St. Louis’ Best Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, November 20th through Sunday, November 23rd, 2014.
Whiskey in the Winter: Features unlimited tastings of over 250 whiskeys from around the world including single malt and blended Scotch, bourbon, Irish, Tennessee, Canadian, Missouri, Japanese and international whiskies, along with great whiskey cocktails, whiskey-inspired food stations including hickory & bourbon smoked prime rib, cedar plank salmon with whiskey butter sauce, Fuji apple tart with whiskey streusel topping, and more. Plus, enjoy educational seminars from whiskey industry experts including Steve Neukomm and Ted Kilgore from Square One, Master distiller at Buffalo Trace, Harlen Wheatley, and tons more. Tickets start at $95 and go VERY fast, so get yours asap.
Date: Saturday, November 22
Place: Hyatt Regency – 315 Chestnut
Hunter Hayes at Chaifetz[Event has been cancelled]: Country music artist Hunter Hayes will be making a stop in St. Louis on his Tattoo [Your Name] Tour. Hunter’s first album was certified platinum and spawned four hit singles, including two chart-toppers, “Somebody’s Heartbreak,” and “Wanted,” which has sold three million copies. It earned him three nominations for 2013 Grammy awards, and that was just the beginning. He will be performing with special guests Dan + Shay and The Railers. Tickets start at $29.50.
Date: November 20
Place: Chaifetz Arena – 1 S Compton
Friday & Saturday
Whitaker International Film Festival: This year marks the 23rd annual festival. The event will screen 389 films: 89 narrative features, 76 documentary features, and 224 shorts. The fest will host more than 125 filmmakers and related guests, including honorees Doug Pray (Contemporary Cinema Award), Katie Mustard (Women in Film Award), and Timothy J. Sexton (Charles Guggenheim Cinema St. Louis Award). The festival will open with the premiere of “The Makings of You,” a St. Louis set and shot drama by Matt Amato. Amato, an award-winning director of music videos and commercials, returned to his hometown of St. Louis to shoot his feature debut. Special events include: Bob Reuter’s Last Tape with Concert by Bob Reuter’s Alley Ghost, a children’s film showcase, Spectacular, Spectacular, Tenacious Eats: A Hard Day’s Night, Dance on Film in conjunction with Dance St. Louis, and tons of free events.
Date: Nov 13-23
Time: Times vary
Place: Places vary
Holiday Show in St. Charles: Over 200 booths showcasing art, handmade crafts, and gift items. Come purchase handmade holiday decorations, from ornaments to wreaths. Purchase gifts from bath & body to art materials, cook books, furniture, games, and more. The event will include door prizes all throughout the weekend. Free admission and parking.
Date: Nov 21-23
Time: Fri: 12-7pm, Sat: 9am-5pm, Sun: 10am-4pm
Place: St. Charles Convention Center
Hot Country Nights: Ballpark Village introduces 92.3 WIL Hot Country Nights Presented By Ford. Every Friday night from November until March, Ballpark Village will feature some of the top country artists. This Friday features the hot, Missouri-born country artist, David Nail. Doors open at 8pm, but with the purchase of a Red Live! Souvenir Cup for $10 you are entitled to early entry at 7:30pm and get to enjoy $3.50 domestic draft specials until 10pm. You can purchase tickets in advance for $11 or $30 for VIP. Tickets will be $15 day of event.
Date: November 21
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark
3rd Friday: Signature Ornament Reveal: Third Degree is proudly unveiling its 2014 signature ornament series. Each signature ornament is carefully handcrafted by our artists in our studios and juried by our directors. These ornaments are signed, dated and numbered so you know you’re getting a limited edition, one-of-a-kind piece of artwork perfect for gift giving or collecting. Enjoy The Grand Reveal! See our artists demonstrate how they make their ornaments. Check out DESIGN, student work created by SIUC School of Art and Design. Get your photo taken at the free photo booth: The Photo Bus STL, a vintage 1974 VW bus named Lucy. Enjoy food from Chef Heidi, music from Richie Kihlken’s band, and of course, the fire show from St. Louis Fire Techs.
Date: November 21
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory – 5200 Delmar
Art & Wine Walk: Stroll through the shops of downtown Belleville while enjoying artwork from 20 artists and sampling 36 different wines. $20 per person includes wine glass and wine tastings. Bottles of wine and artwork are for sale which make great holiday gifts!
Date: November 22
Place: Main St, Belleville, IL
12th Annual Fair Trade Market: Fair Trade means different things to different people, but the many definitions always center around the exchange of goods based on principals of economic and social justice. Come support fair trade and make a difference. The market will offer food samples, product demos, movies, education, giveaways, children’s activities, and food and products for purchase.
Date: Nov 22 & 23
Place: Manchester United – 129 Woods Mill Rd
Garden Glow: The annual Garden Glow features more than a half million lights surrounding visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden’s most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks and more as the Garden is transformed around you into a winter wonderland. Wear “glow gear,” warm up around a fire pit with s’mores and hot cocoa, and enjoy dinner and drinks with spectacular views. Advanced tickets are highly recommended.
Date: November 22 – January 3
Time: 5:30-9:30pm (Wed-Sun)
Place: Botanical Garden – 4344 Shaw
2014 Musial Awards: The Musial Awards presented by Maryville University honor the legacy of Stan the Man by celebrating the greatest moments of sportsmanship from around the country. Experience one of the greatest nights in all of sports. Among this year’s honorees is baseball Hall of Famer Joe Torre, the inaugural recipient of the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship. Join the four-time World Series champion manager and those connected to the most inspiring stories of sportsmanship for an incredibly entertaining, uplifting and unforgettable evening. Tickets are $25 and $40.
Date: November 22
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market
4&20: A Tribute To CSNY: World-class musicians, Terry Jones Rogers and Scott Nienhaus, of Rogers & Nienhaus, along with percussionist, drummer and vocalist Tim Politte, keyboardist Bill Murphy, and percussionist Madison Thorn, have joined with The Mondin Band – John Mondin, Paul Graves, and John Coatney, to create a tribute to Cosby Stills Nash & Young. They offer fantastic harmonies and re-ignite the great repartee between Stills and Young on 4 Way Street. Tickets are $10.
Date: November 22
Place: St. Charles Family Arena
Farewell to the 18th: Bootleggin’ BBQ and The Pour House are teaming up to throw an awesome retro party. Wear your favorite 1920s-1930s Prohibition Ear attire in celebration of the 21st amendment. The event will include delicious Kansas City style BBQ, a tap takeover by Civil Life Brewery, and live music from Miss Jubilee along with some of the ladies from Dandylion Productions.
Date: Nov 22
Time: Starts at 2pm
Place: The Pour House – 1933 Washington Ave
Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights: Starting at 3pm, Enjoy performances from Muny Kids Touring Troupe, Grand Center Performing Arts Choir, St. Louis Dance Project, Salvation Army Brass Band, Kingsbury Place Singers from the St. Louis Christmas Carols Association, Rosati Kain High Theater Group and Cast of Bravo’s “Thicker Than Water.” The Salvation Army Tree of Lights will be located in Aloe Plaza. Mayor Slay will once again light up St. Louis with the tree lighting ceremony at 6:25pm followed by fireworks and a festival with Santa and fun holiday activities. For info on all the other holiday light shows opening this weekend and throughout the holiday, check out: Holiday Lights In St. Louis.
Date: November 22
Place: Union Station – 1820 Market St
WWE Survivor Series: The Survivor Series returns to St. Louis for the first time in 16 years this weekend. All of your favorite WWE Superstars will be at this event, including: John Cena, Dolph Zigler, Sheamus, Randy Orton, Seth Rollins, Kane, Sheamus, and more. The WWE Divas championship match will be AJ Lee vs. Nikki Bella. Tickets range from $25 to $500.
Date: Nov 23
Place: Scottrade Center – 1401 Clark Ave
The All Black Affair: Come kick off your Thanksgiving week with an enjoyable night of live music, awesome food, and delightful drinks with St. Louis’ most sophisticated gentlemen, the Men of Kappa Alpha Psi. The All Black Affair promises to be a truly upscale red carpet event. The Black Out will be in full effect along with a strict style code, so it goes without saying at least for this night only your best effort will be expected.Live performances by Coco Soul, Will Robinson & Kompany, and DJ 618 Advance tickets are $25 or $30 at the door.
Date: November 23
Place: Fox Sports Midewest Live – 601 Clark