Magic, it always irritated me more than it impressed me.  I could never understand why people found it so amazing when you knew it was all just an illusion. But this isn’t about me; it’s about you and finding unique things to do in our wonderful city!  How about this one, Magic Mansion, intrigued? I thought you would be and I must admit that I am as well.  Being able to walk through a historic mansion and seeing up close magic does sound kind of…well…magical.

For 4 nights only the Historic Dr. Phillips House will be hosting Magic Mansion: An Interactive Close-Up Magic Experience.   Featuring the Official Magicians of the Orlando Magic as well as other performers, all that were personally selected by Kostya Kimlat.  Kimlat is a world renowned entertainer and magician who founded SeeMagicLive, which creates customized magic presentations around the world.

The Mansion will be open from 6-10pm, you can come as you please but allow yourself a few hours to explore the mansion and experience all of the wonderment that these magicians have to offer.  Complimentary parking upon arrival and food and drinks will be available for purchase.

211 N. Lurcerne Cir. E

October 27-30; 6-10pm

Tickets can be purchased here.

 

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Let’s talk breakfast for a moment.   The most important meal of the day.  The most diverse meal of the day.  Have it savory or sweet, heavy or light, you can even have it for dinner! The options are endless so it makes perfect sense that one of our absolute favorite food trucks is local yolk’l.

A husband and wife team who cook up a most delicious breakfast, a lot of it sourced locally!  Local cage free eggs from Lake Meadow Naturals in Ocoee, breads from Old Hearth Bread Company in Casselberry and bagels from Bagel King in Orlando.  They have a diverse menu, from savory breakfast sandwiches like The Glitzy which is a bagel with scrambled egg, American cheese, and bacon (comes with home fries) to items a little more on the sweet side like Red Velvet Pancakes with cream cheese icing or Stuffed French Toast stuffed with Nutella, strawberry or peanut butter & jelly.  How can you go wrong? Well, you can’t really.

local yolk’l is an incredibly popular food truck so their schedule is all over the place, you can usually find them at the major events around town and always at The Food Truck Bazaars.  You absolutely have to try them.  Follow them on Twitter or Facebook to find out where they are going next and what their monthly special is. Right now it is the Twisted Elvis, look at this thing…yummmmmmm!

Smokey bars, raspy voices and the taste of liquor on your lips are all components of the jazz music era.  Though the start of jazz is debatable, some say in the late 1800’s and others say in in the 1910’s, it will always be synonymous with rebellion and youth thanks to The Roaring Twenties.  Whenever and whoever first started playing jazz definitely got it right, it has carried through the ages and stood the test of time.  You hear it’s influence in modern music, from rock to hip hop to folk.  Everyone, at one point or another, has enjoyed jazz music whether they know it or not.

One of the best ways to listen to jazz music is live, you can feel the energy flowing through the crowd, you can’t help but tap your fingers along with the beat.  And that is why College Park Jazzfest is, year after year, one of the most anticipated events in the downtown area.  Last year there were over 10,000 people in attendance, and this year even more are expected!  3 stages, local restaurants,  retail and food vendors will line Edgewater Drive on October 25th from 6-11pm.  Admission is a minimum $5 donation, and a portion of your donation helps support teams, schools and non profit organizations within College Park!

Tickets are available upon arrival or in advance at select College Park establishments:

The Beauty Spot

Gallery On The Edge

The Soda Fountain

Infusion Tea

Old Florida!

 

 

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On scale of minor to major this is going to be so major. We’re talking 5 venues, 40+ bands, an art and vendor market, food trucks.  We’re talking this Saturday. We’re talking Music on Mills, people. Be there.

To name a few bands,  The Sh-Booms, The Hindu Cowboys, The Pauses, Hey Angeline, Hymn For Her… the list goes on and on.  Venues are Will’s Pub, Bart., St. Matthew’s Tavern, The Peacock Room and Wally’s.  $15 gets you in the door, all doors, to see any of the bands! You can purchase tickets in advance at willspub.org and pick up at the door the day of the event.  Or you can purchase them at the door of any venue the day of.

The art and vendor market will be in the parking lot between Track Shack and Will’s Pub and is open from 3-9pm.  Your very own ThinkLiveBe Property Team will be there so swing by, say hello and get your official Music on Mills event photo taken in front of our backdrop!

Rydes Pedi-Cabs will be providing free transportation between venues starting at 7pm but bring some cash and be sure to tip your driver!  Another bonus, show your wristband to any of the below restaurants and get a special deal:

Giraffas – Free chicken ribs with any entrée purchase from 3pm until closing.

Hawkers – 15% off your total bill.

Mills Brewpub – $2.00 off draft beer.

The Strand – 10% off your total bill.

Music on Mills is a fundraiser for Mills50 District, all proceeds will be used to fund continuing public art and safety projects in our district, so come out and support your community, listen to local bands, eat local food and hang out with the locals.

ThinkLiveBe loves Mills50.

 

Saturday October 18th.  3pm until…whenever! Advance tickets here.

 

Final Mills 50 poster

 

Thinking of buying or selling a home in Mills50 neighborhood?  Give us a call, we have a lot to offer!

Only a few more days until the 3rd Annual Winter Park Wine and Dine.  Have you purchased your tickets yet?

There are two ticket options, New York Ave and Park Ave, with each you will not only have full access to samplings but new for this year there has been a full-plated prix fix meal option added.  There will be 4 plates to choose from, all from different local restaurants: The Coop, 4Rivers Smokehouse, Carmel Café and John and Shirley’s Catering.

Upgrade to the Park Ave ticket and take your evening to the next level.  This VIP Wine and Dine Experience will give you access to an exclusive area where unlimited fine wines, champagne and craft beer will be served.

New York Ave Admission: $40.00

-Provides samples from over 30 participating vendors throughout the event. Includes 2 full pours of premium wine or craft beer and 1 meal card.

 

Park Ave – VIP Admission: $70.00

-The Ultimate ‘Wine & Dine’ Experience.  Everything the New York Ave Admission offers plus access to the VIP mezzanine area where unlimited wine, craft beer and champagne will be served.

 

Winter Park Farmer’s Market:  200 W. New England Ave, Winter Park

Wednesday, October 15th

6 – 9pm

Purchase Tickets HERE!

October makes for a busy month in Orlando, between the weather and the things to do we don’t plan on spending any of our off time indoors!  There is so much to do…almost too much, so as to not overwhelm you we’ve listed a few of our favorites.  Enjoy!

 

Come Out With Pride

October 6th – October 12th, main event on October 11th

Various Locations

 

Thornton Park Wine & Art Walk

October 9th

Glass Pick Up at McMillen Law Firm on E. Central

 

Jazz ‘N Blues Stroll

October 11th

Leu Gardens

 

Pedalpalooza

October 11th

Ivanhoe Village & Downtown South

 

Winter Park Autumn Art Festival

October 11th and 12th

Central Park in Downtown Winter Park

 

Taste of Thornton Park

October 16th

Intersection of Washington and Hyer, around the fountain

 

Music on Mills

October 18th

Various Venues on Mills Ave.

 

College Park JazzFest

October 25th

Along  Edgewater Drive

 

Vegfest

October 25th

Orlando Festival Park

 

 

Have you ever been on one of Greenwood Cemetery’s Moonlight Walking Tours?  It is an absolute must for any self respecting Orlandoean.

Along this 2 hour, 4 mile walk you will visit approximately 100 grave sites, all of notable individuals from Orlando’s history.  Your tour guide, Don, managed the cemetery for 28 years before retiring a few months back but he still guides the tours.  He is quite witty if you ask us, and it’s obvious he loves our wonderful city.  There is some really great history behind Orlando, most of it we had no idea about and wouldn’t have known without going on this tour.

These tours are incredibly popular, tickets usually sell out within the first hour so be sure to set a reminder for yourself, dates and times are listed below.  Also, you will be walking for 2 hours so wear comfortable shoes and clothing.  Bring a bottle of water and a flashlight if you’d like but please be courteous and only point the flashlight at the ground when walking, you don’t want to blind your neighbors! And last, if possible try to stick around for a few minutes after and talk to Don, he has so many great stories and fun little facts he loves to share, and is more than happy to chat about the town we all call home, Orlando.

10/10 at 8pm– registration opens 9/26 – SOLD OUT

11/7 at 8pm – registration opens 10/24 at 9 a.m

12/5 at 8pm – registration opens 11/21 at 9 a.m

Greenwood Cemetery
1603 Greenwood St.

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