You may be familiar with local architect Ryan Young from previous I Wish This Was ...  columns that he's done with us. Young is an architect and founder of leading design and construction group Interstruct Inc, which is responsible for projects like...
The Orlando Science Center unveiled a new mixed-media art installation on May 10, utilizing a former installation of origami hearts. Local artist Christy McCutchen (Website) was asked to create a tribute to Pulse victims and survivors using hearts that had...
SPONSORED: The Orlando Museum of Art will be celebrating the opening of the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art from 6-10 p.m. Friday, June 1. In this celebration of the fifth year of the Florida Prize exhibition, the Museum will feature the culinary creativity of some of Orlando's premier restaurants and...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
"Did Peppino's on Curry Ford Close?" - Khalil Makdah Peppino's Organic Italian Kitchen and Pizzeria (Facebook) has closed. Pete, the former owner, named the pizzeria after his father, who taught him the craft back in New York where he grew up. Peppino's opened...
EDIT: Live Nation Urban and TCG Entertainment wanted everyone to know, via Donovan Public Relations, that Questlove only helped curate it, but that it's not all about him.    Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson of The Roots has curated and directed an estate-approved...
SPONSORED: As we announced earlier in the month, the Orlando Museum of Art (Facebook | Website) has released their 2018 artist lineup for their annual blockbuster exhibit, Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.  As in previous years, the chosen artists range from emerging to mid-career, with...
The Orlando Museum of Art is hosting a workshop to teach Orlandoans how to embrace their inner drag queen on Wednesday, May 23. The two-hour workshop will be led by Sorcha Mercy, a regular face in the Ladyboys of Peek-a-Boo...
Local photographer and man behind our Inhabit: An Exploration of Home series, David Lawrence, is branching out into headshots this summer and is inviting the community to participate in a Head Shot Day Test Run on Thursday, May 10. In an effort...
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Gilbert King, will be speaking at the Orange County Regional History Center on Monday, May 14, as part of a benefit for the Historical Society of Central Florida and the First Amendment Foundation. The talk will...
As curated by gallery director Pat Greene, the upcoming Invasive Species exhibition will focus on human carelessness and exotic introduced species. The show will operate on the assumption that most invasive species are introduced into foreign ecosystems out of human carelessness. Greene...
Local nutrition consultant, health coach, and personal chef Hannah Aylward (Instagram | Website) created a local eating guide for one of her clients who wanted to eat out without sacrificing her health. The resulting Healthy Orlando Restaurant Guide is something Aylward...
Video via Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art The Mennello Museum of American Art (Website) will host work by the multi-media Korean-American artist, Jiha Moon, in an upcoming solo exhibition, Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here. Moon is based...
The Ivanhoe Village Main Street is in need of a new Executive Director. Again. The Board of Directors for the local Main Street program issued a statement late in the evening of Monday, April 30, stating that they had "...
Orlando resident Rhonda Bates lost her fiance Michael in the weeks leading up to their wedding. Rather than cancel her scheduled pre-wedding photo shoot, Bates decided to take the wedding decor she'd already purchased and take the photographs anyway. Complete...
The Orlando Museum of Art (Facebook | Website) has announced the artists that have been selected for the 2018 Florida Prize in Contemporary Art.  Each year the museum chooses a selection of the State's most progressive artists to be represented in...
Sixth grade students at the Monarch Learning Academy (Website) in College Park are leading a storytelling project based on the infamous "Jump Tree" that came down during Hurricane Irma. The tree had fixed Tarzan-ropes for swinging and was located in...
Songstress Janelle Monae announced that she will be bringing her "Dirty Computer" tour to Orlando this June. Monae (Website) will perform on Saturday, July 28 at House of Blues. Tickets go on sale HERE at 10 a.m. May 2. Monae's tour...
The Historical Society of Central Florida (Website) has received a grant from the Contigo Fund in the amount of $30,972 in support of their One Orlando Collection Initiative that collects and preserves memorial items related to the Pulse nightclub...
The Mennello Museum of American Art (Facebook | Website) is looking for artists that are currently enrolled in Orange or Seminole County high schools to present two or three-dimensional art works that explore the theme of "our future." Artists are...
"Love is a battlefield, and the blanket laying over my lap hid the world from the true horror of my broken penis." - Ross Asdourian, Broken Bananah 32-year-old Lake Brantley Elementary and UF alum, Ross Asdourian, is making national headlines for...
Inhabit is a series by local photographer David Lawrence (Website), that shares stories about the people who call Orlando home. It’s an exploration of where people live and spend their days, whether that be at home, in an office, the streets of...
The Downtown Arts District hosted an exhibition of a donated collection of modern art, gifted by the Walt Disney World. Over 50 pieces of art, created by 27 artists, were given to the Downtown Arts District in the hopes of...
By Sarah Bolandi The "story of Thornton Park" is now officially on display on select walls of the Thornton Park Central parking garage. Earlier this year, Thornton Park Main Street District (Website) sent out a call to artists to participate in...
New kid on the Downtown block Blackstar (Website) is hosting RuPaul alum Naomi "look at those gams" Smalls and DJ Dani Toro this Friday. The event is part of a Brink throwback takeover in honor of the short-lived gay bar/LGBTQ...