What's to do in Saint Louis this Weekend

Here's just a partial lost of some of the events taking place in the Saint Louis area this weekend. For more events check out these sources.


Cultural Festivals
Saint Louis Magazine's Events Calendar
River Front Times Events Calendar
Eventful- Saint Louis Events Calendar


  • DATE: WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2011 UNTIL SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30, 2012

    VENUE: THE EUGENE FIELD HOUSE & ST. LOUIS TOY MUSEUM

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The exhibit depicts life in St. Louis inside and outside of slavery prior to the Civil War. With recreation hands-on pieces and a one-of-a-kind dollhouse from 1837, "A Room Divided" provides information on the unique situation that faced St. Louis prior to the Civil War: slave owners and anti-slavery sympathizes living side by side, a city that housed both slaves and free blacks; a modern city inside a slave state. Closed Monday, Tuesday and National Holidays. Also closed in January and February. http://www.eugenefieldhouse.org/, (314) 421-4689
  • DATE: FRIDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2011 UNTIL MONDAY, MAY 28, 2012

    VENUE: SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER IN FOREST PARK

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The exhibition brings 45 years of authentic Star Trek artifacts to life, showcasing the largest collection of artifacts ever put on public display. One-of-a-kind costumes, props and filming models from every Star Trek television series and feature film will amaze and inspire Star Trek fans and novices alike. An impressive array of exhibits features sets, costumes and props from all five live-action Star Trek television series and eleven Star Trek feature films. Visitors will be able to step aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, explore Dr. Crusher's Sickbay from Star Trek: The Next Generation and sit in James T. Kirk's captain's chair. Accompanying the exhibition is a new space show, Seeking New Earths, in the Planetarium. http://www.slsc.org/, (314) 239-4400 or (800) 456-7572
  • DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2011 UNTIL SATURDAY, MARCH 16, 2013

    VENUE: THE HISTORY MUSEUM IN FOREST PARK

    CATEGORY: UNCATEGORIZED

    To commemorate the Civil War sesquicentennial and to explore the complexities of the Civil War in the twenty-fourth state the exhibit will feature compelling artifacts, imagery and interactive elements. Although the exhibition addresses issues with which our entire nation wrestled, topics that are distinctively Missourian will take center stage. Exhibition dates are subject to change. Please confirm dates prior to your museum visit. The exhibit remains open until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesdays. http://www.mohistory.org/, (314) 746-4599
  • DATE: SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2011 UNTIL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2012

    VENUE: THE MAGIC HOUSE, ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

    CATEGORY: UNCATEGORIZED

    Based on the best-selling children's book series written by Mary Pope Osborne and published by Random House, this novel exhibit invites children to branch out through history via a magical, time-traveling tree house. Join Jack and Annie, two ordinary siblings from Frog Creek, Pennsylvania, as they travel back in time to experience three important periods in American history including a visit to Plymouth Bay at the time of the first Thanksgiving, a trip to a field hospital to help Clara Barton during the time of the Civil War and a visit to a one-room school house to experience life as a pioneer.http://www.magichouse.org/, (314) 822-8900
  • DATE: SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 2012 UNTIL MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2012

    VENUE: SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER IN FOREST PARK OMNIMAX THEATRE

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Fifty years after launching our dreams into space, we’re left with a troubling legacy: a growing ring of orbiting debris threatening the safety of earth’s orbits. Space Junk is a visually explosive journey of discovery weighing the solutions aimed at restoring our planet’s orbits. Experience mind-boggling collisions, both natural and man-made. Soar for the stunning depths of Meteor Crater to an unprecedented view of our increasingly crowded orbits – 22,000 miles above earth. Join us as foremost expert Don Kessler, the “Father of Space Junk,” guides us through the challenges we face in protecting them, forging a new age of space discovery.
    http://www.slsc.org/, (314) 289-4400 or (800) 456-SLSC
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012

    VENUE: WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Rare images of Fischer will be exhibited along with Benson’s photos of other pop culture icons such as Jerry Garcia, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbara Streisand, Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, and Jaqueline Kennedy. http://www.worldchesshof.org/, (314) 367-9243
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 9, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, AUGUST 12, 2012

    VENUE: WORLD CHESS HALL OF FAME

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The exhibition features Marcel Dzama’s film, A Game of Chess, alongside related drawings, paintings, sculptures and dioramas. The work draws from a diverse range of references and artistic influences, including Dada and Marcel Duchamp. http://www.worldchesshof.org/, (314) 367-9243
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 27, 2012

    VENUE: THE SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    This exhibition captures a decidedly modern whimsy that comes through in a variety of sculptures, paintings and frescos of modern artist Brother Mel. His creations bring a sense of devotion, joy and wonder. http://sluma.slu.edu/, (314) 977-2666
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2012

    VENUE: MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN, BROOKINGS INTERPRETIVE CENTER

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Explore displays, images, artifacts, costumes, puppets, games, puzzles and books as you discover the vast flora of China and the important role its plants and ecosystems play in the lives of people – both in China and around the world. Learn about Chinese medicine, food, clothing, shelter and transportation methods that are derived from plants. Experience Chinese art, literature and symbolism, all cultural aspects influenced by nature. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed Lantern Festival evenings). http://www.mobot.org/, (314) 577-5100 or (800) 642-8842
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 UNTIL WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2012

    VENUE: MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    Play in caves and wetlands, climb a treetop canopy, explore Missouri history, gather at the village town hall, track endangered plants in a "family plot" and invasive species on "Most Wanted" posters. Discover what life was like the mid-19th century and how plants were used for not only food but also medicine, clothing and shelter. http://www.mobot.org/, (314) 577-5100 or (800) 642-8842







  • DATE: SUNDAY, APRIL 1, 2012 UNTIL MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2012

    VENUE: MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    Discover the Victorian home of Missouri Botanical Garden founder Henry Shaw. Open Wednesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.www.mobot.org, (314) 577-5100 or (800) 642-8842
  • DATE: THURSDAY, APRIL 5, 2012 UNTIL SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2012

    VENUE: THE PULITZER FOUNDATION FOR THE ARTS

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    This exhibition curated by New York-based artist Gedi Sibony features nearly 50 works from the art collection of Emily & Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. including pieces by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, John Singer Sargent, Paul Cezanne and more in celebration of the 10th anniversary of The Pulitzer.www.pulitzerarts.org, (314) 754-1850
  • DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2012

    VENUE: SIX FLAGS ST. LOUIS

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Six Flags St. Louis features shows, rides, family attractions and a tropical paradise water park called Hurricane Harbor. Six Flags is open weekends only through May 20 with daily operation beginning May 21 - August 12. Weekend operation returns August 18 - October 28. The Park will be closed September 30 for a private event. Hurricane Harbor is open May 26 – August 12 with weekend operation August 18 – September 3. New at Hurricane Harbor is Bonzai Pipeline, an extreme body slide. http://www.sixflags.com/, (636) 938-4800
  • DATE: SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012

    VENUE: GRANT'S FARM

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. operates this showplace on land once farmed by Ulysses S. Grant. For opening day, April 14, visitors will have the rare opportunity to see the World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdale Eight-Horse Hitch parade through the Tier Garten and will also be allowed to take photos of the Clydesdales from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., rain date April 15. Some highlights of this family oriented attractions include a game preserve, train rides, Grant's cabin, and the famed Clydesdale stallion barn. Grant's Farm is open weekends (Saturday and Sunday) April 14 – April 30, Daily (except Monday) May 1 – August 12 and Memorial Day, May 28. Weekend operation (Friday – Sunday) resumes August 17 – November 4. Also, open Labor Day, September 3, October 11, 18, 22 and 25.
  • DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

    VENUE: SAINT LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER IN FOREST PARK OMNIMAX THEATRE

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    This film tells the story of one mother polar bear’s determination to keep her cubs alive in the face of natural predators and a rapidly changing climate. The polar bear has become the symbol of change in theArcticand out impact on the planet, but this story is not just about a species’ struggle for survival. Home to people, animals and sea creatures thriving on this icy world of glaciers, theArctic Circleis facing dramatic changes threatening to disrupt this delicate balance of life.
    http://www.slsc.org/, (314) 289-4400 or (800) 456-SLSC
  • DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2012

    VENUE: THE SAINT LOUIS ZOO IN FOREST PARK

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Visitors can watch, touch and occasionally feed these gentle and fascinating ocean creatures as they glide through a tropical saltwater habitat. Designed for hands-on, safe family fun, the 17,000-gallon pool is designed for easy navigation by cownose, southern stingrays and horseshoe crabs.http://www.stlzoo.org/, (314) 781-0900
  • DATE: FRIDAY, APRIL 27, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

    VENUE: THE SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY MUSEUM OF ART

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The exhibition features Polaroids and black and white photographs from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. http://sluma.slu.edu/, (314) 977-2666
  • DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: MARVIN AND HARLENE WOOL STUDIO THEATRE ON THE MILLSTONE CAMPUS OF JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    From its Yiddish roots to its long obsession to Hollywood, it is a beguiling comic love letter to the American theater, a crackling little commentary on actors - and their mothers, wives, girlfriends and managers. A door-slamming comedy, it is a clever tribute to Yiddish Theatre as well as to vain glorious stage actors. Performance times are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Saturdays at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.http://www.newjewishtheatre.org/, (314) 442-3283
  • DATE: MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: CHESS CLUB AND SCHOLASTIC CENTER OF SAINT LOUIS

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    Chess players compete for prize money. Spectators are welcome. http://www.saintlouischessclub.org/, (314) 361-2437
  • DATE: THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 1, 2012

    VENUE: THE MAGIC HOUSE, ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The Magic House's backyard has been transformed into a beachfront park, complete with tons of sand, hidden seashells and beach umbrellas.http://www.magichouse.org/, (314) 822-8900
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: BELLEVILLE PUBLIC SQUARE, BELLEVILLE, ILLINOIS

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    Art show with family entertainment, children's workshops and more. 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (18), 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. (19), 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (20)http://www.artonthesquare.com/, (618) 239-9428
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

    VENUE: MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

    CATEGORY:

    Travel to wine-producing regions around the world through a four course dinner hosted by a wine expert. Chefs from Catering St. Louis will create the regional menu, pairing each course with a different wine from the same region. Dinners will be served at various locations around the Garden. Advance reservation is required. 6:30 p.m. http://www.mobot.org/, (314) 577-0200
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

    VENUE: THE PAGEANT

    CATEGORY: MUSIC

    Opening Act: Marc Cohn. 8:00 p.m. http://www.thepageant.com/, (800) 745-3000
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

    VENUE: VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER

    CATEGORY: MUSIC

    7:30 p.m. http://www.livenation.com/, (800) 745-3000
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 UNTIL SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    VENUE: JAZZ AT THE BISTRO IN GRAND CENTER

    CATEGORY: MUSIC

    7:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. http://www.jazzstl.org/, (314) 531-1012
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: THE FOX THEATRE IN GRAND CENTER

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The internationally-acclaimed celebration of Irish music, song and dance. 8:00 p.m. (18-19), 2:00 p.m. (19), 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. (20)http://www.fabulousfox.com/, (314) 534-1111 or (314) 534-1678
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

    VENUE: POWELL SYMPHONY HALL IN GRAND CENTER

    CATEGORY: MUSIC

    Fill your dance card with some of the most beloved music from the classical repertoire including Symphonic Dances from Bernstein’s “West Side Story,” Brahms’ “Hungarian Dances” and Three Dances from Fallas’s “Three Cornered Hat.” 8:00 p.m. http://www.slso.org/, (314) 534-1700 or (314) 534-1111 or (800) 232-1880
  • DATE: FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012

    VENUE: THE MAGIC HOUSE, ST. LOUIS CHILDREN'S MUSEUM

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    This special night enables a family (no more than two adults and four of their own children) to enjoy more than 100 hands-on exhibits in the museum at no charge through the genersoity of Target. 5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. http://www.magichouse.org/, (314) 822-8900
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    VENUE: FOREST PARK

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    This family and pet-friendly event features entertainment, food, activities and fun at Cricket Field in Forest Park. The event benefits the Animal Cruelty Fund. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. www.hsmo.org/bark
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN, ORTHWEIN FLORAL DISPLAY HALL

    CATEGORY:

    New cultivars and old favorites are shown and sold by the area's top growers. http://www.mobot.org/, (314) 577-5100 or (800) 642-8842
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    VENUE: MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    New cultivars and old favorites are shown and sold by the area's top growers. http://www.mobot.org/, (314) 577-5100 or (800) 642-8842
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

    VENUE: CEDARHURST CENTER FOR THE ARTS - MT. VERNON, IL

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The exhibit highlights a series of large, wall-hanging mandala platters/sculptures that vibrate with color and movement. http://www.cedarhurst.org/, (618) 242-1236
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

    VENUE: CEDARHURST CENTER FOR THE ARTS - MT. VERNON, IL

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    The exhibition features two artists who explore entertainment in today’s society, with emphasis on cinema. The exhibition contains adult content.http://www.cedarhurst.org/, (618) 242-1236  
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: FAUST PARK

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    Fine artists and crafters will display water color, oil and acrylics, sculpture, jewelry, photography and more. Music, refreshments and food will also be available. In addition, the Historic Village is open for tours. 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. http://www.stlouisco.com/, (314) 615-8482
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012

    VENUE: ROTARY PARK

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    Travel back in time as you step into the beautifully wooded, 16th century village called Petit Lyon! Immerse yourself in the costumes and mannerisms of the era. Thrill to the exploits of Jousting Knights on thundering steeds. Roam the village shops for unique crafts and goods as artisans demonstrate period skills. Delight in comedy, music and feats of derring do. Feast on delicious food and drink while strolling minstrels entertain. Interact with the colorful villagers, nobles, peasants and personalities of ages past. Faire times are Saturday and Sunday and Memorial Day, May 28. 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. http://www.renstl.org/, (636) 928-4141
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

    VENUE: CEDARHURST CENTER FOR THE ARTS - MT. VERNON, IL

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    This exhibit of England’s most revered cartoonist will feature his colorful, cartoon-like, two-dimensional work. http://www.cedarhurst.org/, (618) 242-1236
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: ST. CHARLES, MISSOURI

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    Lewis and Clark Heritage Days in St. Charles commemorates the arrival of Captain Clark and the Corps of Discovery to St. Charles. The reenactment includes a grand parade, military encampment, fife and drum corps muster, musket and cannon demonstrations, a skillet throw, and period music, food and wares. Each day begins with the raising of colors and the day ends with retreat and the lowering of colors.http://www.lewisandclarkheritagedays.com/, (800) 366-2427 or (636) 946-7776
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    VENUE: THE VIRGINA JACKSON BROWNING THEATRE, LORETTO-HILTON CENTER AT WEBSTER UNIVERSITY

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    This fiery femme fatale inspires passion, shatters hearts and for over a century, has never ceased to satisfy. Once Corporal Don Jose falls under Carmen’s spell, his desire transforms him from a noble soldier into a common criminal and ultimately, a murderer. 8:00 p.m.http://www.experienceopera.org/, (314) 961-0644
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    VENUE: VERIZON WIRELESS AMPHITHEATER

    CATEGORY: MUSIC

  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012

    VENUE: SOULARD NEIGHBORHOOD

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    A landlocked Blues cruise through the streets of the Soulard neighborhood. Enjoy music from some of the most influential Blues artists in the region, as the Soulard Blues Cruise offers shuttle service between 10 music venues showcasing 10 bands. http://www.stlbluesweek.com/
  • DATE: SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012 UNTIL SUNDAY, JULY 29, 2012

    VENUE: CEDARHURST CENTER FOR THE ARTS - MT. VERNON, IL

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    An exhibit featuring a wide array of vessels with many different styles and historical periods examined, from the 20th century up to the 21st century. Materials featured include silver, glass, porcelain, wood and clay. http://www.cedahurst.org/, (618) 242-1236
  • DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: DOWNTOWN ST. LOUIS

    CATEGORY: ANNUAL EVENTS

    This St. Louis tradition began over a century ago in the historic African-American Greater Ville Neighborhood when thousands of St. Louisans would gather to honor Annie Malone, the founder of Poro College and the noted children's home that carries her name. The Annie Malone May Day Parade begins at 1:00 p.m. and starts at 20th along Market Street, heading east to Broadway. Immediately follwing the parade is the McDonald's May Day Blues Fest in Kiener Plaza with performances by Wendell B. and Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band. http://www.anniemalone.com/, (314) 531-0120
  • DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: KEMP AUTO MUSEUM

    CATEGORY: ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    Seventy of the world’s most rare and treasured American and European automobiles displayed. The cars represent the best of their era and are chosen on the basis of craftsmanship, design and performance. Proceeds benefit Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital. 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.http://www.kempautomuseum.org/, (636) 537-1718
  • DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 20, 2012

    VENUE: POWELL SYMPHONY HALL IN GRAND CENTER

    CATEGORY: MUSIC

    3:00 p.m. http://www.slso.org/, (314) 534-1700 or (314) 534-1111 or (800) 232-1880