February 2019 Calendar

Winter may be in full swing, but cold weather can’t keep us at home with such an exciting variety of happenings in our communities in the coming month. From a tennis tournament in Asheville, North Carolina, to an Ikebana show in Naples, Florida, here are some of the events we’re looking forward to in February.

ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Tennis fans, unite! February 9 to 10, the bucolic mountain town of Asheville is hosting the United States’ Fed Cup by BNP Paribas, in which the United States will take on Australia February 9-10 at the U.S. Cellular Center. The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is billed as “The World Cup of women’s tennis” and the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport. The winner of this match-up will advance to the semifinals April 20-21. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Asheville here.}

COLUMBUS, OHIO 

Opera aficionados will want to mark their calendars for the world premiere of Opera Columbus and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra’s The Flood. Tickets are available now for performances February 8 to 10. Composed by Korine Fujiwara with a libretto by Stephen Wadsworth, this epic opera tells a story of human connection through loss and shared tragedy, centered around the devastation of Columbus’s Franklinton neighborhood in the Great Flood of 1913. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Columbus here.}

FORT WORTH, TEXAS

 A fundraiser benefitting Gill Children’s Services and Kinderfrogs jointly supported by volunteers from the Fort Worth Kappa Kappa Gamma and Pi Beta Phi alumnae clubs, the Design Inspirations fundraiser kicks off with a preview cocktail party on Wednesday, February 20, followed by a luncheon on Thursday, February 21. Be on the lookout for a table designed by The Scout Guide Fort Worth! {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Fort Worth here.}

JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING

Hosted by the National Museum of Wildlife Art, the 5th Annual Blacktail Gala Art Acquisition Event will be held on Saturday, February 23 in Jackson Hole. This unique event enables the museum to collect contemporary works of art by established and emerging artists who are exploring current issues and concerns regarding wild animals. Admission grants attendees voting tokens for the night’s collection.  {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}

NAPLES, FLORIDA

Take flower arranging to the next level by learning about Ikebana, the meditative art of floral arrangement. The Naples Botanical Garden will host the Naples Ikebana International Show on February 15th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This art form is rooted in traditional philosophy and ancient Japanese folklore that dates back hundreds of years. Featured in the exhibit are demonstrations of various styles of arranging Ikebana, a tea ceremony, and a Ginza-style market where Ikebana materials may be purchased. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Naples here.}

TAMPA BAY, FLORIDA

February is the final full month to take in “Robert Indiana: A Sculpture Retrospective” at the Tampa Museum of Art—and, one could argue, the most appropriate time to view his iconic LOVE sculpture. In addition to the must-see piece, the exhibition includes numerous paintings, prints, and drawings from the artist’s five-decade-plus career. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Tampa Bay here.}

TULSA, OKLAHOMA

On Friday, February 8 from 6 to 9 p.m., the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa is hosting a member opening party for their new exhibit,“Making Modern America.” This exhibition, which opens to the public on February 10 and runs through May 26, presents paintings, photographs, and prints from 1900 to 1960, exploring a complex range of social, political, economic, and environmental responses to the rapid rise of American industry. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Tulsa here.}