Let Them Eat Art: This evening, Maplewood becomes an egalitarian paradise of live music, open-air art, street dancing and even a costume contest (bonus points if you come dressed a member of the deposed French nobility!). Maplewood's celebrated shops and restaurants will be open for your perusal as well. The party runs from 6 to 11 p.m. Fri., July 8, free admission. 7300 Manchester Road, 7300 Manchester Rd., Maplewood.
Angry Birds Shooting Gallery: A giant slingshot will be constructed at one end of the gallery, allowing you to launch plush Angry Birds at a makeshift structure stuffed with plush Angry Bird Pigs. July 9-Sept. 4, free. Star Clipper, 6392 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-725-9110, www.starclipper.com.
Bad Runes: An Evening of Visual Arts and Poetry: The poetry of Joseph Sulier as interpreted through the visual arts by Mike Stasny, Erin Cooksey, Ben Stegman and others. Fri., July 8, 7 p.m., free. Mike and Maggies, 4528 Ohio St., St. Louis.
Fresh 2011: Student Photography Show: Opening reception from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 8. July 8-29, free. Studio Altius, 2301 S. Big Bend Blvd., Maplewood, 314-769-9769, www.studioaltius.com.
Gunther Herbst: Herbst combines elements of photorealism and Abstract Expressionist painting techniques and applies them to the makeshift structures constructed by London's homeless community. Opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 8. July 8-Aug. 11, free. Isolation Room/Gallery Kit, 5723 Dewey Ave., St. Louis, email@example.com, gallerykit.blogspot.com.
I See Things This Way: A solo exhibition by self-taught artist Dave Walter. Opening reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 8. Fri., July 8, free. Turner Center for the Arts, 3109 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-781-4440, www.turnercenterforthearts.org.
Our Great Waterways: The Mississippi, Missouri and Illinois Rivers: Plein air paintings by regional artists of our local rivers. Proceeds from sales benefit the St. Louis Confluence Riverkeeper Organization. Opening reception from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, July 8. Mondays-Saturdays. Continues through Aug. 1, free. Kodner Gallery, 9650 Clayton Rd., Ladue, 314-993-4477, www.kodnergallery.com.
UpCycled: Mixed media sculptural pieces by Eric Nichols and high-dynamic range photography by Sarah Carmody. Preview reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 1; open house from 6 to 11 p.m. Friday, July 8. Through Aug. 12, hours by appointment only. S. Carmody Photography, 2707 Sutton Blvd., Maplewood, 314-401-8089, www.carmodyphoto.com/.
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