The Scouted Calendar / March 2017

The arrival of March means spring is right around the corner, with the transitional month serving up a fresh season of activities to enjoy in the warming weather or savor in the last moments of winter. From sunny tennis tournaments to lively music and film festivals to grand estates displaying beds of blooming tulips, here’s what we’re looking forward to in some of our Scouted cities next month:

Aspen, Colorado

For those lucky enough to spend the final weeks of winter in Aspen, don’t miss JAS Café’s Winter Series, which features jazz artists from around the world such as Halie Loren (March 3-4 at the Cooking School of Aspen), Etienne Charles (March 17-18 at the Cooking School of Aspen), and Cory Henry Revival (March 31-April 1 downstairs at the Nell). Delicious food and beverages complement the performances, making the Series an excellent way to spend an evening. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Aspen here.}

Austin, Texas

March 10-19, South by Southwest returns to Austin for nearly ten days of programming featuring innovative leaders and a range of up-and-coming musicians and new films. In avant-garde fashion, attendees can immerse themselves in a world of creativity that highlights and celebrates the latest in entertainment and interactive technology, and enjoy off-hours in a city that likes to keep it delightfully weird. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Austin here.}

Charleston, South Carolina

Experience Charleston’s refined palate in its full glory at Charleston Wine + Food March 1-5.  For five days, festival-goers can sample fresh fare prepared by top chefs and taste wine, beer, and spirits in the Culinary Village and at events at restaurants and venues throughout the city. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charleston here.}

Cleveland, Ohio

From March 29 to April 9, film aficionados and amateurs alike can partake in programs featuring hundreds of films at the 41st Cleveland Film Festival. The festival boasts numerous screenings from a variety of genres, as well as awards and expositions to expand anyone and everyone’s perspective. Find further details and search the film schedule here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Cleveland here.}

Miami, Florida

Car enthusiasts, start your engines—the Deering Estate will host its 5th annual Vintage Auto Show on March 12 in Miami. The Auto Show will host a variety of vehicles from 1959 and older with Derby car races throughout the day, as well as lawn games, tours, and scavenger hunts for little ones, making this a perfect springtime outing for all ages. Later in the month, the Miami Open offers nearly two weeks of tennis matches with top players from around the world. March 20 through April 2, tennis fans can see Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and the Williams sisters play in paradise. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Miami here.}

Nashville, Tennessee

The exquisite Cheekwood Botanical Garden boasts fifty-five acres of greenery to explore, including over 100,000 tulips and other colorful varieties of flowers to brighten and anticipate throughout the spring season. See the gardens in all their glory at Cheekwood in Bloom, which begins March 18th and continues until April 23rd, offering interactive activities fun for all ages.  {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Nashville here.}

New Orleans, Louisiana

Visit New Orleans for one of the spring’s most anticipated events (no, not Mardi Gras!), the New Orleans Museum of Art’s Art in Bloom. March 15-19, attendees can enjoy exquisite floral exhibitions designed for this year’s theme, Rhythm and Blooms, highlighting New Orleans’s dynamic culture and music. Week-long festivities include a patron and preview party, lectures and luncheons, and displays available for the public’s enjoyment. Browse further details about the event here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in New Orleans here.}

Raleigh, North Carolina

An event design-lovers won’t want to miss, the 1st Annual DJF Builders Designer Show House of Raleigh benefitting local Boys & Girls Clubs opens to the public March 25. Through April 9, attendees can see rooms designed by local design luminaries including Betsy Anderson, Tula Summerford, and La Maison at 3019 Granville Drive. Interested parties can get a sneak peek on March 23, when TSG Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Editor Hopie Avery hosts a black-tie preview party featuring fare from local James Beard Award-nominated chefs Matt Kelly of Mateo and Steven Greene of The Umstead, and on March 24 Brandshop will host a panel featuring TSG Co-founders Christy Ford and Susie Matheson with other top industry professionals, followed by a boxed lunch. {Find local recommendations for Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill here.}

Richmond, Virginia

Richmond’s next First Fridays Art Walk will take place March 3, combining a flaneur-like experience of Richmond’s midtown with premier galleries of the vibrant city. Participants can explore over twenty galleries along Broad Street, with shops and restaurants (including Scouted options Mama J’s and Saison) around every corner. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Richmond here.}