I’m always thinking about creating. My future starts when I wake up every morning…
Every day I find something creative to do with my life.
The weather is definitely temping us with Spring – at lease for this weekend. With daylight savings time happening Sunday there is more time this month to play. ; )) I am planning to get out and take advantage the March HOT list and attend one of the different, weird, fun, hot, delicious, loud, crazy and/or educational happenings around town. This weekend should be perfect for Dallas Blooms too – so get the camera out!
Last month was super fun and busy – the olympics, my daughter Sarah released her first single and we celebrated, the infamous VDay, travel to San Francisco, runs on Katy Trail and discovering the Beignets and Coffee at Toulouse! I had the chance to go to “Her Song” at the Bath House Cultural Center (on last month’s list), it was good entertainment and I felt like I was in an old 1940’s movie.
This month I am planning to take advantage of several of the events on our hot list, especially a SPECIAL birthday celebration for my daughter Sarah Sellers who will be performing live at Sangria’s. Plan to come out, have brunch and a glass of sangria with me and we will celebrate her birthday together.
Now to the list, here are our top 10 events NOT to miss – I hope to see you out and about.
Love and Peace
1 – Fort Worth Show of Antiques & Art – March 7-8
Will Rogers Memorial Center
Fort Worth, TX 76107
More than 120 exhibitors from across the nation have made the long haul to Fort Worth Texas for the 51st annual show of antiques and art. Stop by for antiques, jewelry, and more from around the world.
2 – ReMix Astor Piazzolla: Tango to Argentina – March 7-8
Dallas City Performance Hall
2025 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
The Dallas Symphony Orchestra continues to let loose with the second weekend in an informal series aimed at the younger set. The programs are shorter and less expensive, and thanks to a venue swap, you can take your beverage with you to your seat. Special guest conductor Tito Muñoz, who until very recently helmed the innovative in-house orchestra for New York City multimedia music venue (Le) Poisson Rouge, lends the concert some serious cool cred. The centerpiece work is Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla’s tango-inspired take on Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons, The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires, but the audience will also enjoy contemporary composer John Adams’ Chamber Symphony and Robert Schumann’s Symphony No. 1, “Spring.”
3 – Out of the Loop Fringe Festival – March 8-16
Addison Theatre Centre
15650 Addison Rd.
Addison, TX 75001
Artists from all over descend on Dallas for almost two solid weeks of art, music, and theater, part of the WaterTower Theatre’s long-running festival devoted to producing edgy, contemporary work.
4 – Dallas Blooms – March 1-30
8525 Garland Rd.
Dallas, TX 75218
There’s nothing nicer than a Dallas spring, except perhaps enjoying it at the Arboretum’s Dallas Blooms floral festival. In honor of this year’s theme, “Birds of Paradise,” you can soak in the sunshine while exploring the new life-size Bird House Exhibit and admiring the 500,000 seasonal blooms.
5 – Genesis Young Leaders Masquerade – March 8, 2014 7 pm-10:30 pm
3015 at Trinity Groves
3015 Gulden Ln.
Dallas, TX 75212
The attire is “Bourbon street chic,” but we’re sure no one will mind if you go full Phantom of the Opera for this fancy masked masquerade. As is customary, there is music, food, and drink. Tickets benefit the Genesis Women’s Shelter, a nonprofit that operates at undisclosed location to provide recovery services to abused women and their children.
6 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream – March 9-10
Winspear Opera House – Hamon Hall
2403 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Should you ever find yourself enmeshed in a love quadrangle, be grateful that you’re not also at the mercy of a bunch of meddling fairies. In Shakespeare’s popular romantic comedy, Hermia loves Lysander, but she’s technically engaged to the Duke. Helena, their friend, loves Demetrius, but Demetrius is clueless. In order to keep Hermia from having to marry someone else, all four run off into the forest, where their lives and relationships are complicated by the aforementioned sprites.
7 – Savor Dallas – March 20-23
Dallas Arts District
Flora & Pearl Streets
Dallas, TX 75201
Spring heralds new beginnings, but also the return of Savor Dallas, the annual wine and food festival that just keeps getting bigger. From a wine stroll around the Arts District to a music-filled wrap-up party in Main Street Garden, it’s more of an experience than every before. You can buy a package of tickets to attend all four days, or pick and choose. If you’re serious about wine, Saturday features seminars at the Omni Dallas Hotel and the International Grand Tasting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
8 – Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 2 – March 20-22
Meyerson Symphony Center
2301 Flora St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Even famous Russian romantic composers get writer’s block. After the poor reception of his first symphonic effort, Sergei Rachmaninoff fell into a depression that left him uninspired for years. He emerged on the other side with his Piano Concerto No. 2, a sweeping work that cemented the trueness of his talent. Fans of David Lean’s Brief Encounter, the beautifully restrained story of a sudden, passionate love affair between two ostensibly ordinary, sensibly married people, will recognize this as the heartpounding score that swelled over Laura and Alec’s stolen moments of happiness. Dallas Symphony Orchestra maestro Jaap van Zweden conducts, while 23-year-old pianist Anna Federova performs the concerto. The program also includes Dmitri Shostakovich’s Five Fragments and Aaron Copland’s Symphony No. 3.
9 – American Idiot – March 19, 2014 7:30 pm
Bass Performance Hall
4th and Calhoun Streets
Fort Worth, TX 76102
Ah, teen angst. The band Green Day has that market pretty well cornered, and yet, when Billie Joe Armstrong decided to turn his band’s American Idiot concept album into a punk-infused Broadway musical, there were some doubts as to how it would turn out. We ended up loving it. The show is aggressive, loud, and incredibly moving as three disaffected teens, Johnny, Will, and Tunny, struggle to express the widely swinging spectrum of their emotions.
10 – Nur: Light in Art and Science from the Islamic World – March 30 – April 4
The Dallas Museum of Art
1717 N. Harwood St.
Dallas, TX 75201
Islamic art expert and curator Sabiha Al Khemir Fundación and the Foundation Focus-Abengoa in Seville, Spain have put together a rare, highly-inclusive collection of work spanning eleven centuries, drawing from both public and private collections to demonstrate the symbolic significance and cultural importance of light in the Islamic world. As demonstrated by the expansive nature of the exhibit, light has two meanings. There is the physical—the sun, the giver of life—and the metaphysical, light as knowledge in the darkness of ignorance. There’s only one place in the United States where you can see this exhibit, and it’s here.
“The only thing better than singing is more singing.”
~ Ella Fitzgerald
Sarah Sellers LIVE
Spring is almost here and Sarah is gearing up with more live shows this month in Dallas. Thanks to everyone who’s downloaded The Way You Love Me and continued to share the love on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc etc! Come meet Sarah at one of the following events this month:
MARCH SHOWS – DALLAS
Sangria Tapas Y Bar – March 9th, 2014 1:00-3pm
The Rustic – March 9th, 2014 6:00-8pm
Mercy Wine Bar – March 13th, 2014 8:00-11pm
CELEBRATE St. Paddy’s Day Parade – with Josh Goode and Party Machine! – March 15th, 2014 11:00am-5pm
COME OUT AND CELEBRATE SARAH’S BIRTHDAY WITH US!!
Sarah’s Birthday Celebration at Sangria Tapas Y Bar – March 16th, 2014 1:00-3pm
Sangria Tapas Y Bar – March 23rd, 2014 1:00-3pm
Renaissance Dallas Hotel – March 27th, 2014 6:00-9pm
Sangria Tapas Y Bar – March 30th, 2014 1:00-3pm
The Pizza Underground feat. Macaulay Culkin – March 12, 2014 8:00pm
2720 Elm St.
Dallas, TX 75226
Former child star Macaulay Culkin is the pizzaiolo behind this Velvet Underground cover band. Moving Units and Toby Goodshank support.
And if you’re lucky enough to score tickets:
Elton John – March 22, 2014 6:30pm
American Airlines Center
2500 Victory Ave.
Dallas, TX 75219
All Elton John needs is an Emmy Award, and he’ll finally achieve what Tracy Jordan managed by season five of 30 Rock. But even without the EGOT, Elton John can still command a crowd. The 66-year-old musical chameleon is on tour supporting The Diving Board, a personal, piano-driven album full of brand-new material that proves John and his longtime writing partner, Bernie Taupin, have only gotten finer with age.
Ellie Goulding – march 25, 2014 8:00pm
South Side on Lamar
1409 South Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215-187
We love Ellie Goulding, so it’s no real surprise that her spring concert sold out quick. The British singer hit on an infectious, pleasing hybrid of electro-pop and indie-folk that eventually gave her danceable radio hits stateside, such as “Lights” and “Burn.” As for us, we’ve had “Anything Could Happen” on repeat for months.
FT33’s Guest Chef Series 2014 – For dates, see below
1617 Hi Line Dr., Ste. 250
Dallas, TX 75207
FT33’s executive chef and owner, Matt McCallister, will be offering a series of eight-course dinners—all using local ingredients—made by some of the nation’s most praised and recognized chefs across the nation. Complementary wine pairings will also be offered.
Spiced Orange Beer Debut – March 20, 2014 6:00-8:00pm
The Ginger Man
2718 Boll St.
Dallas, TX 75204
If you loved the taste of Crabbie’s alcoholic ginger beer at the Ginger Man last year, then you might want to taste Crabbie’s new beer addition, Spiced Orange. Stop by the Ginger Man on March 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. for a taste of Spiced Orange served chilled over ice with a slice of citrus, or if you want to get real adventurous, test out the Crabbie’s ginger beer float for $7.50.
Mudbug Bash – March 29, 2014 noon-8:00pm
Main Street Garden
1902 Main Street
Dallas, TX 75201
Who’s your crawdaddy? For the answer and two pounds of the spicy treat, head to the second annual Main Street Mudbug Bash. This Cajun celebration features live ‘gators and live music (including Dallas’ own Jonathan Tyler), as well as games and libations. Remember: pinch the head, bend the tail, and don’t think too much about what you’re eating. Go get crackin’!
Tequila and Shrimp on a Greenville Patio
Palapas Seafood Bar
1418 Greenville Ave
Dallas, TX 75206
Somewhere in the world, there’s a beach that’s missing its seafood shack. And a tire store that’s wondering where the hell this seafood shack came from. Don a floppy hat for Palapas Seafood Bar, a thatched-roof fish hut that’s peddling shrimp, snapper and tequila-spiked beverages, opening tonight next to a random Goodyear shop on Greenville Ave. Walking in, you’re met with exposed bricks, blue chairs and an inviting coastal vibe. But you’ve also got a wood-topped bar on your left and a dining room on your right. Two important details, assuming you’re not just here to admire the view.
Now, if it were up to us, we’d bring a few friends and start with mezcal-cucumber cocktails before moving on to things like red snapper wrapped in a banana leaf. But since it’s not, you just do whatever feels right. Maybe grilled-shrimp tacos. Maybe mezcal and red snapper. And since it’s Friday and the weather’s nice, you’ve got two fine reasons to check out their patio. With its Mexican beers, palm-covered roof and cross breeze, it’s just like being on the beach. That one beach with the tire shop.