March is International Women’s History Month, 31 days of women’s empowerment events not just in Dallas, but around the world. The goal is to celebrate people who have persevered despite gender discrimination. The holiday, widely celebrated since the 1980s, is an opportunity to support and celebrate the greatness of women in Dallas this month.
Support local female talent with this concert series
March 3, 8 p.m. | Poor David’s Pub
Kick off the month with a new weekly concert series featuring female singer-songwriters and entrepreneurs from 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 in this Pop Up
March 5, 12 p.m. | Noble 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 at over 30 women-owned businesses and food vendors. The pop-up is family friendly. Children 12 and under have free admission. Tickets are $12.
Do you offer personal care with the local rate
March 6, 12 p.m. | Camp Bishop
Head to Bishop Arts to commemorate International Women’s Month with free mimosas and pastries. The outdoor market will feature a donut wall from Kim’s Donuts, dental gems from Dallas Dental Babe and a number of local vendors from the area. Kendra Scott will be on hand with jewelry to purchase. Twenty percent of proceeds will go to the Texas Women’s Foundation. RSVP.
Put the “Extra” in this Extravaganza
March 6, 1 p.m. | noble spathose
Music journalist Mikala Horne will moderate an all-female panel discussion on the experiences of being a powerful woman in technology, media, art and beauty. The women’s event aims to connect professional female millennials through fun networking events and opportunities to purchase works by local female artists. Tickets start at $30.
Pump up with that beer and Bootcamp
March 7, 6:30 p.m. | Four Corners Brewery
DJ Checks opens the charity event with an intense 30-minute workout, which will be followed by a menu of healthy starters and bites by chef Mollie G. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The Cancer Cartel, a nonprofit organization that provides funds to help women battling cancer. Tickets are $30.
Take back the night
March 8, 6:30 p.m. | AT&T Performing Arts Center
The Dallas Arts District is going white for International Women’s Day. The global nighttime event is the first of its kind to focus on women’s safety in the evening. Several city and community leaders will speak about local efforts to create a safer nighttime environment for women. After their remarks and a tour of the Arts District, the evening will turn into a VIP cocktail party where guests can enjoy cocktails and a performance by the Dallas Women’s Chorus. Admission is free, but admission to the afterparty costs $70. To have tickets.
Enjoy this downtown market
March 11, 5 p.m. | Pegasus City Brewery
Visit the downtown brewery patio for an afternoon of live art at the Women’s Night Market. Various vendors will be on hand with gifts to buy you a woman’s best friend: puppies. Free entry.
Empower yourself with this self-defense course
March 13, 12 p.m. | Klyde Warren Park
Learn self-defense and situational awareness techniques at this women’s empowerment event. Professionals from the Dallas Police Department and Octagon MMA will guide guests through a series of protective drills. The event will conclude with a live Q&A with Fox 4 morning anchor Hannah Batta. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted for Genesis Women’s Shelter.
Spend the ultimate Sunday party with this all-female lineup
March 20, 3 p.m. | Fevermatic Studios
Visit Oak Cliff for a unique Women’s History Month experience. The event features celebrity DJs, musicians fresh off their SXSW sets, local artists, vendors and Dallas creative professionals. Tickets are $15.
Test your pop music knowledge with this quiz night
March 22, 7 p.m. | Heritage Hall
Put on your freakum dress for an evening of pop music trivia. Plano’s food hall pays homage to generations of pop divas through games and pop culture trivia, a special Queen Bee cocktail and truffle pizza from The Italian Job. Don’t forget to bring your phone to play. Tickets are $30 for a team of six.
Shape the future with women of color
March 24, 9:30 a.m. | SMU COX Collins Executive Education Center
The second annual Women of Color Conference gives its audience 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 leading women of color in Dallas. Tickets start at $45.