7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ Be Royal
Join 17-year-old breakthrough artist Lorde as she takes the stage of the Peabody Opera House on March 20. Sing along to the Grammy Award-winning song, “Royals,” and more from the New Zealand singer-songwriter’s critically acclaimed debut album, “Pure Heroine.” For tickets, visit ticketmaster.com.
2/ Catch Some Beads
Celebrate Mardi Gras with thousands at the annual Bud Light Grand Parade on March 1 starting at Busch Stadium and ending at Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Throw your hands up for beads and enjoy STL-themed floats for this year’s parade, titled “250 Cheers for St. Louis” in honor of the city’s anniversary. Stick around after the parade and enjoy live music on two Bud Light stages or bar hop at Soulard’s most popular pubs and restaurants. For more info, visit mardigrasinc.com.
3/ Shop Local
Join ALIVE on Pi Day (March 14) for Handmade Happy Hour: Version 3.14 at The Nest. Browse a selection of familyfriendly, handmade, locally sourced and ethically imported goods while you sip Skinnygirl wine and enjoy light bites from The Nest and our favorite pie and pizza spots. Proceeds from a $5 suggested donation will benefit The Coolfire Foundation. For more info, visit alivemag.com/events.
4/ Join the Masquerade
Celebrate Mardi Gras at the biggest party in St. Louis at Franco’s Mardi Gras Masquerade on March 1. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and drinks at this hot party destination, where a Masquerade winner will receive a chef tasting dinner for six. Continue to enjoy the fun outside as well— drink tickets can be redeemed at satellite bars located on the parade route. For tickets, visit eventbrite.com.
5/ Eat, Drink, Laugh
The Young Friends of St. Louis Children’s Hospital holds its annual Cocktails and Clowns event on March 21 at Windows on Washington. Get your dance on while enjoying drinks and delicious food from local sponsors—all in support of the hospital’s work that brings laughter to patients and families. For more info, visit stlouischildrens.org.
6/ Get Out and About
Mix and mingle with LGBT friends and supporters at Moonrise Hotel for ALIVE’s Out in the City on March 19. Sip Bud Light and Pinnacle Vodka cocktails while enjoying the view in the Rooftop New Moon Room from 6-9pm. And don’t forget to take photos in the Moon Photo Booth. Proceeds from the event will benefit Food Outreach. For more info, visit alivemag.com/events.
7/ Stand Tall
Don’t miss your exclusive chance to meet designer Sophia Webster at Saks Fifth Avenue on March 11. After working with luxury shoe designer Norman Kirkwood, Webster received major praise for her 2013 collection and was recognized with awards like the British Fashion Council’s NEW GEN Award. Webster will sit down with the Contemporary Art Museum’s Lisa Melandri for a Q&A and then sign her shoes to take home. For more info, call 314.567.9200.
Bud Light Grand Parade photo by River City Images.