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What to do this weekend in St. Louis

Save $5 With Muny Opera St. Louis Coupons From Schnucks Or Pepsi Deal

"Grease" at Muny Opera St. LouisWant to enjoy a Muni Opera St. Louis performance (live outdoor theatre performed in beautiful Forest Park) and save a few bucks?

Just stop at your local Schnucks Super Market and pick up a coupon for $5 off the Sunday performance. This week’s show is  Grease which opens Thursday, July 31, 2014. It runs through Aug. 8.

It’s the first performance of Grease! since 2007. According to the Muny’s description: “Packed with explosive energy, Grease takes you back to a simpler time as “bad boy” Danny and “the girl next door” Sandy fall in love all over again.”

Or you can print the Pepsi promotion coupon on the Muny website, also good for $5 off a Sunday night performance.

You can also see a Muny production FREE any day of the week there’s a performance. Just sit in one of the 1500 seats in the last nine rows of the theatre. If you want a free seat, though, you should know seating there is on a first come, first served basis. The gates to the free seats open at 7 p.m. each evening but ines for the free seats begin forming as early as 4 p.m.  Arriving early can be fun, though.  There’s  pre-show entertainment in the Lichtenstein Plaza, behind the free seats.

The coupon is good for seats in Terrace A and Terrace B for Sunday night only.  You can get up to 10 tickets with the coupon on any combintion of Sunday shows. You must redeem the coupon at the Muny box Office in Forest Park which is open every day of the week from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Fine print: Offer may not be combined with other offers. Original coupons only. In case of rain tickets may be exchange for another Sunday performance (subject to availability) or refunded. Valid until capacity is reached. Coupon expires Aug. 12.

And don’t forget you can always attend the Muny for free!  At every Municipal Opera performance there are approximately 1,500 free seats in the last nine rows of the theatre that are free. They are available on a first come, first served basis. The entrances to the free seating area are at the top of the theatre seating area. The free seat gates open at 7 p.m. each evening.

Christopher Reilly of “Alive” had this to say about the Muny’s performance of The Addams Family:

“Creepy and kooky, mysterious and spooky, all together ooky, the Addams Family has taken up residence on the Muny stage for a madcap romp that’s sure to put a tortuous tickle in your funny bone. The strong cast is headed by Rob McClure as Gomez, and from the opening defibrillating number—“When You’re An Addams”—through its finale, you’ll be zombified into submission with non-stop gags, guffaws and gut-busting grotesqueries.”

The final Muny production of the season will be Hello Dolly, Aug. 11-17.

Free: Faust Historic Village Open House

This weekend you can tour  the 19th Century structures and heritage gardens of Faust County Park in suburban St. Louis County at the Faust Historic Village Open House.  Guides in period dress will be available to answer questions.

Spanning a period from 1840 to 1900, the Historic Village represents a cross-section of architectural styles and building materials as varied as the population of St. Louis County in the 19th century. All of the houses of the Historic Village were moved to Faust Park to save them from demolition.

The homes vary from a modest log cabin and brick cottage built by German immigrants to larger and more sophisticated 2-story homes, built by established landowners. They are partially furnished appropriate to the period.

The event is free and open to the public. The open house is from 1-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

For more information call 314-615-8328 or go to the St. Louis County Park’s website.


St. Louis Craft Beer Week

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A whole week dedicated beer–what better for  town like St. Louis that boasts a proud beer history?

St. Louis Craft Beer Week, kicking off July 26 and running until Aug. 3, celebrates that history. This year there are more than 100 events–brunches, lunches and dinners–in Craft Beer Week.

St. Louis Craft Beer Week is brought to you by group of breweries, distributors, restaurants, bars, retail outlets and others working to promote and enjoy craft beer.

Each night of the week provides opportunities to talk to brewers, pair food and beer, learn about local beer and meet other beer enthusiasts.


Local BBQ Cookoff At Fields Foods In St. Louis

BBQ Cookoff at Fields FoodsEnjoy a local BBQ Cookoff at Fields Foods, 1500 Lafayette Ave., St. Louis from 11 a.m. to 5 p. m. Saturday, July 26.

Local vendors that will be there include:

         *  Wenneman Meat Co.
* Reinnreck Ranch
* Millie’s BBQ Sauce
* Twisted Belly BBQ Sauce
* Ghetto Sauce
* Billy Goat Chips
*  Match Meats
*  Cole’s Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce

There will be live music, samples and games. $3 sips will be available at the bar.

Well Hungarians In Free Concert At Chesterfield Amphitheatre

Well HungariansWell Hungarians, a country music band, will perform Saturday, July 26, 2014 at Chesterfield Amphitheatre, 631 Veteran’s Place Drive in Chesterfield in west St. Louis County.

The concert is part of Chesterfield’s FREE City Concert Series.  The concert is at 8 p.m.

Well Hungarians have entertained more than 2,500,000 people since the group’s formation in 1993. The band performs a wide spectrum of songs of the 1970′s to current hits. They are said to be reminiscent of  the Eagles, Restless Heart, Alabama, and Crosby Stills, and Nash.

Concert-goers can enjoy a combination of fixed seating and lawn seating. All of the performances are done on the amphitheater stage. Concessions will be available, but you can bring your own food and beverages. No glass bottles allowed.

Upcoming concerts in the series include:

Aug. 9: Spin the Bottle, a rock/classic rock/country band

Aug. 23: Magazine, a tribute to Heart

Sept. 76: Dogs of Society, tribute to Elton John (Note: this concert begins at 7 p.m.)


The VCR’s To Perform Free Jungle Boogie Concert At Saint Louis Zoo

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The VCRsThe FREE Jungle Boogie Friday night concert series at the Saint Louis Zoo continues Friday evening with a concert by The VCRs, a band that plays ’90′s music.

Jungle Boogie concerts are performed from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Schnuck Family Plaza in the center of the Zoo.

The series presents a variety of music–rhythm-and-blues, pop, rock, jazz and more–among the animals through August 29.

As always, admission to the zoo is free.

Check out the Jungle Boogie schedule for the rest of the season:

–August 1 — Mood Swings (’80s covers)
–August 8 — Coco Soul (Disco)
–August 15 — Griffin and the Gargoyles (Variety/Dance)
–August 22 — Ticket To The Beatles (Beatles covers)
–August 29 — FatPocket (Funk)

America Chevy Dealers sponors Jungle Boogie.

Prairie Farms sponsor the zoo’s extended hours on the weekends this summer. Through September 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. Weekday summer hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Labor Day, Sept. 1, the Zoo is open 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Admission to the Saint Louis Zoo, located in Forest Park, is FREE.




Schnucks Coupon Saves $3 At Raging Rivers

Raging Rivers--get a Schnucks coupon

Get wet and cool during the summer heat at  Raging Rivers in Grafton, Ill. along the Great River Road.

Stop by a Schnucks Supermarket and pick up a coupon for Raging Rivers to save you $3 on an adult or child admission.

The coupon cannot be combined with any other discount.

You can purchase your tickets online to avoid waiting in line at the park.

Just a short drive up the River Road from St. Louis, Raging Rivers is 20-acre water park in a most scenic setting. Raging Rivers offers Runaway Rafts; a Body Flume; a beach with a four-foot wave pool and  “Endless River” where you can float along at a leisurely two and a half miles an hour.

New this year are river view cabanas where six to eight of your family members and friends can enjoy a shaded visit.

And you can get special offers and coupons throughout the season by joining Raging Rivers email club. (You will have to submit your email address to join.)

Here are some other deals that get you savings when you visit Raging Rivers this year:

Pepsi deal: Bring in a Pepsi can any day of the week through Sept. 1 and receive an adult admission for the price of a regular full-price child’s admission at the ticket window.   Not valid with any other discount offers.  One discount per can.  Any Pepsi can product is acceptable, does not have to be a specially marked can.

Bunny Bread deal: Bring in the coupon for a Bunny Bread bag and get a two-for-one adult/child admission after 3 p.m. any day of the week and all day on Tuesdays.  Offer good thru September 1, 2014; not valid with any other discount.  One coupon needed for every two people.

AAA deal: AAA members a $3 discount on adult or child regular full-price tickets when AAA Membership Card is presented at the ticket window.  AAA members also save $6 on any adult or child regular full-price ticket on Wednesdays.  Offer valid any day thru September 1, 2014.  Not valid with any other discount.

Free: Last Summer Concert At Brookings Quadrangle Of Washington University

Gateway Festival Orchestra 2014The last summer concert of the Gateway Festival Orchestra will be at the Brookings Quadrangle of Washington University at 7:30 p.m. July 27, 2014. It will be Bright Lights of Broadway featuring soprano Jane Jennings and tenor Keith Boyer.

All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. The quadrange is in the eastern end of the campus at the western city limits of St. Louis. It can be reached from Skinker and Forsyth boulevards and the Forest Park Parkway.






Free Admission To Botanical Garden For Residents Wednesday And Saturday Mornings

Missouri Botanical Garden

Planning your weekend? If you’re a resident of St. Louis City or St. Louis County, you can get into Missouri Botanical Garden for free.

Residents of St. Louis and St. Louis County get free admission to the Garden on Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

You have to get there before noon. The deal is off if there is an event with a special admission fee. Garden hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.


St. Louis Attractions Card Gives You St. Louis Discounts

St. Louis Discounts with the St. Louis Attractions CardIf you like St. Louis on the Cheap, please consider “liking” us on Facebook and following us on Twitter!  And don’t forget to sign up for our FREE newsletter (info is on the right.)


Whether you live in St. Louis or are visiting the area, the St. Louis Family Attractions Card gives you St. Louis discounts on local attractions. The card can save you money on entrance fees, meals and lodging in St. Louis.

Here’s a sampling of what the 2014 Family Attractions Card offers:

  • Get $10 off a hipline admission at Meramec Caverns Zipline.
  • Save $3 on a single-day adult or child ticket at Raging Rivers Monday through Friday only  (good for up to six tickets)
  • Get a FREE iPod tour and save 10 percent off your total purchase in the Museum Society Gift Shop (one time use only) at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.
  • Buy one admission at the Magic House and get another admission for half price. Limit one per coupon; not valid with other offers.
  • Get a FREE boat ride in Meramec Caverns with the purchase of another ride.
  • Get half-price Cardinal baseball tickets off select seats at any Wednesday home games during the regular season. Black-out date: Aug. 6. Offer based on availability.


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