by Jennifer Sammons and Cheryl Crosby
• Cinderella, Mar. 13-23. This expansive and lighthearted three-act ballet tells the triumphant story of a young girl who encounters magic and love at a dazzling ball. Boston Ballet, 19 Clarendon St., Boston, 617-695-6955; bostonballet.org.
• St. Patrick’s Day Parade, March 16. Everyone is a little bit Irish during South Boston’s annual St. Paddy’s Day parade. Break out the green clothing! southbostonparade.org.
Harlem Globetrotters, March 29-30. The Globetrotters bring their crazy jokes and basketball antics to Boston. TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston, 617-624-1050; tdgarden.com.
• Special Family Concert Performance: “Mozart: ‘The Magic Flute,” March 30. A one-hour version of Mozart’s opera, devised for children by Federico Cortese and Bill Barclay, and sung in English. Suitable for children 6 and older. Boston Symphony Hall, 301 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, 617-266-1492; bso.org.