STL Weekend Events Guide: October 16-19

Jessica
1827 days ago.

Your guide to all of the best weekend events happening in St. Louis from Thursday, October 16 through Sunday, October 19.

Highlighted Event

fashion week St. Louis Fashion Week 2014: St. Louis has been hosting Fashion Week since 2006. It is the largest fashion festival in the Midwest, with more than 10,000 attendees ever year. It raises over $10,000 for local charities and has showcased major designers including: Rebecca Taylor, Tess Giberson, Rachel Pally, Black Halo and Eva Franco, and St. Louis native Kimora Lee Simmons. There are events all throughout the week, having begun Oct 9. Some cool events to look forward to this week include: Designer Trunk Show Pop-Up at Saks on Thursday starting at 8:30pm, St. Louis Fashion Fund Gala at Union Station on Friday evening, Butik, a curated maker’s market featuring over 25 innovative makers from across the country, and Whiskey, Whiskers & Wicked, the offical Fashion Week Wrap Party, hosted by Lux from 105.7 and fashion blogger Lara Eurdolian. Check website for times and prices of individual events.

Date: All week long – ends Oct 18
Time: Times vary per event
Place: Union Station, Wash U, & Plaza Frontenac

Thursday

craftoberfest Craftoberfest: Urban Chestnut is hosting another great event. An indie craft market complete with over 35 local makers. You will find handcrafted and vintage goods while enjoying delicious craft beers. Shop while enjoying live music from ContrabandWagon and eating from Lulu’s. In addition to the shopping, you can check out Tarot by Ellen and get a tarot reading, and create your own DIY craft with Perennial. This is a lantern-lit outdoor evening market, so make sure to dress warm.

Date: October 16
Time: 5-10pm
Place: Urban Chestnut – 3229 Washington Ave

jason mraz An Acoustic Evening with Jason Mraz: Two-time Grammy award winner and six-time nominee, Jason Mraz will be performing at Peabody promoting his new album Yes! with Raining Jane. With record-breaking songs such as “I’m Yours” and “I Won’t Give Up,” he has become a platinum record holding artist on over 20 countries. He’s touring with independent, eclectic rock-folk band from LA, Raining Jane. The Yes! album they are promoting, is a collaborative work that the bands released July 2014. Tickets start at $22.

Date: Thursday, October 16
Time: Doors 7pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St

Friday & Saturday

third degree glass factory Fires Up Birthday Blow-Out Bash: Third Friday at Third Degree Glass Factory celebrates American Craft Week with this fun October event. Watch glassblowers from Third Degree and Astral Glass studio compete at the Glass Pumpkin Death Match. You, the audience, decide which glass pumpkin lives, by cheering on your favorite. Watch popcorn pop in a Hot Blown Bowl, and the Fire Techs fire show. There will be hands-on activities and a gallery by Ann Aurbach titled Alternate Views. Enjoy live music from The Wise Brothers and enjoy delicious food from Chef Heidi. The Fabulous Finale features a team of seasoned pros handling large amounts of glowing molten glass to create The Giant Pumpkin, which will be made live and raffled off.

Date: October 17
Time: 6pm
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar

oktoberfest Oktoberfest Open House: L’Ecole is celebrating its 10th year delivering quality hands-on culinary training to the St. Louis region. Enjoy creating your own brat and complimentary sampling of classic German foods and learn to create a few of your own. Grab some friends and check out new techniques and learn about training for your next career in the culinary field.

Date: October 17
Time: 4-7pm
Place: L’Ecole Culinaire – 9811 S Forty Dr

250 music 250 Years of St. Louis Music: American Music At It’s Best: A Music Extravaganza featuring St. Louis Favorites: Denise Thimes, Peter Martin, Kim Massie, Billy Peek, Alarm Will Sound and more. Top St. Louis musicians will fill the Sheldon Concert Hall, Ballroom and Louis Spiering Room to celebrate 250 years of music in St. Louis through riveting performances and projected images. Ragtime, blues and jazz artists are joined by cutting edge contemporary chamber orchestra Alarm Will Sound in the Concert Hall, featuring a world premiere performance of a new commissioned composition by Stefan Freund inspired by St. Louis’ musical heritage. The music continues in the Ballroom and Spiering Room with more jazz, rock and R&B. Pre-concert festivities begin in the lobby and Sheldon Art Galleries. Ticket prices start at $30.

Date: October 17
Time: 8pm
Place: Sheldon Hall – 3648 Washington Blvd

dracula DRACULA the ballet: The Missouri Ballet Theater presents an evening of chills telling a beautiful yet haunting story of love that will have you both terrified and mesmerized. The full-length ballet choreographed by artistic director Adam Sage, was inspired by the Gothic horror novel titled Dracula written by Bram Stoker in 1897. Creative choreography, stunning dancing, and thrilling special effects will have you entertained and leave you wanting more. The show is recommended for ages 12 and above. Tickets are $25.

Date: October 17 & 18
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Edison Theatre – 6445 Forsyth

great amazing race Great Amazing Race: A family friendly competition modeled after the TV show, The Amazing Race. Teams of two people will compete for a chance to win $2,000. Complete a 1-mile course filled with challenges that require teamwork to succeed. Complete all challenges with the fastest overall time and you could qualify for the Championship Race to win money. Team entry fee is $40 in advance or $50 day of. The Great Amazing Race Series supports the 30 Minutes a Day Family Initiative, a national campaign that encourages parents to model three home activities that have the power improve academic performance and family quality of life. Dress for fun and be prepared to get a little dirty or wet. Spectators are welcome so feel free to cheer on the racers and take photos.

Date: October 18
Time: 2pm
Place: McDonnell County Park – St. Ann, MO

tag 5k run Tag 5K Run: Whether you’re a competitive runner or prefer a casual pace, the Boys Hope Girls of St. Louis TAG 5K Run has what you’re looking for. Presented by the Boys Hope Girls Hope Associate Board, the event will take place at St. Louis Priory School’s off-road cross-country course, providing a fun change of pace from your typical road race. Participants can register as individuals for a competitively timed 5K, tackle the course with a partner in a 5K relay, or participate in a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk. Registration fees: 5K Relay Teams: $40, 5K Individual Runners: $25, 1 Mile Fun Run/Walkers: $15.

Date: October 18
Time: 9am
Place:St. Louis Priory School – 500 South Mason Rd

trcuktoberfest Taste of Trucktober: A celebration of food on wheels. A family friendly festival hosting a variety of St. Louis’ gourmet food trucks. The event will include live music, games, karaoke, and more. Enjoy food from Yo! Salsa, Russo’s, Guerrilla Streetfood, Sarah’s Cake Shop, Hot Aztec, Slice of the Hill, Kona’s Ice, Bombay Food Junkies, The Cheese Shack, and more.

Date: October 18
Time: 12-5pm
Place: Chesterfield Amphitheater – 631 Veterans Place Dr

BREWINTHELOU 2nd Annual Brew in the Lou: Showcasing St. Louis’ best beer, wine, spirits, coffee, god eats, and more. Festivities include live music from the Waterloo German Band, and a beer competition judged by The Bull’s Billy Greenwood and 103.3 KLOU’s Remy. KPLR’s Jeff Bernthal will serve as the Event Emcee. Wristbands are $35 and include tastings for beer, spirits, wine, coffee, and food, along with a commemorative glass. Proceeds benefit the 8,213 students served by the Lutheran Elementary School Association.

Date: October 18
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Koburg Hall – 801 Seminary Place

maryville fest Maryville Fall Festival: A free family-friendly fall festival open to the public in Fireman’s Park. Enjoy hot dogs, caramel apples, pumpkin decorating, craft making, games for the kids, fire trucks, and inflatables. Dress to impress as there will be a Halloween costume contest at 1pm.

Date: October 18
Time: 10am-2pm
Place: Fireman’s Park- Maryville, IL

westport Westport Brewfest: Calling all beer lovers! Join Westport Plaza for the Westport Brewfest to celebrate several of the country’s finest brews all in one stop. Participatints include: Goose Island, Granite City Food & Brewery, Johnny Appleseed, Kirkwood Station Brewing Co, New Belgium Brewing, O’Fallon Brewery, Schlafly Beer, Shock Top Brewing Co, Square One Brewery & Distillery and more. Enjoy live music brought to you by the Jive and Wail and other fun surprises. Advanced tickets are $20 or $35 for VIP. Tickets day of for $25. Admission includes a commemorative sampling mug, all beer sampling, and live entertainment.

Date: October 18
Time: 2-6pm
Place: Westport Plaza – 111 West Port Plaza Dr

ringling bros Ringling Bros Barnum and Bailey: Built To Amaze: The 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth brings surprise and delights audiences with over-the-top feats of strength, agility and courage. Circus performers from across the globe create the perfect blend of athleticism and bravery, where power meets fearlessness and amazement has no bounds. Magnificent elephants, ferocious tigers, astonishing acrobats and awe-inspiring aerialists are engineered into one spectacular performance. Arrive one hour before the show arena floor one hour before show to see animals up close, visit with performers, get autographs, try on costumes and enjoy the circus fun! Tickets start at $15.

Date: October 17-20
Time: Thurs: 7pm, Fri: 10:30am, 7pm, Sat: 11am, 3pm, 7pm, Sun: 12pm, 4pm
Place: Scottrade Center

haunted hayloft Haunted Hayloft: Enjoy a not so scary, but more fun Halloween event. The event will include entertainment for the kids, trick-or-treating, magic shows, face painting, story telling, and a costume contest. Awards will be given for different age groups. There will be dogs available for adoption plus canine performances from the Incredible Dog Team. This is a free event, although reservations are required. Parking is $5. Bring a dog or cat supply to donate to a local shelter and receive 20% off at the Purina Farms Gift Shop.

Date: October 17-19
Time: Fri & Sat: 4:30-7:30pm, Sun: 2:30-5:30pm
Place: Purina Farms – 200 Checkerboard Dr

Sunday

Spare_Nothing Spare Nothing For The Cure: Bowling for the cure, and for fun. Komen St. Louis hosts a bowling event to benefit breast cancer research. There are two options for bowling: Play for fun adding silly alternatives to your game, or compete with your friends for top bowler prizes. Show your spirit, whether it’s pink or your Halloween best. There will be a costume contest with rewards for creativity. Raffles include the ever-popular baskets, 50/50 and Spare $5 for a Strike.

Date: October 19
Time: 12-5pm
Place: Brunswick Zone Chesterfield

harvest fest Harvest Festival: Celebrate the best Autumn has to offer: delicious eats from St. Louis area restaurants, a farmers’ market featuring fresh local produce, arts and craft wares, family activities, live Bluegrass music and all of Fall’s splendor in Laumeier’s beautiful outdoor setting. Enjoy music from Dugout Canoe, T & A, The Thin Dimes, and The Dust Covers. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for Laumeier Members, and children ages 10 and under free. You can buy tickets at the door or online.

Date: October 19
Time: 11am-5pm
Place: Laumeier Sculpture Park – 12580 Rott Rd

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Jessica

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 America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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