Have fun this weekend, but don't go broke. Here are our ten suggestions for weekend entertainment that will cost you $10 or less.
Eighteenth-annual National PEZ Convention at the Marriott St. Louis West (Saturday) If you remember our 2007 feature story "PEZheads," you know that the national Pez dispenser collectors' convention is a big deal. On Saturday, the public is invited. It's just $5 from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Soo Sunny Park: liminal possession (Opens Friday) Writes Alison Sieloff: "Once a lecturer at Washington University, Soo Sunny Park now is an assistant professor of studio art at Dartmouth College. This summer, she returns to our fair city for liminal possession, an exhibition of her art at Good Citizen Gallery (2247 Gravois Avenue; 314-348-4587 or www.goodcitizenstl.com). The free opening reception for liminal possession will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Friday, June 18, and the exhibition remains on view through Saturday, July 17. Good Citizen is open from noon to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday." Read more of Sieloff's preview.
Megafun at the Lemp Arts Center (Friday) "Promo pictures confirm what the banjo plucks and serene harmonies of the new song 'Volunteers' imply: The three men collectively known as Megafaun all have beards.," observes Ryan Wasoba in his preview of this band's show on Friday at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. It's just $7. Read more about Megafaun's show at the Lemp.
World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis (Saturday) "Protest the notion that 'America + Oil = BFFs' by participating in the World Naked Bike Ride tonight on the streets of St. Louis," writes Brooke Foster in her preview of the third annual ride through St. Louis. "Riders begin gathering at 7 p.m. behind Commerce Bank (3134 South Grand Boulevard), and the birthday-suited peloton rolls out at 9 p.m." It's free. Go as "bare as you dare." Remember to bring a bike (and maybe a cloth, or something.) Find out more about the 2010 St. Louis World Naked Bike Ride.
The World Cup, at Wherever There's a TV (All Weekend) The World Cup is on. Watch games all weekend (get up early) and prepare for Wednesday morning's U.S. vs Algeria match at a bar or restaurant near you. Check out our St. Louis World Cup Soccer Bars Directory for a full guide of where to go before you head out the door. Also be sure to check our the dispatches from bars across the city, filed by our World Cup soccer bar traveler, Keegan Hamilton, in World Cuppage.
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