7 Things You Must Do This Month
1/ March the Runway
Glitz and glamour abound at ALIVE’s Spring Saint Louis Fashion Week, March 21-23. Enjoy three nights of runway shows featuring St. Louis’ hottest spring trends. Thursday, head to the Saint Louis Galleria for Spring Into Fashion, with proceeds benefiting Friends of Wings. The party moves to MX Exchange Plaza Friday night for Steampunked, featuring looks by the young fashion designers of South Broadway Art Project. Finally, GLOW on Saturday night features local boutiques 10denza, Blush and Devil City and fashion designers KayOss Designs, Paulie Gibson and Michael Drummond.
For tickets and more info, visit stlouisfashionweek.com.
2/ See Red
Experience one of the most anticipated musical events of 2013 as country sweetheart Taylor Swift plays the Scottrade Center for two nights, March 18-19. With nearly 3 million records sold, Taylor’s RED Tour brings her music to life, including hits like “I Knew You Were Trouble.” Along for the ride is two-time BRIT Award-winning singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran, a rising pop-folk star in the US.
For tickets, visit scottradecenter.com.
3/ Find Your Muse
The British alt-rockers of Muse take the stage at Chaifetz Arena on March 8, on tour for their sixth studio album, “The 2nd Law.” With enticing vocals and lyrics, accompanied by a captivating display of lights and effects, Muse performs fan favorites along with tracks from its most experimental album to date.
For tickets, visit thechaifetzarena.com.
4/ Act Normal
See the Tony Award-winning rock opera “Next to Normal” at Washington University’s South Campus Theater, Feb. 28-March 23. Set to a rock’n’roll score from the composer of “High Fidelity” comes the brutally intense, yet darkly funny story of a bipolar woman and her family members, who work to help her with her illness while keeping the family together.
For tickets, visit newlinetheatre.com.
5/ Move It
New York City Ballet MOVES comes to The Fox March 9-10, presented by Dance St. Louis and accompanied by an ensemble from the New York City Ballet Orchestra. Watch as 20 touring members of the world-renowned dance company perform from their repertoire of more than 150 stunning works, including modern masterpieces as well as classics by Jerome Robbins and the company’s founder, George Balanchine.
For tickets, visit fabulousfox.com.
6/ Paint the Town Green
Celebrate Irish tradition at the 44th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday, March 16. Featuring marching bands, 5,000+ marchers and giant floating balloons, the parade has become one of the largest events of the year Downtown. Pick your spot among the 250,000 spectators expected to line the parade route, hailing from St. Louis and the Emerald Isle alike.
For more info, visit irishparade.org.
7/ Be Brassy
CAM kicks off its What the F(ilm)? series with a free film viewing and discussion on March 8. Be part of Jeremy Deller’s work as he examines the social meaning of music in “Brassed Off,” the 1996 movie starring Ewan McGregor. The classic romantic comedy follows a group of coal miners who try to keep their mine open by forming a brass band, exploring the intersection of cultural history and music.
For more info, visit camstl.org.
St. Louis Fashion Week, Fall 2012
Photo credit: Runway photo by Matt Kile. Taylor Swift photo courtesy of Scottrade Center.