7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Feel the Beat
The Avett Brothers grace the city with their musical presence for three nights at the Peabody Opera House, Feb. 20-22. Hailing from North Carolina, the critically acclaimed brotherly duo Scott and Seth Avett and accompanying band bring their energy and liveliness—from banjo to violin and musical saw—for a St. Louis audience to enjoy. For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
2/ Be a Sweetheart
Join ALIVE for the third annual Handmade Happy Hour: Sweetheart Edition, taking place at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis on Jan. 31. Shop handmade, locally sourced and ethically imported goods for that special someone while you sip Skinnygirl wine and vodka and enjoy light bites. One hundred percent of proceeds from a $5 suggested donation will benefit The Coolfire Foundation. For tickets, click here.
3/ Celebrate STL
Our city is turning 250 this year, and the Missouri History Museum has all the artifacts you need with “250 in 250,” a yearlong multimedia exhibition starting Feb. 14. The exhibit will tell the city’s tale with 50 people, 50 places, 50 images, 50 moments and 50 objects that illustrate the great variety of stories and events that make up St. Louis’ 250 years. Be the first to explore this milestone exhibit and look for related museum events throughout the year. For more info, visit mohistory.org.
4/ Remain Poised
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Saint Louis Ballet’s “Love Is in the Air” Feb. 14-15 at UMSL’s A-B Performance Hall. Enjoy dinner, drinks and romantic ballets featuring the classic tunes of Frank Sinatra and more. This two-day event is part of the STL250 celebration and is not to be missed, with choreography by the world-famous Twyla Tharp and Saint Louis Ballet’s own Artistic Director Gen Horiuchi. For tickets, visit touhill.org.
5/ Capture the Buzz
Rub shoulders with St. Louis’ most influential people at ALIVE’s 2014 Buzz List Party on Feb. 7 at Lucas Park Grille. Presented by Beam Global, the annual Buzz List party is your chance to mix and mingle as we bring together individuals honored on this year’s Buzz List with an unforgettable night to celebrate our city’s most influential people, organizations and ideas. For tickets, visit alivemag.com/buzzlist.
6/ Raise Your Glass
Head to the Mardi Gras Wine, Beer & Whiskey Taste for an extensive range of wines, Anheuser Busch beers, Jack Daniel’s whiskeys and more on Feb. 14 in Soulard Market Park. Guests will receive a bracelet with admission to explore the array of beverages, in addition to delectable samples from various Soulard eateries. Spend the rest of the evening dancing to current hits with a local DJ. For more info, visit mardigrasinc.com.
7/ Get An Eye for Style
Join Erker’s Fine Eyewear for a special David Yurman Trunk Show on Feb. 22. Shop the premiere American jewelry designer’s exclusive optical collection, for an opportunity to sport the hottest new frames of the season in correlation with the fine elements of Yurman’s jewelry, from color to shape and everything in between. Valid for one day only, guests will receive 50 percent off prescription lenses with the purchase of David Yurman eyewear. For more info, visit erkers.com.
The Avett Brothers. Photo by Crackerfarm.