Looking for something to do in the month of March? Check out this month's event guide!

March 4: Celebrate 100 years at the Houston Zoo

The first Saturday of each month is dedicated to enjoying the zoo’s birthday during its centennial celebration. Guests can hear special zookeeper talks and meet with animal ambassadors.
  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Free (members), $23 (nonmembers).
  • Houston Zoo, 6200 Hermann Park Drive, Houston.
  • 713-533-6500. www.houstonzoo.org
March 5-June 3: Explore AAPI stories at the library

The Houston Public Library is showcasing an exhibit that documents the history, lives and contributions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community in Greater Houston. The “Our Vibrant AAPI Community” exhibit offers a panoramic view of Asian immigrants and their descendants.
  • 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Tue.-Sat.).
  • Free.
  • Julia Ideson Building Gallery, 550 McKinney St., Houston.
  • 832-393-1313. www.houstonlibrary.org
March 10: Enjoy South Indian dances

Presented by Performing Arts Houston and the Indo-American Association, Bharatanatyam choreographers Ranee and Aparna Ramaswamy present dance works in “Fires of Varanasi: Dance of the Eternal Pilgrim.”March 11: Join the St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Houston’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade is coming to downtown Houston. The two-hour parade will start at Market Square Park and include more than 100 entries to delight the Irish and Irish-at-heart. An awards ceremony will take place during an after-party at Market Square Park following the parade.March 18-30: Attend a film festival

The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center will host its 19th annual Houston Jewish Film Festival. Guests can watch award-winning films, comedies and dramas that will bring Jewish lives and stories to the big screen at the Kaplan Theatre. In addition to feature-length films, the festival will also include screenings dedicated to shorts and comedies.
  • 8 p.m.
  • $12 (members), $15 (nonmembers).
  • Kaplan Theatre, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd., Houston.
  • 713-551-7215. www.erjcchouston.org
March 25: Sip wine, eat tapas

The nonprofit Patrons for Bellaire Parks will host the 13th annual Wine and Tapas “Red and White” Gala. The evening at Evelyn’s Park green space will be filled with wine, food from local restaurants and live music, all to fundraise for Bellaire parks and surrounding communities. The nonprofit works to restore, preserve and expand parks, natural areas and trails in the city.
  • 7-11 p.m.
  • $150 (per person).
  • The Event Center at Evelyn’s Park, 4400 Bellaire Blvd., Bellaire.
  • 713-661-7275. www.bellaireparks.org