7 Things To Do This Weekend: Aug. 31-Sept. 4

 In Culture, Event

Looking for something to do this weekend?


Photo courtesy of Big Muddy Blues Festival

1/ House Ov Beeombi “Sept. First.”
Sept. 1
Public Media Commons
Enjoy a fashion presentation by House Ov Beeombi, created by St. Louis-based designer Darron Cherry, at the Nine Network Public Media Commons.

2/ Fall Exhibition Openings
Sept. 2
The Luminary
Join The Luminary on Friday, Sept. 2 for the opening of three new exhibitions: Empowerpoint, a group exhibition curated by Jessica Lynne and Taylor Renee of “ARTS.BLACK;” “Concept/Focus,” a roving exhibition that features an investigation of contemporary art from St. Louis- and Oklahoma-based artists; and STNDRD: Ann-Maree Walker, the first in a series of emergency preparation kits for local and national communities in crisis.

3/ Japanese Festival
Sept. 2-5
Missouri Botanical Gardens
This year’s Japanese Festival will be kicking off at 10am on Saturday, Sept. 2, in celebration of its 40th year of celebrating Japanese culture, people and history.

4/ Greek Festival
Sept. 2-5
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church
Since its inception almost 100 years ago, the annual St. Louis Greek Festival has become a Labor Day weekend tradition, celebrating Greek culture with authentic Greek food, music and dancing. The 99th annual Greek Festival kicks off on September 2 at 11am at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church.

5/ The Art Fair
Sept. 2-4
Queeny Park
The Greater St. Louis Art Association is hosting their fall art fair at Queeny Park, Sep. 2-4. A tradition for more than 35 years, the fair allows attendees the chance to purchase original works of fine art and fine craft from the artists who’ve created them. The fair begins at 5pm on Friday, Sep. 2.

6/ Big Muddy Blues Festival
Sept. 3-4
Laclede’s Landing
Set along the cobblestone streets of Laclede’s Landing, Big Muddy Blues Festival is the regions largest Blues event. The event features a lineup of over 40 local bands and musicians with three stages, three indoor clubs and two special events and the National Blues Museum.

7/ Yoga + Apple Picking
Sept. 4
Eckert’s Farm
To welcome in the looming fall season, head on over to Eckert’s Farm in nearby Belleville, IL on Sunday, Sept. 4 for a relaxing morning of all-levels yoga and apple picking. Tickets are $20.

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