Friday, August 31, 2012

out and about in st. louis: labor day weekend edition

Cicero's 6691 Delmar Blvd
September 2nd 5:00 PM


Bluefish's sound has been likened to Coldplay, Bon Iver, Scattered Trees, Third Eye Blind and John Mayer.  If that isn't enough to make you head to Cicero's on Sunday night, check out their website, where you can listen to songs and read the press they've been getting.

Girls Gone Wild: Contemporary Women's Graffiti Exposed
Phantom 1300 Washington Ave. 63103
through September 2nd

The first national showcase of contemporary American women's graffiti is being shown at Phantom through Sunday. See works by artists like Indie 184, Jules Muck and Lady Aiko. Admission is free.

Julian Beever's work
Chalk Festival
Delmar Loop University City, MO 63130
September 1st 9:00AM

The 2nd annual Chalk Festival, sponsored by Blick Art Materials, promises to beautify the busy strip. Participating artists are asked to check in at Chuck Berry Plaza ($10 for adults participants, $8 for 13-18 year olds, $4 for children under 12).  Chalk art will be judged and prizes awarded to winners in four categories. Spectators are welcome to watch art in progress. and four categories for a chance to win a prize.


Japanese Festival
Missouri Botanical Gardens
September 1st - September 3rd

In its 35th year, the Japanese Festival has become one of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most well-attended events.  Expect a celebration of Japanese culture through live music, cooking demos, a kimono fashion show, storytelling, and martial arts and sumo wrestling demonstrations.  You can also appreciate the garden's 100-year-old cherry blossom trees, a gift from Japan to the United States in 1912.

Art Fair
Queeny Park
August 31st - September 2nd
$5 admission fee

One of the longest-standing art fairs in Missouri, the Art Fair at Queeny Park boasts over 130  top artists from 20 states selling jewelry, paintings, photographs, sculptures and more.  You can find a coupon for $1 off admission at the fair's website.

How are you spending your long weekend?


  1. I feel like you live in such a cool city! Haha I'm jell! ;)

    I'm spending my weekend: a) babysitting my favorite kiddo b) seeing an old friend play his first solo show @ the troubadour in west hollywood c) a little extra dose of family time.

    Before I go back to work AND school on the same day! YIKES!

    Enjoy your weekend!

  2. Haha, having just been to California, I feel like you must live somewhere to some awesome stuff. And the weather where I was (Corte Madera) was gorgeous. But you're right, St. Louis is a great place to be, and I appreciate it more the longer I'm here.

    Your weekend sounds like a lot of fun! I always welcome extra family time, and your friend's show sounds exciting.

    It's nice you have a long weekend to gear up for your big day back. Hope it's a great one :).


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