5 Things To Do In The CWE This Weekend: Jan. 16-19

From “National Popcorn Day” at the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas, to a “Pours for Pups” adoption event at The Vino Gallery — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End!

Explore a New Exhibition | projects+gallery

Thursday, January 16
5-8 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

projects+gallery is pleased to announce “A Charm Against All That,” a group exhibition exploring the impulse toward the magical and the occult in response to catastrophic cultural circumstances.

As a new decade begins, we find ourselves awash in anxious precarity — from the unstable fate of our political future to the critical state of the environment — leaving us skeptical of conventional means of asserting control over our circumstances. Therefore, alternative logics — ones that push against established, worldly orthodoxies — gain substantial appeal as viable methods for thwarting unwanted outcomes that have otherwise seemed immune to the precautions and solutions of standard rationale.

The exhibition is divided into two distinct sections. The main gallery is curated by Jessica Baran and features works by Brandon Anschultz, Harley Lafarrah Eaves, Hélène Delprat, Trenton Doyle Hancock, and Charline von Heyl. The rear gallery is curated by Margaret Sherer and includes works from project+gallery’s collection by Chris Burden, Farrokh Mahdavi, and Marilyn Minter, among others.

Ride Your Buns Off | Steel Wheels

Thursday, January 16
6:15 p.m.

First Ride Free for New Clients

Get ready to ride your buns off! If you need a little motivation to make it through a 45 minute indoor cycling class, Steel Wheels has you covered. Tonight, enjoy a fun ride through the decades (beginners welcome), and then head over to Shake Shack with your classmates for a FREE drink. Plus, 25% of all sales at Shake Shack will be donated to Forest Park Forever. Sweat, refuel, and help support an important organization in our community! Click here to reserve your bike.

Reboot Your Winter Skincare Routine| Bluemercury

All Weekend Long

In need of a winter skincare reboot? Bluemercury is your go-to beauty destination for all your skincare needs! Starting this weekend, receive a skincare consultation, experience the new brand innovations, and receive their 8 piece winter skincare kit with any $125 in-store purchase!

Enjoy Pours for Pups | The Vino Gallery

Saturday, January 18
1-7 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

This Saturday, drink some wine and maybe find a new member of the family at The Vino Gallery. They are hosting a wine-filled pup adoption event from 1-7 p.m. Stray Rescue of St. Louis will have adoptable dogs on-site from 2-4 p.m. Bring items to stock their shelter and receive special discounts! Plus, enjoy live music from 2-5 p.m., $1 off wines by-the-glass, $4 urban chestnut beers, and 1/2 off corkage fees.

Celebrate National Popcorn Day | Chase Park Plaza Cinemas

Sunday, January 19
All Day

Did you know Sunday is National Popcorn Day? (Another fun holiday we can get behind). What better way to celebrate than at the Chase Park Plaza Cinemas? Situated just steps from their lobby, it offers a selection of the newest releases for your viewing pleasure. Kick back, relax, enjoy a movie, and don’t forget the popcorn! For a more adult indulgence, accompany it with a cocktail from their theater bar.

For a full list of CWE Events, click here!