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Get Fit Orlando!

Get Fit Orlando!

Sometimes, my personal favorite fitness plan is fitness whole pizza in my mouth. Needless to say, this makes it even more crucial for me to stay active to help my body and mind stay healthy. Jogging around my College Park neighborhood is nice for about two weeks in the fall, and then becomes unbearably hot, and ...

Anna Cruz and Adam Lavigne Collaborate

Anna Cruz and Adam Lavigne Collaborate

Anna Cruz and Adam Lavigne are luminaries of Orlando’s DIY art scene. A collaborative artistic effort, and each a powerhouse in their individual practices, the pair’s zines, murals, and other works are a presence in a vibrant and active community of artists, makers, and other creatives. I first came across Anna ...

Studio Visit: Lesley Silvia

Studio Visit: Lesley Silvia

Lesley Silvia always seems to have an incredibly ambitious art project in progress in her home studio in Casselberry. The artist moves between multiple mediums in her explorations of identity, perceived hysteria, mental illness, and dysfunction in human connection, creating large-scale plaster sculptures, intimate ...

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: The Result and Reflection of Orlando’s Burgeoning Stand-Up Scene

Orlando Indie Comedy Festival: The Result and Reflection of Orlando’s Burgeoning Stand-Up Scene

In 2011, Orlando had two regular weekly open mics devoted exclusively to stand-up comedy. Six years later, there’s a mic, showcase, or show every night of the week, promoters bringing national comics to bars of all sizes, and an annual comedy festival, now in its third year. For whatever reason, ...

Orlando’s Third Annual Indie Comedy Fest Is This Month!

Orlando’s Third Annual Indie Comedy Fest Is This Month!

  If laughter is the best medicine, the Orlando Indie Comedy Festival, a four-day, multi-venue event spanning Orlando’s hippest districts, could serve as intensive therapy. Now in its third year, the locally cultivated festival brings dozens of nationally touring stand-up comics and specialty ...

Carnival of the Animals!

Carnival of the Animals!

Kangaroos, elephants, tortoises, and even a swan! A menagerie of fun and musical activities for your family… Carnival of the Animals, the humorous musical suite by French composer Camille Saint-Saëns, is pretty great in its own right. Each movement is represented by a different animal— hens and roosters, swift ...

Old Orlando Has A Farm…

Old Orlando Has A Farm…

From petting zoos to local, organic gardens, Orlando’s farming communities have a whole lot to offer. Ei Ei Oh! Before Orlando was famous for theme parks and attractions, it was farmland! Farming is still a big part of many Floridian lifestyles. Sick of life in the city and ready to spend some time with the ...

For the Birds!

For the Birds!

Central Florida is the perfect place to check out many different species of birds in their natural habitats! Here’s a rundown of our top 5 favorite spots to watch and learn about birds! Our beautiful and naturally diverse state is home to many species of birds, including endangered and threatened species such ...

How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

How to be a Good Gopher Tortoise Neighbor

A threatened species, Gopher tortoises are super important to Florida’s unique and delicate ecosystems. Learn more about these adorable creatures, and how you can help protect them! Did you know that the Gopher tortoise is the state tortoise of Florida? Despite this highest of honors, these big guys are a ...

A Holly, Jolly, Very Merry Weekend!

A Holly, Jolly, Very Merry Weekend!

Ways to Spend the Weekend With Your Family Before Christmas ’Tis the season for the jolliest of frolicking! Grab a jacket and scarf and lace up your boots, and enjoy the holiday cheer in the coming weeks as Christmas approaches. The City Beautiful knows how to ring in the season! Take a quick drive to ...