The St. Louis Guide for Weekend Events from Thursday, March 26th through Sunday, March 29th, 2015.
Stout & Oyster Fest: The biggest food & beer festival of the year at Schlafly. Over 50,000 fresh oysters and teams of star shuckers from both coasts are flown in. Indulge in several varieties of oysters and pair them with 3 styles of Schlafly stout: Oatmeal Stout, Coffee Stout, Nitro Irish Stout and the debut of Oyster Stout. No ticket is required, the event is free and open to the public. Simply pay for whatever food and drink you would like to enjoy. The full regular TAP ROOM MENU is also available in the downstairs dining area, in addition to oyster specials, for those less enthusiastic about oysters. Live Music from Thunder Biscuit Orchestra on Friday night, and Duddy Breeks from 1:30-4:30 on Saturday, followed by Boudin Brothers Band.
Date: March 27 & 28
Time: Fri: 5pm-12am, Sat: 11am-12am
Place: Schlafly Tap Room – 2100 Locust
Talk Toast Taste: St. Louis Public Radio’s annual dinner with guest of honor David Greene, host of NPR’s Morning Edition. Enjoy an evening filled with great food, award-winning Missouri wines, great conversation, and a behind-the-scenes look at life as an NPR reporter. There will be a silent auction with items such a 1 week stay in Costa Rica, autographed Chris Long mini helmet, tickets to see David Sedaris live on April 21, 2015, and tickets to see Ask Me Another on April 16, 2015. The cost for dinner is $175 for members ad $200 for non-members. Dinner and VIP Reception: $275 members or $300 non-members.
Date: March 26
Time: VIP Reception: 5:30pm, Dinner: 6:30pm
Place: Four Seasons – 999 N 2nd St
Opera Tastings: Opera Theatre of Saint Louis introduces a new interactive concert series as a fun and delicious way to inspire opera newcomers to discover opera for the first time. The series will awaken audiences’ palates as music from across the history of opera is paired with samples of wine and small bites, curated in partnership with Feast Magazine and the chefs and sommeliers at Herbie’s 72, Moulin, and The Dark Room. At each venue, different pairings will be offered to highlight the qualities of the music, which will include selections from Handel, Mozart, Puccini, and Verdi, among others. Internationally celebrated conductor Ryan McAdams, a St. Louis native who returns to lead OTSL’s season-opening production of The Barber of Seville, emcees each evening, alongside the chef or sommelier who has crafted the tasting menu. Four talented young singers, each a recent or current member of Opera Theatre’s Gerdine Young Artists Program, will perform at the three events. After each performance, audiences are encouraged to stay and dine or enjoy drinks with the singers. Tickets to each event are $10, and the price of admission can be credited towards the purchase of tickets to any event during the 2015 season
Date: March 26 – 28
Place: Herbie’s Vintage 72, Moulin Events, The Dark Room
Friday & Saturday
SLAM Underground: Party at the art museum on the last Friday of every month with this exciting new program, featuring collection tours, a cash bar, art-making, and live music. This month we are celebrating the exhibition, Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River. Sip on Mississippi Moonshine at our cash bar, Dance to the sweet tunes provided by Keith Dudding of KDHX’s Down Yonder, Learn how artists of Tent Cities create conceptual installations with found objects from the river, Make a sharpie dyed kerchief in our DIY Art Lab, Try your luck with some George Caleb Bingo, Smile for the photo booth created by the fantastically charming Photomaton, and listen to the old-timey goodness of The Aching Hearts.
Date: March 27
Place: St. Louis Art Museum – 1 Fine Arts Dr
Fleetwood Mac: On With The Show: One of the best rock bands in the country is back on tour! And, after a 16-year absence (having not toured with the band since 1998’s The Dance Tour), Christine McVie will re-joined Fleetwood Mac band with mates Mick Fleetwood, John McVie, Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks to launch the On With The Show Tour that kicked off in September 2014 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The reunited band will perform 34 shows in 33 cities across North America with Top Ten hits like “Go Your Own Way,” “Dreams,” “Over My Head,” “Don’t Stop” and “You Make Loving Fun, this show is a must see. Their next stop…St. Louis. Tickets start at $46.50.
Date: March 27
Place: Scottrade Center
Brentwood Easter festivities: The Brentwood Parks and Recreation Department manages the parks, trails, ice arena, community center, and MAGIC Bus. They strive to offer quality spaces and programs, both indoors and outdoors, which provide residents and visitors the opportunity to enhance their lives through rest, relaxation and recreation. This Easter, they are offering a kids Egg-stravaganza hunt at 10am at the AB Green Athletic Complex on Laclede Station Rd. In addition, at 11am there will be a doggie bone hunt for the pups. Cost is $8 for residents and $10 for non-residents. And finally, for the adults, join the adult flashlight egg hunt at 7:30pm outside in Memorial park on Friday night – great prizes from: Frank Papa’s, The Cardinals, Sports Authority, St. Louis Spinning, TwinOak, Brentwood Perk, Trainwreck Saloon, River City Rascals, and the Gateway Grizzlies.
Date: March 27 & 28
Time: Fri: 7:30pm, Sat: 10am-kids, 11am-dogs
Place: Memorial Park & AB Green Athletic Complex
Maplewood Coffee Crawl: Stroll through Historic Downtown Maplewood, meet regional coffee roasters and sample coffees from around the world with a local flavor. Tickets for the 2015 event are $10 each on-sale now at host locations (see following list). You may also purchase them online. Coffee Crawl participators include: Kakao Maplewood, Foundation Grounds Coffee House & Cafe, Mystic Valley, Larder & Cupboard, Vom Fass St. Louis, La Cosecha Coffee Roasters, Great Harvest Bread Company, Tiffany’s Original Diner, Traveling-Tea, Strange Donuts, Pie Oh My, Living Room, and Stone Spiral Coffee and Curios.
Date: March 28
Place: Downtown Maplewood – 700 Block of Manchester
Spring into Wellness Bunny Hop: 5K, 10K, and Virtual Fun Run. Bring the family, fun for everyone. 7-8:30am packet pick-up and pictures with the Easter bunny. Grab an Easter Egg at the Finish Line. Awards ceremony after the race and an Easter Egg raffle. 10am-12pm – Camp Open House at the Living Well Village. This event raises funds for the Living Well Foundation’s camp programming and Camp Jump Start tuition assistance. Registrations is $30.
Date: March 28
Place: Corner of Old Lemay Ferry & Lion’s Den Rd – Imperial
TEDx Adventure to Busch Stadium: We are thrilled to announce the first in a series of TEDxAdventures. What better place to start than at the sports heart of St. Louis – Busch Stadium. Please join us on Saturday at noon to go behind the scenes of this hallowed park; visiting the dugout, broadcast booth and Champions room, where the World Series trophies are on display. We are passing through the $9/person group rate for this event. After our visit we invite you to join us for lunch at the Cardinal Nation, then top off the day just a quick trip 0.5 miles North to visit the potential future site of St. Louis Football/Soccer Stadium. Limited tickets available for this event, purchase your tickets today! Adventurers meet at the Musial statue at 11:45am for the Busch Stadium Tour.
Date: March 28
Place: Busch Stadium
Ballpark Village One Year Anniversary: Ballpark Village is celebrating one year with a big party with drink specials at several bars, a Budweiser Brew House scavenger hunt with a $500 gift card as a top prize, and a show by cover band Dance Floor Riot at 10pm. St. Louis Blues Hockey will be on the 40ft TV at 7pm. Drunken Fish will be offering free Chicken Spring Rolls and 1/2 off regular and FLAMING Sake Bombs all day. PBR Bar will be giving away HUGE prizes from tickets to the CMA Awards in Nashville to Country Mega Tickets and much more. Among the drink specials, Howl at the Moon will have a complimentary buffet from 5-8PM and free admission until 11pm.
Date: March 28
Time: All Day
Place: 601 Clark Ave, downtown
4th Annual Lupulin Carnival: Mad Hops Under The Big Top: Come celebrate the release of our War Hammer, one of our Imperial IPA’s, and the hop! Tons of beer from both local and out of state breweries, live music, food trucks, and a wide variety of carnival acts! Your ticket purchase will include: a sampling glass to try beers from the 40+ participating breweries, carnival acts, live music, the opportunity to purchase War Hammer before it hits the market, and carnival games which 100% of the proceeds from the games going to HOPE for Young Adults with Cancer. There will also be a ferris wheel! This is an event you won’t want to miss! DD bracelets will be available for purchase ($10) the day of the event.
Date: March 28
Place: 4Hands Brewery – 1220 S 8th St
BINGLOW: Join us for this unique version of BINGO you won’t find anywhere else! Gather your friends for an exciting evening full of BINGO games and prizes in a glow atmosphere! Be sure to deck yourself out in the best glow outfit you can, the most creative person will win a prize! Guests are welcome to bring their own appetizers into this event. This is a 21+ event. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes admission and 2 tickets for draft beer and light snacks. Additional beverages will be available for purchase. Must register in advance.
Date: March 28
Place: Blanchette Park Memorial Hall, St. Charles
Edwardsville Bridal Show: The 3rd annual Edwardsville Bridal Show will put a lot of focus on style and color trends for 2015. We strive to make each show something unique and trendy to make brides think a little outside the regular bridal show vendors. Since we only allow 2 vendors per category this insures that you will have a great array of different types of vendors. We also love giving away gifts and encourage our vendors to offer special savings at our shows. The first 50 brides will receive awesome goody bags filled with bridal items from the show as well as the vendors. Each bag has a retail value of $20.00 or more. There will be amazing prizes, and a fabulous honeymoon vacation giveaway for a 3 day, 2 night stay at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. This year we will be having a Bridal Parade at the end of the show to showcase some of the newest bridal trends for 2015.
Date: March 29
Place: The LeClaire Room, Lewis & Clark Campus – 600 Troy Road
See more Easter festivity events here.