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Summer is almost over, so much still do before classes come back!

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Sales is your favorite local band you don’t event know about yet!

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Phantogram at Hard Rock should get a little out of control!

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Country renegade stops by to rock the tailgate to kickoff the season!

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All the gear to make it to the game and tailgate nation!

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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION 13 Joyce Jackson’s Guide to Dating

THE ABBEY 100 S. Eola Drive #100, Orlando Abbeyorlando.com Thursday, Aug. 10• 8 p.m. / Prices vary In Joyce Jackson’s Guide to Dating, a funny and pointed musical parody of an actual dating manual from the 1950s, audiences will find out if the class wallflower might bloom, if a cheerleader daring a nerd could ever spell success, and if the Big Man on Campus and his ambitious girl can show R-E-S-T-R-A-I-N-T.

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HORROR Friday, Aug. 11 A couple still grieving the death of their daughter take in children from a local orphanage, but the family are soon terrorized by a demented doll known as Annabelle.

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but ridiculously uncomfortable art film that every film lover SHOULD watch, just doesn’t necessarily WANT to watch with a group. It is fun.

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Saturday, Aug. 5• 7:30 pm / Prices vary

06 Cult Classics: The Last Dragon ENZIAN THEATER 1300 S. Orlando Ave;, Maitland Enzian.org Tuesday, Aug. 8• 9:30 p.m. / Prices vary

02 Marvin Dixon from Def Comedy Jam & Comedy View THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thebeacham.com Saturday, Aug. 5• 7 pm / Prices vary

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ORLANDO CITY STADIUM 655 W. Church St., Orlando Orlandocitysc.com Tuesday, Aug. 8• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

THE GEEK EASY 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Ste 6, Winter Park Mygeekeasy.com Saturday, Aug. 5• 9 pm / Prices vary Come on out for our very own dance night at The Geek Easy: GEEK CHEESY!!!! We’ll be bringing all the cheesiest songs that we all love/hate from the 90’s and 00’s accompanied by all the music videos and retro rhythm you can handle! Songs that’ll make your face smile and your butt shake!

04 Rockstar Energy Presents: All Time Low: Young Renegades Tour

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Sunday and Monday, Aug. 6-7• 5:30 pm / Prices vary

05 Uncomfortable Brunch: Sex, lies, and videotape

WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Sunday, Aug. 6• 5-1 p.m. / Price TBD Each month brunch will be hosted at Will’s Pub where we will enjoy the most pleasant of weekend social activities...We then juxtapose that with the most unpleasant social activity... watching an academically important

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Amwaycenter.com Friday-Sunday, Aug. 11-13• Times / Prices vary The year’s premier and definitive Call of Duty competitive event, Call of Duty World League Championship (CWL), visits Orlando’s Amway Center August 11 – 13 in its first East Coast appearance. The CWL Championship will offer fans the chance to witness firsthand the top 32 teams in the world compete for $1.5 million in prize winnings, part of the $4 million prize pool which is the largest annual CWL prize money.

17 NBA 2K Tournament THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Friday, Aug. 11• 2 pm / Prices vary

09 Blondie & Garbage

HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Hardrock.com Friday, Aug. 11• 8 pm / Prices vary

HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Hardrock.com Wednesday, Aug. 9• 7 pm / Prices vary

03 Geek Cheesy DANCE NIGHT

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08 Norsekorea Presents: Capstan ft. Belmonst, The Year I disappear and more! WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Tuesday, Aug. 8• 6 p.m. / Prices vary

MARVIN DIXON @ THE BEACHAM

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Friday, Aug. 11• 8:30 pm / Prices vary

10 Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk

THORNTON PARK DISTRICT 100 N. Summerlin Ave., Orlando Thorntonparkdistrict.com Thursday, Aug. 10• 6:30-9:30 p.m. / Prices vary The 2nd Thursday of every month, the best crowd gathers for the Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine + Art Walk.They come to celebrate the community, art, and partake in an evening of sights, sounds, food, shopping, and some tasty tastings all along the walk! This month’s glass pick up Host is Anthony’s Thornton Park.

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19 In This Corner of the World ANIMATION/DRAMA Friday, Aug. 11

20 Norsekorea and Wills Pub Present: Laetitia Sadier Source Ensemble WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Saturday, Aug. 12• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

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11 Ganja White Night

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Thursday, Aug. 10• 10 p.m. / Prices vary

12 Wondermade’s Record Setting S’mores Party!

WONDERMADE 214 E. 1st St., Sanford Wondermade.com Thursday, Aug. 10• 5-8p.m. / Prices vary Come Celebrate National S’mores Day by taking part in setting a new record for the most people making a s’mores together! We’re throwing a street party and inviting our 10,000 best friends to join the festivities which will include kids’ crafts, live music, food and, of course, free s’mores at 7 for everyone here to help set the record.

GANJA WHITE NIGHT @ THE SOCIAL


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WILL MELT YOUR FACE NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION 21 Great Orlando Craft Beer Fest & Crawl “Endless Summer Edition”

WALL ST. PLAZA 1 Wall St., Orlando Axismag.com Saturday, Aug. 12•3-7 p.m. / Prices vary The Great Orlando Craft Beer Festival “ENDLESS SUMMER EDITION” welcomes the craftiest of conniseurs, along with the casual crawler, to sample 15 of your favorite flavors in 15 of your favorite Downtown haunts.

22 Orlando City Pride VS New Jersey Sky Blue FC ORLANDO CITY STADIUM 655 W. Church St., Orlando Orlandocitysc.com Saturday, Aug. 12• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

26 THE MOLLY RINGWALDS @ HOUSE OF BLUES

23 Dragon Ball Super Card Game Tournament

COOL STUFF GAMES-WATERFORD 504 Alafaya Trl N. Ste 115, Orlando Coolstuffgames.com Saturday, Aug. 12• 12-6 p.m. / Prices vary Fighters will participate in a swiss styled tournament until a top cut has been decided. The top ranked fighters will then have the option to split the prize pool evenly amongst themselves, or engage in a playoff for the chance to earn more!

24 The War on Wall St. Summer Games

28 FilmSlam at Enzian: August 2017 ENZIAN THEATER 1300 S. Orlando Ave;, Maitland Enzian.org Sunday, Aug. 13• 1 p.m. / Prices vary

29 Lil Yachty

HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Hardrock.com Tuesday, Aug. 15• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

30 The Welzeins, The Cosmic Groove, Rude Dude & the Creek Freaks and No Bueno

WALL ST. PLAZA 1 Wall St., Orlando Thewaronwallst.com Saturday, Aug. 12• Time / Prices vary

25 Orlando Cringe at SAK Comedy Lab! SAK COMEDY LAB 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Sakcomedylab.com Saturday, Aug. 12• 7a.m. / Prices vary We’re teaming up with the wizards at SAK Comedy Lab to produce our zaniest show. SAK’s amazing team will be performing improvised scenes completely based on our Cringe reader’s journals.

WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Wednesday, Aug.-16• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

31 J.Cole: 4 Your Eyez Only World Tour AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Amwaycenter.com Wednesday, Aug.-16• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

32 Eric Stanley Life Tour

26 The Molly Ringwalds

THE ABBEY 100 S. Eola Drive #100, Orlando Abbeyorlando.com Wednesday, Aug.-16• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Saturday, Aug. 12• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

27 Intro to Metalshop a Factur Workshop

FACTUR 520 Virginia Dr., Orlando Factur.org Saturday, Aug. 12• 9:30 a.m. / Prices vary In this workshop the participants will make a group project with each student getting experience on the mig welder, plasma cutter, Oxy/Ace Torch, band saw, drill press, grinder and sander.This is a hot new class so be prepared to have fun, learn something new and get your sweat on:) Your completed group project will be put on display in Factur’s showroom!.

33 Once More With Feeling TV Fan Art Show

CITYARTS FACTORY 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Orlandoslice.com/group/cityartsfactory Thursday, Aug. 17• 6 p.m. / Prices vary

37 Emo Nite LA Presents Emo Nite Orlando THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Friday, Aug. 18• 9 pm / Prices vary

38 The Hitman’s Bodyguard

ACTION AND ADVENTURE/COMEDY Friday, Aug. 18 The world’s top protection agent (Ryan Reynolds) is called upon to guard the life of his mortal enemy, one of the world’s most notorious hitmen (Samuel L. Jackson).The relentless bodyguard and manipulative assassin have been on the opposite end of the bullet for years and are thrown together for a wildly outrageous 24 hours. During their raucous and hilarious adventure from England to the Hague, they encounter high-speed car chases, outlandish boat escapades and a merciless Eastern European dictator (Gary Oldman) who is out for blood.

39 House of Blues and Vizion 1 Present Rabbit in the Moon HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Saturday, Aug. 19• 8 pm / Prices vary

40 There Will be Words Presents: A Saturday Night Special

STARDUST VIDEO & COFFEE 1842 E. Winter Park Rd., Orlando Therewillbewords.com Saturday, Aug. 19• 8 pm / Prices vary This show begins a new era for There Will Be Words where we combine our prose show with our poetry slam,There Will Be Verse

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THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Thursday, Aug. 17• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

35 The Black and White Pub Crawl

DOWNTOWN ORLANDO 50 E. Central Blvd., Orlando Orlandopubcrawl.com Friday, Aug. 18• 8 pm / Prices vary OPC has had White Pub Crawls and little Black dress Pub Crawls but now we are combining it so will be one awesome OPC Pub Crawl. So grab anything that you have that is Black and White and lets crawl all over downtown. So dust off those outfits and let’s crawl

36 Departure-Tribute to Journey

32 ERIC STANLEY LIFE TOUR @ TTHE ABBEY

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Friday, Aug. 18• 7:30 pm / Prices vary

RABBIT IN THE MOON @ HOUSE OF BLUES


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your curiosity through our fun exhibits and programs…with some adult beverages, of course! Bring your friends, or make it a date night, and join us for a unique and ever-changing experience that proves there’s no age limit on curiosity!

48 El Gran Combo De Puerto Rico HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Hardrock.com Saturday, Aug. 19• 8 pm / Prices vary

ORLANDO CULTURAL PARK 530 E. Princeton ST., Orlando Trackshack.com Saturday, Aug. 19• 7:30 a.m. / Prices vary

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50 Pints N’ Paws Reboot

41 Endoxa Booking Presents: Meatwound, Ad Nauseum, and Destructonomicon WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Saturday, Aug. 19• 8 pm / Prices vary

42 Florida Surf Film Festival THE ABBEY 100 S. Eola Drive #100, Orlando Abbeyorlando.com Saturday, Aug. 19• 6 pm / Prices vary

CELERY CITY CRAFT 114 S. Palmetto Ave., Sanford Pintsandpaws.com Saturday, Aug. 19• 3-6 pm / Prices vary What to expect/see!?!?!?!?!?Raffles, Vendors, Live Music, Food Trucks, Pints n Paws merchandise for sale, announcement of next year’s festival date, Drink specials from Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Lagunitas Brewing Co. and much, much more!!!!!!

51 Orlando Roller Derby: Heat Wave Hellcats vs. Manatee Mayhem SEMORAN SKATEWAY 2670 Cassel Creek Blvd., Casselberry Orlandorollerderby.com Sunday, Aug. 20• 4:30 pm / Prices vary

UCF REC & WELLNESS CENTER LEISURE POOL 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando Housing.ucf.edu Saturday, Aug. 19• 3-5 pm / Prices vary After a hard day of moving-in, relax by bringing your whole family to the Leisure Pool for great food, music, games, and a chance to meet Knightro! Come in your swimwear to battle aboard the floating Millennium Falcon and join epic lightsaber battles!This event is a great place to start meeting your new UCF Community.

44 Taste! Central Florida

ORLANDO WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT 8701 World Center DR., Orlando Centralfloridataste.org Saturday, Aug. 19• 6:45 pm / Prices vary Featuring the area’s most accomplished chefs, brewers, wine purveyors and spirit vendors,Taste! Central Florida invites the community to enjoy an evening of tasting portions of signature dishes accompanied by fine wines, craft beers, and specialty cocktails.

EMIL BUEHLER PLANETARIUM AT SEMINOLE STATE COLLEGE 100 Weldon Blvd., Sanford Seminolestate.edu/planet Monday, Aug. 21• 12p.m.-4 p.m. / Prices vary The Great American Eclipse of 2017 will be the first total solar eclipse in the contiguous United States since 1979. Although the Orlando area is not in the line of totality, nearly 90 percent of the sun’s surface will be obscured by the moon. For those who are not able to travel to areas of the country where the total eclipse is visible, this event will be the best chance to safely view the partial eclipse in all of Central Florida!

55 The Roosevelts w/ The States and Taylor James

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Tuesday, Aug. 22• 7 pm / Prices vary

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43 Move-in Cookout & Pool Party-UCF

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ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando Thehistorycenter.org Sunday, Aug. 20• 12-5 pm / Prices vary Social Media Sunday celebrates the History Center’s fans on sites such as Facebook, Instagram, Meetup, and Twitter, free admission, guided tours, live re-enactors, tasty snacks, games and crafts for the whole family.

49 Track Shack’s Celebration of Running Presented by Florida Hospital

SCIENCE NIGHT LIVE! @ ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER

Mygeekeasy.com Sunday, Aug. 20• 5 pm / Prices vary WWE’s hottest event of the summer is coming up Sunday, August 20th and we’re having a Summerslam party at The Geek Easy.When we get together to watch pro wrestling, it’s awesome.

CFE ARENA 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando Cfearena.com Tuesday, Aug. 22• 8 pm / Prices vary

57 The Goddam Gallows, Askultura, Sacred Owls, Will Brack OMB WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Wednesday, Aug. 23• 8 pm / Prices vary

HEAT WAVE HELLCATS VS. MANATEE MAYHEM

52 Geek Easy’s WWE SummerSlam Party THE GEEK EASY 114 S. Semoran Blvd., Ste 6, Winter Park

58 UCF Welcome Expo

STUDENT UNION-PEGASUS BALLROOM 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando Events.ucf.edu Wednesday, Aug. 23• 10 a.m.-2 p.m. / Prices vary Stop by to meet with student organizations, campus offices and departments, and local vendors from the area. Enjoy free food and collect many free giveaways! First-year students are eligible to receive 2,000 LINK loot points.

45 Orlando City Soccer Club VS Columbus Crew ORLANDO CITY STADIUM 655 W. Church St., Orlando Orlandocitysc.com Saturday, Aug.19• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

46 Beer and Burgers for a Cause

WORLD OF BEER-UCF 3402 Technological Ave., Orlando Wob.com Saturday, Aug.19• 12 p.m.-11 p.m. / Prices vary World of Beer will be holding a fundraiser forWhipping Childhood Cancer, 20% of your check will be donated to our Organization. Currently our main focus is to help local families with their travel needs that are involved in a study and research for childhood cancer.

47 Adults-Only Science Night Live!

ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando My.osc.org Saturday, Aug.19• 8 p.m. / Prices vary Science Night Live at Orlando Science Center is your chance to spark

44 TASTE! CENTRAL FLORIDA @ ORLANDO WORLD CENTER MARRIOTT


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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION 59 Hungry For Hip Hop Benefit Concert ft. Trina

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THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Thursday, Aug. 24• 7 pm / Prices vary

60 History in a Glass, Part 2

ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER 65 E. Central Blvd., Orlando Thehistorycenter.org Thursday, Aug. 24• 6-9 pm / Prices vary Join us for a cocktail party like no other as ace mixologists from three popular purveyors of craft cocktails. Come cheer on your favorite bartender from the Mills 50 District in a competition to create the best history-inspired beverage.The winner will advance to the series finale.

61 FreshU Mobile Kitchen Cooking Demo

UCF-MEMORY MALL 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando Events.ucf.edu Thursday, Aug. 24• 12-1 p.m. / Prices vary Wellness and Health Promotion Servies Presents the FreshU Mobile Demonstration Kitchen. FreshU Kitchen Cooking Demos teach students how to incorporate fruits and vegetables into their diets and reduce food waste. Students will get to see the process, taste the dish, and take home a recipe card so they can try making it themselves later.

62 80s Night #atTheAbbey w/ SWITCH THE ABBEY 100 S. Eola Drive #100, Orlando Abbeyorlando.com Friday, Aug. 25• 8 pm / Prices vary

63 FEN Social at ALOFT

ALOFT ORLANDO DOWNTOWN 500 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Fensocial.com Friday, Aug. 25• 6-9 pm / Prices vary

64 Rockin’ The Park

CENTER LAKE PARK Center Lake Ln., Oviedo Helpfulhands.org Friday-Saturday, Aug. 25-26• Times / Prices vary SAVE THE DATE! Enjoy blues, classic rock, alternative rock, country, & more! Come rock in the park with CeCe Teneal, Bailey Callahan Music, The Mason Pace Band, Code Violation, Nasty Habit, Running With Scissors, 13th Floor, Cactus Jack & The Cadillacs.

HISTORY IN A GLASS, PART 2 @ ORANGE COUNTY REGIONAL HISTORY CENTER

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66 Overchuck Law Firm’s City Skip Day X

70 Indie Art, Craft & Vintage Bazaar

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Friday, Aug. 25• 7 pm / Prices vary

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Friday, Aug. 25• 7 pm / Prices vary

WALL ST.PLAZA 10 Wall St. Plaza, Orlando Cityskipday.com Friday, Aug. 25• 12-6 pm / Prices vary Overchuck Law Firm’s City Skip Day is celebrating its 10th year! What better way to enjoy it than to skip work on a Friday afternoon and come drink free beer on us, play games, hang with co-workers and friends and basically make it a three-day weekend.The best part - the event is free to enter!

67 Polaroid

HORROR Friday, Aug. 25 High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to the mysterious Polaroid vintage camera she stumbles upon, but it doesn’t take long to discover that those who have their picture taken meet a tragic end.

68 Glass House Point w/ Sunghosts, Gary Lazer Eyes, & Beach Casino THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Friday, Aug. 25• 6 pm / Prices vary

BIG BANG BAZAAR 4603 W. Colonial Dr., Orlando Bigbangbazaar.net Saturday, Aug. 26• 11 a.m.-5 p.m. / Prices vary Big Bang Bazaar will feature a curated selection of over 200 local Indie artists and crafters, along with a free photo booth, Orlando Psycho City Derby Girls, Orlando Facial Hair Club and movies playing all day!

71 Howling Midnight album release w/ The Ludes, Bubble Boys, Lionscissors WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Saturday, Aug. 26• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

72 Orlando Rocks! With Alyssa Harrison, Julia McDonald, St. Valley, and Giselle HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Saturday, Aug. 26• 7:30 pm / Prices vary

73 Orlando City Soccer Club VS Vancouver Whitecaps FC

ORLANDO CITY STADIUM 655 W. Church St., Orlando Orlandocitysc.com Saturday, Aug.26• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

74 Orlando City Soccer Club VS Vancouver Whitecaps FC

ORLANDO CITY STADIUM 655 W. Church St., Orlando Orlandocitysc.com Saturday, Aug.26• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

75 Star Wars: X-wing “40th Anniversary Seraphim Epic Showdown”

65 SOCIAL DISTORTION @ HOUSE OF BLUES

COOL STUFF GAMES-WATERFORD 504 Alafaya Trl N. Ste 115, Orlando Coolstuffgames.com Saturday, Aug. 26• 12-6 p.m. / Prices vary Pilots! The time has come for a monumental event, of epic proportion! Join us here at Cool Stuff Games for our 40th Anniversary Epic tournament. Bring your biggest ships, and your best formations, because some truly awesome prizes are up for grabs. Not only are we putting the special 40th Anniversary combination R2-D2 + Integrated Astromech card, but Seraphim Studios have graced us with another behemoth of a ship.


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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION how long can she be someone else? Mentored by the tough and mysterious cleaner, Odette , Félicie learns that talent is not enough - it takes hard work to be better than her ruthless, conniving fellow students.That and friendship. Felicie’s inventive, exhausting and charismatic best friend Victor also has a dream: becoming a famous inventor.

86 Epcot 2017 International Food and Wine Festival WALT DISNEY WORLD-EPCOT 200 Epcot Center Dr., Orlando Disneyworld.disney.go.com Thursday, Aug. 31• Times / Prices vary

87 Ed Sheeran

78 ORLANDO SIGNATURE’S 2017 BARREL NIGHT @ GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL ORLANDO

76 National Dog Day!

HOURGLASS BREWING 480 S. Ronald Reagan Blvd., Longwood Hourglassbrewing.com Saturday, Aug.26• 11 a.m.-3 p.m. / Prices vary Do you love Puppers? Doggos? Yappers? Dodges? Woofers and Floofers? Then come by Hourglass on the 26th of August and bring your floofers to hang out on our puppers friendly patio to join in on National Dog day! 10% of all proffits will go to the Husky Havens of Florida association! Have a beer , Help a pupper!

Amwaycenter.com Sunday, Aug. 27• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

78 Orlando Signature’s 2017 Barrel Night

83 Art Night Out: Abstract Anomalies

GRAND BOHEMIAN HOTEL ORLANDO 325 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Orlandosignature.com Saturday, Aug.26• 6-9 p.m. / Prices vary Learn more about Orlando Signature magazine as you sample rare whiskeys and whiskey cocktails presented by master blenders and brand ambassadors. Mingle with other whiskey connoisseurs, enjoy appetizers and live entertainment. Barrel Night is a signature event produced by Orlando Signature magazine and sponsored by The Whiskey. It benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Florida. Advanced tickets are $90.

79 Gente De Zona: Vizualizate US Tour

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Sunday, Aug. 27• 7:30 pm / Prices vary

80 Marco Antonio Solis and Camila AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando

SPECTRUM STADIUM 4465 Knights Victory Way, Orlando Ucfknights.com Thursday, Aug. 31• 6 p.m. / Prices vary

WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Tuesday, Aug. 29• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

82 Bryson Tiller

CENTRAL FLORIDA FAIR GROUNDS 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando Centralfloridafair.com Saturday, Aug.26• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

88 UCF Knights VS FIU Panthers

81 Ugly Orange Presents: Death Valley Girls

77 Lifehouse & Switchfoot Looking for Summer Tour

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Amwaycenter.com Thursday, Aug. 31• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

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CFE ARENA 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando Cfearena.com Wednesday, Aug. 30• 7:30 pm / Prices vary

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Omart.org Wednesday, Aug. 30• 6-8:30 pm / Prices vary Ever wondered how to create harmonious balance with abstract shapes and forms? Join us as we create stunning abstract compositions using paint and collage techniques.

84 Goo Goo Dolls w/ Phillip Phillips HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Hardrock.com Wednesday, Aug. 30• 7:30 pm / Prices vary

NATIONAL DOG DAY!

85 Leap!

ACTION AND ADVENTURE.ANIMATION Wednesday, Aug.30 Félicie Milliner is 11 and has no money but one big, passionate dream: to become a dancer.With nothing left to lose, Félicie takes a big risk: she ‘borrows’ a spoiled brats identity and enters the Opera Ballet School. But

89 Movie Night: Rogue One

HARRY P. LEU GARDENS 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando Leurgardens.org Friday, Sept.1• 8 p.m. / Prices vary Enjoy an outdoor movie in a beautiful garden. Blankets or chairs are recommended.You may bring a dinner picnic basket. Alcohol is permitted.Garden Admission: $6 adult, $3 child (5-17 years of age) and Leu Members receive free admission. Admission is collected at the door. Leu Gardens closes at the end of the movie.Curbies Sidewalk Cafe & Shadrach’s Traveling Pizza will be selling great food and Peak Season Pops will be selling popsicles and popcorn.

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84 GOO GOO DOLLS W/ PHILLIP PHILLIPS @ HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Omart.org Friday, Sept.1• 2 p.m. / Prices vary The OMA is excited to host a book club for lovers of literature and art. Each month we’ll discuss a different text in relation to works on view in the Museum. Join us for an afternoon of literary gossip in the galleries.


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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION

91 32ND ANNUAL NKFF “RICH SALICK” PRO/AM SURF FESTIVAL @ COCOA BEACH 91 32nd Annual NKFF “Rich Salick” Pro/Am Surf Festival

COCOA BEACH Cocoa Beach Nkfsurf.com Friday-Monday, Sept.1-4• 8 a.m.-2 p.m. / Prices vary This festival is the largest charitable surfing festival in the world and has been attended by thousands including world class surfers for the past 27 years. Started by 2 professional surfers themselves, Rich and Phil Salick this event has grown tremendously and made it possible for the NKF of Florida to support programs in patient services, public and professional education, and organ donation.

92 First Friday Festival

BALDWIN PARK EVENTS New Broad ST., Orlando Baldwinparkevents.com Friday, Sept.1• 5:30-9:30 p.m. / Prices vary This FREE sidewalk festival is held the First Friday of every month, and is both family and pet friendly. Over 70 local artisans of all genres will display their art while guests shop and stroll through the heart of downtown Baldwin Park. Also featured

are many Central Florida based small businesses and non-profit organizations with products and offerings ranging from health and fitness, to beauty and fashion, as well as community service opportunities.

93 Great Chocolate Race Orlando

FESTIVAL PARK 2911 E. Robinson ST., Orlando Greatchocolaterace.com Saturday, Sept. 2 • 7:30 a.m. / Prices vary The Great Chocolate Race Series is back in Orlando this Labor Day Weekend! Wrap up the summer with a beautiful run through downtown and cap off your race with some amazing GODIVA Chocolate at the finish - the bling is pretty amazing too.

94 Orlando City Pride VS Boston Breakers ORLANDO CITY STADIUM 655 W. Church St., Orlando Orlandocitysc.com Saturday, Sept. 2• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

95 Life in Color “Worlds Largest Paint Party” presents: #LICxOrlando

CENTRAL FLORIDA FAIR GROUNDS 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando Centralfloridafair.com Saturday, Sept. 2• 7p.m. / Prices vary

96 Labor Day Bash ft.DJ Magic Mike HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Sunday, Sept. 3 • 9 pm / Prices vary

97 Manchester Orchestra

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Tuesday, Sept. 5 • 6 pm / Prices vary

98 Loose Lips (The News as Spoken Word)

WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Willspub.org Tuesday, Sept. 5 • 8 pm / Prices vary Spoken word event at which Orlando writers tackle the news, hosted by Tod Caviness the first Tuesday of the month at Lil’ Indies.

99 Apocalyptica Play Metallica by Four Cellos HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Hob.com/orlando Wednesday, Sept. 6 • 7 pm / Prices vary

100 The Afghan Whigs w/ Har Mar Superstar

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thesocial.org Wednesday, Sept. 6 • 7 pm / Prices vary

101 1st Thursdays: Eclectic Knights IX

97 MANCHESTER ORCHESTRA @ HOUSE OF BLUES

ORLANDO MUSEUM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Omart.org Thursday, Sept.7• 7 p.m. / Prices vary From 6-9 pm on the first Thursday of each month, Central Florida has an opportunity to discover local artists, listen to live music and mingle with an eclectic mix of people. There are cash bars serving wine, beer, soft drinks and water, and café offerings from area restaurants. This is the 9th annual event for the UCF College of Arts and Humanities Alumni Chapter.This Knight of Art will feature work by UCF alumni, faculty, staff and students in a variety of media.


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soundcheck: LUKE COMBS

8/30 GOO GOO DOLLS

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9/24 NAS WITH WALE & NICK GRANT

COMING SOON 8/5

BERES HAMMOND with caribbean explosion featuring etana and gem myers

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BLONDIE & GARBAGE

8/11

DONALD FAGEN AND THE NIGHTFLYERS

8/15

lil yachty

8/18 classic albums live: rush “2112”

8/19 98.1 SALSA Y MAS, UNIVISION

ORLANDO & HRL present el gran combo de puerto rico

9/8

FOUNDATION & HRL present modest mouse

9/15

classic albums live: the eagles “greatest hits”

9/20 PEPPA PIG LIVE

9/21 YOUNG THE GIANT

9/22 PSYCHEDELIC FURS 9/23 LUIS FONSI

9/26 WJRR PRESENTS MASTODON with eagles of death metal & russian circles

9/29 FOSTER THE PEOPLE

9/30 HOLLYWOOD BABBLE-ON with kevin smith & ralph garman

10/1

JOHN MULANEY

10/4 PVRIS

10/11 J BALVIN

10/12 CHRIS ISAAK 11/10 PRIMUS

11/30 SIRIUSXM presents the brian

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12/28 MICHAEL CARBONARO LIVE

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UCF Tailgate Concert Series presents LUKE COMBS w/ Bailey Callahan IOA Plaza (Spectrum Stadium) Thursday, August 31st • 4pm

UCF announced country music star Luke Combs will headline the UCF Tailgate Concert Series prior to the Knights’ Aug. 31st season-opener. Combs’ hit song “Hurricane” was atop the country charts for two weeks earlier this summer. His brand-new hit single “When It Rains It Pours” is currently Top 25 on the Billboard Country Charts, while the new album This One’s For You climbs the mainstream charts! Admission to Combs’ performance as part of the UCF Tailgate Concert Series is free. The concert, along with the remainder of the UCF Tailgate Concert Series performances, will take place in IOA Plaza, just west of Spectrum Stadium. Combs takes the stage at 4 p.m. prior to the UCF-FIU football game, which kicks off at 6 p.m. “Once again this season, our goal is to continue creating the most unique game-day experience in college football,” UCF Vice President and Director of Athletics Danny White said. “We’re looking forward to bringing an artist the caliber of Luke Combs to IOA Plaza for the first installment of this year’s Tailgate Concert Series.” With gritty, grizzled vocals, brazen songwriting talent and a dynamic live show, River House Artists/Columbia Nashville’s Combs stormed onto the country music landscape as a force to be reckoned with. Named a 2017 “Artist To Watch” by Amazon Music, Billboard, Bobby Bones, CMT, Huffington Post, Nashville Lifestyles, Pandora & Rolling Stone, the 27 year-old Asheville, North Carolina native released his critically-acclaimed debut album This One’s For You on June 2nd, and has been living on the road and on the charts every since. The album debuted No. 1 on the Billboard Country Albums chart and is the largest debut country artist release this year. Combs’ debut platinum-certified smash radio single “Hurricane” made country radio history, topping both the Billboard Country Airplay Chart and Mediabase chart for two consecutive weeks – rendering Combs, the first debut country artist to hold a multi-week No.1 since Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” and the first debut solo male artist to accomplish the feat in 9 years. After college at Appalachian State, Combs -- a true road warrior -- built his avid fan base, delivering over 200 rowdy, hold-nothing-back shows per year. By the time Combs followed his calling to Nashville, he had an army of fans behind him, three self-released EPs and a set list full of songs that are true, authentic and demonstrate his signature modern throwback sound. In addition to his appearance at the UCF Tailgate Concert Series, Combs hits the road with Brantley Gilbert on his cross-country The Devil Don’t Sleep Tour through September 2017 and joins star-packed summer festival line-ups at CMA Music Fest, Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival and Windy City Smokeout. UCF Tailgate Concert Series: August 31 (FIU) Luke Combs w/ Bailey Callahan Sept. 9 (Memphis) Steve Moakler w/ Seba & That Guy Sept. 16 (Georgia Tech) Headliner: TBA Sept. 30 (Maine) Runaway June w/ Bailey Callahan Oct. 14 (East Carolina) Drake White w/ Justin Grimes Nov. 11 (UConn) Headliner: TBA w/ Seba & That Guy Nov. 24 (USF/War On I-4) Seth Ennis w/ Justin Grimes


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UCF NATION: TAILGATE GUIDE

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TAILGATING NECESSITIES

the ride:

tailgate

TAILGATE UPDATES: MEMORY MALL: UCF SGA is working to light up Memory Mall each game to feature live music, food, a cooling zone and giveaways. UCF students and alumni also for the first time will be able to reserve spaces on Memory Mall for their tailgates. Instead of having to show up several hours early to claim a spot, those who make free online reservations will have a guaranteed space waiting for them.

the other top 19: DISH Tailgater Satellite Antenna $350 (HD Satellite)

the gear: • UCF Cornhole $125

• UCF Pong Table $85 • UCF Folding Chair with Drink & Gear Pockets $100 • UCF Cart Cooler $65

Reservations for each home game will open at 6:00pm on the Sunday evening before the game. If all tailgate spots are not filled, or if there are cancellations, reservations for a particular game day may re-open.

the meal:

Coleman® RoadTrip® LXE Propane Grill • $135


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UCF VETERANS PLOT THE PATH BACK TO THE BOWL SEASON

Words by Ashley Burns @MayorBurnsy The 2016 UCF Golden Fightin’ Gosh-Dangin’ Fast and Furious Knights football season taught us a lot about what to expect from Scott “The Handsome One” Frost and his young, new era. For starters, the biggest lesson we learned was, simply: Lower your expectations and you’ll be happier. I mean, 6-7 and a bowl appearance following one of the dumbest seasons in college football history? That’s better than a National Championship. Okay, not really, but UCF will probably never play for a National Championship, and that’s fine. Just give us a few Fiesta Bowl-like memories now and then, and all the suffering in between will be worth it. Or, at the very least, beat the teams that should be beaten. That’s the second biggest takeaway from last year: Frosty the Not-Slow Man knows how to win the easy ones. Goodness, that was a refreshing change of pace. So, what about this season? After all, last season is always but a fading memory. Hell, I already forgot all about that Cure Bowl loss? Let’s kick off this year’s completely scientific and not at all biased and uniformed UCF football season preview with a look at the schedule.

The Road to a Second Fiesta Bowl Win

My favorite win from 2016 was the 53-14 drubbing of FIU. I think back to that shor t period when FIU was rumbling from the bottom ranks of Florida teams, as Mario “Burnsy Still Thinks He Should Have Gotten the UCF Job, but isn’t Mad with How It Played Out” Cristobal had that program fired up and going places. That was annoying, because absolutely no way, dudes. Not on our watch. For tunately, that came and went (while UCF peaked on the back of THE BORT and then collapsed in hilarious fashion… again) and now we’re back to the Knights curb-stomping the Panthers. I love that FIU is the opening matchup this season, because it’ll be another huge win and set the stage for a season of power and authority. Memphis? ##*&$’ toast, bro. Maryland? Eat a bowl of turtle #&$# soup, jabronis. Maine? #@&% outta here, fam. Cinci, ECU, SMU, UConn and Temple? American LEAST, amiright? All wins. I’m almost bored with this fluff nonsense.

Still, two games excite me:

1) 9/16 vs Georgia Tech. We’ll call this one the O’Leary’s Exes Bowl. Now, settle down, I’m not making fun of good, old George anymore. While I love how much my “humor” upsets people, I’ll leave that fun in the past and let people bend the knee at his statue. I only bring him up because I am very hur t that I wasn’t invited to speak at his recent Georgia Tech roast. The jokes I could have told for that crowd… But I won’t hur t anymore O’feelings. As for the game, UCF wins by seven touchdowns. 2) 11/24 vs USF. Everyone has a way of judging a coach’s success. Mine will always be not just the ability to beat USF, but the recognition of how impor tant it is. Last year’s game was as intense and competitive as it gets. Most people think USF will be even better this year (winning the magnificent Birmingham Bowl builds nationwide confidence and esteem, after all) and they’re right. USF is going to be very good, if not great. But UCF will be historically great. Knights win this one by 50 and the toilet on the USF team bus overflows and everyone gets poop on their shoes on the ride home.

Final Season Prediction: 12-0, American East champs, Fiesta Bowl champs The Gazillion Dollar Question

“Hey Burnsy, you’re brilliant and handsome, so what’s up with the QB position this year?” In my humble opinion, the most impressive thing about UCF going 6-7 last season is that the Knights did it with terribly inconsistent play at arguably the most impor tant position. If there’s any stability at QB this season, this team will be significantly better, because the rest of the role players are very good. Obviously, I’m predicting perfection, which is totally reasonable and definitely doesn’t disqualify me from being taken seriously, so I believe we will see McKenzie Milton take a big step forward. My gut tells me this is true, and my gut has only ever been wrong about thinking Hot Pockets have nutritional value. In defense of Milton, he had a huge amount of hype last season for no good reason. photos courtesy UCF Athletics

Here are things people told me about him: “Bro, he’s like Marcus Mariota, but he has a better arm.” “Bro, he’s like Marcus Mariota, but he’s faster.” “Bro, he’s like Marcus Mariota, but he can throw a ball into the large hadron collider and solve the mystery of antimatter.” And so on. After watching him last season, all he has in common with Mariota is his initials, and that’s good. We shouldn’t ever compare a freshman QB to an NFL star, because the pressure is unfair. Now, what we need to hope for is that McKenzie “The Red Stapler” Milton has learned from this pressure, and he grows from it, while fans chill the #&%$ out and let this kid figure it out. If he doesn’t? Maybe Darriel Mack, Jr. steps in and states his case. Maybe “Pistol” Pete DiNovo steps up in what feels like his 13th season at UCF (nothing against the dude, I just feel like he’s been on the team for a long time). Or perhaps the answer will be Noah “The Wahoo Wonder” Vedral or Sean “Don’t Call Me Spencer” Pratt. My money says Milton figures this out. (Mainly because I’m not ready to see some hack use the headline “Milton’s Paradise Lost” when he loses the star ting job.)

Oh, and the Other Guys!

I have considerably less to say about the guys surrounding the QB spot because I think there’s enough talent at RB, WR, and TE to make Milton seem like he’s very good for a sophomore season. At RB, I like what we saw from Jawon Hamilton last season and especially his ability to break big plays. I really liked what we saw from the very explosive Adrian Killins, Jr., and I especially love his last name for an athlete, so RB is going to be just fine. (Also, I doubt we’ll see much from freshmen Bentavious Thompson and Cordarrian “Mr. Tennessee” Richardson, but I’m excited to see them in the future, and I like that the position has strong depth.) At receiver, I know I’m not shattering many monocles when I predict that Tre’Quan Smith will have a huge year, but I’m predicting he will have a huger year than anyone else is predicting. He’s going to have the hugest year, so huge it’ll make something really huge look small. Book it: 1,800 yards and 15 TDs. The one thing I can’t predict but really want to happen is for Jordan Akins and Jordan Franks to emerge as UCF’s version of Gronk and Hernandez, except without all the par tying and bodies.

And Then There was Shaq

I don’t think the defense will be nearly as good as it was in 2016, and that’s fine. The defense deserves a break. Losing four key players will sink most expectations, but that just means it’s time for this “UCFast” thing to happen so we can enjoy a powerful offense again for the first time in what feels like an eternity. All that really matters this season is that we appreciate just how awesome Shaquem Griffin has been. He’s an inspiration on and off the field, and that makes him the very rare kind of guy fans will talk about for years to come. Yes, we remember the stars for a few seasons after they’re done, but we remember the heroes forever. And while that is about as cliched as I can get, this dude is the real deal. So, when you’re stretching your legs out on the metal seats in front of you this season, and sipping from whatever clever contraption you used to sneak booze into the Bounce House, try to pay a little extra attention to Shaq and cheer a little harder when he’s on the field. We may never see another player like him again.


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