What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

Stop by Tower Grove Park for Sauce Magazine’s last Food Truck Friday of the 2019 season and end your evening at the Saint Louis Science Center to watch episodes of the popular Netflix show “Stranger Things.” And if you’re interested in painting in public, don’t miss Grove Fest 2019 and its annual paint-by-numbers public mural.

FarFetched presents Tunde Olaniran

The FarFetched Presents event series continues with a performance by nationally acclaimed artist Tunde Olaniran at The Pulitzer on Thursday, Oct. 3. The gender non-conforming singer, songwriter and dancer performs works from the 2018 album “Stranger.” Doors open at 6 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m.

When: Thursday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.
Where: Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free

First Friday: ‘Stranger Things’

Fans of the award-winning Netflix show “Stranger Things” will certainly want to stop by the Saint Louis Science Center this weekend. On Friday, Oct. 4, the SLSC is hosting First Friday: “Stranger Things” with plenty of themed activities, building-wide games and a free screening of “Stranger Things” episodes in the McDonnell Planetarium.

When: Friday, Oct. 4, from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Science Center
Neighborhood: Forest Park
Price: Free

Exhibition opening at The Dark Room

The opening reception for The Dark Room’s latest photography show, “Carved Up Place,” a solo exhibition by Aida Hasanovic, is on Friday, Oct. 4, and will be on view until Thursday, Nov. 7. The photography series works to “transform the human body and mundane objects by causing the viewer to question their position within the world around us.” While you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to check out other First Fridays happenings.

When: Friday, Oct. 4, 5-9 p.m.
Where: The Dark Room
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free

Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday

After another delicious summer of outdoor eating, Sauce Magazine is hosting its last Food Truck Friday event of the 2019 season this Friday in Tower Grove Park. Join St. Louisans and more than 20 of the city’s most delicious restaurants and eateries for wonderful food and live music to close out this year’s event series.

When: Friday, Oct. 4, 3-7 p.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park
Neighborhood: Tower Grove
Price: Free

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Exhibition opening at Kranzberg Gallery

The opening reception for St. Louis-born artist Eric Nauman’s solo exhibition “a deal with the devil … Terraforming Paradise” is Friday, Oct. 4, from 6-9 p.m. at The Kranzberg Gallery. The multimedia artist will also give an artist talk on Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. at The Kranzberg to discuss his paintings and sculpture works.

When: Friday, Oct. 4, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Kranzberg Gallery
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free 

Saint Louis Ballet opening weekend

The highly acclaimed Saint Louis Ballet presents the opening weekend of its 2019-2020 season with “Nine Sinatra Songs,” choreographed by world-renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp. Also on the bill are George Balanchine’s “Concerto Barocco,” a first for Saint Louis audiences, and Gen Horiuchi’s original work “More Morra.” A full schedule of the upcoming season, individual ticket information and season memberships are all available on the website.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6
Where: Touhill Performing Arts Center
Neighborhood: Bellerive
Price: $25-$69

2019 Best of Missouri Market

The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts the 2019 Best of Missouri Market, welcoming more than 120 regional food producers, craftspeople and other vendors offering fresh produce and baked goods, handcrafted items, one-of-a-kind jewelry and more. The market also features live music, a kids’ corner with barnyard animals and a pumpkin decorating station.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
Neighborhood: Southwest Garden
Price: $5-$16

Grove Fest St. Louis

The Grove’s beloved street festival, Grove Fest 2019, takes over the neighborhood for its 14th year of live music, street performers, food, drinks and more. And, in addition to an array of vendors offering crafts, art, and clothing for purchase, the festival also invites participants for its annual paint-by-numbers wall mural.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-11 p.m.
Where: The Grove
Neighborhood: The Grove
Price: Free

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Exhibition opening at projects+exhibitions

This Saturday, Barret Barrera Projects welcomes the public to its brand new gallery space, projects+exhibitions, with its inaugural exhibition, Rendez-Vous: Ann Ray & Lee McQueen. In addition to a fascinating photography exhibition and original vintage Alexander McQueen pieces on display from Barret Barrera Project’s private collection, the event also marks the unveiling of this newly renovated arts space in The Grove. Hear the artist speak on Sunday, Oct. 6, at noon about this fascinating exhibition, part of the region-wide “Innovations in Textiles” quadrennial event.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: projects+exhibitions
Neighborhood: The Grove
Price: Free

Factory Fashion Show and Night Market

The Factory Fashion Show’s biannual production is on Saturday, Oct. 5, hosted in one of The Last Hotel’s premier venue spaces. Featuring clothes by a range of established and emerging St. Louis designers, the evening also includes a marketplace with unique products from independent artists and makers. Tickets are available for purchase online.

When: Saturday, Oct. 5, 4-10 p.m.
Where: The Last Hotel
Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Price: $15-$45

Featured image courtesy of Raden Prasetya.

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