What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend
This weekend, dress in costume for two themed parties, shop local brands and artisans at a neighborhood-wide sale, sing along to productions in Forest Park and more. Read on for the best in the arts, dining, shopping and entertainment in St. Louis.
Disney Night at Pi Delmar
When: July 18 from 6-11 p.m.
Where: Pi Pizzeria’s Delmar Boulevard location
Price: Food for purchase
‘Footloose’ at The Muny
Cut loose this week at The Muny in Forest Park during its run of the 1980s musical “Footloose,” which chronicles the classic story of a rebellious new kid who shakes up a small town through music and dance. You’ll want to groove in your seat to hits like “Let’s Hear It for the Boy,” “Holding Out for a Hero” and, of course, the Grammy-nominated title track.
When: July 18-24
Where: The Muny
Art Hill Film Series: ‘Anchorman’
If you have many leather-bound books and your apartment smells of rich mahogany, head to Art Hill in Forest Park on Friday evening for the Saint Louis Art Museum’s second film event of the summer, “Anchorman,” starring Will Ferrell as television personality Ron Burgundy. Although the movie starts at nine, the party begins at six, so arrive early to snag your spot on the grass and enjoy music, food, drinks and more.
When: July 19-20 at 6 p.m.
Where: Art Hill in Forest Park
St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase
If indoor movies are more to your liking on sultry summer days, check out the final weekend of the Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, presented by Cinema St. Louis. Thrillers, documentaries, shorts, dramas … the films offer something for every taste. Highlights include the fast-moving feature “The Ghost Who Walks” and the film chronicle “A New Leaf: Reimagining Henry Shaw’s Museum.” Awards are handed out at the closing-night party on Sunday at Blueberry Hill.
When: Now through July 21
Where: Brown Hall on the campus of Washington University
Third Friday at MADE
Every month, local maker community MADE welcomes you during its Third Friday Maker Market. Watch equipment demonstrations, shop goods for sale from the city’s artists and artisans and participate in family-friendly, hands-on activities, like screen printing your own tote bag.
When: July 19 from 6-10 p.m.
CWE Sidewalk Sale
The Central West End’s annual Summer Sidewalk Sale returns this weekend with a roster of deals and discounts at businesses throughout the neighborhood. Pick up maps and complimentary tote bags on the corner of Euclid and Maryland for the chance to win special prizes, then stop into outposts like the Candle Fusion Studio, Centro and many more for exclusive savings and experiences.
When: July 20 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Central West End
Price: Goods for purchase
John Loengard at the International Photography Hall of Fame
Hear the legendary LIFE magazine photographer John Loengard speak this Saturday afternoon, celebrating the special exhibition of his work at the International Photography Hall of Fame in Midtown. Loengard will discuss his life and three-decade career in which he shot aspects of life both ordinary and extraordinary, including famous subjects like actors, writers, artists and other important figures.
When: July 20 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: International Photography Hall of Fame
Apollo Moon Landing Anniversary Party
Shoot for the moon and land among the stars this Saturday night at the Moonrise Hotel as The Delmar Loop celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Beginning at four in the afternoon, head to the rooftop for themed cocktails, photos, DJ tunes, free goodies and more.
When: July 20 from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Moonrise Hotel
Price: Free entry
Featured image courtesy of Spencer Arquimedes.