What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
We’ve finally made it to the first days of April, and the Guided: St. Louis team is bringing you another list of weekend activities to stay plugged in to the St. Louis community and connected to our neighbors across the region. Visit the St. Louis Aquarium’s livestream for a live feed of some adorable aquatic and don’t miss the CWE’s Essential Worker Appreciation Happy Hour for a chance to make a massive amount of noise to show appreciation for essential workers around the St. Louis region.
CurbsideSTL x Farm-to-Home
Thanks to tips and support from our neighbors around the region, CurbsideSTL has expanded in recent days to include an even wider range of restaurants and stores offering curbside delivery organized by neighborhood. This past week, we’ve launched our new CurbsideSTL Farm-to-Home food project in partnership with Known & Grown STL, a digital resource to connect local farmers to members of our community and provide easy access to fresh food options.
St. Louis Aquarium: Live Quaranstream
This Friday, April 3, enjoy Live Quaranstream at the St. Louis Aquarium, a livestream feed from some of their most popular habitats from 10-11 a.m. The St. Louis Aquarium’s Facebook page offers even more options to bring underwater and aquatic creatures including sharks, stingrays and otters right into your home.
When: Friday, April 3, from 10-11 a.m.
Where: Facebook Livestream
CWE’s Essential Worker Appreciation Happy Hour
This Friday, the Central West End Association invites anyone and everyone join the CWE’s Essential Worker Appreciation Happy Hour to raise a glass in appreciation of all the essential workers keeping our city running and keeping residents safe—and make some noise from your windows to show your support. Grab some pots and pans, shake a tambourine or bang some shoes together. Use whatever you can to make a racket of thanks and appreciation heard the city over.
When: Friday, April 3, at 5 p.m.
Where: Your home
City Museum: Nancy DIYs
The City Museum is continuing its livestreamed workshops, chats and more brought to your home by the museum’s very own staff and crew. This Friday at 2 p.m., visit the City Museum’s Facebook livestream to enjoy City Museum: Nancy DIYs and join other viewers for an opportunity to experience hands-on creative play using affordable supplies from your own closet or pantry. Can’t make it during the workday? No worries: All the episodes of this and other livestreams are saved on City Museum’s website.
When: Friday, April 3, at 2 p.m.
Where: Facebook Live
Pay-what-you-can drive-thru farmstand
For any St. Louis residents needing an affordable option to secure fresh vegetables, EarthDance Organic Farms has organized a Pay-What-You-Can Drive Thru Farmstand this Saturday at the farm’s Ferguson location. The farmstand will not be able to process credit cards on site to minimize contact, so organizers ask that visitors prepay online. The public can also donate funds to the farm to support its community programs. Read more about the farm’s response to address public health concerns and resources shortages in the St. Louis region.
When: Saturday, April 4, 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: EarthDance Organic Farm
Price: Pay what you can
Essential Service Farmers’ Market
Shoppers seeking whole, uncut produce and packaged foods can find it on Saturday at the Essential Service Farmers’ Market, which has taken special safety precautions in effort to ensure that local residents continue to have access to fresh foods and farm products but are protected from COVID-19 while they shop. A list of vendors will be posted so shoppers can order in advance, but customers will also be able to visit the stands, which will be set apart to follow social distancing guidelines.
When: Saturday, April 4, 9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Where: U City Farmers Market
Neighborhood: The Delmar Loop
Price: Produce for purchase
IPHF Virtual Lecture Series: Chasing the Light
The International Photography Hall of Fame is hosting “Chasing the Light,” a virtual lecture and fireside chat with landscape photographer Jack Curran. Guests can access the livestream link (via Zoom) by registering online. Tickets are $5 for IPHF members and $10 for non-members. Curran will be sharing photographic techniques, his own recent portfolio photos and more.
When: Saturday, April 4, from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Link (provided after registration)
Price: $5 for IPHF members and $10 for non-members
Featured image courtesy of Brooke Cagle.