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Top Free Events In St. Louis May 15-17, 2015

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Spring is in full swing in The Lou and plenty of free and cheap entertainment abounds!

Check out these free events this weekend, May 15-17, 2015:

 

Free: Lewis and Clark Heritage Days In St. Charles

 

Free: 7th Annual Taste Of Maplewood Street Festival

 

Tonight: Emerson FREE Family Night At St. Louis Magic House Children’s Museum

 

Free: Art On The Square In Belleville This Weekend

 

Presentation To Illustrate Japanese Culture

8 Free And Cheap Things To Do In St. Louis This Weekend

 

Eagle-Watching is free in the St. Louis area

Eagle-Watching is free in the St. Louis area

Looking for some fun things to do this weekend in The Lou? If you’re like us, you want those things to be cheap or even FREE! Never fear, cheap St. Louis is for real. We’ve found 8 free and cheap things to do in St. Louis this weekend. We know there are more but these will keep you busy enough.

  • Mardi Gras – Snowman Softball Tournament: Saturday and Sunday, January 17 and 18 at Forest Park Central Field. Benefitting the Police Athletic League, the Snowman Softball Tournament features more than 100 teams in two divisions facing off in a bid for the Bud Light PAL Trophy. 

  • Soulard’s Annual Trivia Night: Saturday, January 17 in the Franklin Room, 816 Allen Ave.   Test out your trivia knowledge at Soulard’s Annual Trivia Night. Proceeds from this event will be benefiting the safety and beautification efforts in historic Soulard. 

Free St. Louis Family Attractions Card Savings Continue In The Fall

Just because summer’s gone doesn’t mean you have to give up on having fun–and saving. Most of the  St. Louis Family Attractions Card deals continue through the end of the year.

Whether you’re visiting St. Louis or you live here you can save a bundle with the card which is one of St. Louis’ best kept secrets.

Get the card and you can save up to $1,000 on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis.

Here’s a sample of the savings you can get by using the card:

  • St. Louis Science Center: Buy one adult OMNIMAX® ticket and receive one child’s OMNIMAX® ticket free. Fine print: Not valid for groups. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit four. Expires Jan. 31, 2014.
  • Missouri History Museum: $2 off per person on special exhibition admissions. Fine print: Limit two per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Expires Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Grant’s Farm: Save 15 percent on a total merchandise purchase. Fine print: Offer good one time only and may not be used with any other discount. Valid for 2013 operating season.

This is just a sampling of the deals you can get with the card. Check out the Family Attractions Brochure or the list of coupons on the website. Included are coupons for savings at area restaurants and discounts at the Drury Hotels. Campers can ask for the free Six Flags ticket packages at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Resort located next to Six Flags.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website (you will have to give your email address) or go to any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks and pick up the Family Attractions Card brochure at the customer service counter.

Free: St. Louis Family Attractions Card Savings Continue In The Fall

Just because summer’s gone doesn’t mean you have to give up on having fun–and saving. Most of the  St. Louis Family Attractions Card deals continue through the end of the year.

Whether you’re visiting St. Louis or you live here you can save a bundle with the card which is one of St. Louis’ best kept secrets.

Get the card and you can save up to $1,000 on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis.

Here’s a sample of the savings you can get by using the card:

  • St. Louis Science Center: Buy one adult OMNIMAX® ticket and receive one child’s OMNIMAX® ticket free. Fine print: Not valid for groups. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit four. Expires Jan. 31, 2014.
  • Missouri History Museum: $2 off per person on special exhibition admissions. Fine print: Limit two per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Expires Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Grant’s Farm: Save 15 percent on a total merchandise purchase. Fine print: Offer good one time only and may not be used with any other discount. Valid for 2013 operating season.

This is just a sampling of the deals you can get with the card. Check out the Family Attractions Brochure or the list of coupons on the website. Included are coupons for savings at area restaurants and discounts at the Drury Hotels. Campers can ask for the free Six Flags ticket packages at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Resort located next to Six Flags.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website (you will have to give your email address) or go to any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks and pick up the Family Attractions Card brochure at the customer service counter.

Free: 'Celebrating the Women of Motown' at Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series

Satin to perform at Twilight TuesdaysThe Missouri History Museum’s 2013 Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series continues this week with “Celebrating the Women of Motown” featuring Satin with special guest Martha Evans.

The free Twilight Tuesdays Concert Series is held from 6 to 8 p.m. on the museum’s front lawn.  The museum is located in Forest Park.

According to Satin’s website Satin is “a soul-singing, high-stepping trio of ladies who remember the R&B sounds of the 20th century.”

The singers–Maria Jackson, Suzanne Palmer and Adrianne Felton–perform with together with a four-piece rhythm section.  “Each vocalist has her own unique style for their spectacular show,” the website says.

“Maria, the low contra-alto brings to life Mary Wells My Guy and gracefully moves through the Motown era reaching a peak at the 80’s/90’s as she sings songs made popular by Evelyn Champagne King and recreates the jazzy vocals of Anita Baker. 

“Suzanne sings the great tunes of Martha Reeves and the Vandellas like Heatwave and Jimmy Mack as well as tunes by Donna Summer from the disco era. 

“Adrianne brings it all home with soul stirring renditions of Aretha Franklin’s Respect and Ain’t No Way and Gladys Knight’s, Neither One of Us to name but a few.”

The women have entertained at many benefits including the National Cancer Society at the Waldorf Astoria in New York. They shared the stage with Gladys Knight for St. Jude’s Hospital and performed along side Mary Wells, Kool and the Gang, Earth Wind and Fire and many others.

They say the highlight of their career was performing at the Mid-Western Regional Ball of the 2009 Inauguration in Washington, D.C. at the request of President Barack Obama.

The remaining Twilight Tuesdays concerts include:

Oct. 1–Brock Walker and Friends present a tribute to Earth, Wind and Fire.

Oct. 8–Dr. Zhivegas (disco and club songs from the 70s to today).

The series is sponsored by Ameren, Majic 100.3, Oldies 103.3, YP and the Riverfront Times.

Concert-goers are invited to bring picnic dinners or purchase food onsite. St. Louis’ best food trucks are on the scene at the fall concerts. Members of the public can also bring blankets and lawn chairs.

Space is available on a first-come, first served basis.  Dogs are welcome to attend, but they must be on leashes.

 

Free: St. Louis Family Attractions Card Savings Continue In The Fall

Just because summer’s gone doesn’t mean you have to give up on having fun–and saving. Most of the  St. Louis Family Attractions Card deals continue through the end of the year.

Whether you’re visiting St. Louis or you live here you can save a bundle with the card which is one of St. Louis’ best kept secrets.

Get the card and you can save up to $1,000 on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis.

Here’s a sample of the savings you can get by using the card:

  • St. Louis Science Center: Buy one adult OMNIMAX® ticket and receive one child’s OMNIMAX® ticket free. Fine print: Not valid for groups. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit four. Expires Jan. 31, 2014.
  • Missouri History Museum: $2 off per person on special exhibition admissions. Fine print: Limit two per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Expires Dec. 31, 2012.
  • Grant’s Farm: Save 15 percent on a total merchandise purchase. Fine print: Offer good one time only and may not be used with any other discount. Valid for 2013 operating season.

This is just a sampling of the deals you can get with the card. Check out the Family Attractions Brochure or the list of coupons on the website. Included are coupons for savings at area restaurants and discounts at the Drury Hotels. Campers can ask for the free Six Flags ticket packages at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Resort located next to Six Flags.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website (you will have to give your email address) or go to any DierbergsShop ‘n Save or Schnucks and pick up the Family Attractions Card brochure at the customer service counter.

FREE: Admission To 'Civil War In Missouri' At The Missouri History Museum For St. Louis, St. Louis County Residents

Residents of St. Louis and St. Louis County can enter “The Civil War In Missouri,”  at the Missouri History Museum for FREE every Tuesday from 2-8 p.m.

Free admission  is thanks to the fact that property tax from the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District (ZMD) supports the museum.

To receive free admission, residents must present a Missouri drivers license or a Missouri ID card.

The exhibits looks at Missouri’s role in the Civil War and features artifacts from the war and interactive elements about it. The exhibition runs until March 16.

A History Museum press release explains the significance of Missouri’s role in the war:

Missouri may best reflect the Civil War’s rending of our nation. Prior to the Civil War, the state was bitterly divided between pro-slavery secessionists and those determined to preserve the Union. The Missouri Compromise, the Dred Scott Case and the Missouri-Kansas border conflicts exposed the simmering tensions. Claimed by both the Union and the Confederacy, two state governments grappled for control of Missouri. Today, Missouri and its role in the Civil War continue to generate controversy among historians, academics and Civil War enthusiasts. 

Ticket prices to the exhibit are $10, adults; $8, seniors, students, military and tour groups, $8; children ages 6-12, $6; children 5 and under, free.

The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

You can also get more in-depth information about the Civil War in Missouri at civilwarmo.org.

FREE Events In St. Louis This Weekend 1/18-1/21/13

 

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It’s January, and many cities have a “closed” sign hung on them.

But not here in the Lou. It’s another jam-packed weekend of free and cheap fun.

Here’s a sampling of what’s happening on this three-day weekend (Jan. 18-21, 2013)–and it’s all free:

FREE Penguin Activities At Saint Louis Zoo

FREE: Soulard Mardi Gras Family Winter Carnival

Ice Festival At St. Louis Loop Neighborhood This Weekend

Free: Black Rep To Present ‘Resurrection 150: Another Voice’

Free: Eagle Watch At Audubon Center At Riverlands

MLK Celebration At UMSL’s Touhill On Monday

Free: 'Massacre And The Media' Is Topic Of 'News At Noon' At Missouri History Museum

News at NoonThe public is invited to “News at Noon,” a discussion about stories making headlines locally, nationally and internationally at the Missouri History Museum from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013.

This week’s discussion will be about “Massacre and the Media.” The discussion is facilitated by those who actually report the news. The event is sponsored by the St.Louis Beacon and the Missouri chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

News at Noon is free and open to the public. The Missouri History Museum is located at Lindell & DeBaliviere in Forest Park.

Free: Family Attractions Card Saves You Money On Family Fun In St. Louis

2012 is winding down and will soon join the history books but there’s still time to save with the  St. Louis Family Attractions Card.

Whether you’re visiting St. Louis or you live here you can save a bundle with the card which is one of St. Louis’ best kept secrets.

Get the card and you can save up to $1,000 on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis.

You can print out coupons from the St. Louis Family Attractions Card website (you will have to give your email address) or go to any Dierbergs, Shop ‘n Save or Schnucks and pick up the Family Attractions Card brochure at the customer service counter.

Here’s a sample of the savings you can get by using the card:

  • St. Louis Science Center: Buy one adult OMNIMAX® ticket and receive one child’s OMNIMAX® ticket free. Fine print: Not valid for groups. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Limit four. Expires Jan. 31, 2013.
  • Missouri History Museum: $2 off per person on special exhibition admissions. Fine print: Limit two per coupon. Cannot be combined with any other offers, coupons or discounts. Expires Dec. 31, 2012.
  • St. Louis Cardinals: Receive 50 percent off select seats to any Wednesday home game during the 2011 regular season. To redeem, visit cardinals.com/family. Fine print: Offer not valid for Party Suite tickets.  Offer based on availability. Additional blackout dates may apply. Expires Oct. 3, 2012.
  • Grant’s Farm: Save 15 percent on a total merchandise purchase. Fine print: Offer good one time only and may not be used with any other discount. Valid for 2012 operating season.