Central Florida and Orlando Events and Entertainment
Get ready to boogie down this Saturday with pop-funk group Kool & the Gang performing live in concert at Universal Orlando's Mardi Gras. The authentic, family-friendly celebration runs select nights through June 7 and also includes a dazzling parade, tons of Mardi Gras beads and Universal's very own French Quarter Courtyard – complete with authentic New Orleans bands, delicious Cajun cuisine and more.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) brings premier mixed martial arts (MMA) to Orlando for the first time, Saturday at the Amway Center. Utimate Fighting Championship Fight Night features a full card of fisticuffs, highlighted by second-ranked Fabricio Werdum returning to the Octagon to battle third-ranked Travis Browne (pictured) in a bout that likely determines the next challenger to Cain Velasquez's crown.
Multiple Grammy-nominated hip hop recording artist and GQ 'Rapper of the Year' Kendrick Lamar performs live at the CFE Arena on the campus of UCF, Sunday night. A native of Compton, California, Lamar's debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city included hit songs "Swimming Pools (Drank)" and "Poetic Justice." His highly-anticipated second album is due out in September.
The Hidden Mickey Guy takes us on a Hidden Mickey hunt in the New Fantasyland at the Magic Kingdom. The Disney Imagineers placed some truly compelling Hidden Images here! Many of their creations are carved in rock, so they'll stick around for a long while.
In this fresh batch of reviews from renowned Orlando food critic and icFlorida.com contributor Scott Joseph, you'll discover a reopened Vietnamese gem, a new way to go Greek, the return of Sushi Lola's to Audubon Park, and you'll find out what the new chef at Emeril's Tchoup Chop at Universal Orlando has cooking, and more.
Patch may be too old and tired to smile, but he's definitely mastered the art of looking cute. At 12-years-old, Patch is ancient as bulldogs go, but apparently he has ripened just right to be our Stanley Steemer Pet of the Week winner.
For those who enjoy a tasty libation after a busy day, check out icFlorida's brand new Barfly Blog. Keep up with our resident drink diva Betty Barfly as she buzzes around some of Orlando's popular watering holes in search of unique and tasty concoctions.
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Discover the worlds of fun waiting for you at Central Florida's theme parks. icFlorida.com's Theme Park Guide has details on popular events, rides and attractions and the latest theme park news.