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DOWNTOWN ORLANDO BUSINESS NEWSSteinmetz Hall Recognized as one of The 11 Most Beautiful Theaters in the WorldThis week, the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts was recognized by Architectural Digest, in a feature distinguishing Steinmetz Hall as one of the 11 most beautiful theaters in the world. From concert halls to opera houses to theaters, each was selected as a model of unique design, creative innovation and remarkable appearance. Steinmetz Hall was highlighted as one of the world’s most acoustically-advanced theaters and praised for its multiform capabilities to transform shape, seating and sound to accommodate multiple types of performances. Read the full article here.National Ice Cream Day 🍦Did you know National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday? What better way to celebrate than with one of the Top 100 Ice Cream Shops in the USA, right here in Orlando! Sampaguita was recently listed in Yelp's Top 100 US Ice Cream Shops for 2023, thanks to the dedication of their team and support from local ice-cream lovers. Sampaguita and Greenery Creamery invite you to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on July 16th, and take advantage of their $3 scoops from 12-2pm and 25% off soft serve all day! Click here to see more deals, and congratulations Sampaguita!Magical Dining Returns!Now in its 18th year, Visit Orlando's annual program, Magical Dining, returns August 18th with upwards of 115 participating restaurants. The program is introducing a new two-tiered menu and pricing system that will feature three-course prix fixe dinners available at either $40 or $60. Magical Dining will run through October 1st. Magical Dining continues to make a major impact on the local community by raising funds for The Lifeboat Project, an organization that fights against human trafficking and supports its victims. Additionally, Visit Orlando will award a $2,000 donation to one local nonprofit in each of Orange County’s six commission districts that provide services and resources to survivors of abuse in Central Florida. Click here to learn more and experience Orlando's acclaimed culinary scene!

SAVE THE DATEThe Carnival – Where Orchestra meets CircusCreative City Project has announced their collaboration with Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra to present an orchestral ensemble alongside a theatrical journey that will transport you to an imaginative world! “The Carnival - Where Orchestra meets Circus” is coming to Downtown Orlando at the historic Cheyenne Saloon and Opera House for one weekend only, August 25-27th, with two shows per night at 6pm and 7:30pm. Tickets start at $35 per person and can be purchased HERE!Opening Reception at the Holocaust Center of FloridaJoin the Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center of Florida for the opening reception of "After the End of the World: Displaced Persons and Displaced Persons Camps" on September 28th from 6:30-8pm. The reception will introduce an exhibition sourced with artifacts and documents from the archives of the United Nations and the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, illuminating how, in the aftermath of catastrophic loss, Holocaust survivors navigated their new lives in displaced persons camps. The program is free to attend, but registration is required. Click here to learn more and save your spot. Don Quijote AwardsTicket sales are now open for the Don Quijote Awards, hosted by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. The Don Quijote Awards recognize successful businesses and individuals who have demonstrated the qualities exemplified by the classic literary character of Don Quijote: visionary and courageous dreamers who have taken risks to achieve their goals and improve Central Florida. The event will take place on Saturday, December 9th. Click here to advantage of the early bird special until Saturday, September 30th or purchase a corporate table while they last!

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