This week, more than 90 historic buildings and landmarks across the U.S. and Canada will be lit up to support Stand Up For Cancer.
In Central Florida, the Coca-Cola Orlando Eye will be lit red, orange and yellow on Thursday, September 8. Other Florida locations include the Fifth Third Center in Naples, CityPlace Fountain in West Palm Beach, and Miami Tower in Miami.
Fan Fest Orlando will take place September 17, 2016, to raise money for the victims and families of the Pulse Nightclub attack.
At this event, dozens of well-known actors from shows like The Walking Dead, The Flash, Arrow, and others will meet fans, sign autographs, and take photos, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.
Get your taste buds ready! The O-Town MacDown returns to Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee on August 20, 2016.
The event is a family-fun, mac-n-cheese cooking competition benefiting Give Kids The World, and features talented chefs and caterers from all around Orlando serving up some of the best mac-n-cheese dishes on the planet.
Leading up to this year’s Orlando’s Taste of the Nation gala on August 27, select restaurants are participating in the first ever Golden Ticket raffle, with the prize of two tickets to this year’s event.
Guests who dine at select participating establishments through August 22 can ask their server for a concealed envelope that may contain a pair of tickets to this year’s event. Chances of winning are 1 in 10.
It’s time for families to start thinking about heading back to school, so Krispy Kreme and The Salvation Army have teamed up for their annual “Stuff the Bus” School Supply Drive.
From now until August 7, participating Central Florida Krispy Kreme locations will be accepting donations of new school supplies, including notebooks, binders, pens, pencils, scissors, crayons, markers, glue, rulers, and hand sanitizer.
If you’re looking for a way to get involved in the relief effort following the Pulse Nightclub tragedy, here are some upcoming benefit events that aim to raise funds for the victims and their families:
In light of the horrific attack at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, journalist Anderson Cooper and Bravo TV host Andy Cohen are pleased to announce a special live benefit AC2 show at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.
Join Cohen and Cooper (aka AC2) for an unscripted, uncensored and unforgettable night of conversation. The late night talk show host and the journalist, longtime friends, interview each other and take questions from the audience. It’s a live, interactive look behind the scenes of pop culture and world events.
In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up, chef’s dinners, new menus, new openings, charity events, and a closing. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…
Special guest Chef James Petrakis of Cask & Larder will join Chef John Rivers for cooking demo and tasting at his Winter Park restaurant, The COOP, on June 29. The event is free, and starts at 6:30pm (though I recommend arriving early). Visit the event’s Facebook page for more info.