Go! The St. Louis Weekend Calendar, August 1-3, 2008:



Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature delivers the top nine can’t-miss activities to complete your fun-seeking agenda. Looking for live music? Here's your weekend concert calendar.


1. Take advantage of the second to last St. Louis Art D Tour tonight. Hop on a bus or pay $15 for a shuttle ticket for an evening excursion through the galleries and museums of five main art districts, which will include fourteen different stops and two different routes. Two stops even include complimentary eats. For a full list of gallery stops, click here. Depending on the route, all tours begin either at 6 or 6:30 p.m. at Saint Louis Art Museum (1 Fine Arts Drive (in Forest Park); 314-721-0072).

2. What will a Victoria Secret-esque fashion show look like in St. Louis? Find out if it means leggy angels in itty-bitty undies at Lure’s enticing Lingerie Fashion Show. Alive Magazine’s City Style bare-all after-party commences at 1204 Washington Avenue at 10 p.m. (the runway show kicks off around midnight). Pick up VIP passes at Play Boutique or Laurie Solet for $5 off admission before 11:30 p.m. Admission is $10 for gentlemen and $5 for ladies.

3. As farmers’ markets crowd with folks seeking locally grown goods, why aren’t eco-friendly fashionistas doing the same? There’s no need to hold your breath because now they are. Back To School 2008: Think Fashionably & Dress Locally at Boutique Chartreuse (8135 South Big Bend Boulevard) gets underway Saturday with a trunk show from 2 to 6 p.m. highlighting designer Natasha Kimling Kwan’s new line of super sleek vegan handbags. The STL resident and owner of Kling Bags will be on hand along with Maria Farhatt of Marfar Designs. For more information, call 314-458-2410.

4. On Friday from 7 to 11 p.m., the latest gallery show, Jargon, will open with a free reception at Mad Art Gallery (2727 South 12th Street; 314-771-8230). Featuring the works of four artists, St. Louis native Terrance Hughes, Alphonzo Solorzano, Miguel Felipe and Jason Faulkner, each brings a certain focus: Hughes’ illuminations of history, Solorzano’s love affair with typography and Felipe’s and Faulkner's shared desire to recast pop culture images and idols. Don’t miss the thought-provoking pieces on display through September 1. For more information, click here.

5. Make your charitable contribution for the weekend at Party for Planned Parenthood. Touting condoms, drag queens and cocktails, Saturday’s drag show benefit at Just John’s Nightclub (4112 Manchester Road; 314-371-1333) is sure to be worth the $5 donation you will give at the door. That donation plus 10 percent of all drink sales will go directly to Planned Parenthood. Doors open at 3 p.m., and the show kicks off at 9 p.m. For more information call 314-531-7526, or click here.

6. The need for colored condoms and penis paraphernalia in order to celebrate ones last nights of singledom is endlessly baffling. It’s also rather amusing. Observe gaggles of giddy brides-to-be on the Ultimate Bachelorette Bus Party & Scavenger Hunt this Saturday. Learn more about these wildly inappropriate (but completely traditional) festivities right here.

7. Nestled between the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Muny Opera lies The Boathouse (6101 Government Drive in Forest Park). We’re sure you’ve heard of this picturesque lakeside landmark, but have you ever penciled it in your weekend planner? Make a stop this weekend for Soulard Blues Band from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday or SOL during that same time on Saturday. Allow the evening breeze from Post-Dispatch Lake to soothe your overheated soul along with a sampling from the restaurant’s lineup of delicious treats. For more information, call 314-367-2224.

8. What is a little sticky and always a tad squishy and fuzzy? Your face most certainly will be after exploring this weekend’s Peach Festival near Grafton, Illinois. Be a peach, and let Alison Sieloff explain all about this downright ripe event.

9. There’s no musical as punk rockin’ as Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Feel the noise with two midnight showings at the Tivoli Theatre this weekend. Click here for more info.

-Jeanette Kozlowski


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