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The Festivals and Fêtes We're Filling Our Calendars With This Month

By Kerry Snider | February 24, 2020 | Lifestyle

The nine must-attend events for March.

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Newport Beach Country Club is ready to welcome an influx of golf fans for the PGA Tour Champions

March 4-8 Hoag Classic

Head to Newport Beach Country Club for what has become a favorite stop along the PGA Tour Champions for players and visitors alike. VIP passes score you access to the Partner’s Club featuring a buffet and open bar. Tickets from $25, VIP tickets $315, Newport Beach

March 5-8 American Ballet Theatre’s Of Love and Rage

Renowned choreographer Alexei Ratmansky brings one of ancient Greece’s earliest novels to the stage in this world premiere ballet as Pacific Symphony performs a stunning score by Aram Khachaturian. Tickets $29-$179, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa

March 6 Fight Night 22

One of O.C.’s liveliest fundraising events is back for its 22nd year with world-class boxing, fine dining and a premium live auction. Proceeds benefit Covenant House California and its mission to aid homeless and trafficked youth. 5:30pm, tickets $650-$1,000, sponsorships $6,500-$25,000, Marconi Automotive Museum, Tustin

March 7 Inside the Walt Disney Archives: 50 Years of Preserving the Magic

The whimsy of Walt Disney’s legacy comes to life in this 10,000-square-foot traveling exhibition featuring more than 400 artifacts. Highlights include a detailed replica of Disney’s office, plus several surprises only on loan to the Bowers. Tickets $5-$25, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana

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Watch Damien Sneed’s homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

March 7 We Shall Overcome: A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. featuring Damien Sneed

In an homage to the great Dr. Martin Luther King, award-winning artist Damien Sneed—Aretha Franklin’s longtime music director—will perform a program of R&B and jazz favorites alongside gospel singers and fellow musicians. 7pm, tickets $36-$100, Irvine Barclay Theatre

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A Bronx Tale hits the Segerstrom Hall stage March 10 to 22.

March 10-22 A Bronx Tale

Alan Menken, the composer behind your favorite Disney show tunes, lends his musical expertise to tell the story of young Calogero’s conflict between his father’s family values and his fascination with neighborhood mafioso Sonny LoSpecchio in this Broadway musical. Tickets $26-$120, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa

March 25 Dancing With the Stars Live!

The pros from ABC’s beloved dance competition will take the Segerstrom Hall stage for an evening of never-before-seen performances teamed with popular dances from the show’s most recent season. Season 28 stars Kate Flannery and Kel Mitchell will join in to showcase the moves that made them household favorites. 7:30pm,
tickets $49-$599, Segerstrom Hall, Costa Mesa

March 25 An Evening With John Leguizamo

Enjoy an intimate evening with this Tony and Emmy award winner as he shares stories from his life and reflects on the causes closest to his heart. 7:30pm, tickets $53-$98, Musco Center for the Arts, Orange

March 28-29 OC Wine and Spirit Fest

Sip vino from some 35 wineries and learn a thing or two about the elixir from top vintners and sommeliers. A variety of brews will be available for your ale-loving counterparts, and VIP access provides you with an extra hour to survey the festival before the masses descend. Proceeds benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Kids Konnected. Tickets $100, VIP tickets $120, A Stone’s Throw Winery, San Juan Capistrano; Editor's Note: OC Wine and Spirit Fest will now take place Sept. 19-20, 2020



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Photography by: Golf course photo courtesy of Hoag Classic, Damien Sneed photo by Starlic, A Bronx Tale photo by Joan Marcus