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Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Front-Row Seat to Extraordinary: March 2015

Museum Tower is an icon of beauty surrounded by world-class destinations

Living at Museum Tower, you’re at the center of a world of wonder. Take a look at this month’s collection of the finest art, performances and entertainment just steps away from Museum Tower and nearby. Museum Tower will share timely news, information and reminders about these events as an extension of its concierge. Like Museum Tower Dallas on Facebook and follow @MuseumTwrDallas on Twitter and Instagram.

Live Performances and Entertainment

Now through March 8
Music Hall at Fair Park
Kinky Boots

Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights. Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world.

Now through March 14
Wyly Theatre
Second Thought Theatre Presents Bull

A savage, acid-tongued new play by Mike Bartlett, one of the UK’s most exciting and inventive young writers and the author of the STT’s smash hit Cock. Razor sharp and blackly comic, Bull is a savage and insightful play about office politics or playground bullying, depending which side you’re on. Genuinely thrilling, daring and inventive, acclaimed playwright Bartlett probes the dark side of the modern workplace.

Now through March 29
Kalita Humphreys Theater
Dallas Theater Center Presents Medea

The second production in DTC’s Classical Theater initiative, Medea is a 2,500-year-old classic that still resonates today with its modern-day complexities of power, marriage, families and politics. Produced in Down Center Stage, the intimate basement theater space carved out of the Kalita Humphreys Theater, Medea will plunge the audience into the midst of an intense domestic dispute that quickly accelerates to its horrifying climax of violence, revenge and mutual destruction. With emotionally honest acting and a starkly beautiful, poetic text, Medea will be an unforgettable theatrical experience.

Now through March 29
Kalita Humphreys Theater
Dallas Theater Center Presents The School for Wives

DTC launches a new multi-year Classical Theater initiative with this sublime comedy, in a high-energy production directed by Kevin Moriarty. Combining Molière’s razor-sharp observations about love, marriage and desire with hilarious physical comedy and joyful contemporary music, The School for Wives tells the story of Arnolphe, who believes he has shrewdly concocted the perfect plan to woo a much younger woman to be his wife. As his plan goes horribly wrong and the complications add up, this fast-paced French farce will keep you on the edge of your seat, wondering what you may have missed while you were rolling in the aisle laughing.

March 4
American Airlines Center
Fleetwood Mac

It’s official! After a 16-year absence, Christine McVie will be rejoining Fleetwood Mac band mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Steve Nicks as they launch the On With The Show Tour. The classic rock band will make a tour stop in Dallas on Tuesday, March 3. Fans can expect to hear favorites like “Go Your Own Way,” “Landslide” and “Say You Love Me.” This performance just steps from Museum Tower will not disappoint.

March 6 through 7
Dallas City Performance Hall
TITAS Presents Maya Beiser in Concert

Hailed by The Boston Globe as “the post-modern diva of the cello,” cellist Maya Beiser is simply phenomenal. Her newest production, All Vows, explores the dichotomy between the physical, external world we inhabit and the inner landscape of our secret selves. It includes the Dallas premiers of Michael Gordon’s All Vows, Glenn Kotche’s Three Parts Wisdom, and Mohammed Fairouz’s Kol Nidrei, plus Michael Harrison’s Just Ancient Loops with film by Bill Morrison and reimagined classic rock from Maya’s latest album Uncovered.

March 7
Omni Hotel Downtown Dallas
House of DIFFA No. 25

DIFFA/Dallas completes the season with the legendary black tie gala, House of DIFFA. This extraordinary fashion experience provides an exciting mix of philanthropy, theatric and our legendary runway production. Hosting approximately 2,000 patrons, House of DIFFA is the event of the season showcasing a curated selection of one-of-a-kind tailored jackets with all proceeds going toward grants for HIV/AIDS service organizations in North Texas.
Note: As of March 2, tickets are now sold out. 

March 13 through March 19
Winspear Opera House
La Boheme

High in a Paris garret, a candle sputters out. And, as two strangers fumble in the dark, the spark of love is unexpectedly ignited. Puccini’s passionate and timeless masterpiece, La Boheme, is presented in a beloved period production by Jean-Pierre Ponnelle and Peter J. Hall. Starring soprano Ana María Martínez as Mimi and tenor Bryan Hymel as Rodolfo at the head of an all-star international cast. This witty and romantic celebration of life lived “on the fringe” will be staged by Peter Kazaras and conducted by Riccardo Frizza in his company debut. There’s a little bohemian in all of us; isn’t it time you rediscovered yours?

March 16
Wyly Theatre
Oral Fixation Presents “Writing On The Wall”

Have you heard the buzz about Dallas’ hot ticket, Oral Fixation (An Obsession with True Life Tales)? This live storytelling series for adults rolls out its fourth season with a fresh line-up of idiomatic themes every month through April 2015. This month’s show will feature stories about situations where imminent doom seems unavoidable, kids writing on the wall or any type of writing snafus.

March 19 through 22
Savor Dallas – Food, Wine and Culture

Savor Dallas is a unique festival for Dallas, offering a comprehensive, highly curated array of the metroplex’s finest and most trendsetting restaurants and chefs, paired with premium sips from local, national and international wineries and winemakers, along with spirits purveyors and craft breweries. One of the best things about Savor Dallas is the variety of experiences—from wine tastings and educational seminars to dinners and sampling events—featuring a multitude of respected chefs, mixologists, and epicurean experts. The festival spans four days and includes a robust selection of events. For more information, visit the website.

March 21
Dallas City Performance Hall
Winspear Opera House Recital Series: Stewart Goodyear/Beethoven Sonatathon

Known for imagination, a graceful, elegant style and exquisite technique, Stewart Goodyear is an accomplished young artist whose career spans many genres – concerto soloist, chamber musician, recitalist and composer. Mr. Goodyear has performed with many of the major orchestras of the world including ten separate appearances to date with the Philadelphia Orchestra, in addition to performances with the likes of the New York Philharmonic, the Chicago Symphony and the Pittsburgh Symphony. This very special engagement will find Mr. Goodyear performing a one-day cycle of the complete piano sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven.

March 22
Winspear Opera House
The Elixir of Love

The Dallas Opera’s newest family production, The Elixir of Love is a hilarious, fully-staged one-act opera about a young man who hopes to win the heart of his true love, with the help of one Doctor Dulcamara and his mysterious potion! Fun for the entire family, The Elixir of Love features the TDO Orchestra. Be sure to come early to enjoy family activities in the lobby!

March 22
American Airlines Center
Stevie Wonder

Legendary singer, songwriter, musician and producer Stevie Wonder will bring the critically-acclaimed performance, which is a live adaptation of the iconic Songs in the Key of Life album, to Dallas on March 22. Rolling Stone declared that “the show is possibly 2014’s greatest testament to the limitless potential of American music itself,” while Billboard stated that “the music still resonates” and that Wonder provides an “electrifying concert.” Take advantage of the unique opportunity to experience this incredible musician nearby Museum Tower.

March 27 through March 28
Dallas City Performance Hall
TITAS Presents Diavolo

Absolutely architecture in motion, Diavolo, known for large interactive sets and stunning acrobatics, returns to Dallas with the final work, Fluid Infinities, of a trilogy of works. Over the years, TITAS Presents has presented all the works of this trilogy. Known for large interactive sets and stunning acrobatics, Diavolo is always a TITAS Presents favorite. Daring and ground-breaking, Diavolo goes where no other company dares. This highly anticipated return engagement is certain to sell out.

March 28 through April 19
Wyly Theatre
Cara Mia Theatre Company Presents Lydia

Set in the 1970s on the Texas border separating the United States and Mexico, Lydia is an intense, lyrical and magical new play. The Flores family welcomes Lydia, an undocumented maid, into their El Paso home to care for their daughter Ceci, who was tragically disabled in a car accident on the eve of her quinceañera, her fifteenth birthday. Lydia’s immediate and seemingly miraculous bond with the girl sets the entire family on a mysterious and shocking journey of discovery. Lydia is an unflinching and deeply emotional portrait of a Mexican immigrant family caught in a web of dark secrets.

March at the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

March 6 through 8
Ellis Hall Plays Ray Charles 
Meyerson Symphony Center

The protégé of Ray Charles and a true “Ambassador of Soul” pays tribute to “The Genius” in the brilliance of the Meyerson Symphony Center. Selections include “Georgia on My Mind,” “Let the Good Times Roll,” “Hit the Road Jack,” and other favorites. Don’t miss the spirit of Motown at the Meyerson this month.

March 12 through 15
Romeo and Juliet
Meyerson Symphony Center

The Russian master’s fantasy overture of Shakespeare’s star-crossed lovers is filled with all the longing of young love. Case Scaglione will conduct the orchestra to Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet, Dobson’s Piano Concerto No. 1 and Schumann’s Symphony No. 2. This performance will also feature the debut of Dallas Symphony Orchestra pianist, Lucille Chung as she performs young Dallas composer Chase Dobson’s Piano Concert No. 1.

March 16
Tango Buenos Aires
Meyerson Symphony Center

Direct from Argentina, Tango Buenos Aires performs a journey of the life of Eva “Evita” Peron through the seductive dance and music of tango. Living at Museum Tower, exotic experiences are never far away.

March 20 through 22
Gil Shaham Performs Bach
Meyerson Symphony Center

The brilliance of Bach by “one of today’s preeminent violinists” is guaranteed to be a “goose-bump experience!” From small to large, this concert spotlights the range of orchestral playing and the magnificent sound of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. Gil Shaham solos in two Bach violin concertos, accompanied simply by strings and harpsichord. Bruckner’s “Romantic” Symphony calls for much larger forces allowing the sounds of the winds and brass to fill the hall. 

March 26 through 29
Symphonie Fantastique
Meyerson Symphony Center

Conducted by Jaap van Zweden, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra performs the bewitching Berlioz masterpiece. The concert also features the dazzling technique and debut of pianist Daniil Trifinov performing Rachmaninoff.

Art Exhibitions and Happenings

Now through March 21
Loris Gréaud: The Unplayed Notes Museum
Dallas Contemporary

European installationist/illusionist/artist Loris Gréaud lands at the Dallas Contemporary in one of the most eagerly watched openings of the international spring season. The Unplayed Notes Museum exhibition features a series of site-specific, multisensory installations that activate new ways of experiencing Gréaud's on-going investigation of altered realities. A must see for those with a sincere appreciation for artistic expression. Museum Tower is a proud exhibition sponsor.

Family Fun Nearby Museum Tower

Now through May 10
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes

The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes brings this world to life as never before as you step into Conan Doyle’s Victorian London and work side-by-side with his legendary detective, Sherlock Holmes. You will become Holmes’ eyes and ears as he tackles a baffling new case in a world steeped in innovation and experimentation. Along the way you’ll see a dazzling array of original manuscripts, publications, period artifacts, film and television props and costumes. You’ll learn to use investigative tools and techniques from Holmes himself, and test yourself with exciting, interactive crime-solving opportunities.

Now through April 12
Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden
Dallas Blooms

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, has been a tradition “Deep in the Hearts of Texans” for 31 years. This year’s Texas-sized extravaganza will feature more than 500,000 blooming spring bulbs along with themed topiaries, entertainment, food and other activities celebrating the iconography of our state that is recognizable world-wide.

March 6 through March 8
Fair Park
North Texas Irish Festival 2015

The Pipes are calling! The largest celebration of Irish culture in the Southwest returns March 6 through March 8 with the North Texas Irish Festival. Showcasing all things Celtic pipes in its 33rd year, the festival includes dancing, dining and more entertainment in Dallas’ Fair Park. A celebration of the great traditions of Irish culture, this festival is fun for the entire family.

March 14
Greenville Avenue
Dallas St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival

The largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest is back to celebrate the luck of the Irish! Enjoy more than 90 parade float entries and more than 1700 parade participants at the 35th anniversary of the annual Greenville Avenue St. Patrick’s Day Parade. As always, the parade brings Ireland to Dallas.

March 25 through March 29
American Airlines Center
Disney on Ice: Frozen

Enter a fantastical winter wonderland at Disney on Ice presents Frozen! The Academy Award winning movie is live and coming to your town with dazzling special effects, astonishing skating an inspiring songs like “Let It Go.” Join Elsa and Anna, Olaf, Kristoff, his reindeer Sven, hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse and many more of your favorite Disney characters for this unforgettable celebration of love and friendship! Fun for the whole family, don’t miss out on this magical experience coming soon nearby Museum Tower.

Every Saturday in March
Klyde Warren Park
Family Yoga

Align mind, body and heart both on and off the yoga mat. Enjoy the serenity of yoga in the park. Each Saturday in March, perform sun salutations in Klyde Warren Park with guidance from Dallas Yoga Center for a perfect start to your weekend.

Major Sporting Events

March 2, 10, 13, 16, 18, 20, 24
American Airlines Center
Dallas Mavericks Game

This month, the Dallas Mavericks will host seven games at home as they face the New Orleans Pelicans, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, Oklahoma City Thunder, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies and San Antonio Spurs. Stroll over to the American Airlines Center and cheer loud and proud as you support Dallas’ favorite basketball team. Complete schedule and ticket information available online.

March 1, 3, 15, 19, 21, 23, 30
American Airlines Center
Dallas Stars Game

Things are bound to get hot on the ice as the Dallas Stars take on seven home games during February. The Stars will face the Anaheim Ducks, New York Islanders, St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins, Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames. The temperatures outside may be cool but the atmosphere in the hockey arena will be anything but as you cheer for the victory green, black, white and silver! Complete schedule and ticket information available online.

Various Dates in March
Globe Life Park in Arlington
Texas Rangers

Excited for the return of America’s favorite pastime? The Texas Rangers begin their spring training schedule this March with home games against the Kansas City Royals, San Francisco Giants, Cleveland Indians, Oakland Athletics, Chicago White Sox, Milwaukee Brewers, Los Angeles Dodgers, Seattle Mariners, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Angels, Colorado Rockies, San Diego Padres and Chicago Cubs. While the Texas Rangers struggled last season finishing 67-95 and third last in the league, 2015 presents the opportunity to become the next great comeback story. Head out to Globe Life Park in Arlington this month for preseason fun and to build anticipation for opening day on April 10. Complete schedule and ticket information available online.

Be sure to stay up to date on what’s happening in The Dallas Arts District all month at: http://www.thedallasartsdistrict.org/event-listing

Also, check out daily activities and special events at Klyde Warren Park all month at:

Please click on the links below for a more detailed listing of events in our neighborhood:
American Airlines Center
Annette Strauss Square
AT&T Performing Arts Center
Dallas Black Dance Theatre
Dallas Contemporary
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
House of Blues
Klyde Warren Park
The Majestic Theater
The Perot Museum of Nature and Science
Winspear Opera House
Trammell & Margaret Crow Collection of Asian Art
Wyly Theatre