The St. Louis Weekend Event Guide for Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th.
25th Annual Earth Day Celebration: This annual festival raises funds to support the St. Louis Earth Day organization. The festival offers opportunities to learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses and organizations, meet area non-profits that share the mission of Earth Day, catch local musical acts and performance art, participate in a number of hands-on educational activities, and enjoy diverse cuisine featuring local, organic and vegetarian options. The festival kicks off with the All Species Parade, a costumed pedestrian parade led by the Joia World Percussion Ensemble. Enjoy free activities all day including yoga, face painting and henna, live music from local bands: Falling Fences, Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Swing, The Thin Dimes, Wack-A-Doo, Raw Earth, and tons more. Plus, so much delicious food: Atomic Cowboy, The Dam, Foundation Grounds, Handle Bar, Lulu’s Local Eatery, Pi Pizzeria, Onesto and Urban Eats Café are just a few. And the recycling extravaganza. This event is free and open to the public, dog friendly.
Date: Sunday, April 27th
Place: Forest Park – Muny Grounds
Dining Out For Life: Eat out this Thursday to support a great cause. This international event raised over $4.27 million nationally in 2013 to provide vital services to people living with HIV/AIDS. Grab your family and friends and make plans to dine out for breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, cocktails, etc at any participating restaurant and at least 25% of your check will be donated to support the work of Saint Louis Effort for AIDS. Donating 100%: Annie Moon’s Bakery. Restaurants donating 50%: Bailey’s Range, Atomic Cowboy, Small Batch, Fountain on Locust, Molly’s, Pickle’s Deli. Check the list for all participating restaurants.
Date: Thursday, April 24th
Time: All day
Place: See list for participating restaurants
Friday & Saturday
Holi Festival of Colors: Holi is a spring festival also known as the festival of colours and love. An ancient Hindu religious festival which has, in recent times, spread through parts of Europe and North America as a spring celebration of love, frolic and colors. St. Louis’ largest Holi Festival presented by DJsam is a great way to connect with new friends, dance, and get crazy with colors. Tickets are $8 in advance and include 1 color packet. $10 day of. Children 12 and under are free. Additional color packets will be available for sale.
Date: Saturday, April 26
Place: Sportport of Maryland Heights – 12525 Sportport
Earth Day Eve: A family-friendly evening with food from local restaurants: Atomic Cowboy, Govinda’s, Schlafly, Tango Argentina, and several food trucks, music from T&A of the Geyer Street Sheiks and Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers on the festival grounds in the Earth Day Cafe Neighborhood. Suggested donation of $5 for general admission, free for kids 12 & under.
Date: April 26
Place: The Muny at McKinley Dr & Pagoda Circle – Forest Park
Space For Possibility: The CAM Gala: The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis invites you to Space for Possibility, a gala honoring the tenth anniversary of its critically acclaimed building. The event celebrates architecture for art and the remarkable impact the museum has made over the past decade with a sophisticated evening of cocktails, dinner, silent auction, entertainment by DJ Nune, and dancing. Proceeds will directly benefit the Museum’s ground-breaking exhibitions and programs.
Date: April 26
Place: CAM – 3750 Washington Blvd
Edwardsville Spring Beer Festival: Global Brew Tap House & Lounge hosts the Edwardsville Spring Beer Festival. Sample beers from over 20 breweries, from local craft breweries like Schlafly, 4 Hands, and Urban Chestnut Brewing to national companies such as Victory Brewing and Dogfish Head. Enjoy edibles from local restaurants: 1818 Chophouse, Cleveland-Heath, Bigelo’s Bistro, Chava’s and Joe’s Pizza. And of course, the live music: Wack-A-Doo at 11am, Dana Michael Anderson & 6 Mile at 1:30pm, and Sam West from 4:30 to 7pm. The festival is free and open to all ages, but you must be 21 to purchase beer. Proceeds from beer sales benefit the Boy Scouts. Beer list.
Date: April 26th
Place: Edwardsville City Park – 159 & S Buchanan
American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition: Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation. Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: it is the first comprehensive exhibition about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Experience the Prohibition era in a new and exciting way: Custom built video games, iPod audio-visual tour, over 100 cool artifacts including flapper dresses and a 1929 Buick Marquette, and multimedia exhibits including the dazzling Wayne Wheeler’s Amazing Amendment Machine, a 20-foot-long carnival-inspired contraption that traces how the temperance movement culminated in the 18th Amendment. A re-created speakeasy where you can learn to Charleston and explore the fashion, music, and culture of the Roaring ’20s. Admission is $10.
Date: Begins April 26th
Time: 10am – 5pm
Place: MO History Museum – 5700 Lindell
AgapeFest: A student-coordinated festival that features top-selling songwriters and performers in the contemporary Christian music industry. AgapeFest provides Greenville College students with the unique opportunity to gain practical experience in running a music festival. The 2014 line-up includes: The winner of the 2014 Battle of the Bands – Graceful Closure, plus Madison Letter, Rhett Walker Band, Flame, Jason Russell, The Afters, Sanctus Real, Francesca Battistelli, and Tenth Avenue North. Tickets start at $33.
Date: April 26
Place: St. Charles Family Arena
That 80s Prom: The 2nd annual Young Friends of the Saint Louis University Liver Center event to promote research efforts of the world-renowned SLU Liver Center for the treatment and cure of liver diseases. All money raised by the organization stays in the St. Louis area to perform life-saving research and treat patients in St. Louis. The event will feature a VIP cocktail reception with open bar and live music from That 80s Band, plus other prom favorites. General Admission: $50 and includes food, beer, wine and a signature drink opening up at 9pm. VIP: Opens at 8pm and includes food, open bar, and complimentary VIP parking. The Young Friends will also be having a costume contest to crown their Prom King/Queen.
Date: April 26
Place: Plush – 3224 Locust
World’s Largest Garage Sale: Cornbread from WIL 92.3 is once again hosting a massive garage sale. With 300 booths, you can probably find just about everything at one of these massive “garage sales.” Hosted at Fairmount Park this year, there will be booths set up inside and outside. Check the list to get an idea of what will be there. $5 to get in. Kids 12 and under are free.
Date: Sunday, April 27th
Time: 8am – 2pm
Place: Fairmount Park – 9301 Collinsville Rd, Collinsville, IL
Off White Indie Wedding Show: A Wedding Show featuring 50+ vendors serving all aspects of the wedding, from planning to catering to custom designed wedding gowns, all with an emphasis on handmade, eco-friendly, and truly personal services. Vendors will have items available for sale the day of the show. In addition, there will be a photo booth by Brea Photography, food samples by Local Harvest, gorgeous decor by Style: Altar’d and Peacock Blooms and more. Tickets are $10 and include a free gift bag for the first 100 brides, plus raffles, giveaways, and demos.
Date: April 27
Place: Old Post Office – 815 Olive St
Also happening this week:
Fashion Week: April 23-25
Restaurant Week on The Hill: April 21-April 27