iHeart Radio Hosts Free Monster Jam® Triple Threat “Feast with the Beast” Zombie Bash at Ace Cafe Orlando Aug 17

Meet famed Monster Jam Zombie driver Bari Musawwir and get up close to his customized vehicles during a free event at Ace Cafe Orlando, in partnership with iHeart Radio, on August 17, 2018. 

Meet famed Monster Jam Zombie driver Bari Musawwir and get up close to his customized vehicles during a free event at Ace Cafe Orlando, in partnership with iHeart Radio, on August 17, 2018.

Ocoee resident Musawwir, is the first local driver to ever appear in a Monster Jam. He is also the sport’s first African American driver, and won Rookie of the Year in 2012.

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup August 11, 2018: Tijuana Flats, Highball & Harvest, Foxtail Coffee, and More

Tijuana Flats is summer-izing their menu with the addition of Cheeseburger Tacos

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new openings, national awards, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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Tijuana Flats is summer-izing their menu with the addition of Cheeseburger Tacos [pictured above]. These tacos consist of a tortilla filled with seasoned ground beef, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, ketchup and mustard. Instead of chips, Flats will include a side of seasoned fries.

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Geek Out at Orlando Science Center’s ‘Science Night Live’ August 18

Science Night Live! at Orlando Science Center

The Orlando Science Center will host its last Science Night Live of the Summer of 2018 on Saturday, August 18.

Unmask your inner superhero in the special summer exhibit “Hall of Heroes,” see a guest presentation from the makers of the film “Amazon Adventure,” and more.

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Monster Jam Triple Threat Series Rolls into Orlando’s Amway Center Aug 18, 2018 + Discount Code #MonsterJam @amwaycenter

Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, announces that the all new Monster Jam Triple Threat Series will visit Orlando at the Amway Center for two shows on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

Feld Entertainment, the worldwide leader in live family entertainment, is bringing the all new Monster Jam Triple Threat Series to Orlando’s Amway Center for two shows on Saturday, August 18, 2018.

The Triple Threat Arena Tour is an entirely different format than fans have seen before.

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Central Florida Foodie Events For August 2018

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Summer is winding down, but there are plenty of great foodie events happening this month. From pop-ups to full dinners with wine pairings to educational foodie events, there is something to speak to your inner foodie.

Here are the Central Florida Foodie Events for August 2018:

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Orlando Main Streets’ 4th Annual Restaurant Week Returns Aug 4-11

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The 4th Annual Orlando Main Streets Restaurant Week returns to delight foodies with prix fixe menus from August 4-11, 2018.

Participating Main Street restaurant members are offering a select prix fixe menu with established price points of $5, $10, $20 and $30, depending upon lunch or dinner and the restaurant’s normal price point.

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OrlandoiX Brings the Tech World to Full Sail University Aug 17-18, 2018 #OrlandoiX

OrlandoiX 2018 is the Southeast’s largest gathering of creators in virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, and digital entertainment.

OrlandoiX is returning for its fourth year to Full Sail University in Winter Park the weekend of August 17-18, 2018.

OrlandoiX 2018 is the Southeast’s largest gathering of creators in virtual reality, augmented reality, video games, and digital entertainment.

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Cirque du Soleil’s CRYSTAL Skates into Amway Center Aug 1-5

Cirque du Soleil returns to Orlando with CRYSTAL, a new arena creation, for seven shows at the Amway Center August 1-5, 2018.

Cirque du Soleil returns to Orlando with CRYSTAL, a new arena creation, for seven shows at the Amway Center August 1-5, 2018.

This unique production explores the artistic limits of ice for the first time in the company’s 34-­year history, and pushes performance boundaries by combining stunning skating and acrobatic feats that defy the imagination.

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Where to View the Mars Opposition Event in Central Florida This Weekend

Where to View the Mars Opposition Event in Central Florida
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Because of Mars‘ close proximity to Earth this weekend, the Red Planet will appear brighter in our sky than it has since 2003.

Here’s where you can get a good look at our neighboring planet:

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Orlando Area Dining News Roundup July 21, 2018: MidiCi, Taste! Central Florida, Royal Tea, Duck Donuts, and More

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

In this week’s Orlando dining news round-up: new menu items, new happy hours, charity events, and more. Are you hungry? Let’s dive in…

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MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company has added calzones to their delicious offerings. Baked in a 900 degree wood-burning pizza oven, they are available in 5 versions: Chicken Pesto, Truffle Cream, Spicy Sausage, Meatball, and Four Cheese.

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Christmas at Gaylord Palms 2018 ICE! Theme Will Be ‘A Christmas Story’ @GaylordPalms #CAGP

The classic holiday film, "A Christmas Story," will be the featured theme for ICE! at this year's Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort revealed this week.

The classic holiday film, “A Christmas Story,” will be the featured theme for ICE! at this year’s Christmas at Gaylord Palms, the resort revealed this week.

The hilarious family tale will come to life through hand-carved ice sculptures and displays, inviting guests to relive the film’s iconic scenes such as The Old Man’s Major Award, Aunt Clara’s pink nightmare, and the ultimate triple dog dare at the school’s flagpole.

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Visit Orlando’s Magical Dining Month Returns Aug 24-Sept 30, 2018

Foodies...get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month

Foodies…get ready! Visit Orlando has announced the return of its Magical Dining Month, with a bonus preview week August 24-September 30, 2018.

Sponsored by American Express, the program was designed by Visit Orlando to showcase the wide variety of upscale and diverse dining throughout the destination, while also helping children in need.

More than 100 restaurants across the Orlando area will participate, with 19 new to Magical Dining Month. The wide range of venues spans areas from Disney Springs to Restaurant Row near the convention center to Universal Orlando, as well as neighborhood districts in downtown Orlando, Winter Park and beyond.

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Orlando Shakes Hosts 30th Anniversary Season Gala Sept 16, 2018 @OrlandoShakes

Orlando Shakespeare Theater has announced it has changed and shortened its name to "Orlando Shakes," as a way to better represent the theater's mission and diverse body of work.

Orlando Shakes in partnership with UCF invites guests to celebrate the opening of their 2018-2019 Season at their 30th Anniversary Season Gala on Sunday, September 16, 2018.

The highlight of the evening will be a one-night-only musical showcase featuring select members of the cast of Orlando Shakes’ production of In the Heights.

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