Downtown Lifestyle


If you have traveled through Downtown Orlando I’m sure you’ve noticed the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts.  Maybe it was only concrete and steel when you first saw it but it is now a building of pure wonderment.  33,000 square feet, it spans two blocks and takes up almost nine acres of downtown. And now is your chance to step inside and experience it all for yourself.  Saturday November 8th starts their community open house.  Guests can meander through the Della Phillips Grand Lobby, the Walt Disney Theater, the Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater and the Seneff Arts Plaza. Along the way be sure to stop for photo ops and pick up tickets to upcoming shows and events!  This is a family friendly event so bring everyone out to take in the beauty of this new building!

The community open house is from noon until 6pm but you don’t want to go too far afterwards because at 8pm there is a free concert.  The concert is celebrating the opening of the Dr. Phillips Center and the Seneff Arts Plaza and it is starring Cheryl Crow!  Can you believe it?!  A free Cheryl Crow concert right in Downtown Orlando, how cool is that?!  And if you aren’t able to make it out to Saturday’s community open house don’t worry, they’re doing it again on Sunday.  But on Sunday you’ll have the option to upgrade to a $30 ticket that will get you access to a private facility with high top tables and chairs, lunch from Bubbalou’s Bodacious BBQ and three drink tickets.  Sunday hours are noon to 4pm, exploring on your own is still free!

 

 Websites:

https://www.facebook.com/DrPhillipsCenter

http://www.drphillipscenter.org/

 

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Spend this weekend getting a head start on your holiday shopping by buying local, handmade goods from vendors at Fall Fiesta in the Park!  For two days 600+ vendors span the entire walkway around Lake Eola, all to sell their handmade goods. There is food,  live entertainment and plenty of kids activities for the little ones.

We love Fall Fiesta, each year we spend all weekend roaming around, taking our time picking out the perfect gifts for friends and family…and maybe a little something for ourselves too.  It is a day you can take nice and slow.  There will be plenty of food and drink vendors so after you are done shopping go grab a bite and lounge around beautiful Lake Eola for a while, the weather is perfect for it!

Fall Fiesta is a great way to support  our local community, local artists and local crafters.

 

Fall Fiesta in the Park

Saturday 11/1 from 10am – 5pm

Sunday 11/2 from 12pm – 5pm

 

 

 

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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

 

 

Next weekend is for the dogs!

Each year Lambs Eat Ivy Salon hosts Shampooch, a dog washing fundraiser to help raise money for a local animal shelter or rescue. There have been a total of 10 rescues helped and over $50,000 raised, that’s pretty impressive! This year the chosen rescue is Florida Little Dog Rescue, a rescue whose focus is on the little guys!

Now, this isn’t just a dog wash, it’s a huge event with so much to do! There will be a Block and Bark Party, professional pet portraits, food trucks, music, raffle prizes (an iPad!!) and so much more!  It is such a fun event and you by no means have to have a dog to enjoy the fun.  But if you don’t have a dog, we suggest you walk on down to Lake Eola and adopt one from Barktoberfest where there will be more than 50 rescue partners promoting adoption!

 

Shampooch

Lambs Eat Ivy Salon  – 804 E Washington St

From 9am – 4pm

 

Barktoberfest

Lake Eola, Southeast Grassy Area – 195 N Rosalind

From 10am – 4pm

 

 

 

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Burgers, delicious. Gardens, beautiful.  Doesn’t spending the evening sampling burgers prepared by local restaurants, eating various foods from a fry bar, and drinking complimentary beer all while listening to live music and meandering through beautiful Leu Gardens sound like the best time?  Why yes, yes it does.  And that is why Johnny’s Fillin’ Station is presenting the 1st Annual Burger Bash at Leu Gardens this Saturday, Sept 13th from 6pm-9pm.  Bring your appetite and be sure to sample each burger because participants are competing for a $3,000 prize and a people’s choice award!

General Admission tickets are $40.  VIP tickets are $100, and get you in at 5pm as well as a few other perks, more info can be found  here.

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Finally!  Pig Floyd’s  is opening its doors for business, tomorrow, September 11th at 4pm.  If you live in, frequent or even just drive through the Mills50 district I’m sure you noticed a while back that the old Atilla’s restaurant was being gutted.  That alone caused excitement for us, we love watching the Mills50 district grow and started wondering what would pop up there.  Would it be a new unique storefront, a craft beer bar, a locally owned restaurant…?  Our question was soon answered, a locally owned bbq restaurant, something Mills50 did not have!

Pig Floyd’s describes themselves as ‘Introducing a fresh interpretation of the barbecue experience.  Integrating cultural influences with traditional fire, smoke and pit methods to craft vibrant, delicious fare.’    There is something for everyone on their menu, from brisket and ribs to tofu and salads. And let’s not forget their sauces, from traditional sweet and hot to the more exotic Tikka Masala. From what we’ve heard Pig Floyd’s will not disappoint and we cannot wait to see that for ourselves!

There will definitely be a line forming before 4pm so get out there early and grab yourself some deliciousness from Mills50 District’s only bbq joint, Pig Floyd’s!

 

Pig Floyd’s

1326 N Mills Ave.

Orlando, FL 32803

(407)921-1696

 

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Tonight is the last MOVIEOLA of the season so grab your kids, grab your blankets and get ready for…Monster’s University!  The movie doesn’t start rolling until 8:30, but get there early to get a good spot, play lawn games and purchase some snacks! Thanks to the City of Orlando for providing a great fun and free event!

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