The St. Louis weekend events guide for Thursday, February 5th through Sunday, February 8th, 2015.
Taste of Soulard: The Southern Comfort Taste of Soulard is a self-guided tasting and pub crawl through Soulard. For $25, you receive a booklet with six food vouchers and one Southern Comfort drink voucher. Use those to create your own pub crawl around St. Louis’s most historic neighborhood while sampling the delicious food Soulard has to offer. We gave away tickets to this event in last month’s The Friday Vine. To see what we’re giving away this month, check back this Friday for the February edition.
Date: Feb 7 & 8
Place: Soulard Restaurants
MPBA Basketball: St. Charles welcomes the Midwest Professional Basketball Association with the St. Louis RiverSharks and the Gateway Steam both calling the St. Charles Family Arena their home. Please join us as the Gateway Steam takes on the RiverSharks. Tickets range from $10 to $25 and can be purchased at the Family Arena box office.
Date: February 5
Place: St. Charles Family Arena
Friday & Saturday
A Toast to 250: A farewell party for the 250 in 250 Exhibition. Come celebrate the past, present, and future of St. Louis. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the door and include: 1 free beverage from Urbam Chestnut, live music from the St. Louis Social Club, 250 care from McArthur’s, free treats, a photo booth, and hands-on activities and games including indoor washers.
Date: Feb 6
Place: History Museum
Les Boondoggle Ball: Gateway Pet Guardian’s Les Boondoggle Ball 2015 is not your typical Mardi Gras high-society ball. This one has gone to the dogs! The Old Rock House will be transformed into Bourbon Street so be prepared to cut loose, frolic about, and make merry while raising money for a very worthy local pet charity. The highlight of the evening will be the Royal Pageant Pet Promenade featuring local canine royalty sniffing the streets and charming our guests. You get the opportunity to choose the 2015 Royal Boondoggle Court. Live music from Kim Massie and The VCR’s, plus performance by STL Hoop Club. Tickets: $30 GA – includes beer, wine & hurricanes or $50 VIP – includes beer, wine, hurricanes & Cajun buffet.
Date: Feb 6
Place Old Rock House – 1200 S 7th
Hot Country Nights: Dustin Lynch: 92.3 WIL Hot Country Nights Presented by Ford and Tabbed out is 8 dates in 2015 of National Country Artists every Friday! With drink specials, line-dancing and more, warm-up those cold winter nights with a little country. This month’s featured artist is Dustin Lynch. Don’t miss hit songs like “Where It’s At” and “Cowboys and Angels” as this country superstar takes to the FOX Sports Midwest Live! stage. Tickets for this show are $15 in advance and $20 day of the event. Must be 21 or older to attend, doors at 7PM.
Date: Feb 6
Place: Ballpark Village
2015 Wine and Beer Tasting: Raise a glass in celebration of Opera Theatre of Saint Louis at the 2015 Wine and Beer Tasting. Held at the Sally S. Levy Opera Center in Webster Groves from 6-8pm, guests will enjoy exquisite wine, extraordinary imports and microbrews, an impressive array of hors d’oeuvres, and an enticing silent auction. The event is supported by presenting sponsors Ameren, Graybar, North Highland, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Special thanks to event co-chairs Mary and Ken Bower, Leslie and Marty Lyons, and Allison Roberts. Tickets start at $75 and must be reserved in advance.
Date: Feb 6
Place: Sally S Levy Opera Centre – 210 Hazel Ave
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day: February 7 marks the 13th year of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In support of the event community based nonprofit Williams and Associates will host a community round table discussion titled “Ending AIDS Among Black Gay Men.” Featured in the discussion will be Jesse Milan Jr., chair emeritus of the Black AIDS Institute. The discussion is free and open to the public, and will be held at the Regional Arts Commission at 6pm. Michael Sam, who made history as America’s first openly-gay professional football player, will join the ranks of actor Idris Elba, Congressman Elijah E. Cummings, General Colin Powel, and Sheryl Lee Ralph for the organization’s National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Brunch on Saturdayat the Engineers Club of St. Louis at 11:00 a.m. The event is free and open to the public, however, reservations are required. the day will close out with the My Bloody Valentine Ball at The Warehouse in East St. Louis. Hosted by Meko Ebony, there will be tons of drag performances, American Horror Story costumes, and more. Event starts at 11pm.
Date: Feb 6 & 7
Time: Fri: 5-8pm, Sat: 11am
Place: 2600 N 14th St, 4359 Lindell, 6128 Delamr, 1405 State St
Cupid’s Undie Run: Cupid’s Undie Run is a mile(ish) run in your bedroom-best. Put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of the Children’s Tumor Foundation. Doors open at noon. Donation Awards ceremony at 1pm followed by the Undie Run at 2pm. After-party at Syberg’s starts at 4pm. Bring a pack of toilet paper and get a free drink. Registration is $55. $5 donation gets you a t-shirt,
Date: Feb 7
Place: Syberg’s-2211 Market
I Do Wedding Show: As You Go Events is proud to present the 2nd Annual I Do I Do Wedding Show at District 9 Machinist Hall. We have planned an exciting event to help get future brides on the right track to their most memorable day. Our awesome vendors will be there to share tips, ideas and insight to ensure your wedding day is one you will never forget. Meet them up close and personal. Free admission for pre-registered brides. GA Tickets are $12 at the door. Planned activities include: Annual Cake Dive on Saturday, a Fashion Showcase on Sunday, a wedding dress giveaway, and wedding transportation giveaway, and more.
Date: Feb 7 & 8
Place: Machinists’ District 9 Hall – 12365 Saint Charles Rock Rd
Comedy Night: Comedians Pete Lee and Tracey Ashley will headline St. Charles Community College’s Comedy Night in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building. Pete Lee made his television debut on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend in 2005. Pete was voted a standout performer by the Just for Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal and was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing. You can find Lee on VH1’s Best Week Ever. Tracey Ashley became an instant college favorite and was nominated by Campus Activities Magazine as Best Female Performer. Ashley was a semi-finalist on Last Comic Standing, was featured on OWN’s HERlarious with Wanda Sykes and can be seen on NickMom Night Out. The show is rated R. Tickets are $10 for the general public and $5 for SCC students with a valid ID.
Date: Feb 7
Place: St. Charles Community College
Valentine’s Day Bash: Love is in the air. Lets kick off our party year with a Valentine’s Special. Come check out DJ Karan Pujji, listen to Bollywood music, Bhangra, remixes, and more. Full bar, great drink specials. Cover is $10, but only $5 for women wearing red dresses and $5 for students (with ID). 21+ only
Date: February 7
Place: Bar Italia – 13 Maryland Plaza
The Great Train Expo: A national, traveling show that caters to the model railroad enthusiast. The show features 200-500 tables of train dealers, who offer everything from: HO Scale, N Scale, Lionel (O Gauge), G Gauge, Z Scale, American Flyer (S Gauge), hobby tools, die-cast vehicles, train whistles, scenery items, Railroadiania Slides, t-shirts, videos, railroad gift items, books, photos and more. The show offers a variety of operating model railroad and toy layouts for the entire family to enjoy in many different scales and gauges. Check them out and get some great ideas for your own layout. If you’re interested in joining a local model railroading club, the Great Train Show is a great place to visit some of the different clubs in your area and learn more about them. If you’re looking to sell an old toy train, this is the perfect place. You can get appraisals and offers from multiple dealers under the same roof!
Date: Feb 7 & 8
Place: St. Charles Convention Center
Mardi Gras Beggin’ Pet Parade: Sunday brings us the annual Beggin’ Pet Parade. The event, now in its 22nd year, set a Guinness World Record in 2012 for Most Dogs In Costumed Attire. Starting two years ago, the event also began featuring a concert after the parade. The first musical act was the Bacon Brothers featuring actor Kevin Bacon. Last year was the Barenaked Ladies. And this year, the fantastic….Blues Traveler! will be performing on the main stage following the parade. The popular Wiener Dog Derby is also held in Soulard Market Park after the Pet Parade. $10 donation to walk your dog in the parade, free to watch. Parade starts at 12th and Allen.
Date: Feb 8
Place: 12th & Allen to 9th & Lafayette
Blues vs Blackhawks: The always competitive match against the Chicago Blackhawks happens this Sunday at 11:30am. We’re into the Month of Mardi Gras Promotions. There’s a party going on every Blues games at Scottrade Center the month of February, and you don’t want to miss it! Tickets start at just $29. The concourse at Section 124 has been transformed into party central and will include: Live music, Blues Beer Garden, New Orleans-inspired specialty menu items, and giveaways. Doors open 1 1/2 hours prior to puck drop, so get to the game early for pre-game entertainment, specialty food and drink selections, and the chance to win prizes! Entertainment will be provided by the Rocky Mountain Oysters. Help the KidSmart School Supply Drive. Kidsmart volunteers will be at each entrance collecting essential school supplies to help students in the St. Louis area. Fans that donate will receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win autographed Blues prizes.
Date: Feb 8
Place: Scottrade Center
The Red Winter Fashion Affair “Part II”: Encore Events is proud to present the 2nd annual Red Winter Fashion Affair. An upscale fashion event featuring a series of street wear, couture and luxury fashion designs from St. Louis top designers & boutiques, displaying their individual style and creativity while giving their take on a “Red Winter.” This event will also feature live performances, art exhibits, special invited guest and more. This will not only be an amazing evening of fashion, music, and art it is also for a great cause! A portion of all ticket sales will be donated to the St. Louis Effort for Aids foundation to help raise awareness for National Black HIV/Aids Awareness day on February 7th. GA is $15 or go VIP for $25.
Date: Feb 8
Place: The Rustic Goat Eatery & Lounge – 2617 Washington Ave