Friday, March 12, 2010

10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, March 12-14, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:15 PM

We've moved! A to Z will be the new setting of this popular weekly list. Many of the events were music-centric to begin with, so this feels like a good home. Now on with it: If you want to have fun this weekend but stay on-budget, here are our ten suggestions that'll each cost you $10 or less. As always, call ahead before leaving home. Check out our full weekend concert calendar here.

"Propaganda," a weekly electro-dance night at Sol Lounge, promises an eight-foot tall, dancing robot on Friday. It's free.
  • "Propaganda," a weekly electro-dance night at Sol Lounge, promises an eight-foot tall, dancing robot on Friday. It's free.
Propaganda at Sol Lounge (Friday)
Local electro DJ Corey McCarthy has moved on from the his 2-Legit themed night to a new project called Propaganda, and tonight at Sol Lounge (4239 Lindell Boulevard), he invites Lexington, Kentucky DJ duo The Chaotic Good (Jake Carpenter and Bradford Rice) to play music and bring out their eight-foot-tall prop robot. Which should be interesting to see. Entry is free from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and $5 after. More details are on the event's Facebook page. The event is for those 21 and older.

click to enlarge Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band playing Blueberry Hill.
  • Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band playing Blueberry Hill.
Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band at the House of Rock (Friday)
Comprised of former members of the Urge and Stir and current members of El Monstero and Celebration Day, Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys wields a set list that reads like a KSHE drive-time play list (minus the unnecessary detours into modern-rock mediocrity). Expect plenty of Zep, VH and AC/DC, of course, along with slightly more obscure riff-tastic numbers by the likes of the James Gang, Billy Squier and Golden Earring. What else does a "real rock radio" devotee really need -- other than an ice-cold Budweiser in one hand and a shot of Cabo in the other? Shae Moseley has more info here. Check out the STL House of Rock web site.



A-List Showcase at the City Nightclub (Friday)
The hottest spot in the city for R&B lovers tonight has to be at the City nightclub (1917 Washington Avenue), where more than 200 are expected for the "A List Showcase," which features modern R&B music played by the Hot Chocolate Soul Band from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. and DJ Quinn from 11 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Cover charge is just $10, but bring some extra scratch for drinks. Check out the event's Facebook page for more details.

click to enlarge Lee Friedlander, American, born 1934; New York City, 1963, printed 2006; gelatin silver print. Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Margery Armstrong in honor of Jeffrey T. Fort 13:2009; Lee Friedlander. - COURTESY FRAENKEL GALLERY, SAN FRANCISCO
  • Courtesy Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco
  • Lee Friedlander, American, born 1934; New York City, 1963, printed 2006; gelatin silver print. Saint Louis Art Museum, Funds given by Margery Armstrong in honor of Jeffrey T. Fort 13:2009; Lee Friedlander.
Lee Friedlander at Saint Louis Art Museum (Opens Friday)
Photographer Lee Friedlander has a gift for making you take a closer look at the ordinary. His carefully orchestrated images of New York City in the '60s capture the bustling, crowded soul of the city even if they don't quite have a documentarian's respect for absolute verisimilitude. Eight Friedlander photographs hang in gallery 321 of the Saint Louis Art Museum in Forest Park (314-721-0072 or www.slam.org), offering a 40-year snapshot of the artist's work. Admission is free, and Friedlander's work is on display through Sunday, May 30. Read more of Paul Friswold's preview here.

click to enlarge Suspended Realities opens at the Lee Auditorium in Missouri History Museum on Friday. - IMAGE VIA HTTP://WWW.ANNONYARTS.ORG
  • Image via http://www.annonyarts.org
  • Suspended Realities opens at the Lee Auditorium in Missouri History Museum on Friday.
Suspended Realities at the Missouri History Museum (Friday & Saturday)
Dancer and choreographer Dawn Karlovsky embraces live music with her upcoming contemporary dance concert, Suspended Realities, which is performed at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday (March 12 and 13) at the Missouri History Museum (Lindell Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue). Tickets to this concert (in all senses of the word) cost $10 to $14 at the door; learn more by visiting www.annonyarts.org. Alison Sieloff has more details about this event here.


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