5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 4/7 – 4/9

Friday April 7, 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.

Wizard World Comic Con | April 7 – 9

Tens of thousands of fans will come together at Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis to celebrate the best in pop culture, including movies, comics, toys, video gaming, games, TV, anime, Manga, horror, wrestling, MMA, original art, collectibles and more.

Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour | April 8 & 9

Grammy and Emmy award-winning comedian, actor, director, writer and producer, Chris Rock, brings his highly anticipated Total Blackout Tour 2017 to St. Louis. Lauded by peers and critics alike, Chris Rock is one of our generation’s strongest comedic voices.

Go! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend | April 8 & 9

The Marathon Weekend features races for people of all ages and fitness abilities, and includes a marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 7K, 5K run/walk, GO! St. Louis Read, Right & Run Marathon, children’s fun runs and a mature mile.

Spring Into Your Park | April 8

‘Spring Into Your Park’ is a fun event for all to enjoy the reimagined landscape at the Gateway Arch. Dignitaries and CityArchRiver project leaders will officially commemorate the opening of the park, including the North Gateway located just south of the Eads Bridge. There will be live music, offerings from Laclede’s Landing restaurants, kids’ activities, lawn games, a scavenger hunt and more.

Saint Louis Ballet presents Sleeping Beauty | April 7 – 9

Lavish costumes, spectacular pageantry, and the world’s most famous kiss! A classical masterpiece, Sleeping Beauty represents ballet’s golden age with its large cast of fanciful characters, grand pas de deux, spectacular action and powerful love story.

Citywide Toast to Chuck Berry & Chuck Berry’s Funeral | April 8 & 9

On Saturday at 10 p.m., when Chuck Berry would’ve punctually taken the stage at Blueberry Hill, the city will celebrate with an official toast to the late musician. Naturally, there will be celebratory clinking of glasses at Blueberry Hill, but everyone everywhere is invited to toast the father of rock ‘n’ roll. In Berry’s spirit, though—he was always on time—be sure to hit it right on the dot. (Chuck was also a teetotaler, so if you really want to toast in his spirit, you might consider a non-alcoholic beverage.) People are invited to post their toasting selfies to social media with the hashtag #ToastToChuck. On Sunday, The Pageant will host a public viewing prior to Berry’s private funeral ceremony. Fans can begin lining up at 5 a.m., with the viewing closing at noon. Here’s more info, including charities to donate to in lieu of flowers. content source – Stlmag.com 

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