Imagine Dragons Headline Show at CFE Arena with The Neighbourhood on September 23, 2013

Imagine Dragons will be playing the CFE Arena (formerly the UCF Arena) In Orlando on September 23. Opening will be The Neighbourhood.

Imagine DragonsRiding high on the success of their latest release is Imagine Dragons. The album, Night Visions, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Album chart, selling more than 83,000 copies. Hits like “It’s Time” and “Radioactive” have propelled this Vegas quartet into the spotlight.

Opening is L.A.’s The Neighbourhood, who rocked The Social in downtown Orlando earlier this summer. They are touring in support of their debut, I Love You, and its hit single, “Sweater Weather.”

Tickets for the show are $32.50 and $37.50 (plus tax & service fees), but the venue looks to be sold out of floor seats.

CFE Arena is located at 12777 Gemini Blvd. N, on the UCF Campus.

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Meet National and Local Authors at the UCF Book Festival 2013 on April 13

ucfbookfestIf you love reading, the 4th annual UCF Book Festival should be a must-do event for you.

This year it takes place on April 13, and features books signings, author panels, book appraisals, and special children’s activities, all for free.

Among the authors set to appear are Lisa Scottoline, Heather McPherson, James and Julie Petrakis, Bob Kealing, Kimberly Brock, and former Congressman Lou Frey Jr. A complete list of authors is available on the event’s website.

There is also a children’s zone, as well as a teen zone, with authors and age-appropriate activities.

The whole festival takes place at the UCF Arena and Knights Plaza (50 N. Gemini Blvd) from 9am to 4:30pm. Admission and parking are free.

Cirque du Soleil Brings Quidam to Orlando May 15-19, 2013

quidamThough Orlando does have a permanent Cirque du Soleil show, La Nouba, the company occasionally brings one of their touring shows to town.

According to the Cirque website, Quidam will be in Orlando May 15-19, 2013.

The story of Quidam is told via Young Zoé, who is bored; her parents, distant and apathetic, ignore her. Her life has lost all meaning. Seeking to fill the void of her existence, she slides into an imaginary world – the world of Quidam – where she meets characters who encourage her to free her soul.

Tickets run from $35 to $100, depending on the show, and can be purchased online or at the UCF Arena box office.

 

The Festival of Chocolate Returns to Orlando in April

Say the word chocolate and most everybody with a taste bud will suddenly pay attention.

And now that I have yours, I’d like to inform you that this year’s installment of the popular Festival of Chocolate event will take place the weekend of April 27 through 29, 2012.

Last year it was held at the Orlando Science Center, but this year it’s being held across town at the UCF Arena. This is good, as hopefully it’ll invite more vendors to participate.

In addition to tasty chocolate creations to purchase, there will bedemonstrations by world renowned pastry chefs, a Cocoa Coutoure Fashion Show, chocolate and wine pairings, hands-on classes, a one-of-a-kind chocolate museum, Kids-4-Chocolate workshop, crazy chocolate contests for adults and children, the chocolate game show stage, and live professional competitions.

Daily ticket prices are $15 for adults and $9 for kids. The event runs 4-10pm on Friday; 10am-6pm on Saturday; and 10am-5pm on Sunday.

For tickets, class registration and schedule of events, visit festivalofchocolate.com.

Meet National and Local Authors at the Annual UCF Book Festival 2012

If you love reading, the 3rd annual UCF Book Festival should be a must-do event for you.

This year it takes place on March 31 and features books signings, author panels, book appraisals, and special children’s activities, all for free.

Among the authors set to appear are James McBride, Ted Dekker, and Senator Bob Graham. A complete list of authors is available on the event’s website.

You can also find new additions to your pile of reading material during the book sale that will take place during the event.

The whole festival takes place at the UCF Arena from 9am to 4:30pm.

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