What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
A wide-ranging plethora of events in Forest Park, Shaw, the Loop and on Cherokee Street make late July a bustling time for entertainment in The Lou.
Art Hill Film Series: “Hidden Figures”
This summer, Saint Louis Art Museum presents four feature films centered around quests—for knowledge, for treasure, for an alternate reality—inspired by the stunning exhibit “Sunken Cities: Egypt’s Lost Worlds.” This week features the second installment of the summer series, with “Hidden Figures,” the 2016 biographical drama film starring Taraji P. Henson as Katherine Johnson, an African-American mathematician who calculated flight trajectories for Project Mercury and other NASA missions.
When: July 20 from 6-11 p.m.
Where: Art Hill in Forest Park
Yoga + Ice Cream at Wild Carrot
Say hello to Wild Carrot—Shaw’s newly renovated multi-use event space (formerly the Shaw Theatre) perfect for weddings, corporate events, yoga sessions and neighborhood meetings alike—with the venue’s first event: an hour-long, all-levels yoga class followed by ice cream served by Ices Plain & Fancy. Street parking is available. Tickets are $15.
When: July 19 at 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Wild Carrot—3901 Shaw Blvd.
Reel Late at The Tivoli: “Yellow Submarine”
Released during the height of the psychedelic movement in 1968, this animated fantasy musical comedy features Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band at their most experimental, featuring 19 of the Beatles’ songs from the period. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of this visual-art staple for $8, with two nightly showings at the Delmar Loop’s historic Tivoli Theatre.
When: July 20, 21—12:55-2:55 a.m.
Where: The Tivoli—6350 Delmar Blvd.
Compton Hill Water Tower Concert Series
Completed in 1898, the Compton Hill Water Tower is a St. Louis—and nationally historic (as of 1972)—landmark and is one of seven remaining standpipe towers in America, of which St. Louis has three. Every third Saturday of the month, the water tower opens to the public for five hours, with a live band performing at the base of the tower.
When: July 21—7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Where: Compton Hill Water Tower—1700 South Grand Blvd.
Price: $5 for adults; $3 for children; those 5 years of age and younger receive free admission.
The Landing Party: 49th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
Party like it’s 1969, dress in your best late-’60s attire and relive the historic lunar landing on its 49th anniversary with a cocktail-style retro party at the Saint Louis Science Center featuring a DJ, heavy appetizers, drinks—and entry into the “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission” special exhibition. Tickets include two free drinks.
When: July 20—6-10 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Science Center
Price: $35 for members; $45 for non-members
Grammy Award-winning New Wave and synthpop icon Joe Jackson visits The Delmar Loop’s Pageant theater on Saturday, July 21. An integral part of both the late-’70s punk-rock and early ’80s new-wave scenes, a dive into this England-native’s discography (with distinctive arrangements on hits like “Steppin’ Out,” “I’m the Man,” and “Is She Really Going Out with Him?”) reveals just how influential Jackson’s music has been on the landscape of modern keyboard music.
When: Saturday, July 21 from 8-11 p.m.
Where: The Pageant—6161 Delmar Blvd.
Golden Gems + Andy May: “Death and Fortune” Product Release Party
Golden Gems—the Cherokee Street-based decor-and-accessories shop—and Andy May—artist at Tower Classic Tattoos—have collaborated on a limited number of prints and patches that certainly fit the ethos of the collaboration’s moniker. Enjoy libations and small eats, get your fortune fold, press your luck on the wheel of fortune, get a temporary tattoo, and more at the collaboration’s release party.
When: Sunday, July 15 starting at 11 a.m.
Where: Golden Gems—3156 Cherokee St.
Photo courtesy of Maxx Miller.