March 2018 Event Preview

  • By David Kennedy | Thursday, March 1st, 2018
March 2018 Event Preview

Bid the winter season farewell this month with some amazing exhibits, festivals, expos, and fandom events near you! Read more about some of the most exciting events coming up this March, and reserve your tickets today!


Planet Shark: Predator or Prey Portland Science Center, Portland, ME – Now through May, 2018

Discover the ocean’s perfect predator at Portland Science Center’s latest exhibit, Planet Shark: Predator or Prey! Explore awe-inspiring shark models cast from real animals, an extraordinary collection of real teeth and jaws, and rare fossils up to 370 million years old. This immersive exhibit comes at a time when it couldn’t be needed more; this amazing yet poorly understood animal has been pushed to the brink of extinction after years of harmful fishing practices and negative media representation. Don’t miss your chance to learn about these incredible marine creatures at the Portland Science Center!

David Bowie is Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY – March 2-July 15, 2018

Organized by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum with unprecedented access to David Bowie’s personal archive, David Bowie is presents approximately 400 objects drawn primarily from the David Bowie Archive, including the artist’s original costumes, handwritten lyric sheets, original album artwork, photographs, and videos. Trace Bowie’s creative process from his teenage years in England through his final years residing in New York City, and admire more than 60 authentic, custom-made performance costumes. Reserve your tickets now for this historic look into the life of an incomparable artistic icon!

OUTrageous Bingo Rodef Shalom, Pittsburgh, PA – March 3 & March 24, 2018

Enjoy a night out with Pittsburgh’s GLBT community for some OUTrageous Bingo this March! Held at Oakland’s Rodef Shalom, these evenings of bingo and entertainment include twelve regular bingo games, a “cash bash,” “As Seen On TV” prizes, and “A Night on the Town” raffle drawing, all in a fun and welcoming environment. Don’t forget to reserve your tickets for this smoke-and-alcohol-free night of fun in advance!


Winter Party Festival Multiple Venues, Miami Beach, FL – February 28-March 6, 2018

Get ready to dance the night away, Miami! Winter Party Festival is an annual, week-long celebration of dance and social events that attracts thousands of party goers from all over the world. Powered by the National LGBTQ Task Force, Winter Party Festival doubles as a fundraising venture dedicated to raising money for the LGBTQ community. Soak up the Miami heat at the highly anticipated Beach Party and Under One Sun Pool Party, then keep the party going with award-winning DJs at several can’t-miss night events happening throughout the week. We’ll see you there!

Super Pet Expo Dulles Expo Center, Chantilly, VA – March 16-18, 2018

Shop, play, learn, and celebrate the joy of pets at the Chantilly, VA Super Pet Expo! Meet pet experts with a variety of specialties, including training, nutrition, and health. Discover new and exciting products from over 150 local and national exhibitors. Explore fun activities, like the Best Dressed Pet Competition, Puppy Playground, and Repticon, featuring reptiles from around the world! And feel free to bring your furry friends, because leashed pets are always welcome!

Awesome Con Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC – March 30-April 1, 2018

Celebrating all aspects of geekdom including comic books, movies, anime, fantasy, and more, Awesome Con is Washington, DC’s premiere comic and pop culture convention. Awesome Con brings together cosplayers, gamers, and today’s hottest celebrities while welcoming tens of thousands of fans for three action-packed days of pure fandom awesomeness! With everything from authentic movie props, to amazing vendors and artists, to exclusive panels and meet and greet sessions, why wait? Get your tickets now and we’ll see you at the con!


Louie Anderson Meyer Theater, Monroe, MI – March 10, 2018

Three-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Louie Anderson, one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics, is appearing at Monroe’s Meyer Theater this March, and you could be there to witness it! Named by Comedy Central as “One of the 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time,” Anderson’s career has spanned more than 30 years, and he’s still going strong. Reserve your tickets today, and prepare for hilarity!

WhiskyFest Chicago Hyatt Regency, Chicago, IL – March 23, 2018

Raise a glass to warmer weather at WhiskyFest Chicago! Join beginners and connoisseurs alike, and enjoy the chance to sample your choice of more than 300 whiskies from around the world. Attend seminars given by whisky experts, and partake in a gourmet buffet that pairs well with your beverage of choice. Reserve your tickets now and, as always, sample responsibly!

LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! w/ WBEZ Podcast Passport Fourth Presbyterian Church, Chicago, IL – March 23, 2018

WBEZ’s Podcast Passport series is proud to host LeVar Burton Reads LIVE! this March! If you’re a fan of Burton’s work on PBS’s Reading Rainbow, then you’re familiar with his passion for connecting with and teaching young readers to also become passionate about reading. You won’t want to miss such a rare opportunity to witness this legendary actor, director, and children’s literacy advocate as he self-selects a compelling short story and reads it to the audience, live!


Emerald City Comic Con Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA – March 1-4, 2018

Emerald City Comic Con, held in beautiful downtown Seattle, is the premier comic book and pop culture convention in the Northwest. Clear your weekend, because this fandom phenomenon features a jam-packed schedule of screenings, panels, meetups, and gaming events! True pop culture enthusiasts won’t want to miss the insider information on what’s new in comics, movies, and more. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, hurry! Only Thursday tickets currently remain.

The Classic Auto Show Los Angeles Convention Center, Los Angeles, CA – March 2-4, 2018

Start your engines, California! The Classic Auto Show is the largest three-day indoor classic car show in the U.S., and it’s hitting the Los Angeles Convention Center this weekend. Whether you’re a collector, are working on restoring your own project car, or simply share a passion for classic rides, this is the auto show for you! Experience exclusive demonstrations, admire new and historic automobiles, and maybe even find your next set of wheels!

Hoffmann Hospice’s Voices of Inspiration 2018 Rabobank Convention Center, Bakersfield, CA – March 6, 2018

Voices of Inspiration is an annual fundraising event, supporting Hoffmann Hospice, Kern County, CA’s only locally-founded, non-profit hospice facility. This year’s guest speaker is none other than country music and television legend Reba McEntire! Join Hoffmann Hospice for an evening of dinner, entertainment, live auctions, and some of Reba’s personal stories and experiences. Space is limited, so act quickly to reserve your seat!