If you’re looking for something to do this weekend…
Tonight, head to The Pageant to hear your old favorite, Better Than Ezra, perform at 8pm. The 23rd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival opens tonight with the premiere of “Makings of You,” by Matt Amato, an award-winning director of music videos and commercials.
If you’re looking for something fun and educational to do with the kids on Friday, head over to the Science Center to see the fascinating Omnimax film, Mysteries of the Unseen World. The film takes you into invisible realms that surround you every minute of the day to see what you are missing. You could also head over to the Edison Theatre for The Complete History of Comedy (abridged). It’s The Reduced Shakespeare Company’s freshly hatched show, which combines a chronological examination of chortle-worthy endeavors from the Stone Age through yesterday with a heavy splash of tongue-in-cheek indulgence. Come and escape the mundane at the Boo Cat Club for a fantastic play, Stairs to the Roof, performed by the incredibly talented Benjamin Murphy.
On Saturday, visit Art St. Louis downtown to view a panorama of media, including gouache paintings, gunpowder drawings, ceramics, mixed media, photography, latex paint, charcoal, 3-D video, bronze sculpture and more at Art St. Louis XXX, The Exhibition. Then head over to the St. Louis Art Museum to check out the world’s most important Polynesian sculptures, Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia, and the visual culture of Buddhism, Facets of the Three Jewels: Tibetan Buddhist Art, from the collections of George E. Hibbard. For a different taste, check out the talented Blues/Rock guitarist and vocalist, Joe Bonamassa, playing at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday. If that’s not your style, check out Swing Xing with Bucky Pizzarelli, Frnak Vignola, and Vinny Raniolo at The Sheldon. You can also head over to The St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall on Saturday or Sunday. They are playing All-Beethoven, the works of Beethoven as an emerging master composer. If you’re feeling crafty Saturday, take a drive over to Perennial on S. Broadway for DIY Demo: Eco-friendly Furniture Restoration to learn how to reuse old furniture you have laying around the house.
On Sunday, head over to the Touhill Performing Arts Center for MADCO: Wallstories. The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall is the inspiration for this amazing interpretative dance performance. For a more relaxed atmosphere, visit the St. Louis County Library, the Natural Bridge Branch, for Knitwits, to learn to crochet and knit with a fun group.
Have a great weekend!