What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
This weekend, don’t miss a trifecta of gallery openings, a classic film in a contemporary setting, a special birthday celebration and a pub crawl through one of St. Louis‘ oldest neighborhoods. Read on for our roundup of the best in dining, shopping and the arts to close out February.
Film screening: “2001: A Space Odyssey”
See Stanley Kubrick’s enthralling sci-fi classic “2001: A Space Odyssey” at the Contemporary Art Museum in Grand Center this Thursday evening. Entry is free, but be sure to register ahead of time to ensure your spot. Arrive early to check out artist Christine Corday’s installations in “Relative Points,” for which the museum just received an Art Works grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
When: Feb. 21 at 6 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
May’s Place Pop-Up
The city’s chicest vintage shop pops into Pizza Head in South Grand on Thursday night. Grab a cold Stag or 4 Hands brew, one of the mouthwatering vegan slices—or, for the traditionalists among us, the classic cheese and vegetarian pepperoni—and shop a selection of vintage apparel and accessories. Be sure to stay on the lookout for the opening of May’s Place’s new location in The Grove.
When: Feb. 21 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Pizza Head
Type Hike: ARCH
Excite your synapses during Type Hike’s ARCH series, a compilation of 60 posters celebrating the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial’s inauguration as the country’s 60th National Park, the Gateway Arch. Enjoy live music during the show at a new coworking space in Midtown and snag a unique poster from the event to support the Gateway Arch Park Foundation.
When: Feb. 22 from 6-9:30 p.m.
Where: Brennan’s Work & Leisure
“Island Beauty” by Zuania Muñiz-Meléndez
Don’t miss the opening of a new solo show by Puerto Rican photographer Zuania Muñiz-Meléndez, presented at the Foundry Art Centre in St. Charles. Muñiz-Meléndez, who has received an Honorable Mention from the International Photography Awards, portrays the dialogue between man and nature by positioning tropical flowers from Puerto Rico alongside human subjects. Arrive 30 minutes early for an intimate artist talk, and be sure to read more about the Foundry in our latest print issue of Guided: St. Charles once it hits the streets and the digital “shelves” later this month.
When: Feb. 22 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Foundry Art Centre
New exhibitions at Flood Plain and Monaco
The arts rule Friday night this weekend, as two renowned Cherokee Street galleries celebrate the opening of new exhibitions. At 6 p.m., stop by Flood Plain for the opening reception of “Vincent Stemmler: Armature,” the artist’s first solo show in St. Louis. Stemmler works in a variety of media, combining natural materials, man-made objects and refuse to explore the impact of mass production. At 7 p.m., migrate to Monaco to see the work of Bruce Burton and Mike Schuh in “Mates,” a celebration of the artists’ longstanding collaboration.
When: Feb. 22 at 6 and 7 p.m.
Where: Flood Plain and Monaco
SLAM Underground: Birthday
This month’s installment of SLAM Underground is particularly special. Help SLAM ring in another decade of free creative fun as the series celebrates its 40th birthday with a party, featuring art activities, prize wheels, signature drinks and more.
When: Feb. 22 from 7-10 p.m.
Taste of Soulard
Prepare your mind and body for the impending Mardi Gras weekend during Taste of Soulard, a self-guided tasting and pub crawl through the historic neighborhood. Each pass includes one drink voucher and six food vouchers to be redeemed at participating establishments along the route. Be sure to check the website for instructions to redeem your purchase for a book of vouchers.
When: Feb. 23-24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Featured image courtesy of Annie Spratt.