5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 4/28 – 4/30

Friday April 28, 2017

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 a few suggestions to help.

FIRST Robotics Championship | April 27 – 29

The top young minds & their robots march into America’s Center & The Dome this weekend for the annual FIRST Robotics Championship. The Championship pits teams against one another in a rock ‘em sock ‘em competition of homemade robots. Watch the best teams from all over the world compete for the top honors in design excellence, competitive play and sportsmanship. The event includes the FIRST ® Robotics Competition Championship, the FIRST® Tech Challenge World Championship, and the FIRST ® LEGO® League World Festival. Also featured is the Junior FIRST® LEGO® League World Festival Expo. The event is open to the public and admission is free.

Disney’s the Lion King | April 27 – May 7

Adapted from the beloved Disney movie, The Lion King has gone on to become a just-as-beloved musical. With more than 80 million people around the world have experienced the awe-inspiring visual artistry, the unforgettable music, and the uniquely theatrical storytelling of this Broadway spectacular – one of the most breathtaking and beloved productions ever to grace the stage.

Howlin’ Fridays: Renaissance Band | April 28

This week’s ‘Howlin’ Fridays’ features the music of the Renaissance Band in the Lumière Place Legends Room at the National Blue Museum. Happy Hour is from 5-7 p.m. and music is 7-10 p.m

Route 66: Main Street Through St. Louis Exhibit | Through July 16

Known as the “Mother Road” and the “Main Street of America,” Route 66 plays an important role in American history and myth. But the famous road also has a story to tell about the St. Louis area and how it has changed. In Route 66: A St. Louis Street the local history of this world-famous highway is explored. Head to the Missouri History Museum to get your kicks by learning stories about the motels, custard stands, and tourist traps that could be found along the road as it passed through St. Louis. Visitors will see a number of artifacts ranging from gas pumps to roadside signs and will even get a chance to drive the road themselves.

The 9th American Natya Festival | April 28 – 30

In celebration of World Dance Day this Saturday, this two day event will bring together several classical Indian dance companies to perform a program composed exclusively of dance dramas—performances that narrate a complete story using dance, music, and song. Twelve groups representing major cities from coast to coast will present productions with themes spanning Comedy, Tragedy, Romantic, Action, Social and Political issues. 

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