STL Weekend Events: March 17-20 ft. March Madness

Jessica
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March Madness in St. Louis

The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, March 17th through Sunday, March 20th, 2016.

Downtown/Benton Park

Clueless Comedy Mystery Dinner Theater: Performed by Jest Murder Mystery Company, the “clueless” murder mystery is a lively period-piece who-done-it. The plot: Welcome to the world of big business, old mansions and family politics! Congratulations! You’re invited To the Birthday celebration of the oldest (and richest) man in town. Lucky you! Some would kill for the opportunity to meet Barnabas Barnaby Baggs, the famous Pickle Baron! He’s made a lot of enemies in his rise to the top! I hope none of his enemies tries to kill him tonight. But if they do, will you know who did it? Maybe his latest girlfriend? The angry ex-wife? the spoiled nephew? Perhaps the jealous competitor?…Or You? Regardless, you’ll have to figure it out! Why? because…we’re “Clueless!” Mystery theater includes a delicious dinner with dinner salad, country fried chicken, mashed potatoes, dessert and wine, plus cash bar. Tickets are $52.95 per person.

Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 7pm
Place: Lemp Mansion – 3322 Demenil Pl

NCAA Men’s Basketball: Catch the 1st and 2nd rounds of the Division 1 Men’s Basketball Championship. Friday: Doors open at 9:45am. Check out Dayton vs. Syracuse at 11:15am, Michigan St. vs. Middle Tennessee St 30 minutes after Game 1, Wisconsin vs. Pittsburgh at 5:50pm, and Xavier vs. Weber St 30 minutes after Game 3. Sunday: Dayton/Syracuse winner vs. Michigan St./Middle Tennessee St. winner and Wisconsin/Pittsburgh winner vs. Xavier/Weber St. winner.

Date: March 18 & 20
Time: Fri: Doors open at 9:45am
Place: Scottrade Center

Bonnie Raitt with special guest California Honeydrops: Following the highly-anticipated release of her twentieth album, “Dig In Deep”, Bonnie Raitt will come to St. Louis as part of her Dig In Deep tour. The tour will feature her longtime touring band, including James “Hutch” Hutchinson (bass), Ricky Fataar (drums), and George Marinelli (guitar), along with Mike Finnigan (keyboards), who joined the line-up for the triumphant 2012-2013 Slipstream tour. Opening for Bonnie on the tour will be The California Honeydrops, a five-piece ensemble led by dynamic vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Lech Wierzynski. Known for its engaging live show and diverse musical influences, the group incorporates Bay Area R&B, funk, Southern soul, Delta blues, New Orleans second-line, gospel, and psychedelic groove into its sound. Continuing a long-standing tradition in conjunction with the Guacamole Fund, Bonnie will donate one dollar from every ticket purchased to grassroots local, regional, and national organizations whose work focuses on safe and sustainable energy, social justice and human rights, environmental protection, and blues/music education. Tickets are: $91, $61, $46 & $31

Date: Friday, March 18
Time: 8pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St

A Night With Janis Joplin: Share an evening with the “queen of rock and roll” and her influences in the new Broadway musical: A Night With Janis Joplin. Enjoy unforgettable songs like “Me and Bobby McGee,” “Piece of My Heart,” “Mercedes Benz,” “Cry Baby” and “Summertime,” plus a remarkable cast and a breakout performance by Mary Bridget Davies. This musical, written and directed by Randy Johnson, celebrates Janis and her biggest musical influences—icons like Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Odetta, Nina Simone and Bessie Smith, who inspired one of rock & roll’s greatest legends.

Date: March 19 & 20
Time: Sat: 8pm, Sun: 1pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St

Spring Fling Deck Party: Celebrate the 2016 opening of the roof top and check out the view of Busch Stadium as we get excited for baseball season! The Budweiser Brew House 3rd Floor Deck will celebrate the spring season with discounted drinks: $3 domestic drafts, $4 domestic bottles, and $5 bomb specials, plus DJ D Wonka will be spinning all night. Enjoy St. Louis Cardinals ticket giveaways and a great party at Ballpark Village.

Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: 5-11pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark

7th Annual Off White Indie Wedding Show + Market: A wedding show that is more personal, more unique, more in tune to the needs of slightly off-beat couples. Off White Wedding Show features vendors to serve all aspects of the wedding event- from planning to organic caterers to custom designed wedding gowns and vintage suits, all with an emphasis on handmade, eco-friendly, lgbt-friendly and truly personal services. Shop collections from some of the craftiest artists in town. Find the perfect gift for your maids & men, a little something special for you, & lovely pieces to add a personalized touch to your big day. Tickets are $6 in advance, $10 at the door.

Date: Sunday, March 20
Time: 1-4pm
Place: Moto Museum – 3441 Olive

Central

Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The official St. Patrick’s Day parade on Thursday, March 17th. It starts at 12:30pm at Tamm and Oakland and ends at Tamm and Manchester. As this is a historic Irish neighborhood, if you’re looking for the real deal, and not just a place to party (although that also a major part of it), then this is the place for you. This parade is more traditional, meaning no giant floats or Scooby Doo balloons. Most of the parade are members of the St. Louis Irish-American community marching as clans under their family crests, with some dancers and bands thrown in for good measure. Afterwards, visit local Irish Pubs like Seamus McDaniel’s, Pat’s Bar & Grill, Felix’s, and Colombo’s Tavern for a green beer.

Date: Thursday, March 17
Time: 12:30pm
Place: Dogtown – Tamm & Oakland

St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for March 17-20 featuring March Madness, Recycled Art Sale, Dogtown's St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Moolah Shrine Circus and more
Check out the Recycled Art Sale this weekend.

Recycled Art Sale: Over 150 (and still counting) pieces of original art for sale with all proceeds benefiting the programs and projects of National Council of Jewish Women. Browse pottery, oil paintings, acrylic painting, sculptures, sketches and more. Pieces start at just $25! There will be a VIP Preview night on Wednesday, March 16th from 5:00-8:00pm. The cost is $18 and you can enjoy wine and cheese and get early access to view and purchase featured art by well-known and local artists. Viewing is open to the public March 17th.

Date: March 16 & 17
Time: 10am-7pm
Place: NCJW Resale Shop – 295 N Lindbergh

8th Annual Confluence Trash Bash: The annual clean-up in North St Louis and North St Louis County, organized by Greenway Network, MSD, MDC, local municipalities, etc. All are welcome, no experience required. Individual volunteers, civic groups and youth organizations are encouraged to attend. There are 9 options to choose from: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge, Creve Coeur Park(land and water), Sunset Park, Bridgeton, Hanley Hills, Overland, Missouri River, Mississippi River. Lunch will be provided and prizes will be given for the weirdest, biggest and most expensive trash finds. KSHE radio will be at the Old Chain of Rocks Bridge site to provide entertainment and report on all the unusual items found during the cleanup.

Date: Saturday, March 19
Time: 8am-1pm
Place: Check site for locations

St. Charles

Moolah Shrine Circus: Runaway and join the Shrine Circus. Be amazed at gravity-defying trapeze artists as they fly through the air in their aerial ballet. Enjoy the crazy antics of the hilarious clowns as they jump and tumble under the “Big Top”. Listen to the roar of the magnificent but treacherous tigers. Watch the elephants as they trumpet around the “Three Rings”. Taste the wonderful carnival food such as cotton candy, snow cones, peanuts, popcorn and soda. There are numerous different acts that everyone can enjoy, plus face painting, train rides, bounce house, and more. Not only do we have numerous different types of animals such as enormous elephants, fierce royal Bengal and Siberian tigers and high spirited Arabian stallions, but we will even let you get up close and personal with the elephants, camels, and ponies as you and your family can ride them. Tickets are $18.50-$41.50.

Date: March 17-20
Time: Thur: 7pm, Fri: 10:30am & 7:30pm, Sat: 10:30am, 2:30 & 7:30pm, Sun: 1 & 6pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena

For Easter activities happening this weekend, check out Easter in St. Louis.

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Jessica

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 America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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