20 Things To Do (Stoned) in St. Louis on 4/20
It's time to celebrate marijuana's unofficial holiday, and here to help you plan your day is Daily RFT. Behold! Our gift to you: A list of twenty great ways to spend April 20 in St. Louis -- be you baked, half-baked or, stone-cold sober:
20. Watch the New Cheech and Chong Movie
After more than 25 years apart, stoner-movie icons Cheech Marin and Tommy Chong teamed up for the Light Up America Tour in 2009. For anybody who couldn't make the tour, there is Hey Watch This, a 90-minute film recapping the best of the tour and backstage footage. The movie had a short run in local movie theaters, but the DVD/BlueRay will be available on 4/20. Wow, what a coincidence.
Terry, the Tower Grove coyote, has quickly become an elusive celebrity in St. Louis. Only a few photos of the coyote have been snapped so far. While Daily RFT was able to land an exclusive interview, Terry would much rather be left alone. That's where you come in. Or, rather, that's where you come in stoned. Doesn't it sound like a really great idea to go hunt a coyote armed with a Super Soaker?
What could be better than this? Blinking lights, the sounds of slot machines, tons of people...all things that will fascinate you with the right amount of THC.
Forest Park in general is a great place to be on 4/20. Plenty of grass (actual grass), trees, water and secluded paths not frequently visited by the po-po. But you're not a real St. Louisan unless you've sledded down Art Hill in front of the St. Louis Art Museum (One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park). So do it. No snow? No problem.
Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Road) is filled with interesting artwork to admire and has tons of secluded areas.
You're not supposed to operate heavy machinery while under the influence. The City Museum (701 North 15th Street) offers the best alternative. If you can make it all the way up there, a scrap plane with a cool cockpit awaits.
The Delmar Loop is a good place to meet interesting people. Unfortunately, you'll also meet a lot of people wanting you to sign up for one cause or another. Depending on what kind of high you're on, they will either blow your buzz or keep you enthralled in fascinating conversation... until they get your signature.
For the munchies, we suggest the Cupcakery (28 S. Maryland Plaza). There's nothing like the Red Velvet.