What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In Culture, Guide

This weekend, celebrate the end of Pride month and ring in July with live theater, art events and gallery openings, and summery outdoor gatherings featuring local fare and specialty beer.

Kiener Cocktails Happy Hour
This week and next, mingle and sip specialty cocktails to the sounds of live music in the new Kiener Plaza, all to benefit the Gateway Arch Park Foundation. Rally your coworkers and celebrate the cusp of the weekend with premium liquor and 4 Hands beer at the open bar, appetizers from Ruth’s Chris, and pizza by Porano.

When: June 28 5-7:30 p.m.
Where: Keiner Plaza in Downtown
Price: $20 online, $25 walk-up

River Styx Issue 100 Release Party
Help the city’s oldest international literary magazine celebrate their 100th issue at the Kranzberg Arts Foundation on Thursday evening. Since 1975, River Styx has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction from authors around the world, including U.S. Poet Laureates, Pulitzer Prize Winners, and National Book Award Winners. Meet the folks behind this award-winning journal and listen to live music by folk duo The Wilhelms.

When: June 28 from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Kranzberg Arts Foundation
Price: Free

Singin’ In The Rain at The Muny
The Muny continues their 100th season this week with the classic favorite “Singin’ In The Rain.” Set in the late 1920s during the transition from silent pictures to “talkies,” the musical depicts a humorous tale of love, cultural transition and old Hollywood glamour. All summer, The Muny makes outdoor musical theater accessible to all, offering tickets to suit a wide range of price points.

When: June 27 through July 3
Where: The Muny
Price: Tickets starting at $15

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Image courtesy of The Muny.

SLAM Underground: Spectrum
Celebrate Pride Month at the Saint Louis Art Museum during SLAM Underground: Spectrum, an evening inspired by the St. Louis LGBTQIA+ community and Ellsworth Kelly’s Spectrum II. The event features music, accessory crafting, a rainbow scavenger hunt, shopping at the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Truck, Pride-themed cocktails, and a drag show produced and hosted by Maxi Glamour: The Demon Queen Of Polka and Baklava.

When: June 29 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum
Price: Free

The Inaugural Art Opening at Cherokee Street Gallery, and a Pop-Up Exhibition at Erica Popp Studios + Gallery
We can’t wait to get a look at Cherokee Street’s newest gallery at their inaugural exhibition this Saturday, “Messages From Mercury,” featuring new work by founder Benjamin Lowder. The exhibition also places the artwork of local artists Zack Smithey and Jerald Ieans into conversation with one another, playing with the viewer’s perception of shape and line.  The same evening, Erica Popp Studios + Gallery hosts a pop-up exhibition of Shabez Jamal’s new work and old pieces from “A Free Space Between Intersections.”

Cherokee Street Gallery
When: June 29 from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Street Gallery, at 2617 Cherokee
Price: Free

Erica Popp Studios + Gallery
When: June 29 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: 3271 Roger Place
Price: Free

Grand Center Theatre Crawl
On Friday and Saturday, get a free taste of the diverse St. Louis theater scene during the Grand Center Theatre Crawl, featuring over twenty professional companies from the area. Simply sign in, then wander through the venues dotting the Grand Center Arts District for a different show every half hour.

When: June 29 at 6 p.m., June 30 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Where: Grand Center Arts District
Price: Free

Grace City Wide Fair
Experience the County Fair in our very own Tower Grove Park this Sunday, courtesy of 4 Hands Brewing Company and Grace Meat + Three Barbecue. Try creative takes on county fair classics, like corndogs, turkey legs and funnel cakes, and sample three pie-inspired beers created by 4 Hands exclusively for this event—a Blueberry Pie Ripple, a Pecan Pie Brown and a Lemon Meringue Pie Send Help. Bring the whole family and enjoy carnival entertainment, including balloon artists and face painting.

When: July 1 from 12-6 p.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park
Price: Free entry

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Image courtesy of 4 Hands.

Summer Sundays at Anheuser-Busch
Every Sunday through Sept. 2, head to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery for Summer Sundays on the Pestalozzi Street Patio. Biergarten chefs man the grill, serving up ribs, pulled pork, burgers and brats. Purchase a cold beer, lounge in your lawn chairs, and enjoy live music and yard games.

When: Every Sunday through September 2
Where: Anheuser-Busch Brewery
Price: Free entry

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