7 Things To Do In St. Louis This Weekend: Sept. 29-Oct. 3

 In Culture, Guide

Looking for something to do this weekend?

1/ Celebrate Style Runway Show
Sept. 30
Contemporary Art Museum
The Celebrate Style Runway Event targets men and women who love fashion and are committed to supporting cancer research and education. Guests come together in their best cocktail attire to drink and socialize with the St. Louis fashion set and Siteman supporters. The evening culminates in a runway show featuring several St. Louis area boutiques.

2/ 5th Anniversary Exhibitions Opening Reception
Sept. 29
World Chess Hall of Fame
Join the World Chess Hall of Fame for the presentation of three new exhibitions: “Open Files: Celebrating 5 Years of Collecting,” illustrating the depth of the museum’s artifact collection; “Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Natural Splendors From the Chess Collection of Dr. George & Vivian Dean,” featuring chess sets crafted from natural materials; and “Designing Chessmen,” presenting artwork relating to the 1944 exhibition “The Imagery of Chess.”

3/ Young the Giant
Sept. 29
The Pageant
Fresh off a summer perched atop SiriusXM’s Alt Nation Alt 18 countdown, California-based Young The Giant stops by The Pageant as part of its “Home of the Strange Tour,” with Ra Ra Riot opening. Doors open at 7pm, while the show begins at 8pm. Tickets start at $27.50.

4/ Deconstructing and Reconstructing St. Louis: Panel Discussion
Sept. 29
Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Visit the Pulitzer Arts Foundation on Thursday, Sept. 29, for a panel discussion on “Deconstructing and Reconstructing St. Louis.” The discussion, moderated by cultural historian Michael Allen, focuses on panelists’ collective work in shaping St. Louis’ cityscape.

5/ Bill T. Jones / Arnie Zane Company in “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane”
Sept. 30-Oct. 1
Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
Dance St. Louis begins its 51st season at the Touhill with the modern dance work “Analogy/Dora: Tramontane,” performed by the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company. The piece centers around the early life of Jones’s mother-in-law Dora—a Holocaust survivor, nurse, and social worker—as she struggles to avoid deportation in a Europe torn apart by racism. The show runs  through Oct. 1. Tickets are $30-50.

6/ Historic Shaw Art Fair
Oct. 1-2
Shaw Neighborhood
Celebrate the Historic Shaw Neighborhood with a weekend of live music, delicious food and local artists. Get to know more than 135 artists and craftsmen from around the country who work with a wide range of mediums. This year’s fair runs until 5pm Sunday, Oct. 2.

7/ Best of Missouri Market
Sept. 30-Oct. 2
Missouri Botanical Garden
Featuring more than 120 food producers and crafters, the 2016 Best of Missouri Market runs through Sunday, Oct. 2, and also features live music and a kids’ corner filled with crafts and fall activities.

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