What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This week, it’s clear that the Lou is embracing the spirit of summer with open arms. The city bustles with new gallery openings, a restaurant crawl through one of St. Louis’ most diverse streets for dining, two beer festivals and even more opportunities to enjoy live music while soaking up the sun.

Herbie’s Patio Party
Join the team at ALIVE Magazine and GUIDED: Saint Louis at Herbie’s in Clayton this Thursday evening, for Herbie’s Annual Patio Party, running all evening long. Bid hello to summer with brews and cocktails, bites and tunes from the renowned blues and soul artist Theo Peoples. Mingle with our contributors and enjoy the sunset on one of the liveliest patios in the city.

When: May 17 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Herbie’s in Clayton
Price: Free entry. Food and drink for purchase.

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Image courtesy of Herbie’s.

South Grand Dine Around: A Restaurant Crawl
South Grand should already be in your arsenal for creative, international dining. This week, diners have the opportunity to sample a diverse selection of South Grand restaurants and bars representing 14 countries from around the world at the 2018 Dine Around restaurant crawl. Participants can spend their five tickets however they like on small plates, drinks or desserts.

When: May 17 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: South Grand restaurants
Price: $30

Mona Hatoum Film Screening
“Mona Hatoum: Terra Infirma” comprises a monumental collection of this renowned contemporary artist’s sculptures, installations and video work. This week, join Tamara H. Schenkenberg, curator at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Monika Weiss, New York-based artist and professor at Washington University in St. Louis, for a screening and discussion of Mona Hatoum’s short films.

When: May 17 at 7 p.m.
Where: Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Price: Free

New Exhibitions Open around the City
On Friday, May 18 from 7-10 p.m., artist-owned gallery Monaco on Cherokee opens their fifth exhibition, “After Yesterday Before Tomorrow,” featuring the drawings, paintings, sculptures, and video by Gregg Louis. The exhibition draws playfully on concepts of chance and perception. On Saturday, May 19 from 7-10 p.m., head to the Millitzer Gallery on Pestalozzi for “Mariana Parisca: Premastic,” exploring global connections and neoliberal modes through the perspective of a Latin American female artist living in the United States. Admission is free for both openings!

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Image courtesy of Gregg Louis.

Not just another beer fest. Missouri Botanical Garden presents the eleventh annual Fest-of-Ale, a celebration of local beer in one of the city’s leafiest and most scenic backdrops. A ticket includes a tasting glass and unlimited beer sampling from the region’s best microbreweries, like 2nd Shift, Kirkwood Station, Schlafly and many more. Enjoy live music from Old Souls Revival throughout.

When: May 18 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
Price: Members: $30, nonmembers: $40. Food available for purchase.

4 Hands Lupulin Carnival
Speaking of beer fests, 4 Hands Brewing Co. is throwing the party of the summer this weekend at the 7th Annual Lupulin Carnival held at Union Station, once one of the most bustling train stations in the world. Each year, the Lupulin Carnival represents 4 Hands’ biggest event, celebrating the release of their Warhammer Imperial IPA. Sample beer from more than 95 breweries, grab bites from a diverse crop of local food trucks and enjoy classic carnival activities and feats including acrobats, fortune tellers, fire performers and snake charmers.

When: May 19 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Union Station
Price: $55

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Image courtesy of Aranxa Esteve.

We recently interviewed the creative mind behind Urban Harvest STL, an urban farm situated atop Convention Plaza in Downtown St. Louis that delivers healthy food to underserved populations. This weekend, Urban Harvest and St. Louis MetroMarket host an outdoor concert on the Food Roof Farm to raise funds for their important work. Sip cocktails, beer or wine while jamming out to local bands Flatwoods and Modern Gold. Challenge friends to a sand volleyball match in the courts below the farm, then refuel with food provided by Mission Taco Joint.

When: May 19 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Food Roof Farm, 1335 Convention Plaza
Price: $45

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Image courtesy of Urban Harvest.

Concert in the Park
To all South City-ites, Benton Park will be bumping late this Sunday afternoon with the music of Blues City Swing. Mingle with your neighbors while enjoying beer, wine and soda, as well as food by Trueman’s and Ernesto’s.

When: May 20 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Benton Park
Price: Free

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