Go! Top St. Louis Weekend Events: May 2-4
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Check out the weekend's concert calendar here.
Tea-totaler: When the pot called the kettle black, well, the teapot just felt so left out! As the much more sophisticated older sibling of the kettle, the teapot gets little attention these days. Thankfully Craft Alliance (6640 Delmar Boulevard; 314-725-1177 x322) will put an end to that. Starting today, Infusion 10X10: 11th Biennial Teapot Exhibition will showcase more than 80 clay teapots created by local and national artists to fit in a 10X10 box. Tickets for today’s Champaign Sneak Peek (4 to 6 p.m.) are $25, or wait ‘til 6:30 for the free public reception, which concludes at 8:30 p.m. Exhibit runs through June 30; gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Can’t We All Just Sing-a-Long?: Why, yes, we can! If you’re a karaoke or a Grease freak, park yourself under the Union Station (1820 Market Street; 314-421-6655) boat dock for an evening of the high school musical we all know and love. Frontyard Features movie series kicks off the summer with the sing-a-long version of Grease tonight (movie starts after dusk). Bring along a comfy chair and blanket because that’s all you’ll need to get a tune up with the Pink Ladies -- this event is free!
Rock & Rigoletto: When classical music meets power chords, will it still end when the fat lady sings? Will there even be a fat lady? Or will it be Tawney Kitaen writhing on the hood of an automobile? Paul Friswold has the answers.
Icy Conditions: Now with spring well in full swing (as well as the Cardinals), hockey is just about the last thing on anyone’s mind. Don’t tell that to PIHA Gateway Division because it’s playoff season for pro, minor pro and AAA divisions. Pay $5 to be part of the action tonight with AAA division games at 7 and 7:45 p.m. and the pro competition at 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. at Midwest Sports Hockey (550 Weidman Road; 636-230-6466). At All American Sports Mall (11133 Lindbergh Business Court; 314-487-4625), catch minor league games 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. and AAA division at 10 and 10:45 at All American Sports Mall (11133 Lindbergh Business Court; 314-487-4625).
That’s So Ravin‘: How long has it been since hung out in the ultra-underground rave scene? Not since your glow sticks burned out? Not ever? Live the electronic dream tonight when Faith of Techno presents Let’s Do It, a ’80s rave party. From 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., break out some old school moves while dancing to the beats of Minnesota-based Paul Birken and local DJ Dan Robitaille. What’s even more old school is how you find out the TBA location: Call 614-715-3900 tonight to find out! Tickets at the door are $15, $10 if you’re sporting ’80s gear and only $5 if you don a Hypercolor T-shirt.
Day of the Drunk: Cinco De Mayo is like a tamer version of Mardi Gras. It’s just maraca shakin’, margaritas and sombreros -- something the whole family can enjoy without becoming horribly embarrassed. Alison Sieloff points you to all the weekend festivities right here.
Compose Yourself: You might feel a little woozy after all the tequila you’ve inhaled during this weekend’s south of the boarder partying. Make up for your less than intelligent actions with a little Stravinsky, Bach and Mendelssohn. While your pounding head might not appreciate it, your mind will flourish with this 3 p.m. show entitled Effortless Music performed by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Hear Stravinsky’s Concerto in D, Bach’s Violin Concerto in D minor and more at Powell Symphony Hall (718 North Grand Boulevard; 314-533-2500). Tickets range from $15.50 to $105; to purchase one, call 314-534-1700 or visit the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra online.
Hat Tip: Add that much needed pizzazz to your head at Hattitudes, a two-day celebration of hats! Start off on Saturday with a $10-per-person in-store show at Afro World (7276 Natural Bridge Road; 314-389-5194) at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Sunday, check out a hat fashion show, entertainment by gospel singer Jackie Morris and an appearance by special guest Harriet Rosebud, founder of Rosebud New York. All the hat-head mania begins at 4 p.m. inside the Saint Louis Art Museum (Forest Park; 314-721-0072). Reserve a ticket ($25) by calling 314-389-5194. All proceeds benefit Forest Park Forever.
Book Smart: Night & Day contributor Mark Dischinger is right about books — the more you acquire, the more people seem to listen to your opinion on just about everything. And when those people start to get suspicious and ask you to cite your source, you can point them to the stacks and stacks of paperbacks you nabbed at St. Louis Book Fair. Click here for details.