Weekend events in and around St. Louis from Thursday, July 10th through Sunday, July 13th.
Cherokee Nights: Explore the businesses on Cherokee Street. Enjoy art, music, food, shopping, dancing, and some great discounts. This is a free event that occurs the 2nd Thursday of every month. This month’s participating locations include: Dead Wax Records STL, The Rockin Redhead with entertainment from The South City Troubadours from 7-9pm, Reese Gallery, Red Chair Studio, ButtonMakers.net, Midwest Guitar with open mic acoustic jam, Scarlett Garnet Jewelry, The Fortune Teller Bar, I Scream Cakes, The Whiskey Ring with live music and a whiskey tasting from 7-9pm, The Luminary, and Melt hosting a singer/songwriter showcase. Mike Sivcovich & Carson Mann will be performing. Come early for drink specials and a hula-hoop performance courtesy of STL Hoop Club.
Date: Thursday, July 10
Place: Cherokee Street
A-List Party 2014: St. Louis Magazine’s Can’t-Miss Party of the Summer. Sample savory cuisine from the city’s best restaurants: Home Wine Kitchen, Vernon’s BBQ and Catering, Vito’s in Valley, Cafe Eau Restaurant at The Chase, Cucina Pazzo, Juniper, The Wheelhouse Clayton & Downtown, Three Kings Public House, Russo’s Catering, The Caramel House, Nathalie’s, The Cup, Evangeline’s Bistro & Music House, Salume Beddu, Katie’s Pizza and Pasta Osteria, Strange Donuts, Jax Café, Lester’s Sports Bar & Grill, J Greene’s Pub, and more. Sip cocktails by Pearl Vodka and beer by SELECT. Join the after party at Mandarin starting at 10:30pm. GA tickets are $45 and include food samplings from A-List restaurants, entertainment, beer by Select, creative cocktails, and free admission to the after-party at Mandarin Lounge. Or go VIP in the St. Louis Rams VIP Lounge and enjoy creative cocktails, hors d’oeuvres by Scape, wine provided by Simi Winery and Mark West Winery, and RESQWATER, and complimentary valet parking.
Date: July 10
Place: Maryland Plaza – Central West End
SMCSTL Spotlight Series Premiere Party: This series spotlights artisans in the St. Louis community-independent business owners passionate about honing their craft and unique craftsmanship. This month, enjoy food, drinks and a reveal of the Spotlight Series’ newest featured artisan with a 4-minute video in the screening room courtesy of Once Films. The first 100 attendees will receive a free beer.
Date: July 10
Place: Urban Chestnut – 4465 Manchester
Authors at Your Library: Terri Barnes, renowned journalist and author, discusses and signs her book “Spouse Calls: Messages From a Military Life” in Central’s 2nd Floor Training Room at 7pm. Barnes continues to bridge generations with a “best of” collection sure to touch the hearts and homes of every reader. From her own kitchen table to Capitol Hill, Terri takes readers beyond the headlines and homecoming videos for an inside look at the day-to-day hardships, victories, and many ways military life shapes, challenges, and enriches its families.
Date: July 10
Place: Central Library – 1301 Olive
Friday & Saturday
SkyView Drive-in 65th Anniversary: There will be rides for the kids, a DJ on the patio, and movies. On Thursday, the drivers of the first 65 cars will be admitted for the 1949 admission price of 65 cents. Izzy, the Gateway Grizzlies mascot will make an appearance on Thursday. The Thursday night movie line-up includes: Transformers: Age of Extinction, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Earth to Echo, and How to Train Your Dragon 2. Friday-Sunday night lineup: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, Transformers: Age of Extinction, Earth to Echo, How to Train Your Dragon 2.
Date: July 10-13
Place: 5700 N Belt West – Belleville
9th Annual Riverfront Artwalk: The annual ArtWalk is a three day event that features juried artists. The Foundry Art Centre Grand Hall will be filled with booths where artists will be showcasing and selling their art. Come out and walk through the hall, hang with the artists, and enjoy this great community event. Proceeds from the event will benefit Saint Charles Riverfront Arts’ efforts to promote visual and performing arts and arts education throughout St. Charles County.
Date: July 11-13
Time: Fri; 5-8pm, Sat: 11am-8pm, Sun: 12-5pm
Place: Foundry Art Centre – 520 N Main Center
Food Truck Friday: The 2014 Food Truck Friday season is in full swing! Head out to Tower Grove Park with a lawn chair or blanket and a healthy appetite this Friday. There will be food from over 20 food trucks, including drinks as well. Enjoy live music this week from The Swamp Tigers.
Date: July 11
Place: Tower Grove Park
Let Them Eat Art: Maplewood’s whimsical tribute to Bastille Day is somewhere between Mardi Gras and the Christmas Tree walk. A self-guided tour through historic downtown Maplewood will provide: Live demonstrations from more than 35 regional artists and artisans, live music from Vote for Pedro and Joe Dirt and the Dirty Boys Band, food & drink specials from Maplewood’s award-winning restaurants including wine and chocolate tastings, Hoop Dance performances by the St. Louis Hoop Club, tarot card reading and psychic readings at Mystic Valley, kids’ activities including performers from the Everyday Circus, Top Spinning by Hi Tadah and the CAM Art Bus, and live music performances from musicians including: Acoustik Element, Bryan & Lola, Colonel Ford, Down Home Blues Band, Phatz Jango, Sarah Bollinger and the B Sides, Terri Langerak, The Elliot Ranney Quartet, The Kevin Bilchik Trio and more. Check out the after-party – a late night Show Me Burlesque with Lola Van Ella at The Focal Point.
Date: July 11
Place: Maplewood – 7601 Manchester
Biergarten Bierfest: This 1st annual event in the A-B Biergarten will showcase Anheuser-Busch’s most popular brews. The event will include five beer stations that will serve a variety of beer paired with complimentary specialty food menus including Shock Top Lemon Shandy paired with ribs and Stella Artois Cidre paired with apple crisp and honey, to name a few. GA tickets are $25 and include the beer and food pairing sample stations and a commemorative glass. VIP tickets are $35 and include beer and food pairing sample stations, a commemorative glass and a visit to the finishing tank where guests will taste fresh beer straight from the tank.
Date: July 11
Place: Anheuser-Busch Brewery – 1200 Lynch
Art Hill Outdoor Film Series: Enjoy a night of food trucks, music, and movies on Art Hill. Bring your own picnic or come early and enjoy Food Truck Fest presented by Sauce Magazine. Food Truck service will begin at 6pm. The Museum’s Panorama Restaurant will also be open until 9pm. Enjoy live music from soul-jazz band, Rhythm Section Road Show. And end the night laying in the grass watching an old school 80’s favorite, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Movie begins at 9pm. This is a free event.
Date: July 11
Place: Art Hill – Forest Park
Muckfest MS: A 5K Mud & Fun Run benefiting the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Run, swing, slosh, climb and laugh your way through a 5K course of incredible obstacles and muddy pits, trenches and craters. Register by Wednesday, July 9th for $95 or day of for $105. Registration includes race bib, Muckfest t-shirt, a free post-race beer. Then enjoy a fun tailgate after-party with music, food and beer (or soda). Tear off the tab on your bib and stake out a place to eat, drink and be mucky with your team and your friends and family. Spectators can come and hang out for free and cheer on the muck!
Date: Saturday, July 12
Place: Federated Auto Parts Raceway – 1550 Herky Horine Rd
Read ‘n Roll Car Cruise: A free family event where everyone is welcome to cruise on in at the Baden Branch Library. Come get up closes and personal with classic cars, hot rods, low riders and maybe a few surprises. In addition, the event will offer live music, face painting, balloon artist, and a free raffle.
Date: July 12
Place: Baden Branch Library – 8448 Church Rd
Jingle in July: A 1-mile run/walk to benefit the Arthritis Foundation. Join the halfway to the holiday spirit with Fleet Feet Sports. The first 200 participants will receive reindeer antlers to wear at the event. Registration fee includes the party after the run and a short-sleeved t-shirt. Awards will be presented to the top 3 teams and individuals in Male, Female and Co-ed categories.
Date: July 12
Place: St. Louis Premium Outlet – Chesterfield
U-City Movies in the Park: The fourth annual University City Movies in the Parks series features movies each month during the summer. July’s featured movie is Life of Pi (rated PG). The screening will begin after sundown (approx. 8:15pm). Bring a blanket, lawn chair, beverage, some popcorn, and a friend, and enjoy a free movie night, courtesy of U City.
Date: July 12
Place: Millar Park – N & S Canton Rd
World’s Largest Catsup Bottle Festival: The 16th Annual Brooks® World’s Largest Catsup Bottle® Festival Birthday Party & Car Show. The world-famous Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be there live and in person. The event will include: Illinois Trekkers 5k/10k Catsup Bottle Water Tower Walk beginning at 8:00am, vendors, entertainment and kids’ activities, plus food, drinks, and games all day, Erika Nelson’s World’s Largest Collection of the World’s Smallest Versions of the World’s Largest Things traveling art museum, catsup tasting booth, The C.I.A. Car, Truck, & Motorcycle Show, a tater tots and watermelon smothered in ketchup eating contest, free photos with the St. Louis Rams Cheerleaders, raffle drawings, live music from The Quarter Draw Band, and more.
Date: Sunday, July 13
Place: American Legion Post 365 – 1022 Vandalia, Collinsville