The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, March 16th through Sunday, March 19th features great St. Patrick’s Day events, the NCAA Division 1 Wrestling Championships and the Women’s Frozen Four.
Downtown St. Louis will be packed this weekend as an estimated 20,000 people make their way to town for the 2017 NCAA D1 Wrestling Championships. The St. Louis Sports Commission estimates that the two NCAA Championships in town this weekend will bring $15 million in direct spending to the St. Louis area.
St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for March 16-19, 2017
NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships: Celebrate and experience college wresting at the highest level. 330 of the nation’s best wrestlers will compete to win the ultimate title, National Champion. Event activities include a free fan festival which is the best place to relax, meet friends, grab a drink, a bite to eat and be entertained by wrestling presentations, exhibits, clinics, match replays and other live sports in between championship sessions. Tickets start at $150.
Time: Thurs: 11am, Fri & Sat: 10am
Place: Scottrade Center
St. Patrick’s Day Bar Crawl: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day for 2 days with 2 bar crawls! Check in at Lucas Park then crawl on to Flannery’s, Rosalita’s, Bobby’s Place, Morgan Street Brewery. Saturday night includes Soulard with Big Daddy’s, D’s Place, and Good Luck Bar & Grill. Tickets are $20 and include 2 $5 Gift Cards, $3, $4, $5 Drink Specials, St. Pat’s Shot Glass Medallion, and Photo Hunt & Online Contest for Best Green Group Photos.
March 17 & 18
Time: Fri: 5pm, Sat: 6pm
Place: participating bars
St. Patrick’s Day at Ballpark Village: The Crown Room and Howl at The Moon are hosting St. Pat’s Day parties. Enjoy $3 Green Bud Lights, $7 Jameson Car Bombs and 86 oz. “Get Lucky Buckets” for $22 at Howl at The Moon. From 8-11pm in the Crown Room, $3 Michelob Golden Light, $4 Stella Artois Cidre , $5 Goldschalger and Applesauce cocktails, plus gold party favors at the door and the first 500 guests get to enter a Pot of Gold giveaway.
Date: March 17
Place: 601 Clark
Experience Hendrix 2017 Tour: Celebrating the music of Jimi Hendrix, this show, now in its second brings together a diverse array of phenomenal musicians, ranging from blues legend Buddy Guy to Black Label Society and former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Zakk Wylde, as well as Jonny Lang, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Dweezil Zappa, Keb’ Mo’, Doyle Bramhall II, Ana Popovic, The Slide Brothers, Mato Nanji from Indigenous, and Beth Hart, among many others. Billy Cox, bassist for both the Jimi Hendrix Experience and Band of Gypsys, anchors a rhythm section that provides the foundation for exciting renditions of numerous signature Hendrix favorites such as “Purple Haze” and “Little Wing. Tickets start at $40.50
Date: Saturday, March 18
Place: Peabody Opera House-1400 Market St
The Wiz: Adapted from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum : Book by William F. Brown Music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, The Wiz tells the story of Dorothy and the adventures of Oz through a modern lens. It is mysterious, opulent, and fanciful set to music in a dazzling, lively mixture of rock, hip hop, soul, and contemporary music. Tickets are $20, $10 students.
Date: March 16-19
Time: Thurs-Sat: 7:30, Sun: 2pm
Place: Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The annual parade sponsored by The Ancient Order of Hibernians since 1984 – it is always held on St Patrick’s Day. Grand Marshall: Fr. Christopher Dunlap, Pastor of St. James the Greater Parish. The parade features over 100 colorful floats and marching units. Stay after for the “Irish Festival” where everyone gathers to continue the St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
Date: Friday, March 17
Place: Starts at Tamm & Oakland – ends at Tamm & Manchester
2nd Annual Steinfest: Third Friday at Third Degree presents Steinfest. Discover an incredible variety of handmade glass beer steins by the skilled glassblowers at Third Degree. With each one you purchase, we will give you two free beers to enjoy from it at the event! We will have four amazing breweries here, offering tastings of their spring releases: Urban Chestnut, Schlafly, Public House, 4204 Maint Street. For every drink you purchase, you will receive a raffle ticket towards an amazing glass gift from the gallery! Drawings every hour. There will also be demos, food from St. Louisiana Q food truck, a showcase by Terry Hinkle, tunes by Leslie Sanazaro & Jeremy Segel-Moss, and a performance from the St. Louis Fire Technicians.
Date: Friday, March 17
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory-5200 Delmar
St. Louis Symphony presents Raiders of the Lost Ark: The film that gave the world one of its greatest movie heroes, archeologist Indiana Jones, is back and better than ever before! Filled with epic twists and legendary adventures, relive the excitement of Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen with the STL Symphony performing John Williams’ epic score live! Tickets start at $35.
Date: March 17-19
Time: Fri & Sat: 7pm, Sun: 2pm
Place: Powell Hall-718 N Grand
Confluence Trash Bash: The annual clean-up event in North St Louis and North St Louis County. All are welcome, no experience required! Individual volunteers, civic groups and youth organizations are encouraged to attend. Please dress appropriately for working outside and current weather conditions. Be prepared to get wet and muddy.
Date: Saturday, March 18
Place: Old Chain of Rocks Bridge
Operation Food Search’s Purses for Pantries Fundraiser: The Ultimate Philanthropic Event for Women with Style featuring top designer handbags, clutches, vintage pocketbooks, totes and more! At this fashion-forward event, donated designer bags are up for silent auction at a fraction of the price. Proceeds benefit Operation Food Search to help heal hunger in St. Louis. Additional features include a delicious 3-course luncheon with fashion-forward women and the chance to win sought after delights including gift certificates to restaurants, spas and salons, theatre and sporting event tickets, and more! Tickets are $50.
Date: Saturday, March 18
Place: River City Casino-777 River City Casino Blvd
2017 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four: The St. Louis Sports Commission and Lindenwood University are excited to co-host the 2017 NCAA Women’s Frozen Four. St. Louis has a tremendous history with the sport of hockey and has emerged as a prime city for youth, amateur and professional development. The Gateway City has hosted numerous marquee hockey events including the 2007 NCAA Men’s Frozen Four, the 2011 NCAA Regional Finals and three trips to the Stanley Cup Finals at the professional level. Today, St. Louis is home to some of the Midwest’s best youth hockey development programs with players funneling into the U.S. program, junior hockey and Division I hockey. As a hotbed for the sport, our community is ready to produce a tremendous championship. Pricing varies. GA is $18 on Friday, $23 on Saturday.
Date: March 17 & 19
Time: Fri: 5pm & 8pm, Sun: 2pm
Place: St. Charles Family Arena
Featured photo courtesy of Leamsii on Pixabay.
Brought to you by Mills Apartments