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...
Playground City (Website) is creating four interactive installations for the upcoming Immerse art festival on October 21, hosted by Creative City Project. The overriding story for the four installations will see the audience trying to stop an evil villain, Desaturo,...
Macbeth Studio (Website) is hiring for a full-time position that they have simply called "studio apprentice" or "unicorn." Their basic job description is to "do all the things that make the studio run smoothly and keep our clients happy." Daily...
SunRail will be running one later train on the evening of Wednesday, September 27 during Orlando City's last weekday home soccer match of the season. The southbound train will leave Church Street station at  10:30 p.m. and will then head...
By Jon Busdeker Market on Magnolia Eatery and Bar, the first food hall in Downtown Orlando, will officially open for lunch starting this Thursday at 11 a.m. although they've been in soft opening since Monday from 6 p.m.-midnight.  The new eatery, which replaces Frank...
The Orlando Public Library will be hosting a Children's Business Fair on November 12, from 2-5 p.m. The child-focused entrepreneur fair will allow youth to set up booths and debut their inventions and products as well as to sell the...
PROMO: The team at Urbanista Orlando (Website) is hosting a Property Management Appreciation party on the Aspire's rooftop deck, overlooking Lake Eola, on Thursday, September 28. Guests can enjoy an evening of drinking and friendly gambling on the 29th floor...
We announced in August, HERE, that the City of Orlando would be launching a call for artists to adorn two new walls that will frame a new extension of Gerdtrude's Walk in Downtown. That call has just been launched. The...
Coworking hub, Canvs (Facebook | Website), is offering free admission to their downtown Church Street exchange location for Orlando residents who are still without power due to Hurricane Irma. Guests can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, work space,...
Steelbridge 20 North LLC has filed paperwork with the City to install a retail canopy along the facade of 20 N. Orange Avenue . The facade would feature a synthetic wood rain screen for ground-floor retail signage; meaning, new pedestrian-friendly...
The Orlando Magic has signed on as the presenting sponsor for this year's Creative City Project (Facebook | Website), recently renamed "Immerse," more on that HERE. The Magic will be underwriting a number of new additions to this year's art festival, including...
The City of Orlando is looking to expand the Digital Billboard Exchange Pilot Program into a full-fledged program that would allow digital signage in the downtown core. This program is meant, according to the City of Orlando, to reduce existing...
A new pho restaurant concept is moving into the space left vacant in the Chase Plaza building, following the recent closure of Spice Burgr. The storefront, located at 165 S. Orange Avenue, was also formerly occupied by Meltz Sandwich...
The Orange County Library system (Facebook | Website) has announced their event programming for the month of September. Events include the the Human Library, one-minute film festivals, and a book swap. For more information about events, call 407-835-7323. You can also check for...
The City of Orlando is hiring for multiple available Swan Boat Attendant positions at Lake Eola Park. These are part-time, seasonal positions. Attendants are in charge of operating the swan boat concession, which includes customer service and cashier work. Primary duties...
UPDATE: The grand opening is scheduled for Thursday, August 24.  Orange County Brewers (Facebook | Website) is currently in a soft opening phase, where they open at 4 p.m. daily, leading up to a grand opening at a later date that is...
Due to work associated with I-4 Ultimate the westbound lanes of I-4 between Colonial Drive and the 408 will be closed between the hours of midnight and 5 a.m., from Monday, August 21 to Friday, August 25. During the closure,...