UCF School of Performing Arts Releases List of Jan-April 2018 Events #artsatUCF

UCF School of Performing Arts

The UCF School of Performing Arts has released its schedule of events for the current semester January through April 2018, and it’s filled with theatrical and musical productions.

The biggest event is the annual UCF Celebrates the Arts, a free week of performances held at Dr. Phillips Center in downtown Orlando. This year’s event will take place April 6-14, 2018

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‘The Drive Home III: Driving The Future’ 10-Day Vintage Vehicle Rally Stops at Ace Cafe Orlando Jan. 4-5

Ace Cafe Orlando

Ace Cafe Orlando kicks off 2018 with a weekend pit stop by “The Drive Home III: Driving The Future” vintage vehicle road tour the weekend of January 4-5.

On display will be seven striking vintage vehicles in the TDH III caravan, including a ’72 Chevy El Camino, ’69 Chevy Camaro, ’62 International Travelette, ’59 Plymouth Fury, ’59 Cadillac Coupe DeVille, ’55 Chrysler C-300 as well as a special edition Triumph Thruxton motorcycle on loan from Ace Cafe Orlando and a 2018 GMC Terrain Support Vehicle provided by GM.

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CitySurfing Orlando’s Picks for Celebrating New Year’s Eve 2017 in Orlando and Central Florida

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

Looking for a place to celebrate the end of 2017 and the arrival of the new year? Then check out this list of options to ring in 2018 here 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:

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Skydiving Santas Return to Cocoa Beach Pier December 16, 2017

Skydiving Santas Return to Cocoa Beach Pier

Santa will be landing without the assistance of his sleigh on Saturday, Dec. 16, when the Skydiving Santas return to the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier for another ultimate fantasy skydive demo.

The skydivers will showcase a variety of skydiving skills including accuracy landings, high speed landings, wing suit jumpers and more.

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MetroWest Hosts Free WinterFest Dec 9, 2017

MetroWest Hosts Free WinterFest Dec 9, 2017

The MetroWest Master Association (MWMA), managed by FirstService Residential, is hosting their 6th Annual WinterFest on Saturday, December 9, 2017 from 4 to 8pm at the MetroWest Golf Club in Orlando.

This free, family event will feature a showing of “Shrek the Halls,” along with a Shrek slide, donkey rides, an ice skating rink, and more. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be available for photo ops.

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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 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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Wild Florida Launches First Annual Gator Week May 2017

Wild Florida hosts Gator Week

Forget Shark Week. Wild Florida will launch their first annual Gator Week May 1-6, and best of all, admission is free to its Gator and Wildlife Park during that week.

Even though many view alligators as fierce carnivores always on the hunt, that’s not actually the case. To help dispel the myths, Wild Florida decided to dedicate an entire week to educating and debunking many common misunderstandings surrounding these reptiles through live demonstrations and interactive experiences.

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Central Florida YMCA’s Host “Let’s Move For a Better World” Fitness Challenge through March 31, 2017

Central Florida YMCA's Host "Let's Move For a Better World" Fitness Challenge through March 31, 2017

As part of a global campaign, Central Florida YMCA‘s are participating in the “Let’s Move For a Better World” fitness challenge through March 31, and they want YOU to help!

They’re asking you to visit the Downtown Orlando YMCA and donate your MOVEs to help fight childhood obesity and sedentary lifestyles.

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Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour Kicks Off at Disney Springs March 23-26, 2017

Cars 3 Road to the Races Tour Kicks Off at Disney Springs March 23-26, 2017

Disney-Pixar’s Cars 3 will hit theaters this summer, and the Road to the Races nationwide promotional tour will kick off at Disney Springs the weekend of March 23-26, 2017.

There will be photo ops with Lightning McQueen, as well as new characters Cruz Ramirez and Jackson Storm, but that’s not all.

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ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Complimentary Irish Samplings

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with Complimentary Irish Samplings

ABC Fine Wine & Spirits is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in many of its Central Florida locations with a complimentary sampling of select Irish beverages.

The events take place Thursday, March 16, and Friday, March 17, and here is the schedule we were given of when and where the tastings will take place:

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2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Returns to Orlando’s Amway Center This Week

2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship Returns to Orlando’s Amway Center

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship brings the first and second rounds of play to the Amway Center March 15, 16 & 18.

Game play kicks off on Thursday, March 16, with the following game schedule:

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UCF Celebrates the Arts Returns to Dr. Phillips Center April 7-14, 2017

UCF Celebrates the Arts Returns to Dr. Phillips Center April 7-14, 2017

The University of Central Florida returns to the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts with it’s week-long UCF Celebrates the Arts event April 7-14, 2017. Best of all…it’s FREE!

UCF Celebrates the Arts encompasses theater, music, art, and more, with several different productions each day, as well as exhibitions in the Dr. Phillips Center lobby.

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