march 2020 calendar

The month of March marks the beginning of spring, bringing new energy and excitement both inside and out. Accordingly, the month is packed with inspiring cultural and philanthropic events that will be the perfect complement to warmer weather and longer days. From an educational global forum in Jackson Hole to a celebration of women composers and musicians in Dallas, here are the events we are looking forward to this month.

Fort Worth, Texas

For a fun-filled weekend in Fort Worth, start with the 27th Annual Design Inspirations Fundraiser on March 26th. The luncheon will be filled with more than 60 beautifully curated tables crafted by local designers and tastemakers—including The Scout Guide Fort Worth editor Leigh Brown. World famous event planner Bronson van Wyck will be the keynote speaker of this year’s fundraiser, which will benefit Gill Children’s Services, Inc. and Rivertree Academy. Two days later, on March 28, sign up for the Gran Fondo Hincapie cycling tour with routes of 15, 50, and 80 miles. Whether you ride or not, you won’t want to miss the family-friendly festival after the tour that will have free drinks, food, and live music in downtown’s Sundance Square. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Fort Worth here.}

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

The Center of the Arts will host the Jackson Hole Global Forum: Climate Change and National Security on March 16 and 17. The free two-day forum will connect advocates with global military leaders, security advisors, business and policy executives to raise public awareness and support at local, state, and national levels for our ever-changing planet. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}

Naples, Florida

Party like it’s the 1920s at this year’s 10th Annual Bubbles, Baubles and Broadway Gala benefiting Gulfshore Playhouse on March 2. Beginning at 5 p.m and ending at 9 p.m., the speakeasy-themed bash will have an auction, game tables, a live band, and plenty of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Tony Award winner Laura Benanti will add star power to the can’t-miss event, which will be held at Naples’s Ritz-Carlton Hotel. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Naples here.}

Dallas, Texas

Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment with the New Texas Symphony Orchestra’s “Celebrate Women” concert on March 22 from 3 to 5 p.m. Free to the public, the concert will feature music written entirely by historic and contemporary female artists, with performances by Fanfare for the Uncommon Woman, Joan Tower Courage, and more, including a music video performance of Dolly Parton’s song, “A Woman’s Right.” {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Dallas here.}

Tampa, Florida

Closing on March 15, The Tampa Museum of Art’s exhibition, The Making of a Museum: 100 Years, 100 Works, is a must-see for any art lover. The exhibition is a celebration of the museum’s centennial birthday and features 100 works from the museum’s permanent collection, with pieces ranging from sculpture from the Classical Antiquity to 20th century new media and installation works, offering a glimpse into how much visual art and the museum has evolved over time. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Tampa and St. Petersburg here.}

Little Rock, Arkansas

On Friday, March 6, Ballet Arkansas will present its 9th Annual Turning Pointe Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. The black-tie optional event will consist of a cocktail hour with a silent auction, dinner, a live auction and performances, and will end with dancing and live music. The event will celebrate 41 years of Ballet Arkansas with an evening full of beautiful dance. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Little Rock here.}

Sarasota, Florida

Join Nikki Logan Curran, TSG Sarasota—Anna Maria Island to Boca Grande editor, for the 6th Annual Bestie Brunch for International Women’s Day on March 6 at the Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium from 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. The event will feature a 4-course meal and wine pairing by Tableside Catering and Cambria Winery, pop-up shops, and a photo booth, making it the perfect girl’s day out. A portion of proceeds will benefit the Mote Marine’s Education Programs and the Cambria Stewards of the Land Mission in partnership with the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Sarasota here.}

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

The 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City will welcome the Oklahoma Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra March 29 for their fourth concert of the season on March 29 from 5 to 6 p.m. The performance will be unlike any other, ending with the Oklahoma Young Composers presenting their piece, “Inspired in Oklahoma,” and the international debut of musician Patrick Colon. After the festivities, you will want to make a reservation for dinner and drinks at Mary Eddy’s Kitchen x Lounge located inside the 21c Hotel. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Oklahoma City here.}

Memphis, Tennessee

Design-minded Memphis residents will want mark their calendars for March 26 through 29, when Art by Design takes place at the Pipkin Building at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium and Fairgrounds. Events include opportunities to meet the Mid-South’s dynamic emerging designers, a marketplace featuring an assortment of curated goods, a chic gallery showroom, and more. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Memphis here.}