If you are looking for something to do tonight, you might want to head over to Grand Center for theirFirst Friday’s event where you will find all of the Art Galleries free and open to the public. While you are there, check out the First Friday DJ Spin @ KDHX where you can bring your own records or borrow some of theirs to keep the party moving! Also, Ptah Williams will be blessing the keyboard at the Dark Room .
Lou Dog , a Sublime tribute band will be on stage tonight at The Broadway Oyster Bar , if I get bounced out of my poker game early, you may find me there. By the way, What I got is my go-to karaoke song. I’m sorry for those of you that have witnessed that.
Mardi Gras Noir is jumping off at Blank Space tonight. This alternative and inclusive space to kick off Mardi Gras weekend in St. Louis encourages you, but doesn’t require Mardi Gras masks, beads & parasols as you bounce to the music of Makeda Kravitz , along withDJ Reminisce and more!
Did you know that St. Louis has the 2nd largest Mardi Gras celebration in the country? Tomorrow, aka, Saturday, theBud Light Grand Parade hits the streets of Soulard in a Mardi Gras season celebration: “40 Years of Magic, Music, and Memories”. The day will be filled with floats, costumes, beads, smiles, and much more! Also on Saturday, you may find me and the girls at the inaugural Cherokee Creole Carnivale! It is a family friendly event complete with face painting, bonfire, live entertainment, amazing creole food, drinks, people and a great time!
On Saturday night, you can enjoy the Funky Butt Brass Band and The Voodoo Player at the grand opening of the new BBQ join downtown, The Midwestern
. and of course there are all kinds of other Mardi Gras activities all over St. Louis well into the wee hours. You might check out Molly’s or 1860’s in Soulard for a good time.
On Sunday, you can enjoy the eagerly anticipated, long-awaited first peek into spring after a long, cold winter. Art in Bloomat the Saint Louis Art Museum reveals the magical moment. Be sure to take in this spectacular show as designers create amazing floral arrangements that uniquely interpret works in the museum’s collections. It is all weekend long!
Artscope presents Wall Ball at Third Degree Glass Factory on Saturday the 9th. At this kaleidoscopic annual event, visitors observe over 30 St. Louis artists create their work live, then place bids on their favorite pieces. Proceeds benefit art programs for St. Louis children.
This was off my radar until I saw her on CBS Sunday Morning recently, now I’m looking forward to Beautiful: The Carole King Musical at The Fabulous Fox from Tuesday the 12th through Sunday 17th. With a repertoire of time-honored songs, memorable lyrics, and masterful piano playing, this show is sure to please.
Beware the ides of March! Yes, on Friday the 15th, on Cherokee Street , you can celebrate the death of tyranny with some excellent beer, food and company. A feast awaits you at Earthbound Beer as you enjoy Italian grilled cheeses, brut and cassis cocktails and the fatally delicious SIDES OF MARCH. Bring your togas but leave your daggers at home!
Also on Friday, at Techartista , you can meet Josh Rowan at the opening reception of BORDERLANDS , which is a collection of photos taken along Rowan’s two-part ten-week journey through Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Northern Mexico during a tumultuous time between the two sides.
The exhibition Current Profile at Craft Alliance highlights artists whose work comprises unusual studies in portraiture. And really, these portraits are like none you’ve ever seen! By the way, Craft Alliance offers classes, so sign up and let your own creative juices flow.
Listen and learn the ins and outs of contracts and negotiations o n Monday at Anatomy of a Contract atThe Stage at KDHX . Because most of us deal with contracts at one time or another, when buying a home or considering a job, for example, the information will definitely be useful.
Delmar Hall , as we know, is one of the go-to spots in St. Louis to hear the best in today’s music. There will be no disappointments on Tuesday the 19th whenmewithoutYou – Tigers Jaw plays what might be a rock, or possibly punk, for sure unclassifiable, yet dramatic and eclectic mix.
Starting on Thursday, and running all weekend long, the 7th Annual St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival kicks off at the theSheldon Concert Hall in Grand Center. It is St. Louis’ premier folk festival presented featuring musicians spanning the many styles that comprise Folk Music, The music includes players performing old-time, bluegrass, country, blues and more!
On stage for three days, the 22nd, 23rd, and 24th in Florissant , the Alpha Players present My Three Angels , a clever story about three convicts who find themselves helping a family in need, and in so doing help themselves as well.
Did you know that the daffodil is the birth flower for March? While you’re sure to get a glimpse of these cheery blossoms outside on the grounds of theMissouri Botanical Garden , another show of spectacular beauty can be found indoors at the annualOrchid Show . Hundreds of varieties of this exquisite flower from around the world are on display through Sunday the 24th.
On Saturday and Sunday, head over to The Schlafly Tap Room for the annualSchlafly Oyster & Stout Festival where you will find beer, shuckers and over 80,000 oysters from both coasts. 20 professional shuckers with live music as their backdrop and a selection fifteen-plus stouts on tap!
Also through Sunday, Panoramas of the City at Missouri History Museum in Forest Park reveals, in more than 50 photographs, what St. Louis was like in the first half of the 20th century in the civic arena and also in the lives of ordinary people who made this city what it is today. Nostalgic reminders of why we appreciate our great town!