What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This weekend, St. Louis gains a spring in its step as we welcome a weekend packed with exhibitions, foreign cinema and beer fests. Head to a special international film festival, two art events, two celebrations of local brewing, and more.

The Story Collider: ‘Moment of Clarity’
Fans of live storytelling should not miss The Story Collider as they present another story series centered on the theme “Moment of Clarity.” Five local voices will tell their true tales of light-bulb moments and epiphanies, all connected to science in unique ways. The show will be hosted by St. Louis Public Radio’s science reporter Eli Chen and biologist Emma Young.

When: March 7 from 7:30 p.m.
Where: The Ready Room
Price: $12

11th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival
Film buffs, mark your calendars—the 11th Annual Robert Classic French Film Festival brings a lineup of iconic French cinema to Washington University’s hallowed halls throughout the month of March. See masterpieces such as Jacques Rivette’s “The Nun,” Robert Bresson’s final film, “L’argent,” and two films celebrating their 50th anniversaries: Luis Buñuel’s “The Milky Way” and Eric Rohmer’s “My Night at Maud’s.” Each feature includes introductions and discussions by scholars and critics. Advance tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets (search for Robert Classic French Film Festival).

When: March 8-10, 15-17 and 22-24
Where: Washington University’s Brown Hall Auditorium, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards
Price: $13 for general admission; $10 for students and Cinema St. Louis members.

May’s Night Market
The third year of May’s Night Market kicks off this Friday evening at The Ready Room in The Grove, jam-packed with rad vintage gems, local wares and artisan goods. Featured vendors include Honeycomb Shop + Play, Black Rabbit Vintage, The Pink Planter and many more. Sip on 4 Hands draft beer specials from the bar or try the signature Mayflower cocktail, made with 4 Hands’ 1220 Origin Gin. After the event, Parlor will offer deals on drinks to those with a Night Market wristband, so hop across the street for skee ball and more mingling.

When: March 8 from 6-11 p.m.
Where: The Ready Room
Price: Free entry

‘Freedom in a Platform’ Opening Reception
The Luminary unveils its reconfigured Cherokee Street gallery space this Friday with a new group show exploring alternate, overlapping, mutable ways of occupying both the physical gallery space and the institution. Come to the opening to support one of the city’s most essential and vibrant art hubs and see the work of artists Sage Dawson, Ohad Meromi, OOIEE, Marina Peng, Sean Raspet, Matt Siegle and Seth Weiner.

When: March 8 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: The Luminary
Price: Free

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Image courtesy of Tom Quandt.

Flyover Beer Festival
Try some of the Midwest’s best craft beer offerings this weekend at the Flyover Beer Festival, which brings together independent breweries from throughout the region at the Main & Mill Brewing Company in Festus, Missouri. Brewers will be cooking up a selection of exclusive, festival-only brews on top of their classic offerings. Proceeds go to support the Missouri Craft Brewers Guild, supporting the vibrant craft beer community in which St. Louis plays a vital part.

When: March 9 from 2-5 p.m.
Where: Main & Mill Brewing Company
Price: $50 general admission tickets

Slipping into Darkness
4 Hands Brewing Co. south of Downtown hosts its own beer extravaganza this Saturday afternoon, centered on its diverse portfolio of stouts. Try brews from guests such as Side Project Brewing, 2nd Shift, Solemn Oath and more, or take a coffee break with Sump. DJ MAKossa will be providing the soundtrack in the building, while a live band keeps things groovy outside.

When: March 9 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: 4 Hands Brewing Co.
Price: $50

Wallball 2019
Snag your tickets now for Artscope’s Wall Ball 2019, a one-of-a-kind art extravaganza that allows you to witness the creation of artwork live, to interact with artists and to bid on the opportunity to take home your favorite piece. Enjoy access to a full bar, food trucks, desserts and music provided by 18andcounting.

When: March 9 from 7-10:30 p.m.
Where: Third Degree Glass Factory
Price: $40

Dough Joe’s Brunch
If you missed the last doughnut pop-up at Earthbound Beer, do not fear—Dough Joe’s will set up shop this weekend at Alpha Brewing Company in South City as part of a three-course brunch, featuring three donuts paired with two beers and a coffee liqueur cocktail made with local Still 360 spirits. Best of all, two seatings—one at 11:30 in the morning and another at 1 p.m.—ensure that even the late risers can attend.

When: March 10 at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Where: Alpha Brewing Co.
Price: $17

Featured image courtesy of Aneta Pawlik.

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