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Strange Happenings in March

March 3rd

Moxie available for streaming on Netflix. A shy teenager transforms into an activist that uses her voice to call out the school for sexism with some inspiration from her mother’s rebellious past to start a revolution. I wish a movie like this came out when I was in high school.

Murder Among the Mormons available for streaming on Netflix. “The murders sent further shockwaves through the community when a trove of early Mormon letters and diaries were found destroyed in the vehicle of the victim, Hofmann, a renowned collector of rare documents, including the infamous “White Salamander” letter – an artifact whose contents threatened to shake the very foundations of the LDS Church.”

Both of the directors for this documentary, Jared Hess (“Napoleon Dynamite,” “Nacho Libre”) and Tyler Measom (“An Honest Liar”) were raised LDS, so having their perspective on the murders and ensuing controversy will be interesting.

March 11th

New York City Ballet is hosting a digital spring season, with the first event, Three Sides of Balanchine, set to run from February 25 through March 18th. The performance I’m looking forward to out of the three is the final one on March 11th, Stravinsky Violin Concerto, featuring Sterling Hyltin, Ask la Cour, Sara Mearns, and Taylor Stanley

I saw Sarah Mearns perform in the US Tour of Matthew Bourne’s The Red Shoes, and I’m excited to have an opportunity to see her dance again.

All performances will be free to stream on NYCB’s homepage and YouTube channel.

March 14th

Start of Daylight Savings Time

March 20th

Spring Equinox

March 23rd

The Lost Village by Camilla Sten on shelves. “The Blair Witch Project meets Midsommar in this brilliantly disturbing thriller from Camilla Sten, an electrifying new voice in suspense.”

I’m really looking forward to this novel. The plot centers around a documentary filming gone wrong, and documentaries are what I’ve spent most of the pandemic watching.

March 28th

Since March’s full moon is the first to occur after the spring equinox on March 20, it is known by Christians as the Paschal Full Moon. This means that its date determines the date of Easter (April 4, 2021).

There are many names from Native American tribes for March’s Full moon. Some named this moon after local Wild life that start to reappear at the beginning of spring; Eagle Moon, Goose Moon (Algonquin, Cree), or Crow Comes Back Moon (Northern Ojibwe).

Others refer to signs of the season:

  • The Sugar Moon (Ojibwe) marks the time of year when the sap of sugar maples starts to flow.
  • The Wind Strong Moon (Pueblo) refers to the strong windy days that come at this time of year.
  • The Sore Eyes Moon (Dakota, Lakota, Assiniboine) highlights the blinding rays of sunlight that reflect off the melting snow of late winter.


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