STL Weekend Events: April 5-8

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Cardinals Baseball At Busch Stadium Highlights St. Louis Weekend Events Guide For April 5-8, 2018

The St. Louis Weekend Events for Thursday, April 5th through Sunday, April 8th, 2018 feature: St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day, Hamilton, Go! St. Louis Marathon, Little Big Town, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Recycling Extravaganza, Reptile & Exotics Show, and more.



St. Louis Cardinals Opening Day: Opening Day rally starts at 11am in Kiener Plaza. Party includes food, fanfare, refreshments, games and entertainment. KMOV will also host a pep rally at 1:30pm with autographs available from Kyle McClelland, Ray Lankford and KMOV personalities, as well as food and live music. Ballpark Village will also host festivities with a pep rally at 12pm hosted by Todd “That One Guy” Thomas. Appearances from former players, Fredbird, and a chance to win last minute tickets. Gates to Busch Stadium open at 3:30pm. Opening day ceremony starts at 5:30pm with Budweiser Clydesdales, hall of famer introductions, National Anthem sung by Colleen Schoendienst, and a KC-135 flyover (weather permitting) with the first pitch thrown at 6:09pm by Bob Gibson to Tim McCarver.

Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 11am, game: 6:15pm
Place: Kiener Plaza & Busch Stadium

The Cardinals will have an off-day on Friday before resuming the three-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Saturday and Sunday’s games are both scheduled to start at 1:15 pm with Michael Wacha and Luke Weaver scheduled to get the respective starts on the mound.

Date: Friday & Saturday April 7-8
Time: 1:15 pm
Place: Busch Stadium

360 Annual Rooftop Rally: Spring is here and rooftop dining, drinking and viewing has officially commenced! On Thursday, April 5 we are hosting our annual Rooftop Rally party! Come join us for creative, baseball-inspired cocktails, snacks and some fun Cards-themed surprises to celebrate Cardinals baseball season in style. KTRS will be broadcasting live and beads and rally towels will be handed out.

Date: Thursday, April 5
Time: 11am
Place: 360 St. Louis – 1 S Broadway

Go! St. Louis Marathon festivities and Cardinals baseball at Busch Stadium highlight the St. Louis Weekend Events Guide from RealLifeSTL this week.

Go! St. Louis Marathon and Family Fitness Weekend: The largest competitive fitness event in Missouri, this popular two-day event attracts more than 25,000 participants and includes races for all ages and fitness abilities. The weekend includes a full marathon, half marathon, marathon relay, 7K, 5K, children’s fun runs, and more! The health & fitness expo is a 2-day event that includes vendor booths from companies promoting fitness and healthy living. The expo is at Harris Stowe University on Friday from 11am-7pm and Saturday from 10am-7pm.

Date: April 6-8
Time: 7am
Place: Downtown St. Louis & Forest Park

Spring Into Your Park: Celebrate Spring at Gateway Arch National Park. Enjoy live music from Jesse Gannon and Mario Pascal, food and drinks, face painters, free yoga, caricature artists, lawn games, scavenger hunt, and more. This is a free festival open to the public.

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 11am-2pm
Place: Gateway Arch National Park

Little Big Town The Breakers Tour: Country music group and ACM, ACA, CMA, CMT, and Grammy Award winning group, Little Big Town, will be in St. Louis this weekend on their tour with Kasey Musgraves and Midland. Little Big Town’s hits include: “Pontoon,” “Girl Crush,” “Better Man,” “Boondocks,” “Bring It On Home,” “Little White Church,” “Day Drinking,” and more. Tickets start at $32.

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Chafeitz Arena – 1 S. Compton Ave


Hamilton: The Fabulous Fox is proud to announce the Broadway Musical, HAMILTON, will play its premiere St. Louis engagement. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex Lacamoire, HAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. HAMILTON is the story of America’s Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now.

Date: April 3-22
Time: times vary
Place: The Fox – 527 N Grand

Arbor Day Tree Giveaway: The Kemper Center for Home Gardening will give away Missouri native tree saplings. Tree saplings will be distributed on a first-come, first served basis, one per visitor while supplies last. Master gardeners and Garden horticultural staff will answer questions and give advice on planting trees. Meet representatives and receive answers to your questions from the St. Louis Arbor Association 9Friday and Saturday) and Spire Energy’s “Call Before You Dig” group (Friday only). Trees available while supplies last: Betula nigra (River birch), Cornus florida (Flowering dogwood), Cercis canadensis (Redbud), Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry), Corylus americana (Hazelnut), Asimina triloba (Pawpaw).

Date: April 6 & 7
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: Missouri Botanical Garden

Savor St. Louis Food Tours: Book a food tour for Downtown, Central West End or Delmar Loop any Friday or Saturday at 11am. Learn about the city’s unique history, taste culinary craftings from 6 of the neighborhoods most popular eateries, and meet and mingle with other tour-goers. Downtown tour includes risotto balls at a James Beard award-winning chef’s restaurant, St. Louis’ most renowned pizza parlor, most popular coffee house, hottest burger joint, best kept Asian fusion secret, and delectable dessert from the city’s most eclectic museum. Tour is 3.5 hours and tickets are $64 for adult and $40 for children 12 and under.

Date: April 6 or 7
Time: 11am
Place: Downtown, CWE, and Delmar

First Friday: The Dark Crystal: The Dark Crystal, the beloved Jim Henson fantasy classic, provides the inspiration for this First Friday as we welcome Caseen Gaines, author of Dark Crystal: The Ultimate Visual History. Learn about the creative journey and groundbreaking techniques that brought the film to the screen. Also, learn about the art and science of puppet-making and puppetry. Play Crystal Quest, learn how crystals grow, create your own puppet, Take a closer look at puppets from the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ traveling children’s’ troupe, the Imaginary Theatre Company, and more!

Date: Friday, April 6
Time: 6-10pm
Place: St. Louis Science Center

Rocky Horror Picture Show: The longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the kinky yet endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff. It’s harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. The Rocky Horror Picture Show was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! Along with the movie, The fabulous shadowcast Samurai Electricians will be performing! Tickets are $11.

Date: April 6 & 7
Time: 11:55pm
Place: Tivoli – 6350 Delmar

Wonderland: From the producers and creators of The Show Me Burlesque Festival, The Randy Dandies, Spectaculaire, and The Big Gay Soiree comes a dizzying new immersive experience and art show that’ll have you feeling curiouser and curiouser! Fall down the rabbit hole and join us for a two day erotic art show and theatrical event using inspiration from the Lewis Carroll classic. Taking a decidedly adult twist, this Wonderland is all grown up and its inhabitants are creating a fully functioning, multi level world featuring updated, psychedelic scenes and tableaus. Visit the Queen of Hearts in her garden and gaze upon her human croquet game. Join the Mad Hatter’s tea party where “Eat Me” takes on a whole new meaning. Stop in to the Caterpillar’s hookah lounge and go up in smoke. Become a patron of Madam Alice in her naughty “Club Wonderland,” and so much more! Numerous artists will be building whimsical and wild sets and art pieces, and an all star cast, DJs and band will immerse you into a world you will never forget. GA tickets are $25.

Date: April 6 & 7
Time: 8pm
Place: 2720 Cherokee

2 O’s in Paradise: A free doughnut and cocktail tasting. From 12-7pm, enjoy 3 doughnuts courtesy of Vincent Van Doughnut paired with 3 cocktails courtesy of Big O Ginger Liqueur for a wonderful afternoon of sensory elation.

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 12-7pm
Place: Intoxicology-4321 Manchester Ave

Recycling Extravaganza: Part of St. Louis Earth Day festivities, the pre-eminent recycling collection event in the St. Louis region brings nearly 20 different collectors of hard-to-recycle materials to one site for public convenience and appropriate disposal. Here is your one-stop shop to responsibly recycle electronics, carpeting, school supplies, mardi gras beads, clothing and much more. Hungry after you drop off your recycling items? No problem—pick up lunch at the Holy Crepe food truck, which will be on site at Recycling Extravaganza this year!

Date: Sunday, April 8
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: STLCC-Forest Park

Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show: The Show Me Reptile & Exotics Show is one of the largest shows in the region.This is a safe and family friendly event geared to educate and introduce people to reptiles and exotics. This is the best place to purchase and learn with industry leading breeders bringing their knowledge, quality and passion to the show. This is also a great place to go if you already have pets there are also feeders and supplies from quality sources. So bring the whole family out for a great day at the reptile show come learn and explore, maybe get a new pet. Admission is $5 for adults, kids 12 and under and military and first responders get in free. There will be a prize drawing at 12pm.

Date: Sunday, April 8
Time: 10am-4:30pm
Place: District 9 Machinist Hall-12365 St. Charles Rock Rd


Builders St. Charles Home Show: See, learn about, and buy the latest home improvement products and services. There will be over 250 vendors showcasing doors, decks, driveways, air conditioning, kitchen remodels, lighting, lawn care, mailboxes, pergolas, saunas, security systems, ventilation, siding, and more much. In addition to vendor booths, there will be a sausage festival and wine tasting, the Better Living Theater with David Sheinkopf or HGTV, Walter Knoll floral seminars, spa sales, and a kid’s zone and rock wall, plus giveaways and register to win a $500 shopping spree. Admission is free.

Date: April 6-8
Time: Fri & Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
Place: St. Charles Convention Center

MercyMe: 99.1 Joy FM presents MercyMe and Tenth Avenue North. The moment you surrender your life to Christ, a checkered flag is waved and you’re off to the races…on the greatest adventure of your life. It’s a race that’s already been won, yet one you’re committed to run for the duration of your existence. And it’s a race the men of MercyMe have been running for awhile. After 23 years as a band, Bart Millard (lead vocals), Nathan Cochran (bass), Barry Graul (guitar), Mike Scheuchzer (guitar) and Robby Shaffer (drums) are in it to win it. And their relentless commitment to faith, music and the gospel shows no signs of slowing down on their ninth studio project, aptly titled LIFER. Tickets start at $26.

Date: Saturday, April 7
Time: 7pm
Place: Family Arena

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