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Things to Do in the Dallas Arts District in March

Spring into the Arts this month by visiting the Dallas Arts District! Enjoy a performance by singer Harry Connick, Jr. or enjoy the beautiful spring weather by attending one of the outdoor festivals and concerts at Klyde Warren Park! Regardless of what you’re into – the Dallas Arts District has something for everyone in March!

Ongoing Activities and Exhibits Still Available

  1. The Dallas Theater Center presents Little Women, the story of Jo March and her sisters as they weather the civil war and struggle to find understanding. Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, this play was written by Kate Hamill and directed by Sarah Rasumussen. Little Women is performed at the Kalita Humphreys Theater through March 1st.
  2. Prepare for a magical night of both angelic and demonic sounds with Music of Tchaikovsky and Jongen featuring Jongen’s Symphonie Concertante and Tchaikovsky’s Manfred Symphony with Kirill Karabits conducting and Cameron Carpenter on the organ. This performance runs through March 1st at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
  3. The Great War, WWI, brought the atrocities of war to the American people. A group of artists called The Expressionists used art to boldly reflect this time period. See Violence and Defiance at the Dallas Museum of Art through March 8th.
  4. The Dallas Museum of Art presents Focus On: Alex Katz through March 22nd. This collection of painter Alex Katz’s tremendous volume of works was selected to represent his art’s great impact and versatility.
  5. Focus On: Ragnar Kjartansson includes a video installation as well as a collection of 415 postcards. See the emotional work of this Icelandic artist through March 22nd at the Dallas Museum of Art.
  6. Our senses connect us to the world and these interactive exhibits show us that words and speech aren’t the only ways to communicate. See speechless: different by design at the Dallas Museum of Art through March 22nd.
  7. Don’t miss this amazing new vision of historical sculpture at Barry X Ball: Remaking Sculptures at the Nasher through April 19th.
  8. Drawing from its impressive collection, the Crow Museum of Asian Art presents The Art of Lacquer, through May 3rd.
  9. The Concourse Hall at the Dallas Museum of Art has been transformed with a 153-foot mural covering the walls and ceiling in various shades of blue. This giant exhibit is Sandra Cinto: Landscape of a Lifetime, through July 5th.
  10. The Dallas Museum of Art presents Wearable Raffia from Africa including garments, accessories and textiles made from palm leaves. This interesting collection will be displayed until July 12th.
  11. The Crow Museum presents Beili Liu: One and Another Exhibition through August 16th. See Austin-based Beili Liu’s two site-responsive installations, Lure/Dallas and Each and Every/Dallas which touch on the theme of human connection.
  12. The Crow Museum of Asian Art presents Future Retrospective: Master Shen-Long through August 23rd. A master of Chinese painting, poetry, calligraphy and seal carving, Master Shen-Long has created new fascinating and imaginative ways to use ink.
  13. Mexican Modernism comes alive with Flores Mexicanas: Women in Modern Mexican Art at the Dallas Museum of Art, through September 20th. Admission is free to this art installation featuring works by Frida Kahlo, Alredo Ramos Martinez, Diego Rivera and many more. A Gallery Talk on this exhibit is held May 6th with DMA curator Mark Castro.
  14. Two portraits, painted a decade apart, tell a story of brushwork artistry. See Frans Hals: Detecting a Decade at the Dallas Museum of Art and take in the two portraits made of Pieter Jacobsz Olycan to see the growth of the artist’s technique. This fascinating exhibit runs through October 11th. Admission is free.
  15. Through January 3rd, 2021, visit the Dallas Museum of Art to see My-gration, a beautiful compilation of crafted items paying tribute to the artists who immigrated to the United States. This installation was inspired by the diversity in Dallas.
  16. The helmets of the Senufo were created to depict strength against evil. CT scans of these articles reveal the unexpected materials used to create these powerful masks. See Not Visible to the Naked Eye: Inside a Senufo Helmet Mask through March 21st, 2021 at the Dallas Museum of Art.
  17. The largest public presentation of Islamic Art can be seen at the Dallas Museum of Art with The Keir Collection of Islamic Art Gallery through December 31st, 2022.

 

New Activities and Exhibits in March

  1. Jam Session at the Moody Performance Hall on March 1st features the Youth Winds as they jam out with jazz, rock and electronica in a rhythmic explosion of music! This amazing performance is presented by the Lone Star Wind Orchestra.
  2. Nasher Prize Month is March 1st through April 4th, with a celebration of 2020 Nasher Prize Laureate featuring events and educational opportunities all month. Sponsors have covered the cost of transportation for school tours. March is the perfect time to visit the Nasher Sculpture Center.
  3. On March 1st, the AT&T Performing Arts Center’s Family Series presents Lightwire Theater’s The Ugly Duckling, using electroluminescent wire, puppetry, technology and dance.
  4. A variety of food trucks arrive in Klyde Warren Park every day in March.
  5. Children will love to create with larger than life soft blocks at Imagination Playground on the Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park, every day.
  6. Learn by observing the skyline with Skyline 360 Tours of Dallas with AD EX, in Klyde Warren Park, every Monday and Saturday.
  7. Your children will have fun every Tuesday in March with Music and Stories with KidsWorks. Enjoy fun stories, music and movement at the Dallas Morning News Reading and Games Room in Klyde Warren Park.
  8. Moody Performance Hall is the site for Voices of Women VI: Travelin’ Voices on March 5th. This is the sixth annual celebration of women composers featuring singer and composer Moria Smiley with her ensemble VOCO, and 200+ voices from TWCD, collegiate and high school choirs.
  9. On March 5th, see Pixels and Prehistory: Digital Technologies and the Ancient Maya at the Dallas Museum of Art. Dr. Thomas Garrison, a National Geographic Explorer and archaeologist reveals the Maya landscapes as they’ve never been seen before.
  10. Playwrights in the Newsroom is a zany look at two playwrights who have always received their “news” from Twitter and Buzzfeed. With a chance to work at The Dallas Morning News, they are faced for the first time with reporting the unadulterated truth. See the playwrights on March 5th through 15th at the Wyly Studio Theatre.
  11. On March 6th through 8th, see Gemma New Conducts Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances Featuring Garrick Ohlsson and Barber’s Piano Concerto. These contrasting musical pieces combine for a memorable evening at The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
  12. The Winspear Opera House hosts One Night of Queen Performed by Gary Mullen & the Works. These international performers pay tribute to rock legends Queen, on March 6th.
  13. Use those muscles at Zumba with Gabby on Saturdays at Klyde Warren Park’s Muse Family Performance Pavilion.
  14. Every Saturday during March, the Sensory Shift Pop-Up Art Spot at the Dallas Museum of Art inspires empathy for sensory deficits. Try out noise cancelling headphones, textured gloves, colored glasses and scent jars to understand more about senses.
  15. Everyone loves My DSO Concert presented by Jan Miller and Jeff Rich on March 7th at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. This concert is geared to those children and adults on the autism spectrum or with developmental disabilities as well as their families, friends and caregivers. Ticket prices are suggested at $10.
  16. Every Saturday in March, experience an energetic 45-minute Body Mountain Bootcamp on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park.
  17. Enjoy yoga in the park led by Yoga with Dallas Yoga Center on the Ginsburg Family Great Lawn at Klyde Warren Park every Saturday in March.
  18. Join in with Mindfulness Meditation with Dallas Yoga Center every Saturday.
  19. Enjoy Family Experiments with the Perot Museum on March 7th as children are introduced to earthquakes. What causes an earthquake and how do architects design earthquake-proof buildings? Create your own buildings then test them on the Shake Table.
  20. Chamber Music International presents Phenomenal Korean Artists in Works of Beethoven, Kodaly & Semetana on March 7th at the Moody Performance Hall. Three of the most popular, young, Korean artists join their phenomenal forces in works of Beethoven, Kodaly and the ultra-romantic Piano Trio of Smetana.
  21. Benefitting Artists for Animals, Concert for Kindness 2020 on March 8th is the perfect place for animal lovers. Here you will find professional musicians, photographers, artists and animal lovers to promote the welfare of animals. Enjoy music, wine, a silent auction and unique performances at the Moody Performance Hall.
  22. On March 8th at the Dallas Museum of Art Louise Erdrich presents her novel, The Night Watchman, based on the daring life of her grandfather, Thomas Wazhashk, a crusader for Native Americans.
  23. Harry Connick, Jr. performs at the Winspear Opera House on March 8th. This Grammy and Emmy award winner is here for one night only. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show includes the CD of his new album, True Love: A Celebration of Cole Porter.
  24. The Nasher and the Dallas Opera have combined for a memorable performance by members of the Dallas Opera followed by a guided tour of the Nasher Sculpture Center in Sculpting Sounds, The Dallas Opera at the Nasher on March 8th.
  25. Anne Enright, the Man Booker Prize winner, appears at the Dallas Museum of Art on March 10th to present her novel Actress. The beautiful and heartrending book revolves around a daughter who teases out long hidden secrets about her celebrity mother.
  26. You will be amazed by the tribute Celebration of the Life of Eduardo Mata in Partnership with the Mexican Consulate on March 11th at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. This concert, 25 years after his death, is a compilation of the favorite selections of great Music Director and Conductor Emeritus Eduardo Mata. Andres Franco conducts.
  27. On March 12th, enjoy Dallas Museum of Art’s Second Thursday with a Twist titled Avengers Assemble.
  28. Titus/Dance Unbound 2019:20 Season presents Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Winspear Opera House on March 13th and 14th. The fame of Alvin Ailey began in 1958 at the 92nd Street Y and forever changed the way America thinks about dance. Ailey’s American Dance Theater has thrived through the years and performs internationally. You won’t want to miss this opportunity!
  29. The Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center presents Chris Botti with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on March 13th through 15th. Hear selections from Botti’s newest CD, Impressions. Albert-George Schram conducts.
  30. On March 14th, the Titas/Dance Unbound presents a free contemporary Master Class with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at Booker T. Washington High School. Walk ups are welcome.
  31. AT&T Performing Arts Center presents Pi Day Math Festival on March 14th. This fun and free festival begins at 10 am in Sammons Park and includes live music and The Physics of Dance workshop.
  32. The Dallas Theater Center presents American Mariachi from March 14th through April 4th at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater. The first time in Dallas, this rip-roaring, hilarious, toe-tapping performance asks the question: Can you make your big, crazy dream come true even when nothing is going your way?
  33. Experience Enchantment presented by the Indian Cultural Heritage Foundation on March 15th at the Moody Performance Hall. This story follows the lives of two great musicians: sitar maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar and violin wizard Vidwan Lalgudi Jayaraman. Music, drama and dance are used to describe the ways their very different experiences and temperaments influenced each of their lives.
  34. Author Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt presents her book The Gift of Forgiveness which contains thorough interviews and personal reflections from the author. See the author on March 17th at the Dallas Art Museum.
  35. Spring Break at the Nasher offers all kinds of fun for children of all ages during the week of Spring Break, March 17th through March 22nd. And best of all, it’s free. So bring the kids every day for a fun break from the ordinary at the Nasher Sculpture Center. The full schedule is available on the Nasher website.
  36. Bernard Labadie conducts Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony & Piano Concerto No. 23 on March 19th through 22nd at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. You don’t want to miss this dramatic and uplifting performance.
  37. On March 20th, experience Late Nights at the Dallas Art Museum. The Late Night Talk: Made in Texas consists of short talks by Texan artists, food writers, musicians and film historians. There’s lots to learn about Texas culture. Performance and Artist Talk with Sean Miller who works with video, live media, performance and sound. A Q&A will follow the performance. Late Night Film: Jaddoland by filmmaker Nadia Shihab focuses on her return to the Texas Panhandle to visit her mother, an artist from Iraq.
  38. The Dallas Opera presents Verdi’s timeless classic, Don Carlo on March 20th through 28th at the Winspear Opera House. The Spanish Inquisition pits friend against friend, father against son and Catholic against Protestant. When France’s princess is forced to marry the King of Spain instead of her beloved Don Carlos, the troubles are multiplied. The international cast is joined by orchestra and chorus in this amazing production.
  39. On March 20th, ’Til Midnight at the Nasher features a free evening of musical performances by local artists Cadence Weapon, Caterina Barbieri, Fennesz and Corridor followed by an outdoor movie in the Nasher Sculpture Center Garden.
  40. Georges Bizet’s Doctor Miracle is a special one-act family performance of the Dallas Opera. Performed in English, this sassy story of love and omelets is told in classic storybook fashion, with The Dallas Opera Orchestra on March 21st at the Dallas Opera.
  41. Your kids will love the spotlight with Dallas Children’s Theater Activities on March 21st at Klyde Warren Park.
  42. The New Texas Symphony Orchestra performs Celebrate Women at the Moody Performance Hall on March 22nd. This concert, by women and for women commemorates the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. Just for fun, the concert includes a music video “A Woman’s Right” written and sung by Dolly Parton. This concert is free.
  43. Get your feet moving with Dance Cardio Party on March 22nd at Klyde Warren Park.
  44. Book Talk: Slade House by David Mitchell at the Dallas Museum of Art on March 22nd. This stunning novel spans five decades beginning in the late 1970s and pulls you into this unpredictable, terrifying story.
  45. On March 24th, Dallas Winds/Pianos + Pipes is a loud, exciting and moving concert featuring selections such as Symphonie No. 3 often referred to as “The Organ Symphony” and Greg Yasinitsky’s jazzy Concerto for Piano & Winds. This is a concert you won’t forget, at the Meyerson Symphony Center.
  46. The Dallas Museum of Art in partnership with The Black Academy of Arts and Letters, presents Arts & Letters Live: James McBride and his novel Deacon King Kong on March 24th. National Book Award winner James McBride speaks about 1960 New York City and the hopelessness and violence of the times.
  47. State of the Arts: Art in Transit on March 26th at the Dallas Museum of Art reflects on the importance of migration to Dallas residents and the ways we connect through space and time. Speakers are Jin-Ya Huang, artist and founder of Break Bread/Break Borders; Beilei Lui, professor and visual artist; Catherine Craft, curator at the Nasher Sculpture Center, author and scholar. The moderator is KERA’s own Jerome Weeks.
  48. Learn the art of Islamic pottery at the Dallas Museum of Art on March 26th as you paint your own ceramic tile in an age-old manner with Make & Take: Hand-Painted Ceramic Tiles.
  49. The Nasher Sculpture Center has paired with The School of Occupational Therapy at the Texas Women’s University to present Sensory-Friendly Family Fun, Sculpture Rocks on March 26th. Your child can explore and discover art through active and quiet learning activities geared for children with sensory processing challenges. Along with scavenger hunts and sensory tents, there is also a sensory quiet room. Free admission and free parking with registration.
  50. Pinchas Zukerman – All Dvorak Performance runs March 26th through 28th and features Pinchas Zukerman as both conductor and violinist in this moving performance at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.
  51. The Dallas Museum of Art presents Art in Transit on March 26th to explore artist’s migration experiences. Artists and curators will discuss recent projects in the Dallas Arts District that explore the impact of migration and how we connect across great distances of time and space.
  52. On March 28th, the Dallas Black Dance Theater presents Dancing Beyond Borders-Richardson at the Eisemann Center. Experience the magic of Dallas Black Dance Theater dancers as well as the DBDT: Encore! dancers with a diverse repertoire in contemporary modern dance.
  53. Klyde Warren Park hosts the 3rd annual Festival of Joy with a parade, music, dance, free food and a splash of spiritual culture on March 28th. This free festival marks the start of Spring and symbolizes the renewal of life.
  54. The Dallas Museum of Art presents Hallam Family Concerts featuring Musica with trumpet master Elmer Churampi featured in vibrant trumpet and guitar music from Peru on March 28th.
  55. Nasher Student Festival 2020 is presented by the Nasher Sculpture Center on March 28th and features the launch of a student-created zine. Also, enjoy music and interactive projects inspired by themes in the work of the 2020 Nasher Prize Laureate Michael Rakowitz.
  56. Opus 100 Organ Series: Thomas Ospital on March 29th at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. This performance is part of the Lay Family Concert Organ Recital Series.
  57. See Arts & Letters Live: Erik Larson at the First United Methodist Church on March 30th, as he presents the narrative nonfiction The Splendid and the Vile, a look at Winston Churchill and London during the Blitz. Larson has also written The Devil in the White City and In the Garden of Beasts. This presentation is sponsored by the Dallas Museum of Art.

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