March is International Women’s History Month, 31 days of women’s empowerment events not only in Dallas, but across the world. The goal is to celebrate individuals who have persevered through gender-related discrimination. The holiday, which has been widely celebrated since the 1980s, is an opportunity to support and celebrate women’s greatness in Dallas this month.
Support Local Female Talent with this Concert Series
Mar. 3, 8 p.m. | Poor David’s Pub
Start off the month with a new weekly concert series that showcases woman singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs in the local music industry. The first Girls of DFW concert series will feature Corina Grove, Elaina Kay, Frankie Leonie, and founder Sarah Johnson. Tickets start at $15.
Shop at this Pop Up
Mar. 5, 12 p.m. | Lofty Spaces
Celebrate International Women’s Day at the family friendly pop-up and conference. Jasmin Brand, CEO of Her Texas, and Vicki Oh!, a Latinx radio personality, open the conference with a 60 minute keynote about their careers as women of color in Texas. After the keynote, shop from over 30 women owned businesses and food vendors. The pop-up is family friendly. Children 12 and under have free entry. Tickets are $12.
Indulge in Self Care with Local Fare
Mar. 6, 12 p.m. | Camp Bishop
Head down to Bishop Arts to commemorate International Women’s Month with free mimosas and pastries. The open-air market will include a donut wall from Kim’s Donuts, tooth gems by the Dallas Dental Babe, and a number of women vendors who are local to the area. Kendra Scott will be on-site with jewelry for purchase. Twenty percent of the proceeds will go to the Texas Women’s Foundation. RSVP.
Put the “Extra” in this Extravaganza
Mar. 6, 1 p.m. | Lofty Spaces
Music journalist Mikala Horne will moderate an all women’s panel discussion about the experiences of being a powerful women in the fields of tech, media, art and beauty. The women’s event intends to connect millennial women professionals through fun networking events, and opportunities to purchase art from local women artists. Tickets start at $30.
Pump Up with this Beer and Bootcamp
Mar. 7, 6:30 p.m. | Four Corners Brewing Company
DJ Checks opens the charitable event with a 30 minute intense workout, which will be followed by a curated menu of healthy appetizers and bites by Chef Mollie G. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to The Cancer Cartel, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to women battling cancer. Tickets are $30.
Take Back the Night
Mar. 8, 6:30 p.m. | AT&T Performing Arts Center
The Dallas Arts District goes white for International Women’s Day. The global nighttime event is the first of its kind to center on women’s safety in the evening. Several city and community leaders will speak about local efforts to create a safer nightlife environment for women. After their remarks and a tour of the Arts District, the night will transition into a VIP cocktail party where guests can enjoy cocktails and a performance from the Dallas Women’s Chorus. Admission is free, but entry to the afterparty is $70. Get tickets.
Tap in to this Downtown Market
Mar. 11, 5 p.m. | Pegasus City Brewery
Visit the patio of the downtown brewery for an afternoon of live art making at the women-only night market. Various women vendors will be on-site with gifts to purchase for yourself a woman’s best friend: puppies. Admission is free.
Empower Yourself with this Self Defense Course
Mar. 13, 12.pm. | Klyde Warren Park
Learn self defense and situational awareness skills at this women’s empowerment event. Professionals from the Dallas Police Department and Octagon MMA will lead guests through a series of protection drills. The event will close with a live Q&A with Hannah Batta, a morning anchor at Fox 4. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for the Genesis Women’s Shelter.
Have the Ultimate Sunday Funday with this All Female Line Up
Mar. 20, 3 p.m. | Fevermatic Studios
Visit Oak Cliff for a one-of-a-kind women’s history month experience. The event features celebrity DJs, musicians fresh off their SXSW sets, local artists, vendors, and creative professionals from across Dallas. Tickets are $15.
Test Your Pop Music Knowledge with this Trivia Night
Mar. 22, 7 p.m. | Legacy Hall
Put on your freakum dress for a night of pop music trivia. The Plano food hall pays tribute to generations of pop divas through pop culture games and trivia, a speciality Queen Bee cocktail, and truffle pizza from The Italian Job. Remember to bring your phone to play. Tickets are $30 for a team of six.
Shape the Future with Women of Color
Mar. 24, 9:30 a.m. | SMU COX Collins Executive Education Center
The second annual women of color conference empowers its audience with a series of informational sessions on how to connect to resources in their area, pitch sessions, one-on-one mentorships and more. The conference aims to foster the next wave of women of color leaders in Dallas. Tickets start at $45.