STL Weekend Events Guide: September 11-14

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St. Louis World's Fare. September 12-14 in Forest park

The weekend events in St. Louis: Thursday, September 11 through Sunday, September 14, 2014.

Highlighted Event

hop in the city HOP in the City: The 16th annual Beer Festival hosted by Schlafly gives you the chance to try over 40 different beer styles. Enjoy great food, live music, and unlimited beer samples at the biggest Schlafly party of the year. Live music from Cory B. Clay and The Twains from 12:30-4:30pm. Advance tickets are $30.00 or $35 at the door. Ticket price includes a commemorative tasting glass and samplings of over 40 beer styles including plenty of Schlafly favorites and our festival beer, Berliner Weiss. Food is not included in ticket price. Beer and food will still be available for purchase inside for non-ticket holders, so all are still welcome to come hang out at the party even without tickets.

Date: Saturday, Sept 12
Time: 12-5pm
Place: Schlafly Tap Room – 2100 Locust

Friday & Saturday

food trucks 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 Bottoms Up Blues Gang.

Date: Friday, Sept 12
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Tower Grove Park

Illumination Illumination: The city of St. Charles celebrates 100 years of Parks and Recreation with a full weekend of music, amusement rides, food trucks, and more. The fun starts Friday, September 12th at 5 pm and goes until Monday evening. Here’s the full schedule.


Date: Sept 12-14
Time: various
Place: Frontier Park, St. Charles

Pokey LaFarge at Old Rock House in  downtown St. Louis, Missouri on September 12. Pokey LaFarge’s Central Time Tour: One of St. Louis’s favorite sons will be playing the Old Rock House Outdoor Pavilion with his band and friends. Tickets are $22 in advance or $25 on the day of the show.


Date: Sept 12
Time: Doors 7 pm, Show 8 pm
Place: Old Rock House

worldsfare St. Louis World’s Fare: This first-year event aims to rekindle the “magical energy of the 1904 World’s Fair” in Forest Park. The event goes from 4pm-10pm on Friday night and from 10am-10pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Live art exhibits will happen on Art Hill as part of the Artist Palace. Bands will battle in The Battle For The Fare, many local restaurants will have booths in Culinary Pike, chefs will battle in the Chef Challenge, and feats of athletic and creative endurance will happen in the World’s Fare Games.

Date: Sept 12-14
Time: Fri: 4pm-10pm; Sat & Sun: 10am-10pm
Place: Forest Park

logoKirkwood Greentree Festival: The theme is Disco at this year’s festival. The Greentree Parade steps off Saturday, September 13, at 10am in front of Kirkwood High School. It winds through downtown Kirkwood, up Kirkwood Road, and heads back down Argonne toward Kirkwood Park. In addition to the parade, the festival offers crafts, face painting, slide and entertainment featuring Babaloo, Tekno Bubbles, Ronald McDonald and School of Rock, live entertainment including: Fabulous Motown Revue, Ghost Monkeys, The Thin Dimes, Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers (with the Lindy Hop St. Louis Dancers), Missouri Fiddlers, Maple Jam Band, and tons more, plus a wine garden, classic car show, kids activities, and more.

Date: Sept 12-14
Time: Fri: 5-10pm, Sat: 9am-7pm, Sun: 10am-5pm
Place: Kirkwood Park – Geyer & Adams

LIC-Unleash-900x700-web-banner-St-Louis-MO Life In Color – Unleash: The ‘World’s Largest Paint Party” comes to the Old Rock House’s Outdoor Pavilion. The event features Zeds Dead, Cash Cash, and Basscrooks and tons of paint. Get ready to be splashed with color.


Date: Sept 13
Time: 7pm
Place: Old Rock House – 1200 S 7th

Alton River Jam 2014 River Jam in Alton: A full day of classic rock and blues will happen on Saturday, September 13 at the Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater. The Elvin Bishop Bands, Wishbone Ash, Savoy Brown and others will fill the day beginning at 2 pm.

Date: Sept 13
Time 2pm
Place Liberty Bank Alton Amphitheater

Eric Church at Scottrade Center in St. Louis on September 13, 2014 Eric Church: The Outsiders World Tour 2014: Eric Church brings his brand of outlaw country to Scottrade Center on Saturday. Dwight Yoakam and Brothers Osborne will open. Tickets range from $22 to $56.50. Doors will open at 6 pm and the music will begin at 7pm.


Date: Sept 13
Time: 7pm
Place: Scottrade Center

fine art fest Fine Art Ltd Art Festival: A free weekend of fine arts at Fine Art Ltd. The location includes a gallery, design center, sculpture garden and studio and one of the largest art inventories in the Midwest. The event will include keenly curated food selections such as Sugarfire’s nationally ranked barbecue, La Cantina’s award winning Margaritas, Vincent Van Doughnuts and Schlafly’s seasonal pumpkin ale. Kids of all ages can enjoy local artwork, live music, face painting, silent auctions, raffles and much more. Discover amazing regional talents in this sanctuary of creativity and well lush natural surroundings. Add to your art collection or start collecting by buying directly from the artists at this unique occasion. Some of the artists attending the event include: Kayla Lenger, Rob Dryer, Ed Martin, Dana Diaz de Leon, Marilynne Bradley, Jessica Dana, John Carlson, Charles Edelman, Jane Sehnert, Julie Wiegand, Mark Sherman, Jane Saunders, Jennifer Russin, Joe Bathon, Zack Smithy, Mark Koritz, Annette McConnel, and Joyce Marchard.

Date: Sept 13 & 14
Time: Sat: 10am-10pm Sun: 10am-4pm
Place: 18350 Chesterfield Airport Rd


Zero Prostate Cancer Run/Walk ZERO Prostate Cancer Run/Walk: The St. Louis Urological Surgeons and Arch Cancer Care are putting on this event on Sunday, September 14 in Creve Coeur Park. The race is part of the ZERO Prostate Cancer Challenge, a nation-wide health event series. The money raised at the event will be split evenly between local and national efforts. The event has set a fundraising goal of $75,000, of which $60,000 has already been raised. Among the events happening on Sunday are a 5k Run/Walk, a 200-yard Kids Superhero Dash for Dad and more. Fredbird, Louie and Rampage will all be making appearances throughout the day. The St. Louis Rams cheerleaders will also be in attendance.  Registration starts at 8 am and the Kids Superhero Dash for Dad begins at 8:45am. The 5k will begin at 9am.

Date: Sept 14
Time: 8am
Place: Creve Coeur Park

scooperbowl 3rd Annual Scooperbowl: Scooperbowl Ice Cream Soda Jerk Off! This crazy, campy, soda jerk competition takes place for one hour only from 3pm-4pm at The Fountain. Right at the strike of 3pm, a limo bearing Elvis and the gorgeous glamour girls will arrive for the “Presenting of the Scoops.” Then, it’s down to serious trash-talkin competition as experienced soda jerks go head to head, to scoop for speed, accuracy, beauty and glory. You’ll thrill to the call of the raffle ticket reader for free ice cream. You’ll even have an opportunity to win an ice cream martini party for 6. Event and all SB Ice Cream creations are free, but space is seriously limited for this popular event. RSVP to 314-535-7800. Must be 18 to attend, 21 to drink.

Date: Sept 14
Time: 3pm
Place: The Fountain on Locust – 3037 Locust

heritage bbq Cochon Heritage BBQ Festival: Heritage BBQ presented by Goose Island Beer Co. is an all-inclusive event, a stand-up tasting where five notable chefs will each be given a 200 pound heritage breed pig to create six dishes for a crowd of pork-loving enthusiasts. A panel of 20 respected judges will vote for the city’s “BBQ King or Queen.” The events raise awareness for responsible family farms, culinary schools, local food producers, craft brewers, great winemakers, and prestigious distillers wanting to celebrate with an amazing food event during National Bourbon Month. Competing chefs include: Gian Nicola Colucci of Cielo Restaurant & Bar, Jenny Cleveland and Eric Heath of Cleveland-Heath, Patrick Connolly of Basso, Josh Galliano of The Libertine, and Lou Rook of Annie Gunns. GA tickets – $100 or go VIP for $200. VIP includes 60-minute early access to all the food (special, limited dishes) and a chance to mingle with chefs, judges and media. Both ticket prices are all-inclusive of food and beverage.

Date: Sept 14
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Four Seasons St. Louis – 999 N 2nd

Chefs in a Garden Gala to benefit Gateway Greening Chefs in a Garden: This is the 17th year for this annual fundraiser for Gateway Greening. Taking place Sunday evening at Palladium Saint Louis, this events features live and silent auctions as well as local chefs preparing tasting plates to share with attendees. Gateway Greening is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. The non-profit seeks to better the community in a variety of ways through healthy living, healthy eating and gardening education.

Date: Sept 14
Time: 6pm
Place: Palladium Saint Louis

gadabout Gadabout Film Festival: A film festival that operates like a DIY punk band – low key, low budget, and with talented artists. The festival is now in it’s 12th year and is touring the country, showcasing amazing, independently created short films in non-film settings to audiences that they wouldn’t normally be exposed to all throughout the U.S., Europe, and Canada. The festival will be stopping at Melt in St. Louis, where New York-based musician and Gadabout creator Eric Ayotte will screen the movies and perform, along with electronic musician Eric Hall. Admission is $5.

Date: Sunday, Sept 14
Time: 8pm
Place: Melt – 2172 Cherokee

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