The month of love is a hard act to follow, but this weekend March comes crashing in with a whole slew of activities and, of course, some Irish-themed hoopla.

Taken from the NTIF Facebook page

Taken from the NTIF Facebook page

Start the month out right with the Irish Festival this weekend, from March 1 to 3. The Southwest Celtic Music Association is hosting its 31st annual North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park. Its theme, “Along the Lines,” highlights three significant contributions Irish immigrants brought to America. For times and performances, visit Call 972.943.4616 for more. One-day passes are $10-$20 and two-day passes $25-$30. Some discounts are available.

getimage.aspIf you’re still not over February, 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. It’s at the Bath House Cultural Center, 521 E. Lawther. Call 214.670.8749 for more, of visit

On Saturday get really to do your part for Mother Nature. The City of Dallas is asking neighbors to rally around their local parks March 2, to make them cleaner and greener. For more information, call the Dallas Park and Rec Department at 214.670.8483.

07Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum begins Saturday. 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. Call 214.515.6500 for more, or visit Tickets are $9-$20.

Starting tomorrow and ending March 8, Chester Business & Innovation Law pllc invites high school students in Lakewood to participate in their art contest, “The Art of Innovation,” by creating 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 or call 214.988.9248. Chester Business & Innovation Law pllc is located at 6301 Gaston.

“A Place at the Table,” a documentary that explores the issue of hunger in the U.S. through personal stories of people struggling with food insecurity, opens Friday, March 1 at Magnolia Theater in Dallas. Show times will be posted on the Landmark Theaters website on Friday. Click here for more.

Click to sign up for the Advocate's weekly news digest and be the first to know what’s happening in Lakewood/East Dallas.