5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend: 2/1 – 2/3

Friday February 1, 2013

Happy Friday! Here are five events you won’t want to miss in St. Louis this weekend:

Monster Jam, February 2 at 6 p.m. at the Edward Jones Dome, Tickets $135 – $10.00

Gentlemen and ladies, start your engines! Monster trucks are racing, spinning and kickin’ up dirt at the Edward Jones Dome this Saturday for the return of Monster Jam. Fans of the racing and freestyle competition can see their favorite drivers put the pedal to the metal in outrageous vehicles including: Grave Digger, El Toro Loco, Raminator and Scooby-Doo.

Purina Beggin Pet Parade, Parade kicks off at 1 p.m., FREE

Whether or not you have a lovable, furry friend, you’ve gotta head to Soulard to join the thousands of tail waggers and tailgaters as they parade through Soulard during 20th Annual Beggin’ Pet Parade and “Tailgating Party” this Sunday. With thousands of pets taking over the streets, this is one of the largest pet parades in the world! There’s a small fee to register your pet, but it’s free to watch. The parade begins at the corner of Menard and Allen in St Louis and The BACON BROTHERS will serve as Grand Marshals and perform a special set. Click here to download the parade map.

Mardi Gras: Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard, February 2 and 3

Cajun stuffed mushrooms, hot tequila wings, bread pudding with whiskey sauce, or Johnny’s famous red beans and rice? Try them all this weekend during the one-of-a-kind Mardi Gras event, Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard. Soulard’s fine establishments will offer samples of their signature dishes in this unique create your own experience event. Mosey through Soulard with your seven taste tickets and choose your six samples of signature dishes and one taste of Southern Comfort. Buy ticket booklets in advance or the day of the event at one of the several participating restaurants.

PRISCILLA Queen of the Desert, January 29 – February 10, Times Vary, at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Tickets $66 – $15

Don’t miss the most outrageously fun Broadway musical: PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT! This wonderful show tells the uplifting story of three companions on a road trip of a lifetime, who hop aboard a battered, old bus searching for love and friendship in the midst of the Australian outback and end up finding more than they could ever have dreamed. The musical is an international hit with Tony-Award winning costumes. Bette Midler presents the outrageously fun musical to the Fabulous Fox Theatre – St. Louis with hits including “It’s Raining Men,” and “I Will Survive.”

Orchid Show Madagascar, February 2 – March 31 at the Missouri Botanical Garden

The plants in your yard may be brown and lifeless, but you can escape the Missouri winter and journey to the tropical island nation of Madagascar where you will enjoy beautiful, fragrant flowers during the Missouri Botanical Garden annual Orchid Show this weekend! This year visitors will get a peak at life in Madagascar as native plants, artifacts, water falls  fill the 5,000 square foot Orthwein Flora Display Hall. Open daily from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets are $5 plus price of Garden Admission

If none of theses 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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