Finally. Great weather is here. Get out there and enjoy it, but don't go broke doing so. If you're looking for something affordable to do this weekend, here are our ten suggestions that will cost you $10 or less.
The Felix Culpa at Lemp Arts Center (Friday)
Post-hardcore band The Felix Culpa's latest record Sever Your Roots
is an epic, cohesive album in the truest sense of the word. Songs fit together seamlessly and the segues don't sound contrived, a natural ebb and flow which leads perfectly to effort's last two (and arguably strongest) songs, "An Instrument" and "Apologies." Above all, Roots
' fifteen tracks demand 66 minutes of the listener's undivided attention - and thanks to great production and inventive playing, the music actually deserves that attention. See them live at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center on Friday for just $7. Read the rest of Shae Moseley's preview here.
Italian Film Festival at Washington University (Friday & Saturday)
This Italian Film Festival shows movies for free at Wash U's Brown Hall (Room 100) at 8 p.m. on Friday night and an 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. on Saturday nights every weekend through April 24. Writes Allison Sieloff in her preview
: "Though not necessarily produced to be ambassadors of culture, the films in the fest were chosen to shed light on what being Italian means today -- and they provide a bit of free fun for three straight weekends." Well put.
Killola at Cicero's (Friday)
Killola's sound is rooted in '70s and '80s guitar rock and new wave. Think Blondie updated for the 21st century, with a dash of Veruca Salt and Hole. The Los Angeles quartet isn't riding a trend, though; instead, it's winning over crowds one fan at a time. By the look of their photo gallery of Killola tattoos (39 pics and counting), it's working. They play for just $8 at Cicero's at 8 p.m. on Friday. Read the rest of Scott Heisel's preview here.
"Rehab" at Reference at Sol Lounge (Friday)
DJ's from Chicago's popular "Rehab" electro dance party make their way south on Friday to Reference, the space above Sol Lounge (4239 Lindell Boulevard). They team up with popular local electro DJ Corey McCarthy. It's 21-and-older only, and $5 if you RSVP on the party's Facebook page
, otherwise it's $10 at the door.