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Coffee-Infused Tequila at Artisans Table in Downtown Orlando

A shot of coffee-fused tequila will set you back seven bucks at Artisan's Table (22 E Pine Street, Orlando). The drank is served all day, so HAI day-drinking. See the video below on how it's made. 

Drunken Problem Solving

Update: The correct dates are 2nd Tuesdays. The first one will be April 14th. 

Because thinking of things to talk about while drinking is a chore, here comes Drunken Problem Solving to save your night. Based on the model innovated by Future Problem Solving, the international school competition, DPS challenges teams to put their thinking caps on, but, you know, while drinking.

The rules are simple: The host delivers a news story about a major change in the future. It could be about a mission to another planet. Or it could be about the first sex robot to be arrested for assault. Or it could be about scientists making the world’s first working hypno-coin. Whatever it is, each team then has 20 minutes to come up with 10 possible problems.

(Examples: How could we make sure the space colonists don’t start firing weapons back at Earth? How will we stop robots from digging out of prison? What will become of all the unemployed hypnotists when everyone can make their neighbor think they’re a ch…

McRae Art Studios Spring Open House May 1

The 21 member artists of McRae Art Studios (Web) will welcome art lovers and collectors to a free Spring Open House from 5-10 p.m. on Friday, May 1 at 904 Railroad Ave. Suite 200, in Winter Park. This is the oldest and largest artist collective in Central Florida. The public is invited to meet and talk to artists in their studios, look at over 1,000 pieces of art including paintings, prints, photographs, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry and pottery. 

Art in odd Places Orlando 2015

Art In Odd Places 2015
Call to Artists
Art in Odd Places (AiOP) is a thematic annual festival that presents visual and performance art in public spaces along 14th Street in Manhattan, NYC from Avenue C to the Hudson River each October. Active in New York City since 2005, AiOP aims to stretch the boundaries of communication in the public realm by presenting artworks in all disciplines outside the confines of traditional public spaces. Using Magnolia Street, Orlando as a laboratory, this project continues AiOPʼs work to locate cracks in public space policies, and to inspire the popular imagination for new possibilities and engagement with civic space. Visit the website AiOP is a project of GOH Productions.

Art in Odd Places Orlando invites proposals for the Orlando AiOP that will take place on September 17-20 in Downtown Orlando, Florida. AiOP is a visual and performance public art festival that welcomes proposals and artworks from all over. The projects wil…

Swine & Sons Provisions Opens April 3

Swine & Sons Provisions (Web | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | 595 West Fairbanks Avenue) will open to the public for the first time on Friday, April 3 10am-7pm. It's normal hours will be Tuesday thru Sunday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m, closed on Mondays. It was created by the owners of The Ravenous Pig and Cask & Larder
Expect the following:
takeout charcuteriedaily take out dinners32-ounce crowlers of beers sourced from Cask & Larder brewerymade-to-order butcher sandwichesdaily lunch offerings like a ribeye hotdog and pimento grilled cheeseseasonally inspired homemade ice creamsignature spices and rubsscratch-made biscuitsdaily pastry offerings limited indoor seating A weekly “Blue Pig Special” menu will be updated on Swine & Sons’ website every Monday and will feature new signature dishes as well as popular items from Cask & Larder and The Ravenous Pig including buttermilk fried chicken and smoked brisket.

Mills50 Breakfast for Dinner Event April 9th

American Gymkhana's 5-Course Pairing Dinner with Cress Chef Hari Pulapaka and Executive Chef Aarthi Sampath

Get tickets here to the American Gymkhana Flavor Farm Series scheduled for Friday, April 3, 2015 at 7559 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32819 with Guest Chef Hari Pulapaka of Cress in DeLand and the restaurant's Executive Chef Aarthi Sampath.First seating: 6:30 p.m.Second seating: 8:30 p.m. The evening serves up a unique dynamic, where two chefs – male and female—celebrate their Indian culture through five courses crafted using Central Florida ingredients juxtaposed with the Indian spices cabinet. 
Adding to the mix, award-winning mixologists Hemant Pathak and Jenneffer Pulapaka, will create wine and cocktail pairings at the Hunter’s Cocktail Lounge. Pathak, a celebrated mixologist from India, has been recognized across the globe at events, such as the Bacardi Legacy Cocktail Competition and the Diageo World Class Global Competition. At the Diageo competition, he won first place in the 'Classic Cocktail with a Twist' challenge by triumphing more than 30 of the world’s top…

Immersive Theatre Experience Comes to Downtown Orlando for 11 Weeks Only

An 11-week 80-minute immersive downtown Orlando theater experience inside an 18,000 sq ft warehouse with 25 themed rooms called The Republic (Web | Facebook | Twitter | YoutubeKickstarter) is coming to Central Florida May 2015.  30 Players12 ActorsMultiple endings based on how the audience plays the gameInterweaving story linesSound + lighting + special effectsPuzzles Description: This giant maze delves deep into an alternate society, one of archaic hierarchies, confusion, and deceit. Drawing on elements from Greek mythology, Plato's Republic, and Metropolis, you, a player in this society, will plunge directly into the middle of conflict and unrest. Every decision you make causes a reaction that affects not only your own story line, but the story of the players around you. You are creating a story web that is constantly in flux and shifting. Non Player Character (NPC) actors will help guide you through your experience, but you may not be aware of who is a player and who is an act…

Dr Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Orlando Broadway Series Season Announced

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, together with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America®, has unveiled the lineup of shows for the 2015/2016 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando season (Web).
RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA: November 10 – 15, 2015HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL: December 8 – 13, 2015THE SOUND OF MUSIC: January 5 – 10, 2016KINKY BOOTS: February 23 – 28, 2016DIRTY DANCING – THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE: March 29 – April 3, 2016BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL: May 3 – 8, 2016 Season Ticket Packages are on sale now and can be purchased at, by calling 800.448.6322 (M – F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.), or in person at the Florida Theatrical Association Box Office located at 100 S. Eola Drive, Suite 101 in downtown Orlando (M – F, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

Prices for the six-show Season Package start at $219, depending on performance time, day of week and seating location selected. FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season Subscribers…

#LaceUpOrlando Celebrate National Walking Day April 1 With a Walk Around Lake Eola

National Walking Day is April 1st. Celebrate it with a community walk around Lake Eola at 12pm starting at the Amphitheater brought to you by American Heart Association (Web).

If you tweet about this, use the hashtag #LaceUpOrlando.

Free Public Sing-Along of Handel's "Messiah"

The Messiah Choral Society (Web | Twitter) is hosting a free public sing-along of Handel's "Messiah" on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at the First Congregational Church of Winter Park, 225 S. Interlachen Avenue, at 7:30 p.m. 
Loaner scores will be available, and members will also be willing to share.
Their chorusmaster, Karen Lecky-Springer, and accompanist Kristine Griffin will lead participants in selections from Handel's masterwork, known for the "Hallelujah Chorus" along with other familiar melodies.

The Messiah Choral Society is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1973 which has given a free performance of Handel's "Messiah" every year since - the longest running free cultural arts performance in Central Florida. The organization is open to all singers and remains dedicated to providing access and exposure to this masterwork to all Central Floridians regardless of ability to pay.

Orlando - Stream Yourself With Periscope

The Periscope iOS app is now available. You may have heard of Meerkat. Skip it. Twitter bought Periscope, so more than likely, Periscope will be the live-streaming app that twitter supports over Meerkat. 
What should you live stream? Meetings: City Council meetings (with better sound than what they have now on youtube), non-profit board meetings, clubs, info sessionsEvents: Is your bar having a special happy hour? Let people know how busy it is. Stream your businesses' sale, the private dinner your restaurant sold tickets toWorkshops: how-to lessons, group exercises, lecturesPerformances: if it's a free performance free from copyright, live-stream improv shows, outdoor concerts

Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen - College Park

The Outpost Neighborhood Kitchen (Facebook | 2603 Edgewater Drive, Orlando) opened in March 2015.

Starbucks Evenings - Wine and Savory Small Plates at Disney Springs

In November 2013, we told you that Starbucks was introducing a new evening menu featuring wine and dinner-type snacks. Over a year later, we told you the Disney Springs Starbucks started serving this new menu. On March 24, 2015, we experienced the wine service and got photos of the food offerings available (after 4pm!) at the Starbucks in Disney Springs.

Chef Night Dinner Series - Top Area Chefs Prepare Multi-Course Dinner at Second Harvest Food Bank's Community Kitchen

"Chef's Night" is a "Catering for Good" dinner series that brings top chefs into Second Harvest Food Bank's Community Kitchen to celebrate delicious food and raise money for a good cause. The cost of "Chef’s Night" is $75.00 and is all-inclusive. Proceeds from this dinner series goes to the Second Harvest Community Kitchen supporting the culinary education program that helps put Central Floridians back to work.
The most recent "Chef's Night" at Second Harvest was Wednesday March 25, 2015, with featured Chef John Rivers, the creator of 4 Rivers Smokehouse restaurants and author of the Southern Cowboy Cookbook, a collection of recipes hailed for its infusion of tastes from Texas, the deep South and comfort foods. 
The next "Chef's Night" is May 27th and features Chef Kevin Fonzo.
Shrimp Stuffed Fried Green Tomato with Bread and Butter Pickles / Watermelon Rind Relish
Course 1:  Low Country Shrimp and Grits – Florid…