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NOV 2017


101 THINGS TO DO IN OTOWN THIS MONTH! including 5 Reason’s to be Thankful for UCF’s Coach Frost




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Soulful country crooner hits UCF for the ECU showdown Homecoming weekend.

101 Things to do in Otown


It’s Fall and that means everyone starts drinking Oktoberfest brews!

101 Things to do in Otown



Bruno is back, the one man wrecking machine hits Amway this month.

101 Things to do in Otown


What’s not to love about Halsey... she headlines the arena!

101 Things


Lots of parties in Otown on Saturday nite and then Halloween... wash that costume!

5 Reasons be Thankful for Coach Frost

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He’s on everyone’s list, but he’s on our Sideline... so let’s keep this machine rolling for another couple seasons!


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soundcheck: SETH ENNIS


14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour


11/30 SIRIUSXM presents the brian


setzer orchestra’s 14th annual christmas Availablerocks! Everywheretour




11/22 SALSA 98.1, UNIVISION &

HRL present en vivo: toño rosario & luis enrique


THE BEATLES sgt pepper’s lonely hearts club band

12/2 12/7






G3 2018: JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI of dream theater, PHIL COLLEN of def leppard






VIDEO GAMES LIVE: bonus round



12/30 CLASSIC ALBUMS LIVE PINK FLOYD dark side of the moon

TICKETS AVAILABLE BY CALLING THE HARD ROCK LIVE BOX OFFICE AT +1-407-351-5483 OR TICKETMASTER AT TICKETMASTER.COM OR +1-407-839-3900 Artists, showtimes & prices subject to change. All shows are all ages unless otherwise stated.




who: where: when:

UCF Tailgate Concert Series presents SETH ENNIS w/ Justin Grimes IOA Plaza (Spectrum Stadium) Friday, November 24th • 5pm (Tailgate opens 1pm)

Seth Ennis may have been raised a proud Georgia boy, but the young singer-songwriter is as worldly as the most seasoned traveler — and it shows in his eclectic brand of country music, a sound inspired by his hero Vince Gill, the pop-punk bands he followed each year on the Vans Warped Tour and smooth R&B stars like Usher. Despite being just 23 years old, the multi-instrumentalist (he’s a natural-born drummer) has experienced a lot of life. Seth spent his formative years on a military base in Japan, cut his teeth as a touring musician while living in Raleigh and commuting to Nashville, and has now put down roots in Music City, where through perseverance and a dedication to his craft he landed a record deal with Sony Music Nashville. As he likes to tell it, it was a case of being in the right place at the right time — and having the raw talent to stand out. “There was a battle of the bands competition here in Nashville and when one of the bands dropped out, I got the call,” Seth says. “I called my players together and we killed it.” With the victory, Seth secured a coveted performance spot at CMA Music Festival and caught the eye of Sony, as well as one of the competition’s judges, producer Corey Crowder. Crowder is now in the studio with Seth, both of them co-producing Seth’s debut album. With the progressive musical risks of current pop music, the finesse of traditional country, strong R&B influences, and a healthy respect for organic sounds (he is a bluegrass fanatic), Seth’s music is poised to establish him as a fresh new voice in the genre, with a world view. “Country music is not that big in Japan,” he admits with a laugh while describing his type of music. “If I were raised in Georgia my whole life, I’d probably sound a lot different than I do. But because of how much I moved around, and all the cultures I experienced, my sound is especially diverse.” It’s one that will fit right in on country music’s evolving landscape, where production has become just as key as songwriting. Fortunately, Seth excels at both. “Production is so important to me, and I like to think I have an ear for it. I’m really picky,” he says. “And songwriting is something I’ve gotten better at since moving to Nashville and learning from great writers like Ben Hayslip and Rhett Akins. The best song always wins, even if it’s not my own. I have incredible respect for the writing community.” For his debut single “Woke Up in Nashville,” Seth wrote with tunesmiths David Hodges and Blair Daly, creating an autobiographical account of his journey to Music City to pursue his dream as a singer-songwriter. Fittingly, the song begins with Seth loading up his father’s truck and driving north from Georgia. In the studio, Seth played every instrument on “Woke Up in Nashville,” from guitars and bass to drums and piano. He even sang his own background vocals. Being self-sufficient in the writing room and in the booth is important to the young singer, but he’s excited to collaborate in the encouraging country community. Seth is adamant about maintaining his own sense of identity. While he may unabashedly profess a love for pop melody and rock & roll energy, he’s a country disciple. “Country is how I was raised. Its stories are about me,” he says. “But Nashville is also a melting pot right now, so I’m thinking huge: What can I do to play internationally? How can I have my songs heard globally? It’s about dreaming big.” Which has certainly steered him right so far.

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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION Friday, Nov.10• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

14 Imagine Dragons: Evolve Tour AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Friday, Nov.10• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

15 Yoli Mayor

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Friday, Nov.10• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

16 1997- a two night event celebrating Music and Culture from 1997!


WILL’S PUB 1042 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Friday, Nov.10• 9-11:59 p.m. / Prices vary You strapped on your Buffalo Platforms, fed your Tamagotchi, and MmmBop-ed down to Claire’s with a Surge in hand to pick up that Limited Edition “Heart Of The Ocean” Titanic Necklace. It was 1997, and you weren’t gonna be drawn like one of those French girls without a pencil-case stuffed with Oreo O’s or a head full of butterfly clips.Well, now you can finally complain about those Batman suit nipples with people who will actually understand the context, as Will’s Pub is transported back in time to.......1997!

01 Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits

06 Niall Horan: Flicker Sessions 2017

02 Iron & wine w/ John Moreland

07 Hoodie AllenThe Hype World Tour 2017

17 Thrice/Circa Survive

03 Pato Banton

08 Orlando Solar Bears vs. Greenville Swamp Rabbits

18 Daddy’s Home 2

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Tuesday, Nov. 7• 7 p.m. / Prices vary THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Tuesday, Nov. 7• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Thursday, Nov 9• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

PLAZA LIVE ORLANDO 425 S. Bumby Ave., Orlando Thursday, Nov 9• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Wednesday, Nov.8• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Thursday, Nov 9• 10:30 a.m. / Prices vary

09 Luke Pell

04 Orlando Magic vs. New York Knicks

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thursday, Nov 9• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Wednesday, Nov. 8• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

10 Star- Studded Evenings

05 Thornton 2nd Thursday Wine & Art Walk

THORNTON PARK DISTRICT 608 E. Central Blvd., Orlando Thursday, Nov 9• 6:30-9:30p.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!


ORLANDO SCIENCE CENTER 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando Friday, Nov.10• 5-9 p.m./ Prices vary Star-Studded Evenings are your opportunity to experience some of Orlando Science Center’s programming after dark! Learn a little more about our place in outer space through the Crosby Observatory, weather permitting. Our 10″ Byers refracting telescope is used to look at various celestial objects, depending on what is visible in the night sky during the season, as well as 8″ and 10″ reflecting telescopes. Our knowledgeable staff can even give you tips on how to stargaze at home!

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Friday, Nov.10• 6 p.m. / Prices vary

COMEDY Friday, Nov.10 Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas.Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos.

19 Bumpin Uglies w/ Resinated/El Dub

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Saturday, Nov.11• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

20 La La Land in Concert



11 An Evening with Primus HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Friday, Nov.10• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

12 Electric Daisy Carnival

CAMPING WORLD STADIUM 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando Friday-Saturday, Nov.10-11• Times / Prices vary Insomniac, the producer behind North America’s largest dance music festival, announced its return to Orlando, FL for another two-day adventure packed with sunshine, positive energy, and world-renowned talent.

13 UCF Men’s Basketball vs. Mercer NIALL HORAN: FLICKER SESSIONS 2017

CFE ARENA 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando


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WILL MELT YOUR FACE NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION 21 Council of 101 Presents Festival of Trees

ORLANDO MUSUEM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Saturday, Nov.11-19• Time / Prices vary The Festival of Trees, now in its thirty-first year, transforms the Orlando Museum of Art into a glittering wonderland filled with sparkling trees, vignettes and stunning décor for visitors of all ages.The Orlando Museum of Art will showcase designer Christmas trees of all sizes, holiday vignettes, custom hand designed wreaths and table décor, a gingerbread village, tabletop displays and more. Each piece is designed by Orlando’s finest designers and is available for purchase.

22 UCF Knights vs. UConn

SPECTRUM STADIUM UCF 4465 Knights Victory Way., Orlando Saturday, Nov.11• Time: TBD / Prices vary


23 Orlando Beer Festival 2017

ORLANDO FESTIVAL PARK 2911 E. Robinson St., Orlando Saturday, Nov.11• 1-5 p.m. / Prices vary The 3rd Annual Orlando Beer Festival is one of the largest beer festivals in Orlando, pouring 200+ craft beers from local and regional breweries.

24 Jay-Z


29 Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull Live! AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Tuesday, Nov. 14• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary

30 Sanford Beer Week 2017

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Saturday, Nov.11• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

25 12th Annual Winter Garden MusicFest 2017

DOWNTOWN WINTER GARDEN 101 S. Boyd St., Winter Garden Saturday, Nov.11• 12-11 p.m. / Prices vary Stroll down Plant Street while taking in the sounds from our 20 Live Street and Stage Performers, Indulge in the taste of Local Food Vendors, Sip on Craft Beer from our Local Crooked Can Brewing Company and mingle with friends and other members of the community on this day of Family Fun!

26 Nacho

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Sunday, Nov.12• 6:30 p.m. / Prices vary

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SANFORD 116 E.. 1ST St., Sanford Tuesday, Nov. 14-20• 5 P.M./ Prices vary Join us for our third annual Sanford Beer Week! A week-long lineup of beer-centric events including local craft beer bars and breweries.

31 Grizzly Bear

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Wednesday, Nov.15• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

32 La Boheme

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 445 s. Magnolia Ave., Orlando Wednesday, Nov.15• Time / Prices vary

33 Son Volt

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Wednesday, Nov.15• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

27 Orlando Solar Bears vs. Florida Everblades

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Sunday, Nov.12• 1:30 p.m. / Prices vary

34 4th Annual Immersed Aquatic Art Show

CITYARTS FACTORY 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Thursday, Nov. 16• 6-9 p.m. / Prices vary The 4th Annual Immersed Aquatic Art Show features aquatic-themed art (paintings, sculpture, metalwork) and live aquarium displays by industry leaders.

28 MEWITHOUTYOU [A->B] Life 15 year Tour w/ Pianos become the Teeth

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Tuesday, Nov. 14• 6:30 p.m. / Prices vary

38 Cedric The Entertainer

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 445 s. Magnolia Ave., Orlando Thursday, Nov. 16• 8-11 p.m. / Prices vary

39 Justice League

ACTION/ADVENTURE Friday, Nov.17 Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat.

40 Startup Weekend Orlando

CATALYST 1 s. Orange Ave., Orlando Friday-Sunday, Nov.17-19• Times / Prices vary Startup Weekend is a 54-hour weekend event, during which groups of developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus, graphic artists and more pitch ideas for new startup companies, form teams around those ideas, and work to develop a working prototype, demo, and presentation by Sunday evening.

41 Keysha Cole

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista


35 3rd Thursday Gallery Hop

DOWNTOWN ORLANDO ARTS DISTRICT 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Thursday, Nov. 16• 6-9 p.m. / Prices vary Join thousands of visitors who converge in Downtown Orlando for 3rd Thursday Orlando’s Gallery Hop and Business Networking events!

36 Waxahatchee w/ Ought

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thursday, Nov. 16• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

30 TUESDAY, NOV. 14-20 • 5 P.M.

37 Hidden Figures Movie Night

UCF STUDENT UNION SU# 223 12715 Pegasus Dr., Orlando Thursday, Nov. 16• 7:30-9 p.m. / Prices vary


YOU CAN BRING Small bags, single-compartment backpacks, plush backpacks, purses (maximum 12“x12“) Official Insomniac water bottles—must be empty upon entry Hydration packs with no more than two main compartments and one smaller compartment—must be empty upon entry Cell phones and portable chargers/external batteries Fanny packs Sunglasses & hats Lighters and sealed packs of cigarettes E-cigs/vapes (refillable liquid chambers OK, must be empty upon arrival) Physician-prescribed medication that is not expired (must show physician’s prescription and consult with a safety officer upon entry) Earplugs Sealed lip balm & gloss Powder makeup Sealed tampons Glowsticks & glowing/illuminated costumes or jewelry Sealed packs of gum Hula hoops (including LED hoops) LED poi Inflatables (must be deflated upon entry) Flags/banners or handmade signs (no corporate/company-branded and no hard flagpoles) Festival totems or decorated pool noodles (see Totem Guidelines below) Non-professional flash/still cameras, handheld video devices under 6″ (Sony Action Cam, GoPro, etc.), and GoPro extendable poles

EVEN EDC HAS RULES NO Re-entry/ins & outs per day NO Camping NO Refunds or exchanges NO Sitting on designated dancefloor areas NO Moshing, crowd-surfing or stage-diving NO Unauthorized solicitations, handbills, sampling, NO Tailgating

RELAX & CHILL OUT... Get refreshed at Corona’s Electric Beach all weekend, a special addition to this year’s chill zones!

ONLY TRY THIS AT HOME... BUT LEAVE IT THERE Illegal substances Drugs or drug paraphernalia Massagers Laser pointers and air horns LED gloves or LED microlights used for light shows Pacifiers, dust masks or gas masks Eye drops (available inside festival at the general store) Over-the-counter medication (available inside festival at general store or from a first aid station) Liquid makeup Unsealed tampons (upon entry) Open packs of cigarettes (upon entry) Glass, cans, cups or coolers Outside food or beverages (including alcohol and candy) Markers, pens or spray paint Large chains or spiked jewelry Weapons of any kind (includes pocket knives, pepper spray, fireworks, etc.) Stickers, flyers Balls or Frisbees Tents, large umbrellas, chairs or blankets Bota bags Large purses, bags or backpacks (over 12″×12″) Stuffed animals or dolls Professional photo, video, or audio recording equipment (no detachable lenses, tripods, big zooms or commercial-use rigs) Pets

MAKING A STATEMENT Maximum height is 10 feet. Totems must be lightweight material. Collapsible/telescoping camera extenders that follow the above guidelines are OK (lightweight/hollow aluminum/polycarbonate). PVC, light wood or aluminum poles must be no thicker than 1 inch in diameter. Decorated pool noodles work great for easy entrance through security. Totems promoting illegal activity or hate speech will not be permitted. Please keep it PLUR.

GETTING THERE Skip the traffic and the hassle of parking, and travel the safe way to EDC Orlando 2017 with the Official Insomniac Shuttle Program! Each shuttle pass includes transportation for both days from the Orlando Hotel block to the festival and back. Shuttles depart from 1pm–1am every half hour, dropping off at the official EDC Orlando 2017 shuttle lot. The shuttle departure locations are: irport Park Drive, Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites, across from Universal Studios, Comfort Inn and Suites Convention Center, Country Inn & Suites by Carlson, Four Points by Sheraton Orlando International Drive, Hampton Inn Orlando – Near Universal Blv/International Dr, Wingate by Wyndham Universal Studios & Convention Center GENERAL PARKING

Parking is available for $30/ car (CASH ONLY) in multiple lots surrounding the venue. Space is limited, so be sure to carpool, and come earto avoid delays! Note that parking is at the vehicle owner’s risk.


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to participate. Then fundraise and show up at the event for a celebration of our four-legged friends!

48 The Orlando Classic: Tastemakers Official Afterparty

53 Brit Floyd

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 445 s. Magnolia Ave., Orlando Sunday, Nov.19• 8 p.m. / Prices vary The hotly anticipated rock event of the year returns, as Brit Floyd brings the music of Pink Floyd to life once again with its lavish new stage show, ‘Immersion World Tour 2017’.The spectacle of a Pink Floyd concert experience is truly recaptured in high-definition sound, and with a stunning million dollar light show and state of the art video design.

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Saturday, Nov.18• 8:30 p.m. / Prices vary

49 Orlando Magic vs. Utah Jazz AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Saturday, Nov.18• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

54 Barktoberfest 2017

50 The Front Bottoms

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Sunday, Nov.19• 6:30 p.m. / Prices vary


42 Downtown Salon Show

SNAP! DOWNTOWN Mariposa St., Orlando Friday, Nov.17• 7-10 p.m. / Prices vary Snap! Downtown presents its annual ‘SALON SHOW’ - a unique opportunity to discover new artists and revisit previously exhibited works.

51 Gaming Knights Video Game Night!

UCF PEGASUS BALLROOM 4000 Central Florida Blvd., ORlando Sunday, Nov.19• 12-9:30 p.m. / Prices vary It’s that time of the year again! Gaming Knight’s biggest event of the year, Video Game Night, is coming back again! Come on out for our biggest LAN yet, with all the best PRIZING, GAMES, and REALLY COOL STUFF! We’re having set ups everywhere and we’ll be there all day so bring everyone you can! Heck, bring your parents so you can show off your rad gamer skills!

43 Florida Blue Battle of the Bands

44 Ugly Holiday Sweater Date Night

45 Florida Blue Florida Classic

CAMPING WORLD STADIUM 1 Citrus Bowl Place, Orlando Saturday, Nov.18• Time: TBD/ Prices vary The nation’s largest HBCU rivalry features the Florida A&M Rattlers against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. Since its inception in 1978, the game has now seen over 1.5 million spectators attend the game (1,560,893). The game is famous for the halftime show featuring the FAMU Marching 100 and the B-CU Marching Wildcats.

LAKE EOLA PARK 512 E. Washington St., Orlando Sunday, Nov.19• 12-4 p.m. / Prices vary Join us for Barktoberfest 2017. Come out and meet some foster Pugs and PROoF Alumni. Come learn about Pug Rescue of Florida and what we do to help find forever homes for the Pug and Pug mix breed.You can also sign up to volunteer, foster, or adopt. See you there! The pugs will be waiting to meet you.

55 Pine Street Market

CITYARTS FACTORY 29 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Sunday, Nov.19• 11 a.m.-5 p.m. / Prices vary Pine Street Artist and Handmade Goods Market is back. Join us for artisan vendors, food, music, and fun.

56 Sofas and Suds

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Friday, Nov.17• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

ORLANDO MUSUEM OF ART 2416 N. Mills Ave., Orlando Friday, Nov.17• 7-10 p.m. / Prices vary Join us for a date night, all geared up in your finest, ugly holiday sweater - enjoying music while strolling through the Festival of Trees and the Museum’s exhibitions. Casual eats and drinks available for purchase in Pearson’s Festival Café.

400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Sunday, Nov.19• 7 p.m. / Prices vary


We’re hosting this one in the Pegasus Ballroom, so really come on out and support GK!

52 Marc Anthony: Full Circle Tour AMWAY CENTER

DOWNTOWN SANFORD 2nd Street Sanford Ave., Sanford Sunday, Nov.19• 2-6 p.m. / Prices vary Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Sanford and watch as local businesses race their modified couches against each other. Who will be the fastest and who will be the crowd favorite? Admission to this event is FREE! But please, no coolers our outside drinks. Security and Sanford PD will ask you to throw away.There will be plenty of options for drinks and dining in and around the event site.

57 Orlando Magic vs. Indiana Pacers AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Monday, Nov.20• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

58 The Original Wailers HOUSE OF BLUES

46 UCF Men’s Basketball vs. William & Mary

CFE ARENA 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando Saturday, Nov.18• 2 p.m. / Prices vary

47 DogFest Walk ‘n Roll Orlando

LAKE LILY 701 Lake Lily Dr., Maitland Saturday, Nov.18• 9 a.m.-2 p.m. / Prices vary DogFest Walk ‘n Roll is coming to Orlando so grab your leash and get ready to have a tail-waggin’ good time. Celebrate the community of people and dogs that make it possible for Canine Companions to show that the most advanced technology capable of transforming the lives of people with disabilities has a cold nose and a warm heart. You can register to walk - it’s easy and there is no fee


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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION Friday, Nov.24• Time: TBD / Prices vary

68 OrlandoCon 2017

HILTON ORLANDO BUENA VISTA PALACE-DISNEY SPRINGS AREA 1900 E. Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Friday-Sunday, Nov.24-26• Time/ Prices vary

69 Nirvana (Tribute to Nirvana) 1993 MTV Unplugged in NY THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Friday Nov. 24• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

70 Orlando Solar Bears vs. South Carolina Stingrays AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Saturday, Nov.25• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

71 Orlando Philharmonic Presents: Home for the Holidays!


59 Orlando Solar Bears vs. Jacksonville Icemen

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Tuesday, Nov.21• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

60 Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 445 s. Magnolia Ave., Orlando Tuesday, Nov.21-26• Times / Prices vary

61 Salsa 981., Univision, and HRL present En Vivo Tono Rosario and Luis Enrique HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Wednesday, Nov.22• 9 p.m. / Prices vary

62 Coco

ACTION/ADVENTURE/ANIMATION Wednesday, Nov.22 Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz . Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel’s family history.

the celebration we know today.

65 Puerto Rico vs USA Basketball Game: FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifier CFE ARENA 12777 Gemini Blvd. N., Orlando Thursday, Nov.23• 7:30 p.m. / Prices vary The Puerto Rico National Basketball team will host the United States in a FIBA 2019 World Cup Qualifier basketball game on November 23 at 7:30 PM at CFE Arena on the campus of UCF.The game was originally scheduled to take place in Puerto Rico, and will be the first game under the new FIBA competition format, as a qualifier for the 2019 World Cup in China.

BOB CARR THEATER 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando Saturday, Nov.25• 2& 8 p.m. / Prices vary

72 Michael Ray Get to Your Room Tour

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Saturday, Nov.25• 7 p.m. / Prices vary


66 Alter Bridge- The Last Hero Tour HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Friday, Nov.24• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

67 UCF Knights vs. USF Bulls SPECTRUM STADIUM UCF 4465 Knights Victory Way., Orlando


63 AAHZ Presents: These are the Breaks 2

THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Wednesday, Nov.22• 8:30 p.m. / Prices vary

64 The Man Who Invented Christmas

COMEDY/DRAMA Wednesday, Nov.22 The Man Who Invented Christmas tells of the magical journey that led to the creation of Ebenezer Scrooge, Tiny Tim and other classic characters from A Christmas Carol.The film shows how Charles Dickens mixed real life inspirations with his vivid imagination to conjure up unforgettable characters and a timeless tale, forever changing the holiday season into



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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION Thursday, Nov.30• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

81 Bear Grillz w/ Phase One THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thursday, Nov.30• 9 p.m. / Prices vary

82 Orlando Renaissance Festival 2017 BILL FREDERICK PARK AT TURKEY LAKE 3401 S. Hiawassee Rd., Orlando Friday-Sunday, Dec.1-3 •Times / Prices vary Join us for three amazing days of history, music, food, and fun for the whole family. Now with beer.

83 Poptone featuring Founding Members Daniel Ash & Kevin Haskins THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Friday, Dec.1 •6 p.m. / Prices vary

84 Polaroid

ORLANDO RENAISSANCE FESTIVAL 2017 @ BILL FREDERICK PARK 73 Classic Albums Live: The Beatles “SGT Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando Saturday, Nov.25• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

74 Orlando Solar Bears vs. South Carolina Stingrays AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Sunday, Nov.26• 1:30 p.m. / Prices vary

75 All Time Low

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Tuesday, Nov.28• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

76 Lil Pump

THE BEACHAM 46 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Wednesday, Nov.29• 7 p.m. / Prices vary


HORROR Friday, Dec.1 High school loner Bird Fitcher has no idea what dark secrets are tied to


77 It’s a Wonder Life: A Live Radio Play ORLANDO SHAKES 812 E. Rollins St., Orlando Wednesday, Nov.29• Times/ Prices vary

78 Orlando Magic vs. Oklahoma City Thunder AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Wednesday, Nov.29• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

79 The Drums w/ Hoops

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thursday, Nov.30• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

80 SiriusXM Presents Brian Setzer Orchestra’s 14th Annual Christmas Rocks! Tour w/ The Texas Gentlemen HARD ROCK LIVE ORLANDO 6050 Universal Blvd., Orlando



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NOISE • VISUALS • BALLS • MOTIVATION THE GEEK EASY 114 S. Semoran Blvd. Ste. 6, Winter Park Saturday, Dec. 2• 1 p.m.-1 a.m. / Prices vary On Saturday, December 2nd, Ongaku Overdrive celebrates to 30th anniversary of the beloved Mega Man video game franchise with live music, video game competitions, a costume contest, artists, vendors, and more!

95 NCAA Women’s College Cup All Sessions ORLANDO CITY STADIUM 655 W. Church St., Orlando Sunday, Dec. 3• 1 p.m. / Prices vary

96 Jagged Edge

HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Sunday, Dec. 3• 6:30 p.m. / Prices vary

97 Orlando Magic vs. Atlanta Hawks

101 MIX 105.1’S ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS FT. FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS @ HOUSE OF BLUES 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.

85 Ordinary Boys (Tribute to the music of The Smiths & Morrissey) THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Friday, Dec.1• 8p.m. / Prices vary

86 Pecha Kucha Orlando v.21

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS 445 s. Magnolia Ave., Orlando Friday, Dec.1• 6-9 p.m. / Prices vary PechaKucha Night is an entertainment event held several times a year in downtown Orlando. Drawing its name from the Japanese term for “chitchat,” PechaKucha rests on a simple idea: 20 images x 20 seconds. It’s a format that makes the presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace.

87 Orlando Magic vs. Golden State Warriors AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Friday, Dec.1• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Wednesday, Dec. 6• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

91 Marc Broussard

98 Twilight Yoga

92 OUC Orlando Half Marathon & Track Shack Lake Eola 5k

99 The Werks & Passafire

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Saturday, Dec. 2• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

LAKE EOLA PARK 512 E. Washington St., Orlando Saturday, Dec. 2• 7:30 a.m. / Prices vary One of the Southeast’s top road race events, now in its 41st year, winds through scenic Downtown Orlando and beautiful Lake Eola.You will join over 6,000 runners for this Orlando tradition and enjoy live music along the course. Discover the City Beautiful and the fun beyond the run...

93 Gabriel Iglesias: Fluffymania To AMWAY CENTER 400 W. Church St. #200, Orlando Saturday, Dec. 2• 8 p.m. / Prices vary

94 Mega Mania: Celebrating 30 years of the Blue Bomber

DOWNTOWN CREDO 706 W. Smith St., Orlando Thursday, Dec. 7• 6:30-9 p.m. / Prices vary

THE SOCIAL 54 N. Orange Avenue, Orlando Thursday, Dec. 7• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

100 Dead & Company

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

101 Mix 105.1’s All I Want for Christmas ft. Fitz and the Tantrums HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista

88 Ugly Sweater Crawl-Orlando

DOWNTOWN ORLANDO 400 S. Orange Ave., Orlando Saturday, Dec. 2• 2-10 p.m. / Prices vary The 1st annual Ugly Sweater Bar Crawl is here and we want the city of Orlando to join in on the fun. Get that Goodwill sweater, find those tacky holiday pants, and get ready to jingle bell ROCK!

89 Songs for the Soul: An intimate evening with Brent Smith and Zach Myers of Shinedown HOUSE OF BLUES 1490 Buena Vista Dr., Lake Buena Vista Saturday, Dec. 2• 7 p.m. / Prices vary

90 29th Annual Holiday Tour of Homes

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN SANFORD 230 E. 1st St., Sanford,FL Saturday, Dec. 2• 1-9 p.m. / Prices vary Join us as we showcase Sanford’s historic charm this holiday season.This year the tour has been extended into the evening and includes a variety of tour stops in Sanford Heights and downtown Sanford.


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5 Reasons we should all be Thankful for Coach Scott

With great college football success comes a major pain in the ass:

All the world wants a piece of the Frostmeister. Here we are, neck deep in the unthinkable: UCF is undefeated. The national media is drooling over this “sleeping giant” (I prefer the more recent “clown car of talent” label) that has been snoozing since Daunte Culpepper was lining up under center, and the Knights are finally climbing the Top 25 like the real program we were promised for years. It’s almost too good to be true. As such, the oft-punished, mostly-tortured fans are already looking for negativity. And that same national media, wiping the drool off to reveal fangs, is providing the fun-killing narrative: “Where will Scott Frost go next?” Hell, during the halftime show of UCF’s beatdown of ECU the CBS Sports team basically put on a sales presentation on behalf of Nebraska and every pathetic SEC program, as some people think Tennessee or Florida will swoop in with a big orange bag of cash to steal Frost away after this season. Well, as Orlando’s most prominent negative voice on all things Knights, allow me to offer my brilliant analysis: Shut the f*ck up, because Frost ain’t going anywhere… yet. Actually, let me be a little more positive for once in my life: Shut the f*ck up, because Frost doesn’t have to go anywhere… ever. Let me break it all down with five reasons we should all be thankful for Frosty the No, I Will Not Coach Elsewhere, Man… 1) Undefeated and counting By the time you read this, UCF could be 8-0, or maybe the bottom dropped out and the Knights got caught up in their own hype against SMU (which would have a silver lining in Chad Moore, deservedly, getting a lot more attention from the desperate, failing “big time” programs). But again, let’s be positive. UCF just dropped 73 on Austin Peay (a team we should thank for having the balls no other program had to take UCF on) and Milton’s Paradise Found is thriving. It’s simply incredible that UCF got this far. That’s not a knock on the talent, mind you. It’s just that this is the first time we’ve ever reached this point, and so it makes sense that we don’t know how to react. It’s certainly too good to be true, but you know what? Instead of treating this like an outlier, let’s embrace it as the new normal.

“CBS Sports team basically put on a sales presentation on behalf of Nebraska...”

2) THIS is the program we were promised For years and years – and to some of us, what has felt like a freaking eternity – we were sold this idea that UCF should be able to compete with UF, FSU and The U because there’s so much talent in Florida, and all it would take is the right combination of coaching and facilities. So, a ton of money was spent on making this happen, and we flirted with it a few times, but mostly we were left wondering: “Hey, how the hell does Boise-freaking-State win every year but we don’t?” With Frost, it finally seems like we have arrived. We certainly have the hype nailed, and that makes for the type of program that four- and five-star kids love to play for. I’m still haunted by the echoes of “The cupboard is bare,” but seeing the talent on this roster makes me smile, because the cupboard is going to be fully stocked soon, and we may obese from lack of portion control. (I’m aware my metaphors are often garbage.) 3) A spotlight is still a spotlight For the record: I predict Frost will stay at UCF at least two more years, because he is just now starting a family, and moving around the country is a pain in the ass. Additionally, he’s presumably a man of strong morals and ditching his first recruiting class halfway through because of one great season (that could still just as easily get away from us) would be the a-hole thing to do (not to mention he’d have to start fresh and there is zero guarantee that he’d catch lightning in a bottle elsewhere). And he’s investing his own money into keeping and strengthening his coaching staff, so it’s not exactly a stretch to believe that maybe, just maybe, this dude wants to build his own statue outside of UCF’s stadium. But let’s say he fulfills his dream of coaching at Nebraska and he takes Noah “The Wahoo Warrior” Vedral with him. Oh well, c’est la vie, right? We knew what we were getting into with this hire. Still, even if two seasons was all Frost needed to get to the “next level” (a concept I don’t believe exists in college football anymore unless you’re looking to the NFL) he has at least put enough groceries in the cupboard to give the next dude a running start. Oh, and thanks in part to the Fiesta Bowl win and now this 7-0 start, I’d bet both my nuts and my ’52 Mickey Mantle (Bowman, because I’m blue collar) that UCF could get any coach it wants. And that’s a great feeling to have for once (even though I believe Frost is a good dude and won’t bail… yet.) 4) A river isn’t the laziest thing at UCF You’re not a real UCF fan or member of the Orlando sports media until you’ve written “Where are the fans?!?!” in response to a bad showing at a home game. As the person who perfected this tired and lazy routine over the better part of a decade, I have to say I’m thankful to see this nonsense is still going strong. What UCF fans should be thankful for, though, is the core fan base that has stuck around throughout the ups and downs and not adopted blue and orange or garnet and gold fan gear because “That’s where I went to graduate school, so I’m a fan of both.” Building a winning program might have taken Frost only two seasons, but earning and regaining the trust of fans can take longer.The average UCF fan is used to things going from good to bad way more than good to best. Yes, every area alumni and so-called hometown fan should fill every seat so we don’t look stupid on TV, but fan-shaming is stupid, so stop it and be thankful that I saved you from looking like a dick.UCF’s administration is. 5) The self-own that keeps on owning I got a pretty good laugh out of Florida fans updating the Gators’ Wikipedia page to say Frost is their head coach, because that’s the saddest damned thing I’ve seen in years. If I’m a jortswearing UF fan still pining for the Spurrier era and bitter over Urban hauling ass out of town, I’m not mocking UCF fans on Facebook by bragging that my program is going to steal their coach. To put it lightly, that’s really f*cking pathetic, you guys. IInstead, I’m wondering why the well-paid officials keep bungling the hiring process, and especially why the hell a shark-humping (allegedly) boob like McElwain gets a $12 million buyout in the first place. If anything, I’ve learned from this and the previous “Muschampionship” stupidity not to get excited about lifting a well-hyped coach from another school. Maybe play it cool, Gator faithful, because all this thirstiness for Frost is the most glorious self-own I’ve ever seen from a former National Champion. And so I’m thankful that, for once, us UCF fans can tell Florida fans not to worry. One day they might just be lucky enough to be like us. - Ashley Burns