If you’re a fan of NBC’s hit reality competition show American Ninja Warrior, then you’ll want to be in the audience when it films at Universal Orlando this May.
The show features athletic competitors racing through an extremely tough obstacle course for a chance to win the coveted title of American Ninja Warrior and the $500,000 grand prize.
Recently I paid a visit to Artegon Marketplace to see what it had to offer for shoppers, and I found it to be a good place to shop local businesses.
While Artegon is anchored by nationally known retailers like Bass Pro Shops, Ron Jon Surf Shop, and Sheplers, the interior of the building has been redesigned from its former incarnation as Festival Bay.
Now the interior of the mall houses The Village at Artegon. These are kiosks featuring local businesses ranging from food to clothing to services like framers. I ended up shopping at quite a few while I was checking the marketplace out.
Every summer for the last few years, Walt Disney World has hosted the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series at Epcot, and it’s been a guest favorite.
The dates and band line-up has just been announced for the 2015 series, so get ready to party this summer with the following bands:
Trilogy Orlando Hosts The Good Life Festival with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Bo Bice, and Lou Gramm April 25
Classic rock’s Blood, Sweat & Tears will be teaming up with singers Bo Bice and Lou Gramm for an April 25 concert at The Good Life Festival hosted by Trilogy Orlando in Groveland.
Iconic jazz-rock group Blood, Sweat and Tears originally formed in 1967, and their second release, Blood, Sweat and Tears, won the 1970 Grammy Award for Album of the Year. It generated hits like “You’ve Made Me So Very Happy,” “Spinning Wheel,” and “When I Die.”
Whisper Creek Farm: The Kitchen is the newest farm-to-fork experience at JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes, featuring ingredients grown on property.
Food from The Kitchen will utilize seasonal ingredients from the 7,000-square-foot on-site garden at Whisper Creek Farm as well as fresh eggs from a recently added chicken coop. The menu features snacks, small plates and sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese boards, and flatbreads, created under the direction of Chef de Partie Jason Shapiro, who has also been involved in the creation of Whisper Creek Garden.
Seeing Peter Hook and The Light live at the Plaza Live was like taking a trip back in time. The calendar may have said it was April 19, 2015, but the music said it was the 1980s.
That’s because Hook was co-founder of the bands Joy Division and New Order, and his show incorporated plenty of songs from those bands.
As part of Universal Orlando‘s 25th Anniversary year, the theme park will host a short six-week concert series starting May 23.
The concerts will be held inside Universal Studios, on the Music Plaza Stage, and are included with regular park admission.
Here is the full listing of headliners scheduled to appear:
The concert will feature some of the best known and loved songs from pop, classical, and jazz.
It will take place at 3pm in the Mandell Studio Theatre at the Lowndes Shakespeare Center, 812 E Rollins St, Orlando, FL 32803.
Tickets are $10, and are available at CFSOF.com or at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
On Sunday afternoon, we went to see the Orlando Shakespeare Theater production of James and the Giant Peach. It’s a well-known story, so I was curious about how this theatre company would make it come alive. They did not disappoint.
The pre-show is always entertaining, and it was this time as well. Mr. Grasshopper and our tour guide, were so much fun! The kids enjoyed this part of the show and it raised the excitement for the rest of the show.
Last week I had the chance to check out the new Clyde and Seamore’s Sea Lion High show at SeaWorld Orlando for The Disney Blog, but I wanted to share my opinion of the show with CitySurfing Orlando readers, too.
This show features the sea lions Clyde and Seamore, who are getting ready to graduate Sea Lion High, with scholarships to go to Ocean University. On the last day of school, they find out they have to retake some classes if they want to graduate.
Driving through The Crossroads shopping center in Lake Buena Vista recently, I spotted banners for a new Tom+Chee restaurant, soon to open.
Tom+Chee is an eatery specializing in grilled cheese sandwiches and tomato soup (aka Tom + Chee). Owners Trew Quackenbush and Corey Ward opened their first location in Cincinnati in 2009, appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” in May 2013, and the concept just exploded.
Out and About: Extreme Celebrates Pornograffitti 25th Anniversary in Concert at House of Blues Orlando
In 1990 Extreme‘s Pornograffitti album came out, and I was blown away by how good it was from start to finish. It was rock with a touch of funk and a lot of attitude, with some beautiful ballads thrown in.
Flash forward 25 years, and I’m waiting inside the House of Blues Orlando, waiting to hear Extreme perform the entire Pornograffitti album live. Yes, I’d heard most of the songs live in various concerts over the years, but this would be the first time I would hear the album played all the way through.
Aviation fans will want to check out this year’s SUN ‘n FUN when it returns to Linder Airport in Lakeland April 21-26.
Throughout the week, there will be impressive airshows during the day from the likes of the Breitling Jet Team from France (April 21, 24, & 25) and the USAF Thunderbirds (April 25 & 26). There will also be night airshows on April 22 and 25 (this date includes fireworks).
Slash feat. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators to Rock WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 22 on April 25, 2015
As part of a spring tour to support their recent album, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators will take part in WJRR’s Earthday Birthday 22 on April 25 at the Central Florida Fairgrounds.
Slash, of course, is a legendary guitarist who has performed in bands like Guns N’Roses and supergroup Velvet Revolver. He’s also released several solo albums, including last year’s World on Fire.