March offers a variety of interesting, exciting and one-of-a-kind events for families to experience in and around the Triad – though there is a special focus on college basketball. Here are some of the top offerings to consider:
2020 ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, March 4-8, all-session ticket books $99: For the 20th year, the most of any venue, the Greensboro coliseum is hosting the women’s ACC basketball tournament. Last year, Notre Dame beat Louisville, 99-79, in the championship game, theacc.com/news/2019/11/15/2020-acc-womens-basketball-tournament-all-session-ticket-books-now-on-sale.aspx.
Little River Band, Carolina Theatre, Greensboro, March 5, 8 p.m., tickets $35-$95: During the 1970s and ’80s, LRB enjoyed tremendous chart success with multi-platinum albums and chart-topping hits like: “Reminiscing,” “Cool Change,” “Lonesome Loser” and “The Night Owls.” Their album and CD sale have topped 30 million worldwide. All the proceeds from this performance will benefit the Children’s Museum of Alamance County, carolinatheatre.com/event/little-river-band.
Amythyst Kiah, UNC School of the Arts American Music Series, Stevens Center, March 7, 7:30 p.m., tickets $25: A Southern gothic, alt-country singer who performs with the audience seated on the stage, Amythyst Kiah has raw, powerful vocals. In 2018, Kiah toured with Rhiannon Giddens and the Indigo Girls. Her album, “Songs of Our Native Daughters,” was released in February 2019. It speaks to the struggles, resistance and hopes of black women, uncsa.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S2I00000uFckXUAS.
2020 ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, Greensboro Coliseum, March 10-14, tickets TBA: After being in Brooklyn, N.Y., in 2017 and 2018 and Charlotte in 2019, the men’s tournament returns to Greensboro for the 27th time in its storied 67-year history. Last year, Duke beat Florida State, 73-63, in the championship game, www.greensborocoliseum.com/events/detail/2020-acc-mens-basketball-tournament.
“Evita,” Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance, March 13-29, tickets $18: The Tony-winning musical follows the journey of Eva Perón from a poor, illegitimate child to ambitious actress to the wife of Juan Peron, Argentina’s president. Before her death at 33 from cancer she was one of the most powerful women in Latin America. Music was written by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice, www.theatrealliance.ws/event/evita.
2020 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament, 1st and 2nd Rounds, Greensboro Coliseum, March 20-22, tickets TBA: The NCAA tournament is the biggest event in college basketball – and one of the most unpredictable and most exciting spectacles in all of sports. Last year, Virginia beat Texas Tech, 85-77, in the championship game, www.primesport.com/s/ncaa-mens-basketball-tournament-tickets.
Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” Piedmont Opera, The Stevens Center, March 20, 22 and 24, tickets $16-89: One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, “The King and I” has been seen by millions. A British governess, Anna, is brought into the court of Siam to tutor the king’s many children. Anna and the king grow to understand each other and they learn about their distinct cultures. The musical contains some of the most glorious and unforgettable scores ever written, piedmontopera.org/event/the-king-i.
Jay Leno, Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, Greensboro, March 22, 7 p.m., tickets $31-$121: While Jay Leno is best known for his tenure as the host of the “Tonight Show,” he was one of the most inventive stand-up comedians in the 1970s and ’80s. In 2020 Leno will remind fans why he became a household name in the first place, www.tangercenter.com.
Jane Austen’s “Pride & Prejudice,” Triad Stage, The Pryle Stage, Greensboro, March 22-April 12, tickets $15-$55: In a world of ball gowns and palatial estates, Mrs. Bennett schemes to find suitable husbands for her daughters. Dance into a world of mixed-up lovers in this irreverent adaptation – written by Kate Hamill – of the classic romance, triadstage.org/performance/311/pride-and-prejudice.
Sally Fields, Guilford College Bryan Series, Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts, March 24, 7:30 p.m., tickets $61: Sally Field, a two-time Academy Award winner and a three-time Emmy Award winner, has appeared in some of television’s and film’s most iconic productions – “Norma Rae,” “The Flying Nun” and “Forrest Gump.” Her new book, “In Pieces,” is a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. It is a memoir about her life and work, www.giving.guilford.edu/s/1833/interior.aspx?sid=1833&gid=2&pgid=1125&cid=4550&ecid=4550&crid=0&calpgid=61&calcid=1075.
“Seven,” Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts, Appalachian State University, March 24, 7 p.m., tickets $25: This is a riveting documentary play written by seven women. They interviewed seven remarkable women who faced life-threatening obstacles to bring heroic changes to their home countries of Pakistan, Nigeria, Ireland, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Russia and Cambodia, theschaefercenter.org/events/id/16.
Homer’s “The Odyssey,” UNC School of the Arts, Catawba Theatre on campus, March 26-April 4, tickets $20: Adapted by Mary Zimmerman, “The Odyssey” blurs the modern and the mythical. It brings Odysseus to life through the eyes of the goddess of wisdom, Athena. Audiences will encounter monsters, interesting people and haunts of the past, www.uncsa.edu/performances/events/20200326-the-odyssey.aspx.
Harlem Globetrotters, Greensboro Coliseum, March 27, 7 p.m., tickets start at $20: The world famous Harlem Globetrotters – who started playing in 1927 – bring their all-new production to Greensboro. This year’s show includes male – Big Easy Lofton, Hi-Lite Bruton – and female – TNT Lister, Swish Sutton, Torch George – stars. Every show includes hilarious hijinks and incredible basketball skills, www.greensborocoliseum.com/events/detail/harlem-globetrotters.
“Erths Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure” presented by UNC School of the Arts, Stevens Center, March 29, 3 p.m., tickets $20-$30: This family-friendly production uses actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create a visual experience that connects audiences to the real science of paleontology. The show invites participants to explore ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago, www.uncsa.edu/performances/events/20200329-erths-prehistoric-aquarium-adventure.aspx.