The Scouted Calendar / March 2016

While the weather can be unpredictable and the transitional month brings an abrupt “spring forward” halfway in, we have a certain fondness for March whether or not it comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. With longer days and the promise of the beauty of spring, we can endure one last snow storm knowing that what comes next will be nothing short of spectacular, and our calendars are already reflecting a shift to a new season. Here are a few events we’re looking forward to in our Scouted cities in March:

Aspen, Colorado

Those seeking a great après-ski experience are in luck this month. For the first three Fridays in March, the Aspen Art Museum is hosting après-ski at Level 3 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., complete with live music, mountain views, and the opportunity to get artsy as you create your own lift ticket. And on March 19, TSG Aspen invites people in the area to après-ski for a good cause at Veuve Clicquot’s Oasis lounge at the base of Aspen Mountain. Champagne and small bites will be available at the event, which serves as a toast to local businesses. Après not your thing? Consider checking out a set by singer/pianist Sarah McKenzie, a rising star in the jazz world, at Jas Café at The Little Nell on March 11 or 12. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Aspen here.}

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

We’re always excited to reinvigorate our homes in the spring, and a new work of art is an excellent way to bring fresh energy to a space. On March 7 through 28, Ann Connelly Fine Art will host a Splash Exhibition for Doug Kennedy, Johnny Taylor and James Vella at the gallery. The splash will feature a mixed media suspended glass installation by New Orleans artist Vella, iconic paintings from California-based artist Taylor, and new paper sculptures from Kennedy—a perfect event to scout your next acquisition. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Baton Rouge here.}

Charleston, South Carolina

On March 2, the Charleston Wine + Food festival kicks off, marking the beginning of a five-day celebration of the city’s vibrant culinary scene and heritage. With cooking classes, signature dinners, beverage workshops, a full Culinary Village full of tasting opportunities, and more, this event is not to be missed. {Read our insider’s guide to the festival here, and find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charleston here.}

Chicago, Illinois

Now through May 10 at the Art Institute Chicago, Vincent van Gogh’s three versions of The Bedroom, the artist’s paintings of his bedroom in his “Yellow House” in Arles, France, are presented together for the first time in North America. The exhibition explores the history of the works and the evolution of the idea of home throughout Van Gogh’s career, featuring approximately 36 paintings, drawings, and illustrations by the artist. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Chicago here.}

Hunt Country, Virginia

Beautiful Morven Park, located just outside of Leesburg, Virginia, hosts “Easter in the Park” on Saturday, March 26. The celebration includes an egg hunt, real-life rabbits from the 4H Leaps and Squeaks Rabbit Club, a variety of crafts, and an egg roll down the Davis Mansion lawn. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Hunt Country here.}

Miami, Florida

March is filled with an excellent slate of events in Miami, beginning with the 8th annual Preservation Luncheon (also known as the Hat Luncheon) benefitting the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens. The event begins with late morning cocktails in the garden followed by an elegant seated lunch at one of the area’s most treasured destinations. Later in the month, the Miami Open tennis tournament kicks off, bringing the top tennis players in the world to Key Biscayne from March 21 to April 3. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Miami here.}

Palm Beach, Florida

Palm Beach Opera invites attendees to expect the unexpected at Ariadne auf Naxos, which will run for three evenings beginning on March 18. Richard Strauss’s opera about two troupes—one comedy, one opera—that learn they must take the stage together develops into an opera-within-an-opera sure to delight audiences. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Palm Beach here.}

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