5 Things to do in St. Louis this Weekend: 2/7-2/9

Jeff Dunham in St. Louis

Mamma Mia!
Friday, February 7-Sunday, February 9
This is your only chance to catch the beloved Broadway smash-hit at the Fabulous Fox Theatre this year. The stage musical, based on songs by ABBA, has been viewed by more than 50 million people around the world. It’s a tale “of love, laughter and friendship, and every night everyone’s having the time of their lives!” Tickets are running from $75 to $30. There will be an 8 p.m. performance on Friday, 2 and 8 p.m. shows on Saturday and 1 and 6:30 p.m. performances Sunday. http://www.fabulousfox.com/shows_page_multi.aspx?usID=369

Jeff Dunham – Disorderly Conduct
Friday, February 7
One of the country’s most popular comedians brings his wacky cast of puppet characters to the St. Charles Family Arena for an 8 p.m. show on Friday. Dunham recently performed a one-hour special on Comedy Central entitled “Minding the Monsters.” Dunham’s popularity has exploded over the past few years with New York Times Magazine calling him “the most successful comedian working in America.” Tickets are $47.50 with $5 for parking. http://familyarena.com/events-details.php?name=Jeff%20Dunham%20-%20Disorderly%20Conduct

LASERIUM: The Beatles!
Friday, February 7
Head to the James S. McDonnell Planetarium at the St. Louis Science for a Cosmic Laser Light Concert set to the music of The Beatles. The set list includes classics like “Twist and Shout,” “Yesterday” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Tickets are $10 for non-members and $8 for members. Shows are slated for 8:30 and 10 p.m. Visitors are encouraged to bring pillows because a limited number of Planetarium mats are available. On Saturday, the Planetarium will present "LASERIUM: Pepperland - A Beatles Review" at 7 and 9 p.m. to celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. Tickets for that performance are $20. http://www.slsc.org/laserium

Decisive Moments: 20th Century Street Photography ­– Prints from St. Louis Collections
Friday, February 7
This exhibit at the International Photography Hall of Fame examines the evolution of street photography through the most iconic works of the last century. View beautiful, vivid photographs of city streets, daily life and society. The exhibit opens Friday and the museum is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday through Saturday. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors and children 18 and under get in free. http://www.iphf.org/current-exhibitions/

Black History Heritage Month at the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial
Open through February 28
This is a month-long program at the Old Courthouse and Museum of Westward Expansion. Learn about the Dred Scott Trial, the Underground Railroad and more through character portrayals, storytellers, concerts, films and re-enactments. Friday, the films “Frederick Douglass: An American Life,” and “The Martin Luther King National Historic Site” are showing. Saturday, you can view “Booker T. Washington: Looking to Learn,” and “Never Lose Sight of Freedom.” The exhibit runs through the end of the month. http://www.gatewayarch.com/experience/the-gateway-arch/museum-of-westward-expansion/

 

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