We adore March, not just for the madness of basketball (Go Tigers!), but also for that hint of spring that fills the air. Trees start to bud, flowers begin to bloom, and it’s always a great month to get out on the town. Here are our must-hit events for March!
March 3, 2016: Big Fake Wedding
You’re cordially invited to experience The Big Fake Wedding, a bridal show alternative that’s just like a real wedding, complete with an emotional ceremony, light bites and a dance-party reception – what better way to experience the talents of MidSouth wedding vendors? Held at the Propcellar, the $24 tickets are available online at TheBigFakeWedding.com.
March 4 – March 26, 2016: All the Way at Playhouse on the Square
Be transported back to November 1963, as an assassin’s bullet propels Lyndon Baines Johnson into the presidency, where he finds himself campaigning for re-election while also involved in passing the Civil Rights Act. Winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Play, All the Way is staged at Playhouse on the Square. Tickets online at PlayhouseontheSquare.org
Through March 5, 2016: OPENING at David Lusk Gallery
The initial exhibition at David Lusk Gallery’s new space at 97 Tillman, OPENING, is an ode to the history of the building. Included in the sparsely curated exhibition are works by Burton Callicott, Ted Faiers, Carroll Cloar and Walter Anderson from the decade when 97 Tillman was built. Works by Maysey Craddock, Tim Crowder, Hans Schmidt-Matzen, Veda Reed, and Dwayne Butcher are from the year of the 97 Tillman renovations. All the artists included are important leaders of contemporary art in our region, past and present. More information: DavidLuskGallery.com.
March 5, 2016: Cognac, Cars & Cigars
Benefiting the Make-a-Wish Mid-South, this inaugural event will be held on the LAZ Parking Garage Rooftop on South 2nd Street, and features cognac samples from Moet Hennessy, premium cigars from BeLeaf and the chance to ogle luxury cars from Porsche, Audi, and even the personal cars of NBA players. Tickets online at Tandum.com.
March 6, 2016: Memphis Grizzlies versus Phoenix Suns
The Grizz take on the Suns at the FedEx Forum, and we’re all hoping like crazy that big man Marc Gasol will be back in action. Find tickets online at Grizzlies.com.
March 6, 2016: Celtic Woman: The Destiny Tour at the Orpheum
Celtic Woman comes to Memphis as part of a new world concert tour, with a new show featuring traditional Irish music as well as contemporary standards. Celtic Woman showcases three world class vocalists, Mairéad Carlin, Susan McFadden and newest member Éabha McMahon, with Celtic violinist Máiréad Nesbitt. Tickets online at Orpehum-Memphis.com.
March 7 – 11 and March 21-25, 2016: Spring Break Camp at the Memphis Zoo
Spring break campers will explore the Zoo, play games, create crafts and do experiments, all while learning how special the Zoo’s endangered animals are, and what they can do to help save them from extinction. More information, including hours and pricing, can be found online at MemphisZoo.org
March 9, 2016: Peggy Guggenheim: Art Addict Documentary at Brooks Museum of Art
Peggy Guggenheim, an heiress to her family fortune, became a central figure in the modern art movement. As she moved through the cultural upheaval of the 20th century, she collected not only art, but artists. Her fascinating story is told in this documentary by filmmaker Lisa Immordino Vreeland. 7:00 p.m. www.brooksmuseum.org
March 10, 2016: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons at the Orpheum
Don’t miss the original Jersey boy himself, Frankie Valli, with the Four Seasons. With unforgettable tunes like “Sherry,” “Walk Like A Man,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You,” Valli has sold over 100 million records worldwide, and plays for one night only. Tickets online at Orpehum-Memphis.com.
March 11 – April 3, 2016: Into the Woods at Theatre Memphis
Into the Woods merges the plots of several Brothers grimm fairy tales into musical magic. From Rapunzel to Jack & the Beanstalk, there’s something spectacular about this must-see production. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at TheatreMemphis.org
Through March 13, 2016: Taiwan International Metal Crafts Competition Traveling Exhibition
The Metal Museum exhibit celebrates the 10th anniversary of Taiwan’s Gold Museum with an exhibition of the artists in the 2015 competition. Working in both jewelry and objects, this is the first time the exhibition has come to the United States. MetalMuseum.org
March 13, 2016: Jimmy Ogle Tour: Bridge Walk
Join local historian Jimmy Ogle on a free walking tour of the Memphis & Arkansas Bridge. Ogle’s free tours are legendary and amusing for anyone interested in Memphis history. Meet at Crump Park, Exit 12C on Metal Museum Drive at 2:00 p.m.. For more information, visit JimmyOgle.com.
March 15 – March 20, 2016: The Book of Mormon at The Orpheum
Follow the hilarious journey of a mismatched pair of missionaries on their way to spread the Good Word in The Book of Mormon. This blockbuster Broadway show is from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, with music by Bobby Lopez, the Oscar®-winning composer of Disney’s Frozen. Tickets at Orpheum-Memphis.com.
March 18, 2016: Fall Out Boy at the FedEx Forum
Alt rock band Fall Out Boy’s Wintour Is Coming tour hits the FedExForum supporting the band’s sixth studio album. The opening act is electronic rock band AWOLNATION. A limited number of tickets are still available. Ticketmaster.com
March 25, 2016: South Main Trolley Night
South Main Trolley Night is simply one of our favorite events of the month – every month! From 6 – 9, the merchants of South Main stay open and musicians take over the street until they feel like wrapping up. The trolley (now a motorized version, until the real trolleys are back online) runs throughout the evening, and rides are free. Find more information on the Trolley Night page, GoSouthMain.com.
Through April 3, 2016: Thomas Cole’s Voyage Of Life at The Dixon Gallery
In the late 1820s, British émigré artist Thomas Cole emerged as a leading figure of the Hudson River School, and The Voyage of Life, a series of four allegorical landscapes, is considered one of his greatest achievements. The exhibition also includes landscape and figure studies Cole made for the series, and a selection of drawings, prints, and photographs inspired by the series. More information online at Dixon.org.