Music, Nightlife, Shows

Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras Returns February 4th

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando occurs daily from February 4 – March 25, 2017 Hailed as Florida’s biggest party, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras is back this year from February 4th – March 25th for 50 nights of New Orleans-themed entertainment,…

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Photos and Details for 2016 Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando

Mardi Gras at Universal Orlando is Hosted on select nights from February 6 – April 16, 2016 By Samantha Rosenthal We had a blast attending this past weekend’s Mardi Gras festivities featuring Fall Out Boy. Spanning 11 weekends from February 6 –…

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Orlando City Soccer is Back! Kick-Off Week Starts Monday

The Lions are back for another season of spectacular soccer action in the Citrus Bowl beginning with a week of activities for Orlando City fans. Kickoff Week begins Monday, February 29 and culminates with the home opener on March 6 vs….

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Get Your Jazz On Events are Back at The Alfond Inn

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…

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Best Orlando Dinner Shows

Dinner with a side of entertainment. Orlando dinner shows offer something different for date night. By Samantha Rosenthal Add a little oomph to your next dinner out with one of many Orlando dinner shows offered around our theme parks and…

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A Guide to Orlando’s Best Open Mic Nights

By Samantha Rosenthal Orlando’s arts and culture scene is alive and thriving, which means there is bound to be plenty of places to show off that talent. Local Orlando bars and venues have open mic nights to allow our fabulous…

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Be Part of the Adventure at The Republic

If your idea of a fun night is starting a revolution to overthrow oppressive societal forces, then you’ll certainly love Orlando’s hottest new date night experience The Republic. Combining live theater with an interactive, real-life role-playing game, this reality-bending adventure…

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7 Places to Hear Live Jazz in the Orlando Area

By Kelsey A. Glennon UPDATED October 2017 My dream date? Stroll through the streets of New York’s Greenwich village. Relocate to a nearby jazz club, one that either requires going downstairs into hazy bohemian lounge, or upstairs to a breezy…

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The Orlando Eye Now Open at I-Drive 360

After years of planning and construction, The Orlando Eye opens today at I-Drive 360, the area’s newest attraction, dining and nightlife hub. Besides the 400-foot tall rotating wheel, I-Drive 360 also houses SEA LIFE Aquarium Orlando and Madame Tussauds Orlando, which both…

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Dinner & Show Deal for Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba

For a limited time, you can purchase the special Dinner & Show package for Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba. For more than a decade, this show has lived inside the iconic tent that towers over Downtown Disney’s West Side. Never…

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Best Picture Showcase and Marathon at AMC Altamonte and Disney

Calling all serious Oscar fans!! If you’re the type who loves to watch the Academy Awards each year but loathes the feeling of being clueless about the nominees, here’s your chance to become the savviest of silver screen aficionados. This…

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Find Great Music and Fantastic Chow at the new Tin Roof Orlando

If you and your date are lovers of great food, strong drinks and live music, Tin Roof is the joint for you. Located in the brand new I-Drive 360 complex (on International Drive), Tin Roof serves up a tasty menu of Americana inspired…

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La Nouba Announces Fall Rates & Dinner + Show Packages

La Nouba, the exclusive Cirque du Soleil show at Walt Disney World Resort, recently announced special fall rates starting at $54 for adult. This offer is available to all guests for performances from now through December 19th. If guests wish…

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MUST DO: SAK Comedy Lab

Be prepared to laugh until your gut hurts. SAK Comedy Lab, the improvisational show reminiscent of Who’s Line is it Anyway, is one of the best and most unique date night offerings in downtown Orlando. There is no script for…

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New Tuesday Night Trivia Spot

Earth Trivia just announced it’s added Cafe Red on Church Street as yet another great venue for playing live trivia in the Orlando area. The location, which is a new concept by the Graffiti Junktion folks, features a full menu…

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Christner’s Dinner and Magic Show

I love magic. I’m one of those totally geeky people who’ll take it all in, wide-eyed, zero skepticism, giddy gasps at all the right points in the show. To say that I loved Christner’s Dinner and Magic Show would be…

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Date Night at B.B. King’s

By Cassie Ahrens *** Each month, Great Dates Orlando sends a different couple on an awesome date night. This Couple at Large then shares their experience on the blog. For September, we sent Cassie Ahrens and her boyfriend, Scott, to B.B. King’s Restaurant &…

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Nerd Nights!

In the September issue of Orlando Magazine, I had the opportunity to showcase a handful of Orlando local events designed to engage your inner nerd. I bet you’ll find at least a few worth checking out on your next date night….

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Garden Theatre Summer Movie Series

As you may have already noticed from my previous post about Winter Garden, I am pretty smitten with this area. Besides great restaurants and shops, as well as a stellar Saturday farmer’s market, Winter Garden is also home to the…

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Happy Hour & a Movie in Winter Park Village

Last night I checked out Happy Hour at Mitchell’s Fish Market (Winter Park Village) and could not wait to tell you all about it. Dubbed the ‘Market Bar Martini Hour,’ this foodie affair is scheduled Mondays through Fridays from 4pm to…

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Couple at Large: Velvet Sessions Review

By Kirsten Maher ** Several times a year, the Orlando Date Night Guide sends a different couple on an awesome date night. This Couple at Large then shares their experience on the blog. For May, we sent Kirsten and her date to Velvet…

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A Church Street District Date Night

It’s been a few years since I wandered through the Church Street District. My memory of the area was that it was a place most frequented by a twenty-something, 3 for the price of 1 drink guzzling crowd, a demographic…

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Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night

For the last four months, Curtis Earth (yep, the trivia guy) and I have been secretly working on an event that we are so excited to finally unveil. Coupled: The Game Show & Game Night will debut at The Abbey…

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A Little Mental Stimulation

Here are two happenings this week designed not simply to entertain and amuse but also to enlighten: TONIGHT: There Will Be Madness – A Flash Fiction Blood Bath Tuesday, March 12 6 pm – 8 pm Urban ReThink Free From…

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Ocoee Bluegrass Jam

Last week, I read a great story in Orlando Weekly about a group of bluegrass musicians that get together to jam every Friday night in an Ocoee parking lot near the southeast corner of Route 50 and Maguire Road. Read…

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Couple at Large: Kris & Fawn’s House of Blues Date Night

Several times a year, Orlando Date Night Guide sends a different couple on an awesome date night. The pair becomes the “Couple at Large” and are charged with reporting back to readers the details of their night. Here’s our inaugural Couple…

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Pecha Kucha Orlando

PechaKucha Nights are informal gatherings where creative people get together to share ideas using just 20 slides and 20 seconds each (six minutes and 40 seconds in total). Think of it like a TED Talk on speed. Hundreds of people…

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3D Digital Adventure Theatre Unveils at Orlando Science Center

Tired of the same old dinner and a movie date? Well, if your idea of a great date night is escaping into the fantasy of the big screen, then I have just the date for you. Orlando’s most cutting-edge cinematic…

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Roller Derby Date Night: Orlando Psycho City

If you're into hockey and NASCAR and you fondly reminisce about middle school skate nights at the local rink, then I know the place for you. Orlando's hottest unique date night attraction is attending an Orlando Psycho City roller derby…

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Date Night at the A&H

The Art & History Museums in Maitland will host a date night event on Friday, November 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Part art exhibit, part cocktail party, the evening will showcase works in the museum as well as invite…

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DRIP – A Quirky but Captivating Date Night

  Get messy at DRIP And now for something completely different… DRIP! Part dance, part theatrics, DRIP is self-described as an in-your-face explosion of color and movement backed by a live rock band in an industrial dive bar. And it's just arrived on…

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