An A&E pocket guide for March



Woods/Palmer

Art Alfresco
3/21–3/23
The Winter Park Sidewalk Art Festival is one of the oldest juried outdoor art festivals, held in one of the prettiest places—Central Park in downtown Winter Park. Jewelry, glass, wood sculpture, paintings, photography and lots of hands-on activities will keep visitors in a creative state of mind. wpsaf.org
On Par
3/17-23
The Arnold Palmer Invitational has drawn some of the best golfers in the world to Central Florida since 1979. Tiger Woods has won the Invitational a record eight times, including the past two years. Will he win again? Check the website for updates on the competition and sign up for special events where you can mingle with the greats at Bay Hill Club & Lodge. arnoldpalmerinvitational.com
   
No Need to Cry
3/25-3/30
The Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Evita follows the life of Eva Perón, wife of former Argentina president Juan Perón. The musical began as a rock opera concept album, became a Broadway play, and was the first British musical to receive the Tony Award for Best Musical. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. orlando.broadway.com
   
Green Thumbs Up
3/15-16
Leu Gardens is one of Orlando’s best-kept secrets for landscape inspiration, and its annual spring plant sale featuring bamboo, palms, citrus and gingers, can  inspire the creation of a well-designed yard. Get advice on and purchase the right kind of plants for any landscape.  leugardens.org
   
High Notes
3/22
The Broadway Tenors, 17 men with musical theater backgrounds, travel in small groups performing beloved hits by great songwriters such as Irving Berlin and Rodgers & Hammerstein. For this performance, they will be accompanied by the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra. At the Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. orlandophil.org, ticketmaster.com
He Came, Saw and Conquered
3/19-4/20
Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare’s retelling of intrigue in ancient Rome, deals with universal themes of honor, patriotism, friendship and betrayal. His words may have been written more than 400 years ago, but they still resonate today. Goldman Theater at the Orlando Shakespeare Theater. orlandoshakes.org
   
Miley Mannered
3/24
Miley Cyrus twerks her magic in the Bangerz Tour, promoting her fourth album. Not shy of the spotlight—with memorable appearances on Saturday Night Live  and the MTV Music Awards with Robin Thicke (she was MTV’s Artist of the Year 2013)—she is sure to deliver a lively performance. Amway Center. amwaycenter.com
New Moves
3/14-16
The world premiere of Orlando Ballet’s Some Assembly Required features choreography by Artistic Director Robert Hill and guest choreographer Abdur-Rahim Jackson. The show highlights the Ballet’s elite dancers performing passages that illustrate the evolving process of movement. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. orlandoballet.com
   
Birds in Paradise
3/1
Lake Apopka has gone through many evolutions—from a famous bass fishing site to a polluted natural resource. But with a new dedication to restoration, the lake is becoming a bird-watcher’s paradise, home to over 360 identified species, including bald eagles and great blue herons. Birdapalooza celebrates with birding tours of the restoration area, live music, food vendors and more. birdapalooza.com

COMING UP…

Oh, What a Night!
4/15-4/27
Inspired by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, Jersey Boys tells how four young kids from Jersey became international pop stars in the 1960s. More than 30 hit songs are featured in this Tony Award-winning musical. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre. orlando.broadway.com

 

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