We’re still a few months off from the start of the 2017 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, but Walt Disney World has released the line-up for this year’s Eat to the Beat concert series.
The line-up is a great mix of 80s, 90s, and early 2000’s superstars. There are a lot of returning favorites, but there are also ten new ones playing the fest this year: The Hooters, Baha Men, Lauren Alaina, American Authors, Devon Allman, Postmodern Jukebox, 10,000 Maniacs, Kenny G, Blue October, and Squeeze.
Here is the complete line-up of artists scheduled to play the 2017 edition of the Eat to the Beat concert series:
Hard Rock International announced they will be opening a new location of their signature hotel brand in Daytona Beach in late 2017.
Located on the former site of the Desert Inn Resort, the property will feature brand exclusive offerings including a Body Rock® workout facility, and a Rock Spa® complete with the music-infused Rhythm & Motion spa menu, six treatment rooms, a manicure/pedicure station and poolside cabanas with spa services.
Bill Maher, the host of HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Saturday, July 8, 2017.
Gods & Monsters has been through a few bumps this year, but they are hosting a 2nd anniversary celebration on Saturday, June 17, 2017.
Now located at 5421 International Drive, the store will be celebrating from 11am to 10pm with sales and discounts (spin the D20 to see what you get), along with a sneak preview of their soon-to-be launched Vault 542, a post-apocalyptic craft beer bar.
It was one year ago today that Orlando was changed forever. A terrible tragedy occurred at Pulse Nightclub, and our city lost 49 beautiful souls. Please take a moment to honor those listed below.
Once a year, the Orlando Weekly produces a culinary event called Bite30, that offers great prix fixe deals at select restaurants for an entire month.
From now until June 30, participating restaurants offer special prix fixe menus that offer multi-course lunches or dinners at a set price of $30. Diners get the opportunity to try multiple dishes on the restaurant’s menu for about the cost of a single entree, and restaurants get to showcase their specialty dishes.
This week Wild Florida unveiled the newest additions to its Gator and Wildlife Park: two rare white alligators.
This male and female pair recently relocated from an alligator farm in St. Augustine, and are the first breeding pair of alligators in Central Florida
Looking for something cool, fun, and cheap to do this hot summer? Check out the Summer Movie Express at Regal Cinemas.
Every week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, select Central Florida locations will offer two family-friendly movies to watch, and will offer tickets at only $1 for everybody, including the big kids. All movies will be rated G or PG.
Even better, a portion of the proceeds goes to the Will Rogers Institute.
Spoleto in Winter Park launches inaugural Pasta Fest with at two-day culinary celebration for all the weekend of June 3-4, 2017.
The event will kick-off Saturday with samplings of Spoleto’s menu, including complimentary build-your-own pasta bowls, and a sneak peek of new menu offerings before they launch throughout the day. There will also be live music and happy hour specials.
Learn the true story behind Peter Pan when the hit Broadway musical Finding Neverland comes to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts June 6-11, 2017.
Based on the Academy Award winning film of the same name, Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind how Playwright J.M. Barrie created one of the world’s most beloved characters.
The Silver Spurs Rodeo is a family tradition in Kissimmee, and it returns to the Silver Spurs Arena for its 139th edition the weekend of June 2-3, 2017.
Silver Spurs Rodeo is the largest rodeo east of the Mississippi, and is the work of the Silver Spurs Riding Club, an all-volunteer organization started in 1941 by Osceola County ranchers. They began the rodeo in 1944, selling war bonds as admission to raise funds for our military.
Normally the Orlando Science Center is fun for all ages, but on select nights, it’s reserved strictly for adults 21+.
That night is Science Night Live and it returns June 3.
This is a craft beer addition, and it will feature the opportunity to sample local and national brewers, as well as take in informal craft beer seminars.
Prior to arriving at Nine Spices Hotpot, the last time I’d eaten a hotpot meal was when I was 8. Once seated at my table, it became apparent hotpot had evolved quite a bit in the last few decades.
Our table featured an induction burner for each seating…and then I noticed the conveyor belt about eye level behind my head with a never-ending parade of food.
Our server was very patient and explained how their hotpot service worked.
Get ready to nab a great theme park deal…LEGOLAND Florida will offer its annual Awesomer Pass for only $99 each May 26-29, 2017!
That’s right, for less than $99, you get a full year of unlimited admission to LEGOLAND Florida and LEGOLAND Water Park.
But that’s not all!
You also get one year of unlimited admission to four other attractions: The Coca-Cola Orlando Eye, Madame Tussauds Orlando, Sea Life Aquarium Orlando and Legoland Discovery Center in Atlanta.
Other benefits of the pass include free parking at the attractions, early access to Legoland Florida, 10 percent discount on food and beverages at Legoland Florida, 10 percent discount on stays at Legoland Hotel and Legoland Beach Retreat and more.
To get the deal, you have to sign up in advance at legoland.com/memorial-sign-up. An email with a link and discount code will be sent when the sale opens May 26.
Already an Awesomer Pass Holder? Current passholders can renew their Awesomer Annual Pass at the $99 rate through May 31.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menus, new openings, and several closings. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
After seven years, Portobello Italian Trattoria has closed at Disney Springs, and is currently undergoing renovations. James Beard award-winner and Top Chef Master, Tony Mantuano, is leading the development of the restaurant, which will still offer Italian cuisine. The revamped eatery, still operated by Levy Restaurants, is set to reopen Fall 2017.