5 Things to Do in St. Louis this Weekend 7/12 – 7/14

Friday July 12, 2013

Happy Friday, everyone! Here are five things you’ll want to make sure you do in St. Louis this weekend.

Let them Eat Art: Friday, July 12

Hungry for Art? Then you won’t want to miss the 8th Annual Let Them Eat Art in Enjoy Maplewood this Friday evening. The annual event is a whimsical tribute to Bastille Day featuring The Night of a Thousand Cupcakes and live demos by more than 50 regional artists. Admission: Free and Open to the public.

St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase: Sunday, July 14 – Thursday, July 18

Cinema St. Louis presents its annual showcase of films created by St. Louis filmmakers. See documentaries, full-length features and curated collections of short films, with screenings all week at the Tivoli Theater in the Delmar Loop, many with filmmakers on hand to answer questions after screenings. Admission: $12 for each screening

The Muny South Pacific: Through Sunday, July 14

The classic Pulitzer Prize-winning love story by Rodgers and Hammerstein comes to The Muny to retell the story of the Army nurse who fell in love with a mysterious French planter.  Tony-nominated actor Josh Young appears on the Muny stage as Lt. Joseph Cable.  Admission:  $12 – $80. You can purchase tickets at muny.org

Celebrate St. Louis Josh Turner & The Urge Rocks: Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13

Country chart topping signer Josh Turner kicks off the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert Series on Friday night with tunes from his fifth and latest album, “Punching Bag,” as well as hit singles like “Why Don’t we Just Dance and “Time is Love.” On Saturday, The Urge, fronted by Steve Ewing, this local alt-rock band combines the best of R&B and funk. The band is working on a new album, but will likely play a mixture of fan-favorite covers like “1999” and originals like “Bad Neighborhood” and “Say Yeah.” Two local bands open the free show in Soldiers Memorial in Downtown St. Louis. Admission: Free and Open to the Public

Saint Louis Art Museum Outdoor Film Series – West Side Story: Friday, July 12

Watch the classic musical movie “West Side Story under the stars at SLAM’s summer film series on Art Hill Friday, July 12. For dinner, bring a picnic, sample offerings from food trucks, or try out the new Panorama Restaurant in the museum’s East Building. Food trucks arrive and live music from Ryan Spearman Band begins at 7pm, movie begins at 9pm. Admission: Free and Open to the Public

If none of these events are your thing, check our calendar of events for a bunch more. Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you have a great time.

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