March is packed full of amazing and exciting events in and around the DFW area, as well as abroad. Click thru for our top 15 events for the month.
We’ll start out our 15 events to see in March, with Alec! At the always happening Winspear Opera House, this Friday evening (March 2nd), the veteran actor will tell stories, answer questions and hopefully drop bombs. Either way Alec Baldwin being the 1st event in March is most fitting since it’s also St. Patricks Day in March, and Alec’s daughter’s name is Ireland. Fitting start ain’t it?
The next night (Saturday March 3rd), “Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood, stars of the Emmy nominated Whose Line Is It Anyway? have teamed up to present an evening of extraordinary improvisational comedy.”.
Speaking of Comedy, how about a global event? Amnesty International’s Secret Policeman’s Ball, taking place at Radio City Music Hall in NYC this Sunday, March 4th.
From Press Release:
“After more than three decades, the UK’s funniest, hippest, free speech-iest tradition is coming to American soil. To celebrate Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert take over Radio City Music Hall as headliners of the legendary concert known as The Secret Policeman’s Ball – a three-hour event featuring a mega-watt roster of comedy and music superstars from Russell Brand to Coldplay.”
EPIX will exclusively offer a free live stream of the event to all viewers across the country on EPIXHD.com, plus on EPIX apps on Xbox and Roku.
Don’t worry, check back tomorrow (Friday March 2nd) for a full breakdown of this epic evening!!
MAGICAL MARCH 5th – of all the days this month this one happens to be PACKED with events. Two that may spark your interest?
The Dallas Institute is holding an open house and reception with special guest scholar and poet, longtime Institute Fellow Dr. Frederick Turner, recipient of many international awards, Nobel Prize for Literature Nominee and Founders Professor of Arts and Humanities at the University of Texas at Dallas.
The mystical band will be at the American Airlines Center!!!!
March 6th get ready for some more fun musical greatness at the Dallas Summer Musicals!
“MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET is the new smash Broadway musical inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for the first and only time.”.
March 7th starts the two-nite run for The Killing of a Chinese Bookie – 35mm Print at the Texas Theatre. The four horsemen of Oak Cliff have a heck of March calender, including Godard’s Week-End & TIM AND ERIC’S BILLION DOLLAR MOVIE.
Courtesy of Allied IM:
Talent from The Hunger Games will be embarking on a national tour to meet press and fans March 3rd – 10th, 2012. The tour, sponsored by the Microsoft Store, China Glaze, and h2O Spring Water will include stops in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Seattle, Phoenix, Dallas, Miami, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
For Dallas fan event itself is from 6pm-6:30pm and is open to the public at Galleria Dallas, Josh Hutcherson, Isabelle Fuhrman and Jacqueline Emerson will be in attendance from the film.
“35 Denton is a walkable 4-day music festival programmed in the heart of downtown Denton, Texas, March 8-11 2012. This year’s festival features pop legends Jesus and Mary Chain along with seminal Idaho rockers Built to Spill, Houston rap trill-o-naut Bun B, Southern California’s lo-fi tradesmen Best Coast, and Northwestern indie folk giants The Mountain Goats.
This exciting lineup is crammed to the eyeballs with more than 150 bands and also includes Devin the Dude, The Raincoats, Dum Dum Girls, OM, Atlas Sound, Thee Oh Sees, John Vanderslice, The Hood Internet, El Ten Eleven, Class Actress and Romany Rye. You’ll also have the opportunity to see local favorites and up-and-comers like RTB2, SpoOky Folk, Peopleodian, Burning Hotels, Doug Burr, Old Snack, Shaolin Death Squad, Fishboy, and Whiskey Folk Ramblers.
Every year we make history. This year you can be a part of it. Four day wristbands as well as single day wristbands are available now at prekindle!”
From DTC Press Release:
Dallas Theater Center presents Tigers Be Stillin the Studio Theatre at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre at the AT&T Performing Arts Center March 2 – May 13, 2012. Hal Brooks returns to DTC to direct the play, which stars DTC Brierley Resident Acting Company members Abbey Siegworth and Chamblee Ferguson.
“Tigers Be Still is a play full of quirky humor, but still manages to possess a sense of heart that has the ability to engage audiences in a thoughtful way,” says director Hal Brooks. “Kim Rosenstock has written a play with fresh and recognizable characters. There is a feeling that they are all broken, but it’s balanced by the humor, and then pressurized by a circling and ominous danger – a tiger on the loose from the local zoo.”
March 9th is also the Winspear Opera House’s amazing show, Command Performance.
I loved last year’s performance and am so excited for this year’s epic evening with Dance!
The ATTPAC’s Broadway series continues with Tony Award and Grammy Award winning, IN THE HEIGHTS!
From the website:
“IN THE HEIGHTS tells the universal story of a vibrant community in New York’s Washington Heights neighborhood – a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. It’s a community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind. “
March 14th a little shout out to Oak Cliff’s underrated Kessler Theatre and their musical guest that evening is PSD favorite, Tiger Darrow!
Friday, March 16: 6 pm – Midnight at the Nasher.
“Special Spring Break ‘til Midnight at the Nasher featuring five-time Academy Award-winning movie, HUGO, in 3D – FREE”. Also, “visit the Nasher Sculpture Center throughout the week, March 10 – March 18, for half price admission as part of “Spring-In to the Arts District”!
& finally we head back to the wonderful Winspear Opera House for a special National Geographic Brinker International Forum Series with Mireya Mayor.
From ATTPAC website:
“As a two-time Emmy Award-nominated field correspondent for the National Geographic Channel, Mireya Mayor has reported to audiences worldwide on pertinent wildlife and habitat issues. Closest to her heart is her ongoing study of a newfound species of Microcebus, or mouse lemur, which she discovered on a 2000 field expedition in Madagascar.
Her work with this rare primate inspired the prime minister of Madagascar to establish a national park to help protect the new species, conserving the 10 percent that remains of the African island nation’s once vast forest.
Mayor recently earned her Ph.D. while conducting research on the effects of forest fragmentation and isolation on two types of lemurs found only in northern Madagascar. Earning her the nickname of “female Indiana Jones”, Mayor’s Ultimate Explorer TV expeditions have taken her to Central Africa’s gorillas, underwater with the six-foot (1.8-meter) Humboldt squid, and into a veterinarian’s haven for leopards in Namibia. “.
Seeya out and about in March. Remember to, “Beware the Ides of March.”, I didn’t tell ya, Shakespeare did!