What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

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It’s finally here! St. Louis’ ever-popular 314 Day is packed with events, celebrations, local discounts and more all Saturday long. We’ve included an abbreviated selection of 314 Day events in addition to even more weekend outing opportunities leading up to Saturday (and even a few non-314 events on Saturday for variety’s sake).

Two Chamber Project St. Louis concerts

Chamber Project St. Louis’s third concert of the 2019-2020 season, “Tenacity,” features two performances this weekend. On Thursday, March 12, join guests for “Tenacity” at the World Chess Hall of Fame from 7-8 p.m. Reservations are required, and tickets are available for purchase online. [The Saturday concert has been cancelled.] On Saturday, March 14, from 7:30-9:30 p.m., enjoy a performance of “Tenacity” at The Chapel, a favorite venue for many fans. Tickets include two complementary drinks and are available for purchase online. 

When: Thursday, March 12, and Saturday, March 14
Where: World Chess Hall of Fame and The Chapel
Neighborhood: Central West End and Skinker-DeBaliviere
Price: Varies

312 Day at Recess STL

In collaboration with Recess STL and Firecracker Pizza, Goose Island Beer Co. brings 312 Day back to St. Louis this Thursday, March 12, at 7 p.m. This 21+ event celebrates Goose Island’s popular 312 Urban Wheat Ale with a series of games, lottery prizes and a limited amount of complementary pizza. Beers are $3.12 all night long. Guests are encouraged to RSVP online ahead of time to guarantee free entry.

When: Thursday, March 12, at 7 pm.
Where: Recess STL
Neighborhood: The Grove
Price: Free with RSVP

Two exhibition openings at Monaco

Two new exhibitions, “Midnight Special” and “Red Herring,” open at Monaco Gallery with a reception this Friday, March 13, from 7-10 p.m. “Midnight Special,” from Monaco collective artist Heather Bennett, focuses on a piece of lingerie as a stand-in for the female body; “Red Herring” features paintings influenced by short story fiction from artist Rachel Lebo. Both shows run through Friday, April 10.

When: Friday, March 13, from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Monaco Gallery
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free 

What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

Terry Adkins, “Nenuphar, 1998.” Brass and copper, 30 × 69 × 9 inches (76.2 × 175.3 × 22.9 cm). Collection of Catherine Gund. © 2020 The Estate of Terry Adkins / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

Exhibition opening at the Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation is hosting the opening reception for Terry Adkins: Resounding this Friday, March 13, from 6-9 p.m. [Although the opening reception has been cancelled, plans are for the Pulitzer Arts Foundation to be open regular hours this weekend. Please check the website for updates.] The exhibition features nearly 50 different works from the artist across a number of media made over the course of his decades-long career. It runs through Sunday, Aug. 2.

When: Friday, March 13, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Pulitzer Arts Foundation
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: Free 

Exhibition opening at Flood Plain

The opening reception for Flood Plain’s newest exhibition, “The Fine Lines Between Simulation and Assimilation,” is this Saturday, March 14, from 6-9 p.m. The show marks the first solo show for St. Louis-based, Palestinian-born interdisciplinary artist Kiki Salem and explores her growing up between occupied Palestine and the American Midwest. The opening night also features a presentation from the artist at 7 p.m. The show runs through Saturday, April 11.

When: Saturday, March 14, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Flood Plain Gallery
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free

Exhibition opening at Cherokee Street Gallery

Cherokee Street Gallery presents the opening reception for “Noelle Wagner Art Exhibition,” a solo show featuring stitched collage works, sculptural masks and more from artist Noelle Wagner, on Saturday, March 14, from 6-9 p.m. This and the other exhibitions in the neighborhood are part of the March Edition of Cherokee Street 2nd Saturdays, a monthly street-wide celebration spanning Cherokee’s “Magic Mile.”

When: Saturday, March 14, from 6-9 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Street Gallery
Neighborhood: Cherokee Street
Price: Free

What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

314 Day Events

This Saturday, March 14, marks St. Louis’ annual 314 Day celebration. Our one-of-a-kind city has all manner of parties, themed events, business specials, food and drink discounts and more to commemorate our area code. There’s even a one-of-a-kind St. Lunatic Burger at both Hi-Pointe Drive-In locations: It’s a single cheeseburger topped with a barbecued pork steak, toasted raviolis, Red Hot Riplet chips and Provel cheese sandwiched between two pieces of Imo’s pizza. We’ve compiled a very brief list of Saturday’s events below (perfect for working off the calories from that monster burger), but a more extensive list of festive events, discounts and places to celebrate is available online courtesy of STLMade.

  • Skate King: So St. Louis Skate Celebration
    St. Louis’ beloved longtime skating rink, Skate King, is celebrating 314 Day with a So St. Louis Skate Celebration themed skate night. Wear your favorite St. Louis apparel to show off your best moves with a live DJ all night long. Skate King apparel will be available for purchase at this 18+ event. Tickets are available for purchase online at the discounted rated of $3.14.

When: Saturday, March 14, from 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Where: Skate King
Neighborhood: Pine Lawn
Price: $3.14 online and $10 at the door

  • Annual 5K Pup Run/Walk
    St. Louis’ annual 314 Day 5K Pup Run/Walk is this Saturday, March 14 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. in Forest Park, inviting dog-lovers to journey the park’s eastern portion with their pets. Registration and packet pickup begins at 7 a.m. in the Muny parking lot, and the 5K Pup Run/Walk kicks off at 8 a.m. A full list of pet requirements and registration details are available on the website. Tickets are available for purchase online.

When: Saturday, March 14, from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: The Muny Plaza
Neighborhood: Forest Park
Price: $40

  • STL Exchange Party
    In partnership with the Contemporary Art Museum, the St. Louis Exchange presents a special 314 Day STL Exchange Party, celebrating art, music, and community “created for the people” this Saturday, March 14, from 7-11 p.m. Featuring live music from some of the city’s most popular DJs, fashion vendors, beauty and wellness vendors, visual artists and more. Tickets are available online at a discounted rate of $3.14.

When: Saturday, March 14, from 7-11 p.m.
Where: Contemporary Art Museum
Neighborhood: Grand Center
Price: $3.14 online and $5 at the door

Featured image courtesy of Spencer Imbrock.

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