What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This weekend is all about love. Get some unique Valentine’s Day inspiration here, including unconventional themed events such as pastry pairings, performances and Valentine’s karaoke. Read on for all the details about this weekend’s events in food, drink and the arts, including a spring gallery show opening, a benefit beer fest and more.

Valentine’s Day Flower Pop-Up
Make your Valentine’s Day florals that much more special with a custom arrangement or a ready-made bouquet from florist Alice Blue Collective, who will set up shop at Vicia restaurant this Thursday and Friday during the lunch rush. Round out your purchase with some Vicia sweets for your sweet.

When: Feb. 14-15 from 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Where: Vicia
Price: Goods for purchase

Valentine’s Day around the city
Local restaurants, bars and retail are showing up and showing out for Valentine’s Day this year, featuring a number of prix fixe menus, exclusive one-night-only offerings and romantic ambiances. Reserve a ticket to Grace Meat + Three ahead of time for its five-course dinner, live music and beer pairings by Perennial Artisan Ales, or turn up at Earthbound for a beer and a bite by candlelight. Renew your vows with Elvis at Das Bevo and sing along afterward to a screening of “Viva Las Vegas.” Or pick up a bouquet of chocolate-covered bacon from The Chocolate Pig‘s executive pastry chef Tyler Davis.

When: Feb. 14
Where: Varies
Price: Food and drink for purchase

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Image courtesy of Annie Spratt.

Winter/Spring Gallery Opening at The Sheldon
Celebrate the opening of this season’s gallery shows, including new work in photography, architecture, children’s art, music, painting and drawing, at The Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries in Grand Center this Friday evening. The Sheldon’s diverse exhibitions will run through the spring.

When: Feb. 15 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: The Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries
Price: Free

Cajun Cook-Off
Part of a series of Mardi Gras-themed events coming to St. Louis, the Cajun Cook-Off in Soulard Market Park celebrates the fiery flavors of Cajun cooking and Creole cuisine. See cooking demos all afternoon as amateur chefs from the region compete; taste free samples and enjoy lunch provided by Sugarfire Smokehouse.

When: Feb. 16 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Bud Light Party Centre in Soulard Market Park
Price: $40 in advance, $50 at the door

Beer, Cheese and Chocolate Tasting
This Sunday, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company collaborates with Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company to present a beer, cheese and chocolate tasting event at its Midtown location. Indulge in four artisan chocolates and cheeses paired with brews handpicked by UCBC’s chef and pairing expert.

When: Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Where: Urban Chestnut Brewery & Biergarten
Price: $40

STL Resilience IPA Fest
St. Louis joins the Sierra Nevada Resilience relief effort during Resilience IPA Fest, hosted at 2nd Shift Brewing. The ingenious fundraiser offers a single beer recipe interpreted by brewers around the United States, with proceeds supporting those impacted by The Camp Fire in California. Try the IPAs from select local breweries, including 4 Hands, Friendship, Heavy Riff, Narrow Gauge, Perennial Artisan Ales, Schlafly, Wellspent and more. Your ticket includes a tasting class, three-ounce samples of the Resilience IPA and one additional beer from each participating brewery. All proceeds go to benefit the Butte County fire relief effort.

When: Feb. 17 from 1-4 p.m.
Where: 2nd Shift Brewing
Price: $30

Featured image courtesy of Marcus Cramer.

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