7 Things To Do This Weekend: Aug 17-21

 In Culture, Event

Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further.

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1/ Whiskey War Festival
Aug. 20
South Broadway Athletic Club
The Whiskey War Festival is a massive grassroots festival showcasing local and national musicians and artists. Saturday, Aug. 20 will mark the fifth anniversary of the WWF, and with the new historic location, it will surely be the best one yet. Hosting 30 bands on four stages, a handful of artists—including the highly regarded, STL-based art collective “Screwed Arts Collective”—along with 20 local craft, holistic and environmentally charged vendors, and Pyro Pizza Truck to satisfy the stomachs of meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.

2/ “Doubt”
Aug. 19, 20, 26, 27
Union Avenue Opera
Set in 1964 and full of beautifully orchestrated jazz, “Doubt” is a thoughtful opera which covers the ideas of gender politics, race relations and the role of church in society and personal lives.

3/ St. Louis World’s Fare Heritage Festival
Aug. 19-21
World’s Fair Pavilion
This free annual event in Forest Park brings together people of the region to celebrate St. Louis. Enjoy favorite restaurants and food trucks, a Kids’ Island, beer garden, live music and entertainment, a culinary challenge, Artist’s Village, backyard games and so much more.

4/ St. Lou Fringe Festival
Aug. 19-27
Grand Center
Immerse yourself in the eclectic performing arts scene that local STL artists have to offer. During this five-day festival, you have the opportunity to experience an extremely diverse range of performance art, ranging from drama all the way to circus arts.

5/ TechShop Preview Party
Aug. 20
TechShop St. Louis
Aiming to change the way makers “make” in STL, TechShop will be hosting a preview party to provide area creatives a sneak peek at the offerings of the new community-based workshop and prototype studio.

6/ Folk Filth
Aug. 20
Ruby Francis
Ruby Francis on Cherokee hosts a showcase by Lauren Busiere, whose shrine art carefully constructed of kitschy salvaged goodies and pop culture icons and imagery will be available to view. Light refreshments and beverages will be provided as well as some filthy folk tunes.

7/ Craft on Tap
Aug. 20
Downtown Clayton
Enjoy an evening of live music and local craft beer in downtown Clayton at Craft on Tap. The event features over 20 local St. Louis breweries and tickets include a commemorative glass.

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