Out and About: March 2013

St. Patrick's Day parade; 'A wrinkle in time' the play; Dallas Blooms; and much more

Dallas St. Patrick's Parade

March 16 Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade

More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade this year. The parade, hosted by Greenville Avenue Area Business Association, begins at 11 a.m. at Greenville and Wellons to SMU Boulevard. Arrive early and stay late for the pre/post-parade activities. All proceeds go to the GAABA Scholarship fund. Participants are encouraged to take the DART.

Greenville and Wellons, dallasstpatricksparade.com, free


March 1–3 Irish festival

The Southwest Celtic Music Association hosts its 31st annual North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park. Its theme “Along the Lines” highlights three significant contributions Irish immigrants brought to America.

Fair Park, 972.943.4616, ntif.org for times and performances, one-day pass $10-$20, two-day pass $25-$30, some discounts available


Through March 2 El Corazon art exhibit

The Bath House Cultural Center is wrapping up its 19th annual El Corazon Art Exhibition, a show featuring heart-inspired art. Artist Jose Vargas started the show because of a shared fascination with the aesthetics and symbolism of hearts.

Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, 214.670.8749, dallasculture.org, free


March 2 It’s My Park Day

The City of Dallas is asking neighbors to rally around their local parks to make them cleaner and greener.

Register with Dallas Park and Rec Department, 214.670.8483, free


Dallas Blooms at the Dallas ArboretumBegins March 2 Dallas Blooms

During Dallas Blooms the park brims with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs including tulips, daffodils, Dutch Iris and hyacinths, in addition to 100,000 pansies, violas, poppies and thousands of other annuals and perennials. First, more than 100 cherry blossom trees bloom over a 10-day period, and during the second month of the festival, the arboretum’s 6,000 azaleas flourish.

Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, 214.515.6500, dallasarboretum.org, $9-$20


March 1–8 The Art of Innovation

Chester Business & Innovation Law pllc invites high school students in Lakewood to create original artwork that conveys the spirit of innovation. The winner will be announced March 21 and will be given a cash award, plus a donation to the art department of the student’s school. Students who reside in zip code 75214 or who attend Woodrow Wilson, Lakehill and Bishop Lynch high schools, may participate. For more, email info@chester-law.com.

Chester Business & Innovation Law pllc, 6301 Gaston, 214.988.9248, free


'Rumpelstiltskin' at Studio TheaterMarch 8 – April 7 ‘Rumpelstiltskin’

Watch as this Brothers Grimm show comes to life with Kathy Burks & Co. at Dallas Children’s Theater. The play was adapted by B. Wolf for children ages 5 and above.

Studio Theater at Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, $16-$25


March 14–17 Savor Dallas

Foodies, wine lovers and curious culinary consumers are invited to the ninth annual Savor Dallas. The event, featuring cuisine from more than 60 of the Dallas area’s top chefs plus 400 premium wines and imported beers, kicks off at Trinity Groves at the foot of the Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge on March 14. After a few days at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science and other venues, the festivities will wrap up at the Dallas Arboretum March 17.

Savor Dallas, 888.728.6747, savordallas.com, $35-$300


Play: 'A Wrinkle in Time'

Begins March 22 ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

For the 50th anniversary of this sci-fi classic, Dallas Children’s Theater draws in audiences with its top-notch production of an extra-terrestrial adventure across space and time. The play was adapted by John Glore for children 8 and above.

Baker Theater at Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, 214.978.0110, $16-$25


March 23 Shred It

Friends of Tietze Park Foundation hosts its sixth annual shred to raise funds for Tietze Park. Bring documents to the Skillman Church of Christ parking lot between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. This year, Iron Mountain, a global leader in information management, will handle the shredding.

Skillman Church of Christ parking lot, 3014 Skillman, 214.823.2179, $7 for one bankers box, $5 for each additional box, seniors $5 per box


March 24–31 Dallas Cup soccer matches

The Dr. Pepper Dallas Cup XXXIV is happening this month at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Fair Park. During the week-long event, 180 teams from 19 countries and 22 states will go toe to toe for the championship.

Fair Park Cotton Bowl Stadium, dallascup.com, value packs available + $10 parking

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