The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, February 12th through Sunday, February 15th, 2015.
St. Louis Mardi Gras Parade: The flagship event of the Mardi Gras season is the Bud Light Grand Parade. This year, Grand Parade Day falls on Saturday, February 14th. The theme for this year’s parade is “All Things St. Valentine”, a nod to the parade happening on Valentine’s Day. The parade steps off from Busch Stadium at 11 a.m. and ends at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The party on Grand Parade Day is in the Soulard neighborhood. One ticketed option is the Bud Light Party Tent in Soulard Market Park.
Date: Saturday, February 14
Place: 7th St in Soulard
PBR Mania Kickoff: The Professional Bull Riders elite Built Ford Tough Series is coming to STL this weekend. PBR Mania will kick off with Brothers Osborne performing at 10pm and the Guns and Hoses police and firefighter ride off. Professional bull riders will judge the event. There is a $5 donation cover to benefit Rider Relief and Backstoppers. In addition to Thursday night’s event, there will be a weekend long party with live music from national acts, Professional Bull Riders, giveaways and more! Check the website for the whole schedule.
Date: February 12 -15
Place: Ballpark Village – PBR
Friday & Saturday
Taste of Love: This 2nd annual event hosted by Cleveland’s Tasting LLC, is an evening of food and wine pairing. Sample fine cuisine paired with wine by Chef Robert Cleveland. Enjoy a variety of cupcakes and desserts from Sweet Cakes Galore. All while listening to the beautiful melody of Jazz Singer Mrs. Kim Fuller-Barnes. There will be photo opportunities. Tickets are $25 per person or $125 per table.
Date: Feb 13
Place: Shrewsbury Community Center – 5200 Shrewsbury
Duct Tape Derby: Anyone can make a wallet out of duct tape of even a duct tape prom dress. It takes creative juices and talent to make a sled out of duct tape and cardboard that will make it down a ski hill though! 92.3 WIL is teaming up with Hidden Valley Ski Resort to host sled racing with a twist. The twist being the sleds can only be constructed of cardboard, tape and glue! Of course you’ll be sledding for a $500 prize. Participating in the race is free and after the races are over, all participants will be able to tube for free! Spectators can also take part in tubing for $20 for a 3 hour session and/or skiing/snowboarding on the Moonlight Session.
Date: Feb 13
Place: Hidden Valley Ski Resort – 17409 Hidden Valley Drive
Hot Country Nights: Jana Kramer: 92.3 WIL Hot Country Nights Presented by Ford and Tabbed out is 8 dates in 2015 of National Country Artists every Friday! With drink specials, line-dancing and more, warm-up those cold winter nights with a little country. This month’s featured artist is Jana Kramer. From Alex on One Tree Hill to her hit song “Why You Wanna” and her newest song “Love”, this country singer will take to the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage. Tickets for this show are free. Must be 21 or older to attend. Doors at 7PM, show at 8PM.
Date: Feb 13
Place: Ballpark Village
Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball: The night before the Grand Parade in Soulard, St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay throws the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball at City Hall. The Mardi Gras Masquerade is a black tie affair with plenty of food, drinks, live music from That 80s Band and dancing. Tickets start at $150 per person and include valet, open bar, dinner and dessert. Tables of 10 are also available for $3000. The Mayor’s Ball proceeds benefit the Mardi Gras Foundation, which has made community grants to improve Soulard and downtown since 2003.
Date: Friday, Feb 13
Place: City Hall – downtown
St. Louis Golf Expo: Start the season off right with free rounds of golf, huge savings on the hottest clubs, gear, and accessories from top manufacturers, show-only specials from over 50 exhibitors, fun skills contests and more. Check out the latest in club technology in the Pro-Am Golf Shop Testing & Fitting Zone, sink a putt to win rounds of golf and be entered into Sunday’s Napleton Putting Championship, use your short game to chip to win great prizes at our Short Game Central sponsored by Visit Mississippi and Oak Terrace Resort & Spa, compete for prizes at the Long Drive, check out free seminars on golf instruction, fitness and more. The seminars include tips on adding distance to your drive, perfecting your putt and improving your short game, enjoy an ice-cold beverage at the Golf Show’s 19th Hole, stop by the Fox Midwest Live Zone, play for prizes and sample Jack Daniel’s, Ketel One and William Hill Estate Winery, and more fun stuff.
Date: Feb 13-15
Time: Fri: 11am-5pm, Sat: 10am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
Place: St. Charles Convention Center
Love Is In The Air Gala: The Winter Gala which is a fundraiser benefit for St. Louis’ professional ballet company begins with a cocktail reception at 6pm in Touhill’s Lee Theater, a performance of Love is in the Air at 7pm in Touhill’s AB Hall followed by a sit down dinner with dancing after the ballet back in the Lee Theater. The professional dancers of Saint Louis Ballet perform an original program to smooth and romantic melodies created especially with Valentine’s Day in mind. Featured work includes a piece by New York-based choreographer Francis Patrelle to George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” Dancers in evening dresses and tuxedos will sway and plunge to the familiar Gershwin score.
Date: Feb 13 & 14
Time: Fri: 8pm, Sat: 7pm
Place: Touhill Performing Arts Center – 1 University Blvd
Run For Chocolate: Get your heart healthy for Valentines Day and Run or Shuffle for the Chocolate. This exciting and fun 5k run/walk returns to the the streets of Downtown St. Louis to spice up Valentine’s weekend for couples and singles alike. Featuring copious amounts of outstanding chocolate from St. Louis’ premier chocolatier, Bissingers. Run/walk from Laclede’s Landing to Crown Candy Kitchen and back. The race winds through the historic Laclede’s Landing and the revitalized Old North St. Louis neighborhood.
Date: Feb 14
Place: Laclede’s Landing- downtown
One Billion Rising: Dance, drum, and rise for a revolution. We are proud to once again host a Rising in St. Louis to spread awareness about the 1 in 3 women who is raped or beaten in her lifetime. Now that we have brought the issue of violence against women and girls front and center through One Billion Rising in 2013 and One Billion Rising for Justice in 2014, we are not waiting any longer. This is the time for a revolution. We invite all women and girls (and the men and boys who love them) to dance for a revolution at 11am on Saturday, February 14th.
Date: Feb 14
Place: Maryville University – Donius University Center.
Love Sux: An Anti-Valentine’s Day Party: Rather get a root canal than suffer through another Valentine’s Day? Join other singles and band together in solidarity for our 9th annual Love Sux Party. Bring your friends and exchange bad date stories, sip on our “Ex-Boyfriend” cocktail, and enjoy a fun, singles evening. This is by no means an “I’m single pity party”. This is an uprising and triumph, a cynical celebration! Get rowdy! Bring in a mutilated photo of your ex for a special offer! We’ll have sardonic Anti-Valentine’s games with $500 in cash and prizes. Our dueling piano players will drown out the sap with a setlist of Anti-Valentine’s Day songs that will get you dancin! From hit-the-road-Jack tracks to love-is-for-assholes anthems, our dueling pianos will be rockin to warm up your hard little heart!
Date: Feb 14
Place: Howl at the Moon – Ballpark Village
Peepholes of Paris: A Moulin Revue: Have you ever wondered what has gone on behind closed doors, at the famed Moulin, through the centuries? Well, let me tell you…PLENTY! Come see for yourself, as I take you on a tour of “The Peepholes of Paris!” It’s a sexy, sultry tribute to the famous Moulin Rouge, Jumpin’ Jupiter style, featuring our beautiful Jumpin’ JuJu Beez, and specials guests like the amazing Phoenyx Rayne, and the hunky, studley Miguel Scott….C’est magnifique! So get your tickets today…then pucker up and say “Ooooo! La La! Tickets are $30.
Date: Feb 14
Place: Copia – 1122 Washington Ave
STL 90s Music Festival: Spend an evening with some old school favorites: Guy, Bobby Brown, El Debarge, Dru Hill, SWV, K-Ci & JoJo, Slick Rick, and Doug E. Fresh. With the concert on Valentine’s Day, and so many great sexy (and romantic) songs from these performers…”I get so weak in the knees…”, “All my life, I pray for someone like you”, “Every little step I take, we’ll be together girl”…it’s going to be an awesome show! Ticket prices start at $49 in advance. Prices go up $3 day of.
Date: Feb 14
Place: Chafeitz Arena
250 in 250 Closing Celebration: The Missouri History Museum has spent a fabulous year celebrating the 250th birthday of St. Louis, and now it’s time for St. Louis to turn 251! On February 14 and 15, the Museum is turning the final weekend of the 250 in 250 exhibit into a huge birthday bash with free activities for the entire family. GoodEye photo booth, cupcake decorating, music by Celia, prize wheel, scavenger hunt with prizes, and more. This is a free event.
Date: February 14 & 15
Place: MO History Museum
For more Valentine’s Day activities, check out Valentine’s Day in St. Louis.