CULTURE CALENDAR: MARCH 2019
Featuring SXSW, the Women of the World festival, and more
CELEBRATE POWERFUL WOMEN MARCH 8 TO 9
At the WOW Foundation’s Women of the World festival, powerful women convene to discuss the current obstacles facing females. Held at the Southbank Centre in London, the event will feature legendary activist Angela Davis, writer and journalist Naomi Klein, and former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard.
EXPLORE SOUTH BY SOUTHWEST MARCH 8 TO 17
At this year’s installment, you’ll find a dizzying lineup showcasing the best in emerging technology featuring topics like air-levitation and artificial intelligence, 2,000-plus musical performances from artists including Amanda Palmer and Wyclef Jean, and a range of features and documentaries, with sports-centric picks like Olympic Dreams and Jump Shot.
REVEL IN INDIA’S FESTIVAL OF COLORS March 9 TO 10
Take part in the technicolor festivities at Los Angeles’s celebration of the Indian spring festival of Holi. Send plumes of brightly-hued powder into the air, dance to Bollywood hits, and choose from five daily yoga classes—all taking place at the Meadows area of the Whittier Narrows Park.
GET EDUCATED AT THE ENVIRONMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL MARCH 14 TO 24
The Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF) in the nation’s capital is the largest of its kind, attracting over 20,000 attendees annually. This year, festival-goers will be able to select from more than 100 films that address topics like climate change and the illegal shark fin industry, in addition to taking part in post-screening discussions throughout the city.
DINE AT NEW YORK’S MOST ANTICIPATED HOT SPOTS MARCH 15
Hudson Yards, Manhattan’s massive real estate development, débuts its splashy Restaurant Collection this month. Expect more than 25 eateries co-curated by French Laundry chef Thomas Keller, including new spots by Keller and David Chang. A sprawling joint project by Spanish superstars José Andrés and the brothers Ferran and Albert Adrià will consist of three distinctive restaurants, two bars, and 15 kiosks. Equinox’s first hotel will open in the development in June.