What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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We’ve gathered a unique selection of art and community-filled events for you this weekend, including annual favorites like the Wall Ball 2020 and this year’s Wine & Food Festival, plus the return of The Fattened Caf’s pop-up food series with all-new brunch offerings. This weekend is also the Saint Louis Art Museum’s Art in Bloom festival, inviting guests to celebrate the wonder and beauty of floral designs and fine arts.

Saint Louis Art Museum: Art in Bloom 2020

This weekend, visit Forest Park for Art in Bloom 2020, the Saint Louis Art Museum’s annual celebration and event series celebrating flowers, stunning floral designs and fine art. Guests can view the floral displays and accompanying artworks for free, but featured programs are ticketed. We’ve included some highlights below and in our online story. For a full schedule of featured events and ticket prices, visit the website.

    • Art in Bloom: Preview Party
      Dress up in your finest floral outfits for this year’s Art in Bloom Preview Party, presented by the Saint Louis Art Museum this Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m. Browse the floral sculpture and designs throughout the museum alongside dinner, signature cocktails, live music and a special fashion presentation from Neiman Marcus. Tickets are available for purchase online.

When: Thursday, March 5, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum
Neighborhood: Forest Park
Price: $150 

    • Beyond the Arrangement: Local Makers’ Use of Botanicals
      At the Beyond the Arrangement panel event this Friday, listen to three St. Louis makers and small business owners discuss how they use botanicals and natural materials in their products. The event features the women creatives behind Butter Love by L.C., Big Heart Tea Co. and Bee in the Bucket. Tickets are available for purchase online.

When: Friday, March 6, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum
Neighborhood: Forest Park
Price: $5-$10 

    • Know Where It’s Grown: Hyperlocal Arrangements and Decor
      Stop by the Know Where It’s Grown discussion event led by Jessica Douglas, founder of Flowers and Weeds, this Saturday, March 7. Douglas will talk about creating locally sourced flower arrangements and will also do live wreath and table arrangement demonstrations using regional greenery. Tickets are available for purchase online.

When: Saturday, March 7, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Art Museum
Neighborhood: Forest Park
Price: $5-$10 

What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Business Hours: A creative networking event

This Thursday, TechArtista is hosting Business Hours, a creative networking event presented by Stag Beer and in collaboration with local video artist Louis Quatorze. The creative forum will feature three local creatives sharing their experience and insight with guests: Ymani Wince, storyteller and culture writer; DJ James Biko, co-host of KDHX’s Rawthentic; and Blvck Spvde, artist, emcee and producer.

When: Thursday, March 5, from 7-10 p.m.
Where: TechArtista
Neighborhood: Central West End
Price: Free

Wall Ball 2020: Presented by Artscope

Wall Ball 2020 returns this weekend for one of the city’s most unique, art-filled annual events. Browse a wide selection of local artists’ original pieces—created before your eyes—and participate in Wall Ball’s annual live auction for an opportunity to take home an original work of art while supporting St. Louis artists. A full list of this year’s participating artists is available online, along with tickets available for purchase.

When: Saturday, March 7, from 6:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Third Degree Glass Factory
Neighborhood: Central West End
Price: $60-$75

What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Wine & Food Festival

Eckert’s Country Store & Farm is hosting its annual Wine & Food Festival at the Belleville, Illinois, venue this Saturday and Sunday. The festival includes live music, craft beers, cooking demos—featuring foods from Mission Taco, Yolklore, Elmwood, Juniper, Retreat Gastropub and others—and, of course, samples of more than 30 different local, domestic and international wines (also available for purchase from the vendors). During a series of Taste & See demonstrations, guests can listen to tips (and enjoy samples!) on everything from meat and cheese boards to beer and donut pairings to spring cocktails. General admission and reserve tasting tickets are available for purchase online.

When: Saturday-Sunday, March 7-8, from 12-6 p.m.
Where: Eckert’s Country Store & Farm
Neighborhood: Belleville
Price: $18-$28

Dreams Made Real book signing and poetry slam

Join the youth of Dream Builders 4 Equity this Sunday, March 8, for Dreams Made Real, celebrating the launch of its collaborative book with a public poetry slam and Q&A session. Dream Builders 4 Equity’s 2019 Summer Youth Academy class worked with YourWordsSTL to produce poetry and other art projects. Tickets are available for purchase online. Proceeds go towards the young author’s college tuition and educational expenses.

When: Sunday, March 8, from 3-6 p.m.
Where: .Zack
Neighborhood: Midtown
Price: $30

Filipino Brunch Residency

Earthbound Beer continues its collaborative cuisine partnership with The Fattened Caf this Sunday with a Filipino Brunch pop-up feast. This event is family friendly and no reservations are required. Stop in, grab some delicious tropical bites and drinks, and hang out with the Earthbound Beer crew!

When: Sunday, March 8, from 12-3 p.m.
Where: Earthbound Beer
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free admission with food and drinks for purchase

Featured image courtesy of Unsplash.

 

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