American Idol Auditions Coming to Orlando August 17, 2017

American Idol Auditions Coming to Orlando August 17, 2017

American Idol is coming back, and they will be coming to Orlando for open call auditions on Thursday, August 17.

American Idol will kick off its highly anticipated open auditions at Disney Springs at Walt Disney World. Due to venue capacity, Disney Springs can accommodate a total of 4,000 audition participants.

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Taste! Central Florida Kicks Off Golden Ticket Game at Participating Restaurants

Taste! Central Florida Kicks Off Golden Ticket Game at Participating Restaurants

Leading up to this year’s Taste! Central Florida gala on August 19, select Orlando-area restaurants are participating in the annual Golden Ticket game, with the prize of two tickets to this year’s event.

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Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to Host Veterans Benefit at Rock & Brews Orlando August 9, 2017

Rock & Brews Oviedo

Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons of KISS will host a veteran charity fundraiser event at their Rock & Brews restaurant in Orlando on August 9, 2017.

From 4pm to 7pm, Simmons and Stanley will host a private ticket event with proceeds benefiting the local veteran organization Fisher House Orlando.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks For Celebrating The 4th Of July 2017 In Central Florida


CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating the 4th of July in Central Florida

There are many ways to celebrate the Fourth of July here in Orlando, from theme park events to city-sponsored events, and everything in between.

Most of the events are on July 4 itself, but the list also includes events on July 3, in case you want to extend your holiday celebrations. Here are our picks for where to celebrate 2017’s Fourth of July holiday, in the Central Florida area, from Atlantic Coast to Gulf Coast:

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Holler and Dash to Host Biscuits and Brews Evening Event on June 29

Sampling the Biscuit Menu at Holler and Dash in Celebration - Kickback Chicken

Foodies make note: Celebration’s Holler and Dash is hosting a special evening event called Biscuits and Brews on Thursday, June 29.

Holler and Dash is one of my favorite places to enjoy breakfast and brunch, but It normally closes by 2pm. So for one night, they are re-opening at 5pm to serve up samples of its great biscuit dishes, along with beer and craft sodas.

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Gods & Monsters Celebrates 2nd Anniversary June 17, 2017

Gods and Monsters storefront - geek shopping in Orlando

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.

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Bite30 Returns in June 2017 with Orlando Dining Deals

Bite30 Offers Orlando Dining Deals in June

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.

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Regal Cinemas Summer Movie Express Returns June 6 Offering $1 Films for Families

Regal Cinemas $1 Summer Movie Express

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.

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Spoleto in Winter Park Hosts Pasta Fest June 3-4 with Free Pasta and More

Spoleto in Winter Park Hosts Pasta Fest

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.

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139th Silver Spurs Rodeo Teams with Free School’s Out Blow Out June 2-3, 2017

Silver Spurs Rodeo at Silver Spurs Arena

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.

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Orlando Science Center Hosts Science Night Live! Craft Beer Edition June 3, 2017

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

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.

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

Hard Hat Preview of the Ace Cafe Orlando - mock up

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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