5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 1/5 – 1/7

Friday January 5, 2018

Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together for the weekend, here are 5 things to do this weekend to help plan.

Twelfth Night | January 6

Celebrate a Soulard tradition, Twelfth Night!Twelfth night marks the start of Carnivale or Mardi Gras season and for the past several years Soulard has been ushering in its favorite time of the year in style. The festivities start at 5:00 p.m. with the petitioning of the Mardi Gras, Inc. Board of Directors. Dignitaries, parade krewes, community organizations, and anyone else of good will and cheer is encouraged to make a creative appeal to the Board to host the annual pre-lenten celebration.

The Black Rep Presents: Fences | January 3 – 21

This sensational drama starred James Earl Jones as Troy Maxson, a former star of the Negro Baseball League who now works as a garbage man in 1957 Pittsburg. Excluded as a black man from the major leagues during his prime, Troy’s bitterness takes its toll on his relationships with his wife and his son, who now wants his own chance to play ball. Revived in 2010 starring Denzel Washington in the lead role.

The Discovery of King Tut | Through January 7

It’s not too late to walk in the footsteps of famed-archeologists Howard Carter when he opened the tomb of King Tutankhamun in 1922.  But don’t delay as ‘The Discovery of King Tut’ exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center will be hidden away from us on January 7.

Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics | Through January 21

Erase absolutely any preconceived notion you may have formed on the basis of the title. Traveling from the Museum Folkwang in Essen, Germany, this exhibit of Struth’s stunning large-scale photographs mixes images of robotics labs, nuclear fusion centers, and aeronautical research laboratories with shots of aquariums, theme parks, and the battle-ravaged landscapes of the Left Bank. Shooting over the past decade on pretty much every continent, the German photographer seeks to expose how we interact and live in increasingly manufactured environments and the tension it creates in us as we ponder what’s real—and what’s surreal.

The Marvelous Wonderettes

The pop doesn’t stop in this smash hit musical! A high school prom in 1958 and a 10-year reunion in 1968 provide the backdrop for some of the biggest hits of both decades, performed by an irrepressible quartet of young women. Featuring a stacked playlist that includes “Mr. Sandman,” “It’s in His Kiss,” “Respect,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “Lollipop,” it’s a joyous snapshot of a musical era.

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