Author Archives: Kristen Manieri

Jazz, Joel & John: March 17 & 18

The powerful, 160-piece CFCArts Symphony Orchestra and the dazzling CFCArts Big Band will team up on Friday March 17th and Saturday March 18th to bring you Jazz, Joel, and John, a musical homage to two songwriting legends. Featuring an exciting combination of some of the best jazz standards and orchestral arrangements of the music of Billy Joel and Elton John, these two ... Read More »

Learn to Skate Date at RDV Ice Den

Learn to Skate Date at RDV Ice Den

If you’re not from Florida or have lived here a while, chances are your skate skills leave something to be desired. But with a little practice and training, ice skating can be a terrific option for couples looking to get moving on their date night. As an added bonus, spending an hour or two inside a frosty ice rink is ... Read More »

Dr. Phillips Center Presents Pilobolus: Shadowland

Pilobolus

Created by famed dance company Pilobolus, Shadowland is a first-of-its-kind performance combining modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced multimedia, merging front-of-screen choreography with projected images and moving screens of different sizes and shapes. In other words: this is like nothing you’ve ever seen! The production tells the story of a teenage girl, longing for her independence, with nowhere for her thoughts to ... Read More »

Culture Pop! Returns Friday, March 3

Not your typical exhibition opening, Culture Pop! is Central Florida’s original interactive art party. Attend this one-of-a-kind event series on Friday, March 3, 2017 from 6-9pm when the Art & History Museums – Maitland kicks off Art31, a 31-day series of events and exhibitions that honor the legacy of the Maitland Art Center. Culture Pop! includes the opening of the highly-anticipated ... Read More »

Tapa Toro Announces Dinner Plus the Eye Package

‘Tapas Before Take-Off’ now available at Tapa Toro through April 15, 2017 It’s a perfectly planned date night designed to delight Orlando locals and visitors with stellar Spanish cuisine followed by one of the best skyline views in the Orlando area. Tapa Toro announced this week that they’ll partner with the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye for Tapas Before Take-Off, a complete night or ... Read More »

Samurai Supper: March 1st at Baoery Asian Gastropub

Join us on Wednesday, March 1 for a culinary tour of Baoery Asian Gastropub, a stellar neighborhood eatery in the heart of the Thornton Park District. On this special night, couples will share a six-course feast created by award-winning Executive Chef/Partner Greg Richie and inspired by Japan, Korea and Thailand. Dinner also includes a welcome “Boba and Bubbles” (or Kirin ... Read More »

Downtown Food & Wine Fest Returns Feb 25 & 26

The Ninth Annual Downtown Food & Wine Fest is set for Saturday, February 25 and Sunday, February 26, 2017 when more than 30,000 foodies and wine lovers will descend on Lake Eola Park to experience unique local cuisine paired with wines from around the globe. The two-day Fest features mouth-watering dishes from 30 of Orlando’s restaurants, 50 domestic and international ... Read More »

Love is in the Air During the February 18 Edition of Science Night Live

Live from Orlando, it’s Science Night Live! An evening reserved only for adults, enjoy everything you love about Orlando Science Center with grown-up-inspired programming during Science Night Live on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 8:00–11:30pm. They say the best dates have good chemistry so show off your science side and bring your sweetheart to the Orlando Science Center. This month’s edition of Science ... Read More »

Best Bets: Top Event Picks for Feb 6 – 12

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Start making plans for heading out on the town this week in Orlando.  MONDAY District at Mills50: Maker Monday Monday, February 6, 5-9pm SOS Art Gallery at BizOrlando.com FREE Admission (Menu prices vary) TUESDAY Omakase with Chef Morimoto Tuesday, February 7, 6pm Morimoto Asia $250 Moet Hennessy Wine Dinner Tuesday, February 7, 6:30pm Norman’s at The Ritz-Carlton $150 Gentleman’s Guide ... Read More »

Dr. Phillips Center Reveals 2017/18 Broadway Season in Orlando

Broadway Season in Orlando

We are simply gushing over the upcoming Broadway Season in Orlando! The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America have announced the roster of shows that will arrive in the Walt Disney Theater during the FAIRWINDS 2017-18 Broadway Season in Orlando and it’s packed with productions we cannot wait to see. The new ... Read More »

Our Winter Park Village Date Night: A Couple at Large Review

Remember last month when Lisa Ngai and her boyfriend Scott won our epic giveaway for a $1,000 Winter Park Village Date Night? The duo became the Couple at Large and have returned to Orlando Date Night Guide to share all the details about their special day and night.  I couldn’t believe it when I checked my email one morning only to ... Read More »

Food & Wine Under the Stars at Harbor Nights

Harbor Nights Romantico Returns February 10, 2017 On Valentine’s weekend, escape to the romance of the Mediterranean under the twinkling lights of the Harbor Piazza at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando.  Harbor Nights Romantico will take place on Friday, February 10, 2017 from 6:30pm – 9pm when guests will enjoy select wines and sparkling wines, expertly prepared gourmet foods from ... Read More »

Join us for Tapas & Tango: February 17

Dancing, especially the tango, can be the ultimate aphrodisiac. And even those with two left feet can learn the skills to sweep their partner off their feet. Join us on Friday, February 17 (8pm) for Tapas & Tango at Arthur Murray Dance Studios (6700 Conroy Windermere Rd, Orlando) for a night of dancing, great food, wine and most of all, FUN! Hosted ... Read More »

Magic Dinner Shows Return to Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster

Events in Orlando - Christner's

Christner’s Prime Steak & Lobster, Winter Park’s award-winning steakhouse, recently announced upcoming dates for its much-loved Evening of Magic dinner show. On these special nights, guests will delight in a four-course feast while Kostya Kimlat and his team of See Magic Live magicians tease the eyes with an interactive live performance of highly sophisticated and mesmerizing magic. Each two-and-a-half-hour show ... Read More »

28 Days of Love 2017

28 days of love

Orlando Date Night Guide’s giveaway extravaganza is back this year with the return of 28 Days of Love. For all 28 days in February, a different winner will score one of the spectacular prizes below. Beginning Wednesday, February 1, we’ll announce one winner daily on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. We will also be contacting each winner via email. We’ve got 40 prizes ... Read More »

Celebrate Your Valentine at Streamsong Resort

Leave your worries and your to-do list in the rearview mirror as you escape to Streamsong Resort to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Tucked into 16,000 private acres in a secluded slice of Central Florida, this beautiful, lakeside resort offers a tranquil luxury refuge for couples seeking undisturbed “us time.” Since it opened in 2013, Streamsong has become one of the most ... Read More »

Pair up and Run 4 Love – A Four Mile Run/Walk

Kick off your Valentine’s weekend with some togetherness mixed with great exercise. On Saturday, February 11, Track Shack will present its Run 4 Love presented by Florida Hospital, a four-mile run designed for couples, families and friends.  Single? Married? It’s complicated? This event is for everyone that has found the love of running and walking.  Lace up your runners and grab someone ... Read More »

Do Good Date Night Valentine’s Edition: February 10

do good date night

We’re ready to kick off our 2017 series of Do Good Date Night. Join us on Friday, February 10, 2017 at Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida for a night of pitching in for a good cause combined with date night fun with your sweetie. We’ll spend an hour sorting food then we’ll spend the second hour enjoying gourmet bites and sipping great ... Read More »

All-New Epcot International Festival of the Arts: Jan. 13 – Feb. 20

Epcot International Festival of the Arts

Disney recently announced the launch of the Epcot International Festival of the Arts, a showcase of visual, performing and culinary artistry across six exciting weekends from January 13 through February 20, 2017. Running Fridays through Mondays, each weekend will unveil brand new art and give return visitors something unique to experience each time. Festival Highlights Artist appearances Artful photo ops ... Read More »

Brunch Buzz: Hamilton’s Kitchen

Brunch in Orlando Hamilton's Kitchen

Brunch has to be one of my favorite words in the English language. Say it and I immediately start smelling maple syrup and tasting Hollandaise sauce. Unlike any other meal, there just seems to be something flamboyant and over-the-top about this slice of daily feasting. Plates piled high with pancakes or waffles smothered with cream just wouldn’t do any other part ... Read More »