What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend

 In Culture, Guide

This weekend marks a series of endings: catch the final runs of several theater productions, the last outdoor film screening in Forest Park of the summer, the last week of discounted food specials at over 40 restaurants around the city, and the last beer-centric events celebrating the city’s craft-beer scene.

Craft Beer Week
Celebrate the thriving craft-beer scene in St. Louis this week with a stacked docket of events where you can learn all about the city’s favorite beverage, get to know local brewers and taste exclusive beer-and-food pairings. Check out the Beer Week schedule for a complete list of tap takeovers, special releases, parties and food festivals from a host of local bars and breweries.

When: July 27 through Aug. 4
Where: Events and establishments around the city
Price: Varies

St. Louis Burger Week
For a full seven days, more than 40 restaurants around the city will present their unique take on the hamburger for just $6 during St. Louis Burger Week. Dedicated burger-lovers should consider the Burger Week Passport—get a stamp from four or more restaurants throughout the week, and get the chance to win a boozy grill-out for you and 25 friends, courtesy of the Missouri Beef Council.

When: July 30 through Aug. 5
Where: Participating restaurants
Price: $6

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Image courtesy of Niklas Rhose.

Science at Sunset
Experience the Science Center after-hours on Thursday evenings for food and drink specials, live music, family-friendly activities and free screenings of space-themed feature films in their awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater. This week, the science-fiction thriller “Gravity” comes to the big screen. While you’re there, get a discounted ticket to explore the “Destination Moon: The Apollo 11” exhibition and take a free tractor ride through the GROW Gallery.

When: Aug. 2 at 5 p.m., movie at 6:30 p.m.
Where: Saint Louis Science Center
Price: Free

2018 Tour le Bailey’s
Tone your calves and enjoy delicious food and craft beer during this self-guided bike ride hosted by Bailey’s Restaurants. Starting at Rooster South Grand, wind your way along a ten-mile route, stopping at various Bailey’s Restaurants outposts for snacks-and-beer pairings included in your ticket price.

When: Aug. 2 from 5-9 p.m.
Where: Rooster South Grand
Price: $30 Early Bird/ $35 Day of.

Art Hill Film Series: A NeverEnding Story
This week marks your last chance to experience the Art Hill Film Series in Forest Park, presented by the Saint Louis Art Museum. Arrive early for popcorn, drinks, dancing and food from Sauce Magazine’s Food Truck Fest. Then spread out a blanket on the grass and enjoy the classic fantasy “A NeverEnding Story.”

When: Aug. 3 from 6-11 p.m.
Where: Art Hill in Forest Park
Price: Free

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Image courtesy of Union Avenue Opera.

Union Avenue Opera
Don’t miss the continuation of Union Avenue Opera’s 24th Festival Season this weekend as they present “Nabucco,” composed by the indomitable Giuseppe Verdi and directed by Mark Frieman. Gasp and sigh during this dramatic tale of love and war in ancient Jerusalem.

When: Aug. 3-4 at 8 p.m.
Where: Union Avenue Opera
Price: $35

Meet Me In St. Louis
The Muny’ 100th season of live musical theater culminates this week in a rousing production of “Meet Me In St. Louis,” based on the classic 1944 MGM film. Jump back in time to the summer of 1903, where we meet the Smiths, a 20th-century American family eagerly awaiting the grand opening of the World’s Fair. Bring the whole family to Forest Park to celebrate St. Louis at one of its oldest and most-respected cultural institutions!

When: Aug. 4-12 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Muny in Forest Park
Price: tickets starting at $15

Blues at the Arch
Throughout the month of August, head to the Gateway Arch on Friday nights for a picnic and a full evening of music by renowned blues artists, presented by the Gateway Arch Park Foundation in collaboration with the National Blues Museum. This weekend, catch Little Dylan and Zac Harmon live.

When: Every Friday, Aug. 3-24
Where: The Gateway Arch
Price: Free

Photo courtesy of Zachrie Friesen.

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