Arts and Culture

A Guide to Orlando’s Best Story Clubs and Events

A Guide to Orlando's Best Story Clubs and Events

Express yourself with words at one of these eight story clubs and events in Orlando! Whether it’s through reading or writing, there are many different forms of communication for our feelings, experiences and thoughts—along with many places in Orlando to express them out loud. From monthly story telling meetups to Florida’s Storytelling Festival held in Mount Dora, there are lots ... 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 »

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 »

Wicked to Wow at Dr. Phillips Center January 11-29

One of the most popular and award winning productions of all time, Wicked returns to Orlando with more than two weeks of performances designed to wow audiences young and old. Through music and mesmerizing theatrics, Wicked tells the story of Elphaba, the misunderstood, smart, and fiery girl of emerald-green skin who grows up to become the notorious Wicked Witch of ... Read More »

25th Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase: Nov 19/20

The 25th Annual Brouhaha Film & Video Showcase takes place November 19 & 20, 2016 and will feature 59 films representing 11 different Florida film schools and spanning four unique programs: Program #1 Saturday, November 19 at 11am Total Running Time: 90 min Program #2 Saturday, November 19 at 1:15pm Total Running Time: 87 min Program #3 Sunday, November 20 at ... Read More »

Five Must-See Shows Coming Up at Dr. Phillips Center Nov/Dec

A slew of stellar performances are headed to the Dr. Phillips Center in the coming weeks. Closing out what was a terrific line-up of events in 2016, these final shows top our list of must-go events for November and December. Here’s what’s on deck… The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time November 1 – 6, 2016 Adapted from Mark Haddon’s ... Read More »

Prepare to be Amazed by The Illusionists: October 4 – 9

Grand illusion, levitation, mind-reading, disappearance and, for the first time ever in history, a full view water torture escape. This and so much more await during The Illusionists, a mind-blowing showcase of talent from some of the most incredible Illusionists on the planet. Coming to Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center October 4 through 9, 2016, The Illusionists – Live From Broadway ... Read More »

10 Places to Learn to Dance in Orlando

Learn to Dance in Orlando

Have you always wanted to bust a move or sweep your sweetie off her feet? You’re in luck because there are several dance studios where you can learn to dance in Orlando. Whether you want to waltz your girlfriend away or heat things up with a little salsa, here are some local studios to explore. BALLROOM DANCE CLASSES Arthur Murray 6700 Conroy Windermere ... Read More »

Artsy Date Night With Paint My Story

Let your creative self unfurl with Paint My Story, an Orlando-based company with a two-hour, no-pressure painting experience that requires only your imagination. Held at local restaurants and led by an experienced art instructor, this creative new twist on ‘paint and sip’ nights guides you through the process of painting a beautiful watercolor storybook. With the help of Paint My Story’s mobile app, ... Read More »

Orlando Museum of Art Presents Monthly Art Night Out

Looking for a date night where both you and your date can get in touch with your creative sides? Consider checking out Orlando Museum of Art’s (OMA) Art Night Out, a monthly series designed to let you spend an evening creating different art pieces under the instruction and guidance of an art teacher. At the end of the night, you not only ... Read More »

Couple at Large Review: A Dr. Phillips Center Date Night

Sandi and Aram Ebben were the winners of the Dr. Phillips Date Night Giveaway. Here’s a review of their special night: We won! I excitedly announced to my adorable hubby of 12 years. We had just been notified by Kristen Manieri, the founder and editor of the Orlando Date Night Guide, that we were the lucky recipients of the Dr. ... Read More »

Free Outdoor Concerts and Food Trucks at Dr. Phillips Center

Beginning April 9, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts will present three concerts outside on the Seneff Arts Plaza. Accommodating up to 3,000 guests per event, this FREE Florida Blue Concert Series will take place on select Saturdays at 5pm this spring. In addition, each event in this series will feature a different selection of food trucks so guests can enjoy dinner with ... Read More »

7 Reasons to Attend the 25th Florida Film Festival

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The Florida Film Festival Returns April 8 – 17, 2016 Spanning ten days beginning April 8 through April 17, 2016, the Florida Film Festival returns next month for its 25th year with a line-up that promises to be one of its all-time best. Hosted at the Enzian and Regal Cinemas in Winter Park Village, the Festival will screen nearly 200 films from around ... Read More »

Dr. Phillips Center Presents Stomp: March 23-24

A unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP will bring its inimitable, contemporary form of rhythmic expression to the Dr. Phillips Center on March 23 and 24, 2016. Using household and industrial objects as musical instruments, the show take audiences on a journey through sound, a celebration of the everyday and a comic interplay of characters wordlessly communicating through ... Read More »

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical Coming to Orlando May 3-8

As the 2015-16 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series comes to a close, we have one last production to enjoy inside the Dr. Phillips Center. And this one promises to be marvelous. Beautiful – The Carole King Musical will hit the stage inside the Walt Disney Theater for eight shows beginning Tuesday, May 3 through Sunday, May 8, 2016. The show ... Read More »

Dr Phillips Center Announces 2016-17 Orlando Broadway Season

Orlando Broadway Season

An exciting line-up of award-winning shows headline the upcoming Orlando Broadway season It’s always exciting to attend the unveil of the next season’s Broadway line-up in Orlando. Each year, the roster seems to get better and better, especially since The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts opened 15 months ago. Last night, Dr. Phillips Center, along with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway ... Read More »

Get Your Jazz On Events are Back at The Alfond Inn

This Weekend in Orlando

The Alfond Inn Announces Dates for its Outdoor Concert Series If you ask me about the elements of a perfect date night, here’s what I’d tell you: music, wine, delicious food and a beautiful outdoor setting. With all of these elements artfully rolled into one wonderful event, is it any wonder why I am such a fan of the Get ... Read More »

Have the Time of Your Life at Dirty Dancing: March 29 – April 3

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Who can forget the classic love story of Baby and Johnny? With the legendary characters made famous by Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, Dirty Dancing tells the tale of two fiercely independent young spirits who meet in the summer of 1963 while Frances ‘Baby’ Houseman is on vacation in New York’s Catskill Mountains. Mesmerized by the racy dance moves and ... Read More »

Kinky Boots Headed to Dr. Phillips Center February 23-28

Kinky Boots, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical, will hit the stage inside downtown Orlando’s Dr. Phillips Center February 23-28. Featuring a Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, a hilarious book by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein, and Tony-winning choreography and direction by Jerry Mitchell, Kinky Boots tells the story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory. Looking ... Read More »