DARK SKY FESTIVAL
Feb. 28-Mar. 1 The town of Harmony in Osceola County turns down the wattage for this 11th annual festival dedicated to star-gazing. Millions of stars are visible through telescopes. Live music, NASA exhibits, guest speakers (including astronaut Dr. Story Musgrave), and the Starlab Mobile Planetarium add to the low-light action. Downtown Harmony Town Square, southeast of St. Cloud.
SATURDAY MORNING CARTOONS
Mar 1. Watch your favorite Looney Tunes cartoons at the History Center while enjoying a pancake breakfast with the kids. Pajamas welcome. Afterwards, tour the The Art of Warner Bros Cartoons exhibit. 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. 65 East Central Blvd., Orlando.
PORT IN THE STORM
Mar. 1 Locally based men’s e-commerce site Cloak & Dapper will host its one year anniversary event—complete with a runway show of their 2014 Spring Collection, plus tasty cocktails and hors d’oeuvres—at Orange Studio. 7 p.m. 1121 N. Mills Ave., Orlando.
Mar. 1 Celebrate the restoration of Lake Apopka and the more than 360 species of birds that have returned to this environmentally retored area. This is a free festival, with over 75 exhibitors, bird tours, food and entertainment. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Magnolia Park, 2929 S. Binion Road, Apopka.
MONSTERS UNIVERSITY AT MOVIE IN THE PARK
Mar. 1 7 p.m at Quinn Strong Park, 347 S. Maitland Ave., between Packwood and Ventris, Maitland.
35th ANNUAL ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE
Mar 2. The City of Winter Park hosts the only St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Central Florida. Get your green on and head from the Winter Park Country Club to Lyman Avenue. 2 p.m. Park Avenue in Downtown Winter Park.
ORLANDO MAGIC VS. PHILADELPHIA 76ers
Mar 2. The Magic take on the 76ers at the Amway Center. 6 p.m. 400 W Church St., Orlando.
OSCAR WATCH PARTY AT THE ENZIAN
Mar 2. The independent theater is showing the 86th Academy Awards. Enjoy dinner and drink specials, a paparazzi-lined red carpet, and the big show on Enzian’s screen and outdoors at Eden Bar. Free. 6:30 p.m. Enzian Theater, 1300 S. Orlando Ave., Maitland
WAR HORSE AT BOB CARR PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
Through Mar. 2 The musical version of the movie utilizes large-scale wooden puppet horses that interact with the human cast. The story focuses on Albert and his beloved horse Joey, who is sold to the English Cavalry and shipped to France during World War I. Joey’s epic journey, his will to survive, and Albert’s determination to find his horse takes him on an adventure through war-torn Europe. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m., Sundays at 1 and 8:30 p.m. 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando. 800-745-3000.
THE MUSIC MAN AT THEATRE UCF
Through Mar. 2 There’s trouble in River City, and Harold Hill is in town to make it better or worse, depending on your perspective. The university’s theater and music departments collaborated to revive this classic American musical. Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. UCF campus, 4000 Central Florida Blvd., Orlando. 407-823-1500.