Game day at Busch Stadium

Game day at Busch Stadium (©D. Lancaster)

Things to Do Right Now in St. Louis

By David Lancaster on 04/20/17, updated 05/10/17

This charmingly Midwestern-yet-Southern city offers activities, dining and entertainment to fit almost every traveler. St. Louis puts its best foot forward with surprising offerings of hipster, high-brow and downright fascinating events, festivals and more. Take in the proffered delights and curate your own perfect adventure through this historic and welcoming city.

March 11-April 15, 2018

The Missouri History Museum examines St. Louis’ leading role in advancing the cause of racial justice in its powerful exhibit, #1 in Civil Rights: The African American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis.

The Dred Scott Decision, part of the exhibit #1 in Civil Rights: The African American American Freedom Struggle in St. Louis

May 11-28

New Jewish Theatre presents "4,000 Miles" at the Marvin & Harlene Wool Studio in the JCC’s Staenberg Family Complex.

"4,000 Miles" at New Jewish Theatre

May 18

PAW Patrol Live! Race to the Rescue scampers into the Peabody Opera House.

May 19-21, May 29-June 1

The St. Louis Cardinals continue the season at Busch Stadium with the Giants (May 19-21) and Dodgers (May 29-June 1). 

May 20-June 26

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis presents its Festival Season of operas in English, including "Madame Butterfly," "Grapes of Wrath," "The Trial" and "La Clemenza di Titto, at the Loretto-Hilton Center.

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

May 20

Soundgarden comes to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre.

May 20

Pokey LaFarge, the pride of St. Louis, performs at The Pageant

Pokey LaFarge

May 24-June 18

The St. Louis Black Rep presents "Crossin' Over," a look at songs of faith in the African American experience at Harris Stowe State University's Emerson Performance Center.

May 25-27

Comedian Tommy Johnagin brings his standup to the Funny Bone Comedy Club.

May 26-28

Spring to Dance, 30 dance companies over three nights, comes to the Touhill Performing Arts Center.

Spring to Dance

May 29

The Gypsy Caravan gigantic art and antiques fair comes to Family Arena.

May 30

Roger Waters comes to Scottrade Center.