What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In City Guide, Culture

This weekend is full of laughs with the annual Flyover Comedy Festival hosting three days of performances in The Grove neighborhood and the return of award-winning comedian Nick Offerman with a brand new comedy show Downtown. And with the 2019 St. Louis International Film Festival kicking off this weekend, local film-lovers will have more than 350 movie and documentary screenings to look forward to this year.

Last call for City Museum After Dark

The City Museum’s after-hours event series, City Museum After Dark, turns the array of fantastical rooms to into a 21+ playground. Don’t miss an evening of dancing, food, drinks, live music and fun at the City Museum’s last After Dark event of the season this Thursday. General admittance and VIP tickets are available online.

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, from 6-10 p.m.
Where: City Museum
Neighborhood: Downtown
Price: $14-$21 

Artist Talk at CAM: Bethany Collins

The Contemporary Art Museum is hosting an artist talk featuring artist Bethany Collins on Thursday, Nov. 7. The lecture, dialogue and Q&A are in conjunction with Collins’ exhibition, “Chorus,” currently on view at CAM. An RSVP is requested but not required.

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Nick Offerman comedy show 

Award-winning actor, writer and comedian Nick Offerman who’s best known as Ron Swanson on the NBC Sitcom “Parks and Recreation” returns to St. Louis with his latest live comedy show, “All Rise,” on Thursday, Nov. 7, at Stifel Theatre. Tickets are available online.

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Stifel Theatre
Neighborhood: Downtown
Price: $46.50-$66.50

Schlafly Beer’s Full Moon Festival 

Schlafly Beer’s Full Moon Festival is this Saturday, Nov. 9, at Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. The family-friendly, day-long festival includes seasonal beers (including the pumpkin ale and white lager), bonfires, a pig roast, live music and a chili-cook off between five chefs from some of St. Louis’ most popular restaurants. An $8 ticket gets you samples of all five chili recipes and a ticket to cast your ballot for the favorite.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, from 4-10 p.m.
Where: Schlafly Bottleworks
Neighborhood: Maplewood
Price: Free admission

St. Louis International Film Festival opening reception

The 2019 St. Louis International Film Festival kicks off this week with a series of events running from Nov. 7-17. The opening night reception and screening is on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Tivoli Theatre, featuring a reception at 6:30 p.m. and a film screening of “Marriage Story” beginning at 8 p.m. Tickets include complimentary drinks. We’ve highlighted some of the most fascinating local films during the festival’s 10-day run, but be sure to check out the full schedule of events and screenings.

When: Thursday, Nov. 7, at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Tivoli Theatre
Neighborhood: Delmar Loop
Price: $25

Exhibition opening at Hoffman LaChance Gallery 

This Friday, Hoffman LaChance Gallery presents the opening reception for “Lost Boys,” a solo show by artist Emma Vidal. Browse the Maplewood-based gallery for stunning new sculptures and charcoal drawings from the artist during the free reception from 6-10 p.m.

When: Friday, Nov. 8, from 6-10 p.m.
Where: Hoffman LaChance Gallery
Neighborhood: Maplewood
Price: Free

2019 Flyover Comedy Festival

The annual Flyover Comedy Festival kicks off this weekend in The Grove with four days of shows. Enjoy stand up and sketch comedy acts from national headliners and local performers with more than 70 performers scheduled to keep the laughter going all weekend long. Visit the website for festival passes and individual show tickets as well as a full lineup, schedule, venue list and more information.

When: Thursday-Sunday, Nov. 7-9
Where: Various locations
Neighborhood: The Grove
Price: $12-$45

Fashion Anarchy: The Final Event

Fashion Anarchy: The Final Event, the last of this year’s Fashion Anarchy series will be this Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Last Hotel. This final fashion design challenge welcomes all three winners from the preliminary Fashion Anarchy challenges for one last championship design competition to select the 2019 Fashion Anarchy winner. Tickets are available for purchase online.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, from 5:30-11 p.m.
Where: The Last Hotel STL
Neighborhood: Downtown St. Louis
Price: $25-$100

Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl

The annual Cherokee Street Jazz Crawl is back this weekend with a full day of live music from a range of talented musical acts at multiple venues all along the popular, community-focused South City street. The full schedule with venues is available online.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-10 p.m.
Where: Various locations
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free

Exhibit opening at The Bricoleur

One of Cherokee’s most eclectic shops, The Bricoleur, hosts an opening reception on Saturday for “Fun with Bob and Judy,” an exhibition that re-imagines the story of Twin Peaks using vintage children’s books. The exhibit runs through Jan. 5, 2020.

When: Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: The Bricoleur
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free

Featured image courtesy of Samantha Gades.

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