Kim Leeson

Woodrow band: Kim Leeson

March 2
Blues and Rock Concert
Join Woodrow Wilson High School for the Blues and Rock Concert featuring Gary Porterfield and the Woodrow Wilson Band, plus special guests School of Rock. There will also be a silent auction. Doors open at 3 p.m. Activities are from 4 -6:30 p.m.
Granada Theater, 3524 Greenville, woodrowwildcatsband.org, 972.502.4400, $10

March 1
International Women’s Day
Celebrate women with International Women’s Day Dallas through its presentation of the “Words of Women” Essay of the Year, a history of International Women’s Day, community leaders speaking on the status of women, an international food buffet, cultural exhibits, music and entertainment, fun, food, and conversation.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, dallasculture.org, 214.675.6573, $18-$20

March 5-22
‘Finishing School’
Is assisted living like high school all over again? In a two-act comedy by Dallas playwright Elaine Liner, new guy Al is the ‘’freshman’’ and Wizzer is the wiser senior. Laugh at late-in-life lessons about fitting in, flirting and finding new reasons to live it up. Starring Larry Randolph and John Davies.
Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther, dallasculture.org, 214.675.6573, $18-$20

March 7-30
‘Beauty and the Beast’
A young girl, a beast, a rose, a curse. Can love break the spell? The classic French fairytale passed down for generations is brought to life through the magic of Kathy Burks’ renowned company of artists.
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $17-$26

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March 1
Benefit concert
Leave the kids at home and bring your better half, friends and neighbors for the Friends of Lakewood Texas Independence Day Concert, a fundraiser benefiting Lakewood Elementary and featuring two local bands, The O’s and Ronnie Fauss. Doors open at 8 p.m.
Ozona Grill and Bar, 4615 Greenville, for tickets go to woodrowfoundation.com/donate and select “Friends of Lakewood Texas Concert” in the drop-down menu option, $20 per ticket

 

 

March 16- April 6
Art exhibit
St. Matthew’s Cathedral Arts hosts the traditional fine-art photography of J.B. and Susan Harlin, which is an expression of the beauty of the world as seen through the classic view of the camera. This husband-wife duo is on a lifelong mission of seeing, learning and doing. All the photographs are produced solely in the darkroom using traditional materials and processes, exploring the beauty and craft of traditional film photography.
St. Matthew’s Cathedral, 5100 Ross, cathedralartsdallas.org, 214.887.6552, free but call to schedule visit

March 21–30
‘Mariachi Girl’
Join Dallas Children’s Theater for the North Texas professional premiere of this bilingual musical about young Carmencita. She dreams of being a mariachi singer and one day joining in a performance with her father, but he clings to a long-held family tradition of male-only mariachis. Can she celebrate her own heritage and expand his view of the world?
Dallas Children’s Theater, 5938 Skillman, dct.org, 214.978.0110, $17-$40

March 29
Garage sale
Lindsley Park Community School, a 14-year-old, open-enrollment public charter school in East Dallas, hosts a garage sale from 9 a.m.–1 p.m.
The playground across the street from Lindsley Park, 7130 Lindsley, lindsleyparkcommunityschool.org, free

March 29
Food trucks and book sale
This year, there is a new addition to Stonewall Jackson Elementary School’s Food Truck Field Day: the White Top Book Sale. From 11 a.m.-3 p.m. there will be food trucks, live music, book browsing, and other fun. All proceeds will benefit Stonewall Gardens.
Stonewall Jackson Elementary School, 5823 E. Mockingbird, stonewalljacksonpta.org, 972.749.7200, free

Through April 6
Dallas Blooms
2014 marks the 30th anniversary of the Dallas Arboretum’s major floral festival Dallas Blooms, with the theme “Birds in Paradise.” Through April 6, the garden explodes with color as more than 500,000 spring-blossoming bulbs burst, and the beloved peacock topiaries return to spread their colorful petal tails in the Jonsson Color Garden.
Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland, dallasarboretum.org, 214.515.6500, $10-$15, plus $10 for onsite parking


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