"The Lion King" comes to the Fox Theatre, Apr. 19-May 7.

"The Lion King" comes to the Fox Theatre, Apr. 19-May 7. (©Matthew Murphy)

Things to Do Right Now in St. Louis

By David Lancaster on 04/20/17

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

November 11, 2016-May 13, 2016

The iconoclastic work of sculptor Medardo Rosso is given the star treatment at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation. Medardo Rosso: Experiments in Light and Form includes the artist’s groundbreaking sculptures as well as seldom-seen drawings and photographs.

Edgar Degas, "At the Milliner"

February 10-May 21

There’s more Degas (can you ever get enough?) at Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum on the Washington University campus, showing Spectacle and Leisure in Paris: Degas to Mucha, on view through May.

February 12-May 7

Degas dominates the current special exhibit at the Saint Louis Art Museum—Degas, Impressionism, and the Paris Millinery Trade—but the exhibit benefits mightily from the work of other major impressionists—Cassat, Renoir and Manet among them—and a brilliant collection of period hats.

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

April 6-22

Stray Dog Theatre summons up the tuneful horror of Victorian London with Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” Apr. 6-22 at Tower Grove Abbey. Tickets $20-$25. 

April 14-30

Mustard Seed Theatre presents Brian Friel’s haunting “Dancing at Lughnasa,” Apr. 14-30, at Fontbonne University’s Fine Arts Theatre. Tickets $25-$30.

 Osage County," St. Louis Actors' Studio

April 14-30

St. Louis Actors’ Studio mounts Tracy Letts’ outrageous look at the ultimate dysfunctional family, “August: Osage County,” at the intimate Gaslight Theatre, Apr. 14-30. Tickets $35.

April 19-May 7

The national touring production of "The Lion King" comes to the Fox Theatre, Apr. 19-May 7. Tickets $29-$199. 

April 19-May 7

Playhouse at West Port Plaza, presents “Men Are from Mars—Women Are from Venus,” Apr. 19-May 7. Tickets $50.

April 21

Loudon Wainwright III comes to The Sheldon Concert Hall, Apr. 21. Tickets $30-$40.

April 22-23

St. Louis Earth Day festivities focus on environmental stewardship, clean air and water, climate change, endangered species, energy conservation, recycling and much more with educational exhibits, live entertainment and food, on The Muny grounds in Forest Park, Apr 22-23.

April 23

Surf & Soul: The Beach Boys and The Temptations come to Family Arena, Apr. 23.

April 23

St. Louis Black Rep draws on one of America’s great playwrights with August Wilson’s murder mystery/memory play about the untimely death of a gifted guitarist, “Seven Guitars,” at Washington University’s Edison Theatre, through Apr. 23. Tickets $35-$40. 

Game day at Busch Stadium

April 25-27, April 28-30

The St. Louis Cardinals continue the season at Busch Stadium with the Blue Jays (Apr 25-27) and Reds (Apr 28-30). Game ticket prices vary by game. 

April 28

Kristin Chenoweth, the Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress/singer, performs “Celebrating the Art of Elegance” at the Touhill Performing Arts Center, Apr 28 at 8 pm. Tickets $36-$123.