What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
After the drama of last weekend’s Snowpocalypse, St. Louis events are back in full force. This weekend, brave the chill for a winter-themed carnival, new must-see museum exhibitions and performances both artistic and comedic.
Michelle Wolf Live
Comedian Michelle Wolf comes to Helium Comedy Club for three 18+ shows this week. Wolf made waves as the headliner of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner and has been dubbed the “future of stand-up comedy” by the Daily Beast. Warm up with her hour-long special, “Michelle Wolf: Nice Lady,” debuted last year on HBO.
When: Jan. 17-18
Where: Helium Comedy Club
The Loop Ice Carnival
The 2019 Loop Ice Carnival returns this week, kicking off with the Moonrise Hotel’s rooftop Snow Ball on Friday, featuring ice carvings, snowy cocktails, music and dancing overlooking The Delmar Loop. Purchase a ticket for just $5, or donate a canned good for free entry. On Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., wander The Loop for a series of incredible ice sculptures dazzling Delmar, as well as live ice-carving demonstrations at Fitz’s Root Beer, skateboarding on the Red Bull Roof Top Skate Park, ice slides for kids on Westgate, a pub crawl and a photo hunt.
When: Jan. 18-20
Where: The Delmar Loop
Stitch & Gather
Join the Pulitzer Arts Foundation in Grand Center for textile-inspired performances and workshops this weekend. On Friday from 5-8 p.m., participate in an interactive quilt-making station by influential St. Louis-based artist Basil Kincaid. Then, on Saturday, make shirts with the inventive designers from SKIF International at a pop-up production studio.
When: Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. and Jan. 19 at 10 a.m.
Where: Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Beer & Donuts Pop-Up
Get a peek at the Lou’s newest doughnut venture, Dough Joe’s Saint Louis, opening as a food truck this spring. Preview its creative menu of traditional and specialty donuts on their website, then sample sweet and savory test recipes at Earthbound Beer on Cherokee Street all evening.
When: Jan. 18 from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Earthbound Beer
Price: Food and drink for purchase
Spring Exhibitions Opening at CAM
Head to Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis in Grand Center for the opening of its spring exhibitions, “Christine Corday: RELATIVE POINTS” and “Guan Xiao: Fiction Archive Project” in the main galleries and “Oliver Laric: 2000 Cliparts” projected onto the museum’s façade. Corday’s work fuses science and fine art in a 12-piece site-specific installation, her first show within the walls of a museum. Xiao translates images into sculptural compositions to delve into the impact of the internet. Members can arrive early for a preview, followed by a public reception open to all. The exhibits will be on display through April 21.
When: Jan. 18 from 7-9 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Rescheduled: Schlafly Cabin Fever Beer Fest
Snowmaggedon is no match for Schlafly’s Cabin Fever Beer Festival, which makes its triumphant return to the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood this Saturday after being postponed due to severe weather. Layer up for an afternoon of live music, bonfires, comfort food and a lineup of 40 brews from Schlafly.
When: Jan. 19 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
Winter Jazz Fest
For the second year, St. Louis Winter Jazz Fest brings together a roster of internationally known artists for a lively show at the Grandel in Grand Center, featuring Grammy-winner John Patitucci, Brian Blade, Tracy Silverman, Dave Black, Ptah Williams and Bach to the Future and Mo Egeston and friends. Ticket proceeds go toward the Dillon International Adoption Agency.
When: Jan. 19 at 7 p.m.
Where: The Grandel
‘And That’s Why We Drink’
Fans of true crime and the paranormal will undoubtedly be familiar with “And That’s Why We Drink,” a ghostly podcast by Christine Schiefer and Em Schulz, with a special appearance from boxed wine. The hilarious hosts come to The Ready Room in The Grove this weekend for two uproarious and bone-chilling live shows, wine encouraged.
When: Jan. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Ready Room
Featured image courtesy of Jeffrey Blum.