5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 5/9 – 5/11

Friday May 9, 2014

Happy Mothers Day Weekend! Here are five things you’ll want to make sure you do in St. Louis this weekend.

Art Fair at Laumeier 2008Art Fair at Laumeier Sculpture Park – May 9 – 11
Over 15,000 visitors are expected to check out creative and original works from 150 artists from across the country at this nationally acclaimed fine arts show. Don’t worry: there are also events honoring the arts of wine and beer… so you know this is a party. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids six to 11. Kids younger than six get in free!

National Train Day – May 10
Celebrate the past, present and future of St. Louis Union Station while exploring trains – engines, sleeping cars and more. The day will also include train excursions, historical theatrical performances, foods from the 1904 World’s Fair, model train exhibit, children’s activities, local entertainment and a STL 250 in 250 banner show. St. Louis Union Station will also be unveiling a special 3D show mapped on the ceiling of the revitalized Grand Hall.

Hess-Round-One-US-CHAMPS-2010-432014 U.S. Chess Championship – May 8 – 20
Come see the top players in the country battle it out at the country’s top chess facility for prize money and the title of U.S. Champion and U.S. Women’s Champion. Access to the tournament costs just $10 a day and includes free food and drink, access to the playing hall and live grandmaster commentary. The event is free to Annual CCSCSL members.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat – May 9 – 11
The Fox Theatre welcomes “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” this weekend starring the husband and wife team of Ace Young and Diana DeGarmo as seen on “American Idol,” the lively musical marks the first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice and tells the Biblical story of Joseph. The whole family will love the music which spans many musical genres from country to rock with a story complete with a brilliant, colorful stage.

Gateway to the Stars: Ghosts of the Arch Grounds – May 9
Meet at the north leg of the Arch at 8:00 p.m. for a twilight walking tour of the Arch grounds visiting the various incarnatons of buildings, people and boats that once occupied the historic area where the Arch stands today. Stargazing led by the St. Louis Astronomical Society to follow the twilight tour, pending clear skies

If none of these events are your thing, check our calendar of events for a bunch more. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a great time.


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