10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, June 4-6, 2010
|The Trip Daddys, last year at the RFT Music Showcase. This year's fest is Saturday for $5.|
So without further ado, here are our top ten suggestions for weekend fun that will cost you less than a Hamilton.
Christopher Burch: The Sleep of Reason (Opens Friday)
Paul Friswold writes of the art of Christopher Burch, "Burch strives to create 'the ectoplasmic echoes existing between laughter and death,' and his slick portrait of a mass of writhing, metallic tentacles tipped with leering Mr. Punch faces is the prime example of his success." The Hoffman LaChance Contemporary is offering a free reception of the new exhibit Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m Click here for the rest of Friswold's review.
Jerry Wilkerson and Helene Slavin at the Philip Slein Gallery (Open Friday)
The Philip Slein Gallery ends Spring with pop artist Jerry Wilkerson's show, Flowers. Also opening is Helene Slavin's You Are Here, a collection of franic, explosively colorful action art. The Philip Slein Gallery is hosting free receptions for both from 6 to 8. More info is available here and here.
Surreal Suburbs Music and Movie Series (Friday)
"St. Louis' own Big Easy band Gumbohead takes the stage and promises to deliver attendees a 'full-blown bead-tossing throwdown,'" writes Mark Fischer. "Once Gumbohead has insured that all booties have been sufficiently shaken, plan to plant your posterior before the big screen to enjoy 2005's box-office blockbuster Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The music and movie combo begin at 7 p.m. at Laumeier Sculpture Park. Admission is free and concessions will be sold. Read more about the Surreal Suburbs Music and Movies Series.
Screening of The Muppet Movie (Friday)
Frontyard Features brings Kermit and the gang to Lindenwood Park this Friday at sunset. Writes Christian Schaeffer, "The plot is simple, but like all the best buddy movies, the road is long: A banjo-playing frog hooks up with a wisecracking bear in a Studebaker, and the pair sets out for Hollywood, meeting all manner of fuzzy friends and famous faces along the way. The Muppets are always great, but the cameos make the film a classic: Steve Martin appears as a lederhosen-clad waiter, Mel Brooks appears as a mad scientist and Orson Welles makes the Muppets rich and famous as a studio exec." Read more about the Muppet Movie at Lindenwood Park. Free.
Green With Envy Craft Show (Saturday)
StL Craft Mafia and Webster University are teaming up for an indoor indie craft fair at Webster U this Saturday from 10 to 6. The focus is on environmentally-conscious living and recycling craft supplies. Click here for more info about Green With Envy.