STL Weekend Events: April 23-26

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Weekend events in St. Louis for Thursday, April 23rd through Sunday, April 26th, 2015.

Featured Event

country music run Country Music Run: The USO Country Music Run is a 5K/10K run along a scenic and well designed course which is USA Track and Field Certified. Register before April 25th for $40 or $45 after. Registration includes admittance to all concerts, a t-shirt, and snacks and refreshments after the race. There will be live country music along the race route during the 5K & 10K runs and a concert on the Union Station Stage featuring Johnny Henry at 5:30pm, followed by the awards ceremony and Craig Morgan closing out the evening with a live performance starting at 6:30pm. Concert Tickets can be purchased without race registration for $25.

Date: April 25
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Union Station & 21st St


art festival Augusta Plein Air Art Festival: Plein Air, meaning “in the open air,” is a form of art created outdoors. This year’s theme of “Small Town America” will have over 100 artists scattered about the small towns of Defiance, New Melle, Washington and Augusta. Guests can observe the art unfold before their eyes each day at events hosted by wineries and neighboring communities. Unique events will be featured during the festival at a variety of locations from the Daniel Boone Home to Private Estates, with a special Day in New Melle, Day in Defiance, Day in Augusta and Night in Washington. Come enjoy Missouri wine country with the beautiful, scenic rolling hills and river bluffs; to the fun filled events of the festival and award winning wineries.

Date: April 23-May 3
Time: Times Vary
Place: Places Vary

drag queens Drag Queen Legends of St. Louis: The Monarch Theatre Project presents DRAG QUEEN LEGENDS OF ST LOUIS on Thu., April 23 at 8pm at The Sheldon Concert Hall. This is a “one night only” event and part of the proceeds go to HIV and AIDS awareness programs. The show features for the first time ever on stage together: Kathy Klein, Nina Von Furstenburg, Nicki Neuman, Michelle McCausland, Cindy Principal and hosted by Miss Jasmine. Tickets are $28.

Date: April 23
Time: 8pm
Place: Sheldon Concert Hall – 3648 Washington Ave

Friday & Saturday

innovation Start-up Voodoo Innovation Fridays: Positive change and innovation typically result from an intense focus on the big questions facing us all and people coming together to solve them. This often begins with having a platform for conversation and ideas to make a difference. At Startup Voodoo’s Innovation Fridays series, we introduce change agents and thought leaders representing a wide range of industries and activities to tell their story of innovation and answer the big questions that they are trying to solve. Join David Karandish, chief executive officer of, for the first Innovation Friday.

Date: April 24
Time: 8:30am
Place: Pi Pizza – 610 Washington Avenue

qandcocktails Q and Cocktails & Saturday Blues: Spirits of St. Louis will be joining with Bootleggin’ BBQ for a cocktail and BBQ pairing. Special cocktails to be paired with BBQ include: Vermont Night Maple Manhattan, Regatta Bay Gin Bootlegging Cocktail, and Island Time Crystal Rum Sidecar. Then on Saturday afternoon, Brian Curran​ and Adam Andrews will give you a taste of the delta blues. Come out and enjoy some live blues music and BBQ.

Date: April 24 & 25
Time: 3:30pm
Place: Bootleggin BBQ – 1933 Washington Ave

form FORM Contemporary Design Show: An annual contemporary furniture, functional object, architecture and design show. FORM is presented by The Luminary as a forum for exceptional designers to showcase their work, connect with a community of other designers and sell directly to supporters. 4/24 – VIP Preview from 7 to 10pm: VIP tickets are $30 and include two drink tickets, a silent auction and a first look at all of the designs. 4/25 – Public Opening from 10am to 5pm: Meet the designers and shop for unique products during the free public opening.

Date: April 24 & 25
Time: Fri: 7-10pm, Sat 10am-5pm
Place: The Luminary – 2701 Cherokee

belleville ale fest Belleville Ale Fest: The festival will feature unique beers from craft breweries around the country and food from some of the area’s favorite restaurants. Live music from Code2 will accompany the craft beer and culinary celebration, plus food from Hicks Bar-B-Que Company, SeasonS, and Grappa Growlers. From the lightest pale ale to the darkest stout, the Belleville Ale Fest will have something for everyone, including: 4 Hands Volume 1, Founders Devil Dancer, Bells Hopslam, Smuttynose Gose, New, Belgium La Folie 2014, New Holland Dragons Milk Cask, and more. GA tickets are $25, VIP are $50. Proceeds from the Belleville Ale Fest will benefit The Greater Belleville Chamber.

Date: April 25
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Althoff High School parking lot – Frank Scott Parkway & West Main

herbs Webster Groves Herb Society Annual Sale: This is the largest herb sale in the St. Louis metro area, and has the greatest selection of herbs, all from Missouri growers meeting the certification requirements of the State of Missouri. All the herbs are Missouri grown. The herbs have been started and grown in the same conditions as your own garden so they will transition easily to your soil. The doors open at 8:30, but the line starts forming much earlier. The waiting time flies as you sample sweet and savory treats made with lavender, basil, mint, rosemary, and other tasty herbs. WGHS members gladly share recipes, tips, and tricks.There will be books, recipes, herbal growing advice, herbal demos, and an assortment of heirloom veggies

Date: April 25
Time: 8:30am-2pm
Place: Church of Webster Groves – 10 W Lockwood Ave

butterfly house Spring Fling: The final weekend in April to celebrate the important insects that help to make our gardens grow! Each week, the Butterfly House has highlighted a different beneficial insect through fun facts, crafts, games, and other family friendly activities. Come and learn more about bees, ladybugs, ants, and of course, butterflies for the last weekend! All activities are included in Butterfly House admission.

Date: April 25 & 26
TIme: 10am-3pm
Place: Butterfly House – 15193 Olive Blvd.

80s run Health & Wellness Expo: The Health and Wellness Expo will feature more than 40 exhibits that include fitness, health and recreation information as well as demonstrations, screenings and displays. Entry into the Health and Wellness Expo is free and open to the public. That 80s Run, a colorful, community event features a 10K, 5K, and 1-Mile Fun Run. And break out your boom box and spandex, because there will be rad prizes for the most far out costumes. Runners pay a fee to participate in That ’80s Run events. Check out the prize baskets and enter for a chance to win. Prize baskets will be displayed at packet pickup on Friday, April 24, and near the info tent on race day. All race participants will receive two free tickets to enter in the prize basket drawings, and additional tickets will be available for purchase at the cost of $1 for two tickets.

Date: April 25
Time: 7:30-10:30am
Place: St. Charles Community College

matthew west Live Forever Tour: Christian music songwriter/artist of the year winner, Matthew West, will be coming to the Family Arena on tour with special guest and Season 11 American Idol Contestant, Colton Dixon as well as Mr Talkbox. Matthew is a four-time GRAMMY® nominee, and was recently awarded his first American Music Award in 2013 and a Billboard Music Award in 2014. Colton, after finishing Idol, received three Dove Award nominations, winning one for Best Contemporary Rock Album. He was also named a 3rd place finalist in the recent Ryan Seacrest online Fan-Favorite American Idol Contestant from past seasons. Tickets range from $25-$55.

Date: April 25
Time: 7pm
Place: Family Arena – 2002 Arena Parkway


earth day Earth Day: St. Louis Earth Day Festival offers a variety of hands-on educational activities, meet area non-profits that share the mission of Earth Day, and learn about sustainable products and services offered by local businesses. Enjoy three stages of entertainment, great food, and family-friendly programming throughout the duration of the festival. This year’s event will include special features, like yoga classes all day for both adults and children, a rock climbing wall, and a MetroBus mural painting. Start the celebration early at Earth Day Eve – a family-friendly evening with food, music by Jake’s Leg, and activities on the Festival grounds in the Earth Day Cafe area. Funds raised through this event support the year-round programming of St. Louis Earth Day. A silent auction and 50/50 raffle will be available to all.

Date: April 25 & 26
Time: Fri: 4-7pm, Sat: 10am-6pm
Place: Forest Park Muny Grounds

chain of rocks duathlon Chain of Rocks Bridge Duathlon: Entering its fourth year, the Eads Bridge Duathlon is moving to the Chain of Rocks Bridge due to the construction on the Arch Grounds and in Laclede’s Landing. The new course will provide the perfect venue to ease into an active event season. Set on the iconic Chain of Rocks Bridge, the race starts and finishes on Chouteau Island. Participants will run from Illinois to Missouri and back, followed by a flat, fast out and back bike circuit, returning to a final out and back run leg across the bridge with great views of the mighty Mississippi. Registration through April 26th is: Individual $65/Team $85 or on Race Day is: Individual $70/Team $90.

Date: April 26
Time: 9am
Place: Chain of Rocks Bridge Parking Lot – Illinois side of the Bridge

tulip Tulip Trot: Join the Young Friends for a fun run through the lovely and usually off-limits-to-runners Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden is awash with spring color in April, and tulips are the season’s show-stoppers. These bright and playful blooms capture perfectly the tone of this third annual event, which will invite participants of varying athletic abilities to do something the Garden normally does not encourage—run! Runners will follow a recommended 5K course, but they will run only for the pleasure of it. In other words: no clock, no winners. All participants will receive a running shirt at check-in.* Proceeds from the event will benefit the Doris I. Schnuck Children’s Garden. Run registration is $30 for garden members or $40 for general public.

Date: April 26
Time: 7-9am
Place: Missouri Botanical Garden

fashion week 86th Annual Fashion Design Show: The Washington University College of Art presents the 86th Annual Fashion Design Show, featuring works by aspiring designers from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, as part of Saint Louis Fashion Week produced by ALIVE. Tickets for students are $35 with valid ID. GA tickets are $45. $130 for Designer’s Circle Reserved Seating (free valet parking, preferred seating, gift bag) and $500 Haute Couture Reserved Seating (free valet parking, premium seating, gift bag). Doors open at 2pm, runway presentation at 3pm, reception at 4pm.

Date: April 26
Time: 2-5pm
Place: Union Station

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