What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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This weekend in St. Louis is chock full of live performances, spring markets and festivals. Head to the opening of one of the year’s most exciting interactive exhibitions, celebrate independent record stores, kick off farmers’ market season and much more.

Generation Listen STL Tiny Desk Concert: Starwolf

Ready yourselves for a big weekend in music. On Thursday evening, Generation Listen STL hosts a Tiny Desk Concert at St. Louis Public Radio in Grand Center featuring St. Louis’ own Starwolf. The group recently released its debut EP, “Ti Amo, Stargazer,” a collection of danceable tracks that draw inspiration from ‘80s pop and funk. Anyone is welcome at the show, and those 21 and older can take advantage of the cash bar.

When: April 11 from 6-9 p.m., show at 7 p.m.
Where: St. Louis Public Radio
Price: Free entry

Gent! Runway Show
On Thursday, Brennan’s Work & Leisure, the chic new coworking space in Midtown, hosts the fifth annual Gent! fashion show featuring work by inspiring menswear designers. Sip a complimentary Ezra Brooks specialty cocktail while you take mental notes on the newest trends. Seating is limited, so be sure to snag your tickets ahead of time.

When: April 11 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Brennan’s Work & Leisure
Price: $35

Crawfish Fest

Broadway Oyster Bar is back with another Crawfish Festival and Boil this Friday and Saturday. Taste dishes from a special a la carte menu of crawfish-inspired soups, appetizers and entrees. There’s no entry cost for food and drink inside (or outside until live bands take the stage at 10 p.m.).

When: April 12 from 5-11 p.m. and April 13 at 12 p.m.
Where: Broadway Oyster Bar
Price: Free admission, food and drink prices vary

record shop st louis weekend alive guided

Image courtesy of Clem Onojeghuo.

Record Store Day 2019

St. Louis music hubs celebrate this year’s Record Store Day around the city with food, drink and—naturally—stacked lineups of live bands and DJs. Start early at Vintage Vinyl for donuts and coffee from Strange Donuts and Kaldi’s, then stay all day and night for free beer from Schlafly, wine from Echo Echo, concert ticket giveaways and live music. Planet Records will be flipping burgers on the grill while local DJs work the tables. Euclid Records also hosts a full day of performances from local and nationally renowned musicians, giveaways and food from Sugarfire and Hi-Pointe Drive-In.

When: April 13 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Vintage Vinyl, Planet Records, Euclid Records and others
Price: Free entry

‘Counterpublic’ exhibition opening day

Pioneered by The Luminary, “Counterpublic” 2019 is a major triennial exhibition featuring commissions, performances and public programs by an impressive roster of local artists and visionaries. Through July 13, small businesses on Cherokee Street will house installations and neighborhood-based collaborations that aim to engage the community in dialogue and creative development. On opening day, attend tours, talks and presentations from 1-6 p.m., then head to the after-party from 8-11 p.m., featuring a special beer collaboration between artist John Riepenhoff and Earthbound Beer, complimentary bites from Cherokee vendors, cookies from Diana’s Bakery and beats from local DJs.

When: April 13 from 1-11 p.m.
Where: The Luminary
Price: Free

Taco & Tequila Crawl

Eat your way through the historic Soulard neighborhood during the Taco & Tequila Crawl this Saturday afternoon. General admission tickets include four tacos, drink specials at every stop, party destinations and more.

When: April 13 from 12-6 p.m.
Where: Soulard
Price: $25-40

Summer Markt

This weekend kicks off Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s Summer Markt event series every second Saturday of the month, all the way through August. Come for the live music, the food specials, the Urban Chestnut beer and the wares from more than 20 local artists and artisans on the Midtown Brewery & Biergarten patio.

When: April 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: Urban Chestnut Brewing Company’s Midtown location
Price: Free entry

farmers market st louis alive guided spring summer weekend

Image courtesy of Natalie Walters.

Tower Grove Farmers’ Market season opener

It’s finally here—the first Saturday farmers’ market of the season at the West Pool Pavilion in Tower Grove Park. Come stock up on fresh, local produce while you sip and snack on offerings from local vendors and eateries. (And make a mental note that the Tuesday market starts on April 15 from 4-7 p.m., followed by the Sunday market May 5 at The Boulevard in Richmond Heights from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.)

When: April 13 at 8 a.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park
Price: Free entry

Featured image courtesy of Dane Deaner.

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