Make March Memorable

Ah March is finally here! Albeit we enjoyed an unusually mild February, March conjures thoughts of spring and warmer days, with the spring equinox just three weeks away. As the season begins changing think of ways to make this month meaningful and thus all the more memorable. From Latin, memorable was first used in the 15th century.

Spanx founder Sara Blakely says life should be a stretch: “It’s important to be willing to make mistakes. The worst thing that can happen is you become memorable.”

Here are our catchy, clever and captivating choices for shopping, dining and entertainment to make this month march ahead in momentous, memorable ways:

3          Who doesn’t remember the Beatles and their music? See Rain, a multi-media event showcasing their music and songs in high definition imagery at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House, March 2-3. Information: 720-865-4220.

3          Join and play a part in MSU’s listening and learning Music For Stage & Screen classes March 7-14, 6-8 p.m. Information: 303-556-5095.

3          Make St. Paddy’s Day memorable by joining the Runnin’ of the Green 7K plus party in LoDo March 12, 10:15-2 p.m. Information: 303-297-0408.

3          Join laddies and lassies at Augustana Church to hear St. Mary’s College Women’s Choir March 17, 7:30 p.m. Information: 303-388-4962.

3          With few Irish eateries left, the Monaco Inn Restaurant has become the Valley’s St. Paddy’s Day corned beef and cabbage connection. Served for lunch and dinner March 17, it’s luscious. Information: 303-320-1104.

3          Spruce up for Easter and Spring with upholstery, drapery, cushions and pillows from Boris’s Upholstery. Now offering 20-50 percent off on home decor fabrics to fit any home and budget. Information: 303-751-2921.

3          Hear Rabbi Joe Black play and sing at the Mercury Café Habitat Interfaith Alliance benefit March 18, 6:30 p.m. Information:

3          Kiss March goodbye at Stage Kiss — a tale about lovers sharing a stage kiss at the Bug Theatre, March 24-April 15. Information: 303-477-9984.

3          For action, drama and madness there’s nothing like the Men’s College Basketball Semifinals. See the games at Infinity Park Event Center on full room wrap-around screens April 1, 3:30 p.m. Event benefits Morgridge Academy for chronically ill children at National Jewish Health. Attendees will enjoy a gourmet buffet, open bar, plus Basketball Pop-A-Shot, shuffle golf and arcade games. Information: 303-728-6576.

To make the month of March memorable one needs to consider the words of great thinkers like Joshua Foer, author of the international best seller Moonwalking with Einstein. His advice to us: “If you want to live a memorable life, you have to be the kind of person who remembers.” Gosh, oh my golly, why didn’t I think of that?

Foer’s book reminds us all that, in every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. For us then the task is to change our understanding of human memory.

Remember? “If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” — Matthew Broderick in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. One more: “There’s no place like home.” — Judy Garland in Wizard of Oz. The Chronicle’s choice: “Make it simple. Make it Memorable. Make it inviting to look at. Make it fun to read.” — Ad man Leo Burnett.

— Glen Richardson

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