From a NYE “Replay” Party at Up-Down STL, to brand-new exhibitions at Duane Reed Gallery — here are five things to do this weekend in the Central West End.
Get a Replay of NYE | Up-Down STL
Friday, June 11
3 p.m.-1:30 a.m.
Did COVID-19 ruin your New Year’s Eve plans? You’re in luck! Gather up your friends for another shot at celebrating the end of 2020. Up-Down STL will be giving you the full New Year’s Eve experience, complete with a countdown to a balloon drop and champagne toast at midnight. They will also have St. Patrick’s Day drink specials all night long! Cheers!
Explore Two New Exhibitions | Duane Reed Gallery
Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Duane Reed Gallery is pleased to present new solo exhibitions by Ron Johnson and Kensuke Yamada. These exhibitions will be available for viewing from June 12 through July 17, 2021. Due to COVID-19, this exhibition will not have a traditional opening reception, however their gallery will be open Tuesday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for viewing.
Born in Columbus, Ohio in 1968, Ronald Johnson received an MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2003. Johnson uses strategically placed canvas strips to act as dam walls to corral the poured paint and polyurethane mix. Each layer must be sanded vigorously to ensure as much precision as possible. The sanding process gives the surface a unique sheen, while simultaneously transparent and opaque, reminiscent of encaustic. Through Johnson’s process, the layers become diffused and viscously permeable, with crisp edges and a traceable lost-and-found history.
Kensuke Yamada (b. 1979) was born in Kamakura, Kanagawa, Japan. “With clay I look for sculptural conversations that evoke the beauty, the subtleties, the sadness and the humor of our everyday life. In viewing my sculpture I hope for people to enjoy the moment, rather than the movement of time. I hope for my work to fill the space between two seemingly distant things, to provide a connection and thus create the story of you and me.”
Celebrate Pride Month with this Festive Cocktail | Mission Taco Joint
All Month Long
Have you tried Mission Taco Joint’s PRIDE MONTH cocktail? “Roxxxy’s Reveal” (created by their lead bartender Randi Kranz) is a bright and boozy, slightly herbal daiquiri riff, paying tribute to the Roxxxy Andrews’s wig reveal on RuPaul’s Drag Race. The multi-colored cocktail includes purple butterfly pea-infused Blanco Tequila, Green Chartreuse, simple syrup, lemon, and edible glitter. A portion of sales go to Vivent Health.
Start Shopping for Dad | Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis
All Month Long
Father’s Day is just around the corner! Treat Dad to a relaxing Tea Tree Experience.
This special Father’s Day Package from Paul Mitchell The School St. Louis includes:
-T3 Wash House Experience (Includes a tingly shampoo and condition featuring their Tea Tree line, Scalp Massage, Hot Towel, and Tea Tree Hair and Scalp Treatment)
-Complimentary Tea Tree Body Bar Soap
This luxurious package is available through June 30! Call or text 314-361-8200 to reserve the perfect gift today!
Get Rewarded for Shopping & Dining in the CWE | CWE Rewards Program
All Month Long
How would you like to receive a $50 CWE gift card, just for supporting your favorite CWE restaurants and retailers? It’s all possible with our CWE Rewards Program! From now until June 30, when you dine at a CWE NCID restaurant (can include dine-in, delivery, or takeout) OR make a purchase at a CWE NCID retailer, the CWE NCID will give you:
- a $50 gift card for spending $200 or more
There is a limit of one gift card per person, while supplies last. Simply email photos or screenshots of your receipts to firstname.lastname@example.org. The CWE NCID will coordinate with individuals delivery of their gift card by mail.