5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 4/29 – 5/1
Happy Friday! It’s time for a fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together, here are a few suggestions to help make this a memorable weekend.
St. Louis Symphony’s Storytelling | April 29
The St. Louis Symphony will perform a story-driven symphonic works we know by heart, including Dukas’ The Socerer’s Apprentice, as well as works we don’t, including the premiere of Cyrillic Dreams, a piece by Missouri composer Stephan Freund, associate music professor at Mizzou and founding member of New York-based new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound. $25–$87. 8 p.m.
First Robotics Championship | April 28 – May 1
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.
The Sound of Music | April 26 – May 8
The hills are alive in this brand new production of “The Sound of Music.” The romantic and beloved musical story will entertain and thrill audiences in this award-winning musical at the Fabulous Fox Theatre until May 8.
Restaurant Week on the Hill | April 25 – May 1
Participating restaurants offer three course pre-fixe dinner menu options for $25 as part of an effort to celebrate small businesses in St. Louis.
The Black Rep Edison Series – “Twisted Melodies” | April 20 – May 1
The Black Rep closes out its 2015–16 season with Twisted Melodies, which tells the story of composer, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Donny Hathaway. Though he was born in Chicago, Hathaway grew up in St. Louis’ Carr Square neighborhood. He penned hit after hit, many with friend Roberta Flack, and is still cited as an influence by young musicians, including Ed Sheeran. Like other artistic geniuses, Hathaway suffered under the pressures of fame; he took his own life at age 34. The show stars St. Louis native Kelvin Roston, Jr., who starred in the original Chicago production. In its review of that show, the Chicago Tribune wrote that Rostron “inhabits his troubled man, feels what he feels, honors his complexity and sings his songs as if his life depended on doing them justice.” $30, $15 kids.
For a full list of events happening this weekend, check out our calendar of events. Also, be sure to share your photos of your St. Louis adventure using the hashtag #ExploreStLouis.