Author: Kristen Manieri

Maxine’s on Shine to Host Woodstock Dinner: Sept. 30

It’s been 50 years since more than 400,000 hippies gathered at a 600-acre dairy farm in Bethel, New York for Woodstock. In commemoration of this bygone “Three Days of Peace & Music,” the Orlando Philharmonic will present Jeans ‘n Classics 50th…

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Sanfording on Sundays: Brunch, Live Music, Drinks and Fun

When’s the last time you declared a Sunday funday? If you’re long overdue, consider heading to Historic Downtown Sanford for a day of diversions designed to fill your Sunday with fun, food and new experiences. Over 25 participating bars, restaurants,…

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Tapa Toro Launches Private Mix & Munch Cocktail Class + Tapas for 10

Got a birthday party, girls’ night or group date coming up? Delight your guests with an interactive experience at Tapa Toro with the chance to craft your own signature cocktails while tasting delicious family-style Spanish tapas at your table. Designed…

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Join Us At Our Evita-Themed Dinner: September 5 and 19

Evita, the iconic musical that tells the story of Argentina’s Eva Perón’s meteoric and ambitious rise, hits the stage at the Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6, 2019. Written by award-winning playwright Tim Rice with music by the legendary…

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Join us at Our Magical Dining Month Preview Dinner

Now in its 14th year, Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month returns in just a few weeks for a five-week showcase of over 120+ local restaurants. From August 23 – September 30, 2019, diners will experience special three-course prix fixe dinner…

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Do Good Date Night Returns August 28 with A Gift For Teaching

Join us for another edition of Do Good Date Night on Wednesday, August 28 when we partner with A Gift For Teaching for a special back-to-school edition. We’ll spend about two hours sorting school supplies with food catered and non-alcoholic…

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Holy Aphrodisiac! Osprey Tavern to Host Florida Oyster Revival

On Monday, August 19, 2019, Osprey Tavern will host an epic oyster celebration in Baldwin Park. A collaborative effort between Chefs Elek Kovacs (Osprey Tavern), Huy Tin (Seito Sushi) and Wendy Lopez (Reyes Mezcaleria), the event will showcase local oyster…

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Win One of Five Pointe Orlando Paired-Up Date Night Packages

With 20 restaurants and more than eight entertaining experiences and nightlife venues to explore, Pointe Orlando is a slam dunk date night for any taste and budget. To give you an idea of some of the fun itineraries couples can…

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20+ Orlando Pairing Dinners to Choose from in August

The calendar is packed with delectable Orlando pairing dinners and culinary celebrations all throughout August. Whether you love to pair a special menu with wine, beer or cocktails, Orlando chefs are whipping up unforgettable feasts designed to wow the senses….

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Tickets Now on Sale for 2019/20 Season of WPI Speaker Series

The Winter Park Institute (WPI) at Rollins College recently announced the schedule for its 12th season. Each year, WPI brings preeminent scholars, artists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, writers, and world-renowned speakers to Rollins students, faculty members, and the broader community. Guests of…

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Historic Downtown Sanford to Host Epic Battle of the Food Trucks: July 20

More than 40 food trucks will battle it out on Saturday, July 20, 2019 for what promises to be one of the biggest food truck showdowns Central Florida has ever seen. Hosted by Celery City Craft and West End Trading…

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Win a Two-Night Hilton Staycation

Amp up your vacation plans with a staycation at one of over 50 Orlando-area Hilton hotels and resorts. From winding lazy rivers to stone’s-throw proximity to theme parks, Hilton’s local properties offer all the amenities and perks for the perfect…

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Disney’s Newsies Coming to Osceola Arts

Osceola Arts will close its 2018-19 Theatre Season with Disney’s Newsies this month. Beginning Friday, July 12th and running through Sunday, August 4th, the Osceola Arts Main Stage will feature this much-loved, Tony Award-winning musical. This 1992 Disney film turned…

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Summer Arts Preview: 30+ Ways to Explore Orlando Arts & Culture in June, July & August

Apply named The City Beautiful, Orlando practically sparkles with green spaces and glistening waters. But it also boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its…

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CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Symphonic Broadway, June 14 – 15

Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts), a leading arts nonprofit, will present Symphonic Broadway June 14 and 15, 2019. Performed by the 160-member CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, the event brings the very best of Broadway with an unforgettable musical montage. Tickets, which…

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Osceola Arts Presents One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest: June 14-30

Osceola Arts continues the 2018-19 Theatre Season with One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest this month. Beginning Friday, June 14th and running through Sunday, June 30th, the Osceola Arts Studio Theater will feature this popular dramatic play. Audiences will enter…

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Late Night Summer Nights at Busch Gardens, May 31 – August 11

Starting Friday, May 31, Busch Gardens Tampa Bay brings back Summer Nights, featuring extended hours every night through August 11, 2019, and fireworks each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Summer Nights also includes evening music and entertainment, as well as after-dark…

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Pharmacy to Host Couples-Only Chopped Challenge June 15

If you’re someone who: a) loves cooking, and b) loves competition … then do we have an event for you!! Pharmacy, a 1920’s style speakeasy serving delicious New American cuisine and hand crafted cocktails in the Dr. Phillips area, is…

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The Great Summer Staycation Giveaway 2019

Win one of 11 two-night summer staycations at some of Florida’s best resorts and boutique hotels. Beat the heat this summer with a staycation at one of the many resorts and hotels across Orlando, Tampa and beyond. Now offering spectacular…

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Girl’s Club Presented by Jane.com: June 17, 2019

Aren’t girls’ nights the best?? The laughter, the camaraderie, the commiserating! Women are just so darn good at connecting and having fun together, aren’t we? That’s why our new Girl’s Club Presented By Jane.com series has been so well received….

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Unique Eats & Eateries of Orlando Book Launch Dinner

Join us on Wednesday, June 5 to enjoy four courses of seasonal cuisine by Chef Nat Russel, one of the talented chefs featured in the newly released book Unique Eats and Eateries of Orlando. Guests at this private book launch…

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Dine For Paws at Central Florida Restaurants on Tuesday, May 21

Dine and donate during the annual all-day fundraiser that invites the community to dine out at local restaurants who donate a portion of proceeds to Pet Alliance of Greater Orlando Following a successful inaugural year, Central Florida’s “go-to” pet experts,…

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Girl’s Club Returns May 20!

Presented by Jane.com, our hugely popular Girl’s Club series gives ladies the chance to gather for an exciting and connective night out.  Aren’t girls’ nights the best?? The laughter, the camaraderie, the commiserating! Women are just so darn good at…

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Win a Year of Date Nights! Play Our Mobile App Treasure Game

Winner: Chelsea Davis (entry on 4/23/19 15:36) We’ve recently relaunched our Orlando Date Night Guide mobile app, which is packed with ideas, events and tools to make planning your Orlando date nights easier than ever. Available for download on iPhone…

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Date Night Menu at Market to Table, Winter Garden

Market to Table, a mainstay in Winter Garden’s stellar dining scene, recently announced a new Date Night menu for couples out on the town on Plant Street.  Available on Wednesdays and Thursdays beginning April 24 through June 20, 2019, the…

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Lafferty’s Wake Presented by Osceola Arts: April 12-28

Toast the late, great Charlie Lafferty, as he is waked in grand style at the local pub. Join Charlie’s widow, his sweet daughter, bumbling son-in-law, the parish priest, and the savvy innkeeper as they celebrate the life and times of…

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Introducing Up Date: A Connection Tool for Couples

MORE CONNECTION. MORE FUN. BETTER DATE NIGHTS. It’s not where you go for date night that counts; it’s how connected you feel when it’s over. Introducing Up Date, a connection tool for couples that transforms chit chat into fun, playful,…

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We’re Launching Our NEW Girl’s Club Presented by Jane.com

We’re launching a NEW monthly Girls’ Night Out series presented by Jane.com for Orlando ladies!  Aren’t girls’ nights the best?? The laughter, the camaraderie, the commiserating! Women are just so darn good at connecting and having fun together, aren’t we?…

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8th Annual Orlando Date Night Awards – Vote Now & Win

It’s time again for Orlando’s Annual Date Night Awards. Sponsored by Beth Hobart, Mainframe Real Estate (bethsellsflorida.com), these awards are your opportunity to have your say in our area’s best restaurants, activities, events and experiences for couples PLUS you’ll have the…

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Beers in the Aquarium!! Join Us at Fins & Flights, March 8

Join us on Friday, March 8, 2019 for Fins & Flights, an undersea, after-hours beer adventure. From 7pm – 10pm, this adults-only affair invites grown-ups to experience the enticing world of SEA LIFE Orlando Aquarium, a 25,000 square-foot sprawling kaleidoscope…

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Grown-Up Date Nights to Experience in 2019 at Orlando Science Center

SPONSORED – It’s been more than 60 years since the Orlando Science Center opened its doors to Orlando locals. Now with four floors of interactive exhibit halls, labs and workshops, theaters, an observatory, and experiences that change with each season, this…

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