Ace Cafe Orlando Hosts Grand Opening Weekend May 19-21, 2017

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Orlando get your engines ready…North America’s first Ace Cafe will host its Grand Opening Weekend May 19-21, 2017.

All three days of the grand opening weekend will feature cool cars and hot bikes, live rock ‘n roll inside and outside both day and night, a BMW R nineT Racer motorcycle raffle benefiting Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children (APCH), live demonstrations by three world-famous artists, onsite activities and brand partner merchandise (while supplies last), and a free Friday night concert by Memphis’ Rockin’ Jason D. Williams

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Orlando Fringe Festival Returns To Amaze And Entertain May 16-29, 2017

The 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May 16th-29th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

The 26th Annual Orlando Fringe Festival returns May 16th-29th in Orlando’s Ivanhoe Village and Loch Haven Park, with a wealth of artistic endeavors, music, and more.

What is the Fringe? It is a 14-day arts festival that is founded on the concept of being 100% unjuried, uncensored, and accessible. Fringe Festivals began in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1947, and made its way to Orlando where it was started 24 years ago, in 1991.

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Orlando Thanks Visitors in a Guinness World Records Way for Making it No. 1 Destination in U.S. #OrlandosBIGThankYou

Orlando Thanks Visitors in a Guinness World Records Way for Making it No. 1 Destination in U.S.

This week, Visit Orlando celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week by announcing a record number of visitors to the city, and by setting a Guinness World Records™ title.

The organization, which promotes tourism in the Orlando area, announced a record 68 million travelers visited our area last year.

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Orange County Library System Spring Book Sale Takes Place May 18-21, 2017

Orange County Library System Spring Book Sale

Enjoy super savings at the Orange County Library System‘s annual Spring Book Sale in downtown Orlando the weekend of May 18-21, 2017.

The book sale, hosted by the Friends of the Orange County Library System, takes place at the downtown branch of the library, and features a great selection of fiction and non-fiction, recorded books, DVDs, CDs, and more for 50% off.

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Mennello Museum of Art Hosts Our Orlando Local Art Show May 19-June 18, 2017

Mennello Museum of Art Hosts Our Orlando Local Art Show May 19-June 18, 2017

Orlando’s Mennello Museum of Art will host a new exhibit called Our Orlando from May 19 to June 18, and it will feature the work of five local artists.

Katrina Constantine, Hillery Powers, Chris Tobar Rodriguez, Andrew Spear, and Rhett Withey were originally featured in a Pulse coloring book that was available at the museum, as well as the fence wrap that surrounds the Pulse Nightclub.

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Out and About: Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse Hosts Johnnie Walker TasteMaker Dinner

Ruth's Chris Steakhouse Hosts Johnnie Walker TasteMaker Dinner

Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse is partnering with leading beverage companies to produce a series of events called the TasteMaker Dinners, and I was recently invited to enjoy an evening filled with great food paired with Johnnie Walker Whisky.

Whisky and steak seems a no-brainer, but the chefs at the Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse elevated the meal with some out of the box dishes.

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MidiCi Kissimmee Hosting Free Margherita Pizza Weekend May 5-7

MidiCi, a Neapolitan-style pizza company, is opening its first Florida location in Kissimmee

MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, one of my favorite Italian restaurants in Central Florida, is hosting a free Margherita pizza event this weekend, May 5 to 7, 2017.

The Margherita is one of the restaurants most popular pizzas, featuring ingredients representing the Italian flag: basil (green) and mozzarella (white) on a bed of crushed tomato sauce (red).

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MegaCon Orlando Returns to the OCCC May 25-28, 2017

MegaCon Orlando Returns to the OCCC May 25-28, 2017

MegaCon Orlando, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, returns to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Memorial Weekend, May 25-28, 2017.

This four-day fest features celebrities from the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, horror, and comics. Fans can meet their favorites, get autographs and photos, view Q&A panels, and more.

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SuicideGirls Bring Their Blackheart Burlesque to Plaza Live in Orlando May 5

SuicideGirls Bring Their Blackheart Burlesque to Plaza Live in Orlando

Get ready for some sexy geeky fun when the SuicideGirls return to Orlando to perform their Blackheart Burlesque show at Plaza Live! on May 5.

Blackheart Burlesque is a fantasy spectacular featuring members of the SuicideGirls performing creative striptease numbers set to pop culture themes. Star Wars, Stranger Things, West World, and A Tribute to Prince and David Bowie are a few of the pop-culture references unique to this year’s show.

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Paul McCartney to Bring #OneonOne Tour to Tampa and Miami June 2017

Paul McCartney to Bring OneonOne Tour to Tampa and Miami June 2017

The legendary Paul McCartney has added a massive new run of U.S. dates to his One on One Tour, and it kicks off July 5 at Miami, then heads to Tampa on June 10.

A live McCartney show is not to missed for any music lover. His shows often run around the three hour mark, and include memory making songs from over 50 years of music.

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