10 Things You Could Be Doing In St. Louis This March: Instead of House Cleaning (Volume 7)

One of the best parts of having Better Life Maids take over your house cleaning duties… Is never having to say no to plans with friends and family. Your spare time was not made for cleaning. This is our seventh edition of putting together this month’s guide to some of the great things that are happening right here in St Louis. Consider this your starting point to great adventures all around St Louis. So here goes in no particular order, some of the great things going on this month in St. Louis. Get out there and enjoy some of them, and leave the house cleaning to us!

  1. Interpretations: 15th Biennial Teapot Exhibition

Date & Time & Location: 3/1/2016 through 3/20/2016, Craft Alliance Center of Art & Design (Delmar Loop)

Description: Teapots might not sound exciting, but there is more than meets the eye with these unique kitchen items. From the obscure to the functional, come explore this exhibit which showcases teapots made from materials ranging from clay and metal to glass and various fibers. More than 50 artisans were invited to take part in this event so don’t miss out on seeing their creations.

Website: www.craftalliance.org

  1. Star Trek: The Ultimate Voyage Concert Tour 2016

Date & Time & Location: 3/9/2016 at 7:30 p.m., The Fabulous Fox Theater in Grand Center

Description: Boldly go where no concert goer has gone before. This concert features more than 50 years of music from the world of Star Trek, from it’s early days in television to the current generation of Star Trek movies. This is the first time such a live event has been put on so get your tickets today for this one of a kind event. Make it so!

Website: www.fabulousfox.com

  1. The Piano Guys

Date & Time & Location: 3/10/2016 at 7:30 PM, The Fabulous Fox Theater in Grand Center

Description: The Piano Guys are out to positively impact the world around them and this is your chance to see them perform live right in your own backyard. This musical event is like no other, featuring a unique array of music ranging from songs from popular movies to more contemporary and classical pieces. You won’t want to miss a concert like this since it’s something you’re sure to never forget.

Website: www.fabulousfox.com

  1. 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade and 38th Annual Michelob ULTRA St. Patrick’s Day Parade Run.

Date & Time & Location: 3/12/2016 at 9:00 AM,

Description: Nobody thinks that a parade and a road race could go hand and hand, yet such an event does in fact exist! The day starts with a five mile race through the streets of St. Louis, beginning just south of the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark and concluding just past the 8th and Market Streets intersection. Stick around after the race for the parade kicking off at noon, featuring floats, marching bands, and giant balloons of your favorite cartoon characters. There’s no better way to get into the St. Patrick’s Day spirit than working off a beer before you drink it.

Website: www.irishparade.org

  1. 33rd Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Date & Time & Location: 3/17/2016, Dogtown Neighborhood

Description: Looking for a more traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade for your family? Look no further than the 33rd Annual Ancient Order of Hibernians’ Dogtown St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Held on Thursday, March 17th, this parade is sure to please, featuring floats, different family clans, and even marching bands! Starting from Tamm and Oakland Ave and ending at Tamm & Manchester, this parade seeks to honor St. Patrick in a more traditional and family friendly way. The grand marshal for 2016 is Fr. Christopher Dunlap, Pastor of St. James the Greater Parish.

Website: www.stlhibernians.com

  1. Free Family Night at The Magic House

Date & Time & Location: 3/18/2016 from 5:30 – 9:00 PM, The Magic House

Description: Looking for something the whole family can enjoy that also won’t break the bank? Head on down to The Magic House for the Emerson Free Family night. Held on the third Thursday of each month, the Free Family Night offers guests the opportunity to enjoy more than 100 interactive exhibits completely free of charge. No more than 2 adults and 4 children per family, please.

Website: www.magichouse.org

  1. Movie Night at Ballpark Village – Big Hero 6

Date & Time & Location: 3/23/2016 at 6:00 PM, Ballpark Village St. Louis

Description: Here’s another free event that the entire family can enjoy together. Come see the Disney hit movie Big Hero 6 on the 40 foot FOX Sports Midwest Live! TV! screen inside the ballpark. In addition to the movie, there will be movie related activities to do as well as photo opportunities starting at 5:00 pm. Be sure to get there early for the best seats and to allow for time to partake in the pre-movie activities.

Website: Not available

  1. Kings, Queens, and Castles

Date, Time, & Location: Ongoing Throughout March, World Chess Hall of Fame

What could be more fun than to take part in a life sized game of chess? This interactive exhibit was commissioned by the World Chess Hall of Fame in conjunction with The Magic House and will be making stops at select children’s museums throughout the country. Focusing on the strategy of the game, this exhibit is geared toward mostly toward children but can also be a fun and interactive activity for the entire family.

Website: www.worldchessof.org

  1. Gateway Arch Riverboat Sunday Brunch Cruise

Date, Time, & Location: 3/27/2016, Gateway Arch Riverboats

Ever want to take a riverboat cruise while listening to Dixieland music and enjoying Sunday brunch at the same time? This brunch cruise is a perfect way to unwind with the family while eating foods sure to please any palate. The brunch buffet includes classic breakfast fare such as french toast and eggs to traditional lunch items like prime rib, pasta, and salads. Reservations are required, so make yours today and don’t miss out.

Website: http://www.gatewayarch.com/experience/riverboat-cruises.aspx

  1. 2Cellos Live at the Fabulous Fox

Date & Time & Location: 3/31/2016 at 7:30 PM, The Fabulous Fox Theater in Grand Center

Description: Do you like to hear pop music played with a classical music flair? Croatian cellists Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser shot to fame in 2011 with their rendition of Michael Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal” and have since gone on to cover other popular hits such as “Wake Me Up” by Avicii, Thunderstruck by AC/DC, and even “With or Without You” by U2. This is an event sure to please everyone in the family, regardless of what kind of music they enjoy.

Website: www.metrotix.com