If you are looking for something to do tonight, you can check out one of the scariest parties in town at the all-inclusive multi-venue Halloween Fright Night @ Ballpark Village. If that is not your vibe, then perhaps you would enjoy a play. The Repertory Theatre in Webster Groves is host to two of them this weekend. The final weekend of A Midsummer Night’s Dream is on stage, which coincides with the opening weekend of the raw and emotional play, A Kid Like Jake. If you don’t want to sit still for a play, you can head over to opening night at the St. Louis Art Museum for Currents109, the new exhibit by Nick Cave. His sculpture, fashion, and performance art captivates the viewer as he merges fantasy, nostalgia and whimsy with social consciousness. For something a little different, make your way to Webster University’s Moore Auditorium for a screening of Biophilia Live, a Bjork documentary.
On Saturday, you can join me over at Lafayette Park for The St. Louis Brewers Guild Harvest Festival. The festival features 23 local breweries, music, costume contests, food trucks, and silent auction. If you get hungry, Boulevard Brewing Company is sponsoring the Saint Louis Occasional BBQ Society’s 6th Annual Rib Off finals on Saturday as well, where guests can sample BBQ from 20 teams and vote for their favorite. After all the beer tasting and ribs, and perhaps a nap, you may want to head to the theater for a good show. This American Life’s Ira Glass co-wrote, and stars in Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host at the Edison Theater’s Ovation Series at Washington University. This is the 41st and final season of the Ovation Series. For a different flavor, you can check out The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra as they perform the live score to a screening of the film, ‘Gladiator’ on Saturday and Sunday at Powell Hall. Also on Sunday, if you want to be swept back in time with an interesting history lesson, you can check out the ‘D-Day: Normandy 1944’, film, which is playing at the St. Louis Science Center. If you’re bringing the kids, you can send them in to watch the ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’ which is also playing at the Science Center. If you prefer something more hands-on, St. Louis Artists’ Guild hosts Family Art Activities every first Saturday of the month, recommended for ages 5–10. For a fun theatrical experience, how about a little Dirty Dancing on Sunday night at The Fox Theatre. If you’re looking for a bit of comedy on Sunday, Dave Chapelle is playing at The Pageant in The Loop.
Have a great weekend!