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

Friday March 1, 2013

Happy Friday! Here’s a list of five things you won’t want to miss in St. Louis this weekend:

First Friday in Grand Center, Friday, March 1st, various locations, FREE, 6 – 9 p.m.

Every First Friday of the month in Grand Center, museums in St. Louis’ Grand Center are free and open until 9:00 pm. It’s the perfect way to discover the neighborhood’s remarkable array of visual arts at eight venues that are all within walking distance of each other. This premier art district has something for everyone. You can come down for the art and stay have dinner at one of the many great dinning establishments. Participating venues include: Bruno David Gallery; Craft Alliance; Contemporary ARt Museum St. Louis; Portfolio Gallery, the Pulitzer Foundation of the Arts; the Sheldon Art Galleries; and on the St. Louis University Campus, the Museum of Contemporary Religious Art and the Saint Louis University Museum of Art.

Saint Louis Science Center March Jurassic First Friday, Friday, March 1st, Science Center, FREE, 6 – 9 p.m.

The Saint Louis Science Center has the perfect night for everyone! Join them as they investigate what is fact and what is fiction in the original 1993 classic Jurassic Park movie! The night includes a live presentation by Dr. Michale Morales, Geology Museum Director of Emporia State University, Kansas, special dino activities, and a free screening of the classic movie at 10 p.m. in the OMNIMAX Theatre. While you’re there you can take advantage of their other exhibits like the Wildlife Rescue Exhibition ending this weekend. Read all about the exhibit here:

Monster Energy AMA Supercross, An FIN World Championship, Saturday, March 2nd, Edward Jones Dome, $10 – $50

Fans of FIN, the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme, will fill the stands at the Edwards Jones Dome this Saturday. That’s when the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship motocross event, revs up off-road motorcycle action.

The Book of Mormon, Fabulous Fox Theatre, March 1st – 3rd, $125 – $55

Discover the satirical Broadway hit “The Book of Mormon” as it opens it concludes it’s stay at the The Fox March 3. This irreverent musical production by the makers of “South Park” and “Avenue Q” has been honored with 9 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. This hilarious satirical musical that confronts issues of religion and the conversations of musical theater will be make you fall out of your chair laughing.

March Morpho Mania, Butterfly House, $6 general admission

This weekend and throughout the month of March, enjoy the beauty of a rainforest without ever leaving St. Louis and see the largest collection of Blue Morpho butterflies in the United States as nearly 3,000 free-flying Blue Morphos fill their tropical conservatory. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about the critical role butterflies play in nature, and how the Butterfly House is involved with butterfly conservation efforts in Costa Rica.

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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