10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, April 30 - May 2, 2010
|The Bangles then.|
On Friday night, the final '80s pop star showdown takes place at Rue 13. Each Friday in April, That '80s Club DJs have pitted the music of two '80s icons against each other, and since the Bangles are due to come to St. Louis on Sunday, it just seems appropriate to feature them tonight. Brush up on your Bangles lyrics, but don't forget about the Go-Go's either. (Sadly, the Go-Go's farewell tour is this summer -- and it's not coming to St. Louis.) Cover is $4 before 10 p.m. and $6 afterward. The music goes until 3 a.m. and the party is open to those 21 and older. Starts at 9 p.m. Here's the Facebook page for That '80s Club.
|Courtesy of Cameron Fuller|
|From the Collection of the Institute for the Perpetuation of Imaginal Processes, 2010.|
As Paul Friswold notes in this week's paper, "The Great Rivers Biennial provides three local artists the chance to mount an exhibition of their work at a major institution, namely, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard). This fourth installment of the program features a trio of artists who have admirably risen to the occasion." The Great Rivers Biennial opens with a public reception from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 30. The work remains up through Sunday, August 8, and the Contemporary is open Wednesday through Sunday. Admission is free on opening night, Wednesday and Saturday, and $3 to $5 all other days. Friswold's preview has more information about the artists at the Great Rivers Biennial.
Today is the last screening of Under the Sea, at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater (5050 Oakland Avenue). Narrated by Jim Carrey, this film explores faraway oceans and shows us a world we could never imagine from our landlocked position -- or even from our sandy beach towels. Tickets to take the plunge cost $7 to $8. More info on Under The Sea can be found here.
The Greater St. Louis Book Fair, held in the east parking garage of Macy's at West County Center (I-270 and Manchester Road, Des Peres) is open from 10 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday (April 29 through May 2). Admission is free, and most books are priced between $1 and $5.Check out Alison Sieloff's preview for more info on the book fair.
Head to the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard) May 1 for DinoQuest, the new exhibit inside the Climatron. As Christian Schaeffer puts it, "Various lifelike dino statues will be placed throughout the Climatron, from the mighty T. rex to the tiny but sharp-toothed Bambiraptor. The adjoining Brookings Interpretative Center continues the experience with artifacts, presentations and even a prop from Jurassic Park III (no, it's not William H. Macy's mustache)." DinoQuest opens Saturday, May 1, and continues through Sunday, October 3. Admission for St. Louis County and City residents is free until noon, and only $4 thereafter. Schaeffer's preview has more info about DinoQuest.
|Brea McAnally will paint a mural on a building that will slowly expand and become something else as time marches on. Cause + Time opens with a free public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday|
Says Paul Friswold: "Paintings and sculptures appear to be static objects, but time is most assuredly having its way with the artwork. Pigments fade, canvas dries and cracks, even stone erodes and crumbles given enough time. The five artists participating in Cause + Time, the new exhibition at the Luminary Center for the Arts (4900 Reber Place), each incorporate time as another medium in the finished piece." Cause + Time opens with a free public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The Luminary Center is open Wednesday through Saturday, and the work remains on display through Saturday, June 26. Admission is free. Friswold's preview has more info about the artists at Cause + Time.
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Christian Schaeffer sat down with local indie rockers Jumbling Towers this week. He introduces the piece like so: "After a long absence, Jumbling Towers is again gracing St. Louis stages with its hypnotic, carnivalesque indie rock. Singer, pianist and guitarist Joe DeBoer's vocal style is at turns manic, petulant, overwrought and seductive, but his suggestive, richly detailed lyrics assure that the band's songs go well beyond posturing." Jumbling Towers performs at The Firebird (2706 Olive Street) Saturday May 1, at 9 p.m. The cover is $7. Schaeffer's interview has more info about the band and its new album.