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Friday, April 20, 2018

The Best Things to Do in St. Louis This Week, April 19 to 25

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 6:29 AM

Guys, the circus is in town. Not only that, there's a festival devoted to lager (cool, refreshing lagery goodness), a dance concert and the professional wrasslin' you know and love. It's an April shower of hits. Here are this week's top picks. 1. Ring for the bellhop! It's an...

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Clownvis Tested Some Stoner Accessories for 4/20 And Boy Did He Get High

Posted By on Fri, Apr 20, 2018 at 6:08 AM

When your boss asks if you want to whip up some product reviews for 4/20, you immediately say “hells yes” and take a moment to appreciate that you’re livin’ the dream. And when you need the reviews to be entirely professional, you call up your famous local stoner who...

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Circus Flora Launches This Weekend, With a New Home and Piggy Performers

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 2:05 PM

With each Circus Flora season comes a new theatrical storyline and brand-new performances. This year the show is called The Case of the Missing Bellhop and it features a high-flying trapeze artist, daredevil stunt performers and the St. Louis Arches — a troupe of child acrobats. There will also...

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18 Observations After Trying St. Louis' Bike Share for the First Time

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:52 AM

Chris Ward, DJ for KDHX's loudQUIETloud program, which airs Monday nights at 11 p.m., recently took one of the city's brand spankin' new ride-sharing bikes for a ride, noting his observations along the way. An RFT reader, he allowed us to publish these thoughts, which you can read in their...

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Apotheosis Comics Just Opened Its Bar and Lounge

Posted By on Thu, Apr 19, 2018 at 6:49 AM

Apotheosis Comics (3206 South Grand Boulevard, 314-260-1689) may have soft-opened back in September, but as of this week, its opening is officially Grand. That's because, up until this point, a large component of the new space has been missing: its bar and lounge. "We have been open in our...

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Hit By 4 Semi Trucks, St. Louis Performer Walks Away from Accident

Posted By on Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Blaire Hamilton knows full well that she is lucky to be alive. A St. Louis-based vaudeville performer who specializes in clowning and burlesque, Hamilton, 28, was traveling Friday afternoon from Lincoln, Nebraska, to Denver for a string of performances when she came upon an unexpected flash-blizzard. "I had left Lincoln that...

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Dwell in Other Futures Art Fest Will Explore 'Artivism' in St. Louis

Posted By on Tue, Apr 17, 2018 at 7:22 AM

The Dwell in Other Futures Art Fest will feature some major -isms: futurism, urbanism, activism and even, in the words of the organizers, "artivism." Three St. Louis "artivists" will be featured in the festival, along with other events and local guests that explore the future of race in Midwest...

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Monday, April 16, 2018

New Podcast The East Side Focuses on St. Louis' Seamy Strip Club Scene

Posted By on Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 6:08 AM

It was nearly a decade ago, back in 2009, when Dale Wiley became a card-carrying member of the Penthouse Club’s pricey membership ranks, allowing him exclusive access to all corners of what was then the swankiest strip bar in Sauget, Ilinois. Intending to crash the scene for a possible...

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Destination Moon: The Apollo 11 Mission Opens at the Science Center Saturday

Posted By on Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 8:34 AM

This year marks the 49th anniversary of the moon landing. Nearly a half of a century has gone by since "the Eagle has landed," but some precious artifacts from that mission live on. If you're a space freak but you've never made it to the mothership that is NASA...

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

The Best Thing to Do in St. Louis This Week, April 12 to 17

Posted By on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 6:31 AM

If you're trying to make plans for the weekend and beyond, you've come to the right place. Art openings, theater that rails against the system, ballet, fashion — St. Louis really is the Paris of the Midwest. 1. A savage take on a savage playShakespeare's Richard III is not...

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