10 Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, February 19-21, 2010
Yet another Mardi Gras has passed in St. Louis and now only memories (and compromising photos) remain. If you're not entirely worn-out from last weekend, look forward to this weekend: fire-breathing burlesque, a Jersey Shore cast member, munching on crickets and worms and a goth version of Seinfeld, all for $10 or less.
Uncovering the Path to Freedom: Photographs of Underground Railroad Sites by William Earle Williams (Friday)
|Image courtesy William Earle Williams|
|Interior Paul Laurence Dunbar House, Dayton, Ohio, 1995.|
In The Manner of Smoke (Goth Seinfeld?) (Friday)
|Image: Jerstin Crosby|
|Michael Eastman's Globe Window #1, from Excavating the Emptied Globe: Images and Artifacts from a Lost St. Louis Environment|
Photographer Michael Eastman and archaeologist Robert Mazrim collaborated for this exhibition, which features documents of their exploration of the abandoned Globe Drug Warehouse. Opening reception, free to the public, from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 19. At the Duane Reed Gallery (4729 McPherson Avenue). Click here for full preview.
Eyedea and Abilities (Friday)
Along with fellow Rhymesayers Records artists such as Atmosphere and Brother Ali, the duo of Eyedea (Michael Larsen) and his DJ partner, Abilities (Gregory Keltgen), was once a rising star in Minnesota's hip-hop underground. Highly decorated (Eyedea is a former Blaze Battle champ, while Abilities owns two DMC regional titles) and critically acclaimed (for the 2001 debut, First Born), the duo nonetheless took a long powder after 2004's old-school-style E&A. After regrouping for a tour two years ago and after releasing the brief but hard-hitting By the Throat in 2009, the pair now boasts a rock-rap sound that references Eyedea's side project, the band Carbon Carousel. The duo plays the Firebird for $10 on Friday. More details about the show are here.
CONSPIRACY-Sturdy Gurlesque's Pre-Wedding Party (Friday)
Title Tracks at Firebird (Saturday)
John Davis, formerly of Q and Not U, performs attThe Firebird (2706 Olive Street). Tickets are $8. Click here for full preview.