25 Things to Do in March
Celebrate Women's History Month, new authors, an escape to Neverland and the arrival of spring.
When: Multiple stage performances now streaming on Synetic Motion Pictures
Through the avant-garde theater’s new streaming platform, you can watch encore performances of The Phantom of the Opera (2020), The Adventures of Peter Pan (2017) and The Decameron (2020), as well as new works such as All the World’s a Stage, in which longtime Syneticon Scott Brown delivers one of Shakespeare’s most famous monologues, and Orpheia, a dance film featuring Ben Cunis, Dan Istrate and Francesca Jandasek. Tickets available by subscription or for individual performances ($35; discounts for seniors, military and students).
Busboys and Poets Presents: Safia Elhillo
When: March 4, 6 p.m.
Where: Busboys and Poets online (Zoom)
Safia Elhillo’s debut young adult novel, Home is Not a Country, tells the story of Nima, who feels misunderstood by her immigrant mother, her suburban town and the childhood friend she thought would always have her back. Meet the author during this free online literary event, along with D.C.’s 2020 Youth Poet Laureate Marjan Naderi and special guests Elizabeth Acevedo (New York Times-bestselling author of The Poet X) and Clint Smith, a staff writer for The Atlantic and author of the poetry collection Counting Descent. RSVP to receive the Zoom link.
“Passport to the World of Music” Concert Series
When: Through March 27
Where: Creative Cauldron online
Creative Cauldron’s 10th installment of the Passport to the World of Music concert series is virtual this year, but still showcase a variety of musical genres—blues, jazz, Latin, bluegrass, folk and more—from a variety of talented artists. Creative Cauldron will live stream the performances on Fridays, and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Sundays at 7:00 p.m. Tickets $15.
Writing Women Back into History with Marie Benedict
When: March 4, 7 p.m.
Where: One More Page Books (online)
Marie Benedict is the author of three bestselling books (The Only Woman in the Room, The Other Einstein and The Mystery of Mrs. Christie) whose female protagonists live through major moments in history. During this author talk hosted by One More Page Books and the Fairfax County Public Library, the author will discuss the inspiration behind her work. Participation is free. Register in advance to receive a Zoom invitation.
Lucky Leprechaun Virtual 5K
When: March 5 -31
Where: You choose the route
There will be no running en masse this year, but you can still get a race bib, some mighty fine swag and perhaps a PR by registering and running your own course on your own time. Treat yourself to a pint when you’re done. Good luck!