25 Things to Do in March
Celebrate Women's History Month, new authors, an escape to Neverland and the arrival of spring.
When: March 19, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Bowen McCauley Dance on YouTube
It was nearly ten years ago when Arlington’s Bowen McCauley Dance Co. performed its modern interpretation of Le Sacre du Printemps (the rite of spring) at the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Sip, reminisce and rejoice in the coming of spring while watching this free happy-hour performance on YouTube. Enjoy a live, pre-show artists discussion with dancers Lucy Bowen McCauley, Alicia Curtis, Dustin Kimball and Alvaro Palau, followed by the performance screening at 6 p.m.
When: March 19, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Jammin Java, 227 Maple Ave. East, Vienna
Fredericksburg native Jon Tyler Wiley, a former member of the Americana band Melodime, is coming to Jammin Java with his Virginia Choir ahead of the May 2021 debut of his first full-length solo album, The Longing. This socially-distanced indoor show is part of the venue’s “A Song and a Slice” music series. Tickets $15.
When: Through March 19
Where: Cody Gallery of Marymount University, 1000 N. Glebe Road, 2nd Floor, Arlington
Inspired by the #sayhername movement, Washington, D.C.-based artist Nekisha Durrett uses magnolia leaves to tell the stories of 30 Black women who were killed by law enforcement. Five visitors are permitted inside the gallery at a time. Admission is free.
When: March 20 – April 11
Where: Neighborhoods throughout the DMV
This year’s National Cherry Blossom Festival will be a bit different from the norm, but you can get in the spring spirit by decorating your house/yard and participating in a DMV-wide walking and driving tour. Register online by March 15 to have your house added to the official porch parade map, then decorate your front steps, yard, windows and/or sidewalk by March 20. In addition. Arlington’s Aurora Highlands Civic Association will be hosting a series of free cherry blossom events at Virginia Highlands Park, including live music, crafts, outdoor fitness activities and a kite festival. Check the civic association’s website for updates.
When: March 22, 7 p.m.
Where: One More Page Books online
Alma Katsu, an award-winning author of five novels and a former senior intelligence analyst for the CIA, NSA and other federal agencies, will be joined by NoVA resident and fellow CIA veteran Karen Cleveland to discuss Katsu’s new spy thriller, Red Widow. Participation is free. Register online to receive Facebook and YouTube video links.