Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts.
Fashion Fascination: Encounter more than haute couture at Unraveled: Crossing the Line Between Fashion and Art. A free public reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sheldon Art Galleries (3648 Washington Boulevard; 314-533-9900) will be a fitting place to satisfy your interests. Paul Friswold shares more information about the show here.
Spirit Fingers: If that's not enough art for one chilly fall night, take in this slightly macabre opening from 7 to 10 p.m. at 20:08 Gallery (2008 Cherokee Street; 314-772-2008). Entitled The Haunting Continues…, this Halloween-themed juried exhibit displays the work of seven regional artists at no cost (to you, at least).
For the Love of Junk: After a three-minute drive down Lemp Avenue, you can be sitting cozily inside (or outside, but it will be kinda cold) amid the eclectic finds coating the walls at the beloved Venice Café (1903 Pestalozzi Street; 314-772-5994). Get down with some reggae music from Papa Ray and Michael Kuelker 'til 1 a.m.
Don't Get Burned: Rise and shine for the battle of the skillets (or whatever tools these chefs so choose). Get to Clayton Farmers’ Market (8282 Forsyth Boulevard; 314-398-9729) by 8:30 a.m. and witness two fine culinary masters face off at the Iron Chef Rematch Contest. Brooke Foster serves up the specifics here.
Roll Out: O'Fallon's 23rd Annual Fall Festival & Craft Bazaar spices things up this year with The Great Lakes Timber Show, packed with log-rolling, chainsaw carving, ax-throwing and a 3,500-gallon dunking booth. Um…that sounds dangerous. The free festival begins at 9 a.m. in Civic Park (305 Civic Park Drive) with live music, festival food, children's activities, and craft and specialty booths.
One PBJ To Go, Please: If the festival food didn't stifle your appetite, head to Vivian's Vineyards (1409 North Second St., St. Charles; 636-940-8444) for a taste of continental fare. Any restaurant that serves peanut butter and jelly for two -- chunky-style optional -- on its menu is worth checking out (at least once).
Fiesta/Fundraiser: For five measly dollars spend Sunday doing good and having fun at Chicks and Salsa, a fundraiser for Community Alternatives. A fashion show (by The Time Boutique), free salsa lessons, drink specials and a taco bar can all be found at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester Avenue; 314-772-8801) from 5 to 10 p.m.
Keep On Keaton On (Part Deux): Tonight the Webster Film Series will show arguably one of the best films Buster Keaton ever made, The General, at 8 p.m in Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487). And with live musical backing by The Alloy Orchestra, this is a not-to-be-missed part of the Kompletely Keaton series. Tickets cost $6; $5 for seniors and $4 for Webster University students and staff.
New Tunes: New Music Circle presents experimental musicians -- baritone Tom Buckner and composer Dave Wessel -- for a night of avant-garde music at Christ Church Cathedral (1210 Locust Street; 314-231-3454). See these pioneering performers for $12 ($6 for students) at 8 p.m.
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