STL Weekend Events Guide: August 21-24

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The St. Louis Guide to the weekend events for Thursday, August 21 through Sunday, August 24th, 2014.

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q and brew Q & Brew in the Lou: The Riverfront Times’ first annual Q and Brew in the Lou. Enjoy beer samples from your favorite local microbreweries: 4 Hands, Alpha, Krispin, Exit 6, Kirkwood Station, O’Fallon, Schlafly, Six Row, and tons more. Enjoy barbecue from Sugarfire Smoke House, Rib Shack, The Precinct, and Bully’s Smokehouse. There will be live music from Dance Floor Riot and Old Capital Square Dance Club, and goodies from plenty of local vendors. Summer in St. Lou with beer and barbecue. GA tickets ($25 advance/$30 door) include unlimited beer tastings from participating breweries and a commemorative tasting glass. Go VIP for $55 in advance or $60 at the door.

Date: Saturday, August 23rd
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Union Station – 1820 Market St


rise up Rise Up Festival: A festival to raise awareness about the importance of the revitalization of the St. Louis metropolitan area. This will be the largest festival celebrating city revitalization in the Midwest. Enjoy St. Louis’ premiere dance band The Dirty Muggs and Retro Boogie on the main-in stage, plus a second stage hosted by the St. Louis Blues Society and the National Blues Museum with: JD Hughes, Pamela Devine and Bottom Up Blues Gang, a juried Artist’s Village featuring fine artists and arts organizations from the St. Louis area, a very special ”live” mural experience painted in Crown Square, a kids carnival area with games and face painting featuring Circus Kaput and STL Hoop Club, street entertainers, two St. Louis gourmet food trucks: Cha Cha Chow and Steak Louie, beer from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company, and a local business showcase.

Date: August 21
Time: 6-10pm
Place: Crown Candy – 1401 St. Louis Ave

gateway arch riverboat Blues Cruise: Experience the sounds of live local blues bands as you cruise down the Mississippi River and enjoy the beautiful St. Louis skyline. Celebrate St. Louis’s 250th this month with a St. Louis Riverfront tradition! Sing the blues on this cruise featuring music from the Soulard Blues Band. Tickets are $18 and include the cruise and music. Cash bar and concessions are available. Boards at 8pm.

Date: August 21
Time: 8-11pm
Place: Gateway Arch Riverboat

burrito day Burrito Day at BPV: Join Tengo Hambre, located in FOX Sports Midwest Live!, for the 1st annual Burrito Day! This lunchtime event will feature everything from a free burrito to the first 500 guests, to a mariachi band and more! When you attend you can enter for a chance to win your office a burrito party, participate in burrito games, and have a photo op with our new burrito mascot! Want a free burrito every week for a year? Go to BPV’s Facebook page and enter their contest. The 4 people with the most liked burrito hashtag will compete in various challenges in our Burrito Cup to win the grand prize of free burritos for a year.

Date: August 21
Time: 10am-3pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark Ave

wing ding St. Louis Wing Ding: Stuff your face with all the wings you can eat from over 20 restaurants while supporting a great cause. The 4th annual Wing Ding to benefit UCP Heartland, which provides programs, services and support to individuals with disabilities, is this Thursday. Head out to Queeny Park for tasty wings, cold beverages, live music, raffles, and celebrity judges. GA tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include general seating, wings and 2 drink tickets.

Date: August 21
Time: 6 – 9pm
Place: Queeny Park’s Greensfelder Complex

Friday & Saturday

home is where arch is Home Is Where The Arch Is: Trivia night benefiting Mary Ryder Home. This trivia Night will help cover costs of therapeutic programs
& services, medical supplies, and medications provided to residents. The theme is St. Louis. Prize for the most creative “St. Louis-Themed” Table Décor in honor of your favorite St. Louis attraction, sports team, or other source of civic pride! 1st & 2nd Place Cash Prizes, 50/50 Drawing, and Silent Auction.Admission: $25 per Person or $250 per Table of 10. Beer, soda and water will be provided. Feel free to bring your own beverages and snacks. Doors open at 6pm.

Date: August 22
Time: 7pm
Place: Kirkwood Community Center – 111 S Geyer

trailnet Old Frenchtown Bicycle Tour: Funded in part by The Great Rivers Greenway District, this ride explores two of St. Louis’ most fascinating and historic neighborhoods: LaSalle Park and Soulard. Home to some of the Midwest’s most interesting architecture, both of these 19th century neighborhoods retain the imprint of the various ethnic and religious groups that have lived and worked there. Both are also case studies in the effects of highway construction on the traditional city as well as models of late 20th century historic preservation and urban redevelopment. The route is 10 miles. Registration at 9am, ride leaves at 9:30am. $5 for adults, $3 for kids.

Date: August 23
Time: 9am – 1pm
Place: Church of St. Vincent de Paul – 1408 S 10th

race river Race for the Rivers & Festival: Race on the river, ride alongside the river, or just enjoy the festival. This weekend’s fun event gives canoe and kayak paddlers the opportunity to get out and enjoy the water. In addition to the races in the water, there will also be a bicycle race on the Katy Trail. Bikers can choose a 5, 25, or 35-mile course. If you just want to come out and enjoy some live music and cheer on your racers, the festival in Frontier Park offers a fun, relaxed atmosphere. The festival includes a full day of music, food, beer, crafts, arts, environmental education and opportunities to volunteer. The pirates are back this year and joined by the Vikings! Enjoy free paddles on voyager class canoes (similar to those used by Lewis and Clark). This is a great opportunity to experience the Big Muddy up close and personal. The drawing for the #whereismysonic raffle takes place at 5pm.

Date: August 23
Time: 11am-5pm
Place: Frontier Park – St. Charles

star clipper Star Clipper Day: The 26th anniversary event will feature a full-day celebration, including our 6th annual Comic Trivia Contest, The Rough & Tumble Kickstarter Meet & Greet, and the return of nerdcore rapper, Tribe One. Meet local creators Jim Ousley, Oscar Madrid, and Ben Sawyer as they launch a Kickstarter campaign for their new graphic novel project, The Rough & Tumble: Five Comic Tales of Blood, Sweat, and Heartbreak. Artist Ben Sawyer will be doing sketches at the meet and greet event and you’ll have a chance to preview some early artwork from the book-to-be and pick up some free promotional kickstarter bookmarks.

Date: August 23
Time: 10am-10pm
Place: Star Clipper – 6392 Delmar

flicks and foodies Flicks & Foodies: A free Outdoor Movie Series at the Gateway Arch. The National Park Service invites visitors to a night of music, food trucks and film under the Gateway Arch. The summer movie night series features classic film favorites screening underneath a classic American landmark, offering spectacular views of downtown St. Louis and a unique motion-picture viewing experience. Starting at 7 pm, visitors can gather on the Arch grounds, and enjoy live music and food trucks. At sunset, watch Alfred Hitchcock’s “North by Northwest,” starring Cary Grant, underneath the Arch on a giant projection screen.

Date: August 23
Time: 7pm
Place: Gateway Arch Grounds

frozen Dinner & A Movie: A free movie in Brentwood Park. Bring your blankets and chairs for our brand new outdoor movie series. Complete with food trucks, this event is a great way for the family to spend a Saturday night out. Food trucks: Cha Cha Chow, Curbside Cookery, and Deli on a Roll, arrive at 7 pm. The free movie being shown this Saturday is Frozen. Starting at 7:30pm – The very popular 3-D computer-animated musical fantasy-comedy film which tells the story of a fearless princess who sets off on an epic journey alongside a rugged iceman, his loyal pet reindeer, and a hapless snowman to find her estranged sister, whose icy powers have inadvertently trapped the kingdom in eternal winter.

Date: August 23
Time: 7pm
Place: Brentwood Park – 9100 Russell

festival of nations Festival of Nations: A multicultural celebration featuring traditional dance, music, food, cultural and educational exhibits, folk art demonstrations and a craft market presented by the International Institute and community organizations. Non-stop dynamic music and dance performances by traditional ethnic artists, world music favorites and the finest traditional acoustic music and song from Spanish flamenco to a Vietnamese lion dance, from thundering drums to Irish harp will be presented on four stages. The Missouri River Cloggers, Hui Hula ‘O Punahele Hula Halau & Polynesion Dance Co, Clarkson School of Irish Dance, and Community Performance Ensemble will be a few of the Enterprise Main Stage acts. The event takes place nearest S. Grand and Arsenal with free shuttle service available throughout the park.

Date: August 23-24
Time: Sat: 10am – 7pm, Sun: 10am-6pm
Place: Tower Grove Park


kirchweihfest Kirchweihfest: The Deutschmeister Brass Band will provide music, and the Damenchor will lead in song, as Kirchweih kicks off with a Catholic Mass said in German. Following mass, delicious authentic German meals will be served from noon until 5pm. Enjoy continuous entertainment throughout the afternoon, including music by the Deutschmeister Brass Band, and dance performances by folk dance groups.

Date: Sunday, August 24
Time: 11am-5pm
Place:German Cultural Society – 3652 S Jefferson Ave

Family-Fun_315x177-for-website_315 Family Fun Day at BPV: Come on down and enjoy some fun with the family for Ballpark Village Family Fun Day! Join us once a month as we close down Clark Street and have rotating attractions such as rock climbing wall, face painter, bounce houses, reptiles, fire trucks, live music, balloon artist, arts & crafts, and more. Admission is free but certain activities may require a ticket which is a $1 donation to Stray Rescue of St. Louis.

Date: Sunday, August 24
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark

cycle showcase Cycle Showcase STL: The Cycle Showcase, hosted by The Pageant, is a collection of unique motorcycles from across the country. A wide selection of vintage bikes, as well as a sampling of custom-designed, hand-built cycles, will be on display. Historically significant pieces from several museums, custom creations from builders across the United States, antique relics from the Antique Motorcycle Club of America, and many others are scheduled to appear. Iron Age Tattoo and The Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis are proud to present an exhibit of motorcycle-related artwork, displaying the motorcycle community from an artists’ perspective. The American Motor Drome “Wall of Death” thrill show, straight from the 1930′s, is a special addition to the event. Defying gravity, they ride vintage motorcycles from the 1920’s up and around the inside walls of a 30-foot barrel. Ryan Young, 6 time US National Motorcycle Trials Champion, will be performing. Cost: $12 (children under 12 are free).

Date: August 24
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Pageant – 6161 Delmar

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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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