Good Afternoon,

I hope that you are staying safe and healthy.

We have made it halfway through winter. Although the Groundhog is predicting another 6 weeks, I can't help but to think that the warm light of Spring is right around the corner. About this time of year, Samual Taylor Coleridge wrote, "Winter slumbering in the open air, wears on his smiling face a dream of Spring!"

I must admit that like winter, I am dreaming of Spring. However, I am content to live in the present and enjoy our beloved St. Louis, albeit mostly from home.

I've got just a few virtual suggestions for us this month. Take a look, I hope that you find value in it. Let's keep up the work towards emerging from these challenges stronger than ever!

All the best. -Nate
Feb 5th-7th
If you are looking for something to do tonight, the Houska Gallery has the opening of its new exhibit, which will be available virtually! Through painting, drawing, and sculpture, you'll enjoy Amy Reidel: Mombie Magic where she abstractly combines imagery to illuminate the bittersweet conditions of motherhood, family, and sexuality.
Also tonight (aka Friday), 3 Doors Down will be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of their multi-platinum debut album The Better Life with 3 Opportunities to watch them performing live from the safety and comfort of your living room.
At COCA this weekend, (well not at COCA, cuz it's virtual, but you know what I mean) The Dance Season Preview offers a peek inside what dancers at COCA have been developing over the past year. The performance features COCA’s three Pre-Professional Division student dance companies—Ballet Eclectica, COCAdance, and COCA Hip-Hop Crew—in a mix of excerpts and full works. Also, hear from the Artistic Directors of the dance companies. I'm really excited about this, it will be great! The video pictured is a throwback with Nylah @ COCA in 2013, it's hilarious!
I think that I'll swing by Starr's in Richmond Heights to pick up the last of the Fresh Canadian Halibut. The crew there will certainly help me find a great bottle of wine to pair it with!
You might want to go virtual with the Contemporary Art Museum to experience their First Fridays online, featuring a conversation with an exhibiting artist and other art activities that will kick your weekend off in style!
Join the Kemper Art Museum on Friday for live, interactive tours on Zoom where Olivia Mendelson, assistant educator, discusses a selection of works from the Teaching Gallery exhibition The Autonomous Future of Mobility, curated by Constance Vale, assistant professor of architecture in the Sam Fox School. The exhibition examines the car’s legacy over the past century as depicted in art and visual culture.
On Saturday, the Taste of Soulard is upon us with a little social distance spin on it. Choose your own Soulard adventure with this self-guided tasting! Purchase a digital Taste Booklet and redeem your digital "tastes" for samples of signature dishes from six of Soulard's establishments from your car, by pulling up curbside at your chosen taste destination(s).

The Metro Theater Company is continuing to present Jacked! throughout this month for your virtual viewing pleasure. Check out this Jack and the Beanstalk tale, reimagined in this modern world with Jack and his mother struggling to live happily ever after. Check out the preview with great imagery and music! I think the girls and I will check it out this weekend!
The Start Here St. Louis Area Resource Directory is a website that provides general information for dozens of agencies, shelters, employment resources, food pantries and other organizations throughout the St. Louis area. Someone you may know may find it valuable during this challenging time.
Feb 11th-14th
On Thursday, Jazz St. Louis premieres the latest streaming edition of a Midwinter Night's Stream. This episode features Two Times True!

Pearl Jam will be streaming their 2018 Hometown show on Friday which will feature the 37-song set, mixed in stereo and 5.1 digital surround sound.
You are invited to a Welcome Neighbor STL virtual supper club to support refugee families recently settled in St. Louis. Each year on World Refugee Day they host a fundraiser, but this year they will be celebrating with to-go boxes and they will bring the delicious food directly to your car. This week, the Syrian Drive-Through Supper Club (Lunch) is complete with hummus, falafel, shawarma, & more!
The Contemporary Art Museum is continuing its free online monthly program on Saturday morning where families with children of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in Play Date: Versatile Value. It will follow a monthly theme with art activities and a performance by a guest artist. Material kits with supplies for the workshop are provided free with prior booking and pick-up.
On Saturday, although we can’t all gather at the wiener’s circle in Soulard Market Plaza this year, it doesn’t mean we have to miss out on everyone’s favorite pint-sized pooches contending for the fastest hot dog in town title. Tune in to Facebook to watch this year’s Virtual Wiener Dog Races.
On Saturday, you can invite your smartest friends to match wits against other teams in a Virtual Trivia Event to raise money for United Services for Children. The evening’s theme is Do Your Decade! Dress up to represent your favorite decade as you travel back in time to revisit pop culture through the 50’s, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's and the turn of the millennium. Experience a fun night of trivia from the comfort of your own home! 
You might find me and my Valentine enjoying the funky acid jazz sounds of The Brand New Heavies who will be streaming a live show from London on Sunday afternoon.
Perhaps you'll consider heading to Sunset 44 Bistro in downtown Kirkwood to pick up some delicious food for Valentine's Date Night to go!
Feb 16th-21st
Join the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis on a Tuesday! for an evening of fun, games, and laughter as they host their first virtual Game Night: Zoom, Fun, & Drinks. Grab your drink of choice and hop on Zoom to play Dead or Alive, a family-friendly version of Cards Against Humanity, and Bingo!
On Wednesday, Eddie Vedder, Phoebe Bridgers, Angelique Kidjo, and more are set to perform for the 34th annual Tibet House US Benefit concert, which is virtual this year.
Buzz Spector: Alterations is being exhibited at the St. Louis Art Museum and he will be live for Art Speaks on Thursday at noon, via Zoom where he will discuss the edges and his process during this conversation.
On Friday, you can enjoy the soulful sounds of the Canadian R&B crooner Daniel Caesar from the comfort of your own couch as he will be streaming a live set for your listening pleasure.
If we are in the mood, I'll swing by one of our favorite restaurants, Mi Ranchito, in University City, for some Yolandas and Buritto Californias to-go. We even have a song that we made up about it!
Feb 22nd-28th
On Monday, the St. Louis County Library presents an evening of music featuring the rhythmic, soulful sounds of Gene Jackson. Listen Up Live STL is all virtual and all free!
Join Webster University on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for a powerful and insightful virtual conference featuring nationally renowned speakers, lectures, and panel discussions designed to share experiences, research, and emerging trends. The 2021 Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Conference is free and open to the public! I hope to see you there.
Thursday, the Field Museum is hosting a virtual presentation! Artistry in Miniature is the next installment of their speaker series which features a lively discussion with Sharon Giesfeldt-van Ruiswyk who will be sharing the creative process of making a miniature book.
On Friday, Trivia Lite is upon us for a night of fun and friends hosted by the Young Professionals of Safe Connections to raise funds for the region’s oldest and largest locally-founded agency focused on ending domestic and sexual violence as well as helping survivors.

Also on Friday, REsistance REmix is We Stories first-ever Trivia Night Fundraiser. This fun and festive night will bring together more than 250 antiracist champions for a virtual justice-themed trivia extravaganza. It’s truly a FUNraiser – helping attendees to do good, learn a little, and have a great time!
Live from Sweden, on Friday, Little Dragon will be streaming a show with the incomparable Yukimi Nagano blessing the mic. Although I enjoy Little Dragon, I find Yukimi to be at her best while singing with artists such as Koop & Hird. At any rate, I'm looking forward to the show!
This might be a good night to a great pizza to go from Blackthorn Pub & Pizza in the Tower Grove South Neighborhood.
On Saturday, The Center for Hearing & Speech invites you to their Annual Trivia Night to help us continue to make sure everyone has access to communication services.

Yes, we have another covid month in St. Louis. Let's all stay safe & support local! I look forward to seeing you soon.

All the best. -Nate

Here is the latest housing report for your review.

Let me know if there is anything that I can do for you. -Nate

Nate K. Johnson
Real Estate Solutions Group
Redkey Realty Leaders
314-575-7352 Direct
314-514-9600 Office
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