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  1. Christian music's Rock the Universe mega show coming Sept. 11-12

    Florida

    Christian music giants Newsboys (pictured) and Crowder and Grammy winners Casting Crowns will headline Rock the Universe, the two-night Christian-music festival at Universal Studios theme park Sept. 11-12. A one-night ticket sells for $61.99; a two-night ticket costs $91.99. A "Rock Your Weekend" ticket option includes …

    Newsboys Jeff Frankenstein, Duncan Phillips, Michael Tait and Joey Davis will perform Saturday during Winter Jam at the Tampa Bay Times Forum.
  2. Wild ride across Florida: 800 miles, alone on a bike

    Human Interest

    Spindly legs dangle from the frame of my glasses. A black body rappels down a silk filament, itsy-bitsy arachnid feet tickling my nose.

    Graham Brink completed an 800-mile bike race across the full length of Florida. [JOHN PENDYGRAFT   |   Times]
  3. Rooftop surf park, wave pool coming to Orlando's International Drive

    Florida

    Add a surf park with three pools atop a 10-story parking garage to the attention-grabbing features coming to the Skyplex entertainment complex set to open on Orlando's International Drive in about 18 months. Developers have already announced plans for the world's tallest roller coaster, a drop tower attraction, a zip …

     A surfer rides the stationary artificial wave in on a San Diego, Calif., rooftop in 2000. (Photo by David McNew/Newsmakers)