Friday, July 17, 2015

6 Fun Things to Do This Week for $12 or Less

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The Women of SLLAW flex their muscles Saturday night.
  • The Women of SLLAW flex their muscles Saturday night.

4. Pedal Along with the World Naked Bike Ride When bike rides are naked, everyone wins. With an event like the World Naked Bike Ride, thousands of cyclists can ride au naturel (or mostly so) through the city — while wearing helmets, of course — to raise awareness about cyclist rights, promote a positive body image and encourage reducing our dependence on oil. And other folks get to revel in their courage and toast the riders afterward. This year's twelve-mile, police-escorted World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis starts and ends in the Grove (on Manchester Avenue, between South Sarah Street and Kentucky Avenue), and goes through Saint Louis University, downtown, Soulard, Benton Park and Shaw. The pre-party starts Saturday at 5 p.m., the free ride begins at 7 p.m., and the post-ride celebration begins at 8:30 p.m. Visit www.wnbrstl.org to learn more. — Alison Sieloff

5. Explore the Missouri Roots of WW II Reenactment If you want to be a Civil War reenactor, the equipment list is long but mostly attainable — there are companies that cater the historic enthusiast's particular needs. But World War II recreationists show up to their events with working jeeps, half-tracks and even tanks — good luck with that. WW II reenactment originated in the mid-'70s in Weldon Spring, of all places. Filmmaker Chris Grega examines the origin of the hobby in his documentary Weldonkrieg, and also chronicles the 2014 gathering that commemorated the original Weldon Spring gathering. Weldonkrieg screens at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271 or www.cinemastlouis.org) as part of the St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. Tickets are $12.— Paul Friswold

6. Educate Yourself About Ferguson The protests and police actions in Ferguson are not quite a year-old memory, and the people of St. Louis continue to struggle with what happens next. The St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase presents a host of short films that address the still-pressing topic of Ferguson Matters. Laura Caldie's five-minute documentary "Rooted in Ferguson" examines how the EarthDance Organic Farm School has helped the residents of Ferguson, while Gerald Pisk's short cut of his forthcoming documentary 22minutes looks at the protests as they were seen by the protestors, activists and reporters. Howard Fields III and Annette Fields' short subject "Speak" gives one black teen the opportunity to discuss the lingering concerns of the African American community in the aftermath of the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson. Ferguson Matters happens at 7:15 p.m. at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-727-7271 or www.cinemastlouis.org). Tickets are $12. — Paul Friswold

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