What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In Culture, Guide

The balmy weather in St. Louis may still suggest summer, but the stacked calendar of events, festivals, and gallery openings screams fall. Head to two neighboring museums to experience their fall exhibitions, sample beer at two festivals, explore one of our favorite neighborhoods during an all-day festival, and more.

Meet Me in the Museum
Mingle and get to know the Contemporary Art Museum during a happy hour-esque evening get-together, including drinks from the museum café and discounts at the store. Between brews from Urban Chestnut, take a tour of CAM’s inspiring new fall exhibitions, which opened last weekend.

When: Sept. 13 from 5-7 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum
Price: Free

The Muny at the Movies
The Muny’s 100th season may have ended, but they’re giving us many more chances to experience the magic of musical theater. Starting this week, head to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park every month through April for interactive screenings of your favorite musicals, complete with free popcorn, candy, and soda. The series kicks off with a classic: “Hairspray.” Costumes, singing and dancing are encouraged!

When: Sept. 13-Feb. 21
Where: Missouri History Museum
Price: $7 per person; $5 for MHS members.

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Image courtesy of the Missouri History Museum.

Opening Reception for Ruth Asawa and Lola Ángelez Bravo
We can’t wait to experience the work of not one but two internationally-acclaimed artists at the opening of the Pulitzer Arts Foundation’s fall exhibitions. “Ruth Asawa: Life’s Work” includes almost sixty sculptures, as well as drawings, paintings, prints and collages. “Lola Álvarez Bravo: Picturing Mexico” presents the work of one of Mexico’s most renowned modernist photographers. Bonus: on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 2:15 p.m., visit the Pulitzer to see a special solo dance performance by Emma Lanier, Ruth Asawa’s granddaughter.

When: Sept. 14 from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Price: Free

Great Forest Park Balloon Race and Glow
The Balloon Race and Glow, a Forest Park tradition, returns this weekend in a flurry of color and energy. On Friday evening at dusk, wander the grounds as pilots inflate their balloons to resemble giant glowing fireflies, followed by a fireworks finale at 9:15 p.m. The following day, at noon, watch the great balloon race featuring live music and kids’ activities.

When: Sept. 14 from 7-9:30 p.m., Sept. 15 at 12 p.m.
Where: Forest Park
Price: Free, food and beverage available for purchase

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Image courtesy of Elevate.

HOP In The City
Experience one of St. Louis’ most beloved breweries at its best this Saturday during HOP in the City, a showcase of Schlafly’s most innovative techniques. Sample more than 40 styles of beer, including six specialty tappings, while enjoying live music and festival fare. Tastings begin at noon.

When: Sept. 15 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Schlafly Tap Room on Locust
Price: $35 in advance and $40 at door

South Grand Fall Fest
South Grand is one of our favorite spots in the city for innovative cuisine, shopping, and casual strolling. Now its fifth year, South Grand Fall Fest features over 60 vendor booths, family-friendly craft activities, outdoor games for all ages, and live entertainment. Hang out all day to experience the full schedule of events!

When: Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: South Grand
Price: Items for purchase

Love Beer Fest 2018
A slew of breweries visit the Lou during this two-day beer fest, hosted by Anheuser-Busch at their Tour Center & Biergarten. Choose from over 100 beers, including limited-edition brews only found in St. Louis during the event. Book a table ahead of time for beer and food pairings, live music, a kid-friendly petting zoo, yard games, and more family activities.

When: Sept. 15 at 10 a.m. and Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.
Where: Anheuser-Busch Tour Center & Biergarten
Price: Reserve a table

Feature image courtesy of Krists Luhaers.

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