5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 3/7 – 3/9

Friday March 7, 2014

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

MVC  Players Archmadness – March 6 – 9
College basketball gets underway this week with “Arch Madness,” which is also known as the Missouri Valley Conference men’s basketball tournament. For four days, nine games and ten teams including Drake, Evansville, Bradley, Loyola, Wichita State, Missouri State, Indiana State, Northern Iowa and Southern Illinois will take it to the hardwood of a automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA tournament, better known as March Madness.  If you don’t have tickets don’t worry Fans can hangout with food and drinks specials, merchandise and other exclusive promotions all on tap at the Missouri Valley Conference Hangout on the lower level of the Sheraton Center hotel.

Schlafly Tap Room Stout and Oyster Festival – March 7 – 8
Schlafly’s largest food and beer festival of the year will feature a variety of oysters and Schlafly stouts. With over 30,000 oysters and star shuckers from both coasts being flown in.  The event also features live music and great crowds.

Home and Garden Show – March 7 – 9
Planning an home improvement? Then you won’t want to miss the St. Louis Home and Garden Show at America’s Center this weekend. The show showcases the latest in Lawn & Garden, Kitchen & Bath, Interior Design, Pool & Spas and Building Projects.

Peter and the StarcatcherPeter and the Starcatcher – March 7 – 9
Enjoy the innovative and imaginative musical play based on the best-selling novel about Peter Pan by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson.  A company of twelve actors plays more than a hundred unforgettable characters, all on a journey to answer the century-old question: “How did Peter Pan become The Boy Who Never Grew Up?” in an amazing show named “Peter and the Starcatcher” at the Peabody Opera House.

157th Anniversary of the historic Dred Scott decision – March 8
Honor the 157th Anniversary of the historic Dred Scott, one of the most important cases ever tried in the United States and one that was heard in St. Louis’ Old Courthouse. This all-day event is free and open to the public and presented in assocaition with the Dred Scott Heritage Foundation. Schedule of activities include an acoustic performance by Shiloh music group featuring 19th century songs; “and Reflections,” a mock trail by the Dred Scott Theater Troupe decision.

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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