5 Things to do in St. Louis this Weekend: 2/28-3/2

St. Louis Mardi Gras

60th Annual Progressive Insurance St. Louis Boat & Sportshow
Wednesday February 26-Sunday, March 2
The five-day event at America’s Center & Edward jones Dome features nearly 1,000 boats for every activity, lifestyle and budget. Check out some of the specialty booths that showcase the latest trends and technologies in boating, fishing and hunting gear. Also be sure to take advantage of the once-a-year deals that you’ll be hard-pressed to find anywhere else! The show runs from 5 p.m. to 9 Wednesday, 2-9 Thursday, noon to 10 on Friday, 10 a.m. to 9. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 on Sunday. Admission for adults is $10, youth 15 and younger get in free and two-day passes are available for $14. http://www.stlouisboatshow.com

Mardi Gras
Friday, February 28-Saturday, March 1
It’s the best party of the year in historic Soulard. All kinds of festivities are planned. On Saturday, be sure to hit up the Mayor’s Mardi Gras Ball — a black-tie gala at City Hall chaired and hosted by Mayor Francis Slay. Saturday’s doings includes the bud Light Grand Parade, the Bud Light Party Tent and Bud Light (free) Concerts with Eve 6 and Everclear. It’s one of the most fun weekends of the year! Don’t miss it! http://mardigrasinc.com

Friday, February 28-Saturday, March 1
Presented by Dance St. Louis, this show promises a unique, thrilling experience at the Blance M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. “Composed of modern dancers, athletes, gymnasts, ballet dancers, martial artists, actors and stunt performers, Diavolo pushes the boundaries of dance through its dynamic movement and signature use of colossal set pieces, including skateboard ramps, a 15-foot staircase, an 18-foot aluminum and steel spinning wheel and a giant cube that turns into a pyramid. tickets are $35, $45 AND $55. http://www.touhill.org/default.asp?touhill=51&objId=1148

Jersey Boys
Saturday, March 1-Sunday, March 2
It’s the last weekend the popular musical about rock and rollers The Four Seasons at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. The show tells the story of Frankie Valli, Bob Gaudio, Tommy DeVito and Nick Massi as they went from rags to riches to become one of the most popular groups in pop music history. Saturday’s performance is at 2 p.m. with 1 p.m. and 6:30 shows slated for Sunday. Tickets run from $30 to $130. http://www.fabulousfox.com/shows_page_multi.aspx?usID=365

Oscar Night at The Moolah
Sunday, March 2
Take in the Oscars at the Moolah Theatre and Lounge Sunday. The ceremony will be presented for free on the theatre’s eight-foot projection screen in the bar. Be sure to come early for great drink specials! http://www.stlouiscinemas.com/moolah/#tblNews308


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