STL Weekend Events Guide: August 14-17

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The guide to your weekend events in St. Louis from Thursday, August 14th through Sunday, August 17th.

Highlighted Event

baconfest Baconfest: A whole day of bacon! There will be a custom-built 102-foot long grill on Chestnut Street cooking a 100′ long, 1,000lb hog log! Come out and enjoy local restaurants and taste their bacon-inspired dishes and bacon-infused drinks: Bacon Apple Pie, Bacon-wrapped fries, Chicken Fried Bacon, all things bacon! Check out the Bacon Battle competition where a panel of ten judges will determine the best bacon creations. Entry is free into the festival. Enjoy live music from Steve Ewing, Christina J, and Lunar Levitation. Get an I Love Bacon shirt for $15 or Baconfest coozie for $5. There will also be bacon art and bacon activities for the whole family. They’re not messing around here.

Date: Saturday, August 16
Time: 11am-9pm
Place: Soldier’s Memorial – downtown


feast in the park Feast in the Park: Join family and friends and picnic in the park with 14 of St. Louis’ most delicious food trucks. Each will serve up their signature specialties, with a little something for everyone, including sushi, gyros, gourmet burgers, fish tacos, toasted ravioli, cupcakes and more. Listen to live music from The Ralph Butler Duo and enjoy self-guided walking tours through the park. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. No coolers.

Date: August 14
Time: 5-8pm
Place: Faust Park – 15185 Olive Blvd

thirsty thursday Thirsty Thursday Indie Craft Show: St. Louis Craft Mafia hosts a fun night of live bands, beer, and local artists. Enjoy frosty brews in the Beer Garden and shop 18 local indie maker and vintage curators. Mobile boutique Rack + Clutch will also be on-site. Morgan Nusbaum and Letter to Memphis will belt out great tunes while you shop.

Date: August 14
Time: 5-10pm
Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave

jillys Thursday Night Supper Club: Not looking to make your own dinner this week? Between downtown restaurant week and Jilly’s Supper Club, you don’t have to! On the menu is Jilly’s Special Fried Chicken, drumsticks, gizzards and livers and gravy, plus a variety of salads to choose from, Cajun Deviled Eggs, Jalapeno Cheddar Biscuits, Honey Cornbread, 6 Cheese Mac & Cheese, and more. And of course you can’t leave without a famous cupcake. Lynchburg lemonade is on special and there will be a cash bar available. All for just $15.99. My mouth is already watering!

Date: August 14
Time: 5-8pm
Place: Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe – 8509 Delmar Blvd

Friday & Saturday

third degree glass factory Summer Send Off Celebration: Third Degree will host a fun back-to-school party this Third Friday with Ray Ray’s kettle corn, Frostbite Gourmet ice cream, a photo booth, make your own glass-terpiece, East Gallery presents Journeys: Mary C. Nasser and Sparkle Plenty Friends: Kay Wood. Enjoy an international summer harvest feast from Chef Heidi with Provence Grilled Peaches, Goat Cheese and Toasted Almond Salad, Southeast Asian Watermelon Salad, Spanish Gazpacho Soup w Garlic Croutons and Jamaican Jerk Chicken Skewer. $2 – $8, plus the Drink of the Month: Gypsy Peach Pepper. There will be hand-crafted jewelry, stemware, glasses and more for sale. At 8pm, Rosewood Band plays your favorite covers from The Beatles, Crosby-Stills-Nash-Young, Eagles and more and Sundown the Fire Techs dance, juggle and spin fire at sundown.

Date: August 15
Time: 6pm
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar

cloudy with meatballs South Grand Movie Night: Once a month, South Grand hosts a free movie night in the South Grand parking Lot on Hartford. Bring a blanket and pillows, or lawn chair, bug spray, and some snacks and drink and enjoy a night under the stars. This month’s movie: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. Flint Lockwood invents a machine that converts water into food, but when the machine disappears into the atmosphere and the next thing you know it’s raining hamburgers and meatballs, hilarity will ensue.

Date: August 15
Time: 8pm
Place: South Grand Parking Lot

big fun Big Fun: The Little Bit Foundation, committed to helping disadvantaged school children, is hosting their 7th annual Big Fun event as an opportunity for the community to socialize, network and have fun. Enjoy music from Traci Vandee and DJ Who. There will be appetizers, an open bar, entertainment, and raffles. Tickets are $40 in advance or $50 at the door.

Date: August 15
Time: 7-10pm
Place: Plush – 3224 Locust

little hills Festival of the Little Hills: 3 days of food, fun and music in beautiful historic St. Charles. Enjoy live entertainment from 4th Street Band, Municipal Concert Band, Leland’s Road Band, The Biscuits, USAF Band of Mid America, Miss Jubilee, and more. Check out unique hand-made crafts like wood carvings, furniture, jewery, metal work, photography, clay and stonework, clothing and fabrics, and much more. Plus food items: kettle corn, gooey butter cake, pickles, soups, Wisconsin cheese & sausage, and more.

Date: August 15-17
Time: Fri: 4-10pm, Sat: 9:30am-10pm, Sun: 9:30am-5pm
Place: Main Street & Frontier Park, St. Charles

ball up Ball Up Streetball Stops in St. Louis: Ball Up is coming to St. Louis in search of the next member of the streetball team. If you think you have what it takes, try-outs will be held at Fairground Park this Saturday. Ten players will be selected to play against the Ball-Up Stars. Two MVP’s from the game will be selected to play against the All-Stars in Las Vegas for a championship game. The games will be coached and judged by basketball legends. Special guest appearances and live music will take place at half-time. Trevor Ariza of the Houston Rockets will make a guest appearance at the Stl game. No entry fee to try-out. Tickets to come out and watch the game start at $15.

Date: August 16
Time: Try-out: 11am, Game: 7pm
Place: Try-out: Fairground Park, Game: Mark Twain Arena – UMSL

art of paws Art of PAWS: The 9th Annual Thirst for Life is a celebration of phenomenal local art, music & cuisine. Presented by Bud Light and Feast Magazine, the event features music, entertainment, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and specialty drinks from Anheuser-Busch, Absolut Vodka, Barefoot Wine, Barenjager Honey Liqueur, Barenjager Honey & Bourbon, Chronicle Coffee, Cruzan Rum, DeKuyper, Excel Bottling Company, Jim Beam Fire, Jagermeister, Jagermeister Spice, Northwest Coffee Roasting Company, The Naked Grape, Pinnacle Gin, Sauza Tequilia and many more. Cast your vote in the BEAM Cocktail Challenge and bid on litters of silent auction items from local Saint Louis artists, autographed memorabilia, tickets to awesome events and more. Help keep pets in fur-ever loving homes and check out some great art!

Date: August 16
Time: 7-11pm
Place: Gallery 400 – 400 Washington Ave

faithfest Faithfest: A free, all-day, outdoor Christian Festival with Christian Artists from the Saint Louis area and Christian vendors. Enjoy live entertainment from Mercy’s Child, Gayle Marie Jones, Handi Handy Andy & Blosson, Reggie Reg, Fresh Rain and more. Christian businesses will be offering their wares and the gospel will be spread through prayer, music, creative arts, testimonies, and the spoken word of God.

Date: August 16
Time: 9am-7pm
Place: Soulard Market park – Lafayette & 9th

hall of fame Cardinals 2014 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: The St. Louis Cardinals Hall of Fame presented by Edward Jones will celebrate its first induction ceremony in Fox Sports Midwest Live! at Ballpark Village. Four Cardinals greats: Mike Shannon, Marty Marion, Willie McGee, and Jim Edmonds, will be formally enshrined, joining the 22 inaugural members. All ticket holders will receive a special Hall of Fame Induction Day edition of Cardinals Gameday Magazine and a limited edition print featuring the 2014 inductees. Tickets are $18.

Date: August 16
Time: 10:30am
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark Ave

rams app St. Louis Rams vs Green Bay Packers: Besides watching the Rams beat the cheeseheads in the next pre-season game, other things to look forward to this 2014 football season are: Strange Donuts has a concession stand at the Dome this season! Tailgating: There will be a Bud Light Large Pop Up Bar where fans can enjoy a beer and watch other games on one of two large screen televisions attached to the bar. Bandana’s BBQ will be smoking up some delicious eats as well. The fun giveaways including rally towels, Robert Quinn “Bernie” bobble, rally flag, and more. Tickets start at $50.

Date: August 16
Time: 3pm
Place: Edward Jones Dome


katy perry Katy Perry’s Prismatic Tour: California-born Katy Perry skyrocketed from aspiring gospel music singer at the turn of the century to full-blown touring pop songstress roughly a decade later. Her tour has been described as the most colorful, with technicolor lights, glow sticks, glow in the dark jump ropes, multi-color balloons, 3-D effects, bright green wigs, and more. SHe takes selfies with her fans and creates elaborate stage designs, sure to wow any audience. In St. Louis, she is performing with special guest Kasey Musgraves. Tickets start at $39.70.

Date: August 17
Time: 8pm
Place: Scottrade Center

Don’t forget about Downtown Restaurant Week, beginning today, August 11th and going until Sunday, August 17th. 26 downtown restaurants are participating to help raise money for Operation Food Search. You can get a delicious 3-course meal for only $25. Check out all the info here.

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Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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