Meet Fantasy Author Emilyann Girdner at Barnes & Noble Altamonte Springs Aug 6

Meet Fantasy Author Emilyann Girdner at Barnes & Noble Altamonte Springs Mall Aug 6

Local Fantasy author Emilyann Girdner will be holding a book signing and writing workshop on August 6 at the Barnes & Noble at the Altamonte Springs Mall.

The event starts at 1pm, and at 2pm, Girdner will lead a story development workshop created by Adaptive Studios. She will guide those interested in how to learn to write a log line, create a spark page, and re-imagine popular characters.

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Creative City Project 2016 Returns to Downtown Orlando October 15

Creative City Project Orlando

Creative City Project returns to bring downtown Orlando alive with free art and music Saturday, October 15, 2016.

Among the groups participating in the various stages, which will run along Orange Ave from Robinson south to Central, are La Nouba by Cirque du Soleil, Orlando Ballet, Central Florida Community Arts Orchestra, Orlando City Soccer Club, the Downtown Arts District, and so much more.

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WMMO Downtown Concert Series feat. Vince Neil in Free Show May 21

WMMO has announced the next show in their popular Downtown Concert Series will be Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe on Saturday, May 21.

Vince Neil of Mötley Crüe plays WMMO Downtown Concert Series

Neil is the voice behind legendary Mötley Crüe hits like “Dr. Feelgood,” “Kickstart My Heart,” and “Home Sweet Home.” The band may have finished their farewell tour, but Neil has decided to keep performing live.

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Pink Talking Fish and The Heavy Pets Play Free at Plaza Live! Orlando on May 19

Pink Talking Fish will be playing Plaza Live! Orlando on May 19

Pink Talking Fish will be playing a FREE show at Plaza Live! Orlando on May 19, with South Florida’s The Heavy Pets opening.

Pink Talking Fish is a hybrid tribute fusion act that takes the music from Pink Floyd, The Talking Heads and Phish, and fuses it together.

For instance, the band, featuring Eric Gould on bass, Richard James on keyboards, Zack Burwick on drums and Dave Brunyak on guitar, will take Phish’s “Sand” and meld it into the groove of The Talking Head’s “Slippery People”. If you’re a fan of these three bands, you might want to check them out.

For more information on Pink Talking Fish, visit pinktalkingfish.com.

Opening the show will be The Heavy Pets, which features the talents of Jeff Lloyd (guitar/vocals), Mike Garulli (guitar/harmonica/vocals), Jim Wuest (keys/vocals), Jamie Newitt (drums/vocals), and Tony D’Amato (bass).

They’ve been embraced by the jam music scene for their blend of rhythm & blues, jazz, funk, disco and reggae with rock & roll, and have been called “a living, breathing force of nature” by Relix Magazine.

For more information on The Heavy Pets, visit TheHeavyPets.com.

Tickets to the Orlando show are FREE for general admission floor and $25 reserved balcony, and are available at plazaliveorlando.com.

57th Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival Returns March 18-20

One of Central Florida’s best art events is the annual Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival, and you’ll have a chance to enjoy it when it returns March 18-20, 2016.

Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival

The event features 225 fine artists from around the country exhibiting their works in Central Park and along Park Avenue in Winter Park.

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‘Antiques Roadshow’ Returns to Orlando June 2016

PBS has announced “Antiques Roadshow” will bring its show back to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando on June 18.

Antiques Roadshow Returns to Orlando June 2016

The show marks its 20th anniversary in 2016, but the visit will produce material for three one-hour episodes to air in 2017.

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Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Orlando Celebrates World Sword Swallower’s Day Feb 27

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! will pay tribute to the ancient art of sword swallowing on World Sword Swallower’s Day, Saturday, February 27.

Ripley's Believe It or Not! Orlando Celebrates World Sword Swallower's Day

As part of the event, they will hold free sword swallowing performances for the public.

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Orlando City to Host Free Open Soccer Practice February 9, 2016

Want to see Orlando City for free? The soccer team is opening up one of their upcoming practices to the public for free.

Orlando City  Free Open Soccer Practice

The open practice will take place February 9 at 6:30pm at the Orlando Citrus Bowl, and will provide supporters with an up close look at Head Coach Adrian Heath and the team’s preparation for their second season

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Meet Monster Jam Drivers and Their Trucks For Free in Central Florida Jan 21

Monster Jam is coming to the Orlando Citrus Bowl on January 23, but you can meet some of the drivers and their trucks for free around Central Florida on Thursday, January 21.

Monster Jam in Tampa Jan 16 2016 by Kirk Garreans

Approximately 12 feet tall and about 12 feet wide, Monster Jam trucks are custom-designed machines that sit atop 66-inch-tall tires and weigh a minimum of 10,000 pounds. Monster Jam trucks can fly up to 125 to 130 feet (a distance greater than 14 cars side by side) and up to 35 feet in the air, so it takes courage and skill to handle these motorized beasts.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating New Year’s Eve in Orlando and Central Florida

Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2014 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2015 here in Orlando.

CitySurfing Orlando's Picks for Celebrating New Year's Eve in Orlando

From the theme parks to massive parties to low key celebrations to family events, here are our picks for celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Orlando area. Some are even free:

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Pottery Barn Kids at Mall at Millenia to Host Story Time with The Grinch Dec 8

Pottery Barn Kids and the Dr. Phillips Center invite kids of all ages to meet the star of the hit Broadway show Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical, at Story time with The Grinch on Tuesday, December 8.

Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

The event starts at 11am, and kids can enjoy a reading of the famous storybook, take pictures, and mingle with the only ‘WHO’ who hates Christmas.

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Celebrate the 37th Annual Christmas in the Park in Winter Park December 3

Get into the holiday spirit with the 37th Annual Christmas in the Park in Winter Park on December 3.

Christmas in the Park in Winter Park

Each year, on the first Thursday of December, the Morse Museum helps launch the holiday season in Winter Park when it lights up Tiffany windows in Central Park and presents the Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir, and Brass Ensemble in concert.

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Disney Springs Hosts The Good Dinosaur Weekend Celebration November 21-22, 2015

The newest Disney•Pixar release, “The Good Dinosaur,” debuts in 3D nationwide on November 25th, so Disney Springs will host The Good Dinosaur Weekend November 21-22.

The Good Dinosaur

It will take place in the Marketplace area from 11am to 11pm and feature a live DJ and a Dinosaur Dance Party, photo ops for the whole family, and even giveaways.

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Artegon Marketplace Celebrates First Anniversary With a Week of Free Events #AntiOrdinary

Artegon Marketplace will be celebrating their first anniversary this week with the Anti-Ordinary Anniversary Week Spectacular, a line-up of free events that you won’t want to miss.

Artegon Marketplace entrance

The festivities start Monday, November 16, with Sip. Stroll. Shop. From 6-9pm, guests can enjoy free samples from more than ten wine tasting stations scattered throughout the shopping center, while enjoying live jazz and Flamenco music. RHONJ star Melissa Gorga will also be on hand, meeting her fans. Be among the first 150 shoppers in line at the anniversary edition of the Wine Stroll and receive a commemorative Artegon-embossed stemless wine glass.

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