Learn all about the top headlines, new restaurants, and best-bet events to attend this weekend with Bungalower and the Bus. Hosted each week by Jon Busdeker and Brendan O’Connor. This week’s episode was recorded at Magnolia on ... Magnolia Avenue...
New fast-casual Vietnamese restaurant, Le Pho (Facebook | Website), is now open in the Chase Plaza at 165 S. Orange Avenue. Le Pho specializes in a variety of rice/vermicelli bowls, pho, and banh i sandwiches and everything on the menu is under...
UPDATE: Orange Avenue will be closed between Central and Pine on Sunday, December 10 from 7 a.m.-4 p.m. as crews carry out repairs on the Jack Kazanzas Star.  Two of Orlando's much-touted local symbols of the holiday season are having...
SPONSORED: Downtown Orlando local businesses and organizations will celebrate the holiday spirit this year by participating in Deck the Downtown 2017. Also known as Deck the DTO, this program is a collaborative effort between the Downtown Arts District, Downtown Orlando Partnership, Church...
UCF grad student Jerry Jasmin knows how hard it is to get a Christmas tree in your Downtown condo. He knows the pain of negotiating an Uber-delivered spruce through a lobby and up 10 floors in an elevator and...
A jeweler will be moving into a ground floor retail space in the Kress Building, left vacant by the departure of Therapi Hair Studios, at 130 S. Orange Avenue . C6, named after the sixth element in the periodic table...
Ron Raike, brewmaster for Playalinda Brewing Company (Website) is partnering with Chef Clay Miller at DoveCote to host a post-Thanksgiving Day feast on Tuesday, November 28. The dinner will feature a curated list of craft beers from Playalinda Brewing, paired...
The incomparable Don Price, Sexton of Greenwood Cemetery, will be hosting this month's Creative Mornings event at Purple Rock Scissors in Downtown Orlando. Don Price oversees the management of Orlando's only public cemetery. The role has given him a first-hand...
Local spoken word host, writer, and nightlife photographer Patrick Scott Barnes (Website) has just released a self-published poetry book that juxtaposes his poetry with his photography called Three Orlando Nightspots. Barnes has pre-released free .pdf versions of his work on his website...
The Courtesy Bar (Website) has been selected to participate in Miracle, an exclusive, top-notch global craft cocktail pop-up bar series. The series originated in New York City, a brainchild of celebrity bartender Nico de Soto of Mace (Website), as a...
Friday, November 3 is Bike to Work Day and Orlando residents are invited to pedal the shortest route ever this year; from Festival Park to City Hall. Those who attend the community bike ride will be eligible fro raffle prizes,...
Angela Lansbury in Murder She Wrote History in a Glass (Website) is the Orange County Regional History's version of Drunk History, except in the Orlando version we get to be the ones drinking. The third installment of the craft cocktail-meets-history class event series...
The Dorothy Lumley Melrose Center at the Orlando Public Library is hosting their 2018 Melrose Awards on February 17, 2018. The awards recognize projects that were created using the resources available at the Melrose Center in the Orange County Library...
Super Rico Colombian Bistro (Facebook | Website) is a small restaurant tucked into the southwestern corner of the Central Parking Garage, located at 57 W. Central Boulevard Launched as a food truck, the business quickly established itself as a popular...
Grammy-nominated Canadian font of talent, Rufus Wainwright sold out his Orlando show relatively quickly once the date had been announced. In response, Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced a second performance, to be held on Thursday, February...
The Orange County Public Library has filed paperwork in the hopes of installing a new metal fencing system and to upgrade the landscape around their downtown campus. The project involves plans for six-foot custom fencing and ornamental gates and stairways...
The Community Redevelopment Agency is requesting they be allowed to spend $197,858 to purchase new decorations for the Central Business District. The decorations, 242 snowflakes measuring 42 inches in diameter, would replace the current decorations that are over twenty years...
The City of Orlando's Green Works Division will be installing 21 new recycling units in Downtown Orlando, including 7 new "Big Belly" units. Big Belly (Website) is a Smart City business that delivers multiple benefits besides diverting waste from landfills....
The Emilio and Gloria Estefan Broadway musical, On Your Feet, is playing at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts from October 17-22. The story follows Emilio and Gloria's beginnings in Cuba and follows them on their journey to international "superstardom"...
As mentioned in a recent blog post on the City of Orlando website, the City is looking to transform an empty Downtown lot into a "modern interactive public gathering space." The lot in question sits on the corner of Orange...
Art in Odd Places (Website) has returned to Orlando for a third year of its public visual and performance art festival in the streets of Downtown Orlando, from November 10-12. This year's theme is "Noise" and the event will...
Comedian and television host Trevor Noah will perform at the Bob Carr Theater on January 27 . The Daily Show host debuted a new comedy special, Afraid of the Dark, on Netflix this past February and his first book, "Born a Crime:...
Saturday, October 14 is a busy day in Downtown Orlando with multiple large-scale events and associated road closures. Commuters and event-goers are advised to travel with care and plan their routes in advance. Events happening on Saturday include: Come Out...
  UPDATE: STREET PARTY HAS BEEN MOVED TO CHURCH STREET DISTRICT.    PROMO: Both CityArts Factory and the Downtown Arts District are back for the 8th year of their Dia de los Muertos and Monster Factory exhibit. The event takes place from 6-11...
PROMO: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts has announced a new series called AMP'd that will feature six local bands and musicians over the next six months. Each month an artist will perform at the Alexis and Jim Pugh...