10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, April 2-4, 2010
|Image courtesy Michael Wille|
In his artist statement for his new show Gates and Ways, Michael Wille makes it clear that his abstract paintings are created with the intent of slowing down the viewer. Each piece utilizes architectural remnants from cities Wille has visited, from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa to the exotic destination of Cleveland. Gates and Ways opens with a free public reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, April 2, at Hoffman LaChance Contemporary (2713 Sutton Boulevard). Click here to read the rest of Paul Friswold's preview.
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The fine folks over at insideSTL.com are trying to find the hottest "girl next door" in St. Louis. Usually a monthly contest, this event will pick two girls for the Girl Next Door of The Year because February's contest was canceled. Unabashedly creepy, the event also promises you get to meet local sports talk radio people in the flesh. It kicks off at 9 p.m. at Helen Fitzgerald's (3650 South Lindbergh Boulevard) and the winner will take home $500. Click here for more info.
Twilight Under the Train Shed: Eater Parade at Union Station (Friday)
With the arrival of pleasant weather, people are looking for reasons to linger outdoors. This being Easter weekend, why not get out for Easter Parade? The free, outdoor film series Twilight Under the Train Shed returns to St. Louis Union Station (1820 Market Street) this evening at, er, twilight with Irving Berlin's musical about song-and-dance man Don Hewes (Fred Astaire) and his attempt to keep his career peaking with new partner Hannah Brown (Judy Garland). Don's last partner (Ann Miller) went solo and broke Don's heart in the process, so Don wants to keep things strictly professional this time around. Click here to read the rest of Paul Friswold's preview.
The Saint Louis Astronomical Society and the Saint Louis Science Center sponsor a free telescope viewing Friday starting at 6:45 p.m. on the open field next to the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park (Clayton and Faulkner drives). Telescopes will be set up for your enjoyment, with expert guidance provided by experienced star gazers. And if tonight looks to be overcast, there are always indoor activities planned in the event of inclement weather. Click here for more info.
The Bad Bunny Holiday Party at The Pepper Lounge (Friday)
The Pepper Lounge (2005 Locust Street) is in the holiday spirit. Celebrate your Good Friday the way it probably wasn't meant to be celebrated. Doors open at 9 p.m., and the cover is free for those who arrive early, but only $5 for the late-comers. As part of the holiday theme, you'll get a chance to take your photo with the Bad Bunny. Click here for more info.
|Photo by Larry Cragg|
Jonathan Demme presents a portrait of the artist exactly as he is in the new documentary Neil Young Trunk Show. Shot digitally and in glorious Super 8 (thereby visually representing the gold and grit of any Neil Young song), Neil Young Trunk Show features live footage of the 2007 Chrome Dreams II tour as well as a few backstage scenes. The Webster Film Series screens Neil Young Trunk Show at 7:30 p.m. in room 123 of Sverdrup Hall (8300 Big Bend Boulevard) and also at 10 p.m. in Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue) Friday and Saturday (April 2 and 3), and at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 4, in Moore Auditorium. Admission is $5 to $6. Click here to read the rest of Paul Friswold's preview.