Friday, July 24, 2015

Six Things to Do This Weekend for $15 or Less

Posted By on Fri, Jul 24, 2015 at 11:13 AM

Cher and Dionne ride again.
  • Cher and Dionne ride again.

July is winding down, but summer isn't over yet. This is a weekend to remember the films, philanthropists and summer camp fantasies of our youth. See you all on the ice.

1. Celebrate 20 Years of Being Clueless The Saint Louis Art Museum's pick for the Art Hill Film Series this week is Clueless, that formative tale of Beverly Hills blonde teenager Cher Horowitz's inspired journey to better the lives of the "less fortunate." Whether it's the new classmate, two lonely and lovelorn teachers or hurricane victims (who actually don't need more bongs, but thanks?), Cher is there to offer insight and fashion advice. It's the forever campy but oddly relevant '90s flick you will earnestly watch again and again. The Saint Louis Art Museum partners with Artscope, formerly SCOSaG, to enable moviegoers to get their fashion on with a cotton tote bag decoration project. Food trucks do a brisk business starting at 6 p.m., and beverages are sold near the Louis IX statue at the top of the hill. The film starts at 9 p.m., as if you would miss an opportunity to see Clueless on the big screen one more time. Admission is free. Call 314-721-0072 or visit www.slam.org for more information. — Nicole Beckert

2. Party on Henry Shaw's Birthday The man and legend who gave St. Louis the Missouri Botanical Garden, Henry Shaw, would have been 214 years old today. Shaw hailed from Sheffield, England, and sought to enrich the citizens of St. Louis with a wealth of botanical and horticultural knowledge, and so he left us his estate as a public garden. Today admission is free in his honor at the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard; 314-577-5100 or www.mobot.org), so we can all enjoy the lush, pastoral view. You can also sign Shaw's giant birthday card, tour the Henry Shaw Museum and enjoy stilt walkers, silhouette artists and marionette shows throughout the day. Thanks, Henry! — Nicole Beckert

3. Relive Your Summer Camp Fantasies You're too old for summer camp, but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy the summer camp experienced in every '80s movie about a bunch of misfit campers. The Randy Dandies provide all the dirty jokes and topless scenes you could want in Camp Lik-A-Twa-Ta-Lotta: A Choose Your Own Burlesque Adventure. Lucky Deluxe provides the ribald campfire stories, and Chicago's Sally Marvel brings the fireworks with her angle- grinding act, during which she applies an angle grinder to the metal protection on her costume in order to produce a wild comet-tail of sparks. The show starts at 9 p.m. tonight at the Ready Room (4195 Manchester Avenue; www.thereadyroom.com). Tickets are $15 to $20, but bring money to buy the official Camp Lik-A-Twa-Ta-Lotta T-shirt, created by STL-Style.— Paul Friswold

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