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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We love that Orlando is recognizing itself as a creative city, and it is events like Creative City Project that really prove that to be true.

On Saturday, November 1st, you can walk around Downtown Orlando and experience dozens of performances from artists like The Cook Trio to professional organizations like Cirque du Soleil.  These artists, and many more,  will be scattered throughout the city performing in public spaces like Orange County History Center, Chase Plaza, multiple art galleries, Orange Ave, Pine St. and more.

All different artists coming together to promote creativity and share their love for their art is truly an amazing thing and should not be missed.

They’ve made it easy,  maps are being handed out that list the time and place of each performance, hours are 7-11pm and it is FREE. Yes, you read that correctly, FREE.  So grab your family and friends and see what Orlando creatives have to offer,  you will not be disappointed!

 

Saturday November 1st

7-11pm

Free!

 

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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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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TONIGHT IS OPENING NIGHT!

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

There are still a few open seats so hurry and get your tickets NOW!  And don’t worry, if we do sell out, and I’m sure we will, you can just come to the show another night!

And just in case you haven’t heard about it…

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 TONIGHT 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

 

Click here if you’re looking to purchase a home in the Mills50 or surrounding downtown districts!

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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