Spring is here, and it’s a great time to be outdoors and take in the sights. The 2019 tour season of Landmarks Downtown Walking Tours gives you a great opportunity to learn more about of our magnificent downtown St. Louis.
If you enjoy opera and food, or if you haven’t tried it (I’m referring to trying the opera as I assume that you’ve eaten before), join me to experience them together at a unique event. The 2019 Opera Tastings Series, combining live performances of Porgy and Bess, Carmen, and other classics with an assortment of bites and sips, all for your listening and eating pleasure at theCentene Center for the Arts tonight and other dates this month.
Join Tony La Russa and his Animal Rescue Foundation at the Wine & Whiskers event on Wednesday April 3 at Busch Stadium. Enjoy specialty wines, craft beers, and appetizers while supporting our four-legged furry friends.
Thursday, April 4th is the Cardinal’s Home Opener, which is a national holiday in St. Louis. I know that St. Louis isn’t a nation, but you get the point. Anyhow, there will be plenty of tailgating and fun Downtown, even if you are not going to the game, it will be a great time, and that’s a winner!
Don’t miss out on the last days to visit the exhibitionFigurative Works II at Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles showcases the amazing human body, it closes on Friday, April 5.
On Saturday night, you might find me at theNIGHTCHASER jamming all night with 4 stages adorned in visual magnificence!! 4 rooms laced with killer line ups, multiple genres, LIVE music, disc jockeys and mystical atmospheric performers for the ultimate JOY experience as it returns to theSt. Louis Science Center. This time on the DINO SIDE!(South Side of HWY 40).
If you in the mood for some classical guitar, Irina Kulikova, the Russian guitarist who crafted her art in Austria will be blessing the stage at the Ethical Society in Clayton.
Pharrell has a birthday is coming up, and on Saturday night, it’s time to party to his extensive catalog courtesy of James Biko who will be spinning the records at Blank Space on Cherokee Street.
Take advantage of an awesome upcoming evening at the St. Louis’ Taste of the Nation fundraiser on Wednesday the 10th. St. Louis Union Station hosts great culinary artists and mixologists who will donate their talent and time for a good cause: to help end childhood hunger in America. One hundred percent of proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry campaign.
Also on Wednesday — and this is the first day in a series of six — you can “Explore the Craft of Journalism” at the St. Louis Public Radio Mini J-School. If you have an interest in current events and enjoy writing, this program is for you!
Head over to Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills to find inspiration in the natural environment and sculptures for a variety of art projects and activities at Free Family Days! Families explore new media and concepts together and find inspiration in Laumeier’s artworks and the natural environment. Activities are designed to be simple yet complex enough that more experienced young artists can take their projects to the next level.
On Saturday the 13th musicians of all skill levels can gather to play under the guidance of an instructor, taking turns to lead and choose tunes at the Folk School Music Jam.
The Luminary and Counterpublic announce opening day Saturday the 13th on Cherokee Street. This is a dynamic and visionary neighborhood-based artistic platform that will span three months in South St. Louis. A definite WOW — and fun for the whole family!
Also on Saturday, The Taco & Tequila Crawl is here St. Louis and it will be better than ever. Come stroll through Soulard eating the BEST tacos, enjoying exclusive margarita, tequila, and beer specials.
Friday, April 19th The Magic House hosts Emerson Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. These special nights enable a family (up to two adults and four children) to visit the Museum at no cost. Reservations are not required.
Hop on over to Des Peres Park for our youth egg hunt! Children, ages 3 – 6 years old, will be able to participate in the big scramble. Our special guest will be the Easter Bunny, so be sure to stop by, rain or shine Also on Saturday, Brick City Yoga will host aVinyasa Flow class followed by a pop up withStrange Donuts! This all levels class led by Ellie encourages students to leave perfectionism at the door in this good vibes guaranteed flow, followed by tasty donuts and coffee.
It you’re a dedicated wine connoisseur or just enjoy a glass now and then, you might like to learn about Wines Around the World at St. Charles Community College, hosted by The Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey on Tuesday the 23rd.
On Thursday the 25th the Sustainable Living Seminar at BrentwoodCommunity Center is where you can ask questions and obtain valuable information about the how-to’s and why-to’s of embracing a responsible lifestyle. Very on-topic these days!
Vintage Market Days of St. Louis, is where to find that hidden treasure, be it clothing or jewelry, furniture or handmade collectibles, art, antiques, or something tasty to savor. In Chesterfield from Thursday through Saturday, the 25th-27th.
If you’re up for a sweaty, though healthy game of sand volleyball/walleyball, there’s open play at the Rhone Rum Bar on Chouteau Ave. Caribbean-style cocktails and munchies will be available. You know the drill: bump, set, spike! Thursdays through Saturdays, through the 28th.
For two days this weekend, April 27-28, one of my favorite festivals of the year fills the Muny grounds in Forest Park. Rain or shine, The St. Louis Earth Day Festival will be a great time! Join me for a celebration of sustainability, along with music, food, nature, & community! This is the 30th anniversary of the awesome event! I sure hope to see you, with flowers in your hair, be there!
The PJ Morton Keys and a Mic Acoustic Tour offers it up at The Old Rock House on Monday the 29. He reminds us to “Experience Love, Soul & Music…”
To close out the month on Tuesday, the St. Louis Symphony: Live at the Pulitzer presents Kinds of Kings, a group of six young composers who will perform contemporary chamber music. This is the last in a series of concerts. Not to be missed!
Yes, we have another great month ahead of us. I look forward to seeing you out and about enjoying our wonderful St. Louis!
Here is the latest Housing Report which shows that the median sales price of residential single-family homes in St. Louis City and County combined dropped slightly to $175,000 in February 2019 compared to $177,450 in February 2018. February’s average days on market grew slightly as well. If you have any questions about how this affects you, just let me know. I’d be happy to provide some more insight.
Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. -Nate