5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 4/25 – 4/27

Friday April 25, 2014

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

first roboticsFIRST Robotics Championship – April 25 – 26
Don’t miss the rock ‘em sock ‘em competition of homemade robots at the FIRST Robotics Championship! The competition runs through Saturday at the Edward Jones Dome. It’s free and open to the public!

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition Exhibit – April 26 – August 17
Take a trip back to the past when drinking was illegal and encounter a time of bootleggers, suffragists, and legendary gangsters like Al Capone. The Missouri History Museum transports guest back to the 1920’s with “American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition,” takes visitors on the complex journey. The Missouri History Museum’s “American Spirits” exhibit opens April 26 and runs through August 17.

St. Louis Fashion Week Designer Showcase – April 25
stlfwSpring Saint Louis Fashion Week culminates with a runway presentation featuring top designers Viktor Luna, Skif International, Novis and Harbison. Dipped & Dyed, Michael Drummond, Devil City and Blue Bird Apparel will kick off the evening with a special presentation during the pre-party, where guests will enjoy light bites from Union Station and sampling from Skinnygirl Wines, Pinnacle Vodka, Peroni Italian Lager and Redd’s Apple Cider. The evening concludes with a showstopping after party featuring music by Nee and the city’s top DJs.

St. Louis Earth Day Festival – April 27
Support the second largest Earth Day celebration in the nation with the 25th annual St. Louis Earth Day Festival on April 27 at the Muny Grounds of Forest Park. This community tradition will not only educate on the sustainable living opportunities in our city through local businesses, nonprofits and other organizations, but will also feature live music, hands-on activities and delicious, locally-grown, organic food.

Shake 38 – April 25 – 27
Get your Shakespearean fill with this round-the-clock experience highlighting all 38 of Shakespeare’s works.  All of Shakespeare’s 38 plays are performed by 38 different groups in a variety of neighborhoods and locations. From performances on rooftops to bars to coffee shops to street corners, only one rule exists: Make the play happen any way you see fit. The performances have included work by actors, visual artists, musicians, dancers, sculptors, and even chefs! It also includes a  preview of the Shakespeare Festival’s performance of “Henry IV and V” in Forest Park.

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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