What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
This weekend, welcome June with the return of several St. Louis traditions, including a free outdoor theater series, a cross-neighborhood beer festival, a boozy botanical celebration and more.
Shakespeare In The Park: Love’s Labors Lost
This week, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis kicks off another season of Shakespeare in the Park. Head to Shakespeare Glen for free nightly performances of The Bard’s comedy “Love’s Labors Lost,” which follows the Princess of France on a diplomatic mission to Navarre as she and her ladies get embroiled in a humorous tangle of passion and politics.
When: May 29-June 23 at 8 p.m. (excluding Mondays)
Where: Forest Park
South Grand Art Walk
Support local artists at the inaugural South Grand Art Walk this Thursday evening. See 15 exhibitions of diverse artwork, enjoy live music along the walk, mingle with South Grand neighbors and nosh on complimentary snacks with an event bracelet available at Mangia Italiano. Stick around for the afterparty, location to be announced.
When: May 30 from 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: South Grand
SLAM Underground: DIY
This Friday, climb Art Hill to the Saint Louis Art Museum for another installment of the community event series “SLAM Underground.” This month’s DIY theme celebrates the spirit of the artist, maker and creator in all of us. Inspired by the anonymous photographers in the current exhibition “Poetics of the Everyday: Amateur Photography, 1890-1970,” the event will include several hands-on activities, live music, signature cocktails and more.
When: May 31 at 7 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum
Food Truck Friday
Take a Friday evening field trip to Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills for a special food truck extravaganza. Sample the best that local food trucks have to offer while you enjoy live music and experience the park at dusk.
When: May 31 from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Laumeier Sculpture Park
Price: Free entry
Gin World Gin Festival
Now in its fifth year, the Gin World Gin Festival Saint Louis includes even more educational opportunities, more chances to meet distillers from around the country and more delicious offerings to sample. The Mad Art Gallery in Soulard will be fully stocked with a Perfect Serve Gin Tonic bar, Bloody Mary bar, Aperol Spritz cart and more. Miss Jubilee provides the soundtrack all afternoon.
When: June 2 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Mad Art Gallery
For the eighth year in a row, IndiHop returns to two of St. Louis’ most vibrant neighborhoods for a community-wide beer festival. On Saturday afternoon, bring your ticket to local businesses on Manchester in The Grove and on Cherokee Street for samples of more than 50 craft beers, live music and the chance to shop local merchants. Free shuttles will run between the two districts for the duration of the festival.
When: June 1 at 1 p.m.
Where: The Grove and Cherokee Street
Featured image courtesy of Alex Jones.