Central Florida Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals for 2016

Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals

If you’ve been thinking of gifting an annual pass to a local theme park or attraction to a loved one (or yourself), here are some great local Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday deals you should be aware of.

Some deals run the entire weekend, some for one day only. They are marked when they are valid. Black Friday is November 25; Small Business Saturday is November 26, and Cyber Monday is November 28, 2016.

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

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

Tony and Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, writer and 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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WWE Hosts Free #Wrestlemania Ticket Party at Dr Phillips Center Nov 17

The WWE is holding a Wrestlemania On-Sale Party November 17

As I mentioned yesterday, Wrestlemania 33 tickets go on sale this Friday, November 18. How would you like to get them a day early?

The WWE is holding a Wrestlemania On-Sale Party the evening of Thursday, November 17, and attendees can purchase tickets for the April 2017 event during the party.

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Out and About: The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time at Dr Phillips Center

The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time at Dr Phillips Center

On Tuesday, November 1, I was invited to check out opening night of The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Night-Time at Dr Phillips Center.

I didn’t know much about it other than it was a Tony award winning play adapted from the book of the same name, so I was intrigued when I saw the stage set up.

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Plays Dr. Phillips Center in November

 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time Plays Dr. Phillips Center in November

The critically acclaimed National Theatre production of The Curious Incident of the Dog In the Night-Time will play the Dr. Phillips Center in Orlando November 1-6, 2016.

The Tony Award-winning play by Simon Stephens is adapted from Mark Haddon’s best-selling novel of the same name. Released in 2003, the book won more than 17 literary awards, and has been translated into 44 languages.

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5th Annual Pink Bash Set for Oct 21 at Dr. Phillips Center

Orlando Sentinel Pink Bash returns October 21 to the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.

The Orlando Sentinel Pink Bash returns October 21 to the Seneff Arts Plaza at Dr. Phillips Center to benefit Libby’s Legacy Breast Cancer Foundation.

Pink Bash is an annual community celebration and fundraiser event in downtown Orlando designed to bring breast cancer awareness to Central Florida in an interactive, uplifting way.

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Out and About: The Illusionists Thrill on Opening Night at Dr Phillips Center

The Illusionists Thrill on Opening Night at Dr Phillips Center

Last night, The Illusionists – Live From Broadway kicked off the 2016-2017 Broadway in Orlando season at the Dr. Phillips Center, and CitySurfing Orlando was invited to check this enjoyable show.

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Catch Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox at Dr. Phillips Center Oct 18

The genre-busting, rotating collective of musicians and vocalists known as Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox will be rolling into the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on October 18, 2016.

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox

The group reimagines modern pop hits in the style of jazz, ragtime and swing classics of the 1920s-1950s, and have built their fanbase via videos showcasing their versions.

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Fun Home to Perform Benefit Concert at Dr. Phillips Center for Equality Florida

Fun Home to Perform Benefit Concert at Dr. Phillips Center for Equality Florida

Fun Home, the Tony® Award-winning Best Musical, will play a one-night-only benefit concert performance at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Orlando on Sunday, July 24, 2016.

Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home introduces us to Alison at three different ages, revealing memories of her uniquely dysfunctional family – her mother, brothers and volatile, brilliant, enigmatic father – that connect with her in surprising new ways. You may also know her as one of the women credited with creating the Bechdel Test

This performance will be a concert version of the groundbreaking musical to raise money for Equality Florida and the LGBTQ community of Orlando.

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Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit #OrlandoUnited

Dr Phillips Center to Host Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen OneOrlando Fund Benefit

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.

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Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way Comes to Dr. Phillips Center June 22, 2016

Brothers Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy, are bringing their “Maks & Val Live on Tour: Our Way” tour to Dr. Phillips Center on June 22.

Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Stars of the ABC hit show “Dancing With the Stars,” Maks & Val are bringing to life the show they have dreamed about since childhood, combining an honest and unfiltered narrative of their life story with world-class dancing.

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Orlando Comes Together Following Tragedy #OrlandoUnited #OrlandoStrong

OrlandoUnited

In the wake of the shooting tragedy this weekend at Pulse Nightclub, Orlando has come together and shown that we are truly One Orlando. In recent days, several vigils have been held, and several more are scheduled for this weekend.

The night of June 13, a vigil was held in downtown Orlando on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts:

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Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Dr Phillips Center June 11

Chris Botti & Joshua Bell to Play Dr Phillips Center June 11

Grammy Award-winning musicians Chris Botti and Joshua Bell will share the stage for one night at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on June 11.

Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His ongoing association with PBS led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum and Grammy Awards. Learn more about him at chrisbotti.com.

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Out and About: Beautiful – The Carole King Musical at Dr. Phillips Center

This week, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical is at Dr. Phillips Center, and I had the opportunity to see the show opening night.

Beautiful - The Carole King Musical at Dr. Phillips Center

The musical tells the story of singer-songwriter Carole King, starting with her teenage years in the 1950’s when she met her husband Gerry Goffin and the two began writing songs together.

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