STL Weekend Event Guide: April 17-20

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Weekend events in St. Louis from Thursday, April 17th through Sunday, April 20th.

Highlighted Event

broadway-oyster-bar-crawfish-fest2 Crawfish Festival: The Broadway Oyster Bar hosts their annual festival with Crawfish-inspired dishes including a traditional Louisiana style Crawfish Boil. Regular menu also available. Live music from Steve Bauer, Naked Rock Fight & Big Brother Thunder and The Master Blasters on Friday. All Roostered Up and Jake’s Leg on Saturday.

Date: April 18 & 19
Time: Fri: 6pm, Sat: 1pm
Place: Broadway Oyster Bar


stingrays Stingrays at Caribbean Cove Opens: Be one of the first in line to check-out, possibly touch and occasionally feed the unique and fascinating stingrays as they glide through a warm saltwater pool. The sharks and horseshoe crabs are a little too shy for petting, but you may be lucky enough to have one touch you briefly as it swims by. Admission is free the first hour the zoo is open or $4 after.

Date: Thursday, April 17
Time: 9am-5pm
Place: St. Louis Zoo

Friday & Saturday

third degree Third Friday Free Party: Hot Rods to Teslas: “Art n Motion” by Creative St. Louis, celebrating the timeless beauty of the automobile. The exhibit will be on view through May 13. Enjoy folk harmonies by Salt of the Earth at 8pm, video art on the wall with classic cars and hot rods, Mr. C. demonstrating the Hot Rod garage art of pin striping and cartooning, Tesla S on display, classic cars in the parking lot. There will be Free tastings of flavored popcorn and poppin’ candy from St. Louis Snow Cone. Drinks of the Month: Cadillac Margarita and Joyride. Chef Heidi will serve up a spring feast. $2-$8. Make your own glass tiles, nite lites, beads, paperweights, and fused jewelry for $25–$35.

Date: April 18th
Time: 6-10pm
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar

Celebratory drink Around The World Wine Dinner: April Theme: Food and Wine of Tuscany. Enjoy a four course dinner hosted by a St. Louis chef and wine expert that will pair each course with a delicious wine. It will have you feeling as though you’ve traveled to Tuscany. Start with assorted Italian Cheeses for the cocktail hour, followed by a salad of fresh Black Kale and Grilled Escarole, Polenta with Tallegio, Salt Cod stewed with Chickpeas, and fresh Ricotta with Wine Plumped Fruits and Walnut Brittle. Tickets are $58. Advance reservations required.

Date: April 18
Time: 6:30pm
Place: MO Botanical Garden

hops run Hops Run 5K: Begin your 5K down the “Hops” trail, stop at 4 stations to complete silly themed challenges. Some craft brew may be available to taste along the route (21 and older). 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards will be given for best overall male and female times. 2 Tickets to the STL Micro Run and Microfest and a medal will be given for the best overall male and female costumes. After the race, enjoy breakfast paired with local craft beers, lively music, and guest appearance from Fred Bird. There’s a kids race option available also. Participants receive a commemorative shirt, 4 fun challenge stations, complimentary craft brew and breakfast pairing at finish. $40 before April 18th.

Date: April 19
Time: 9am
Place: Forest Park – Upper Muny Lot

record store day Record Store Day: If you love record stores, you won’t want to miss out on this event. Check out Vintage Vinyl, Apop Records, Euclid Records, and Dead Wax Records as they celebrate their special day. In addition to hundreds of special releases, each store will have beer, live music, giveaways, and more. Check each store for specific details.

Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 10am
Place: Vintage Vinyl, Apop, Euclid Records, Dead Wax

union station Downtown Architectural Walking Tour: A guided tour which highlights the history and architectural significance of Downtown St. Louis. West tour historic buildings include Union Station, Soldiers Memorial, the renovated library, Campbell House Museum. East tours include: Old Cathedral, Courthouse, Eads Bridge, and the Old Post Office District and Wainwright Building. Tours are from 10am – noon. $10/person. No reservations needed.

Date: April 19
Time: 10am
Place: East Tour: Old Courthouse on Broadway, West Tour: Union Station

warrior fest Warrior Fest: A charity concert to spread awareness and raise money for Wounded Warrior Project. The festival will feature the RFT’s 2013 Rock Band of the Year, Divine Sorrow, plus Space Train, Static Life, and Code 2. Special guests Tanner Williams and Chisum Frisch, Purple Heart recipients, will be attending the event to speak about how Wounded Warrior Project helped them after injuries that they sustained during a roadside bombing in Afghanistan in 2011. A donation center will be set up where individuals can make donations directly to Wounded Warrior Project using a credit or debit card. There will be a silent auction that will feature a wide variety of auction items: Les Paul Guitar, TJ Oshie autographed puck, massages, dinner gift certificates, free stays at luxury hotels, hot air balloon rides, and more. Drink specials and food from Steve’s Hot Dogs and more local establishments. This is a free festival, however donations are strongly encouraged.

Date: Saturday, April 19
Time: 4-10pm
Place: Big Daddy’s – Soulard

Easter Sunday

gateway arch riverboat Easter Sunday Brunch Cruise: Enjoy a festive Sunday brunch aboard a Gateway Arch Riverboat while enjoying magnificent views of the Gateway Arch and the St. Louis skyline. The cruise includes reserved seating, our extensive brunch buffet and live Dixieland music. Adults: $38. Children (ages 3–12): $18. Reservations are required.

Date: April 20
Time: 1-3pm
Place: Gateway Arch Riverboat

the cheshire Easter Brunch at the Cheshire:Delivering mouth-watering favorites from Brioche French Toast with Lemon Curd Ricotta to savory Prime Rib Hash. Buffet is $39 for adults and $12.50 for children. Reservations requested.

Date: April 20
Time: 9am-4pm
Place: The Cheshire – 7036 Clayton Ave

Easter at the St. louis Zoo St. Louis Zoo Enrichment Eggstravaganza: On Easter Sunday, stroll through the zoo and check out the special egg hunt enrichment activities for the animals. Visitors can also meet zookeepers and learn about the animals at zookeeper chats, and enjoy kids’ enrichment activities from 11am-3pm in the Schnuck’s Family Plaza.

Date: April 20
Time: 9am -4pm
Place: St. Louis Zoo

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