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Friday, June 4, 2010

10 Things to Do for $10 This Weekend in St. Louis, June 4-6, 2010

Posted By on Fri, Jun 4, 2010 at 1:45 PM

click to enlarge The Trip Daddys, last year at the RFT Music Showcase. This year's fest is Saturday for $5. - NICK SCHNELLE
  • Nick Schnelle
  • The Trip Daddys, last year at the RFT Music Showcase. This year's fest is Saturday for $5.
Memorial Day has come and gone, and it's time to kick off summer. (Just look out for those scattered thunder storms on Saturday and Sunday.) This weekend brings indie craft fairs, more than a few art exhibition openings, electro nights with visiting DJ's and a yes, the RFT's very own Music Showcase for local bands, singers, emcees, DJs and more. Looking for more live music? Check out our weekend concert calendar.

So without further ado, here are our top ten suggestions for weekend fun that will cost you less than a Hamilton.

Christopher Burch: The Sleep of Reason (Opens Friday)
Paul Friswold writes of the art of Christopher Burch, "Burch strives to create 'the ectoplasmic echoes existing between laughter and death,' and his slick portrait of a mass of writhing, metallic tentacles tipped with leering Mr. Punch faces is the prime example of his success."
click to enlarge A revelver at the Gramophone during the last Glory Daze show. See more photos here. - LEE HARRIS
PBR Presents: Glory Daze w/ Nick Catchdubs (Saturday)
Brooklyn-based DJ Nick Catchdubs has played stages as big as Lollapalooza but this Saturday will be his first show in St. Louis. Appearing at the Gramophone, he will share the stage with DJ Clockwork, Trashtalk and Drace. Cover is $5. Get more info about Glory Daze with Nick Catchdubs.

Documentarian Art Holliday and Live Jazz (Sunday)
Local filmmaker and newsman Art Holliday will discuss his current project, Johnnie Be Good, a documentary about Chuck Berry's pianist Johnnie Johnson. The event will also feature live music from Jeremiah Johnson with the Sliders and the Billy Barnett Band. Music starts at 5 at BB's Jazz Blues, and Soups. Admission is free. Read more about Johnnie Be Good at BB's here and right here.

Circus Flora's Ingenioso (Opens Thursday with shows all weekend)
St. Louis' resident one-ring circus troupe puts on its version of the story of Don Quixote, featuring a menagerie of animals, clowns, and acrobats. The big top is located at the intersection of Samuel Shepherd Drive and North Grand Boulevard. Tickets start at $8. Read more about Circus Flora's latest show.

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