5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 2/16 – 2/18

Friday February 16, 2018

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

Bud, Not Buddy | February 16 – 25

Metro Theater Company partners with Jazz St. Louis to produce this Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning story. Bud, Not Buddy combines a group of actors with a 13-piece jazz band performing an original score by five-time Grammy-winning jazz artist Terence Blanchard to tell this inspiring story of a boy who finds his home and a passion for music. Based on the internationally acclaimed novel “Bud, Not Buddy,” this adventure follows ten-year-old Bud as he sets off on an epic journey to find his father who he believes is leading a traveling jazz band. Set in 1930s America, Bud’s odyssey is filled with the joy of finding family and plenty of live Jazz music.

The Great Backyard Bird Count | February 17

The National Park Service invites visitors of all ages on a winter adventure to explore the Gateway Arch’s renovated “backyard” and connect with nature at The Great Backyard Bird Count at the Gateway Arch grounds. Launched in 1998, the Great Backyard Bird Count is a worldwide citizen science initiative to create a snapshot of birds all across the globe and answer “big picture” questions about what’s happening to bird populations over time. Last year more than 160,000 people participated from more than 130 countries.

Orchid Show | February 16 – March 25

The annual Orchid Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Garden’s expansive permanent living collection amid a tropical oasis inside the Orthwein Floral Display Hall.

The Humans | February 16 – March 3

Stephen Karam’s play, set in a New York City apartment during an especially tense Thanksgiving dinner in which multiple generations sit around the table, took the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 2016—and picked up four Tony Awards along the way, including for Best Play. The New York Times praised its “fresh-feeling blend of documentary-like naturalism and theatrical daring,” calling it “a haunting, beautifully realized play.”

Hot Country Nights: Gary Allan | February 16

Get your country with New Country 92.3 Hot Country Nights presented by Ford! Don’t miss national recording artist Gary Allan at Ballpark Village Friday, February 16th with special guest Josh Abbott Band. Don’t miss hearing hit songs “Every Storm” and “Watching Airplanes” being performed on the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage!

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 here.  For more events, festivals and things to do in St. Louis, check out our events calendar.

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