25 Things to Do in March

Celebrate Women's History Month, new authors, an escape to Neverland and the arrival of spring.

Bowen McCauley Dance: Le Sacre du Printemps

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.


Jon Tyler Wiley And His Virginia Choir

Jon Tyler Wiley and His Virginia Choir

Jon Tyler Wiley & His Virginia Choir

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.


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Artist Nekisha Durrett

Nekisha Durrett: Magnolia

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.


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Bethany Zwag on Unsplash

National Cherry Blossom Petal Porch Parade

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.


Book Launch: Alma Katsu, Red Widow

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.

Categories: Arts & Entertainment