Things To Do This Week
Monday, March 1
Dallas CASA Young Professionals is hosting the Superhero Virtual 5K to raise money for Dallas CASA, a local social service agency that provides supports for children in protective care. Participants register on the organization’s site, where they will receive a link to upload their tun times and upload Superhero costumes for the themed contest. The event closes on March 7.
Tuesday, Mar. 2
Dust off your boots and put on your state flag mask for Texas Independence Day! In celebration of the state holiday, Dallasites101 and Twisted Tea Hard Iced Tea are hosting a BBQ at Ferris Wheeler’s Backyard. From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., the restaurant will have themed drink and BBQ specials with live music from Ryan Berg and Christopher Davis. Reserve spots on OpenTable.
Interested in learning more about criminal justice reform in the state legislature? State Rep. Jeff Leach of House District 67 (representing portions of Plano, Allen, Richardson and Dallas) is participating in Empathy Is Essential: A Conversation On Current Criminal Justice Reform In The Texas Legislature, an interactive discussion with fellow state representatives for the fifth annual Day of Empathy. Hosted by The Dream Corps, the event is part of a nationwide day of civic actions to humanize and uplift those affected by the criminal justice system. Register here.
Wednesday, Mar. 3
Join Business Council for the Arts for The Art Of Collecting Black, the latest installment of their Across The Board conversation series. Moderated by Katherine Wagner, the council’s CEO, the conversation will explore the definition of Black art and strategies on how to collect for personal archives. Featured guests are board members Fern Johnson and Pamela Zeigler-Petty, alongside Garbo Hearne of Hearne Fine Art. Tickets on Eventbrite
Recurring Things To Do
While restaurants, movie theaters, museums, and other local businesses have reopened with limited capacities, we’re still very much in the midst of an infectious outbreak. Medical experts recommend that we continue to practice social distancing and wear masks vigilantly.
It’s now March, somehow, which means it’s time for print magazine’s list of the month’s must-do events. Find that here.
Not My Son is looking for tutors to assist with children impacted by last month’s winter storm at the La Quinta Richardson. For those interested in providing educational services, sign up on the organization’s Instagram.
The Rustic is supporting Genesis Women’s Shelter, a local transitional housing program for women and their children who have experienced domestic violence, through its Hot Chicken & Cheese Challenge. Every purchase of its Hot Chicken & Cheese sandwich will be matched by the restaurant. For non-chicken and cheese eaters, the restaurant’s parking lot is accepting supplies from the nonprofit’s Amazon Wish List until March 8. The challenge lasts through the 8th, as well.