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.
Got It Covered: Enshroud, the new art exhibit presented by the Webster University art department, pulls together works from the university’s private collection and offers commentary on the collection’s current state. The show spans two venues and each space plays a separate role, but the exhibit in its entirety was inspired by Walter Benjamin’s 1936 essay “The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction.” Familiar with the work? Even if you’re not, head to the Cecille R. Hunt Gallery on Webster’s campus (8342 Big Bend Boulevard; 314-968-7171) between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays to see one part of Enshroud; then on Saturday, stop by Snowflake/Citystock (3156 Cherokee Street; 314-772-3628) between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. for the second half. The free exhibits run through Friday, February 1.
Line ’Em Up: Forget the Blues; check out the Professional Inline Hockey Association-Gateway Division tonight for some real action on the ice. Alison Sieloff tells you all about it right here.
Hey Mister DJ: DJs can be held responsible for the “Electric Slide” tradition at weddings, but a high-caliber DJ can also make a standard night at the club much more than just that. Have a much-better-than-average night out when Mandarin Lounge (44 Maryland Plaza; 314-367-4447) hosts the Trabajo Mixtape US Tour Launch Party from 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. tonight. The evening features DJ Graham Funke and DJ StoneRokk, the latter of whom is making his St. Louis debut (he’s known for spinning at LA’s Les Deux and Privilege). Arrive before the crowd for a chance to get your hands on sponsor giveaways. For table reservations or to RSVP, pop an e-mail over to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zero to Hero: You’ve played “Mississippi Queen” to the point of carpal-tunnel syndrome, and you’ve had power-chord offs with the best on Xbox LIVE. What’s the next step to Guitar Hero III stardom? Well, it should naturally be the Guitar Hero III Tournament at Westport Plaza (I-270 and Page Avenue, Maryland Heights). Unfortunately for you, the tournament is full. Therefore, you cannot enter the competition to win cash, Nintendo Wiis or gift certificates. What you can do is watch in awe from 5 to 7 p.m. at the plaza’s indoor pavilion, cheer on other guitar gods, and maybe pick up a new move or two!
Cash Out: It will take more than a minor recession to keep bona fide shopaholics away from the racks, though a ginormous sale is probably necessary to attract recreational buyers. At least, that’s our hypothesis for the first annual Cash & Carry Boutique Warehouse Sale, which includes wares from all of your favorite upscale boutiques: Play, Vie, Wish, Jillybean Children’s Boutique, Daisy Clover, Essential Elements, Femme, the Haute Shop and Inspire (just to name a few). Lots of super-cute stuff and lots of discounted prices can be found at Wild Oats Plaza (8823 Ladue Road, Ladue). From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring cash (no credit cards or checks accepted) and a shopping buddy.
Play That Folky Music: Bereft of booty-shakin’ and soulja boys, folk music goes a little more beyond the surface. Learn how the genre’s musicians do so at the grand-opening party for the Folk School of St. Louis’ new location at 3155 Sutton Boulevard in Maplewood. Twice the size of the last venue, the custom-built space is open to the public from noon to 3 p.m. for an open house/jam session. For more information call 314-781-2244.
Share and Share a Bike: Bikers might hold up traffic at times, especially when the rider believes his or her bike is equal in speed to gas-guzzlers. But if you can’t beat ’em, why not join ’em? Wave a white flag at the Bicycle Swap Meet & Classic Bike Show, and ride a tandem bicycle off into the sunset with your new pedaling pals. For an in-depth rundown, Nicole Beckert can fill you in here.
Wine and Dine: A Sunday afternoon is the best time for gluttony. Why? Well, why not? Here’s just the place to get your fill: the St. Louis Food & Wine Experience at the Chase Park Plaza. Learn more about this delectable event here.