10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, April 23-25, 2010

Looking for weekend fun that won't break the bank? We humbly present these ten suggestions for weekend entertainment, which all cost $10 or less. Flip the bird to bottle service-ordering schmoes sunk into the velvet couch of some fly-by-night dance club; this weekend, enjoy outdoor Earth Day parties, grimy dance music, a trip to the Science Center and a spin on the Tilt-A-Whirl, all for a Hamilton or less. Looking for more live music? Consult the St. Louis weekend concert calendar.

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Delmar Loop Planet Party (Friday)
Instead of merely honoring the orb we call home in this the season of Earth Day festivities, the free Delmar Loop Planet Party celebrates the whole freakin' solar system. Marking Global Astronomy Month, the galactic good time begins at 7 p.m. with an astronomical talk at the University City Public Library (6701 Delmar Boulevard). Continue reading about the Delmar Loop Planet Party.

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Bruiser Queen at The Firebird (Friday)
Bruiser Queen is playing its first show tomorrow night at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street). That's the new band featuring drummer Jason Potter of defunct garage-punks Left Arm, bassist Ben Ellebracht and Morgan Nusbaum, bassist of indie-pop act the 75's. The cover is $7. Doors open at 8:30 and the show starts at 9:30. Annie Zaleski has more info on Bruiser Queen's formation and a link to an MP3.

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Like dance music in the vein of Justice? For $10, you can violently move it on Friday for Le Castle Vania at Sol Lounge.
Le Castle Vania at Sol Lounge (Friday)
Atlanta-based DJ Dylan Eiland, aka Le Castle Vania, has toured all over the world. On Friday night, he brings his dark electronic music to Sol Lounge in Midtown. It's just $10. For more info, check out the Facebook page for the party.
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Courtesy Greg Stimac and Andrew Rafacz Gallery, Chicago.
Greg Stimac at White Flag Projects (Saturday)
Greg Stimac explores the songs of the road in the eponymously titled show of photography and video, Greg Stimac, at White Flag Projects (4568 Manchester Avenue). Greg Stimac opens with a free public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday, April 24, and the work remains on display through Saturday, May 22. White Flag Projects is open on Wednesday and Saturday. Continue reading about Greg Stimac's photography exhibit at White Flag Projects.

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ITAP Prom at International Tap House (Saturday)
Love great beer? You'll need to attend the "ITAP Prom" at the International Tap House (161 Long Rd. #107) in Chesterfield, at 7 p.m. on Saturday night. It's an official part of St. Louis Craft Beer Week, which begins on Friday. Naturally, you'll need to be 21 to enjoy. And yes, you can wear your old prom dress. Check out the Facebook page for the event to see who's going.

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 Bin Laden Blowin' Up at the Gramophone
Bi-weekly dance party London Calling is hosting BBU, aka Bin Laden Blowin' Up, at the Gramophone (4243 Manchester) on Saturday night. The music of the trio of Chicago-based emcees lands "somewhere between M.I.A. and Dead Prez" and received praise from all-important national tastemakers Pitchfork. More info for the night is on the event's Facebok page. It's just $4 before 10 p.m. and $7 afterward.



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