5 Things To Do In The CWE This Weekend: Oct. 17-20

From a Haunted Halloween Pop-Up Bar at The Hideout, to THREE different Opening Receptions — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End.

Enter into the Realm of Corpse Reviver | The Hideout

Thursday, October 17 – Saturday, November 2
6 p.m. – midnight

It’s about to get a little bit spooky in the Central West End! Every evening from now until November 2, our friends over at Yellowbelly will be transforming their new event space The Hideout (210 N Euclid) into a Haunted Halloween Pop-Up Bar called “Corpse Reviver.” The ghoulishly glam space will be decked out in all things Halloween from cobwebs to skeletons. The Corpse Reviver Pop-Up will be seated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parties over six people will be limited due to space restrictions. Proceeds from each cocktail sold will be donated to the ACLU.

Explore “Saint-Louis to St. Louis” | Barrett Barrera Projects

Thursday, October 17
5-8 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

Two cities with the same name. One in Africa, one in America. Two histories that, at first glance, couldn’t be more different, but upon closer examination reveal more than a common name. Explore “Saint-Louis to St. Louis: The City on the River meets River City” — a brand-new exhibition at Barrett Barrera Projects new headquarters (4739 McPherson Ave.). The show celebrates sister cities across the great Atlantic Ocean and global artistic exchange of diaspora and hybridity. This event will also include a presentation by fashion designer ​Rama Diaw​.

View New Ceramic & Sculpture Displays | Duane Reed Gallery

Friday, October 18
5-8 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

Continue your weekend viewing new art on display at Duane Reed Gallery. They are pleased to present work by ceramic and sculpture artists, Lindsay Pichaske, Steven Young Lee, and Alessandro Gallo.

Lindsay Pichaske: “The desire to create a believable sense of life pulls me forward as a maker. In my recent work, I sculpt animal forms out of inanimate materials that rely on touch to take shape, like clay, string, and hair.”

Steven Young Lee maintains an active studio practice rooted in both functional and sculptural ceramics. His current work examines cultural references and how individuals draw realities based on experiences and environment. Through his sculpture and vessels, he challenges preconceptions of style, form, symbolism, superstitions, and identity,

Alessandra Gallo’s work was featured in the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London and in the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011. In 2012, he was awarded a first place grant from the Virginia A. Groot Foundation. In 2014 and 2016 he had solo shows at the Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York. Alessandro was selected as a Demonstrating Artist for 2018 NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts).

Examine Portraits by Paula Haniszewski | Houska Gallery

Friday, October 18
5-8 p.m.
Free & Open to the Public

After viewing the ceramic and sculpture displays at Duane Reed Gallery, head on over to Houska Gallery for the Opening Reception of “Paula Haniszewski: Living Proof.” St. Louis-based artist Paula Hanizewski’s recent work is an exploration of portraiture that pulls from art history, vintage print ads, and film stills, resulting in newly-constructed identities and personas. Many are familiar with Paula’s work on permanent display in the Chameleon Lounge of the Angad Arts Hotel in St. Louis’ Grand Center. She serves as the art department chair at Southwestern Illinois College in Belleville, Illinois.

Learn How to Dominate the Weight Floor | Orangetheory Fitness

Saturday, October 19
1:15-2 p.m.

Free InterACTIVE Workshop

You know that one exercise… the one that makes you feel just plain awkward? This free, interACTIVE workshop at Orangetheory Fitness will chisel complicated exercises down to the basics by teaching you the foundational movement patterns that serve as the building blocks for all exercises. Improve your form in order to lift stronger, lift longer, and lift smarter during your next OTF class!

For a full list of CWE Events, click here!