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...
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...
A couple of ex-Google employees have launched an app-only accessible pantry full of sundries, snacks, and items you may be able to find in a bodega or corner store, and are calling it "bodega." Bodegas often serve as small, familiar...
The Nutmilk Man (Facebook) is a new local product being offered at the District Market (Facebook) in the Mills 50 District. They specialize in 100 percent organic, raw, specialty-crafted nut and seed milks with under six ingredients. The products are...
EDITOR'S NOTE: NOT SAFE FOR WORK The Orlando Fringe Theatre Festival (Website) is giving away year's worth of accumulated things this week in honor of World Fringe Day, which was July 11. Fringe-lovers can donate $5 and receive a random box full of Fringe-related stuff.  Donors...
An Orlando resident is selling his 30-foot yurt on Craigslist. According to the listing, the yurt was erected three weeks ago and was in "mint condition" with no cracks or tears. The seller is raising money for their friend who is...
An Orlando resident is looking to get rid of his old book collection, which includes free titles like: Hitler Could Have Won World War II Searching for God Boxing Serves One Great Baseball Writing Tactics on Bass The Root...
We're seeing the online forums light up all this week with posts about Orlandoans encountering turtles in the streets, in their backyards, public parks, you name it. And most of them are the weird-looking Florida softshell turtle, pictured above. Softshell...
Local rap duo Free Daps (Bandcamp | Facebook) is trying to get rid of their couch on Craigslist. The floral sofa was featured on one of their album covers, but they're choosing to give it away for free to the...
The night-blooming cereus is a type of epiphytic cactui that grows in trees, and as the name states, they only open at night. The cactus itself is long and skinny, with beard-like roots hanging downwards to absorb moisture from the...
The Amazing Acro-Cats (Website) came to Orlando in 2015 and performed to sold-out crowds at the Venue in Ivanhoe Village. Now they're back to perform a six-day run from June 11-16 at the ME Theatre . The show features trained cats, performing...
On May 7, Lake Eola Charter School students launched a Mars landing simulation project, in the middle of Fashion Square Mall. The 45-hour project is part of STEP; a two-year Space, Technology, and Engineering Program, that teaches students about space...
This will be the fifth year in a row that Winter Park restaurant, Cocina 214 (Facebook | Website), will be hosting their Running of the Chihuahuas event. In honor of Cinco de Mayo, the restaurant will be hosting a block...
A "fancy foreign breed" of cats have been posted as available on Craigslist, as of late Sunday, March 26. "Please come and get your cat and kittens from my barn if they are yours. I think they are Siamese or...
  Vayable.com is a website platform that offers a variety of off-the-grid tours hosted by locals, around the world. Tourists can book unique, hyper-local experiences in whichever city they're visiting, with the moneys exchanged going directly into the local economy. Each experience is...
Following on the heals of his bizarrely captivating Rent This Phone performance, Brian Feldman (Facebook | Website) is back in town with a new project, Dishwasher.  Feldman is taking reservations to come to your house and wash your dishes. When everything is...
Performance artist Brian Feldman (Facebook | Website) will be performing an upcoming piece via a pay phone on December 24 at 9 p.m., called Rent This Phone.  Feldman will be calling 42 people and singing select songs from RENT in honor...