Welcome to Orlando! We are truly a melting pot of people and entertainment; home to major theme parks such as Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando Resort™, SeaWorld Orlando and exciting entertainment complexes such as I-Drive 360, Pointe Orlando and Dave & Busters to name a few. And let’s not forget an abundance of shopping. We are also home to African-American, Asian, Hispanic and LGBT communities. This website will give you a glimpse inside some of these communities where you can dine, shop, play and learn were our citizens live. From soul food and Latin to Asian cuisine there is something for everyone’s palate.
A Multicultural Guide to Orlando, FL
The LIT AF Tour Hosted by Martin Lawrence, initially scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020, is
The LIT AF Tour Hosted by Martin Lawrence, initially scheduled for Friday, March 13, 2020, is rescheduled to Friday, September 24, 2021. Ticket holders should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled date. If you are unable to attend the new date, a refund will be made available to you at your point of purchase.
(Friday) 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST
400 West Church Street
Spyro Gyra has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from Wednesday, February 24, 2021. Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued
Spyro Gyra has been rescheduled to Wednesday, September 29, 2021 from Wednesday, February 24, 2021.
Spyro Gyra is an unlikely story of a group with humble beginnings in Buffalo, NY who has continued to reach an international audience over forty years, resulting in sales of over 10 million albums and having played over five thousand shows on five continents. They have accomplished this due to a forward looking approach combined with the work ethic of an underdog, always challenging themselves to do something new while never resting on past success. It has proven to be a recipe for longevity for this jazz group while music has gone in and out of styles in ever shorter cycles.
“My hope is that our music has the same effect on the audience that it does on me,” says group leader Jay Beckenstein. “I’ve always felt that music, and particularly instrumental music, has this non-literal quality that lets people travel to a place where there are no words. Whether it’s touching their emotions or connecting them to something that reminds them of something much bigger than themselves, there’s this beauty in music that’s not connected to sentences. It’s very transportive. I would hope that when people hear our music or come to see us, they’re able to share that with us.”
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(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm EST
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S Magnolia Aven
Neil deGrasse Tyson has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Because it is moving to Walt Disney Theater, we’ll exchange your tickets for comparable seats. Just log
Neil deGrasse Tyson has been rescheduled to Wednesday, November 17, 2021 from Wednesday, February 3, 2021. Because it is moving to Walt Disney Theater, we’ll exchange your tickets for comparable seats. Just log into your Dr. Phillips Center account to get your new tickets. Guests can view a map of Walt Disney Theater here.
“Delusions of Space Enthusiasts”
In this illustrated talk, Neil deGrasse Tyson will explore the perennial mismatch between collective expectations of where we should be in space by now and the geopolitical, cultural, and economic realities that limit it.
About Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia.
Tyson’s professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way.
In addition to dozens of professional publications, Dr. Tyson has written, and continues to write for the public. From 1995 to 2005, Tyson was a monthly essayist for Natural History magazine under the title Universe. And among Tyson’s ten books is his memoir The Sky is Not the Limit: Adventures of an Urban Astrophysicist; and Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution, co-written with Donald Goldsmith. Origins is the companion book to the PBS-NOVA 4-part mini-series Origins, in which Tyson served as on-camera host. The program premiered on September 28 and 29, 2004.
Two of Tyson’s recent books are the playful and informative Death By Black Hole and Other Cosmic Quandaries, which was a New York Times bestseller, and The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet, chronicling his experience at the center of the controversy over Pluto’s planetary status. The PBS/NOVA documentary “The Pluto Files”, based on the book, premiered in March 2010. In February 2012, Tyson released his tenth book, containing every thought he has ever had on the past, present, and future of space exploration: Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier.
Tyson is the recipient of nineteen honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. His contributions to the public appreciation of the cosmos have been recognized by the International Astronomical Union in their official naming of asteroid 13123 Tyson. On the lighter side, Tyson was voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by People Magazine in 2000.
Recently Tyson served as Executive Editor and on-camera Host & Narrator for Cosmos: A SpaceTime Odyssey, the 21st-century reboot of Carl Sagan’s landmark television series. The show began in March 2014 and ran thirteen episodes in Primetime on the FOX network, and appeared in 181 countries in 45 languages around the world on the National Geographic Channels. Cosmos, which is also available on DVD and BluRay, won four Emmy Awards, a Peabody Award, two Critics Choice awards, as well as a dozen other industry recognitions.
Neil deGrasse Tyson lives in New York City with his wife, a former IT Manager with Bloomberg Financial Markets, and their two kids.
(Wednesday) 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm EST
Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
445 S Magnolia Aven