Ten Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Weekend: September 23 to 25

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It's a good weekend to have a light wallet -- free shows include the inaugural U. City Jazz Festival in Heman Park, Taste at Solider's Memorial and the Soulard Blues Band playing at the Boathouse in Forest Park. Apologies to They Might Be Giants, which plays the Pageant on Saturday, but there are so many good options in the next couple of days. Take particular note of Tennis System, the kick ass shoegaze group that's been moved from Pig Slop onto the Sleepy Sun show at the Firebird.

Friday

The Haddonfields The Heavy Anchor 9 p.m. | $5

Soulard Blues Band The Boathouse in Forest Park 7 p.m. | Free

Taste Of St. Louis Soldier's Memorial With Fitz And The Tantrums, Jonathan Tyler & The Northern Lights and more All weekend | Free

Street Fighting Band -- A Rolling Stone Tribute Off Broadway 9 p.m. | $12

Jones Street Station The Gramophone With Portable Models 9 p.m. | $8 Saturday

Lane 4 One Year Anniversary 2720 Cherokee With the Loud Outfit, Scripts N Screwz and Hawthorne Headhunters 7 p.m. | $5

The Dodos Off Broadway The Luyas and Hospital Ships 8 p.m. | $15

U City Jazz Festival Heman Park 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. | Free

Sunday

Sleepy Sun, Tennis System and Death Of Yeti The Firebird 8:30 p.m. | $10

Ten Out Of Tenn Old Rock House With Trent Dabbs, Gabe Dixon, Andrew Belle, K.S. Rhoads, Katie Herzig, Matthew Perryman Jones, Tyler James, Amy Stroup, Butterfly Boucher and Jeremy Lister 8 p.m. | $12

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