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Creative hosts and hostesses, brides-to-be, and those who simply want to get lost in a little luxury need to visit Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Maitland this weekend.

After touring the tables, visit the Mediterranean Café for real, hand-made-by-mama Greek food.

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Restaurant Review: Mikado

All you can eat sushi!

It’s the beautiful range of choices on the sushi buffet that calls up words like quality, excellence, and originality.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

“The Wizard of Oz” Educational Exhibit is a journey of discovery at the Orlando Science Center.

Guests travel from the farm to the land of Oz to explore Munchkinland, the Witch’s Castle and the Emerald City before heading back home.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Beginning Jan. 15, the ever-beautiful Leu Gardens will be invaded by an unforgettable collection of Gargantuan-scale-bug-sculptures created by artist David Rogers.

A free Insect Hunt Adventure Guide is available to help discover the Big Bugs hiding throughout the gardens.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Beginning Jan. 15, the ever-beautiful Leu Gardens will be invaded by an unforgettable collection of gargantuan-scale bug sculptures.

A free Insect Hunt Adventure Guide is available to help discover the Big Bugs hiding throughout the gardens.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

See rarely displayed pieces in a Maitland exhibit filled with historical treasures.

The Maitland Historical Society was founded in 1970 as a result of a Women’s Club initiative to preserve Maitland’s history.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

What better way to ring in the New Year than to join Glinda the Good Witch as she shares her goodness at the Dr. Phillips Center?

Kristin Chenoweth is the Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress who created the role of Glinda in Broadway’s smash hit “Wicked.”

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The beloved classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” flies off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season.

This beloved musical adventure teaches us that what makes us different can be what makes us special.

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Restaurant Review: Zona Fresca

I expected the food to taste good, but I sincerely enjoyed everything I tasted.

The new eatery includes an 800-square-foot patio and serves Mexican-inspired dishes like chicken burritos, fish tacos and pork tacos created with fresh, all-natural ingredients and no preservatives.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

The Orlando Ballet's performance of “The Nutcracker” at the Dr. Phillips Center brings Christmas to life in this enchanting holiday favorite.

When Clara receives a toy nutcracker on Christmas Eve, she is transported on a magical dream-journey.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Join the CFCArts Community Choir and Orchestra as they embark on a musical journey into the magic, joy and fantasy of Christmas.

Enter the world of Toyland, where Christmas comes to life through the music and songs from your favorite Christmas movies and stories.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Celebrate the season with big weekend events

The festivities have already kicked off. Now it's time to figure out what you'll be able to fit in this packed schedule.

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Restaurant review: Umi

Inventive and zen Asian fusion

The understated charm of the room wordlessly tells you to slow down, breathe, and prepare to be enchanted by the attentive service and the inventive menu you are about to experience.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

A joyful Central Florida tradition, the Orlando Philharmonic’s Home for the Holidays is back with audience favorites.

Scheduled with impeccable timing – just two days after Thanksgiving – the two concerts will be presented at the Bob Carr Theater.

Josh Garrick: Culture for Your Calendar

Experience the beauty of Victorian Florida as you step into the Christmas past of Maitland’s early residents celebrating the holidays at the Waterhouse Residence Museum.

Imagine the preparations for the Christmas season as this historic home and museum reflects the life of a middle class Victorian family during the early days of the city of Maitland.

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