Friday, February 5, 2010

10 Things to Do Under $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, February 5-7, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Super Bowl weekend is upon us, and while many have spent months anticipating the big game, there's no reason why you can't do other stuff this weekend. After all, a recent Wall Street Journal study found that the average NFL broadcast only has about eleven minutes of action.

So, you can either spend the weekend preparing for those eleven minutes, or you can get out and do something. Avoid forking over serious cash for big-game beer and snacks this weekend with these ten things-to-do for less than $10.

What's so super about the Super Bowl anyway?
  • What's so super about the Super Bowl anyway?
Mark Newport: Self-Made Man (Friday)
Comic-book buffs and fans of superheroes look forward to Halloween each year. It's the one day they can dress up like their favorite characters without being "too weird." But artist Mark Newport has created a collection of knit superhero costumes that can be worn every day. That is, if you're an artist who knits. An exhibition of his knit creations opens with a public reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, February 5, at Laumeier Sculpture Park (12580 Rott Road, Sunset Hills; 314-615-5278.) It's free. Read Mark Fischer's full article here.

Re(Sound)
- Art Gallery with no art? (Friday)
This here is not your average art gallery opening. Don't expect to snake along the walls pretending to understand the greater meaning of the painting or photo. Instead, prepare to put on some headphones and listen to...sound art? Re(Sound) opens Friday at the Cecile R. Hunt Gallery on the Webster University campus (8342 Big Bend Boulevard). The free public reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. Read Paul Friswold's full article on Re(Sound) here.

Self-Made Man opens Friday and artist Mark Newport will appear in character. Does that mean he'll don a suit like the one above?
  • Self-Made Man opens Friday and artist Mark Newport will appear in character. Does that mean he'll don a suit like the one above?
Ice Skating! At Steinberg Skating Rink (All Weekend)
St. Louis is under a winter weather advisory until Friday evening. Rain? Snow? Freezing temperature? It might be the perfect time to bundle up and head out Forest Park. Steinberg Skating Rink is open from 10 a.m. till midnight on Fridays. Admission for adults is $6.50, renting skates is $3 and locker rental is $0.25. Even using elementary journalist math, that should be right under $10.

Jon Hardy and the Public - Off Broadway (Friday)
For a skinny white dude, Jon Hardy sure packs a lot of soul into his performances with the Public. Catch a free show Friday night, 9 p.m. at Off Broadway. Read Christian Schaeffer's full preview here.

Admission and skate rental will run you less than $10 at Steinberg. The rink's open 'til midnight on Fridays.
  • Admission and skate rental will run you less than $10 at Steinberg. The rink's open 'til midnight on Fridays.
Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival (Saturday)
Find a tree, juice it, make sweet stuff. Sounds simple enough, right? The Rockwoods Maple Sugar Festival is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Rockwoods Reservation, 2751 Glencoe Road in  Wildwood. It's freeRead the full preview article by Ms. Day here.

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