Warm Up with Indoor Activities in St. Louis
The unpredictable St. Louis winter weather has most of us walking around in a slump of fatigue, and we can almost bet most of us are hoping the groundhog does not see his shadow in just a few short weeks. But until then, there are plenty of indoor activities around town that will keep us busy – from new exhibits to musical shows and concerts, St. Louis sure knows how to keep our minds off summer!
It’s the final weekend of the Missouri History Museum’s Toys of the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s exhibit. From Barbie to Mr. Potato Head, Slinky and more – these popular toys capture the craziness, joy and fun of being a kid. Experience the toys and their stories through this free exhibit, open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Escape Missouri for one night and flee to Paris with a showing of An American in Paris at the Fabulous Fox Theatre! The new Tony Award-winning musical chronicles an American soldier and a mysterious French girl – each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Tickets are on sale now until January 29, and are priced from $25-88.
If you’re looking to brave to cold, the Family Winter Carnival is this Saturday from 12-4 p.m. at the Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park. This free, family-friendly event keeps kids of all ages busy with bounce houses, fire trucks and interactive displays provided by local artists and organizations. Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with festive crowns, masquerade masks and face paint!
Happy 50th anniversary to our beloved St. Louis Blues! Follow the blue spray-painted hockey pucks from Scottrade Center to the St. Louis Public Library, where 50 Years of Blood, Sweat, and Cheers – A Tribute to the St. Louis Blues and their Fans is on display until March 4. The exhibit features a goal judge box and a complete goal judge uniform, memorabilia from fans such as player jerseys and hockey sticks, and even original dasher boards from the Old Arena on Oakland Avenue. Check out the exhibit before the season ends, open Monday through Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m.
For the 21+ crowd, escape the cold and bitter weather and head out to the Budweiser Brew House at Ballpark Village for its Winter Luau! Complete with palm trees, leis and a midnight limbo contest, round up your friends and experience paradise on January 28 starting at 8 p.m.
Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for the biggest auto show of the year featuring more than 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from over 25 manufacturers – all under one roof. Show-goers can enjoy Go Karts, live drift demos and even a kid’s zone. The St. Louis Auto Show runs all weekend long beginning today at 10 a.m. See website for further times and prices.