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[PICS] Mills50 Art Box Painted By Hillcrest Elementary

Hillcrest Elementary students and teacher Mrs. Sellner, painted one of the many "art boxes" in the Mills50 District recently. The location of the box is Mills at Vernon. Photos by Corrie Decker.

Dog Face Oil Portraits = AWESOME

These faux oil paintings of human bodies in regal garb with dog faces instead of boring old human ones are available at American Signature for around $80 a piece. Aren't they great? We found them on a recent random furniture shopping trip. Find them at these three Orlando-area locations: (1) 730 Sand Lake Road, Suite #100, Orlando, FL 32809 (407-581-5320), (2) 7463 West Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32818 (407-581-0949), (3) 150 S SR 434 #1080, Altamonte Springs, FL 32714 (407-571-0529). 

{VIDEO} The Food Truck Bazaar IN YOUR HOTEL ROOM

A few months ago a company called us wanting to film at The Food Truck Bazaar. This company makes those videos that play on repeat in hotel rooms, telling visitors what else there is to do in the city besides theme parks and shopping. We said yes and check out the results above (thanks to Justin S.). This is big of course for The Food Truck Bazaar, but mainly for the local food truck industry and the image of the city.

SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS coming to Enzian

The LCD Soundsystem documentary SHUT UP AND PLAY THE HITS will be getting a one-night only theatrical release, and as such, will be coming to our very own Enzian Theatre, on July 18th. The film's about the band's final-ever concert, at Madison Square Garden last April. Did you see LCD when they came through the Hard Rock Live? That was some show, wasn't it? This movie can't be missed. Keep an eye on the Enzian website for ticket details.

Yelp Orlando Summertime Street Soiree 2012

Yelp is putting on a party to welcome back Summer called "Summertime Street Soiree" Saturday June 9, 2012, 4pm-6pm. Free admission (unless you want to give a $5 suggested donation to the City Arts Factory which isn't such a bad idea). 21 and up allowed only. RSVP required.

Food partners providing bite-size treats: Barnies Coffee Kitchen, Bento, Pine22, Gringos Locos, Whiskey Dicks, The Crepe Company, The Yum Yum Cupcake Truck, Jeremiah's, Mochi, Kernel Encore Popcorn, Notter school of Pastry Arts, 

Booze partners providing sample-size sips: The Fifth Lounge, NV Lounge, Vintage, Vixen, Oblivion Taproom, Vain, Bullitt Bar, Orlando Brewing, Woodchuck Cider, Jagermeister, Tito's Handmade Vodka

Entertainment: DJ A-Rock, DJ Adam Wells, Rubox, Dweebs Dance Crew, 5 Guys Dance Crew, See Live Magic, 02 Breathe, Kush Hookah Lounge, PippiArt.

4th Annual Audience Choice Awards 2012 Winner Photos

The Orlando Fringe Festival 2012 came to a close Sunday night with the presentation of the 4th Annual Audience Choice Awards. Below are photos of the winners. Congratulations to everyone and especially to the Orlando Fringe Festival for a stellar year. 

About: Each year since 2009, has produced and paid for Audience Choice Awards. They are voted on by the patrons of the Orlando Fringe Festival here on the site and handed out in a live ceremony on the final night of the festival in front of an audience of hundreds. The awards give the patrons one extra way to say "thank you" to the artists and give the artists who win an award a marketing tool for future productions of their shows.
2011: Photos
2010: Photos
2009: Photos

 Best Set: Little Shop of Horrors

Four stops this weekend for The Food Truck Bazaar

The Food Truck Bazaar (AboutTwitterFacebook) is making stops in four Central Florida town this weekend and is the very best way to sample the Orlando food truck scene (Orlando Food Truck Guide) in your hometown. 

June 1 6-9pm: Kissimmee Civic Center, 201 East Dakin Avenue

Korean BBQ, Yum Yum, Pupusas, Flattery, Cafe Rouge, The Crepe Company, Swede Dish, Batter Bowl, Saigon Sizzle, Treehouse, C & S Brisket Bus, Twisted Cuban, Tastebuds, Sunset Ice, Melissa's Chicken and Waffles

June 2 6-9pm: Downtown Sanford, Palmetto Ave. and Seminole Blvd. Pupusas, Flattery, Cafe Rouge, C & S Brisket, Saigon Sizzle, Yum Yum, The Crepe Company, Batter Bowl, Korean BBQ, Firehouse BBQ, La Empanada, Feast Beast, Melissa's Chicken and Waffles, Popcraft, Cafe Cocoa Mo
June 2 6-9pm: Downtown Longwood, 174 West Church Avenue Swede Dish,Yum Yum, The Crepe Company, Monsta Lobsta, Cafe Rouge, Fork in the Road, Popscraft, Bem Bom, Winter Park Fish, Mama's Fixins
June 3 6-9pm: Orange City, NEW VE…

Pedestrians Will Feel Safer With Operation Best Foot Forward

The launch of Operation Best Foot Forward (website) is Wednesday, May 30, 1-2pm at Orlando Health Heart Institute Building Lobby (1222 South Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806, Corner of Underwood Street and Orange Avenue). Complimentary parking is available in the adjacent parking garage. What the heck is this? Operation Best Foot Forward will be "on a five-year mission to make our streets friendly for pedestrians and safer for drivers." RSVP to Amanda Day.

Linda Chapin, Co-chair, Bike/Walk Central Florida
Mayor Buddy Dyer, City of Orlando
Mayor Ken Bradley, City of Winter Park
Mayor Howard Schieferdecker, City of Maitland
Graciela Noriega Jacoby, Chief of Staff for Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs
Ronald Blocker, Retiring Superintendent, Orange County Public Schools
Harold Barley, Executive Director of MetroPlan Orlando
Patricia Maddox, President and CEO, Winter Park Health Foundation
John Lewis, CEO of Lynx
Dr. John Promes, MD, Trauma Medical Director, Orlando Regional Medi…

Kill Your Mouse and Get a Leap

South Florida's David Holz made the "Leap", and will rid you of your mouse one day because of it. Source

Mac & Cheese Competition | Downtown Kissimmee

Saturday, May 26th   6PM to 9PM  CHARITY MAC AND CHEESE CONTEST!!! Two Ways to Play:  1) Compete for $20, 2) Taste and Vote for your favorites $5, $10, $25

So you say you've got the best Mac and Cheese in town, this Saturday is your chance to prove it!  Our first event will take place on Saturday, May 26th from 6 to 9PM where three finalist will be chosen from all submissions!  All contestants will receive a swag bag for participating and prizes will be given to the three finalists.  The top three will also be entered in a taste-off competition with local chefs set for sometime in June.
LIMIT 30 - We already have 16 entries so sign up now!!!

Disney is One of The Most Popular Web Search Destinations

AdGooroo's new industry insight predicts that Disney will be one of the most traveled to destinations this summer, read the full story here at Orlando Business Journal."An AdGoorooanalysis of nearly 1,000 travel-related keywords searched on Google between January and February found that Disney accounted for 7.3 percent of all searches, with Las Vegas coming in second at 6.3 percent."

Enzian Announces a Sizzling Summer Lineup of Free Family Films

Movie lovers of all ages can beat the heat this summer and enjoy an exceptional selection of family-friendly flicks ranging from unique, side-splitting silent comedy classics to popular retro favorites.  Enzian’s annual  KidFest Summer Movies series offers FREE weekday screenings and $5 presentations on weekends.  The “sun”sational schedule, sponsored by Walt Disney World, kicks off Sunday, July 22 and continues through Sunday, August 5.  To purchase tickets and for more information, visit

KidFest Summer Movie Series: 

Join Mayor Dyer for National Hurricane Preparedness Week

In recognition of National Hurricane Preparedness week - May 27 – June 2, 2012 - and the 2012 hurricane season starting June 1, the City of Orlando is encouraging all residents and businesses to get informed and prepared. While the City recognizes the importance of being prepared year round, the impending hurricane season serves as a reminder to residents and local businesses that now is the time to get your emergency response plans in order.

Every year as part of the City’s preparedness efforts, Mayor Dyer leads the City’s senior staff in reviewing emergency management systems, policies and procedures to ensure inter-agency coordination and communication before, during and after a possible hurricane helping to keep the City ready and able to respond to unexpected emergencies. 
“It is important that our residents are not complacent when it comes to preparing for hurricanes and other disasters,” said Orlando Mayor Dyer.  “I want to encourage all Orlando residents and our local businesses…

Play Exhibit | Orlando Science Center

Opening May 26, 2012, PLAYis a dynamic exhibition – a blend of art, music, philosophy and science. It is composed of giant interactive games that invite people of all ages to become a part of unique multi-sensory experiences. The six featured games – backgammon, billiards, bowling, dice, dominoes and foosball – are games of strategy, luck, physical coordination and cooperation.
Each of the games in PLAY is also a metaphor for social themes and science concepts that are essential to life. They focus on actions that are crucial to the development of social skills, as well as suggest underlying science principles.