top 9 things to do in March

Photographie Eye of Spain March 24. Spain’s traditions] religious festivals and rituals are forever captured in the documentary images of Christina Garcia Rodero, one of – Spain’s most noted photographers. The 90 photographs in this exhibition examine not only Spain’s rich religious traditions, but also worship in postwar Bosnia and the former Soviet Union. Meadows Museum, SMU. 214-768-2516.



Crosby, Still, Nash, and Young March 7. Even the recent tabloid-like twist in David Crosby’s life can’t overshadow the cra-defining music of Crosby. Stills, and Nash. Add Neil Young to the equation, and you have a musical partnership representing three decades of rockin in the free world. 8 p.m., Reunion Arena. 214-373-8000.



Margaret Cho March 4. Although there is not much call for short, sassy, and sarcastic Korean women in Hollywood these days, comedian Margaret Cho’s career continues to blossom. Why? Because she possesses that rare ability to laugh at herself while we laugh with her. 8p.m., Majestic Theater. 214-880-0137.



Backstreet Boys March 3. Remember the Hanson show at Grapevine Mills a few years back? The swooning preteens, trampled moms, and the bubble-gum pop trio that caused it all? Well, you haven’t seen any-thing yet! Backstreet is back, and unless you finally want to be placed in the “uncool” category, we’ll see you and your daughter at Reunion Arena. 8 p.m.. Reunion Arena. 214-373-8000.

Madame Butterfly March 16. In Cio Cio San, the doomed geisha at the heart of this classic soap opera, Puccini apotheosized the long-suffering heroine, the forgotten lover, the abandoned wife, giving her honor and dignity even in the face of her betrayal at the hands of Lieutenant Pinkerton. Long con- sidered one of Puccini’s finest works, Madame Butterfly, with its Far Eastern flavor and stark look into human emotion, is a must-see for any fan of the Fort Worth Opera. 8 p.m., Bass Hall. 817-731-0833.



Fame March 14. Unfortunately, most of us didn’t attend high schools where ballerinas danced down the halls, horn players practiced in the stairwells, and would-be starlets recited Ibsen in the lunchroom. Instead, we lived vicariously through the kids on Fame-first, on the big screen, and later, on the long-running TV series. Relive those days when you danced in front of the TV and dreamed of making il big on Broadway when Fame-The Musical hits town. Fair Park Music Hall. 214-748-7212.



Cotes de Coeur 2000 March 25. A celebrity auction featuring items autographed by stars like Vince Gill and Patti Loveless, dinner prepared by some of Dallas’ premier chefs like the Green Room’s Marc Cassell, bottles of vino from 20 of the country’s finest vineyards-an evening of charitable work never sounded this good. All proceeds from the American Heart Association’s International Fine Wine Auction and Celebrity Chef Dinner are earmarked to aid in the battle against cardiovascular disease-the number one cause of death in the U.S. So eat. drink, and be merry while doing your pari to combat heart disease. 6 p.m., Fairmont Hotel. 214-748-7212.



Downtown Saint Patrick’s Day Parade March 12. Grab a bit of the luck of the Irish for yourself by honoring the good Saint with Dallas Stars general manager and parade Grand Marshall Bob Gainey. After the parade, guzzle a little green beer, enjoy the entertainers from the Scarborough Faire, and dance your own Irish jig in the streets of the West End. Mass, 10 a.m.. Grand Hotel: Parade. 2 p.m., Pegasus Plaza @ Main and Akard. 972-699-5691.



TOOBLUE Rhythm and Blues Festival March 24-26. If you can think of a better way to spend a spring afternoon than listuning to tunes of legendary musicians like the Neville Brothers, Wilson Pickett. Little Richard, and Bo Diddley, let us know. Otherwise, we’ll try to save you a seat on the lawn. Annette Strauss Artist Square. 888-ETM-TIXS.

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