When: Fri., May 26, 5-10 p.m., Sat., May 27, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. and Sun., May 28, 12-4 p.m. 2017
It's Memorial Day weekend, which means you have a bevy of festival options. One of the best is Schlafly's Art Outside, the long-running juried art show that takes over the front parking lot at Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Avenue, Maplewood; www.schlafly.com). More than 60 local artists will be set up selling their hand-made art direct to the people. There are some familiar names among that group (Eric Woods and Firecracker Press, Jay Thompson and his magical CatWorks digital photographs and paintings) as well as emerging artists, selling everything from jewelry to textiles. Art Outside runs from 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday (May 26 to 28). Local bands will perform all three days, and Schlafly's kitchen will offer some new takes on festival food (chorizo nachos) and beverages (a sticky toffee pudding milkshake). This year's artist series beer is Dr. Kentucky's Concoction from His Curious Cabinet: Batch 40004, with a label designed by Noah McMillan. Admission to Art Outside is free.
Price: free admission