STL Weekend Events: March 5-8

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The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, March 5th through Sunday, March 8th, 2015.

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arch madness Arch Madness: Day 1 kicks off with the MO State Bears vs Southern IL Salukis, then and Drake vs Bradley. On Friday, Wichita State plays Thursday’s winner Bears vs Saluki winner, IL State vs Evansville, Northern Iowa vs Drake/Bradley winner, and Indiana State vs Loyola. the Semifinals are on Saturday, followed by the championship game of the Missouri Valley Conference on Sunday. We gave away 2 tickets to the championship game in our February Friday Vine contest. Want to know what we’re giving away in March? Subscribe and/or check back on Friday!

Date: March 5-8
Time: Game times vary
Place: Scottrade Center – downtown


GLVCBasketball GLVC Basketball Championship Tournament: The 2015 GLVC Basketball Championship Tournaments will feature 16 seeded teams, including eight men’s and eight women’s squads that will have earned an invitation following first-round matchups on their respective campuses. On Thursday, the men’s quarterfinals will take place with four games at noon, 2:30pm, 6pm, and 8:30pm. Friday’s action will feature the four women’s quarterfinal contests at the same times. Both the men’s and the women’s semifinals will commence on Saturday as the men take to the court at noon followed by the women at 6pm. The men’s GLVC Champion will be crowned at 1pm on Sunday, followed by the women’s final at 3:30pm. All-Tournament passes are $38. Single-session ticket is $18 for adults and seniors, and $11 for students with a valid ID. Children ages 6 and under are free.

Date: March 5-8
Time: Times vary
Place: St Charles Family Arena

boat show St. Louis Boat and Sports Show: This annual 5-day event turns America’s Center into a one-stop marketplace for outdoor fun. See nearly 1000 boats—from fishing to cruising to family fun there are boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget. Browse specialty booths showcasing the latest in boating, fishing and hunting gear. Visit outfitters and resorts to plan your next trip or book a vacation. Get tips from the pros at the Boating and Outdoor Classroom. Attend DIY seminars at Fred’s Shed Interactive Learning Center, and learn from a real marine mechanic and other experts on how to best care for your boat. Also try the DEMA Dive Tank. Bring your bathing suit and DEMA Scuba experts will supply the rest. Compete in turkey calling or owl hooting contests. See native fish in action at the Texas Bass Tank. And youngens will want to visit Kids’ Cove where they can enjoy the free Becky Thatcher Trout Pond and Captain Tim and Gypsy Rose Landship.

Date: March 4-8
Time: Wed: 5-9pm, Thurs: 2-9pm, Fri: 12-10pm, Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 11am-5pm
Place: America’s Center – downtown

Friday & Saturday

hot country nights Hot Country Nights: Ballpark Village started a series of country nights with awesome country artists performing every weekend in February & March. It kicked off with Dustin Lynch followed by a free show with Jana Kramer. As the 1st March perfromance, Tyler Farr will be performing this Friday night on the FOX Midwest Sports Live! stage. Tyler’s hits include: A Guy Walks Into A Bar and Redneck Crazy. Must be 21 to attend. Show starts at 8pm. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 the day of.

Date: March 6
Time: 8pm
Place: Ballpark Village

cam First Friday at CAM: Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture in Grand Center. Stop in for an exhibition tour led by Museum staff, enjoy a drink at the bar and music from Nappy DJ Needles. Tonight only, collaboration with VSA Missouri, CAM offers a special American Sign Language tour. Celebrate the opening of Geta Brătescu: Drawings with the Eyes Closed at 7:00 pm in the Front Room. A central figure in postwar Romanian art, Brătescu works in a variety of media, including collage, textiles, engraving, photography, video, and performance. Marking the US premiere of a series of drawings, artist’s books, and a seminal video, Drawings with the Eyes Closed provides a multifaceted look at the artist’s work.

Date: March 6
Time: 5-9pm
Place: Contemporary Art Museum – 3750 Washington Blvd

mouse_races_web5 5th Annual Mouse Races: Calling all Flappers, Dappers, Dames, and Johnnies! Time to put on your glad rags and head down to the Stegton juice joint for a night that’s sure to be the cat’s meow! Crider Health Center’s Young Professional Board invites you and your friends to The 5th Annual Mouse Races. This year’s exciting theme is The Roaring 20’s! The Annual Mouse Race event is a unique night out for anyone looking to experience something new and different. Getting dolled up in the spirit of Great Gatsby, speakeasies and The Charleston is highly encouraged! Feel free to bring food and beverage as well as plenty of betting money for the hot races and with great raffle prizes and a silent auction there will be plenty of ways to spend your winnings! This year ticket purchase includes entry and one free raffle ticket.

Date: March 6
Time: 7-10pm
Place: Stegton Regency Banquet Center – St Charles

Blues15_Banner St. Louis Blues Festival: This 10th annual event features some of the hottest Blues performers, including: Mel Waiters, Sir Charles Jones, Lenny Williams, Bobby Rush, Shirley Brown, Theodis Ealey, and T.K. Soul. Check out the Blues is Alright Tour. Tickets range from $52 to $78.

Date: March 6
Time: 8pm
Place: Chafeitz Arena

lisa Lisa Lampanelli: Comedy’s lovable queen of mean is at River City Casino this weekend. Heralded as “more than a standup — a standout,” by comedy legend Jim Carrey, Lampanelli is a cross between Don Rickles, Archie Bunker, and a vial of estrogen. She has won accolades from The King of All Media Howard Stern, who called her “a true original and a brilliant comedy mind who’ll steal the show every time.” Lisa has also taped several specials for VH1, MTV, and CMT, and was featured on the “Best of” episode of Comedy Central’s “Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn.” Known for saying things that most people are afraid to think, Lisa Lampanelli’s raunchy, gut-busting performances are wildly popular at theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Tickets start at $39.

Date: March 6
Time: 8pm
Place: River City Casino – 777 River City Casino Dr

shamrock-shuffle Shamrock Shuffle: The 2nd Annual Holy Infant Shamrock Shuffle on Saturday, March 7, 2015. This fun, family-oriented event drew 800+ entrants last year, and is sure to be even bigger and more exciting this year. The 5K Race/1-Mile Fun Run begins at Holy Infant and works its way through the neighborhoods of Ballwin. Your $30 entry fee for the 5K Run or $20 entry fee for the 1 Mile Fun Run also includes a dry-fit commemorative t-shirt, finisher medal, and much more.

Date: March 7
Time: 5K – 9am, 1-mile fun run: 10am
Place: Holy Infant Church – 627 Dennison Dr, Ballwin

netip Indian Festival of Colors: Like every year, the AWESOME INDIAN FESTIVAL OF COLORS IS BACK. Join NetIP STL as we celebrate HOLI! We will first enjoy the delicious Indian Buffet at Haveli discounted esp for NetIP…and then play holi in their parking lot. Live DJ & Dhol by Karan Pujji and an experience of a lifetime. Entry fee – $5/person. Colors will be provided by NetIP. Holi is all about Fun, Fun and Fun. No rituals, no rules, no regulations!

Date: March 7
Time: 11am
Place: Haveli Indian Restaurant – 9720 Page

beans and  bikes Beans, Bikes & Brews: Trailnet is excited to announce our annual kick-off party. Join us for great food, live music from the Bottoms Up Blues Gang, raffle prizes (including a kid’s balance bike), and the unveiling of the 2015 Event Calendar. This year Trailnet will provide all of the chili – both meat and vegetarian. Attendees can choose to bring sides, salads, or desserts. Many of our community partners will be there to share information about their organizations and events. It’s also an opportune time to join or renew your Trailnet membership. Don’t forget to bring your t-shirt vouchers – we will have 2015 Trailnet t-shirts available. Tickets are $5/person, if you bring a dish or $10/person, if you do not bring a dish. Free to children and all members who volunteered at any 2014 Trailnet event.

Date: March 7
Time: 6-9pm
Place: T-Rex – 911 Washington Ave

art in bloom Art in Bloom: This annual festival known for renowned works of art from the museum’s collection are imaginatively interpreted through floral design. You’ll experience fresh floral displays throughout the galleries created by the most talented designers in the region. the event includes lectures, presentations, a fun floral competition, unique dining experiences, and more.

Date: March 6-8
Time: Fri & Sat: 10am-9pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
Place: Art Museum – 1 Fine Arts Dr

startup Start-up Weekend EDU: Startup Weekend Education welcomes all potential solutions and gives those invested in education an opportunity to go beyond talking to DOING. The format of SWEDU brings together a diverse population of educators, designers, developers, innovators and more to put ideas into action. By expanding who participates in education conversations we can take steps toward change. Here’s your opportunity to transform your education ideas into action in 54 hours. Find the right people with complementary skills, passion and dedication to build something of value together. Test your idea with real users, receive coaching from experienced educators, entrepreneurs and industry professionals.

Date: March 6-8
Time: 6:30pm
Place: CIC @ 4240 – 4240 Duncan Ave, 2nd Floor

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Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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