STL Weekend Event Guide: February 13-16

Jessica
2444 days ago.

Your Weekend Events in St. Louis from Thursday, February 13th through Sunday,February 16th. Looking for Valentine’s Day ideas. Check here.

Highlighted Event

burnin love Burnin’ Love Festival: A celebration of the city. There will be heated tents and bonfires so don’t worry about the cold. Live music from Pokey LaFarge and Erin Bode, food and beverages from local favorites Kakao, Sweetology, Kaldi’s, Park Avenue Coffee, Russo’s, Local Harvest and many more will be available, plus fireworks, fire dancers, marriage proposals, and a 25-ft burnin’ heart will complete the celebration. Find out more about STL250 and St. Louis’ 250th birthday celebrations.

Date: Friday, February 14
Time: 4:30-10:30pm
Place: Art Hill in Forest Park

Thursday

waka Waka Winter Classic 2014: The Waka Winter Classic will hit St. Louis this Thursday at the Old Rock House. Check out some of the best bands in St. Louis competing for the top spot to play Wakarusa Music Festival in Ozarks, AR. The cost is $5. You’ll receive a raffle ticket to vote for your favorite STL Band: ClusterPluck, Tasi, Lusid, Lords, and Kids. After all bands have performed, tickets will be counted and the winner heading to Wakarusa will be announced.

Date: Thursday, February 13th
Time: Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Place: Old Rock House – 1200 S 7th St

Friday

mardi gras Mardi Gras Wine, Beer, and Whiskey Taste: It’s a big fun-filled Mardi Gras happy hour. Guests explore the wide array of libations from a wide range of vintners, as well as beers from AB Inbev and whiskeys from the Jack Daniels family. Guests will also be treated to samples of delectable small bites from various Soulard restaurants and a dance party with St. Louis’ hottest DJs. Tickets are $35 in advance or $40 at the door.

Date: Friday, Feb 14th
Time: 7-11pm
Place:
Soulard Market Park Party Tent

PBR Rodeo in St. Louis PBR St. Louis Invitational: The PBR (Professional Bull Riders) tour has begun and is making it’s way to St. Louis this year. The Built Ford Tough Series: Kawasaki Invitational presented by Cooper Tires will be held at Scottrade Center this Friday. Watch the best and baddest bull riders compete for a chance to win the World Finals and $1 million dollars. And it’s going to be action packed with thrilling rides, monstrous bulls like Bushwacker, a 1500 lb bull with a 100% buck-off rate, pyrotechnics, explosions, rock & roll and more.

Date: Feb 14th-16th
Time: 8pm
Place: Scottrade Center

erin bode Valentine’s Day with Erin Bode: The Erin Bode Group creates music forged from the Americana of its members’ midwestern roots, infused with jazz grooves, and made magic by Bode’s bell-like voice. Sophisticated arrangements and attention to phrasing, both vocal and instrumental, further distinguish the band’s fresh sound. Bode consistently wins over audiences with her sweet personality and sincere performances, the perfect combination to celebrate this romantic holiday. Tickets are $25 or $15 for students.

Date: Friday, Feb 14th-Saturday, Feb 15th
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Jazz at the Bistro – 3536 Washington Ave

Saturday & Sunday

Run for the Chocolate Run for the Chocolate: A 4 Mile run/walk from Laclede’s Landing to Crown Candy Kitchen and Back. The race winds through the historic Laclede’s Landing and the revitalized Old North St. Louis neighborhood. Runners are placed in categories: On the Market, Off the Market, Happy Couples, or It’s Complicated. Combine your passion for chocolate and love of Big River Running’s Truffle Shuffle and STL250′s Burnin’ Love Weekend and get lost in romance, sugar and athletics.

Date: Saturday, Feb 15th
Time: 9am
Place: Laclede’s Landing to Crown Candy & back

cupids undie run Cupid’s Undie Run: Putting the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of fundraising for the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Registration is $50. The party starts at 12pm, run time is 2pm, then back for more fun until 4pm. Arrive early and stay late… and feel free to remain pants-less the entire time!

Date: Saturday, February 15th
Time: Pre-party 12pm, Race: 2pm
Place: Syberg’s – 2211 Market St

cajun cookoff Cajun Cook-off and Crawfish Boil: One of the region’s most prominent cooking competitions where there will be judging by local St. Louis Celebrities and Food Professionals, and live music by Super Jam! Feast on authentic Crawfish and Tony Chachere’s Jambalaya as you watch ten amateur and ten professional chefs compete to be named the Lumiere Cajun Cook-Off Champion of 2014. It will be held in the Bud Light Party Center, a huge climate controlled tent in Soulard Park. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door and include food, beer, SoCo Hurricanes and soft drinks.

Date: Saturday, Feb 15th
Time: 11:30am-4:30pm
Place: Soulard Market Park

arm wrestle Lady Arm Wrestlers’ Heartbreak Brawl: The St. Louis Lady Arm Wrestlers host the Heartbreakers Brawl. Lady arm wrestling is just like regular arm wrestling, except that there’s a costume component and a great deal of theatricality involved. The combatants give themselves over-the-top names and personae, and also engage in WWE-type smack talking before getting down to the serious business of arm wrestling. Your $5 entrance fee helps Karen House, a house of hospitality for homeless women and children in north St. Louis.

Date: Saturday, Feb 15th
Time: 9pm
Place: Ye Ole Haunt – 1319 St. Louis Ave

stl250 St. Louis’ Biggest Birthday Ball: While not a “ball” in a traditional sense, all attendees are sure to have a ball celebrating our region’s 250 years at this fun cocktail event. Explore St. Louis’ many eras, highlighted by culinary favorites, musical and cultural traditions and exhibits that will reflect on our past and celebrate our present, enjoy music from Arvell Keithley, Kim Massie, Theo Peoples, and Charles Glen plus other performances. GA tickets are $100 and include performances, exhibits appetizers, desserts, open bar and complimentary valet parking. VIP is $250 and includes access to the VIP lounge, performances and exhibits, appetizers, desserts, open bar and complimentary valet parking.

Date: Sunday, February 16th
Time: 6-10pm
Place: Missouri History Museum

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Jessica

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 America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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