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Plus, 40+ date night ideas for the month of March and the 16 not-to-miss events happening this weekend.
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🍰 10 local mouth-watering desserts for your sweet tooth

Plus, 40+ date night ideas for the month of March and the 16 not-to-miss events happening this weekend.

It’s the weekend, y’all, and it’s as good a time as any to try all 10 of these delicious-looking desserts, right? I’m personally gonna need to sample the Sleeping Beauty Brick Toast from Krungthep sooner rather than later… anybody wanna go halfsies on that? I’ll meet you there, fully masked, snap photos, cut it in half, then sit six feet apart and talk about how delicious it is.

But enough about sweet tooths, let’s talk about today’s news.

Read on for details on vaccines for teachers and veterans, a homecoming show from Beebs & Her Money Makers, the ins-and-outs of the proposed “grandparent tuition waiver bill”, news about a large charging hub for EVs, and 40 date night suggestions for you. (Whew. All that in a five-minute read. But it did take us way longer than five minutes to write, so if you wanna consider pitching in as a Pulptown+ member to continue making this newsletter possible, I’m all for it. 😉)

Life is all about balance, amirite? That’s why Sunday yoga at a brewery makes all the sense in the world. Head to @ivanhoeparkbrew on Sunday for an outdoor yoga sesh with Emily, then stick around for beers or mimosas after. It’s $10 for the class + beverage of choice! | 📸: @emyogacycle. | Wanna see your photo here? Tag either #pulptown or @pulptown on Instagram to be featured as our IG of the Day! 

What Orlando is talking about 

💉 All Florida K-12 teachers, school staff, and child workers are now eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine at CVS, Walgreens, Publix, Walmart, and local FEMA sites. The change came about after President Biden’s Tuesday directive to get educators and school staff inoculated by the end of March. “Let’s treat in-person learning as the essential service that it is,” he said. (WKMG

  • Related: The Orlando VA Healthcare System is now offering the COVID-19 vaccine to all veterans who receive care at the Lake Nona or Lake Baldwin locations, no matter their age. (U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Related: Florida reported 120 new resident deaths from COVID-19, 6,118 new cases, and 322 new hospitalizations from the coronavirus yesterday. (Orlando Sentinel

🎶Popular Orlando band Beebs & Her Money Makers are in town tomorrow to play a pop-up show at Ace Cafe’s outdoor backyard space. The show starts at 7 p.m. and tickets are still available online. You can expect a few cameos from some notable local musicians in attendance, including members of Fishbone. (Orlando Weekly

  • Related: Tickets go on sale today for a screening of the 2001 rock opera, “Hedwig & the Angry Inch”. It’s part of a collaboration between The Frontyard Festival and Enzian Theater. The show is scheduled for Friday, March 31 at 7:30 p.m. on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center downtown. (Orlando Weekly

🔋 There’s a new high-speed charging hub for electric vehicles coming to downtown. The hub will be the largest in the state and features six universal chargers for EVs as well as  15 superchargers for Teslas. You can thank OUC and its partners for this initiative, which will be built near Ace Cafe sometime later this year. (Bungalower

📝 One of the many proposed bills advancing through the House right now is the “grandparent tuition waiver bill”. The bill would allow high-performing students who live outside of Florida to pay in-state tuition rates if their grandparents live in the state. The bill gets murky fast because of technicalities such as whether or not snowbirds count as Florida residents. Lawmakers opposed to the bill brought up a solid counter: Making space for out-of-state talent can hurt local students’ eligibility. They pointed to another controversial bill currently advancing through the senate that would cut into Bright Futures scholarships based on choice of majors and those that “lead directly to employment”. (Orlando Weekly

📅 Whether we’re talking about watching “Jurassic World” at Leu Gardens, visiting the “real” Mooby’s from “Jay & Silent Bob” at Tin Roof, or kids' night at the museum, there’s a lot on the calendar this month. More than 40 events actually. And your friends say Orlando is boring — ha! (Orlando Date Night Guide)

📅 Let us plan your weekend

Today our Pulptown+ members are getting a weekend guide specially curated by us! 

It includes tips on a Thornton Park dinner crawl, where to watch an outdoor movie, and how to stream a local documentary that's getting rave reviews.

Get in on the fun by becoming a Pulptown+ member today

Today

🛥️ Make your way to the Orange County Convention Center for the annual Orlando Boat Show now through Sunday (I-Drive)

📝 Hear from local women journalists about their career and their thoughts on the future of journalism (Online)

🎡 Head to the fairgrounds for the annual Central Florida Fair now through March 14 (West Colonial)

⚽️ Watch this speed art competition by local creators to celebrate Orlando City unveiling its newest jersey (Downtown)

🚀 Go on a spacewalk of the International Space Station (Online)

🍿 Grab your seats for the outdoor viewing of "National Lampoon's Animal House" on the lawn of the Dr. Phillips Center (Downtown)

Tomorrow

☮️ Practice yoga in the garden at Mead Botanical Garden every Saturday (Winter Park)

🍞 Pick up food from the drive-through food drive by the Salvation Army every Tuesday (West Colonial)

🌱 Shop for native plants at this pop-up plant sale (Sanford)

🌽 Stock up on produce and shop local vendors at the farmers market (Lake Nona)

📚 Join the Zora! Book Club and discuss Zora Neale Hurston's book, "Mules and Men" (Online)

🍻 Venture out for a craft beer and history tour (Sanford)

Sunday

🗣 Take a deep dive into the Hispanic heritage of Central Florida (Online)

☮️ Take a yoga class in the sculpture garden at the Mennello (Loch Haven Park)

🍷 Mosey over to Quantum Leap for Love Fest and support local makers while getting your eating and wine-drinking on (Mills 50)

🎶 JUMP! over to Henry's Depot for a performance by the #1 Van Halen tribute band (Sanford)

Monday

🗣 Spend the evening learning about the first Black woman pilot, Bessie Coleman, and her ties to Central Florida (Online)

🗣 Head to The Heavy for an outdoor hang filled with girl talk and plants, lots of plants (Winter Park)

Tuesday

🍀 Watch stories of Central Floridians from around the world, followed by a conversation with storytellers and filmmakers (Online)

Wednesday

🎟 Tune in for a virtual performance by the local legendary Victorian horror troupe, Phantasmagoria (Online)

🎶 Watch the legendary Josephine Baker come back to life in this theatrical cabaret about her legacy now through March 28 (Loch Haven Park)

Thursday

🗳️ Let's Talk Orlando at the Winter Park Library Symposium with Banks Helfrich (Winter Park/Online)

One more thing

In case you got some time on your hands this afternoon, the Oscar Meyer Weinermobile is making a pit stop at WonderWorks on I-Drive. The weenie-on-wheels will be out from 12 to 4 p.m., but don’t expect any hot dogs — it’s just there for the photo opp. 

Enjoy your weekend, folks — I’ll see you in your earbuds on Monday and your inboxes on Tuesday.

– ✌️ Katie at Pulptown

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