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March 15, 2018

Spring Break Camps Next Week at Orlando Science Center

Give your children a productive and fun way to spend their days off school
 Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 23, 2018
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with early & late care available
When school’s out, break camps are in at Orlando Science Center!

Full-day school break camps are offered for elementary students when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session.

This spring break, camp topics are The Earth & I (Preschool), Who Loves Robots? WEDO! (Grades K-2) and Mindbender Mansion (Grades 3-5). Campers will participate in hands-on science activities and explore the Science Center’s exhibits.

To register for break camps, please go to Walk-in registration will be open if space is still available.
Monday, March 19 through Friday, March 23
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Early and late care are provided at no additional cost. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6 p.m.
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
Cost varies depending on how many days of camp are purchased in a given week. To see all pricing options, please visit
For more information, please call (407) 514-2112, email,  or visit

March 14, 2018

Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts introduces THE NEWEST CAST MEMBERS OF BROADWAY HIT “WAITRESS”

— Local Lulu’s celebrate with a tour of the theater and a meeting with former Waitress leading man Jason Mraz 

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 14, 2018) —  Dr. Phillips Center celebrates Pi Day by revealing the two little girls chosen for their big break in the critically acclaimed Broadway musical WAITRESS at Dr. Phillips Center.  Delainey Silvestro, age 5, and Ella Helton, also age 5, will make their professional debut on the Walt Disney Theater stage next week. The girls visited the arts center for a tour of the theater and dressing rooms. Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz, recent star of the Broadway production of WAITRESS, was in town to perform his Solo Acoustic tour at Dr. Phillips Center and took a moment from his sound check to meet the pint-sized pixies. Mraz played Dr. Pomatter in a limited engagement in the musical at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre through February 11, 2018.

Auditions for the role of Lulu were held February 28 at the arts center by WAITRESS creative team members and Dr. Phillips Center Director of Education Dana Brazil. Delainey and Ella were among over 30 aspiring actresses under age 5 (and three months) interviewed to play a “sweet, carefree” young girl in the finale scene of the Tony-nominated show. Both girls are active in dance classes. Delainey also takes piano and showed an interest in acting after her older brother and sister got involved in the theater. Pre-K student Ella takes private voice and acting, having appeared in commercials and toy catalogues. She decided to audition for the Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando tour of WAITRESS when she saw the video of the original Lulu and, according to her mother, “got very excited.”  The girls will split the performance dates during the Orlando engagement. 

WAITRESS debuts in the Walt Disney Theater as part of the 16/17 Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando series on Tuesday, March 20 and runs through Sunday, March 25, 2018.  Delainey and Ella will join the touring Broadway cast of WAITRESS:

CALIFORNIA - The Mayumi Launches in Los Angeles Providing A Flexible, All-Inclusive Residential Stay Alternative and Creative Space to Long-Term Visitors

Los Angeles, CA (March 2018) - The Mayumi, a new residential concept by HQ Development is set to open April 2018 in Los Angeles. Located in the epicenter of Culver City, CA. This new space has been fashioned into a remarkable 35 unit flexible stay residence catering to long-term visitors looking for a monthly all-inclusive residential stay alternative and creative space.

Mayumi gives you the best of both worlds – a private haven and social hub. Created to provide an unparalleled living experience crafted on a foundation of design, flexibility, and community, Mayumi members can enjoy luxurious private rooms and common areas to connect with others.


— Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16, 2018 —

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 12, 2018) — Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Live Nation announced David Byrne: American Utopia Tour with special guests TUNE-YARDS.

David Byrne brings his American Utopia Tour to Orlando and the Walt Disney Theater on Friday, September 28, 2018. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, March 16, 2018 and may be purchased online at, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About the Show

David Byrne: American Utopia Tour with special guests TUNE-YARDS
in association with Live Nation
Morgan Stanley Moments at Dr. Phillips Center
Friday, September 28, 2018
8 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater

Your Chance to Be a CSI Detective at Orlando Science Center Next Weekend

Top Secret Weekend lets you analyze evidence in the lab and
solve the case of the missing fossil!
Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A fossil has been stolen from DinoDigs at Orlando Science Center! We have eyewitness descriptions and clues left at the scene. Make your detective badge, review the evidence, and head on over to Dr. Dare’s Detective Lab to solve the case!

You’ll get to analyze the evidence with real-world forensic technology and techniques, like chromatography, soil analysis, and fingerprinting!

Plus, after you figure out who stole the fossil, participate in a building-wide puzzle using a cipher that will help you determine the secret password to unlock a hidden page on our website. Fun surprises await!
Saturday, March 24 & Sunday, March 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Orlando Science Center |777 E. Princeton St. | Orlando, FL 32803
Top Secret Weekend activities are included with daily general admission to Orlando Science Center, which is free for members, $20.95 for adults, $18.95 for seniors and students, and $14.95 for youth (ages 3 – 11).

Parking is available for $5 per vehicle in the Orlando Science Center parking garage.
For more information, please call 407-514-2000 or visit

MISSOURI - Time Traveler Opens at Silver Dollar City

World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Spinning Coaster Debuts in Branson, Missouri

(Branson, MO  3/13/2018) - Never before in the history of Silver Dollar City theme park has there been such excitement, such enthusiasm over the opening of a new attraction.  With its March 14 debut, Time Traveler, the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster, marks a new era in coasters, delivering ride experiences unlike any before, with no two rides alike. A major difference is the spin, which is not a teacup-ride fast spin but a 360-degree controlled spin that delivers high dimension, sensations and perspectives that differ with every car, every ride, every time.

First riders climbed aboard in a preview event today, ahead of tomorrow’s full debut as Silver Dollar City opens for the season.


Popular Park Event Introduces Sizzling New Flavors and Latin Entertainment to Festival Lineup

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13, 2018) – SeaWorld Orlando’s popular Seven Seas Food Festival will be introducing new Latin-inspired menu items starting Saturday, March 31. The event will also feature performances from the hottest Latin artists every Saturday and Sunday through April 15.

Seven Seas Food Festival Headline Entertainment:

While new flavors tempt guests’ taste buds throughout the park, live entertainment will have guests out of their seats, dancing and singing to the beat. Popular reggaeton, salsa, Latin pop and merengue concerts will excite attendees each weekend at SeaWorld Orlando’s Bayside Stadium. All concerts start at 3 p.m. and are included park admission.


ORLANDO, Fla. (March 13, 2018) – This weekend, Universal Orlando’s Mardi Gras will feature live performances by  Foreigner on Saturday, March 17, and Fifth Harmony on Sunday, March 18.

Named one of the “Top 40 Best-Selling Music Artists of All Time” by Business Insider, Foreigner is one of the most popular rock acts in the world. Among their 10 multiplatinum albums and 16 top 30 hits, the band’s enduring anthems include, “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice” and the worldwide, No. 1 hit, “I Want to Know What Love Is.”

Award-winning, multiplatinum selling group, Fifth Harmony, is widely recognized for the hit singles, “Worth It” and “Work from Home.” Fifth Harmony’s self-titled third album blasted to the top of the 2017 charts as the No. 1 pop album and No. 2 overall. The album’s gold-certified lead single “Down (feat. Gucci Mane)” is the group’s fastest-rising single ever on iTunes. 

March 13, 2018


Pop Culture Fans Unite Featuring Justice League’s Jason Momoa, Jeff Goldblum celebrating 25 Years of Jurassic Park, The Princess Bride Cast Reunion and More

Event coincides with Star Wars™: Galactic Nights, a special one-night celebration 
at Disney’s Hollywood Studios

Orlando, FL – March 7, 2018 – MEGACON™, the Southeast’s largest fan convention with shows in both Orlando and Tampa Bay, returns to the Orange County Convention Center Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27, 2018. This year, MEGACON Orlando expects to welcome more than 100,000 fans throughout the Memorial Day weekend with a long roster of celebrity guests, endless programming and much more. 

Celebrity guests will include Jason Momoa (DC Justice League), Jeff Goldblum (Jurassic Park; Thor: Ragnarok), Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman), Michael Cudlitz (The Walking Dead), Charlie Cox (Daredevil), Catherine Tate (Doctor Who), Cress Williams (Black Lightning), and The Princess Bride cast reunion featuring Cary Elwes, Chris Sarandon and Wallace Shawn. More exciting celebrity appearances will be announced leading up to the four-day event that also features family-friendly activities, shopping, workshops, enhanced anime programming, costume contests and attractions like the Batmobile, Tattoo Alley and more.


Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 12, 2018) — Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in association with Outback Concerts announced tickets on sale for MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME.

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy bring their wildly successful podcast MY BROTHER, MY BROTHER AND ME to the Walt Disney Theater on August 31, 2018. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 16, 2018 and may be purchased online at, by calling 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Dr. Phillips Center Box Office at 445 S. Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday. Online and phone ticket purchases are subject to handling fees.

About the Show

My Brother, My Brother and Me
in association with Outback Concerts
Friday, August 31, 2018
7 p.m.
Walt Disney Theater

Justin, Travis, and Griffin McElroy are the force behind a series of very successful podcasts, most notably MY BROTHER MY BROTHER AND ME and THE ADVENTURE ZONE.  Each get upwards of 300k unique downloads per episode, and regularly chart on iTunes.  MY BROTHER MY BROTHER AND ME has also launched as a Seeso series. Their tour dates sell out immediately, and regularly crash the servers of their ticketing partners.

THE ADVENTURE ZONE is being adapted into a comic book, and has already spawned a zine of fan art.  Griffin McElroy has also been tapped to write a piece of Star Wars prose for a new and upcoming anthology.

Tickets start at $46.75

About Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization operating the state-of-the-art performing arts center in downtown Orlando, Florida. With its opening in November 2014, the performing arts center launched its vision of Arts for Every Life by being a gathering place for creativity and discovery; a vibrant urban destination where artists, audiences and students come to experience, explore and learn. The two-block community destination features the 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 300-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Seneff Arts Plaza, Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts, the DeVos Family Room, and other event rental spaces. Future expansion includes Steinmetz Hall, a 1,700-seat acoustical theater, along with rehearsal, classroom, office space and commercial development spaces. Dr. Phillips Center is a private non-profit collaborating with the City of Orlando, Orange County, the City of Winter Park, the State of Florida and generous donors.


PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, March 12, 2018)- With Dollywood’s emphasis on show-stopping entertainment in 2018, the park’s annual Festival of Nations kicks off the new season with a multi-cultural event featuring world-renowned talent. The celebration takes place March 16-April 9 and lets guests take a trip around the world without leaving the Smokies.

This colorful, interactive event marks the beginning of Dollywood’s “Season of Showstoppers” with cultural music, food, and crafts that immerse the entire family in festive fun.

Grammy award winners Ladysmith Black Mambazo have transcended musical barriers to produce awe-inspiring projects with artists such as Paul Simon, Stevie Wonder, and even Dolly Parton herself. The group, which sings of peace, love and harmony, is in its sixth decade, and has produced more than 60 albums during its existence. They won their fifth Grammy in January, this time for Best World Music Album. The group gets its name from a combination of Ladysmith, South Africa (the group’s hometown), the color of oxen (one of the strongest farm animals), and the Zulu word for “chopping axe” (a symbol of the group’s vocal strength). Ladysmith Black Mambazo songs have been featured in multiple motion pictures, and the group even traveled to Norway with Nelson Mandela to perform when he received the Nobel Peace Prize. Guests can find this talented group at the Showstreet Palace Theater.

March 12, 2018


Puerto Rican-born composer and multi-instrumentalist Angélica Negrón
featured as composer-in-residence

FAIRWINDS Credit Union commits to multi-year sponsorship of Classics Series

(Monday, March 12, Orlando, FL) – The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra announces its 2018-2019 Season today, including five concerts on the FAIRWINDS Classics Series, and five programs of two concerts each on the Pops Series, with all performances taking place at Bob Carr Theater. The Focus Series includes five concerts that take place at The Plaza Live Theater. Summer programming will be announced at a later date.

Music Director Eric Jacobsen returns for his fourth season with the OPO, conducting concerts on each of the Orchestra’s three main series. Soloists highlighting the FAIRWINDS Classics Series include season-opening performances by violinist and OPO Concertmaster Rimma Bergeron-Langlois and soprano Maria Laetitia, both familiar to Orlando audiences, pianist Harmony Zhu, the 2018 Genius of Youth artist, and award-winning cellist Jan Vogler.

March 10, 2018

Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Bringing Back Green O’riginal Glazed Doughnut for St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

Doughnut will be available Friday-Saturday, March 16-17
ORLANDO, Fla. (March 10, 2018) – Krispy Kreme Doughnuts is turning an icon deliciously green in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, and for the first time ever for multiple days. 
Krispy Kreme is bringing back its “O’riginal” Glazed Doughnut on Friday and Saturday, March 16-17, at participating Krispy Kreme shops in Central Florida.
1031 S. Orlando Avenue (17-92), Winter Park, FL  32789
4080 Millenia Blvd., Orlando, FL 32939
5310 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway
(192 / Mile Marker 11.5), Kissimmee, FL  34746
2040 N Wickham Rd, Melbourne, FL 32935
980 W Intl. Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114
A twist on Krispy Kreme’s most iconic doughnut, the O’riginal Glazed Doughnut is specially formulated with green dough and glazed hot in traditional Krispy Kreme fashion.
No matter how you plan to celebrate, the O’riginal Glazed Doughnut is the perfect St. Patrick’s Day weekend treat for family and friends. Show how you’re going green with Krispy Kreme’s O’riginal Glazed Doughnut by using #GreenDoughnuts.

March 9, 2018

Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day at Ace Cafe!

Grab your gear, wear a bit o’ green, and ride into the Ace in honor of St. Paddy! Mingle with your fellow bike, and car enthusiasts and check out the rides on display, including special guests 365 Jeep Life. Enjoy food and drink specials, live music and more. Reserved parking for bikes going to and from Daytona during Bike Week 2018.  Free admission event.

Food & Drink Specials:
Steak & Guinness Pie
Corned Beef & Cabbage
Scotch Eggs
Shamrock Lemonade - $5
Adult Lemonade, with a bit o' green for St. Paddy. Made with Key Lime Vodka

Live Music:
Raleigh & The Wood | 12 - 3pm
The Grip | 7pm - 10pm

Saturday, March 7, All Day

Ace Cafe Orlando, 100 West Livingston Street, Orlando, FL 32801. On the corner of Garland Avenue and Livingston Street. Parking located on-site at the Ace Cafe surface “car park” on first-come, first-serve basis, and in nearby parking garages. Click here for a map.

407.996.MOTO (6686) or
For updates, connect with Ace Cafe on FacebookTwitter @AceCafeOrlando and Instagram @acecafeorlando_official. #AceCafeOrlando #SeeYouAtTheAce

About Ace Cafe
Ace Cafe is the most famous motor-diner on the planet. Since 1938, Ace Cafe London has been a mecca for those passionate about cars, bikes and rock ’n roll culture. The original location on London’s North Circular Road began as a transport cafe for truckers, then evolved into a popular destination for rock ‘n roll-loving teens riding motorbikes during the '50s and '60s. Today, the Ace has a multi-generational appeal from motorsports enthusiasts from all over the world. Ace Cafe North America holds the exclusive licensee rights in North America and South America for this world-famous brand. Ace Cafe Orlando is the first North American venue for Ace Cafe. Other Ace Cafe locations around the globe include London, Lahti, Beijing, Lucerne and Barcelona. For more information, visit


Starring Broadway Legend Betty Buckley
to anchor

Current subscribers may renew their seats for the upcoming season beginning at
10 a.m. Friday, March 9

ORLANDO, Fla. (March 9, 2018) — Hamilton will headline the 2018–2019 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. In addition to Hamilton the season includes the six-time 2017 Tony® and 2018 Grammy® Award winning Best Musical Dear Evan Hansen and the 2017 Tony® Award-winning Best Revival Hello, Dolly! starring Broadway legend Betty Buckley.

The arts center joined Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America today to announce the full line-up.

18/19 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando series:

  • Hello, Dolly! — November 27–December 2, 2018
  • Irving Berlin’s White Christmas The Musical — December 18–December 23, 2018
  • Hamilton — January 22, 2019-February 10, 2019
  • Fiddler on the Roof  March 5 –March 10, 2019
  • Dear Evan Hansen — April 16 –April 21, 2019
  • Anastasia — May 14–19, 2019
  • Come From Away  June 11–16, 2019

MISSOURI - Time Traveler Set for March 14 Opening

World’s Fastest, Steepest & Tallest Spinning Coaster Debuts in Branson, Missouri

               (Branson, MO  3/8/2018) - Never before in the history of Silver Dollar City has there been such excitement, such enthusiasm over the opening of a new attraction.  With its 2018 debut, Time Traveler, the World’s Fastest, Steepest and Tallest Complete-Circuit Spinning Roller Coaster, marks a new era in coasters, delivering ride experiences unlike any before, with no two rides alike. A major difference is the spin, which is not a teacup-ride fast spin but a 360-degree controlled spin that delivers high dimension, sensations and perspectives that differ with every car, every ride, every time.

The draw for coaster lovers seeking the newest, best, most exciting ride elements is global -- the experience will be available nowhere else on the planet except Branson, Missouri, the entertainment town that is home to Silver Dollar City, the 1880s style, internationally-awarded theme park, established by Herschend Family Entertainment, 1960.  
This custom-designed, custom-engineered ride that introduces a new generation of thrill coasters for families was more than two years in planning and construction, and is Silver Dollar City’s biggest attraction ever with an investment of $26 million. For concept, design and development, Silver Dollar City chose renowned coaster manufacturer Mack Rides of Waldkirch, Germany, founded in 1780 and family-owned for eight generations.

March 7, 2018


ORLANDO, FL – Spooky Empire, founder of one of the most coveted and recognizable thriller conventions in the nation, is gearing up for an exciting mid-season convention on April 6 - 8, 2018 with new additions to their lineup of celebrity guests. Spooky Empire fans await a thrilling weekend at The Wyndham Orlando Resort with special guests from one of the most successful American film comedies of all time, Animal House, including Tim MathesonMark Metcalf, Paul Riegert, and Martha Smith.
Additional guests expected at the mid-season convention include:
  • Matthew Lillard, the actor and voice of the iconic character of SHAGGY in the Scooby Doo movies and also known for his roles in ScreamSerial Mom, Thir13en Ghosts, Hackers, SLC Punk!, Wicker Park, Without a Paddle, She's All That
  • Linda Blair, best known for her childhood role as "Regan" in one of the scariest movies of all time The Exorcist. Blair has also starred in Airport 1975, Exorcist II:The Heretic, Roller Boogey, Hell Night, The Love Boat, Chained Heat, Repossessed, Zapped Again, Supernatural, Monster Makers, amongst other films
  • Chelsea Talmadge starred as "Carol" in the hit Netflix series, Stranger Things. Chelsea has also appeared in TV series Halt & Catch FireStill the King and Mercy Street, and more
  • Liane Curtis joins Spooky Empire for the first time! Liane has starred as "Randy" in Sixteen Candles and as "Megan" in Critters 2, but she's also starred in Girlfriend From Hell, Rock n Roll High School Forever, Wild Orchid II, 21 Jump Street, Benny & Joon, ER, Sons of Anarchy and many more
  • The one and only Vinnie Vincent joins Spooky Empire for a very rare appearance. Vinnie Vincent is best known as a former member of one of the greatest bands of all time, KISS. Vinnie performed on the albums "Lick It Up" and "Creatures of the Night" as well as wrote songs on "Revenge"

FLORIDA - Monster Energy Fort Rock Producers Danny Wimmer Presents & AEG Presents As Well As Music Artists Corey Taylor & Halestorm, And Rock ‘N’ Roll Veteran Michael Lang...

Support Initiatives For School Safety In Solidarity With
Stoneman Douglas High School Students And Others Across The Country

Festival Offers 50% Off Weekend Tickets Promotion To Those Who
Sign Student Petition

South Florida’s Biggest Rock Experience
To Feature Performances From
Ozzy Osbourne, Godsmack,
Five Finger Death Punch, Stone Sour, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin & More

Saturday, April 28 & Sunday, April 29, 2018
At The Festival’s New Home In Greater Fort Lauderdale
At Markham Park In Sunrise, FL

Following the tragic February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in South Florida, Monster Energy Fort Rock festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Presents--along with Corey Taylor, Halestorm and various other music artists performing at the April 28 & 29festival at Markham Park in Sunrise, FL--are showing their support for the students and advocating for school safety.

FLORIDA - PGA National Resort & Spa Offers Exceptional Spring Golf Getaways

Tackle The Bear Trap Like PGA TOUR Pros in the Honda Classic
(PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla.) – PGA National Resort & Spa – South Florida’s world-class golf, vacation and spa destination – announces two exceptional golf packages for spring getaways following the wildly successful Honda Classic recently played on its Champion Course.
Propelled by the return of local resident Tiger Woods, and the drama of the world’s best players taking on The Champion Course’s famous three-hole Bear Trap (Nos. 15 – 17), the 2018 Honda Classic shattered its attendance record by attracting 224,642 spectators during a week of perfect South Florida weather. Additionally, CBS posted the highest viewership and ratings for the tournament in five years as Justin Thomas won the event in a dramatic playoff.


Visitors Receive Free Overnight Parking & Great Restaurant Gift Cards

PHILADELPHIA, March 6, 2018 - This spring, the popular Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package includes not only its signature feature-free onsite hotel parking, but a variety of other perks highlighting Philly's thriving food scene. Available at 47 participating hotels, the spring package offers coupons and gift cards for top dining establishments, as well as free hotel parking and $10 towards a Lyft ride, for a combined added value of $195. The package is bookable now at for stays beginning March 5 through June 15, 2018.

"Great food means great visits," said Meryl Levitz, president and CEO, VISIT PHILADELPHIA®. "With the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package Spring Getaway perks, visitors get an authentic taste of Philly's delicious and diverse dining scene."