5 Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: 1/4 – 1/6

Friday January 4, 2013

Happy first Friday of 2013! If you don’t want to spend it stuck in the house or your new year’s resolution is to get out and enjoy the city more, you don’t want to miss these five weekend events.

Watching the Eagles, Saturday at the Audubon Center at Riverlands 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Hundreds of bald eagles spend their winter along the banks of the Mississippi River in Alton and Grafton, and January is a great time to go eagle watching. This weekend and throughout the month of January the World Bird Sanctuary hosts a meet and greet where they bring one of their bald eagles so you can get up close and personal. Then, take one of the guided tours or drive yourself along the Great River Road for some prime eagle spotting.

The Wedding Show, Saturday and Sunday at America’s Center 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Planning a wedding in 2013? Then make plans to attend St. Louis’ ultimate bridal event, January 5 and 6, at America’s Center. The Wedding Show – the Midwest’s largest — fills the convention center with more than 200 exhibitors featuring fashion, venues, catering, cakes and everything you need to plan your dream day.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre: Nursery Crimes, Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre
Fairy Tale Land isn’t as sweet and innocent as our parents led us to believe. It’s full of gamblers like the Queen of Hearts, or the fighting duo Jack and Jill. Help find out what really happened on that wall, or what turned this Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme in to a Nursery Crime, in this participatory comedy, mystery presented with a 4-course meal! Dinner show times are Friday & Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m.

Schlafly’s 21st Birthday Party, Saturday at The Pageant 8 p.m. – Midnight
Celebrate the 21st birthday of St. Louis’ largest, locally owned, independent brewery. Brewing nearly fifty beers every year, each with a unique taste, Schlafly has a beer for everyone. Head to The Pageant where The Bottle Rockets will be jamming out to honor the success of 21 great years. Opening acts are Bunnygrunt and Old Lights.

Soulard Mardi Gras – Twelfth Night, Sunday at Johnny’s Restaurant 5:30 p.m.
The Christmas season is over, but Mardi Gras in St. Louis is just around the corner. The Soulard neighborhood kicks off its 2013 Mardi Gras festivities with Twelfth Night this weekend. The free event begins at 5:30 p.m. at Johnny’s Restaurant in Soulard. Local officials will read a proclamation declaring the start of the Mardi Gras season followed by a flag raising and fireworks at the corner of Seventh and Soulard.

If none of these events are your thing, check our calendar for a bunch more. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a great time.

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