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!
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.
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 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.
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!
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.
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.
Once again, we have another great month in St. Louis! I look forward to seeing you soon.