STL Weekend Event Guide: January 23-26

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Your St. Louis weekend event guide for Thursday, January 23rd through Sunday, January 26th.

Highlighted Weekend Event

chili Downtown St. Louis 1st Annual Chili Cook-Off: Downtown STL is hosting their first annual chili cook-off. Head over to Jive & Wail Dueling Piano bar on Thursday evening to enjoy chili from over 15 St. Louis restaurants. Taste test all the chili and pick your favorite. The best chili will win a trophy to display in their restaurant for the 2014 year. Tickets are $10 and include the chili tasting, Schlafly beer, and live dueling piano entertainment. Purchase tickets are Wash Ave Post, Gelataria Tavolini, Prime 1000, Hair of the Dog, Hiro, and Side Bar.

Date: Thursday, January 23rd

Time: 4-8pm

Place: Jive and Wail – 1227 Washington Ave


burns night 23rd Annual Burns’ Night: Burns’ Night is an annual celebration of the life, works, and spirit of the great Scottish poet, Robert Burns. The evening begins with Tom Schlafly reading his poem, followed by their Scotch Ale being escorted in by a fancy procession of pipers and drummers. In addition, there will be delicious Scottish food: haggis, cock-a-leekie soup, neeps & tatties, shephard’s pie, scotch eggs, and sticky toffee pudding will all be available for sale (cash only) in the Club Room. Starting at 6pm, the Parade of Pipers and Haggis perform. Then Duddy Breeks plays at 7pm. Scotch Ale will be on tap all night. Don’t forget to wear a kilt. This is a free event.

Date: Thursday, January 23rd

Time: 5-11pm

Place: Schlafly Tap Room – 2100 Locust


chinwag Chinwag St. Louis: A unique improv storytelling event. There will be four rounds: 2 Minutes of Fame, Poet & Didn’t Know It, Jokes & Jokes & Jokes, and A to Z. Each round is unique but builds a cohesive story. The characters, themes, topics, and settings are up to the audience. The storytellers won’t know any information until it’s go time. It’s all about improv and thinking on your feet. Live entertainment from DJ Boogieman. The event is free. There will be a cash bar.

Date: Friday, January 24th

Time: 7pm

Place: Urban Lounge – 3216 South Grand

4 hands 4 Hands Brewing Co 2nd Anniversary: 4 Hands will be releasing their 2nd Anniversary ale at 3pm. Beyond The Bricks is a Belgian strong golden ale aged in Chardonnay barrels with apricot. Come out for the release and enjoy other delicious 4 Hands ales. You can enjoy No Place Like Home, their 1st Anniversary beer, plus Peanut Butter Chocolate Milk Stout, Eclipse, Madagascar, and tons of others.

Date: Friday, January 24th

Time: 12-10pm

Place: 4 Hands – 1220 S 8th St


trivia_night Shrewsbury Trivia Night: The St. Louis Area Chapter of the SIU Alumni Association is hosting their annual trivia night. All proceeds will benefit the St. Louis Chapter Scholarship Fund which raised more than $2,400 last year. Bring 8 canned food items to donate to a local charity to receive a free mulligan (limit 2 free mulligans per table). Cost is $0 per person or $160 per table of 8. Price includes light snacks and door prizes. Top winner gets $250. 2nd place gets $150. Feel free to bring your own snacks and beverages. Register by 1/22.

Date: Friday, January 24th

Time: 7pm

Place: Shrewsbury City Center – 5200 Shrewsbury Ave

wonder bread The Wonder Bread Years: The 20th Anniversary of the hilarious Wonder Bread Years comes to Edison Theater this weekend. Starring Seinfeld writer, Pat Hazell, The Wonder Bread Years is a hilarious production that walks the line between stand-up and theater. The show reminisces on the fun of ’60’s & ‘70’s: Manwich, Spam, the kid’s table, Rock’em Sock’em Robots, milk money, Dilly Bars, and road trips in the way-back seat of the family station wagon are just some of the fun memories you’ll be taken back to. Tickets start at $20.

Date: January 24 & 25

Time: 8pm

Place: Edison Theatre- Wash U

food and wine 12th Annual St. Louis Food & Wine Experience: Join the Premiere Tasting on Friday evening to kick-off the weekend. You will enjoy a dazzling array of prestigious wines not available at any other point during The Food & Wine Experience, sample hard-to-find wines & special magnum, fine vertical tastings, scrumptuous hors d’oeuvres, a one-day VIP Reserve Room ticket to The St. Louis Food & Wine Experience to be enjoyed on Saturday or Sunday, and a Riedel wine glass. Or join the experience on Saturday or Sunday. GA ticket for Saturday is $50 in advance, or $40 for Sunday. GA tickets include: A full day of open tasting from more than 550 wines, savory gourmet surprises around every corner from Schnuck’s, excellent wine tastings from the world’s premier growing regions, and a commemorative wine glass and valet wine plate. VIP tickets include entry into the VIP Reserve Room with access to premiere wines and a private gourmet hors d’ oeuvres buffet. Proceeds benefit the Repertory Theatre.

Date: Friday, January 24 – Sunday, January 26

Time: Fri: 7-10pm, Sat & Sun: 12-5pm

Place: Chase Park Plaza – 212 N Kingshighway 

dear nemesis CAM Spring Exhibition Opening Reception: CAM celebrates it’s tenth anniversary with career surveys of two major artists and exhibition series that activate every corner of the museum. Join the opening reception on Friday evening with Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman 1993-2013, Joyce Pensato: I KILLED KENNY, Ron Gorchov: Serapis,Street Views: Takeshi Murata, Audible Interruptions: Nathan Cook & Andrew James, Readykeulous by Ridykeulous: This is What Liberation Feels Like™. Come back on Saturday to talk with Carnegie Award winning artist and creator of Dear Nemesis, Nicole Eisenman at 11am.

Date: Friday, January 24 & Saturday, January 25

Time: Fri: 7-9pm, Sat: 11am

Place: Contemporary Art Museum – 3750 Washington  Blvd

Saturday & Sunday

VOODOO IN THE LOU Donation Form VooDoo in the Lou Masquerade Ball: Join the Young Friends of Kids with Cancer at the inaugural VooDoo in the Lou Masquerade Ball at the Thaxton Speakeasy. This amazing event will feature Cajun cuisine catered by Russo’s Gourmet Catering and live music from the Darrells, a great local band. There will also be burlesque dancers, a silent auction, open bar and more! The cost is $65  in advance or $75 at the door. Price includes valet parking. Cocktail attire is recommended. All proceeds benefit Friends of Kids With Cancer.

Date: Saturday, January 25th

Time: 7-11:30pm

Place: Thaxton Speakeasy – 1009 Olive St

wolpertinger Wolpertinger 2014: Celebrating the spirit of craft beer and community. This year’s event will include the general public’s first opportunity to tour what should be the mostly complete Urban Chestnut Grove Brewery & Bierhall. In addition, there will be samples from over 20 local craft brewers, a commemorative sampling glass, delicious fare from an assortment of food trucks, and live music from The Funky Butt Brass Band. Purchase tickets in adavnce for $35 at Urban Chestnute or $40 online.

Date: Sunday, January 26th

Time: 1-5pm

Place: Urban Chestnut -3229 Washington Ave

SwapMeetPosterNoSmallText.v.11-15-13 2014 Bike Expo and Swap Meet: The Bike Swap is a great opportunity to get deals on bikes and accessories, to unload your unused gear, to check out the latest trends, and to hang out with other people who just love bikes. Check out the 10th Annual Classic Bicycle Show, which will feature antique and custom bikes from the 1890’s to the present. You will see some very stylish bikes and can learn about the history and workmanship of bikes from the past to the present, such as muscle bikes, BMX bikes, and more. Trophies awarded for first, second and third place. Now this year: Mini clinics will be presented every hour by local bike shops. The clinics will cover bike maintenance and care, riding technique, accessories, and how to dress for different riding conditions. Fashion Shows: Several vendors and bike shops will be displaying their latest and greatest in three separate 30 minute shows. Kids Corner: bounce house and climbing wall for kids.

Date: Sunday, January 26th

Time: 10am-4pm

Place: Gateway Center, Collinsville, IL

vino van gogh Vino Van Gogh: Art and Wine Parties are becoming more popular in St. Louis. Vino Van Gogh is a unique party that travels to different establishments in the St. Louis area. This Saturday, they will be hosting an art and wine party at Ferguson Brewing Co. Enjoy food, wine, and fun while bringing out your inner artist. Paint, drink, and be merry.

Date: Sunday, January 26th


Place: Ferguson Brewery – 418 S Florissant Rd

auto show St.  Louis Auto Show: The largest automobile event in the area; the show will feature more than 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from over 25 manufacturers all under one roof.  In addition to the variety of automobiles on hand, you can check out a drifting demo with Vaughn Gittin Jr and get an autograph, motorcycle stunts, meet and greet with Robert Hight, meet and greet with hockey great Brett Hull, and enjoy a live concert with Gary Allen and Joe Nichols (separate ticket required). GA ticket is $10.

Date: January 23rd-26th

Time: Thurs: 12-9pm, Fri: 12-10pm, Sat: 10am-10pm, Sun: 10am-5pm

Place: America’s Center and Edward Jones Dome

A great list of weekend events. Enjoy, St. Louis!


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Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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