What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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This weekend is chock full of art spanning the five senses, from musical theater to culinary innovation to live music to community installations to hands-on art-making. Sample local St. Louis grub at two food-centric events, gather to see a popular superhero film, wander the Cherokee Arts District to experience one of the year’s most ambitious exhibitions and more.

‘Counterpublic’ Closing Day

This weekend, celebrate on closing day of The Luminary’s ambitious three-month community-wide installation and initiative, “Counterpublic.” See the exhibitions for the last time, stop by the corner of Nebraska and Cherokee to support the release of the youth-led Cherokee Free Press newspaper, participate in a processional performance piece that traverses the Cherokee neighborhood and, starting at 9 p.m., party at Fellowship + Treffpunkt into the early morning (free but RSVP is required).

When: July 13 at 1 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Street
Price: Free entry

Roger & Hammerstein’s ‘Cinderella’

This week, another remarkable musical theater production hits The Muny‘s refurbished stage in Forest Park. See the romantic fairy tale live and instantly understand why the Broadway show received 10 Tony Award nominations when it moved from screen to stage in 2013.

When: July 8-16 at 8:15 p.m.
Where: The Muny
Price: Varies

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Food Truck Friday

Sauce Magazine’s beloved Food Truck Friday series returns for its eighth season this weekend in Tower Grove Park. Choose from fare provided by more than 20 local food trucks, enjoy beverages provided by Urban Chestnut, 4 Hands and Noboleis Vineyards and listen to live blues from the comfort of your picnic blanket.

When: July 12 from 4-8 p.m.
Where: Tower Grove Park
Price: Free entry

Art Hill Film Series: ‘Black Panther’

Now in its 10th year, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Art Hill Film Series screens blockbusters throughout the summer in one of St. Louis’ most picturesque locations. This week, escape to Wakanda during a showing of “Black Panther.” Films start at nine, but be sure to arrive early for food, music and mingling.

When: July 12 at 6 p.m.
Where: Art Hill
Price: Free

The Beths in concert

2018 marked a breakout year for New Zealand indie pop group The Beths—their album “Future Me Hates Me” was hailed as “one of the most impressive indie-rock debuts of the year” by Pitchfork. Beloved for their three-part vocal harmonies and crunchy guitar, the band stops at The Ready Room in The Grove this weekend for a can’t-miss show with Girl Friday.

When: July 12 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Ready Room
Price: $10-$12

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Family Day Block Party

Join the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Pulitzer Arts Foundation, and Sheldon Concert Hall and Art Galleries this Saturday for Family Day. Head to the Grand Center Arts District for free kid-friendly art activities, music, performances and more.

When: July 13 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Grand Center Arts District
Price: Free

A-List 2019

St. Louis Magazine celebrates its annual A-List Award winners this Thursday evening with live music, food from winning restaurants like Balkan Treat Box, Elmwood, Pappy’s Smokehouse, Yellowbelly and more, as well as exclusive cocktails. Tickets include food samples and access to the open bar until 9:30 p.m.

When: July 11 from 6-10:30 p.m.
Where: Sheldon Concert Hall & Art Galleries
Price: $45 (available in advance only)

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