What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This weekend includes free events all across the city, from the internationally known Truth Booth installation in three locations downtown to the Contemporary Art Museum’s 2019 Open Studios STL weekend of artist visits in various studios and galleries around St. Louis. And for anyone eager to try on their Halloween costume a bit early, guests are welcome to dress up for Bowood Farm’s annual BOOwood Halloween Party this Saturday.

Truth Booth installation downtown

The globetrotting interactive art installation “Truth Booth: In Search of the Truth” will be Downtown this weekend. The public is invited to step into the project’s signature giant inflatable speech bubble to participate in the “Truth Booth’s” massive digital project. The” Truth Booth” will be in three locations downtown: Poelker Park on Thursday, Kiener Plaza on Friday and the St. Louis Public Library’s Central Branch on Saturday.

When: Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 17-19, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Various locations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Price: Free 

‘Saint-Louis to St. Louis’ exhibition opening

A group show curated by Senegalese artist Modou Dieng celebrates St. Louis’ sister city relationship with Saint-Louis, Senegal’s capital city, through global artistic exchange. In “Saint-Louis to St. Louis: The City on the River Meets River City,” Dieng brings together 10 fellow artists with connections to Saint-Louis for the inaugural exhibition at Barrett Barrera Projects’ new office and multi-use space, 4739 McPherson Ave. The opening reception on Friday, Oct. 17, from 5-8 p.m. includes a presentation by fashion designer Rama Diaw. The exhibition is on display through Dec. 22.

When: Thursday, Oct. 17, from 5-8 p.m.
Where: Barrett Barrera Projects
Neighborhood: Central West End
Price: Free

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Image of work by André Filipek Magaña courtesy of Monaco.

Two exhibition openings at Monaco

Monaco presents the opening reception for two new exhibitions that explore identity on Friday, Oct. 18, from 7-10 p.m. The first, “What’s Got into You Lately?,” is a two-person exhibition featuring artists Andrew Ordonez and André Filipek Magaña. The second, “Between Spaces,” showcases the work of St. Louis artist Daniel Stumeier.

When: Friday, Oct. 18, from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Monaco
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free

Square’s Fall Pop-Up Emporium

Square’s annual Fall Pop-Up Emporium brings a gathering of local Square-using vendors, artisans and small business owners together for a marketplace event hosted in the vibrant Cortex Commons on Friday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. In addition to a wealth of purchasable goods, trades and products, there will also be raffles, live music, food and drinks.

When: Friday, Oct. 18, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Cortex Commons
Neighborhood: Central West End
Price: Free

Celebrating Ella Fitzgerald at Jazz St. Louis

This weekend, Jazz St. Louis celebrates the legendary singer Ella Fitzgerald with four live shows featuring some of the city’s most standout jazz musicians. The all-star band performs at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 18, and at 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets are available online.

When: Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19
Where: Jazz St. Louis
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: $10-$21

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

CAM Open Studios STL

The Contemporary Art Museum’s 2019 Open Studios STL kicks off this weekend with an artist reception on Friday, Oct. 17, from 5:30-7 p.m. Open Studio’s series of events west of Grand Boulevard is Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and east of Grand Boulevard is Sunday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Check out the full list of participating artists and artistic mediums, a map of studio and gallery locations and dates and times for guest studio talks.

When: Friday-Sunday, Oct. 18-20
Where: Various locations
Neighborhood: Across the metro area
Price: Free 

BOOwood Halloween Party

Popular garden center Bowood Farms is hosting its festive BOOwood Halloween Party on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 3-6 p.m. The annual family-friendly celebration will include a scavenger hunt, arts, crafts and free snacks, plus food and drink specials available for purchase from Café Osage. Costumes are encouraged!

When: Saturday, Oct. 19
Where: Bowood Farms
Neighborhood: Central West End
Price: Free

Oktoberfest at Garden Party Lights

In addition to being the last weekend for the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Party Lights, this Saturday, Oct. 19, the garden hosts an Oktoberfest celebration from 6-10 p.m. Guests can enjoy live music from the South Grand Polka Brand, seasonal beers from local breweries, festive cocktails, outdoor snacks and fun games. Tickets are available online.

When: Saturday, Oct. 19, from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Missouri Botanical Garden
Neighborhood: Shaw/Southwest Garden
Price: $3-$20

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