STL Weekend Events Guide: November 6-9

Jessica
1744 days ago.

Real Life STL brings you the weekend events for Thursday, November 6th through Sunday, November 9th, 2014.

Featured Event

cupcake and bottle cap dash Gateway Cupcake & Bottle Cap Dash: This annual event hosted by Big Shark Bicycle Company, combines St. Louis’ love of cupcakes and beer to make one awesome event! The events occur back to back with the cupcake 5K beginning at 9am followed by the Bottle Cap Dash at 11am. You can run or walk either of these races. At the cupcake dash, there will be 5 cupcake stations, where you get to eat 5 different cupcakes from McArthur’s Bakery to knock some minutes off your overall time. During the Bottle Cap Dash, you complete 6 different fitness obstacles along the race to get 6 bottlecaps which will then be traded out for a 6-pack of craft beer (or Fitz’ Soda if you’re not a drinker) at the end of the race. In addition, winners of the races, plus Top 3 male and female, and eater and competer categories will be awarded prizes. Registration is $42 in advance or $50 day of race.

Cupcake & Bottle Cap Dash
Date: November 8
Time: 9am
Place: Forest Park – Central Field

Thursday

vom fass 5-course American Wine Dinner: Join wine specialist, Eric Reed with Ionia Atlantic Wine Imports, and take a journey up and down the West Coast with wines from California, Oregon, and Washington. Also joining us will be Chef Cassy Vires, owner and executive chef of Maplewood’s award winning Home Wine Kitchen, who’ll be crafting a unique pairing for each wine in this 5-course tasting event.The menu and wine list include: Cranberry-Brie Canape with Crancello Sparkling Cocktail, Pear, Spinach, Blue Cheese-Honey Crostini, Walnut & Pear Vinaigrette with Forth Rose, Smoked Scallop Carpaccio with Mushrooms, Parm & chive with Saddleback Pinot Grigio, Bacon Wrapped Turkey Roulade with Pistachio, Orange & Date with Green Bean-Couscous Salad and Spiced Date Vinegar Reduction with Deovlet Santa Barbara Pinot Noir, and finally Panna Cotta with Honey Balsam Poached Grapes and Candied Rosemary with Hyatt Riesling Ice Wine. The cost for this dinner is $65/person.

Date: Thursday, November 6
Time: 6pm
Place: Vom Fass -7314 Manchester Rd

culture shock Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure presented by Culture Shock: When eccentric man-child Pee-Wee Herman gets his beloved bike stolen in broad daylight, he sets out across the U.S. on the adventure of his life. Film Rated PG. All ages welcome. The Crown Room opens at 6:30. Delicious food & drink will be available for purchase from Schlafly. An added bonus: Schlafly will be auctioning off a Tap Room Private Tour for 10 (a $100 value). Brought to you by A Film Series, Schlafly Bottleworks, Real Living Gateway Real Estate, AUDP, Cinema St. Louis and you for Helping Kids Together. HKT promotes social awareness and cultural diversity through events and programs that get young people involved in the arts and active living. A $6 suggested donation is requested to support HELPING KIDS TOGETHER.

Schlafly Bottleworks
Date: November 6
Time: 7-9pm
Place: Schlafly Bottleworks – 7260 Southwest Ave

ballet St. Louis Jewish Book Festival & Ballet Event: The Saint Louis Ballet joins the Jewish Book Festival for its third year featuring a work by George Balanchine entitled Valse Fantaisie, with music by Glinka. Additional excerpts of works by Gen Horiuchi, artistic director of Saint Louis Ballet, will be included. A lively Q&A with the dancers and director will conclude the evening. Admission is $18 or free with the Series & Series tickets.

Date: November 6
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Touhill Performing Arts Center – Lee Theater

Friday & Saturday

cam First Friday at CAM: Enjoy an evening of art, music, and culture the first Friday of every month. DJs present music, museum staff lead tours, and the bar and café are open. Museums and galleries throughout Grand Center are free and open the entire evening. This Friday’s event features 18andCounting on the turn tables and a Fundred Dollar Drawing Workshop – exhibiting artist Mel Chin’s ongoing project, Operation Paydirt/Fundred Dollar Bill Project, is a national, multidisciplinary effort to raise awareness about lead contamination and help end childhood lead poisoning. Museum guests are invited to create their own creatively conceived dollars, symbolically raising millions of dollars representing our collective will to end childhood lead poisoning. Tools and materials will be provided.

Date: November 7
Time: 5-9pm
Place: Contempoary Art Museum – 3750 Washington Blvd

cureisouity CUREiousity: The 9th annual CUREiosity party recognizes the “Rock Docs,” doctors making a difference at the Alvin J Siteman Cancer Center and the cutting-edge “Rock Star Research” being conducted there. Honorary chair Mike Shannon, will make a guest appearance as well as more then 300 guests. The event provides an eclectic array of sights and sounds including a video mixing DJ and a variety of performers such as cirque-style acts and dancers, in addition to decadent food and drinks. Party for a cure on Friday, Nov 7th. Tickets are $125 or $45 for after-party only.

Date: November 7
Time: 7pm-1am
Place: Four Seasons – downtown

las palmas Las Palmas Grand Opening Fiesta: Las Palmas Mexican Restaurant is expanding. The current location in Maplewood is a 2-year winner of Taste of Maplewood and a Best of St. Louis winner. THey are opening a new location on Washington Ave in downtown St. Louis and hosting a Grand Opening party. Come join us to celebrate our new location on Washington Avenue. Enjoy our delicious traditional tacos and Margaritas. Giveaways, Music and Fun. Bienvenidos a todos!

Las Palmas on Washington
Date: Nov 7
Time: 4-8pm
Place: 1901 Washington Ave

well crafted Well Crafted: Join ALIVE Magazine for a carefully curated experience for the refined St. Louisan. This event will take over the entire Power Plant building in Lafayette Square, including Climb So Ill, Element, and The Machine Hall private event venue. Enjoy interactive programming throughout the space including discussions, speakers, and demonstrations on the topics of food, active living, craft goods, historic St. Louis City, the tech/start-up community and personal style. Presentations will all be approached from the standpoint of “deconstructing.” A bourbon tasting from Knob Creek will be paired with appetizers from award winning restaurant, Element. A shopping experience with a selection of curated vendors focusing on well crafted goods and services will be open in The Machine Hall for attendees to peruse throughout the event. Tickets start at $15. #WellCraftedSTL

ALIVE Magazine
Date: November 8
Time 6-11pm
Place:The Power Plant Building, 1419 Carroll St
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BREWFEST-11x17 poster final_web600_400 Ballpark Village Brewfest: Ballpark Village joins forces with Anheuser-Busch to present the first annual Ballpark Village Brew Fest by Budweiser, a celebration of all things beer featuring the area’s finest home brewers and unique Anheuser-Busch brand experiences. The event will take place both inside and outside of the Ballpark Village complex and will include: Live brewing demonstrations and brewing lectures/classes, live music by Unifyah and Dogtown Allstars, home brew sampling from seven local home brew clubs, home brew single style beer competition, Budweiser mobile Beer Garden Experience, Goose Island Mobile unit, Clydesdale photo op, and food trucks. GA tickets are $35, VIP $75.

Date: Nov 8
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Ballpark Village – downtown

holidiy HoliDIY: The St. Louis Craft Mafia invites you to HoliDIY, the first homemade shopping event of the season. Come browse goods homemade by local artists, enjoy music from local bands, and fill up on fresh BBQ from The Capitalist Pig. Stay warm and cozy with a hot chocolate bar. Shop the latest trends from local fashion truck, Rack + Clutch. Hop in the photo booth to prove you had a great time while supporting your community. All proceeds go to the Tenth Life Cat Rescue Center.

Date: November 8
Time: 10am-5pm
Place: Mad Art Gallery – 2727 S 12th

choiceart ChoiceArt 2014: The 5th annual ChoiceArt auction at the Contemporary Art Museum, hosted by friendsbychoice to benefit Planned Parenthood. This year, we’ll commemorate 5 years of fantastic local and regional art with our biggest celebration yet! Join us for hors d’ oeuvres, signature drinks, and a fantastic opportunity to meet new and like-minded people. GA tickets are $35 or go VIP for just $75! VIP tickets include early bidding on all art, meet and greet with the artists, exclusive hors d’oeuvres, a champagne toast, and much more.

ChoiceArt 2014
Date: November 8
Time: VIP: 7pm, GA: 8:30pm
Place: Contemporary Art Museum – 3750 Washington Blvd

hypnosis and burlesque Adult Comedy Hypnosis and Burlesque: A one of a kind Vegas style show. Las Vegas comedy hypnotist, Brian Madrid, the leading hypnotist in the world, will be performing along with the one and only Van Ella Productions. Van Ella Studio presents Show Me Burlesque! Starring the sexy Foxy la Feelion, Greta Garter, Jeez Loueez and Tanis Lee. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Tickets are $20.

Date: November 8
Time: 8pm
Place: Stratford Inn – 800 S Hwy, Fenton

trivia night Trivia Night for the Animals: The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic is hosting a trivia night to help raise money for the care of orphaned and injured wildlife. Doors open at 6pm and game starts at 7pm. $20/person, tables up to 8 players. Free beer and soda included in admission. We will offer mulligans, 50/50 raffles, door prizes, raffle baskets, and our gift shop will be there selling t-shirts and gifts. Visit our website at wild-life-rehab.com and view our wishlist. For every item you bring from our wish list you will be given a ticket to be entered into a special drawing. Each item equals a chance to win. The baby squirrels, opossums, raccoons and skunks would love for you to come play and help raise money for their formula and vet bills.

Date: November 8
Time: 7pm
Place: St Martin of Tours – 610 W Ripa

iscribe poetry event iScribe Poetry Soirée: Poetry, cupcakes, live music, vendors, and a $50 Slam Poetry Prize…this is the iScribe Poetry Soirée. This evenit is presented by Spoken Moments, LLC and the Katara Scholarship Foundation. We are talking about performance poetry at its finest. All poets sign up at the door. Free cupcakes will be provided by Cupcake Fetish, on a first come, first serve basis. Check out our vendors: Author and owner of Dynamic Image Publications, Christian Cashelle, and Phase2Collection. This event will be hosted by LeseThePoet and Nikki. Doors open at 8:30pm. Cover is $7 or $5 with student I.D. 25% of all proceeds will be donated to the Katara Scholarship Foundation. Enjoy a night of poetry and cupcakes at the RAC.

Spoken Moments LLC
Date: November 8
Time: 8:30pm
Place: Regional Arts Commission – 6128 Delmar

Sunday

Cranksgiving Cranksgiving: This 9th annual event is a food drive and family friendly bicycle ride to benefit Food Outreach. Riders ride and stop at participating grocers and purchase at least $20 worth of non-perishable food. You can carry all of your purchased food items back to Schlafly with you or leave them at designated pick up spots. Stay after the ride and watch as the food pile grows! Bottle Works has a full service restaurant that is generously donating 10% of sales to the cause. BWorks has activities planned for children after the event and will be giving prizes for various categories. Stick around to join in the fun!

9th annual Cranksgiving
Date: November 9
Time:10am
Place: Schlafly Bottleworks – 7260 Manchester Ave

Danny Lee copy St. Louis Jewish Book Festival presents an evening with the St. Louis Symphony: St. Louis Symphony Musicians with Daniel Lee and Patti Wolf. Enjoy a classical evening celebrating more than 10 years of partnership with the St. Louis Symphony. Music will include special previews of the complete Schumann Cello Concerto and Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, both of which will be performed later in November and December at Powell Symphony Hall. Performers will take part in a Q&A session following the concert. This is a free event.

Date: November 9
Time: 4:30pm
Place: 560 Music Center – 560 Trinity Av
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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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