What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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Webster Arts Fair
Art-lovers will find new ways to express themselves through colorful paintings, unique jewelry, intriguing sculptures, striking photography, glass and ceramic works and many other one-of-a-kind creations on display and for sale in Webster Groves. This three-day fair features more than 105 regional, national and international artists; food from favorite local restaurants; live music from 47 performing acts; and family-friendly creative activities.

When: June 7 from 6-10 p.m., June 8 from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and June 9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: At the intersection of Bompart and Lockwood avenues in Webster Groves
Price: Free admission

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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Sample Soulard Sunday
Gather friends to eat, drink and explore one of St. Louis’ most historic neighborhoods during Sample Soulard Sunday. More than 25 bars and restaurants will offer food—from tacos to sliders to pizza to cupcakes—plus drinks and entertainment. Each ticket includes six food tastings, one drink in a souvenir mug, photo booth access and free trolley rides between participating businesses.

When: June 9 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Soulard
Price: $25 per ticket

‘Hal Poth: Off the Wall’
The newest exhibition at the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis in The Delmar Loop provides a platform for discussing creativity at all ages and demonstrates that people have the capacity for imagination and innovation throughout every stage of life. It features a curated selection of original artwork—including paintings, works on paper, three-dimensional sculptures, wood carvings and more—donated by the late St. Louis visual artist Harold “Hal” Poth. All art on display is available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting local nonprofit visual arts organizations such as Art Saint Louis, COCA, Craft Alliance Center of Art + Design and The Luminary.

When: Through June 22, with a panel discussion, “Unleashing Joy Through Creativity,” on June 7 from 4-6 p.m.
Where: Regional Arts Commission
Price: Free admission

Circus Flora
Circus Flora enters its 33rd season this weekend with “The Caper in Aisle 6” at The Big Top in Grand Center. There’s a peanut-free preview on June 6, as well as matinee previews June 7 and 8, leading up to opening night on June 8 at 7 p.m. The acrobats, aerialists, comedians, high-wire performers and trapeze artists come from around the world for a month of adventure and thrills. Alongside the circus experience is a special opportunity to learn to juggle, twirl a hoop and do other tricks an hour before each evening and weekend show. For the truly adventurous, TrapezeSTL offers swings at $10 each.

When: June 6 through June 30
Where: The Big Top in Grand Center
Price: Varies

Image courtesy of the Clayton Music and Wine Festival.

Clayton Music and Wine Festival
The combination of local wines and local musicians makes this annual Clayton festival something special—and of course partygoers will be fueled by food from local restaurants, such as Herbie’s, Kingside Diner, 801 Fish and 801 Chophouse throughout the evening.

When: June 8 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Carondelet Plaza
Price: Varies

Central West End Cocktail Party
They say a home in the CWE neighborhood hosted the first cocktail party in the U.S. in 1917. Whether or not this is historically accurate, we’re willing to celebrate the possibility. For the fourth year in a row, join bars and restaurants in the festival zone for live entertainment, a cocktail competition and more.

When: June 8 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: At the intersection of Maryland and Euclid avenues
Price: Free admission

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Image courtesy of Chris Bauer for the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.

Grand Center First Fridays
Grand Center’s diverse arts venues host a variety of exhibitions and openings for its monthly First Friday event. For example, discover how visual exhibits capture the power of sound at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis—and participate in a Walkshop around the neighborhood. Or, at The Dark Room at The Grandel Gallery, Saint Louis Story Stitchers artists’ collective hosts an opening reception for its new exhibition, “Peace in the Prairie,” which supports the exploration of natural settings by both artists and audiences and the greater understanding of Missouri’s endangered prairies.

When: June 7 from 5-9 p.m.
Where: Grand Center arts district
Price: Free admission

Featured image courtesy of Wolfram Strachwitz.

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