WHATS HAPPENING AROUND THE TOWN THIS WEEKEND? March 3-5, 2017 State Farms Arch Madness: Missouri Valley Conference Mens Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center (Thus. Mar. 2 Sun. Mar. 5; check website for times) Let the games begin! Its the beginning of March Madness season, kicked off by the Missouri Conference tournament that brings four days and nine games of exciting college basketball to the court as teams vie for the conferences coveted automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. For tip-off times, teams, and to purchase tickets, go to www.scottradecenter.org. First Fridays at the St. Louis Science Center: Harry Potter (Fr. Mar 3; 6 pm doors open) Learn the real science behind science fiction at First Fridays events! Each month has a different theme (this month is Harry Potter), fea-tures free hands-on activities, and culminates with a free 10 pm screening of a classic science fiction move in the OMNIMAX Theater. Tickets for show are available starting at 6 pm on the evening of the First Friday event and distributed on a first come, first served basis. Go to www.slsc.org to see the lineup of fun to be found in Potterverse at this months First Friday! Lee Brice and Justin Moores American Made Tour at the Chaifetz Arena (Fri. Mar. 3, 7 pm ) Lee Brice and Justin Moores co-headlining American Made tour kicked off in January and has since drawn capacity crowds in ven-ues across the US. And, now, the country stars have arrived in St. Louis. Fans are showing up in droves to catch Lee, Justin and tour opener, William Michael Morgan, perform more than three hours of back-to-back hits, plus sneak-peeks of new songs not yet available to the public. For tickets, go to: www.thechaifetzarena.com. A Grr-ific Block Party with the Nine Network at the Magic House (Sat. Mar. 4, 9:30 am-5 pm) Theres a new tiger on the block, and the Magic House is welcoming him to the neighborhood with a super, fun neighborhood block party! Meet Daniel Tiger, explore Daniel Tigers Neighborhood: A Grr-ific Exhibit, show off your best moves at a dance party, make a character mask and get to know some of the community helpers. No reservations are required. Cost: This event is free with Museum admission. With a paid adult admission and the donation of a new book or package of diapers ($10 mini-mum value) to East St. Louis Early Learning Partnership, children 12 and under will receive free Museum admission. Go to: www.magichouse.org. Orchid Show at the Saint Louis Botanical Gardens (Through Mar. 26, 9 am-5 pm daily) The annual Or-chid Show offers visitors a once-a-year opportunity to see a rotating display of hundreds of orchids from the Gardens expan-sive permanent living collection amid a tropical oasis inside the Orthwein Floral Display Hall. This year's show celebrates va-nilla! Admission: Free for Garden members and their children; $5.00 per person (ages 3 and up) plus regular Garden admission ($12 adults; $6 St. Louis City/County residents; free children ages 12 and under). Go to: www.missouribotanicalgardens.org. Friday Night Flights at the Sophia M. Butterfly House in Chesterfield (Fri. Mar. 3; 5:30-7:30 pm) Although Mardi Gras is over, theres still reason to celebrate like a member of the Krewe of Morpheus at the Butterfly House! The Butterfly House is joining forces with the magnificent Blue Morpho butterfly and Morpheus, the God of Dreams, for an eve-ning like no other! Dine on appetizers from Championship Catering and experience new wines and other libations, from Total Wine & More, in the midst of live jazz music from the National Blues Museum. Meet Daisy, the adorable fennec fox, from the Endangered Wolf Center and see larger-than-life, handcrafted glass Blue Morpho Butterflies, created by artist Craig Mitchell Smith. Adults 21 and up. To register and for more information, call (636) 530-0076 or visit: www.missouribotanicalgarden.org. 1350 Elbridge Payne Road Chesterfield, MO 63017 636-519-4513 Doug McDonald Around the TOW Last Word Before I Fall Logan Table 19 The Shack Red Box Releases Masterminds (PG-13) Moonlight (R) I.T. (NR) The Perfect Husband (NR) The Hangman: Shepherds and Butchers (R) Weekend Forecast Friday: Mostly Sunny 47/38 Saturday: Mostly Sunny 64/49 Sunday: Mostly Cloudy 64/52 AT THE MOVIES The first NCAA Division Mens Basket-ball Tournament between Univer-sity of Oregon and Ohio State (Oregon won, 44-33) was held March 27, 1939. Today, it is famil-iarly known as March Madness, Final Four, or the Big Dance.