In this first Saturday of the month, I am excited to welcome in the warmer weather, which allows St. Louis to open the door to more events, and yes, dare I say it, outdoor festivals! We have a few already this month. However, as you know, the weather will be tricky this month, so bring a jacket.
As Jean Hersey said, In March, winter is holding back and Spring is pulling forward.
I certainly hope that you will pull forward with me and enjoy some of the great opportunities that are upon us this month! As usual, I have a few suggestions for you.
All the best. -Nate
March 7-8
I hope that you’ll agree that a great to kick off the first Saturday of this new month is to enjoy some blooming flowers and beautiful art! Art In Bloom is upon us and it graces the galleries of the splendid Saint Louis Art Museum all weekend long! This show reminds us why flowers and fine art make a perfect pair.
Kids will love Slime Day at the Magic House on Saturday in Kirkwood. This hands-on experience is sure to delight the little ones as they’ll get gooey with other guests, then take home stuff to make more goo… Fun!
On Saturday, Writer’s in the Lodge is upon us! If you are looking to take your writing to the next level, you can join The St. Louis Writers Guild‘s mini-conference at the Lodge of Des Peres, where you can network with other writers, pitch your novel to agents, and get editing advice from a professional!
STL Holi 2020, the Festival of Colors will be upon us to welcome in Spring! You might find me and the babies in Stacy Park over in Olivette for this family friendly fun event complete with food, drinks, DJ’s spinning, and of course, plenty of colors to spread. It’s going to be a great day!
Another festival awaits you, this time in Belleville at The Wine and Food Festival will be at Eckerts on Saturday and Sunday. The festival offers live music, cooking demonstrations from acclaimed area chefs, pairing classes from top beverage and entertaining professionals, samples from Eckert’s Country Store, and over thirty wine and craft beer samples including local, domestic and international wines.
Heaven’s To Betsy is the new CD by Jeremiah Johnson and he is having a release party at Off Broadway.
On Saturday evening, you can head over to The Kranzberg Arts Center over in Grand Center to watch Ignite Theatre Company and their Elite Performance Team perform songs from some of Broadway’s hottest musicals!
Also this evening, you can raise a fork and help support local food banks at the International Food Festival!
Also tonight, James Biko will be Big Up – A Notorious Art and DJ Tribute to B.I.G. at Blank Space down on Cherokee Street.
Written for the stage Ntozake Shange, Spell #7 is a poetic and magical foray into black artistry. At the The Black Rep through Sunday the 8th.
Tomorrow, aka Sunday, Dream Builders 4 Equity YourWords STL present Dreams Made Real book signing & poetry slam at the .ZACK Theatre from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Dream Builders 4 Equity’s Summer Youth Academy participants began rehabbing a vacant property, met with community leaders, and wrote about their experience. YourWords STL provided workshops where the young people created poetry & art pieces and practiced spoken word. This event is the culmination of that as the participants will participate in their first public poetry slam and Q&A session, followed by the launch and sale of their book, Dreams Made Real.
Also tomorrow, Phirst Experience Fashion Show will be taking place at The Carmel Room at Bissinger’s. St. Louis area fashion designers will have the opportunity to showcase their creations while helping to raise funds to alleviate gun violence during this show.
March 9-15
On Tuesday, you’ll find me at Washington University participating in the National Walking Summit. I will be discussing Smart Growth Principles and how we implement them to create positive outcomes within our community.
Also on Tuesday, The Revivalists bring down the house in University City at The Pageant. The hit song “Wish I Knew You” landed the band in Rolling Stone and on The Ellen Degeneres Show where a dance with Ellen made the band’s day.
How about Happy Hour…on a Tuesday in Maplewood at The Dubliner for a good cause. A portion of the evening’s sales will go to Trailnet to support their mission of fostering healthy, active, and vibrant communities where walking, bicycling, and the use of public transit is available to everyone.
The 11th is opening night for The Cake at the The Rep. The play continues through the 29th, so you’ll have time to catch the story that’s both funny and real when it comes to sweet treats, loving bonds, and personal beliefs that mixed together are truly transformative.
For three nights, March 11th-13th, Marilyn Maye performs with the Jazz St. Louis Big Band.
A Seat at the table- Breakfast with History will be a great opportunity for you to have lunch with CEOs and other business leaders, as we engage in a conversation with Lynne M. Jackson, the great-great-granddaughter of Dred Scott and Kenneth B. Morris, Jr., both the great-great-great-grandson of Frederick Douglass and the great-great-grandson of Booker T. Washington at Norwood Hills Country Club on Saturday.
You certainly don’t have to be Irish to be excited to usher in another St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in Downtown St. Louis on Saturday! The parade kicks off at noon!
Also on Saturday… for all you baking, and history, enthusiasts, An American Cake Lecture, 1800-1869 at Faust Park in Chesterfield. It will motivate you to create in the kitchen today with inspiration from yesterday. 
You can’t miss on Saturday by checking out the celebrated SFJazz Collective combines voices and an eclectic assortment of instruments at The Sheldon.
If you are looking for some soulful, harmonious folk music, look no further than the River Kittens, who will be blessing the stage at Urban Chestnut Brewery & Bierhall in The Grove.
March 16-22
Tuesday is St. Patrick’s Day and you can join me and my babies over in Dogtown for the AOH St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This is always a great time as you’ll find Irish Music, Irish Dancers, drinks, food and more!
There’s a full week of fun and learning for youth from March 16th-20th at Building Futures/Design and Build Workshops: Spring Break Camp 2020.
From the 17th-29th, Willie Wonka reminds us that Pure Imagination is the sweet essence of life at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is at The Fox
The legendary folk master Arlo Guthrie 20/20 Tour featuring Alice’s Restaurant is at The Touhill on Wednesday.
On Friday the 20th you and friends can haead down to the Grand Hall on Chouteau to take part in the Habitat for Humanity St. Louis Trivia Night, which benefits affordable housing opportunities in our great city.
The third in a series of four takes place on Sunday at Family Sunday – Modern Marvels at Saint Louis Art Museum where children can create modern art-inspired, including Surrealist, projects. A tour follows the hands-on activities, and this is something the whole family will enjoy.
If you haven’t seen the Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden, now’s your chance! The last day for this show is Sunday the 22nd. Find out how Mesoamericans cultivated these exquisite plants and how the garden carries on the process today.
March 23-29
Monday, the 23rd offers something interesting — crime stories and chardonnay. For those of you who like a good whodunnit, Wine and Crime at Delmar Hall offers that and more.
Each Tuesday, this week on the 24th, Free Sunrise Yoga at the Gateway Arch Visitor Center is your start to a great day. What a fantastic early-morning view of downtown St. Louis!
The 12th Annual FestivAle craft beer extravaganza showcased at Union Station benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on the 27th.
From the 27th-29th Pokemon GO Safari Zone St. Louis will be held in our very own Tower Grove Park. St. Louis was chosen from several other cities, which is something to make us proud of and make time to check out!
Closing on the 28th are several exhibitions showcasing an array of artists at Houska Gallery.
Join Trailnet on March 28th for their annual chili party! The event will start at 5 PM, directly after the Gateway Outdoor Expo so bring your excitement for the outdoors one mile down the road to the Schlafly Tap Room. The Chili supper is open to everyone This year Schlafly will be catering the chili supper (regular and a vegan option) so you know it’s going to be good!! Swing by, grab some food and a Schlafly beer, then stay and chat about all things bikes as we get ready for our 2020 Rides season.
Celebrating Life & Greatness To The Highest Frequency, Kode Redd Dance Presents Vibrations turn it on with color and motion at The Grandel on the 29th.
Once again, we have another great month in St. Louis! I look forward to seeing you soon.
All the best. -Nate
P.S.
Here is the latest Housing Report for your review. Something that you won’t find in this report is the fact that interest rates are at an all time low. This can help you if you are thinking of selling, buying, or both. If you have any questions, 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
Nate K. Johnson
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