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

Thursday May 2, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are five things you’ll want to make sure you do in St. Louis this weekend:

18th Annual Microfest Beer Festival – 5/3 – 5/4 in Forest Park
St. Louis has quite the craft beer scene and this weekend you can join beer-lovers from all over in a tasting of more than 100 international and craft beers at the 18th annual St. Louis Microfest. The festival includes live music, a silent auction, taste from 75 breweries, food and fun! Proceeds benefit Lift for Gym, an organization that has provided safe and supervised activities for children 8 -18, five evenings a week, free of charge. Purchase Tickets here.

Cinco de Mayo Festival Cherokee – 5/4 Cherokee Neighborhood
The vibrant colors, sounds and flavors of the rich Hispanic culture within the Cherokee neighborhood come to life this Saturday during the 7th Annual Cinco de Mayo Festival. Highlights include delectable authentic Mexican cusinie, live art demonstrations and the stirring People’s Joy Parade. This year, the entertainment expands to four stages. For more information or for other Cinco de Mayo events around St. Louis click here.

Million Dollar Quartet – 5/3 – 5/5 at the Fabulous Fox Theater
Relive the legendary recording session that brought rock ‘n’ roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Car Perkins for the first and only time. Million Dollar Quartet is a Tony Award winning Broadway musical, inspired by the true story session of these great artists.

St. Louis Storytelling Festival – 5/3 – 5/4 at Various Locations
Students of all ages have the opportunity to experience culturally diverse professional storytellers, including Megan Hicks, Milbre Burch, CJ Jones and more. Theses four days bring a colorful array of traditional, literary, historical and family dialogues, including events like “The Deaf Storytelling Program” and “Later Tales: An Evening of Storytelling for Adults.”

Saint Louis Science Center First Friday: Star Trek vs. Star Wars – 5/3
On the eve of Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!) and just weeks before the release of the long-awaited Star Trek Into Darkness, dust off your phasers and light sabers and come to the Science Center to make the case for you favorite sci-fi franchise. Feel free to gaze at the stars with a free Public Telescope Viewing and enjoy a free science fiction film.

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

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