Arts + Culture Events: TechArtista To Screen Locally Shot ‘Four Way Stop’ This Weekend
Aug. 24: Jammin’ at the Zoo, presented by Macy’s
The Young Zoo Friends presents a 21+ evening event with music, beer and wine at the St. Louis Zoo, on Wednesday, Aug. 24 from 6-10pm. Wine and beer sampling, featuring more than 85 different wines, will take place from 6-8pm, and entertainment for the event includes My Friend Mike, Dirty Muggs, Jugging Jeff and roaming unicyclists. Tickets can be purchased online.
1 Government Dr., Forest Park
Aug. 26: SLAM Underground: Backyard
The St. Louis Art Museum’s monthly event, SLAM Underground, returns this Friday, Aug. 26 from 7-10pm. This evening’s performances and collaborators include DJ Billy Brown, Oh So Vivant, The St. Louis Hoop Club and the band Bully. There will be a cash bar, arts and crafts, and more. Admission is free, but tickets are required for entry for the performances.
One Fine Arts Dr., Forest Park
Aug. 27: “Four Way Stop” Movie Screening and Panel
As part of the Invisible Barriers Film Series, TechArtista is sponsoring a movie screening and panel discussion featuring the locally shot, award-winning, feature-length film, “Four Way Stop,” on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6-10pm. Doors open at 6pm, and the film begins at 7pm. The event is free to attend, and the trailer for the movie is available to watch here.
4818 Washington Blvd., Central West End
Aug. 27: 90s Bar Crawl
The ThrowBack Group presents “90s Bar Crawl St. Louis,” a 90s themed pub crawl, on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 6pm-2am in downtown St. Louis. Participating bars include Budweiser Brew House, Molly’s, Big Daddy’s at the Landing, Big Daddy’s at Soulard, Bobby’s Place and Duke’s at Soulard. Tickets are available for purchase online, and include food and drink specials at participating bars in addition to free entrance to the official after party.
601 Clark Ave., Downtown St. Louis
Aug. 27: Kid’s Block Party
The St. Charles Convention Center’s annual Kid’s Block Party is on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 10am-2pm. The free, community event is geared towards children ages 3-10, and will include inflatables, arts and crafts, games, music and dancing, and more. Waiver forms can be found online.
1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles
Aug. 27: “The Family Cookbook”: A One Woman Show
The final performance of Sahara “SistaSols” Scott’s one woman show, “The Family Cookbook,” is on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 8pm at the Kranzberg Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. This event is part of the 2016 St. Louis Fringe Festival. Tickets are available online.
501 N. Grand Blvd., Grand Center
Aug. 27-28: Pü F3ST
Blank Space on Cherokee Street is hosting “Pü F3ST,” a 2-day music alternative music festival, on Saturday, August 27 from 2pm-12am, and Sunday, Aug. 28 from 3-11pm. Tickets and full line-up with performance times is available online.
2847 Cherokee St., Cherokee Street
Aug. 27-Oct. 30: Outside In: Paint for Peace
The opening of COCA’s latest exhibition, “Outside In: Paint for Peace,” will open in the Millstone Gallery on Saturday, Aug. 27 and will run through Oct. 30. The exhibition features a selection of murals painted across the St. Louis community in the weeks following the November 2014 protests in Ferguson, MO. Pieces will also be on view at five other locations in St. Louis.
524 Trinity Ave., Delmar Loop
Aug. 28: I Love Forest Park 5K
Forest Park Forever presents “I Love Forest Park 5K,” the only race in Forest Park that benefits the Park, on Sunday, August 28 from 7:30-9:45am. Registration opens at 6:30am at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center in Forest Park. The Kids Fun Run begins at 8:30am. More information on registration and ticket pricing is available online.
5595 Grand Dr., Forest Park
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