7 Things To Do This Weekend

 In Culture

Life Cycles: Isabella Kirkland’s Taxa
Friday, Jan. 24, Saint Louis Art Museum
Isabella Kirkland’s Taxa portfolio merges art with the natural sciences to convey a powerful message about the state of the environment in the 21st century. These six inkjet prints share the same thoughtful arrangement and attention to detail that characterizes 17th-century Dutch still-life painting.

St. Louis Food & Wine Experience
Friday, Jan. 24-Sunday, Jan. 26, 12-5pm, Chase Park Plaza
Join this 12th annual event to benefit The Repertory Theatre and its projects and theater subgroups, featuring some of the city’s best food and wine. Wine connoisseurs can experience delightful flavors from the main stage and floor or can even take part in the VIP Reserve Room. The Premiere Tasting on Friday is the kick-off for this fun and flavorful weekend.

Dear Nemesis:  Nicole Eisenman
Saturday, Jan. 25-April 13, Contemporary Art Museum
Visit CAM for “Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993–2013,” which includes more than 120 works, charting the development of Eisenman’s practice across painting, printmaking and drawing from the 1990s to the present. See her work that depicts settings and themes from motherhood to bar scenes, as she centers on concerns with depictions of community, identity and sexuality. Fans of her work can see her Saturday, Jan. 25 for an artist talk at 11am.

Reset: About Face Drag Show
Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30am-1:30am, Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts
7 – 10 pm Make-up and Manicures
8 – 10 pm About Face Drag Show
10 – Midnight After Party with DJ Charlie Buttons
The Pulitzer and GlitterBomb Productions serve up Reset realness. L.A.-based performance artist Raja, St. Louis’ Siren, and artists from St. Louis’ vibrant drag scene will explore emotion universally evident in facial expressions. Third season winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Raja describes her drag as “cerebral and provocative.” She strives to blend the masculine and feminine to create an illusion that is not only beautiful, but also thrilling and poetic. Transform yourself with St. Louis’ fiercest make-up artists and manicures by Vanity Projects. Stay after the show to meet the performers. Free admission.

5th Annual Clayton Restaurant Week
January 20-January 26
Savory dishes will be served at a fixed price from some of the finest restaurants in Clayton. At $25 per person, a three course meal will be provided from their signature menu items. A charity tie-in is also involved with Operation Food Search, where one can donate money at the end of their meal for this cause.

Healthy Living Expo for a Cause
Sunday, Jan. 26, 2-7pm, Crowne Plaza, Bridgeton
Support Operation Food Search and attend this health-filled event at Crowne Plaza. With more than 20 vendors from American Red Cross to It Works!, guests can meet all the needs of their healthy lifestyles. Admission is $10, with 10 percent of sales benefitting Operation Food Search

Beth Bombara
Saturday, Jan. 25, 8-11pm, Bridge Tap House and Wine Bar
Music video release party featuring an audio visual experience with 3 music videos shot by Joshua Black Wilkins and an art installation by Dave Burnett.

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