This weekend, check out Let Them Eat Art in Maplewood, Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park, Tour de Donut at Fireman's Park, an opening at Vino Gallery and much more. Work up an appetite and start planning ahead!
Friday (Jul. 12):
Local Social @ Central West End This second Friday event through September highlights the Central West End neighborhood with a showcase of local owners, chefs, artists and more. Along with live street entertainment, enjoy retail discounts - get the full list here. Admission is free. 5 to 9 p.m.
Let Them Eat Art @ downtown Maplewood "Maplewood's Bastille Day celebration, takes Marie Antoinette's "let them eat cake" dictum to heart with this year's Night of Thousand Cupcakes theme. One thousand little cakes will be given away tonight in the heart of Maplewood. The city incorporates the best of France and a little bit of Mardi Gras with tarot card readings, live demonstrations by more than 50 artists, music by Gumbohead and the Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience, and belly dancing with Exotic Rhythms. There's even a little ooh la-la courtesy of a late-night performance by Lola Van Ella. And just like those cupcakes, admission is free." 6 and 11 p.m.
Outdoor Film Series: West Side Story @ Art Hill Saint Louis Art Museum's summer film series continues with a showing of West Side Story by moonlight. Pack your own picnic or let someone else do the cooking. The museum's new cafe and Panorama restaurant serve food till 8 p.m. and 9 p.m., respectively, and food trucks including Lulu's Local Eatery, Seoul Taco and Zia's show up on the scene ready to dish out eats at 7 p.m. Admission is free. The movie begins at 9 p.m.
Food Truck Friday @ Tower Grove Park For the third year in a row, Food Truck Friday invades Tower Grove Park with eats from Guerilla Street Food, Hot Aztec, Holy Crepe and much more. Get the full list of vendors via Sauce Magazine, arrive early to avoid lines and come with a big appetite. Admission is free. 4:30 to 8 p.m.
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