What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In Culture, Guide

Slip on something breezy and head to this weekend’s best events in the arts, dining, and entertainment.

See Shakespeare in the Park
Beginning this week, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis returns to Forest Park throughout the month of June with their mainstage production of the classic “Romeo & Juliet.” Every summer since 2001, the Shakespeare Festival presents a different masterwork by the Bard, free of charge. Grab your picnic blanket and a box of take-out and experience the magic of Shakespeare under the stars.

Where: Forest Park
When: June 1-24, performances at 8:00 p.m. nightly, except Tuesdays
Price: Free

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Image courtesy of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis.

Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Friday
Food Truck Friday returns this month to Tower Grove Park featuring more than twenty food trucks, like Buzz’s Hawaiian Grill, ANGIE Burger and Guerrilla Street Food. Sip a local brew from Urban Chestnut or 4 Hands, or a glass of wine from Noboleis Vineyards for the beer-shy. The Bottoms Up Blues Gang, a frequent guest at spots like Evangeline’s Bistro and Broadway Oyster Bar, will provide the soundtrack.

When: June 8 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park
Price: Food and drink for purchase

Twangfest presented by Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
From Wednesday to Saturday, Twangfest celebrates the tradition and culture of Americana music with a vibrant lineup of bands and musical acts hailing from all over the region. Head to Off Broadway in South City at 8 p.m. every night to get the most of this yearly festival, presented by Urban Chestnut. We love the venue for its acoustics, its spacious patio and its walls of exposed brick.

When: June 6-9 at 8 p.m.
Where: Off Broadway
Price: Advance General Admission Standing Room tickets are $22, $25 day of show.

Central West End Cocktail Party
Who doesn’t love a cocktail party? This weekend, the Central West End celebrates the anniversary of the first-ever “cocktail party” on record, held in St. Louis in 1917 at the home of Mrs. Julius S. Walsh Jr. on Lindell. All evening, the streets of the CWE welcome live music on two stages, a cocktail competition, and food and drink for purchase from local spots.

When: June 9, starting at 5 p.m.
Where: Central West End neighborhood
Price: Food and drink for purchase

Edo Rosenblith: Let me Help You Make a Mural
You might recognize St. Louis-based artist Edo Rosenblith’s signature style, full of intricate line work and quirky characters, from his participation in exhibitions around the city and art events such as the Luminary’s Lot 49. During June and July, Rosenblith guides COCA visitors through the creation of an interactive, site-specific mural on the walls of the Millstone gallery. Meet the artist this weekend at COCA during their Community Open House on Saturday, June 9, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

When: June 8 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., through July 29
Where: COCA
Price: Free

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Image courtesy of the City of Clayton

City of Clayton Music & Wine Festival
The Fourth Annual Music & Wine Festival takes over Carondelet Plaza this Saturday for an evening of Dionysian revelry. Groove to live music while you sample glasses of wine from several local merchants and wineries from the region, including Noboleis Vineyards, Augusta Winery and Balducci Vineyards, included in our list of 15 Missouri wineries to frequent this summer.

When: June 9 from 5-10 p.m.
Where: Carondelet Plaza
Price: Food and drink for purchase

The Grand Market
Shop a variety of fashion, flowers and art vendors during The Grand Market, the second annual market-style festival highlighting the breadth and creativity of St. Louis’ local makers and artisans. The day-long event takes place at .ZACK, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation’s multi-story arts facility, spilling out onto Locust Street. Entertain the entire family with a petting zoo, food trucks, and folk music from 1 a.m.-4 p.m. Get there early, since the first 100 guests receive a gift bag of drool-worthy goodies!

When: June 10 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: .ZACK Kranzberg Arts Foundation
Price: Free entry

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