EPCOT’S INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN FESTIVAL
Mar. 5-May 18 Kermit and Miss Piggy topiaries debut at this year’s festival, joining other character topiaries throughout the park. Guests can sample floral lemonades, get landscape tips from HGTV designers and enjoy the Flower Power Concert Series, with The Guess Who (Mar. 7-9), Gary Lewis and the Playboys (Mar. 14-16), and the Alan Parsons Live Project (May 16-18).
DATE NIGHT AT LEU GARDENS
Mar. 7 To Have and Have Not, classic Bogie and Bacall. 7:30 p.m., weather permitting. 1920 N. Forest Ave., Orlando. 407-246-2620.
Mar. 8 This one-mile race is open to children ages five to 11. Start times vary; participants must report to the starting line 15 minutes before their race. Orlando Fashion Square, 3201 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando. trackshack.com
Mar. 8 Canines compete with dogs of a similar size in a single-elimination, 25-yard sprint race. Proceeds benefit local students through Brightside Events’ Stock the Pantry Program. Champions are declared, and trophies and prizes awarded in each of the four weight divisions, and the overall winner receives the Grand Prize. Viewing is free, but there is a $15 fee to register your dog. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Corrine Commons at Baldwin Park, 1913 Meeting Place, Orlando.
Mar. 8 Orlando Ballet partners with the Orlando Philharmonic to bring to the stage the best of ballet music and dance, including Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet, and Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Choreographed by Artistic Director Robert Hill. 8 p.m. Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, 401 W. Livingston St., Orlando. 407-246-4262.
DISNEY JUNIOR LIVE ON TOUR
Mar. 9 This live family entertainment follows Pirate Jake, Sofia the First, and other Disney characters as they embark on a journey to the magical world of Enchancia for a friendship festival. Danger, thrills, interaction with the audience, and Tinker Bell’s pixie dust aid in a heroic quest to find a mysterious treasure-filled volcano. 1, 4 and 7 p.m. CFE Arena, UCF campus, 12777 Gemini Blvd. North, Orlando. 800-745-3000.