Mid-Week Break: Orlando Around the Web for April 7, 2011

While I’m working hard to bring you news and reviews of things happening around Orlando and its surroundings, there are some other great blogs out there who are doing the same.

Duran Duran Rehearses for Ellen - Photo courtesy band member John Taylor

So here are some recent posts that you might enjoy reading:

The Orlando Sentinel reports on last Saturday’s PILLOWLANDO pillow fight downtown – with video, even. Central Florida Top 5 also has a small video clip from the event.

Eat Local Orlando recently did a Latin Food Truck crawl along South O.B.T., near the Central Florida Parkway – sounds yummy.

Meanwhile, the Pulse of Central Florida checked out Velvet Sessions with Taylor Dayne at the end of March. Got some great video and photos, too.

Glen covered the Mustangs & Mustangs show at Fantasy of Flight in Polk City for his blog Travelin’ Gringo. Very cool photos.

Orlando Attractions Magazine has a short video clip of Duran Duran taping their Ellen DeGeneres performance at CityWalk.

Back at the Orlando Sentinel is this photo recap of the Spring Fiesta in the Park last weekend.

And we wrap up with the Orlando Sentinel‘s photo gallery from tonight’s Lil Wayne concert at the Amway Arena.

Have you written something about Orlando online, or have you read something worth sharing? Drop us a note with the link and we could share it here next week.

Get Ready for PILLOWLANDO MMXI on April 2

Did you ever engage in a pillow fight as a kid? Ever wondered what would happen if said pillow fight were done on a larger scale?

Then you’ll want to check out this weekend’s PILLOWLANDO in Downtown Orlando. It’s part of International Pillow Fight Day.

Timed to coincide with hundreds of other cities worldwide, the event takes place Saturday, April 2, at 5pm.

The Orlando version is being organized by local award-winning conceptual artist Brian Feldman. The recipient of the 2011 State of Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, he is best known for leaping off of a ladder 366 times over 24 hours (“Leap Year Day”) and eating dinner on stage with his real life family over 40 times (“The Feldman Dynamic”).

PILLOWLANDO is free to attend, but there are some rules. According to Feldman, the following apply:

  • Soft pillows only!
  • Swing lightly, many people will be swinging at once.
  • Do not swing at people without pillows or with cameras.
  • Remove glasses beforehand!
  • Wait until the signal to begin. (Don’t arrive more than a couple minutes early!)
  • Please, please, please do not use feather pillows! (This is a feather-free fight.)
  • If anyone has a hard pillow, you should return it to the shop, because it’s faulty.

The exact downtown location will not be named until the day of, similar to a flash mob event, so if you want to attend PILLOWLANDO, follow it on Twitter @PILLOWLANDO.

Unfortunately I can’t make it this year, but if you do and put up any photos online, drop me a link.

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