This month we're celebrating all things female – from world renowned changemakers and artists to our personal heroines.
Posted on Mar 8, 2019 By Jamina Tribbett
Dallas offers plenty of inspiring events and attractions to learn something new, marvel in admiration and reflect on the meaningful contributions women have made in our society.
1. Honor the women who have directly impacted your life by taking them to the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden to enjoy the beauty of the Woman's Garden. Designed to celebrate the strength, courage, creativity and nurturing demeanor of women, the 1.8-acre garden is a great place to sit, reflect and share your appreciation for the lady in your life. After you take in the scenery and landscape, treat her to a nice brunch at Restaurant DeGolyer.
2. Stop by the Stanley Korshak store in Uptown to view Selfless Women to Remember: An Exhibition of Portraits by Gittings Photography (March 1-10). The exhibit features women who have positively impacted North Texas and beyond.
3. Head to the Latino Cultural Center to see FUR by Migadalia Cruz (March 15-30), directed by Sorany Gutiérrez, to experience a familiar triangular love story with surprising and hilarious twists. FUR follows Citrona, a hirsute young woman who is purchased at a sideshow to become the bride of a young man with a fetish for animals in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles. This tragi-comic reimagines a beauty and a beast, but with uncompromising results.
4. Witness strong female voices in the Bishop Arts Theatre Center's fourth annual Down for #TheCount (March 21-April 6), a one-act play festival featuring six dynamic female playwrights from diverse social and ethnic backgrounds articulating their compelling, hilarious and heartbreaking stories. Only suitable for ages 18 and up.
5. Engage with artist Judy Chicago at the Nasher Sculpture Center (March 23) for the 360 Speaker Series. For over five decades, Chicago has remained steadfast in her commitment to the power of art as a vehicle for intellectual transformation and social change, and in women's rights to engage in the highest level of art production. The event is free with admission. RSVP is requested and seating is limited.
6. Visit the Dallas Museum of Art and explore the two latest exhibits that highlight female artists, "Berthe Morisot, Woman Impressionist" and "Women Artists in Europe from the Monarch to Modernism." Or join author and illustrator Jason Porath at the Late Night Talk: Rejected Princesses (March 15) to discuss women of history and myth who, for one reason or another, would never be considered for the animated princess treatment.
7. Celebrate black women's history at the South Dallas Cultural Center for the Music Lounge's Ladies of Soul (March 23) to witness the vocal powerhouse Sheran "Goodspeed" Keyton bring down the house in this theatrical performance, featuring music from Mahalia Jackson, Bessie Smith and Etta James. Then return for "Conjoined Rejoice" (March 30) presented by the nationally renowned, dynamic dance duo Al Taw'am for a brilliant two-part performance that captures the spirit of black expression and the majestic excellence of black women.
8. Meet the women of the American wilderness in OK, I'll Do It Myself at SMU Fondren Library (through March 28), an exhibit that includes memorabilia, manuscripts, books and photographs the document these women's experiences. From Dale Evan's scruffy rhinestoned pink boots to an envelope sharpshooter Annie Oakley shot through the small printed heart from 20 feet away, this display celebrates the strong and bold women of the past. Admission is free and the exhibit is open to the public.
9. Explore the story of Anne Frank in a modern way in the Let Me Be Myself exhibit at the Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance. The exhibit addresses current day issues of identity, exclusion and discrimination as Anne's experiences connect deeply with today's youth as they grow and learn that all actions and words matter.