creativecityproject.com.

All images courtesy of The Creative City Project. Feature image by Photo by John David Harris.

Photo by Raychel Armstrong

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50+ Local and Regional Beers to Enjoy at Jake’s Beer Festival This Friday

Kick back and relax in a South Seas island paradise at a festival created for beer lovers, foodies and all who enjoy a good time.

-SPONSORED- Jake’s Beer Festival happens only twice each year under the outdoor Wantilan Pavilion at Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort, and it’s back this Friday, October 5, 2018!! Showcasing more than 50 local and regional specialty craft beers, the event also features delicious and tasty foods, live entertainment and more. 

BREWERIES

Jake’s Beer Festival was created especially for beer lovers! Enjoy more than 50 craft beers from local and regional breweries including . . .

  • 3 Daughters Brewing
  • Abita Brewing Company
  • Anheuser-Busch
  • Ballast Point Brewing Co.
  • Bold City Brewery
  • Cigar City Brewing
  • Crooked Can Brewing Company
  • Funky Buddha Brewery
  • Hidden Springs Ale Works
  • Highland Brewing Company
  • Highway Manor Brewing
  • Infinite Ale Works
  • Islamorada Beer Company
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company
  • Motorworks Brewing
  • New Belgium Brewing Company
  • North American Breweries
  • Orange Blossom Brewing Co.
  • Orlando Brewing
  • Oskar Blues Brewery
  • Pabst Brewing Company
  • Sailfish Brewing Company
  • Slim Pickens Cider & Mead
  • SweetWater Brewing Company
  • Tampa Bay Brewing Company
  • Ten10 Brewing Co.
  • The Wild Rover Brewery
  • Tomoka Brewing Company
  • Uinta Brewing
  • Victory Brewing Company
  • Walking Tree Brewery
  • …. and more!

SAMPLE MENU

Chicken and Waffles
Crispy Chicken Cutlets, Fresh Made Waffles,
Jalapeño Maple Glaze

Cuban Pork Slider
Pork, Sliced Ham, Mustard, Swiss Cheese,
Pickle, Brioche Bread

Potato Latke and Smoked Salmon
Sour Cream, Red Onion, Chive

Tomato and Cheese Flatbread
Steak Tomatoes, Mozzarella Cheese, Basil Pesto

Mediterranean Sample Platter
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus,
Marinated Kalamata Olives, Eggplant Salad, Grilled Pita

Fresh Baked Soft Pretzels
Four Cheese Porter Fondue and Mustard

DESSERTS
Apple Strudel
Caramel Stout Sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake
Maple Walnuts

Flourless Dark Chocolate Cake
Raspberry Sauce

TICKETS

Regular: $45 (+ $2.93 sales tax)*.
Includes entry, beer, food, entertainment and complimentary self-parking or $5 valet parking.

VIP: $55 (+ $3.58 sales tax)*.
Includes all the benefits of a regular ticket, along with access to the air conditioned Clipper Room inside Jake’s American Bar, where you’ll enjoy additional beers, more generous pours, collectible pint glass and other extras.

*Plus ticketing fees (added in shopping cart).
Jake’s Beer Festival is an adults (ages 21+) only event.

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DETAILS

Jake’s Beer Festival – Fall 2018

Date: Friday, October 5, 2018
Time: 6:30 PM

Loews Royal Pacific Resort at Universal Orlando Resort
6300 Hollywood Way
Orlando, FL 32819

For more information, visit jakesbeerfestival.tix.com.

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A Peak from First Latte Art Throwdown in Lake Nona

Lake Nona’s first Latte Art Throwdown featured Central Florida’s best-of-the-best baristas showing off their skills. Food trucks and an assortment of craft beers were available.  The event was held at Jacq & Jack and many came to watch the show.  Here are some pictures from the event.

Jacq & Jack is located at 6900 Tavistock Lakes Blvd ste 110, Orlando, FL 32827.  You can also give their website a visit at http://jacqandjack.com/.

I am a current resident of Orlando, FL who has a love for writing and food. I am also a reporter for a local newspaper in Lake Nona. Journalism is a passion of mine.

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  8. 10th Annual OrlandoJobs.com Job Fair and Career Expo

    November 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
  9. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  10. Orlando Balloon Glow

    November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0

Upcoming Events

  1. 2018 Fall Family Festival

    October 12 @ 3:00 pm - November 14 @ 1:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  3. NOVEMBERFEST 2018

    November 14 @ 4:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm UTC+0
  4. SpaKitty Dinner

    November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
  5. The Festival of Trees

    November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
  6. FIU’s 32nd Festival of the Trees

    November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  7. School Day at the 2018 Florida Tiny House MUSIC Festival

    November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
  8. 10th Annual OrlandoJobs.com Job Fair and Career Expo

    November 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
  9. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  10. Orlando Balloon Glow

    November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0

Join our Fun Network

  1. 2018 Fall Family Festival

    October 12 @ 3:00 pm - November 14 @ 1:00 pm UTC+0
  2. Miami/Brickell Festival of the Arts

    October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - January 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  3. NOVEMBERFEST 2018

    November 14 @ 4:00 pm - November 18 @ 8:00 pm UTC+0
  4. SpaKitty Dinner

    November 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
  5. The Festival of Trees

    November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm UTC+0
  6. FIU’s 32nd Festival of the Trees

    November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm UTC+0
  7. School Day at the 2018 Florida Tiny House MUSIC Festival

    November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC+0
  8. 10th Annual OrlandoJobs.com Job Fair and Career Expo

    November 16 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm UTC+0
  9. Florida Tiny House Music Festival (3rd Annual)

    November 16 @ 12:00 pm - November 18 @ 6:00 pm UTC+0
  10. Orlando Balloon Glow

    November 16 @ 5:00 pm - November 18 @ 10:00 pm UTC+0