What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This weekend, kick off St. Louis Craft Beer Week with a family-friendly block party, stay up late for a midnight screening of a popular comedy, imbibe and mingle at a 21+ rooftop party at one of the city’s most iconic destinations, sip a cocktail by the pool at a new boutique hotel and much more. Keep reading for the best in the arts and summer entertainment in St. Louis.

Cocktails and Conversation: Carlos Zamora

Laumeier Sculpture Park in Sunset Hills welcomes 2019 Kranzberg Exhibiton artist Carlos Zamora to its Conversation Series this Thursday evening to discuss his work, embedded in the context of Cuban poster design. Come for cocktails, mingling and the inauguration of the show “Carlos Zamora: cART.”

When: July 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: Laumeier Sculpture Park
Price: Free

City Nights at City Museum

For just four evenings this summer (July 25, Aug. 1, Aug. 8 and Aug. 15), the City Museum opens its doors late for City Nights, an adults-only party on the rooftop, 11 stories in the air. Explore The Roof’s nooks and crannies, sip beer from 4 Hands Brewing Co., enjoy live music and entertainment, shop local artists and makers and more. Space is limited, so even if you buy tickets in advance, be sure to arrive on time to secure your spot.

When: July 25 from 7-11 p.m.
Where: City Museum
Price: $8-10

Image courtesy of Ivan Cortez.

Reel Late: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’

In “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” Michael Cera is Scott Pilgrim, an apathetic bass guitarist who must defeat his dream girl’s seven evil exes in order to date her (and to stay alive). Escape the heat into the historic Tivoli Theatre in The Delmar Loop this weekend for two midnight showings of this hilarious modern cult classic, also starring Anna Kendrick, Kieran Culkin and Jason Schwartzmann.

When: July 26-27 at midnight
Where: The Tivoli
Price: $8

STL Brewers’ Picnic

Kick off this year’s St. Louis Craft Beer Week right at the Brewers’ Picnic, an evening block party on Locust Street in Downtown St. Louis. Sample craft beer from breweries like Rockwell Beer Company, Mother’s Brewing Company, 4 Hands Brewing Company, 2nd Shift Brewing and more, and fill up on bites from a special menu by Baileys’ Restaurants. Invest $35 in the VIP experience for unlimited tastings and a food voucher at the concessions stand.

When: July 26 from 5-9 p.m.
Where: Downtown St. Louis
Price: Free admission, beer and food for purchase

Street Art Pop-Up Party

Emerging street artists take over the Craft Alliance galleries this Friday in The Delmar Loop for a night of creativity, including experimental video games, live mural painting, DIY silk-screening and more. Attendees at the Street Art Pop-Up Party will also have the chance to shop new collections from local artists like Daniel Burnett, Mr. Switch, Eye Gato, Mary Ruth Butterworth, Travis Lawrence and Sirus Fountain.

When: July 26 from 6-8 p.m.
Where: The Delmar Loop
Price: Free

Image courtesy of Raphael Biscaldi.

Pool Party

The Last Hotel, Downtown‘s newly remodeled gem, invites you to come chill by the pool during a vintage-inspired kickoff party for the Saint Louis Fashion Fund’s Fifth Anniversary. On Sunday afternoon, dress to impress for summery cocktails, appetizers, tunes, photo opportunities and swimming. Your ticket includes a complimentary cocktail, beer from Brooklyn Brewery, snacks, a tequila tasting and more. Proceeds from raffle tickets, games and the cash bar benefit the Fashion Fund, providing education and resources to aspiring designers and creatives of all ages.

When: July 28 from 1-5 p.m.
Where: The Last Hotel
Price: $25

Featured image courtesy of Anna Demianenko.

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