Halloween 2014 Weekend Events Guide: Halloween parties and a few other events from Thursday, October 30th through Sunday, November 2nd.
STL Brewer’s Guild Harvest Fest: Featuring 22 local breweries including: 4 Hands, Alpha, Augusta, Cathedral Square, Charleville, Exit 6, Ferguson, Heavy Riff, Kirkwood Station, Morgan St, O’Fallon, Perennial, Schlafly, Six Row, Square One, Civil Life, Urban Chestnut, and more. Each will showcase beers made with freshly harvested hops, pumpkins as well as all things fall and festive. Admission is $35 and gets you access to all these great beers, a commemorative tasting glass, the chance to purchase food from some of the areas best food trucks, a silent auction, and music from local bands. Bring a blanket, lounge chairs, or share picnic tables provided by the park. The Guild is also teaming up with the St. Louis non-profit, Yoga Buzz, and will offer an All-Levels, hour-long Yoga Class before the festival at 11:45am. Enter the costume contest, with first prizes going to best male, female, couple, and pet.
STL Brewer’s Guild
Date: Saturday, November 1
Place: Lafayette Park – 2001 Lafayette Ave
Dave Chappelle: Comedy in the Lou welcomes Dave Chappelle this weekend. Stand-up comedian and actor who starred in movies including Half-Baked and Robin Hood: Men in Tights, and hosted his own show on Comedy Central, Chappelle’s Show, until 2005 when he quit comedy for a while. He’s back on tour and is coming to St. Louis for 2 days only. Known best for his comedic views on race and pop culture, this return to comedy tour should be worth checking out. Tickets start at $45.
Date: Oct 30 & 31
Time: 7:30pm & 10pm
Place: The Pageant – 6161 Delmar
Sequins, Suits & Sneakers Gala: Witness generosity in action at the 2nd annual Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation Gala at the Hilton at the Ballpark. An evening of Sequins, Suits and Sneakers will highlight the exceptional programs offered by the Center, and spotlight some of the children benefiting from those programs and sporting new sneakers thanks to proceeds from last year’s Gala. Lace up your sneakers, slip on your evening attire and join the foundation in its mission to provide youth, adults and families with resources to achieve their dreams.
Date: October 30
Place: Hilton at the Ballpark – 1 S Broadway
Oklahoma!: A Rodgers & Hammerstein’s collaboration set in a Western Indian territory just after the turn of the century. The high-spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which Curly and Laurey play out their love story. Although the road to true love never runs smooth, with these two headstrong romantics holding the reins, love’s journey is as bumpy as a surrey ride down a country road. That they will succeed in making a new life together we have no doubt, and that this new life will begin in a brand-new state provides the ultimate climax to the triumphant Oklahoma! Ticket Prices start at $10.
Date: October 30-Nov 1
Place: Lindenwood Theater – 2300 West Clay
Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” “Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time Of My Life.” London’s Sunday Express says “This crowd-pleasing stage adaptation hits the jackpot!” Samuel Pergande and Jillian Mueller star as Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman in the North American tour.
Date: Tues-Sun until Nov 2
Time: Tues-Sun: 8pm, Thurs: 1pm, Sat: 2pm, Sun: 1pm
Place: Fabulous Fox – 527 N Grand
Friday & Saturday
Spirits in the Garden:Creepy Crawl: Celebrate with the spirit of Henry Shaw while sampling botanical spirits from local distilleries: Lion’s Tooth, Mad Buffalo, Mastermind Vodka, Pinkney Bend, Square One, and Wood Hats. Learn about the haunted history of the Victorian District, strut your stuff in a costume contest. Prizes awarded for most spirited, creepiest, best couple/group, and best Botanical inspiration. Dance the night away. Tickets are $30 for the public, $20 for Garden Members and $15 for designated drivers. Light appetizers and samples from distilleries included in admission price; cash bar available. The event will take place outdoors-weather permitting.
Date: Oct 31
Place: MO Botanical Garden
Monster Bash in The Grove: The party starts at 6pm with Lux from 105.7 broadcasting. Food and drink specials will be happening all night in addition to a costume contest with $1500 in prizes, hosted by Lola Van Ella. Live music from Like An Army, plus DJs, prize giveaways and more. After party with DJ Mahf. Costume contest entry is $10. First place prize is $750.
Date: October 31
Place: Atomic Cowboy – 4140 Manchester
Haunted Heights: Three Sixty Rooftop bar on Broadway in downtown is holding their annual Halloween party. There will be a costume contest to win big cash prizes. In addition, there will be themed-drinks, fun prizes, tarot card readers, mediums and psychics. There is a $10 cover charge.
Date: Oct 31
Place: Three Sixty – 1 S Broadway
Fright Night: Ballpark Village across from Busch Stadium will be hosting their 1st annual Halloween party. They have partnered with Johnnie Brock’s to throw the biggest, multi-venue party in town. With live performances from Jambone, a midnight showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, huge cash prizes for best costumes, and great drinks specials from 8-11pm, this is not a party to skip. Tickets are $35 for all inclusive beverage package including wine, spirits and draft beer at Fox Midwest Sports, the Brew House, PBR, and Howl at the Moon.
Date: October 31
Place: Ballpark Village
Nightmare on Washington Street: A Halloween bar crawl to some of your favorite Washington Ave hot spots including: Over/Under, Flannery’s, Hair of the Dog, Lucas Park and Grille, Rosalita’s, Bobby’s Place, and Flamingo Bowl for a night of Halloween fun. Check in at 8pm at Over/Under. Tickets are $25 and include admission to event, 3 drink vouchers, drink specials, costume contests at participating venues, and a grand prize of $1000.
Date: Oct 31
Place: Washington Ave – downtown
Art Jam: A new art studio in Maplewood, Living Arts, is hosting it’s first Saturday Art Jam event. This is a family friendly event to get your hands dirty and connect with wonderful folks! They will offer classes, workshops and other great opportunities. There will be live music from The Wild Ones and Steve Perron of Perron Hill, plus coffee and baked goods from LIVING Room, and art activities for all ages.
Date: Saturday, Nov 1
Time: 10am – 12pm
Place: Living Arts – 2814 Sutton
Run Like Hell Zombie 5K: Escape the zombie apocalypse! Race against time in a course fraught with the walking dead. Top overall winners (male & female) receive trophies. Medals awarded to top two (male & female) finishers in each age group. All participants receive a race-quality logo shirt, official time, swag bag and snacks. Proceeds of this event will benefit The Legacy Collaboration and Great Destinies, two nonprofit organizations supporting local individuals with special needs and their families. Race fee is $35.
Date: Nov 1
Place: SIUE Founders and Alumni Hall
Casa Loma Halloween Costume Dance: A costume and dance party with That 80’s Band. $500 in cash prizes will be awarded for best costumes. There will be a cash bar and appetizers from Casa Loma Cafe. The tickets are $15. Doors open 7:00pm. Must be 21. You can also check out the Halloween Swing Dance with Muss Jubilee on October 31st from 8pm-12am. The event will include costume and dance contests and free Swing lessons.
Date: Saturday, Nov 1
Place: Casa Loma – 3354 Iowa
The Eye Ball: Champion the cause of clear vision! Join us for an evening of dinner, drinks, the Lifelong Vision Awards, a select auction, and a bevy of visual surprises. The Lifelong Vision Awards will honor extraordinary people who are making a difference today in how we see tomorrow. Honorees include: Todd Margolis, Sonja & Jerry Dickerber, College Bound, and Keynote Speaker, DJ Nash. Wonder at the amazing advances in vision research, technology, and the local and global work of LVF. The event benefits the research, education and community programs of the Lifelong Vision Foundation.
Date: Nov 1
Place: Donald Danforth Science Center – 975 N Warson Rd
Spokfrevo Orquestra: Born out of the carnivals of Pernambuco, Brazil, Frevo is a swinging musical tradition known for driving rhythms and limitless energy! Led by “Maestro Spok,” the SpokFrevo Orquestra is a true big band that introduces this uniquely infectious art form to the world. Student tickets are $15. Balcony-$30, Orchestra-$35.
Date: November 2
Place: The Sheldon – 3648 Washington Blvd