Here are some of the events and activities happening soon around the state of Missouri:
— “The Great Taste” allows visitors to discover the best restaurants in the city from 7 to 10 p.m. Wednesday at the St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Ave. The event features tastings from area restaurants from the 2020 edition of Ian Froeb’s STL100. Guests will spend an evening enjoying live music, items from local vendors, complimentary tastings from restaurants, and more. Tickets range from $45 to $85. Attendees must be ages 21 or older. For more information, call 800.365.0820 or visit https://www.tixtoparty.com/e/great-taste-2020.
— “Dreaming Zenzile: Based on the Life of Miriam Makeba” Wednesday through April 12 at the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, 130 Edgar Rd. At her final concert, on the eve of her death, South African musical legend Miriam Makeba delivers the performance of her life, raising the conscience and the consciousness of a people. Written and performed by international music sensation Somi Kakoma. Tickets range from $28 to $94.50. To order tickets online, visit http://www.repstl.org/events/detail/dreaming-zenzile.
— “Nature Art: Music of Missouri’s Woods and Water” will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 South Nature Center Way. This free program is designed for ages 12 and older. Over the course of the evening, musicians Bo Brown and Bob Ranney will share their passion for the outdoors with music and stories. The event is free but requires pre-registration, which can be completed online at https://mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/172729. For more details, call 417.888.4237.
— The 32nd annual Cystic Fibrosis Concert featuring country music star Joe Nichols, 6 to 10 p.m. March 21 at the West Plains Civic Center, 110 Saint Louis St. Nichols’ hits include “What’s a Guy Gotta Do,” “Gimme That Girl,” “Better Than Beautiful” and “I’ll Wait For You.” Call 417.256.8123 for ticket prices or more information.
— “The Gospel Spring Sing,” hosted by The Liberty Belles, features singers and gospel groups from Missouri, Illinois and Iowa performing from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 21 at Liberty Baptist Church, 7461 North Brown Station Rd. Call 573.881.3990 or visit https://www.facebook.com/LibertyBellesGospelGroup for details.
— Herb Du Vin lets visitors discover the flavors of locally grown Missouri herbs paired with wines also made in the Show-Me State from noon to 6 p.m. March 21 and 22 at seven locations in Rocheport. Visitors can start at any participating location. Tickets are $20 per person and $10 for designated drivers. Each ticket includes a souvenir glass and a packet of herbs from each winery visited. Participants must be ages 21 or older. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.visitmo.com/events/herb-du-vin.
— “Running the Rails on Route 66” is a 4-mile fun run starting at Frisco’s Grill and Pub near Cuba and ending in downtown Cuba on Main Street and Route 66. Walkers and joggers are welcome. The run will be followed by a Kid’s 1-Mile Fun Run. Entry is $30 for adults and $15 for children ages 13 and younger. To register, or for more information, visit https://runningtherailsonroute66.com.
For more activities, visit the official Missouri Division of Tourism website, VisitMo.com.
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