What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
The first weekend in November marks the kickoff of a ten-day film festival, a vibrant fashion show, several chances to see live music and much more.
Live Music: Big Gigantic with Flamingos, Girlpool with Porches
Two very different but equally noteworthy concerts come to St. Louis on Thursday: Big Gigantic at the Pageant with Flamingos, and Girlpool headlining the Ready Room featuring Porches. Big Gigantic has occupied a premier spot in electronic music since their debut 10 years ago, blending styles from jazz to dubstep as they fuse melodic live instrumentation with electronic production. Porches and indie-rock duo Girlpool both tour their respective new projects, “The House” and “Powerplant,” showcasing the evolution of their sounds.
When: Nov. 1 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Ready Room, The Pageant
Price: $18, $30
St. Louis International Film Festival
The 27th Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival kicks off this week and runs until Nov. 11, showing over 400 acclaimed international films, documentaries, American independent films, animations and shorts. Pack your schedule with features from 63 countries around the world, including several with local ties that we’ve highlighted for you. Don’t miss SLIFF’s tribute to actor and St. Louis native John Goodman during a special screening of The Big Lebowski on Nov. 2 at 7:30 p.m.
When: Nov. 1-11
St. Louis Symphony Performs to Tim Burton’s A Nightmare Before Christmas
Cap off spooky season with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as they perform the score to “A Nightmare Before Christmas.” Celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s classic animated feature at Powell Hall all weekend.
When: Nov. 2-4 at 7 p.m.
Where: Powell Hall
Monaco Presents Wayfarer by LAB:D
Monaco gallery on Cherokee Street presents “Wayfarer,” a new exhibition by LAB:D (a collaborative-art practice between Lyndon Barrois Jr. and Addoley Dzegede). Wayfarer draws its inspiration from walking through cities around the world, including Tokyo, St. Louis, Brussels, Sydney and Mexico City. Head to the opening on Friday night to mingle and see LAB:D’s newest work.
When: Nov. 2 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Monaco on Cherokee
7th Annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl
Jazz aficionados and music lovers should be sure not to miss the seventh installment of the Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl. Over a dozen local acts—including favorites like Miss Jubilee and The St. Boogie Brass Band—will showcase a wide array of musical stylings all afternoon and evening.
When: Nov. 3 from 12:30-3:30 p.m. and 4-7 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Street
Price: Drinks for purchase
Tribute Fashion Fest
The Big Top Tent in Grand Center becomes a fashion hub this weekend during Tribute Fashion Fest, where notable faces from Mother Models will walk the runway in the city that launched their careers. Come for an electric, colorful, inspiring night of fun and fashion.
When: Nov. 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Big Top Tent
Price: Tickets start at $20
Riverfront Times’ Shuck Yeah
This Sunday, slurp your way through oysters from both coasts and enjoy bites from local restaurants like Barcelona Tapas, Blk Mkt, and many more. Sip craft cocktails and beer to the sounds of the Funky Butt Brass Band at Molly’s in Soulard. Choose from two ticket options for oysters, unlimited beverages and food tastings.
When: Nov. 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Where: Molly’s in Soulard
Featured image courtesy of Alisa Anton.