Meet Monster Jam Drivers and Their Monster Trucks on January 19 For Free

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Monster Jam 2017 is coming to Camping World Stadium here in Orlando on January 21, but this Thursday, January 19, you can meet some of the drivers and their monster trucks for free.

Seven of the show’s biggest stars and their trucks will be at various locations in Central Florida during the afternoon.

Here’s where you can find them:

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Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Billy Crystal Feb 1

Spend the Night with Billy Crystal at Dr Phillips Center Feb 2017

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian/actor/producer/writer/director Billy Crystal brings his U.S. tour to Orlando for a show at Dr Phillips Center on February 1, 2017.

Coming off the heels of his recently critically-acclaimed Australian tour, Crystal promises a hilarious and intimate evening for the Orlando engagement.

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Out and About: Wicked Casts Its Magic Over the Dr Phillips Center

Out and About: Wicked Casts Its Magic Over the Dr Phillips Center

Everybody knows the story of The Wizard of Oz as told from Dorothy’s point of view. But the hit musical Wicked tells the story from the witches Glinda and Elphaba (aka “The Wicked Witch of the West”) point of view.

This show has been a bucket-list item for years, and last night, I finally got to experience it at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. It was everything I thought it would be and more.

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Praise Wave Christian Music Fest Returns to SeaWorld Orlando January 2017

Praise Wave 2017 brings Christian music concerts by TobyMac, Francesca Battistelli, and Skillet to SeaWorld Orlando Saturdays Jan 14 - 28.

Praise Wave 2017 brings Christian music, fellowship, and fun to SeaWorld Orlando Saturdays January 14 through 28.

Live concerts take place at 1:30pm and 4pm in the park’s Nautilus Theater and are included with park admission. Reserved seating packages are also available, starting at $19 additional.

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U2: The Joshua Tree Tour Hits Florida for Two Shows Summer 2017

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour Hits Florida for Two Shows Summer 2017

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the classic album, The Joshua Tree, U2 will do a limited stadium tour this summer, which will include dates in Tampa and Miami.

Each show of U2: The Joshua Tree Tour will include a performance of The Joshua Tree album in its entirety. The recording earned acclaim from fans and critics alike when it was released March 9, 1987.

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Florida Georgia Line to Play Amway Center January 28

Country Duo Florida Georgia Line to Play Amway Center January 2017

Hot country duo Florida Georgia Line will be bringing their Dig Your Roots Tour to the Amway Center on Saturday, January 28, 2017.

The country duo, consisting of vocalists Brian Kelley (from Ormond Beach, Florida) and Tyler Hubbard (from Monroe, Georgia), hit it big in 2012 with the smash single, “Cruise.” Their first two albums – 2012’s Here’s to the Good Times and 2014’s Anything Goes – are both multi-platinum releases.

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Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Elayne Boosler March 8

Dr Phillips Center Presents An Evening with Elayne Boosler March 8

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces a night of laughter and conversation with comedian, writer, and animal activist Elayne Boosler on Wednesday, March 8, 2017.

Named one of Comedy Central’s “Greatest 100 Standup Comedians of All Time,” Boosler has written and starred in five of her own one-hour Showtime standup comedy specials, written and directed two movies for Cinemax, appeared regularly on HBO’s “Comic Relief,” on “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher” over 30 times, and has hosted specials, series and events live and on television.

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Billy Joel to Rock Amway Center in Orlando January 27

Billy Joel Returns to Amway Center in Orlando in Jan 2017

Legendary rocker Billy Joel returns for a show at the Amway Center in Orlando on January 27, 2017. He last played Orlando on December 31, 2014.

“I’m excited to announce the return of Billy Joel, one of music’s most-revered musicians,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “As a leading destination for world-class entertainment, the Amway Center continues to attract some of the world’s most renowned artists and we are honored to have him in Orlando again.”

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Orlando Dining News Round-Up January 6 2017: The Meatball Stoppe, Culver’s, PB&G at Four Seasons

We start the year off with a lot of Orlando dining news. In this week’s round-up: new openings, new chefs, and some local beverage news. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

The Southern-inspired, farm-fresh restaurant PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando now has its own custom bourbon.

The Southern-inspired, farm-fresh restaurant PB&G at Four Seasons Resort Orlando now has its own custom bourbon.

In partnership with Four Roses Distillery in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky, this particular bourbon has been aged in a charred oak barrel since October 2004, and is made up of 60 percent corn, 35 percent rye, and a 5 percent malted barley base.

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Wicked Returns to Dr Phillips Center Jan 11-29

Wicked Returns to Dr Phillips Center Jan 11-29

Broadway’s biggest blockbuster returns to Orlando when Wicked takes the stage at the Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts January 11-29, 2017.

The surprising tale of an unlikely friendship between two women in the Land of Oz, Wicked tells the untold story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good, long before Dorothy dropped in.

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Busch Gardens Tampa Offers BOGO Fun Card Deal and Free Preschool Card

Busch Gardens Tampa news at CitySurfing Orlando.

Busch Gardens Tampa Bay is kicking off 2017 with two great deals: a BOGO 2017 Fun Card Deal and the FREE 2017 Busch Gardens Tampa Bay and SeaWorld Orlando Preschool Card.

For a limited time, guests can receive an Adventure Island Fun Card FREE with the purchase of a Busch Gardens Tampa Fun Card, which lets guests pay for a day and visit both parks through Dec. 31, 2017. Parking is not included.

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Play at Otronicon’s Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center Jan 14

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

Otronicon is normally a family friendly event, but Saturday night, January 14, sees the return of the popular adults-only Science Night Live at the Orlando Science Center.

Interact with some of the latest and greatest technology while learning more about STEM careers and the innovations being made right here in Orlando. At Otronicon, play and interact with the best in gaming, simulation and digital technology.

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Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center Jan 13-16 2017

Otronicon Returns to Orlando Science Center

For the 12th consecutive year, Otronicon returns to the Orlando Science Center January 13-16, letting guests have hands-on experience with the latest in technology.

Otronicon will connect visitors with the creative professionals and technology that are turning Central Florida into a hub for innovation. Attendees can fly a real-world military simulator, operate a surgical robot or get a preview of tomorrow’s technology.

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Walt Disney World to Live Stream Magic Kingdom NYE Fireworks Dec 31

Fantasy In the Sky fireworks from the Magic Kingdom

This year you can enjoy the New Year’s Eve fireworks at the Magic Kingdom from the comfort of your home when Walt DIsney World streams them online.

The December 31 edition of Fantasy in the Sky will be shown live, starting at 11:45pm EST, on the official Disney Parks Blog. It will appear in a blog post at the top of the page.

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Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College to Host #SpaceWeek2017

The Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College is proud to present Space Week 2017, a celebration of all things astronomy, January 6-14.

The Buehler Planetarium at Seminole State College is proud to present Space Week 2017, a celebration of all things astronomy, January 6-14.

The week-long celebration will showcase the planetarium’s capabilities and the far-reaching impacts of space exploration to the local community via lectures and demonstrations, as well as laser light shows, culminating in the Winter Sky Festival at the end of the event.

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