5 Things to do Near St. Louis this weekend

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Chinese Buddhist Art, 10th-15th Centuries

Would you believe that this art exhibition has an actual wall that an artist painted? The Saint Louis Art Museum has just that, a six by four-foot section of a temple wall with a painting of Bodhisattva Akalokiteśvara. The exhibition also includes multiple hanging scrolls and a collection of wooden sculptures of a seated arhat, or the Buddhist name for someone who has become enlightened. This exhibition is open Tuesday through Sunday (March 30 to August 30) in gallery 225 of the Saint Louis art museum. Visit www.slam.org for more information. Admission is free and it’s a great place to spend the day with family or friends.

Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience

Check out the Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues experience every Sunday from 4 pm – 7 pm at the National Blues Museum in the Lumiere Place Legends room. This experience is said to be very soulful and entertaining, great for the whole family. The tickets aren’t very expensive either, basic reserved tickets are available for $10 and premium reserved tickets are available for $15.

Combo Ticket is only $20 – includes standard admission to the concert and admission to the museum.
The show will be located at the National Blues Museum Box Office, 615 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 63101. For more information, call 314-925-0016 ext. 405.

Food is medicine with conscious Apothecary Workshop

If it’s true what they say and we are what we eat, then this workshop will allow people from all over to discuss how to fuel your body with healthy, organic food. Participants will also learn how to use herbs in their own wellness practices and as well as other helpful information. This workshop will be put on by Urban Harvest STL, they help the community build inclusive and resilient local food systems.  Across a network of six urban farms in downtown and North St. Louis, they donate the majority of the harvest to nonprofit partners that serve healthy food to families with limited access to healthy foods. Urban Harvest STL also educates and engages with the surrounding community in order to spread the good word about eating healthy and how it affects your body.

Skyline Dinner Cruise with gateway Arch Riverboats

With this 2 hour cruise of family fun alongside stunning views of St. Louis , you will have a delicious dinner buffet including a beef carving station, baked cod, chicken breast, roasted potatoes, pasta romano and much more. Featuring music and dinner, along with the views, makes this an exciting place to be this weekend. Reservations are required, $48 for adults and kids 3-12 get in for $20, children under 3 get in free. Travel through time on a replica 19th-century paddle-wheel riverboat. This is definitely one of those experiences you won’t forget, the riverboat cruise is a relaxing way to spend the weekend with family and friends.

Lunchtime Live at the Old Post Office Plaza

Lunchtime live is Downton St. Louis premier outdoor lunchtime party, featuring food trucks, live music, and awesome networking opportunities. the concerts will be held on Fridays in May through September. The food trucks that will be attending are Guerrila Street food, Steamroller, and the famous Steak Louie. There will also be a retail truck available hosted by Fashion Can Go and live music with Hillary Fitz. This is a great place to spend the day and plenty of food and music to keep you full and entertained throughout the day.
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