7 Things To Do This Weekend: Feb. 17–Feb. 21

By ALIVE Staff
In Culture

Need something to do this weekend? Look no further.

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Photo courtesy of The Texas Room

1/ The Texas Room’s “Non-Fiction” Album Release
Feb. 19
Blank Space
“Non-Fiction” is a collaborative new album that pairs new American artists with native St. Louis musicians. Basil Kincaid produced the artwork for this album and his prints will be available for sale.

2/ Lunar New Year Festival
Feb. 19-20
University City
This two-day festival aims to bring the festivities of Lunar New Year to the St. Louis community and will host Lion Dances, traditional Chinese food and art and a number of activities for children.

3/ Distortedd’s P(art)y
Feb. 19
The Kitchen Sink
For a blend of performing arts–from visual art, to hip-hop, to the culinary arts–Distortedd’s “p(ART)y” (pronounced Art Party) provides a chance to indulge in St. Louis’ underground art scene.

4/ Art. Work.
Feb. 20
Westminster Press
Art. Work. exhibits work by artists Hillary Bird, Kahlil Irving, Angela Malchionno and Kevin McCoy. Their combined pieces of weaving, ceramics, printmaking and fiber examines the relationship between labor, art and economic survival.

5/ Gondo Poetry 34
Feb. 20
Fort Gondo Compound for the Arts
Poets CA Conrad and Rachel Eliza Griffiths present readings of their work as part of the gondo poetry series.

6/ Maker of the Month
Feb. 20
Mesa Home
Meet with Mesa Home’s Makers of the Month, artists Eugenia Alexander and Dayna Kriz. Alexander will be creating interpret stories through geometric patterns and shapes while Kriz will explore sensuality with color, patterns and texture. Enjoy live music by Nappy DJ Needles. Brew and snacks will be provided.

7/ TRACES Brunch and a Movie
Feb. 21
Mad Art Gallery
Enjoy brunch and free mimosas as you explore artist Jacob Berkowitz’s exhibit TRACES, as well as a private showing of the documentary “Gerhard Richter Painting.”

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