What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
This weekend, get a boozy start at two happy hours, then throw it back at two cult classic movie screenings (and yes, we count “Shrek” in that category). Shop two very different local markets on Saturday, and end the day by gathering your friends and loved ones for the chance to win acclaim at an unusual trivia bar crawl through one of St. Louis’ historic neighborhoods.
‘Meet Me in the Museum’ happy hour
Tour the Contemporary Art Museum’s spring exhibitions in Grand Center this Thursday evening during their “Meet Me in the Museum” happy hour. Sip on complimentary brews from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company and take advantage of a 10 percent discount at the museum store. The spring exhibitions close later this month, so the evening is one of the last chances to see them.
When: April 18 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum
Kiener Cocktails Happy Hour
Swing Downtown to Kiener Plaza after work on Thursday for a special happy hour to benefit the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. Non-members of the foundation can pay a flat fee for access to the open bar, stocked with specialty beer, wine and spirits, as well as bites provided by Sugarfire Smokehouse and Ruth’s Chris.
When: April 18 from 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Kiener Plaza
Price: Free for Gateway Arch Park Foundation members, $20 for non-members
Movie screenings at the Tivoli: Monty Python’s ‘Life of Brian’ and ‘Shrek’
The Tivoli Theatre in The Delmar Loop presents not one but two special features this weekend: Monty Python’s “Life of Brian” on Thursday and the animated classic “Shrek” on Friday and Saturday. Be sure to reserve tickets in advance for the “Life of Brian” re-release (and receive an exclusive gift).
When: April 18 at 7 p.m.; April 19-20 at 11:55 p.m.
Where: The Tivoli Theatre
St. Louis Cardinals vs. New York Mets
The beloved Cardinals go head-to-head against the New York Mets twice this weekend. Head Downtown to Busch Stadium on Friday evening or Saturday afternoon—or both—to cheer them on while soaking up the fresh spring sunshine and enjoying hot dogs and cold beer.
When: April 19 at 7:15 p.m. and April 20 at 1:15 p.m.
Where: Busch Stadium
U City Farmers’ Market opening day
Save your grocery run for Saturday morning as The Delmar Loop welcomes another season of the newly renamed U City Farmers’ Market (formerly the Midtown Farmers’ Market). Starting early, head to 6655 Delmar Blvd. to pick up fresh produce and support local vendors.
When: April 20
Where: 6655 Delmar Blvd.
Price: Free entry
Schlafly 4/20 Garage Sale
Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood invites yardsalers and beer drinkers alike to its 4/20 Garage Sale on Saturday afternoon. Shop Schlafly’s memorabilia, glassware, apparel, furniture and other vintage collectibles. Don’t miss out on the chance to sample their exclusive 420 CBD-infused IPA on draft while you’re at it.
When: April 20 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
Price: Free entry
‘The Office’ Trivia Bar Crawl
Bears, beets, Battlestar Galactica. Fans of “The Office” should join forces this Saturday evening for a special trivia bar crawl presented by Crawl With Us. Teams of up to eight participants can check in between 4 and 6 in the evening to receive their Dunder Mifflin ID badges. Stop at several venues throughout Soulard to complete all 100 trivia questions and try for a Dundie trophy, then head to the after party at Bar 101.
When: April 20 from 4 p.m. to midnight
Where: Multiple venues in Soulard, starting at the Great Grizzly Bear
Featured image courtesy of Kate Trysh.