Go Local Wednesdays


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

 

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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

They’re coming to get you, Orlando.

This year marks the 6th annual Zombietoberfest, the coolest Zombie festival around and right here in our own backyard on the streets of APGD.  Are you excited?  Are you frightened?  Are you going?!

We can all agree that zombies are a nuisance, right? So do your part to stop the outbreak by joining the Zombie Outbreak Cure Scavenger Hunt from 2 to 6pm, grab some friends, meet at Blue Bird Bake Shop at 2pm and go catch yourself some zombies!  If you prefer to befriend some zombies over stopping them then be sure to head on over to Warrior One Power Yoga where all Zombies can enjoy free yoga at 5pm.   Then at 6 the streets come alive, or dead, however you want to look at it.  Either way, bring your appetite because food trucks will be there serving…BRAINS!  Brains for dinner, brains for lunch, brains for breakfast, brains for brunch…nah, we’re just kidding!  There will be food trucks but they won’t be serving brains, just their specialties, which are probably much tastier then brains anyway.   Costume contests, live music, a zombie crawl, movies, kids activities, the list goes on!  One of the most fun, family friendly Halloween events that you will find!  So fun, in fact, that the Orlando Weekly declares it as one of their Top 100 Things to Do in Orlando Before You Die.  You can find all the gory details here, here and here (for merch and tickets, where required).

Saturday, October 4th

2-6pm:  Zombie Outbreak Scavenger Hunt

5pm: Yoga for Zombies

6-10pm:  Zombietoberfest on the streets begins!

 

 

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Pantry to Plate: A Chef’s Challenge

Three Central Florida chefs,  four local celebrity judges, one local food pantry, and one celebrity emcee…now that is a recipe for a good time!

Kathleen Blake of The Rusty Spoon, Hari Pulapaka of Cress Restaurant and John Rivers of 4 Rivers Smokehouse and The COOP will be facing off to prepare four gourmet meals using only ingredients from JFS Orlando’s Pearlman Emergency Food Pantry.  And all for a good cause, as all proceeds will go to JFS Orlando!

The event will be emceed by Celebrity Chef Cat Cora and judged by Scott McKenzie from Mix 105.1,  Heather McPhearson from the Orlando Sentinel,  Mark Baratelli from The Daily City and Amanda Walker from News 13.   Judges will choose the winner but a second award will be presented to the chef who receives the most votes from the event attendees!

Held at BB Kings Blues Club in Pointe Orlando on September 18th at 7pm, tickets are $125 per person or $1,000 for a table of ten.   Ticket holders will get to:

- Make cocktails with flair bartenders!

- Vote for the most impressive appetizer and entrée!

- Decorate your own SWEET! Cupcake with 3-time Cupcake Wars winner Hollis Wilder!

Eating amazing food, sipping delicious cocktails and indulging in decadent cupcakes all while supporting our local community, count us in!

 

 

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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Don’t go alone, don’t make a sound, pretend you’re a stone.

Local artists Patrick Fatica and Blue Star have once again put their creative minds together to bring you yet another experiment in storytelling titled  Monster.  After the success of their past collaborations, ‘Hammers and Lambs’ and ‘Shadows of the Waifs’ they decided to bring something a little different to the table.  Using paper cutouts Fatica created a stop motion film about 5 little girls that get lost in the forest and fall victim to their vices, that film was the inspiration behind Star’s stage performance.  Dark and beautiful is something these two always seem to get just right!

If you are not familiar with these two locals be sure to visit one of this month’s shows and support the exciting art that is found surrounding Downtown Orlando in the Mills50 and Ivanhoe Village Main Street districts. This is definitely a show you do not want to miss and a perfect start to the Halloween season!

Be sure to visit the interactive website for some sneak peeks and behind the scenes footage!

The Opening show is this Friday September 5th at The Venue in Ivanhoe Village.

Tickets are on sale now: $15 advanced or $18 at the door. Call The Venue at 407-412-6895 for tickets.

Additional Dates and Times:

September 6*, 8, 12, 13, 15

Doors at 8pm, show at 9pm

*September 6th doors at 9pm, show at 10pm

 

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Getting fit is always more fun when you have a friend to do it with!  Since July Track Shack has been hosting a free mid-week running session to promote exercise and community, tonight is the last night of the season to join them.  The course starts on Oregon St. and then spills into the Orlando Urban Trail, as well as parts of Track Shack’s Celebration of Running course, it is roughly a three mile run and all levels are welcome.  Water and Gatorade will be available pre and post run, if that doesn’t quench your thirst be sure to head on over to Hawker’s for an extended happy hour just for the runners!

Running starts at 6pm tonight, arrive a few minutes early to sign in, get some water and sign up for any giveaways.  Let’s get fit, make a few new friends and explore the Mills 50 district!

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