Weekend events in St. Louis from Thursday, June 19th through Sunday, June 22nd.
Not Your Average Joe Pub Crawl: A pub crawl through Soulard to benefit the Joe Yanko Foundation. The crawl starts at 12pm at Great Grizzly. Specials will be available at participating crawl pubs. $2 shots and domestic beer specials at Great Grizzly, $1 off pints at iTap, $2 shots and $5 off domestic buckets at Molly’s, and pizza deals and happy hour specials at Joanie’s. T-shirts available on first come, first serve basis. There will be attendance prize raffles. Pub crawl registration is $24. Funds raised will be donated to St. Louis University High School’s Campus Ministry Department.
Date: Saturday, June 21
Time: Starts at 12pm
Place: Soulard, starting at Great Grizzly – 1027 Geyer
Parties in the Plaza: A night of dancing, Happy Hour specials, food, drink, and live music. There are two bands at every party, one on either side of the plaza. Enjoy food and drinks from Plaza favorites like Bradford’s Pub, Dierdorf & Hart’s, Funny Bone Comedy Club, Patrick’s, Paul Mineo’s Trattoria, the Sheraton’s at Westport and Trainwreck Saloon. Now that the event has moved to the outdoor village, patrons are allowed to walk freely with their drinks and go from bar to bar over the course of the evening. And with awesome bars like Jive and Wail and Trainwreck Saloon, you can keep the party going all night.
Date: June 19
Place: Westport Plaza
International Dance Festival: “Dancing With The Stars!” Meet World Dance Champions from around the globe performing at River City Casino & Hotel. You have seen it on television but now watch it live! As never seen before, real action, real people, and real dance! The Festival Kick-Off Party will be June 19 at El Paisano in the Delmar Loop. Live performances! Meet the Performers and more! Theme night is “Mi Bonita Bandera” so represent your flag. Don a shirt, shorts or a bodysuit. Entrance fee is $5. The Grand Finale will be held at River City Casino on June 22. Featuring Freedom Williams and C+C Music Factory with 90s Hit songs including “everybody Dance Now,” “Things That Make You Go,” and more.
Date: June 19 – 22
Place: River City Casino
Garage Party and Poker Night: Gateway Harley Davidson is hosting a Women’s Only Garage Party and Men’s Texas Hold ‘Em Poker Tournament. Women can come and learn to ride and discuss how to design, fit, and personalize a bike. There will be food, drinks, and prizes. Women can register to win a rider training course and experience riding a motorcycle on a ride simulator. Meanwhile, the men can join a charity poker night. $40 buy-in. $25 re-buy. You can come for a quick lesson at 5:30pm before the tournament. Some of the proceeds will go to the USO of Missouri.
Date: June 19
Place: Harley Davidson – 3600 Lemay Ferry Rd
Friday & Saturday
Fringe Festival: St Lou Fringe builds community by connecting uncensored, unjuried performing arts with accessible, affordable performances for audiences. They will be hosting their annual festival June 18-22. The festival supports established and emerging artists by providing a professional platform to showcase their work and access to best-practices and professional development resources. The festival literally has something for everyone: puppets, burlesque, comedy, improv, indie, performance art, cabaret, folk, rock, Japanese drumming, classical, dance, Tisarana, swing, drama, comedic opera, and more. The kick-off party is on Wednesday and will have live music and drinks. June 21-22 is Fringe Family in partnership with Circus Flora, there will be music, art and dancing for the family, Free admission. The closing extravaganza is on Sunday at 8pm at Patron Lounge. 4 days of non-stop entertainment with something for everyone.
Date: June 18-22
Time: Times vary
Place: Grand Center, 3534 Washington, Patron Lounge, Kranzberg Arts Center, and more
Fiesta in Florissant: North County will be turning up the heat at the Fiesta in Florissant! A free family event. Activities include authentic food such as tamales, tacos and empanadas, hispanic arts & crafts, informational booths, El Ninos Kids Corner with all free kids activities including Pinatas, pony rides, and a petting zoo, live Latino bands including: Grupo Maravilla Band from Mexico, Parranderos Latin Combo Band from Iowa, St Louis’ own M314 Band and Tumbao Musical, and folkloric dancers from various countries including Venezuela, Colombia and Mexico. New this year is the Miss Chiquita Bonita Pageant and the Hispanic Heritage Costume Fashion Show. Admission and parking are free. Celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations. The funds raised are used to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students and underprivileged children.
Date: June 20-21
Time: Fri: 10am-10pm, Sat: 11am-9pm
Place: Knights of Columbus Park in Florissant
Food Trucks, Cool Blues, Hot Glass: Enjoy tasty food from: Brazil Express, Seoul Taco, Kona Shaved Ice and Sia’s Italian Gelato. Dine in the galleries or courtyard. Then check out glassblowers take a gather of molten glass. A blowpipe. A puff of air. Presto! Art. Enjoy a free honey tasting and learn the art of beekeeping from native gardener, beekeeper, and artist, Sandy Brooks. Sandy will be on hand to share her passion with a honey tasting from this spring’s harvest. Samples are limited. Sign up for a guided glass adventure. Make summer glass tiles, nightlights, paperweights, beads or fused jewelry ($25 – $35). Play with chalk and hula hoops in the courtyard. Check out East Gallery’s: Why Paint by Lon Braur, featuring en plein landscapes. Concurrent exhibit is Bees Knees and Psychedelic Frogs, glass critters by Lee Black. On view June 20 – July 15. Listen to cool Blues music by The Thin Dimes starting at 8pm. Enjoy the drinks of the month: Grasshoppers and Mojitos. Watch the Fire Techs dance and twirl with fire.
Date: June 20
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar
Centennial Wine Expo: Two nights of delicious food and wine. The event kicks off with a 5-course Southern Hemisphere Wine Dinner. From South Africa: Graham Beck Sparkling Cap Classique Brut paired with a safari salad with mint yogurt dressing, from New Zealand: Jules Taylor (Grüner Veltliner) 2012 paired with Lobster Panna Cotta, South Africa: Graham Beck “Game Reserve” (Cabernet Sauvignon) 2010 paired with seared Antelope Medallions, and the list goes on. The Grand Tasting is on Saturday. Enjoy an evening of entertainment and wine sampling of over 130 outstanding wines from around the world poured by local wine experts. Food will be available for purchase at the event and featured wines will be available for a special purchase price.
Date: June 20 – 21
Place: Moulin – 2017 Chouteau Ave
MicKeepers: Open Mic Night w/ STL Gatekeepers: Have some mad lyrical stylings you want to show off? Have a hidden talent for the pan flute that would make Zamfir envious? Well, you got 7 minutes to show everyone what you got: comedy, music, jive talk, poems, etc…it’s an anything goes open mic on June 20th with the St. Louis GateKeepers! Then check out the Turf War Championship on June 21st as the Crimes take on the Slammers.
Date: June 20
Place: Stacked STL – 7637 Ivory
Grub & Groove: Grub and Groove is a free annual concert event in Francis Park brought to you by the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association and the St. Louis Hills Young Ambassadors. The event will include live music from The Well Hungarians and Feel Good Inc. It will also include fun for the kids including a drum safari and the Bubblebus. Food and drink from exceptional local restaurants will be available for purchase. While Grub and Groove is primarily an opportunity to celebrate the neighborhood, any proceeds from the event are used to support the efforts of the St. Louis Hills Neighborhood Association and Friends of Francis Park. Don’t forget your lawn chair.
Date: June 21
Place: Francis Park St. Louis Hills
SLLAW Solstice Smackdown: The St. Louis Lady’s Arm Wrestling host a summer arm wrestling competition to benefit Venus Envy Arts Scholarship Fund. Come watch your favorite arm wrestlers lay the smack down on each other summer style. With special guests SinDee Hoo Hoo, Michelle Mynx, and DJ Googlemeister! The cover is $5. This is an 18+ venue. Cash only bar. Doors open at 8pm.
Date: June 21
Place: 2720 Cherokee
Vintage Bliss Market: An outdoor village complete with food, home goods, clothing, jewelry, custom woodworking, bath & body products, and more. Enjoy wine slushies, fresh squeezed lemonade, kettle corn, pulled pork sandwiches, and more. Listen to live music from Crazy Rhythm (Saturday-10am-1:30pm), Dawn Weber Group (2-6pm), and Sidemen (Sunday-12-5pm). The first 150 guests will receive a free tote bag. The event will also include balloon twisting and face painting for the kids. And don’t forget your complimentary photo at the photo area before you leave. Visit the Playhouse box office while you’re there and receive a special Buy One, Get One FREE ticket offer from STAGES St. Louis to see the ever so popular ‘Always…Patsy Cline’! Admission to this event is free.
Date: June 21 & 22
Time: Sat: 10am-6pm, Sun: 12-5pm
Place: Westport – 111 Westport Plaza
Hullabaluau: A Charity event for pets and kids. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Even Change Pitbull Rescue, Tenth Life Cat Rescue, and St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital. There will be a BBQ and Pig Roast. Enjoy tiki bars, indie crafts from pottery to one-of-akind jewelry, vegetarian fare, chef battles, dunking booth, live music, and adoptable pets. Live entertainment includes burlesque by Lola Van Ella’s dancers, The St. Louis Craft Mafia, and Arch Rival Roller Girls. The event will also include a charity auction and 50/50 raffle.
Date: Sunday, June 22
Place: Sandrina’s – 5098 Arsenal
Enchanting Thailand in STL: A Cultural Showcase of Thai Classical Dance and Music. The Royal Thai Consulate of Chicago created a ten-day Enchanting Thailand’s tour to the U.S. from the Ministry of Culture of Thailand, and St. Louis is one of the stops. Highlights of the performance range from a series of traditional dances of four regions of Thailand with live classical music to Thai traditional martial arts. The famous Thai masked dance from the Epic of Ramayana will surely be entertaining. Other performances include: Teut – Teung (Drum Dance), Martial Art: Short Stick – Long Stick Fight, Khon…Rama and Thotskan in Combat, Khon…The Pursuit of Supanna Matcha, and more. Admission to this festival is free. Advnaced registration is required.
Date: Sunday, June 22
Place: Anheuser Busch Auditorium – 3674 Lindell