5 Things To Do in St. Louis This Weekend | February 15 – 17

Friday February 15, 2019

Here are the five things you won’t want to miss this weekend in St. Louis including the Grace Kelly at the Jazz Bistro, Soulard Mardi Gras: Cajun Cook-Off and more.

Grace Kelly | February 14 – 17

Singer, saxophonist, and composer Grace Kelly comes to the ferring Jazz Bistro with the heart and passion of an old soul yet with the genre-bending zest and energy of a 25 year old. Having been a regular on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert’s band, Jon Batiste and Stay Human, Grace Kelly’s 10th CD Trying To Figure It Out, was voted #2 Jazz Album of The Year in 2016 Downbeat Magazine Readers Poll.

Dennis Lafata Gateway Bid Classic & President’s Weekend Tournament | February 16 – 24

Set … Spike! The America’s Center convention complex will be filled with volleyballs and athletes for the Dennis Lafata Gateway Bid Classic & President’s Weekend Tournament , a spike-tacular tournament that serves up some of the best youth competition in the Midwest. Open to the public.

Soulard Mardi Gras: Cajun Cook-Off | February 16

You are sure to get your fill of Cajun and Creole food at the Cajun Cook-Off. Learn the secrets of Cajun cooking from the best chefs in St. Louis while enjoying complimentary dishes prepared by them. In addition to learning from the professionals, you can also check out the amateur chef scene in St. Louis as they display their skills and compete against other amateur chefs. Music by the legendary Zydeco Crawdaddies!

Orchid Show | Through March 24

Immerse yourself in a tropical oasis brimming with vibrant blooming orchids at the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show, a once-a-year opportunity to view a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive living collection. Peer through lush foliage, bubbling fountains, and trailing vines as you are transported to an exotic hideaway within the Orthwein Floral Display Hall.

GUITAR: The Instrument that Rocked the World | Through April 14

Experience the science of sound and the cultural impact of the guitar by exploring more than 70 instruments and 100 historical artifacts-ranging from the rare and antique to the wildly popular and innovative at the Saint Louis Science Center. This special exhibition from The National GUITAR Museum features hands-on interactives for all ages, video performances, x-ray images of guitars’ inner workings and plenty of opportunities to strum and jam.

We hope you enjoy your weekend in St. Louis. Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page. For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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