5 Things to do in St. Louis this Weekend: 3/14-3/16

St. Patrick's Day in St. Louis

Photo via. www.irishparade.org.

Kate Chopin’s The Awakening
Thursday, March 13-Sunday, March 23
From now until March 23 Kate Chopin’s classic novel will be performed at the Missouri History Museum. The story is set in New Orleans near the end of the 19th century and the story centers on Edna Pontellier and her struggle to reconcile her views on femininity and motherhood against the social attitudes of the end-of-the-century South. There are performances at 8 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20-$30. http://mohistory.org/node/8627 

Celtic Woman – The Emerald Tour
Friday, March 14
Get St. Patrick’s Day weekend started at the Fabulous Fox Theatre by watching the global music phenomenon celebrate Celtic heritage through “an extraordinary presentation of traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes.” Tickets range from $42-$102. Ths show starts at 7:30 p.m. http://www.fabulousfox.com/shows_page_multi.aspx?usID=388

Downtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 15
Get yourself decked out in green and grab a pint for the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade! The parade will begin at noon at 18th and market streets and proceed east before ending at Broadway and Market. Plenty of food and drinks will be available as well as live entertainment all day long. A 5-mile run will also be held the morning of the parade at 9 a.m. http://www.irishparade.org

Bugs Bunny at the Symphony II
Saturday, March 15-Sunday, March 16
The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra will perform classic scores from the timeless Warner Brother’s Loony Toons cartoon at Powell Hall. The show will also include the premiere of three new 3D animated shorts, including a 1940s Mel Blanc song never animated before now. Saturday’s show starts at 7 p.m. and Sunday’s performance is at 2 p.m. Tickets are running from $35 to $65. http://www.stlsymphony.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=4047

Flying Saucer Draught Emporium First Anniversary Party
Sunday, March 16
One of St. Louis’ premier beer bars is celebrating its first anniversary. There will be live music, special bottle releases and half-price burgers starting at noon. Admission is free. http://www.beerknurd.com/stores/stlouis/


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