Things to do around the LOU

*ADOPT a dog!  The adoption fees at the St. Louis City Animal Control are sponsored this weekend by a company which means there's no cost to you!  They have a lot of super sweet, kid friendly, dog friendly dogs there right now too!


The Builders St. Charles Home Show is a top-quality suburban consumer home show that takes place each April at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles, Missouri. The event gives you the opportunity to see, learn about and buy the latest home improvement products and services in a convenient, easy-to-get-to location with no admission or parking fees. This Show is a quality event with a wide range of products and services including windows, doors, fencing, siding, decks, spas, gardening equipment, sunrooms and patio enclosures, kitchens, baths and so much more!

  • April 6 - 8 at the St. Charles Convention Center.
  • Fri - Sat 10am - 7pm, Sun 10am - 5pm

The Home Builders Association of St. Louis and Eastern Missouri has been producing the St. Charles Home Show each spring since the St. Charles Convention Center opened in 2004. This conveniently located, state-of-the-art center is the perfect venue for a home show. 350 booths in approximately 70,000 square feet on two levels give you the opportunity to shop the latest home products and services from 250 companies in one place. more here


Power Rangers Live, Friday, April 6, 2018 at Peabody Opera House, Tickets on sale Friday, October 13 at 10am.

Tickets on sale now. Click here

Tickets available at, Scottrade Center Box Office or 800-745-3000.


April 7 & 8, 2018 for the 18th Annual GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend. As 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!  As a St. Louis original, participants enjoy St. Louis-themed finish line food, top quality race shirts, great-looking finisher medals for all participants and a post-race party with a local band.Event Highlights:

  • St. Louis’ Favorite Running Tradition
  • Course featuring two bridges and two states
  • Boston Marathon qualifier
  • USATF certified courses

Check out the event requirements, course map, registration and more HERE.


Celebrate the beauty of spring and the season of hanami by sipping sake under the cherry blossoms (sakura) in the Japanese Garden (Seiwa-en). Specialists will be on hand to guide your sake sampling adventure. Attendees will receive a keepsake tasting cup and will have the rare opportunity to explore the Japanese Garden's Teahouse Island. Five sake samples are included with admission. Additional sake and traditional Japanese cuisine will be available for purchase. Enjoy a live performance by St. Louis Osuwa Taiko beginning at 6 p.m.



Get out your sweatbands and FILA tracksuit. Our next ping pong tournament, Paddle the Cause, goes down on Saturday, April 7 from 4-7pm! All proceeds will go toward critical funding for cancer research at Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children's Hospital.


For the first time, the Majestic Dance Studio is offering a group class for children to explore the basics of Salsa dancing alongside their parents or grandparents. Get the whole family involved! This class is a great way to bond with your child, improve your rhythm, and learn some new moves on the dance floor. This is a six week course and all lessons will be 45 minutes. The cost is $130 per couple and you must pre-register.



11th Annual QFest spotlight the lives of LGBTQ people and to celebrate queer culture. The event will excite, entertain, and enlighten audiences of all identities.  QFest will present an eclectic slate of two dozen films (14 shorts, six narrative features, and four documentary features). The participating filmmakers represent a wide variety of voices in contemporary queer world cinema.  Filmmakers that will be attending the festival will host Q&As after their screenings.



*St. Louis Blues Festival is at the Chaifetz Arena

*Hamilton is in town this weekend

*Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is at Powell Hall

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