The weekend events in St. Louis from Thursday, April 10th through Sunday, April 13th.
Chelsea Handler Book Signing: To start, Chelsea Handler will be in St. Louis this Saturday for her Uganda Be Kidding Me stand-up comedy tour at Scottrade Center. Tickets start at $60. I love Chelsea Handler! Her books are hilarious and her latest, “Uganda Be Kidding Me,” is no exception. But the most awesome part is that before her show, Chelsea is hosting a book signing at the Left Bank Books downtown location. Tickets are $30 and include one copy of “Uganda Be Kidding Me.” If you already own the book, like me, you can just sell the extra on eBay or something. $30 is a small price to pay to meet Chelsea either way.
Date: Saturday, April 12
Place: Left Bank Books – 321 N 10th St
Bourbon & Banter: Bourbon & Banter is all about enjoying the wonders of bourbon, good banter & making new friends. In other words, “Spreading The Bourbon Gospel.” This Thursday, they are hosting a dinner and tasting of Angel’s Envy Bourbon, rye and cask strength whiskeys featuring Wes Henderson, COO of Louisville Distilling Co. to St. Louis. Throughout dinner Wes will talk the crowd through each whiskey and provide additional information on how it was made and what to look for when tasting. Each attendee will also receive a copy of Bourbon & Banter’s Bourbon Flavor Wheel to assist them in identifying the aromas and flavors found in bourbon. Check the FB page for the dinner menu. Tickets are $85.
Date: Thursday, April 10th
Place: Glen Echo Country Club – 3401 Lucas Hunt Rd
Cherokee Nights: A monthly event where you can explore the businesses on Cherokee Street during the evening hours. Enjoy art, live music, food, buskers, street entertainment, discounts, and more. Check out I Scream Cakes, Taco-Wolf Studios, The Strings Attached Project, STL-Style, The Whiskey Ring, The Rockin’Redhead, Craft Art Bar, Midwest Guitar, Foam, 2720 Cherokee, Tortas y Tacos Cielito Lindo, Livery Company, and Fortune Teller Bar.
Date: April 10
Place: Cherokee Street
Night Walk MS: Walk MS connects people living with multiple sclerosis and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections. When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 6,900 people living with MS in our community. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts. Register here.
Date: April 10
Place: Taubman Prestige Outlets, Chesterfield
Friday & Saturday
USG Hollywood Nights Scavenger Hunt: Ladies slip into those formal gowns and gentlemen suit up for a wonderful evening to benefit the Community Hope Center. All-you-can-eat pasta dinner for two catered by Alton Sports Tap followed by a 3-Hour Scavenger Hunt. Draft Beer and Soda are included. Cash Bar is also available. VIP Goodie Bags for each couple upon arrival. Cash prizes for 1st place $500, 2nd place $250 and 3rd place $140. There will also be photographers and videographers on hand to capture the memories and to help share the message with the community. Tickets are $140 per couple.
Date: Friday, April 11
Place: Alton Sports Tap – 3812 College Ave
Lo-Fi Cherokee: A mini-music fest on Cherokee Street put on by Lo-Fi St. Louis. Lo-Fi Cherokee is a unique event that started in 2012. It brings music, video, social media and St. Louis city culture together. 14-18 local bands or solo acts from new unknowns to veterans of the scene will convene in various shops for live music video shoots over the course of a single day. When it’s all over we will have produced as many high quality performance videos. The public is invited to be part of the videos, the wrap party at the end of the day, and the video unveiling party TBA.
Date: Saturday, April 12th
Place: Cherokee Street
Repeal of Prohibition Beer Festival: Sample more than 30 beer styles, including plenty of Schlafly favorites and great beer styles from this year’s guest, the State of Washington. Price includes a commemorative tasting glass and samplings of over 30 beer styles including our guest breweries from the State of Washington: Bale Breaker Brewing Company, Elysian Brewing, Epic Ales, and No-Li Brewhouse. Enjoy Live music from The Sidney Street Shakers. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 the day of.
Date: April 12
Place: Schlafly Bottleworks – 7260 Southwest
Arch Rival Roller Girls: Check out your St. Louis women’s roller derby league compete in the first double header of the season. 1st bout is St. Lunachix vs Team Unicorn. All-Star bout starts at 8pm vs Madison Mad Rollin’ Girls. Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Kids 10 and under are free.
Date: April 12
Place: Midwest Sport Hockey in Queeny Park – 570 Weidman Rd
Graffiti Run: The most colorful run of your life. The term “run” is used loosely as this 5K course is more about having a blast with friends and family than it is about busting out four-minute miles. So feel free to run, walk, dance, crawl, roll, piggy-back ride, or summersault your way through the color madness. The Graffiti fun Run is for everyone. Come decked out in all white, and leave looking like a rainbow. Tickets are $50. After the race, stick around and enjoy live music and dancing.
Date: Sunday, April 13
Time: Run 1st wave: 9am
Place: Gateway Motorsports Park – Madison, IL
Spring Chicken Bicycle Ride: A fun, scenic ride through the Kaskaskia river bottoms in the heart of southern Illinois coal country, hosted by Trailnet. Stay afterwards for a fantastic home cooked chicken dinner and plenty of cold beer for purchase at the St. Libory American Legion. This ride features a “Group Ride” starting at 8:00 a.m. The Group Ride is for those who might be new to BFC rides, new to cycling or just interested in getting to know more riders. The Group Ride is led by an experienced Trailnet volunteer and usually takes the short course. Cost is $13.
Date: April 13
Place: St. Libory American Legion – 7236 Rt 15
Ark of Taste Dinner: The Ark of Taste travels the world collecting small-scale quality productions that belong to the cultures, history and traditions of the entire planet: an extraordinary heritage of fruits, vegetables, animal breeds, cheeses, breads, sweets and cured meats in an effort to point out their existence, draw attention to the risk of their extinction, and invite everyone to take action to help protect them. This Sunday’s dinner will be prepared by Executive Chef, Josh Galliano and feature Mulefoot Hog and Gulf Shrimp. Cost: $45. Call The Libertine to make reservations. 100% of the profits will benefit Slow Foods St. Louis.
Date: April 13
Place: The Libertine – 7927 Forsyth