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Welcome to the fifth edition of Orlando Weekly’s Annual Manual. If you live here, we hope you’ll use this guide to help you make the most of your city – explore new neighborhoods you’ve never visited, try out some new watering holes, find a new favorite restaurant. If you’re just visiting, this guide will help you discover the real Orlando – sure, we’ve got plenty of stuff that’s manufactured to create diversions for you and your family, but we’ve also got lots of genuine, organic arts, culture, music, dining, shopping and drinking that you won’t want to miss during your visit. We’ve divided the guide into two sections – the first profiles some of the area’s neighborhoods, highlighting some of the standout businesses that help make them unique. The second lists as many of the best arts and culture, sports and recreation, attractions, nightlife and events as we could fit into these pages. Enjoy Orlando. We certainly do.