Arts and Culture

Winter Arts Preview: 50+ Orlando Art Events to Add to Your Calendar

Orlando boasts vibrant murals, dynamic outdoor art installations and galleries that give locals and visitors the opportunity to explore the visual artistry of its residents. On stages everywhere from small, independent theaters to the impressive Dr. Phillips Center, performances wow…

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Orlando Workshops and Classes for Couples + Girls’ Night: November 2019

This content is proudly supported by Aggressive Appliances There are so many fun classes happening around Orlando. Try a new dance class, learn a new recipe or make something perfect for the holiday season. Here are our top picks for Orlando…

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CFCArts Symphony Orchestra Presents A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26

The CFCArts Symphony Orchestra, Florida’s largest symphony orchestra, is presenting A Hero’s Journey October 25 & 26. The uplifting concert will take you on an adventure to find out what it means, how it feels, and, of course, how it sounds…

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Fall Arts Preview: 40+ Orlando Art Events for Date Night this Fall

The fall season is great for dates that incorporate some of our local art and culture venues. The weather is getting cooler, and our local theatres and museums have filled up their calendar with a variety of ways to spend…

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Get Free Admission to Orlando Venues with your OCLS Library Card

Good news for anyone with an Orange County Library System card: your library card now grants you FREE admission to 10 Orlando venues as part of the exciting new Local Wanderer Program. OCLS has partnered with a number of local museums,…

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See Evita at Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6

Artsy date night alert! The Tony Award-winning musical Evita takes the stage at Orlando Shakes September 4 – October 6, 2019, retelling the story of Eva Perón’s rise to sainthood. The iconic musical is set in Argentina between 1934-1952, following…

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A Guide to Orlando Poetry Slams

Orlando’s art scene continues to grow, supporting its diverse group of writers, poets, artists, and storytellers. In the art scene, poetry slams have made a comeback with cozy events in coffee shops, bars, and cafes. We even have our own…

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Strike a Pose at Wall Crawl, Downtown Orlando’s New Venue

Bring your favorite person, wear your most colorful top, and make sure your phone is charged for this artsy date night! Wall Crawl is a brand new, indoor warehouse in downtown Orlando featuring 20+ rotating murals for date night selfies…

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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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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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Four Must-See Shows During the Annie Russell Theatre 2019/20 Season

From Broadway shows to ballet and monthly arts events, Orlando has no shortage of options when it comes to supporting the arts. Beyond Dr. Phillips Center and Loch Haven Park, the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College is your ticket…

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Dr. Phillips Center Reveals 2019/20 Broadway Season in Orlando

The lineup for the upcoming FAIRWINDS 2019-20 Broadway Season in Orlando at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts offers a delightful mix of adventure, love and theatrics. Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway…

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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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Dinner and a Show: Orlando’s Most Delish Pairings

For some, date night is synonymous with “dinner and a movie.” I prefer more interactive date nights that allow my partner and me to feel immersed in something new and exciting. This type of shared experience encourages us to engage…

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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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15 Upcoming Shows to See at Dr. Phillips Center: Winter 2019

One of our favorite go-to dates is a fancy night at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Each year a wide array of performers take the stage, dazzling audiences with their spectacular talents. There are dozens of exciting shows…

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Well-Strung: A Night at the Movies Heads to The Mezz Feb. 13

World famous string quartet Well-Strung brings their brand new show A NIGHT AT THE MOVIES to THE MEZZ in downtown Orlando for one performance only on Wednesday, February 13 at 8pm. – SPONSORED – Well-Strung: A Night at the Movies…

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CFCArts Presents Let There Be Joy! A Christmas Celebration: Dec. 13 & 14

Central Florida Community Arts (CFCArts), a leading arts nonprofit, will present Let There Be Joy! A Christmas Celebration, a holiday spectacular performed by the CFCArts Community Choir and Symphony Orchestra. The eighth annual holiday production has become a December tradition…

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CFCArts Presents ‘Our Greatest Hits’ Symphony Orchestra Concert

Central Florida Community Arts will present Our Greatest Hits, performed by the CFCArts Symphony Orchestra. This show reflects back on several favorite songs by members and audiences from the past 20 concerts culminating two spectacular performances. Throughout the last seven…

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Wish Upon a Star, a Disney Revue: May 11 & 12

This spring, the CFCArts’ Central Florida Community Choir and Symphony Orchestra will present the wonders of Wish Upon a Star, a Disney revue. Following up on their successful 2012 production of When You Wish, the music of Disney, the CFCArts…

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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…

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Dr. Phillips Center Presents Pilobolus: Shadowland

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…

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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…

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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! Updated August 2019 Whether it’s through reading or writing, there are many different forms of communication for our feelings, experiences and thoughts—along with many places…

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Dr. Phillips Center Reveals 2017/18 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…

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

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…

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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…

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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:…

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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…

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