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What to do, What to do …

March 18, 2010

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, look no farther than Missouri. From live music and shows to special exhibits and festivals, there’s more than enough to keep you busy.

Some “this weekend only” events (along with a few events that begin this weekend and run for some time) taken from our events Calendar on are listed below.

  • Ancient Splendor, Saturday, Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, Springfield. The MSU choir will perform as part of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana.
  • Celebration of the Gnomes, Saturday, Bias Winery/Gruhlke’s Microbrewery, Berger. This is a nature trail scavenger hunt on the winery’s 67-acre estate.
  • Crossing the Divide: Jesuits on the American Frontier, the Saint Louis University Museum, St. Louis. This exhibit (through June 27) focuses on Jesuit missionaries who arrived in St. Louis in 1823.
  • Grapes to Glass, Saturday, Stone Hill Winery, Hermann. A special wine tour and tasting with “behind-the-scenes” access. Tour limited to 40 people.
  • Matt Miller: Transitions Space Series, Crisp Museum on the River Campus at SEMO, Cape Girardeau. This exhibition (opens Friday, runs through May 30) features sculptures incorporating metal and wood. Opening reception is March 31.
  • Mennonite’s Relief Auction and Festival, Fri.-Sat., Tri-County Auction and Convention Center, Barnett. Events include dinner and auction preview Friday and breakfast and a day’s worth of activities, such as a petting zoo, on Saturday. Hosted by Mennonite churches.
  • The Fantasticks, Virginia Jackson Browning Theatre, Webster Groves (opened Wednesday, runs through April 11). A musical tale of two lovebirds whose fathers plan to help them get married, with the help of a mystical band.
  • Tribute to the Dogs Onboard the Titanic, Friday, Titanic Museum Attraction, Branson. Welcome Titanic’s new mascots, Molly and Carter, as the museum pays tribute to the ship’s four-legged passengers.
  • “World War I in Color” (Episodes 3 and 4) will be shown Saturday as part of the “The Great War, the Great Movies” film series at the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, Kansas City. Begins at 1 p.m. in the Nichols Auditorium.

For more on other ongoing events, look deeper into our blog for prior posts from MoTravelGuy or check out the Calendar at and select a date you’d like to search. Enjoy your weekend!

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