Award-winning Canadian vocalist and songwriter, Rufus Wainwright, will be performing his February in Florida tour at Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on February 8, 2018 at 9 p.m. Grammy-nominated Wainwright has worked with Elton John, David Byrne, Robbie Williams, Joni...
Townie Tourist (Facebook | Website) is a weekly series of tours, hosted by Orlando-native Jenny De Witt. De Witt takes viewers on a walking tour of a different neighborhood each Saturday at 10 a.m. and broadcasts it using Facebook Live to...
Debbie Goetz, owner of the College Park Community Paper, is launching a new monthly periodical that will focus on Downtown Orlando, Thornton Park, Lawsona, and the surrounding neighborhoods. The new concept, the Downtown Community Paper (Facebook), is being led by Michelle...
We often get photographs and tips from our Bungalower readers of things that are happening around town, so we have started featuring them on the site in a series called Eyes on the Street, in honor of our favorite urbanist, Jane...
It's hard to believe that just over a month ago, Orlando was suffering from a drought. Social media posts declared that Lake Eola was at unheard of levels. A long stretch of sand even started to show on the...
New Moon Market (Website) has signed a lease on a vacant storefront in the Citrus Center, in Downtown Orlando. New Moon Market told Bungalower that while the lease is signed, they are still waiting on permits, which is why they...
Encore Cast Performing Arts (Website) will be presenting Hairspray at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, July 22-23. The award-winning musical won eight Tony Awards and is set in 1962 Baltimore, starring a "plus-size" teen, Tracy Turnblad who wants to...
The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra will perform live to a screening of Star Wars: A New Hope in the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Sunday, October 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. The score of the film, composed by John Williams,...
Foxtail Coffee Co. (Website) will now provide the barista service at DoveCote Brasserie (Website) in Downtown Orlando . The menu will parrot the offerings at the Winter Park location, with to-order espresso drinks, French press, on-tap cold brews, and more. Mayor...
Following a City-wide call for submissions, the  Downtown Development Board has chosen their finalists for the Best of DTO photography contest. Orlandoans can now vote for their favorite photo simply by following the link below and clicking the corresponding box. The top 10...
The public seating in front of the Lake Eola Bandshell is getting redone over the next six weeks. The project will remove approximately 10 sycamore trees that are currently interspersed among the benches. City spokesperson, Cassandra Lafster, told Bungalower that...
Following the recent announcement that Red Mug Diner (Facebook | Website) had halved its footprint and launched a new menu, the Downtown diner is now closed. Co-owner, Romi Mawardi, told Bungalower that they are still moving forward with the plan for a poke...
IMMERSE (Website) is accepting artist applications through July 16 for their fall, 2017 festival. IMMERSE, formerly known as Creative City Project, is one of the largest festivals of the year and transforms Downtown Orlando into an interactive art experience, showcasing...
Each week on Bungalower and the Bus, Jon Busdeker and Brendan O’Connor discuss the top headlines of the week, restaurant openings and closings, and the top events of the coming week. This week, the B&B hosts talk all about tacos and...
This is the fourth year in a row that the City of Orlando's Parks department has allowed Orlando residents to view the Fourth of July fireworks from the privacy of a swan boat. Two weeks before the event, the Lake...
Orlando residents will be able to celebrate the Fourth of July at Lake Eola Park at the 40th Annual Fireworks at the Fountain. Festivities begin at 4 p.m. with activities for children, live music, and food and beverages available for...
By Jon Busdeker SHOTS Bar & Kitchen (Website), a new bar that serves more than 120 specialty shots,  is scheduled to open in downtown Orlando later this year. SHOTS at 69 Pine Street should be open by “late August,” the bar’s...
Noir Cafe has formally opened for business in the former home of Barnie's Coffee Kitchen, in the CityArts Factory . The shop has a variety of fresh-brewed coffees and teas available for purchase as well as pastries, sandwiches, and salads. The art...
The downtown location of Siegel's Clothing Co. (Website) has closed after 15 years of business. When asked about the reason behind the closure, a shop clerk told Bungalower that, "It's not the same clientele we used to have . It was...
After six years serving up fancy hotdogs, Frank and Steins (Facebook | Website) will close for renovations in July, as it makes the transition into becoming a food hall. Frank and Steins' owner, Pete Downing, told Bungalower that the space...
The Your Pie (Facebook | Website) pizzeria, that we revealed in October, 2016 would be opening in the bottom floor of Skyhouse, will open for business on July 14. The restaurant will specialize in hand-tossed, scratch-made pizza that is cooked...
SPONSORED: As you probably realize, your branding is an essential part of having a successful business or organization. You should always ask yourself, “How does my audience perceive and experience my business?” or “What does my website, print material,...
DoveCote (Facebook | Website) will be hosting a collaborative four-course, five-wine dinner on Tuesday, June 27. Tim Varan of Tim's Wine Market (Website) will be curating the Florida-debut of French wines from the Craig Baker Selection. Chef Clay Miller will be...
Hubbly Bubbly (Facebook | Website) has finally opened their new Downtown restaurant. We announced that the falafel restaurant was expanding into downtown HERE back in April, 2016, next to the former Fiat dealership at 131 N. Orange Ave. . The...
The Orange County Administration Center will host the unveiling of the new 2017 Sculpture on the Lawn installations at 6 p.m. Monday, June 26. Guests will be able to enjoy light bites and refreshments to live jazz music performed by the New...