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Out & About in Greater Orlando March 2017

Fun things for the whole family to do throughout Greater Orlando in March

Orlando Philharmonic: Irish Romance
Bob Carr Theater
Mar 4
The Orlando Philharmonic celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with this performance featuring the love of all things Irish. Gaelic tenors David O’Leary, Karl Scully and Ciarán Sheehan are led by conductor Eric Jacobsen. OrlandoPhil.org

Orlando City SC
Camping World Stadium
Mar 5 – Oct 22
The Orlando City Lions are back for their 2017 season, with 17 home games on the schedule. This month’s competition includes the New York City FC on March 5 and the Philadelphia Union on March 18. OrlandoCitySC.com

Disney’s The Little Mermaid
Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 7-12
Fairwinds Broadway in Orlando presents this Disney classic featuring Ariel, the little mermaid, who is tired of flipping her fins and longs to be part of the fascinating world on dry land. Joining her are Sebastian the crab, Ursula the evil sea witch, King Titan and Prince Eric. DrPhillipsCenter.org

Sing Along with The Muppet Movie
The Abbey
Mar 10
Sing along with the Muppets during this unique event that brings elements of the 1979 movie to life. The participatory experience, like The Rocky Horror Picture Show, features family-friendly interactions with the film, and surprises like bubbles, streamers, kites, confetti pops and characters come right out of the screen into the audience. AbbeyOrlando.com

NEDA Walk Orlando
Lake Eola Park
Mar 11
Hosted by the Eating Disorder Network of Central Florida (EDNCF), this 7th annual fundraising walk brings awareness to the community regarding eating disorders and body image issues. Proceeds from the walk go to the EDNCF Treatment Scholarship fund, which provides scholarships to Central Floridians who need help paying for the treatment of their eating disorder or body image issues. To date, EDNCF has granted nearly $65,000 to cover medical, mental health and other related treatments. NEDAWalk.org/Orlando2017

Stevie Nicks
Amway Center
Mar 21
Stevie Nicks rocks out during her 24 Karat Gold Tour with special guests The Pretenders. AmwayCenter.com

Love’s Labour’s Lost
Margeson Theater, Orlando Shakespeare Theater
Through Mar 24
Self-denial is in fashion at the court of Navarre, where a young king and three of his courtiers solemnly forswear all pleasures in favor of serious study. But the princess of France and her entourage have other ideas. The men soon find that love’s labor complicates and conquers all things in Shakespeare’s romantic comedy about love and marriage. OrlandoShakes.org

Opera Orlando Presents Don Giovanni
Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 24-26
Opera Orlando presents Mozart’s magnum opus with a modern twist: Don Giovanni finds himself in the present-day frat scene. Robert Neu joins Opera Orlando as stage director and Gabriel Preisser takes on the title role, with players from the Orlando Philharmonic, dancers from the Orlando Ballet and members of the Opera Orlando Chorus, all led by guest conductor Elaine Rinaldi. (Note: This production includes adult themes and may not be appropriate for children.) DrPhillipsCenter.org

Orlando Ballet: Masterworks
Walt Disney Theater, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts
Mar 24-26
This collection of works from the masters of music and dance features “Serenade,” with choreography by George Balanchine and music by Tchaikovsky; “Fancy Free,” with choreography by Jerome Robbins and music by Leonard Bernstein; and “Sinatra Suite,” with choreography by Twyla Tharp and music by Frank Sinatra. OrlandoBallet.org

Brews for Barks
Orlando Brewing
Mar 25
Help save two lives at one time by participating in the 2nd annual Brews for Barks fundraiser, which benefits K9s for Warriors. A $10 donation (or $5 with military ID) provides lunch, $1 off beer, raffles and more. Children and dogs are welcome. OrlandoBrewing.com

The Color Run
Osceola Heritage Park
Mar 25
The Color Run Dream Tour is filled with music across the whole course, with new colors, giant unicorns and the Dream Wall. After crossing the finish line, color runners receive a Unicorn Finisher’s Medal and attend the Finish Festival, where they party with the Runicorn, dance, find unique photo opportunities and join in on massive color throws every couple of minutes. The Orlando run benefits Second Harvest Food Bank. TheColorRun.com

Making History: Out of the Shoebox on a Shoestring Budget
Orange County Regional History Center
Mar 25
Bring your “shoebox” of family photos and learn how to organize and label them properly. This presentation also features discussion on environmental issues and dealing with difficulties such as odor and deterioration. TheHistoryCenter.org

Night Hike at the Central Florida Zoo
Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens, Sanford
Mar 25
Experience the sights and sounds of the zoo at night during this nocturnal adventure that includes up-close animal encounters. CentralFloridaZoo.org

Curious George: The Golden Meatball
Orlando Repertory Theatre
Through Apr 9
Join Curious George, the inquisitive monkey-star of books, movies and the award-winning PBS television show, in a new musical. All-You-Can-Eat Meatball Day comes just once a year, and George could not be more excited. With George involved, things always get a bit interesting, and on this day, all roads lead to Rome for the Golden Meatball Contest. Along the way, George discovers the secret ingredient known by all the best chefs and shares it with his friends. OrlandoRep.com

Contemporary Visions of Frantz Zéphirin: Haitian Mystic
Albin Polasek Museum & Sculpture Gardens, Winter Park
Through Apr 16
Frantz Zéphirin is one of Haiti’s leading contemporary artists. His paintings, laden with Caribbean pattern and color, feature diverse subject matter on history, politics, the environment, religion and Haitian-Creole culture. In conjunction with the exhibit, the museum hosts a presentation on Haitian culture March 14 at 7 p.m. Polasek.org

The Wyeths and American Artists in Maine: Selections from the Collection of the Farnsworth Art Museum
Orlando Museum of Art
Through Apr 23
As a source of inspiration, Maine has played an important role in American art and culture since the 19th century. The Farnsworth Art Museum holds one of the foremost collections of paintings by artists in Maine, including work by George Bellows, Robert Henri, Marsden Hartley, Childe Hassam, Fitz Henry Lane, Rockwell Kent,John Marin and three generations of the Wyeth family. This original exhibition, organized for the Orlando Museum of Art in conjunction with the Farnsworth Art Museum, also celebrates the 100th anniversary of Andrew Wyeth’s birth. OMART.org

Dinosaur Invasion
Harry P. Leu Gardens
Through Apr 30
Discover what life was like millions of years ago when dinosaurs roamed the earth. This exhibit features lifelike prehistoric creatures throughout the 50-acre botanical garden. Creator Guy Darrough, an accomplished fossil expert and collector, meticulously crafts each dinosaur carefully for authenticity. The replicas range in size from 14 inches to 33 feet. LeuGardens.org

Bo Bartlett: American Artist
Mennello Museum
Through May 7
Bo Bartlett’s multi-layered narrative work falls within the tradition of American realism as defined by artists such as Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer to Edward Hopper and Andrew Wyeth. This exhibit presents some of his large-scale oil paintings, featuring scenes from his childhood home in Georgia, his island summer home in Maine, his home in Pennsylvania, and the surroundings of his studio and residence in Washington. MennelloMuseum.org

The Black Figure in the European Imaginary
Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Rollins College
Through May 14
This exhibition considers the manner in which the visual arts of Europe imagined black people during, before and after the 19th century. In contrast to the over-simplified or unabashedly racist caricatures often found in American visual culture of the same period, blacks in 19th-century European imaginings were frequently depicted as exotic, beautiful, romantic and alluring. CFAM.Rollins.edu

The Bride Elect—Gifts from the 1904 Wedding of Elizabeth Owens Morse
Morse Museum, Winter Park
Through Sep 24
This exhibit presents some of the gifts given to the daughter of Charles Hosmer Morse when she married Richard Millard Genius in Chicago in 1905. Elizabeth was the industrialist’s first child and only daughter. Her gift record book documents more than 250 items, including glass, pottery, silverware, textiles, books, family heirlooms and bouquets of flowers. MorseMuseum.org

Winter Park: The War Years 1941-1945, Home Front Life in an American Small Town
Winter Park History Museum
Through spring 2018
A replica 1940s kitchen and living room are part of this exhibit, which presents how life entwined between those serving in the military and the loved ones waiting at home for their return. WPHistory.org

This article is an exclusive online supplement to Orlando Family Magazine’s March 2017 issue.

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