Arts + Culture Events to Attend: March 2-15

By Natalie Boesch
In Culture

It’s already March and with the coming of spring follows more arts+culture events. Use this list to start your month with momentum.

photo by Logan Troxell

photo by Logan Troxell

March 2: Wednesday Night Jazz Crawl
Wednesday kicks off the first of what will be a weekly jazz event in Grand Center. Starting with happy hour at Magnolia Cafe and ending with live performances at Nancy’s Jazz Lounge, the event is suitable for all ages.
501 N Grand Blvd., Grand Center

March 4: LAB: The Brainstems
The Brainstems, Demonlover and Soda Boys are performing for LAB, a musician-led serial installment. The night will be reminiscent of Star-Club, a highly influential ’60s rock club.
2701 Cherokee St., Gravois Park

March 4: Passport to Recovery
Harris House Treatment Center is throwing an India-themed party with a live DJ, interactive entertainment and performers. The proceeds support Harris House’s personalized recovery programs.
999 N 2nd St., Downtown

March 5: Opera Theatre Presents Salman Rushdie @ The Sheldon
Novelist Salman Rushdie, composer Jack Perla and Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ general director Timothy O’Leary talk about turning Rushdie’s novel “Shalimar the Clown” into an opera.
3648 Washinton Blvd., Grand Center

March 5-11: Social Justice Arts Reception
The Vaughn Cultural Center is exhibiting social justice-inspired artwork from 29 artists and poetry by Cheeraz Gormon. The event is free and open to the public.
3701 Grandel Square, Grand Center

March 6: Emily Wells with Lorna Dune
It’s near impossible to define Emily Wells because her music is inspired by so many different genres. She is a classically trained violinist but also uses drums, synthesizers and beat machines in her compositions. Wells’s performance follows the release of her latest album, Promise.
2701 Cherokee St., Gravois Park

March 7: Launch Party for Danielle Dutton: Margaret the First
Celebrate the publication of Wash U professor Danielle Dutton’s novel with the author herself and complimentary drinks.
399 N Euclid, Central West End

March 9: Canvases & Cocktails: Garden Stepping Stone
Get creative and design your own garden stone at the Foundry Art Center. You can BYOB, and all the supplies you need will be provided, including a variety of patterns.
520 N Main St., St. Charles

March 9-27: Molly’s Hammer @ The Rep
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis presents Tammy Ryan’s “Molly’s Hammer,” a play based on the Plowshares Eight and focused on anti-nuclear activist Molly Rush.
130 Edgar Rd., Webster Groves

March 11: Lot 49 @ The Luminary
Help The Luminary help artists. 51 percent of what you spend on artwork goes directly to the artist while 49 percent benefits The Luminary’s artist-focused programs.
2701 Cherokee St., Gravois Park

March 11: “Decoding Sylvia Plath” Book Talk & Creativity Workshop
Julia Gordon-Bramer, RFT’s 2013 “Best Local Poet,” and author of “Fixed Stars Govern a Life: Decoding Sylvia Plath,” is facilitating a discussion as well as poetry-focused exercises that are inspired by Sylvia Plath’s work.
7241 Manchester Rd., Maplewood

March 11-12: Savile Row Trunk Show
Savile Row makes custom clothes for men and women, and each year they host a trunk show. Come to shop at a discounted price or donate your business wear to Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis’ community Clothes Closet.
8101 Maryland Ave., Clayton

March 12: “In The Midst of Loving (Live)”
Celebrate the one-year anniversary of local artist Cheeraz Gorman’s book, “In The Midst of Loving” at the Centene Center for the Arts with a live spoken word musical event. The reading will also be an apexart International Fellowship fundraiser and feature STL musicians, including Duane “Jingo” Williams and Sunyatta McDermott.

March 14-15: “Around The World In 80 Minutes”
Travel the globe through music composed by Beethoven, Ravel, Chopin, Rossini and Grieg and performed by the Chamber Music Orchestra.
3648 Washington Blvd., Grand Center

March 15: “The War Reporter”
Martin Fletcher presents his book “The War Reporter,” a thriller novel about Tom Layne who suffers from PTSD after the war in Sarajevo, Bosnia. A book-signing and Q&A will be held over Bosnian food and drinks.
4701 Keokuk St., Dutchtown South

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