What to Do in St. Louis This Week

Buckle up and clear your schedule, because this week’s calendar contains multitudes of everything from baseball games to exhibition openings, to community events and live concerts.

2018 Visionary Awards
Every year, the Saint Louis Visionary Awards honors women who have contributed to the arts community in our city in diverse ways, both in the forefront as working artists and behind the scenes. Come help us thank the six 2018 recipients—Lana Pepper, Yvonne Osei, Cheeraz Gormon, Allison Felter, Asha Premachandra and Antionette Carroll—at the Sun Theater at 6 p.m. on Monday, and stay for the reception after the ceremony.

When: April 23 at 6 p.m.
Where: The Sun Theater
Price: $50

Cardinals vs. The Mets
Cards season has arrived, and this week they face off against the New York Mets on not one but three occasions. Grab your Cardinals cap and head to Busch Stadium to cheer on our favorite team.

When: April 24-25 at 7:15 p.m., April 26 at 12:15 p.m.
Where: Busch Stadium
Price: varies based on seating

Happy Hour With A Purpose
Make a positive impact with your happy hour imbibing this week. This week, the first “Happy Hour with a Purpose” at ANEW Test Kitchen benefits Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, which supports young people aged 5-25 in several areas, from academic success to health and well-being. Enjoy a performance by Richie Kihlken, special cocktails by Major Brands Premium Beverage Distributors, and Hugo’s Pizzeria for sale by the slice.

When: April 25 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: ANEW Test Kitchen
Price: drinks for purchase

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Image courtesy of Jack White.

Live Music: Jack White, ODESZA, Alvvays, Rogue Wave and Marian Hill
You might need to do some coin-flipping, because all the acts coming to St. Louis this week are worth seeing. The infamous Jack White of the White Stripes tours his new album “Boarding House Reach,” released in March of this year. We’ve heard that electronic duo ODESZA’s ‘A Moment Apart’ Tour is incredible and unique, complete with an 11-piece ensemble.

You’ll love Canadian indie-pop group Alvvays for their wistful, driving-with-the-windows-down tunes. Marian Hill, a sultry vocalist-producer collaboration, returns to St. Louis after appearing at last year’s Loufest. Finally, the same evening, Rogue Wave will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their album “Asleep at Heaven’s Gate.”

Jack White: April 25 at Chaifetz Arena at 8 p.m.
Price: $50-$80

Odesza: April 26 at The Pageant at 7:30 p.m.
Price: $50

Alvvays: April 27 at The Ready Room at 8 p.m.
Price: $18

Rogue Wave: April 28 at The Duck Room at Blueberry Hill at 7 p.m.
Price: $20

Marian Hill: April 28 at Delmar Hall at 8 p.m.
Price: $31

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Image courtesy of projects+gallery.

New Exhibition Openings
Several must-see exhibitions open across the city featuring work from exciting St. Louis artists. “Improvisations and Premeditations” examines the creative process through an abstract lens at Philip Slein Gallery. “Seeing Other People,” a group exhibition curated by Jessica Baran for projects+gallery, considers themes of gender and the male gaze. “Dwell In Other Futures” brings together four prolific St. Louis artists in a two-day festival exploring the future of St. Louis through the lens of race, urbanism, and futurism. Head to the Kranzberg Art Foundation’s .ZACK facility for the festival launch, then experience the installations the following day at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation.

“Improvisations and Premeditations” Opening
When: April 26 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Philip Slein Gallery

“Seeing Other People” Opening
When: 4/26 5-8 p.m.
Where: projects+gallery

“Dwell in Other Futures” Two-Day Art Festival
When: April 27 from 6:30-10 p.m., April 28 from 1-8:30 p.m.
Where: April 27 at the Kranzberg Art Foundation’s .ZACK facility, April 28 at the Pulitzer
Price: Free, but RSVP online to reserve your spot

Dining Out for Life
Support the amazing work of Saint Louis Effort for AIDS’ in their 25th year during Dining Out For Life, an annual fundraiser in which restaurants around the city donate at least 25 percent of your bill to EFA. All day, head to any one of the 110+ participating restaurants, ranging from more casual spots like Guerrilla Street Food and Southwest Diner, to more refined environments like Retreat Gastropub and Olio.  

When: April 26, breakfast lunch and dinner!
Where: All over St. Louis
Price: Varies based on restaurant

Crawfish Fest at Broadway Oyster Bar
The Crawfish Festival and Boil returns to Broadway Oyster Bar the last weekend in April. Dig in to over 1500 pounds of crawfish, as well as a menu of over 10 different crawfish-inspired soups, appetizers and entrees. Once the sun sets, enjoy live music on the patio.

When: April 27 from 6-11 p.m. and April 28 starting at 1 p.m., until they run out
Where: Broadway Oyster Bar
Price: No entry cost, but cover charge on the patio after 9 p.m.

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Image courtesy of Jamie Taylor.

Independent Bookstore Day 2018
Support your local independent bookstore on the last Saturday of the month! Every indie bookstore celebrates differently, with authors, live music, kids events, contests, and exclusive discounts. At Left Bank Books, enjoy literary-themed pancakes at 10 a.m. from St. Louis pancake artist Dancakes, a used-book sale at 3 p.m., and specialty cocktails at 6 p.m.

When: April 28 at 10 a.m.
Where: Left Bank Books and elsewhere
Price: Free to attend

Tower Grove Neighborhood-Wide Garage Sale
One day only, take a stroll through Tower Grove with cash in your pocket to take advantage of the neighborhood-wide garage-and-yard sale. It’s not too late to sign up and be included in the online map if you’d like to do some spring cleaning yourself.

When: April 28 (if rained out, May 5)
Where: Tower Grove Neighborhood
Price: items for sale

Get a Free Taste of Nixta and Cayman Jack
All night on April 28, enjoy a cocktail and a delicious limited-edition appetizer at Nixta designed to pair with Cayman Jack’s premium margarita. Cayman Jack’s margs are made with 100-percent blue agave nectar from Mexico, pure cane sugar and organic limes, so you know they’re legit. First come, first serve, so get there early!

When: April 28 from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Nixta on Tower Grove Avenue
Price: Free

Enjoy this week, and don’t forget to tag GUIDED Saint Louis in your social posts @guidedstl!

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