Thursday, September 6, 2012

out and about in st. louis: 9/7-9/9

Camp Out Weekend: Finding Home in an Unstable World
Laumeier Sculpture Park
Friday events free; Saturday night campout $65-$75

Laumeier has packed food demonstrations, talks, walking tours, and ghost stories, among other activities, into their Camp Out Weekend.  On Friday night, resident artist, Kim Yasuda, is hosting Hunt + Gather, a Community Picnic with small samples of Laumeier Garden-inspired dishes created by restaurant partners and South Tech High School.  The night will also include entertainment and some artist talks. Bring your own picnic and enjoy an evening amidst the permanent sculptures and temporary installations.

For those ready to drop some dough, Laumeier Sculpture Park is holding an overnight at the museum to adults ages 21 and older.  According to the Park's website, the night will include a cooking demo with edible plants, dinner and drinks, cash bar, flashlight trail hike, campfires and s’mores, stargazing, coffee and continental breakfast, Rise and Shine Yoga and green giveaway. Bring your own tent, sleeping bag, and PJs. Each ticket includes a chance to win the night in DrĂ© Wapneaar’s Treetent (pictured above).

St. Louis Hispanic Festival
Kiener Plaza Downtown
10A-10P Friday & Saturday + 11A-8P Sunday
Hispanic arts and crafts, food, live Latino bands, dancers and a Parade of Hispanic Nations are just a few of the things to expect at this year's Hispanic Festival.

Art Outside
Schlafly Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Ave

A three-day juried alternative art festival showcasing quality, affordable, local art.  Art Outside will also feature music from local pop, bluegrass, rock and roll and country artists, puppet theater, and performances by the Fire Technicians (see Schlafly's site for full schedule and details).


Brave New World: A FarFetched Festival
Plush, 3224 Locust Street
Saturday, 4:00 PM

Brave New World is a music festival that promises to bring together St. Louis's most innovative musical and creative talent.  Sponsored by FarFetched, an artist collective based in the city, the festival with include appearances from rock, funk, soul, hip hop and electronica artists. Music will be complemented by live art,  skate demonstrations, vendors and music making workshops.

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