7 Things You Must Do This Month
1. Listen to the Legends
World-renowned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Fleetwood Mac makes a St. Louis stop part of its “On With The Show” tour March 27 at Scottrade Center. Featuring music legends Mick Fleetwood and Stevie Nicks, the lineup is sure to include classics from the band’s groundbreaking 1977 “Rumours” album, as well as other crowd favorites from across the group’s dynamic repertoire. For more info, visit scottradecenter.com.
2. Get Your Groove On
Sway to the soulful rhythms of the 10th annual St. Louis Blues Festival March 6 at Chaifetz Arena. The evening brings together renowned musicians Mel Waiters, Bobby Rush, Shirley Brown and many more for performances that will keep you clapping to the beat all night long. For more info, visit thechaifetzarena.com.
3. Run with Color
The Graffiti Run, also known as “The Colorful 5K,” is coming to St. Louis’ Gateway Motorsports Park on March 29. “Run” is in the name, but walking, dancing and crawling are also acceptable: More than anything else, the event’s focus is all about having a good time. Participants approach the starting line clad in white and end their run covered in color. Afterward, runners can enjoy music, food, entertainment and more color at the Graffiti Party. For more info, visit thegraffitirun.com.
4. Have a Laugh
Enjoy an evening of laughter with comedian-musician Demetri Martin during his “The Persistence of Jokes” tour at The Pageant on March 26. The former “Daily Show” correspondent’s surreal, witty humor and observational sketches will make for a can’t-miss evening out. For more info, visit thepageant.com.
5. Put Your Best Foot Forward
Tony Award-winning Broadway musical “Kinky Boots” hits the Fox Theatre stage March 24-April 5 for a fun, fashion-filled time. In a score written by Cyndi Lauper, entertainment meets inspiration for a performance that encourages audiences to take a chance, strut their stuff and step into another person’s boots—as red, high-heeled and sequined as they might be. For more info, visit fabulousfox.com.
6. Experience Culture
Catch a glimpse of China’s powerful beauty through the “International Photography Collaborative: China” exhibition at the Missouri Botanical Garden March 13-May 10. Featuring never-before-seen photography by 10 St. Louis photographers invited to participate in the Nanjing Federation of the Arts Festival, this exhibit will immerse viewers in the nation’s culture and splendor. For more info, visit iphf.org.
7. Wear Green
Mark your calendar now: The 46th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 37th annual Michelob ULTRA St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run are musts, both passing through Downtown on March 14. With food, drinks and entertainment for all, the parade is projected to bring in around 250,000 people, and the run is anticipated to have more than 13,000 participants. For more info, visit irishparade.org.
Photo courtesy of The Graffiti Run