10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, March 19-21, 2010

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What's that saying about St. Louis weather? If you're enjoying the weather right now, give it five minutes? Well, this weekend looks like it's gonna suck. Rain and cold temps are trying to keep you in the house. But here is a list of indoor events that will keep you dry, entertained and not broke. This weekends events include art galleries openings, music, opera, oysters, low-budget horror-flicks and an Elvis impersonator impersonating a clown. Looking for weekend concerts? Click here.

Bring Me a Lion: an Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art at Webster U. (Friday)
Bring Me a Lion: an Exhibition of Contemporary Indian Art features the work of ten Indian artists in a wide range of media. The show opens with a free public reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 19, in the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery on the Webster University campus (8342 Big Bend Boulevard;). It remains on display Monday through Saturday, April 17. Admission is free. Click here for more info.

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Jeffrey Sass and Colin Michael Shaw Exhibit Opening at Concrete Ocean Gallery (Friday)
Go to the Concrete Ocean Art Gallery (2257 Jefferson Avenue) Friday for an exhibit opening by St. Louis artists Jeffery Sass and Colin Michael Shaw. The event starts at 7 p.m. and last until 11 p.m. There is no admission charge and the exhibition will be catered. Also, there will a little after-hours music played by Colin Michael Shaw. Click here for more info.


HUMP in Space at Halo Bar (Friday)
HUMP is a monthly, themed dance party at Halo Bar (6161 Delmar Boulevard). This free event has a outer-space theme, so bring your NASA helmets and practice your moon walk. Music will be provided by performance by SUPER FUN YEAH YEAH ROCKETSHIP, Superstars of Love's All Time High Experience and DYSPHONIX.



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A List Showcase w/ Hot Chocolate Soul Band & DJ Quinn at City Nightclub (Friday)

The hottest spot in the city for R&B lovers tonight has to be at the City nightclub (1917 Washington Avenue), where more than 200 are expected for the "A List Showcase," which features modern R&B music played by the Hot Chocolate Soul Band from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and DJ Quinn from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cover charge is just $10, but bring some extra scratch for drinks. Check out the event's Facebook page for more details.

Vote For Pedro at River City Casino (Friday)
If you haven't check out the new casino yet, this might be your excuse to do do. Vote For Pedro will be performing at Judy's Velvet Lounge inside the new south county River City Casino (777 River City Blvd). The show runs from 8 p.m. to midnight.

Option Control and others at Pop's (Friday)
Pop's Nightclub in Sauget, Illinois (401 Monsanto Avenue), has this $7-show on Friday night. You can see Option Control, , Wild Tiger, Breakdance with Wolves and others. Click here for more info.

Clownvis at The Way Out Club (Friday)
The King of Clowns returns to South City's Way Out Club (2525 S. Jefferson Avenue.) This show is $5 and starts at 10 p.m.

Hack Movies Presents: Saturday Night Scares @ Locavores (Saturday)
If you love low-budget horror flicks this is an event for you. Hack Movies, a local producer of scary yet funny movies, is premiering Nixon and Hogan Smoke Christmas. Having never seen the movie this is only a guess, but the title seems to imply that stoners and Santa play important roles. Before the main event, there will also be a screening of Attack of the Killer Fart, a ten-minute short film. All of this entertainment will only set you back $5. Doors open at Locavores (1015 West Main Street, Belleville, Illinois) at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m. Click here for more information.

Schlafly Stout & Oyster Festival - Annual Oyster Cup Competition (Friday & Saturday)
This weekend the Schlafly Tap Room (2100 Locust Street) will be transformed into an oyster lovers (like us, read "How Do You Like Your Oysters?") paradise. It runs from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday and on Saturday night, the stage is set for the sixth annual Oyster Cup Competition. Oyster shucking, by the way, is the way one opens the shells of an oyster to eat the gooey middle. Some are better at it than others. This competition brings oyster shucking teams from across the country to compete. Click here for more information.

Die Fledermaus (Friday and Saturday)
Strauss' opera tells the story of Eisenstein, a wealthy Viennese burgher who dodges jail for one night to attend his friend Falke's midnight ball. Eisenstein lies to his wife about where he's going, and she ends up at the same ball, but disguised. Even worse, Eisenstein hits on her mercilessly while drunk on Champagne. Compounding terrible matters is the fact that... You'll just have to Click here to find out. Die Fledermaus shows at at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (March 19 and 20), at the Edison Theatre (6445 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-935-5566). Tickets start at $7 and go to $18. 

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