What to Do In St. Louis This Weekend

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Seasonal allergies can’t stop us from getting outside this weekend. Wander through several outdoor events featuring live music, art, locally-brewed beer and delicious food, then escape the heat (and the pollen) to experience these exciting events in theater and the arts.

Tennessee Williams Festival

This year’s Tennessee Williams Festival kicks off on Thursday, featuring more than a week of events and performances centered on Williams’ connection to the French Quarter in New Orleans. The city provides the backdrop for “A Streetcar Named Desire,” one of Williams’ most popular and revered plays. Dive into the twisted world of Blanche, Stella and Stanley during the festival’s mainstage production from May 10-19.

When: May 10–19
Where: Grandel Theater
Price: $35-$45

Sauce Food Truck Friday

Summer is truly upon us because the first Sauce Food Truck Friday is here! Launch into the weekend in Tower Grove Park with more than 20 food trucks, live music, and libations from Urban Chestnut Brewing Co., 4 Hands Brewing Co., and Brick River Cider. Don’t forget your pups and your picnic blankets.

When: May 11, 4-8 p.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park

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Image courtesy of CAM.

Summer Exhibitions Opening at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

CAM unveils their highly-anticipated summer exhibitions, including the work of local artists in “Great Rivers Biennial: Addoley Dzegede, Sarah Paulsen, and Jacob Stanley;” the renowned work of Amy Sherald, painter and portraitist to Michelle Obama; “Claudia Comte: Electric Burst (Lines and Zigzags) on the Project Wall; and more in the Education Gallery.

When: May 11, 7-9 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Price: Free

Trevor Noah Live

Experience this beloved comedian live at the Peabody Opera House. Noah, originally from South Africa, currently hosts the Emmy® and Peabody® Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, infusing the show with his own flair and personal history. Noah is no slouch—he’s released nine comedy specials, published a book and served as the subject of an award-winning documentary film that tells the story of his life and career in post-apartheid South Africa.

When: May 11, 7:30 p.m.
Where: Peabody Opera House
Price: $92, $62, $52 and $42


We couldn’t be more ready to welcome the transition from winter to spring with Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s Maifest, a German celebration dating back to the late 1800s. Soak up some sun outside in UCBC’s Midtown Biergarten, enjoy food and live music, and sample a full lineup of their brews. Don’t miss the experimental offerings from the U.R.B. like the Tea Lemonade Ku’damm or the Mint Julep Barrel-Aged Daft.

When: May 12
Where: Urban Chestnut in Midtown
Price: Free entry. $6 individual food and beer tickets, or an $18 festival package including a commemorative glass and three food and beer tickets.

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Image courtesy of Laumeier Sculpture Park.

Laumeier Sculpture Park’s Annual Art Fair

This Mother’s Day weekend, impress the family by suggesting a trip to Laumeier Sculpture Park for their Annual Art Fair, presented by Emerson and featuring the work of more than 150 juried artists from around the country. Enjoy live music, local food and drink vendors, and activities for the kids.

When: May 11, 6 to 10 p.m.; May 12, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; May 13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Laumeier Sculpture Park
Price: $10 ages 11 and up, ages 10 and under and Laumeier Members are free.

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