Weekend Happenings March 6 – March 8

Find out the best events in and around Orlando for the weekend.

The weekend is here and you want to make your plans, but you want something more than your typical movie and dinner date night activities. Or, perhaps  you want to get the family out of the house for a unique experience rather than yet another weekend spent watching TV. If you're a bit stumped on what to do this weekend, here are few highlights of what's happening in and around Orlando this weekend.

March 6 – 10:30 AM to 2:00 PM – Mall at Millenia 
If you are a lover of shoes, shopping, and lunch, come out and enjoy this ladies luncheon and shoe auction benefiting Easter Seals Florida. Easter Seals provides services, education, outreach, and advocacy for people living with autism and other disabilities. For more info visit them online: easterseals.com/florida

March 7 – Various Times – Various Locations
Feel the need to get out of the house and get some exercise this weekend? Why not make it count and join one of the many benefit walks happening around town? To name a few:

MG Walk, benefits the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America. Blue Jacket Park, Orlando, 10:00 AM. For more info: mgwalk.org/orlando

Walk to Defeat ALS, benefits the Florida Chapter of ALS Association. Lake Eola Park, Orlando, 11:00 AM. Form more info: alsa.org

Sight and Sole Walk, benefits Lighthouse Central Florida and people suffering from vision loss and blindness. Cranes Roost Park, Altamonte Springs, 4:00 PM. For more info: lighthousecentralflorida.com

Smile Mile Run, a one-mile children’s race for elementary school-age students, ages 5 to 11. Orlando Fashion Square, Orlando, 8:00 AM. For more info: trackshack.com

The Live Entertainment Lineup:

March 6 – Various Times – Various Locations

Emily Kopp with Phil Barnes, Backbooth, 7:00 PM.

Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, The Plaza Live Orlando, 8:00 PM.

Badfish: A Tribute to Sublime, House of Blues, 7:00 PM.

Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts: The Master Blues Tour, The Social, 8:00 PM.

Orlando Ballet (March 6 to 8), “Battle of the Sexes”, Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Sat & Sun 8:00 PM, Sun 2:00 PM.

March 7 – Various Times – Various Locations

Elton John: All Hits Tour, Amway Center, 8:00 PM.

Norbert Leo Butz cabaret, Girls, Girls, Girls, The Abbey, 8:00 PM.

Front Porch Step with Have Mercy, Alcoa, Brigades, and Head North, Backbooth, 6:30 PM.

Palin and Miles: The Dedication Tour, The Plaza Live Orlando, 7:30 PM.

Orlando Philharmonic: Rodgers & Hammerstein at the Movies, 2:00 and 8:00 PM.

March 8 – Various Times – Various Locations

Central Florida Jazz Society: Charlie Bertini and Bony Pickwood, The Abbey, 3:00 PM.

Andy Grammar, Alex & Sierra, Paradise Fears, The Beacham, 5:00 PM.

Tommy Emmanuel with Richard Smith, The Plaza Live, 8:00 PM.

Corners with Golden Pelicans and Me Chinese, Will’s Pub, 8:00 PM.

Other events include:

March 5 – 8 – Lakeside Inn, Mount Dora 
The Florida Storytelling Festival with story swaps, concerts, competitions, and a Lake Dora story cruise. If you’re looking to get out of town for a bit and find some creative inspiration, this is a must for you this weekend. For more info: http://flstory.com

March 8 – 1:00 and 4:00 PM – CFE Arena
Disney Live! Presents Mickey’s Magic show with illusionist Zach Williams, and of course Mickey Mouse, for a magical show of levitations and transformations. Grab  your little ones and head out to UCF for this family friendly event. For more info: http://www.cfearena.com/event-details.php?eventid=148&showtimeid=192

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