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October 16, 2017

FLORIDA - Because It’s Happy! BRIO Tuscan Grille Miami-Dade and Broward Locations Unveil Tantalizing Bar Bites & Cocktails on New Happy Hour Menu

South Florida — (Oct. 12, 2017) — There is so much to be happy about at BRIO Tuscan Grille, and now guests have more to celebrate with the restaurant’s new Bar Bites and cocktails! Available now on the new Happy Hour menu at BRIO’s Miami-Dade and Broward locations, the delicious chef-inspired Bar Bites and hand-crafted drinks are certain to bring a smile to guests’ faces.

BRIO locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are at The Falls in Miami, Dolphin Mall in Miami, The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, and Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation!

The new Happy Hour menu, available Monday–Friday during select hours, includes the following new additions:

Bar Bites
  • Shishito Pepper Hash: Crispy fingerling potatoes, feta, green onions, and Sriracha aioli ($5)
  • House-made Pickles: Fried crisp, with chile lime ranch ($4)
  • Potato Skins: Cheddar cheese sauce, Applewood bacon, green onions, and lime crema ($5)    

October 11, 2017

FLORIDA - iFLY Fort Lauderdale To Host Not-So-Spooky “Halloween Boogie” Saturday, October 28 at 6 p.m.

iFLY Fort Lauderdale Indoor Skydiving is kicking off Halloween weekend for ghouls of all ages on Saturday, October 28, 2017. First time and experienced flyers are invited to a family-friendly event with gentle frights, flying heights, and savory bites. Park your brooms at the door and participate in our spooktacular festivities including an indoor costume flight and pumpkin grab!

  • Costume Flights will take place from 7-8 p.m. Don your most horrific, hilarious, or original costume for a chance to win fun prizes! (Must be a level 1 to participate in Costume Flight.)
  • The Pumpkin Grab will take place at 8 p.m. Flyers have 60 seconds to grab and hold as many pumpkins as they can!

FLORIDA - Thrills and Chills! Bokamper’s 4th Annual Halloween Bash Brings Spooktacular Fun for Adults

Why let kids have all the fun on Halloween? Buy a one-of-a-kind costume and mark your calendars because Bokamper’s Fort Lauderdale will be celebrating its fourth annual Halloween Bash on Friday, October 27, 2017. At no cost, join BIG 105.9’s Paul Castronovo for a Halloween party unlike any other!

Dance and mingle the night away as you enjoy a live DJ, Halloween drink specials, signature cocktails crafted by our sponsors­­­, and a notoriously competitive costume contest with $10,000 worth of prizes. Don your most horrific, hilarious, sexy, or original costume for a chance to win unbelievable cash prizes including:

  • 1st Place – $5,000
  • 2nd place – $1,000
  • 3rd place – $750
  • Fan Favorite – $750
  • Best Group – $500
  • Funniest – $500
  • Most Original – $500
  • Scariest – $500
  • Sexiest – $500

October 9, 2017

FLORIDA - A Party for All the Senses - MOCA Shakers Silent Disco Party Takes Place Oct. 25

Attendees to Enjoy After-Hours Access to “Edouard Duval-Carrié: Metamorphosis” Exhibition

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), North Miami invites guests to become a MOCA Shaker on Wednesday, October 25 and enjoy a Silent Disco Party. The MOCA Shakers series features unique, after-hours experiences for those who enjoy art, culture and meeting new people.  Attendees will enjoy after-hours access to the exhibition “Edouard Duval-Carrié: Metamorphosis,” as well as drinks from Oak & Cane American Craft Rum, and bites from Café Crème.  Event partners include Soundoff™, Oak & Cane American Craft Rum, and Café Crème. 

The MOCA Shakers enjoy a schedule of unique and exclusive events centered on cultural happenings and exhibition openings.

“Metamorphosis” features 37 new paintings and sculptures by Edouard Duval-Carrié, who is Haitian-born but calls Miami home. Centering on the symbolic and cultural histories of Haiti and the Caribbean, Duval-Carrié’s artistic themes are many variations on the historic life of the region, blending his distinct aesthetic with the everyday. Curated by Anthony Bogues, Ph.D. and Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University, the exhibition is on display Sept. 7–Nov. 5, 2017.

Crescent Hotels and Resorts Partnered with Rise Against Hunger to Package 10,000 Dry Meals

FAIRFAX, Va. (Oct. 9, 2017) – Crescent Hotels and Resorts a leading hotel and resort management company that manages more than 100 properties nationwide, partnered with international hunger relief organization Rise Against Hunger to package over 10,000 highly nutritious dry meals.
Executives and team members from Crescent Hotels and Resorts, along with community volunteers, came together on Oct. 4 at the Cascades Conference Center in The Colony, Texas, to assemble the meals. More than 100 volunteers, including Crescent Hotels and Resorts’ chief financial officer Rob Smith, chief operating officer Mike Metcalf, and chief sales and marketing officer Dawn Gallagher, joined the assembly line to help package the meals.
“Crescent Hotels and Resorts believes in the sense of community and social responsibility,” Metcalf said. “The recent hurricanes affected so many, and we were honored to partner with Rise Against Hunger to assist those in need.”

October 5, 2017


Highly Anticipated Fan Event Welcomed Celebrities, Artists and Locals, Raises Money at Live Auction, Hours of Family-Fun Programming

Tampa Bay, FL – October 5, 2017 – MegaCon™ Tampa Bay 2017, the Southeast’s largest fan convention, wrapped up another weekend at the Tampa Convention Center. The three-day multi-genre convention welcomed fans to revel in panels, shopping, celebrity fun and more. This year’s show was packed with exciting activities for fans of all ages and featured celebrity guests including Marvel Comic legend Stan LeeWilliam Shatner (Star Trek), Kevin Smith (Clerks), Ian Somerhalder (The Vampire Diaries), Jason Mewes (Clerks), Caleb McLaughlinGaten Matarazzo (Stranger Things), and many more.

Photo Credit: Rachel Parker for MegaCon Tampa Bay

CALIFORNIA - THIS HALLOWEEN, SPEND THE NIGHT AT THE SAN FRANCISCO DUNGEON… IF YOU DARE to Offer Exclusive Overnight Accommodations in the Underground Attraction’s “Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite”

SAN FRANCISCO (October 2017) – This October, The San Francisco Dungeon and are offering the ultimate Halloween sleepover experience. Brave souls can book a private one-night stay in the popular underground attraction on Monday, Oct. 30 or Tuesday, Oct. 31. Accommodations include an overnight stay in the chilling “Ghosts of Alcatraz Suite.” The price? $666 per night for up to four people. Reservations will be accepted starting Friday, Oct. 13 at 10:13 a.m. EST at and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

The San Francisco Dungeon, located on Fisherman’s Wharf, offers a unique journey through the Bay Area’s hysterically horrible past. And on Oct. 30 and Oct. 31, after the lights go down on the daily interactive shows, a few (un)lucky guests can slumber amongst the chilling darkness and haunting walls of the attraction’s authentically reproduced Alcatraz jail cell.

October 4, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Panthers Announce Bokampers Return as the Official Watch Party Location

Hockey is back! The Florida Panthers have announced that Bokampers will return as the team’s official watch party location for the 2017-2018 season.

Want to watch Friday’s season opener surrounded by Panthers fans? We’ve got you covered. The first watch party will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Bokampers in Plantation when the Panthers play their intrastate rivals the Tampa Bay Lightning in Tampa Bay. Bokampers will host seven watch parties throughout the Panthers season.

In addition to the action on TV, Bokampers will offer specials, giveaways, and games for guests including:

  • $9.99 “Panther Burger”
  • 5 for $15 Coors Light Buckets
  • $7.99 New Amsterdam Doubles
  • 10% Team Discount when in your Panther gear!

October 3, 2017

FLORIDA - Unique research, conservation and visitor lab space opens at St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum

Museum opens new Maritime Archaeology & Education Center as part of the progress of the Maritime Heritage Park

Lisa Olschewske Photography

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – On Thursday, September 28th the Museum celebrated a project twenty years in the making with the opening of a new building that houses an education and exhibit space as well as conservation labs, research library, an x-ray room and offices.  Over one hundred people including elected officials, the Museum’s Board of Trustees, Museum members and longtime supporters attended the celebration.   

“I began working on the restoration of the Keepers’ House through my involvement in the Junior Service League in the early ‘80s so it is truly a dream come true to see the archaeology and education center open,” said Judy Burnett Albright, a longtime volunteer, board member and now Trustee Emeritus. “Here, we are saving history, teaching children and providing new opportunities to locals and visitors to learn about our shared connection to the ocean all while we keep the light shining.  I couldn't be prouder to be a small part of this exciting project that is making a difference in our community!”

FLORIDA - BRIO Tuscan Grille Miami-Dade and Broward Locations Celebrate National Pasta Month (October) with Two-Course Pasta Lunch and Dinner Combos, Oct. 3–29

Lunch Combos Start at $14.95; 
Dinner Combos Start at $17.95

South Florida — (Oct. 2, 2017) — BRIO Tuscan Grille locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are saying “cheers” to pasta in honor of National Pasta Month (October)! With its two-course pasta lunch and dinner combos, available Tuesday, Oct. 3–Sunday, Oct. 29, BRIO is pleased to celebrate this time-honored guest favorite with a select pasta dish, paired with a choice of soup or salad. Prices for the lunch combos start at $14.95; prices for the dinner combos start at $17.95.

BRIO locations in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties are at The Falls in Miami, Dolphin Mall in Miami, The Village at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, The Shops at Pembroke Gardens in Pembroke Pines, and Westfield Broward Mall in Plantation!

September 30, 2017

FLORIDA - Florida Keys Open to Visitors, KeysCaribbean Resorts Offer Post-Irma ‘Keys Strong’ Special

KEY LARGO, Fla. (Sept. 30, 2017) – The Florida Keys are open to visitors on Oct. 1 and KeysCaribbean Luxury Resort Villas & Marinas in the Keys are offering a post-Irma “Keys Strong” special: now through Dec. 21, 2017, visitors will receive 25 percent off of the resorts’ best available rate with a three-night minimum (some restrictions apply) by using the promotional code KEYS.

KeysCaribbean Resort Villas fortunately suffered little to no damage from Hurricane Irma. Luxury resorts managed by KeysCaribbean in the Florida Keys include:
  • Mariner’s Resort Villas & Marina in Key Largo
  • Angler’s Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Islamorada
  • Indigo Reef Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon
  • Coral Lagoon Resort Villas & Marina in Marathon
  • Village at Hawks Cay Villas & Marina in Duck Key

CALIFORNIA - The Clement Palo Alto Offers Guests ‘A Suite Deal’ with Special Extras Package Through Dec. 15th

PALO ALTO, CA. (Sept. 29, 2017) — Guests at The Clement Palo Alto Hotel can now get a sweet deal when they book one of their luxurious suites through Dec. 15, enjoying extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.

Guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene at the 23-suite luxury hotel And now with “A Suite Deal” Package, they can enjoy even more.

A Suite Deal
Our guests enjoy luxurious accommodations, attentive personalized service and an amazing local dining scene when staying at The Clement Hotel. And now when you book one of our luxurious suites through December 15th, you’ll enjoy extra room, extra comforts and extra amenities.


LAS VEGAS (September 2017) – Ferraro’s Italian Restaurant and Wine Bar in Las Vegas presents its most exclusive wine tasting and dining event to date on Thursday, Oct. 26, with Italy’s most esteemed winemaker, Gaja. Events will begin at 6 p.m. with a tasting of 12 exquisite Gaja wines (which range in price from $200 - $2,000 per bottle), followed by a four-course wine-pairing dinner with wine pairings at 7:30 p.m.

Located in the Piedmont region, Gaja was originally founded in the 19th century. Angelo Gaja, current president of the company, is credited with developing winemaking techniques that have revolutionized the industry throughout all of Italy. Famous mostly for its Barbaresco and Barolo wines, Gaia now also makes highly rated Brunello and Super-Tuscan varieties. Angelo’s daughter, Gaia, who along with her sister Rossana manage the day-to-day operations of Gaja today, will be the presenter for the evening.

September 20, 2017

LOUISIANA - The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra Announces Kick-Off Events for Upcoming Fall Season

Season Begins with NPR’s “Jazz Night in America” October 24th and The Orchestra’s Showcase Concert October 26th at the New Orleans Jazz Market

(September 20, 2017, New Orleans, LA) –  The Grammy-Award Winning New Orleans Jazz Orchestra announces two events that will kick-off its official Fall Season starting with NPR’s “Jazz Night in America” featuring Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah on October 24th and the Jazz Orchestra’s Showcase Concert on October 26th.  Both performances are to be presented at the New Orleans Jazz Market (1436 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70113) with doors opening at 6pm and performances at 7:30pm.   More events to be announced soon and tickets are available at .  

The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s showcase on October 26th represents the first performance since the organization filled its new leadership roles in 2017. Key leadership roles, as selected by the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s Board of Directors, now consist of Artistic Director and Bandleader, Adonis Rose, and New Orleans Jazz Orchestra’s President and CEO, Sarah Bell.

FLORIDA - All New Holidays in Space at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex to Feature Acclaimed Performing Artists Fighting Gravity

Holidays in Space Event to take place December 20, 2017 through December 31, 2017*

CAPE CANAVERAL – September 20, 2017 – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER –  This holiday season, the term “lift-off” will take on a whole new meaning at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. For the first time ever, the internationally acclaimed performance groupFighting Gravity will put on a nightly show** during the visitor complex’s annual Holidays in Space celebration. The group will awe crowds with the illusions they perform that seem to defy the laws of physics.

Fighting Gravity’s black-light illusion dance performances gained notoriety in 2009, as third-place finalists on the popular NBC TV show, “America’s Got Talent.” Since then the group, which originated as a fundraising idea started by students at Virginia Tech, has been featured on stages around the world, with acts such as and Jennifer Lopez. 

FLORIDA - PGA National Resort & Spa Announces Fall Golf Vacation Packages

Highlights Include Five Championship Courses, First-Class Amenities, Deluxe Accommodations 

(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – the world-class vacation, meetings and golf destination – announces a trio of golf packages ideal for fun and relaxing fall getaways in South Florida.

PGA National is a golf lover’s dream. The legendary locale offers 90 holes of high-caliber golf on five courses including the famed Champion Course, home to the popular PGA TOUR Honda Classic and past host of the Ryder Cup, PGA Championship and several Senior PGA Championships. The resort’s superb Palmer Course reopens Nov. 1 after undergoing a renovation over the summer.

September 19, 2017

Three LEGOLAND® Parks to Transform Roller Coasters into Supercharged Virtual Reality Adventure

The Great LEGO® Race to Immerse Families in Exhilarating New Experience at Malaysia, Florida and Deutschland Resorts in 2017-2018

POOLE, ENGLAND (Sept. 19, 2017) – Prepare to take a ride on the wildest LEGO® race ever imagined when cutting-edge virtual reality technology combines with roller coaster thrills in an exhilarating new attraction opening in late 2017 at LEGOLAND Malaysia Resort, followed in 2018 at LEGOLAND Florida Resort and Germany’s LEGOLAND Deutschland Resort, UK parent company Merlin Entertainments Group announced today.

Developed under the supervision of Merlin Magic Making, the company’s global creative and delivery division, The Great LEGO Race will transform three existing “Project X” roller coasters into an exciting, high-octane experience that puts kids in the driver’s seat and asks, “Are you brave enough to face, race and beat the best of the best in all of LEGO world?”

FLORIDA - Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Club-to-Club Florida Keys Relief Runs Sept. 18 - Oct. 13, 2017

Collection to Deliver Much-Needed Supplies to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area Affected by Hurricane Irma

FREE Entrance to Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) 
With Hurricane Irma Relief Donation Through September 26

Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade is spearheading Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade Club-to-Club Florida Keys Relief to collect critical supplies to deliver to Boys and Girls Clubs of the Keys Area, Inc. that were devastated by Hurricane Irma.

The two Clubs in the Keys affected by Hurricane Irma are the Southernmost Boys and Girls Club in Key West and Big Pine Key Boys and Girls Club. Both are desperately in need of essential supplies for the children and teens who attend these clubs.

All five Boys and Girls Clubs of Miami-Dade locations are accepting items starting Monday, September 18, 2017 through Friday, October 13, 2017. The locations are as follows.

CALIFORNIA - Embark on an International Holiday Expedition at The Queen Mary’s All-New CHILL

First-Ever Ice Adventure Park in U.S.
Ice Skating, Ice Bumper Cars, Ice Tricycles, Ice Tubing and More
December 13 – January 7

Tickets On-Sale NOW at

LONG BEACH, Calif., (Sept. 18, 2017) – Embark on an international holiday expedition this winter as the world-famous Queen Mary introduces an all-new CHILL unveiling December 13, 2017 through January 7, 2018. Featuring the first-ever Ice Adventure Park in the U.S., the newly-inspired CHILL offers a rush of family fun celebrating holiday traditions from around the world. The 38,000-square foot ice park will offer an ice skating track, ice bumper cars, ice tricycles, a zip line, ice shuffleboard, a two story, 100-foot-long ice tubing slide and many more festive winter activities.

Visit CHILL for an icy expedition honoring international holiday traditions and the cultural celebrations of Germany, Switzerland, China, Russia, Holland, and the North Pole. Start the CHILL holiday adventure in Germany and experience the famous Munich Market and Gnome’s Wishing Well, then ice skate over to Switzerland to cozy up in the Alpine Lodge with Swiss holiday treats including chocolate and cheese. Enjoy a festive Chinese celebration with weekly fireworks, the traditional Lion Dances, Shanghai Speedway, and even Chinese Lantern decorating.

September 14, 2017


MegaCon Tampa Bay to donate $5 per ticket to Feeding Florida

Tampa Bay, FL – September 14, 2017 – MegaCon™, the Southeast’s fan convention, has announced Comic Book Legend Stan Lee will appear at MegaCon Tampa Bay to meet his fans and support Hurricane Irma relief in Florida. For the next 2,000 MegaCon Tampa Bay tickets sold online, the convention will donate $5 per ticket to Feeding Florida, a statewide network of food banks working on the ground to provide families impacted by Hurricane Irma with food and emergency supplies.

“The generous support of the MegaCon Tampa Bay community will allow Feeding Florida to provide necessary supplies to our families directly impacted by Hurricane Irma,” said Robin Safley, Executive Director of the Feeding Florida. “Partnerships like this allow our statewide network of food banks to continue to support every community and provide many of the front-line services required during response and recovery efforts.”