Yet another Mardi Gras has passed in St. Louis and now only memories (and compromising photos) remain. If you're not entirely worn-out from last weekend, look forward to this weekend: fire-breathing burlesque, a Jersey Shore cast member, munching on crickets and worms and a goth version of Seinfeld, all for $10 or less.
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Eyedea and Abilities (Friday)
Along with fellow Rhymesayers Records artists such as Atmosphere and Brother Ali, the duo of Eyedea (Michael Larsen) and his DJ partner, Abilities (Gregory Keltgen), was once a rising star in Minnesota's hip-hop underground. Highly decorated (Eyedea is a former Blaze Battle champ, while Abilities owns two DMC regional titles) and critically acclaimed (for the 2001 debut, First Born), the duo nonetheless took a long powder after 2004's old-school-style E&A. After regrouping for a tour two years ago and after releasing the brief but hard-hitting By the Throat in 2009, the pair now boasts a rock-rap sound that references Eyedea's side project, the band Carbon Carousel. The duo plays the Firebird for $10 on Friday. More details about the show are here.
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Celebrate the World: An International Festival (Sunday)
If eating bugs is not your idea of a relaxing Sunday afternoon, maybe this event is for you. Instead of crickets and worms, you can taste food from around the world at Celebrate the World: An International Festival, held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Maryland Heights Centre (2344 McKelvey Road). This year, the free fest focuses on Turkey (and its baklava!), while still serving up music and dance performances, a market full of jewelry and artwork, and, yes, eats, from countries all around the globe -- no passport required.
|Admission and skate rental will run you less than $10 at Steinberg. The rink's open 'til midnight on Fridays.|
Ice Skating! At Steinberg Skating Rink (All Weekend)
Have you been watching the Winter Olympics? Here's your chance to let your inner figure skater out. This weekend is one of your last opportunities to hit the ice at Steinberg Skating Rink (The popular Forest Park attraction closes February 28.) And since this weekend is supposed to another cold one anyway, you might as well embrace it,
bundle up lace up and have some fun. Steinberg Skating Rink is open from 10 a.m. till midnight on Fridays. Admission for adults is $6.50, renting skates is $3 and locker rental is $0.25. Even using elementary journalist math, that should be right under $10.
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