5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 7/7 – 7/9
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.
The Muny: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum | July 6 – 11
Load up the chariots, we are off to The Muny for big, big laughs! Considered one of Broadway’s greatest farces, this musical romp through Rome includes desperate lovers, mistaken identities, scheming neighbors and secrets behind every toga. With delicious music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, this is one hair-brained Roman forum you won’t want to miss!
Jill Scott at the Fox Theatre | July 8
What can’t Jill Scott do? After launching her career as a spoken word artist in the late ’90s, she released the spoken word/musical hybrid Who Is Jill Scott? She’s since collaborated with The Roots, released five records, won three Grammys, acted on stage and in movies and on TV, written books, and designed clothing. Renaissance talents aside, this tour is all about the music; with her signature high soprano, Scott samples from her catalog of works, including her most recent, Woman, which The Guardian praised, writing that “Scott’s mighty voice is a commanding presence throughout, whether flying around the melodies of songs such as ‘Prepared’ or multi-tracked on the dreamy ‘Fool’s Gold.'”
Garden of Glass at the Missouri Botanical Garden | Through August 13
The Missouri Botanical Garden is playing host to floral glass artist Craig Mitchell Smith this summer during its Garden of Glass event. Smith’s pieces have previously been on exhibit at Walt Disney World’s Epcot Center, Michigan State University and various botanic gardens. His work has been featured on HGTV. Smith known for his custom kilm fired technique and style is featuring 30 displays all specifically commissioned for the Missouri Botanical Garden. This exhibit features 30 displays.
The Saint Louis Science Center: The Discovery of King Tut | Through January 7, 2018
This exhibit looks at both ancient Egyptian culture and the discovery, by archaeologist Howard Carter, of King Tutankhamun’s tomb. It features 1,000 reproduction artifacts made over five years by leading Egyptian artisans, including re-creations of the Rosetta Stone, the Shrine of King Tutankhamun, and golden mummy cases (the originals are not allowed to leave Egypt). The show also includes a three-dimensional reproduction of the 1922 excavation site.
Jim Breuer at the Helium Comedy Club | July 6 – 8
With more than 20 years of experience under his belt, Jim Breuer is one of stand up comedy’s brightest stars. Named one of Comedy Central’s “100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time,” Breuer hit it big as a member of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” and his role in the cult classic, “Half Baked.” Breuer released his latest special “And Laughter for All” in 2013.
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