What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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Spend the night dancing to all the best ’90s classics at The Ready Room or stop by this year’s Festival of Nations in Tower Grove Park for hours of activities and dozens of cultural experiences. And with several art exhibitions to choose from, this weekend is sure to keep you busy with late summer fun.

THAT ’90s JAM Summertime Joint

Join some of St. Louis’ most well-loved local DJs at THAT ’90s JAM Summertime Joint for an evening full of ’90s vibes—complete with ’90s music, ’90s dance moves and ’90s attire if you’re feeling especially festive. Advance tickets are available online at a reduced price and will be available at the door.

When: Friday, Aug. 23, from 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: The Ready Room
Neighborhood: The Grove
Price: $12-$15

Blues at the Arch

The Blues at the Arch free concert series continues with its third session at the Gateway Arch National Park on Friday, August 23. This week’s live show features renowned blues artists Big Mike Aguirre and Johnny Rawls for a night of legendary blues music under the Arch.

When: Friday, Aug. 23, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Gateway Arch National Park
Neighborhood: Downtown
Price: Free

Exhibition Opening for ‘Outside In’

Located in Ladue’s historic John Burroughs School, Bonsack Gallery presents “Outside In,” a solo exhibition by artist Diana Zeng. The exhibition showcases a range of vibrant works and runs through Tuesday, October 1.

When: Friday, Aug. 23, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Bonsack Gallery
Neighborhood: Ladue
Price: Free

Grand opening of 2755 Chippewa

Join South Side Spaces to celebrate the grand opening of the newly renovated 2755 Chippewa building. The evening includes pop-up shops, a gallery of photographs charting the building rehabilitation process, drinks from Saint Louis Hop Shop and snacks from Gooseberries.

When: Friday, Aug. 23, from 6-8 p.m.
Where: 2755 Chippewa Street
Neighborhood: Gravois Park
Price: Free

What To Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Exhibition opening for Exposure 20: ‘Safe Spaces’

The latest group exhibition in the Exposure series, “Exposure 20: Safe Spaces,” features new artworks from four St. Louis artists: Rachel Youn, Shabez Jamal, Sage Dawson and Katherine Simóne Reynolds. A panel discussion featuring the artists will be held on Saturday, Aug. 24, at 4 p.m., followed by an opening reception from 5-7 p.m.

When: Saturday, Aug. 24, from 4-7 p.m.
Where: Gallery 210 at UMSL
Neighborhood: Normandy
Price: Free

Exhibition opening for Exhibition #22

The Granite City Art and Design District, or G-CADD, presents Exhibition #22 featuring work from Garry Noland, Jon Young, Shawn Burkard and Nanette Boileau. Artist Ron Laboray will also unveil his permanent installation on the property. The show runs through Saturday, Oct. 12.

When: Saturday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m.
Where: Granite City Art and Design District
Neighborhood: Granite City, IL
Price: Free

Festival of Nations

The annual Festival of Nations, sponsored by the International Institute, is back in Tower Grove Park this weekend. The region’s largest multicultural festival throws open its arms to more than 40 food and gift booths, incredible live music and dance performances, family-friendly arts experiences and hands-on crafts activities. Visit the website for details about parking information, a map of the festival grounds and a full festival schedule.

When: Saturday-Sunday, Aug. 24-25
Where: Tower Grove Park
Neighborhood: South Grand
Price: Free 

‘Mexico to St. Louis’ panel event

The Missouri History Museum continues its summer programming with a panel event, “Mexico to St. Louis in the Lindbergh Era,” featuring historians Daniel Gonzales and Deborah Cohen. The event coincides with the museum’s incredible summer exhibition, “Flores Mexicanas: A Lindbergh Love Story,” detailing the history of U.S.-Mexico relations in St. Louis.

When: Sunday, Aug. 25, at 2 p.m.
Where: Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum
Neighborhood: Forest Park
Price: Free

Featured image courtesy of Adli Wahid.

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